20 places to celebrate Mother’s Day in the Valley

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There are plenty of options to celebrate mom in the Valley this Mother’s Day. Find many dine-in or takeout options from brunch to three-course meals and much more in between.

Rita’s Cantina & Bar at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

On Mother’s Day, Rita’s Cantina & Bar will be offering a special brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in addition to the regular brunch menu. Specials will include a Croque Madame with shaved prosciutto, gruyere, brioche, pepper jack sauce and sunny up eggs or a Lavender

Strawberry Shortcake with lemon olive oil cake, vanilla roasted strawberries and lemon cream.


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After brunch, guests and visitors can enjoy live music complemented with a

Perrier-Jouet Champagne Tasting at Rita’s Bar from 12 p.m. to 2 p. m. complete with champagne cookies and flowers for moms. Then stop by Rita’s Garden at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. for a Complimentary Butterfly Release where families can unwrap a dormant butterfly and let them go in the lush gardens.

Make a reservation here or call for more information: 480-948-1700.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 9 enjoy the Resort’s Grand Buffet – complete with an antipasti bar, waffle bar, sushi and raw bar, made-to-order egg station, mac and cheese station, crepes and pastries, a selection of gelatos and more ($89 per adult & $35 per child). Call 480-293-2875 for reservations.

Guests and visitors can also stop by Stonegrill to celebrate mom with a Prime Rib Special

from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 9. The luxe dinner is complete with prime rib or beef

complemented with a roasted garlic mash, charred asparagus, wild mushrooms au jus and horseradish crème. Surf your turf with Herb Grilled Prawns or Diver Sea Scallops. The regular menu is also available ($39 per person). Reserve your table here.

Palo Verde at Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale

The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m complete with live music and gourmet food offerings. The brunch will be offered inside or on the outdoor terrace. Pricing is $85 per person for adults and $42 for children 12 and under.

Menu items will include: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail & Snow Crab Claws, Oysters on the Half Shell, Marinated Tuna Poke, Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese, Farm Fresh Omelet Station, Southwest Eggs Benedict, Salt Crusted Prime Rib, Cider Brined Pork Loin, Waffle Station, Boulders Bacon & Eggs, Jalapeño Cured Bacon and Hand Crafted Desserts.

To make a reservation call 480-595-4668 or visit www.theboulders.com.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Make this Mother’s Day as special as she is with a three-course menu featuring hand-cut Filet Mignon paired with your choice of Crab-Stuffed Shrimp or Lobster Tail Scampi. This menu will be available at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. The regular Dinner Menu and Children’s three-course options will also be available all day.

Enjoy this special offering at any of their various restaurants, including Chandler, Peoria, Scottsdale or Tucson. For more information or to make a reservation, visit here. This three-course meal is also available for curbside pick-up for those wanting to celebrate at home.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

Just in time for Mother’s Day celebrations next month, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen has launched a new brunch menu. New dishes include: Date Scones with whipped citrus butter,

Lemon Ricotta Toast served on grilled brioche and topped with a sunny-side-up egg, Bacon and Ricotta Flatbread topped with eggs and slow-roasted tomato and Shrimp and Grits featuring blackened shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, onions and eggs any style.

For those looking for a more unique brunch celebration, Weft & Warp also has new chef-curated picnics, which guests can take to go or enjoy on the sprawling green lawns around Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. See the picnic menu here.

Phoenix City Grille

Celebrate mom with the specials offered by Phoenix City Grille on Sunday, May 9. Their special Mother’s Day menu includes a choice of two entrées: the Filet Oscar ($44) with Wood grilled beef tenderloin filet, caramelized cipollini onion smashed Yukon potatoes, lump crab meat, organic asparagus and Meyer Lemon hollandaise or the Chula Seafood Wild Alaskan Halibut ($34) that is pan roasted with citrus roasted local beets, haricots verts, champagne beurre blanc and toasted Marcona almonds.

All mothers will receive a complimentary carnation. See the full Mother’s Day menu here.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

This year, The Keg Steakhouse is offering special Mother’s Day take-home meal kits. With the order of her favorite steak in the Mother’s Day Celebration Kit, The Keg will include a mini bottle of prosecco for Mom. Or, treat mom to their special three-course Filet or New York Striploin and Lobster Tail takeout meal.

Pre-order begins Monday, May 3. Pickup available from May 7 to 9 at participating locations. Learn more about the takeout options here. The Keg has three locations in Arizona, so you can also make a reservation at the restaurant nearest you to enjoy all your favorites in person.

Z’Tejas

This Mother’s Day let Z’Tejas treat mom! The Southwest Grill is offering a FREE brunch entrée to moms on this special holiday on Sunday, May 9. In addition to the traditional brunch menu, the restaurant will be offering a special brunch entrée of Breakfast fajitas. Z’Tejas will also extend brunch service from 11 a.m until 4 p.m.

In 1989, the first Z’Tejas opened in an old Victorian house on historic 6th St. in downtown Austin, Texas. Since then, Z’Tejas has grown to become the premier dining destination for Mexican and Southwestern style cuisine. There are two Valley Z’Tejas locations – 7221 W. Ray Rd. in Chandler and 10625 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix.

Rainforest Cafe

From May 7 until May 9, celebrate mom this Mother’s Day weekend by enjoying a three-Course Meal for $35 per person. Start with a choice of soup or salad: Soup of the Day, Little Islander Caesar Salad or Paradise House Salad. This is followed by a choice of entrée: Flat Iron Steak & Coconut Shrimp, Rasta Pasta Alfredo, Aloha Salmon & Shrimp or Fried Shrimp. Finish the meal with a choice of dessert: Tribal Cheesecake or Key Lime Pie. This special also includes a glass or bottle of Chloe Rosé.

See here for more information or call their Tempe location for details: 480-752-9100.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hearth ’61

Treat mom this year to a delicious brunch at Hearth ’61. Chef Charles Wiley has prepared a beautiful menu, with starters and desserts served family style to each table and a choice of five à la carte entrées cooked to order, including Crab Benedict, Short Rib Hash, Scottish Salmon with herbed farro, and more. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $79 per person, $19 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are available at 480-624-5458 and mountainshadows.com.

The Wigwam

The Wigwam Resort is offering two options to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. Their Wigwam Ballroom will be serving a buffet on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that features delicious fresh salad assortments, shrimp & snow crab claws, seared grouper, herb crusted prime rib, wood-fired leg of lamb and decadent desserts. Pricing is $62 for adults, $22 for children 4 to 12 and 3 & under are complimentary. Reservations are required. Book here.

Or, for a special three-course prix fixe menu, try Litchfield’s at The Wigwam Resort. This meal will feature crisp salads, smoked salmon, caprese benedict, huevos ranchero, Litchfield’s monte cristo, steak frites and Chef’s specialty desserts. Pricing is $74 per person. Reservations are required. Book here. See more information on their website.

Mother’s Day Brunch & To Go at ZuZu

Celebrate this Mother’s Day at ZuZu with a beautiful chef-attended brunch buffet or a family-style meal to go. Reservations for dine-in are available between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Chef Russell LaCasce has sourced the finest and freshest local ingredients for this one-of-kind culinary experience featuring everything from fresh seafood and salads to quiche and bourbon-maple-glazed ham. Brunch is $50 per person, with enhancements including Breakfast Fried Rice ($9), Citrus Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast ($9), Cherry Cheesecake with milk crumb ($5), and more. A kids menu is offered at $25 for those 12 and under. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Celebrating at home? ZuZu’s take-and-make meals start at $109 for a family of eight and include prime rib or spiral-cut ham that is ready for the oven complete with red or white wine and plenty of prepared sides. Make the holiday even sweeter by adding a cherry cheesecake pie ($20) or a pretzel and pecan turtle pie ($20). Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 for curbside pickup on Saturday, May 8 between noon and 6 p.m. or Sunday, May 9 between 8 a.m. and noon. Reservations and to-go orders are available at 480-421-7997.

Rusconi’s Kitchen

Rusconi’s American Kitchen is hosting a Mother’s Day Celebration for $65 per guest. Choose from a selection of starters including: house smoked salmon with dill blini, chilled tomato gazpacho, lobster bisque, braised beef short ribs, baby field greens and goat cheese fritters or grilled spring peaches and arugula.

For the main course, choose from: house smoked salmon with poached eggs and cilantro hollandaise, steak and eggs, Arizona desert sweet shrimp and crab benedict, slow braised spring lamb shank with sunny side up egg, pecan wood grilled florida grouper and Arizona desert sweet shrimp or wood grilled beef tenderloin with grilled vegetable pearl pasta.

Rusconi’s Kitchen will also offer a selection of desserts. See their full Mother’s Day menu here.

Sanctuary

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sanctuary Resort

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa’s Beau MacMillan has whipped up an elegant brunch with a side of glorious Paradise Valley views to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day.

On May 9, elements will serve a Mother’s Day Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meal highlights will include Chicken Tortilla Soup with roasted two wash chicken, avocado, queso fresco

crispy tortillas and micro cilantro; Artichoke & Ricotta Tart with warm summer squash salad, English peas and mint & Meyer lemon vinaigrette; Lobster Avocado Toast with butter braised Maine lobster, poached eggs, ninja radish watercress and basil emulsion; Braised Short Rib Osso Bucco with sweet corn grits, morel mushrooms, fava beans and truffle jus; and chef’s selection of house crafted artisanal desserts. elements’ Mother’s Day Brunch is $115 per person and $35 for children ages 12 and under plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 866-411-7155.

Ling & Louie’s

Treat Mom to a special three-Course Dinner from Ling & Louie’s this Mother’s Day.

Enjoy your choice of appetizers like Pan-Seared Potstickers, Ling’s Crab Cake, or Tropical Guacamole. Follow it up with tantalizing entrees such as Wok-Seared Salmon with a blackberry-hoisin sauce or Spicy Korean Scallops and finish it with a delectable NY Style Cheesecake topped with a bourbon glaze.

This special three-Course Dinner will be available for dine in or take out at the Scottsdale and Chandler locations. Contact your favorite location for more information and reservations. See here for details.

B Gastrobar

B Gastrobar is offering a special Mother’s Day menu from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 9. For $75, enjoy a three-course menu of starters (Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Bacon and Lemon Honey or Scallop Tartelette with Creamy Sundried Tomato), entrées (Lobster Wellington with a Lobster Bisque or Beef Wellington with a Thyme Jus) and desserts (Belgian Dark Chocolate Soufflé or a Strawberry Tart).

Find more information about the Mother’s Day menu and make reservations here.

Pita Jungle

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9 with 25 percent off all online orders at participating Pita Jungle locations. Online orders are available for pickup or delivery within a nine mile radius of the location. Use code MOM25 at checkout. Prefer to dine in? Pita Jungle is offering their new signature Jungle Vino by the bottle for only $13 all day at participating restaurants. Guests can also give the gift of healthy eating by buying mom an e-giftcard at www.pitajungle.com.

The Henry

Dine at The Henry this Mother’s Day for a special meal including a Giant Cinnamon Roll (to share), a Ham & Cheese Quiche (fra’mani rosemary ham, smoked gouda, havarti & aged white cheddar) and Roasted Prime Rib & Eggs (sunny side up eggs, breakfast potatoes, & horseradish cream). This special will be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 9.

Make a reservation here or call 602-429-8020 for more details.

El Chorro

El Chorro will be hosting a three-course meal on Sunday, May 9 for a Mother’s Day event. The meal is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. For the first course, choose from Roasted Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup, Chilled Coconut & Cucumber Soup, Seared Sea Scallops or Red Butter Leaf & Goat Cheese Salad. Options for the second course include Grilled Petite Filet, Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon, Best of Both Worlds Eggs Benedict or Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli.

The third course is an assortment of petite sweets as a tribute to mom. All menu items include a pastry basket and El Chorro’s famous sticky buns. See the full Mother’s Day menu here.

EAT by Stacey Weber

Local chef Stacey Weber is offering a Mother’s Day menu of prepared foods to take home for the holiday. Feeding four, the menu includes a house-smoked wild Alaskan salmon platter, heirloom tomato and melon salad, lump crab cakes, quiche lorraine and monkey bread pecan muffins.

Pre-orders are available now until Thursday, May 6, and will be ready for pick up on Sunday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. See more details about the Mother’s Day menu here.

GuacStar

GuacStar – Tempe’s plant-based dining destination – is making Mother’s Day special with mimosa specials and a free churro waffle dessert for Mom with the purchase of an entree. For mimosas, Mom can choose between a bottle of sparkling wine for $30 with her choice of juice (orange, pineapple, peach or raspberry) and a $9 glass of bubbles with her choice of juice.

The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. with a selection of meat-free tacos, enchiladas, plant-based Mexican-style burgers and more.

Crumbl Cookies

Every mom will appreciate delicious warm cookies from Crumbl this Mother’s Day. Crumbl Cookies locations in the Valley will offer four special flavors the week of May 3rd through May 8th. Crumbl is closed on Sunday, May 9 so remember to grab a box of four, six, or 12 before then. Available for delivery or pickup.

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