Nothing says I love you like a good meal. But in case you can’t cook like Mom — and let’s face it- no one can cook like Mom — it’s time to get her out of the kitchen and let the pampering begin. Sunday is Mother’s Day so get ready to make your reservations and show Mom you care with the real key to a woman’s heart-food!
From cookie decorating with the kids to upscale cruises around the Hudson, we’ve rounded up some places that are sure to make Mom feel appreciated.
Give her something sweet.
142 W. 10th St., 212-206-0606
Chef David Santos has a special gift for Moms-a cake to take home in honor of his own mother, who is originally from Portugal. All Moms will receive a mini Lavender Bundt Cake, just like the ones he used to make as a boy with his mother. There will also be a three-course prix fixe menu (1-8 p.m., $55) with many of Santos’ signature dishes, including Octopus Bolognese, Uni with pork belly, House Made Tortellini, Skate Chop, and Suckling Pig.
Give her 100-year old recipes.
45 Mercer St., 212-966-9288
The Gallo family will make Mom feel at home with their homemade Italian classics, like Chicken Parm ($8), Meatball Sliders ($8), Baby Rice Balls($11), and Kale Salad ($14). Passed down from Chef and owner Steven Gallo’s own mother, his recipes trace back to his Sicilian roots from more than 100 years ago, including the famous Gallo tomato sauce-a family treasure that Gallo learned how to craft at the early age of 12 in his mother’s kitchen.
Give her a toast.
236 5th Ave., 212-683-2929
All Moms will receive a complimentary St-Germain Champagne cocktail and an herb plant to take home. An a la carte brunch menu will be served with specials like Hummus & Ramps ($15), Soft Shell Crab with harissa carrot purée and avocado semolina crust ($21), and Wild Spring Salmon ($32). Chef Philippe Massoud will also serve his special Apricot Almond Cake ($10) that honors how his mom encouraged him how to bake.
Give her two for the price of one.
525 Broome St., 212-966-9620
Make Meaning will host a cookie decorating event at its Upper East Side and Upper West Side locations for Mother’s Day.
To celebrate family and equality alike, this Sunday brunch will invite all moms to celebrate with its Two Moms for the Price of One special. Owned by Kim Stolz, the first lesbian contestant on America’s Next Top Model, the menu will remain the same, but guests can enjoy any two brunch items, like Egg in a Hole and Chicken & Waffle, as well as any Mimosas or Bloody Marys, or two dinner items, like Crispy Duck Breast and Chipotle Crusted Ahi Tuna, as well as two glasses of wine-for the price of one.
Give her all she can eat.
This British-inflected Indian restaurant is honoring Moms an extra day with a full buffet and bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Draft Beer and Sangria for just $14.99 (Sat- Sun. Noon- 4 p.m.) All-you-can-eat plates include Kofta Sham-Savera (spinach and cheese dumplings in a rich tomato sauce), Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower florets), Lamb with caramelized onion, mint and tomato sauce, and Keemay ki Biryani (layed basmati rice with minced lamb). Plus, kids eat for free.
Give her family fun.
Brick Lane Curry House will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet, including Tandori Chicken.
Kids will melt Mom’s hearts with these sweet treats. Personalize delicious cookies with dozens of edible decorations while sipping on DAVIDsTEA (3:30 p.m., $10.)
Give her a sea of options.
61 Chelsea Piers, 212-352-9009
Let Mom dine in style on this upscale, glass-enclosed dining cruise that gives the most up-close views of the New York City skyline. Brunch menu plates (Noon- 2:30 p.m., $69.90) include entrees like Quiche du Jour, Roasted Banana French Toast, Bouillabaisse, and Chicken Piccata. Dinner specials (7- 10 p.m., $124.90) include Lobster Milanese, Black Atlantic Cod, Red Curry Pork and Short Rib. Along with delicious dessert options, like Plateau du Fromage and Sweet Berry Gallete, all Moms will receive a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa.
Give her a night she won’t (or will) forget
Don’t stop the celebrating after dinner. Stop by any Fatty Crew location and all Mommas will receive a free glass of Prosecco, or a pickle back shot in their honor.