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Mother's Day brunches

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Mother's Day is May 8. But you don't really need help letting Mom know she's special. Or do you? Here are a few restaurant ideas to get the wheels turning. Look for more ideas on my Forklore restaurant blog at austin360.com/forklore as the date draws closer.

— Mike Sutter

Artisan Bistro (900 S. RM 620. 263-8728, www.artisanbistroaustin.com ). Three-course brunch. Highlights: Bellini or champagne, foie gras, osso bucco of cod, lamb tagine, French toast with berries, chocolate cream. $38, $12 for kids under 12. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (11600 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 140 at the Domain, 835-9463; 320 E. Second St. 457-1500; www.flemingssteakhouse.com ). Three-course brunch. Highlights: Fruit salad, berry-stuffed French toast, filet Benedict, crème brûlée, cheesecake. $32.95, and mom gets a $25 gift card for another visit. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Horseshoe Bay Resort (200 Hi Circle North. 830-598-2511, www.hsbresort.com ). Brunch buffet at the Yacht Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes crab soup, boiled shrimp, oysters, an omelet station and more for $60, $17 for ages 5-12, free younger than 4. At the Lantana Grill, the brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is $30, $17 for ages 5-12, free younger than 4. Highlights: Seafood Rockefeller, Texas-style turducken, salads, desserts.

Mirabelle (8127 Mesa Drive. 346-7900, www.mirabellerestaurant.com ). Three-course menu. $34.95. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Sagra (1610 San Antonio St. 535-5988, www.sagrarestaurant.net ). Brunch buffet. Highlights: Italian quiche, strawberry French toast, smoked fish, Caprese salad, chicken piccata, desserts. $24, $12 for ages 12 and younger, free for younger than 3. $8 mimosa bar. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TNT/Tacos and Tequila (507 Pressler St. 436-8226, www.tntgrill.com ). Brunch buffet. Highlights: Champagne and mimosas included, taco bar, enchiladas, grilled fish, made-to-order breakfast, churros, flan. $17.95, $6.95 kids 6-10, free for younger than 5. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.