Where to Dine in New York for Mother's Day

Staff Writer
Here are some of the best spots in the city to treat Mom this Sunday

Empire Steak House will offer a complimentary mimosa or bellini for all mothers.

Mother’s Day is a great excuse to take mom to one of your favorite restaurants, or check out that place you’ve been dying to try. Check out some of these New York Mother’s Day specials to make the most of Sunday and show your mother your appreciation for all her hard work!

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court at The Plaza. Known as the heart and soul of The Plaza, The Palm Court’s vast, airy landmark space is bordered by mirrored doors, fleur-de-peche marble columns and is crowned with a domed yellow and green skylight. Afternoon Tea, a famous tradition at The Plaza, blends an innovative menu with a formal tea service to create an experience that is indulgent, exquisite and truly unforgettable. Beginning at 1 p.m., A Very Special Mother’s Day Tea will be offered in The Palm Court for $75/person featuring sandwiches and savories such as seared ahi tuna, smoked salmon grissini, and preserved lemon-crème fraîche & basil. For $95/ person, guests also receive a choice of a glass of Champagne. 

Lincoln Ristorante, the Michelin-starred modern Italian restaurant located on the Lincoln Center plaza, features Chef Jonathan Benno’s sophisticated interpretation of dishes from the Veneto region of Italy. Meals here will be light, fresh, and perfect for a relaxing afternoon with mom. The restaurant’s stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Henry Moore Sculpture Pool add the perfect backdrop. For dessert, mothers are treated to one of pastry chef Richard Capizzi’s four beautiful tortes, each paired with a distinct house made gelato. A four-course prix fixe menu consists of anitpasti, primi, pesce or carne, and dolci. There will be choices for all four courses so that guests have the opportunity to customize their experience. $70/person.

Newly opened Upper West Side Indian restaurant Savoury will serve a special prix fixe brunch on Mother’s Day. The menu will include three courses, with dishes like lasuni gobi (crispy cauliflower tossed in tangy garlic tomato sauces), daal savoury (black lentils simmered overnight on a slow fire, tempered with cumin and ginger), and chicken ginger kebab (white meat chicken marinated with fresh ginger, herbs and spices). Mothers will also receive a complimentary mango lassi. $20/person.

Empire Steak House (237 West 54th Street) will offer a delicious assortment of menu items and a complimentary glass of mimosa or bellini for all mothers. The menu includes appetizers such as fried calamari, baked clams, and Caesar salad. For an entrée, diners have their choice of prime sirloin steak, prime rib eye, filet mignon, lamb chops, chicken parmigiana, pasta primavera, surf & turf, and much more. For dessert, the restaurant offers a choice of tiramisu, carrot cake, cheesecake, or chocolate mousse cake with coffee or tea. $79.95/person.

For New Yorkers who can’t splurge on a new Birkin bag or pair of Louboutin pumps for mom this Mother’s Day, Jacques Torres has sweet alternatives – chocolate purses, heels, hats, and more! Jacques’ hand-crafted Mother’s Day collection includes dark, milk, and colored chocolates that can help celebrate both the fashionista and foodie mom without breaking the bank. All products are available at Jacques Torres Chocolate New York City locations.

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