Last-Minute Mother’s Day Brunch Spots in NYC
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and restaurants are filling up as we speak – this is our guide to the best last minute brunch spots in New York…
Complimenting their veggie-centric brunch dishes, West Village café Dante will be serving three special pastries for Mother’s Day. Think frangipane tart with fresh berries and mascarpone; lemon and coconut drizzle cake or white chocolate blondies with caramel apple buttermilk gelato – we hope your mom doesn’t mind sharing.
Dante, 79-81 Macdougal Street, NY 10012
Situated along the East River with a huge outdoor terrace, Industry Kitchen is a prime spot to enjoy the sunshine and views of the iconic bridges. For Mother’s Day, executive chef Braulio Bunay replaces traditional roses with a golden variety, featuring a chocolate dome, sweet ricotta cake, warm raspberry rose coulis and a 24kt gold leaf – yes, you read that right.
Industry Kitchen, 70 South St, NY 10005
What better way to make mom feel special than with an Eastern-Mediterranean spread at Shuka? Focusing on mezze and dips (beetroot hummus alongside pita is your go-to order here), Shuka’s dishes are perfect for sharing. Besides the restaurant’s staples, specials include shakshuka (eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce); Menemen (Turkish style scrambled eggs) and Tunisian tuna salad (with mustard garlic flowers). But you’ll have to be quick – tables are filling up fast.
Shuka, 38 Macdougal St, NY 10012
Focusing on seasonal dishes with South-American flavors, New American restaurant Fifty balances traditional brunch dishes with more inventive offerings. You’ll find classics such as eggs benedict and oatmeal, as well as their signature seafood Bloody Mary ceviche and avocado toast with spicy tuna. Just make sure mom pairs her dish with the “Spritz Me Up” cocktail.
Fifty, 50 Commerce St, NY 10014
Located just steps away from Central Park, you can easily combine brunch at Oxbow Tavern with a stroll in the park. Helmed by executive chef Tom Valenti – of Ouest and Le Cirque – the pre fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu features American fare with French influences. To start, there’s frisée salad with crispy artichokes, onion soup and oyster chowder, while entrees include omelet soufflé with mushroom truffle purée, eggs with smoked salmon, and pan-roasted halibut with black truffle vinaigrette.
Oxbow Tavern, 240 Columbus Ave, NY 10023
Featured image: Shuka