Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Author: Nancy

Posted on: May 10, 2017


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. There’s still time to plan something special for that incredible person who does so much for everyone in the family throughout the year.  Here are some suggestions for places to take mom and grandma to show them how appreciated they are, especially for sticking it out during your adolescence.

Keep in mind that Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for many restaurants, so be sure to make reservations.

For more information about restaurants in Tempe, visit the Tempe Tourism Office website.

Culinary Dropout
‘A Meal Fit for a Queen’ at Culinary Dropout will feature yummy Grilled Asparagus Toast with smoked ham, crispy potato, sunny side up eggs and black truffle emulsion for $13 and Crepe Cake with lemon mascarpone, blueberries and roasted pistachio brittle for $10. For reservations call 480-240-1601.
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, Arizona 85281 / 480-240-1601

Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden
Mom will love dining in the beautiful desert surroundings of Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden. In addition to the regular brunch menu, the Mother’s Day offerings will include (while supplies last) Maple & Beet Cured Sturgeon Crudo with Horseradish, Caviar Sauce, Pickled Carrot, $14; Saffron Braised Monkfish with Smoked Eggplant, Coriander Gremolata and Tomato Kasundi; Anson Mills Grits with Braised Morel Mushrooms, Ramp Pesto, Burnt Orange, $24. Open from 10:30 a.m. -9 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 / 480-719-8600

House of Tricks
A true Tempe treasure, House of Tricks, isn’t normally open on Sundays, but will be on Sunday, May 14. Join them for an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch on their lovely patio or in one of the cozy indoor dining rooms. Their chef will create special adult and children’s menus featuring three courses with lots of luscious choices within each course. Three course adult menu: $55 per person; three course children’s menu: $18 per child. Make your reservations online or call 480-968-1114.
114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 / 480-968-1114

The Normal Diner at Graduate Tempe
The Normal Diner is offering a special menu featuring Pan Seared Salmon with fresh cilantro, tri-colored quinoa, baby mixed greens and cherry tomatoes tossed in an organic agave vinaigrette for only $12. Mom’s can also enjoy The Normal Diner’s Bloody Mary bar and different “MOMosa” options.
225 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 / 480-967-9431

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes Resort
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes Resort has two options for Mother’s Day:
Treat mom to a Mother’s Day feast with a panoramic view of the Valley at the Champagne Brunch Buffet at the Top of the Rock. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

Pier 54
Located in the Lakes neighborhood, Pier 54’s patio, with its view of the lake, is the perfect setting for a relaxing Mother’s Day Brunch. In addition to the regular brunch menu, they’ll have a lobster frittata and chicken picata with cheesie cauliflower mash. Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
5394 S Lakeshore Dr., Tempe AZ 85283 / 480-820-0660

Salut Kitchen Bar
Mother’s Day Brunch at Salut Kitchen Bar is the perfect way to tell mom that you love her. They’ll have 50% off all their bottles of wine.
1435 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 / 480-625-3600

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill in Tempe will celebrate with a special Mother’s Day dinner featuring Bronzed Salmon with Mango Quinoa, Strawberry Rhubarb and White Chocolate Cheesecake.
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281 / 480-968-2920

Four Peaks Brewing Company
Four Peaks Brewing Company is celebrating mom with a brunch special. They’ll be offering a mix of outstanding special menu items with beer and cocktail specials from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged.
1340 E. 8th St. #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 / 480-303-9967

House of Tricks

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