There’s no denying breakfast in bed can be sweet on Mother’s Day but, this year, why not suggest your family go out for a delicious brunch at one of the many restaurants around Long Island? You can sip a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary, enjoy a scrumptious meal and, best of all, you won’t have to clean any dishes!
We’ve rounded up more than 20 restaurants across the Island that offer a bevy of brunch options, from traditional omelets and pancakes to more creative dishes that feature local produce and international flair. Some spots offer more than just a meal, with free entertainment and activities for the whole family. Be sure to call ahead for reservations since places tend to book up quickly on this special day.
For other family-friendly fun happening Mother's Day weekend, check out our Event Calendar.
Garden City Hotel (Polo Steakhouse) — Garden City
45 Seventh Street
This classic Garden City setting offers its ‘Legendary Sunday Brunch.’ Along with fresh fruit, cheese platters, salads, muffins, pastries and other desserts, the menu includes made-to-order omelets and carved meats plus a raw bar and sushi. Also includes Mimosas, Bloody Marys and coffee and tea.
Glen Cove Mansion — Glen Cove
200 Dosoris Lane
Another classic site, this mansion offers a meal inspired by menus of Long Island’s historic Gold Coast era. Offerings include a salad, shrimp, pasta, and carving stations, as well as a hot buffet, pastry desserts, and a complementary Mimosa. The mansion also offers 15% discount on its Special Overnight Package.
Indulge in Oreo Pancakes at Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails.
Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails — Merrick
1810 Merrick Road
Owned and operated by husband and wife Chris and Heather Randell, the combination of breakfast and lunch/brunch items at this hip location feature more than 15 kinds of sweet and savory pancakes, various omelets and house plates such as Biscuits and Gravy and Chicken and Waffles.
It's not just brunch at the Milleridge Inn.
Milleridge Inn — Jericho
585 N Broadway
Choose from either the sit down, pre-fixe menu at the Milleridge Inn or the buffet option at the Milleridge Cottage. Both dining options let families take advantage of a host of free, outdoor activities, including a petting zoo, stilt walkers, inflatables, face painters and balloon twisters. New this year is a Mother’s Day-themed tea party setting in the Milleridge Village where families can take photos.
Novita — Garden City
860 Franklin Avenue
In addition to this popular wine bar/trattoria’s regular menu, a special brunch is being offered that features Mother’s Day specials and includes a complimentary brunch cocktail. The restaurant's regular a la carte dinner menu is also available.
The Library Café — Farmingdale
274 Main Street
Home of the town's original library, you will be treated like the queen you are (or should be) this Mother's Day at The Library Café. Includes unlimited champagne and Mimosas. Some of the food choices on that a day are Texas Style French Toast, buttermilk pancakes, eggs benedict, home fries and a decadent dessert assortment.
The Savoy Tavern
The Savoy Tavern — Merrick
16 Merrick Avenue
Slip into a cozy leather booth at this Merrick eatery. From its eclectic menu the family can choose from Stuffed French Toast, Seared Veggie Burger, Jack’d Up Chili Cheese Omelet, Steak & Eggs., Breakfast Burrito, and much, much more.
Thom Thom — Wantagh
3340 Park Avenue
An extensive brunch menu includes an omelet station and a sushi bar along with hot chaffing stations that feature scrambled eggs, Scottish salmon, meatballs and roasted chicken, plus dessert platters of Mother’s Day Mini Cupcakes, Cream Puffs, Rainbow Cookies, and more.
Dine by the pond at Thyme.
Thyme Restaurant — Roslyn
8 Tower Place
At this beautiful restaurant that overlooks Roslyn pond, baskets of tasty breakfast pastries are served with entrees that include typical brunch items as well as pasta, crab cakes and much more. Children's menu options include Challah French toast, pasta, and chicken fingers. In addition to Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Mimosas or orange juice, craft brunch cocktails are also available.
Unlimited drinks at Tony Cuban's.
Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails — Freeport
507 Guy Lombardo Avenue
This hip, Cuban restaurant on Freeport’s famed Nautical Mile features an extensive prix fix brunch menu that includes choice of appetizer, a brunch menu item and unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Sangria [waiting to hear from them with photos]
Try the pretzel croissants stuffed with guava and cream cheese at Babalu.
Babalu — Huntington
286 New York Avenue
One of Huntington’s newest restaurant’s, Babalu’s Chef/Owner Alan Gotay is a retired professional boxer whose menu features dishes that harken back to his family’s Cuban roots. Brunch items include a classic Cuban sandwich, Chorizo Scramble, Tortilla, Babalu Benedict and, for the kids, a freshly baked pretzel croissant stuffed with guava and whipped cream cheese.
Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse — Huntington
65 Wall Street
All brunch entrees include Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Menu items include a raw bar, appetizers, salads, create-your-own-omelets, French Toast, as well as grilled sandwiches, burgers, and wraps. Gluten-free items available.
Captain Bill's — Bay Shore
122 Ocean Avenue
Located on the harbor in Bay Shore Marina, Captain Bill’s brunch menu includes carving stations, made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon, hot chafing dishes, cold salads and platters and more. Fresh fruit and desserts included along with unlimited Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Champagne.
Eat waterside at WAVE Seafood Kitchen.
Danfords Inn (WAVE Seafood Kitchen) — Port Jefferson
25 East Broadway
Children under 3 eat free at this famed water-side location located in the heart of Port Jefferson. The buffet brunch offer gourmet items, including made-to-order omelets, carving and soup stations, assorted cheeses, salads, fresh fruit and freshly made breads and pastries.
Land's End — Sayville
80 Browns River Road
Situated on the Great South Bay, Land’s 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.
Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center — Riverhead
431 East Main Street
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Head out east to the Long Island Aquarium for a buffet brunch that features a diverse menu. Held in the Sea Star Ballroom with its beautiful water views, children 2 and under are free and all brunch attendees get all-day admission to the Aquarium. Ask about their ‘Mom Sleepover’ at the adjacent Hyatt Place Long Island/East End.
Shandon Court — East Islip
115 East Main Street
Enjoy Irish-American cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Brunch menu items include a salad station, buttermilk pancakes, Texas Style French Toast, omelets-to-order, a carving station, pasta, and more plus a dessert station. Mimosas included.
Toast Coffeehouse — Patchogue
46 East Main Street
This popular restaurant in Patchogue offers an all-day breakfast/lunch menu that includes eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, French Toast, pancakes, waffles and more. Check out its other eatery in Port Jefferson and its soon-to-open location in Bay Shore.
Vittorio's Italian Steakhouse — Amityville
Located in the heart of Amityville, Vittorio’s brunch includes traditional breakfast items, plus a host of other dishes such as meatball sliders, Lox & Latkes, fish tacos and specialty sandwiches like the Muffalata and Reuben.
Windows on the Lake — Lake Ronkonkoma
235 Lake Shore Road
Surrounded by picturesque views of Lake Ronkonkoma, this Mother's Day brunch boasts a smoked salmon display, made-to-order Belgian waffle station, Kids Corner, breakfast and lunch selections and an international cheese display. Ice carvings take it over the top. Children under 3 are free. Unlimited Mimosas.
Top photo: Have a drink (or three) by the waterfront at WAVE Seafood Kitchen.
This articles was originally posted in May 2014 and was updated in April 2017.