Yet being a mom is often a thankless job, and the true fact of the matter is that mom deserves to be celebrated. And while she doesn't need to be monetarily compensated, there are ways to show your appreciation.
This Sunday, May 8, you can do more than breakfast in bed, jewelry, or some homemade gifts. This is South Florida, after all, which means there's only one way to truly thank Mom on her special day: brunch.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant
1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Call 954-874-4444, or visit margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com.
Cheeseburgers and margaritas on Mother's Day? Yes! This year, treat mom to a special day in paradise and grab Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant. The three-course menu includes a salad, choice of entries and dessert for $45 per person ( not including tax or gratuity). Add a little something special to the meal and enjoy unlimited champagne for an extra $20.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill
620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-467-2555, or visit wildsealasolas.com.
Located in the illustrious Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill is serving up an extended Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Delight in the restaurant’s airy seaside setting while enjoying Wild Sea’s imaginative and exceptionally fresh cuisine priced a la carte, such as the eponymous Wild Sea Lobster Omelet with Maine Lobster, caramelized onions, gruyere, heirloom tomatoes, and toasted red potatoes ($22); or the equally appetizing Local Fish of the Day Sandwich, a neighborhood favorite plated with almond coleslaw, lemon herb aioli, avocado, heirloom tomato, and house fries ($16). If your taste buds are craving something sweet, look no further than the Caramelized Banana Brioche French Toast created with Kahlua and cinnamon French toast, caramelized bananas, and brown butter whipped cream ($15). For reservations, call 954-467-2555 or visit www.wildsealasolas.com.
620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-467-0671, or visit indigolasolas.com.
Indigo, a neighborhood staple of Las Olas Boulevard, offers an array of classic Mother’s Day prix-
Green Bar & Kitchen
1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. Call or visit greenbarkitchen.com.
Green Bar & Kitchen — the restaurant that aims to serve locally sourced ingredients with a menu that features gluten-free options such as juices, salads, sandwiches, soups, wraps, bowls, baked goods, coffee and tea — is hosting Momma-Palooza this Mother's Day. Guests can get wild with the #VeggiesGoneWild healthy vegan brunch. The menu will include amazing plant-based cuisine featuring chia pancakes, tofu scramble, raw granola, yogurt parfait, and more. And mom will love the gluten-free bakery featuring cupcakes, cookies, and brownies. Moms also receive a free bellini, and sangria will also be available. The restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations required.
Hardy Park Bistro
21 SW Seventh St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-652-1475, or visit hardyparkbistro.com.
Opened in 2013 by Chef Philip Darmon and wife Jessica Rossitto, Hardy Park is a true neighborhood bistro, altering its menu weekly according to the season while offering a concise wine list. The menu features an amazing variety of dining options in a cozy, neighborhood location that is the perfect place to take mom this Mother’s Day. This “off the beaten path” bistro will be open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Mother’s Day and will feature dishes such as its refreshing arugula salad, Nueske apple smoked BLT, pork chops and potatoes, and the chef's famous chicken schnitzel. No reservations are required.
5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Call or visit tap42.com.
Tap 42 is hosting Mother’s Day Brunch with brunch classics such as the Hangover, featuring scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, white cheddar, and maple Hollandaise served on a challah bun. Mom will love the “Green Eggs & Ham” Benedict featuring Angry Orchard Cider pulled pork and salsa verde. As always, bottomless brunch drink prices will be available until 3 p.m. including mimosas, bloody marys, and Funky Buddha Floridian for $15 per person.
600 Silks Run Rd., Hallandale. Call 954-367-3970, or visit rokbrgr.com.
Join Rok:Brgr for a special Mother’s Day edition of its Sunday brunch, featuring complimentary mimosas for moms. The menu includes hearty dishes such as the Hangover Sandwich, an over-easy farm egg, maple pepper bacon, sriracha aioli, American cheese, heirloom tomato, avocado, and artisan multigrain bread. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also features live music by a DJ.
Himmarshee Public House
201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-616-5275, or visit publichouseFTL.com.
Himmarshee Public House will be offering Mother’s Day drink specials for moms to enjoy during its Sunday brunch, hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant’s chef-driven menu features brunch and lunch dishes, including the Banana Bread French Toast, coconut-crusted with sliced bananas and bourbon maple syrup. Lighter options include the Southwestern Cobb, made with grilled chicken, roasted corn, black beans, avocado, local tomatoes, onions, tortilla strips, jack cheese, and chipotle ranch.
204 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-2003, or visit tacocraft.com.
TacoCraft’s Mother’s Day Sunday
330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-616-8028, or visit pizzacraftpizzeria.com.
Pizza Craft will be serving Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring exclusive drink specials for moms. The restaurant’s brunch menu offers Italian breakfast favorites such as the Hangover Sandwich #3, a giant croissant with Miami Smokers bacon, avocado, tomato, provolone cheese, a fried egg, and garlic aioli, or the Breakfast Pie, a Neapolitan-style pizza featuring scallion cream, smoked bacon, fingerling potatoes, cave aged gruyere, fontina, caramelized onions and a roasted farm egg.
401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-767-0222, or visit grille401.com.
Grille 401 will be hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu will feature classics such as Crab Cake Benedict, Steak Benedict, Granola Encrusted Thick-Cut French Toast and Steak and Eggs, paired with bottomless mimosas. In addition to mimosas, guests can pair their brunch with any of Grille 401’s specialty craft cocktails or ice-cold beers. Reservations are recommended.
6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-391-7770, or visit pinongrill.com.
At Piñon Grill, guests can treat mom to a decadent brunch this Mother’s Day. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch complete with special chef-featured offerings and bottomless mimosas for $15. Piñon Grill brunch items include the Skillet Scrambler made with three whole eggs or egg whites with Applewood smoked bacon, spinach, onions, peppers, and white cheddar served with home-fried potatoes. Or try the crab Benedict and steak Benedict, served with asparagus and home-fried potatoes. Additional chef features include Heart of NY Strip with a twice-baked potato and grilled asparagus or shrimp and scallop pasta with tequila lime cream sauce. The regular lunch menu will also be available.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines. Call 954-430-2333, or visit brimstonewoodfiregrill.com.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill will celebrate mom with an exceptional Mother’s Day Brunch. Specialty brunch items include the Frittata Espanola made with eggs, red and green onions, roasted red peppers, tomato, bacon, ham, and a cheese medley, baked together in a crock; thick-cut French toast served with fresh berries, bananas, Applewood smoked bacon, and warm maple syrup; and Brimstone’s best pancakes served with fresh berries, bananas, and warm maple syrup. Wash it all down with bottomless mimosas for $15.
Beauty & the Feast Bar and Kitchen
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-567-8020, or visit society8.com.
Located in the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, try an oceanfront Mother’s Day Brunch this year. On Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., guests are invited to indulge in the restaurant's all-you-can-eat brunch offerings. Highlights include French toast; classic eggs Benedict with smoked Canadian bacon, toasted English muffin, Hollandaise sauce, and wild berry silver dollar pancakes; or Gulf shrimp with smoked cheddar grits and a Cajun Tasso ham sauce. Special additions for Mother’s Day will be meat carving, omelet, pasta, and fresh fruit or parfait stations. Pair any of these with bottomless bloody marys and mimosas for $15 per person. The all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Brunch is available for adults at $49.95, children ages 10 to 14 at $29.95, and children under 10 at $19.95.
Palm Beach County
Waterstone Resort & Marina
999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Call 561-368-9500, or visit waterstoneboca.com.
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a lavish buffet of sweet and savory breakfast
125 Datura St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-623-0822, or visit avocadogrillwpb.com.
Avocado Grill in West Palm beach will be offering several special Mother’s Day brunch creations this year. Heartier appetites can try the petite filet steak and egg served with sautéed spinach, home fries, and Béarnaise sauce. For moms who prefer a meatless choice, chef Gremaud’s special family recipe for eggplant parmesan is unbreaded and perfectly seasoned to appease the most health-conscious foodies. Seafood lovers will also have two delicious options including crab Benedict complete with lump crab, sautéed spinach, oranges, and tarragon, and a Maine lobster salad with asparagus, orange, artichokes, and heirloom tomatoes. A full raw bar and an expansive farm-to-table menu
191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach. Call 561-354-9800, or visit meatmarket.net.
Show mom some love this Mother’s Day at Palm Beach’s sizzling spot for succulent steaks and seafood with a special prix-
The Little Chalet
485 S. Federal
Mothers hold their child’s hands for a moment and their hearts for a lifetime. Make a toast to the lifetime of love your mom has given you with the Blooming Champagne Cocktail at the Little Chalet. It's made with Strawberry Rhubarb Marinade drizzled on the bottom of a champagne glass, a drop of St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur topped with a glass of the finest Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne, and garnished with our unique Wild Hibiscus edible flower. All mothers receive a complimentary Blooming Champagne Cocktail only on May 8, 2016. This Mother’s Day Brunch is especially significant because it's the first of what will be weekly brunches at the Little Chalet every Sunday.
Vic & Angelo's
4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-630-9899, or visit vicandangelos.com.
While Mother's Day is technically once a year, Vic & Angelo’s at PGA Commons in Palm Beach Gardens will be honoring the maternal milestone with a Sunday feast she’ll remember forever. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Italian eatery will offer a $39.95 prix-
Bistro Ten Zero One
1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1234, or visit bistro1001.com.
This May 8 from noon to 4 p.m., moms can enjoy a lavish Sunday brunch at Bistro Ten Zero One.
Seatings are at noon and 2 p.m., where guests can indulge in an assortment of fresh salads, seafood, charcuterie, a carving station with roast beef and turkey, and a variety of entrées from executive chef Christian Quiñones. Unlimited prosecco and mimosas will also be available. Cost is $45 for adults, $27 for children 4 to 12, and free for children 4 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 561-833-1234.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.