Mother’s Day 2018: Best restaurants, brunch for Mom on her day


Every day should be about Mom, right? But the “official” day to honor her is almost here. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate Mom than treating her to a lovely brunch or dinner?  

Here are some delicious options for dining out on Mother’s Day.

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North

FRIGATE’S 

Mother’s Day brunch is a big buffet that includes traditional breakfast items, stations serving waffles, salads, seafood, carved meats, pasta, soup, entrees and desserts. 

Details: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $39.95 for adults; $14.99 for kids 12 and younger. Bottomless bubbles cost $16 with purchase of adult brunch (ends at 2 p.m.); bloodies are $8 each. Reservations are taken for parties of 10 or larger.

Frigates400 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach; 561-855-7497<


IRONWOOD STEAK & SEAFOOD

The PGA National Resort restaurant that won a 2012 Award of Excellence from ‘Wine Spectator’ magazine is hosting a sweet brunch buffet. Standouts include Alaskan King Crab legs, charcuterie boards, prime rib, butter-based turkey and mustard-glazed salmon. Moms will enjoy a complimentary rose and bottomless mimosas.

Details: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs is $89.99 for adults; $29.99 for children 6 to 12.

Ironwood Steak & Seafood: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-627-4852


BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE/BRAVO CUCINA

All BRIO Tuscan Grille locations will offer a special Mother’s Day brunch menu along with BRAVO Cucina Italiana in Harbourside on both May 12 and 13 until 3 p.m. 

Details: BRIO menu items include Sicilian omelette, berries and cream French toast and shrimp and grits. BRAVO menu items include bread pudding French toast, filet mignon, BRAVO’s grilled pork chop with glazed mashed potatoes.

Locations:

BRIO:

The Shops at Boca Center, 5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239, Boca Raton; 561-392-3777

CityPlace, 550 South Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-835-1511

The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-0491

BRAVO Cucina Italiana: Harbourside Place, 149 Soundings Ave., Jupiter; 561-747-4445


PGA COMMONS

Restaurants in the Palm Beach Gardens plaza are ready to spoil Mom with these specials, buffets and brunches:

SPOTO’S OYSTER BAR: Brunch features eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast, ham and roast beef carving stations, chilled mussels and Asian honey salmon. 

Details: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $39.95 per adult; children 12 and under is $14.95. Dinner menu served from 4 to 8 p.m.

PROSECCO CAFÉ: Mom receives a complimentary strawberry prosecco with brunch which includes eggs Benedict with choices of crab or short ribs and dolce dream French toast ($14). 

Details: Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VIC & ANGELO’S: The brunch buffet offers omelet, pasta and carving stations, a raw bar, Italian classics such as clams fra diavolo, chicken piccata and rigatoni Bolognese. Desserts feature a dessert tower, the cappuccino bar and a chocolate fountain. 

Details: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $50 for adults; $18 for children 12 and under.

PGA Commons: 5100 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-8630


AVOCADO GRILL

The restaurant’s newest location in Gardens (as well as the one in downtown West Palm) will host a special brunch for mothers featuring overnight roasted prime rib, lobster and asparagus risotto, snapper with bunato puree and mango salsa and shrimp and salmon hash topped with a poached egg. Plus Mom will enjoy a free glass of prosecco. 

Details: Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AG2: Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-766-2430; Avocado Grill West Palm: 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822


Central

OKEECHOBEE STEAKHOUSE

Offered only on Mother’s Day, the iconic steakhouse features a special Surf and Turf dish: a 10-oz prime Palm Beach sirloin with South African lobster tail and crabmeat stuffing with orange basil buerre blanc, potatoes norma and a salad. And if that’s enough of a treat, moms can end the meal with a red velvet cheesecake topped with white chocolate covered strawberries.

Details: Cost is $63.99

Okeechobee Steakhouse: 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-5151


TEMPLE ORANGE AT EAU RESORT

Mother’s Day brunch at Temple Orange features omelet and carving stations, a Veuve Clicquot garden, a indulgent dessert display and gourmet bloody mary bar. Dishes include pan-seared grouper, made-to-order creps and a cherry cream cheese tea ring. 

Details: Noon to 3 p.m. Cost: $105 for adults, $20 for kids 5 to 12. 

Temple Orange: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561-540-4923


THE BREAKERS

The Breakers offers the mother of all traditional brunches which is served in the Circle ballroom with 30-foot, fresco-covered ceilings and sweeping views of the ocean. The menu is a sumptuous, multi-station buffet. Plus enjoy an array of festive desserts while sipping unlimited champagne cocktails.
Details: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: It’s a pricey affair (at $150 per person, $60 children under 12 – plus tax and tip). Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 877-724-3188. 

The Breakers1 South County Road, Palm Beach; 877-724-3188


CAFÉ BOULUD 

The exquisite café, located inside The Brazilian Court hotel, is serving a Mother’s Day brunch buffet with various carving stations, classic brunch offerings, salads, festive dishes such as sweet tea brined fried chicken and a dessert station featuring chocolate raspberry mousse, peach apricot bavaroise and more.

Details: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $105 for adults, $45 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended.

Café Boulud301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-6060


CAFÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS

Café des Beaux-Arts, located in the Flagler Museum’s Kenan Pavilion, features a Mother’s Day Tea Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will enjoy a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches, traditional scones, and sweets served with the Flagler Museum’s own special blend tea.

Details: Tea is offered 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 Saturday, May 12 and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Cost: $30 for museum members; $50 for non-members and $20 for children under age 12. Prices includes afternoon Tea, museum admission, tax, and gratuity. Each mom will receive a special floral corsage. Advance purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased on the Flagler Museum’s website.

Café des Beaux-Arts (Flagler Museum): 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; 561-655-2833


THE SPOT AT HOLIDAY INN PALM BEACH AIRPORT

The restaurant, located in the Holiday Inn, will offer a lovely Mother’s Day brunch which features unlimited mimosas, live jazz and roses for Mom. Menu items include made-to-order omelets, pasta selections, a chef-attended carving station, chilled shrimp and an assortment of desserts. 

Details: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $29.95 per person.

The Spot: Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport, 1301 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach; 561-659-3880


BISTRO TEN ZERO ONE

Highlights from Bistro’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet include: an omelet station, Belgian waffle station, a raw bar, charcuterie, carved prime rib and a farmer’s table which includes cheese and charcuterie. Plus unlimited mimosas and sparkling wine. 

Details: Brunch is noon to 6 p.m. with seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Cost:  $48 for adults; $24 for children under 12, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required.

Bistro Ten Zero One1001 Okeechobee Blvd. (in the Marriott), West Palm Beach; 561-833-1234


PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO

A three-course prix-fixe meal will be offered at Pistache’s Mother’s Day brunch. The menu includes salmon tartare, steak frites, roasted duck and waffle, short rib hash and more. Moms will receive a complimentary champagne or cocktail.

Details: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $70 for adults; $25 for children.

Pistache101 North Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090


THE REGIONAL KITCHEN & PUBLIC HOUSE

At The Regional, Chef Lindsay Autry will offer Southern-style dishes including fried chicken thighs and buttermilk waffles and the Regional benedict with tomato pie filling. Moms get a complimentary cocktail.

Details: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $70 per person; $25 per child. Reservations suggested.

The Regional Kitchen651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-557-6460


CHEZ L’EPICIER

Chez l’Epicier will celebrate Mom with a three-course prix-fixe brunch meal.  Menu items include tomato and watermelon gazpacho, braised lamb shank and grilled tuna. Desserts highlights are chocolate mousse, homemade macaroons and lavender crème brûlée.

Details: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $65 per person.

Chez l’Epicier: 288 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-508-7030


BASQUE AT BIBA

Mother’s Day brunch is sure to be delightful for moms at West Palm’s funky new tapas restaurant at the historic Hotel Biba. There will be live music and complimentary sangria all day for Mom. Menu items at Basque include paellas (Florida seafood and vegan), lion fish and chips with piparra peppers, mixed fried seafood with zucchini blossoms and so much more. 

Details: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs vary. Priority seating is available for parties of six or more. Make your reservations here.

Basque320 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach; 561-557-7875


DON CHEPO’S 

The new taco shop in Wellington will debut the restaurant’s weekend brunch on Mother’s Day. And will offer brunch every Saturday and Sunday after that.

The menu includes three special egg Benedicts: lobster guacamole ($17), chipotle sweet potato ($10) and charred avocado ($12).

Details: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $20 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Don Chepo’s Taco Shop10660 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington; 561-660-7391

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More options:

SANT AMBROEUS: The Palm Beach restaurant will offer a three-course prix-fixe buffet meal for Mother’s Day brunch. The menu includes smoked salmon, octopus salad, tortelli with Buffalo cheese, spinach and ricotta gnudi with bisque sauce. Desserts featured will be an assortment of fruit tarts, gelato and chocolate cake. Details: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $85 per adult; $42.50 for children

Sant Ambroeus340 Royal Poinciana Way #304, Palm Beach; 561-285-7990


CITY CELLAR WINE BAR & GRILL: CityPlace’s landmark restaurant will offer unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys for $13 paired with eggs Benedict, avocado toast, breakfast pizza and more. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

City Cellar: (second level at CityPlace), 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-366-0071


GALLEY AT HILTON WEST PALM BEACH: Brunch buffet features breakfast pastries and breads, various tapas such as Spanish tortilla with tomato relish and olive oil and mini beef empanadas, grilled specialities including barbecue ribs, Florida cobia and more. Sweet treats include assorted mini cheesecakes, macaroons, tiramisu and chocolate mousse. Plus bottomless cocktails are available. Brunch is served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $69 for adults; $25 for kids under 10; excluding tax and gratuities.

Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-231-6000  


MEAT MARKET: For dinner only on Mother’s Day this Palm Beach restaurant will offer dishes like prime short  rib with parsnip pudding, wood-fired churrasco with grilled onions, seabass with truffle mash. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of rosé. Open for dinner from 5 to 11:45 p.m. Prices vary.

Meat Market191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800


SWANK FARM: The Loxahatchee farm is throwing a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys and craft beer. Cost: $87 per adult; $45 for children 4 to 12 years old. Check Swank Farm’s website for brunch menu and more information.


MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE: All South Florida locations are celebrating moms with a steak and lobster special for $59. Check Morton’s website for location information.


South

CAFE LUNA ROSA

An oceanfront Delray Beach mainstay, Caffe Luna Rosa serves Mother’s Day brunch with a glorious view. Along with their regular brunch menu, Mother’s Day specials include grilled shrimp and fresh berry salad with goat cheese and filet mignon with shrimp fried rice. For a special Mother’s Day dinner, menu items include a Maine lobster cocktail, gnocchi Cardinale with house-made potato gnocchi pasta served with jumbo lump crab and filet mignon medallions with roasted mushrooms.

Caffe Luna Rosa34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561-274-9404


SARDINIA  ENOTECA RISTORANTE

The sister restaurant, to Miami Beach’s 12-year-old Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, is featuring an array of delicious dishes for Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. The a la carte brunch menu features a zucchini tart stuffed with ham and Pecorino cheese and spaghetti carbonara served with eggs, wild boar bacon, and Pecorino cheese. Desserts include tiramisu and millefoglie which is a puff pastry with Chantilly cream, pastry cream, and Mascarpone cheese, topped with Nutella. 

Dinner includes the regular a-la-carte menu, as well as Chef Pietro's new family-style Sunday dinner menu. All moms will receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and dessert. 

Details: Brunch is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner is 4 to 10 p.m. Prices vary. 

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante3035 South Federal Hwy., Delray Beach; 561-332-3406


50 OCEAN

This sophisticated spot offers a sweeping ocean view and an excellent Mother’s Day brunch. Mom can begin with the Bloody Mary bar with more than 30 ingredients to create a yummy cocktail. Menu highlights include the lobster eggs Benedict and the chef’s breakfast burger with applewood bacon, plus bananas foster french toast for dessert. 

Details: Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary.

50 Ocean: 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561-278-3364


JOSIE’S RISTORANTE

This neighborhood Italian restaurant in Boynton will feature a special menu for Mother’s Day. Items include challah French toast with rum soaked bananas, a black truffle burger with Romano cheese and black truffle aioli and a crab and lobster cake Benedict served on an English muffin with Old Bay hollandaise. Pasty chef Ashley Roehrig will be preparing her sixteen-layer chocolate cake, bananas foster bread pudding and more. Bottomless mimosas, white sangria and Bloody Marys are available for $13 with the purchase of an entrée.

Details: Prices vary.

Josie’s Ristorante1602 South Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach; 561-364-9601


More options:

BACIAMI ITALIANO: Brunch offerings include omelet station, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, seafood paella, grilled octopus, Belgian chocolate fountain and desserts. Plus Mom gets a complimentary mimosa. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $42.95 per person.

Baciami Italiano1415 South Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach; 561-810-5662


PRIME TUSCANY STEAKHOUSE: Mother’s Day dinner special is a two-pound lobster dinner served with salad and dessert and a glass of prosecco for $39.95 per person. Prime’s full menu is also available. Dinner is served from 1 to 10 p.m.

Prime Tuscany Steakhouse29 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach; 561-865-5845


MIA KITCHEN & BAR: Special menu items include a crab benny with lump crab cake with roasted tomato relish, a chicken pot pie with braised chicken leg, chicken sausage with onions and peppers. Desserts include a strawberry shortcake parfait drizzled with white chocolate cream and a rhubarb tarte. A regular dinner menu is also available. Mother’s Day hours are noon to 7 p.m. Bottomless cocktails will be served from noon to 4 p.m.

MIA Kitchen & Bar7901 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-499-2200


LOUIE BOSSI; CITY OYSTER: Kids eat free on Mother’s Day with the purchase of an entree at each of these locations.

Louie Bossie: 100 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; 561-336-6699

City Oyster: 213 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-272-0220


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