Houston Restaurants Offering Dine-In And To-Go For Mother’s Day 2022 – Updated!
Mother’s Day is traditionally a day to spend with Mom — but why not treat her to an amazing meal, too? Houston’s best restaurants, as always, have Mother’s Day dining experiences for just about anyone’s taste. Choose from upscale affairs, casual brunches and everything in between, including some fantastic to-go options — many locations are throwing in complimentary cocktails, too! Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours!
ZOA Moroccan Kitchen, 6700 South Rice and 4710 Lillian: For a laid-back affair at home, choose from two to-go feasts from this fast-casual concept. Plan 1 feeds four people and costs $39, while Plan 2 feeds six people and costs $49. Each includes one pound of base grain, one pound of protein and two sauces. Plan 1 comes with two pounds of toppings and Plan 2 comes with four. Base grains include saffron rice, quinoa brown rice, couscous and mixed greens. There are six proteins, such as beef tagine, lamb meshwi and merguez sausage. An extensive selection of “toppings” or sides include cinnamon carrots, cucumber tomato, fava bean hummus, lentils, lemon garlic spinach and cinnamon raisin onions. Finish with eight sauces such as zesty mint avocado yogurt, red harissa and tomato chermoula. Visit the website to order from your preferred location.
Rosalie Italian Soul, 400 Dallas: Take Mom to this upscale, fun Italian restaurant inside the C. Baldwin Hotel from Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino. In addition to its regular brunch selections, the restaurant is offering a limited-time à la carte brunch menu for Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 8. Special dishes for the day include Asparagus Pizza, Spring Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Milanese and Stuffed Squash Blossoms with ricotta, tomato and basil. There are also white peach and strawberry bellinis. Visit the website for more information and to make reservations.
Xochi, 1777 Walker: Dine at this sleek, colorful, downtown destination for elevated Oaxacan Mexican fare, and then spend the afternoon at Discovery Green park. The Sunday brunch buffet is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $52 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under, plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The fully fledged buffet includes starters, salads, entrée and desserts. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online.
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak: This coastal Mexican seafood restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega sets the tone for an elegant brunch for Mother’s Day. Guests can enjoy the regular Sunday brunch buffet of classics such as enchiladas, salads, chilaquiles, chile rellenos, empanadas and more, plus extra-special dishes for the holiday. The dessert table is loaded with pastries, cookies, Mexican coffee and hot chocolate and more. It is $52 per person and $15 for children 10 and under, plus tax, gratuity and beverage. House band Ikuru will perform throughout the day. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online.
Nobu Houston, 5115 Westheimer: Mother’s Day at this world-famous Japanese restaurant features a three-course, prix-fixe brunch of Nobu classics in addition to a limited à la carte brunch menu. It is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 8 and costs $65 per person. Choose from starters such as Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing and Yellowtail Jalapeño and entrées such as Steak and Soft Egg Toban, Salmon Scrambled Egg Donburi or Tofu and Vegetable Light Garlic Sauce. Desserts include Chocolate Miso Tart and Yuzu Almond Cake. There is a kid’s bento, too, for $38 that includes a California roll, vegetable tempura, Chicken Kushiyaki and Mochi Ice Cream. It is available for children 12 and under. Make reservations online.
NoPo Café, Market & Bar, 1244 North Post Oak: In addition to the regular brunch menu available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all moms receive a complimentary mimosa or bellini on May 8. Dine on dishes such as spinach crepes with fontina cheese, Crème Brûlée French Toast, pizzas and Salmon Benedict with smoked salmon, spinach and tarragon hollandaise. NoPo is also offering I Love Mom cakes and cookies for pickup. Call (713) 804-1244 or visit the event website for more information.
The Annie Café & Bar, 1800 Post Oak: Bonuses for Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes a balloon artist for kids and complimentary mimosa or bellini for all moms. From the regular brunch menu, choose from starters such as seasonal muffins and Churritos with Vietnamese Cocoa Coffee Caramel, or seafood like East Coast oysters on the half shell and shrimp cocktail. There are five entrée salads, including King Crab Louie or kale salad with shaved fennel, grilled bacon, dried apples, walnuts, Parmesan and lemon vin. Brunch dishes include House Smoked Salmon with creamy egg salad, trout caviar and toasted bagel, while hot entrées include mushroom rigatoni with housemade pasta and filet mignon. View the full menu online.
Prefer to celebrate at home? You can order appetizers to go with 24-hour notice. Choose from six selections such as smoked salmon dip with buckwheat pancakes, Crab Tostaditas and Bacon Wrapped Quail. View the full to-go menu online and call (713) 804-1800 to order. Dinner is also available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations for Mother’s Day are recommended. Make reservations online or by calling (713) 804-1800.
DR Delicacy, 4120 Directors Row Suite A: Before or after dining at one of Mom’s favorite restaurants, complete the pampering with a gift of caviar that she can enjoy at home! (If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get to enjoy it with her.) There are two caviar kits, with selections hand-picked by owner Diane Roederer. Each includes two mother of pearl spoons and a jar of crème fraîche. (We also recommend adding blini or mini toasts to your order for a complete tasting experience.) The Mother’s Day Discovery kit is $54.99, and includes a one-ounce tin each of Smoked Trout Caviar and Paddlefish Caviar. The Mother’s Day Premium kit is $99.99, and includes a 30-gram tin of Marshallberg Classic Osetra caviar from North Carolina (normally $95 for the caviar alone!). You can also purchase the box on its own for $8, and fill it with your choice of caviar. Visit the caviar gift box page for more information, and pick up at the warehouse or order online.
Harold’s, 350 West 19th: Make reservations for brunch or dinner at this popular spot for elevated Southern and Gulf Coast fare. Both menus are $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The four-course brunch includes starters such as Caribbean Boudin Balls with spicy mango chutney and Blackened Gulf Shrimp. Next, choose Southern Vegetable Tortilla Soup or Harold’s Farmers’ Garden Salad. There are four entrées such as the Smothered Southern Omelet loaded with potatoes, chopped fried chicken, caramelized onions, peppers, pepper jack cheese and served with a housemade biscuit. Dessert choices include Mama’s Apple Pie and Traditional Tiramisu.
Dinner follows a similar pattern with a choice of three starters, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo or salad and main courses such as Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Medallions and Gulf Redfish. Dessert options are the same as during brunch (see above). For more information and to make reservations, call (713) 360-6204 or visit the website.
Kin Dee, 1533 North Shepherd: Tempt Mom with Thai delights from this cheerful spot popular for South Asian fare. Mother’s Day brunch specials include Roti Guang Gai, a crispy Thai pancake served with red curry and a sunny side up egg, and Salapao Moo Yang, pork belly marinated in a sweet soy sauce and served in a steamed bun, and Khai Jiew Panang, curry omelets served with jasmine rice and a sweet cucumber-peanut condiment. Visit for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online.
Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella: Update, 5/2/2022, 11:08 a.m.: Rainbow Lodge is fully booked for Mother’s Day. You can join the waitlist online in case spots come available. This iconic destination, popular for elevated wild game and seasonal produce, is beautiful year-round, but with all its outdoor trees and greenery, May is truly special. The three-course Mother’s Day brunch is $60 per person, plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Starters include choices such as The Lodge’s Smoked Duck Gumbo and Fried Texas Quail Bites. Entrees feature land and sea with dishes like Shrimp & Grits, rainbow trout filet, Braised Bison Short Rib Benedict and Roasted Hen-Of-The-Woods Mushrooms. There are à la carte sides, too, such as fried gulf oysters, peppered bacon and buttered lump crab meat. Choose from three desserts: Warm Croissant Bread Pudding, Chocolate Raspberry Truffon Pinecone and Strawberry and Rhubarb Mille-Fuille. Find the full menu online. Click the Notify Me button in the Open Table app to join the waitlist.
Wild Oats, 2520 Airline: The all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at this classy-casual spot is filled with an assortment of sweet and savory dishes. Plus, on Mother’s Day, kids eat free (normally $25 for kids ages 4-10). The regular price for adults remains at $55. Make reservations online.
Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway: Visit this award-winning spot for Malaysian street food in Katy, and get an extra-special deal on Mother’s Day: moms receive one complimentary glass of wine and one free entrée with the purchase of an entrée of equal or lesser value. Try favorites such as savory rich Beef Rendang or Sweet Basil Chicken. One free entrée per table, dine-in only.
Guests can also pre-order a five-course Mother’s Day Feed Me To-Go Pack that feeds six people and costs $99. It comes with two orders of flaky Roti Canai, choice of Kerabu Prawns (6) or Prosperity Toss Salad, choice of one beef entrée and one chicken entrée, and either Curry Vegetable Casserole or Garlic Stir Fried Green Beans. Place orders by 10 p.m. on Friday, May 6 for pickup Sunday, May 8 from noon to 1 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. Visit the website for the full menu and to order.
Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard: Pastry chef Jio Dingayan has crafted a special Mother’s Day Japanese-inspired dessert box available for pre-order. It includes Manila Mango Calamansi Tart, Green Thai Tea Panna Cotta, Hojicha Basque Cheesecake Candy Bar and Strawberry Lychee Mousse. Place orders for the $35 box through May 6 for pickup on May 7 or 8. Call (281) 394-7156 for more information and to order.
Kanau Sushi, 2850 Fannin: Splurge on Mom (and yourself) with a sushi tasting experience from chef Mike Lim. Seatings are available from 4 to 9:30 p.m., and reservations are required with a per-person deposit. Choose from the Premium Omakase of 15 to 16 courses for $165 or the Seasonal Tasting Menu of eight or 11 courses for $95 or $145, respectively. The main menu includes a variety of cold dishes such as nigiri, sashimi, maki and poke tacos, and hot items such as Duck Fat Wagyu and Hamachi Kama (grilled yellowtail collar). Finish with enticing desserts like Pandora’s Box with citrus cheesecake with pistachio, raspberry puree and tomato powder.
Georgia James, 1658 Westheimer: Take Mom to Mother’s Day dinner at the restaurant named in part after owner and James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd’s own mom, Georgia. Order from the regular menu of upscale steakhouse fare, or choose from two holiday specials. The latter include Crawfish Beignets with comeback sauce served with a shaved celery and herb salad, and Classic Steak Au Poivre with a six-ounce filet, whipped potatoes and sauce au poivre.
Moms can also choose a two-cocktail spritz flight from bar director Westin Galleymore. The duo costs $16, and flavors are peach and apricot, pomegranate and rose, and blood orange. Visit the website to make reservations.
Hugo’s, 1602 Westheimer: Enjoy live music from house band Viento from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and treat Mom to a buffet of elevated Mexican dishes. Dine on favorites such as enchiladas, seafood and sweets, plus some special dishes just for the occasion. It is $52 per person and $15 per child ages 10 and under, plus tax, gratuity and beverage. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online.
Ostia, 2032 Dunlavy: Italian and Mediterranean flavors unite at this fresh, vibrant, botanical-themed neighborhood eatery from chef Travis McShane. Mother’s Day brunch is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 8, with rotating specials such as Pizza Bianco, seasonal Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Focaccia, and the signature Roasted Chicken with lemon and salsa verde. Pair cocktails alongside, such as the off-menu Classic Spritz or the $14 Ostia G&T with Gin Mare, amaro and tonic. Call (713) 324-9288 or visit the website for more information and to make reservations.
Killen’s Steakhouse, 6425 West Broadway: Surprise Mom with an over-the-top dinner at this sleek steakhouse opened by James Beard Award-semifinalist chef Ronnie Killen in 2006. In addition to exemplary steaks, this chic destination serves a variety of Gulf Coast fare along with stellar wines and cocktails. The patio is available for moms seeking al fresco dining, too. (Please note that, at minimum, business casual attire is requested.)
Menu highlights include jumbo lump crab cake with lemon butter and jumbo shrimp and Pistachio-Crusted Duroc Pork Chop with labneh and pomegranate molasses. Naturally, steak is well-represented with selections for wet- and dry-aged, along with three types of Wagyu: domestic, Japanese A5 Wagyu from the Kagoshima Prefecture and W. Black Australian Wagyu. Try a bit of everything with the New York Strip Flight that includes four ounces each of wet-aged USDA prime, W. Black Australian Wagyu, Snake River Farm Wagyu and Japanese A5 Wagyu. Sides are no afterthought here, with heaping portions of 13 scratch-made options such as Broccoli and Cheese Risotto, grilled jumbo asparagus, creamed corn and macaroni & cheese. Make reservations online and call (281) 485-0844 for more information.
Magnolia Cajun Comfort, 1807 Broadway: Like a cozy hug from Mom, the dishes at this classy-yet-casual spot are full of love — and good flavor. Visit for lunch or dinner to enjoy Louisiana, Texas and Gulf Coast staples. Start with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños and finished with a bourbon-molasses glaze, Boudin Eggrolls with pepper jack cheese sauce or the Appetizer Sampler loaded with two each of boudin balls, crawfish pies, bacon wrapped shrimp and fried green tomatoes. Second-course favorites include chicken and sausage gumbo, Chef Steve’s Seafood Soup and the Seafood Cobb Salad featuring crabmeat and shrimp.
Choose from decadent entrées such as New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp, 12-Ounce “Cajun Style” Black Angus Ribeye with chipotle-lime butter or Shrimp and Scallop Scampi. There are pastas and sandwiches, too, along with desserts such as pillowy beignets with powdered sugar and honey, rotating bread pudding and three kinds of cake. Visit the website to order dishes to go for an at-home celebration.
Badolina Bakery, 5555 Morningside: Present Mom with a show-stopping dessert from this Rice Village bakery known for artistic cakes and intricate pastries by pastry chef Michal Michaeli. Choose from 7-, 8- or 9-inch sizes in Raspberry Rose, Chocolate Mousse or Vanilla Mousse. Prices are $50, $57 and $65, respectively, per size. There are nearly limitless color options in shapes such as cloud, origami, pearls, heart, waves and desert. Cheesecakes and chocolate mousse cakes are gluten-free, and orange cakes are both gluten and dairy free. Place orders at least 24 hours in advance, or visit on Mother’s Day for baked goods and coffee. Visit the website for more information and to order.
Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd: Take Mom to one of Houston’s coziest restaurants for Mother’s Day brunch, and dine inside or on the spacious, shaded patio. The three-course holiday brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $56 per adult or $15 for children 10 and under, plus tax, gratuity and beverages. Menu highlights include Zucchini Carrot Muffins for the table and choice of appetizers such as watermelon salad or Crawfish Risotto. Choose from entrées like Wagyu Hanger Steak, Brisket Migas and Red Snapper, plus choice of dessert from Blueberry Lemon Cake or Roses and Chocolate tart with rose cream, raspberry preserves and rose sugar. Jazz musician Bob Chadwick will perform throughout the day. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe: Make reservations at this local icon popular for its elegant Southern hospitality on Mother’s Day for a special à la carte brunch. Dine on soups, appetizers, salads, egg dishes, pastas and meats. Sample selections include Manhattan clam chowder, Blueberry Spinach Salad with Herb Scallops, Chicken Fried Chicken with The Works, Pan-Seared Blackened Flounder with Tomatoes and Crawfish and Marble Banana Bread Pudding. Each mom will also receive a boxed chocolate at the end of the meal. Brunch is served May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner available until 10 p.m.
The full brunch menu is also available for to-go orders. Visit the website to order at least three hours in advance for pickup. Reservations are required for dine-in and can be made online or by calling (713) 528-2264.
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th: Visit this classy, coastal kitchen honored as a James Beard Award semifinalist earlier this year, and enjoy brunch with a view of the Gulf. Mother’s Day brunch specials from chef Joe Cervantez include Hot Chicken Doughnuts, Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast, fried oyster tacos and chilled seafood platters. Drink specials include Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve wine flights and $8 pours of Chandon Garden Spritz. There will also be photo ops in front of an ornate rose wall.
Mia Bella, 3773 Richmond and 110 Vintage Park: The regular Sunday brunch menu is available at both locations, plus exclusive Mother’s Day dishes. The latter include Grilled Ribeye with an optional lobster tail upgrade, Lobster Gnocchi and Grilled Mahi-Mahi. Standard weekly offerings include starters such as Traditional Italian Ricotta Pancakes, Eggs Ratatouille, Benedicts like Truffled Wild Mushroom Polenta and Eggs & Prosciutto. Finish with $5 cocktails, beer and wine, such as Campari Spritz, Mia Bella Sangria and Bloody Mary. Visit the website for more information and to make reservations.
Tony’s, 3755 Richmond: Treat Mom to an elegant brunch at one of Houston’s most iconic restaurants. The three-course Mother’s Day Brunch is May 8 and costs $75 per person. Choose from first-course selections such as lobster bisque and Truffle, Pear and Pecorino, second course dishes such as Prime Steak Salad and Mediterranean Branzino, and choice of three desserts like Passion Fruit Cheesecake and Red Velvet Cake Pop. Shareable sides are available for $9 each: options include Apple Smoked Crispy Bacon and Truffled Mac and Cheese. There is also a $25 three-course kids menu for children 12 and under. It includes fresh fruit with Chantilly cream, crispy chicken tenders, mac and cheese and vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. View the full menu online. A credit card is required to secure your reservation. Complete the authorization form online and visit the website or call (713) 622-6778 for more information.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant,1814 Washington: The Washington Corridor flagship restaurant from Berg Hospitality Group is serving Mother’s Day brunch on May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Perks include a free mimosa or bellini for each mom, live music on the patio, a balloon artist for children and two Texas longhorns for family photo ops.
Fill up on popular starters such as Carpet Bagger on the Half Shell oysters — fried oysters topped with filet mignon, bacon and Roquefort sauce — and Good Morning Pizza with nutella, sliced strawberries and bananas. Choose from a variety of breakfast-style egg dishes, Benedicts and waffles, plus midday fare such as salads, deli sandwiches, burgers and seafood. There are plenty of steaks and meats, too, such as Brisket Ravioli and Snake River Farms Pork Chop. Pair your meal with specialty cocktails and wines by the glass. See the full menu online. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling (713) 862-1814. Dinner is also available from 4 to 9 p.m.
B.B. Lemon, 1809 Washington: This cool eatery combines casual vibes with sophistication for an elevated dining experience without the stuffiness. Guests can enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a DJ on the lawn and balloon artist for the kids. Dinner is served from 3 to 8 p.m. for those seeking evening options. All mothers also receive a complimentary mimosa or bellini.
Start with brunch selections such as campechana, Blue Crab Beignets or Pigs In A Blanket with spicy mustard and beer cheese. Mains include updated takes on classic American dishes such as Banana Pudding French Toast, Corned Beef Benedict, two kinds of lobster rolls and a variety of Texas Wagyu burgers.
There are also a variety of hors d’oeuvres available by the dozen for preorder with 24-hour notice. Order options such as Bacon Parmesan Bites, deviled eggs and Blue Crab Beignets. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (713) 554-1809.
Urban Eats, 3414 Washington: Dine on elevated American fare at this hip, two-story destination with views of downtown. Mother’s Day brunch is May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a Spritzer Flight for $15. It comes with four cocktails: mimosa, blackberry spritzer, bellini and Ginger Bubbles. Pair it with decadent dishes such as Smoked Short Ribs & Grits, nine entrée salads like Club Cobb Wedge and Asian Chicken Chopped, omelets, four kinds of Benedicts and 11 sliders. There are breakfast sandwiches, too, loaded with meats, cheeses and toppings, plus the can’t-miss Breakfast Pies served with arugula salad and cream gravy. Mimosas are $5 each and Bloody Marys are $8.
You can also treat Mom to a shopping spree at the downstairs gourmet foods market, gather a collection of goods for celebrations at home or make a collection of items for a custom gift basket. The casual bakery on the first floor offers classic breakfast bites and an inviting, dog-friendly patio. Choose from ready-to-go baked treats such as cookies, brownies and cupcakes, or pick up an assortment of imported and local products. Look for olive oils, chocolates, vinegars, cheeses, pastas, and much more from local and favorite producers such as Drink Modern Vintage, Lone Star Bee Company, Java Pura, Trishnna Tea, Salsa Maya, Bravado Spice, Klein Bros and Olive Scaciati.
Mahesh’s Kitchen, 16019 City Walk: Try two new cocktails debuting for Mother’s Day at this family-friendly Indian restaurant. The Lotus Heart is made with Seagram’s Gin, lemon, St. Germain, crème de violette and lavender bitters, and Mango Sangria with Cono Sur wine, mango purée, lemon and triple sec. Guests can also enjoy live music from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Call (281) 937-7796 or visit the website for more information and to make reservations.
Logan’s Roadhouse, multiple locations: Take Mom to this casual steakhouse for limited-time specials during Mother’s Day weekend. May 6 through 8, order a 12-ounce, carved-to-order prime rib with two sides, such as the holiday-only sides of Bacon Mac & Cheese and Sautéed Red Wine Garlic Mushrooms. In addition, the restaurant opens at 10 a.m. on May 8, and the first 50 moms to dine at any Logan’s restaurant on May 8 will receive a free, limited-edition koozie.
Guests can also opt for the Prime Rib Roadhouse Feast to go that feeds six to eight people and costs $159.99. It includes six pounds of prime rib, a dozen made-from-scratch yeast rolls, two sides, house salad and a Mississippi Brownie. Order through the Logan’s Rewards App or the website by May 4 for pickup on May 7 or 8.
Molina’s Cantina, multiple locations: Give Mom a night or two off from cooking with Fiesta Fajita Packs from one of Houston’s oldest restaurants! Order online May 7 through 9. Packs include housemade tortillas, grilled onions, Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded cheese, chips and salsa. Add-ons include Jose’s Dip and Molina’s Margaritas available by the gallon and half-gallon.