Allegory Restaurant, Montclair
Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch menu at Allegory Restaurant at the MC Hotel in Montclair. From 11 am–3:30 pm, enjoy in-house specials with a fusion of New American and Mediterranean flavors. The menu features wheat pancakes with blackberry citrus compote, a tomato egg-white frittata with goat cheese and asparagus, and poached salmon salad on toasted bialy.
690 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 844-624-6835
Alstede Farms, Chester
For a unique Mother’s Day brunch, spend the day at Alstede Farms and enjoy a farm-to-table meal. Events include visits to see the animals, self-guided museum tours and tractor-drawn wagon rides. Children will also have the opportunity to take home a special craft. This is a perfect option for families who want to enjoy a day outdoors. Reserve online.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester; 908-879-7189
Boots and Bones, Jersey City
Jersey’s City’s new barbecue restaurant is offering a prix-fixe menu, 11:30 am–3:30 pm, on Mother’s Day. Options include ricotta-stuffed French toast, waffles, brisket hash and omelets. Finish off the meal with dessert and a mimosa (or two).
116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City; 201-706-3237
Liberty House, Jersey City
From 11 am–6 pm, sip on your favorite drink with a view of Manhattan across the Hudson. There’s something for everyone, with food stations ranging from Mediterranean to mashed potatoes. Specials include ricotta salata, grilled and marinated vegetables, challah French toast topped with apples and maple syrup, smoked salmon and fresh omelets. Reserve online.
76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City; 201-395-0300
The Architects Golf Club, Lopatcong
Mother’s Day brunch at the Architects Golf Club includes cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce, baked ham with blackberry fig glaze, sautéed chicken with portobellos and Marsala—plus an omelet station, antipasto, fresh pastries and breads. Seatings are 10 am–3 pm. Reserve online.
700 Strykers Road, Lopatcong; 908-213-3080
Alba Vineyard, Milford
Spend Mother’s Day enjoying food, wine and music. Begin with a self-guided wine flight (three different price points available). Lobster pizza, lobster rolls and oysters on the half shell will be available in addition to the regular menu. Must be 21+. Reserve online.
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford; 908-995-7800
Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick
Celebrate Mom at Stage Left Steak from 11 am–12:30 pm. Specials include lobster bisque, escargot, seared salmon, Wagyu steak, braised lamb shank and buttermilk fried chicken. Finish off the meal with desserts like crème brûlée, apple fritters, bread pudding and tiramisu. Reserve online.
5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick; 732-828-4444
Lambertville Station, Lambertville
Celebrate Mother’s Day with breakfast, brunch, dinner or a buffet. The prix-fixe breakfast begins at 9 am and features options like smoked salmon blintzes, smoked salmon omelets and challah French toast stuffed with mixed berries. Brunch runs from 10:30 am–1:30 pm; specials include three-cheese omelets, eggs Benedict, French toast, and steak and eggs. Dinner runs until 9 pm and features lobster and crab bisque, poke tuna, ribeye steak, miso-glazed salmon and crab cakes. The buffet, open from 11 am–7:30 pm, includes a raw bar and stations for bagels and fish, omelets, carved meats, Mediterranean classics, and soup and salad. Reserve online.
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville; 609-397-8300
Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake
Spring Lake Manor is offering a Mother’s Day brunch menu that includes roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, French toast, chicken Florentine, pasta primavera and create-your-own omelets and waffles. Dessert options include cannoli, rice pudding, brownies and chocolate mousse. Seatings run 10:30 am–3 pm. Dietary accommodations can be made. Reserve online.
415 Highway 71, Spring Lake; 732-449-6630
Avalon Brew Pub, Avalon
From 11 am–3 pm, enjoy specials like tortellini Alfredo, poached salmon, honey-glazed ham and braised short rib with horseradish and demi-glace. Don’t skip the artisanal cheese and charcuterie display. Reserve online.
125 79th Street, Avalon; 609-967-2116
Drifthouse by David Burke, Sea Bright
Spend Mother’s Day at Drifthouse by David Burke. Brunch is available from 11 am–2:30 pm and includes prix-fixe specials like lobster dumplings, pan-seared salmon, skirt steak and a surf and turf Benedict. Dinner is available from 4–9 pm and includes a la carte options. Reserve online.
1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright; 732-530-9760
Nobu, Atlantic City
The Atlantic City location of this famous Japanese restaurant is offering a prix-fixe, family-style menu. Options include tuna tataki sashimi salad, king crab tacos, salmon teriyaki and soft-shell crab avocado Benedict. Kids can enjoy the Mother’s Day bento box, which features edamame, chicken skewers, vegetable tempura and a California cut roll.
2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City; 609-317-2115
Proving Ground, Highlands
Proving Ground’s brunch buffet is available from 10 am–2 pm. Options include stuffed French toast, biscuits and gravy, baked salmon, pork tenderloin, and chicken and waffles. Dinner is available from 3–8 pm; the menu features stuffed artichoke, sautéed little neck clams, chicken Francaise, beef Wellington, stuffed flounder and crab cakes. Reserve online.
56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands; 732-872-2266
Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton
From 11 am–7 pm, Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture (one of our favorite springtime activities) is offering a brunch buffet for Mother’s Day. The buffet features eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, roasted chicken, prime rib, smoked ham and made-to-order omelets. Don’t miss out on the cold buffet selections like smoked salmon, oysters, crab claws and shrimp cocktails. Dessert options include dark chocolate fondue, bananas Foster, coconut rice pudding, cheesecake and opera cake. Reserve online.
16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton; 609-584-7800
Bonefish Grill, multiple locations
Bonefish Grill is offering several Mother’s Day specials this year, like the scallop and shrimp scampi filet or cedar-plank salmon. Be sure to end the meal with carrot lava cake. And don’t forget cocktails, such as the crushed pineapple martini.
Capital Grille, Cherry Hill, Paramus, Parsippany
From 10 am–2 pm, enjoy specials like the lobster frittata, New York strip steak, and eggs and smoked salmon and caviar. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Reserve online.
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill; 856-665-5252
10 Dryden Way, Parsippany; 973-889-8622
1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus; 201-845-7040
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