Monday, May 8, 2017

Give Mom a Break this Mother’s Day

For more information:
Morgan Lanier or Olivia Tuttle
Melissa Libby & Associates

Atlanta Restaurants Serving Memorable Specials and Events

ATLANTA (May 8, 2017) – Mother’s Day is all about showing that special mom in your life how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you or your children over the years. Atlanta’s best restaurants are making it easy with a stellar lineup of bounteous brunches, boundless buffets and spectacular specials. Call now to reserve your spot on May 14, and show her just how much she means to you.

Enjoy a scrumptious brunch buffet at 5Church Atlanta from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All moms receive one free mimosa. Price is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under (tax not included). 404-400-3669;

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is serving brunch specials like pesto breakfast strata, asparagus & Gruyere frittata and croissant French toast in addition to their regular brunch menu. All moms will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a one hour massage at Natural Body Spa. 404-876-7249,

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is giving out roses to all mothers who come in on Sunday. The Midtown favorite serves its popular brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and $17 bottomless mimosas from 12:30 to 4 p.m. There’s live music from 1 to 4 p.m. and half-price wings from 4 to 10 p.m. Mom doesn’t get all the fun—it’s also Family Sunday Funday, so kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entrée from 4 to 10 p.m. 404-968-2288,

Treat your special lady to the Sunday prime rib dinner at American Cut from 4 to 9 p.m., featuring a 12 oz. dry aged prime rib served with beef jus, horseradish sauce and choice of side. Cost is $52 per person (not including tax and gratuity). 770-415-9766, Upstairs, The Regent Cocktail Club offers half-price bottles of wine (for bottles up to $150 in value). 770-414-9961,

Aria, Gerry Klaskala’s Buckhead hotspot for a cutting-edge take on contemporary American cuisine, is normally closed on Sundays but is opening its doors to help you treat mom to a Mother’s Day dinner she’ll never forget. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. 404-233-7673,

Experience the best of both Gypsy Kitchen (404-939-9840) and The Southern Gentleman (404-939-9845) as the sister restaurants host an epic all-you-can-eat buffet presented by chef Matthew Ridgway. Titled “Spain & Twain Await You,” this event combines the best of Gypsy Kitchen’s tour of the culinary traditions of Spain and The Southern Gentleman’s sophisticated take on Southern cuisine. Both restaurants are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $54.95 per person for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under.

North Fulton

Food 101 in Sandy Springs is offering a special Mother’s Day menu from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including butter Bibb salad, smoked salmon and arugula tart, raspberries and cream crêpes, apple cinnamon French toast casserole, grilled Atlantic salmon, lobster Cobb salad, sea scallops and grits, herb-roasted lamb shoulder and an 8 oz. filet Oscar. A select menu of brunch favorites is also available. The restaurant then serves its regular dinner menu from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 404-497-9700;

Take mom to historic Crabapple for a farm-to-fork dining experience at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. A three-course Mother’s Day menu is available for $38 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and features options such as beet cured salmon and avocado toasts, Southern fried chicken breast with buttermilk mashed potatoes and Andouille red eye gravy, shrimp and grits, a key lime pie mason jar and chocolate chess pie.  770-817-0161;

Multiple Locations

Give mom the gift that keeps on giving while you're at the airport on Sunday with a cookbook from restaurateur and TV personality, Cat Cora. Hojeij Branded Foods' airport hotspots are selling copies of “Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist” and “Cooking From The Hip” at Cat Cora's Kitchen at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Salt Lake City International AirportSan Francisco International Airport and at Cat Cora's Taproom at the Detriot Metropolitan Airport this Mother's Day.

Enjoy brunch buffet-style at Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown, Northlake, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Vinings until 3 p.m. (2 p.m. in Vinings). Offerings may include made-to-order omelets, crab cake Benedict, French toast and scrambled eggs, among others. Other Marlow’s locations are featuring an à la carte menu boasting such items as chicken and waffles, lemon ricotta pancakes, shrimp and grits, “serious” steak and eggs, brunch cocktails and other favorites.

Ray’s Restaurants set the standard for lavish buffets in a setting mom will love. Whatever time of day your mother prefers, Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187) in Sandy Springs stands ready with a sumptuous spread of breakfast, brunch and dinner options as the day progresses (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Cost is $45.95 per adult and $22.95 for children ages 5 to 10. In Alpharetta, Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064) is also open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., serving a seemingly unending assortment of breakfast, brunch and dinner favorites. $39.95 for adults; $19.95 for children ages 5 to 10. Inside the Perimeter, downtown stalwart Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224) offers an enchanting Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and its regular à la carte dinner menu from 5 to 8 p.m. The buffet is $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 5 to 10.

Sublime Doughnuts, with locations at Georgia Tech and North Druid Hills, sweetens up the occasion with M-shaped A-Town Cream doughnuts to spell out “MOM.” 404-897-1801;

All moms visiting Willy's Mexicana Grill on May 13 and 14 receive a coupon for $5 off any order of $15 or more to use for a future visit through the end of the month. Those restaurants closed on weekends will hand out cards on Friday, May 12. Excludes airport location.

In addition, the following Atlanta-area dining spots are available to show you and your mom a wonderful time on Mother's Day or any other weekend:
  •          Sunday dining at Jefe's Tacos & Tequila, located in the Town Brookhaven development, means  brunch through dinner treats as well as bottomless mimosas from 12:30 to 3 p.m. On Mother’s Day, all moms receive one free mimosa during brunch. 404-963-6205;
  •         Brookhaven’s Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub is open as usual, offering its regular array of brunch, gourmet pizza and comfort food favorites. 404-474-9600,
  •          Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar on Juniper Street is a fun alternative for Mother’s Day dining, open noon to 10 p.m.  404-532-1944;
  •          Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads in Poncey-Highland now serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From frittatas to breakfast sandwiches and breakfast pizzas, it’s sure to be a new favorite brunch destination on Mother’s Day and every Sunday. 404-334-0500;
  •          In East Cobb, Seed Kitchen & Bar (678-214-6888) and Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar (770-635-7641) are offering their regular brunch menus, with Mother’s Day specials to be announced.
  •          Drop anchor at either location of The Big Ketch (Buckhead or Roswell) for live music and such seafood favorites as shrimp and scallops, Creole shrimp and grits and bourbon orange-glazed salmon.
  •          Midtown’s The Federal serves Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m., so you can treat mom to French cuisine and traditional American steakhouse favorites. 404-343-3857,
  •          Bring mom to Decatur for traditional Southern favorites from Revival. The eatery that pays homage to Chef Kevin Gillespie’s grandmother is open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m. 470-225-6770,


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