Last-minute Mother’s Day dining options

05/08/2014 1:47 PM

02/15/2015 11:18 AM

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.


2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary


Cuisine: contemporary Asian

Chamas Churrascaria

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


Cuisine: Brazilian steakhouse


2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill


Cuisine: contemporary, wine bar


106 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro


Cuisine: contemporary, wine bar


2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham


Cuisine: German

Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar

420 Fayetteville St., Raleigh


Cuisine: Italian


423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill


Cuisine: contemporary Asian

PR at the Poole

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


Cuisine: American


9650-149 Strickland Road, Raleigh


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.

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