Where to Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch on Long Island
There’s no denying breakfast in bed can be sweet on Mother’s Day. But this year, why not treat yourself and the family to a delicious Mother's Day brunch at a Long Island restaurant? You can sip a mimosa or bloody mary, enjoy a scrumptious meal, and avoid clean-up duty.
We’ve rounded up 16 restaurants serving Mother's Day brunch on Long Island, from traditional omelets and pancakes to more creative dishes that feature local produce and international cuisine. Some spots offer more than just a meal, with free entertainment and activities for the whole family. It's best to call ahead for reservations, as restaurants tend to book up quickly.
For other family-friendly happenings on Mother's Day weekend, check out our Event Calendar and Spring Fun Guide, and find more dining inspiration in our Guide to Family-Friendly Restaurants on Long Island.
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Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Nassau County
1. The Cheesecake Factory – Westbury
This popular chain restaurant serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Adults can choose from specialty waffles, buttermilk pancakes, and cinnamon roll pancakes, while kids have a brunch menu all their own. There are also Suffolk County locations in Huntington, Bay Shore, and Lake Grove.
2. The Coral House – Baldwin
In addition to a beautiful Mother's Day brunch buffet spread, this year The Coral House is also offering a dinner buffet. Brunch seating is from 11am-2pm while dinner is from 3pm-6pm. Children under 2 eat for FREE. Advance reservations are required.
3. Garden City Hotel – Garden City
This classic Garden City setting offers a legendary Sunday Brunch. The Mother's Day brunch menu includes made-to-order omelets and carved meats along with fresh fruit, cheese platters, salads, muffins, pastries, and other desserts. Brunch includes one complimentary cocktail. Seatings are at 11am, 11:30am, 2pm, and 2:30pm.
4. The Library Café – Farmingdale
Home of the village's original library, here you'll be treated to a fairytale Mother's Day brunch. For an extra $10, you can add unlimited champagne and mimosas. Food choices include Texas-style French toast, buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict, home fries, and a decadent dessert assortment. Seatings are at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Reservations required.
Enjoy a Mother's Day buffet at the cottage at the Milleridge Inn and then take part in the outdoor family activities.
5. Milleridge Inn – Jericho
Choose from either the sit-down, prix fixe menu at the inn or the buffet option at the cottage for your Mother's Day brunch at the Milleridge Inn. Both let families take advantage of a host of FREE outdoor activities, including face painting, balloon animals, a bounce house, and more. Reservations are required.
6. Morning Rose Cafe – Bellmore
Gourmet breakfast is served all day, and lunch service begins at 11am. Outdoor patio seating is available if the weather cooperates. Notable menu items include caramelized apple pancakes, banana bread, French toast, and breakfast waffle sliders. Advance reservations are required.
Dine by the pond in Roslyn at Thyme Restaurant.
7. Thyme Restaurant – Roslyn
Baskets of tasty breakfast pastries are served with typical brunch entrees at this beautiful restaurant overlooking the pond in Roslyn. Children's menu options include Challah French toast, pasta, and chicken fingers. Craft brunch cocktails are available, in addition to bloody marys, Bellinis, mimosas, and orange juice.
8. Novita – Garden City
In addition to this popular wine bar/trattoria’s regular menu, a Mother's Day brunch features dining specials and complimentary brunch cocktails. The restaurant's regular a la carte dinner menu, as well as a gluten-free menu, are available.
Babalu in Huntington specializes in Cuban-American options.
Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Suffolk County
9. Babalu – Huntington Village
Babalu’s chef and owner, Alan Gotay, is a retired professional boxer whose menu features dishes that harken back to his family’s Cuban roots. Menu items for Mother's Day brunch include huevos rancheros, Babalu Benedict, Babalu pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. Brunch is available from 11am-3pm, and the regular menu is available all day. There's also a special menu for kids. Outdoor seating is available.
10. Butera's – Bay Shore, Woodbury
Butera's offers Sunday brunch at its Bay Shore and Woodbury locations. Menu items include grilled pizza with eggs, tomato, bacon, and mozzarella as well as challah French toast with cannoli cream. Mother's Day brunch is served from 11am-3pm. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
11. Estia's Little Kitchen – Sag Harbor
Chef Colin Ambrose sources ingredients for his restaurant from local vendors and often uses vegetables from the restaurant's own garden. Pancakes are only served until noon, but omelets are served until 2:30pm. Mother's Day brunch menu items include various breakfast tacos, burritos, and bowls, as well as more traditional fare such as eggs and pancakes.
12. Toast Coffeehouse – Bay Shore, Patchogue, Port Jefferson
This popular restaurant group offers an all-day breakfast/lunch menu that includes eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, French toast, pancakes, waffles, and more. Kids get to choose from their own menu.
In the Shed Restaurant serves original recipes and has a comfy ambiance.
13. In the Shed Restaurant – Huntington, West Sayville, Plainview
In addition to its all-day brunch offering dishes like biscuit Benedict, breakfast bowls, and egg sandwiches, there’s also a full dinner menu. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining at all three locations.
14. Vittorio's Italian Steakhouse – Amityville
Located in the heart of Amityville, Vittorio’s Mother's Day brunch includes traditional breakfast items plus a host of other dishes. Indulge in meatball sliders, lox and latkes, fish tacos, or various specialty sandwiches, including a muffalata and Reuben.
15. The Waterview – Port Jefferson
The Mother's Day brunch buffet at The Waterview includes an omelet and carving station, salads, and a raw bar with oysters, clams, and shrimp. For dessert there are assorted pastries, cookies, and an ice cream bar. Brunch is served from 11am-4pm and advanced reservations are required. Children 3 and under are FREE.
Treat mom to Mother's Day brunch at the stately Windows on the Lake.
16. Windows on the Lake – Lake Ronkonkoma
Surrounded by views of Lake Ronkonkoma, this Mother's Day brunch destination boasts a smoked salmon and bagel station, made-to-order omelet station, a kids corner, breakfast and lunch selections, and an international cheese display. Ice carvings make for an over-the-top experience. Enjoy unlimited hot and cold beverages, including mimosas. Moms may enjoy the free rosé option.
This article was originally posted in May 2014 and is updated annually.
Photos courtesy of the restaurants