Where To Eat: Mother's Day 2013

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Show mom how much you love her by letting someone else do the cooking on Mother's Day.
One of the best ways to show your mother how much you love her on Mother's Day is to take her out to eat and treat her like the Queen she is. All throughout Houston, you will find an ample amount of opportunities to treat your mother to brunch, lunch and dinner. Here's where you can make Sunday, May 12 a very special day for a very special woman.

21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 130, The Woodlands
2040 West Gray, Houston

From 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Américas will serve a buffet brunch featuring classic dishes from Cordúa, and endless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Not only will your mother enjoy the Latin American cuisine, but she will be thrilled to receive a $25 dining certificate.

Backstreet Café
1103 South Shepherd

Backstreet Café will offer a Mother's Day Brunch including appetizers like crawfish risotto and fried green tomatoes topped with a crabmeat remoulade. Choose from entrees like grilled lamb chops with a lentil salad and stuffed pepper or a bistro breakfast included a grilled 4-ounce tenderloin, two poached eggs, a rosemary potato cake, spinach and a tomato hollandaise. Round out the meal perfectly with a lemon tart or chocolate cake with house made chocolate ice cream, all for $45 per person.

5922 Washington Avenue

Head on over to benjy's for a superb three-course prix fixe brunch featuring starting course choices of smoked turkey hash with porcini hollandaise, a poached egg and forest mushrooms, and French toast with three fruit coulis. Enjoy crispy chicken with banana French toast, cantaloupe and a bourbon glaze, or roasted pork loin with cabbage and cheddar biscuits, followed by mom's chocolate cake and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Benjy's will also serve its regular dinner menu along with specials for Mother's Day.

Bistro Alex
800 Sorella Court

Bistro Alex in CityCentre will feature its signature jazz brunch on Mother's Day, with a special three-course prix-fixe menu, $3 Bloody Mary's and mimosas and live music from local jazz musician Henry Darragh. Enjoy dishes such as strawberry salad, Cornflakes-crusted chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, grilled steak migas and strawberry shortcake from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $32 a person.

BLU Restaurant & Lounge
2248 Texas Drive, Sugar Land

BLU Restaurant & Lounge will offer a special 4-course prix fixe menu Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day for $55. Choose from creamy potato and leek soup and lobster bisque with plum wine for the first course, followed by a lemongrass shrimp salad and a seared tuna nicoise salad for the second course. Your mother will love to be catered to a roasted Cornish hen entrée with Swiss chard and rosemary ragout, or steamed sea bass with baby bok choy. End the night on a high note with a chocolate mousse cake or apple-pecan cobbler with coconut ice cream.

Damian's Cucina Italiana
3011 Smith

Damian's Cucina Italiana will be open on Mother's Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Treat Mom to classic, homey dishes like Damian's spaghetti bolognese, shrimp Damian, lasagna or veal chops.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1101 Uptown Park Boulevard, Suite 11

Etoile will offer a Mother's Day lunch for $50 per person. Choose from a variety of appetizers including gazpacho with shrimp and avocado, and a cold duck foie gras terrine over toasted brioche. Your mother will definitely love the wide variety of specialty entrees, like Maine lobster eggs Benedict with a citrus hollandaise sauce, saffron seafood risotto and duck leg confit. Of course it is not a complete celebration without dessert; choose from a warm chocolate tart, crème fraiche panna cotta and a butterscotch parfait.

Location Info


21 Waterway Ave., Spring, TX

Category: Restaurant

Americas Restaurant

2040 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Backstreet Cafe

1103 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Benjy's on Washington

5922 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


2248 Texas Drive, Sugar Land, TX

Category: Music

Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Haven - CLOSED

2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

III Forks

1201 Fannin, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Los Tios Mexican Restaurant

4840 Beechnut, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


5512 La Branch St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Max's Wine Dive

4720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pesca World Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

2015 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


1300 Lamar St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


909 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


4747 Research Forest Drive, Spring, TX

Category: Restaurant

Strata Restaurant & Bar

122 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Trevisio Restaurant

6550 Bertner St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Up Restaurant

3995 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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