Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10 and if you don't want to cook, these restaurants are offering something special.
This pre-made brunch includes enough to feed four to five people for $75. Orders must be placed before noon on May 8. The menu includes a casserole with sausage, potato, peppers, egg and cheddar (vegetarian option available), croissants with butter and jam, assorted fruit and a raspberry swirl cheesecake with the option to add on a mimosa bar for $20. Those with last names A-K can pick up their orders between 2-3 p.m. on May 9 and those with last names between L-Z between 3-4 p.m. May 9. Call 513-813-3350 when you arrive and they'll bring your food out. LouVino, 1142 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, LouVino Facebook.
Jag's Steak & Seafood
The restaurant is offering a take-and-bake meal for four for $150 packed with shrimp cocktail and cocktail sauce, a Julius Caesar salad, Certified Angus Beef Chateaubriand (24oz) with steak butter and horseradish cream, creamed spinach, twice-baked potatoes, steamed asparagus, olive-oil-rubbed French batard with tapanade and a Pam Sturkey chocolate strawberry cheesecake cake. Level up with add-ons like lobster tail, a mimosa kit, floral arrangements or bottles of wine. Call 513-860-5353 ext. 5 to pre-order. Meals will be ready for pick-up between noon and 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 or Saturday, May 9. Jag's Steak & Seafood, 5980 W. Chester Road, West Chester, jags.com.
The National Exemplar
You can order a take-and-bake brunch or dinner for Mother's Day from The National Exemplar. Meals must be ordered by noon on Wednesday, May 6 and brunch pick up is on Sunday, May 10, between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dinner pick-up is Saturday, May 9 between 1-4 p.m. or Sunday, May 10 between 1-4 p.m. The menu includes quiche, fruit, muffins, coffee, bacon and more for breakfast; serves four for $79.99. The dinner menu includes your choice of “Coq Au Vin” French-style red-wine-braised chicken or baked salmon plus salad, creamy whipped boursin potatoes, veggies, rolls and carrot cake for $119.99. The National Exemplar, 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, nationalexemplar.com.
The Golden Lamb
The Golden Lamb is offering a special take-and-bake dinner for four. Orders need to be placed by Thursday, May 7 (unless they sell out before that). The dinner is $149, total, and includes: 8 chilled jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce; slow-roasted prime rib with rosemary au jus (four 10-12 ounce slices) and a side of horseradish chantilly; 1 pound of spring asparagus with lemon scent and Irish butter; 4 overstuffed twice-baked potatoes with Tillamook cheddar and garden chives; a French bread batard with sea salt and olive oil; a whole Georgia pecan pie. There are no substitutions. Order the meal at goldenlamb.com or call 513-932-5065. Golden Lamb, 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, goldenlamb.com.
Goose & Elder
Chef Jose Salazar's Findlay Market restaurant is offering Mother's Day meals to go to feed four to six people. The meal includes a mushroom, kale and cheddar quiche or a Quiche Lorraine (bacon, leeks and gruyere cheese), plus a "Big" salad (farm greens, seasonal vegetables, hard-boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, olives, house vinaigrette) and chocolate pot de creme with fresh berries for $54. You can add a DIY mimosa kit for $20. The restaurant says quantities are limited, so preorder by 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 for pick-up. Call 513-579-8400 to order and get more details about pick-up times and curbside then. Goose & Elder, 1800 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, gooseandelder.com.
Pre-order this Mother's Day special by Thursday, May 7. The menu includes an eight-ounce filet, three grilled shrimp, spring vegetable medley and garlic mashed potatoes for $49. Call 513-984-1905 for order details. Trio Bistro, 7565 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, triobistro.com.
Sweets & Meats Mother's Day Picnic Package
Head to Sweets & Meats to pick up a picnic featuring your choice of pulled pork or pulled chicken (one pound of it) plus a pint of macaroni and cheese, a pint of baked beans, eight ounces of coleslaw, four brioche buns, eight ounces of barbecue sauce and your choice of banana pudding or cupcakes. You also get a picnic blanket. Pick-up is available between 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Order online. Feeds three to four for $49.99. Sweets & Meats, 2249 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, sweetsandmeatsbbq.com.
Jeff Ruby's The Precinct
Jeff Ruby's The Precinct is offering four different steak-centric family meal kits that can be prepared at home, starting at $125 each. The kits serve four people and include multiple Jeff Ruby's steaks to grill, a Freddie Salad, baked mac and cheese, asparagus and a sourdough loaf from Sixteen Bricks Artisan Bakehouse. Customers can choose from four 8 oz. Black Angus filets ($125), four 14 oz. Prime New York strips ($125), four 16 oz. Prime Delmonico ribeyes ($155), or an "all in one" package ($140) that comes with two 8 oz. filets, one 14. oz New York strip and one 16 oz. ribeye. Substitutions are not available for the meal kits. The meal kits can be ordered online — so can Jeff Ruby's signature seasoning and a selection wine and beer — and picked up curbside. The eatery suggests ordering your meal early in the day as there are a very limited number of meal kits and pick-up times available. Pick up within 15 minutes of pick-up time and your order will be delivered to your car. For more info, visit jeffrubys.com. Also available at Carlo & Johnny. Jeff Ruby's The Precinct, 311 Delta Ave., Columbia Tusculum.
Forno Osteria & Bar
Forno is offering a special to feed four to six people. Pick-up times are noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9 and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Order 24 hours in advance. The menu includes take-and-bake lasagne, a Caesar salad, tiramisu and a bottle of Italian prosecco. Costs $125. Pick up from either the Hyde Park or Montgomery location. 3514 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-818-8720, fornoosteriabar.com; 9415 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-231-5555, fornomontgomery.com.
If you feel a need to go to a national chain, these places are also offering take-out.
Olive Garden — Even when you aren't here, you're family with the Garden's giant take-and-bke bundle. It includes a pan of ready-to-bake Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells, a jumbo house salad with a bottle of Italian dressing, a dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks and your choice of alfredo or marinara dipping sauce. It serves up to five people and starts at $40. You can order at olivegarden.com for pick-up. Multiple locations.
The Capital Grille — The Capital Grille has a three-course family-style Mother’s Day for pick-up with a whole roasted beef tenderloin and your choice of butter-poached lobster tails or jumbo shrimp scampi. That also comes with green beans, mashed potatoes, flourless chocolate espresso cake and lemon tea cookies. It costs $195 and serves four to six people. You can also order uncooked, hand-carved steaks to make at home. Call the restaurant to order or view the full menu online at thecapitalgrille.com. The Capital Grille, 3821 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-351-0814, thecapitalgrille.com.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen — Family bundles here start at $32.99 and include a salmon and chicken tender bundle, a chicken alfredo bundle or a salmon bundle with sides. Cheddar's is also serving cheesecake and wine, beer and cocktails to go. Curbside pick-up is available May 7 through May 10. Order at cheddars.com. Cheddars, 3633 Springdale Road, Colerain, 513-245-0984, cheddars.com.
Yard House — Get a three-course Mother's Day meal from Yard House with a shared salad and one entree option for each person. Entrees include whiskey-glazed salmon or grilled ribeye. There are also shareable desserts. Level up with a mimosa or bellini kit. Order by 3 p.m. May 9. Will be available for pick-up on Mother's Day. Yard House, 95 E. Freedom Way, The Banks, yardhouse.com.
Seasons 52 — Seasons 52 has three-course meals to go either as a family-style option for four to six people or dinner for two. Options start at $100 for family-style or $55 for two and include entrees like cedar-plank roasted salmon, glazed spiral ham or wood-grilled beef tenderloin. Pre-order online. Seasons 52, 3819 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-631-5252, seasons52.com.