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Make restaurant reservations now for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the No. 1 day of the year for Americans to eat out, research shows. Valentine’s Day is No. 2.
Mother’s Day is the No. 1 day of the year for Americans to eat out, research shows. Valentine’s Day is No. 2.

It’s time to make reservations (if you haven’t already) to take Mom out for a nice meal on Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 8. Here are several restaurants in the Boise area offering brunch buffets or special menus:


Angell’s Bar and Grill Renato, 999 Main St., is going all out with a grand buffet ($29.99 per person, kids younger than 6 free) with all the fixings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You will find a plethora of brunch offerings, including glazed Virginia ham, tri-tip steak, pork tenderloin with apple chutney, maple-glazed pepper bacon, coconut French toast, scalloped potatoes, biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict and much more.

Seafood items include chilled snow crab, steamed clams and oysters on the half shell, to name a few.

Let’s not forget the cascading, four-tier chocolate fountain and the $3 mimosas.

Reservations required. Call (208) 342-4900.

The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., doesn’t mess around when it comes to buffet spreads, either.

From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., diners can wind their way through an elaborate buffet ($35 adults, $26 seniors, $16 kids 6-12) that includes dozens of brunch-time offerings, while listening to live classical music.

Don’t be surprised to find prime rib, honey-glazed ham, breakfast meats, shrimp cocktail, eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes with berry sauce, fresh fruit, waffles, smoked trout, jambalaya and a custom omelet station.

Bottomless mimosas are included in the price.

Reservations required. Call (208) 331-4943.

Emilio’s at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., is offering a brunch buffet ($36 adults, $32 seniors, $15 kids) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expect to find a big seafood spread (with chilled king crab legs, poached jumbo prawns and more) and a carving station with smoked prime rib and honey-glazed ham, alongside assorted side dishes, salads and desserts. How does an Argentinean-style eggs Benedict-like dish with shaved beef, poached eggs and chimichurri sauce sound?

Reservations required. Call (208) 333-8002.

Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, 3690 E. Monarch Sky Lane at The Village at Meridian, is putting out a big brunch buffet ($28 adults, $13.99 kids 6-12) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It will include slow-roasted prime rib, smoked ham, wild Alaskan salmon, eggs Benedict, omelets to order, and copious side dishes and salads. They’re even setting up a gurgling chocolate fountain.

You can get the champagne option for $35 per person, which includes mimosas and other drinks.

Reservations recommended. Call (208) 895-0029.

Chateau des Fleurs, 176 S. Rosebud Lane in Eagle, is going all out with a grand buffet spread ($39 adults, $20 kids 5-12) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The elaborate buffet menu includes an omelet station and a meat-carving station (with slow-roasted prime rib and Guinness-glazed ham) on the terrace.

Also expect to find a gamut of French-inspired offerings such as brioche French toast, beignets, quiche Lorraine and salmon Champenoise, alongside assorted side dishes, salads and desserts.

Reservations required. Call (208) 947-2844.

Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane, will offer a big buffet ($43.95 adults, $40.95 seniors, $24.95 kids 2-12) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You will find a gut-busting array of brunch offerings that includes a carving station (with tri-tip and pork roulade) and an ornate seafood bar packed with shrimp cocktail, southern-marinated shrimp, oysters on the half shell and eggs Benedict with smoked salmon.

Breakfast favorites include biscuits and gravy, Swedish hash browns, bacon, sausage, buttermilk pancakes, cheesy scrambled eggs and cinnamon roll bread pudding, to name a few. Let’s not forget all those salads, sides and house-made desserts.

Reservations required. Call (208) 939-0402.

Brick 29 Bistro, 320 11th Ave. S. in Nampa, is going old-school with a well-stocked buffet ($24.99 adults, $12.99 kids) of classic dishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chef Dustan Bristol and his crew will be putting out a big spread that includes carved beef rib roast, tequila shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, smoked salmon and seared yellow fin tuna, alongside various salads, sides and desserts. And yes, there will be a chocolate fountain.

The reservation book looks full at this point, but the restaurant might be able to squeeze in some walk-ins, Bristol says.

Call (208) 468-0029.

Special menus

Chandlers at Hotel 43, 981 W. Grove St., is supplementing its regular menu with a special Mother’s Day three-course menu ($38 per person). Reservations are being accepted from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Start things off with a choice of soup or salad, followed by your pick of an entrée from a list that includes prime rib, veal piccata, duck two ways and pan-seared king salmon with wild mushrooms and pinot noir reduction, to name a few. Finish with a choice of whiskey butter cake or fresh berries Napoleon.

Reservations required. Call (208) 383-4300.

Cottonwood Grille, 913 W. River St., will be serving its regular a la carte brunch menu on Mother’s Day, as well as a handful of specials. Reservations are being taken from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Call (208) 333-9800.

Bacon, 121 N. 9th St., will be augmenting its daytime menu (offered from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) with a few specials designed with mom in mind. Expect to find eggs Benedict with lox and fresh fruit salad and a pastry-wrapped baked apple with sticky apple-cranberry caramel sauce and candied bacon.

No reservations required.

Saint Lawrence Gridiron, 705 W. Bannock St., is dishing up its regular brunch menu from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. At night, the popular gastropub will be offering a special four-course dinner, served family style, from 4 to 9 p.m. The price and menu have yet to be determined.

Reservations recommended. Call (208) 433-5598.

Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, 1101 N. Third St. in McCall, is offering a special a la carte brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Executive chef Gary Kucy’s menu includes smoked salmon quiche, brioche French toast, huevos rancheros, smoked chicken pasta carbonara and an Indian-inspired masala breakfast with chickpeas, grilled halloumi cheese, and spinach on grilled flatbread with two over-easy eggs.

Reservations recommended. Call (208) 634-8108.

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