With Mother’s Day coming up in just over a week, here is a brief list of restaurants, events and must-see sights to treat moms to the day they’ve earned. Hopefully these ideas will help you to plan an amazing day for your most-deserving mother.
Fun for the whole family:
Portico Global Cuisine at Le Meridien Atlanta Hotel – Bring the whole family to the Atlanta Perimeter/Dunwoody area to experience a Mother’s Day Sunday Jazz Brunch. Enjoy carefully crafted entrées, bottomless mimosas, a build-your-own bloody mary bar and a “tapas” buffet while listening to live jazz music from Dunwoody favorite, T Woods Trio. For the perfect weekend, book mom a room at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter on Saturday night for a relaxing staycation, then meet for jazz brunch in Portico on Sunday. Beat the city traffic!
Atlanta Rose Show — Hosted by the Greater Atlanta Rose Society, the 62nd Atlanta Rose Show in Day Hall will feature cut-flower roses of every variety and color. This year’s rose show will take place May 11-12, at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; consulting rosarians will be on hand to answer rose-related questions during the event.
Georgia Aquarium – On Mother’s Day, Mom should relax, put up her feet and not worry about a thing all day! While that may never happen, Georgia Aquarium wants to treat you and your mom to a special 2 for $60 discounted admission May 12. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and the discount applies to any age group. Additional tickets may also be purchased at the discounted online, advance ticket rate.
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival – The 11th annual festival will return to Chastain Park on Mother’s Day weekend May 11-12. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the award-winning festival features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Event-goers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on activities. The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and a small stage for live acoustic music performances. The festival is free and open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.
STK Atlanta – Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional signature and seasonal offerings, STK Atlanta is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special brunch for all ages May 12. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the acclaimed Midtown steak and seafood house will be treating guests to a chef-driven Mother’s Day brunch buffet featuring sweet and savory brunch essentials, a raw bar, a carving station and a “dessert playground.” A live DJ, along with classic mimosas, a mimosa bar, bloody marys and classic brunch cocktails will add to the experience. STK’s Mother’s Day brunch buffett with be available for $79 per person and $22 per child, plus tax and gratuity.
Atlas – Celebrate Mother’s Day with an unforgettable dinner at Atlas. Moms will be treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly, a single stemmed rose and are invited to enjoy a spectacular three-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person created just for the occasion by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman and Pastry Chef Christian Castillo. The full chef-driven dinner menu, which changes daily, will also be available. Guests are also invited to view the restaurant’s acclaimed art installation featuring 30 pieces from esteemed artists including Foujita, Monet, Chagall, Modigliani and Soutine.
Dantannas – With two locations, Buckhead and downtown, Dantanna’s is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day with a curated brunch menu and lots of bubbles. On May 12, moms are invited to enjoy a brunch created just for Mother’s Day by Dantanna’s Chef Monique Barrow. Moms can also take advantage of bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Buckhead location and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the downtown location, while enjoying a delectable brunch.
PARISH – One of the top brunch destinations in Atlanta, located in Inman Park right on the BeltLine, The Brasserie at PARISH on Mother’s Day, May 12, will feature a mouthwatering menu. Brunch lovers can celebrate Mom from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and take advantage of a complimentary photo booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where they can print off photos and add them to their favorite social media sites. With inspired familiar American food, an inventive beverage program, and warm hospitality, PARISH will also be serving a Mother’s Day dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
TWO urban licks – TWO urban licks is serving a special brunch just for Mom this Mother’s Day featuring live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. While enjoying acclaimed Executive Chef Michael Bertozzi’s fiery brunch and lunch creations, including traditional favorites and signature items, guests can take advantage of a complimentary photo booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where they can print off photos and add them to their favorite social media sites. Those looking for a later celebration can treat Mom to a delicious dinner between 6 to 10 p.m.
Bully Boy – Making a splash in Atlanta’s dining scene, Bully Boy will be open special hours, from 1 to 9 p.m. May 12, in honor of Mother’s Day. Featuring an array of Eastern seaboard fare created by Executive Chef Michael Bertozzi, moms and their hungry guests can dive into Virginia oyster sliders, BBQ Georgia white shrimp, Maine Jonah crab roll and much more. Imbibers looking to toast to the holiday can sip on nostalgic cocktails, local and coastal craft brews and full-bodied wines.
The Shed at Glenwood – The Shed at Glenwood, the popular neighborhood brunch and dinner destination nestled in cozy Glenwood Park and Grant Park, is hosting an expansive Mother’s Day brunch buffet created by Executive Chef Quintles Swain May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Known for its intimate atmosphere, friendly service and seasonal offerings, adults and kids alike can enjoy an array of traditional brunch favorites and signature items, from assorted pastries to shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, and much more.
Park Tavern – On May 12, Park Tavern will once again host an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch on its expansive patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park. One of its most popular annual events, guests are invited to celebrate Mom while enjoying an exuberant buffet boasting interactive stations, including a biscuit bar serving flaky buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken, chef-attended omelet and carving stations, and a French toast and Belgian waffle station with the works.
Brunch-goers will also be treated to a mouthwatering buffet featuring eggs Benedict, blackened salmon over warm quinoa salad, garlic green beans, asparagus salad with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, pastries, a dessert bar, and more. New this year, imbibers can enjoy endless champagne, mimosas and rosé wine offerings from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. during Park Tavern’s Mother’s Day Brunch Bubbles experience for $54.95.
Fúdo – Fúdo, is inviting moms to toast to a special Mother’s Day in the heart of downtown Chambee May 12 with a complimentary glass of sparking rosé. Hungry moms, friends and family are also invited to nosh on artfully presented sushi and shareable plate selections of authentic Japanese cuisine, such as Spicy Mega Tuna roll, Over The RainBow roll, pan-seared dumplings, shumai, edamame and much more.
Bistro off Broad –Take a day trip with mom May 12 to Bistro Off Broad, a chef-driven dining destination located in historic downtown Winder for a mouthwatering and locally-sourced Mother’s Day brunch created by Executive Chef Alex Friedman. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., diners can nosh on buttermilk malted waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, La Boucherie and eggs and much more. Moms looking to add bubbles to their Mother’s Day plans can sip on bottomless mimosas and Bellinis, along with bottomless bloody marys. Reservations are encouraged.
To celebrate mom without the kids:
Trader Vic’s Atlanta – For the moms wanting a fun, tiki-inspired dinner (and tropical cocktails without the kiddos), head to Trader Vic’s on the lower level of Hilton Atlanta for wood-fire smoked meats and the original mai tai.
Nikolai’s Roof – Kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a classic, elegant dinner for mom at Nikolai’s Roof, the restaurant located on the top floor of Hilton Atlanta. Leave the kids at home and experience a quiet night of fine dining with incredible views of Atlanta.