Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special meal in Las Vegas

Your mom spent a lot of years cooking for you and feeding you – and for some of you, maybe she still does. Isn’t it about time you showed your appreciation and took her out for a nice meal?

If you’re in Las Vegas for Mother’s Day, May 11, there’s no excuse not to take mom out somewhere nice and let someone else do the cooking. Plenty of restaurants around town are offering special meals for the holiday. Here are some of the choices:

Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Mandalay Bay: On Sunday, May 11, families can pay homage to their moms with a special Mother’s Day brunch at House of Blues. The Gospel Brunch features a buffet with Southern favorites and great sing-along gospel music. Seatings are at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Each mother and grandmother in attendance will be recognized with flowers, and special songs during the set will be dedicated to them.

T&T's chilaquiles

Tacos & Tequila at Luxor Hotel and Casino: The restaurant will treat all moms to a complimentary rose and serve Mariachi brunch in honor of the day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mothers can indulge in a variety of brunch favorites  including huevos rancheros, huevos con chorizo and breakfast burritos. Be sure to try the specialty dish, chilaquiles, a flavorful mix of marinated chicken, red or green sauces, panela cheese, crema fresca and onion served on a crispy flour tortilla. For a sweet treat, you can’t beat the new brioche French toast topped with fresh bananas, caramel sauce and crispy bacon bits.

Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: On May 11 Hakkasan will feature a special prix-fixe menu, created by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a family-style experience, priced at $38 per person, featuring some of Hakkasan’s signature dishes such as the Hakka Steamed Dim Sum platter, pan-seared Shanghai dumplings and more. For dessert, the menu concludes with a vanilla jasmine pot de crème. Guests can complement the dining experience with everlasting Ketel One vodka bloody Marys or Crémant de Loire mimosas ($20 per person); peach, mandarin or passion fruit bellinis ($15); champagne and sparkling wine by the glass or bottle.

Border Grill at Mandalay Bay: Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are creating a special treat for moms. Guests are invited to enroll in a two-hour demonstration-style cooking class, which features brunch favorites from the restaurant’s weekend brunch like homemade chorizo skillet chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. Guests will receive a multicourse brunch at Border Grill Las Vegas, signature cocktails and a recipe booklet. The class is priced at $100 per person and will include demonstrations of the following dishes: mimosa trio, seasonal fruit salad, smoked fish tostada and horchata Jell-O shots.

Social House inside The Shops at Crystals: Social House will present a brunch buffet filled with Asian-inspired selections from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Brunch is priced at $49 per person and $19 for children ages 5 – 12.  Guests can enjoy a variety of delectable items such as kurobuta pork sausages, miso glazed bacon and chive potatoes, each paired with an assortment of freshly baked goods and seasonal fruits. There’s also the option to order specialty items made fresh from the kitchen including brioche French toast, Panko crusted chicken with waffle fries and an eggs Benedict tasting.

For a cocktail pairing, enjoy bottomless Prosecco bellinis, mimosas or bloody Marys, available for an additional $30.  Social House will feature a bloody Mary bar, which will offer a wide array of garnishes such as hot sauces, vegetables, Japanese pickled vegetables, bacon and other toppings.

Chayo Señorita

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The Linq: Chayo will celebrate Mother’s Day with a four-course lunch and a complimentary Señorita margarita for mom. The drink is made with Cazadores silver tequila, fresh lime, fresh strawberry and Moscato d’Asti. The four-course lunch, priced at $55 per person, will begin with guacamole topped with pomegranate seeds and served with pork rinds or tortilla chips. For the second course, mom can choose between the cilantro cream soup or the mango and watercress salad tossed with jicama and honey vinaigrette. The entrée course includes the choice of ahi tuna served with fingerling potatoes and mole verde or the chicken enchiladas topped with cascabel chile sauce and toasted almonds.

Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine at the Tropicana: Biscayne will be serving a prix-fixe menu from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The meal is $69 and includes a glass of Champagne for moms. The first course is pear and burrata, served with red oak, hazelnuts, cranberries and dark chocolate vinaigrette. For the second course, enjoy turf and surf — sliced New York strip, seared sea scallops, charred radicchio and lemon pink peppercorn yogurt. Dessert is a berry swirl cheesecake, served with berry sauce.

Bacio Italian Cuisine at the Tropicana: Bacio is offering moms a prix-fixe menu for $55 on Mother’s Day from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The price includes a glass of Prosecco. The three-course menu will feature Bacio Salad, served with crisp greens, heirloom tomato, cucumber, red onion, gorgonzola and whole grain mustard vinaigrette; a petite filet, served with fingerling potatoes, lobster, portobello mushrooms, and asparagus; and raspberry Limoncello tiramisu.

MTO Café, 500 S. Main St.: On May 11, guests will enjoy an exclusive three-dish menu for Mother’s Day at this downtown diner. Items include Mom’s Meatloaf, complete with mashed potato stuffed hash browns and seasoned market vegetables, crab cake Benedict served with citrus Hollandaise and asparagus on toasted brioche and crispy veal medallions with a sunny side egg, truffle, Parmesan, arugula and pepper aioli.

Studio B Buffet at M Resort: Treat mom to a decadent seafood brunch at the Studio B Buffet. Specialties include Australian rack of lamb, bamboo mahi-mahi, slow-roasted prime rib, crab legs, oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, New England clam chowder and an assortment of desserts. Complimentary beer, wine and cordials are included in the price ($49.99 for adults; $26.99 for children). Mother’s Day Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner is served from 3 to 8 p.m.

Baby Cakes at M Resort: Bring mom into Baby Cakes for dessert. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the European-inspired patisserie has introduced its newest sweet creation: bonbons. This treat features a rich candy wrapped in chocolate. A box of six bonbons is $15 and is available in a variety of flavors, like hot dark chocolate, peanut butter banana, lemon bar, pistachio cherry, nougat and peanut butter and jelly.

Trevi chocolate cake

Trevi at The Forum Shops at Caesars: Trevi will celebrate Mother’s Day by offering a four-course prix-fixe menu available exclusively on May 11. The meal, priced at $60 per person, begins with a choice of traditional Caesar salad or a salad of fresh field greens. The appetizer selections include bruschetta, topped with tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms and shaved Parmigiano, or calamari fritti served with a chilled tomato caper sauce. Guests can select between one of two entrées with the fettuccine pollo carbonara, made with grilled chicken, English peas, prosciutto, sliced mushrooms and a Parmesan cream sauce; or the salmon picatta, a flavorful blend of freshly grilled salmon, grilled vegetables, black rice of Po Valley and lemon caper sauce. Dessert is a chocolate cake with a hot fudge center accompanied by a scoop of vanilla gelato and fresh raspberries. All mothers will receive one complimentary Bellini with purchase of the Mother’s Day prix-fixe menu.

Pizza Rock, 201 N. Third St.: If mom likes to rock, bring her to Pizza Rock’s Acoustic Brunch where she can enjoy live music. For $20, mom can choose one brunch item and unlimited mimosas or sangria. The brunch menu typically includes breakfast pizzas, egg dishes, French toast and more. Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Top of the World at the Stratosphere: Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner 106 floors above Las Vegas. Top of the World is a rotating restaurant that completes a 180-degree revolution every 80 minutes. Mother’s Day Brunch features several special menu items including sun-dried blueberry pancakes with lemon mascarpone, served with chicken apple sausage, fresh mixed berries and maple syrup for $25. Other special items include individual quiche with leek, roasted tomato, bacon and four cheeses served with baby kale salad accompanied with spiced vinaigrette for $26 and petite filet Oscar with crab and demi-glace béarnaise sauce, served with roasted asparagus and potato cake with English peas, corn and red bell pepper for $39. Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day dinner will feature roasted Alaskan halibut served with spring succotash, a medley of corn, fava beans, tear drop tomatoes and English peas with citrus parsley butter for $48. Top of the World’s regular dinner menu will also be available. Dinner is served 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

La Cave at Wynn: La Cave will host a butler-style brunch for Mother’s Day and moms will enjoy a complimentary glass of rosé wine. Brunch, held from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., will feature items like corn flake crusted brioche French toast, New York style egg sandwiches, angus mini burgers, baked potato loaded tater tots with brown gravy, eggs Benedict with chorizo, Canadian bacon or filet, veal short rib hash, pancakes with berry compote, and bacon and chorizo sausage cups. The price is $48 for adults and $28 for children. For an additional $20, mom can sip bottomless mimosas, sangria, sparkling wine, bloody Marys, mojitos and caipirinhas.

Du-Par’s Restaurant at the Golden GateDu-par’s Restaurant inside Golden Gate Hotel & Casino invites guests to treat mom this Mother’s Day with a prix-fixe menu available on Sunday, May 11 for $19.95.  The menu includes a cup of soup or salad, a slice of strawberry cheesecake for dessert and a choice of either halibut almondine with wild rice and green beans or slowly braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and spinach.

The D Grill at the D Las Vegas: The D Grill is celebrating Mother’s Day with a selection of specially priced entrées. Enjoy rosemary roasted pork loin for $11.19; the Chop Chop Salad for $8.79; grilled salmon with lemon beurre blanc for $13.59 and angel hair pomodoro for $9.59.


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