Food & Drink

Where to take any type of mom on her special day

Published On 05/05/2013 Published On 05/05/2013
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Finding the right place for brunch on Mother's Day can be as hard as finding the right girl to settle down with, which thanks to us means it's.... um, actually pretty easy, since we've picked the perfect place to take your mom -- whether she's a foodie, loves a good party, or just really hates your life choices

Nervous-Regarding-The-World Mom Tilth 1411 N 45th St; Wallingford; 206.633.0801 Everything about this place, from the highly skilled chef (she's a James Beard winner/Iron Chef vet) to the food (it's all organic), make Tilth a safe place for mom; plus, the fact that it's in an old house will make her feel at home while she's housing some sourdough waffles. Click here if organic, Beard-approved food is your thing
Foodie Mom La Bete 1802 Bellevue Ave; Capitol Hill; 206.329.4047 This effortlessly sumptuous Cap Hill spot pairs modern takes on classic eats with impressively fresh fruit juices from JuiceBox, a pop-up operation that'll help cleanse your mom's palette/system -- and, if you order the ones spiked with alcohol, help numb the pain associated with hearing your mom talk about cleansing her system. Check out all the foodie bites and boozy juices
Mom Who Hates Your Life Choices Palisade 2601 W Marina Pl; Magnolia; 206.285.1000 The newly updated Palisade hasn't lost any of what made it a classic Seattle dining destination: the picturesque harbor-side location, a grand dining room with an elegant staff, and a seafood-heavy menu priced so that you really should let your parents pay. Click here for more info on this Magnolia mainstay
Party Mom Pintxo 2207 2nd Ave; Belltown; 206.441.4042 This boisterously appointed tapas joint in Belltown is slinging Spanish-tinged takes on classic breakfast eats (Ox Tail Hash, incredibly rich French toast). Best of all: if things get out of hand, you can take it upstairs to their speakeasy-ish cocktail bar, the... um, Upstairs. Get your tapas on!
Very Old Mom The Barking Frog 14580 NE 145th St; Woodinville; 425.424.3900 Boasting a large, innovative wine list and refined Northwest-inspired eats, this rustic Woodinville spot is a great Mom's Day destination for anyone -- but especially someone who might not be able to hear you over anything louder than the frogs literally barking on the sprawling, tranquil grounds that the resto shares with Willow's Lodge. Check out the swanky spot, right here

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1. Pintxo 2207 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)

Opened by Belltown locals in the space vacated by much-loved Txori, Pintxo's keeping most of the narrow, wood-heavy interior the same -- including the high library-style shelving behind the open kitchen/bar -- but is putting its own spin on tapas.

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2. Tilth 1411 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Wallingford)

Come here for organic, James Beard award-winning food served up in a gorgeous old house in Wallingford.

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3. La Bete 1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

Opened in the old Chez Gaudy space by two gastro-whizzes who met working for Ethan Stowell, and go by superhero-ish nicknames like The Vapor (the former Licorous chef), and The Beastmaster (the former Lark sous), this 40-seater's serving up adventurous French-inspired eats.

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4. Palisade 2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199 (Magnolia)

Palisade rocks a raw bar, a surf and turf-heavy menu, and raw fish people eat with wood sticks (sushi!).

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5. The Barking Frog 14580 NE 145th St, Seattle, WA 98072 (Woodinville)

Munch on Northwest grub in this elegant restaurant inside Willow's Lodge -- and don't forget to check out the sweet indoor fire pit.

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