Celebrate Mother’s Day at These 9 Hudson Valley Brunch Spots
It’s the day of the year honoring that special person who should really be celebrated much more often. Make this year’s Mother’s Day memorable, and spoil mom with a day off and gourmet brunch.
There’s no shortage of restaurants with delicious menus and unforgettable views in the Hudson Valley. Across the region, find local eateries offering prix fixe brunch specials for a dine-in experience or a takeout package created for this special occasion. Don’t forget to make a reservation, because Mother’s Day is one of the busiest day of the year for restaurants. So let’s raise a glass to all the moms this Mother’s Day and do it over a fabulous brunch at one of these Hudson Valley restaurants.
The award-winning farm-to-table restaurant hosts its popular weekly Sunday brunch buffet this Mother’s Day between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For $36.95 per person and $18.95 per child, locals can dine right on the Hudson River with an expansive buffet and made-to-order options like eggs benedict and omelets.
For the mother who is also a wine aficionado, there’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a date at a vineyard. From 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can spend the day in the hills of the Hudson Valley at Christopher Jacobs Winery. Brunch is $60 for two to dine on fresh quiche, salad, dessert, and a tasting of five wines made from grapes grown on the estate. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be bought online.
Make it a memorable Mother’s Day with brunch over cascading falls at this gem of a restaurant in Saugerties. For $45 per person and $22 per child, diners can expect to try a dish from each of the four brunch stations. Choose between omelets with cage-free eggs, tofu scramble, seasonal vegetable quiche, or lobster bisque. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call to make reservations.
Show mom some Southern charm at Ole Savannah in Kingston. Enjoy a taste of the south right on the water with pick n’ lick shrimp, fried chicken, and pulled pork. The delicious breakfast buffet is $27.95 per person, and kids 10 and under are $13.95. For unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys, it’s an additional $15 per person. Call to make a reservation.
It’s hard to find a better place to dine and enjoy views of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie than Shadows on the Hudson. Indulge mom with a buffet of Belgian waffles, fresh omelets, warm apple cider donuts, and prime rib. Brunch is $36.95 per person and $17.95 per child, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Choosing to celebrate at home? Create an all-day fine dining experience, starting with breakfast in-bed. For $135.95, Shadows offers a breakfast, brunch, and dinner package that feeds four. At lunch, a bottle of Wycliff sparkling wine is also included. The real finale is dinner, with four 6 oz. filet mignons, baked potatoes, and a fresh fruit cobbler. Call to make a reservation for a table. For a to-go package, order online by 5 p.m. May 6 to pick up on May 8.
Make a toast to mom at Ship to Shore, right on Kingston’s waterfront. For $35 per person, Hudson Valleyites can sip on mimosas and Bloody Marys while kids enjoy juice and everyone soaks in the magnificent view of the river. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can savor fresh fare like Ship to Shore’s tuna nicoise, grilled shrimp hash, and steak and eggs. Reservations are required and can be made by calling.
Smoke on the Water at Roundhouse
Overlooking Beacon’s beautiful waterfall, The Roundhouse wants to treat mom to a sensational three-course brunch at Smoke on the Water, the event building on the historic hotel property. For $45 per person and $25 per child, locals can join this upscale affair between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start light with summer fruit, yogurt parfaits, and salad. Then dine on shrimp and grits, fresh pasta, and Arctic salmon. Finally, indulge in fried beignets with chocolate ganache and a decadent seven-layer chocolate cake. Reservations are required for the event and can be made online. A deposit of $20 per person is required to finalize the reservation. The deposit is refundable and for reservations that are canceled more than 72 hours in advance.
Impress mom with an elegant brunch at the award-winning Stagecoach Inn. Mom will be swept away by the delightful buffet and a complimentary glass of champagne. Feast on a buffet featuring artisan cheeses and cured meats, smoked salmon, French toast, and a carving station. Running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch costs $75 per person, and children 12 and under are $25. Call to make a reservation.
Mother’s Day is most definitely a special event an,d in honor, Villa Borghese hosts a brunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, carving station, pasta entrees, and a sundae bar for $41 per person and $19 for children. Call to make a required reservation.
Rather dine at home? Mom doesn’t need to lift a finger with Villa Borghese’s Curbside Feast. Choose between two options that feed four to six and start at $89. Saturday pickup is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday pickup is 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.