Unless your mother is like Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest or Piper Laurie in Carrie or Mrs. Voorhees, it would probably be nice if you took her out for a meal on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8). Sure, a card and flowers are a sweet gesture, but this is the woman who gave you life and put up with your shit for at least 18 years. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is the way to go this weekend, trust us. We’ll even make it easy for you: Here are 12 local restaurants featuring Mother's Day specials to help you celebrate your day out with mom.
Max's Wine Dive
340 E. Basse Rd., Suite 101
Chef Butch will be offering delicious specials from 10am – 10pm, along with featured mimosas. Brunch specials include Strawberry and Salmon Salad, Pan-seared Mahi Mahi, Max'd Out Steak and Eggs and Serrano Ham Benedict.
Las Canarias at the Omni
112 College St.
The options are limitless for brunch, which is going to set you back $79 per person ($36 for children 6-12). We can’t list the massive menu, but selections will include Bananas Foster over Belgian Style Waffles, Strawberry Hazelnut French Toast, Poached Eggs Benedict with Lobster Salad and Béarnaise, Smoked Salmon Tartare with Accoutrements of Rye, Blackened Texas Red Fish, Buttermilk Sous Vide Fried Chicken and Poached Pear and Rosemary & Shallot Filled Pork Loin.
306 Pearl Parkway #110
Special Mother’s Day-inspired pastries include Heart Shaped Pop Tarts and Raspberry Rose Japonaise (spiraled macaroon filled with Raspberry Rose mascarpone cream and fresh raspberries). Bonus gift for mom: fresh bouquets of poppies, zinnias and dusty miller will be available for purchase.
136 E. Grayson St.
Although the restaurant is closed on Sundays, it is making an exception just for your mom and will open with a special brunch menu. Each mom will receive a complimentary mimosa created just for the occasion.
803 St. Mary’s St.
Will offer a prix fix 3-course menu during dinner on Mother’s Day for $75. Menu options include First Course: Spring pea tarragon soup, or Strawberry balsamic frisee; Second Course: Smoked duck breast with prosciutto risotto, or Poached arctic char with cucumber and beet salad, or Seared sous vide beef tenderloin with pomme anna; Third Course: Opera cake, or Bandera blueberry and peach cobbler.
Nao Latin Gastro Bar
312 Pearl Parkway
Between 10am – 4pm, the restaurant will offer a special sweet and savory platter in addition to their regular a la carte brunch menu. Each mom will also receive a red rose from the restaurant. The savory platter is $50 per platter and includes sirloin, chorizo, bacon, scrambled eggs, roasted vegetables, potato fries, rice and black beans, chimichurri and dijonnaise. The sweet platter is $35 per platter and includes torrejas, stewed sweet plantains, seasonal and tropical fruit, cashew-coconut yogurt, churros, dulce de leche and sweet cream.
207 N. Presa St.
Brunch by Chef Robbie Nowlin is $38 per person and includes piquillo pepper and parsnip bisque, tomato salad with Gorgonzola cheese and basil, pan-seared Alaskan halibut and caramel pecan cake. All mothers will receive a rose for being so awesome.
521 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, TX 78215
The special Mother’s Day Brunch Bar is $25 per person and includes menu items such as brisket hash, mac n cheese, cranberry brown sugar French toast, candied bacon and maple sausage, fruit crumble, carnitas, migas and more.
Sukeban at Blue Star
1420 S. Alamo St., Suite 101
Mother's Day Brunch is $9-$25 and includes chicken and waffles, Japanese crepes, tuna fish sandwiches, ramen, Japanese donuts and champagne.
Citrus at Hotel Valencia
150 E. Houston St.
A special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 11am – 2pm costs $65 per adult and $25 per child and includes a variety of options like Applewood smoked bacon, Papas Bravas, Blueberry Flap Jacks, chardonnay Poached Gulf Shrimp, Spanish Clam and Mussel Steamers, Rosemary Crusted Tenderloin and Coriander Honey Glazed Bone-in Ham. Reservations are required.
SweetFire Kitchen at La Cantera Resort & Spa
6641 La Cantera Parkway
Reservations are available for the restaurant’s “Mother’s Day Feast,” which costs $52 for adults and $25 for children (5-12). Menu items are extensive and include marinated rock shrimp ceviche, beer steamed gulf shrimp, shucked oysters on the half shell, a selection of local and house-made cheeses, a salad table, stuffed and roasted leg of lamb, Windy Bar Ranch prime rib, fava bean and king crab soup, crisp smoked bacon & chicken sausage and an assortment of desserts from the bakeshop.
TNT: Tacos and Tequila
1915 Broadway, Suite 111
TNT’s Mother’s Day buffet brunch offers a little of everything like made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, Eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, tacos with chicken verde, BBQ pulled pork, brisket, salads, fresh grilled fish and a dessert bar. The $22 price includes champagne, Mimosas, coffee, tea or soft drinks. A live DJ will add to the party atmosphere, so cut a rug with your mom after you're done eating.