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:

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

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

Etoile Cuisine et Bar: Visit from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a special Mother’s Day brunch. Guests will enjoy delicious dishes like Foie Gras Au Torchon (foie gras torchon, dry prune mousseline, toasted brioche), Filet De Sole Meunière (filed of sole “meunière”, roasted cauliflower, snow peas, roasted Peruvian potatoes) and Profiteroles À La Pistache (pistachio profiteroles, hot chocolate sauce). $68 per person.

gingerGinger & 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, 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

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

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

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

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

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;

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 

urbanUrban 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 or call 832-834-4417. Photo courtesy of Urban Eats. 


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