Here are some of the places serving up special offerings on Mom's Day
Thursday, May 7, 1998
For all the years that Mom packed your lunch, had dinner waiting when you got home and kept the cupboards stocked with all of your favorite snacks, she deserves a day when someone else is in charge of the kitchen. Here is a list of area restaurants that say "Thanks Mom" with a special Mother''s Day brunch.
The Bay Club at the Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Dr., Pebble Beach, 647-7500
Buffet includes poached eggs with salmon and Hollandaise sauce, crpes, prawns, crab legs, poached halibut, prime rib, pork loin, pasta, roast chicken, fruits and desserts. Noon-4pm. $42/adults; $21/children under 12.
Bay Park Hotel
1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, 649-4771
Mother''s Day buffet includes salad bar and choice of eggs Benedict, prime rib, mushroom chicken or poached salmon. Chocolate mousse or strawberry shortcake. Champagne for Mom. 10:30am-3pm. $10.95-$14.95
DoubleTree Hotel, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, 649-4511
Buffet. includes salads, omelets, eggs Benedict, waffles, breads, salmon, carving station, chicken breast and cashew beef entres, French toast sticks, desserts. 11am-4pm. $22.95/adults; $19.95/seniors; $9.95/children; five and under free.
Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Road off Robinson Canyon Road, 625-9500
The Oaks Dining Room offers special halibut, shrimp and prime rib in addition to its regular menu. 11am-2pm. $10.50-$22.50.
5th Avenue, between Mission and San Carlos streets, Carmel, 625-0501
Choose from eggs Benedict, omelets, linguini and scampi, mixed grill Toscano, eggs Florentine, Belgian waffles, cheese blintzes, salads and soup. 11am-3pm.
444 Cannery Row, Monterey, 372-3362
Special brunch and lunch items from noon-3pm include fresh seafood, prime rib, quiche and more. Off menu after 3pm. Extended hours, noon-8pm. $12.95-market price on lobster.
The Clock Garden
565 Abrego St., Monterey, 375-6100
Menu specials for the day include seafood crpes, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, strawberry buttermilk pancakes. 10am-3pm. $6.50-8.50.
Cannery Row and Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, 373-0611
Buffet. Champagne, enchiladas, tamales, fajita and omelet stations, chile relleno, salads, fruit, desserts. 8am-3pm. $10.49/adults; $3.99/children under 12.
223 17th St., Pacific Grove, 372-3456
Prix-fixe menu. Cream of asparagus soup, roast leg of lamb Provenal, Blanquette of Veau, roasted free-range chicken, poached fresh salmon, eggs Benedict Florentine, cheese blintzes, tortellini maison, dessert. 10am-3pm. $18.95/adults; $12.75/children.
Ferrante''s Restaurant & Bar
Marriott Hotel, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, 647-4020
Buffet. Assorted salads, carving board, broiled salmon, roasted garlic and rosemary chicken, fresh tagliatelle, omelet and egg station, cheese blintzes, waffles, French toast, desserts and more. 10am-3pm. $29.95/adults; $14.95/children. Five and under free.
1188 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, 372-5325
Off menu, plus specials. Eggs Benedict, omelets, salads, special pancakes, blintzes, sandwiches, fruit. 9am-4pm.
700 Cannery Row, Monterey, 372-8543
Enjoy Fish Hopper''s regular menu, offering seafood with a view, or choose from special Mother''s Day offerings like Salmon Rolladen, sea bass, chef''s pasta or scampi. 11am-10pm.
From Scratch Restaurant
3626 The Barnyard, Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, 625-2448
Special set menu with breakfast and lunch choices. 8am-3pm. $10.95/adults, $5.95/children
1410 South Main St., Salinas, 422-1814
Gino''s is usually closed on Sundays, but in honor of Mama, this Salinas institution will be open for lunch and dinner, serving traditional favorites like a variety of pizza, pasta, salads, plus special yet-to-be-announced menu items. Free flowers for moms. Seating inside or on the expanded back terrace. Reservations a must! 11am-9pm.
India''s Clay Oven
150 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, 373-2529
Surprise Mom with a sampling of the cuisine of India at this all-you-can-eat buffet, offering 30 different selections, including soup, salad bar and dessert. Best of all (for dad and kids) moms eat free! 11am-2:30pm and 5-10pm. $14.95/adults, $7.95/children.
Lugano Swiss Bistro
The Barnyard, Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, 626-3779
Off menu, plus special Mother''s Day dishes. Salmon, all fondues (cheese, chicken, beef and chocolate). Soup or salad included with entre. Schnitzel, rack of lamb, duck, children''s menu. 11:30am-9pm. $14-19.
1120 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove, 642-9303
Choose from a selection of brunch or dinner items, served in an ambiance of fresh flowers and live piano music. Brunch items include French toast, omelets and breakfast nachos. All brunches come with a tropical fruit salad. Dinner entre selections include roast turkey, baked salmon in fillo and prawns scampi style, among others. Brunches from around $7.50, dinners start at $12.95. Brunch: 10am-1pm; Dinner: 1-8pm.
Monterey Plaza Hotel
400 Cannery Row, Monterey. 646-1706.
Enjoy an exquisite Mother''s Day brunch with a view. This complete brunch includes a selection of fruit, breakfast pastries, omelets, blueberry blintzes, salads, carving station, plus an array of seafood and desserts. 10am-3pm. $32/adults, $16/kids 6-12, under five free. Call for seating times/reservations.
2149 North Fremont St., Monterey. 655-3355.
Treat Mom to Monterey Joe''s regular menu, featuring pizza, pasta, salads and more, or offer her special menu items like Seafood Wellington, prime rib or chef''s pasta. Free bouquets for moms. 11:30am-10pm. 655-3355.
414 Calle Principal, Monterey, 648-8880.
Off menu, plus Mother''s Day specials. Eggs Benedict, salmon Benedict, French toast with pitted fruit compote, pork chop, sandwiches, chicken Caesar salad, breakfast breads. 11am-3pm. $6-15.
Old Fisherman''s Grotto
39 Fisherman''s Wharf #1, Monterey, 375-4604.
Off menu lunch entres with Mother''s Day specials. Local fish, pasta, children''s menu. Mothers receive a half-dozen roses. 11am-all day.
Pacific''s Edge Restaurant
At the Highlands Inn, Highway 1, Carmel, 622-5445.
Buffet. Eggs Benedict, omelets, waffles, baked ham and roast beef, roast chicken, bacon and apple sausage, country potatoes, oysters, shrimp, ceviche, bagels with smoked salmon, sushi, salads, grains, fruits, homemade desserts, muffins and scones. 10am-3pm. $36/adults; $18/children under 12.
Pacifica Cafe at Embassy Suites
1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside, 393-1115
Buffet features salads, carving station, hot buffet and beverages. Noon-4pm. $22.95/adults; $18.95/seniors; $10.95/children 6-12.
Regency Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency
1 Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey, 372-1234
Buffet. Cold station with fruits, salads, cheese, sushi and peel-and-eat shrimp. Carved meats and poultry, omelet station, pastries, children''s buffet and more. Moms receive a long stemmed rose and chocolate heart. Seatings at 10:30am, 12:30 and 2:30pm. Reservations recommended. $29.95/adults, $12.95/children; under 6 free.
The Ridge Restaurant
Robles Del Rio Lodge, 200 Punta Del Monte, Carmel Valley, 659-0170
Buffet. Baked goods, mixed green and pasta salads, fruit and cheese, chef''s carving station with roast prime rib, ham, bacon, sausage, new potatoes, fresh spring vegetables, braised roast pork loin, poached Monterey salmon, chicken Marsala, eggs Benedict, spinach and mushroom quiche, dessert. 11am-4pm. $24.95/adults; $12.95/children under 12.
434 Alvarado St., Monterey, 375-1400
Brunch menu, plus Mother''s Day specials. Quiches, smoked salmon or crab-avocado Benedict, fresh fruit, homemade baked goods, children''s menu. 8am-2pm. $7.50-14.95.
66 W. Alisal St., Salinas. 424-4139
Full buffet includes omelet station, a carving station, antipasta bar, lox and bagels, pasta and dessert. $14.95/adults, $8.95/kids 10 and up. 11am-3pm. Reservations.
Stillwater Bar & Grill at The Lodge at Pebble Beach
17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, 625-8524
Treat Mom to pepper-crusted New York strip loin, roast loin of pork with spiced orange port wine glaze, clams casino, Oysters Rockefeller, jumbo prawns, Pacific oysters, king crab legs on ice, eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes with toasted almonds, fresh apples and pear compote and much, much more. 10am-3pm. $42/adults; $20/children.
500 Hartnell St., Monterey, 373-1110
Enjoy Mother''s Day in a historic adobe. A la carte brunch includes a selection of soups, salads and desserts plus delectable entres like oven-roasted Meyer lemon chicken, eggs Benedict on thyme biscuit or an open-faced frittata with asparagus and oven-dried tomatoes. 10:30am-2:30pm. $14-18.
Highway 68 at Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Monterey, 647-1444
Regular brunch la carte brunch with Mother''s Day specials. Fresh pasta, seafood and vegetarian entres, eggs Benedict, pancakes with eggs, French toast, frittata, pork chop, rib-eye steak, children''s menu, desserts. 10am-3pm.
Ocean View Boulevard and 17th Avenue, Pacific Grove, 646-1040
Brunch, lunch and dinner run consecutively, plus Mother''s Day specials. Eggs Alaska, salmon, quiches, pasta, chicken California, fish, desserts, kids menu. Mothers get complimentary white carnation. 8am-noon. $9-20.
Highway 1 and Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, 633-3038
Enjoy traditional menu favorites or Mother''s Day specials including sweet corn tamales stuffed with chicken, crab or Castroville artichoke crpes or kabobs of prawns and snapper. Live jazz from 4:30-8:30pm. 11:30am-9pm. 633-3038.
228 Main St., Salinas, 758-6452
Special menu. Eggs Benedict, omelets, tostada quiche, baked ham and eggs, Cobb salad, club-house sandwiches, fresh fruit and muffins. 9:30am-2:30pm. $10.95-11.95; kids under eight, $7.50.
Wyatt Steak House
17870 Moro Rd., Prunedale, 663-0858
Buffet. Chicken curry and Oriental pasta salads, sushi, poached salmon, eggs Benedict, sausage and bacon, barbecue tri-tip, sole stuffed with mushrooms and spinach, vegetarian lasagna, fruit, desserts. Mothers receive complimentary rose. 10:30am-2pm. $22.95, w/champagne.