Treat the mother figure in your life to the brunch she deserves on Mother’s Day this year! From your regular, everyday brunch to one accompanied with a live jazz quartet and dedicated in-house tea sommelier, your mama deserves the best of the best, and there’s no shortage of great mother’s day brunch ideas and places you can take her to. Here are 20 marvelous Mother’s Day brunches in NYC you can head to this year.
1. The Paris Cafe, Seaport
Fresh off its latest revamp, The Paris Cafe in Seaport is serving up a memorable prix fixe menu and floral arrangement experience this Mother’s Day! Create floral arrangements with guidance from professionals before sitting down to enjoy an elevated meal with American-inspired dishes! Menu highlights include the Broiled Shrimp Oreganata, Lemon Chicken, Dijon Mustard and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, and more. The brunch/floral arrangement package costs $100 per person and takes place on May 14! Learn more and plan your visit here.
Where: 119 South St
2. Linden’s, Tribeca
Feast on the “Daisy Brunch” at Linden’s this Mother’s Day, which features a prix-fixe, family-style feast for $55 per person. Try out their different appetizers like the Thyme Parker House Rolls and Giardiniera with hummus, shared dishes like the Blueberry Muffin with brown sugar crumble, and entrees like Buttermilk Pancakes or Chef Carsten Johanssen’s signature juicy double smashed Cheeseburger. Don’t forget about their inventive cocktail menu and organic-driven wine and beer list too. It goes perfect with the stunning skyline views at A.R.T. Soho on Arlo SoHo’s rooftop. Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 2 Renwick St
3. The Standard, East Village
Celebrate Mom, and an unseasonably warm spring with z Mother’s Day Brunch in The Garden at The Standard, East Village! Snack on specialty Mother’s Day Special items including a Crab Cake Benedict spiced up with serrano chili, House Rye Waffles drizzled in bourbon maple syrup, and Slow Cooked Market Squash with swirls of burrata. Plus, you’ll be able to sip on drinks from their custom mimosa bar, as well as order à la carte options from the the Café Standard menu. Full menu and plan visit here.
Where: 25 Cooper Sq
4. IRIS, Midtown
Recently named as one of New York Times’ best 100 restaurants in NYC, IRIS is proudly serving a 3-course Mother’s Day menu this year at $72 per person. From 11 am – 3 pm, you and your mother can dine on all sorts of Greek and Turkish brunch cuisines, including a Greek Style Porchetta, Branzino Filet, Greek Olive Oil Pancakes, plus more. In addition, they’re serving a special Mother’s Day Cocktail (Rhubarb Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Giffard Pamplemousse, Averna, Hibiscus-infused Botanist gin) which comes with a complimentary bouquet of flowers! Full menu and plan visit here.
Where: 1740 Broadway
5. OL’DAYS, Tribeca
Grab a table at this lovely spot in Tribeca, which serves all sorts of tasty farm-to-table dishes. For Mother’s Day this year, they’ll be offering live music and a free takeaway dessert for moms who visit, alongside their nutrient-dense menu of course! Highlights of their Mother’s Day offerings include an all-day brunch service (French Toast, Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, cold-pressed juices, and more), mocktail offerings, an exclusive kids menu, and a robust coffee program curated by Miami coffee roaster María Esther Thome-López. Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 73 Warren St
6. Archer & Goat, Harlem
Enjoy a brunch full of Latin American and South Asian-infused flavors from 12 pm – 7 pm at Archer & Goat. Their a la carte brunch menu will feature favorites from their menu like the Breakfast Arepas, A&G Hot Chicken Sandwich & Fries, Spiced French Toast, and more. Plus, they’ll have delicious Mother’s Day cocktails like Black Currant Sangria with Pitorro (Puerto Rican moonshine rum), White Peach Bellinis, and a whole lot more! If you want to go later in the day, there will also be a $35 3-course prix-fixe after 4 pm with a focus on more dinner items. Check out all menus and plan your visit here.
Where: 187 Malcolm X Blvd
7. Loreley Beer Garden, Lower East Side
Bring your mother to Loreley Beer Garden this year, when they’ll be launching their popular Rosé Festival in the coming weeks! Sip on frosé and rosés galore while you relax in the heated outdoor garden surrounded by over-the-top pink flower décor. The rosé offerings – sparkling and still wines, rosé cocktails, ciders and sangria – will pair perfectly with brunch dishes like Eggs Royale (w/ smoked salmon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce over potato pancakes), Chicken Schnitzel & Waffles, Buttermilk Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries, and more. You can enjoy their specials all Mother’s Day weekend long (May 11 – 14, 12 pm – 4 pm). Learn more and plan your visit here.
Where: 7 Rivington St
8. Charlie Palmer Steak, Midtown
From 11: 30 am – 4 pm on Mother’s Day, check out Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, where a 3 course pre fixe brunch will be fully on display. It features a Sunday Pastry Basket and a selection of indulgent dishes, like the CP Chicken & Waffles (buttermilk chicken, bacon cheddar waffle, new york maple syrup), Lobster Scrambled Eggs (soft scramble, caviar, crème fraiche), Steak & Eggs (sirloin, two sunny side eggs, french fries, bernaise) and more. It’s $95 per person and $50 for kids 12 & under. Guests will also receive a special edition coloring book for little ones to enjoy while the family dines together! Check out the menu and plan a visit here.
Where: 135 W 42nd St
9. COTE Korean Steakhouse, Flatiron
COTE’s Mother’s Day shindig is more on the butcher’s feast side than a traditional brunch, but we love it all the same! The iconic steakhouse is offering a luxe dinner service that features fresh meats, over 1,200 wines to pick from, creative cocktails, fish delicacies, and so much more. Another nice touch for mothers — they’ll be able to enjoy signature rosé pours curated by their beverage team as well as receiving a framed, polaroid keepsake and beautiful flower to bring home! Check out the menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 16 W 22nd St
10. La Goulue, Upper East Side
La Goulue, the adored French bistro restaurant on the Upper East Side will be serving up a 2 course brunch prix fixe that is sure to impress all the moms! You’ll be able to choose an appetizer and a main, with classic brunch options including French Toast (Home-made brioche, mascarpone cream, blueberry jam) and Croque Monsieur (brie and black truffle, mache salad and French fries). We also highly recommend their La Belle Vie cocktail (Compari, Grand Marnier and champagne) to cheers to that special Mom! It’s priced at $72 per person and there’s both indoor and outdoor seating available! Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 29 E 61st St
11. Dowling’s at The Carlyle, Upper East Side
Reserve a spot at Dowling’s on the Upper East Side this Mother’s Day, where Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique has created a 3-course prix fixe brunch that we have our eyes set on! It includes starters like Red and Golden Beets (mache, piquillo, walnuts, goat cheese and saffron yogurt), main courses like Croque Madame (French bistro ham, sauce mornay, parmesan sunny side-up egg) and Agnolotti (jumbo lump crab meat, ricotta, english pea pesto), and dessert like Cherries Jubilee (prepared tableside with apricot-orange blossom ice cream, kirsch and violette). It’s $165 per person and it’s happening from 11 am – 3 pm on May 14. Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 35 E 76th St
12. La Marchande, FiDi
Treat Mom to an elevated meal inspired by the bounty of Spring at La Marchande, located inside The Wall Street Hotel in FiDi. Choose between brunch from 11 am – 3 pm or dinner from 5 pm – 10 pm and you’ll be delighted to all sorts of brunch staples like the Smoked Salmon Assiette (pictured above), Pandan Waffle, La Marchande Burger, and many more. The brunch is a 3 course prix-fixe for $72 per person, while dinner is a la carte! See full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 88 Wall St
13. Sushi Ginza Onodera, Midtown East
For all of our sushi-loving mothers, we highly recommend Michelin-starred Sushi Ginza Onodera, and their Mother’s Day omakase dinner. Led by head chef Takuya Kubo, guests can enjoy a welcome drink, a series of seasonal and special appetizers, a medley of Edomae nigiri, and a Mother’s day dessert plate, alongside a mini-gift to take home. Although it’s a steep $550 per person, it’s worth it. It’ll be offered on four evenings around Mother’s Day (April 12, 13, 14, & 16). Make your booking here.
Where: 461 5th Ave
14. Caliza, Tribeca
Stop by Caliza from 11 am – 2:30 pm on Mother’s Day to enjoy their standout brunch dishes like the Huarache Campesino, Hamburguesa, Avocado Masa, Chilaquiles Rojos, Huevos a la Mexicana, Sweet Corn Pancakes, and more! Don’t pass up their extensive tequila and mezcal section either, which is hand curated by Chef Daniel Mendoza. Between the Montauk and Tulum beachy vibes and delicious food, it’s the perfect little “vacation” for you and your mother! Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 378 Greenwich St
15. KYU, Lower East Side
Bring your mother to this beloved Asian-inspired restaurant to enjoy wood-fired cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and chic atmosphere! KYU’s Mother’s Day brunch will take place on May 14 from 12 pm – 3 pm, and will feature inventive brunch plates that offer a rich exploration of interpretive technique and ingredients. You can expect items like the Ssamjang Chicken Sandwich, a Smoked French Dip (topped with fried egg, black garlic jus and grilled jalapeno aioli), and the Duck Scramble (served with toasted rice and creamy gochujang). Full menu and plan your visit here!
Where: 324 Lafayette St
16. Antica Pesa, Williamsburg
This Italian spot in Williamsburg is celebrating their 10th year in the neighborhood, and will also be celebrating Mother’s Day in style, with an $80 per person 3-course menu. Guests will have a choice of one Antipasto, one Pasta or Secondo and one Dolce. Menu highlights include Nido di Primavera (Kataifi dough nest with guanciale, ricotta cheese, sauteed wild asparagus and poached egg), the Anatra (a grilled duck breast with demi-glace, potato foam, sauteed broccoli rabe), and more. Their specials will be served on Mother’s Day from 1 pm – 5 pm alongside their signature dishes and spring menu. Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 1115 Berry St, Brooklyn
17. Nubeluz, Flatiron
If you’re looking for a unique alternative to a traditional brunch, turn to Nubeluz, a rooftop bar who is debuting their new High Tea program, a luxurious new tea service blending bold flavors and unexpected twists. Sip on loose-leaf Japanese teas paired with culinary treats including truffled grilled cheese, manchego y jamon bikini sandwiches, smoked salmon rolls, caviar steamed buns with crème fraîche, hazelnut cake, and so much more. Plus, you can even upgrade with a caviar service “José’s Way” to add a little more appreciation to your mom. It’s $95 per person and is happening from 1 pm – 3 pm on May 14. Full menu and plan your visit here.
Where: 25 W 28th St
18. Everdene, NoMad
Located inside Virgin’s NYC hotel, Everdene is preparing to serve some Mother’s Day Specials that will surely make any mom feel delighted! Guests can sit inside the spacious, rainbow Library and enjoy live jazz music, or opt to bask in the sun on the beautiful indoor-outdoor Conservatory terrace with an unmated view of the Empire State Building. The brunch itself is 3 courses at $85 per person and includes dishes like Whipped Ricotta as an appetizer, Smoked Salmon Bagel as a main, and Chocolate Cake as a dessert. Full menu and plan your visit here!
Where: 1227 Broadway
19. Parker’s at Thompson Central Park, Midtown
This Mother’s Day, Thompson Central Park invites families to celebrate the leading ladies in their life with classic American fare and live jazz at Parker’s! Located in the lobby of Thompson Central Park, this spring brunch location will be serving a $48 per person meal from 6:30 am – 2 pm on Sunday, May 14. Plus, there will be live jazz music from 11 am – 2 pm!
Menu highlights include the Parker’s Chicken and Waffles (chocolate buttermilk waffle, cornflake crusted chicken, blueberry sriracha compote, and honey drizzle), the Brunch Burger (hudson valley cheddar, roasted onions, fried egg, pickles, and comeback sauce), and the Very Berry Brioche French Toast (brioche, vanilla, macerated berries, and devonshire cream). Full menu and plan visit here.
Where: 119 W 56th St
20. Kokomo, Williamsburg
Kokomo’s Caribbean food and vibes are a perfect for Mother’s Day, especially their delectable brunch or dinner! Order one of their fan favorite dishes and drinks like the Oxtail Flatbread, Koko’s Chicken & Waffle, Kokomosas flight, Plantini cocktail, and so much more! We’re also personally a huge fan of their all day “Drunch” menu which combines the tastes of brunch and dinner all into one! Full menu and plan visit here.
Where: 65 Kent Ave, Brooklyn