What does your mom want for Mother's Day this year?
The same thing we all want, food. So here are 20 places to take your mom (or for your kids to take you) this Mother's Day.
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From 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Mother's Day, Roaring Fork in Scottsdale will be hosting a brunch buffet for the ages. For $35 per person, the buffet includes some seriously luxurious breakfast and dessert items, including breakfast quesadillas, huckleberry bread French toast, bananas foster bread pudding, and more.
Pink Pony's Mother's Day buffet will cost $45 ($55 to include champagne), but it'll run all day and feature everything from omelets and salads, to seafood and carving stations. If the buffet doesn't work for every appetite, other menu items such as pork chops, steaks, and salads will be available to order as well.
There'll actually be two offerings this Mother's Day at T. Cook's from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A three-course prix-fixe menu features delicacies such as vegetable frittatas, lemon-poppy seed parfaits, french toast, and brown butter blondies while the buffet features items such as carved leg of lamb, caramel cheesecake brownies, and a waffle station. The prix-fixe costs $75 and the buffet runs $65, but both require reservations.
If you're looking for some freshness on Mother's Day, The Market by Jennifer's will have a prix-fixe menu for $65 per person. Appetizers cover everything from organic berries to pea and parsley soup, while entrees feature roasted leg of lamb, seared Australian bass, and more.
For a Mother's Day brunch complete with a gift for moms, Social Box will be serving their signature dishes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Classic breakfast dishes such as Belgian waffles, brioche French toast, and steak and eggs will be on the menu, and every dish comes with a drink, including draft beers, mimosas, and bloody Marys.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Mother's Day, one of the finest seafood restaurants in the Valley will be dishing out a special three-course menu. Among many other plates, the menu at Eddie V's will feature a Maine lobster and shrimp bisque, shrimp and grits, lobster Benedict florentine, and chocolate mousse cake. The prix-fixe costs $49 per person, and reservations are recommended.
Downtown Phoenix certainly has its fair share of restaurants with Mother's Day specials, but none will be quite like the brunch going on at District American Kitchen. Aside from the endless champagne, the $36 brunch also includes options such as braised short ribs, scallop potatoes, and a build your own mac 'n' cheese station.
If you're not sure whether you want brunch or dinner on Mother's Day, Phoenix City Grille might have your answer. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. the restaurant will serve brunch, and from 3 to 9 p.m., they'll be dishing out dinner. Everything from halibut to chilaquiles, griddle corn cakes to beef tenderloin will be available over the course of the day. Reservations are highly recommended.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Mother's Day, the Boulders will have a decadent brunch buffet with a hefty $78 price tag. If the seafood bar isn't enough to get mom's attention, then maybe the other options, such as roasted pork tenderloin, made-to-order pancakes (with optional chocolate chips, for those awesome moms), and white chocolate risotto, will be.
The $49 three-course brunch at Rusconi's will be available from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. on Mother's Day. Appetizers include options such as a warm berry and mascarpone crepe and chilled tomato gazpacho, while entrees feature choices like quiche and pork tenderloin. Since no brunch is complete without dessert, you'll also have sweet options like Meyer lemon budino and a spring berry and dark chocolate empanada.
For a special Mother's Day brunch, North will be opening at 10 on Sunday morning to serve up some of their classic specialties. The menu includes a signature baked french toast, vegetable-laden egg scramble, and enough other variety to shush even the pickiest of eaters.
In case Mother's Day becomes Mother's Weekend, Paul Martin's is running their brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Aside from the extra availability, the three-course meal is also only $16 per person -- as well as being a "buy one, get one free" deal if you dine on Saturday, and Sunday's brunch comes with a $25 gift card for one mom at each table. The brunch itself isn't huge (it consists of biscuits, fruit, and an entree), but it also comes with a drink, so the price really isn't bad.
For a classic Italian brunch this Mother's Day, Taggia has you covered. At $60 per person (which includes a drink), there'll be a wide variety of cold and hot options, such as a tortellini salad, french toast, gnocchi, and pancetta. Brunch runs from 11 a.m until 3 p.m., and reservations are recommended.
At $85 a piece, the brunch buffet at the Ritz-Carlton certainly isn't a cheap option on Mother's Day. For that price, you'll get a wide selection of salads, a seafood ice sculpture display, multiple breakfast stations and carving stations, an artisan bread station, and an elaborate dessert station, plus more. As far as buffets full of stations go, this is definitely the one to be at.
With $3 mimosas, Perk Eatery will be a solid affordable option for Mother's Day. For those who don't want to drink their breakfast, Perk will also be offering a wide range of menu items, including breakfast enchiladas, pancakes, and a Mediterranean omelette, all starting at $8.
If your mom is really into waffles, (but really, who's not into waffles?) Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations is probably the spot you want to hit on Mother's Day. Aside from classics like the Nom Nom Nutella waffle sandwich and fruit, granola, and Greek yogurt waffle sandwich, Crave will also be serving up $3 mimosas to go along with the meal.
At $50 per person, J&G is serving up a three-course dinner for moms and their families alike on Mother's Day. There'll be sweet pea soup, roasted codfish, chocolate cake, warm beet salad, and much more dished out on Mother's Day from 5 to 10 p.m. Of course, there'll also be wine available for purchase -- in case dealing with your mother sober is too much to ask.
As one of the top hotel brunch buffets this Mother's Day, the Scottsdale Plaza Resort will have carving stations, an omelet station, and a saute station (among many other options) available from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are required with a credit card, and the brunch costs $58.
For an affordable Mother's Day meal with a Mexican twist, Los Sombreros has a three-course menu available for only $20 ($25 to include sangria, a margarita, etc.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the menu isn't tremendous, you can choose from corn chowder or fig salad for an appetizer, your choice of chile relleno (cheese, chicken, or beef) for an entree, and flan (Kahlua or Bailey's) for dessert.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother's Day, the Hyatt Regency's brunch will be in full swing. Although it costs $75 per person ($85 with champagne), the brunch includes crab legs, pork loin, sushi, blintzes, pastries, and more. There will also be dinner served at the hotel, if some stragglers don't make it in time for brunch,