Everybody likes to show their moms just how much they appreciate and care about them; especially every second Sunday in May. On this May 14th, New York City is gearing up once again to help facilitate the American family tradition of Mother’s Day – 2017. The Big Apple offers all sorts of wonderful options in which to honor the most important women in our lives. Sometimes, knowing what the perfect gift is, or brunch choices are, can either be perplexing at best and/or absolutely frustrating at worst. We have compiled a list of a few great brunch options for Mother’s Day, and we have also included some popular New York City businesses with which to buy those favorite classics, that we absolutely know mom will love.
Three Great Mother’s Day Brunch Choices
This fine dining French restaurant showcases New York’s local produce and seafood with a Mediterranean flair. They provide their guests with a wide selection of wines from the South of France, which truly complement the delicious Provençal fare they serve. Cocktails and Aperitifs are also available. The “prix-fixe” brunch menu is $45.00 per. They will also be offering Mother’s Day specials for dinner as well.
Claudette is a sister restaurant to New York City’s popular Rosemary’s trattoria and Bobo. The restaurant has been open since 2014. Claudette is also close to Washington Square Park – Which is a very nice place for a short walk, either before or after a fine Sunday Brunch on a warm spring Mother’s Day.
Located at: 24 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 100011
Telephone # (212)868-2424
E-mail: [email protected]
Executive Chef: Cedric Tovar
This New York City restaurant offers classic American cuisine with an old-school Italian influence. Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel models the food on his memories of the European countryside. That ambiance permeates everywhere in his establishment. Chef Tourondel takes his traditional old-world Italian recipes, and then uses them to redefine classic modern American dishes, and then present them in a fresh new format.
The restaurant’s appearance comprises a visible “see-through” kitchen throughout the dining area, as well as a view of passersby on Sixth Avenue. The restaurant provides both a classy and casual atmosphere in a comfortable setting. Their twin copper-covered wood burning pizza ovens offer more sizzling baked favorites than just pizza, including pasta dishes. They also offer an assortment of meat charcuteries as well. For Jazz lovers, the restaurant will be playing live music on Mother’s Day from 11 am until 3:30 pm.
Located at: 849 Avenue of the Americas at West 30th Street New York NY 10001
Telephone # (212) 201- 4065
E-mail: [email protected]
Chef and Owner: Laurent Tourondel
The Four Seasons New York City – Mother’s Day Brunch
For those of you who would like to give mom some special elegance this year, a Brunch at the Four Seasons is always a great way to show that you care. Sunday brunch at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel will certainly prove to be just as excellent this year as it was last Mother’s Day. The Five Star Hotel’s The Garden restaurant conveys an elegant forest-like setting that overlooks the Four Seasons Grand Lobby.
Executive Chef John Johnson, who has been the guiding force at The Garden since 2012, introduces patrons to local sustainable food sources, incorporated into classic fine dining traditionalism with a modern New York City flare – Plus, his casual comfort food will also please any guest’s craving.
The Four Seasons Hotel
Located at: 57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022 The Garden Restaurant (Off of the main lobby on the 57th Street side of the building.)
Attire: Smart casual
Reservations: Call (844) 760-6347 *Recommended but not required.
Flower Shops that Deliver
Gotham Florists: Gotham is a premium floral design studio in New York City that only takes appointments – No walk-ins. You can order online, though, and look through their set arrangements on the store’s webpage. The flower studio delivers same day in Manhattan – Next day service for both Queens and Brooklyn.
336 West 37th Street
New York, New York. Telephone # (212) 203-8161
Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
E – Mail: [email protected]
Star Bright Floral Design: This well-established flower shop is located in the historic Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Delivery is available. Night orders are also available through the store’s all-night answering service.
Located at: 140 West 26th Street (Ground floor) New York, New York. Telephone #: (212) 229 – 1610
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8AM to 8PM Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM.
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Two Iconic NYC Candy Shops
Dylan’s Candy Bar: Dylan’s is a candy store heaven with 10,000 square feet of treats featuring an incredible 5,000 different kinds of sweets – which includes 21 different colors of everyone’s favorite – M&Ms. With two floor levels to browse through, this candy extravaganza will be a shopping event that you will both want to talk about and pleasantly remember for ages.
Located at: 1011 Third Ave (at 60th St.) New York, New York. Phone # (646) 735-0078 Subway: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6
Store Hours: Mon – Thurs, 10 am to 9 pm Fri & Sat, 10am to 11pm Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm
Li-Lac Chocolates: For the classic chocolate gift box lover, these fine chocolates will not disappoint you or your mom. These are handmade, hand packed gourmet chocolate selections, which is both a classic and delicious timeless Mother’s Day gift for any year. How could you go wrong? Their candy is also Kosher Certified. They have five convenient store locations in New York City.
West Village 40 8th Avenue (At Jane Street) New York, New York.
Greenwich Village 162 Bleecker Street (Between Sullivan & Thompson) New York, New York.
Grand Central Market 43rd Street & Lexington Avenue New York, New York.
Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue (At 15th Street) New York, New York.
Brooklyn Factory/Store 68 35th Street (btw 2nd & 3rd Avenue) Brooklyn, New York.
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5 Quick Mother’s Day Facts
- In 1908, Anna Jarvis started a crusade to nationally honor the observance of Mother’s Day.
- President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the bill recognizing Mother’s Day as a national holiday on May 9th, 1914.
- 78.4% of consumers give greeting Mother’s Day cards, 66.5% give flowers, 55.2% take mom out to eat, and $4.2 billion is spent on jewelry according to a 2016 National Retail Association report.
- On average, consumers purchase 2.8 million dollars’ worth of Mother’s Day cards.
- According to the Greeting Card Association, 133 million Mother’s day cards are lovingly given to U.S. moms every year.