Eleven Miami Mother's Day Meals: For the Cougar Mom, the Cheap One and the Magical One

Categories: Holidays
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Take mom to The Rusty Pelican for the view.
Moms come in all shapes and sizes, and Miami restaurants offer meals  to suit every type.  We've compiled a list of restaurants serving up special meals for Mother's Day... by mom type. Enjoy.

Rusty Pelican
For the mom who insists the whole family join her... including abuela.

If you're looking to make several generations of women happy this Sunday, The Rusty Pelican is offering a brunch buffet in their renovated ballroom with paella, ceviche, prime rib, and lamb food stations. Unlimited mimosas and bloody marys will make the day go by faster, as will the live jazz quartet. A balloon artist and special kiddie buffet will make the young ones happy, and the view will make everyone else giddy. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the brunch is $75 per person, $34 for children 4 - 11 (free for kids 3 and under), exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 305-361-3818, ext. 4 for reservations (required).

Edge Steak And Bar
For the mom you want to impress.

If your mom likes simple good food, like tacos from a truck, but you want to show her how successful your internet company is, the Edge Steak and Bar's interactive Mother's Day Brunch is for you. In addition to the usual offerings like eggs, waffles, and desserts, mom can eat from food stations disguised as street food vendors. Viva la Mexico features chilaquiles and tacos the the Cuban Food Truck offers mom a roast suckling pig. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is $99 per person, $45 for kids ages 5-12. Call 305-381-3190 for reservations (recommended).

Vesper
For when your moms meet for the first time.

If your moms haven't met yet, this Sunday is the perfect opportunity for them to get to know each other. Vesper is offering a bottle of Prosecco for every four guests at a special buffet brunch -- which is perfect for a toast when you spring the big engagement or baby news on them. There's also an omelet station, smoked salmon, Italian cured meats, assorted artisanal cheeses, salads, pastas, and a variety of desserts. $48 per person plus tax and gratuity. Brunch is served from noon - 4 p.m. Call 305-341-1500 for reservations.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
For the Tea Party mom.

So you voted for Obama and Mom's sporting a Romney's Too Liberal bumper sticker on her Detroit import. It's time to put aside political differences for one day and visit Fairchild Tropical Garden for a Mother's Day tea party. Served on the veranda and the ballroom of the visitor center, the tea is served on fine china and includes scones, mini tea sandwiches, cookies, and petit fours. Tea service begins at 3 p.m. and is $27 for members, $37 for non-members, $17 for children 12 and under. Call Marnie Valent at 305-663-8059 for reservations.

Sushi Samba
For moms with happy feet.

If your mom is up for a good time, Sushi Samba is providing non-stop live bossa nova music with their brunch. Ala carte brunch specials include lobster eggs benedict ($16), housemade quinoa waffles ($10), and a special Mother's day cocktail with Shocho, orange, and guava ($11). Stay all day, enjoy the music and order a second cocktail. If you guys wind up dancing together, you can always blame it on the bossa nova. Brunch and live music from noon - 3 p.m.

Cafe Prima Pasta
For the frugal mom.

If you grew up in a household where mom yelled out the window as a means of communication and saved every dime for your college education, take her to Prima Pasta for a traditional Italian Sunday supper. Mom can feast on shrimp risotto ($28), porcini ravioli ($24), and lobster linguini ($38.95). Free-flowing champagne and roses will make mom feel special. And when she yaps about how much money you've spent on her, you can tell her that from 4 - 6 p.m. all regular menu items are half-priced. She'll be proud of her little baby.

Serendipity 3
For the mom who never grew up.

Mom's a kid at heart, so take her to Serendipity 3 this Mother's Day where she can indulge in some whimsical delights like birthday cake martinis and a special Mom-Mosa made with carrot juice and champagne before digging into a giant ice cream sundae. Finish off this sweet brunch with a Frrrozen hot chocolate for two before presenting her with a Hello Kitty watch or Winnie The Pooh sweatshirt. It's just what she wanted!

The Melting Pot
For a magical mom.

If your mom's kinda cheesy, take her to the Melting Pot for some fondue-side magic performed by magician Anthony Medina. Special tableside performances are ongoing from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Blue Collar
For the blue-collar mom.

If your mom worked hard all her life at the Shotz Brewery so you could have a better life, then she'll love Blue Collar, where Chef Danny Serfer is celebrating mom in a special way -- they eat free! From 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., mom can choose an artichoke benedict, a veggie scramble, chorizo burrito, or anything from the veggie board. Slow braised brisket will also be available in honor of Serfer's own mom. Everyone say "awwwww"!

Tudor House
For the fashion plate mom.

If mom's a fashion plate, take her to Tudor House for a special Rose brunch and trunk show.  She can feast on smoked salmon ($12), lemon and ricotta pancakes ($14), or Panzanella greek salad with heirloom tomatoes and langostines ($21), before enjoying house made Almond Joys, Kit Kats, and Oreos. Mom can shop tableside at the trunk show courtesy of Orchid Boutique, which can serve double-duty if you forgot to buy her a gift. Kids under 10 eat free, so bring the grandbabies along. Call 305-534-8455 for reservations.

Nikki Beach
For the cougar mom.

So mom's a cougar. It's not her fault that she hit on the last five guys you brought home...you're just picking men that are too cute. Schlep out the phone number of that podiatrist you've been meaning to call and take mom to Nikki Beach where she can enjoy VIP bottle service, massages, a DJ and a buffet brunch. For $42.95, mom can feast her eyes on tanned young bodies, and her stomach on sushi and Belgian waffles.

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Location Info

Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL

Category: Restaurant

Edge Steak & Bar

1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Vesper at The Shelborne - CLOSED

1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

SushiSamba Dromo

600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Café Prima Pasta

414 71st St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Serendipity 3

1102 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blue Collar

6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tudor House Restaurant - CLOSED

1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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6 comments
Ginac3
Ginac3

Chef Danny Serfer is simply the best! Stand up guy all around. 

Picky Mom
Picky Mom

What about the mom that wants French cuisine that's on the cheap end and doesn't want to trek past Downtown Miami coming from the West?

Yak
Yak

Clever!

SteveBM
SteveBM

 Try Cafe Pastis in South Miami (I think they are still open but havent been in years, to be honest).  That or Bouchon du Grove or George's.

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Bouchon is a good choice for the Continental mom.  Free glass of champagne and a good selection of ala carte items.  And the bread...the bread....so good!

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