Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, and that means dreaming about where and what we’ll be served for brunch. Whether your kids are planning to whip you up breakfast in bed or you’re heading out to a restaurant, remember—this is your day—so indulge in all the mimosas, freshly squeezed OJ and yummy pancakes you want (and make sure anyone but you does the cleanup!).

Here are some of our favorite spots in NJ that are hosting brunch for Mother’s Day. Be sure to make a reservation in advance and celebrate the day—you deserve it, mama!

Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro
30 E. Main St., Freehold Borough
This beautiful Indian restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner with specials such as quinoa pani puri, tandoori salmon, avocado mango bhel, beetroot tiki, basil chicken tikka, lamb seekh kebab, channa masala, biryani, rasmalai, orange rind kulfi and chocolate halwa.

Allegory Restaurant
690 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
11 am – 3:30 pm May 14
The New American-meets-Mediterranean-style restaurant at The MC Hotel promises everything will be housemade, including desserts. Brunch specials for Mother’s Day include: River Valley Wheat Pancake with Blackberry Citrus Compote; Goat Cheese, Asparagus, and Tomato Egg White Frittata; Baked Eggs in Spicy Marinara with Grilled Bread; Grilled Lamb Chops with mint yogurt sauce and smashed fingerlings potatoes; 10-ounce Ribeye Steak & Eggs; House Poached Atlantic Salmon Salad on toasted Bialy; and Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with preserved Lemon Curd Cream Cheese.

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
10 am or 12 pm May 13; 9 am or 11 am or 1 pm on May 14
Enjoy tractor-drawn wagon rides around the farm while taking in the relaxed farm atmosphere and enjoying a casual family-style meal. Stay and enjoy friendly farm animals, a self-guided museum tour, visit the farm store or enjoy homemade ice cream. Advanced tickets are required and will be sold per time slot.

Avanti Day Resort
345 Rte. 9, Manalapan
May 14
If your gift for your mom is a day of relaxation, you can both enjoy a brunch spread in the Spa Tranquility Lounge before or after your massage, facial or body treatment.

23 Ocean Ave. North, Long Branch
9 am – 2 pm May 14
This restaurant offers beautiful ocean views and a French-influenced prix fixe menu for brunch. Start with hors d’oeuvres then move onto the main course, including French toast and steak frites. Finish off with a treat like vegan carrot cheesecake crumble or traditional creme brulee.

Beach Plum Farm
140 Stevens St., West Cape May
If you can’t make it to brunch, this beautiful farm-to-table restaurant will be serving dinner from 4-6 pm. Their family-style dinners focus on the farm’s weekly harvest, featuring farm-raised chicken, heritage pork and organic produce. Dine with friends at one of the long communal farm tables. Dinner is BYOB.

Bella Vista Country Club
100 School Road East, Marlboro
11 am and 1:30 pm May 14
Create your own omelets, choose from the lox display, have some salad or Italian charcuterie, try, homemade lasagna or fresh pasta, and create your own mashed potato sundae.

299 Paramus Rd., Paramus
10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm or 4 pm May 14
Biagio’s is a family-owned and -operated restaurant and banquet hall that has been a local favorite offering homestyle Italian classics for over 25 years. This year, they have a Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet at Terrace with seatings starting at 10:30 am, or dinner served all day from 12 – 6pm.

Blend on Main
152 Main St., Manasquan
10:30 am – 1 pm May 14
The a la carte Mother’s Day brunch starts with crumb cake and beignets. Follow up with Croque monsieur, lobster eggs benedict and waffles. Kids can have silver dollar pancakes or eggies.

Boathouse at Mercer Lake
334 S. Post Rd., West Windsor
11 am – 2 pm May 14
While seated amongst serene lakeside views, Mom will enjoy buffet-styled Toscano, Continental breakfast, carving, hot buffet and dessert stations.

Buttonwood Manor
MJ’s Matawan, 845 Rte. 34, Matawan
Starting 11 am May 14
There will be a vast selection of both hot and cold breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, honey baked ham, roasted turkey carving station and a plentiful dessert display. There will be a dinner buffet if you’re starting your day later.

Calandra’s Bakery and Restaurants
234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
Brunch, 11 am – 1 pm May 14
Lunch, 2-4 pm May 14
Dinner, 5-7 pm May 14
Brunch includes assorted mini muffins, coffee cake, smoked salmon, yogurt and granola, eggs with bacon and sausage, vegetable quiche, french toast, grilled chicken bruschetta, and croissants filled with ham and cheese. Kids can have chicken fingers, penne with butter, macaroni & cheese and waffles. The lunch and dinner menus include shrimp cocktail, green beans and proscuitto, salads, arancini, cavatelli with broccoli and sausage, lobster ravioli, baked manicotti, salmon in champagne sauce, chicken francese, pork milanese, spring vegetable medley and roasted mashed potatoes. Kids can eat chicken fingers, penne, spaghetti and meatballs, or mac & cheese later in the day.

The Capital Grille
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Brunch 10 am – 2 pm May 14
Dinner May 14
Wine and Dine Mom this Mother’s Day. The full dinner menu of contemporary classics will be available, as well as four brunch features earlier in the day: lobster frittata, NY strip and eggs, filet mignon, or smoked salmon with caviar.

38 South Street, Freehold
11 am – 2 pm May 14
The name of the game here is meat, so when you head to the buffet opt for prime cut roasted rib eye, glzed pork belly, rosemary and fig glazed lamb, herb roasted chicken or seared salmon. You can also have scrambled eggs, dulce de leche French toast or Belgian waffles. Or, for lunch items, go for salad, wood fired oven pizza or pappardelle sugo. There will be donuts, turnovers, muffins and Danish for dessert.

City Cruises
Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Blvd., Weehawken
12-2 pm May 14
Choose from different cruises that sail along the East and Hudson Rivers. On board, you’ll share a special day with Mom with a holiday menu, classic cocktails and incredible views of the New York City skyline.

The Club at Picatinny
Picatinny Arsenal
10:30 am or 1:30 pm May 14
Whether or not you are part of the Army, you can treat Mom to a victorious brunch that includes gourmet food options and communal seating.

Cock n’ Bull Restaurant
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA
There will be an array of brunch selections, carving stations, seafood and housemade desserts.


Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
Choose from the resort’s three extraordinary brunches, or a la carte dining at 4-star Restaurant Latour, the popular Crystal Tavern or stylish Kites – An American Grille. Or why not make it a Mother’s Day getaway with an overnight at the luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge or recreation-rich Minerals Hotel. Brunch reservations are required and space is limited.


Drifthouse by David Burke
Driftwood Cabana Club, 1485 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright
Brunch, 11 am – 2:30 pm May 14
A la carte dinner, 4-9 pm May 14
Sit along the oceanfront while you feast on a 3-course prix fixe brunch menu. Share clothesline bacon or a pastry basket with everyone at your table. For an appetizer, you can order lobster dumplings, caesar salad or pastrami salmon carpaccio. Some of the main course dishes are buttermilk pancakes, surf ‘n turf benedict or chicken ‘n biscuits. Finish off your meal with a selection of desserts.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
10 am – 4 pm May 14
Start with house baked warm cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese frosting. Move on to salad, lobster bisque or smoked salmon. Some entree courses include steak and eggs, lobster quiche florentine or roasted avocado with jumbo lump crab. Dessert is fresh berries with cookies or bananas foster cake. Kids have their own selections of scrambled eggs, chicken fingers, mac and cheese or grilled chicken breast, starting with fresh fruit and ending with sorbet or ice cream (plus cookies!).


66 Witherspoon St., Princeton
Local, sustainable ingredients are used to create New American cuisine at this upscale eatery. The three courses start with smoked salmon or linguine, continue on with crab omelette or black cod, and finish up with Tahitensis vanilla or local cheese.


54 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
12-7 pm May 14
Located inside of a neo-classical bank, this restaurant is a highlight of the Village of Ridgewood. The special 3-course prix-fixe menu includes primi offerings such as an Apricot & Beet Salad or Scallop Crudo, secondi entrees like Thyme Roasted Branzino or Roasted Chicken Breast, and dolce choices such as Tiramisu Della Casa or Chocolate Mousse.

Fire Me Up Studio
117 N. Union Ave., Cranford
10 am – 12:30 pm
Although this isn’t a typical brunch, it will be a Mother’s Day tea party plus charcuterie board making class. Kids are welcome.

Fogo de Chao
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Brunch until 2 pm May 14
Dinner all day May 14
Order off the dinner menu at this famed Brazilian steakhouse all day, or have brunch in the morning. Kids 6 and under eat free, and children 7-12 are half-price. If you want to stay home, Fogo’s Mother’s Day Celebration Package to-go is available for pickup or delivery all day May 10-13, and by 10:30 am May 14.

LAURA MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY / Chocolate mousse cake at The Goat by David Burke

THE GOAT by David Burke
1411 Rte. 36, Union Beach
10:30 am – 8 pm May 14
Mom can relax at this casual tavern with a fun vibe and a modern American and Italian menu. Your table can share herb oil and parmesan flatbread or clams on the half shell. Then, choose your own caesar salad, asparagus salad, tuna tartare tacos or margherita. Available for the main meal are items like lemon ricotta pancakes, New Jersey eggs benedict, “Breaking My Balls” rigatoni and lemon pepper salmon. To top off the three-course prix fixe meal, order strawberry shortcake topped with hot honey, chocolate chip ice cream sliders or “THE GOAT” chocolate mousse cake.


Grain & Cane
The Park, 250 Connell Dr., Berkeley Heights
Mom will want to start off with a specialty cocktail such as a Lychee Spritz or a G&C Skinny Margarita. Entrees include Crab Louie Salad or Berkshire Pork Milanese. Top off the meal with a cherry clafoutis with pistachio ice cream.


Kona Grill
511 Rte. 1 South, Iselin section of Woodbridge
Dinner and late-night Happy Hour, May 13
Brunch specials, May 14
Settle in for dinner features including Prime Rib Surf & Turf, crafted cocktails, a zesty Yuzu Lime Bar dessert and bubbles to end the evening. Or gather the family on Sunday morning to enjoy classic options like Steak & Eggs, Macadamia Nut French Toast, Bananas Foster Pancakes, mimosas and more. Every mom will go home with flowers while supplies last.


Liberty House
76 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City
11 am – 6 pm May 14
Their annual brunch buffet offers unsurpassed views of the New York City skyline. There will be offerings such as an International Cheese & Fruit Display, Mediterranean & Antipasti Station, Mashed Potato Bar and a Seafood Station.

Mathis House
600 Main St., Toms River
11 am and 3 pm May 14
Experience a five course Victorian Afternoon Tea with tea, scones, soup, salad, a variety of tea sandwiches and a plate of desserts. Moms will feel pampered as they listen to live music from a pianist and take a tour of the inn. Moms will receive flowers.

Metropolitan Cafe
8 E. Main St., Freehold
11 am – 3 pm May 14
The brunch buffet includes scones, croissants, crumb cake, assorted sushi, dumplings, grilled vegetables, shrimp scampi, eggplant rollatine, penne vodka, Faroe Island salmon and vanilla challah French toast.

Molos Restaurant
1 Pershing Rd., Weehawken
Starting at 12 pm May 14
This Greek and Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant is located on the Hudson River and the floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the New York City skyline. The Mother’s Day brunch here all day includes favorites like Greek Salad, Shrimp Santorini and Faroe Islands Salmon, or more exotic choices like Spanokorisotto or Karidopita.

Mulberry House
415 Westfield Ave., Westfield
Takeout and catering menus available May 12-14
This lovely community restaurant is famous for its Tea Bar that displays its weekly offerings. Enjoy breakfast or Tea Time with Mom which includes sandwiches, scones, mini cakes, pastries, tea and more. There’s also Tea Time with the Family or Tea Time for Kids.

The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant
225 Rte. 202, Basking Ridge
9:30 am – 3:30 pm May 14
Built in the 18th century, the Grain House Restaurant is known for its historic charm and classic American fare. Celebrate mom with brunch buffet featuring turkey, omelets and waffles and breads and pastries.


Orchard Park by David Burke
670 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick
Brunch will be a three-course prix fixe meal designed by the acclaimed NJ chef, so you can choose from appetizers like soft shell crab quesadilla or burrata panzanella; move onto an entrée of Titanic French toast, duck breast or butternut squash ravioli; and finish up with chocolate crème brulee or peach bellini rose. If you’d like to share a meal, opt for the clothesline bacon during brunch or tin can cake after. Kids have a choice of silver dollar pancakes, waffles, chicken fingers, or an egg and cheese popover. Dinner will be served later on from 5-9 pm, ala carte.

RED HORSE BY DAVID BURKE / Lobster & truffle ostrich scramble

Red Horse by David Burke
26 Ridge Rd., Rumson
Brunch, 12-3 pm May 14
A la carte dinner, 4-8 pm May 14
The NJ native designed a modern-American steakhouse with sushi bar inside a charming Victorian building where for Mother’s Day, you can sit down for a 3-course prix fixe brunch menu. Start with a burrata salad, waffle with rhubarb jam or beet/crab/mango parfait. Main dishes include pan roasted branzino, asparagus avocado toast, or a lobster & truffle ostrich scramble. Dessert choices include key lime pie, chocolate mousse cake or a carrot cake parfait.

Ristorante Lucca & Piano Lounge
144 Rte. 130, Bordentown
Eggs are the star of the show here: get them with bacon and sausage, scrambled with green asparagus, sauteed with shrimp or made with prosciutto and parmesan cheese. Kids have a fancy menu with eggs, pancakes, gnocchi, pennette, or chicken tenders with Italian fries. For dessert, everyone can share Coppa Terrae di Romagna, Torta Mantovana or a Sicilian cannoli.

Seasons 52
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Dine in or bring the springtime celebration home. Seasons 52 catering “green box” options include Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon, Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Apricot Glazed Spiral Ham available for pickup on May 13 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Shannon Rose
98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton
10 am – 3 pm May 14
This Irish pub is a community favorite. Celebrate mom with an a la carte menu featuring fun dishes such as the Shannon Rose Frittata and the Hangover Burger. Drinks include the traditional mimosa as well as a “Manmosa” made with Kane Head High IPA.

The Spring Lake Manor
415 Rte. 71, Spring Lake
10:30 am – 3 pm May 14
This grand seaside restaurant/hotel is the setting for a grand breakfast buffet that includes an omelet station, waffle station, carving station, eight chafing dishes and a Viennese dessert table, plus a free mimosa, screwdriver or Bloody Mary.

130 S. Main St. (Rte. 79), Marlboro
8 am – 4 pm
Specials will be announced so that you can treat mom to the perfect meal.

Stone House
50 Stirling Rd., Warren
11 am – 2 pm May 14 brunch
5-8 pm May 14 dinner
Brunch will offer omelette, Belgian waffle, salad, pasta and carving stations. For dinner, you can opt to indulge in the Mother’s Day Dinner Special or choose from the à la carte dinner menu.

Terra e Mare
2 Chapel Ave., Jersey City
12-7 pm May 14
Hudson House’s onsite restaurant will be serving Mother’s Day brunch and dinner specials. The 3-course prix-fixe menu includes menu standouts such as Crudo Di Tonno, Torta Salata, Spaghetti Al Nero Di Seppia, Brasato Di Manzo, Torta Di Ciliege and Pannacotta.


Village Hall
101 S. Orange Ave., South Orange
12-7 pm May 14
Menu standouts include starters such as burrata and crispy calamari alongside entrees like olive crusted tuna, pan seared salmon and grilled flat iron steak, with a choice of strawberry rhubarb crumble or three layer mousse cake.

Willow Creek Winery
Cape May
10 am – 3 pm May 14
Celebrate Mother’s Day in the middle of a green and gorgeous vineyard and treat your family to Brunch for the Best. A full wine and sangria list will be available, including wine-infused Dole Whip Sangria Floats, Wilde Cock Mimosas, and more specialty wine cocktails to pair with brunch.

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