Mother’s Day 2023 is rapidly approaching. In a recent poll of 2000 moms conducted by OnePoll, it found that the one thing moms want most on this special day is your time. A day when they can take a break from being the family super hero, and just relax with those she so lovingly tends to on a regular basis. If you have yet to decide on a plan for the day, why not start by giving mom a break in the kitchen at one of these local restaurants?
Sister-owners Dalel and Leila Khalil have designed a Syrian and Mediterranean Brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day. Usually closed on Sundays, the Middle Eastern restaurant will open its doors for the special occasion. The Syrian spread includes a complimentary mimosa for Mom, with Lebanese wines, Mediterranean cocktails and beers also available for purchase. Reservations are required.
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Pittsburgh’s newest modern American restaurant features global flavors and artful cocktails in the iconic downtown Pittsburgh Union Trust building. Offering spirited food and drink in an atmosphere designed for the senses, Ritual House is an experience unlike any other in the city. Grab a seat under the eighteen chandeliers suspended over the central bar and pamper Mom with a Spa Day cocktail crafted with cucumber-infused vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, fresh lime, and agave coconut water or treat her to a Blushing Bellini with Stoli Peach, white peach puree, peach bitters, and topped with prosecco. Explore the extensive food menu, featuring Weekend Rituals like Croque Madame served with a sunny side egg, mornay sauce, and truffle fries. For something sweet, enjoy the show stopping the Lemon Meringue Pancakes made with lemon curd, glazed pecans, granola, and
topped with fluffy bruleed meringue.
May 9th through May 15th
The colorful and inviting East Liberty Cafe will serve its brunch hits for all Moms and families on Mother’s Day weekend. In addition to the cafe’s staples, guests will be able to order from their weekly specials available from May 9th through May 15th. Cheers to Mom with a Sangria Blanca, crafted with white wine sangria made with grapes, oranges, lemons, limes, strawberries, fresh orange juice, triple sec, and a splash of sparkling water. Or, a Peach Vanilla Iced Oat Latte; iced espresso latte with oat milk, brewed with peach-vanilla syrup, and cinnamon brown sugar.
The downtown staple is ready to honor Mom with a legendary brunch with Executive Chef Dave Racicot’s signature brunch menu. Guests can choose from the extensive brunch favorites like the Fried Chicken Sandwich with kimchi, yuzu kosho mayo, mint, and cucumber on a brioche bun or the Malted Waffle, made with strawberry jam, vanilla whipped cream, and pistachio butter. Beautiful brunch cocktails are plentiful at The Commoner and offer the perfect complements for Mother’s Day Brunch. Toast Mom with a large-format style mimosa with the Mimosas for a Bunch served with one bottle of bubbly and the choice of two juices, serving 2-4 guests.
Treat mom to brunch from 11am-3pm at EYV. EYV is a vegetable forward restaurant located in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown Neighborhood. The restaurant focuses on making vegetables the center of the plate with meats and seafood playing a supporting role. Utilizing the bounty of Western Pennsylvania and East Ohio Farms whenever possible is a priority.
Hyeholde’s rich history and natural beauty have made it a destination for both locals and visitors alike. Treat mom to a meal fit for a queen. Select a Mother’s Day Brunch upstairs, or a brunch buffet in the Round Room. After brunch, enjoy a stroll through the restaurants vegetable garden. Reservations are available from 11am-4pm.
Reservations required. Call (412) 264-3116
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Vallozzi’s uses fresh, quality ingredients, as well as Italian meats and cheeses flown in from Italy every week. Their extensive wine list is one of 19 in the state of Pennsylvania to receive the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence and features an extensive collection of Italian and Domestic wines. Treat mom to a memorable Mother’s Day anytime between 12-6pm on Sunday, May 14. The menu includes Smoked Salmon Frittata, Steak and Eggs, and Beef Short Ribs as well as a variety of handmade pasta dishes, like the Pappardelle Bolognese, and tasty starters.
Reservations required. Call 412-394-3400 or find them on Opentable.
STORY BY STAR LALIBERTE / PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CORRESPONDING RESTAURANT