If there’s one person in the world who deserves a day of praise, it’s your mother. But in order to squeeze as much gratitude and love into that one special day as possible, you’re going to have to start early. I’m not talking crack-of-dawn early (no need to be annoying); I’m talking brunch early. It’s that sweet spot between a leisurely Sunday morning and a lazy Sunday, and it’s the perfect time to get out there and celebrate all that mothers do.
If you’re planning something nice for your mom, or if you’re the mom and given a choice of where to go, here are the best spots to start your Mother’s Day.
Featured Mother’s Day Brunch Events
Piazza di Roma’s Mother’s Day Brunch
Where: 1178 Route 34, Aberdeen
When: May 13, seating from 10:00 am – 3:00 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 cinnamon French toast and red bliss potato homefries. An omelette station, carving stations and dessert favorites will also be offered.
Price: $40 per adult, $20 per child (ages 3-12), free for children under 2 + tax and service charge.
More Info: Visit the Piazza di Roma website or call 732-583-3565
The Black Horse Tavern & Pub
Where: 1 West Main Street, Mendham
When: May 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: The Black Horse Pub will be serving their Grand Buffet Brunch on Mother’s Day; the buffet includes a carving Station with prime rib, turkey and ham, omelets made to order, shrimp cocktail, house smoked salmon, salads, pastries and more! There will also be an a la carte special dinner menu from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. This includes several brunch items available from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Brunch will feature specialties such as bourbon & blueberry glazed french toast, prime rib, grilled swordfish & much more!
Price: A la carte (Tavern); $35.95 Adults, $16.95 Children 10 and under (Pub)
More Info: Make a reservation at The Black Horse website, or call 973-543-7300.
George & Martha’s American Grille
Where: 67-71 Morris Street, Morristown
When: May 13. Seatings at 10:00 am, Noon & 2:00 pm
Details: Visit George & Martha’s American Grille this holiday for a meal that’s sophisticated & fun – just like mom! Special brunch items include a carving station, omelets made to order, breakfast and brunch selections, desserts and more!
Price: $31.95 Adults, $14.99 Children 12 and under
More Info: To make a reservation, visit the website or call 973-267-4700.
The Office Beer Bar & Grill
Where: 619 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
When: May 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: The Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at The Office Beer Bar & Grill features a carving station, omelets made to order, breakfast & brunch selections, pastries and more.
Price: $25.99 Adults, $12.99 Children 12 and under
More Info: Reservations can be made online at www.office-beerbar.com or by calling 973-783-2929.
The Office Tavern Grill
Where: 61 Union Place, Summit; 32-34 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood; 3 South Street, Morristown
When: May 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: The Summit and Ridgewood locations are serving a Buffet Brunch. This includes a carving station, omelets made to order, cold salads, meat & cheese display, hot brunch and dinner items; plus pastries and desserts. Meanwhile, The Office Tavern Grill in Morristown will be serving an a la carte brunch menu along with their regular dinner menu.
Price: $35 Adults, $14 Children 12 and under (Summit & Ridgewood); A la carte (Morristown)
More Info: Reservations can be made by visiting The Office Tavern Grill website or calling 908-522-0550 (Summit); 201-652-1070 (Ridgewood); 973-285-0220 (Morristown).
Where: 88 East Main Street, Mendham; 67 Union Place, Summit
When: May 13, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Piattino will be serving a unique a la carte brunch with additional specials which include ricotta buttermilk pancakes. The full dinner menu will also be available from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm featuring the following specials: Smoked ricotta ravioli, crispy burrata cheese, homemade cavatelli with rock shrimp, blistered tomatoes and asparagus, spaghetti with rabbit meatballs and veal Milanese style. Celebrate mom in style at either location!
Price: A la carte.
More Info: Make reservations online at the Piattino website.
Editor’s Choice Picks for the Best Brunch Spots
The Olde Mill Inn
Location: 225 Morristown Road, Basking Ridge
Description: The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn is pulling no stops this Mother’s Day. The menu here is as expansive as it is elaborate, and I mean that in the best way possible. Vegetable ravioli, butternut squash mac ‘n’ cheese, pad thai, eggs benedict, traditional tea sandwiches, shrimp cocktail; these are just a few of the options available to you at The Olde Mill Inn. But the food is only part of the appeal here; the ambiance at this historical structure is sure to provide the perfect backdrop for your Mother’s Day celebrations.
For More Details: Visit www.oldemillinn.com or call 908-696-2335
Location: 908 Washington Street, Hoboken
Description: Amanda’s has been a Hoboken staple for over two decades, and is well known for offering one of the best brunches in town. Located in a converted brownstone, Amanda’s is the perfect place to enjoy a classically cozy meal with family. This Mother’s Day, stop by for a 3-course prix-fixe menu filled with Amanda’s unique take on traditional brunch options. There are four sittings and they’re sure to fill up quickly, so be sure to book your table today.
For More Details: Visit amandasrestaurant.com or call 201-798-0101
Location: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Description: For all the mamas with energetic little ones, Alstede Farms is your spot. On May 12 and 13, enjoy a beautiful morning hayride through the farm’s grounds before heading into an asparagus-themed brunch in Harvest Hall. The good news is the farm is fully functional on Sundays, so your day doesn’t have to end after brunch. Check out the farm store, ice cream parlor, children’s farm, or the wine tasting to top off the Mother’s Day fun!
For More Details: Visit alstedefarms.com or call 908-879-7189
La Dolce Vita
Location: 400 Ocean Avenue, Belmar
Description: Looking for a non-buffet Mother’s Day Brunch? La Dolce Vita is the place to go. This family-owned Belmar spot is known for its delicious Italian & seafood dishes served up with spectacular views of the Atlantic (plus outdoor seating, yay!). Head here on Mother’s Day for a prix-fixe menu to please each and every taste bud. Options include filet mignon, rack of lamb, burratta, stuffed salmon, and some delicious pasta dishes.
For More Details: Visit www.belmarrestaurant.com or call 732-749-3177
McLoone’s Pier House
Location: 1 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch
Description: Located directly on the beach (and by directly I mean there’s actually sand underneath this restaurant) in Long Branch’s beautiful Pier Village, McLoone’s is known for its versatility. Want a gourmet, 5-star meal for yourself and a grilled cheese for your little one? Perfect, they can do that. This Mother’s Day, McLoone’s is serving up some unique buffet options. They had me at crab cake station, but they will also have a raw bar, an omelet station, waffle station, carving station, and an abundance of brunch fixtures set out for the taking. Call to make your reservations today!
For More Details: Visit www.mcloonespierhouse.com or call 732-923-1006
Knob Hill Golf Club
Location: 1 Shinnecock Drive, Manalapan
Description: If there’s one thing your mom deserves this Mother’s Day, it’s a beautiful view. Enjoy a gourmet brunch, complete with cinnamon sugar french toast, made to order omelettes, ahi tuna, paella and more, at Manalapan’s Knob Hill Golf Club on Sunday, May 13. With the greenery just feet away, it’s the perfect spot to take it easy this Mother’s Day. Reservations are required, so call ahead to book your table.
For More Details: Visit www.knobhillgolfclub.com or call 732-792-7722
Stage House Tavern
Location: 1719 Amwell Road, Somerset
Description: Looking for a more laid-back Mother’s Day? The Stage House Tavern offers an expansive brunch buffet in a casual setting. With a menu spanning from scrambled eggs and shrimp and grits to a roast beef and ham carving station, you’re sure to leave with a very full stomach. For the early risers, Stage House begins seating at 9:30 am so you don’t have to wait to get your brunch on.
For More Details: Visit www.stagehousetavern.com or call 732-873-3990
The Bernards Inn
Location: 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville
Description: Why not make it a Mother’s Day weekend? The Bernards Inn offers the opportunity to get away for the night and still enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch without having to travel any further. Hop from the salad bar to the hot buffet with all the energy you saved by not fighting Sunday morning traffic. Or skip the stay, fight the traffic, and still enjoy an incredible meal. Either way, you win!
For More Details: Visit www.bernardsinn.com or call 908-766-0002
The Spring Lake Manor
Location: 415 Highway 71, Spring Lake
Description: The Spring Lake Manor is the place to be if you’re looking for a bit of grandeur on your Mother’s Day morning. This expansive venue has large rooms, elegant staircases, and, best of all, a waffle station. The waffle station is accompanied by a full buffet, complete with eight chafing dishes, an omelet station, a carving station, a Viennese table, and other assorted options. Call today to book your table!
For More Details: Visit springlakemanor.com or call 732-449-6630
Carriage House Café & Tearoom at The Physick Estate
Location: 1048 Washington Street, Cape May
Description: Do you know what’s even better than dinner and a show? Brunch and a show! This Mother’s Day, head to The Physick Estate for a brunch buffet accompanied by a live performance of jazz numbers from The Great American Songbook. It’s a wonderful way to liven up your Sunday morning, and take in the beautiful architecture of one of Cape May’s historic Victorian estates. Tickets are $30 and advance reservations are required.
For More Details: Visit www.capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404
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