Where to Take Mom for Mother’s Day 2023 in Houston

A toast at Tony's

Moms do so much and should be celebrated every day, but they also deserve one dedicated just to them. This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. There’s no wrong way to shower Mom or the mother figure in your life with love, but if you’re looking to indulge her with a fancy brunch or a decadent dinner, we’ve put together some great options. Don’t forget the cards and flowers!


Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood, 14315 Cypress Rosehill: The upscale seafood and steakhouse is offering a special, three-course Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $72 per person. Choose from options such as lobster bisque, Crab Poblano Chowder, or Akaushi meatball topped with Pomodoro sauce to start. Main courses include broiled lobster tail served over red bell pepper mashed potatoes, a duo of filet mignon served with port wine shiitake sauce, or an ensemble of prime rib with poached eggs. End the meal with something sweet such as Red Velvet Cheesecake, Midnight Chocolate Cake, or Bailey’s Tres Leches. If you want to celebrate at home, but don’t want to do the cooking, the special menu is also available for takeout. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

tuxedo cake at Marvino's
The Tuxedo Cake at Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse. Photo by Thalia Perla.

Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse, 24002 Northwest Freeway: Enjoy a three-course brunch at this elegant-yet-casual Italian eatery in Cypress. Choose from options such as lobster bisque, Beef Agnolotti Pasta or Idaho potato leek soup as a starter. Main courses include Marvino’s filet mignon Oscar-style served with crabmeat, oven-roasted Chilean sea bass served alongside root vegetables, or a surf-and-turf ensemble including Maine lobster tail and Nebraska tenderloin beef served with whipped potatoes. Finish brunch with Marvino’s Tuxedo Chocolate Cake, Mango Cheesecake, or Bourbon Key Lime Pie. Brunch is $69 per person and is available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Treat your mom at home and order the menu for takeout. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website, but walk-ins are welcome. 


Toro Toro at Four Seasons Houston, 1300 Lamar: Take Mom to one of the city’s best hotels for a lovely brunch at the restaurant overseen by chef Paul Peddle. It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features classic brunch dishes, Pan-Latin fare and a seafood tower. The cost is $155 per adult and $65 per child 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made online.

Dining Room at Xochi
The dining room at Xochi. Photo by Julie Soefer.

Xochi, 1777 Walker: Celebrate early on Mexico’s Mother’s Day on May 10 with the flavors of Oaxaca, and head to chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown destination for the Dia de las Madres Dinner. This special, three-course dinner for $52 will be offered from 4 to 9 p.m. The menu includes dishes such as tiradito, sliced striped bass ceviche with hoja santa, jalapeno, olive oil and lime, Enmoladas de Bistec, wood-grilled steak with mole negro, crema and queso fresco, served with corn tortillas, and Pastel de Queso, a housemade queso fresco cake with guava sauce, corn streusel, strawberry sorbet, and fresh guava.  

On Sunday, May 14, bring Mom for the annual Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Listen to the sounds of live jazz by Media Luna as you dine. The buffet is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $55 per person and $15 per child. Reservations are required for both days and can be made by calling (713) 400-3330. 

Greenway/Upper Kirby

Tony’s, 3755 Richmond Ave: Houston’s high-end dining institution is rolling out only the best for Mom with a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a three-course prix fixe menu for $80 per adult and $30 per child 12 and under. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes dishes such as lobster bisque with aged sherry, Mediterranean Branzino on the rocks with puttanesca bianca and served with crisp Kennebec potatoes, and Pan-Seared Dover Sole Meuniere. Spoil her with caviar and spritz cocktail add-ons. Reservations are required and can be made on the website.


fried chicken at Harold's
KG’s Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken at Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Harold’s, 350 West 19th: The Heights restaurant and bar serving Southern favorites is going all-out with a Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, for $50 per adult and $18 per child. Enjoy comfort food such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken and a carving station with prime rib and ham. Indulge in sweets such as chocolate layer cake and lemon bars. Brunch means mimosas, and all moms get a complimentary one with brunch. Reservations are required and can be made on Resy.

The main dining room at newly opened Karne Korean Steakhouse.
The main dining room at Karne Korean Steakhouse. Photo by Jenn Duncan.

Karne, 2805 White Oak: The modern Korean steakhouse in the Heights is open for dinner service on Mother’s Day. Start off dinner with a complimentary welcoming glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. The special for the evening is an exclusive version of the Karnivore Platter for $90 per person,  that will include prime cuts, marinated selections and American Wagyu and a dessert. Moms can sit back and relax and let the experts take care of the cooking. Reservations are not required but are recommended and can be made on Resy


Beef Rendang, Mango Prawn and Roti at Phat Eatery.
Beef Rendang, Mango Prawn and Roti at Phat Eatery. Photo by Chuck Cook.

Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway: Mom, or “Ibu” in Malaysian, eats free on Mother’s Day at James Beard Semifinalist Alex Au-Yeung’s popular restaurant. Moms get a complimentary glass of wine and entrée with the purchase of one of equal or lesser value. This offer is available for dine-in only, but those looking to bring a feast home can pre-order a special, five-course prix fixe meal that includes two orders of roti canai plus choice of appetizer and mains including sweet basil beef, beef rendang or Hainanese chicken. Jasmine rice comes alongside. The meal is $99 and serves six adults. Order by 10 p.m. on Friday, May 12, for pickup from noon to 1 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m on Mother’s Day. Reservations are recommended and can be made on Resy. Call the restaurant at (832) 412-2927 to place your takeout order. 


KP’s Kitchen, 8412 Interstate 10 Frontage: This Memorial neighborhood bistro serving classic American fare will be open for brunch and dinner service. Choose from brunch favorites like the savory Hot Chicken and Biscuits or the sweet Brioche French Toast. For dinner, treat mom to the prime rib special. Bring that special bottle of wine you’ve been saving because KP’s Kitchen is BYOB with a $10 corkage fee. Reservations are not required but are recommended and can be made on the website.


Strawberry Shortcake from Brennan's
Strawberry Shortcake from Brennan’s. Photo by Debora Smail.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: Let the good times roll, and treat Mom to Jazz Brunch at Houston’s long-standing Creole destination. The three-course brunch menu for $67 per person will be offered starting at 10 a.m. and include specialties such as Creole Seafood Campechana, Crawfish Cakes and Eggs and strawberry shortcake. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at (713) 522-9711. 


Strawberry cronut at Cucharita
Strawberry cronut at Cucharita. Photo by Danielle Lomeli.

Cuchara, 214 Fairview: Cuchara, the authentic Mexico City bistro, is letting its sister restaurant Cucharita take over for Mother’s Day. Breakfast and lunch menu items from the Cucharita menu will be available along with a mini bakery with breads and cakes for purchase. Moms will receive fresh flowers (while supplies last). There are no reservations, and only complete groups will be seated. 

Japanese Kaki Fry Oysters from Traveler's Table.
Japanese Kaki Fry Oysters from Traveler’s Table. Photo by Becca Wright.

Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer: The modern eatery serving globally inspired cuisine in Montrose will have its regular menu as well as brunch specials for both dine-in and take-out from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Specials include Japanese Kaki Fry Oysters, panko-crusted oysters on the half shell with housemade tartar sauce and topped with tobiko and smoked salmon omelet. Partake in the Mother’s Day Out cocktail made from vodka, elderflower liqueur, strawberry-honey syrup, lemon and sparkling rose. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Dining room of Georgia James.
Dining Room of Georgia James. Photo by Duc Hoang.

Georgia James, 3503 West Dallas: Underbelly Hospitality’s modern steakhouse will be open for special brunch hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving a pared down version of the regular menu along with exclusive dishes just for Mother’s Day. These include House Ham Benedict with smoked trout roe and T-bone steak and eggs served with smothered hash browns. Satiate Mom’s sweet tooth with Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing and graham cracker schmear. Reservations are required and can be made on Resy

BCN Taste and Tradition, 4210 Roseland: The converted 1920s home that celebrates Catalan cuisine is featuring a menu exclusively for Mother’s Day from noon to 6 p.m. The cost is $100 per person and the menu features four courses. Dishes include Croqueta de Jamón Ibérico, grilled Spanish octopus and suckling Ibérico pig. A kid’s menu will also be available for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Museum District

Crispy Thai Shrimp at Davis St. Cafe
Crispy Thai Shrimp at Davis St. Cafe. Courtesy photo.

Davis Street at Hermann Park, 5925 Almeda: Chef Mark Holley and team have curated a special Mother’s Day menu of fresh and seasonal ingredients. For $75 per person, start with a lagniappe (which means “something a little extra”) of buttermilk biscuits with house pepper jelly. Choose from appetizers such as the Crispy Thai Shrimp with cabbage slaw, chili sauce and cilantro aioli or New Orleans-style chargrilled oysters. Choose from several options for the main course including blackened redfish with Carolina Gold Rice, Lady Creamer peas, kimchi greens and ham hock pot liquor or lamb chops. End the meal with something sweet like the customer-favorite Down South Coconut Cake with spiced pecans and salted caramel sauce. Reservations are required and can be made on the website

Rice Village

Branzino dish at Navy Blue
Branzino dish at Navy Blue. Photo by Caroline Fontenot.

Navy Blue, 2445 Times: Aaron Bludorn’s seafood concept is hosting a festive brunch this Mother’s Day. Indulge in a three-course, pre-fixe menu for $85 per person. To start, choose from options including Burrata Tartine with English pea and prosciutto, Hamachi Tartare with papaya, coconut and tapioca chips. For the main course, choose from Crab Benedict, cavatelli with pesto, zucchini and ricotta or branzino with cucumber and Skordalia (a Greek garlic dip). Reservations are not required by recommended and can be made on Resy

River Oaks

Frank’s Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer: Head to this neighborhood restaurant specializing in modern takes on regional American cooking for brunch or dinner. Brunch features include tenderloin kebabs made from marinated prime tenderloin, and Summertime Gazpacho with cucumber, strawberries and peppers, and finished with crème and Espelette chile. Entrées include smoked salmon benedict with poached egg, caper butter bearnaise, arugula andchives with a side of skillet potatoes and fresh fruit. For those who prefer their brunch on the sweeter side, Frank’s will offer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes served with maple syrup, powdered sugar, applewood smoked bacon and fresh fruit medley. 

For Mother’s Day dinner service, Frank’s is featuring Seafood Linguine Puttanesca with Gulf crab, shrimp, mussels, chiles, tomato, olives, capers and boquerones (marinated fresh anchovies). The dinner special will include a Roasted Rack of Lamb, with rosemary, red grapes, white wine pan sauce and a fennel and potato gratin. End things on a sweet note with Flourless Chocolate Torte made with Mexican chocolate, topped with whipped cream & spring berry jam. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website

Backstreet Benedict
Backstreet Benedict at Backstreet Cafe. Photo by Paula Murphy.

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd: Dine al fresco in the backyard of this cozy converted house in River Oaks. A three-course brunch is being offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $56 per person and $15 per child. Appetizer options include Crawfish Risotto made with saffron, Parmigiano-Reggiano, peas and asparagus or Seafood Pot Pie filled with lobster, fish and crabmeat. Entrées include pappardelle with roasted tomatoes, basil pesto, shaved Parmesan and the signature Backstreet Benedict with Virginia ham, poached eggs and asparagus. For dessert, Meyer Lemon Cake and a chocolate tart are on the menu. Make the day even more festive with live jazz music by Bob Chadwick. Reservations are required and can be made on the website.

Spring Branch

Barbecue Spread
Barbecue Spread at Feges BBQ. Photo by Ally Hardgrave.

Feges BBQ, 8217 Long Point: Nothing says love like barbecue. The family-owned barbecue spot in Spring Branch is celebrating with its full menu of smoked meats, and it will also have food and drink specials for brunch. These include Crawfish Frittata, Crawfish Cornbread with cinnamon-honey butter and bottomless mimosas. Reservations are not required. 

KP’s Kitchen,

Sugar Land

Mother's Day Brunch Board at State Fare.
Mother’s Day Brunch Board at State Fare Kitchen and Bar. Photo by Audrey West.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar, 15930 City Walk: The casual, upbeat Southern kitchen is offering its regular menu of brunch favorites at all locations. In honor of Mother’s Day, there is also a fun brunch board to share that includes strawberry waffles, crab cake benedict and avocado toast. Reservations are not required but recommended and can be made on the website

Texas City

The entrance to Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill Lago Mar. Photo by Mario-Sebastian Berry.
The entrance to Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill Lago Mar. Photo by Mario-Sebastian Berry.

Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill, 12930 Crystal View: Enjoy a beautiful view by the lagoon while dining on a Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Indulge in classics such as French toast, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles and a prime rib carving station. Moms receive a complimentary mimosa or bellini. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website

The Woodlands

Sorriso Italian Kitchen, 2 Waterway Square: The Woodlands destination for regional Italian cuisine is celebrating mom with Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $65 for adults and $21 for children and will offer a variety of options, including avocado toast, organic beet salad, omelets made to order, pizza for the table and house-made Campanelle pasta served from a cheese wheel. Reservations are not required but are recommended and can be made on the website.

chocolate cake at TRIS
The signature chocolate cake at TRIS with covert layers of salted caramel buttercream hiding under the ganache glaze. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Tris, 24 Waterway: Chef Austin Simmons‘s New American restaurant in The Woodlands is not normally open on Sunday, but in celebration of Mother’s Day will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner service on Sunday, May 14 at 11 a.m., with last seating at 7 p.m. Indulge mom with exclusive appetizers, entrée and dessert features. Reservations are required and can be made on the website.

Third Ward

Hibachi Bros signature “Bro-rito” with house made “Bro Sauce”. Photo by Visual Influence.

Hibachi Bros, 4501 Almeda: For those looking for something casual and fun, take mom for some authentic Japanese style hibachi from this black-owned food truck, located at the Bus Stop Food Truck Park. On Mother’s Day, moms get a free Shrimp or Chicken Bro-rito, Hibachi Bros’ signature burrito filled with grilled hibachi chicken, seafood, or beef, fried rice, and sauce, with the purchase of any entrée. Entrée choices include authentic Japanese Styled Hibachi dishes with your choice of Filet Mignon, lobster, shrimp, salmon, chicken, New York Steak, or vegetarian, served with fried rice and grilled vegetables. The Mother’s Day special will be available from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Multiple Locations

Thai Cottage: All locations of this local Thai chain are celebrating mom all week leading up to Mother’s Day. During dinner hours May 8th t0 May 13th, moms receive a complimentary glass of red or white wine with her entrée purchase, while dining in. Choose from tongue tingling options like red curry with coconut milk, bamboo shoors, peas, carrots and basil or the classic Pad Thai. Reservations are not required.

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