A guide to dining out on Mother's Day in the Miami area

BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel Miami Beach, which offers a decadent prixe fixe Mother's Day menu
BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel Miami Beach, which offers a decadent prixe fixe Mother's Day menu

Take your mother out of the kitchen and wine and dine her this Mother's Day 2011. Area restaurants have created sumptuous menus that are sure to entice her. From a la carte menus to extravagant brunch buffets, she is sure to remember the flavors from this year's Mother's Day.

Area 31 at EPIC Hotel Miami; 305.424.5234 Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; Cost $55++/adults or $25++/children 6-15

Make this Mother's Day extra special by taking mom to Area 31 for a decadent brunch. Standouts on the menu include Lobster Ravioli with Black Truffle Sauce; Domestic Caviar and blinis; Long Island Duck Breas with Ruby Orange Glaze; Spring Greens; and Kobe Hot Dog Chemis with spicy mustard and chili sauce.

Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.514.1940 Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Cost $52++/person

For a poolside dining experience, make your reservations at Asia de Cuba. This elaborate brunch menu include house baked breakfast pastries; Blueberry Pancakes; Chilled Salads; Asian Crudites like the Marinated Grilled Fennel and Eggplant; and Wonton Cannolis. Add on a glass of unlimited sparkling wine for just $25 more.

Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room at Conrad Hotel Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305.503.6529 Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $65/person or $24/children 5-12

Sumptuous cuisine with a view will set the mood for Mother's Day this year at Atrio. Enjoy all of mom's favorites like Spiced Honey Roast Ham with Pineapple Salsa; Seasonal Salads like Asparagus, Artichoke, Goat Cheese and Lemon; fresh pastas include home made mac & cheese; fresh omelets made to order; and an extravagant dessert station including the decadent chocolate fountain.

Blue Door Fish at Delano Hotel Miami Beach, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305.674.6400 Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; a la carte menu

Dine in style at the Delano this Mother's Day. They will be serving up an a la carte menu. Add in unlimited Kir Royales for an additional $25. Valet Parking is specially priced at $8.

BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel Miami Beach, 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305.673.0044 Hours: The special dinner menu will be served from 5:00-11:00 p.m., but BLT will also be serving weekend brunch from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $60++/adults

BLT Steak has put together a sumptuous prix-fixe dinner menu for diners this Mother's Day. Start off with Diver Sea Scallop en Croute with spring onion puree or Poached White Jumbo Asparagus with slow cooked farm eggs, frissee salad and black truffle vinaigrette; for a second course choose between the All Natural Milk Fed Veal Loin or the Pan-Roasted Local Cobia with artichoke Barigoule; and finish off with a sweet something -- Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart with goat cheese ice cream or Milk Chocolate Cheesecake.

BOURBON STEAK at Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club Aventura, 19999 West Country Club Dr, Aventura; 786.279.6600 Hours; May 7 & 8

If mom can't make it out for Mother's Day brunch, why not take her out for dinner? BOURBON STEAK will be offering some fabulous specials priced between $12-$49 that is sure to entice her. Think Black Mussel Souffle with saffron and chardonnay sauce; Hamachi Crudo; Wood-Grilled Prime Filet Mignon Oscar; or Bananas Foster Doughnuts. An a la carte menu is also available.

Norman's 180 at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; a la carte

The team at Norman's 180 will be whipping up some Mother's Day specials in addition to their regular breakfast menu next Sunday. These specials include the "Cuban Benedict" with poached eggs, buttermilk bisquit, smoked ham, ropa vieja and mustard bernaise ($15); Serran and Manchego Frittatas ($12); Smoked Salmon with poached asparagus, truffle ravigot and crispy fried red onions ($14); and Champagne Mascarated Local Fruit with mint, honey and chantilly ($10).

Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach, 305.674.4660 Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; $75++/adults and $37.50++/children 4-12

Enjoy Mother's Day brunch Italian-style at Scarpetta. Highlights on this year's buffet include Sliced Ribeye of Beef with prawns, garlic and parsley; a pasta station featuring the acclaimed Spaghetti with tomato and basil; a make-your-own omelet station; an assortment of Italian meats and cheeses; creamy polenta with a fricassee of truffled mushrooms; and an assortment of desserts. Brunch includes a bottomless serving of Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Mimosas, fresh juice and coffee.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill, 3250 NE 1st Ave, Miami; 786.369.0353 Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m; a la carte menu

Spoil your mom this Mother's Day at SUGARCANE raw bar grill. Chef Timon Balloo has added four specials to the regular brunch menu. These include Pea Soup with caviar and creme fraiche ($8); Tomato Tasrt with fresh greens and lobster vinaigrette ($17); Herb-Roasted Local Fish with asparagus and white soy butter ($14); and Semolina Pancakes topped with roasted peppers, duck prosciutto and a fried duck egg ($13).

SUSHISAMBA dromo, 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305.673.5337 Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; a la carte

All of your favorite brunch menu items will be featured on Mother's Day at SUSHSAMBA. Highlights include Sea Bass and Miso Anticuchos over Peruvian corn ($14); the El Topo Roll with salmon, jalapeno, shiso leaf, fresh mozzarella and crispy onion ($13.50); Cast Iron Baked Eggs with roasted tomato, soft white polenta, manchego and black truffle oil ($13.50) and more.

Vida at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 305.538.2000 Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm; $75++/adults and $37.50/children 4-12

Enjoy brunch in an American brasserie with a combination of classic and modern favorites. Omelets, fresh fruit, salads, a selection of rotisserie meats like Dried Aged Prime Rib & Orange Butter Glazed Salmon; a Torta Station, Crustacean Station, Charcuterie Station; Cheese Station and more will all be included.

Trio on the Bay, 1610 79th St Causeway, North Bay Village, Miami; 305.866.1234 Hours: starting at 11:30 a.m. (trioonthebay.com)

Trio on the Bay is offering a 3-course prix-fixe for $29.00/person. Start off with an appetizer like the Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese with Endive and White Truffle Oil or Grilled Calamari Steaks; for you entree enjoy the Pecan Crusted Trout with roasted sweet potatoes, spinach and warm cider vinaigrette or the Farm Fresh Veggie Pasta; and finish off with the Upside Down Apple Tartin or the Chocolate Bouchon Cake.

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