This Mother’s Day, New York City is pulling out all the stops for families looking to pamper their moms.
From mother/daughter spa treatments and cruises along the Hudson River, to indulgent brunches at some of the city’s top restaurants, you can shower mom with a day full of the finest luxuries that NYC has to offer.
Prove you're the golden child.
Seriously, your Mom deserves to be spoiled. Don't you agree?
Here are the top outing ideas for celebrating Mom this Sunday:
1. Two-Course Brunch at Vaucluse (100 E 63rd Street at Park Avenue)
Upper East Siders, treat mom to brunch at Vaucluse – a stylish casual brasserie featuring Chef Michael White's traditional French fare with an urban twist.
The special Mother's Day two-course menu includes hors d’oeuvres, handmade pastas, expertly prepared meats and fish with homemade breads and pastries baked fresh on-site. Brunch hours are 11:00am to 3:00pm for $55/person.
2. Italian Brunch in Jersey City (502 Washington Blvd– Jersey City)
Battello, an upscale, contemporary-Italian restaurant along the Jersey City waterfront, is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch with live jazz and a prix-fixe dinner menu. Moms can indulge in a lobster frittata or a strawberry mascarpone stuffed croissant inside the luxurious, industrial dining room and lounge.
The brunch buffet is $49 per adult/$20 per child; the two-course prix-fixe brunch is $39 per adult/$20 per child; and the three-course prix-fixe dinner is $59 per adult/$29 per child.
3. Brunch with Views at Fire & Oak (479 Washington Blvd)
Diners who choose the sophisticated Fire & Oak to celebrate the women in their lives will enjoy waterfront views and an upscale spin on casual classics.
Guests will have seemingly endless options, from a raw seafood bar and carving station to entrees like bananas foster French toast (#drooling) and penne primavera a la vodka. Seatings will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; the buffet is $38.95 per adult and $18.95 per child.
4. Specialty Cocktail Brunch at Kingside (124 W 57th Street)
The epitome of a modern American bistro, Kingside is the perfect place to celebrate your leading lady with a delicious brunch.
From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., enjoy their special Mother’s Day menu paired with “Here’s to the Ladies Who Brunch,” a refreshing cocktail created with mom in mind (Bombay Sapphire gin, apricot, lemon and rosemary, topped with Cava!).
Do not leave with trying the Chocolate Hazelnut Torte for dessert.
5. Moms Eat Free at Greenwich Steakhouse (62 Greenwich Avenue)
Greenwich Steakhouse is showcasing its brand new brunch menu and offering mom the experience fo’ free, so they can indulge in their heavenly menu.
Some highlights include sweet Challah French Toast with berries and jam, Homemade Waffles with buttermilk and fresh ricotta, savory Lobster Risotto, and a choice of signature Greenwich Steakhouse breakfast sandwiches with two eggs, hash browns, salad and your choice of steak, bacon, or sausage.
So much yum!
6. Baby Brunch at Schimanski (54 N 11th St– Brooklyn)
The spot you think of for nightlife, Schimanski, will host “Brunch, Baby Brunch” the day before Mother’s Day (Saturday May 13th) to give moms and their little ones the perfect spot to celebrate early.
Brunch includes adult and kid’s meal options, cocktails and mocktails, a live DJ, arts and crafts, toy favor giveaways, stroller parking and more.
7. Farm-to-Table Brunch at Irvington (201 Park Avenue South)
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a bright farm-to-table experience at Irvington, located in the W Hotel Union Square. Irvington offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu of New American classics highlighting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket.
In addition to their normal brunch menu, Irvington is offering Mother’s Day specials including Challah French Toast with caramelized banana and maple crema and complimentary mimosas for mom.
8. Mother's Drink Free When They Come with their Kid to Mel's (2850 Broadway)
Mel's Burger Bar, which has locations on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan, is giving mother's bottomless booze if they come to the restaurant with their child on Mother's Day. Almost makes me want to have a kid. (Not really).
9. Complimentary Drink for Mother's at Nerai (55 E 54th Street)
Nerai will offer a complimentary Persephone cocktail with sparkling wine, St. Germaine and pomegranate to mothers with a purchase of their three-course Mediterranean $59 price fixe meal on Mother's Day.
The special menu was thoughtfully put together by executive chef Chris Christou, with promises of extraordinary taste in each meal, served in an elegant setting everyone will be sure to remember.
10. Custom Flowers for Mom at VANDAL (199 Bowery)
A favorite for the ‘Gram and for LES partiers, VANDAL is offering a special floral arrangements for each table on Mother’s Day, complete with a ½ bottle of Chandon. Special arrangement offerings from Ovando include a potted succulent (#trendy), a mini orchid or a classic bouquet.
Upgrade the champagne to Valdo for $40. Pre-orders can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11th, otherwise there will be arrangements available to purchase on site at Ovando.
11. ‘Mom’osa’s in Rock Center at Del Frisco’s Grille (50 Rockefeller Plaza)
A meal fit for a queen, families can treat mom to a day of indulgence at Del Frisco’s Grille New York with weekend-only features such as the decadent Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail with Roasted Red Pepper Cream and a ‘Mom’osa, an ideal mix of crisp rose and strawberries.
The full menu of upscale comfort foods will be available for mom’s to enjoy complete with award-winning wines and house-made desserts like the signature Coconut Cream Pie and Six-Layer Lemon Cake.
12. Pre-Broadway Show Feast at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle (1221 6th Avenue)
Families looking to honor mom with true fine dining and a breathtaking view of bustling Sixth Avenue can do so at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House New York with an all day brunch menu complete with 20 oz. slow-roasted hand-carved Prime Rib paired with a decked out Ketel One Bloody Mary complete with thick cut bacon, Jumbo creole shrimp, spicy pickles and crisp celery.
Moms can also enjoy the full menu of Del Frisco’s famed hand-cut steaks, award-winning wine list and decadent, signature Butter Cake before heading out to a Broadway show.
13. Unlimited Mimosas at Hudson’s (Pier 81, W 41st and 13th Avenue)
If you prefer a good ole view of the Hudson River, celebrate Mother’s Day on a relaxing brunch cruise aboard Hudson’s (just opened earlier this month!). Enjoy a curated breakfast buffet, piping hot coffee and unlimited mimosas (need I say more).
Cruise sails from 12:30pm to 2:30pm with boarding starting at noon.
14. Sophisticated Cruise with Live Music (Chelsea Piers, Pier 61)
Boasting unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and complimentary mimosas and champagne for all moms on board, both vessels offer a memorable experience – whether it’s elegant, prix-fixe dining with a live band and pianist or dancing about the open water alongside an interactive DJ.
15. Pure Luxury at The Guerlain Spa (1 W 58th Street)
NYC’s premier destination for skincare and massage services, The Guerlain Spa – now at The Plaza Hotel! – is offering mother/daughter duos luxury pampering with a $50 spa credit given to guests who purchase a $300 gift card before Mother’s Day.
Post treatment, guests can enjoy a complimentary make-up refresh before heading to The Plaza Food Hall or The Palm Court for Mother’s Day lunch or tea.
16. Upper East Side Spa Day at The Sisley Spa (35 East 76th Street)
Known for their customized spa treatments using natural plant extracts and essential oils to target dryness, fight signs of aging and more, The Sisley Spa at The Carlyle Hotel is extending a $50 spa credit to guests who purchase gift cards for $300 or more.
Guests who spend at least $300 on a gift card purchase before Mother’s Day are also entered to win a gift basket ($1,500 value!) filled with Sisley products.
17. Staycation with In-Room Spa Treatments (1335 6th Avenue, New York)