Thursday, May 10, 2012

Updated: For Mother's Day...

Harvest Moon Grille hosts a "Mother's Day Moonbeam Brunch" 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with an a la carte menu ranging from $5 (biscuit with Grateful Growers Farm breakfast sausage gravy) to $14 (three-egg omelet with Carolina shrimp topped with tomato-basil relish, or the All American Pork Burger with Ashe County cheddar pimento cheese and bacon).
235 N. Tryon St.; 704-342-1193.

Del Frisco's will be open for brunch and dinner. Brunch will run 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and cost $35 ($12 for kids), while dinner (4:30-9 p.m.) brings a $49 three-course filet and crabcake meal deal, along with the regular menu. 4725 Piedmont Row Drive; 704-552-5502.

FireWater does brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a menu ranging from seafood to carving and omelet stations, and kids will be able to create Mother's Day "surprises" on the patio. Brunch is $26 ($13 for mom and kids 6-12, free for younger). 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.; 704-549-0050.

Villa Antonio at 4707 South Blvd. will do brunch 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for $25 ($12 for kids younger than 12). 704-523-1594.

Epic Chophouse will be open 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with a brunch buffet ($21.95, $7.95 for kids 5-12), then 5-8 p.m. for dinner with its full menu and a chef's feature. Reservations: 704-230-1720; 104 South Main Street in Mooresville.

Red Rocks Cafes at Birkdale and Strawberry Hill offer a buffet until 3 p.m., then will serve their regular menus. 8712 Lindholm Drive in Huntersville, 704-892-9999 ($25, $11 for kids 12 and younger); Strawberry Hill, 704-364-0402 ($24.95, $10.95).

The Melting Pot (Midtown and Lake Norman) will be open 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., with a four-course menu for $39 (cheese fondue, salad, entree and chocolate fondue), a $23 menu for kids 10-15 and a $9 entree for 9 and younger. 901 S. Kings Drive, 704-334-4400; 16625 Statesville Road in Huntersville, 704-987--2201.

Mama Ricotta’s will have both brunch dishes and signature items 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and moms will get a complimentary mini-lemon raspberry tart for dessert (while supplies last). The regular dinner menu will be offered 4-9 p.m. 601 S. Kings Drive; 704-343-0148.

The Liberty offers a special three-course brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for $24.95. 1812 South Blvd.; 704-332-8830.

Passion8 will do brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., four courses for $40, and dinner 4-7 p.m. with an a la carte menu. Among the brunch courses: chilled asparagus and lobster salad, eggs Benedict, New York strip and more. 3415 Highway 51 N, Fort Mill; 803-802-7455.

Vegetarian Fern begins a regular weekend brunch on Mother's Day, serving 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (after May 13, it will be offered both Saturdays and Sundays), with dishes such as the OM burger and warm kale salad, and other vegan and vegetarian items, such as quinoa and spinach Benedict; cinnamon babka french toast; summer romaine salad and more. 1323 Central Ave.; 704-377-1825.

TOMI will do lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a $10 menu with choices for appetizer and entree. Dinner 5-9:30 p.m. 7741 Colony Road; 704-759-1288.

The Palm will be open 5-9 p.m., and will give mothers a $25 gift card she can use May 14-June 30. Phillips Place; 704-552-7256.

Table 274 plans a jazz brunch with live entertainment, beginning at 10 a.m. 274 S. Sharon Amity Road; 704-817-9721.

Blue hosts brunch with breakfast items, carving stations and more, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $39.95, $14.95 children 6-12, free for younger; reservations required: 704-927-2583.

BLT Steak plans brunch that will range from eggs "Ritz" (with spinach, crab and cayenne-lemon hollandaise) to peach Bellinis. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 201 E. Trade St.; 704-972-4380.

e2 emeril's eatery plans brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with a menu ranging from buckwheat waffle with strawberry rhubarb compote to breakfast pizza. The regular dinner menu will also be offered. 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts; 704-414-4787.

Mom eats free on Mother's Day at Sonny's (at the Charlotte, Concord, Mooresville and Rock Hill locations) when one or more other folk in the party buy a regular price meal. She can have her choice of barbecue pork, beef or chicken lunch specials, and the offer is for dine-in only.

Osso will serve a family-style meal 5-9 p.m. Four courses -- among them lasagna Bolognese and bistecca alla Fiorentina -- for $29.95; the regular menu will also be available. 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.; 704-971-0550.

The Ritz-Carlton will do a special Mother's Day afternoon tea 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on both May 12 and 13 in its 15th-floor Urban Sip; $32 for traditional and contemporary tea sandwiches, scones and Devonshire cream and assorted sweets. A children's tea menu will be $10, and there'll be live music as well. There's also a Chocolate Afternoon Tea at the hotel's Bar Cocoa, with the same menu: reservations for either: 704-547-2244. 201 E. Trade St.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge will offer a Mother's Day afternoon tea with live entertainment in its main lobby 1-5 p.m. May 12 (note: That's the Saturday, not actually Mother's Day). There'll also be a Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the next day, for $59.50 ($29.50 for kids 5-12 and free for younger). Reservations for brunch are required: 704-248-4100. 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Kids can make pancakes for Mom while Mom sips Bloody Marys at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark: Children get chef's hats and aprons and help making buttermilk pancakes with assorted add-ons. There's also a brunch buffet to supplement, as well as a Bloody Mary buffet with a range of garnishes. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $39 ($14 for kids 6-12 and free for younger); 5501 Carnegie Blvd.; 704-501-2510.


Anonymous said...

Dresslers Metro is serving Mothers Day dinner with a few Chefs specials from 12-8p.

The Squishy Monster said...

Thank you for sharing this! I will definitely be sharing this list with my Mama!! =D