Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Atlanta Mother's Day Dining

Not me for the record!

This Sunday is my first Mother's Day as a mom. Since I share a birthday with my husband, I'm pretty psyched to have a day all to myself. I may have put some serious pressure on the Mr. to come up with something special, but hey, is it too much to ask for one single day a year that's all about me? Granted I've only got 6 weeks of mothering under my belt, but I feel pretty good about my contribution so far!

Even if the moms in your life aren't throwing down the gauntlet, you know you still want to treat her to something special. Just think of all those kisses and hugs, comforting words, packed lunches, wiped noses, sideline cheers,  hours of labor and every one of the other million big and small things she does every day.

There are beaucoup options to wow your mom in Atlanta. Here's a roundup of what to expect. Get those reservations asap!

Amura Buckhead Sushi - Dinner
Amura Buckhead Sushi is offering a prix fixe menu for only $25 that includes your choice of appetizer, bento box and dessert and a complimentary glass of champagne for mom! Lunch is from noon to 4 p.m. and dinner begins at 5 p.m.

Aqua Blue - Brunch
Moms in Roswell can enjoy a special brunch buffet at Aqua Blue this holiday with carving stations, made-to-order omelets, sushi, assorted desserts and more. Adults dine for $29.95 each, children ages 4-12 eat for $9.95 and children under 4 years old eat free. Adults of age can indulge in $15 bottomless mimosas and the restaurant’s famous bloody mary bar.

Bantam + Biddy - Dinner
Bantam + Biddy, Midtown’s chicken eatery, hosts Mother’s Day with a special three-course menu. For $25, guests can choose from starters of tomato gazpacho or English pea salad with goat cheese. The second course offers options of chicken and dumplings or salmon with asparagus and caper egg vinaigrette. Assorted pies, cupcakes and cookies finish off the meal. Moms receive a bag of sweet treats as a parting gift.

Bhojanic - Brunch
Bhojanic in Buckhead and Decatur are celebrating moms with a special North Indian Punjabi brunch. From noon to 4 p.m. fans of the home-style Indian restaurant can enjoy the one-of-a-kind brunch.

BLT Steak - Brunch
BLT Steak's Chef Cyrille Holota has prepared an a la carte menu with breakfast and lunch favorites, including a Bacon & Chive Waffle with Slow Roasted Chicken and Eggs "W" with spinach, crabmeat and a cayenne-lemon hollandaise sauce. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., reservations are recommended.

Canoe - Brunch 
Enjoy brunch and river views at Canoe. Chef Carvel Grant Gould has prepared a special menu with unique dishes as well as traditional brunch favorites to treat your mother on this special day. Reservations are recommended.

Cook Hall - Brunch
Treat Mom to a delicious and relaxing brunch on Sunday, May 12 at Cook Hall at the W Buckhead. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. they will be serving their signature a la carte brunch menu and a few extra special dishes from their Blackboard Menu.

Ecco - Brunch
Ecco will be open for brunch from 11:00AM-3:00PM on Mother’s Day.  They’ll offer a special menu for brunch.

JCT Kitchen - Sunday Supper
Moms craving a Southern meal this Mother’s Day can head over to West Midtown’s JCT. Kitchen & Bar for a four-course Sunday supper. The regular Sunday supper menu plus special featured items of the day are offered for guests to enjoy.

La Tavola - Brunch
La Tavola will be open for Mother’s Day brunch from 10:00AM-3:00PM and will offer the regular dinner menu that night from 5:30-10:00PM.  To view the La Tavola Mother’s Day brunch menu, click here.  To make reservations, call 404.873.5430, or make reservations online.

Little Cake Bakery - Saturday Special
Little Cake Bakery in Buckhead is baking up tasty treats for mom this Mother’s Day. On Saturday, May 11, the bake shop is carrying the usual daily cupcakes and sweetens up the weekend with three special flavors: strawberry champagne, pink lemonade and lemon lavender.

Livingston - Brunch
Join Livingston Restaurant + Bar on Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. for a festive spring-inspired buffet, featuring Mom’s favorites created by Chef Zeb! Enjoy a spectacular carving station, dessert display, and Bloody Mary and mimosa specials. The buffet is $35 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12 and complimentary for children 5 & under. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Lure - Brunch
Lure will offer a special brunch menu for Mother’s Day.  The restaurant will serve this menu from 10AM-6PM.

Olmsted - Brunch
Midtown moms can brunch at Olmsted on Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, special menu features are served for the day. To make the day a little sweeter, all mothers receive complimentary flowers and chocolate covered strawberries. Families who want to remember the occasion can have portraits taken by an on-site photographer.

Park 75 - Brunch
Enjoy a special brunch at the Four Season's Park 75. A carving station, an elaborate seafood selection and a chocolate fountain are just a few of the highlights to enjoy.

Mother's Day Brunch will be offered from 10am - 4pm, and includes live entertainment.
Sunday, May 12
$92 adults / $35 kids ages 6 - 12
Reservations strongly recommended

Ray’s Restaurants - All Day
Ray’s Restaurants is celebrating mom at all three restaurant locations this holiday. At Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs on Mother’s Day, the restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering a buffet meal all day long. Adults eat for $39.95 each, kids ages 5-10 dine for $19.95 each and kids ages 4 and under eat free.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ray’s on the Creek  in Alpharetta is serving brunch for $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 5-10. Kids 4 and under eat free.

Downtown’s Ray’s in the City serves Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 5-10. Kids 4 and under eat free.

Serpas - Brunch
Gather around our tables for an approachable brunch at Serpas prepared by chef Scott (limited availability for brunch). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., their Mother's Day brunch will feature a seasonal menu of comfort favorites, including beef short ribs eggs Benedict and blackberry buttermilk pancakes.

Seven Lamps
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seven Lamps in Buckhead offers a special Mother’s Day brunch menu. Options from the a la carte menu include the citrus-cured salmon sammie, Seven Lamps eggs Benedict and Georgia shrimp with South Carolina grits. Special brunch cocktails, created just for the day, are served shaken or stirred for mother’s enjoyment.

South City Kitchen - Brunch and Dinner
Both South City Kitchen locations will offer 3-course prix fixe brunch menus for $32 per person ($16 for children 12 and under) and 3-course prix fixe dinner menus for $42 per person ($21 for children 12 and under).

South City Kitchen Midtown will offer the special menus from 11:00AM-3:00PM for brunch and 5:00-9:00PM for dinner. For reservations, call 404.873.7358 or make them online.

South City Kitchen Vinings will be open 10:00AM-3:00PM for brunch and 5:00-9:00PM for dinner. To view these special Mother’s Day menus, click here.

Woodfire Grill - Dinner
Woodfire Grill is typically closed on Sundays, but just for Mom, they will be open serving a four-course prix fix dinner for $58, plus tax and gratuity. The menu offers local greens with blackberry vinaigrette, purple basil, raw beets and smooth cheese, Georgia white shrimp and grits with smoked tomato gravy and green tomato jam, wood-grilled skirt steak with chimichurri, braised beans, root beer BBQ and fried Vidalia onions and blueberry cobbler served with vanilla ice cream. Reservations are recommended.



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