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Mother’s Day dining: Utah restaurants serving special meals

Dining » Make reservations soon for your holiday meal.

By Billy Yang

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published May 07 2013 12:18 pm • Last Updated Dec 07 2013 11:31 pm

Everyone knows that if you really want to pamper mom on Mother’s Day, you need to take her to a nice restaurant.

More than one-quarter of American adults will celebrate the holiday, which is Sunday, May 12, by dining out, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association. The research also shows that nearly one in 10 adults will rely on a restaurant for takeout or delivery for their Mother’s Day meal.

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Utah contributes to the trend, as dozens of dining establishments will be open and serving families.

The Tribune has gathered a list of options to help you pick just the right place for mom whether she wants brunch, lunch or dinner. Prices listed to not include tax, tip or alcoholic beverages.

Whatever you do, make your reservations soon, as "Mother’s Day remains the most popular holiday on which to dine out," according to Hudson Riehle, with association. "Eight in 10 consumers say going to restaurants is a better use of leisure time than cooking and cleaning up, and that is especially true on special occasions."


Bambara » 202 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-363-5454. Brunch buffet served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring organic turkey and a carving station with mustard glazed ham. Adults, $38, children 6-12, $18; seniors, $28.

Cafe Trio Cottonwood » 6405 S. 3000 East, Salt Lake City; 801-944-TRIO. Brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular dinner menu available 4 to 9 p.m.

Cafe Trio Downtown » 680 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-TRIO. Regular menu plus specials. Brunch served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner 3 to 9 p.m. dinner.

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Caffe Niche » 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380. Regular menu plus specials. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christopher’s Seafood & Steak House » 1122 E. Draper Parkway, Draper; 801-572-2639. Open for brunch buffet with seating from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adults, $22.99; children 10 and under, $9.99.

Copper Bowl Indian Cuisine » 214 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City; 801-532-2322. Open for brunch and dinner. Brunch buffet is $12.95. Seating from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Faustina » 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. Brunch buffet available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $32, children under 12, $15. Open for dinner with the full regular menu.

Finca » 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0699. Full brunch menu plus specials. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse » 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704. Special three-course brunch offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $36.95 and children under 12, $17.95.

Franck’s » 6263 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay; 801-274-6264. Four-course brunch with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Adults, $60; children 12 and under, $24.

Fresco Italian Cafe » 1513 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-1300. Open all day for lunch and dinner. Regular menu plus specials.

Grand America Hotel » 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-258-6807. Brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $59, children (5-12), $29.50; kids under 4 free.

La Caille » 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751. Brunch served family style from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $39, children (4-12), $19; kids under 3 free.

Left Fork Grill » 68 W. 3900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-266-4322. Open for brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. Prices from $7 to $10.

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