Yes, weather permitting you could easily invite Mom for a barbecue, or prepare a special meal for the family to enjoy....or...take advantage of this MENU of Special Places to take your Mom for Mother’s Day. I’ve also included a market that will graciously mail her a gift basket of goodies. To all the M0MS, and to all those who are fulfilling the role of MOM and known as Mom in their respective home, please know how much you are thought of on this very special day.

Ana Beall’s Tea Room in Westfield
If you are unable to try Ana Beall’s Tea Room on Mother’s Day, do make plans to visit on Saturday, May 12th. The staff will be serving their signature Stuffed French Toast, their crepe,s and other Brunch favorites. Those with  a hearty appetite will enjoy munching on on their Big Rib. Ana Beall’s Tea Room is located at 415 Westfield Avenue, Westfield. Call for reservations: 908.264.4221.

Alfie’s Ristorante Italiano in Warren
Folks love visiting Alfie’s Ristorante in Warren. Located at 101 Town Center Drive, Warren. Call for reservations: 908.412.1555

Mother’s Day at The Bernard’s Inn in Bernardsville
BRUNCH BUFFET: HOSTED IN THE FENWICK BALLROOM
Time: 10 a.m. to -4 p.m. Offering a variety of different stations including: salads, fruits, chilled seafood, omelets, pasta, hot entrées, a carving station, and a fabulous dessert station with an ice cream sundae bar.
Cost:$59 Adults; $35 Children 6-12;$15 Children 2-5
No charge for children under 2. (18% Gratuity and N.J.Sales Tax.)

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THREE COURSE PRIX - FIXE MENU HOSTED IN THE DINING ROOM
Time: Noon - 7:00 pm
Offering a selection of appetizers, entrées including beef, seafood, lamb,a vegetarian selection and desserts.
Cost: $75 Adults
$35 Children under 12
(20% Gratuity and NJ Sales Tax.)
Call for reservations: 908-766 -0002. The  Bernard's Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville.

Deli King of Linden is Ready to Prepare and Deliver Your Mother’s Day Order
Proprietor Eddie Levy of Deli King in Linden believes Moms should not prepare lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day. Do give him a call and order his freshly prepared Sloppy Joes, Chopped Liver, or Deli sandwiches, including Roast Beef, Corned Beef, and Hot Pastrami or Turkey. Depending on the size of your crowd, request a couple of pounds of cole slaw, potato salad, health salad, and chopped liver. You might even suggest he send you a several dozen “pigs in blankets”.

Deli King of Linden also offers a full selection of prepared meals that arrive with all the trimmings. You’re welcome to try their fresh cut brisket, whole roasted turkeys, roasted or fried chicken, which arrives ready to serve. He’ll even provide a dessert platter. Do give Eddie Levy a call, or stop by. The friendly staff will gladly assist with your every need.

Can’t get there?  There will always be someone available to deliver your order. Deli King of Linden, 628 West St. Georges Ave., Linden, Call: 908.925.3909

Mother’s Day at Cafe Rustica in Basking Ridge
Come Celebrate Mothers Day at Cafe Rustica in Basking Ridge
Chef-Owners Theresa and Giovani Gionalista cordially invite you to enjoy their creative Italian cuisine. Regular Hours:  Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. Cafe Rustica, 3188 Valley Road, Basking Ridge: Call for reservations: 908.647.4240.

Mother’s Day at Girasole in Bound Brook
Executive Chef Alfonso, and his sons Rob and Aldo Russo, and the Staff at Girasole Cucina Italiana are serving up a fresh taste of Italian Cuisine replete with extraordinary service and intimate seating. Reservations are recommended: Girasole Cucina Italiana, 502 West Union Ave., Bound Brook. Do call for reservations: 732.469.1080

GladStone Tavern in Gladstone Welcomes Mom for Mother’s Day
Executive Chef and Proprietor Tom Carlin announced that Gladstone Tavern will be open Mother’s Day for dinner starting at Noon. Weather permitting, outdoor dining will be available. Mom’s will receive a complimentary flower. Gladstone Tavern is located at 273 Main Street, Gladstone. Call: 908.234.9055.

Grand Chalet in Wayne Welcomes Mother on Mother’s Day
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Treat Mom to a fabulous Brunch-Dinner Buffet. Each Mom will receive a complimentary Gift.
Buffet Selections Include: Three carving stations, Unlimited shrimp cocktail, Cold Seafood salad, Cheese and Fresh fruit. Entrees include: Chicken, Pasta, Seafood, Beef and Vegetarian specialties. Enjoy Pancake and Waffle Stations plus an assortment of breads, and cake. The Viennese Table with feature at least 20 different desserts. Cost:$36.95 per person. Children 9 years and under half-price. (Tax and Gratuity not included.) Grand Chalet, 1377 Route 23, Wayne.  Call for reservations: 974.633.5111.

Luciano’s Italian Ristorante & Lounge in Rahway Offers Mom A Treat
It all starts with a Breakfast Station offering service to 4 p.m. The full menu includes: Bagels, Pastries, an Omelet Station, Brioche French Toast, Maple Syrup, Bacon and Sausage; Salads and Antipasto. include: Smoked Salmon platters, Shrimp, Calamari, Caesar Salad, Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomatoes, and much more: Pasta stations feature Luciano’s traditional Lasagna, Penne Ala Vodka, and Lobster Ravioli. Carving Stations, offer Ginger Glazed Ham with Pineapple, and Steamship Round of Beef; Entrees include: Tilapia Siciliano and Pan Seared Chicken Breast with fresh vegetables; Chef’s Selection of Desserts are served Family style: Cost: $38 per adult; $21 children 10 and under. (Tax and Gratuity not included). Luciano’s Italian Ristorante & Lounge, 1579 Main Street, Rahway: Call for Reservations: 732.815.1200.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Manor in West Orange
Enjoy The Manor’s traditional Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Buffet. Seatings: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults: $52.95 - Children: $19.95 ( plus Tax and Gratuities)
Mother’s Day Sunday Dinner Buffet: Seatings: 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Adults: $52.95  - Children: $19.95 (Plus NJ Sales Tax and Gratuities).

Mother’s Day in the Terrace Lounge (a la carte dining)
Seatings: Noon to 6 p.m.
Adults: $65.95;Children: $24.95 ( plus NJ Sales Tax and Gratuities)
The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange: Call for reservations:973.731.2360.

Mother's Day at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank
Accepting Reservations from 2 to 8:30 p.m.
The menu features:3-Course Tasting Menu-$65 per person;
4-Course Garden Menu-$65 per person; 6-Course Tasting Menu-$85 per person, $135 with Wine; Children's Menu- $32 per person (Excluding Sales Tax and Gratuity) Click Here to see menu. Each mother will receive a box of  homemade macaroons. Please call 732.345.9977 or Reserve Online. Please note: menu, subject to change due to seasonal ingredient availability. Nicholas, Route 160 35 S., Red Bank

Celebrate Mom at Pairings Palate and Plate in Cranford
Start with their six layer egg stack with asparagus ragu, or blueberry stuffed French toast with coconut crunch, or a Gruyere rolled omelet with Applewood smoked bacon. Enjoy grilled buttermilk chicken, Crab sliders, or delectable Cheddar kissed potato pancakes with sour cream.
Kids will love their French toast sticks with maple butter,freshly baked breads, pasta, desserts, and muffins...plus  delectable house-prepared ice cream.
Yes, proprietors Vincent and Carol are serving dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. and you are all invited to call for reservations. Pairings palate + plate, Walnut and South Avenue in Cranford. 908.276.4026.

Give Mom a Gourmet Basket from Sickles Market
Thrill the chocolate-loving mom in your life or the fresh fruit mom in your life, or your mom who would appreciate a Gourmet Basket from Sickles Market. Call:732.741.9563 or stop in at the market, or order online at: shop.sicklesmarket.com; Sickles Market, One Harrison Avenue, Little Silver.

Mother's Day at Ursino Restaurant in Union
Ursino is pleased to announce that the restaurant will be serving a special seasonal menu on Mother's Day. Chef Peter Turso is preparing a 3 course prix fixe menu with several choices for each course, featuring the best local and sustainable products available. Also offered: 3 course Children's menu for kids 12 and under.
Cost: Adults $48, Children $18. Seatings are every half hour from Noon to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made  UrsinoRestaurant.com, or by telephone at 908-249-4099. For groups larger than 6 please call Ursino directly (you cannot reserve on line).Ursino Restaurant, 1075 Morris Ave., Liberty Hall Campus, Union.

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April 30th 2012
Thank-you for your suggestions, and for keeping in touch with me. I look forward to hearing about any new restaurants in your area. Should you hear of any new chef, or great place to enjoy pasta or your favorite foods, please let me know. My email: Mkbrody@aol.com
Happy Every Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!