10 Restaurants Ready to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day

by | May 2, 2019 | Brunch, Dining, Downtown Eats Guides, Featured, Specials

Mom deserves the best! Snag a table at one of these spots to celebrate all the moms in your life this Mother’s Day.

Little Beet Table

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Does mom like to keep it on the healthy side? Head to this totally gluten-free, health conscious spot on Park Avenue South. Brunch staples include everything from an earthy Matcha Bowl (creamy sheep milk yogurt, banana, blueberry, crispy puffed wild rice) to Shakshuka Baked Eggs (Mediterranean spices, feta, crispy chickpeas, tomato, grilled pita), and French Toast (candied orange, sangria syrup, citrus). Refreshing drinks made from nutrient-dense fruit and vegetable juices include the Cucumber + Kombucha Spritz (cucumber, kombucha, lemon, mint, and club soda), Kale + Cucumber Glow (kale, cucumber, pineapple, green apple, lemon) and Fennel + Citrus (gin or vodka, dry vermouth, fennel, lemon, topped with club soda). 333 Park Avenue South.

Shoo Shoo

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Shoo Shoo, our favorite spot in NoLita, serves weekend brunch from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Celebrate Mom with recipes inspired by chef/owner Shimon Maman’s mother and grandmother, like the ShookShooka (broiled tahini, tomatoes, olives, and zaatar, served with a fresh loaf of challah), and the Knafcakes (two pancakes layered with melted sweet curd, walnuts, and topped with rose syrup and fresh berries). Shoo Shoo also offers a wide variety of unique brunch cocktails including the colorful Arak Lemon (Arak, lemon, mint, aromatic bitters, and soda), along with their spin on the popular gin and tonic, the Gintonico (Ford’s gin, juniper berries, and tonic). Request a table on their newly opened patio for Mothers’ Day brunch al fresco. 371 Broome Street.

Marlow Bistro

Marlow Bistro is a neighborhood gem, serving farm-to-table, modern Mediterranean food on the Upper West Side. Enjoy Mother’s Day al fresco while dining on their large outdoor patio, with the view of the landmark St. John’s cathedral located directly across the street. Their ever-changing menu is perfect to impress your mother with dishes like Polenta with ramps, poached egg and mushroom sauce and risotto with ramps pesto, fiddleheads, and asparagus. Be sure to taste one of full-time pastry chef Leidy Azcona’s creations. One of the most interesting seasonal desserts is the chocolate mousse with huckleberry jam and vanilla parsnip ice cream. 1018 Amsterdam Avenue.

Sushi on Jones

Bring mom to Sushi on Jones for an approachable omakase featuring a 16-course specialty menu for $95 with an optional beverage pairing for $30. Menu highlights include oysters, Hokkaido uni, and wagyu. 210 W 10th Street.


With Chef Bill Telepan at the helm, Oceana is always a great choice for dining, especially with a group. On Mother’s Day stop in for a three-course prix fixe menu with brunch options like lemon verbena crepes and pea pancakes (above) and dinner dishes including crab cakes and lobster bolognese. 120 W 49th Street.


Far West Side Greek restaurant Ousia is offering specialty brunch items in the morning and a four-course prix fixe menu for dinner including whole grilled chicken and lobster & shrimp ravioli. 629 W 57th Street.

10 Corso Como Restaurant & Café

10 Corso Como Restaurant & Café is celebrating all moms this Mother’s Day with special menu items including a complimentary glass of Rosé, a special brunch item of poached eggs with caviar and brioche toast, and ending with a special dessert of an apple crostata with vanilla ice cream. 200 Front Street.

Regency Bar & Grill

The Regency Bar & Grill, an iconic Upper East Side establishment is serving its classic brunch offerings with a few specials to make mom feel like the most important lady in the room. New Executive Chef Serge Devesa will prepare Mascarpone Stuffed Salted Caramel French Toast with Bananas Fosters, Tuna Tartare, and Two Way Grilled Poached and Atlantic Salmon. Guests can finish the meal with a special Red Velvet Cake and special treats from new Flavor partner, William Greenberg Desserts. These specials will be served in addition to the restaurant’s full service brunch menu. 540 Park Avenue.


For a unique dining experience, head to Toriko, the Greenwich Village Japanese yakitori and wine concept, is offering three unique menus to choose from to fit all tastes. For vegans, Toriko NY offers a four-course menu for $50 with selections including Fried Tofu with Porcini sauce, Truffle Chawanmushi, five vegetable skewers and a Seaweed Ramen. 

Their $50 menu consists of an amuse bouche, four chicken skewers, two vegetable skewers, and two Kushiyaki. The $85 menu features amuse bouche, Wagyu sushi, five chicken skewers, two vegetable skewers, Dusk Tsukune, cheese, a choice of Wagyu or King Crab, a choice between Soboro Don, Oyako Don or Shio Ramen and a dessert.

Pair any of these menus with Toriko’s wide variety of Japanese inspired specialty house cocktails including the Toriko Gin & Tonic (Elephant London Dry Gin, white grape juice, Fever Tree Indian tonic), and the Noble Earth (Nobushi Japanese Whisky, coconut water, pineapple juice). 76 Carmine Street.


STK is offering a Mother’s Day brunch buffet including a raw bar, carving station, doughnut bar and more brunch classics such as a Sundried Tomato Frittata and Brioche French Toast with whipped mascarpone and berry compote. Guests can toast to Mom with brunch cocktails like the STK Bloody Mary and Mimosas. 26 Little West 12th Street.

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