May is here, which means we are well into celebrating spring and all things that bloom. The second Sunday of May also happens to be Mother’s Day and with more vaccinations being rolled out in Texas, chances of having a normal Mother’s Day brunch this year seem likely after all. The weather is just spectacular to hang out with our mothers, just enjoying the weekend and making them feel special. Whether you decide to go out and enjoy the day safely, or just order in a cozy meal for mom and yourself, we have all the options for you.
These dine-in and take away options come from local Texan restaurants that pride themselves in serving food made from local, whole, and fresh ingredients. I am sure I can speak for a lot of mothers when I say that any of these farm-to-table restaurants would be a joy to eat at.
So, go ahead and book a special Mothers’ Day brunch for the special woman who made you who you are today.
Visit The Grove Kitchen and Gardens Mother’s Day and take your mom to more than a delicious meal. The Grove strives to demonstrate its deep-rooted relationships with the local community. This restaurant located in the heart of Tyler serves farm-to-table dishes in a chic, and upbeat environment. It offers a chef-crafted menu that emphasizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients. For Mother’s Day brunch, they are open from 11am to 8pm with a special menu featuring starters like charcuterie and cheese board, entrees like pan-seared gulf red snapper and blackened Alaskan Halibut. The Oreo cheesecake is much raved about and so is the emerald kale lemon chicken Caesar salad. The menu also features an extensive selection of beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails.
Aviary Wine & Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant, boasts a stylish dining area, bar seating, and outdoor patio. This restaurant is dedicated to making as much as possible in-house, from in house bread and spreads to handmade pasta and sausages. Serving dinner Monday through Saturday, the menu features cold bar offerings like “oysters”, boards like appetizers like “fried pickled okra”, entrees like “chicken milanesa”, and sweets like “strawberries and cream”. If your Mothers’ Day is going to be an “at-home” event, Aviary even offers food to go. Click here to order.
Patina Green Home and Market is a lifestyle market and a farm-to-table restaurant offering seasonal lunch menu, farm fresh produce, and house-made packaged foods to go. Hand crafted, minimally processed, locally sourced, and seasonally inspired food awaits you at Patina. They celebrate and respect the farms and animals it comes from, the people who grew it, raised it, and prepared it. The menu consists of sandwiches, house-made salads and sides, tomato bisque and summer vegetable focaccia. This place is primarily known for its sandwiches, so you could never really go wrong with any sandwich on the menu, but the most popular items include turkey breast sandwich, jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich, and hickory smoked ham sandwich. In house gluten-free bread and vegan boxed lunches are available too. For a mom who loves fresh and light brunches, Patina’s is the place to go.
Grill masters of Dallas, Asador, is open on Mother’s Day this year for brunch from 9am-2pm. Pair your perfectly cooked prime rib with bloody marys or mimosas. They also have smoked salmon, shareable charcuterie boards, crab benedict, brisket sliders and more, so click the link to book your table today.
Celebrations Restaurant has since been a Dallas’ favorite for farm fresh and seasonal food. Treat your mum to this original farm-to-table restaurant that offers hearty salads like walnut crusted chicken salad, wholesome turkey club sandwiches, flavorful grilled rosemary salmon, luscious chocolate cream pie, and more. Celebrations also takes care of its guests with dietary restrictions with its ‘allergy menu’. The meats used are non-GMO, local, 100% grass-fed and pasture raised.
This swanky sophisticated yet casual eatery located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at the KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts, is definitely one of the best choices for Mother’s Day. The Artisan features not only “great” soups and sandwiches but bringing the flavors of modern farm cuisine to Asian, European, and Southwestern as well. Their craft kitchen features interactive chef attended stations serving hot entree selections pastas and salads prepared to order. You can enjoy your meals on the beautiful terrace that overlooks the flora St and the Texas sculpture walk. It boasts of a majestic Terrace Bar where you can enjoy “artistically-presented” small plates paired with a hand-crafted cocktail. Take a sneak peek at The Artisan here.
Nestled on an old homestead acreage is this hidden gem, Seasons Harvest. Offering a true farm-to-table experience, Seasons Harvest will engage you in a backyard-to-table encounter of freshly harvested goodness & culinary art. The chefs here create menus based on available seasonal harvest, grown organically, along with the abundance from local farms & artisans. The restaurant’s spacious patio has the most relaxing view and atmosphere. Their menu boasts of avocado toast, turkey pannini sandwich with salad on the side, organic vegetable chilaquiles frittata with pozole soup, and more. They also serve mouthwatering brownies, ice cream, yogurt parfait, and creamy chia pudding with coconut yogurt.
Situated on White Settlement Road, step inside Clay Pigeon and be welcomed into a modern restaurant with well-spaced tables and a rustically decorated interior of wood and exposed brick. The dim lighting creates a warm, authentic atmosphere. There isn’t a bad seat in the house – but if the weather’s good, the beautiful patio is highly recommended.
Each item on the menu is made from scratch on a daily basis using farm-to-table ingredients. The salads change depending on seasonal availability which means they will always be fresh. The use of heirloom veggies makes them even more unique. Serving dinner Monday through Saturday, this restaurant features a menu that highlights in-season, house-made dishes, including grilled bone marrow, juicy pan-roasted salmon, and a great selection of steaks cooked to perfection such as porterhouse, grilled lamb rack, and double bone pork chop.
Waters Restaurant takes pride in its signature menu consisting of the freshest wild, seasonal, and sustainable seafood. This place is dedicated to serving a wide selection of oysters and scallops that melt in your mouth. Waters is perfectly situated downtown on Main Street in Sundance Square. There’s a great outdoor patio to enjoy the wonderful weather and stay socially distanced.
The salads here include Seared Tuna, Crab and Avocado, Beef Tenderloin, and Caesar Salad – which is one of the most popular. You can be sure that any seafood found in the salads is fresh as this is the ethos of the restaurant. They focus on sourcing seafood that is ‘ecologically sustainable, seasonal, and wild-caught.’ The dressings served with the salads are exclusive to Waters. Whether you like seafood or not – there’ll be a fresh, large salad portion here to satisfy your craving. For Mother’s Day, Waters will be open from 11 am to 3 pm! Call (817) 984-1110 for reservations!
In the mood for some sushi for Mother’s Day Brunch? Why not try Uchi, which translates to “house” in English. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has delighted Austin’s diverse dining crowd as well as visitors from across the country and around the world since 2003.
If you’re skeptical and can’t decide what to eat, you can always opt for the Omasake option, a 10-course chef’s personal selection of the most delectable, sublime tastes delivered one-by-one at your table at a leisurely pace. It would be a shame to miss Uchi especially during sake social, which basically is similar to a happy hour.
Craving tacos for Mother’s Day? Get to The Cove, where all the tacos are incredibly fresh and delicious, and the fish tacos are the best in town. It comes with grilled tilapia, cilantro coleslaw, and spicy Poblano sauce. They have vegetarian options as well. The Cove is known for its sustainable, organic, and local (SOL) foods. This restaurant features a natural playscape area, a patio seating, making it family friendly. They even have a special indoor Texas Brew Garden, where you can indulge from nearly 60 Texas-brewed beers. Visiting the restaurant for a Mother’s Day brunch is a great way to show your support to local craftsperson and farmers.
If not together, there are still plenty of creative ways you can connect with your mother or grandma at home. Get her a gift she has been looking to get for a long while, but never did. Take your pick from our list of the best 20 Mother’s Day presents. A video call will surely brighten her day. If she loves to garden, read this no-dig gardening basics along with her to help begin her own home garden. Send her local, seasonal, slow flowers that are not all that conventional, but sustainable and gorgeous, just like Mom. Whatever you choose to do, your mother will find joy in feeling appreciated and loved.