In 2013 the date for Mother's Day
is May 12. If you are looking for a restaurant in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area where you can celebrate that special woman in your life with a Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner, one of these restaurants will be happy to host you. Reservations are required at all these Mother's Day dining establishments. Some may require prepayment and have a cancellation fee for no-shows. Unless otherwise stated, tax and gratuity are not included in the mentioned prices.
Most of these brunches, but not all, are buffets. Some offer à la carte or a prix-fixe brunch.
More Mother's Day Brunch Tips:
- Some of these restaurants will honor Mom or Grandma with a flower or glass of champagne.
- Resort casual attire will be appropriate at most of these restaurants. If you intend to wear a tee shirt and shorts to a Mother's Day brunch, call first.
- Prices quoted for brunch may or may not include beverages.
Keep checking back -- I update this list up until a few days before Mother's Day. Special Mother's Day events and activities are listed here.
Are most of these outside of your budgetary restrictions? Check this shorter list of Mother's Day special meals around town that won't break the bank, or the list of golf course restaurants having special Mother's Day menus.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. All floral images © Judy Hedding. Flowers are not intended to be associated with the mentioned restaurants in any way.
Mom will enjoy her day with a complimentary Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or smoothie. Abe’s will be offering two Mother’s Day specials: Abe’s lox plate, filled with hand sliced Nova Scotia salmon, your choice of Abe’s bagels with plain, low-fat chive, veggie or lox cream cheese, homemade potato latke with applesauce and sour cream, fresh fruit and plus delicious slice of New York cheesecake and a mouthwatering complimentary “toast” beverage; or eggs Benedict, served with fresh fruit, noodle kugel, and chocolate dipped strawberries. A variety of other Benedicts are also offered. All of Abe’s menu specialties will be available a la carte including piled high sandwiches, homemade soups and traditional East coast deli specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Scottsdale.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mentioned specials, $18 per person. Other items priced a la carte.
A Mother’s Day Buffet. Salads: Spring Greens, Caesar Salad, Shrimp Avocado Salad, Pasta Salad. Platters: Selection of Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Imported and Domestic Meat Cheeses, Roasted Olives, Artisan Breads, Rolls and Lavosh, Grilled Vegetable Antipasti. Seafood: Iced Shrimp and Split King Crab Legs, Marinated Green Lip Mussels, Seared Ahi Tuna, Sonoran Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Bagel Chips. Accompaniments: Spring Vegetables, Almond and Spinach Rice Pilaf, Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes. Entrees: Chicken Alfredo with Mezza Penne, Quinoa and Mushroom Ragout, Pan Seared Steel Head Salmon. Carved to order: Roasted Pork Loin, New York Strip Loin. Dessert: Assorted Cakes, Pies, French Pastries and Fruit Tarts.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$62 per person, $22 for children ages 5-12
Serving a Mother's Day Special Slow Roasted Prime Rib in addition to the regular menu.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from noon
pricing a la carte
Mother’s Day Brunch begins with the selection of a seasonal starter, including a light spring salad, sweet ambrosia salad, Caesar salad and New England style clam chowder. The main course entrées include Atlantic salmon, New Zealand rack of lamb, delicate roasted chicken, exotic swordfish and Eggs Benedict, 7-ounce filet mignon wrapped in Applewood bacon, 8-ounce prime rib, AGs famous 10-ounce Delmonico steak, and a 16-ounce pork tenderloin. Every entrée includes one signature side dish, including sautéed asparagus, sautéed green beans, mashed potatoes, a baked potato, creamed corn, creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms and onions, maple mashed sweet potatoes or AG hash browns. Dessert will also be offered for an additional $5.99 and includes the choice of the AG’s signature butter cake, vanilla crème brûlée, cinnamon cake or strawberries and chocolate fondue.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$42.99 per person
Moms can take a break from the kitchen with a choice of house smoked brisket, Nutella crepes and giant sticky buns that will pair perfectly with creatively crafted cocktails such as Miss Katie's Pimms Cup, Mornin' Sunshine and the Basin City Breakfast.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
pricing a la carte
A special Mother's Day menu: First course, choose one: Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad or Soup of the Day;main course, choose one: Filet Mignon with Maryland Crab Cake, Filet Mignon with Grilled Shrimp, Prime New York Sirloin Steak with Maryland Crab Cake, Prime New York Sirloin with Grilled Shrimp, Ben and Jack's Chicken, or Breast of Chicken stuffed with vegetables and cheese in a light Julienne sauce; dessert; coffee or tea.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$65 per person
The Blue Sage Mother's Day brunch includes starters of an antipasto display including grilled zucchini, artichokes, eggplant and asparagus; assorted domestic artisanal meats, chef’s selection of local and artisanal cheeses, a local bread station and fresh seasonal fruit and berries. Salads include roasted fingerling potato, arugula and caramelized peach, harvest salad with cracked bulger wheat, local tomato salad, and McClendon Farm mixed greens. Enjoy a chilled seafood and caviar station with crab, oysters and poached shrimp; a sushi bar, an omelet station, pasta station with cavatappi and baked mac and cheese; carving station offering maple glazed ham and herb-roasted prime rib; Belgian waffles, blue corn pancakes and challah French toast; petite egg white frittata and southwest eggs benedict; Sea of Cortez corvina and free-range chicken. A children’s buffet will feature crispy chicken tenders, french fries, sweet potato tots, mac and cheese, salmon filet and corn. Elaborate dessert offerings will feature a sundae station, cotton candy station, flaming pina colada station, lemon meringue tart, devil’s food chocolate cake, Grand Marnier cheesecake, raspberry éclairs, red velvet torte, mojito lime shooter, and dark and white chocolate fountains.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$69 per adult; $32.50 per child 12 and under
Mother's Day special menu: choice of prime rib of beef with au jus & horseradish or seared fillet of salmon with lemon & dill both served with spinach and mushroom bread pudding and asparagus with herb butter and choice of cream puffs with whipped cream and berries or apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$18.25 per person
On Mother's Day: eggs benedict featuring Canadian bacon, English muffin, poached egg and hollandaise sauce, breakfast potatoes peppers and onions, crispy applewood smoked bacon and sausage links; pan scrambled eggs, all American scrambled eggs with ham and cheese; buttermilk biscuits with house made country gravy and cheese blintz with strawberry sauce. For dinner, farmer’s market salad featuring Spring mix, shaved red onion, shredded carrots, tear drop tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, mixed berries and candied pecans in a cucumber bowl or popcorn shrimp made from hand bread rock shrimp with a chili lime aioli. Entrée is choice of half chicken marinade in achiote chard broiled with smoked cheddar mashed potatoes or Lamb chops with heirloom bean ragout. Dessert of the day is red velvet short cake.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from noon to 8 p.m.
$12.95 per person (brunch); $16 per person (dinner)