Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013. We offer the following restaurant suggestions. Please remember to make reservations well in advance.
518 West Jones Street • Raleigh, NC 27603
Although 518 West is an Italian restaurant, it offers many American favorites on the brunch menu, such as grits, biscuits and omelettes. 518 West has a light and open atmosphere.
4351 The Circle at North Hills • Raleigh, NC 27609
Coquette is great for anyone who is interested in French food, but is apprehensive about high priced menus, small portions, and, well, generally about things French. The atmosphere is casual, the service is good, and the food is excellent.
317 S. Harrington Street • Raleigh, NC 27603
Humble Pie has a small but tasty brunch menu that includes shrimp and grits, baguette French toast, and Huevos Rancheros.
901 West Morgan Street • Raleigh, NC 27603
Irregardless is a Raleigh institution. Since 1975, Irregardless has been serving Southern favorites and has always had a farm-to-table mind-set. The dining room is large, open and casual.
8111 Creedmoor Road • Raleigh, NC 27613
Margaux’s is in the running for the best restaurant in Raleigh. With its cool urban interior, Margaux’s almost seems out of place in North Raleigh. Though not really a “fusion” restaurant, the menu typically covers a fair territory from American to Italian to Thai.
4100 Main at North Hills St. • Raleigh, NC 27609
Mia Francesca serves some of the best Italian food in Raleigh. The atmosphere is upscale and contemporary, but casual. The menu has flavorful rustic, Tuscan-inspired dishes.
4421 Six Forks Road # 115 • Raleigh, NC 27609
Of the recommendations, Midtown is the most upscale, and the atmosphere is the most formal. The food is American with a unique spin. All menu items are made fresh daily with produce from local North Carolina farms.
2014 Fairview Road • Raleigh, NC 27608
Nofo is a restaurant and gift shop located at Five Points. The food is traditional American. Of our suggestions, Nofo is probably the least expensive restaurant on this list.
6101 Glenwood Avenue • Raleigh, NC 27612
If there is a better Greek restaurant in Raleigh, we’ve never heard of it. For Mother’s Day, they will offer the complete menu and four or five daily specials.
327 West Davie Street • Raleigh, NC 27601
Tuscan Blu serves dishes from the Tuscan countryside using local organic produce and authentic products from Italy.
8831 Six Forks Road • Raleigh, NC 27615
Zest is a cafe and art/gift shop. Zest serves contemporary American fare, with a health-conscious emphasis. Zest, like Nofo, is a good value.