How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? Of course, you can always have a barbecue at home in your own backyard, or gather with friends and family at the beach, or check out this list of really great places to celebrate the lady who has shown the most care and concern for you and your family. Enclosed is a selection of great places you may want to visit for breakfast,lunch, or dinner. Whatever you decide to do, have a great week, and a Super Great Mother’s Day!
Take Mom to the Bernard’s Inn for Mother’s Day
Make it a Mother's Day to remember. Treat Mom to a special celebration at the Bernards’s Inn. Enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe menu in their dining room from 12:30 to 7 p.m; Enjoy their traditional Buffet in the elegant Fenwick Ballroom. Seatings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brunch Buffet 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Variety of different stations including; salads, fruits chilled seafood, omelets, pasta, hot entrees, carving, and a dessert station with an ice cream sundae bar: Cost: $67 adults; $35 children 5 to 12; $15 children 2 to 5, No charge for children under 2. (Prices stated exclusive of Tax and Gratuity).
Prix Fixed Ala Carte Dinner: 12:30 to 7 p.m; Selection of appetizers, and entrees includes beef, seafood, lamb, vegetarian selections, and desserts.Cost: $75 Adults; $35 children under 12. (Exclusive of Tax and Gratuity)
Call for Reservations and Information: 908.766.0002. The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville
Celebrate Mother’s Day at La Pergola in Millburn
Mothers are cordially welcome to enjoy lunch or dinner at beautiful LaPergola in Millburn. The restaurant will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Plan to enjoy their fabulous menu filled with delicious home made Specials of the Day, plus fresh pasta and seafood dishes. La Pergola, 120 Essex Street, Millburn. Call for reservations and information: 973.376.6838
Mother’s Day Specials at Darby Road in Scotch Plains
All Roads Lead to Darby Road. Treat Mom to brunch, lunch, or dinner at Darby Road in Scotch Plains.
Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If that dosen’t work, then do come for dinner. The evening meal will be served from 4 to 10 p.m.
To make everyone really happy, the friendly, busy staff is putting together some Mom Friendly Drink Specials. Don't forget to order dessert. The Darby Road Ice Cream Sandwich is absolutely delicious. To guarantee seating, book early. Darby Road Public House and Restaurant, 450 Park Ave., Scotch Plains: Call for reservations and information: 908.288.7667.
You’re Welcome to Visit Water and Wine in Warren or
La Griglia in Kenilworth
For Mother’s Day, each restaurant will be offering their regular menu plus Daily Specials. Water and Wine is located at 141 Sterling Road in Watchung. Call: 908.755.9344; La Griglia in Kenilworth, 740 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth:
Call for reservations and information: 908.241.0031
Come to Pluckemin Inn for Mother’s Day
Enjoy an afternoon of food, family, and fun at Pluckemin Inn. Seatings are from 1 to 6 p.m. Three or Four-course options are available: Appetizers: Three Meadows Farm baby greens, herbs, verjus vinaigrette; Jonah Crab Salad, radish, jalapeno, cucumber & avocado gaspacho; garlic shrimp leek puree, grilled romaine chorizo vinaigrette and more;Entrees: Alaskan halibut, crushed potato, spring vegetable pistou;Griggstown chicken, pommes puree, grilled beans, royal trumpets; Scottish salmon, zucchini basil, ricotta cheese, black olives, citrus vinaigrette; angus sirloin, new potatoes, pearl onions, creamed spinach. Desserts: Neopolitan Cheesecake, chocolate ganache strawberry, vanilla ice cream, French toast profiteroles, candied bacon, maple syrup ice cream and more.
Three Course: Appetizer, Entree, Dessert: $60 per person; Four Courses: Two Appetizers, Entree, Dessert: $70 per person. Pluckemin Inn, 359 Route 206 South & Pluckemin Way, Bedminster: Call for reservations:908.658.9292
Treat Your Mom to Lunch or Dinner at any of the Landmark Hospitality Restaurants
The Liberty House Restaurant, Jersey City:Grand Buffet 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Call: 201,395,0300
The Stone House at Stirling Ridge: Grand Buffet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A la Carte Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m.. Call: 908.751.1222
The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse: Brunch: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call: 908.534.4011 Please call each restaurant for directions and additional information. Enjoy!
Mother’s Day at Restaurant Serenade in Chatham
Proprietor and Executive Chef James and Proprietor and Manager Nancy Laird cordially invite you to “Treat Mother to a delicious, three course Monther’s Day Luncheon or Dinner at Restaurant Serenade on Mother’s Day.
Hours: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Menu Highlights:Asparagus Soup, Crab Cakes, or Octopus
Grilled Tuna, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Potato-Crusted Salmon,Filet Mignon Crème Brûlée, Warm Chocolate Tart, Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler, Pavlova
Cost: $75- per person
Cost: $35- per child 10 years old and younger
Restaurant Serenade, Six Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham; Call for reservations and information: 973.701.0303
Mother’s Day Brunch at Moonshine Modern Supper Club
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to bring the whole family together over Brunch. At Moonshine Supper Club in Millburn, the staff has put together a gorgeous brunch that won't break the bank.
Mother’s Day Brunch will cost $20 per person. It will include: a choice of an appetizer & entrée, plus a pastry basket, soda, coffee, or tea. (The price is exclusive of Tax, Gratuity, and Alcoholic Beverages). Moonshine Modern Supper Club, 55 Main Street, Millburn. Call: 973.218.6042
Mother’s Day at Pizza Vita in Summit
When it comes to Mother's Day, don't wait until the last minute to book a reservation. Pizza Vita will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call the staff at Pizza Vita in Summit, and book a table for Mother’s Day Brunch. The full menu will be available all day. Brunch will be served until 2:30 p.m. Reservations are being accepted for parties of 6 or more.
Check out the Spring Menu: www.pizzavitanj.com
Pizza Vita, 7 Union Place, Summit. Call for reservations and information: 908.277.1400.
Mother’s Day at Libretti’s Restaurant in Orange
Libretti's Restaurant in Orange will be serving dinner on Mother’s Day from 1 to 7p.m.. The staff will be offering their regular menu with "Specials". Call for reservations and information: 973.673.5166
Brunch Buffet and More at Ram’s Head Inn
Enjoy an extravagant array of brunch items ranging from an omelet station to soups, salads, assorted cheeses and cured meats. A carving station will feature: prime rib of beef, lamb, a raw bar, a variety of pasta dishes, vegetables, chicken pot pie, and a selection of various hot and cold items. Enjoy a dessert display of cakes, pastries and much more: more. Cost:$39.95 per person; $29.95 for children 4 to 12 (plus tax and service charge).
Four Course Dinner at Ram’s Head Inn
Time:1 to 8 p.m. Consider Ram’s Head Inn for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a four course dinner specially prepared for this special day. The menu features: Choice of appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert. Ram’s Head Inn, 9 West White Horse Pike, Galloway: Call for reservations and information: 609.652.1700.
Mother's Day at Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi
Enjoy Mother's Day Dinner at Catherine Lombardi. Seating from 3:30 to 9 p.m.. Call for reservations: 732-296-9463. Catherine Lombardi 3 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.
Brunch at Stage Left from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Cost: $39.95 per person, and that includes a dessert bar. Kids under 16 pay their age. Call to reserve a table:732-828-4444. Stage Left, 5 Livingstono Ave., New Brunswick.
Celebrate Mom at the Hamilton Park Hotel
Mother's Day is a time to let mom know how much you love and appreciate her. What better way to make her day special than to treat her to a delicious brunch at the Hamilton Park Hotel.
A sumptuous array of goodies that will be sure to please any palette will be served in the Arrive Dining Room from 10:30 a.m.to 3 p.m. The menu will include seasonal salads, gourmet omelet stations, a carving and raw bar, seafood stations, classic hot brunch items, savory soups, and an array of decadent desserts. A great children's menu will also be available.
Seating is limited. Reservations may be made by calling 973.301.9757. Cost: Adults-$44.95. Children 5-12 -$18.95. Children under 5 -Free. The Hamilton Park Hotel is located at 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park.
Mother’s Day Offerings at Several Westfield Restaurants:
Acquaviva: 3-course prix-fixe menu: `115 Elm Street: Cost: $29.95 Call for reservations and information: 901.301.0700
Chez Catherine: 431 North Avenue W: Serving new Spring Dinner Menu and Seasonal Specials: Time: Noon to 7 p.m. Call for Reservations and information: 908.654.4011.
Ferraro’s: Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Regular menu plus Mother’s Day Specials: 8 Elm Street; Call: 908.232.1105.
Isabella’s American Bistro: Mother’s Day Brunch: Full menu plus daily specials. 39 Elm Street. Call:233.8830
Limani Seafood Grill: Full regular menu plus exciting specials. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. 235 North Avenue: Call: George to make reservations. 908.232.0052.
Theresa’s:47 Elm Street:Call: 233.0133; Mojave Grill, 35 Elm Street: 908.233.7772. Call for reservations and information.
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro: Regular menu plus special for the day. Call for reservations and information: 980.232.7329
Xocolatz: 235 Elmer Street: Special Mother’s Day menu for brunch and dinner. You are sure to enjoy the delicious Chocolate Chip cookies baked at Xocolatz. Call for reservations and information: 908.232.3962
Robert Treat Deli: 113 Quimby Street: special catering menu for all occasions. Call: 908.232,0925.
Turning Point: 137 Central Ave: First 100 moms, (1 per table), will receive a coffee mug filled with a sweet treat. 908.264.8180,
Happy Mother’s Day and Every Day!
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