She’s the woman who birthed you. The woman who cleaned up your bodily fluids, picked you up when you were bawling your eyes out and made sure you always had something to eat. The least you could do is take her out for a nice meal on Mother’s Day in return. Sheesh!

Need to find the right place that fits your mom’s specialness? Check out these New York City restaurants that are serving custom menus just for the occasion:

Go Out for a Casual Mother’s Day Brunch

If your mom is a morning person or she likes casual outings, bring her to an early meal. This is also a great option when you have plans for later in the day like a big family party or a trip to the spa for just the two of you. These NYC restaurants have special Mother’s Day brunch menus:

A Latin American Twist on Brunch 

Go all out with $5 Mother’s Day brunch cocktails at La Cerveceria in the East Village. Mom can pick from a Sangria, Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary while ordering from the restaurant’s regular menu. Expect a brunch with Latin American elements. For instance, you can order huevos rancheros with guacamole, salsa borracha, bacon, rice and beans, or steak and eggs with choclo salsa and chimichurri sauce.

An Italian Brunch

A Voce Columbus in Midtown West is serving a special three-course brunch for $60 each. If you’re bringing kids under 10, you get to pay a reduced rate of $38 for them. Mom will delight in Italian pastries and scrumptious breakfast dishes, such as eggs with polenta or almond French toast topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream drizzled with chocolate sauce. Yum!  For more information on A Voce and their Mother’s Day offerings check out their website.

Gourmet Cuisine

For a gourmet take on a standard brunch, head to Acme in NoHo, which is serving a three-course prix fixe brunch on Mother’s Day for $40. The restaurant isn’t providing a preview of its special menu, but we know that Acme has a tendency to put its gourmet flair on eggs and breakfast meats, while also offering out-of-the-norm breakfast choices. For instance, its usual menu features scrambled eggs with smoked cheese and roasted peppers, thick cut bacon, corn crepes and fancy French toast, as well as grilled oysters and lamb tartare. If Mom would prefer dinner, Acme also has a pot roast dinner planned for $32 a person.

For more information on Acme check out their website.

Turn the Meal into the Gift

Bump up the significance of your meal out by taking Mom to dinner. With the prix fixe Mother’s Day menus, she can splurge on appetizers and dessert to go with her main course. Here are a couple of great options in the city:

A Four-Course Mother’s Day French Meal 

Not much goes together better than moms and wine, so bring yours to Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar in Murray Hill. This restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu for $95, as well as an a la carte menu. With the prix fixe menu, Mom will get awesome choices of salads, starters, main courses and desserts. The main meal choices include striped bass, Wagyu strip loin and duck. And don’t forget to take advantage of the amazing bar — we’re sure you won’t! Also, be sure to make a reservation in advance if you plan to go!

For more information on Artisinal Fromagerie Bistro check out their website.

A Great Deal on a Three-Course Dinner

Arte Cafe in the Upper West Side is having a special three-course prix fixe meal for $39.95. They’re serving it all day, so you can opt to go for lunch or dinner. This is a great deal because you get an appetizer, main course and dessert for that price. Mom gets to pick her main dish from filet mignon, spaghetti and lobster, or red snapper.  For more information on Arte Cafe check out their website.

Just remember, when you take Mom out for a nice meal, she wants your company as much as the food. So try to keep your face out of your phone and give her more than one-word answers. Then her meal will taste even more delicious! Are you planning to take your mom to one of these restaurants, or maybe you have your own idea for a special day? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!


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