There’s a special day in May that Mom does not want to spend in the kitchen. And since it’s safe to say you don’t want to either, it’s a good thing the Valley offers a substantial amount of brunches, dinner, and overall food and drink specials on Mother’s Day 2018.
On Sunday, May 13, you can easily find a spot to take Mom for food and drink. Here are 30 we found in the Phoenix area.
24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery
1701 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe
Vegan and gluten-free specials abound for Mother’s Day at 24 Carrots in Tempe. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can try the Veggie Quiche – a vegan quiche with a garden hash of spinach, sweet potato, apple, potato, purple cabbage, beetroot, carrot, and onion with an arugula and orange salad under citrus vinaigrette. Also on the menu are chilaquiles made with red pepper sauce, melted cheese, black beans; some turmeric-tofu vegetable scramble; apple sweet potato hash; and a trio of sauces. Yes, this is one item. Welcome to veggie heaven. Call 480-753-4411 or see the 24 Carrots website.
2400 East Missouri Avenue
The on-site eatery, Wright’s at the Biltmore, is offering Mother’s Day brunch with a special menu. Anticipate breakfast staples, marketplace meats, a raw seafood bar, seasonal salads, and hot entrees like pan-seared salmon and citrus-grilled Cornish hen – plus plenty of handcrafted pastries for dessert. Brunch is 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $105 for adults and $45 for kids. See the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort for reservations and details.
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar
2401 East Camelback Road
The Camby’s on-site eatery is offering Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a French crepe station. Other treats include Caprese and organic salads, an omelet station, an ahi tuna poke bowl, and seafood ravioli. The brunch buffet is $80 per adult and $25 for kids 12 and under. Reservations can be made at 602-522-6655 or at the Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar website.
6770 North Sunrise Boulevard, Glendale
The Westgate Entertainment District location of Bar Louie in Glendale is offering Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with $15 (almost) bottomless mimosas. The brunch's many special dishes include breakfast sliders, eggs Benedict, and PB&J pancakes. Call 623-522-5810 or see the Bar Louie website.
Boulders Resort & Spa
34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Cave Creek
Latilla Restaurant at the Boulders Resort & Spa is offering a Mother’s Day champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a seafood display, omelets made to order, a fruit and cheese station, a pastry and dessert station, and specialty menu items like the roasted snapper with citrus salad. Also: monkey bread. Cost is $69, and $30 for kids ages 6 to 12 (free for ages 5 and under). Call 480-488-9009 or visit the Boulders Resort & Spa website.
4175 North Goldwater Boulevd, Scottsdale
This Scottsdale-based Italian eatery is offering menu items ranging from lasagna and bruschetta to squid ink spaghetti alla Chitarra this Mother’s Day. As a bonus, happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. that day. For more information or to make reservations, call 480-265-9814 or see the EVO website.
6316 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
rillitoracetrack.com/ At Fat Ox's Italian-style Mother’s Day brunch there will be sfogliatelle and Nutella croissants, plus handmade Caesar salad, antipasti, and a Noble Bread crostini bar. Entrees include coppa Benedict and grilled Scottish salmon. Brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $75 a person (includes a glass of Italian sangria), and $25 for kids 7 to 12. Reservations are highly recommended at 480-307-6900 or the Fat Ox website.
2201 East Camelback Road
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Gladly is offering up breakfast dishes like chilaquiles, ham and Swiss frittata, and baked French toast made with Noble Bread. Of course, salads, soups, sandwiches, and signature items like the pan-seared scallops will also be available. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Make a reservation by calling 602-759-8132 or booking with OpenTable. See the Gladly website for more details.
5445 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale,
Found at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, Hearth ’61 is offering Mother’s Day brunch buffet-style from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Think Tuscan kale salad, wood-roasted prime rib, and desserts like pecan praline cheesecake and blueberry apricot tres leches. The buffet is $79 per adult, $19 for children 12 and under. For reservations and more information, call 480-624-5458 or see the Hearth ’61 website.
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
Take mom to this classic Phoenix hotel for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet at Sands and a special menu at ZuZu, the onsite restaurant. A buffet of salads, seafood, carving stations, and sweets runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sands, while ZuZu offers brunch from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. The regular dinner menu is available along with the $55 per person, four-course prix-fixe Mother’s Day menu with braised short ribs or Alaskan halibut. Reservations can be made at 480-376-2600 or the Hotel Valley Ho website.
6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Mother’s Day isn’t all about brunch. J&G at the Phoenician Resort will be cooking dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. The Mother’s Day menu starts with choice of steamed shrimp salad or tender carrot soup with pea dumplings, yuzu, and mint. Entrees include crispy artichoke char, or grilled beef prime hanger steak. For dessert, choose from warm chocolate cake or strawberry pavlova. The Mother’s Day menu is $55 per diner. Call 480-214-8000 or see the J&G website for reservations.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
There are two choices for Mother’s Day dining at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. Rita’s Kitchen has brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with tacos and quesadillas, carne asada, and a seafood bar with Alaskan crab claws. Cost is $89, $25 for kids under 12. Reservations are recommended 480-905-7945. Stonegrill has brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a sushi and raw bar, an antipasti bar, an omelet station, a carving station, and plenty of dessert. Cost is $82 and $39 for children 4 to 12. Bottomless mimosas are $30 per person. Reservations are recommended at 480-293- 5000. See the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort website.
Liberty Station American Tavern
34522 North Scottsdale Road, #180, Scottsdale
Whether you’re thinking brunch or dinner for Mom, Liberty Station has you covered. For Mother’s Day brunch, specials include French toast with blackberry compote and cinnamon butter, and strawberry parfait. For dinner, there will be pork chops with cheesy mashed potatoes, green beans, and pork jus, or pan-seared cod with mushroom risotto and sautéed spinach. The north Scottsdale restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 480-595-9930 or see the Liberty Station Tavern website for reservations.
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend
5632 North Seventh Street
Since it’s a big day for mom, Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend is open on Sunday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a special brunch – and, more importantly, $5 bubbly. The menu offers shellfish and seafood along with select brunch specials like a crab Benedict with a buttered English muffin, asparagus, grilled lemon hollandaise, and Old Bay seasoning. There will also be a lobster frittata. For more information and to make a reservation, visit the Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend website.
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's
3603 East Indian School Road, Suite A
For Mother’s Day, the Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's is offering three courses of choices from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starters include a smoked salmon pizza or heirloom tomato salad, while entrees choices include seafood risotto and an eggs Benedict quiche. For dessert, it’s all about the raspberry tart. For more information, call 602-626-5050 or see the Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's website.
Market Street Kitchen
20825 North Pima Road, Scottsdale
This Scottsdale restaurant offers two dining options for mom on the big day: brunch and dinner. The Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch/lunch offers menu items like a smoked salmon Benedict with Scottish salmon and tater tots, berry parfait, berry salad with goat cheese. For dinner, choose from lobster tails with butternut squash risotto or the 24-ounce petite adobo tenderloins with Southwestern orzo. Brunch is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner is 5 to 9 p.m. Make reservations by calling 480-278-7044 or see the Market Street Kitchen website.
Match Restaurant & Lounge
1100 North Central Avenue
Special Mother’s Day menu items at Match Restaurant & Lounge in the Found:RE hotel include a leek-and-gruyere quiche. For fans of protein, consider a lobster Benedict, rack of lamb, or the wood-grilled filet, or grilled swordfish. Each entrée comes with sides like marinated tomatoes, red wine gratin potatoes, and honey-stewed peppers. These are all in addition to Match’s usual brunch menu. Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. For reservations, call 602-875-8080 or see the Match Restaurant & Lounge website.
15 East Monroe Street
This Hilton Garden Inn restaurant brings the puns as well as the eats for Mother’s Day brunch. Nook Downtown menu items include the Pick Up This Mess omelet, the Peace and Quiet berry crepe, and the Go to Your Room panzanella salad. There’s also the Naptime egg sandwich and the Thanks, Mom grilled salmon quinoa salad. You may also choose from a number of homestyle sides like potatoes, bacon, or fruit salad. Brunch goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; reservations can be made by calling 602-258-1037 or visiting the Nook Downtown website.
5455 East High Street, #115
Brunch at Ocean Prime includes everything from quiche and French toast to blackened salmon. If mom really wants to go big, the braised short rib surf and turf comes with a Gouda potato cake, lobster claw, and poached egg with Hollandaise sauce. To drink, consider a blood orange mimosa or Ocean Prime’s signature Bloody Mary. Mother’s Day brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make reservations at 480-347-1313 or on the Ocean Prime website.
Omni Scottsdale at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
This Scottsdale resort is offering Mother’s Daybrunch on the big day with everything from small bites to sushi and seafood. Think brioche French toast, a juice bar, a carving station, and langoustine and seafood paella. Cost is $95 per adult, $39 for children 10 and under. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made at 480-627-3111. See the Omni Scottsdale Montelucia Mother's Day menu for more details.
If it’s a coffee date with mom on Mother’s Day you’re planning, consider Press Coffee for a free drip coffee or a half-priced latte – any size, all day. Press Coffee has seven Valley locations, so there’s really no excuse to miss this freebie. See the Press website for more details.
4800 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at Roaring Fork in Scottsdale. The buffet-style spread includes breakfast items and entrees like sticky buns, huckleberry French toast, prime rib, green chile macaroni and cheese, and pecan pie bars. Cost is $39 per adult. For reservations, call 480-947-0795 or visit the Roaring Fork website.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
10637 North Tatum Boulvard
For Mother’s Day brunch at Rusconi’s American Kitchen, choose from starters like house-made salmon, lobster bisque, and chilled tomato gazpacho. Main courses include short rib hash, crab Benedict, and wood-grilled beef tenderloin with grilled vegetable pasta. One of the dessert choices is crème brulee with pistachio and peach. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $58 a person. Reservations can be made 480-483-0009 or online at the Rusconi’s American Kitchen website.
4801 East Cactus Road
For a protein-heavy Mother’s Day brunch, head to Salty Sow for special choices like carved-to-order chorizo-stuffed-pork, hot-smoked salmon, and molasses-cured bacon. Of course, it’s not all meat, as other entrees and sides include banana chocolate chip French toast, fried green tomatoes, and stone-ground white corn cheese grits. Brunch is 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at $29.95 per person. For reservations call 602-795-9463 or visit the Salty Sow website.
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is breaking out the Champagne for Mother's Day brunch. Head to the Vista Verde Dining room for sparkling wine and mimosas, plus dishes like French toast casserole, made-to-order omelets, and plenty of seafood. There will also be pasta, salad, carving stations, and loads of cakes, pies, chocolate truffles, and eclairs for dessert. Cost is $68, $34 for children 5 to 12, and free for kids under 5. Reservations are required from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and can be made at 480-596-7525. See the Scottsdale Resort website for more details.
7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Mom shared with you, so what about sharing some sushi with her? Bring mom to Sushi Roku at the W Scottsdale for rolls and plates like baked lobster and toro carpaccio. Happy hour goes from 2:30 p.m. to close at 10:30 p.m., and features $3 to $6 drinks and food options. What’s more, bottles of wine and champagne are 50 percent off all day. Call 480-970-2121 or see the Sushi Roku website for information and reservations.
5200 East Camelback Road, #100
The Mother’s Day Ballroom Buffet at T. Cook's, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., has a chilled starter buffet, breakfast favorites, a waffle station, and a carving station. Think California sea bass for your entrée, sides like roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and desserts like chocolate sea salt parfait. Cost is $79 per diner, $29 for kids 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and under. T. Cook’s Mother’s Day brunch (separate from the ballroom buffet), from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., has choice of pan-roasted Scottish salmon, Maine diver sea scallops, and steak and eggs – plus a dessert buffet of assorted pies, cakes, and cookies. Cost is $89 per diner, $32 for kids 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and under. Both are reservable at 602-283-1234, or the T. Cook's website.
20469 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale
This Scottsdale eatery has bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus penny refills. Appetizers include house-made lemon scones and grilled artichokes with garlic aioli. Entrees range from crab cake eggs Benedicts and Belgium waffles to the B.L.T.E Sandwich (the E stands for fried egg), in addition to the regular brunch menu. For more information, call 480-502-6740 or see the Tavern Americana website.
7192 South Price Road, Tempe
This Tempe eatery will feature a Tres Sunday Brunch – Mother’s Day edition – going from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Think Caprese salad, chicken tinga tacos, and flatbread with spinach and kale pesto, wild mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, and fontina cheese. Entrees include a salmon Wellington. To drink, there will be the Tres signature Bellini, a Bloody Maria, the Press cold brewed iced coffee cocktail, and sangria. Reservations can be made by calling 480-897-5300 or on the Tres Restaurant website.
Voila French Bistro
10135 East Via Linda, Scottsdale
You can’t take Mom to Paris, so consider brunch at Voila French Bistro from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First course includes choices like French onion soup, warm goat cheese salad, and a selection of French cheeses. The second course offers eggs Florentine, quiche Lorraine, and Scottish salmon. Dessert? An apple tart with vanilla bean ice cream. Drinks includes Champagne mimosas, and a selection of red or white wines, coffee, or tea. Cost is $54 per guest, and $20 per child. Call 480-614-5600 or see the Voila French Bistro website.
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2501 East Telawa Trail
Mother's Day brunch at the Wrigley Mansion means you’ll be surrounding mom with a raw bar with her seafood favorites, spring salads, pasta, fruit and cheese, made-to-order omelets, and a carving station. There’ll also be sparkling wine, mimosas, domestic beers, and wines by the glass. Seatings are at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., and cost is $80 per person. Reservations can be made at OpenTable or 602-955-4079.
Zappone’s Italian Bistro
1652 North Higley Road, #103, Gilbert
A special Mother’s Day meal is going down at Zappone’s Italian Bistro. Highlighted items include mascarpone French toast, a breakfast calzone, a crab cake scramble, and an Italian (or Greek) chopped salad. Other orders include fried calamari, Chianti-braised beef rigatoni, eggplant Parmesan, and garlic bread. There are also bottomless Bellinis, mimosas, and Bloody Marys, plus cappuccino, espresso, and lattes. Brunch goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended at 480-218-2338, or see the Zappone’s Italian Bistro website.
Zinburger’s three locations are ready to do what they do best for Mother’s Day: put together a great burger. The feature will be a wagyu beef patty burger with ham, a fried egg, and Hollandaise sauce. It'll be will available along with other recently added menu items like the classic diner burger, California burger bowl, and seared salmon salads. For more information, please visit the Zinburger website.