Find great choices for Mother’s Day with Houston restaurants
Mom deserves a treat on Mother’s Day so find the perfect place here as some of Houston’s finest restaurants roll out the red carpet treatment. Most importantly, Get Reservations!
Backstreet Café: Chef Hugo Ortega will offer a special three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $48 per person, $15 for children ages 10 & under, plus tax & gratuity and beverage. Live Jazz by Bob Chadwick; award-winning wine list; full bar; Houston’s best al fresco restaurant. Reservations highly recommended. Backstreet Café is located at 1103 S. Shepherd, 713/521-2239. Details: www.backstreetcafe.net.
Caracol: Award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega presents a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with an array of Antojitos from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, Chicharrones Stews, Enchiladas (fish or shrimp), Seafood-stuffed Poblanos, Empanadas, and rotating egg dishes, Cocteles and Ceviches, and plenty of succulent seafood offerings! Pastry Chef Ruben Ortega prepares a bountiful arrangement of traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries. Reservations highly recommended. , 2200 Post Oak Blvd. #160; 713-622-9996; Details at www.caracol.net.
Caracol will also be offering Mother’s Day Weekend Dinner Tasting Menu on Friday, May 6, Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Three courses for $55 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity.
D’Amico’s Italian Market Café: Enjoy an authentic Italian meal this Mother’s Day at D’Amico’s! They have everything, from fresh housemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, delicious meat and seafood entrees, and, of course, dessert! Want to cook for mom at home? D’Amico’s sells all of their fresh pastas to-go, and all the other fixin’s you need can be found in the Market, from D’Amico olive oil to imported tomatoes, olives, gluten-free pastas, cookies, wine and more! D’Amico’s is open from noon to 9 pm on Mother’s Day. Reservations recommended. The restaurant is located at 5510 Morningside, 713-526-3400. Details at www.damico-cafe.com.
Ginger & Fork: Ginger & Fork will be serving a Mother’s Day Four-Course Prix Fixe menu on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Cost: $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservation or more information, visit www.GingerAndForkRestaurant.com, or call 713-861-8883. Ginger & Fork is located at 4705 Inker St. and serves Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine. Photo courtesy of Ginger & Fork–Steamed Sea Bass in Soybean Sauce.
Hugo’s: Celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying the famous bounteous brunch buffet of Authentic Regional Mexican cuisine at Hugo’s. The buffet will be offered from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. with live music by Viento from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $42 per adult and $15 per child (ages 10 and under), plus tax & gratuity. The restaurant will serve an a la carte dinner menu beginning at 5 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. 1602 Westheimer @ Mandell, 713/524-7744; Details at www.hugosrestaurant.net.
Hugo’s will also be offering Mother’s Day Weekend Dinner Tasting Menu on Friday, May 6, Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Three courses for $45 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations highly recommended.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen: Try their house specialties including sky-scraping sandwiches, filled with a variety of traditional deli favorites; corned beef and pastrami, cured in-house and used in a variety of dishes; entree salads; smoked fish; stuffed cabbage served in a sweet & sour sauce; Hungarian goulash; chicken soup; Kenny & Ziggy’s famous chopped liver, served as an appetizer, on the deli plate and in a variety of sandwiches; homemade cheese blintzes, served with strawberry or blueberry preserves; noodle kugel; kasha varnishkas, traditional dish of egg barley farfel with mushrooms; New York-style cheesecake; and world’s largest éclair. For Mother’s Day, the deli makes smaller versions of the classic black & white cookie but they make them pink and white in honor of the holiday, and give them out to all the mothers that dine there that day. Kenny & Ziggy’s is located at 2327 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8883. Details at www.kennyandziggys.com.
Prego: Chef John Watt will be offering their regular menu as well as their special Sunday brunch 3-course menu for $25 per person plus tax & gratuity. There will also be off-the-menu specials for the day. The lunch/dinner menu will be served from 3 to 10 p.m. Children’s menu and vegetarian/gluten-free menu also available. Full bar, award-winning wine list. Reservations highly recommended. Prego is located at 2520 Amherst, 713/529-2420. Details at www.prego-houston.com.
Quattro ~ Four Season Houston: An annual tradition for Houstonians, Mother’s Day Brunch provides something for every member of your family from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While a live pianist plays, make your brunch selections from an extensive selection of more than 75 menu items, including traditional breakfast favorites, fresh pastas, fresh hot entrees and salads, and a full dessert buffet. There will also be a chef on hand to prepare the omelet of your dreams while guests supervise, and diners can choose from several carving stations with roasted meats or pick a lighter fare from the large array of fresh seafood. The price of the brunch includes mimosas and bloody marys. Children have their own buffet, filled with their favorite kid food: chicken fingers, pizza, chocolate milk and more. Cost is $95 for adults and $45 for children ages 5-12, plus tax & gratuity. Children age 4 and under are free. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations highly recommended. Quattro is located at 1300 Lamar; 713-276-4700. Details at www.quattrorestauranthouston.com.
Rainbow Lodge: The restaurant will be open for Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. offering a 3-course Gulf Coast-inspired menu for $49 per person plus tax & gratuity. Celebrate with Champagne, Border Palomas, Bellinis & Texas Bloody Marys. Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. featuring their regular dinner menu and $15 Sunday Supper feature and half-price wines. Reservations highly recommended. Rainbow Lodge is located at 2011 Ella Blvd., 713-861-8666. Details at www.rainbow-lodge.com.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen: The original location on Westheimer will serve the regular menu and a selection of daily grill specials. There will be a Brunch Buffet at Woodway and Eldridge, includes a Made-To-Order Breakfast Station; Omelet Station; Salads; Street Taco Station; Enchilada Extravaganza Station featuring five Sylvia’s Enchiladas of the Week; Side Dishes, Dessert Station, Fresh Fruit and Drinks, including Aguas Frescas. Cost is $19.95 per adult, $13 for kids ages 12 and under, plus tax & gratuity. The buffet is served 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Add mimosas for $5. Reservations recommended. Locations are 6401 Woodway Dr., 713-334-7295; 12637 Westheimer Rd., 281-679-8300; 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 832-230-3842; www.sylviasenchiladas.com
Trevisio: Chef Jon Buchanan is offering a bounteous brunch buffet, including live action stations, this Mother’s Day from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. A sampling of items includes fresh fruit, imported and domestic cheeses, smoked salmon, roasted potato hash, cinnamon-raisin French toast, pasta with sausage & rapini, grilled vegetables, wild mushroom risotto, omelet station, prime rib and beef tenderloin, and a dessert buffet. Cost is $45 per adult & $16 per child ages 6-12, plus tax, gratuity & beverages. Children 6 and under dine free. Parking is complimentary. Full bar and award-winning wine list. Large parties welcome. Reservations recommended. Trevisio is located at 6550 Bertner, at the corner of Moursund, in the John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons ~ 6th floor; 713/749-0400. More details at www.trevisiorestaurant.com.
Urban Eats: “To celebrate Mother’s Day, and to honor my bubbly loving Mom, we are offering a special Spritzer Flight to accompany any brunch entrée on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday May, 8th,” said Levi Rollins, owner and culinary director of Urban Eats. “Each Flight includes a bottle of Domaine Chandon Brut, and four fresh juices to make your own Mimosa, Bellini, Ginger and Blackberry Spritzers.” Cost: $35 for the Domaine Chandon Brut Spritzer Flight, or $20 for the Wycliff Champagne Brut Spritzer Flight. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information about Urban Eats, please visit www.feasturbaneats.com or call 832-834-4417. Photo courtesy of Urban Eats.