We do love our moms – but we don’t like to cook for her. No surprise, then, that Mother’s Day is the most popular day for dining out in America. For those in Palm Beach County, the options are endless – nearly every sit-down restaurant serves some form of a Sunday brunch.
Here are some ideas for restaurants doing it up special for Mom.
Mother’s Day Brunches
Editor’s Note: Restaurants, prices and times were applicable only on Sunday, May 8, 2011.
NOTE: Prices listed do not include tax or tip. Reservations are required for most; strongly suggested for all.
North county and Palm Beach areas
Ironwood Grille at PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-627-2000; www.pgaresort.com
Brunch buffet includes Key West ceviche, chipotle-bbq pork loin, pan seared red snapper, carving stations for leg of lamb and prime rib. Free $25 gift card to PGA spa or salon and free glass of champagne for moms. Served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $42.
Oakwood Grill,4610 PGA Blvd. (in the Commons), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-5778; www.oakwoodgrill.com
Brunch buffet includes carving stations for ham, roast beef; eggs and Benedicts, banana stuffed French toast. Serving 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $30, or $10 for children 10 and under.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse, 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-630-3660; www.3forks.com
(Also: 200 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 561-416-2185)
Three-course menu includes chateaubriand and other steakhouse favorites. Served 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $43.95; $14.95 children under 12.
The Breakers, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561-655-6611; www.thebreakers.com
Breakers buffet features eggs Benedict, yellowtail snapper, shrimp, prime rib and more. Free mimosa for mom. Served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $115, or $45 for kids 12 and under.
Michelle Bernstein’s at the Omphoy Ocean Resort, 2482 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561-540-6440; www.omphoy.com
Buffet featuring seafood bar, caviar station, carved ham, salmon. Prosecco and 10 minute massage free for moms. Served noon to 6 p.m.; $95, or $5 for kids aged 6-12.
Four Seasons Palm Beach – The Restaurant, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561-582-2800; www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach
Brunch ala carte; lounge for moms with Tory Burch and accessories shopping. Free prosecco, mini spa treatments, Amala cosmetics. Kids arts and crafts area; sports TV area for dads. Served 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $100, or $45 for kids 12 and under.
Café des Beaux-Arts in the Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 561-655-2833; www.flaglermuseum.us
Gilded-Age inspired lunch – scones, tea sandwiches, tea. Free museum entrance, photo and corsage for moms. Served Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon-3 p.m.; $40, or $25 for children non-members; $25, or $20 for children, members.
Central county area
Morton’s Steakhouse, 777 S. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach; 561-835-9664; www.mortons.com
(Also at 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561-392-7224)
Three-course dinner includes filet mignon, filet Oskar, broiled salmon fillet, colossal shrimp Alexander, or chicken Christopher. Served 3-9 p.m.; $59.
Sky309 at Roxy’s Pub, 309 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-296-7699; www.roxyspub.com
Brunch on the roof includes special carving station, 75 hot and cold items, omelet station, waffles, French toast and pancakes made to order. Bloody Mary bar. Serving 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $31.95 adults; $7.95 children 12 and under.
Pistache French Bistro, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090; www.pistachewpb.com
Three-course special menu includes lobster cake, cold poached salmon Nicoise, grilled petit filet, with salads, desserts. Free mimosa, Bellini or dessert for moms. Serving 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $39.
City Cellar, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. (in CityPlace), West Palm Beach; 561-366-0071; www.bigtimerestaurants.com
Ala carte brunch from special menu. Free mimosas for Moms and kids 10 and under eat free from children’s menu with purchase of entree. Served 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ala carte pricing.
Taverna Opa, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. (in CityPlace), West Palm Beach; 561-820-0002; www.tavernaopa.com
Greek/Mediterranean buffet. Served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $21.95, children 10 and under, half price.
Darbster, 8020 S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; 561-586-2622; www.darbster.com
Brunch with raw, vegetarian and gluten free menus include salads, fruit gazpacho, sausage and artichoke quiche, lentil cakes, challah French toast with sausage and fruit, “cheez” and berry blintzes, wildberry pancakes and desserts. Serving brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; entrees priced from $9.
Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561-533-6000; www.ritzcarlton.com/resorts/palm_beach
Brunch at Temple Orange includes raw bar with oysters and clams, cheese and charcuterie bar, egg dishes, meat carving stations, dessert bar. Unlimited mimosas and bloody Marys for all. Special after-brunch “garden” of cupcakes and flowers for kids to choose for moms. Served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $95. *For a special program by their chefs, see below.
Garden Dining Room at Boynton’s Ocean Avenue Green Market Café, 400-410 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach 561-752-8598
Brunch ala carte with specials of bananas foster French toast, crab quiche, brulee oatmeal, eggs Florentine. Free mimosas, roses for moms. Served 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m., entrees priced from $10.
South County area
Atlantic Ocean Club, 217 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-450-7557; www.atlanticoceanclub.com
Buffet brunch featuring five stations including prime rib, ham, roasted turkey, omelets and seafood, and a dessert bar. Serving 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $29, or $12 for children under 13.
Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Road (in the Stonegate Bank Building), Boca Raton; 561-912-0000; www.paviliongrille.com.
Jazz brunch buffet includes prime rib, roast turkey, omelet and pasta stations, chicken marsala, ice cream bar. Free unlimited mimosas. Jazz performance by Deborah Paiva Jazz Duo. Served 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $35 or $18 for children 5-12.
Bogart’s Bar and Grill, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton (in Cinemark Palace 20 theaters); 561-395-4695, www.bogartsofboca.com
Special brunch menu includes crab Benedict, cinnamon challah French toast. WISH apparel fashion show, prizes, and gift certificates, goody bag and chocolates for first 100 moms. Served 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; ala carte pricing, kids menu available.
Pinon Grill, 6000 Glades Road, (The Terrace at Town Center), Boca Raton. 561-391-7770; www.pinongrill.com
Brunch ala carte menu – chocolate waffles, fruit crepes, salmon bagel platter, blueberry pigs on a stick. Served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; ala carte pricing.
ZED451, 201 Plaza Real (Mizner Park), Boca Raton; 561-393-3451, www.zed451.com
Brunch buffet includes Buffalo-basted chicken and waffle, frittatas, crabcake eggs Benedict, wood-grilled wild salmon, leg of lamb, curry-lime red snapper. Free Bellini for moms. Serving brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $24. Dinner buffet, served from 4 p.m., $44.
Jupiter Beach Resort, Five N. S.R. A1A, Jupiter. 866-713-3780; www.jupiterbeachresort.com
Hurricane Cafe, 14050 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. 561-630-2012; www.hurricanecafe.com
Waterway Cafe, 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-694-1700; www.waterwaycafe.com
The River House, 2373 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-694-1188; www.riverhouserestaurant.com
Carmine’s La Trattoria, 2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-0186; www.carmines.com
Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Dr., Singer Island (Palm Beach Shores). 561-844-1724; www.sailfishmarina.com
Cafe Boulud, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-6060; www.cafeboulud.com
E.R. Bradley’s, 104 S. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. 561-833-3520; www.erbradleys.com
Deck 84, 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-665-8484; www.deck84.com
Lola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge, 16950 Jog Road, Delray Beach, 561-496-5652; www.loladelray.com
Old Key Lime House, 300 E.Ocean Ave., Lantana. 561-582-1889; www.oldkeylimehouse.com
John G’s, 10 Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth. 561-585-9860; www.johngs.com
Benny’s on the Beach, 10 Ocean Blvd. (on the pier), Lake Worth. 561-582-9001; www.bennysonthebeach.com
Watercolors at The Bridge, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton; 561-368-9500; www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com
Other Mom’s Day specials:
At 32 East in Delray Beach, wine is $25 off every bottle on Mother’s Day…Specially decorated checkerboard Mother’s Day cakes from Bonnie in the Bakery Department at the Ocean Avenue Green Market Café, Boynton Beach; call (561) 752-8598 or cell (561) 386-4261…In downtown West Palm Breach, get a free glass of wine and dessert with dinner at Bahama Mama’s, or a special $25 wine tasting at The Blind Monk. Ala carte brunch and $15 unlimited mimosas are at Gratify American Gastro Pub…At Old Town Tavern in Boca Raton, a free $15 gift certificate, free mimosas and flowers are given to moms all day.
*A special shout-out to the Ritz-Carlton for partnering with Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. For the Chefs to Shelters program, chefs from the resort will deliver meals to moms at local AVDA shelters.
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Anthony Johnston of Palm Beach Gardens helped in the compilation of this list.