Dining Out This

MOTHER’S DAY

text by Robert Gillespie and Marcia Webster

Here are two-dozen Valley restaurants offering Mother’s Day dining that will easily make mom feel relaxed, pampered and catered to on her special day. Check the websites for full menus, pricing and hours of operation. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Top: Voilà French Bistro. Bottom left: Marcellino Ristorante.  Bottom right: Ocean Prime.

Feeling French this Mother’s Day? Then, reserve a table at Voilà French Bistro, a cozy spot owned by French natives Chef Jean-Christophe Gros and his wife, Ségolène. Their Mother’s Day brunch is a prix fixe, three-course meal with selections such as eggs mimosa with smoked salmon, quiche lorraine and traditional boeuf bourguignon. Dessert and a beverage are included. www.voilafrenchbistro.com

Treat Mom to a festive brunch at Hearth ’61. Carved prime rib will take centerstage along with warm sun-dried cherry scones studded with chocolate chips, a cold buffet which includes smoked salmon and iced gulf shrimp, made-to-order eggs and omelets, à la carte entrees from the kitchen and a dessert buffet. https://www.mountainshadows.com/dining/hearth

Breakfast classics, wood-fired meats and a raw seafood bar with shrimp and sushi will grace the buffet tables at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complete the feast with decadent desserts including mini pastries and petit fours. www.omnihotels.com/Montelucia

The all-day special – Tagiolini Mare e Monte –  will be served from noon until 3 p.m. at Marcellino Ristorante on Stetson. Dinner service is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. From 5:30 p.m., singer Monte Procopio will showcase classic songs of the old masters as well as smash hits from contemporary crooners. Moms will enjoy a complimentary tiramisu. www.marcellinoristorante.com/

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Steak 44 or Dominick’s Steakhouse. The brunch menu is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with offerings such as a bone-in filet mignon with a fried egg, Alaskan crab & avocado stack and twin lobster tails.The expansive dinner menu will be available from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. www.steak44.com and https://www.dominickssteakhouse.com

If seafood is one of mom’s favorites, treat her to brunch at Ocean Prime. Crab and eggs (crab cakes with poached eggs on an English muffin, dressed with Hollandaise) and blackened salmon salad (salmon served with strawberries, cantaloupe, goat cheese and field greens dressed with basil poppyseed dressing) are among the tasty eats. https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/phoenix/menus

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the iconic El Chorro honors mom with a brunch menu with dishes like macadamia nut pancakes, lobster-and-shrimp-stuffed sole, slow-roasted leg of lamb, seared beef tenderloin, a variety of sweets and, of course, the restaurant’s famous sticky buns. https://elchorro.com/

Take in the 360-degree city views at the historic Wrigley Mansion this Mother’s Day. Led by Chef Christopher Gross, food stations will include a raw seafood bar, seasonal spring salads, pastas, fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie, made-to-order omelets, breakfast items, and a carving station. Three seatings are available: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. www.wrigleymansion.com/

Top left: Roaring Fork. Top right: The Gladly. Bottom: Market Street Kitchen.

At Sanctuary on Camelback, guests may choose between two elaborate Mother’s Day brunches. From 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m., Executive Chef Beau MacMillan will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu at elements. In The Views Ballroom, aptly named for its wrap-around terrace and panoramic views of Mummy Mountain, a buffet complete with carving stations and seasonal favorites will be featured. www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/

Chef Bernie Kantak’s inventive takes on traditional brunch classics alongside a few contemporary creations such as Chilean crab cakes, baked French toast, sorbet mimosas and other delights will be on the menu this Mother’s Day at The Gladly. https://www.thegladly.com

There are two ways to celebrate at Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The T. Cook’s Brunch takes place 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a chilled starter buffet, choice of entrée and a lavish dessert spread. In The Ballroom, a full classic buffet will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  www.royalpalmshotel.com/

Fox Restaurants has mom in mind. At True Food Kitchen, toast the occasion with one of its Mom-osas: a pomegranate mimosa with prosecco, lime, pomegranate and antioxidant tea or an orange vanilla mimosa with prosecco, lime, vanilla and orange. Flower Child will offer a special strawberry mimosa and Doughbird features a special prime rib for mom: the Mother’s Day 8-oz. prime rib. https://www.foxrc.com/

The Roaring Fork honors Valley moms on Sunday, May 13, with a specialty brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Known for bold American wood-fired cooking in a modern Western ambience, the buffet-style menu features a selection of breakfast items, signature side dishes, hearty entrées and tasty desserts. www.roaringfork.com/scottsdale/

To honor mom, Market Street Kitchen is offering exclusive menu items and special prices on menu favorites on Sunday, May 13. For brunch or lunch, enjoy a smoked salmon benedict, fresh berry parfait or compressed arugula salad. During dinner hours mom can opt for lobster tails or a 24-ounce petite adobo tenderloin. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 pm until 9 p.m. www.marketstreetkitchen.com

There are two ways to celebrate at Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The T. Cook’s Brunch takes place 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a chilled starter buffet, choice of entrée and a lavish dessert spread. In The Ballroom, a full classic buffet will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  www.royalpalmshotel.com/

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa will be hosting a special brunch at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dining format will be a buffet-style first course, followed by your choice of composed entrée with family-style sides and an elaborate buffet of desserts. A traveling cart will offer table-side “Build Your Own Mimosa Creations.” The restaurant’s glass art wall will display examples of Why My Mom is a Superhero. https://scottsdale.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/weft-warp-art-bar-kitchen.html

Top: Roka Akor. Bottom left: Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn. Bottom right: J&G Steakhouse.

Roka Akor is planning a decadent brunch sure to make mom feel special. Service will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m. Guests can choose from items like grilled pork belly, smoked salmon maki, quiche, smoked salmon benedict and loup de mere en papillote. The regular à la carte menu will also be available. www.rokaakor.com

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, will offer a celebratory champagne brunch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will be treated to live music, sparkling wine and mimosas, views from the Vista Verde Dining room as well as a complimentary flower for every mother. Indulge in a breakfast bar, made-to-order omelet and pasta stations, a salad bar, a carving station, a seafood bar and an array of sweet treats. www.destinationhotels.com/scottsdale

A cast-iron skillet of its famous fresh baked brioche “monkey bread” welcomes diners at LON’s at the Hermosa Inn as they then choose between five appetizers including spinach, leek and ricotta quiche, six entrees like roasted Alaskan halibut and grilled beef tenderloin and three desserts. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.hermosainn.com/

Spoil mom at Sel Restaurant on Main Street in Old Town with a gourmet four-course Mother’s Day menu offering specialities such as meyer lemon-cured Ora King salmon and grilled Creekstone Farm filet mignon. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine and desert are included. www.selrestaurant.com/

Fox Restaurants has mom in mind. At True Food Kitchen, toast the occasion with one of its Mom-osas: a pomegranate mimosa with prosecco, lime, pomegranate and antioxidant tea or an orange vanilla mimosa with prosecco, lime, vanilla and orange. Flower Child will offer a special strawberry mimosa and Doughbird features a special prime rib for mom: the Mother’s Day 8-oz. prime rib. https://www.foxrc.com/

From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. dinner will be served at J&G Steakhouse. Enjoy the scenic view as you select your three-course feast from a variety of seasonal favorites. House-made desserts such as the decadent warm chocolate cake and fluffy, meringue-filled strawberry Pavlova complete the meal. https://www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com

Take in the beautiful surroundings at Desert Botanical Garden’s restaurant, Gertrude’s. The menus showcases local ingredients from artisans and farmers from the Southwest. Two seafood specials –  crab cake and salmon en croûte – will be offered on the Mother’s Day menu. http://www.gertrudesrestaurant.net

Head to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and enjoy a garden-party, flavors of Paris-themed brunch at Talavera.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests will enjoy crepes made-to-order, classic French dishes, and a variety of hot and cold brunch favorites across 10 Chef-Attended stations. Or, treat Mom to a special meal at Proof, an American Canteen from 7 a.m to 1 p.m. www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale/dining/restaurants/talavera/