Eating Around: Mother’s Day dining


Here are thirteen of our recommended destinations to take Mom on her special day:

Mother’s Day festivities at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead start on Saturday, May 8 with a mother- daughter afternoon tea. The traditional English tea service will include tea sandwiches, pastries, and a complimentary keepsake photo. Cost is $28 for adults, $21 per child ages 5 to 12. Reservations are required. The following day, the whole family is invited for brunch from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children can visit the Ritz’s customized flower market and chose a complimentary bouquet of flowers for Mom. Cost is $65 per adult and $40 per child. 

Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison’s destination restaurant will open especially for mid-day Mother’s Day dinner from noon to 4 p.m.

Perennial Mother’s Day favorite Ray’s on the River—as well as sister restaurants Ray’s in the City and Ray’s Killer Creek—will offer special brunch buffets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($29.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids). Regular dinner menu will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.

The restaurant at the W Atlanta Buckhead will offer a special jazz brunch with a la carte menu items from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A three-course brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $39 per person. Menu selections include lobster bisque, house-cured King salmon, eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, and chef Jay Swift’s signature “three little pigs” creation.

Ecco’s Mother’s Day brunch menu includes a selection of meats and cheeses, chocolate croissants, famous fried goat cheese with honey and black pepper, and crepes with honeyed ricotta, strawberries and pistachios.


Dine from seven unique food stations at this newly revamped Downtown hotel restaurant. Includes traditional breakfast favorites as well as omelets made to order, a roast pork carving station, a grits bar, and a strawberry shortcake station for dessert. Drink specials include $3 mimosas and $4 bellinis. $40 adults and $12 for kids 12 and under.


Pacci Mother’s Day brunch buffet includes crab fondue, pesto squash casserole, cheese grits, deviled eggs and an assortment of pastries. $22 for adults, $12 for kids 6 to 12. Free for kids under the age of 6.


JCT’s three-course prix fixe Sunday supper includes biscuits with house-made jams, deviled eggs and country ham, slow cooked rabbit, pan roasted day-boat fish, hickory roasted Berkshire pork rack and Georgia strawberry shortcake with local honey and lavender cream.

Join Hobnob’s for Mother’s Day brunch and receive a complimentary mimosa for mom.


Shaun Doty making Mother’s Day delicious with a special brunch of cheddar waffles with cane syrup, fried chicken, pork tenderloin and more from 11am to 2pm. $40 for adults and $10 for children.

Parish will serve Southern favorites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Mother’s Day. Treat Mom to Eggs Boudreaux shrimp and grits and Bloody Marys.

Murphy’s well-known brunch includes buttermilk pancakes, french toast, crab cake benedict and a complimentary rose for Mom.