Mom will love this croque monsieur from FP Patisserie. Credit: Felipe Coronado
Mom gave birth to you — the least you can do is spoil her with a free mimosa or dessert on Mother's Day. Book a table at one of these restaurants and take advantage of freebies for mom.
Pampering hits a new high at this Midtown seafood restaurant where moms will get a complimentary glass of bubbles when sitting down for brunch, and then be sent off with a goodie bag featuring products from Fresh, a VIP pass to Exhale (a complimentary Core Fusion or yoga class + $25 credit on any spa therapy), and chocolate treats from The Wayfarer's executive pastry chef Aleishe Baska. Brunch will remain a-la-carte. Some of the highlights on the menu are the avocado toast, the seafood cobb and the French toast. Brunch is from 10.30 a.m.- 3.30 p.m..
101 W. 57th St., 212-691-0030
Moms will take home a housemade mini strawberry poundcake with rosewater icing after dining at this American eatery. The $65 menu is served from 1-8 p.m. and includes dishes like roasted white asparagus with duck egg and truffle vinaigrette, halibut with spring bean cassoulet and crispy onions; and roasted chicken with fiddlehead ferns, green garbanzos, fava beans and crispy polenta.
142 W. 10th St., 212-206-0606
Mother's Day Brunch Cruise
Ever thought about treating your mom to a cruise? That’s possible this Mother’s Day with a brunch cruise onboard a World Yacht. The $50 cruise include a private table, brunch buffet (including classics like Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs and Greek yogurt) and complimentary mimosa. Boarding time is 12 p.m.; sailing is at 12:30 to 2:30. Jump onboard if seasickness is not something that runs in your family.
Pier 81, West 41st St., 800-498-4270
New York Botanical Garden
For $75 you can treat Mom to the brunch of her life. STARR Events will host a Mother’s Day Garden Party and Brunch at the New York Botanical Garden inside the sunlit Garden Terrace Room. A gourmet buffet will run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with choices like custom omelets, crepes and rosemary rotisserie chicken. The all-inclusive brunch ticket also treats Mom to complimentary access to the Botanical Garden, which on Mother’s Day will be filled with live music, games and kid-friendly activities.
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., 718-817-8700
Dine on asparagus salad and Mediterranean sea bass and other options from the $72 three-course prix fixe (11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.). The menu includes complimentary orange and raspberry mimosas and bloody Mary’s.
135 W. 42nd St., 212-319-1660
The Sea Fire Grill
This seafood haven is spoiling mom on Mother’s Day by giving all moms a $50 gift card to come back and enjoy at a later time. A $70 prix fixe three course menu will be available on Sunday starting at 11 a.m., with choices like house smoked salmon and white asparagus risotto. End the day with either a mocha hazelnut torte or raspberry surprise.
158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785
Mother’s Day at Wave Hill
The beautiful Bronx outdoor setting will host a special brunch ($45) in the historic Armor Hall from 11 a.m.
675 W. 252nd St., 718-549-3200 x395
Francois Payard Patisserie
If you can’t actually take your mom to Paris on Mother’s Day, you can choose the next best thing. The patisserie's $35 prix fixe menu includes a complimentary glass of rhubarb prosecco as well as a choice from the chef’s signatures including brioche pain perdu (chocolate brioche French toast), braised beef short rib sandwich or the classic croque-monsieur. When leaving, all moms will receive a complimentary box of macaroons.
1293 Third Ave., 212-717-5252
Stella 34 Trattoria
The restaurant's new brunch menu, which debuts on Mother's Day, includes bombolini (brioche doughnuts with vanilla cream filling), pizzas, pastas and elderflower mimosas. Moms get a Macy’s tote, cosmetics and Macy's coupons.
Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., 212-967-9251
Celebrate Mother’s Day Latin style. On mom’s big day she’ll get a complimentary Mamacita drink and a cake pop. The brunch menu includes street food dishes like chilaquiles.
368 Columbus Ave., 212-712-2929
Bleecker Kitchen & Co.
You can’t go wrong at an American restaurant with a seasonally inspired menu. All moms will receive a complimentary – wait for it – MOMosa.
643 Broadway, 212-253-7467
Nick & Toni’s Café
At this café with a Mediterranean-inspired menu, brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The brunch menu includes dishes like pan-roasted soft shell crab and pea and potato hash with ramp aioli. Moms get spoiled with a complimentary cocktail called The Sabrina. It’s sparkling wine with strawberry purée. Yum!
100 W. 67th St., 212-496-4000
At this Spanish tapas bar moms will be treated to a complimentary order of Churros con Chocolate, the traditional Spanish treat of fried dough, rolled in sugar and served with a side of hot chocolate sauce.
171 Spring St., 212-343-4255 and 53 W. 19th St., 212-255-4160