Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan 2023
Restaurants For Mothers Day Brunch & Dinner on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca & Downtown NYC
May 9, 2023 / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Restaurants / Manhattan Buzz NYC.
Mother's Day is soon upon us. It's a good day to let your wife or mother or daughter know you appreciate their efforts in the most important role of their lives. Flowers, gifts and brunch or dinner are always welcome, as is any thoughtful gesture that provides some measure showing your recognition of her efforts in her role as mother of some children. After all, without mothers, we would all cease to be.
It's best to book a restaurant reservation early for Mother's Day brunch, as on Mother's Day in Manhattan, many restaurants are full. So if you're thinking about eating out at a restaurant this Mother's Day on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown Manhattan, the East or West Village, SoHo, Tribeca or Downtown NYC; it's best to do your research early, and call ahead to book Mother's Day restaurant reservations.
Remember, restaurants also have additional capacity since the pandemic began, via all of those outdoor shanties built during the pandemic, which greatly increased overall space / seating capacity. And with the weather warming - the temperature is expected to be near 70 degrees on Mothers Day without rain, so outdoor dining is a pleasant, even welcome option.
But as the saying goes, the early bird gets the [worm] better seating, so book early.
Mother's Day History - Restaurants In Manhattan
The origins of Mother's Day in the United States began with the efforts by Anna Jarvis to honor her own mother. According to Wikipedia, Anna began the campaign in 1905 - the year her mother died - and in 1910 West Virginia was the first state to adopt Mothers Day as a holiday. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Click this link to view a brief guide of Mother's Day restaurants in Manhattan NYC where you will find links to Manhattan restaurants we've visited in the past or have reviewed. The restaurants we've reviewed include a mix of high, medium and budget priced restaurants that are spread throughout the borough and offer a large variety of ethnic cuisines.
We've identified over a half dozen Manhattan restaurants open for indoor / outdoor dining on Mother's Day in Manhattan NYC. Enjoy.
Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan 2022
Restaurants For Mothers Day Brunch & Dinner on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca & Downtown NYC
April 26, 2022 / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Restaurants / Manhattan Buzz NYC. Continued.
Mother's Day will soon be upon us and it's time for all fathers, husbands and children to find the right restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day brunch or dinner on the Upper East Side, Midtown, the Upper West Side, the East Village, the West Village, SoHo, Tribeca and Downtown Manhattan in NYC.
Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan
Taking the mother in your life out for Sunday brunch or dinner will always work in your favor because it's the right thing to do. The following provides some restaurants we've visited and might appeal to you for this Mother's Day weekend.
Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan - French Restaurants on the Upper East Side & Italian Restaurants on the UWS, Steak Houses in Manhattan, American Fare, Mexican and Irish Restaurants
Many of the following restaurants also include a link to a Manhattan Buzz restaurant review. These restaurants were selected based the food quality, the ambiance and the service of these restaurants which made them notable within their categories.
This is not meant to the beginning of what will one day become a rather long list as there are many more fine Manhattan restaurants we wish to review. But in the meantime this is what we have to offer.
Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events Upper East Side NYC 2022
Upper East Side Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC
D'Orsay French Restaurant - Upper East Side Manhattan
Description. D'Orsay Restaurant is one of the French restaurants of the Upper East Side with real longevity. It has a classical early 1900's ambiance, French food and generally good service. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants on the Upper East Side of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the D'Orsay French restaurant on the UES - Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants - D'Orsay French Restaurant Upper East Side UES NYC.
Location. 1057 Lexington Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.517.6400 / Website - www.orsayrestaurant.com
Photo. D'Orsay French restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
* Open for brunch and dinner on Mothers Day, with indoor & outdoor seating, and a Mothers Day Special Brunch Menu.
BLT Prime - UES Mothers Day Restaurants
Description. BLT Prime, also a steakhouse & formerly of Gramercy Park replaced The Arlington Club restaurant at this location. BLT Prime is a steak house on the Upper East Side. Manhattan Mothers Day steak houses on the UES of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Arlington Club restaurant on the UES - Manhattan Steak Houses - Arlington Club Restaurant on the Upper East Side UES NYC.
Location. 1032 Lexington Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.995.8500 / Website - www.bltrestaurants.com
Photo. BLT Prime on the Upper East Side a few years ago, when it was still the Arlington Club.
* Open for brunch and dinner on Mothers Day, and a Mothers Day Special Menu.
Bar & Books - Moms Day Bars - MOVED to the West Village NYC
Description. Bar & Books was a cigar bar on the Upper East Side which closed, but they have a new / another location in the West Village. Manhattan Mothers Day cigar bars in the West Village of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Bar & Books cigar bar on the UES which should give you an idea of what to expect at the West Village location - Cigar bars in Manhattan NYC - Bar & Books UES Upper East Side now in the West Village NYC.
Location. 636 Horatio Street at Hudson Avenue in the West Village in Manhattan.
Contact. Tel - 212.229.2642 / Website - www.barandbooks.cz
Photo. Bar & Books on the Upper East Side, late one night near the holidays.
* They're open from 4 pm to midnight in the West Village with a menu of drinks, cigars and some light fare.
Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events Upper West Side 2022
Upper West Side Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC
CLOSED _ Cesca Italian Restaurant - Mothers Day on the Upper West Side
Description. Cesca Italian restaurant is an Upper West Side favorite. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants on the UWS of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Cesca Italian restaurant on the UWS - Valentine's Day Restaurants Manhattan - Cesca Italian Restaurants Upper West Side UWS NYC.
Location. 164 West 75th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.787.6300 / Website - www.cescany.com
Photo. A delicious entree served at Cesca on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
* Cesca's troubles began sometime in 2020 seeming to occur in tandem with the pandemic. It's now at least one and a half years later. The telephone number for the restaurant is disconnected, the phone number for the group than ran the restaurant is an electronic dead end, and the website domain name is for sale. So if they ever return, it's likely to be totally reinvented, as the closure was accompanied with litigation. It's a shame, as it was a fun, well run restaurant with delicious food.
Le Monde French Restaurant - Mothers Day on the UWS Manhattan
Description. Le Monde French restaurant is relaxed, comfortable Upper West Side restaurant with a welcoming ambiance of tiled floors, high ceilings and a feeling of space. It's a Columbia University and Barnard gathering place. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants on the UWS of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Le Monde French restaurant on the UWS - Manhattan Moms Day Restaurants - Le Monde French Restaurant UWS Upper West Side NYC.
Location. 2885 Broadway
Contact. Tel - 212.531.3939 / Website - www.lemondenyc.com
Photo. Le Monde French restaurant on the Upper West Side along Broadway. It's a classic French restaurant and one of the Columbia University neighborhood favorites.
* They're open for brunch and dinner, have indoor & outdoor dining, and may run some Mothers Day specials, but hadn't yet decided at the time I spoke with them.
Nice Matine - French Restaurants on the UWS Manhattan NYC
Description. Nice Matine French Restaurant in the Lucerne Hotel on the UWS.
Click here to read a review of the Nice Matine French restaurant on the UWS - Mothers Day Restaurants Manhattan - Nice Matine in the Historic Lucerne Hotel Upper West Side UWS NYC.
Location. 201 West 79th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.873.6423 / Website - www.nicematinnyc.com
Photo. One of the many fine entrees served at Nice Matine on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in early 2020.
* They're open for brunch and dinner, and have indoor & outdoor dining.
Cafe Luxembourg - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. Cafe Luxembourg Restaurant is a well established restaurant with a long history and very good reputation for French / American food.
Location. 200 West 70th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.873.7411 / Website - www.cafeluxembourg.com
* They're open for brunch and dinner, and have indoor & outdoor dining.
Unfortunately Ouest on the Upper West Side UWS at 84th and Broadway closed in June of 2015.
Manhattan Mothers Restaurants & Events Midtown NYC 2022
Midtown Manhattan Restaurants Mothers Day NYC
Friend of a Farmer - Mothers Day Restaurants Gramercy Park Manhattan NYC
The Friend of a Farmer is a warm, cozy, earthy place to take your loved one. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Midtown NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Friend of the Farmer restaurant on the UES - Mothers Day Restaurants Manhattan - Friend of a Farmer in Gramercy Park - American Restaurants Midtown NYC.
Location. 77 Irving Place near Gramercy Park
Contact. Tel - 212.477.2188 / Website - www.friendofafarmer.com
Photo. The Friend of a Farmer just a couple of blocks south of Gramercy Park in Midtown near the Village / Union Square Park.
* Their hosting brunch from 9 am - 4 pm with indoor and outdoor seating, but I didn't see any Mothers Day specials on their website.
Bryant Park Cafe - Midtown Manhattan Restaurants Mothers Day NYC
The Bryant Park Cafe is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. It's centrally located, just behind the Library at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Click here to read a review of the Bryant Park Cafe & restaurant in Midtown Manhattan NYC - Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants - Bryant Park Cafe American Restaurants Midtown NYC.
Location. Between 5th & 6th Avenues and between 40th & 42nd Streets in Bryant Park behind the NYC Public Library
Contact. Tel - 212.840.6500 / Website - www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com
Photo. The Bryant Park Cafe behind the NY Public Library at 5th and 42nd Street adjacent to Bryant Park in the summer time.
* They're open for Mothers Day with indoor and outdoor seatings. But reservations are only accepted for indoor seating and outdoor seating is on a first come - first serve basis. I didn't see any Mothers Day specials offered on their website.
Irish Pubs & Restaurants. Manhattan Mothers Day Irish restaurants in NYC. Click here to read a report on the Irish pubs and restaurants in Manhattan - Irish Pubs in Manhattan on Mothers Day in NYC.
PUBLIC DINING DISCONTINUED _ EVENTS ONLY _ Bar 65 - Rooftop Manhattan Restaurants on Mothers Day
Bar 65 is an exciting, art deco, historic rooftop experience. Bar 65 is nestled atop Rockefeller Center in the heart of Midtown, just across from the historic Rainbow Room. Manhattan Mothers Day roof top restaurants in Midtown NYC.
Click here to read a review of the D'Orsay French restaurant on the UES - Mothers Day Rooftop Bars Midtown Manhattan NYC - Bar 65 Rockefeller Center NYC.
Location. 30 Rockefeller Center on the 65th Floor across from the Rainbow Room
Contact. Tel - 212.632.5000 / Website - www.rainbowroom.com
Photo. Bar 65 in Rockefeller Center in Midtown over the holidays. They have a deck outside that you can walk around on.
* Sadly both Bar 65 and the Rainbow Room are only open for catered events and no longer offer public dining. This might be a permanent change, but whether it will be permanent has not been confirmed.
CLOSED _ Francis & Staub La Rotisserie _ Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Mothers Day Dining near the Flatiron Bldg Manhattan NYC
Francis & Staub La Rotissierie is a sophisticated, yet casual, French restaurant near the Flatiron Building in Midtown Manhattan. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants in the Flatiron District in Midtown NYC.
Click here to read a review with photos of the Le Coq French restaurant in the Flatiron District of Midtown NYC which preceded Francis & Staub La Rotisserie in the space they're now in - Moms Day Restaurants Manhattan - Le Coq French Restaurant Flatiron District Midtown NYC.
Location. 30 East 20th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.267.7426 / Website - www.larotisserienyc.com
Photo. Le Coq French restaurant near the Flatiron Building during prime time in the summer.
* The phone number works, but I found it useless as it referred me to the website. On the website the pick up ordering "is closed". And you have to set up an account to rsvp. And there weren't any hours of operation. So while they haven't announced that they are closed, it sure seems like they are.
Loeb Boathouse - Mothers Day Restaurants Manhattan NYC
The Loeb Boathouse restaurant is a favorite of American style restaurant for tourists as well as locals for a Central Park 'lakeside' view. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants in Central Park near the UES, UWS and Midtown Manhattan NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Loeb Boathouse restaurant near the UES, UWS & Midtown - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown UES UWS - Central Park Boathouse Manhattan NYC.
Location. Enter East 72nd Street and go to Park Drive which is the principal north / south road along the east inside of Central Park.
Contact. Tel - 212.517.2233 / Website - www.thecentralparkboathouse.com
Photo. The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on a Sunday in the Spring.
* They are open from 9.30 am to 4 pm and will be seating folks indoors and outdoors. Unlike last year it appears you can make reservations online. I didn't see any Mothers Day specials.
Water Club Restaurant - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. Water Club Restaurant - Mothers Day Restaurants & Parties Along the East River at the East River and about 35th Street. There is also generally a boat or two departing from the nearby dock.
Location. 500 East 30th Street at the East River
Contact. Tel - 212.683.3333 / Website - www.thewaterclub.com
* This is an events space that occasionally hosts a special event on its own. Mothers Day 2022 will not be such an occasion.
El Rio Grande - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. El Rio Grande is a Tex Mex restaurant in Murray Hill on 38th Street & Third Avenue in midtown. The entrance is between 3rd Avenue and Lexington on the south side of the street in the ground floor of a large apartment building. El Rio Grande serves killer margaritas, thick crunchy chips and a pretty good Tex / Mex dinner.
Location. 160 East 38th Street off 3rd Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.867.0922 / Website - www.elriograndenyc.com
* They're open for Mothers Day from 12 noon - 9.30 pm, with indoor and outdoor dining. I didn't see any Mothers Day specials.
Rooftop at the Royalton Park Avenue - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. Rooftop at the Royalton was the Gansevoort only a couple of years ago. The rooftop bar and restaurant offers worthwhile views and the food while the Gansevoort was excellent.
Location. 420 Park Avenue at 29th Street in Midtown Mahattan.
Contact. Tel - 332.345.9232 / RSVP Email - email@example.com / Website - www.royaltonparkavenue.com
* They finally reopened the rooftop restaurant and are taking reservations. They have indoor and outdoor rooftop dining space. And they're open from 7 am - 10 pm. I didn't see any Mothers Day specials.
Casa Lever - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. Casa Lever is located in the first glass and steel skyscraper in Manhattan built in 1955. The restaurant offers fine dining and the food was quite good the last time I was there, albeit a long while ago.
Location. 390 Park Avenue at 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Contact. Tel - 212.888.2700 / Website - www.casalever.com
* They're not open weekends, so no Mothers Day. But they are open weekdays from 12 noon - 10 pm with indoor and outdoor dining.
CLOSED _ Bill's Townhouse - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. Bill's Townhouse Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan on Moms Day NYC has been a longstanding favorite and a bar and restaurant with a long history. Click the link above to see our restaurant review with photos.
Location. 57 East 54th Street in East Midtown near Lever House on Park Avenue.
Contact. www.billstownhouse.com / Tel 212.518.2727
Photo. Bill's Townhouse in Midtown over the holidays during prime time.
* They temporarily closed due to the CoVid pandemic in March of 2020, and then became a permanent closure either in 2020 or 2021. This was a great fun restaurant with good food.
Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events East Village / West Village NYC 2022
West & East Village Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC
Bar & Books in the West Village - See Listing Above in the UES Section
FYI - They Closed their UES location & moved into the West Village. This year  I'm keeping the updated listing in the UES section above. Next year I'll move it into this Village section.
Lil Frankies - Fun Restaurants in the East Village Mothers Day NYC
Description. Lil Frankie's is a hip, nearly diner-style restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants in the East Village of NYC. It's a CASH ONLY restaurant.
Click here to read a review of the Lil Frankie's restaurant in the East Village - Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants - Lil Frankie's American Restaurants East Village NYC.
Location. 19 First Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.420.4900 / Website - www.lilfrankies.com
Photo. Lil Frankies in the East Village during the summer in dining prime time.
* They're open for Mothers Day, but I didn't see any specials posted on their website.
La Ripaille - Mothers Day French Restaurants West Village
Description. La Ripaille is a warm, cozy French restaurant in the West Village. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants in the West Village of NYC.
Click here to read a review of La Ripaille French restaurant in the West Village - Manhattan Moms Day Restaurants - La Ripalle French Restaurant West Village NYC.
Location. 605 Hudson Street in the West Village.
Contact. Tel - 212.255.4406 / Website - www.laripailleny.com
Photo. Ripalle French restaurant in the West Village, near closing time, just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
* They're closed Sundays and Mondays - so no Mothers Day specials.
Now in West Village, the Gansevoort was cool place in Midtown, which they vacated to Royalton Rooftop. Click here for Manhattan Restaurants for Mothers Day in Tribeca NYC.
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Balthazaar French Brassierie - Mothers Day Restaurants in SoHo
French Restaurants in SoHo for Mothers Day
Description. A large, reputable French brassierie.
Location. At 80 Spring Street in SoHo Manhattan NYC.
Contact. www.balthazarny.com / 212.965.1414
* They're open for Mothers Day for brunch and dinner. I didn't see any Mothers Day specials.
Manhatta - Rooftop Restaurants Downtown Manhattan NYC
Description. Manhatta is a modern American fare restaurant located in the Chase Building in Downtown NYC in the FiDi neighborhood. They have beautiful views looking mostly north and east along the East River - looking down on the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Manhattan Mother's Day restaurants in Downtown NYC.
Location. 28 Liberty Street on the 60th Floor
Contact. Tel - 212.230.5788 / Website - www.manhattarestaurant.com
Photo. Manhatta restaurant in the FiDi District near the South Street Seaport, during prime time one evening in the Fall.
* They finally reopened on March 17, 2022. The downtown NYC restaurants have taken a bit longer to reopen, because many Wall Street firms continued to work remotely. They're now open daily, including Mothers Day, from 4 pm - 9.30 pm with an ala carte menu. This place has great views.
Delmonico's - Classic Historic Restaurants Downtown Manhattan
Description. Delmonico's is an old Italian restaurant located in Downtown NYC in the FiDi neighborhood. It's one of the oldest restaurants in New York City, and is heralded as one of the restaurants that first brought fine dining to NYC. Manhattan Moms Day restaurants in the Downtown Financial District NYC.
Location. 56 Beaver Street
Contact. Tel - 212.509.1144 / Website - www.delmonicos.com
Photo. Delmonico's during the holidays during prime time.
* It's hard to tell what's going on here as I get a 'check the number and dial again' phone message. Also the website isn't set up properly, and contains no usable information like hours, menus or location. That said, I believe the website changed since the last time I was on it in the winter, so it's hard to tell what's going on. In any case, this is not likely a Mothers Day dining option for 2022.
Fraunces Tavern - Historic Bars & Restaurants Mothers Day Downtown NYC
Description. Fraunces Tavern is where George Washington is said to have given his Farewell Address to his men following the end of the Revolutionary War. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants near Wall Street in Downtown NYC.
Location. 54 Pearl Street
Contact. Tel - 212.968.1776 / Website - www.frauncestavern.com and the adjacent www.frauncestavernmuseum.org.
Photo. Fraunces Tavern in the FiDi District over the holidays, very late, near closing time.
* They will be open for Mothers Day for brunch, lunch and dinner, but don't appear to be running any Mothers Day specials.
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Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants Harlem / Washington Heights 2022
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