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Where to Eat on Mother's Day 2014 in Houston

Take your mother out this year.

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It feels like just yesterday we were rounding up the places to eat on Easter. Now it's time to help you decide where to take Mom out on her special day. A multitude of Houston restaurants are opening their doors on Sunday, May 11, to serve brunch, lunch and/or dinner. So be a planner and make reservations as soon as you can to ensure Mom gets to eat at her favorite restaurant. Although quality time and love show how much you care about your mother, treating her to a delicious meal does, too.

024 Grille

945 Gessner, 281-501-4350

024 Grille will serve its Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for $55 per adult, $45 per senior and $25 for children ages six to 12 (children five years and younger eat for free). Each mother will receive a complimentary mimosa to go along with various breakfast-station items: omelettes, eggs Benedict, pastries, pancakes and more. Other brunch items are grilled salmon and seared chicken breast, cheese and charcuterie boards, lamb chops, and bagels with smoked salmon. For dessert, dip strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows, bananas and dried apricots into the chocolate fountain, or enjoy fruit and white chocolate mousse parfaits, petits fours, macaroons, truffles and slices of cake.

60 Degrees Mastercrafted

2300 Westheimer, 713-360-7757

60 Degrees Mastercrafted will serve a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for $47 per adult and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Armin Safari will provide live music throughout the morning and afternoon.

Américas

2040 West Gray, 832-200-1492

21 Waterway, 281-367-1492

Both Américas locations will serve a Mother's Day brunch from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu includes a variety of Américas brunch dishes, such as beef tenderloin, a whole roasted pig, waffles, pancakes, empanadas, crepes, smoked salmon, and an assortment of pastries and desserts. Both locations will serve brunch for $49 per adult and $15 per child seven to 11 years old.

Amerigo's Grille

25250 Grogans Park, 281-362-0808

Amerigo's Grille, located just outside The Woodlands, will serve an à la carte Mother's Day brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. featuring classic Amerigo's brunch dishes and special chef-prepared spring dishes. Pair any of these with Champagne, mimosas or sangria italiana. Children's menus are available as well.

Artisans

3201 Louisiana, 713-529-9111

Treat Mom to a five-course Mother's Day lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $95 per person. The meal begins with an amuse-bouche of smoked salmon with asparagus, cucumber, shallots, crispy potatoes, boiled quail eggs, fried dill and chervil. Next, enjoy foie gras with fig demi-glace and duck confit ravioli, followed by butter-poached lobster and crawfish in a puff pastry, and a third course of wild mushroom and foie gras beef Wellington with pomme croquette, asparagus and a purée of carrots. End the meal with chocolate mousse prepared with Grand Marnier, candied oranges and espresso powder.

Arturo's Uptown Italiano

1180-1 Uptown Park, 713-621-1180

Arturo's Uptown Italiano will serve its traditional brunch items, plus a few special dishes, à la carte from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Regular brunch offerings include Caprese salad, fried calamari, a vegetable frittata, salmon and poached eggs over whole-wheat pancakes with goat cheese, and a pancake-stack lasagna with eggs, cheese, sausage, bacon and a béchamel sauce. Don't forget about the bellinis and Italian mimosas.

Backstreet Cafe

1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239

Make a reservation at Backstreet Cafe for a three-course brunch. The special will be offered from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $48 per adult and $15 per child ages ten and under. Chef Hugo Ortega is preparing a variety of appetizers, including fried green tomatoes with crab meat rémoulade, and a summer vegetable garden salad with heirloom tomato, roasted corn, grilled zucchini, black olives and goat cheese tossed in a tart lemon vinaigrette. Entrée options range from bacon-wrapped quail with brussels sprouts and white cheddar-chive mashed potatoes to eggs Benedict with soft-shell crab, roasted potatoes and asparagus. For dessert, treat Mom to a blackberry clafoutis with almonds or a chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream.

Benjy's in the Village

2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602

The Rice Village Benjy's location will serve a three-course prix fixe Mother's Day brunch for $38 per person from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Begin with nut-crusted French toast with chamomile whipped cream, Texas molasses and marinated blackberries, then move on to crunchy chicken and dumplings, or grilled snapper with masa spoonbread. Dessert options include Mom's chocolate cake with berries and vanilla bean ice cream, a frozen dessert trio and peach crème brûlée.

Benjy's on Washington

5922 Washington, 713-868-1131

Treat Mom to a three-course prix fixe brunch at Benjy's on Washington for $38 per person from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu features first-course options of French toast stuffed with bourbon mascarpone, strawberries and rhubarb, as well as crispy fish and chips with miso peppers and a tarragon aioli. Second-course options include green tomato Benedict with goat cheese and roasted beets, as well as lamb schnitzel with a mint pesto, smoked yam puree and Asian slaw. Finish the meal with chocolate cake à la mode, blackberry shortcake or an almond milk sorbet with melons and caramel.

Bistro des Amis

2347 University, 713-349-8441

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