DENVER, CO — Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday, May 8, is fast approaching, and it promises to be the most normal celebration of moms since the beginning of the pandemic. If you are planning on celebrating your mom with a special brunch or dinner, there are plenty of great restaurants in the area to consider.
Local restaurants in Denver have taken a financial hit during the pandemic and could use the business. Some are closed so their employees can support their own mothers or be pampered by their children, but here are some restaurants in the area that will be open on Mother’s Day:
Uchi Denver, Denver
Cafe Terracotta, Littleton
Lot One, Arvada
MBP Restaurant, Denver
Bruno’s Italian Bistro, Denver
Tupelo Honey, Denver
Urban Farmer, Denver
Ocean Prime, Denver
Corinne Restaurant, Denver
Guard & Grace, Denver
Water Grill, Denver
If you’re looking for something else, check OpenTable for restaurants in your area taking reservations for Mother’s Day.
Several chain restaurants and other eateries are open for Mother’s Day this year, and some are offering specials.
Below are a few options to get you started, featuring everything from casual to fine dining. As always, it’s advisable to call ahead to make sure the restaurants in Denver are participating and to inquire about any COVID-19 restrictions or limitations.
Applebee’s is adding a $10 bonus card to the purchase of a $50 gift card for Mother’s Day and other special occasions, including graduations and Father’s Day.
Bob Evans is featuring brunch meals made with fresh-cut strawberries. Its to-go meals feed up to six people, and they are available for curbside pickup or delivery when customers order online.
Bonefish Grill is open for dine-in and carryout meals on Mother’s Day. Its “Family Bundles” meals include salad, fresh bread and pesto, and house-baked cookies
The Capital Grille is accepting reservations for Mother’s Day. The restaurant included a “polite notice” on its reservations page stating that “to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required.” That excludes gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, and exposed undergarments.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar opens early at 11 am on both May 7 and 8 with its Mother’s Day 3-Course Menu featuring a hand-cut filet mignon and pairing of the diner’s choice.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian steakhouse is offering a ready-to-reheat Mother’s Day Celebration Package that feeds six and features a choice of fire-roasted meats, sides and dessert. Meals should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance and are available all day May 7, and until 10:30 am May 8.
Kona Grill offers a weekend brunch special with deals on mimosas and signature brunch dishes from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mother’s Day.
Morton’s, The Steakhouse is accepting reservations for Mother’s Day, and also will bring the meal to Mom in select locations.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is offering its prix fixe Mother’s Day meal, including a starter, entrée, side and dessert, from May 6-8.
Seasons 52 Fresh Grill | Wine Bar is offering Mother’s Day brunch from 10 am to noon and is making its dinner menu available all day. It is also offering a Mother’s Day Green Box that serves six. Orders must be placed by May 2.
This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch