Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 10, this year, and despite NYC's shelter-in-place order, there are still plenty of ways to show our moms how much they mean to us. This is an especially apropos time to celebrate mothers, as many are selflessly serving in our communities as essential workers, others are working from home while serving as teachers, and cooking and cleaning around the clock. With that in mind, we've rounded up 15 restaurants throughout the city offering Mother's Day brunch or dinner. Many spots are also prepping cocktails for takeout or delivery, so don't forget to add on a mimosa (or two).
Let mom stay in her PJs and lounge in bed while she enjoys one of these delicious Mother's Day meals, made even tastier because she didn't have to prepare it herself. Encourage the kids to add a personal flair to the celebration, too, with one of these DIY Mother's Day card ideas.
Stone Park Cafe is batch prepping bloody and virgin marys for your Mother's Day brunch needs.
1. Stone Park Cafe — Park Slope, Brooklyn
Local brunch hot-spot Stone Park Cafe offers a special spring brunch menu with sweet options like French toast served with berry compote and maple syrup, or a savory chef's omelet with roasted garlic, spinach, house-made sausage, and cheddar. Throw in a chilled mimosa or bloody mary as an extra treat.
2. Butterfield Market – Upper East Side
Choose from family-style meals for two or four people filled with treats for brunch or dinner. Mom can enjoy one of two brunch packages, with selections ranging from a classic NY bagel spread to quiche, salmon canapes, a chocolate babka, and more. At dinner, choose your main—filet of beef, crab cakes, Parmesean-crusted chicken, or roasted salmon—paired with a choice of sides like cauliflower mash, roasted asparagus, or sauteed broccoli rabe. Add-ons include fresh flowers, bloody mary mixers, vodka, prosecco, champagne, or fresh peach juice for bellinis. The sweetest part of this meal, however, might be the fact that proceeds from its sale help Butterfield cover some extra special deliveries: The eatery has teamed up with area hospitals to honor new moms with care packages delivered to hospitals, allowing them to focus their attention on NICU-bound babies.
3. Superfine — Dumbo, Brooklyn
Dumbo favorite Superfine is serving a special Mother's Day brunch from 11am-8pm including roasted chicken breast enchiladas and shrimp tacos. Don't forget to add-on a tasty beverage like house blend coffee or a spicy bloody mary. Don't worry: A mild mix can be shaken and served, too.
4. Lenny's Clam Bar — Howard Beach, Queens
Feed a crowd with the Mother's Day dinner menu from Lenny's Clam Bar. For $125, you'll get enough food for 6-8 people. An appetizer, pasta, and dessert accompany your choice of entrees: pepper steak, shrimp oreganata, or chicken stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella. A selection of add-ons can also be purchased. Order by Monday, May 4, for Mother's Day pick up. Meals can also be delivered for a $10 fee.
Check out Bareburger's new family-style menu for casual Mother's Day eats.
5. Bareburger — Multiple Locations
The uber-popular burger joint has created a new menu complete with family-sized mix-and-match specials, including a choice of four entrees, two shares, one dessert, and four sauces. For kids, try the BOGO Cubby Meals, which include a choice of buttermilk-fried organic chicken fingers, organic grass-fed beef or turkey cheeseburger, or organic uncured beef hot dog in a pretzel bun.
6. The Butcher's Daughter — Multiple Locations
If mom's a vegetarian, check out this sweet spot offering acai bowls, jackfruit "crab cakes," and a classic avocado toast. Add on a fresh smoothie, and you've got a healthy and delicious meal.
7. The Local — Staten Island
The Local serves an indulgent, five-course Mother's Day dinner. Your menu includes a choice of appetizers, a helping of rigatoni with vodka sauce, a salad, and entrees ranging from prime rib to stuffed lobster tail. Rice or chocolate pudding adds a sweet ending to the affair. Priced at $65 per person, it's a splurge. Order by Thursday, May 7, for Mother's Day pick up.
Enjoy a bright and colorful Mediterranean Mother's Day brunch from Park Slope's popular spot, Miriam.
8. Miriam — Park Slope, Brooklyn
Mediterranean-inspired fare is the star at this Israeli eatery, which is usually overflowing with visitors during its weekend brunch. Luckily for us, it's currently offering delivery or pick up of brunch favorites like shakshuka-poached eggs, tomato pepper sauce, hummus, and Burekas–puffed pastry pockets stuffed with feta and olives.
9. Ham Ji Bach Korean Restaurant — Flushing, Queens
Remind mom why living in NYC is (usually!) so great with a spread of traditional Korean dishes for her Mother's Day meal. Options include bibimbap, a tasty meal of rice, veggies, meat, and eggs, or hot pot bulgogi with marinated beef and sweet potato noodles. Takeout and delivery services are available from 10am-9pm; delivery is FREE in Flushing for orders $30+. There will be a delivery fee for other locations.
10. Borough Provisions — Brooklyn & Manhattan
Beloved Bakery Bien Cuit has teamed up with Joe Coffee to offer pick up or contactless delivery throughout much of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Enjoy a la carte options like quiche or purchase a make-your-own tartine kit. Round out the meal with a fun beverage like a Tart Cherry or Apricot Stomp Juice, or a bottle of Ready to Drink Cold Brew by Joe Coffee. There's a $60 order minimum, and a four-day lead-time is required. FREE delivery is offered in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
11. Amy Ruth's — Harlem
Here's a brunch option that's good for the soul: Order a soul food meal from Amy Ruth's. The waffle menu alone runs 13-choices deep, and there are more classics like shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and glazed ham, served alongside baked macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and candied yams.
Un Posto Italiano delivers everything you need to survive Mother's Day, from brunch pastries to pasta for dinner, and pantry staples, too.
12. Un Posto Italiano — Park Slope, Brooklyn
Knock out brunch, dinner, and some grocery shopping in one fell swoop! Order fresh pastries and expertly prepared coffees for Mother's Day brunch from this neighborhood gem—which delivers to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Hamptons—and take care of dinner at the same time. This famous purveyor of fresh pasta peddles homemade tagliatelle, pappardelle, and ravioli. As a bonus: During the pandemic, the store is also offering a selection of groceries for delivery, including select produce, coffee beans, flours, and pantry staples.
13. Breads Bakery – Multiple Locations
Channel some of mom's ingenuity when it comes to meal-planning! Create some Mother's Day brunch dishes at home, like scrambled eggs and sausage, and round out her special meal with the delivery of some delicious baked goods like chocolate rugelach, or flourless brownie cake.
14. Purity Diner — Park Slope, Brooklyn
An under-the-radar diner known and loved by locals for its wide array of choices, Purity boasts a full brunch menu complete with challah French toast and a "Bagel All the Way" topped with lox, cream cheese, tomato, and onions.
15. City Vineyard — Hudson Square
City Vineyard serves a pair of dining packages. Choose to order Mother's Day brunch and munch on selections like chicken salad sandwiches with crispy, flaky croissant bases, French toast casserole, breakfast strata, or a classic crustless quiche Lorraine. You can also opt for a three-course dinner package, with one salad, one entree, two sides, and a dessert. Really want to earn some brownie points? Tack on a dozen rosé and a bottle of wine. That's right, we said rosé, as in 12 bottles—hey, it's guaranteed to last much longer than a bouquet!
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