25 Great Places to Eat on Mothers Day 2015

Looking for a brunch to feast at while you celebrate mom this Mother’s Day? Atlanta area restaurants are offering special menus and buffets that you’ll want to make a part of your plans:

1.)  4th & Swift – Celebrate Mom in the Old Fourth Ward with 4th & Swift’s modern American comfort food cuisine. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., grab a seat on the patio overlooking Ponce City Market and indulge in a special prix fixe menu uniting classic brunch dishes with flavors closely reflecting the acclaimed dinner menu. The three-course menu is $45 per person.

2.)  Southern Art – Celebrate Mom by treating her to a Mother’s Day Brunch at Southern Art on Sunday, May 10. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., executive chef Art Smith and his culinary team will present an impressive buffet spread featuring selections of artisanal ham, cheeses and seafood, carving and omelet stations, traditional Southern-style sides and dessert stations. The brunch is $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 404.946.9070

3.)  Bite Bistro & Bar – Celebrate Mother’s Day at one of Alpharetta’s most beloved neighborhood restaurants, Bite Bistro & Bar. Typically closed on Sundays, Bite will open for a special brunch, offering two seatings between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Executive chef Leif Johnson will offer a festive, seasonal menu drawing inspiration from Asian, Latin American and east coast profiles. Guests may call Bite at 770.754.5500.

4.)  Serpas True Food – Serpas’ Mother’s Day brunch will feature a seasonal menu of comfort favorites, including fried oyster eggs Benedict and mixed berry buttermilk pancakes. Sample special dishes on the beautiful patio for an al fresco experience and complete the relaxation with a brunch cocktail such as the Moon’s Back Porch Lemonade with absolute vodka, housemade lemonade and ginger ale.

5.)  Colletta – For all the moms who have a special place in their heart for great Italian food, whisk her away to Colletta in Avalon to celebrate her special day!  Treat mom to Colletta’s grilled eggplant panini with onion, tomato sauce, smoked fontina and arugula, the signature duck pizza with tallegio, honey nut squash, pistachio, chives and saba or the classic ravioli made with quarto formage, roman tomato sauce, prosciutto and pecorino romano. Colletta will celebrate mom’s special day with early hours, opening for lunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, please call 678.722.8335.

Wahoo Grill

6.)  Wahoo! Grill – This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a meal she will be talking about for years to come at Wahoo! Grill. The restaurant invites guests to indulge in a special brunch buffet with items such as Charleston shrimp and grits, fresh herb egg scramble and French toast. Guests who wish to imbibe on a cocktail or two will be delighted with $6 dollar bloody Mary’s and mimosas. The picturesque patio with vibrant garden vistas create an ideal backdrop to celebrating the special day with family. Reservations can be made by calling 404.373.3331.

7.)  Le Bilboquet – This Mother’s Day, celebrate mom with the chicest brunch around at Le Bilboquet! Le Bilboquet will be offering brunch beginning at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and a special dinner menu from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Each mother will be offered a complimentary glass of champagne at the door. $65 per person and $25 per child. For reservations, please call 404.869.9944.

8.)  Pittypat’s Porch – Treat mama like the Southern belle she is and dine at Pittypat’s Porch, the Downtown Atlanta restaurant named after Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. Celebrate with a brunch buffet featuring fresh seasonal fruit, scrambled eggs, Georgia peach French toast, cheese grits, Pittypat’s famous fried chicken, collard greens,  the restaurant’s traditional southern sideboard and more from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. In addition to the buffet, guests will also enjoy homemade biscuits, cornbread and muffins as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks for $29 per adult and $14 apiece for children 12 and younger. Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available for $5 apiece.

9.)  MAX’s Wine Dive – Mom has a sweet tooth? Treat her to a stack of three decadent red velvet pancakes topped with cream cheese frosting and maple syrup or crème brulee-battered French toast with fresh strawberries and maple syrup. For those with a savory side, chicken biscuits drizzled with chipotle honey are a crowd favorite along with fried green tomato benedict served with country ham, buttermilk biscuits, two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and reservations can be made by calling 404.249.0445 or by visiting http://www.maxswinedive.com/atlanta-12th-street/reservations/.

10.)  OAK Steakhouse This Mother’s Day, celebrate mom’s special day with a to-die-for brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Avalon! Indulge in the infamous poutine with crispy shoestring fries smothered in house made cheese curds and pork gravy, the chicken & waffles served with house made Belgian-style waffles and fried chicken, or the traditional cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing. Craving an Oak signature steak for brunch? Try out the steak & eggs benedict served with a grilled flatiron steak, biscuits, pouched farm eggs and spiced hollandaise. Oak will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For reservations, please call 678.722.8333 or visitwww.oaksteakhouse.com.

10th & Piedmont

11.)  10th & Piedmont and G’s Midtown – Take a stroll around Midtown then sit down for Sunday brunch at 10th & Piedmont or G’s Midtown  from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Menu items include hot plates such as challah bread French toast and cold plates like house-smoked salmon. Brunch is $34.95 per person. For reservations, call 404-602-5510.

12.)  The Café at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead – On Sunday, May 10, enjoy traditional breakfast selections, seasonal specialties and delectable desserts at The Café at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. There will be a “secret station” where children can decorate a personalized card for their moms, and all mothers will receive a fresh-picked flower to celebrate their special day. The hotel will also host a special tea service in the gallery, featuring a special menu of pastries and tea sandwiches.

13.)  Seven Lamps – Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to a unique brunch experience at Seven Lamps. Chef Drew Van Leuvan has created a one-of-a-kind menu with some of his favorite items, including Baked French Toast with house-made sorghum sabayon, toasted almonds and fresh berries and Eggs Benedict with crisp Johnny cakes, breakfast sausage and creamy hollandaise. Don’t forget about mom’s sweet tooth – Seven Lamps will have plenty of cinnamon sugar donuts, blueberry crumb muffins and sticky buns for the table. For reservations, call (404) 467-8950.

14.)  Ray’s in the City – Enjoy a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or regular à la carte menu service from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. The buffet is $34.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 5 to 10. For preferred seating, call 404-524-9224.

15.)  The Bishop – Avondale Estates’ neighborhood gathering place will host delightful brunch catered to the mom in mind. Head to The Bishop between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for dishes including chicken & waffle sliders with homemade strawberry jam, arugula and goat cheese, as well as challah bread French toast with fresh berries. Each mom will be treated to a complimentary raspberry bellini upon arrival, while the little ones get creative at a Mother’s Day card-making station. Make your reservations by calling 404.888.9348.

16.)  Sweet Auburn Barbecue – What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a brunch buffet at Sweet Auburn? Enjoy a selection of Sweet Auburn’s beloved menu items as well as brunch classics like cheddar eggs, buttermilk biscuits and sesame chicken and waffles, but most exciting though are the steamed bao made by owner Howard Hsu’s mother Betty. Traditional Chinese buns, Betty’s bao take on Sweet Auburn’s traditional Asian-inspired barbecue when stuffed with chef Joey Stallings’ hickory-smoked meats. Paired with bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s and Mother’s Day just might become your favorite day of the year. Brunch is available for $20 per guest and bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s are available for $15; paired together they are $30.

Aria Atlanta

17.)  Aria – Buckhead restaurant Aria is honoring mom with a dinner service typically unavailable on Sundays.  Chef/owner Gerry Klaskala is making a special exception for May 10, serving his avant-garde take on fine American cuisine beginning at 5 p.m. For reservations, call 404-233-7673.

18.)  Ray’s on the River  – The Sandy Springs dining destination is offering its award-winning buffet from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with brunch, lunch or dinner options as the day progresses. Cost is $42.95 for adults; $21.95 for children ages 5 to 10. For preferred seating, call 770-955-1187.

19.)  South City Kitchen – This Mother’s Day, shower Mom with Southern hospitality at a special Mother’s Day brunch at South City Kitchen Midtown or Vinings. Join South City Kitchen Vinings from 10 a.m. to 3.p.m. or South City Kitchen Midtown from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a Southern-style prix fixe brunch. Menu highlights include fried green tomatoes with goat cheese, pepper coulis and basil, buttermilk fried chicken with garlic collard greens, red bliss potatoes and honey-thyme jus, apple butter-mascarpone French toast with Vermont maple syrup, bacon and skillet potatoes and peach cobbler topped with vanilla bean ice cream. The brunch is $32 per person and $16 for children under 12. For reservations, please call 404.873.7358 (Midtown) or 770.435.0700 (Vinings).

Aqua blue

20.)  Aqua blue – From 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the restaurant is serving $15 bottomless mimosas and a brunch buffet including eggs Benedict, blackened fish with lobster sauce, and dessert favorites like a chocolate fountain. The buffet is $34.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 4 eat free. If brunch time doesn’t work, make it a dinner date. The à la carte menu will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For reservations, call 770-643-8886.

21.)  Sway – A refreshing alternative to traditional Mother’s Day brunch, Sway at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta will celebrate mom with a special prix-fixe Southern supper featuring Southern favorites.

22.)  Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails – Just north of the city in historic Crabapple, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails chef Derek Dollar presents a prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menu. Brunch is $32 for adults; $16 for children 12 and under.  Featured selections include prosciutto eggs Benedict and blackened salmon. Looking for a later celebration? Reserve a table for dinner for $38 for adults, $19 for children and enjoy shrimp and grits, Southern fried chicken breast or an 8 oz. New York strip. The regular kids menu will also be available.

23.)  Park Tavern – Enjoy a bountiful buffet that includes: Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, Applewood Smoked Bacon & Sausage, Cheese Grits, Green Beans Almondine, Sweet Potato soufflé, Assorted Muffins, Biscuits & Rolls. Seasonal Mixed Green Salad, Potato Salad, Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Mahi-Mahi,  Chef-Attended Omelet Stations, Carving Stations with Spiral Ham & Herb Crusted Prime Rib, and French Toast Station. Non-alcoholic beverages included: coffee, tea, sodas, and juices. Adults $28.69, Kids 7+ $14.90, & 6 and under dine for FREE. To reserve your seat click here.

24.) Ray’s at Killer Creek – The Alpharetta restaurant is serving a buffet from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost is $34.95 for adults; $17.95 for children ages 5 to 10. For preferred seating, call 770-649-0064.

Davios Atlanta

25.)  Davio’s – This year, honor mom with a day of rest, relaxation, and really good food! Join Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, for a special Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 10th, 2015. Start the day off right by taking mom out to Davio’s for our Buffet & a la Carte Brunch for $60 per person (tax and gratuity not included) from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Or, join us for dinner featuring the Chef’s Tasting Menu for $60 per person (tax and gratuity not included) from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.

The menus will feature seasonally inspired dishes prepared by Executive Chef Richard Lee such as the Surf and Turf, Lamb Loin, Scallops, Creamy Rosemary Polenta, Spinach, Saba Sauce and Tagliatelle, Maine Lobster, Asparagus, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Basil Cream Sauce. For dessert, our Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake or Salted Caramel Cheesecake will show mom just how sweet she is!

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Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

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