Shower Mom With Love & Appreciation

By Patricia Canole

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate her than by treating her to a delightful brunch? It’s a time-honored tradition to shower moms with love and appreciation; taking her out for a special meal is a gesture she’ll surely cherish. When planning your brunch outing, consider your mom’s preferences. Does she have a favorite cuisine or a go-to brunch spot? Perhaps she enjoys classic eggs Benedict with crispy bacon, or she prefers a stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup.

Whatever her taste, choose a restaurant that caters to her culinary desires. Be sure to opt for a warm and inviting venue to engage in meaningful conversation without feeling rushed.  

Of course, company is the most essential element of any Mother’s Day brunch. Take this opportunity to express your gratitude for all the love, sacrifices, and support your mom has given you throughout the years as you raise your mimosa or freshly squeezed orange juice in a toast to the woman who means the world to you. So, this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a brunch she won’t forget, and tell her how much she means to you. 

Located at New York’s Pierre Hotel, Perrine NY offers seasonally inspired fare and daily specials of vintage Pierre classics. Executive Chef & Culinary Director Michael Mignano’s elegant dishes are enhanced by expertly prepared meat and seafood entrées. Why not bring the best to the person who brought us the best to celebrate one of the most influential people in our lives?

Perrine NY has created a sophisticated Mother’s Day brunch to bring every mother a smile. Three chefs have developed unique Mother’s Day recipes reminiscent of favorites from their own mothers. Led by Executive Chef and Culinary Director Michael Mignano and joined by Chef Vincenzo and Chef Abhinav, the three culinary masters have collaborated to feature a mom inspired Farmstand Market Brunch in New York City

The restaurant will feature dining in or al fresco on the terrace (weather permitting). Brunch will be served in the elegant Rotunda, where the Farmstand Brunch menu will feature exquisite breakfast pastries, savory main courses, and seasonal delicacies. Spring-inspired floral centerpieces on the tables and a curated collection of musical tunes will complete the ambiance for a unique and unforgettable Mother’s Day. Every mother will receive a Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake to take home as a parting gift. Info: perrineny.com.


Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon stands as a beacon of culinary excellence and refined dining. Inspired by the storied history of the original Le Pavillon, a legendary French restaurant that graced Manhattan in the mid-20th century, Boulud’s modern interpretation pays homage to its predecessor while carving out its own legacy.

Le Pavillon’s menu is expertly curated to highlight the finest ingredients sourced from local purveyors and seasonal markets. Each dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, meticulously crafted with Boulud’s signature creativity and attention to detail. From delicate seafood offerings to succulent meats and decadent desserts, every bite is an experience in culinary sophistication.

Located in the soaring skyscraper One Vanderbilt, Le Pavillon shines as a testament to It’s a must-visit for those seeking a taste of classic French cuisine. The Michelin-starred restaurant will present a special Mother’s Day brunch (and dinner) menu this year. This brunch is a treat for the senses, created by Chef Boulud, with luxurious options like Soft Scrambled Eggs with caviar, Poached Lobster, Wasabi-glazed Ribeye, and more. All this is enjoyed in an oasis from the city, with live olive trees and plants throughout the restaurant. Info: lepavillonnyc.com 

Everdene is a culinary gem that promises an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of the bustling city. Named after the iconic character from Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd,” this restaurant embodies timeless elegance and sophistication. Located inside Virgin Hotel, Everdene is preparing to serve some Mother’s Day Specials that will delight, including Shrimp Omelette, Quattro Formaggi Agnolotti, and Grilled Faroe Island Salmon.

The service at Everdene is impeccable. Attentive staff anticipates your every need and ensures a perfect dining experience. From the moment you’re seated to the last bite of dessert, you’ll feel pampered and well taken care of. Info: virginhotels.com/new-york/eat-drink/everdene


La Marchande offers a delightful culinary experience that blends traditional flavors with modern flair. This charming eatery, located in the Wall Street Hotel, exudes warmth and hospitality from the moment you step through the door.

Treat Mom to a meal inspired by the bounty of Spring, including Chevre Omelette, French Toast, and perfectly prepared Hanger Steak. In addition to its delectable food and welcoming atmosphere, La Marchande boasts an impressive selection of crisp whites and full-bodied reds. The wine selection is carefully curated from around the world. La Marchande is a hidden gem that offers a culinary journey like no other. Info: lamarchandenyc.com

Nestled in the Upper East Side, La Goulue is a delightful culinary haven that transports diners to the heart of Paris with its authentic French cuisine and charming ambiance. When you step inside, you’re greeted with an elegant yet cozy atmosphere, complete with classic bistro décor and warm lighting that sets the perfect mood for an intimate meal or a gathering with friends.

The menu at La Goulue NYC celebrates traditional French fare, expertly crafted with premium ingredients, and executed with finesse. Each dish is a testament to France’s rich culinary heritage, from Escargots and Foie Gras to Coq au Vin and Steak Frites.

La Goulue will be serving a special brunch that is sure to impress. You’ll be able to choose an appetizer and a main, with classic brunch options including French Toast (homemade brioche, mascarpone cream, blueberry jam) and Croque Monsieur (brie and black truffle, mache salad, and French fries). 

One can only visit La Goulue by indulging in their impeccable selection of wines and spirits. The extensive wine list features a curated selection of French wines, perfectly complementing the flavors of the cuisine and elevating the dining experience to new heights. Info: lagouluerestaurant.com 


Red Rooster Harlem is a renowned restaurant located in the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. It was founded by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and is known for its contemporary take on comfort food, blending American, African, and Swedish culinary influences. The restaurant has become a cultural hub, attracting locals and visitors with its lively atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and commitment to highlighting Harlem’s rich cultural heritage.

Red Rooster will create its elevated soul-food favorites for Mother’s Day brunch this year. Treat her to fantastic eats—Biscuits, Jerk Chicken, and all the fixings—served with a side of live jazz. And, if you time it right, you can catch a performance of the Gospel Experience by the Sing Harlem Choir Collective. Info: redroosterharlem.com

Friend of a Farmer is a cozy restaurant in New York City’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. It is known for its rustic farmhouse decor and comforting American cuisine; its focus is on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers hearty soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees like roast chicken and meatloaf. Friend of a Farmer is famous for its brunch service, where guests can enjoy Fluffy Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and Omelets. The welcoming ambiance makes it a favorite spot for locals and visitors looking to taste traditional American fare in a charming setting.

This Mother’s Day, the restaurant is whipping up a healthy menu that includes favorites like Blueberry, Apple, and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, plus heartier options like the Southwestern Omelet, Avocado Tartare, and Sheperd’s Pie. The outdoor seating area is super cozy. Info: friendofafarmer.com


Blu on The Hudson, which faces the Hudson River waterfront, is a gem on the Jersey side. The menu, coupled with a magnificent view of the Hudson River views and delectable cocktails, is a destination to whisk mom out of Manhattan’s hustle and bustle on Mother’s Day. Blu will serve a special weekend brunch with Cheddar, Cornbread Muffins, and Chips & Caviar. Look for Ricotta & Strawberry Pancakes, Crab Cake & Artichoke Benedict, and Steak Frites for the main course.

Also available is Blu’s dinner menu which is seafood-forward and accented by house-made pasta, a world-class steak program, beautifully crafted desserts, flawless cocktails, and an extensive wine program. Blu on the Hudson is a hotspot for locals and destination diners from Manhattan and throughout New Jersey.
Info: bluonthehudson.com

Yao Restaurant is a popular spot known for its contemporary Chinese cuisine. It is in FiDi and offers a diverse menu featuring traditional dishes with modern twists and innovative creations.

Located downtown, Yao presents a diverse menu featuring traditional dishes with modern twists and some innovative creations. Its elegant ambiance, attentive service, and high-quality ingredients are first-rate.

This Mother’s Day, if you and your mom are in the mood for authentic Chinese flavors, a specially curated menu by Executive Chef-Owner Kenny Leung and Co-Owner Thomas Tang has been crafted and sure to please. Look for Fried Crab Meat with Shrimp, Grilled Angus Short Rib, Fried Rice with Scallop and, of course, dessert. Info: yaonyc.com