Take Mom to brunch for Mother's Day.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Atlanta with Brunch and Gifts

Mother’s Day is May 12. Atlanta restaurants are ready to make it a great day for telling Mom, “Thanks for all you do.” Take a look at what’s on the menus of Atlanta restaurants ready to fete the moms. Consider a tea instead of a full meal. And maybe add a gift.


5Church (Midtown and Buckhead)

A buffet for Mom will be served at 5Church. (Photo courtesy of 5Church)

Both 5Church locations, Midtown and Buckhead, invite you for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet starting at 10 a.m.  

Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown; 3379 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead 

Alma Cocina, Downtown

Alma Cocina, Downtown, will be open on Mother’s Day for an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and it will be open for dinner.

Where: 191 Peachtree St. NE

Amore e Amore

Opening at noon, the Italian restaurant will offer special prix-fixe menus for Mother’s Day lunch and dinner, featuring dishes such as wild filet of sole piccata with polenta; gnocchi vodka; and chicken piccata with white wine, lemon and capers. For the little ones, Amore e Amore offers a children’s menu with house-made pizza bites, meatballs and kid-sized portions of favorites like cheese ravioli, fettuccine Alfredo, and spaghetti and meatballs, all priced at $20. The mother’s day prix-fixe menus at Amore e Amore are priced at $65 per person for lunch and $85 for dinner, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity. Reservations for Mother’s Day require a $25 deposit per person, with the last seating for the evening at 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: 467 North Highland Ave. NE


APRON, inside the Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport, plans Mother’s Day brunch from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 11 and 12. Featured dishes include Bananas Foster pancakes, sweet potato hash and blueberry cream cheese-stuffed French toast.

Where: 2 Porsche Drive


Aria, normally closed on Sunday and Monday, is opening especially for Mother’s Day from 4:30 until 8 p.m. and will continue the celebration into May 13 with a special opening at 5:30 p.m. for those honoring Emory University graduates. Aria will be closed on May 14 and 15, resuming regular business hours on May 16. This special schedule allows families celebrating Mother’s Day and graduation to enjoy Aria’s offerings.

Where: 490 East Paces Ferry Road


Treat Mom to a selection of brunch and lunch favorites including Gulf shrimp & grits, fried green tomato eggs Benedict and Boone’s Monte Cristo. For diners wishing to celebrate later, there is a new seasonal dinner menu featuring fresh seafood capellini, Sunburst Farms rainbow trout and chili-dusted pork tenderloin.

Where: 2205 Northside Drive NW

Bully Boy

Bully Boy will open at 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day and serve a special brunch perfect for moms who love seafood. The menu features coastal seafood, fresh produce and vegan options. Bully Boy’s full list of wine, sake, beer, and seasonal and signature cocktails also will be available.

Where: 828 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE


Capolinea at Signia by Hilton Atlanta will serve a Mother’s Day menu from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 12. The three-course brunch is priced at $75 person, and a wine pairing goes for $30 per person. The last seating will be at 1:45 p.m.

Where: 159 Northside Drive NW

Cooks & Soldiers

Starting at 11 a.m., try brunch specials crafted for the Mother’s Day. These include torrijas–basque French toast with txakoli poached strawberries and crema batida. The main menu will be offered until 9 p.m.

Where: 691 Fourteenth St. NW


Diners at Dantanna’s may enjoy a Bottomless Brunch plus all-day lunch and dinner menus. The brunch menu includes waffles and sizzling skillets to name just two choices. There will be specialty cocktails like the hearty bloody Mary and the lighter bubbly mimosa.

Where: 3400 Around Lenox Drive

Double Zero

Breakfast pizza is on the menu at Double Zero. (Photo courtesy of Double Zero)

Mother’s Day celebrations at Double Zero begin at 11 a.m. with featured brunch dishes including breakfast pizza loaded with pork sausage, scallions, sunny side egg and roasted red onions. The limited main men will be available for dinner until 9 p.m.

Where: 1577 North Decatur Road

Ecco, Midtown and Buckhead

Ecco Midtown patio
If the weather is nice, you might dine on the patio at Ecco. (Photo by Fifth Group Restaurant, Ecco).

Both Ecco locations, Buckhead and Midtown, will serve a three-course prix-fixe Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Ecco also will be open for dinner from 4 until 9 p.m.

Where: 40 Seventh St. NE, Midtown; 3586 Peachtree Road NE in Phipps Plaza, Buckhead


Ela will be open during its regular brunch and dinner hours on Mother’s Day.

Where: 1186 North Highland Ave. NE

Flight Club

On May 11 and May 12, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Social Darts hub will be serving its new brunch menu featuring bottomless mimosa towers and flatbreads along with a side of tech-infused game play. With a variety of experience options, guests are welcome to make a 90-minute reservation and choose from packages featuring bottomless or a la carte food and beverage offerings. While reservations are not required, they are highly encouraged. Guests do not have to book game play to dine.

Where: 1055 Howell Mill Road

Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails

Who wouldn’t like Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails’ fried chicken and cornmeal cheddar waffles? (Photo courtesy Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails)

Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails, inside the Kimpton Shane Hotel in Midtown, plans a Mother’s Day brunch on May 12 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Among the menu choices are fried chicken and cornmeal cheddar waffles; Southern Benedict; shrimp and grits; sweet potato hash; steak and eggs; and strawberry-baked French toast. During brunch, you may treat Mom to bracelets and necklaces from Weld ATL. And the Shane will also offer complimentary flowers for Mom to take home. 

Where: 1340 West Peachtree St. NW

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern

All HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations invite guests to start Mother’s Day with brunch. Opening at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, each tavern will feature mimosa specials to toast motherhood, accompanied by a selection of brunch favorites, including shrimp and grits, Nutella French toast, and steak and eggs served with breakfast potato hash.

Where: 245 Eighteenth St. NW. HOBNOB also has locations in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Vinings and Peachtree City

Iberian Pig

Dive into the flavors of Spain at Iberian Pig Buckhead starting at 11 a.m. with specialty brunch dishes such as Huevos a la Flamenca – baked eggs nestled amidst roasted tomatoes, piquillos, pearl onion and jamón serrano. The restaurant’s regular menu will be offered for dinner until 9 p.m. At Iberian Pig Decatur, specialty brunch dishes include Huevos Benedict – English muffin, tocino, tomatoes en escabeche, sofrito béarnaise sauce and sous vide eggs. The main menu will be offered for dinner until 9 p.m.

Where: 3150 Roswell Road NW, Buckhead; 121 Sycamore St., Decatur

La Tavola

La Tavola will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for à la carte brunch, followed by normal dinner service from 5 until 9 p.m.

Where: 992 Virginia Ave. NE

Le Bilboquet

Le Bilboquet invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day in Paris without ever leaving Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Le Bilboquet)

Le Bilboquet plans a Parisian brunch experience for Mother’s Day. Executive chef Cyrille Holota has crafted a three-course prix fixe menu including a selection of appetizers such as la soupe d’asperge verta, a green asparagus soup complete with smoked salmon, lemon zest and chives; le tartare de thon, featuring ahi tuna tartar and scallops, lime avocado, olive oil, pineapple dressing and micro cilantro; la terrine de foie gras, homemade foie gras terrine, toasted brioche and mango chutney; and more. Entrée selections include le poult Cajun, signature Cajun chicken served with beurre blanc sauce, French fries and mixed greens; le filet mignon; les moules mariniére, PEI mussel mariniere served with French fries; les oeufs Bénédict, eggs Benedict topped with hollandaise sauce and served alongside mixed greens and French fries. For dessert, guests can enjoy a selection of le pannacota, sauternes panacotta, Georgia fresh strawberries and almond tuile; la mousse au chocolat; l’assiette de fruits rouge, mixed wild berries and whipping cream; l’assiette de fromage, a cheese plate and walnut bread; and le pain perdu, French toast served with maple syrup, strawberries and vanilla ice cream.  Reservations are $95 per person.

Where: 3027 Bolling Way NE


Lure serves a tasty shrimp and grits bowl. (Photo courtesy of Lure)

Lure will serve an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day, and it will be open for dinner. Brunch will include features such as poached egg wellington, crab cake benedict, and oysters.

Where: 1106 Crescent Ave. NE


Select from Marcel’s regular menu on Mother’s Day from 3 until 10 p.m.

Where: 1170 Howell Mill Road

Marcus Bar & Grille

Try Queen of the South at Marcus Bar & Grille. (Photo courtesy of Marcus Bar & Grille)

Indulge in Marcus Samuelsson’s Sunday Supper & Spins Buffet featuring a special dish, the Queen of the South – a combination of pan-seared sea bass, charred grilled corn, steamed mussels, snow peas, dirty rice, house-smoked country sausage, grilled shrimp, sautéed bok choy and royal oysters. Open 4 until 10 p.m.

Where: 525 Edgewood Ave. SE

Marlow’s Tavern

Each Marlow’s Tavern location will feature a unique take on classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. 

Where: 950 West Peachtree St. NW; Marlow’s Tavern also has locations in Brookhaven, Cumming, Duluth, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Tucker, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Marietta, Vinings and Woodstock.

No. 246

No. 246 invites you to celebrate Mom the Italian way favorites such as breakfast pizza, tagliatelle carbonara, and spaghetti and meatballs. No. 246 will serve Mother’s Day fare, family-style, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Where: 129 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur

The Optimist

The Optimist will be open from noon until 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Reservations are encouraged 

Where: 914 Howell Mill Road

Ray’s in the City

Ray’s in the City will offer a family-style meal for $80 per person with dishes such as warm Maryland crab dip, herb-crusted New York strip, signature crab cakes, Southern-style baked mac and cheese, and strawberry shortcake.  All Ray’s locations will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day.

Where: Ray’s in the City, 240 Peachtree St. Rays also has locations in Alpharetta and Sandy Springs        

St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia serves plates that are appetizing and also pretty. (Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee)

St. Cecilia offers a special Mother’s Day-only brunch menu from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Regular dinner services occurs from 4 until 9 p.m

Where: 3455 Peachtree Road NE

Serena Pastificio

If Mom enjoys a beautiful setting, Serena Pastificio might fill the bill. (Photo by Angie Webb Photography)

Serena Pastificio plans a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 12. There will be coastal seafood, house-made pastas, assorted antipasto and more, alongside a Mimosa Special ($40) that includes one bottle of prosecco plus orange, blood orange and grapefruit juices. The brunch buffet will be available for $60 per adult and $25 per child (younger than 12).

Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE

Snooze A.M. Eatery

Mom might like a pancake flight from Snooze A.M. Eatery. (Photo courtesy of Snooze A.M. Eatery)

Celebrate Mom with brunch at Snooze A.M. Eatery, where she can indulge in spring menu favorites like the bread pudding French toast, the ricotta soft scramble and chilaquiles — plus beverages like the strawberry martini mimosa and the loaded kimchi spice bloody Mary. The restaurant also is offering, through June 16, a $5 bonus gift card with every $25 gift card purchased online. Guests can use their bonus card between June 17 and Aug. 11 for $5 off a pancake flight, eggs Benny or whatever breakfast classic they choose.

Where: 4600 Roswell Road; 980 Howell Mill Road; 931 Monroe Drive; and locations around the metro area.

South City Kitchen

South City Kitchen in Midtown and in Buckhead will serve brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. (Photo courtesy of South City Kitchen)

Both metro locations of South City Kitchen will be open for Mother’s Day. A two-course, prix-fixe brunch will be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A three-course, prix-fixe dinner will be served from 5 until 9 p.m.

Where: 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Midtown; 3350 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead.

Steak Market

Steak Market will be open from noon until 10:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. On the menu are spring specials including watermelon salad, Wagyu bao buns and shrimp casserole. There are curated selections of champagnes, wines and signature cocktails plus specialty drinks such as Pollen Punch and Minding My Bee’s Knees. The regular menu will feature steak and fresh seafood.

Where: 793 Juniper St. NE

Tio Lucho

Tio Lucho offers sweet treats and Peruvian-inspired dishes on May 11 and 12. Chef, owner and James Beard Award semifinalist Arnaldo Castillo will serve seasonal offerings and Mother’s Day specials along with a new dessert menu.

Where: 675 Nort Highland Ave. NE

TWO Urban Licks

Two Urban Licks will serve Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mom can listen to live music while enjoying a mix of brunch specials and favorites including fried chicken biscuit, chicken chilaquiles and salmon chips. For those wishing to celebrate Mother’s Day later in the evening, from 3 until 9 p.m., executive chef Chad Clevenger will serve his new spring menu filled with seasonal and signature dinner offerings.

Where: 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Games and Entertainment

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

On Mother’s Day, bring Mom to the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, where she will get free admission. The first 100 moms to arrive will receive an exclusive gift from The Home Depot. The Hall of Fame promises a a day filled with football history and family fun.

Where: 250 Marietta St. NW


Play tech-infused golf while enjoying globally inspired food, from sharables and flatbreads to salads and handhelds, along with crafted cocktails and zero-proof options.

Where: 1115 Howell Mill Road

Your 3rd Spot

Your 3rd Spot plans a day of joy, games and culinary delights from noon until10 p.m. (21+ only after 8 p.m.). Highlights include unlimited access to activities for up to three hours, where families can dive into everything from nostalgic arcade games to cutting-edge interactive experiences. In a toast to moms, a “Mom”osa Bar will feature a selection of sparkling wines paired with a spectrum of fresh juices, allowing guests to craft the perfect celebratory drink. The culinary journey continues with a special brunch menu and a chef’s seven-course tasting menu. There will be a card-making station for kids to create mementos for their mom and a family photo booth. Admission is $25 per person, which includes an Experiences Pass to unlock the three hours of gaming. Entrance is complimentary for pint-sized patrons (younger than 3) and people 65 and older.

Where: 400 Chattahoochee Row NW


Hatter’s High Tea

Celebrate Mom on May 11 at BM Franklin and Co.’s fourth annual Hatter’s High Tea. Mom will be treated to a spread of high tea delicacies, appetizers and cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose. Amid this indulgence, unleash Mom’s creativity, bringing her hat-making dreams to life in an atmosphere brimming with elegance, fun and fashion. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where: 256 Buckhead Ave. NE

Mother and Me Afternoon Tea

The Swan Coach House invites Mom to tea. (Photo by Brian Patrick-tagalong/Unsplash)

The Swan Coach House plans Mother and Me Afternoon Tea on two dates, May 1 and May 9 from 5 until 7 p.m. The cost is $78 for adults and $42 for children ages 3 to 12 and includes gratuity. Reservations are required.


Sugar Shane’s Gourmet Bakery

Sugar Shane’s is offering Mother’s Day specials from May 7 through 12. A few options are the Strawberry Donut Cookie, a strawberry-packed cookie with white chocolate chips and a strawberry glaze; Momma’s Brookie, chocolate chip cookies stacked with layers of double-fudge brownie and topped with a pink buttercream swirl; the Buckeye Brownie, a double chocolate brownie with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate ganache topping, and Carrot Cake Bars, a mix of sweet and spice.

Where: 398 Fourteenth St., Midtown; 675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Eastside, plus locations in Sandy Springs and Kennesaw

Cupcakin’ Bake Shop

Cupcakin’ Bake Shop is making moms feel extra sweet by offering delicious cupcakes in honor of Mother’s Day. Try the pastel rosette on vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, bourbon vanilla and chocolate vanilla with rosette champagne cupcakes, or the chocolate cabernet cupcake. You can go the extra mile by ordering a single or two-tiered cake for the whole family to enjoy.

Where: 1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 180 in Colony Square


Sensational Baskets

The spring gift collection at Sensational Baskets features a Sensational Margarita Party basket, which includes margarita mix, margarita salt, cookies, snacks, salsa and popcorn. Sensational Flowers and Gardens comes with a flowering plant, cookie straws, popcorn and almonds in a silver tin container. There’s a Welcome Spring basket and a Spring Gourmet basket, to name but a few of the choices available.

Where: 2660 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta

Sea Salt at Beautiful Briny Sea

If Mom likes to cook — or eat — this sea salt trio might be just the thing. (Photo courtesy of Beautiful Briny Sea)

Beautiful Briny Sea suggests a sea salt gift set that includes Magic Unicorn, French Picnic and Truffle. Magic Unicorn contains sea salt, smoked paprika, rosemary, garlic and celery seed. French Picnic is made up of sea salt, Dijon mustard, garlic and Herbs de Provence. Truffle is a mix of sea salt and Italian black truffle

Le Bon Nosh Gift Bag

Le Bon Nosh is making “Breakfast in Bed” gift bags for Mother’s Day. Each jute tote will include freshly baked layered biscuits (8); a 5-ounce jar of whipped European butter; a 12-ounce jar of strawberry jam; a dozen lemon shortbread cookies; biscotti (6); house-made granola; local coffee and tea by Methodical  Coffee roasters; and a bottle of champagne. Orders can be placed through May 10, and pick-up can be scheduled after noon on May 11 or May 12.

Candles from Italian Luxury Interiors

Travel without leaving home. All you need to do is light a candle and it will carry your imagination away. (Photo by Italian Luxury Interiors)

Assouline’s Travel From Home candle collection suggests a set of three individual mini-size candles. One sniff and you can travel in your mind to a tropical paradise, a winter wonderland or wild escape.

Grits Bits

Grits Bits features Georgia gift baskets, Georgia foods and, well, Grits Bits. A sampling of baskets include a Vidalia Onion Gift Basket and a Sip ‘n’ Snack. Georgia foods available include Peach Bites, Georgia Peanuts and Georgia Peach Preserves. Grits Bits choices include Cheddar Grits Bits, Vidalia Onion Grits Bits and a variety pack.

Where: 273 Eureka Drive NE

New Stores in Town

Some of Atlanta’s most popular shopping destinations are catnip to shopaholics who love new stores. Find a surprise or two as you enjoy Spring Shopping in Atlanta.

If you are looking for fun things to do on Mother’s Day, check our calendar of events. For more dining suggestions, check our restaurant guide.

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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