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South Florida — By klynch on April 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm
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Mother’s Day Dining Options in Miami

No matter how you like to spend Mother’s Day, there are options for you. From sipping on Mimosas to trekking out to Paradise Farms for a farm-fresh lunch, you will find something on our list that will strike your fancy. I know the decision is tough on where you’ll spend this year’s Mother’s Day, but don’t wait too long, as this special day is quickly approaching.

Altarmare is perfect if you’re looking for that organic, farm-fresh dish. They will feature a Raw Taster for $12. This is a scallop ceviche, tuna tartar, Kumamoto oyster and sheepshead carpaccio alonside a heirloom tomato sorbet. Add in a glass of Snoqualmie Naked Merlot Columbia Valley for $7 and you’ll be set with a complete organic experience. Altamare will be open from 5:00-11:00 p.m. on Mother’s Day. They are located at 1233 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. 305.532.3061

Escape from the rush and make a reservation at 660 at The Angler’s for Mother’s Day with Chef Giorgio. For $34.95 per person, guests will feast on a special Mother’s Day brunch menu served family-style. Highlights include Fritto Misto (Calamari, Rock Shrimp, Prawns, Lemon, Zucchini and Asparagus), Mom’s Pasta al Horno (Classic Bechamel, Bolognese, Parmisgiano Gratinato) and Tiramisu all Frutta (Tiramisu with fresh berries, orange mascarpone and limoncello). The Mother’s Day menu will be available from 1:00 – 11:00 p.m. The regular menu will also be available from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Angler’s is located at 660 Washington, Miami Beach. 305.534.9600

Area 31 is offering a $55++ per person brunch from noon until 3:00 p.m. (or $22++ for children  6-15, those under 6 eat free). Brunch will include unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, Prosecco and juices, and both a hot and cold buffet line including enticing treats like a raw bar and ceviche bar, domestic caviar, waffles, made-to-order omelets, grilled Corvina and baked rigatoni. Area 31 is located on the 16th floor of EPIC Hotel at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami. 305.424.5234

Blue Door at Delano offers the perfect brunch if you’re looking to dine in style. This a la carte brunch will feature recently launched menu items like the Lobster Beignets, Mushroom White Pizza & Truffled Scrambled Eggs, Chocolate Belgian Waffles or the Blue Crab Cakes & Eggs. In addition, mom will be treated to one of the Blue Door’s Champagne Cocktails, and continue imbibing (along with anyone else) on unlimited champagne cocktails for $25.  Blue Door is located at 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 305.674.6400 Valet parking is $8 for brunch guests.

The Cape Cod Room will bring you back to New England for only $33++ per person or $16 for children under 12. Start off with a complimentary cocktail like a Cucumber Fizz or Bloody Mary. Then enjoy the buffet of sumptuous appetizers like Cranberry scones, Greek yogurt, toasted granola or rare roast beef with horseradish sauce. Your main plate will be served to your table and you can choose from enticing entrees like Home-Cured Salmon Gravlox with warm Johnny Cakes, Locke-Ober’s Lobster stew or Steamed Mussels served fisherman’s style with white wine and garlic. Save room for dessert, as you’re sure to love the Strawberry Shortcake or Valrhona Chocolate Torte. The Cape Cod Room is located at The Bath Club, 5937 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 305.864.1262

Escopazzo takes you on the road for Mother’s Day this year with a trip to Paradise Farms and Schnebly Redland’s Winery for a farm lunch and wine tasting. Guests will meet at Escopazzo at 11:30 a.m. (or meet at Paradise Farms), and enjoy a 12:30 buffet lunch at the farm prepared by Giancarla featuring Wild baby brassica and an arugula salad with dried apricots and sesame seed crisps; Calamari, cannelini, black olive and cherry tomato salad with chopped celery leaves; Fusilli pasta with ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and toasted pine nuts. After lunch, guests will enjoy a winery tour and tasting with Peter Schnebly, live music and dancing and go home with a complimentary bottle of Schnebly wine. Mom’s will also receive a $30 gift card to Escopazzo.  Cost is $150/person (with or without transportation) and $50 for children (with transportation) or $30 (when you provide your own transportation). Call 305.674.9450 to make your reservations.

Essensia combines a wholesome brunch menu with complimentary massage treatments for mom. For $39++ (and $19++ for kids 12 and under), guests will enjoy healthy buffet items like a salad station, risotto and pasta station, an omelet station, fresh Belgian waffles with berries and a selection of Pastry Chef Gail Goetsch’s sweet creations of cookies, mouuses, tarts and more. Complimentary hand and chair massages will be given to relax mom even more, and a complimentary glass of Prosecco or a Mimosa will be included in brunch. Essensia is located at The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 305.908.5458 Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fleming’s will feature a $29.95 3-course brunch menu on Mother’s Day from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Enjoy your choice or fruit or wedge salad, your choice of entree (like the Beef Tenderloin and Vegetable Frittata, Berry Stuffed French Toast, Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel or Smoked Ham Chop) and your choice of dessert (Walnut Turtle Pie, Creme Brulee or NY Style Cheesecake). Mom will go home with a $25 gift card for her next visit between 5/10 – 6/14. Fleming’s is located at 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables. 305.569.7995

The Grill on the Alley will create a special a la carte menu for Mother’s Day with breakfast favorites like Tasted Bagel and Lox, a Cobb Omelet, Blueberry Pecan Pancakes and Filet Mignon Benedict. Menu items range from $8-$14 and mom will go home with a long stem rose. Don’t forget a hand-crafted cocktail to add to the celebration – all will be available for $6. The Grill on the Alley is located at the Avenura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura. 305.466.7195

Isabela’s at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami on Brickell is serving up a champagne brunch on Mother’s Day for $59++ for adults, and $29 for children 6-11. Highlights include Eggs Florentine with fresh spinach, Tequila cured salmon, a fresh pasta station, Rosemary Marinated Leg of Lamb paired with mango chutney and mint jelly, an outdoor BBQ station, and of course, plenty of desserts. Guests will be welcomed with a mimosa and sushi and will enjoy classical, Latin, American and traditional live music during their burnch. Isabela’s is located at 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami. 305.329.3500

La Marea at The Tides kicks off their Lazy Brunch on Mother’s Day, and will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each course will consist of an unlimited number of small plates brought to your table. Highlights include appetizers lik Apple Crisp Muffins, Crispy Prosciutto and Honey Dew Consomme Shots, and Deviled Eggs. Entrees include Skirt Steak Skillte with Chorizo, Fingerling Potatoes and Poblano Peppers and Roasted Black Grouper, Pomodoro and Basil Pesto. For dessert, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with Butterscotch Bread Pudding, Bunuelos or Chocolate Brownies. Cost is $45++ per person. Valet is also available for just $10. The Tides South Beach is located at 1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. 305.604.5070

Bring mom to Maya’s Tapas & Grill and she will be treated to a complimentary meal. Everyone else can take advantage of the 3-course prix-fixe menu for only $19.95 per person. Start off with an avocado salad, caesar salad or pita with olive tapenade, select an entree (Pan Roasted Salmon, Moroccan Chicken Ossobuco, Skirt Steak or Fettucini Alfredo) and your choice of dessert. Maya’s Tapas & Grill is located at 809 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. 305.538.0058

Morton’s The Steakhouse will offer a special Mother’s Day Menu for $59++ per person from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Guests will select a salad (either a Morton’s Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing or a Caesar Salad), an entree (Single Cut Filet, Filet Oscar, Broiled Salmon, Colossal Shrimp Alexander or Chicken Christopher), either a vegetable or potato and a dessert (either Creme Brulee or Double Chocolate Mousse). There are multiple locations in Miami-Dade — Miami (Brickell), Coral Gables, North Miami Beach and Miami Beach. .

Do you have difficulty scheduling that family portrait? Why not make a reservation for Neomi’s Grill for Mother’s Day, and you will be treated to a complimentary family portrait upon arrival. After the photo is completed, sit down for an enticing brunch menu filled with traditional brunch offerings and house made specialties. Choose from Paella Valencia with delectable seafood; exotic sushi; stir-fried beef; made-to-order omelets; pastry favorites; and an array of sweet treats. A separate buffet will be available for the little ones with chicken tenders and veggie snacks, and the children can even make mom her own chocolate covered strawberry or banana. Cost is $60++ or $20++ for children 6-12. Children under 5 eat free. A full menu is also available. Brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Neomi’s Grill is located at the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach. 305.692.5770

SUSHISAMBA dromo brings back brunch specials for one-day only. Guests will enjoy a la carte traditional brunch dishes with an international flair. Highlights include Churros ($9), Linguica and Eggs ($12), Duck Confit Hash ($14), Japanese Mushroom Torta ($14), Lobster Mac and Cheese ($24) and a special Mother’s Day surprise. Each mom will receive a complimentary mimosa and a special treat to bring home. Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. SUSHISAMBA dromo is located at 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach 305.673.5337

Talavera Cocina Mexicana will kick off their a la carte weekend brunch on Mother’s Day. They will serve up traditional brunch items with a Mexican twist. Highlights include Huevos Divorciados (2 poached eggs over a hand-made tortilla served with black beans, ham and salsa) and Chilaquiles Verdes (baked tortilla casserole with chicken, fried eggs and refried beans. Prices range from $8-$12 and all diners will enjoy the lives sounds of a Mexican trio. Talavera is located at 2299 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables. 305.444.2955

Top photo from personal collection of Lobster Beignets at Delano. Bottom photo provided by The Grill on the Alley.

Related places:
  1. A
    AltaMare Restaurant
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  2. B
    Angler's Boutique Resort
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  3. C
    Area 31 Restaurant
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  4. D
    Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
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  5. E
    JW Marriott Hotel Miami
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  6. F
    Neomi's Grill
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