Mother's Day
The Farm at South Mountain

Leave the cooking and cleaning behind at these eateries

Daisy Finch


Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Each mom has her own style and taste, so one—or many—of these deals across the Valley will appeal to her.


Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill

May 11 to May 13

Ling & Louie’s is offering a special two-course surf and turf menu.

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, 9397 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 125, Scottsdale, 480.767.5464,, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, $19.95.


Marcellino Ristorante

May 12 and May 13

Marcellino Ristorante is celebrating Mother’s Day weekend with a cooking class on Saturday, when moms can join Chef Marcellino Verzino in the kitchen. On Sunday, Tagiolini Mare e Monte pasta and complimentary tiramisu are being served for hungry guests and mothers.

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480.990.9500,, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, $45 for cooking class, $23.95 for Mother’s Day special, reservations required.


All on May 13

24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery

The café will offer vegan and gluten-free specials like veggie quiche and loaded chilaquiles.

24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery, 1701 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe, 480.753.4411,, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., various pricing.


Desert Rose Steakhouse

The steakhouse is set up a limitless Mother’s Day brunch, with jumbo shrimp, prime rib, ham, waffles, and omelets. Get a complimentary first glass of mimosa and enjoy 25-cent refills.

Desert Rose Steakhouse, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale, 623.937.3004,, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $24.95, $12.95 ages 12 and under.


Dominick’s Steakhouse and Steak 44

Some of the special brunch items added to the menu for Mother’s Day include a bone-in filet mignon and fried egg; cheese blintzes; thick-cut semolina flour toast; thick-cut Colorado bacon lightly smoked with pecan wood; fresh seasonal berries; heirloom tomatoes and chilled shrimp salad with champagne vinaigrette, and Alaskan king drab legs “whole cluster.”

Dominick’s Steakhouse, Scottsdale Quarter, 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.272.7271,, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., various pricing.

Steak 44, 5101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, 602.271.4400,, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., various pricing.


The Farm at South Mountain

Sweet and savory flavors await brunch lovers and mothers at The Farm at South Mountain. Enjoy its “Mom”elet station, chilled shrimp, coconut cupcakes, pecan French toast, and braised beef short ribs under the pecan tress’ shade.

The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix, 480.990.9500,, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., $59.95 for adults, $29.95 for children, free for ages 4 and under.


Fat Ox

Handcrafted by chef Matt Carter and executive chef Rochelle Daniel, Fox Ox’s first Mother’s Day brunch tempts with a classic antipasto buffet brimming with imported cheeses, meats and veggies, paired with fresh-baked Tammie Coe breakfast breads. Then choose from entrees like Italian breakfast. Finish it off with a dessert and pastry bar.

Fat Ox, 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Scottsdale, 480.307.6900,, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starts at $75, which includes a glass of Italian sangria, and $25 for children ages 7 to 12.


J&G Steakhouse

Moms really want a gourmet, chef-crafted steak dinner, instead of finger sandwiches. The evening features a three-course feast featuring steamed shrimp salad or tender carrot soup; crispy Arctic char or grilled beef prime hanger steak; and warm chocolate cake or strawberry pavlova. J&G Steakhouse will also offer a full a la carte menu for Mother’s Day.

J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 480.214.8000,, 5 to 10 p.m., starts at $55.


The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

The Market Restaurant has a multicourse meal offering smoked salmon pizz or heirloom tomato salad; entrees like seafood risotto or eggs Benedict quiche; and for dessert raspberry custard tart.

The Market Restaurant + Bay by Jennifer’s, 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite A, Phoenix, 602.626.5050,, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., various pricing.


Market Street Kitchen

Market Street Kitchen is offering exclusive menu items and special pricing on menu favorites on Mother’s Day. Breakfast features smoked salmon benny with Scottish salmon and tater tots; fresh berry parfait; compressed Arugula salad; or fresh berry salad. For diner, moms can choose from two hearty specials, lobster tails or 24-ounce petite adobo tenderloins with Southwestern orzo and grilled tricolored cauliflower.

Market Street Kitchen, 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480.278.7044,, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch), 5 to 9 p.m. (dinner), $10-$39.


Match Restaurant and Lounge

Match Restaurant and Lounge reveals a special brunch menu available only on Mother’s Day. In addition to its regular brunch items, offerings will include lobster Benedict featuring soft-poached eggs and Maine lobster with tarragon; oven-baked eggs Shakura with tomato sauce, fennel sausage, and toasted country bread; spinach, leek and Gruyere quiche with seasonal mixed lettuces and marinated tomatoes; herb-crusted lamb rack with honey-stewed peppers, chickpea crepe and basil-orange chutney; wood-grilled filet of beef with red wine gratin potatoes, horseradish, asparagus and parmigiano; grilled swordfish with red pepper sauce, caponata and crispy potatoes.

Match Restaurant and Lounge, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.875.8080,, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., various pricing.


Midici, Neapolitan Pizza Company

Midici is treating these special ladies to a free Margherita pizza with any other pizza purchase. Beyond pizza, at Midici, guests can choose from a variety of authentic Italian antipasto, meat and cheese boards and housemade meatballs, and salads like The Italian, purple kale and ricotta and walnut and gorgonzola.

Midici, Neapolitan Pizza Company, 21001 Tatum Boulevard, Suite 1010, Phoenix, 480.247.7377,, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. various pricing.



The mid-morning meal offerings dedicated to mom have fun names like the Pick Up This Mess Omelet featuring three eggs, sausage, potatoes, caramelized onion, mushrooms and roasted peppers; and the Peace and Quiet Berry Crepe with fresh berries and citrus mascarpone wrapped in warm crepes with vanilla whipped cream. Other menu items include I Love You Italian Benny, Naptime Egg Sandwich, Lil’ Nuggles Apple Crumble Flapjacks, Go to Your Room Panzanella Salad, and Thanks Mom Grilled Salmon Quinoa Salad.

Nook Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn, 15 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.258.1037,, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., various pricing.


The Oak Room

Join The Oak Room on Mother’s Day for the chef’s buffet. Enjoy chicken and waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, chicken piccata, beef bourguignon, fish, roasted pork loin, salads and desserts.

The Oak Room, 61 E. University Drive, Mesa, 480.844.7437,, 4 p.m. to midnight, $26, $13 for ages 5 to 12.


Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime offers specialty items this Mother’s Day. Diners can start with an “eye-opener” such as a blood orange mimosa, or Ocean Prime’s signature bloody Mary. Meal specialties include smoked salmon, blackened salmon salad, French toast, quiche, crab and eggs, or braise short rib surf and turf.

Ocean Prime, 5455 E. High Street, Phoenix, 480.347.1313,, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., various pricing.


Omni Scottsdale at Montelucia

Omni Scottsdale is offering a slew of specials at the resort. Breakfast classics, and a selection of small bites and wood-fired meats will be available along with breakfast classics.

Omni Scottsdale at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480.627.3200,, call for times, $95 for adults, $39 for children.


Organ Stop Pizza

Enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly lunch and concert with the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 E Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.813.5700, ext. 945,, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $12 for adults, $10 for children 9 and younger. Alcoholic beverages and ice cream available for additional charge. Advance ticket required.


Perk Eatery

Perk Eatery is highlighting specialty menu items in recognition of moms. Diner favorites for the morning meal include huevos rancheros, corned beef country-style hash and wine country French toast. For those who prefer mid-day munchies, the choices are Mucho Smoocho, The Palo, Napa Valley salad. Guests can choose from an array of cocktails, too, like Little Miss Sunshine and Wake-Up Call.

Perk Eatery, 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 159, Scottsdale, 480.998.6026,, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., various pricing.


Press Coffee

Let the local barista know you’re a mom on May 13 and Press Coffee will deliver. Mothers will receive a free hot-drip coffee of any size, or 50 percent off any latte.

Press Coffee, any location,, hours vary by location.


Preston’s Steakhouse

Preston’s Steakhouse is creating a special prix fixe holiday menu. See website for details.

Preston’s Steakhouse, 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 115, Scottsdale, 480.629.5087,, noon to 9 p.m., $54.99 per guest, $27.50 for children under 10.


Rusconi’s American Kitchen

Rusconi’s American Kitchen honors moms with a special brunch that includes an array of starters like chilled tomato gazpacho and braised beef short ribs; main courses such as steak and eggs and blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin; and desserts ranging from lemon biscotti-crusted strawberry cheesecake and dark chocolate budino.

Rusconi’s American Kitchen, 10637 N. Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, 480.483.0009,, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $58.


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Elements will serve a Mother’s Day three-course prix fixe menu prepared by executive chef Beau MacMillan. With dishes like Korean barbecue short ribs and grilled Atlantic swordfish with buckwheat noodles, the menu is original. The Views Ballroom, touting a wrap-around terrace and panoramic views of Mummy Mountain, will have action/carving stations and seasonal favorites.

Elements and The View Ballroom at Sanctuary, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, 866.411.7155,, call for times, $85 for adults and $30 for children ages 6 to 12 (Elements), $75 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 to 12, children ages 5 and younger dine free.


SanTan Brewing Co.

SanTan Brewing is breaking out a brunch buffet that includes smoked turkey and tri-tip carving station, as well as other options.

SanTan Brewing Co., 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480.917.8700,, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., $25, $15 for kids 6 to 12.



A thrilling teppanyaki dinner awaits all who visit Sapporo for Mother’s Day. Bottomless mimosas and a 50-percent discount on bottles of wine will be offered all day.

Sapporo, 14344 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.607.1114,, 3 to 10:30 p.m., various pricing.


Sorso Wine Room

Sorso Wine Room is dishing salad, sandwiches and flatbreads. In celebration of Mother’s Day, all three of these menu items will be 50 percent off.

Sorso Wine Room, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 150, Scottsdale, 480.951.4344,, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., various pricing.


Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Chef Todd at the renowned T. Cook’s is creating a flavorful brunch menu for Mother’s Day. But families can expect dessert and harvest buffets, and a variety of entrees.

Cook’s, 5200 E. Camelback Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, 602.808.0766,, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $89 per guest.



Talavera’s brunch buffet will feature a seafood bar, multiple carving stations, custom omelets, fresh fruit and salads, and Chef Lance’s desserts. Adults will receive a complimentary welcome beverage.

Talavera, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, 480.515.5700,, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $110, $48 for ages 5-12.


Tavern Americana

Tavern Americana is hosting a special brunch of housemade lemon scones and grilled artichoke for appetizers; crab cake eggs Benedicts; Belgium waffles; egg white frittata and BLTE sandwich. Regular brunch items will be available as well.

Tavern Americana, 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottdale, 480.502.6740,, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., various pricing.


Thai Chili 2 Go

Thai Chili 2 Go’s various locations are offering a free meal (with additional entrée purchase) all day.

Thai Chili 2 Go, various locations,, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., various pricing.


Zappone’s Italian Bistro

Zappone’s is preparing a menu dedicated to giving mom the day off from cooking. For breakfast, the choices are mascarpone French toast, breakfast calzone, crab cake scramble or Italian or Green chopped salad. Other starters and entrees available any time of the day include bruschetta trio; truffle chips; garlic bread; cheesy bread; fried calamari; crab cakes; chicken parmesan, marsala or piccata; veal parmesan, marsala or piccata; eggplant parmesan or rollatini; lasagna; or chianti-braised beef rigatoni. Guests can round out their meals with a variety of beverage options like bottomless Bellinis, mimosas and bloody Marys.

Zappone’s Italian Bistro, 1652 N. Higley Road, Suite 103, Gilbert, 480.218.2338,, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various pricing.