'Keep Calm and Call Mom'

We are reminded that often, Mom is the best crisis management we have. Have a special Mother's Day brunch buffet here. 10am-5pm.

Zed's, 501 Canyon Ridge, 512/339-9337

A Victorian Tea in an Historic Setting

Appropriately set out in the Driskill's Victorian Room, Mother's Day High Tea features fresh scones, tea sandwiches, petite fours, classic pastries, in addition to Champagne and a selection of premium loose teas. 4:30pm, 2pm. $49 per person, $25 for children.

The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 512/439-1234

AACHD District Days

The Austin African American Cultural Heritage District celebrates the history of Downs Field while fundraising for needed repairs. Free.

Downs Field, 2816 E. 12th

Buca di Beppo

A dinner here is served family-style, so it's a great choice for the fam's Sunday repast. On Mother's Day, the doors open at 11am.

Buca di Beppo, 3612 Tudor, 512/342-8462

Call for Public Input on Cemetery Rules

Join the conversation on burial space adornment.

Eden East

Be a star of the Disco Maypole – after brunch moms will be given a champagne toast and participate in a Mother's Day appreciation maypole dance-off to Donna Summer! An Appetizer buffet including fresh carrot/orange juice, mini-crab cakes, cornmeal-fried oysters, and rosemary scones with strawberry jam. The main courses include Red Beets & Red Onions: chèvre gelato, Hakurei turnip, and French breakfast slaw; Frenched Lamb Chop: roasted roots, dill yogurt, Herbs de Provence, dried lemon; a frittata with rainbow chard, housemade fresh ricotta, Sungold cherry tomato, and calendula; Wild Boar bacon with Texas juniper & honey; and Twice Baked Kennebec and Red Lasoda with garlic flowers, creme fraiche, and Dos Lunas cheddar. 1pm. $100 per person.

Eden East, 755 Springdale Rd., 512/428-6500

Eleven Plates & Wine

This buffet always has something for everyone in the fam. This year, you'll have an omelette station; a carving station for grilled beef tenderloin and mesquite-smoked whole chicken; a cold station with smoked salmon flatbreads; vegetable and quinoa salad; fruit platters; Gazpacho shots, rolls, and danishes. The hot station offers scrambled eggs, petit pork shanks, mac and cheese with truffles, Patatas Bravas, grilled asparagus, Ratatouille, and crawfish grits. Desserts include mini-cheesecakes, macaroons, and petit fours. 10am-3pm. $38 per person, $16 for kids 5-13.

Eleven Plates & Wine, 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste. C-200, 512/328-0110

Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery

Enjoy a seated two-course brunch with a cold mimosa. Brunch selections include a choice of five styles of Eggs Benedict, a quiche, or Nova Scotia salmon (add $10). Then finish up with a satisfying cjhoice of finish your meal with a choice of crème brûlée, Decadent Chocolate Torte, or Brown Butter Cheesecake. The kids get a choice of bacon ad eggs, French toast, or cheese pizza. 10am-3pm. $45 per person; $15 for children.

Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend E., Marble Falls, 512/267-6310

Greenhouse Craft Food

This counter-service, casual farm-to-table restaurant in the suburbs of Round Rock serves a menu made up of of locally-sourced ingredients. For Mother's Day, expect Rosemary-Roasted Pork with dried fruit mostardo, sauce Forestiere; Brick Chicken with smoked mustard sauce; Salmon En Croute with spinach and champagne cream; and green chile-cheddar scrambled eggs with house salsa. Lots of great salads, fruit, and house-made kolaches await as well. $16.95 per person, $5.99 for kids under 12.

Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 E. Old Settlers #110, Round Rock

Hill Country Pasta House

In addition to a brand new breakfast menu available every weekend, the Mother's Day brunch here is sure to please. Joining the usual breakfast favorites like pancakes and French toast, are grilled pork chops; Cajun chicken; prime rib carving station; eggplant Parmesan; Lasagne Bolognese; and wood-fired pizzas. The dessert selection may be the star – chocolate-covered strawberries, pastries and croissants, flourless chocolate cake, and lemon bars. The kids are included, too, for chicken tenders, corn dogs, and pizza. 10am-2pm. $30 per preson, $12 for kids under 10.

Hill Country Pasta House, 3519 FM 620 N., 512/266-9445

Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine

Chef Ken Rathbun has created a three-course harmony that includes Polenta-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes, Hickory Rotisserie Corned Beef Hash, and baby back ribs . 11am-3pm. $38 per person.

Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine, 11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128, 512/834-4111

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Watching someone toss your meat in the air and then catch it backwards with a spatula never gets old. Treat your mom, or your lady, starting at 11:30am on Sunday. 11:30am.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 13492 Research #380, 512/288-7333


The adult meal starts with a complimentary pear bellini as well as oats scones served with strawberry preserves and housemade butter. Move on to farm egg frittata with asparagus, chevre, and arugula; wood-oven baked eggs with mushroom ragout and soft polenta; and duck confit hash with fried eggs and texas sweet potatoes. Children's options include the oat scones, then a choice of main dish like baked eggs, soft polenta; scrambled eggs, toasted brioche, fingerling potatoes; oak grilled chicken breast, white cheddar mac and cheese, and dessert of vanilla berry swirl ice cream and poteet strawberries. $65 per preson; $15 for children.

laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888

Mandola's Italian Market

All three of Mandola's Italian Market locations will be offering offering a Scampi special, a dish of large gulf shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine, and fresh lemon juice, served with fettuccine Alfredo. Baked Zitti is on the menu as well, a baked dish of maccheroni in a sausage ragu with mushrooms, bechamel sauce, Romano, and mozzarella cheese. And to show Mom some love, she will receive a bag of fresh Italian cookies from the restaurant's bakery.

Mandola's Italian Market, 4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 512/419-9700

Russian House

Have a complimentary glass of Champagne before digging into an unlimited buffet fit for a Tsaritsa. 11am-4pm. $25 per person; $12.50 for children 4-13.

Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442


Guests can expect to order from the restaurant’s brunch menu with feature items including “Bennysadict” with salmon, bacon and lemon; spicy shrimp and bacon grits; and green eggs and ham made with Easy Tiger brioche, seared pork belly, nestled poached egg, chimichurri Hollandaise and apple cider gastrique; $2 mimosas and a “meal in a glass” Bloody Mary topped with house cured pepper bacon and pickled veggies. Seafood specials like lobster scramble and crab cake benedict will please, but nothing will make mom happier then complimentary flower arrangements and signature planted succulents by Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio, and jewelry from Kendra Scoot that come with the meal. Please note that supplies are limited. Only reservations (not walk ins) will be eligible for the extras.

Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000


Known for its hand-cut steaks, Sullivan’s is also known for its fresh seafood, good sides, and an award-winning wine list. Make Mom’s day with a classic prix fixe brunch featuring both signature dishes and new favorites. Menu available upon request.

Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504

Swift's Attic

Chef Mat Clouser and team will be rolling out favorites like the Pragel & Trox, with house smoked trout and a pretzel bagel; and the Foie Gras PB&J Pancakes. Mom will feel like a queen with complimentary mimosas and award-winning Bloody Marys. 11am-3pm. $11-$22 per plate.

Swift's Attic, 315 Congress, 512/482-8842

Texas French Bread

Thank your mom in a familiar environment. A cordoned off area holds linen-clad tables, flowers, and mimosas. TFB offers a full meal with a special brunch menu on Sunday, but if you're coming in for coffee and pastries, you can do that, as well. Reserve by phone for brunch. 9am-3pm.

Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande, 512/499-0544

The Bonneville

This husband and wife team hails from Boston, and will serve their regular brunch menu, in addition to specials for Mother’s Day. Specials include smoked trout salad, house-made lamb pastrami sandwich, grilled rack of lamb, and individual Boston cream pies.

The Bonneville, 202 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/428-4643

The Carillon

Highlights on the menu include Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict served with Hollandaise and celery hearts; seared Ahi tuna; oysters on the half shell; a smoked striploin carving station; Blue Corn-Crusted Braised Beef Short Ribs served with cilantro, pineapple tomatillo puree, chorizo, and charred corn. Guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne bar, as well as complimentary self-parking. 1pm, 10:30am, 11am, 1:30pm. $65 per person, $19.95 for children.

The Carillon, 1900 University Ave., 512/404-3655

TNT Tacos & Tequila

If you'd like to celebrate early and beat the crowds, you're welcome to come on over on Saturday, as well as Sunday. On the menu there will be brisket; Pollo Verde; a taco bar featuring pulled pork and picadillo on homemade corn and flour tortillas; enchiladas with tomatillo or three-chile sauce; fresh salads; grilled fish; a carving station; and the famous Adobe Pie (masa dome stuffed with cheese, chiles, corn and black beans or chicken). Traditional breakfast items include made-to-order omelettes, Huevos Rancheros; eggs Benedict; breakfast potatoes; Belgian waffles; and migas. Homemade desserts include churros, flan, and cobblers. The price includes champagne and fresh fruit mimosas. 9am-5pm. $18.95 per person; $6.95 for children 6-10.

TNT Tacos & Tequila, 507 Pressler, 512/436-8226

TRACE at the W

Do your mama right with a three-course prix fixe menu featuring the brightest flavors of spring. Start with your first mimosa or bloody mary on the house, and continue onto a leisurely meal showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients. Also, enjoy live music on the patio. Kids' menu available. 10:30am-4pm. $55 per person.

Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660

Trattoria Lisina

Lisina offers Mom a bag of fresh Italian cookies from the restaurant's bakery as well as the new spring menu.

Trattoria Lisina, 13308 FM 150 W., Driftwood, 512/894-3111


Enjoy Black Forest ham, Gruyere and caramelized onion Quiche; Elgin hot sausage and Chicken Sausage; House-Smoked Salmon, trout and peppered mackerel; marinated Mahi Mahi; and made-to-order omelettes. Seatings are 10am-2:30pm in TRIO, and from 11am-3pm in the Lake Level Ballroom. 10am. $85 per person, $27 per child.

TRIO at the Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300

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