What kind of meal would make Mom happy on Mother’s Day?
Does she look forward to a buffet with seafood, salads, pastries and dessert at an elegant hotel? Or maybe she’s the kind of gal who’s satisfied with something more simple — like the $9.99 brunch — followed by a little furniture shopping?
Whatever her preference, there’s a Utah restaurant ready to make Mom feel like a queen.
Here are some of the places that are offering Mother’s Day meals this Sunday, May 11. (For even more, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment.) Remember to make your reservations soon, as the spring holiday is one of the busiest dining days of the year. Prices listed do not include tax, tip or beverages, unless noted.
Bambara • 202 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-363-5454. Buffet open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes baked goods, carving station, made-to-order eggs and other specialties. Adults, $42; children 6-12, $22; 65 and older, $36. Regular à la carte dinner menu available beginning at 5 p.m.
Cafe Trio • 680 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-8746. Serving regular menu with specials. Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner, 3 to 9 p.m.
Caffe Niche • 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380. Brunch buffet served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes hot and cold entrées, breakfast items, salads and desserts. Adults, $30; children 3-12, $15; under 3, free.
Cuisine Unlimited • 4641 S. Cherry St., Salt Lake City; 801-268-2332. Pre-order and pick up a Mother’s Day meal from this popular caterer. Menu includes banana-pecan stuffed brioche, crêpe torte with smoked salmon and herb cream cheese, and spinach salad with roasted strawberries. Cost is $38 per person. Order by Friday for pick-up Saturday or Sunday. Delivery available for additional fee.
Faustina • 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. Buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes salads, prime-rib carving station, herb-crusted salmon, Italian sausage, made-to-order omelets, pastries, desserts and $3 mimosa bar. Adults, $30; children 3-12, $15; under 3, free.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar • 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704. For $39.95, adults get a three-course meal that includes eggs Benedict, prime rib hash and a trio of sauces. Children get three courses for $18.95. Special available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular menu also available until 9 p.m.
Fresco Italian Café • 1513 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-1300. Brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes grilled calamari, corned pork belly hash and Utah trout club. Regular dinner menu with specials, available from 4 to 8 p.m.
Grand America Hotel • 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City: 801-258-6707. Buffet open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Includes seafood, fruits, salads, sushi, roasted meats and desserts. Children’s buffet and flower potting station to create a special gift for Mom. Adults, $59; children 5-12, $29.50; 4 and younger, free.
Little America Hotel • 500 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-596-5700. Buffet open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes salads, roasted meats, side dishes and desserts. Children’s buffet. Adults, $47; children 5 to 10, $23.50; 4 and younger, free.
Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar • 48 W. Market St. (340 South), Salt Lake City; 801-322-4668. Serving regular brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oasis Cafe • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404. Buffet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prime rib carving station, shrimp-filled enchiladas, salmon, cheese blintzes with blueberry sauce, salads, pastries and a chocolate fountain. Adults, $32; children 3-12, $18; under 3, free.
Roma Ristorante • 5468 S. 900 East, Murray; 801-268-1017. Open noon to 8:30 p.m. Serving regular menu plus specials; prices start at $10.95.
Red Butte Cafe • 1414 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City; 801-581-9498. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Serving regular menu plus specials that include the house-cured bacon.
Stella Grill • 4291 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-288-0051. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes eggs Benedict six ways, lowland-style shrimp and grits and more.
Texas de Brazil • 50 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 385-232-8070. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Regular dinner $42.99, light dinner $24.99. Does not include drinks, dessert, tax or tip. Mothers receive $25 off their next visit. Limit two per table.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill • 162 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-456-2550. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Serving regular churrasco menu, plus filet mignon, prime rib and grilled shrimp. There also will be hand-dipped chocolate Brazilian truffles and flowers for Mom. Lunch, $19.95 until 3 p.m.; dinner, $27.95 from 3 to 11 p.m. Offer also available Friday and Saturday, May 9-10.
Tucci’s Cucina Italiana • 515 S. 700 East, Suite 1D, Salt Lake City; 801-533-9111 Serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and regular menu plus specials until 9 p.m. Specials include chicken with prosciutto, mozzarella and linguini in an asparagus and Gorgonzola sauce for $18.99.
Wild Grape Bistro • 481 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-746-5565. Serving weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9:30 p.m. Three-course dinner special for $28 includes soup or salad, choice of smoked prime rib or seared halibut and dessert.
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill • 191 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City; 801-456-0450. Open noon to 9 p.m. Serving regular menu plus specials, including strawberry shortcake. Moms eat free Friday-Sunday, May 9-11.
SALT LAKE COUNTY/CANYONS
Aerie at Snowbird • 9320 S. Cliff Lodge Drive, Snowbird Ski Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon; 801-933-2181. Buffet open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes smoked salmon, quiche, eggs Benedict, seared trout, ham, key lime pie and more. Adults, $45; children 6 to 12, $24.
Cafe Trio Cottonwood • 6405 S. 3000 East, Salt Lake City; 801-944-8746. Buffet available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes petite beef tenderloin, chicken saltimbocca, French toast, local meats, cheeses, fruit and eggs. Adults, $29.99; children 6 to 12, $15.99; 5 and younger, free. Regular dinner menu with specials from 5 to 9 p.m.
Christopher’s Steak House and Grill • 1122 E. Draper Parkway, Draper; 801-572-2639. Buffet open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes salads, hot breakfast items, lunch entrées, made-to-order omelets and desserts. Adults, $27.99; children under 10, $12.99; seniors 55 and older get 25 percent off; moms are $15 with a certificate from www.yourfreetree.com.
Cucina Vanina • 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights; 801-938-9706. Italian buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Includes crêpes, salmon Benedict with roasted polenta, fruit, brioche, salads and tiramisu. Adults, $25.99; children 12 and younger, $12.99.
Franck’s • 6263 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay; 801-274-6264. A four-course brunch available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes eggs Benedict, Wagyu short ribs and dessert. Adults, $55; children 12 and younger, $25.
IKEA • 67 W. IKEA Way, Draper (1-15 and Bangerter Highway); 888-888-4532. Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $9.99; children, $2.99.
La Caille • 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-17512. Buffet open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with carving stations, seafood, salads, breakfast specialties and desserts. Adults, $59; children 4 to 10, $28; 3 and younger, $10. Includes a children’s flower potting station to create a special gift for Mom. Buffet also available on Saturday, May 10.
Left Fork Grill • 68 W. 3900 South, South Salt Lake; 801-266-4322. Serving regular menu with special from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices from $7.99 to $14.99.
Log Haven • 6451 E. Mill Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255. Open noon to 5 p.m. Serving four-course meal. Adults, $43.95; children, $23.95.
Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar • 2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway, Cottonwood Heights, 801-942-8860; and 10702 S. River Front Parkway, South Jordan, 801-302-2262. Serving regular brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Silver Fork Lodge • 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City; 800-649-9551. Serving regular menu plus daily specials from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Prices from $8-$33.
Tuscany • 2832 E. 6200 South, Holladay; 801-277-9919. Buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes prime rib, ham, breakfast meats, omelet station, eggs Benedict, salads, pasta, seafood bar, side dishes and dessert. Adults, $45; children 12 and younger, $19.
PARK CITY/SUMMIT COUNTY
Apex at Montage Deer Valley • 9100 Marsac Ave., Park City; 888-604-1301. Brunch menu includes eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, fruit, chicken breast with endive confit and mushroom ravioli with lobster cream. Adults, $59; children, $29.
Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant • 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway; 888-650-1400. Five-course brunch available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu includes mix of breakfast and lunch items. Cost $40.
Bridge Cafe and Grill • 825 Main St., Park City; 435-658-5451. Moms in the company of family eat free at this Brazilian grill. Breakfast, hamburgers, sandwiches and Brazilian specials available on the à la carte menu all day.
Butcher’s Chop House • 751 Main St., Park City; 435-647-0040. Serving a three-course meal from 4 p.m. until close. Includes soup or salad, choice of salmon, chicken or steak entrée and dessert. Moms eat free.
Cisero’s Ristorante • 306 Main St., Park City; 435-649-5044. Buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes French toast and waffle bar, fresh fruit, prime rib and Cisero’s Benedict. Adults, $29.99; children, $14.99.
Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe • 1375 Deer Valley Drive, Park City; 435-615-2400. Breakfast special served from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Includes organic sunny-side-up eggs, with tomatoes, spinach, feta, herbs and grilled baguette. $9.75.
Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge • 7700 Stein Way at Silver Lake Village, Park City; 435-645-6455. Buffet served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eggs and other breakfast items, soups, salads, crêpes, prime rib, salmon and desserts. Adults, $54; children 5 to 12, $25.
Grappa • 151 Main St., Park City; 435-645-0636. Serving a three-course Italian menu for $40. Open at 5 p.m.
Grub Steak • 2093 Sidewinder Drive, Park City; 435-649-8060. Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes ham, turkey, salads, vegetables, eggs, potatoes, breakfast staples, breads, cheeses and pastries. Adults, $27.75; children under 12, $13.75.
Powder at Waldorf Astoria • 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City; 435-647-5566. Brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes breakfast items, savory soups and salads, hot and cold stations and desserts. Adults, $48; children, $25; under 4, free.
Windy Ridge Cafe • 1250 Iron Horse Drive, Park City; 435-647-0880. Buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes seafood, prime rib, roasted turkey, pastries and breakfast staples. Cost is $30 per person.
Harley and Buck’s Grill • 3900 N. Wolf Creek Drive, Eden; 801-745-2060. Buffet open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes prime roast beef, chicken, sushi, eggs Benedict and chocolate fountain. Adults, $34; children 5 to 12, $14; under 4, free.
Hearth on 25th • 195 Historic 25th St., second floor, Ogden; 801-399-0088. Three-course brunch with many selections available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $28; children, $12.
Sonora Grill • 2310 Kiesel Ave. Ogden; 801-393-1999. Open at 11 a.m. serving regular menu plus specials including coconut French toast and chilaquiles verdes.
Harvest at Thanksgiving Point • 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 801-768-4990. On Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will offer a brunch buffet with hot breakfast items, pastries, bread, fruit, cheese, hand-carved meats, salads and desserts. Adults, $31.95; children 11 and younger, $15.95; 5 and younger, $1 per year of age.