We think it should be a rule that mom doesn't have to cook on Mother's Day. With that in mind, there are several restaurants and inns on Long Island serving holiday brunches that include separate prices and menus for kids. Some even offer moms free goodies. Be sure to call ahead for reservations since these places tend to book up quickly! For other family-friendly fun happening Mother's Day weekend, check out our Event Calendar.
Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails
1810 Merrick Road, Merrick
Combo of breakfast and lunch (brunch) items will be served until 3pm. More than 15 kinds of sweet and savory pancakes and various egg plates will be offered. The dinner menu starts at 4:30pm.
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
Brunch is offered in the Grand Ballroom starting at 11am. Various culinary stations will be offered, including a kid-centric one. Children under 3 eat free.
Garden City Hotel
45 7th St.,
Seatings between 11am-3pm
Mother's Day brunch at this restaurant inside the Garden City Hotel celebrates moms in grand style. Includes a deluxe, extended buffet with homemade pastries.
The Savoy Tavern
16 Merrick Ave., Merrick
Seatings at 11:30am and 1pm
Three course prix fixe meal includes a mimosa or bloody Mary, coffee and tea.
Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Ln, Glen Cove
Seatings at 1pm and 4pm
The mansion offers a meal inspired by the historic menus of the Gold Coast era. Edible offerings include a salad, shrimp, pasta and carving stations, as well as a hot buffet and pastry desserts. They are also offering a getaway package where you can sleep at the hotel.
The Library Cafe
274 Main St., Farmingdale
The Library Cafe will treat you like a queen this Mother's Day. Includes unlimited champagne and mimosas. Some of the food choices on that a day are: buttermilk pancakes, eggs benedict, home fries and a decadent dessert assortment. A regular menu will also be available.
8 Tower Pl., Roslyn
Fresh-baked scones and sweet rolls, choice of entree and coffee/tea. Children's menu options include Challah French toast, pasta and chicken fingers. Craft brunch cocktails for $5.
Mill Creek Tavern
275 Bayville Ave., Bayville
Seatings at 11am and 1:30pm
Enjoy an extensive brunch menu. Coffee, tea, soda and Bloody Mary or mimosa included. Extensive gluten free menu available as well.
860 Franklin Ave., Garden City
Various brunch stations are included, as well as desserts. Complimentary Bellini, champagne punch, mimosa or Bloody Mary included.
585 N Broadway, Jericho
Reservations begin at 11am to close. An all-day brunch buffet and dinner menu served all day. Kids under 2 are free. Kid-friendly brunch items include chicken fingers, pigs in a blanket and macaroni and cheese.
3340 Park Ave., Wantagh
Extensive brunch menu plus cocktails, as well as a buffet menu. Omelet station, shrimp and sushi bars, carving stations and more.
80 West Broadway, Long Beach
Open seating from 11am-3pm.
A la carte menu.
Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails
507 Guy Lombardo Ave., Freeport
Three seatings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Brunch includes unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys or Sangria.
184 Broadway, Amityville
This brunch menu includes a raw bar and sandwiches in addition to traditional breakfast items. Ordering is a la carte.
25 E Boradway, Port Jefferson
Seatings at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6pm
Children under 4 free
This buffet brunch offer gourmet items, including made-to-order omelets, carving stations, soup station, assorted cheeses, fresh fruit and freshly-made breads and pastries.
80 Browns River Rd., Sayville
Located on the Great South Bay, Lands End hosts a Mother's Day Brunch with an array of seafood, pasta and a carving board with ham, beef and turkey. There is also a cold and hot buffet and an array of homemade desserts. After brunch, be sure to take a stroll around the gardens.
Lombardi's on the Sound
44 Fairway Dr., Port Jefferson
Seatings begin at 11am
Children 2 and under free
A kid's buffet, pasta table, breakfast presentation table and several traditional Italian dishes and various other delicacies will be served. An unlimited shrimp bar will also be available. Includes wine and mimosas. Note: Boosters and high chairs are not provided. Gift certificates are not accepted this day.
Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
431 E. Main St., Riverhead
631-208-9200 ext. H2O
Seatings at 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Children under 2 are free.
The aquarium is offering a buffet brunch in its Sea Star Ballroom, including carving stations, pastries and desserts. Brunch includes free all-day admission to the Aquarium.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
This special farm prix fixe brunch features pastured eggs, homemade baked goods, and more! Let the kids play in their play area while you enjoy the fresh air and farm scenery.
Jamesport Manor Inn
370 Manor Road, Jamesport
A la carte service begins at 11:30am
Offerings for young adults, under age 12 are also available.
Windows on the Lake
235 Lake Shore Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma
Seatings available from 10:30am–4:30pm
Children under 2 are free
Surrounded by picturesque views of Lake Ronkonkoma, this Mother's Day brunch boasts a smoked salmon display, made-to-order Belgian waffle station, breakfast and lunch selections and an international cheese display. Ice carvings and cold displays. One free bottle of wine with six adults, two free bottles with 10 adults.
12 Gerard St., Huntington
Two different rooms and impressive brunch menu options. There's an incredible wine list.
Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse
65 Wall St., Huntington
Three course prix fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys for an additional fee. Several gluten free offerings.
115 E. Main St., East Islip
Enjoy Irish-American cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Staggered seatings to avoid overcrowding. Separate brunch menu for kids.
122 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore
Includes unlimited bloody Marys, mimosas, champagne, soda, coffee and tea. Stations, made to order omelets and more.
Main Photo: The Carltun
Originally published 5/2014