Ahh, Mother’s Day. Is there any better day of the year to be a mom? Only if your brood remembers! Flowers fade and cards, at best, get scrapbooked, but being treated to an everybody-in family meal fit for a queen is a memory you won’t soon forget. Luckily, these top restaurants in Bergen County agree and have planned special Mother’s Day menus (complete with free specialty cocktails!) that’ll knock your crown off come May 13. So get your better half to make rezzies now—these tables are sure to go fast!
Boasting majestic views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline, this Edgewater favorite features two full floors decked out like an authentic Mediterranean waterfront villa . What’ll impress Mom even more? Executive Chef Bryan Gregg’s special Mother’s Day three-course brunch and dinner menus, which feature tons of fresh seafood favorites she’s sure to love diving into. Bonus specialty cocktail: Mention Bergen Mama and get a complimentary Prosecco with elderflower and lychee
If you haven’t been to this Westwood go-to, there’s no better time to try this award-winning, eclectic New American eatery. This Mother’s Day, they’re pulling out all the stops with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet—full of and fresh baked goods, appetizers, chopped salads, raw bar faves, pastas, gourmet surf and turf entrees, desserts, and more—and their luscious prix-fixe dinner menu, featuring four fabulous courses, compliments of the chef. Bonus specialty cocktail: Show your server this article to score $7 mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys.
284 Center Ave., Westwood
(201) 722-8600 Mother’s Day Hours
Brunch: 10:30am – 2:45pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
A mainstay for families looking to spoil Mom, Bacari Grill will once again host their buffet brunch, boasting of a mix of breakfast and lunch items. But if mom doesn’t feel like rolling out of bed until afternoon, no worries. They’re also offering a three-course limited a la carte menu for dinner starting at 4pm. Bonus specialty cocktail: Mention Bergen Mama and get your choice of mimosa or bellini.
800 Ridgewood Rd., Township of Washington
Mom will feel extra special when you fete her at this sophisticated Park Ridge spot. Enjoy the library bar, then we dare you to decide from the delicious and extensive brunch or dinner offerings featuring urbane, innovative American fare. Brunch offerings include a mix of breakfast and lunch items sure to please every palate. And dinner never disappoints. Bonus specialty cocktail: Mention Bergen Mama and mom will receive the drink of her choice.Esty Street
86 Spring Valley Road, Park Ridge
Wanna take Mom someplace special but don’t want the pressure of getting all dolled up? Try this casual Sparkill bistro, where they’ll be offering their regular brunch and dinner items with several extra-special Mother’s Day dishes guaranteed to make everyone feel their Sunday best. Bonus specialty cocktail: Mention Bergen Mama and get your choice of a mimosa or a bloody mary.
623 Main St., Sparkill, NY
White Maple Café
Chef Ryan Brining earned his chops at famed NYC spot Daniel, so you can bet this award-winning restaurant will be serving up its seasonal bistro fare with style to spare. The menu here focuses on seasonal ingredients that are sourced as locally and sustainably as possible, including fresh produce from Stokes Farm in nearby Old Tappan. What they don’t serve? Booze, but don’t worry, you can BYO. Bonus specialty MOCKtail: Mention Bergen Mama and refresh yourself with a mocktail of orange, pineapple, lemon and lime juice topped with sparkling cider.
47 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
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