By Debra Toppeta
Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s one of those holidays (like Father’s Day) that always sneak up on us because, while it may fall on the second Sunday in May each year, it doesn’t have a fixed date. So if you are scurrying around to find Mom her much deserved gift, why not give her a break from the kitchen and take her out to a great brunch or dinner. Woman Around Town has assembled a list of some of the restaurants around town that are offering specials for Mom’s special day.
We would be very happy (hint, hint) if someone who loved us took us to any one of the following restaurants that we have listed in no particular order, except alphabetical. Reservations are recommended:
Alloro, 307 East 77th Street, 212-535-2866, has a special Mother’s Day 4-course fixe prix menu for $49.
Beacon, 25 West 56th Street, 212-332-0500, is offering a 3-course brunch, complimentary mimosa for mom, and a family portrait. $44/adult; $22/child under 10. Open for supper as well.
David Burke Townhouse, 133 East 61st Street, 212-813-2121, has a Mother’s Day 3-course brunch for $48 and a special $20.09 dinner menu.
Knife & Fork Restaurant and Wine Bar, 108 East 4th Street, 212, 228-4885, is offering mom a complementary glass of pink champagne. A dinner of 6-courses is $45; a 3-course dinner is $35.
Payard Patisserie & Bistro, 1032 Lexington Avenue, 212-717-5252, is serving a special Mother’s Day fixe prix brunch for $55 per person.
Rock Center Café, Rockefeller Center, 20 West 50th Street, 212-332-7620, is open for brunch and dinner and serving a free prosecco cocktail to all mothers.
Rosa Mexicano, 1063 First Avenue, 212-753-7407; 61 Columbus Avenue, 212-977-7700; 9 East 18th Street, 212-533-3350, is offering special brunch items and a special gift for all mothers to take home.
Water Club, East River at 30th Street, 212-683-3333, is offering Mother’s Day brunch or 3-course fixe prix dinner for $35.00.
If restaurants don’t appeal to the mother in your life, she still needs to eat. Grab a blanket, a box of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, a bag of hot bagels and spreads and head to Central Park for a picnic. Lie down after breakfast, stare at the white puffy clouds floating by and reflect on how lucky you are to have your mom.