Saturday, April 30, 2016

Atlanta Restaurants Woo Mom on Mother’s Day, May 8

 “Mom!” upside down spells “Wow!” Honor all those “Wow!” times she came through for you and made sure you were loved by wowing her, and perhaps spoiling her a little, with a special “thank you” visit to one of Atlanta’s best restaurants. Reservations? Like mom always (lovingly) says, “Do it now!”

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern serves its regular brunch menu and $17 bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and has live music from 1-4 p.m. and half-price wings from 4-10 p.m. It's also Family Sunday Funday meaning kids eat free with an adult entrée purchase from 4-10 p.m. Call 404-968-2288 for reservations.

Indulge her culinary bent with a gift from the Market at Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. Choose from a range of balsamic vinegars, sea salts and olive oils, beautiful handmade pottery and aprons, specialty gift baskets or cooking classes.

Spell “MOM” in doughnuts with help from Sublime Doughnuts. A-Town Cream and A-Town Mocha doughnuts will be offered in the shape of an "M." Insert any regular “O” doughnut for a sweet mom-umental treat.

Twelve Eighty, located in the Woodruff Arts Center, has a Mother’s Day brunch with seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $34.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 4 to 10. For reservations, call 404-897-1280.


Revival, chef Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant, hosts a buffet-only Mother’s Day loaded with its signature fresh twist on family style Southern classics such as lamb, ham and fried chicken and a major dessert table. Buffet offered 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $39 for adults, $12 for children. Call 470-225-6770.


Surprise mom with Mother’s Day dinner at newly redecorated Aria. Typically closed on Sundays, the Buckhead restaurant will open its doors at 5 p.m. so mom can enjoy chef/owner Gerry Klaskala’s avant-garde take on fine American cuisine. For reservations, call 404-233-7673.

Gypsy Kitchen (404-939-9840) and The Southern Gentleman (404-939-9845) are hosting an epic joint celebration themed “Spain & Twain Await You.” Savor a hot buffet served from the chef’s table, including special Mother’s Day desserts. A raw bar, salad, soup and hors d’oeuvre offerings are also available. Live music and dining, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $54.95 per person for adults, $19.95 for kids 12 and under. Moms receive a complimentary confection.

North Fulton

Aqua blue in Roswell is celebrating Mom’s big day with a sumptuous Mother’s Day brunch. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., treat her to $15 bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar and a brunch buffet featuring carving stations, made-to-order omelets, blue ribbon sushi, desserts and more. $34.95 for adults; $9.95 for all children under 12. Already busy over brunch? Come through with dinner from the à la carte menu, served from 5-9 p.m. Call 770-643-8886 for reservations.

The queen of quaint will love historic Crabapple with its beautiful scenery and the 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails calls home. Opt for special Mother’s Day menus offering favorites such as chicken and waffles, French toast and prosciutto eggs Benedict for brunch or New York strip, sesame-crusted mountain trout or blackened Atlantic salmon for dinner. $32 for brunch; $45 for dinner. Call 770-817-0161.


Take mom for a Sunday drive to Cotton Calf Kitchen in Braselton for a contemporary classic steakhouse experience where she’ll also be treated to a complimentary dessert and glass of Champagne. Sunday brunch is served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner service starts at 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling 706-684-0410.

Multiple Locations

All four locations of Ray’s Restaurants know how to treat mom like royalty, be it a lavish buffet in elegant surroundings or a fun fiesta. Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187) in Sandy Springs serves its award-winning buffet, with breakfast, brunch and dinner options as the day progresses, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for $45.95 per adult and $22.95 for children ages 5 to 10. In Alpharetta, Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064) is also open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with a buffet that’s $37.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 5 to 10. Take mom downtown to Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224) for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or regular à la carte dinner menu from 5-8 p.m. The buffet is $37.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 5 to 10. Finally, tell mom "gracias" with Tex-Mex at Ray's Rio Bravo (770-612-2829), open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Mother's Day.

All moms visiting any Willy's Mexicana Grill location May 7-8 receive a coupon for $5 off any order of $15 or more to use during a future visit through May 31.

Want more? Delight mom at any of these Atlanta-area Sunday dining spots on Mother's Day or any other weekend:
  • Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland serves brunch classics such as deviled eggs and stylish chorizo and egg tacos. Bring mom on May 8 to brunch on specials like pesto breakfast strata and lamb pot pie, and she’ll take home a gift. Call 404-876-7249.
  • Sail over to Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar in East Cobb and treat mom to delicious seafood classics like Atlantic grouper, Georges Bank scallops, iced shellfish towers and more. 770-635-7641.
  • The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Roswell and Buckhead reel in seafood-loving moms with such signature entrées as Creole shrimp and grits, island grouper and Coca-Cola BBQ salmon.
  • Marlow’s Tavern has 15 perfect neighborhood spots for classic American fare with an upscale twist.
  • Seed Kitchen & Bar in East Cobb shows off a Sunday brunch menu of delicious dishes including smoked salmon, crab eggs Benedict and smoked brisket hash. Chef Doug Turbush will offer specials specifically for Mother's Day. Call 678-214-6888 for reservations.

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