Despite their universal love of Redbook, Dancing with the Stars, and criticizing you, all moms are not, in fact, the same -- so we've compiled this list of great restaurants with awesome brunches, each suitable for taking your at-least-somewhat-unique mom to this Mother's Day.
At the Meatpacking location of this trendy French-staurant, enjoy Franco-fare and a solid weekend brunch that tends to get rowdy.
The Pines is a cozy, rustic, backyarded offering working up a pork chop w/ 'nduja & husk cherries, cavatelli in trotter ragu, and short rib w/ abalone mushroom, aji dulce peppers, and an unaged white cheese named quark.
Housed in a historic arts building, The NoMad hotel is a stylish, Parisian-inspired luxury hotel with hardwood floors and handmade rugs. Inside the hotel is a bi-level library, an opulent lounge with a mahogany bar, and an upscale restaurant. Around the corner from the hotel is the much-lauded NoMad Bar (10 W 28th St), serving refined cocktails and upscale pub fare in a hip, lively space.
Food and fashion, typically adversaries, come together at David Burke Bloomingdale's. The result: nom nom nom. Spanning the entirety of 59th Street, restaurateur David Burke opened this bar/cafe in 2005, satisfying shoppers hungry to pop their belts... not just buy one. Menu items include lobster dumplings, big pretzel paninis, pastrami salmon, and the Warm Country Apple Cappuccino (apple cider / brandy / foamed milk). Martini Week Specials: from 5:30p to 8:30p, get a Grey Goose "Not Your Mothers Cosmo" or a Bombay Sapphire "Truffled Gin Gem" with Vermouth for $10 (Note: bar only).
At this largely pescatarian bar & grill, the walls & bar are covered in rough, black-stained fence wood from Wisco, tightly packed rows of giant, saucer-like fixtures hang from a pipe-lined ceiling, stools line the chef's counter overlooking the open kitchen, and the dining room is accessed via a walkway lined with prep stations for pastries, coffee, and fish.