Treat Mom for Mother's Day in Atlanta

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. We’re here to help if you haven’t found the perfect spot to take your matriarch. Whether she looks forward to dressing up for a traditional brunch or being wined and dined for dinner, here are a few spots in town rolling out the red carpet for moms. Pro tip: bring her a card with words from the heart, show off your manners, and tip well.  

Alon’s Bakery and Market in Dunwoody celebrates moms and Springtime with a brunch buffet on May 12. From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., they roll out a spread of spring vegetable and goat cheese quiche, shakshuka, salmon en croute, brioche French toast topped with mascarpone and fresh berries, an omelet station, and a dessert station. (Adults $38.99; children 5-12 $16.99). Take home fresh pastries or a bottle of wine from the shop for an extra gift.

Alon’s Bakery and Market. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Dunwoody. 678-397-1781, alons.com.

 

Roswell’s Foundation Social Eatery serves up a decadent buffet for your queen from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mom gets to nosh on French toast bread pudding and braised short rib hash. She also gets a complimentary “mom”-osa to sip on during the feast. (Adults $35; children 5-12 $15)

Foundation Social Eatery. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. 770-641-8877, foundationatl.com.

 

Want to give mom a taste trip through Spain? Buckhead’s Gypsy Kitchen has an endless tapas experience planned from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Taste through roasted beet salad, garlic shrimp, and plates of chorizo and Manchego cheese. (Adults $49; children $21) Bottomless mimosas are $19. Afterward, take her on a window shopping stroll through The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Gypsy Kitchen. 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-939-9840, gk-atl.com.

 

Does mom like jazz? C. Ellet’s at The Battery adds a live jazz band to the brunch experience on Sunday, May 12. The menu is decadent with fried green tomatoes topped with lump crab salad, rack of Border Springs lamb, vegetable and goat cheese frittata, and red velvet cake waffles with cream cheese mousse. Moms and grandmoms receive a complimentary glass of bubbles with which to celebrate.

C. Ellet’s. 2606 Circle 75 Pkwy., Atlanta. 678-996-5344, c-ellets.com.

 

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Revival, located in a restored 1900’s home, is a sweet spot for Sunday brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day. The normal menu will be served with crispy pork schnitzel, cornmeal fried catfish with smoked gouda grits for brunch and fried chicken for dinner. End the meal on a sweet note with one of Revival’s Southern confections or order ahead for one to-go. Celebrate later with a red velvet cake or lemon ice box pie.

Revival. 129 Church St., Decatur. 470-225-6770, revivaldecatur.com.

 

Buckhead’s Aria is normally closed on Sunday’s. To honor mothers, however, chef Gerry Klaskala opens the doors for dinner on May 12. Treat your matriarch with butter braised lobster with truffle potatoes, duck confit, or scallops with sunchokes and pair with a bottle from their extensive wine list.

Aria. 490 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-233-7673, aria-atl.com.

 

Ammazza, which recently reopened on Edgewood is offering a special three-course menu ($50) at both locations from 5:00 p.m. to close. Begin with salad insalata di fragola—local field greens with goat cheese Springer Mountain Farms chicken, red pepper, and strawberries tossed in white balsamic strawberry gastrique. Second course is a small pizza of mom or grandma’s choosing. End with house made torta caprese flourless chocolate almond cake covered in decadent ganache and topped with berry compote.

Ammazza.314 E. Howard Ave., Decatur. 404-963-7997 and 591 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-835-2298, ammazza.com.

Heather Sinyard