She birthed you, fed you, and endured all of your ungrateful tantrums. She's mom, and this coming Sunday, May 10, is Mother's Day — the day to repay at least some of the debts you owe her. Though a beachfront condo or a new Mercedes may be out of your price range, a thoughtful card and a nice brunch would be ever so appreciated. After all, the best gift you can give Mom is time spent with her.
Some of Miami's finest restaurants are pulling out all the stops to celebrate Mom at brunch with special cocktails, complimentary desserts, and mimosas on the house so you can toast the first lady in your life with style. Note: Prices generally exclude tax and gratuity, and reservations are strongly suggested.
Atrio Restaurant + Wine Room
Mother's Day brunch features a massive buffet that includes eggs made to order; a prime seafood bar that includes shrimp cocktail, oysters, and sushi; seasonal salads; a quiche and bread display; cheeses; a pasta and meat station; and a dessert station. Brunch costs $75 for adults and $24 for kids 5 to 12. Children are also invited to participate in fun activities so grownups can enjoy the view and their meal. Complimentary parking is included. Brunch is served from noon to 3 p.m., and reservations are accepted; call 305-503-6549.
BLT Prime at Trump National Doral
A three-course prix fixe ($65 per person) includes an appetizer, main course with side, and dessert. There will also be seared brook trout with fava bean tabbouleh and lemon vinaigrette ($36) and Kurobuta pork tenderloin ($42) with broccoli rabe and rhubarb purée. For reservations, call 305-591-6066.
Bistro Cassis' mussels
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This midtown bistro offers a Parisian-inspired brunch, with items like a croque-monsieur ($11); le blanc, an egg-white omelet with spinach, onion, and tomato ($12); and a royal Benedict with smoked salmon ($15). French specialities include terrine de foie gras aux truffles ($25) and foie gras sur tournedos ($35). Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, call 786-577-4410.
Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak is offering a special brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary mimosa and a buffet of fresh shellfish, cured meats, artisanal cheeses, warm pastries, house-made granola, and more. Then choose an entrée from decadent selections such as foie gras French toast, Maine lobster potpie, and barbecued smoked brisket. Brunch costs $69 per person, and reservations are required because space is limited. Call 786-279-6600.
Devon Seafood + Steak
Enjoy a special brunch buffet that includes carving and omelet stations, fresh seafood selections, made-to-order Belgian waffles, and decadent desserts. The Mother’s Day brunch menu will be served Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $32 per adult and $15 per child ages 5 to 12; tax and gratuity are not included. For reservations, call 305-275-0226.
John Martin's Irish Pub
Treat Mom to an Irish brunch buffet with eggs made to order, Irish breakfast meats, traditional O'Brien potatoes, fresh fruit, and breads. Entrées include roast pork; chicken and fish pasta with cream sauce; and beef. Cost is $35 for adults and $15.50 for kids 12 and younger. Add $15 for bottomless mimosas and bloody mollys. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations, call 305-445-3777.
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Matador Terrace at the Matador Room at the Miami Beach Edition
The beautiful outdoor Matador Terrace launches its new brunch on Mother's Day with a seasonal selection. Items include huevos rancheros, poached eggs with roasted mushrooms, coconut pancakes with grapefruit and lavender maple syrup, and crunchy Mexican-spiced French toast with apples. Brunch cocktails include the bloody matador, made with Elyx vodka, basil, and tomato juice, and mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Brunch runs Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, call 786-257-4600.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Mary Brickell Village has an affordable prix fixe for Mom. For $30 (plus tax and gratuity), she'll receive a feature cocktail, an entrée, and dessert. Entrées include jumbo lump crabcake Benedict, seafood scramble, smoked salmon Benedict, steak and eggs, and Belgian waffles. Brunch is served from noon to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 305-372-8862.
Take Mom to Piripi in Coral Gables.
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Moms get a complimentary dessert with any meal, a lovely Catalan cream with mango purée. For reservations, call 305-448-2423.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
A special menu for Mom includes Maine lobster tartare with three grams of Tradition caviar ($26); risotto with champagne, scallops, zucchini, and ten grams of Tradition caviar ($50); and seared filet mignon wrapped in prosciutto with purple mashed potatoes ($55). For reservations, call 305-531-4833.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour
The St. Regis offers a host of pampering for Mom, including a Mother's Day brunch from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. that includes pastries from chef Antonio Bachour and a multi-level bloody mary station. Adults are $70; kids $34. The tony resort is also offering an afternoon tea for mom on Sunday, May 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. that includes pastry selections by chef Antonio Bachour and a glass of champagne. $59 per person; reservations are required 305-993-3300.
In addition, Antonio Bachour will host a pastry class Saturday, May 9. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the master will conduct an intimate class of no more than a dozen people some of his secrets. $200 per person includes a signature St. Regis apron and a copy of the chef's latest book. Call for reservations.
Seagrape at Thompson Miami Beach
Chef Michelle Bernstein will offer special menu items and a Mother's Day cocktail, pink bubbles ($14), made with Absolut Elyx, cranberry juice, fresh lime, simple syrup, and Veuve Cliquot rosé and garnished with a fresh mint leaf. For reservations, call 786-605-4041.
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Treat mom to an à la carte brunch with items like spring duck salad, vegan kabocha pancakes, and a Korean scramble (scrambled eggs with octopus, squid, mussels, scallions, chunky soy, and kimchee cucumber). Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, call 786-618-2788.
Tongue & Cheek
Celebrate Mother's Day all weekend with the Cheek's Mother's Day brunch Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days, Moms are feted with free mimosas and other specials. Everyone gets free coffee while they enjoy brunch items like fried chicken 'n' cheddar waffles ($19), lemon ricotta pancakes ($13), and Key West pink shrimp 'n' grits ($14).