Treat Mom Right on Mother's Day
If you're like the rest of us, you're probably still trying to decide on a place for mom and the rest of the family to enjoy a meal. Need a place that's kid-friendly but still nice? Looking for something different from the same old routine? Adventurous enough for a road trip? The list below has you covered.
Oh, and don't forget the card!
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse: Treat mom at this Galleria steakhouse, where you can choose from a three-course menu for $39.95 or an a la carte menu featuring a Queen Cut prime rib for $28.95. A children's menu is also available. The three-course menu offers an assortment of soups, salads, entrees, sides and desserts that would please even the fussiest diner. Reservations recommended. 713-355-2600
VOICE at the Hotel Icon: This luxe downtown restaurant, headed by the talented Chef Michael Kramer, is offering a three-course brunch for $55 that features such favorites as the Maytag Blue salad, steak and eggs "Benedict" with short ribs and molten chocolate cake. Reservations recommended. 832-667-4470
Tony's: The iconic Italian restaurant is offering a three-course brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday for $55. Diners can choose from a varied menu of salads and bisques for their first course and entrees like snapper Sheridan and truffled filet of beef. Dessert is a Trio of Decadence. Reservations recommended. 713-622-6778
Fleming's Steakhouse: No matter which of the three locations you choose, Fleming's is offering a three-course brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday for $29.95 with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Along with your meal, you'll also receive a gift certificate good for $25 towards your next meal at Fleming's. Reservations strongly recommended.
Backstreet Cafe: Enjoy the casual elegance at Backstreet with Chef Hugo Ortega's Mother's Day brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3 pm. The three-course menu is $40 and features the juicy heirloom tomatoes that are in season right now. A children's menu is also available for $12, and live jazz music will be provided by Bob Chadwick. Reservations strongly recommended. 713-521-2239
Hugo's: This popular Montrose Mexican institution will feature a brunch by Chef Hugo Ortega. A buffet of authentic regional Mexican cuisine will be offered for $40 per person and features rack of lamb, bacon-wrapped quail and fresh ceviche. Children can hit the buffet for $12 each. Live music will be provided by Viento. Reservations strongly recommended. 713-524-7744
Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar: This adorable, tucked-away bistro will feature a three-course menu designed by Chef John Sheely for $55 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appetizers range from ricotta gnocchi with English peas to a sumptuous charcuterie assortment, while entrees feature dishes like diver scallops with lemon risotto and Kobe beef burgers with Hudson Valley foie gras. A children's menu is also available for $25. Reservations recommended. 713-533-0200
Prego: This popular Rice Village eatery will offer a three-course menu from Chef John Watt for $42 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Italian specialties dot the menu, from a tricolore salad with hazelnuts and gorgonzola to a romano-crusted veal scallopini with capers and shallots. Desserts to choose from include a panna cotta with fresh berries and tiramisu. Live acoustic jazz will be played during brunch. Reservations recommended. 713-529-2420
Trevisio: One of the city's most unique restaurants, Trevisio is perched on top of a six-story waterfall overlooking the Texas Medical Center. Chef Jon Buchanan is offering a special a la carte menu, featuring items like parmesan-crusted trout with penne marinara for $18 and French toast with fresh berries and apple-wood smoked bacon for $14. A two-course menu is also available for children for $12. Reservations recommended. 713-749-0400
CRAVE Cupcakes: Order a box of CRAVE's famous cupcakes for Mom and eat in this year. CRAVE's new gift box features a dozen cupcakes: three strawberry, three vanilla, three dark chocolate and three red velvet, all topped with beautiful pink lilies for $46. Pre-orders recommended. 713-622-7283
Looking to head out of town for Mother's Day? Check out one of these options.
Bernardo's at the Hotel Galvez: This beautiful restaurant on Galveston Island is expanding its popular Mother's Day brunch this year to include a buffet for children and additional seating. The buffet brunch is $44 ($35 for seniors) and includes bottomless mimosas and champagne. The children's buffet is $22, and children under 6 eat for free. Reservations required. 409-515-2117
La Torretta del Lago: The signature restaurants at this newly-opened resort on Lake Conroe are serving both a Mother's Day evening menu (on Saturday night) and a brunch menu (on Sunday morning), so make a weekend of it. Chez Roux will offer a three-course meal along with amuse bouche, coffee service and a half-bottle of wine for $65 per person on Saturday night, while Prime will offer a vast Sunday brunch buffet for $42 per person or $10 per child. All mothers who dine this weekend will be entered to win a spa package at the resort. Reservations strongly recommended. 936-448-4400
CocoaModa: This specialty cafe and chocolate store in Calvert is offering a prix-fixe lunch created by chef Ken Wilkinson for $45 per person that includes a box of hand-crafted truffles for Mom. Enjoy antiquing in the quaint little town after lunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 979-364-2190
Please note that all prices are exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverages except where noted.