Where to Dine This Mother’s Day

Restaurant ideas for Mom's special day, Sunday, May 8.

Ama Ristorante, 1485 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, will serve a special a la carte brunch from 9 AM to 1 PM. Reservations: 732-530-9760.

Ariane Kitchen & Bar, 706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, will be open from 4 to 8 PM on Mother’s Day. Reservations: 973-744-0533.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, which is offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu  from 3 to 7 PM and the brunch buffet in the Fenwick Ballroom from 10 AM to 4 PM. Reservations and information: 908-766-0002.

Bibi’z Restaurant & Lounge, 284 Center Avenue, Westwood, will offer a buffet brunch from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM; $49; children $20; under three years free. A four-course, prix-fixe dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 PM; $55; wine pairing, $25. Reservations: 201-722-8600.

A three-course dinner will be served at Blue Morel Restaurant & Wine Bar, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, from noon to 9 PM; $68; children under 12, $34. A breakfast buffet will be offered from 6:30 AM to 10 AM; $23; Children under 12, $12. Reservations: 973-451-2619

Chakra, W 144 Route 4, Paramus, will be serving a three-course, prix-fixe dinner from noon to 8 PM; $49 includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco for all moms. Children’s menu will also be available. Reservations: 201-556-1530.

Crystal Springs, Hamburg, has many options for Mother’s Day. Restaurant Latour will serve an elegant brunch while both Crystal Tavern and Springs Bistro will offer special dinner menus. Grand Cascades, Black Bear Country Club and Minerals Resort & Spa will host Mother’s Day buffets.Additional Mother’s Day information and menus can be viewed at this site. Reservations for all of the restaurants, activities and/or hotel stays can be made at 844-247-9137. Restaurant Latour, Crystal Tavern and the Emerald Ballroom are located at the Crystal Springs Clubhouse (1 Wild Turkey Way), Springs Bistro is located at Grand Cascades Lodge (3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg) and Black Bear at 138 State Route 23, Franklin.

Fascino, 331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, will offer an a la carte menu along with new spring dishes from 2 to 7 PM. Reservations: 973-233-0350.

Haven, 2 Main Street, Edgewater Harbor, Edgewater, will offer a three-course, prix-fixe dinner for $70. An a la carte menu will be served in the lounge. Reservations: 201-943-1900.

The Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street at Hiram Square, New Brunswick, will be offering a three-course prix-fixe menu from noon to 7:30 PM; $68. Reservations: 732-846-3216.

A Grand Brunch Buffet will be offered at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, One East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, with seatings from 10 AM to 2 PM; $39.95 includes unlimited mimosa and bloody Mary’s; children 10 and under $14.95. Reservations: 201-445-4115.

Laurel & Sage, 33 Walnut Street, Montclair, will be open for brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. Reservations: 973-783-1133; BYO.

A brunch buffet and a la carte menu will be available at Liberty Prime Steakhouse, 111 Montgomery Street, Jersey City. Reservations: 201-333-3633.

Celebrate at Lorena’s, 168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, where a three-course, prix fixe lunch will be offered from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM; $65. Dinner will be offered from 2 to 6 PM for $78. Children options will be made available so notify the restaurant of specific ingredients they enjoy so chef Campos can cook something to suit their little discerning palettes. Reservations: 973-763-4460.

Morris Tap & Grill, 500 Rt 10 West, Randolph, will host a buffet & brunch on Mothers’ Day from 11 AM to 5 PM. Reservations: 973-891-1776.

Nicholas, 160 Route 35 S, Middletown, will be open from 2 to 8:30 PM on Mother’s Day offering a three-course tasting ($80), four-course garden menu ($80), six-course tasting menu ($100, $160 with wine) and a children’s menu ($32). Each mother will receive a box of homemade macaroons. Reservations: 732-345-9977.

A brunch buffet will be served at Park West Tavern, 30 Oak Street Ridgewood, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM; $40; children 12 and under $15. Reservations: 201-445-5400.

The Peacock Inn, 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, will feature a three-course menu from noon to 7 PM; $85. Reservations: 609-924-1707.

Rails Steakhouse, 10 Whitehall Road, Towaco, will offer a buffet brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM and serving their regular dinner menu in addition to specialties from 11 AM to 9 PM. Reservations: 973-335-0006.

Restaurant Serenade, Six Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, will serve a three course Mother’s Day brunch from Noon to 7 PM; $75; children 10 and under, $35. Reservations: 973-701-0303.

A Mother’s Day brunch will be held at the Ram’s Head Inn, 9 West White Horse Pike, Galloway, from 10 AM to 3 PM; $39.95; children ages 3 to 12, $19.95. A four-course, prix-fixe menu will be offered from Noon to 8 PM. Reservations: 609-652-1700.

Sette, 7 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, will be offering an a la carte menu from Noon to 8 PM. Reservations: 908-502-5054; BYO.

Terre à Terre, 312 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, will be serving brunch on Mother’s Day. Reservations: 201-507-0500.

OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
CHARITY WINE & MARTINI TASTING AT SALT CREEK GRILLE, RUMSON
Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumsonm will hold their annual Wine & Martini Tasting at Salt Creek Grille to benefit Michael’s Feat, a local charity that provides support to families caring for seriously ill newborns. 7 PM; $150. Visit their website to purchase tickets or call 732-241-0370.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28
WINE DINNER AT PETER SHIELDS INN & RESTAURANT, CAPE MAY
A five-course dinner with new-release wines from the Cape May Winery will be held at the Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, 1301 Beach Avenue, Cape May. 6 to 10 PM; $90. Reservations: 609-884-9090.

MIXOLOGY WORKSHOP
Eat, drink and learn about cocktails at a Mixology Workshop that will be held at Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone 7 PM; $50 includes hands-on mixing of five cocktails, snack pairings, recipe booklet and more. Reservations: 908-234-9055.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 TO SATURDAY, APRIL 30
TASTE OF THE TOWN SKYLANDS REGION
A Taste of the Town food and wine event will be held at Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown to benefit the Allamuchy Township Education Foundation. The three-day event will feature an Outstanding in the Orchard Dinner, 5K Donaldson Dash, and a Grand Tasting. For information and tickets visit the event website.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30
ALLAIRE BBQ AND BREW FESTIVAL
The Allaire BBQ and Brew Festival will be held at the historic village of Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, from 11 AM to 5 PM; $5 includes admission to village; beer garden tickets available at the door. Tickets and information at the website.

SATURDAY APRIL 30 AND SUNDAY, MAY 1
LAMBERTVILLE SHAD FEST
The 35th Annual Shad Festival will take place in Lambertville, with music, food, vendors and much more. Information: 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville.

SUNDAY, MAY 1
GREEK EASTER CELEBRATION
Molos on the Hudson River in Weehawken (1 Pershing Road) will host a special Greek Easter celebration. Festivities will kick off outdoors with lambs roasting on a spit all day.  Inside, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of the New York City skyline and a 5-course $75 prix fixe menu of Greek classics. The celebratory meal will begin with Magiritsa Easter Lamb Sou and a Prasini Greek Salad, followed by Kokoretsi Sweet Breads and Spring Lamb with oven roasted potatoes capped off by Chocolate Baklava for dessert. Molos’ ala carte menu will also be offered and reservations can be made by visiting their website or calling 201-223-1200.

THURSDAY, MAY 5
CHEF’S GALA TO BENEFIT TABLE TO TABLE
A Chef’s Gala will be held at the Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Avenue, Demarest to benefit Table to Table. Attending chefs are guest of honor, Andrew Carmellini (andrewcarmellini.com), Arthur Toufayan (Café Amici), JJ Johnson (The Cecil), David Burke (ESquared Hospitality), Stephane Motir (Myriad Restaurant Group), Elie Kahlon (Novo), Ben Pollinger (Oceana) and Peter Kelly (Xaviars Restaurant Group). wine coordinated by Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirit World.  6:30 PM; $450. Tickets: http://tabletotable.org/shop/spring/chefs-gala/ Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations serving the hungry in the Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties of New Jersey.

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