Forget breakfast in bed! Want to truly make Mom happy on Mother’s Day, May 8? Make reservations and treat her to a great meal with zero clean up. Here are some local suggestions:
Chef Bryan Gregg of Escape Montclair (345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a special three-course brunch and a three-course dinner showcasing locally-sourced ingredients. Brunch will be served from 11:30 am – 3 pm, $35 per person plus taxes and gratuity (children’s menu will be available) / Dinner from 4 pm – 8 pm, $55 per person plus taxes and gratuity (children’s menu will be available). Reservations at 973.744.0712
Turtle + The Wolf (622 Valley Road, Montclair) will allow reservations of parties of any size on Mother;s Day (normally they don’t reserve for parties less than 6) and offer its regular brunch menu. (try the shrimp and grits – trust me). Reservations at 973.783-.9800.
Laurel & Sage (33 Walnut Street, Montclair) will be open for both brunch and dinner. Chef Shawn Dalziel has created special seasonal menus to treat Mom. There are three pre-fixe brunch ($32pp) seatings: 10 am, 12 pm, & 2 pm and a new spring dinner menu is offered a la carte from 4 pm – 7 pm. Outdoor garden style dining available if weather permits. Reservations at 973.783.1133.
Fascino (331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will offer an a la carte and a kids menu with seatings from 2 pm – 7 pm. Reservations at 973.233.0350.
The Orange Squirrel (410 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield) will be open on Mother’s Day serving their special $35/pp brunch that includes dessert and a choice of mimosa, Bellini or bloody mary. Reservations at 973.337.6421.
Samba Montclair (7 Park Street, Montclair) will serve up its delicious and authentic Brazilian cuisine on Mother’s Day. Reservations at 973.744.6764.
Fricassée French Bistro (6 Park Street, Montclair) will offer Mothers Day Brunch from 11 am – 3 pm and its Regular dinner menu from 5 pm – 10 pm. Reservations at 973.744.2191
Laboratorio (615 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will serve a Mother’s Day dinner from 2 pm – 9 pm offering its spring menu and Mother’s Day specials. Plus, every mom will get $20 credit for her next meal at Laboratorio!
Ariane Kitchen & Bar (706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will serve an a la carte dinner with several specials on Mother’s Day from 4 pm – 8 pm.
Essex Junction (60 Washington Street, Bloomfield) will be serving their regular brunch menu from 10:30 am – 3pm. Enjoy your choice of bottomless mimosa or bloody mary! After 3 pm their regular dinner menu is served with $5 Junction Burgers. Reservations at 973.68.-8110.
Executive Chef Mitchell Altholz of Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange (Eagle Rock Reservation) will present a special four-course prix fixe Mother’s Day dinner. $65 pp plus tax & gratuity / Children’s dinner available upon request for ages 4-12 at $32.50. Reservations at 973.731.3463
The Manor in West Orange (111 Prospect Avenue) will offer an À La Carte menu and a brunch or dinner buffet menu for Mother’s Day. Brunch and Dinner buffet: $59.95 per adult / $21.95 per child, ages 3 to 12 plus tax & gratuity / À La Carte: $69.95 per adult / $29.95 per child, ages 3 to 12 plus tax & gratuity. Reservations at 973.731.2360
Anthony’s Cheesecake (71 Washington Street, Bloomfield) will serve its usual Sunday Brunch offerings from 9 am – 2 pm with some specials for Mother’s Day.
Hat City Kitchen (459 Valley Street, Orange) will offer Mother’s Day Brunch with special menu items like prime rib. You’ll also enjoy live music and a free drink for mom! Adults $20 /Kids $13. Reservations 862.252.9147.