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Where to Eat on Mother's Day in New York City

April 20, 2018 - by City Guide
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Mother’s Day 2018 falls on Sunday, May 13th, and New York is ready with brunches and cruises perfect for any mom who deserves a special occasion. From surf 'n' turf combos to a great jazz brunch, read on for our picks for the best Mother's Day dining in New York City.

Mother's Day NYC: Angus Club Steakhouse

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Angus Club Steakhouse is a classic American destination with a touch of Art Deco-inspired luxury. Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day outing with a three-course prix fixe. Appetizer options include crab cakes, baked clams, and lobster bisque; for entrees it's Chilean sea bass, chicken parm, or Norwegian salmon. There are also two steak entree options, each USDA prime and dry-aged in-house: filet mignon and bone-in rib-eye. Chocolate mousse cake, Key lime pie, and New York cheesecake are the temptations come dessert. In addition, there are five veggie sides and Mom gets a complimentary glass of rosé. 135 E. 55th St., 212-588-1585,

Mother's Day NYC: Ben & Jack's Steakhouse

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Students of the famed Brooklyn steakhouse Peter Luger, the eponymous talents behind Ben & Jack's Steakhouseopened their restaurant near Grand Central over a decade ago. For Mother's Day, enjoy a special prix fixe with entree options like filet mignon, rack of lamb, and grilled Norwegian salmon. Appetizers include lobster bisque, Maryland crab cakes, and Blue Point oysters. Complimentary glass of wine or champagne for Mom! Also, 5% of all Mother's Day proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Greater NYC. 219 E. 44th St., 212-682-5678,

Mother's Day NYC: Benjamin Steakhouse

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From beautifully marbled cuts of dry-aged beef and succulent seafood to refined service and charm, Benjamin Steakhouse is perfect for making any occasion special. Mother's Day is no exception: a prix fixe menu covers an appetizer, entree, sides, and dessert, plus coffee or tea. They won’t make choosing easy; you’ll have appetizer options like lobster bisque, crab cakes, and shrimp cocktails, along with entrees like rack of lamb, Norwegian salmon, filet mignon, and a classic New York strip. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177,

Mother's Day NYC: Buca di Beppo

stuffed mushroom buca di beppo

Hearty Italian dishes are served family-style at Buca di Beppo, making them perfect for sharing. Eclectic décor, lively music, and engaging staff all add to the fun. Buca opens at 11am on Mother's Day; recommended dishes include spicy chicken rigatoni, chicken parm with homemade marinara sauce, and mushrooms stuffed with prosciutto, cheese, sage, and rosemary, served on pesto cream sauce. Treat mom to a dolce platter for dessert, letting you sample tiramisu, double chocolate cake, homemade cheesecake, and Italian crème cake. 1540 Broadway, 212-764-6527,

Mother's Day NYC: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York boasts a sophisticated space that reflects the energy, vibrancy, and romanticism of the city. On Mother's Day, they'll be spoiling mom with prime rib in addition to the full menu, which features an extensive collection of high-quality steaks and seafood and an award-winning wine list. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129,

Mother's Day NYC: Fairway Market

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Favorite New York grocery store Fairway Market will be a favorite of mom's (and busy sons and daughters) this Mother's Day. For just $24.99, get the Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Kit, which comes complete with a large quiche Lorraine, mixed fruit, yogurt, and granola, and blueberry muffins, all ready to go for Mom! Locations around NYC,

Mother's Day NYC: Fogo de Chão

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In 1979, Fogo de Chão began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, its gaucho chefs still expertly grill 16 cuts of meat and offer continuous tableside service. For Mother's Day weekend you'll find traditional Brazilian sides (cheese bread!), a market table and feijoada (stew) bar, and, of course, a selection of very fine fire-roasted meats. Take Mom out and she'll get a special bonus: a complimentary lunch or dinner on her next visit to Fogo, whether that's in New York or back home at one of Fogo's two dozen-plus other locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Redemption is valid from May 14th through July 12th, 2018. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980,

Mother's Day NYC: Morton’s The Steakhouse

morton's the steakhouse surf n turf

Famous for USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, fine wine, and elegant desserts, Morton’s The Steakhouse is the ideal place for a memorable dinner. Case in point? Mother's Day dinner, with a combo steak and cold water lobster tail served with drawn butter for just $59pp. 551 Fifth Ave. (on 45th, btw. Fifth & Madison Aves.), 212-972-3315,; also visit their downtown location near the 9/11 Memorial at 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171,

Mother's Day NYC: Patsy's Italian Restaurant

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Theatre District landmark (it was Frank Sinatra’s favorite!) Patsy's Italian Restaurant has been family-run since 1944. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Sal Scognamillo will be celebrating Mother's Day with an elegant prix fixe menu ($65) featuring the best and favorite dishes by the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and wives of the Scognamillo family. Derived from their legendary recipes, Chef Sal Scognamillo’s menu will offer a choice of Grandma Josie’s Zucchini Pie or Grandma Concetta’s Eggplant Rollantini for the starter, Aunt Anna’s Genovese Sauce or Grandma Rose’s Chicken Legs with Peas and Marsala for the entrée, and dessert will feature Chef Sal’s wife Lisa’s strawberries with cannoli creama favorite snack in their household. 236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491,

Mother's Day NYC: The Sea Fire Grill

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Chic seafood spot The Sea Fire Grill will be treating mom right with a special three-course prix fixe. A truffle burrata, tartare duo, and lobster bisque are among the options for starting things off, with second courses of roasted branzino, filet mignon, or organic Scottish salmon. Dessert keeps it special: the “Love You Mom” chocolate molten cake that brings together chocolate ice cream, stracciatella, and chocolate mousse. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785,

Mother's Day NYC: Sen Sakana

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Newcomer Sen Sakana in Midtown provides a sleek setting to experience Nikkei cuisine, an intriguing mix of Japanese and Peruvian influences. For Mother's Day, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a very affordable prix fixe ($49), usually only available pre-theatre. In addition, there will be three specials on top of the regular dinner menu. Look for a scallop and mussel ceviche with a pineapple shiso sauce; roasted halibut with rice noodles and sudado de mariscos (seafood stew), and a lobster tempura with Japanese greens and a tempura dipping sauce. 28 W. 44th St., 212-221-9560,

Mother's Day NYC: The Sound Bite

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The aptly named The Sound Bite, a new restaurant from Emmy-winning news anchor Julian Phillips, has opened in Hell's Kitchen, bringing together the best of Cajun and Southern flavors with a side of live, local jazz. Mother's Day will feature a live Jazz Brunch (10am to 3pm), with jazz from Brooklyn-born saxophonist Craig Crawford. Look for made-to-order frittatas topped with your choice of vegetables, blackened shrimp, lobster, alligator, or andouille. And every order of brunch comes with bottomless MOMosas! 737 Ninth Ave., 917-409-5868,

Mother's Day NYC: Spirit Cruises & Bateaux

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Lovely Rita Strawberry Margarita $13
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New York is ready with celebratory brunches and specials to make sure this Mother’s Day is a day that Mom will never forget. One of New York’s most spectacular experiences is getting out on the water with Spirit Cruises and Bateaux New York. This Mother’s Day celebrate the return of spring with great meals and stunning skyline views. Spirit Cruises offers both Mother's Day Brunch and Mother's Day Dinner rides, featuring lush buffets, DJs, and interactive games; Mom gets a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa at brunch. Or hop aboard the all-glass Bateaux for a Hudson River spin, with a Mother's Day Brunch Bottomless Mimosa Brunch or a Mother's Day Dinner Cruise. Both outings will feature a live band and dance floor on top of a gourmet 3-course plated meal. For reservations, more info, and the complete menus, call 866-483-3866 or visit

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