I have been there at restaurants on that SPECIAL NIGHT. Never again. It brings all sorts of odd couples out and odd behaviors. One year a singing performer sat on my boyfriend's lap. TAWDRY YES. Other times we saw oddly paired couples who distracted us from our time together as well as restaurant owners who could not resist bringing in more tables and chairs so that NO ONE HAD ANY PRIVACY! You could not speak- let alone get down on one knee to propose- no room and no talking without everyone hearing every syllable.
Mothers day is even worse. People who have NO business eating in public crawl out from under rocks and go to brunch.
Isn't Mothers Day always a Sunday?