Rita’s Cantina & Bar
From free flowers and discounted Champagne to prix fixe menus and brunch buffets, here are a handful of places in the Valley to make Mom feel special this Mother’s Day.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Celebrate the matriarch in your life with lemon blueberry ricotta pancakes, ahi tuna poke and seasonal cocktails at this upscale Downtown Phoenix restaurant inside the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix.
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-258-0231, bluehoundkitchen.com
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain’s onsite fine dining restaurant is preparing a prix fixe feast for Mom this Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu, developed by chef Samantha Sanz, features a choice of starter, entrée and dessert. Look forward to options such as gin cured salmon, lobster Benedict and key lime tartlet. This exclusive brunch is $125 per person and reservations are required.
5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, 855-245-2051, gurneysresorts.com
Show Mom how much you appreciate her with a three-course brunch at We-Ko-Pa’s fine dining establishment, Ember. Entrees include your choice of Pacific halibut, filet mignon, blue crab Benedict or pappardelle. Seatings take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are $85 per plate.
10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell, 480-789-8544, wekopacasinoresort.com
Foch Café & Bistro
This hip local hangout is known for its European-inspired small plates and craft cocktails made with fresh house-made juices. On Mother’s Day, Foch is sweetening the deal by offering $1 glasses of Prosecco to every mom. They will also be partnering with local flower company Boite de Fleurs to give out preserved roses to the first 10 mothers who walk in.
21 E. 6th St., Tempe, 480-398-8534, fochcafe.com
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse
Enjoy an expansive brunch spread at this Carefree eatery this Mother’s Day. Expect culinary delights like grilled salmon and brown butter, made-to-order omelets, smoked ham, prime rib and much more. Brunch at Keeler’s takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $65 per person.
7212 Ho Hum Dr., Carefree, 602-374-4784, keelerssteakhouse.com
Cheers to mom with bottomless mimosas, a margarita flight or one of Los Sombreros’ signature cocktails. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature huevos rancheros, papas and chorizo and pollo fundido.
Three Valley locations, lossombreros.com
Match Market & Bar
Dog moms are mothers, too. That’s why Match is hosting a special Mother’s Day event for dog owners and their fur babies this Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant will be serving up brunch specials including huevos rancheros, Belgian waffles and chai French toast, with a featured menu for Fido that includes Woof Bowls with chicken or beef and a Doggie Dessert of house-made banana and peanut butter ice cream. Dog yoga, painting sessions, selfie stations and tarot readings courtesy of Cosmic Hour add to the fun. Proceeds benefit LovePup Foundation.
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-875-8080, matchphx.com
It’s a party this Mother’s Day at Recreo, a playground-themed bar and restaurant in downtown Chandler. On Sunday, May 8, each mom will receive a free shrimp cocktail and carnation when they walk through the door. Recreo will be opening early at 10 a.m. and a DJ will be providing tunes to get the party started.
28 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler, 480-590-0009, recreoaz.com
Rita’s Cantina & Bar
Bring the whole family to JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa’s Mother’s Day celebration at Rita’s. A decadent buffet, live music, face painting, a caricature artist and a professional photographer are all part of the special day. Expect classic breakfast and brunch favorites plus tacos with a guac and salsa bar, trout with Veracruz sauce, chimichurri lamb chops and more.
5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, 480-948-1700, marriott.com
Executive chef Israel Medina will be showcasing showstopping dishes like skillet cornbread and agave butter, sugar cured duck breast and cedar plank salmon during Roaring Fork’s Mother’s Day celebration. The feast and festivities start at 11 a.m.
4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-947-0795, roaringfork.com
Treat mom to the finer things in life this Sunday with a three-course dinner menu at Roka Akor. Highlights include Wagyu beef dumplings, salmon avocado roll, miso salmon, and a decadent chocolate cake for dessert. Enjoy this exclusive experience from 4 to 9 p.m. for $110 per person. Drink pairings are available for an additional cost.
7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-306-8800, rokaakor.com
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Enjoy your choice of appetizer, main course and dessert during this special prix fixe brunch at Rusconi’s. Highlights include gazpacho, steak and eggs, and pistachio and peach crème brûlée.
10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, 480-483-0009, rusconiskitchen.com
Society by EVO
Who doesn’t love a good deal? This elevated eatery is offering dine-in guests 10 percent off their meal just for bringing in their mom this Mother’s Day. Experience Mediterranean-inspired eats with aesthetic environs including a glowing rose quartz bar top and a textured flower accent wall with greenery suspended overhead. Signature dishes include focaccia, arancini, whipped feta dip and butter cake.
920 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-550-7801, societybyevo.com
Streets of New York
Take Mom to this locally owned pizza parlor this Sunday for a 10-inch cheese pizza and small antipasto salad for just $16. The best part? This deal is available for takeout, dine-in or delivery.
Multiple Valley locations, streetsofnewyork.com
This award-winning restaurant at Royal Palms is hosting a special brunch experience from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday. It will feature appetizer and dessert buffets with a choice of entrée and a complimentary Royal Palms Mimosa for $150 per person.
5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-808-0766, royalpalmshotel.com
Give mom the gift of a day off from cooking with three exclusive Mother’s Day brunch dishes at Urban Margarita. Choose from hatch red chicken posole, fresh banana strawberry waffles and scratch-made cheddar scallion drop biscuits.
6685 W. Beardsley Rd., Glendale, 623-561-6674, urbanmargarita.com
Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
Weft & Warp’s culinary team has crafted a special buffet menu with highlights that include bloody Mary deviled eggs, a bagel board, a raw bar including oysters, sashimi, poached shrimp and smoked salmon, and much more. The buffet is available from noon to 4 p.m. and is $125 per person.
6114 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-214-4622, andazscottsdale.com