New York, NY —
Because let’s face it–you owe her. Everything. Why not start this Sunday morning off right by dining in style with my top picks for elegant brunches that range from the relatively affordable to a little splurge.
359 Columbus Ave
(between 76th St & 77th St)
Price Range: $11-30
If you’re looking for a brunching gem in the Upper West Side, Isabella’s by the Natural History Museum is offering a special menu dedicated to the lovely ladies. Pair a glass of rose with an appetizer of grilled jumbo shrimp or strawberry salad. For the main course choose between pan-roasted sea bass or chicken “milanese,” and top it all off with a decadent chocolate raspberry velvet tart. Besides being in a beautiful atmosphere, this is one of the more affordable brunch/lunch options in the city this coming Sunday.
100 W Houston St
(between Laguardia Pl & Thompson)
Price Range: $11-30
Make sure you get a reservation but even if your wait is over an hour long, it really might be worth it. Seeing as you can get a free cocktail with your order–how could you go wrong? Your delectable meal begins right away with their free bread and creamy strawberry butter. The definite classic standards here are the vanilla french toast and the Benedict Johnny, an amazing egg dish that is sweet yet incredibly savory with their tender corn fritters, excellent maple sausage patties and poached eggs covered in roasted tomato hollandaise.
2 Lexington Ave
(between 22nd St & N Gramercy Park)
Price Range: $31-60
For a beautiful and fine dining experience, Mom will be floored with the Maialino experience. With exotic and whimsical twists on classic egg dishes like the frittata bianca, coppa romana and trippa they also offer an array of beautifully baked goods that range from chocolate croissants to toffee glazed brioche. If you do a dinner instead, you can indulge in their $55 pasta tasting menu only offered on Sunday nights.
Happy Mother’s Day All!