Give Mom the perfect Mother’s Day at these Atlanta area restaurants


Show mom all the love this year with featured menus and dining experiences at Atlanta area restaurants.

Atlanta chefs are pulling out all the stops with Southern-inspired dishes, desserts as sweet as she is and cocktails to kickstart the celebrations. Note that prices listed below do not include tax and gratuity unless specified.

Pro tip: Consider treating mom to a relaxed dinner on Mother’s Day. Many restaurants are busiest for brunch and lunch and slower during dinner. 

5Church Midtown welcomes mom and her whole crew to a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The buffet is priced at $60 for adults and $20 for children. Make reservations online.

Usually closed on Sunday and Monday, Aria will be open on Sunday, May 8 starting at 5 p.m. and on Monday, May 9. Guests can celebrate mom while enjoying the modern American restaurant’s seasonal menu and comfy, yet upscale atmosphere. Menus and reservation options can be found online. Note that Aria will be closed on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11.

Carson Kitchen, located in the heart of Alpharetta, is serving delicious brunch and dinner menu options on Sunday, May 8. The urban neighborhood spot is built on the philosophy of reimagined comfort food— including menu favorites such as donut French toast, chicken and waffle, black rice and oxtail risotto, and crispy chicken skins—making it the perfect place to honor mom this Mother’s Day. View the menu and make a reservation online

Buckhead Village staple Gypsy Kitchen is featuring mom-approved menu items for Mother’s Day. Brunch highlights include a Spanish tortilla with fried eggs, njuda, sofrito, and sesame laffa ($14) as well as tuna crudo with confit cherry tomatoes ($14), shrimp crab Louie ($16), and a delicious smoked salmon Benedict with poached eggs and a side of zaatar-roasted home fries ($16). Dessert brings orange blossom honey custard topped with caramel crisp ($10). Reservations and regular menu items can be found online

Raise a glass to mom at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern. All locations—Brookhaven, Perimeter, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are featuring mimosas all day along with the regular menus. Make a reservation online.

Marlow’s Tavern is offering a selection of Mother’s Day features in addition to its regular menu for families to enjoy. Call a local tavern for details.

Those wanting to whisk mom away for a weekend getaway this Mother’s Day, should head to the Monte Vista Hotel and dine at Milton’s Black Mountain. The regionally inspired Southern restaurant is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch buffet boasting tomato bisque with Parmesan cheese sticks, classic Caesar salad, avocado toast, goat cheese and asparagus frittata, and zucchini bread to start.Entrée options include a roasted Joyce Farm chicken, carved beef tenderloin, cauliflower steaks, and seared and roasted salmon. Choose among sides like creamed corn, herb-roasted new potatoes, and grilled broccolini. For something sweet, try Milton’s strawberry shortcake, chocolate torte, and Key lime pie. Brunch runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and pricing is $55 for adults and $20 for children. View event details and make reservations online. 

Ocean & Acre, where the land meets the sea, is a dining destination mom will adore. On top of regular menu items, the coastal culinary joint will be serving an egg white frittata with roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, and tomato jam ($14), a frito misto with shrimp, calamari, finfish, and scallops with roasted garlic herb crema ($16) as well as trout almondine with asparagus and wild rice pilaf ($24). Regular menu items and reservation options can be found online

Ensure mom stays out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day with a family meal from PITA Mediterranean Street Food. Each family meal comes with a choice of two proteins, three sides, tzatziki sauce and pita bread for just $39.99. View and the menu and place orders online

Start Mother’s Day at The Southern Gentleman. The Buckhead Village eatery will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. featuring a four-course prix fixe menu priced at $59 per adult and $29.50 per child. View the menus online and make a reservation to make this year’s Mother’s Day one to remember. 

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is offering its regular menu along with a few showstopping features. Give mom a taste of the coast with herb risotto with pan-seared scallops and lemon butter ($28.95) or a seared gulf redfish with an assortment of fresh vegetables and salsa verde ($27.95). Explore regular menu items and make reservations online.

The Woodall opens for brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day, offering its signature brunch menu featuring favorites like jumbo lump crab cake Benedict with seared crab cake, sautéed spinach, sunny egg, English muffin, heirloom tomato brûlée and creamed corn béarnaise; and chicken paillard with white bean cassoulet, grilled escarole, chicken meatball and parsley root. Reservations are available via OpenTable.

Normally closed on Sundays, Umi will be open and serving its menu of modern Japanese cuisine from 4-8 p.m. Should mom prefer dinner at home, Umi also is offering its menu for takeout. Make reservations and view the takeout menu online.

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