SARASOTA, FL – There are only a few days left until Mother’s Day, which is celebrated this Sunday, May 8. So if you’re planning on treating your mom to brunch or dinner out, you should make your reservations in the Sarasota area now, as they’ll probably fill up quickly.
If you’re looking for local brunches and dinners in Sarasota County, where there are a few restaurants offering Mother’s Day specials:
Big Cat Habitat, 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, May 8, 10 a.m.-noon, featuring brunch, a mimosa bar, and yoga with tigers. Tickets are $75 and can be reserved here.
Bijou Garden Café, 1287 1st Street, Sarasota, May 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving a special a la carte menu, including classic Eggs Benedict, seasonal BLTs, shrimp cocktail, French chicken, salmon fried, filet mignon and omelet / eggs to order.
at Duval. Costs. Local. Seafood, 1435 Main Street, Sarasota, May 8, serving a special menu including tenderloin and hand-cut eggs, Cajun chicken and waffles, an Oscar omelet, and homemade seafood bolognese all day.
Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S, Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, May 8, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving a special menu for Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. There will also be chances to win prizes.
Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Ave., Sarasota, May 8, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving a special Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menu. There will also be chances to win prizes.
Overture, 1255 North Palm Ave., Sarasota, May 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A special brunch menu includes beef tenderloin, roast halibut, shrimp and tomato quiche, grilled chicken penne, stewed lamb and more.
The Reserve, 1322 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, May 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A full brunch menu will be served and bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys will be offered. Rock Rooster Arrighi will perform from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
If you’re looking for something else, check OpenTable for restaurants in your area taking reservations for Mother’s Day.
Several chain restaurants and other restaurants are open for Mother’s Day this year, and some are offering specials.
Below are a few options to get you started, ranging from casual to fine dining. As always, it is advisable to call ahead to ensure Sarasota area restaurants are participating and to inquire about any COVID-19 related restrictions or limitations.
Applebee’s is adding a $10 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card for Mother’s Day and other special occasions, including graduations and Father’s Day.
Bob Evans offers brunch meals made with fresh cut strawberries. Its take-out meals feed up to six people, and they’re available for curbside pickup or delivery when customers order online.
The Bonefish Grill is open for dine-in and take-out on Mother’s Day. Her “Family Bundles” meals include salad, fresh bread and pesto, plus homemade cookies
The Capital Grille is accepting reservations for Mother’s Day. The restaurant included a “courtesy notice” on its booking page stating that “to better deliver on our promise of a fine dining atmosphere, proper dress is required.” This excludes sportswear, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or imagery, and exposed underwear.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar opens early at 11 a.m. on May 7 and 8 with its 3-course Mother’s Day menu featuring hand-cut filet mignon and a choice of dinner pairing.
Kona Grill offers a weekend brunch special with deals on mimosas and signature brunch dishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, including Mother’s Day.
Morton’s, The Steakhouse is accepting reservations for Mother’s Day and will also be bringing mom’s meal to select locations.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is offering its prix-fixe meal for Mother’s Day, including an appetizer, main course, side and dessert, from May 6-8.
Fresh seasonal grills 52 | The Wine Bar offers Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and offers its evening menu all day.
Mother’s Day Brunch in Sarasota 2022: Make your reservations originally appearing on the Sarasota patch