Buffets, brunches, lunches and dinners – plenty of dining options await mom for a Mother’s Day meal next Sunday, May 9. Here’s a look at what’s going on at restaurants around town. Click "more" to see who's serving brunch, lunch or dinner. Don't see your favorite restaurant listed? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to our list.
Pacific Grill Where: 1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma 98402Info: 253-627-3535 or pacificgrilltacoma.comDetails: A buffet brunch served from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Reservations recommended. Buffet is $29.95 for adults, $13.95 for children.The menu: A selection of pastries, hand-carved herbed prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, spinach strata with country sausage, tomato and fontina, brioche French toast with bacon-infused maple syrup, grilled King salmon, scampi jumbo prawns with sweet corn marjoram butter, Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon, chicken apple sausage, smoked salmon frittata, breakfast potatoes, shellfish on ice and more.
Primo Grill Where: 601 S. Pine, TacomaInfo: 253-383-7000 or www.primogrilltacoma.comDetails: A la carte menu. Brunch served from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and dinner served beginning at 4:30 p.m.The menu: Brunch items include house baked scones and pastries, Dungeness crab, spinach and fontina frittata, pancetta, tomato and arugula frittata and portabella mushroom, tomato and goat cheese frittata, smoked salmon Benedict, and more. On the dinner menu, appetizers include wood-oven roasted calamari and warm grilled bread salad, steamed mussels and others. Entrees include grilled beef tenderloin with roasted pepper coulis, grilled Alaskan halibut, grilled King salmon, Harris Ranch ribeye steak, and more.
Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge Where: 454 St. Helens Ave., TacomaInfo: 253 683-4115 or www.maxwells-tacoma.comDetails: A la carte brunch menu served from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Reservations required. No walk-ins, except for limited bar seating.The menu: cinnamon swirl cream cheese stuffed French toast, German pancakes with apple compote, eggs Benedict or crab cakes Benedict, house smoked sockeye salmon plate, grilled halibut sandwich on rosemary bread with an arugula salad with shaved fennel, tomato vinaigrette and Rogue River blue cheese, Tuscan style shrimp scampi on a bed of saffron-infused spaghetti, porcini and cracked pepper crusted grilled New York steak, and more.
The Bite at Hotel MuranoWhere: 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma Info: 253-591-4151 or www.hotelmuranotacoma.comDetails: A buffet brunch served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults are $28 and kids 12 and younger eat for $12. The menu: Fresh fruit, artisan cheeses and meats, fresh seafood, including prawn cocktail, smoked salmon, poached salmon, assorted bruschetta, crab and corn chowder, Murano Blue salad, Green Market salad, Caesar salad, an omelet station, carved prime rib and ham, bacon and sausage, apple crepes, cauliflower au gratin, salmon Oscar, chile brined pork, prawn scampi, truffle mac and cheese, and assorted desserts
Brix 25 Where: 7707 Pioneer Way, Gig HarborInfo: 253-858-6626 or www.harborbrix.comDetails: Buffet brunch served 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and a la carte dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. Reservations required. Buffet brunch is $38 per adult, children 6-12 are half price and children 5 and younger eat for free. Dinner items are individually priced.The menu: Buffet brunch includes a carving station with honey-cola glazed ham, rock salt encrusted prime rib and smoked salmon. A seafood station will have seared ahi with wasabi foam, grilled halibut with a beurre blanc sauce and crab and shrimp cocktail. Brunch specialties will include boeuf Bourguignon with mashed potatoes, seafood and sausage paella with red pepper sauce and Italian sausage frittata. Bottomless glasses of sparkling wine or juice. For the dinner menu, visit www.harborbrix.com
Sip At The Wine Bar & Restaurant Where: 4793 Point Fosdick Dr N.W., Gig HarborInfo: 253-853-3020 or http://www.siprestaurant.com/Details: Champagne buffet brunch served from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Reservations recommended. $28.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 5-12 and children younger than 5 eat for free.The menu: Carving station with prime rib and ham, omelet stations, seafood and cheese stations, house-made sausage, French toast, chicken Chasseur and salmon Florentine, country potatoes and eggs Benedict. Endless champagne and juice
Woody’s On The Water Where: 1715 Dock St., TacomaInfo: 253-272-1433 or woodystacoma.comDetails: A la carte brunch served 10 a.m- 3 p.m. Reservations recommended.The menu: Eggs Benedict, Northwest crab Benedict, Italian sausage frittata, Monte Cristo, crab and white cheddar scramble, New York steak and eggs, cinnamon French toast, bacon, and more.
Adriatic GrillWhere: 4201 S. Steele St., TacomaInfo: 253-475-6000 or adriaticgrill.comDetails: A la carte menu served for brunch and lunch served 10 a.m.-4 p.m, and regular dinner menu served 4 p.m- 10 p.m.The menu: Brunch specialty items include polenta with crispy pancetta and poached eggs, thick-cut battered egg bread French toast with strawberry sauce, Italian sausage and eggs, classic steak and eggs with roasted rosemary potatoes. Regular menus available.
Stanley & Seafort’s Where: 115 E. 34th St., TacomaInfo: 253-473-7300 or stanleyandseaforts.comDetails: A la carte menu. Call the restaurant for more details and reservations.The menu: Breakfast Wellington with Virginia ham and gouda cream sauce, eggs Benedict, French toast, seafood frittata, sausage frittata, Dungeness crab with hollandaise, prime rib and other favorite menu items.
The Ram Where: 3001 Ruston Way, TacomaInfo: 253-756-7886 or www.theram.comDetails: Brunch buffet served from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Buffet cost is $19.99 for adults, $17.99 for seniors 60 and older, $9.99 for kids 6-12 and $5.99 for kids 5 and younger.The menu: Carved meats, breakfast, lunch, and seafood specialties, fresh fruits and vegetables, assorted salads, pastries and breads.
C.I. Shenanigans Where: 3017 Ruston Way, TacomaInfo: 752-8811 or www.cishenanigans.comDetails: Brunch buffet. Seatings beginning at 9 a.m. Reservations recommended. Buffet cost is $27.99 for adults, $23.99 for seniors 65 and older, $12.99 for kids ages 6-10 and $4.99 for kids age 5 and younger.The menu: carving station with roasted turkey, roast beef, and ham, assorted seafood specialties, vegetable dishes, fresh salads and fruits, and desserts.
Varsity Grill/Vault Catering Where: 1114 Broadway, TacomaInfo: 253-572-2933Details: Buffet brunch served by Vault Catering, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Reservations recommended. Buffet cost is $21.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and $10.95 for kids 10 and under.The menu: Omelets, prime rib, honey ham, fresh seafood, pastas, a variety of desserts.
Babblin’ BabsWhere: 2724 N. Proctor St. TacomaInfo: 253-761-9099 or www.babblinbabs.comDetails: A la carte menu. Brunch served 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. No reservations, drop in only.The menu: Fresh coconut waffle with banana served with spiced pineapple and chocolate rum sauce; brioche stuffed with French ham and custard egg topped with hollandaise sauce and served with oven roasted Italian potato wedges; West Indies spiced ground lamb with sweet raisins, mango, peppers, finely chopped walnuts and served with sweet potato hash; oven roasted eggplant layered with spicy tomato garlic sauce, provolone cheese, a custard egg, served with potato wedges.
Chambers Bay Grill Where: 6320 Grandview Drive West, University PlaceInfo: 253-460-4653 ext. 112. Menu is here. Details: Buffet brunch with seatings at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Buffet cost is $28 adults, $16 children 5-11 and children younger than 5 eat for free.The menu: Carving station with prime rib with a Bordelaise sauce and honey ham with a roasted peach-thyme vinegar. Other dishes include grilled new potato salad with chipotle dressing, house cured citrus salmon with cracked pepper crème fraiche, eggs Benedict honey tangerine hollandaise sauce, grilled Columbia River spring salmon with vanilla bean buerre blanc, Beechers cheddar cheese scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, spiced home fries and assorted pastries and breads. Bottomless champagne and mimosas.
Gateway Cottage Where: 124 146th St. S., TacomaInfo: 253-536-8100 or www.gatewaycottage.comDetails: A la carte menu. Breakfast served 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dinner served from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m.The menu: Breakfast includes eggs Benedict, chicken fried steak, omelets, fresh fruit, biscuits. Dinner includes fried chicken, prime rib, fried chicken dinner, steaks, seafood.
Joeseppi's Italian RistoranteWhere: 2207 N. Pearl St., TacomaInfo: 253-761-5555Details: A buffet served 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Adults are $19.95, seniors 62 and older at $17.95, kids ages 6 to 12 are $12.95 and children younger than 5 eat for free.The menu: Ham and Baron of beef carving station, seafood fettucini, pasta with house made sauces, made-to-order omelets, breakfast sausage and waffles, salads, fresh fruit, desserts, and more.
Fife City Bar & Grill Where: 3025 Pacific Highway E., TacomaInfo: 253-922-9555Details: A la carte menu. Brunch served 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch and dinner menu served 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.The menu: For brunch, fresh blueberry and strawberry French toast with Grand Marnier whipped cream and black-pepper bacon, bay shrimp, sundried tomato, kalamata olives and havarti cheese frittata with sour cream coffee cake. For dinner, sesame roasted ahi tuna with soy-sake butter and tempura asparagus, grilled flat iron steak with gorgonzola mushroom sauce and red potato havarti hash.
HG Bistro Where: 1618 East Main Ave., PuyallupInfo: 253.845.5747 or www.hgbistro.comDetails: Fixed all-you-can-eat a la carte menu. Brunch served 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner served 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Reservations recommended. Cost is $21.99 per person.The menu: Prime rib, seafood, egg scrambles and other specials.
Toscanos Café & Wine BarWhere: 437 29th St. NE Ste. C, PuyallupInfo: 253-864-8600 or toscanospuyallup.comDetails: A la carte menu available noon- 8 p.m. Call for reservations.The menu: Full menu available, plus specials including fresh halibut, mushroom ravioli with sautéed asparagus.