Mother's Day calls for something special, and nothing starts off a mother's day better than a delicious meal with her family. Fortunately, if you're traveling to Albuquerque this year for the holiday, there are a variety of options for a Mother's Day brunch in Albuquerque. From casual to elegant, consider taking Mom out for a well-deserved dining experience this year.
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The well-loved Artichoke Cafe is rated as one of the best restaurants in the city, especially if you fancy a unique wine pairing for your meal. On Mother's Day, visit Artichoke Cafe for a special brunch featuring a few specialty breakfast items along with their regular lunch menu.
Mother's Day brunch at Artichoke features savory salmon crepes, Sicilian baked eggs, quiche Florentine, steamed artichokes, roasted garlic, charcuterie plate, crab cakes, soups, salads, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Entrees include baked ham, pan roasted duck breast, poached salmon, mushroom ravioli, prosciutto wrapped scallops, veal scaloppini, and steak Diane.
Prices at the Artichoke Cafe range from nine to 20 dollars per menu item, which you can mix and match for a great meal to start your Mother's Day celebrations.
Served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mother's Day, the buffet at Thur Shan inside the Sandia Resort is another great place to go if your mom is a picky eater that wants to build her own brunch meal. The buffet has a variety of different stations, which feature a variety of international dishes:
- Breakfast items include omelets and eggs made to order; banana, blueberry, and pecan hotcakes; sausage and smoked bacon; home fried potatoes, and green and red chile. There will also be fresh fruit, yogurt, housemade granola, and assorted pastries and bread.
- The Farmer's Market display includes imported cheeses; spinach and strawberry salad; housemade dressings; organic greens; mason-jar salads; baby mozzarella; and split pea and ham soup.
- The seafood bar offers peel-and-eat shrimp, coctel de Camarones, a variety of sushi rolls, and pasta cooked to order.
- The carving station features herb crusted prime rib, New Mexico red clay baked pork loin with red chile demi-glace, and grilled pineapple relish.
- Chef's specialties include roasted salmon, blackened NY steaks, agave-glazed chicken, spring vegetables and mashed potatoes.
- Sweet treats include a house made truffle display, a build your own strawberry shortcake station and a display of cakes, pies, cookies and mini French pastries.
Reservations are highly recommended as this popular spot often fills up on the holidays, especially since many visitors stay at the Sandia Resort during their trip to Albuquerque. The buffet for Mother's Day costs $35 for adults and $16 for children under the age of 12.
Blades has established a reputation for fine dining and a menu that includes a wide variety of meals made with locally-sourced ingredients. This Mother's Day, stop by Blade's Bistro for a special treat.
The brunch menu this year includes a smoked salmon platter, soup, salads, and breakfast favorites such as steak and eggs, banana pancakes, and eggs Benedict. Entrees also include regional dishes like croque monsieur and fettucini alla carbonara, and dessert choices include creme brulee and bread pudding.
Located in Placitas, New Mexico, on the northeast edge of Albuquerque in the Homestead Village, Blade's Bistro will host its Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserving a table is recommended, and the meal is priced per item.
Located on the grounds of the Sandia Resort, the Council Room Restaurant and Bar is a great diner-style establishment that's a little more upscale but has something everyone can enjoy on its menu, which includes chef's additions for Mother's Day.
Soups and starters on the menu include green chile stew and cream of asparagus soup, spring salad, Panzanella salad, cobb salad, Caesar salad, and shrimp cocktails. Then, complete your meal with breakfast items such as huevos rancheros, chocolate strawberry pancakes, build your own omelets, a New Mexico chorizo skillet, steak and eggs, or steak and enchiladas.
Brunch favorites on the menu include southwest chicken pasta, a classic burger, pan seared salmon, shrimp florentine pasta, and several varieties of steak. Desserts include key lime pie and strawberry banana split-wich. The kids' menu items—which are just $5 each—include peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheeseburgers, cod crispers, and chicken tenders.
The Council Room will be serving its Mother's Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. Individual items vary in price from $9 to $30. Also, if you're staying at the Sandia Resort, you can order your Mother's Day meal to enjoy in the privacy of your own room.
Located inside an old hacienda that's surrounded by lush gardens and serving up New Mexico specialties crafted from local ingredients, El Pinto Restaurant is truly a great option any time of year. If you’re looking for truly local flavor to treat your mother with this holiday, try El Pinto, which offers its regular Sunday brunch menu for chile lovers on Mother's Day this year.
Try the Eggs Benedict, which includes eggs and pork loin on a green chile biscuit with a red hollandaise sauce, or green chile cheese biscuits smothered in green chile white gravy with a side of chorizo. While you're there, you can also pick up a bottle of El Pinto branded salsas and chile sauces.
El Pinto will be serving its Mother's Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch plates or entrees vary in price, but a complete will run you between $15 and $25.
Serving up seasonal dishes throughout the year in the north valley of Albuquerque, Farm & Table is heralded as one of the best locally-sourced restaurants in the city. In fact, Farm & Table actually has its won fresh vegetable garden nearby that it uses for many of its staple dishes.
Farm and Table will offer its regular Sunday brunch menu on Mother's Day this year, which features garden omelets with local chorizo, a herbed-mushroom goat cheese omelet, and enchiladas with eggs, among other seasonal dishes. The menu depends on what's available and fresh.
Reservations are necessary to secure a spot at Farm and Table for Mother's Day, so be sure to reserve your table in advance. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and prices range from $4 single pastries to $14 entrees.
Nestled inside the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Albuquerque, The Forque Kitchen and Bar features a variety of New Mexican and Southwestern dishes and will be open for extended brunch hours on Mother's Day this year.
Part of the brunch will be served buffet-style. Breakfast items include omelet and waffle stations, fresh fruits, breakfast meats, eggs, and potato hash. Buffet items also include a cheese board, cured meats, salads, smoked salmon, grilled and chilled shrimp, tuna tataki, and orzo salad.
Additionally, you can pick up a single entree to complete your meal, and choices include adobo rubbed pork, pan roasted snapper, grilled flat iron steak, or shrimp and grits. For dessert, the sweets station offers petit fours, a variety of small desserts, French macarons, and assorted cakes and pies.
Forque Kitchen and Bar will be open for Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for adults is around $50 while children under 12 can eat for around $20.
Los Poblanos Inn is rated as one of Albuquerque's best historic hotels. Located on 25 acres of farmland, this unique destination offers rooms at three separate accommodations—The Meem, the Farm, and the Field—as well as a "field-to-fork" dining experience at the on-site restaurant.
The brunch menu, which will be available during a special Mother's Day event, features fresh-baked pastries, smoked salmon, yogurt with housemade granola, antipasto and cheese, seasonal soup, and a seasonal fruit display. Entrees include steak and eggs, eggs Benedict, poached king salmon, farm breakfast (eggs, meat, and fresh vegetables), and brioche French toast.
Sunday brunch will be extended until 1 p.m. on Mother's Day, but reservations are required for this special event. The meal will cost $75 for adults and $25 for children aged 2 to 12, and toddlers under 2 eat for free.
The Grove specializes in using local ingredients in an inventive and tasteful way with an emphasis on fresh, organic produce. On Mother's Day this year, this trendy farm-to-table restaurant will be serving French toast and egg specials in addition to its regular Sunday brunch menu.
Popular items include smoked salmon with a green side salad, avocado toast, Grove granola and yogurt, and Croque Madame with a Grove kale salad. During brunch, you can also enjoy warm or cool sandwiches like the tuna toastie or the French ham and cheese as well as a variety of soups, salads, and signature sweets.
Brunch will be served at the Grove Cafe from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and reservations are highly recommended. Prices range from $3 desserts to $13 entrees.
Founded in 1976 inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves up an extensive menu of Native American-inspired dishes as well as some regional favorites. For Mother's Day, will offer a full brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Breakfast buffet items include a made to order omelet station, classic eggs Benedict, applewood smoked thick cut bacon, sausage, honey smoked salmon and lox trays, and scrambled eggs. There will also be fresh green salads and potato salad, cheese ravioli, biscuits and gravy, carne adovada hash, cheddar scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus, green beans almondine and seasonal roasted root vegetables.
A carving station will have country smoked ham and top sirloin roast beef while main dishes include braised boneless beef short ribs, boneless pork chops, and roasted chicken breast. Desserts include a crepe Suzette station, danishes and pastries, fresh fruit, and a table with assorted pies, macrons, and cheesecakes.
Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. The cost for a meal is around $40 for adults, $15 for children 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and under.
The stunning Tamaya Resort and Spa by Hyatt Regency is located on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo near the Rio Grande River. On Mother's Day, its on-site restaurants, The Corn Maiden and Santa Ana Cafe, will have a buffet brunch services.
Enjoy a sweet and savory crepe station, salads, cheese and fruit platter, chilled shrimp and crab claws, house cured salmon and assorted petite pastries. The carving station features prime rib, honey dijon pork loin, and baby squash with asparagus. Chef's specialties include orange poppy seed pancakes, grilled chicken, poached eggs, smoked pork, green chile saffron poached salmon, and an assortment of vegetables.
Seatings on Mother's Day are available on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.
Featuring modern cuisine in an urban yet spacious atmosphere, Slate Street Cafe is known for its exceptional foods, local beers, and housemade gourmet cupcakes as well as its gluten-free and vegetarian options. On Mother's Day, the Slate Street Cafe will feature its favorite brunch items as well as some specials.
For brunch, enjoy huevos rancheros with Duran's red or green chile, a green eggs and ham omelet, steak and eggs, eggs benedict, sausage sliders, or a fried egg sandwich, or there is also french toast and dutch oven pancakes with forest berry compote. Lunch items include chicken and noodles, brown bag fish and chips, a medley of bruschetta, and more.
Mother's Day brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and prices range from $8 to $14 for breakfast or lunch entrees.
For something a little more elegant, take your mother to Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro for an elegant Mother's Day brunch. The menu at Seasons features something for everyone and a mixture of traditional French and American dishes.
The brunch specials include railroad french toast, smoked salmon and bagel Benedict, spicy shrimp and sausage omelet, red chile tuna melt, and fried chicken and waffles. There will also be some Mother's Day specials, which will be announced on the holiday itself.
Zinc's Mother's Day brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this year, and reservations are required. Prices range from $7 to $15 for brunch entrees.