Last-minute Mother’s Day dining options

Posted on May 8, 2014 

So you haven’t made reservations for Mother’s Day yet? You do know that it’s this Sunday, right? And that it’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants? And that it coincides with graduation weekend for area colleges, creating a perfect storm of hard-to-get tables at the most popular spots?

Relax. Here are a few options that probably haven’t occurred to most people.

An

2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary

919-677-9229

ancuisines.com

Cuisine: contemporary Asian

Chamas Churrascaria

905-115 W. Main St., in Brightleaf Square, Durham

919-682-1309

chamas.us

Cuisine: Brazilian steakhouse

Elements

2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill

919-537-8780

elementsofchapelhill.com

Cuisine: contemporary, wine bar

GlassHalFull

106 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro

919-967-9784

glasshalfull.net

Cuisine: contemporary, wine bar

Guglhupf

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham

919-401-2600

guglhupf.com

Cuisine: German

Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar

420 Fayetteville St., Raleigh

919-256-1451

jimmyvsraleigh.com

Cuisine: Italian

Lantern

423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

919-969-8846

lanternrestaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary Asian

PR at the Poole

1509 Main Campus Drive, in the clubhouse of the Lonnie Poole Golf course (open to the public)

919-390-7802

playersretreat.net/pratthePoole.htm

Cuisine: American

Sassool

9650-149 Strickland Road, Raleigh

919-847-2700

sassool.com

neomonde.com

Cuisine: Lebanase

Note: On Mother’s Day, the Saleh brothers who own three Neomonde restaurants in the Triangle will celebrate the occasion by changing the name of this location to honor their mother. Sassool was her childhood nickname.

Greg Cox, the longtime N&O restaurant critic, also covers restaurant news. Tune in to hear his radio show at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WPTF. Reach him at ggcox@bellsouth.net.

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