Mother's Day 2018 is May 13, and it's always a perfect time to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her. Phoenix and Scottsdale have boundless choices for either Mother's Day brunch or dinner. Mother's Day is one of the biggest brunch- or dinner-out days of the year, so you should make reservations as soon as you can. And dress up just a little; resort attire or business casual is appropriate for most of these restaurants.
Nosh on shrimp and grits, soups, salads, steak and eggs, quiche, or a creative omelet at The Market by Jennifer's Restaurant + Bar for Mother's Day. Stay cool alfresco on the misted patio and have a mimosa, bloody mary, or seasonal bellini to celebrate.
Elements is offering a prix-fixe Mother's Day brunch or a Mother's Day buffet in its spectacular setting with views of Paradise Valley. Chef Beau MacMillan is sure to please with a seasonal menu of American dishes with Asian accents at this luxury Scottsdale restaurant. You'll also find vegetarian and gluten-free choices.
Check out Roaring Fork in Scottsdale for Mother's Day dinner. Its menu highlights wood-fired cooking and lots of meat entrees. Some specialties of the house are sugar-cured duck breast, grilled fish tacos, rainbow trout, boneless buttermilk fried chicken, and braised beef short ribs, along with wood-fired premium-cut steaks.
You can bring your dog along to Mother's Day brunch at the Salty Sow, which calls itself an American gastropub. At this casual spot, you can order chicken and waffles, banana chocolate chip French toast, or hot smoked salmon, along with more traditional breakfast items or meats from the carving station.
If your mom has a jones for Mexican food, take her to Los Sombreros in Scottsdale for brunch. Dine inside or on the patio and choose from an interesting Mexican menu that features Mexican-style French toast with caramel, chocolate and strawberries; a breakfast sandwich with grilled chicken, refried beans, pico de gallo, avocado, and fried egg; or a burrito of scrambled eggs, chorizo, potato, and refried beans.
Hash Kitchen in Scottsdale boasts that it is Arizona's largest bloody mary bar, and what better day to take advantage of that than Mother's Day. It's great for toasting all the love your mom gives you this and every day. Specialty breakfast/brunch offerings are French toast bread pudding; flat iron steak and eggs; a breakfast sandwich of smoked ham, avocado, fried eggs, pepper jack cheese, and bacon and onion jam; and a steak breakfast burrito. There's also an array of hash dishes, pancakes, waffles, and egg dishes.
If you are looking for a luxe dinner experience for Mother's Day, take your mom to Crudo, where you'll be treated to modern-style Italian dishes from chef Cullen Campbell. Choose from interesting antipasti like various types of tuna, sea bass, or burrata and pasta dishes like strozzapreti with brisket and pecorino or risotto with sea urchin, mussels, clams, and tomatoes. Save room for crave-worthy desserts like chocolate ricotta cake with salted caramel sauce and white coffee ice cream or the tiramisu of the day.
North Italia serves up traditional Italian food with a seasonal twist, and for brunch, that means torn bread and Italian sausage casserole; short rib hash; and a breakfast wrap of Italian sausage, mozzarella, scrambled egg, mushrooms, and roasted peppers. Or order small plates like black Mediterranean mussels, grilled cauliflower with fried egg and asparagus, or Italian meatballs (of course). For dinner, you get a full-on Italian menu of traditional favorites of seafood, poultry, and beef entrees along with pasta dishes.
Have Mother's Day lunch or dinner at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, in the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, where you'll find handcrafted cocktails, microbrews galore, and a curated wine list. Pair your adult beverage of choice with starters to share like corn grit fries or chicken bites and follow that with a sandwich or salad for lunch or blackened salmon, trout, shrimp, and grits, or handmade pasta for dinner.
If your mom's an art aficionado, she'll love a trip to the Phoenix Art Museum and brunch at Palette. It's serving a three-course prix-fixe brunch that includes Tuscan tomato bisque, crab cakes, seafood crepes, strawberry pecan crepes, strawberry shortcake, and a dessert bar. And the mimosas are complimentary.