Your beloved mama deserves all the pastries and mimosas her heart desires on Mother’s Day. Treat her to one of these special Valley brunches or dinners–and keep an eye out for sweet Mother’s Day freebies, from cake and pie to candles and flowers. (Reservations are required for many of the featured restaurants.)
The Wigwam is dishing up three delicious dining opportunities for Mother’s Day: a multi-course plated brunch in Litchfield’s, the resort’s signature on-site restaurant; The Wigwam Mother’s Day brunch buffet, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the iconic Wigwam Ballroom; and the three-course Mother’s Day dinner service, available from 4 to 8 p.m. with dishes like pan-roasted sea bass and Cedar River Arizona filet mignon.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for a memorable Mother’s Day brunch that will feature crepes, waffles, wood-fired lamb chop, paella, a juice bar, bottomless sparkling wine and mimosas, breakfast pastries and much more.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain will cap off its May 8 Mother’s Day buffet with a photo keepsake that provides lasting memories of a special family moment. The photo, taken by a professional photographer against a spectacular desert backdrop from the Paradise Views patio, will be offered complimentary to Mother’s Day guests who book the resort’s Views Ballroom Buffet (which includes an iced shellfish tower, a made-to-order omelet bar and entrées). Menus for the ballroom buffet, as well as a separate brunch served in Sanctuary’s signature restaurant, elements (a three-course menu), are the creation of the resort’s renowned executive chef, Beau MacMillan.
Four restaurants. Five chefs. The Mother’s Day brunch buffet at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess promises to be spectacular. Taking place in the Palomino Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., moms can enjoy neck/shoulder, foot and hand massages from Well + Being Spa, a free gift of macarons and retail trunk shows (not to mention incredible eats–pasta station, ceviche bar, breakfast eats, desserts galore–from the resort’s chefs).
Marcellino Ristorante offers traditional offerings for lunch (11:30 to 3 p.m.) and dinner (4 to 9 p.m.) on Mother’s Day, including an all-day special for moms (hand-crafted Portofino, sundried tomato infused linguini served with three jumbo shrimp, sliced scallops, fresh garlic and tomato in a lightly spiced tomato sauce) and complimentary tiramisu. A live musical performance from Monte Procopio, showcasing classic songs of the old masters and smash hits from contemporary crooners, begins at 5:30 p.m.
Available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a special kids’ and prix fixe menus for Mother’s Day. Dishes include chilled tomato gazpacho, blue crab and gulf shrimp, braised short ribs and more.
Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhous are making it easy to treat moms this Mother’s Day with prime steaks, delectable seafood, expensive champagne, all while helping a cause dedicated to moms. For the first time the restaurants will be opening early at 11 a.m., with their full menu available and will donate a portion of proceeds from all reservations for Mother’s Day to Mother’s Grace Charity. Alongside their scrumptious steaks and delectable sides, glasses of Dom Perignon Rosé will be offered at $25 with 100 percent of the proceeds also going to Mother’s Grace Charity.
Make Mother’s Day effortless with brunch at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar. Beginning at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, brunch will include a complimentary rose for mom as well as a kid’s corner, complete with a card making station. Moms can start their special meal with endless champagne and chose from an array of delicious cuisine.
Zappone’s dishes up a Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nibble of maple waffles, Nutella and banana crepes, pancetta-wrapped pork loin, pesto shrimp penne and more.
Phoenix City Grille is now taking reservations for Mother’s Day for brunch and dinner on Sunday, May 8. A 15-year tradition at PCG, in celebration of Mother’s Day, all moms who dine at at the restaurant will receive a complimentary carnation. Brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is available from 4 to 9 p.m.
The Hotel Valley Ho Mother’s Day buffet is in SoHo Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring an array of salads, fresh fruit, omelets made to order, a carving station with turkey and ham, and desserts worth saving room for.
Jewel’s Bakery and Café is treating moms with a special all-day brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu items will include some favorite like Chicken + Waffles, made with house-made warm buttermilk syrup and sriracha honey. Chef Julie Moreno will also be letting mom sample some of her newest items like Blue Cheese Steak Crepe and Croque Madame.
For Mother’s Day, Pita Jungle is offering “Bubbles & Roses” for moms. All mothers who dine at Pita Jungle on May 8 for lunch or dinner will be given a rose and complimentary bubbly drink (Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine – varies by location). Limit two complimentary bubbly drinks per mother. All locations except Fashion Square are participating.
On Sunday, May 8, Ocean Prime Phoenix will open its doors early at 11 a.m. with a special Mother’s Day brunch menu (think blueberry French toast, braised short ribs over poached eggs and a blood orange mimosa). Each mom will also be gifted an exclusive artisanal candle from Seventh Avenue Apothecary.
Sons and daughters are invited to spoil their mothers this year with a lavish Mother’s Day brunch at Roka Akor in Scottsdale. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can indulge in Roka Akor’s decadent brunch buffet with signature items such as sushi, oysters, shrimp, as well as a dessert bar with tarts, exotic fruits, cakes and custards. In addition to the endless raw bar selection, each person will be able to select an entrée from the set menu.
Rawhide Steakhouse hosts a delectable Mother’s Day buffet on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide array of western selections will be available, including herb-roasted prime rib, lemon-roasted chicken, sirloin and much more.
In celebration of moms this Mother’s Day, May 8, Shake Shack is giving any mom who comes into the restaurant a free cup of their famous custard. Moms can choose between three flavors of custard: vanilla, chocolate and their flavor of the week.
Pass on conventional Mother’s Day meals and take mom to Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations at Westgate Entertainment District. Crave is helping sons and daughters celebrate their favorite lady with $2 mimosas and a modern approach to a breakfast classic.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery in Old Town is offering a $12 Brewer’s Brunch special, where guests can choose a brunch item plus a Bloody Mary, beer or mimosa. Some of the brunch dishes to choose from include Belgian waffles, a deviled egg panini and a southwestern frittata.
Drexyl in Scottsdale offers Mother’s Day specials from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., including crab and leek ravioli, lamb chops, smoked brisket hash and much more.
Every mother who dines with True Food Kitchen on Mother’s Day will receive a special gift that complements the restaurant’s Sparkling Honey-do cocktail: a customized package of mint seeds so moms can grow mint (a key ingredient in the sparkling honey-do) at home. The mint package includes the drink recipe along with some information about the health benefits of mint.
Ciao Grazie on Verrado’s Main Street is serving up a taste of la dolce vita, with a special menu to celebrate on Mother’s Day. Start out with refreshing limoncello chillers and brie bruschetta, then choose from kale and spinach salad, chicken scallopini or surf-and-turf entrees. Top it off with a seven-layer chocolate dessert and a red rose for Mom.
At Tempo Urban Bistro, indulge Mom with a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch that includes everything from omelets to a seafood bar, pastas to fresh desserts. Choose from three seatings: 10:30 a.m., 12 noon or 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8.
Kick off Mother’s Day at SOL Cocina on Sunday, May 8. SOL will offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moms will also get a free mimosa with purchase of an entrée.
On Mother’s Day, moms will get a free slice of Ancho Fudge Pie with purchase of an entrée at Z’Tejas. Z’Tejas has five locations throughout the Valley.
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is serving up vanilla-Champagne crepes with berry compote for $11.99. all day on Mother’s Day. Luci’s Healthy Marketplace also offers a full menu, coffees and drinks.
Moms will enjoy a free slice of pie this Mother’s Day at Miracle Mile Deli with the purchase of an entrée. Enjoy your choice of apple, cherry, blueberry, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, pumpkin, pecan or Boston cream.
Southern Rail and Beckett’s Table are both honoring moms with a free glass of bubbly. Southern Rail will be serving Chef Justin Beckett’s take on Southern comfort food for brunch and dinner while Beckett’s Table will offer his signature comfort food for dinner.
Held at Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician’s award-winning restaurants, Mother’s Day brunch will feature made-to-order omelets; a carving station; handcrafted pastas; farm-fresh salads; a seafood and raw bar, a wok station and a “children’s corner” of kid favorites, among other items. All mothers in attendance will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
The all-you-can-eat Ahnala Mother’s Day buffet at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center will feature a carving station; a pasta station; a pastry bar; a seafood display and much more.
Visit Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona on Mother’s Day as both properties are pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day with delicious dining options on May 8–from decadent Champagne brunches to a prix fixe steakhouse dinner.
Original Breakfast House is dishing up Mother’s Day specials from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eats include triple-berry French toast, strawberry cheesecake pancakes and much more.
Start Mother’s Day off right with a memorable brunch at Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at The Camby Hotel. Artizen will be showcasing a selection of buffet-style stations, including “On Ice” cold appetizers in a crudité display, artisanal cheeses and fresh bakery display; “Hot Stuff” selections that include waffle, omelet and carving stations along with options such as country seafood boil, pan seared halibut, goat cheese quiche, and crab cake benedicts. Brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s is dishing up a delish three-course meal with selections like smoked salmon, eggs benedict and lamb. Live music is on tap for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort will be hosting a special Champagne brunch on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect a chef’s station, a carving station, a pastry and dessert display, sparkling wine, fresh juice mimosa station, artisanal cheese display and more.
Treat Mom to a very special Mother’s Day Champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Located in the Resort’s Trailblazers Ballroom with live piano music and sweeping floor-to-ceiling views, the brunch will feature a host of delicious items ranging from the Breakfast Station featuring build-your-own omelets, a Lunch Station complete with fresh seafood selections, a carving table with slow-roasted beef tenderloin and the hot buffet, which will offer a host of entrées. Parents with small children will appreciate the Kierland Kids’ Station; plus, the Resort’s FUN team will be on hand to help children decorate a pot and plant a flower to give to Mom.
Ko’sin Restaurant at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will offer a memorable four course prix-fix brunch for Mother’s Day. Enjoy four delectable courses, decadent desserts and breathtaking views of the Sierra Estrella Mountains. This special meal takes place on Sunday, May 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers indoor and outdoor seating.
Mimosas will flow and the brunch will be bountiful this Mother’s Day at Scottsdale Quarter hot spot, Tanzy Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mom will enjoy an ultimate mimosa bar and will include fresh juices, purees and garnishes, in addition to an expanded new brunch menu.
Visit Salty Sow on Mother’s Day for a specialty brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items (like rosemary honey-dipped fried chicken and waffles and banana-chocolate chip French toast bread pudding) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Treat the whole family this Mother’s Day to brunch at Rita’s Kitchen at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Mother’s Day brunch will feature a variety of exciting selections ranging from traditional brunch favorites, including eggs benedict, omelets to order and French toast, to delicious alternatives including a selection of sushi rolls, Mexican taqueria and carved meats. All moms will be gifted a bag of Camelback Inn’s famous Oaxacan Cookies, complete with the cookies’ recipe.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ticoz Latin Kitchen hosts a selection of Mother’s Day specials (like a hearty pancake breakfast and challah French toast) as well as a complimentary glass of Champagne or a mimosa for Mom.
Honor your mom at the Mother’s Day brunch at The Farm at South Mountain. This annual event has had national recognition from USA Today for the decadent buffet menu and of course the beautiful scenery. With an abundance of breakfast and lunch items on the brunch menu, try a little of both. For savory: braised beef short ribs, chilled shrimp, farm fresh “Mom”elet station and more. Finish (or start) with something sweet with items such as: pecan French toast, coconut cupcakes and yogurt with house-made granola. There are multiple seating options throughout the morning of May 8.
Spend Mother’s Day at Thirsty Lion in to enjoy lighter entrees like the blackened salmon and quinoa mango salad and fresh cocktails like the Lion Lemonade. In addition to the delicious food and drinks, Thirsty Lion will be giving all moms free chocolate on Mother’s Day.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort hosts a decadent Garden Affaire brunch from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a mimosa bar, a parfait bar, a raw bar and much more. The resort will also have a kids corner with a kids buffet, an arts and crafts booth and a cupcake-decorating booth.
Treat Mom to a gourmet, chef-crafted three-course Mother’s Day dinner at the famed J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician. Courses include slowly baked salmon, caramelized beef tenderloin, warm chocolate cake with caramel ice cream and much more.
Beginning at 5 p.m. at the newly opened Inde Fusion, Mom eats free, with the purchase of an entrée. Dishes include sweet and sour calamari, tacos made with tandoor-marinated chicken or shrimp or Thai steak, and cioppino.
Tavern Americana is offering an array of featured dishes for Mother’s Day including smoked salmon with potato pancakes, seared ahi nicoise salad, Tavern meatloaf and more. The specials are offered 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, May 8, TEXAZ Grill is serving a free slice of apple pie to all Valley moms.
Perk Eatery is offering a fixed menu (like breakfast enchiladas, wine country French toast, huevos rancheros and Fancy Pants scramble) for Mother’s Day and $3 mimosas for mom.
Enjoy a three-course quesadilla (with a dessert of delicious flan) Mother’s Day feast at Los Sombreros. The restaurant opens at noon on Mother’s Day.
This Mother’s Day, the newly renovated Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel will honor moms with a special brunch on Sunday, May 8. Brunch guests will enjoy a breakfast bar, omelets made-to-order and pasta station as well as a salad bar in the Vista Verde Dining Room. Entrees offered at the carving station include classics like roasted Vermont turkey, beef tenderloin, and maple glazed bone-in ham plus a seafood bar featuring favorites like oysters, crab, shrimp, and lobster cakes. And for dessert, a chef’s station of sweet delights including cakes, pies, petit fours and cookies.
Moms can enjoy a free 7-inch pizza–loaded with any fresh toppings they like–at Eklectic Pie‘s Mesa and Chandler locations.
Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden will offer Mother’s Day special dishes for the holiday, available from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., while supplies last. Enjoy maple- and beet-cured sturgeon crudo, saffron-braised monkfish and Anson Mills grits.
On Mother’s Day, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sierra Bonita Grill will be serving its signature Southwestern brunch dishes, plus specials that have been created for the occasion, like The Atole Pinon Hotcakes and The Cowboy Hash. Sierra Bonita will also be serving its dinner menu from 3 to 9 p.m., along with specials for the holiday.
Paul Martin’s American Grill will have extended brunch hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be serving a three-course, prix fixe brunch menu, including fresh-baked blueberry bread with lemon honey butter, seasonal fruit, a choice of one entrée, plus an alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverage. The Scottsdale restaurant will also be serving its full dinner menu, which includes a three-course prime rib dinner special.
On May 8 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at The Melting Pot, each mom will receive a free entrée course when dining with a party of four adults or more. She will also receive a carnation and a tasty MOMosa. The four-course menu will be the only menu available on Mother’s Day.
Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort‘s Wright’s at the Biltmore will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a specialty brunch menu. The menu features a spread of smoked fish, marketplace meats, iced seafood bar, seasonal salads and savory hot entrees, coupled with sweet desserts, pastries and more. The brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.
Little Cleo’s will be opening its doors just for Mom. The seafood restaurant will be offering an a la carte menu features classic ocean fare and select brunch items, including lump crab benedict, lobster frittata, short ribs, cheesy scrambled eggs and a honey Greek yogurt parfait. Special hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (normally closed on Sundays).
The Greene House at Kierland Commons will be offering a special menu and open one hour earlier (10 a.m.) for Mother’s Day. Featured items include stuffed French toast and a spring vegetable frittata as well as mimosas and Bloody Marys.
At Olive & Ivy this Mother’s Day, guests can enjoy tableside mimosas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once you have a drink in your hand, you can choose from the restaurant’s varied Mother’s Day menu.
In honor of Mom, The Henry in Arcadia will be offering a very special a la carte menu which will include blue crab quiche, the Flower Child scramble and a caramel apple French toast among many other delicious plates.
Treat Mom to an unforgettable Italian dining experience at North Italia. The eatery’s Mother’s Day menu will feature popular items from their menu including the Nonna Casserole, diver scallops, branzino and a slew of other Italian favorites.
In addition to their usual weekend menu, Culinary Dropout will be serving two special items for Mother’s Day. Mom can choose from the grilled asparagus toast with smoked ham, crispy potatoes and sunny side-up eggs with a black truffle emulsion, or the crepe cake, which is made with lemon mascarpone, blueberries and roasted pistachio brittle.
Treat Mom to a spectacular buffet brunch with a beautiful view and a special gift this Mother’s Day at Flourish, the signature restaurant at CopperWynd Resort & Club. Offered Sunday May 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Hash Kitchen will be open on from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day with specials like pan-roasted salmon, lump crab eggs benedict and cannoli doughnuts.
Tomaso Maggiore will celebrate mothers everywhere at Vivo! Ristorante by hosting a curated prix fix meal where guests will be able to enjoy the modernized Italian atmosphere while pairing wine or beer with each carefully selected course.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant will host Mother’s Day lunch and dinner. With the menu planning done at Tomaso’s, guests will have more time to celebrate mom with classic Italian wine paired with authentic Sicilian entrees.
Bink’s Kitchen + Bar at The Shops at Hilton Village will host an incredible brunch buffet. Some of the signature brunch items include French toast with cream cheese frosting, strawberries and warm maple syrup; wild rice chopped salad with greens, chicken, pepperoncini, sopressetta, cucumbers, chickpeas, bulgar wheat, radish, feta, kale, romaine, and a red wine vinaigrette; hummus; frittata with smoked potatoes, Chevre and arugula; plus shrimp and grits; green chile pork; mustard-glazed ham; and much more.
Held at Il Terrazzo, one of The Phoenician’s award-winning restaurants, this diverse brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature made-to-order omelets; a carving station; handcrafted pastas; farm fresh salads; a seafood and raw bar, a wok station and a “children’s corner” of kid favorites, among other items. All mothers in attendance will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Mastro’s brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The menu features brunch buffet station favorites, but with a decadent Mastro’s twist: a cascading chilled seafood tower, a carving station featuring Prime New York strip, and breakfast favorites such as traditional or crab eggs benedict, along with waffles and omelets made to order. For those who love the classic bloody’s for brunch, Mastro’s Scottsdale will feature a Bloody Mary bar with over 20 different fixings, and bottomless mimosa in a variety of flavors.
Indulge and reconnect with mom and other loved ones as Province Urban Kitchen and Bar at The Westin Phoenix Downtown hosts Mother’s Day Brunch. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the brunch will include an array of savory and sweet options to satisfy every mom’s palate.
Celebrate the special mom in your life at Scottsdale’s Black & Bleu with an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day brunch the whole family will love. Plan to join Black & Bleu, located in the Shea corridor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (You’re welcome to bring your furry family members too, and enjoy brunch in the gorgeous weather on the pet-friendly patio.)
Organ Pizza Stop presents the 2016 Mother’s Day Musical Lunch. Enjoy a relaxing lunch and concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:15 a.m., show starts at 11:45 a.m.) The lunch includes all-you-can-eat pizza, salad and soft drinks. (Advanced ticket purchase is required.)
Pour a nice, cold glass of milk because Saturday, August 4, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! It’s obviously way too hot to turn the oven on and bake your own, so here are five of the best chocolaty morsels from around town: