Four Restaurants in NYC To Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year again, where we put in a little extra effort to show mom how much we appreciate her. This year, why not treat her to a sophisticated brunch or celebratory dinner at New York’s top dining destinations. She will love you for it. Here are four haute spots to consider when spoiling your mom this Mother’s Day.


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The renowned French restaurant Daniel, from Daniel Boulud, is the perfect place to indulge your mother with osetra caviar, peekytoe crab and a toast of Dom Pérignon Champagne. The three-course menu starts at $205/person with an additional wine pairing at $110/person, tailored to satisfy any palate. Choose from Hamachi, stir-fried Maine peekytoe crab, warm Provence white asparagus or grappa flambéed Hudson Valley foie gras for the first course. The second course excites with green walk golden trout hatchery, Scharbauer ranch wagyu strip loin and Elysian fields farm roasted lamb chop with young radishes and nettle emulsion. Top off the night with a decadent dessert such as tarte citron, rhubarb, sakanti or pistache with salted caramel and praline, frankincense ice cream and pishori pistachio-infused opalys chocolate.

Call 212.288.0033 to reserve a table.

Nougatine Jean-Georges

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If you’re short on time, then the Mother’s Day tasting menu at Nougatine and The Terrace at Jean-Georges is the option for you. Set in the same space as Jean-Georges, the upscale sister, Nougatine, attracts a mix of celebrities, socialites and movers and shakers in the business world. Mom will not only love the gorgeous views of Central Park, but the newly-renovated dining room from Thomas Juul-Hansen. The $118/person dinner tasting menu focuses on the finer things in life such as tuna tartare with avocado, spicy radish, and ginger marinade; foie gras brûlée; pepper-crusted salmon; and beef tenderloin with soy-garlic mushrooms, crispy potatoes and herbs. Another option is to enjoy the full a la carte menu all day, which includes fried calamari, crispy Maine lobster, Tasmanian sea trout and more.

Call 212.299.3900 to reserve a table.

The Modern

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For the mother who loves fine art, take her to The Modern, a French and New American hot spot with garden views inside the Museum of Modern Art. The restaurant features refined and unexpectedly playful dishes that highlight seasonal ingredients, served in a sophisticated dining room overlooking MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. For mother’s day, The Modern is offering three different meals. The first is a 3-course lunch offered from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $158/person with an optional $78/person wine pairing. In the Bar Room at The Modern, enjoy a 3-course menu starting at $98/person with seating available between 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes an optional wine pairing at $58/person. The third and final dining option is set at the kitchen table and includes a six-course lunch for $208/person with optional wine pairing for $128/person. This option is available between 12 p.m and 2:30 p.m.

Call 212.333.1220 to reserve a table.


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For the adventurous mother, take her to Wayan this Mother’s Day—a new restaurant in Nolita serving Indonesian cuisine with modern French flair. Helmed by Chef Cédric Vongerichten, this hot new restaurant provides a sleek space warmed by teak paneling, lush plants and whitewashed brick, making it the perfect backdrop for Mother’s Day dinner. The menu highlights the best of sweet and sour, spice and everything nice. Start with chicken, pork or shrimp satays before diving into large plates that are ideal for sharing. They include steamed black sea bass pepes, lobster noodle, baby back pork ribs, wagyu strip loin and yellow chicken. There are also small plates of peekytoe crab cake, vegetable spring rolls, crispy baby squid, Javanese oxtail soup and clams Jimbaran style. What Indonesian restaurant wouldn’t be complete without a side of nasi goreng, corn fritters, and yellow rice?

Call 917.261.4388 to reserve a table.