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The Best Mother’s Day Restaurants and Events in NJ


Mothers make the world go round, so why not spend this Mother’s Day doing something special for mom? At Best of NJ, we’re on the hunt for the Garden State’s best Mother’s Day restaurants and events. For those who want to take mom out this holiday, we’re compiling a huge list of statewide activities.

There are restaurants all across the state featuring special Mother’s Day brunches, luncheons and dinners. In addition, many venues are hosting special events. Plus, we’ve got tons of must-read editorial features about how to make this Mother’s Day the best one yet! Click here to see all of our Mother’s Day stories in one list. Happy Mother’s Day, New Jersey!

Featured Events Guide: Click any of our Featured Mother’s Day Restaurants and Events to see more.
| Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill | il Vecchio Cafe | Piazza di Roma | Black Horse Pub | Black Horse Tavern | George & Martha’s | Piattino | The Office Tavern Grill | The Office Tavern Grill (Morristown) | The Office Beer Bar & Grill |

Quick Click Guide: Select an NJ Region below to find Mother’s Day restaurants and events near you.
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Featured Mother’s Day Restaurants


Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Mother’s Day Buffet

Interior photo of Calandra's Mediterranean GrillWhere: 118 US-46, Fairfield, 07004
When: May 12, 11:30 am – 7:45 pm
Details: Don’t miss the Annual Mother’s Day Buffet at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill! This special event features separate seating times for brunch, lunch and dinner. Brunch begins at 11:30 am; meanwhile, the lunch buffet begins at 2:30 pm. Finally the dinner seating starts at 5:45 pm. See the full menu here.
Price: $55 per adult; $25 kids 4-12; Free for kids under 4
More Info: Click here or call 973-575-6500 to make a reservation.


il Vecchio Cafe Mother’s Day Buffet

il Vecchio Cafe Mothers Day PosterWhere: 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, 07006
When: May 12, begins at 11:30 am
Details: il Vecchio Cafe is hosting a Mother’s Day buffet with three separate seating times. First, brunch begins at 11:30 am; then, a lunch seating will start at 2:00 pm. Afterward, the dinner buffet opens up at 4:30 pm. Chef Francesco is preparing a special menu alongside a selection of $7 drinks, including mimosas.
Price: Pricing differs per seating. See menu for details.
More Info: Click here or call 973-226-8889 to make a reservation.


Piazza di Roma’s Mother’s Day Brunch

piazza di roma dining room tablesWhere: 1178 HWY 34, Aberdeen NJ
When: May 12, seating from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Details: Piazza di Roma is now accepting reservations! Bring your loved ones to Piazza di Roma in Aberdeen for a delicious Buffet Brunch! Reservations are required. Buffet highlights include an antipasti station, famous seafood salad and chicken francese. An omelette station, carving stations and dessert favorites will also be offered.
Price: $45 per adult; $20 children under 10 (not including tax & gratuity)
More Info: Visit the Piazza di Roma website or call 732-583-3565.


Black Horse Pub Grand Buffet Brunch

Black Horse Pub InteriorWhere: 1 W Main St, Mendham, 07945
When: May 12, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: Even the pubs are getting into the Mother’s Day spirit! At Black Horse Pub, you’ll find Carving Station with Top Round of Beef and Turkey, Omelet Station, Shrimp Cocktail, House Smoked Salmon, Salads, Artisan breads & more! Both the regular menu and Mother’s Day specials will be available starting at 3:00 pm.
Price: $35 per adult; $16 kids 10 & under
More Info: Visit the Black Horse Pub website or call 973-543-7300.


Black Horse Tavern Mother’s Day Celebration

Black Horse Tavern ExteriorWhere: 1 W Main St, Mendham, 07945
When: May 12, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: In addition to the buffet at the Pub, Black Horse Tavern is offering an a la carte dinner. Specials for the night are Prime Rib, Pork Porterhouse, Pan Roasted Salmon, Grilled Swordfish and more. You can visit their website to see the full menu. Don’t forget to call ahead and reserve a table before heading out, though.
Price: A la Carte
More Info: Visit the Black Horse Tavern website or call 973-543-7300.


George & Martha’s American Grille Brunch Buffet

Georg eand Marthas ExteriorWhere: 67-71 Morris St, Morristown, 07960
When: May 12, seating times at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Details: This holiday, George & Martha’s is hosting both a brunch buffet and special dinner menu. The brunch buffet includes a hot breakfast spread, Orechiette Pasta Salad, Herb Crusted London Broil and more. You won’t want to miss this one. Visit their website for more details about their Mother’s Day dinner menu
Price: $35 per adult, $15 kids 12 and under
More Info: Click here to reserve a table or call 973-267-4700.


Piattino Mother’s Day Brunch

Piattino InteriorWhere: Location #1 – Mendham; Location #2 – Summit
When: May 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Mother’s Day brunch at Piattino features two delicious courses. Particularly, there’s an antipasto course with standouts like Roasted Baby Carrots and Burrata Cheese. After that, the main course includes options such as Veal Milanese Style and Asparagus Cacio E Pepe.
Price: A la Carte
More Info: See the menu for their Mendham or Summit locations, or call 973-543-0025 (Mendham) or 908-219-4801 (Summit).


The Office Tavern Grill Brunch Buffet

Office Tavern Grill ExteriorWhere: Location #1 – 32-34 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, 07450 ; Location #2 – 61 Union Pl, Summit, 07901
When: May 12, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: The brunch buffet happening at these two locations are identical. It’s also worth noting that if you can’t make it to brunch, their Sunday dinner menu starts at 4:00 pm.
Price: $35 per adult; $15 kids 12 and under
More Info: Visit the Office Tavern Grill website or call 201-652-1070 (Ridgewood) or 908-522-0550 (Summit).


The Office Tavern Grill A la Carte Brunch

Office Tavern Grill Morristown ExteriorWhere: 3 South St, Morristown, 07960
When: May 12, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: Unlike the Ridgewood and Summit locations, The Office Tavern Grill in Morristown is serving brunch a la carte. The standout dishes here include Five Onion Soup, Ground Duck Burger and Benedict by the Sea. Similarly, though, this location will also be serving a dinner menu from 4:00 pm until closing time.
Price: A la Carte
More Info: Visit the Office Tavern Grill website or call 973-285-0220.


The Office Beer Bar & Grill Brunch Buffet

Office Beer Bar and Grill ExteriorWhere: 619 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, 07042
When: May 12, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: Rounding out the last of The Office locations, this brunch buffet is sure to please. With favorites like omelets, a carving station and pastries, you can’t go wrong here. There will also be an assortment of classic breakfast and lunch options, making this buffet a safe choice. Call ahead to book a table today.
Price: $25 per adult; $12 kids 12 and under
More Info: Visit their website or call 973-783-2929.


Mother’s Day Stories


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Jersey Shore Themed Mother’s Day Gifts

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