Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her than with brunch. We’ve rounded up our favorite New York brunch spots that mom will definitely approve of. Or, if you’re super ambitious, you can show off your cooking skills by making her brunch at home (watch for recipes from Cobram Estate, coming this Thursday!).
Keep reading to see our mom-worthy restaurant picks, and make your reservation ASAP. Or, if you can’t celebrate with an in-person brunch with mom this year, send her the next best thing — an adorable Mimosa brunch candle from 62 & Lex.
Is your mom a cool mom? Then take her to NoMo Kitchen this Mother’s Day. Located within a chic boutique hotel on Thompson Street, NoMo Kitchen is a trendy, upscale restaurant perfect for the mom with discerning taste. Full of funky, modern art, the space is as aesthetically pleasing as the eclectic, global brunch fare, and mom will certainly feel like she’s being treated to something special. Speaking of special, the lemon ricotta pancakes and tuna tartare are not to be missed.
Read our review of brunch at NoMo Kitchen here. NoMo Kitchen serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. 9 Crosby St.
La Sirena was named the Best Overall Brunch in our Best and Worst Brunches of 2016 guide, so you know this spot is good. Treat mom to a white-tablecloth brunch experience unlike any other at this gorgeous Italian restaurant, where dishes like amaretti mascarpone pancakes, smoked salmon carpaccio, and tonnarelli primavera are almost too pretty to eat.
Read our review of brunch at La Sirena here. The restaurant serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 88 9th Ave.
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For a waterfront meal, head to Beaubourg. Located within Le District — think a French version of Eataly — Beaubourg is putting together a special brunch for Mother’s Day this year, with menu items ranging from a traditional omelette with goat cheese, asparagus, field greens, and toast, to a hearty Lobster BLT with Maine lobster, bacon, herb mayonnaise, and challah bread. If the fancy French fare and $5 glasses of champagne aren’t enough to convince you to spend Mother’s Day at Beaubourg this year, all moms will leave brunch with a special gift from Hermes, courtesy of Le District.
Beaubourg serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 225 Liberty St.
If a restaurant is good enough for the president, it’s good enough for your mom. Not only has Estela hosted former president Barack Obama, but it also earned a coveted spot on the 50 Best Restaurants list last year. Estela specializes in small plates that are perfect for sharing, so it’s a great option if you and your group want to sample a wide variety of the restaurant’s unique dishes. Whatever you do, don’t leave without trying the egg, pancetta, and avocado sandwich, which one of our New York editors described as mind blowing when she tried it last summer.
Read our review of Estela’s brunch here. Estela serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 47 E. Houston St.
If you’ve got a lot of family in town to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, consider making a reservation at Bar Primi, which we named the best place for a group brunch last year. Great customer service and delicious, original dishes made this a memorable Italian brunch.
Read our review of Bar Primi’s brunch here. Bar Primi serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 325 Bowery.
Voted Best Place to Take Your Parents in our Best and Worst Brunches of 2016 guide, Untitled at The Whitney is a no-brainer for Mother’s Day. Our NYC Social Bitch, Ann Louise, called this restaurant “an absolute dream” thanks to the superb food and cool, contemporary vibe. The doughnuts, which change seasonally, lettuce wraps, and sticky toffee cake are just a few of the dishes you won’t want to miss. After brunch, treat mom to a few hours at The Whitney since you’re already right there and will have plenty of fuel.
Read our review of brunch at Untitled at The Whitney here. Untitled serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 99 Gansevoort St.
If you really want to treat mom this Mother’s Day, Zuma is the place to do it. Named our Best Fancypants Brunch of 2016, dining at Zuma is truly a treat. The exclusive spot serves up Japanese fare in a sleek and well-designed space that Bitches Who Brunch co-founder Becca described as one of the most stunning restaurants she’s ever been to. The prixe-fixe brunch is upscale and will set you back a pretty penny, but the unique dining experience is worth it.
Read our review of Zuma’s brunch experience here. Brunch at Zuma is served every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. onwards. 261 Madison Ave.
Hotel brunches can be hit or miss, but we’ve always adored Reynard, a chic restaurant inside Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The light and airy, minimalist aesthetic of Reynard is sure to impress mom, and the beautiful, high-quality food will have her raving about this Brooklyn spot. Post-brunch, head up to The Ides Bar, on the roof of the hotel, for picturesque views of the city and great cocktails.
Read our review of brunch at Reynard here. Reynard serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 80 Wythe Ave.
Bitches Who Brunch and 62 & Lex are partners, but this post was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch.