More Ideas for Mother’s Day in New York

The Oak Room will be offering a special three-course brunch menu
The Oak Room will be offering a special three-course brunch menu

by Meryl Pearlstein



While everyone can take advantage of our Top 10 Mother’s Day Brunch Restaurants Near You, we’ve got some Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner specials in New York City.  Don’t forget to check out our list of the Top 10 Restaurants for Mother’s Day Brunch in the U.S.




Marea: Chef Michael White, one of our personal favorites, takes Italian-style seafood to a whole new level at Marea on Central Park South. The restaurant will be serving brunch from 11:30am–2:30pm, and moms can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Try any of the wonderful crudo choices.


Maze by Gordon Ramsay at The London: Gordon Ramsay’s New York location offers French-based cuisine with Asian influences and a special Mother’s Day brunch menu. Enjoy classic fish and chips or something more inventive such as the pressed octopus terrine. Mothers will receive a rose with their meal.


The Modern (Dining Room) at the Museum of Modern Art: Spend a day marveling at MoMA’s dazzling exhibits and then enjoy a French prix fixe lunch overlooking the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s all-so-dazzling four-course menu will be offered for $125/person.


The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel: For an elegant Mother’s Day celebration, The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel is the setting for a three-course brunch menu served with a glass of sparkling wine or a mimosa for $85. Bring your own little Eloise to join you, so she won’t be “Home Alone.”


Oceana: This striking midtown seafood restaurant has a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner the entire family will love. Served in its new outdoor park from 11:30am-2pm and from 4-9pm, the meal includes “Make Your Own Sundaes” with unusual toppings including espresso shortbread crumbles and fried angel food cake.

Osteria Del Circo: This family-pleasing circus-like Italian eatery invites guests to enjoy a Mother’s Day three-course prix fixe menu for $58 or $78 with wine pairings. Try the beautifully prepared bufala ricotta and spinach ravioli, grilled branzino (our favorite) and a chocolate tartufo with moscata zabaglione. An à la carte menu will also be available.


SD26: Spend some time looking at the outdoor art installations or playing in the playground at Madison Square Park before enjoying a special Italian three-course Mother’s Day menu for $55/adult and $33/child from 1-9pm with San Domenico classic soft egg-yolk filled ravioli with truffled butter and panna cotta with strawberry and caramelized balsamic vinegar.


Smörgås Chef: This charming Scandinavian restaurant in the West Village is offering a three-course brunch ($35) and four-course dinner ($55) Mother’s Day menu, with a champagne cocktail included. Try the super-light chilled lemon soufflé and the fabulous Swedish meatballs.


Tanuki Tavern: Take a walk on the High Line, Manhattan’s newest outdoor park, and then enjoy the Japanese small-plate experience at Tanuki Tavern in the Hotel Gansevoort. This trendy spot is offering a four-course tasting menu for $32 per guest with a sake/wine pairing available at an additional $20. The regular menu is also available.


Check out the first half of our Mother’s Day Brunch in New York blog for more ways to celebrate! And keep coming back to for the latest on the Big Apple dining scene, including New York Restaurant Reviews, New York Area Culinary Events and NY Restaurant News.

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