Forty percent of moms will celebrate Motherâ€™s Day by dining out this year, according to the National Restaurant Association. Others will be cooked for, waited on and showered with love.
The rest â€” and you know who they are â€” will be in the kitchen making lunch and dinner for their families. Donâ€™t let this happen to your mother (or wife). There are plenty of deals going on right now. Take that lady out.
Trattoria Roma Ristorante. Moms donâ€™t eat for free, but they do receive half off a dinner entrĂ©e or free dessert and appetizer with the purchase of two entrĂ©es. (EntrĂ©es range from $15.95-$26.95.) Trattoria Roma is warm, cozy and quintessential Italian. 609 Walnut St., Downtown, 513- 723-0220.
Mitchellâ€™s Fish Market. Mitchellâ€™s is offering mothers and the people who love them a three-course meal with salad, entrĂ©e and dessert for $19.95. Choose from lobster and shrimp cakes, shrimp and scallop mixed grill or Asian salmon duo. Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-291- 7454.
B B Riverboats.
If your mother is coming in from out of town, or if you just want her to feel like a tourist in her own town, B B Riverboats is offering a special Motherâ€™s Day cruise. (Dinner and brunch prices are $27.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors and $12 for children.) Dinner is standard comfort food: carved baked brown sugar glazed ham, country fried chicken, pasta in a light pesto sauce with julienne vegetables, twice-baked potato casserole, desert and more. Brunch includes sugar-glazed ham, oven-baked cheese omelets, French toast sticks with maple syrup and fresh baked biscuits with country sausage gravy. See bbriverboats.com for a full menu. 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859-261-8500.
Via Vite. Fountain Squareâ€™s favorite dining spot is offering a two-course prix fixe Tuscan brunch for only $20. EntrĂ©es include prosciutto and melon crepes, waffles with Nutella and whipped cream and breakfast pizza with egg, pancetta, spinach and fontina. Via Vite will also serve their specialty wood-fired pizzas. Pair any of these with a Sgroppino, Via Viteâ€™s signature drink with grapefruit vodka, prosecco and ruby red grapefruit sorbet, ideal for brunch. 520 Vine St., Downtown, 513-721-VITE.
Palomino. Breakfast and dinner lovers will be happy here, particularly if they like a view of Fountain Square. Palomino is offering a Motherâ€™s Day buffet with everything from smoked bacon, grilled sausage links and roasted apple pancakes to rigatoni Bolognese, paella and grilled chicken Marsala. Thatâ€™s just a sample of more than 25 brunch dishes. $28 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under. 505 Vine St., 513-381-1300.
Chez Nora. Chez will serve a brunch with everything from fried chicken and mashed potatoes to traditional breakfast items, such as omelets. $20 for mothers, $12 for teens and $6 for kids. Chez Nora has beautiful rooftop dining. Call ahead to make sure itâ€™s open. 530 Main St., Covington, 859-491-8027.
The Phoenix. Take in the famous Italian Renaissance Architecture and the former â€śgentlemen-onlyâ€ť club atmosphere, as you dine on made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail and more. $29 for adults, $19 for children. 812 Race St., Downtown, 513- 721-8901.
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