Brunches & Beyond: The 10 Best Spots to Take Mom This Mother’s Day in NJ
Show mom appreciation for all that she’s done over the years

Mother’s Day is one of the biggest dining out holidays of the year because no mom should be put to work on her special day. Can you blame her? Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, which is just one week away! Show your mom gratitude and appreciation for all that she’s done over the years by treating her at one of these fabulous restaurants. The 10 restaurants featured on this list are some of the best-of-the-best New Jersey has to offer. Book your reservations now before these spots fill-up.

Chart House
Lincoln Harbor, Pier D-T Weehawken, NJ

Enjoy a scenic view of the New York City skyline and seafood on the waterfront. 

For reservations call 201-348-6628 

The Frog & The Peach
29 Dennis Street (at Hiram Square) 
New Brunswick, NJ 


Explore inventive, memorable New American cuisine in downtown New Brunswick.

To book a table call 732-846-3216 

Ninety Acres
2 Main Street 
Peapack-Gladstone, NJ

Opened by Sir Richard Branson, billionaire owner of Virgin Group, the restaurant sits on a 492-acre estate called Natirar that once belonged to the King of Morocco. Simply amazing.

For Mother's Day reservations call 908-901-9500 

Four Sisters Winery
783 N Bridgeville Road (CR 519) 
Belvidere, NJ 

If wineries are your mom's thing, check out this buffet style dinner and tour the vineyards and wine cellar.

To book a spot call 908-475-3671




Rat's Restaurant (Grounds for Sculpture)
18 Fairgrounds Road
 Hamilton, NJ

Enjoy an elegant brunch and stroll the magnificent sculpture park.

To reserve a Mother's Day table call 609-584-7800

Mount Fuji Steakhouse
193 Route 17 South,
 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

A cool Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar where the chef prepares your meal right in front of you.


For reservations for Mother's Day call 201-288-2800

Bottagra Restaurant
80 Wagraw Road
 Hawthorne, NJ

Devour tasteful Italian cuisine served in an elegant dining atmosphere. 


For reservations call 973-423-4433 

Highlawn Pavilion
Eagle Rock Reservation 
West Orange, NJ

This 1909 Florentine-style building sits atop Eagle Rock Reservation and provides a panorama of the New York City skyline. 

For reservations call 973-731-3463

Waterside Restaurant & Catering
7800 River Road
 North Bergen, NJ

Take in breathtaking views of the New York Skyline while enjoying al fresco dining on the Hudson River.


Pavinci Italian Grill
453 River Styx Road Hopatcong, NJ

Enjoy affordable elegant dining in a casual atmosphere overlooking picturesque Lake Hopatcong.


Looking for unique and creative gift ideas for mom? Read below for some affordable (and easy) gifts you may want to consider to make mom feel extra-appreciated.

Fabulous Gift Ideas for Mom

  • Her favorite perfume
  • A bouquet of her favorite flowers

  • Spa day for a manicure, pedicure facial or massage (if you’re feeling generous, get all four)
A themed gift basket (think bath & body products, candles)

  • A gift card to her favorite clothing store

  • Her favorite bottle of wine

  • A framed photo of the family (better yet, personalize it)
  • Does your Mom have a hobby (gardening? reading? traveling?) get her something hobby-specific 

  • Sparkly jewelry (what woman doesn’t love jewelry?)
  • Her favorite indulgence (wine, chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet jelly beans)