For the mother who has it all, flowers are fine, and jewelry and perfume is a snore. Quality time with family is what she really wants and what better way to spend time on Mother’s Day than with a special meal at one of New York’s buzziest restaurants? Haute Living’s list of New York’s top brunches narrows down the options to the best and will send Mom into swoons of delight.
Colicchio & Sons— Chef Chris Lavey signature mother’s day dishes include, sugar snap peas with quinoa and whole grain mustard, pork loin with rhubarb and wild bamboo shoots, and roasted Amish chicken with green garbanzo beans, ramps and spring garlic. For desert Mom will love the huckleberry-rhubarb crumb tart with meyer lemon curd and vanilla bean ice cream. $75 per person. 85 Tenth Avenue, New York. (212)400-6699. colicchioandsons.com
Craft— We can’t get enough of Tom Colicchio! Here chef Taylor Naples will offer a brunch that showcases spring produce, a pastry basket to share and family style appetizers. Sides are served with a choice of main dishes such as baked farm eggs with chorizo, roasted peppers and fava beans and soft scramble with morel mushrooms, ramps and ricotta.$55 per person. $55 per person. 43 East 19th Street, New York. (212) 780-0880. craftrestaurant.com
Hearth— Chef Marco Canora’s guests can celebrate Mother’s day with brunch classics with a twist; blueberry buttermilk pancakes, seasonal vegetable frittatas, cream line yogurt and apple cider doughnuts holes. And try the signature Bloody Mary with grass-fed beef broth! ( a’ la cart ) 403 East 12 Street, New York. (646) 602-1300. restauranthearth.com
SixtyFive — Although the recently renovated Rainbow Room is sold out for Mother’s Day brunch, its cocktail bar, SixtyFive has a fabulous view of New York City and an equally fabulous brunch. They still have reservations available. The menu is smaller version of the Rainbow Room’s with a spectacular raw bar, roasted Amish chicken, Thai chicken green curry, New Orleans Beignets and cinnamon apple cider doughnuts are delivered table side. All mothers will receive a special gift-box of macarons and guests can enjoy music by The Ladybugs via loud speakers as they perform live in the bigger room. Children are welcome! $95 adults, $65 children 30 Rockefeller Plaza, (212) 632-5000. rainbowroom.com
B&B Winepub— Chef Josh Capon puts his spin on a tradition brunch food with dishes such as chicken & waffles, and favorites like eggs Benedict and salmon scrambled eggs. The wine list is accessible yet serious. $22 per person. 25 West Houston Street, (212) 334-7320. burgerbarrel.com