Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Specials in NJ

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12, this year. Celebrate Mom at any of these eateries throughout the state.

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Alstede Farms Chester

For a unique Mother’s Day brunch, spend the day at Alstede Farms and enjoy a farm-to-table meal and day outside. Events include visits to see the animals and tractor-drawn wagon rides. Children will also have the opportunity to take home a craft. Reserve online for Saturday and Sunday.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester; 908-879-7189

The Architects Golf Club  Lopatcong

Mother’s Day brunch at Architects Golf Club includes cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce, baked ham with raisin maple glaze, baked Atlantic salmon with warm tomato bruschetta—plus an omelette station, antipasto, fresh pastries and desserts. Seatings are 10 am–4 pm. Reserve online.
700 Strykers Road, Lopatcong; 908-213-3080

Blu on the Hudson Weehawken

At this restaurant named one of New Jersey Monthly‘s favorite new restaurants of the year, celebrate Mom on Saturday or Sunday at a brunch with stunning views of the Hudson River. From 11 am-4 pm each day, enjoy an a la carte brunch menu, including a smoked salmon tower, chips and caviar, ricotta strawberry-rhubarb pancakes, crab cake and artichoke benedict, steak frites and cupcakes.
1200 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken; 201-636-1200

Cenzino Oakland

An á la carte Mother’s Day menu will be available from 1-7 pm. Italian staples like calamari fritti, caesar salad, rigatoni alla bolognese, crab and lobster ravioli, chicken and shrimp francese, cannolis and New York cheesecake make up the menu. Call or reserve online.
589 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland; 201-337-6693

The Fox & Falcon by David Burke South Orange

At this restaurant from chef David Burke, á la carte brunch runs 11 am-3 pm and dinner is 4-8 pm. Each meal will have Mother’s Day specials, as well as some signature options, like clothesline bacon, avocado toast, surf & turf, and plenty of cocktails. Reserve online.
19 Valley Street, South Orange; 973-419-6773

Grain & Cane Berkeley Heights

Grain & Cane has springtime specialties planned for Mother’s Day brunch. Dishes include Maryland crab cakes with wild arugula and asparagus salad; potato crusted flounder with vine roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach, Meyer lemon and brown butter sauce; and a mixed berry tostada with honey ice cream for dessert. Don’t forget to check out the specialty cocktails. Call or reserve online.
250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights; 908-897-1920

The Highwood Weehawken

Take in beautiful waterfront views of the Hudson River during Mother’s Day brunch. The restaurant’s regular brunch menu will be served, in addition to a few Mother’s Day specials, including a plum and tomato salad, rock shrimp tempura & blistered shishito tempura, and crazy port imperial sushi roll. Reserve online.
500 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken; 201-520-4554

Jarana East Rutherford

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Peruvian feast inside the American Dream mall, located on Level 3 in Court A. A selection of specials will be available all day long on Saturday and Sunday. Some dishes include crispy pork belly, over-roasted duck breast and cachangas, which is a traditional deep fried dough dessert. Jarana also boasts a variety of cocktails, including pisco sours, a classic Peruvian drink. Reserve online.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford; 551-777-8020

Lokal Jersey City 

Here, the Mother’s Day prix-fixe brunch ($65 per person, three courses) and dinner ($75 per person, three courses) come with great food and live music. Brunch main courses include shakshuka and salmon benedict, while dinner mains include braised short ribs and pan-roasted cod. Reserve online.
2 2nd Street, Jersey City; 201-222-6800

Maddy Rose at 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 omelettes. Prices start at $75 for adults and $35 for children under 12. Maddy Rose was named one of New Jersey Monthly‘s best new restaurants this year. Reserve online.
76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City; 201-395-0300

Marcus Live! • East Rutherford

Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant, located in the American Dream mall and one of NJM‘s favorite new restaurants of the year, will be serving its main menu all day, plus two Mother’s Day specials: Lobster and shrimp risotto with creamed corn and brown butter, and braised short ribs with coconut couscous and root vegetables. Reserve online.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford; 201-340-0076

Shannon Rose • Clifton & Ramsey

At both locations, a brunch buffet will be available from 11 am-3 pm, including shepherd’s pie, chicken francese, a kids’ buffet and more. For an additional cost, try out any of the mimosas, beer-mosas, Aperol spritzes and espresso martinis. Standard dinner and bar service will be available 3-10 pm. Reserve online.
Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-284-0200
1200 New Jersey 17, Ramsey; 201-962-7602

Spuntino • Clifton

This wine bar and Italian restaurant is offering an á la carte brunch, 11 am-4 pm and dinner, 4-10 pm. Charcuterie boards, shareables, house-made pasta dishes, breakfast dishes and innovative cocktails are just some of the items found on the extensive menu. Reservations recommended
70 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-661-2435

Son Cubano • West New York

Enjoy brunch or dinner with beautiful views of the NYC skyline at Son Cubano. The prix fixe menu is served all day, with the exception of three brunch entrees—huevos rancheros, lobster hash, and chicken and French toast–available only until 3:30 pm. Other featured menu items include roasted beet and goat cheese salad, empanada mixtas, braised short rib, pernil pork shank and more. Reserve online
40-4 Riverwalk Place, West New York; 201-399-2020

Stern and Bow • Closter

A special three-course Mother’s Day menu will be available from 11:30 am-7 pm at $80 per person. Featured appetizers include char boiled oysters, zucchini pancakes, and hummus, and entrees include brioche French toast, lobster benedict, duck breast, and rock shrimp linguini. End the meal with a dessert duo of key lime pie and hazelnut sponge cake. Reserve online.
171 Schraalenburgh Road, Closter; 201-750-3350

Ventanas • Fort Lee

A special Mother’s Day brunch and dinner will be offered at Ventanas, a premier restaurant and lounge. A prix fixe menu crafted by chef David Burke includes Colombian cheese bread with mango mojo butter, lobster and short rib hash, clothesline bacon, seafood ceviche, scallop and shrimp risotto, whole fried snapper escabeche, mini desserts, and more. Reserve online.
200 Park Avenue, Fort Lee; 201-583-4777


Alba Vineyard • Milford

Spend Mother’s Day weekend enjoying food, wine and music. Begin with a self-guided wine flight (three different price points available). Alba Vineyard is partnering with the Riegelsville Inn, which will have á la carte food options, including cheese and Mediterranean boards, soup, salad, sandwiches and flatbreads. Must be 21+. Reserve online.
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford; 908-995-7800

B2 Bistro + Bar • Bayville, North Brunswick, Point Pleasant Beach, Toms River

A Mother’s Day buffet will run at several B2 Bistro + Bar locations, with each restaurant offering antipasto and salads, artisan breads and baked goods, pasta, meats, a seafood and raw bar, omelet and carving station, a kids’ station and desserts. Reserve online.
125 Bayview Avenue, Bayville; 732-269-3000
230 Washington Place, North Brunswick; 732-297-3803
709 Arnold Avenue; Point Pleasant Beach; 732-295-0709
1250 Hooper Avenue, Toms River; 732-797-2570

Beach Haus Brewery • Belmar

Enjoy a brunch buffet by the beach at this Belmar brewery. The buffet includes a spread of breakfast classics, fruit, salad, pasta, ham, ice cream and more. $45 per person. Reserve online.
29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick; 732-846-3216

The Frog and the Peach • New Brunswick

A three-course prix fixe meal will be served from 11 am-7 pm at this New Jersey Monthly favorite. Some featured dishes include black truffle ricotta gnocchi, crab and potato crusted halibut, shiitake mushroom vegetable spring rolls, soy glazed pork tenderloin, and an array of desserts. Dinner is $84 per person and $35 for children 7-12; children under 7 can order á la carte dishes. Reserve online.
29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick; 732-846-3216

Heirloom at the St. Laurent • Asbury Park

Indulge in a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at this sophisticated, New American restaurant. Brunch runs 11 am-2 pm, and features a $75 prix fixe menu. Dinner starts at 5pm and the last seating is at 9 pm. Heirloom at The St. Laurent typically is a 21+ establishment, but children of all ages are welcome on Mother’s Day. Reserve online.
408 7th Avenue, Asbury Park; 732-795-2582

The Iron Whale • Asbury Park

Hit the boardwalk on Mother’s Day. The Iron Whale, with indoor and outdoor seating at Asbury Park’s boardwalk, is offering a Mother’s Day family style brunch and dinner. Brunch is served 10 am-4 pm, and includes family style platters of bacon, sausage, eggs benedict, strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast, grilled salmon, desserts and more. Dinner specials are in addition to the á la carte dinner menu and available 4-10 pm. Specials include smoked salmon, oysters, lobster risotto, pan seared halibut, tomahawk ribeye for two, and cannoli bread pudding. Reserve online.
1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park; 732-361-5185

Lambertville Station • Lambertville

Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch, dinner or a buffet. Brunch runs from 10:30 am-1:30 pm; specials include three-cheese omelettes, Eggs Benedict, French toast, and steak and eggs. Dinner runs until 9 pm and features lobster and crab bisque, poke tuna, rib eye steak, glazed salmon and crab cakes. The all-day buffet includes a raw bar and stations for bagels and fish, omelets, carved meats, entrees, soup and salad, desserts and a sundae bar. Reserve online.
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville; 609-397-8300

Osteria Morini • Bernardsville

A three-course, pre-fixe menu will be offered 11 am-3 pm on Mother’s Day at $55 per person. It includes dishes such as lump crab frittatas, raspberry waffles, truffled ricotta ravioli, smoked salmon bruschetta, desserts and more. Reserve online.
107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville; 908-221-0040

Over Easy Kitchen • Fair Haven, Holmdel, Marlboro

Mother’s Day brunch will be served at all three Over Easy Kitchen locations. The classic brunch menu will be served at each location, including unique savory toasts, lemon ricotta pancakes, sandwiches and burgers, plus specialty coffees and lattes. Reserve online.
588 River Road, Fair Haven; 732-383-5374
2111 NJ-35, Holmdel; 732-533-5578
460 County Road 520, Marlboro; 732-526-4422

Rat’s Restaurant • Hamilton

At this beautiful French restaurant located at Grounds for Sculpture, treat Mom to a delightful brunch, packed with appetizers, sweet and savory entrees, sides, and refreshing alcoholic beverages. Before or after your meal, stroll through the Grounds for Sculpture. Make reservations, as Mother’s Day weekend is one of their busiest times of year.
16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton; 609-584-7800

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, seafood paella, pasta primavera and create-your-own omelettes and waffles. Dessert options include cannoli, rice pudding, brownies and chocolate mousse. Seatings are 10:30 am–3 pm. Dietary accommodations can be made. Call for reservations.
415 Highway 71, Spring Lake; 732-449-6630

Stage Left Steak • New Brunswick

Mother’s Day brunch at Stage Left Steak—one of New Jersey Monthly‘s favorite steakhouses—runs from 11 am-1 pm. Specials include lobster bisque, escargot, French toast, Wagyu steak, braised lamb shank and buttermilk fried chicken. Mother’s Day dinner is from 2:30-7 pm, and an á la carte menu will be available. Rutgers University graduation dinner runs at the same time, so plan accordingly.
5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick; 732-828-4444

Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar • Princeton

At Winberie’s Princeton location, Mother’s Day brunch buffet includes made-to-order omelettes, waffles, smoked salmon, a carving station, homemade desserts and more. Brunch runs from 10:30 am-2:30 pm, and is $58 for adults and $30 for children 5-11.
1 Palmer Square, Princeton; 609-921-0700


Avalon Brew Pub • Avalon

Located just off the beach, Avalon Brew Pub will be offering a buffet from 11 am–3 pm. Enjoy specials like short rib hash, egg souffles, tortellini Alfredo, poached salmon, honey-glazed ham and assorted desserts, plus an omelet station. Reserve online.
125 79th Street, Avalon; 609-967-2116

Beach Plum Farm • Cape May

Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner while sitting amongst the farm fields at Beach Plum Farm. This family-style dinner is served around long, communal tables, featuring fresh and organic dishes that come directly from the property. The dinner is 21+ only, and tickets are $95 per person. Reserve online; limited availability.
140 Stevens Street, West Cape May; 609-884-6542

Congress Hall • Cape May

Held in America’s first seaside resort, the regal Congress Hall will be hosting a Mother’s Day brunch buffet in its Grand Ballroom. The menu features farm-fresh omelettes, French toast and Belgian waffles, oysters, smoked prime rib of beef, roasted pork loin, gnocchi, sweet desserts and more. Brunch, which runs 9 am-3 pm, is open to resort guests and the public. Reserve online.
200 Congress Place, Cape May; 609-884-6542

Drifthouse by David Burke • Sea Bright

A 3-course prix fixe meal will be available from 11 am-7 pm. The full menu, including specials like grouper and shrimp primavera, surf ‘n turf, and pretzel crusted crab cakes, will be available all day, whereas the brunch entrees, like French toast and short rib hash, are only available until 2 pm. Reserve online.
1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright; 732-530-9760

Girasole • Atlantic City

Treat mom to a 3-course prix fixe dinner at Girasole, a sophisticated restaurant serving Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Some dishes on the menu are tuna tartare, calamari, fresh seafood spaghetti, grilled salmon, and veal parmigiana, plus a tasting of three homemade desserts. Reserve online.
3108 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City; 609-345-5554

Harbor Pines Golf Club • Egg Harbor Township

Brunch is served from 10 am-3 pm at one of New Jersey’s premier golfing and dining destinations. The buffet includes breakfast staples, like omelettes and sides, a carving station, various lunch entrees, and desserts. Members can dine for a discounted price.
500 Saint Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township; 609-927-0006

MudHen Brewing Co. • Wildwood

Enjoy a brunch buffet at this Shore town brewery. Breakfast classic, such as pancakes, avocado toast and hash browns, will be available at the buffet, as well as an omelette station, coffee station, mimosa station and Bloody Mary station. There is fun for the whole family, with caricature artists, live music, a photo station and make your own flower bouquet stand. Time slots are 9-11:30 am and 12-2:30 pm. Reserve online.
127 Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood; 609-846-7918

The New Leaf Tea Room • Riverton

On the day before Mother’s Day, celebrate with afternoon tea. At this tea party, there will be royal tea, assorted tea sandwiches, petite quiche, desserts, chocolate covered strawberries, and scones with cream and preserves. There are seatings at 11:30 am and 2 pm at $39 per person. Reserve by phone.
606 Main Street, Riverton; 856-786-0323

Nobu • Atlantic City

The Atlantic City location of this famous Japanese restaurant is offering a prix-fixe, family-style menu. Options include spicy tuna on crispy rice, king crab eggs benedict, lobster taco and cauliflower steak chimichurri. 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

Nunzio • Collingswood

An Italian-inspired brunch will be offered 11 am-2 pm at Nunzio. Sweet and savory dishes fill the menu, like stuffed brioche French toast with nutella, banana rum caramel and walnuts or lobster benedict with truffle hollandaise. BYO champagne to enjoy mimosas with the meal. Reserve online.
2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City; 609-317-2115

Proving Ground • Highlands

Proving Ground’s brunch buffet and limited á la carte dinner is available from 10 am–7 pm. Buffet options include cinnamon French toast casserole, biscuits and gravy, frittatas, chicken marsala, and mahi with mango salsa. The dinner menu features crab dip with soft pretzel sticks, mussels, chicken Milanese, stuffed flounder, and crab cakes. Reserve online.
56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands; 732-872-2266

Seaview Hotel and Golf Club • Galloway

At Seaview’s Mother’s Day brunch, running from 10 am-5 pm, explore multiple stations, including a breakfast station, salad station, seafood station, entrees station, carving station and holiday dessert station. Reserve online.
401 South New York Road, Galloway; 609-652-1800

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall • Atlantic City

Have a memorable Mother’s Day at one of Atlantic City’s most popular beer halls. Dishes from the signature brunch menu include a sweet and chocolatey Belgium waffle, chicken and donuts, prosciutto omelet, lobster roll, salads and more. Of course, there are plenty of beers and cocktails to choose from, which can be enjoyed at the table or in the outdoor Beer Yard, filled with lawn games, flat-screen TVs, fire pits and umbrella seating. All guests will receive a special “Mama Chocolate” treat from BAR 32, Tennessee Avenue’s premier chocolate and dessert bar. Reserve online.
133 S. Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City; 609-541-4099


Capital Grille • Cherry Hill, Paramus, Parsippany

From 10 am–2 pm, enjoy á la carte specials like lobster frittata, New York strip steak and eggs, crab cake benedict and filet mignon. A children’s brunch menu is also available at $17 per meal. Pair a mimosa or other libations with your meal. 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

Carrabba’s Italian Grill • East Brunswick, Brick, Greenbrook, Turnersville, Maple Shade

This popular Italian chain will offer a variety of Mother’s Day specials for dinner. There are various trio entrees, such as the chicken trio or Italian classics trio, which feature three smaller portions of different menu items. Other appetizers, entrees and desserts are also on the á la carte menu, plus a special Carrabbellini cocktail: A bellini with vodka, raspberry, blood orange and prosecco. Online waitlist available on Monther’s Day.
335 Highway NJ-18, East Brunswick; 732-432-8054
990 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Brick; 732-262-3470
200 US Hwy Route 22 West, Greenbrook; 732-424-1200
4650 Route 42, Turnersville; 856-629-0100
500 Route NJ-38 East, Maple Shade; 856-235-5525

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