Mother's Day calls for something special for the lady who is special to every family. There are a variety of options for Mother's Day Brunch in Albuquerque, from casual to elegant. Consider taking Mom out for a well deserved dining experience this year.
Prices do not include beverages, unless mentioned, and exclude tax and tip. Prices subject to change without notice.
Updated for 2013.
Where: 424 Central SE
The well loved Artichoke Cafe features savory salmon crepes, Sicilian baked eggs, quiche Florentine, steamed artichokes, roasted garlic, charcuterie plate, crab cakes, soups, salads, entrees and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Entrees include baked ham, pan roasted duck breast, poached salmon, mushroom ravioli, prosciutto wrapped scallops, veal scaloppini and steak Diane.
Cost: Per item.
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Sandia Resort, 30 Rainbow Road NE
Breakfast items include an omelet station, Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, spinach quiche and eggs Benedict in cheddar sauce. The cold station includes fresh fruit, macaroni and potato salad, cheese display, seafood and salad. There will be tortilla soup, a hot station with pork shoulder, short ribs, snapper and more. The carving station features turkey breast and brown sugar cured prime rib. The kid's corner includes fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and pigs in a blanket. Desserts include cakes, pies and pastries. Reservations are highly recommended.
Cost: $45 adults, $18 for children under 12.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: 221 Highway 165, Placitas
Blades has established a reputation for fine dining in Placitas. Join them for Mother's Day brunch. Start with watermelon gazpacho, insalata Caprese or Andijvie salad. Entrees include pan seared scallops and veal marsala. Dessert choices are strawberry shortcake, decadence chocolate trio, ice cream and more. Blade's Bistro is in the Homestead Village.
Cost: Prix fixe menu.
When: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: 3001 Central NE
The popular Nob Hill French bistro offers a special buffet for Mother's Day. There will be honey glazed ham, roast beef, a crepe station, salad bar, Gravlax with traditional accompaniments, lemon roasted chicken, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, Ratatouille nicoise, Beoff Bourguinon, pastries and more. Reservations are recommended.
Cost: $25 per person, children under 12 $12.50.
Where: 4939 Pan American Freeway
The Chama Brewing Company will have a Mother's Day brunch that features an omelet station, carving station, fresh fruit, breakfast pastries and other brunch specialties. Reservations are recommended.
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Sandia Resort, 30 Rainbow Road NE
Cost: Individual items.
When: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 10500 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
If you’re looking for truly local flavor, try El Pinto. El Pinto offers its regular Sunday brunch menu for chile lovers. Try the Eggs Benedict, which includes eggs and pork loin on a green chile biscuit with a red hollandaise sauce, or green chile cheese biscuits smothered in green chile white gravy with a side of chorizo. Kids 12 and under eat free with an El Pinto website coupon.
Cost: Brunch plates or entrees off the menu.
When: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: 1000 Woodward Place NE, at Lomas and I-25
(505) 353-5387 or 245-7100
The Embassy Suites offers black tie service along with cooked to order breakfast, sushi, chef's carving stations, prime rib, a Spanish station, holiday entrees, New Mexican favorites, salads, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, fresh fruit display, cheeses, breads, muffins and rolls and of course desserts. Kids will enjoy the freshly made cotton candy.
Cost: $38.95 adults, $34.95 seniors (60+), $18.95 children 6 - 12; 5 and under free.
Where: Albuquerque, NM
Fresh means so many things, but when it comes to food, it's such a welcome descriptor! Local foods are on the menu and become items such as a garden omelet with local corizo, a herbed-mushroom goat cheese omelet, or enchiladas and eggs. Or try a quinoa salad with roasted root vegetables over local mixed greens.
Cost: By the item.
When: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: 600 Central Avenue SE, Suite A
The Grove has a regular off the menu Sunday brunch, and for Mother's Day, will also have a French Toast or Egg special. The Grove specializes in using local ingredients in an inventive and tasteful way, with an emphasis on fresh, organic produce.
Cost: Off the menu items.