It’s almost Mother’s Day, and 2021 is starting to look a lot better than last year for celebrating your mom/mother figure.
Many restaurants and attractions are back open, and offering special deals or dinners/brunches to enjoy. Plus, a lot of people are getting vaccinated, making it safer to spend time together.
I’ve perused all the listings and press emails, and here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating moms on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. All prices do not include tax or gratuity (please don’t forget to tip!). Under the restaurant list are some fun events happening to enjoy with mom, too.
Offering Mother’s Day dinner at home featuring choice of entrée served with a side, salad and Cuban bread. Bundles serve up to four people and come fully cooked starting at $44.99. Entrée selections include Seafood Paella, Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Crema and Baby Back Ribs. Cocktails are also available to go in select locations. Pre-order via link above.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch from 10am-2pm for $74 adults/$37 children age 6-12, including family-style dishes, American breakfast favorites, seafood and shellfish, a carving station, crepes and desserts, and unlimited mimosas (for guests 21 and up). Menu and reservations via link above.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 11am-5:30pm for $64.95 adults/$25.95 children ages 4-11. Includes unlimited champagne and mimosas (for adults 21 & up) and complimentary self-parking. 25% discount for Florida residents.
Offering three special dishes May 7-9: Sautéed Calamari ($14) (House Made Chorizo, Guindilla Verde Peppers, Red Onions, Salsa Verde, and Herbs); Tzatziki ($8) (Labneh, Greek Yogurt, Cucumbers, Dill, and Garlic served with Warm Bread); and Duck Banh Mi Sliders ($10). Reservations recommended via the link above.
Offering Mother’s Day Meal for Two to take home for $75 per package, featuring Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass. Pre-order via link above by Thursday, May 6th at Noon. Add-on Cocktails To-Go or a Tavistock Reserve Collection Wine Box for additional fee.
Offering one of three brunch options for $39 for dine-in guests, featuring entree choice of Lobster Frittata, Bone-in NY Strip Steak and Eggs, or 8-oz Filet. Reservations required via link above.
Or enjoy a three-course dinner for takeout starting at $169 feat. Roasted Whole Tenderloin of Beef with Fresh Herbs and Butter Poached North Atlantic Lobster Tails. Pre-order by May 8 via link above.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at home with Family Bundles, featuring scratch-made classics entrées like hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Grilled Salmon or a combination of these guest favorites—all of which include two choices of family-sized sides, and a half-dozen signature Honey Butter Croissants, starting at $24.99. Guests can complete the meal with a Hot Fudge Cake Sundae for $6.99. Lastly, add beer, wine or cocktails to go, where permissible, such as Sangria Texas Frozen Swirl. Pre-order via link above.
Offering a special Surf and Turf dish of Broiled filet mignon with puree de pomme de terre (mashed potato) and béarnaise sauce, and Maine lobster tail with tomato sauce, white asparagus, garnished with dill. Reservations via link above.
Offering a Mother’s Day limited three-course menu featuring a hand-cut steak for $125 per person. Reservations required. Menu and reservations at above link.
Offering a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 10am-4pm for $69.95 per adult/$34.95 children age 11 and under. Menu and required reservations via the link above.
As part of the Frontyard Festival, enjoy a jazz brunch outdoors featuring live entertainment from The Jazz Orchestra performing “Miles and More.” Tickets are $25 per person; food and drink is additional.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day 3-course brunch from 10am-2pm in the restaurant for $49 adults/$15 children, featuring favorites such as Pan-Seared Steak and Eggs, Lobster Quiche Florentine, and Smoked Norwegian Gravlax and Avocado, in addition to the regular à la carte menu served all day. Reservations required via link above.
Guests celebrating at home may enjoy an elegant four-course dinner, chilled and easy to reheat at home. Each dinner serves either two or four to six and features Shrimp Cocktail, choice of Herb-Roasted Tenderloin or Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Asparagus, Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, Three Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes and Bananas Foster Butter Cake. Additionally, mom will receive her own treat of Hand-Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a long-stemmed rose. Dinners can be pre-ordered for pickup on May 7 or 8 via link above and are available for $150 (serves two) or $250 (serves 4 to 6).
Offering a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 11:30am-3pm for $45 adults/$15 children under 12. The menu includes an assortment of artisan breads, farm-fresh omelets, a carving station with roast rib of beef, salmon, and chicken, and a dessert station, in addition to a special station for kids offering favorites like chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese, and cheeseburger sliders. Menu at link above. Call 407-479-0950 to make reservations.
May 7-9, all Giordano’s locations are offering a heart-shaped Chicago deep dish pizza for dine-in, delivery, or carry-out.
Offering Mother’s Day Brunch from 11am-4pm for $58 adults/$30 children age 3-9, including carving station and Asian dishes. Menu and required reservations via the link above.
Offering Mother’s Day 3-course menu from 9am-2pm for $55 adults/$24 children age 3-9, including your choice of entree. Menu and required reservations via the link above.
Enjoy an a la carte dinner menu of premium steaks and more from award-winning Chef John Tesar from 5:30-10pm. Call 407-206-2400 for reservations.
Offering a Mother’s Day brunch from 11am-4pm with an extended menu, seasonal bellinis, and bloody mary’s. Call at 407-674-2400 to reserve.
Offering two special dishes for Mother’s Day May 7-9: Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Involtini ($26) (Stuffed with Ricotta, Parmigiano, Roasted Red Peppers, Basil, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Romanesco); and Jumbo Red Shrimp Scampi ($24) (house-made pappardelle, lemon, butter, white wine, garlic, and parsley). Reservations recommended.
Offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu from 11am-3pm. Highlights include Lobster Toast and Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf. Visit the link above for full menu and reservations.
Also offering a family-style Mother’s Day dinner chef-prepared and packaged with instructions to finish and serve at home for 4-6 people. Choice of Pine Nut Crusted Rack of Lamb ($249) or Roasted Salmon ($189). Pre-order here.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at home with menu favorites to go with Family-Size Pans of Fettucine Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana and more (starting at $34.99), or a Family Bundle with one large pan of Classic Lasagna, jumbo house salad and breadsticks (starting at $49.99). Make your meal complete by adding a bottle of wine, starting at $15, available to go where permissible. Pre-order via link above.
Offering a Mother’s Day 3-courses at home menu, featuring an entree of smoked prime rib, for $150 (feeds 4). Pre-order by May 7 for pick-up May 8 from 10am-2pm.
In the dining room, the restaurant is offering a holiday brunch from 10am-2pm, featuring freshly prepared entrees like Crab and Cheddar Quiche, Upright French Toast, Apricot-Glazed Spiral Ham, and Wood-Grilled Shrimp and Grits, in addition to the regular dinner menu served all day. Reservations are required via link above.
Guests celebrating the holiday to go may enjoy a three-course Mother’s Day Green Box as either family-style starting at $100 (serves four to six) or a dinner for two starting at $55. Boxes include choice of a Whole Side of Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon, Glazed Spiral Ham or Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin, which comes with salad, roasted green beans, choice of an additional side and Mini Indulgences. Preorders via link above are available for pickup on May 7 or 8.
Offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet for $47.95 adults/$14.95 children 10 and under. Menu and reservations at link above.
Offering three options for Mother’s Day:
- A brunch buffet from 10am-3pm, for $42 per adult and $15 per child under 10. Entrees include Prime Rib with au jus and Seafood Paella. Reservations required.
- An a la carte dinner menu from 4-10pm. Flamenco dancing entertainment starting at 7pm. Reservations required.
- Order a Waffle brunch board or Bagel brunch board for home for $69 (serves 4-6). Add on DIY Mimosas (champagne and orange juice) for $15. Pre-order by May 7 via link above.
Offering a Mother’s Day Greek three-course lunch/dinner menu from noon to 10pm for $49 per person, and mom eats free with a family-style menu for 4 or more. Belly dancing entertainment beginning at 7pm.
Offering Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am-2pm for $38 adults/$18 children age 3-9, including your choice of entree, and unlimited Prosecco mimosas for guests 21 and up. Menu and required reservations via the link above.
Offering a Mother’s Day Brunch from 11am-4pm for $65 adults/$35 children age 4-12. Inspired by their childhood memories, each of the JW Marriott Chefs have prepared dishes from their very own family recipe books as a tribute to their own mothers. From Chef Justin’s Sage & Rosemary Biscuits & Gravy to Chef Jonathan’s Texas Sheet Cake, discover the story behind each cherished childhood dish while enjoying brunch with your family. Reservations required. Please call 407.919.6300 to book.
Mom’s get free admission, plus you can preorder Mother’s Day Brunch in a Bag for $15 at the link above. 21+ can add on mimosas for an additional $6.
Mothers and grandmothers will receive complimentary admission for each paid single day Zoo admission from 9am to 3pm.
Offering a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring the classic 1965 film, Doctor Zhivago, starting at 10am. Table seating is general admission for 2 ($99) or 4 ($198), or VIP for 2 ($145) or 4 ($290). Menu (includes vegan dishes) and required reservations via the link above.
Mother’s get free admission all day on Mother’s Day from 9am-5pm.
May 8-9, treat Mom to their signature Mother’s Day Tea Party with live entertainment. $85 per person includes a special gift for mom. Reservation required – call 407-206-2400.
May 8-9, Mayfaire by-the-Lake 2021, a two-day juried fine art festival, will take place with free admission from 9am-4pm each day.
Enjoy Weekends at the Winery on May 8-9, with free admission for all, featuring live entertainment, food and wine/beverages for purchase, plus a special Mother’s Day menu in the Lakeridge Food Court.
Mother’s Day is also a Family Fun Day, which means free admission for everyone all day, plus a take-home art project for the first 20 or so children.
Offering Mother’s Day horse drawn carriage ride through Mary Dexter Farms with a stop at the St Johns River for $45 per person.
On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to all moms.
Treat Mom to a purr-fect Mother’s Day High Tea at this unique cafe for $35 per person. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and you can choose to enjoy your tea in the Cat Play Room, onsite Minch Coffee Shop, or even outside (weather permitting). The two-hour experience includes soft music, purring cats if you choose the Cat Play Room, your choice of three flavors of scones, and any of the venue’s distinctive tea choices. Reservations required via link above.
Moms play for free with a paying adult or child at this attraction’s location on International Drive. They’re open from 9am-11:30pm on Mother’s Day.
Take a charcuterie class with mom, and learn about making your own charcuterie board with cured meats and cheeses, dried nuts, fruits and crackers. While you’re learning, sip on bottomless mimosas and endless glasses of wine and nibble on appetizers and dessert. Class is $100 per person and space is limited. Call 407-292-2248 to reserve.
Moms get free admission from 10am-10pm on Mother’s Day. Other guests can get $2 off each ticket when purchased online via the link above.
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