If you're in NYC or the Hamptons this Mother’s Day, this dining guide has the perfect selection of restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons which are perfect for a feast with family and friends…
One of my favorites… I always visit Russian Samovar with my parents whenever I come to the East Coast. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, this upscale establishment offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York. Located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints.
Russian Samovar offers their a la carte menu for Mother’s Day 2019. Delectable appetizers from the a la carte menu include Beluga and Osetra caviar, Blinis filled with salmon or caviar, the Assorted Fish Platter (in-house cured Salmon Gravlax with dill, Smoked Atlantic Salmon and Smoked Butterfish), Vol-au-Vent (a wild mushroom puff pastry), traditional Borscht, a Pate Russe laced with brandy, and Pelmeni Stroganoff, veal or chicken with sirloin tips in a creamy mushroom sauce. It is its signature entrees, however, that have put Russian Samovar on the culinary map. House specialties include Shashlik Karski (rack of lamb marinated in Georgian spices), Beef Stroganoff, Veal Pojarksi(ground veal and breast of chicken cutlets), Chicken Kiev and Pelmeni (veal, beef and chicken dumplings). Aside from its authentic Russian dishes, Russian Samovar is known for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, including ginger, horseradish, lemon and cranberry.
T-Bar Steak & Lounge
T-Bar Steak and Lounge is the popular spot for diners looking for a Mother’s Day dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant neighborhood space on the Upper East Side. The restaurant’s charm is accented by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and subtle back lighting.
This Mother’s Day, under the watchful eye of Restaurateur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar will offer their a la carte menu, which features its signature prime beef steaks along with a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. A long list of perfectly-prepared side dishes, including the Sautéed Haricot Verts with garlic, or the Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon, complement each entrée on the menu. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the irresistable Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce. Pair your meal with one of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails or a glass of wine from T-Bar’s carefully selected wine list.
Authentic Family French Bistro Demarchelier, owned by artist Eric Demarchelier (brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier), is sure to deliver this Mother’s Day. Demarchelier brings a little piece of France to New York City. Every meal that leaves its kitchen aims to capture the essence of authentic French bistro fair. The family owned and run Upper East Side restaurant radiates a comfortable, colorful, warm and familial spirit that has made it a neighborhood fixture for over a quarter-century. Ideal for a quick bite to eat, a romantic rendez-vous, or a simple family meal. The traditional French menu is paired perfectly with a wide range of predominantly French wines.
This Mother’s Day, Demarchelier will be serving its regular Sunday Brunch with dishes such as their Organic Omelettes and the Smoked Salmon Platter. Demarchelier’s traditional a la carte menu will be served throughout the day with signature menu items including the Moules Mariniere au Vin Blanc; Duck Confit served over a hearty mix of tomato and tarragon scented flageolets; and Pan Sautéed Sole Meuniere, accompanied by mixed vegetables.
MarieBelle New York & Cacao Bar
In New York’s famous Soho District is the world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. This Spring, the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with lavish window displays, a perfect treat for the whole family this Mother’s Day.
MarieBelle Chocolates’ signature artisanal ganache, lavish truffles and tantalizing chocolate bars are promptly placed throughout to inspire the appetite this Easter. Nestled at the rear of the Soho store is the Cacao Bar which features a menu of desserts and pastries perfect for any tea time in addition to their exceptional hot chocolate drinks to enjoy this season. MarieBelle New York is artfully wrapping and customizing luxury candy confections. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.
MarieBelle has the perfect springtime gift with their Mother’s Day Collection. Try their beautifully wrapped Mother’s Day Ganache Collection that evoke the spirit of Spring and are ideal for Mother’s Day. Share that Spring feeling with their gorgeous assortment of classic Truffles or try the delicious Japanese Matcha Truffles. You can purchase these and more, in-store or online at www.mariebelle.com.
Union Cantina / Union Burger Bar
For those who spend Mother’s Day on Long Island’s beautiful East End, Union Cantina offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, combined with a modern Mexican menu crafted by award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf. The year-round eatery sits in the iconic Bowden Square, and features a festive atmosphere, combining dark woods balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, which are also decorated with Mexican artwork.
This Mother’s Day, diners can choose between the popular bottomless brunch (with 2 for 1 brunch cocktails) or dinner. Delectable dishes will be served such as Avocado Fries, Hearts of Palm Salad, Baja Tacos, Skirt Steak Tacos, and their widely popular house specialty Deconstructed Enchiladas. Do not miss the popular Guacamole En Molcajate, prepared mild or spicy. In the mood for a gourmet hamburger or a delectable milkshake? Try their newest dining hotspot, Union Burger Bar. The restaurant extension is co-located with the contemporary Mexican restaurant, offering an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes & desserts and of course an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Union Burger Bar is first come, first served, no reservations, and is open for both lunch and dinner.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at 75 Main, a longtime favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities alike. The Hamptons dining staple with an expertly crafted menu and sophisticated decor is the perfect balance between the classic style of the Hamptons and the allure of New York City nightlife. The 75 Main dinner menu unites Italian, Asian and Caribbean influences, presenting a unique and contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Mark Militello. Menu options include Truffle Crumb Stuffed Chicken Breast served with broccoli rabe and Portobello mushroom fries, the Rare Coriander Seared Tuna Salad with mixed greens, ginger, sesame oil, soy vinaigrette, and crispy rice noodles, or the Watermelon Salad mixed with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette. The 75 Main Cosmopolitan, blending Tito’s Handmade Vodka with triple sec, lime and cranberry juice, can be enjoyed after dinner when the restaurant turns into a lively late night lounge.
Southampton Inn / Claude’s
It’s all about Mom this Mother’s Day 2019 – the Southampton Inn has created a special Mother’s Day package for only $275 (plus tax) which includes double occupancy guest room on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and Sunday breakfast or brunch for Mom with complimentary mom-osa at the Inn’s award-winning Claude’s restaurant on May 12. Add a night Friday, May 10 or Sunday, May 12, 2019 for $125 (plus tax) to make it a weekend getaway.
Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn is open daily for breakfast, Sunday brunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 5:00pm-9:00pm. The Winner of awards including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Brunch,” Best Dessert,” restaurant serves up delicious dishes year-round featuring locally sourced seafood and vegetables.
In addition, through an exclusive partnership with neighboring Yippee Feet at 71 Hill Street, guests can enjoy special rates on a 1-hour full body massage ($55) or a 1-hour foot massage ($35), as well as a mani-pedi ($39) at Cosmic Nails & Spa, located at the same address.
The Southampton Inn offers plenty of opportunities to make memories, such as biking, beach walks, tennis and local shopping. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. Winner of numerous awards, including” Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation.