Mother’s Day just around the corner (on Sunday, May 12), and a fantastic brunch is a wonderful way to celebrate. Whether you’re in the Hamptons or on the North Fork, our East End restaurants are offering excellent brunches and special menus on Sunday, so check out all the great offerings below—or visit Dan’s Best of the Best 2012—and treat your Mom to that perfect meal between breakfast and lunch on her special day.
Find a unique and memorable gift to go with your excellent brunch, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
75 Main Restaurant and Lounge
75 Main Street, Southampton
Open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch and dinner, from 8 a.m. to midnight, this popular Southampton restaurant was named among the Top Ten Best Brunch Restaurants on Long Island by USA Today Travel’s 10best.com. Their now famous brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 631-283-7575 for reservations or visit 75main.com to see the menu.
258 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
Enjoy Brunch in Hampton Bays every Sunday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with live New Orleans style jazz from Crazy Henry and Banjo Bob. This summer hotspot has two floors of airy seating areas, spectacular views, unique New American dishes by chef David Hersh and a children’s play area to boot! Call 631-594-3868 for reservations or visit cowfishrestaurant.com.
100 Montauk Highway, East Hampton
Always casual and welcoming, this local favorite is one of East Hampton’s most reliable brunch spots. Enjoy a bloody mary and eggs Benedict with mom at one of their outdoor tables, chat up the friendly staff and keep an eye out for frequent diner and legend Paul McCartney. Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Call 631-324-3939.
16 Navy Road, Montauk
On Mother’s Day weekend, lunch is served from noon and dinner from 5 p.m. Sample from this beachfront eatery’s eclectic menu with seafood inspired from around the globe, including local catch ceviche, grilled Caesar, Yunnan ribs, edamame, Dungeness crab cake and so much more. Visit navybeach.com or call 631-668-6868 for reservations.
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk
Mother’s Day Brunch at this seaside favorite will feature an omelette station, cheese blintz and waffle station, spring salad selections, Chef’s carving station, Hebrew National hot dog cart, hot brunch favorites and Gurney’s famous Viennese table. All Moms receive a complimentary Mimosa. Served noon- 4 p.m. Call 631-668-2345 for reservations. Adults $34.95, kids $19.95.
360 East at Montauk Downs
50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk
Brunch buffet featuring hot carving station, breakfast entrees, luncheon entrees, dessert table, children’s’ buffet and unlimited champagne, mimosas and bloody marys is available from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Adults $37.95, children (12 and under) $17.95, plus tax and gratuity (no charge for children 4 years of age and younger). For more info or to make reservations, call 531-483-5025 or visit lessings.com.
2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
The former haunt of literary lions James Jones, John Knowles and Truman Capote, Bobby Van’s has both indoor and outdoor dining options as well as fine food and libations. On Sunday, the kitchen is open from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Call 631-537-0590 or visit bobbyvans.com for more details.
95 School Street, Bridgehampton
Brunch is served at this traditional Sicilian eatery every Sunday from 12-3:30 p.m. The spot boasts cuisine from Sicily’s “Isola di Salina” in the heart of the Hamptons. The staff is warm and hospitality is a priority here. Call 631-613-6469 or visit osteriasalina.net for more information.
2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton
The esteemed Pierre Weber offers a special Mother’s Day brunch menu on Sunday. From a healthy roster of organic smoothies and organic juices to soups, salads and appetizers, Pierre’s has something to satisfy any hungry mom. The unique menu features numerous creative dishes and more than a dozen types of omelettes. Brunch is served Friday-Sunday,10 a.m-5 p.m. Call 631-537-5110 for reservations or visit pierresbridgehampton.com.
Muse in the Harbor
16 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Here you will find two menus on weekend mornings—The Lunch Side of Brunch and The Breakfast Side of Brunch. Chef Matthew Guiffrida’s “Brunch in the Harbor” is a mix of classic and creative breakfast and lunch fare, served Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 631-899-4810 or visit museintheharbor.com for info and reservations.
Estia’s Little Kitchen
1615 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor
Listed among Dan’s Best of the Best for breakfast in 2012, this eatery serves breakfast/lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p. m. Enjoy a menu influenced by the flavors of Mexico and items that are, on occasion, born through requests by regulars. The restaurant is quaint, cozy and features fish-themed work by local artists on the walls. Call 631-725-1045 or visit estiaslittlekitchen.com for info and reservations.
North Fork and Shelter Island
Orient by the Sea
40200 Main Road, Orient
Open seven days for lunch and dinner, there are several Mothers Day specials on the menu on Sunday, including grilled local produce and fresh caught fish. This North Fork eatery has been family owned and operated since 1979, so they understand the importance of mothers and will know how to treat yours. Call 631-323-2424 or visit orientbythesea.com for info and reservations.
La Maison Blanche
11 Stearns Point Road, Shelter Island
A winner for “Best French Cuisine” in Dan’s Best of the Best for 2012, La Maison Blanche is an award-winning French Brasserie-style restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Charles Le Tous. The kitchen local organic ingredients and the menu features a variety of exciting dishes rarely seen anywhere else. Brunch selections include eggs Ecossaise, lamb burger, croque monsieur/madame and assiette du charcuterie, among others, and they boast a varied wine list from local and international vineyards. See maisonblanchehotel.com or call 631-749-1633.
North Fork Table & Inn
57225 Main Road, Southold
This restaurant’s progressive American menu is focused on seasonally inspired fare, featuring local organic produce and fresh seafood. Bring mom for brunch and snack on some award-winning North Fork artisanal cheeses, open-faced veggie sandwiches or, just for fun, their “Not Your Mom’s Macaroni & Cheese” with black truffle, gruyere cheese and smoked bacon. With that, why not try a bloody boar made with house-infused bacon vodka? Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 631-765-0177 or check out nofoti.com for the menu, reservations and more info.
2218 Sound Avenue, Calverton
Winner of “Best Brunch” in Dan’s Papers Best of the Best for many years, the Cooperage’s Grand Country Brunch Buffet is served from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Sunday and features chef specials, fresh fruit, salads, eggs and various treats, such as the banana bread pudding, Belgian waffles and omelette station. Adults $26.95, kids ages 6-12; $18.95; ages 2-5 $9 (plus tax & gratuity). Includes complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. Call 631-727-8994 or visit cooperageinn.com for info and reservations.
Jedidiah Hawkins Inn
400 South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport
Bring mom to this North Fork favorite with excellent food, grown and farmed on premises, and many distinct spaces to enjoy it. Eat brunch in the solarium and dine on creations by Executive Chef Lia Fallon, which pay tribute to the North Fork’s agricultural bounty and acclaimed wines and microbrews. Served Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., brunch at JHI features seafood fritters, Nofo eggs Benedict, quiche of the day, stuffed Belgium waffles and more. Visit jedediahhawkinsinn.com or call 631-722-2900 for more information.
17 East Main Street, Riverhead
Founded in 1896, this inveterate Riverhead restaurant and bar opened for business in the well-known J.J. Sullivan Hotel and continued to operate, even through the Prohibition era by imaginative use of secret doors and dumbwaiters. Free mimosas for all moms on Mother’s Day! Take mom on a trip into the past and try a bison burger on the way. Tweed’s is open seven days for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 631-208-3151 for reservations or visit tweedsrestaurant.com.
The All Star
96 Main Road, Riverhead
For moms who like lots of fun, this restaurant, arcade and bowling alley is open 11a.m.-10 p.m on Sundays. The Stadium menu has great starters, sandwiches and desserts from renowned chef Keith Luce’s kitchen. Check out theallstar.com or call 631-998-3565.
1111 West Main Street, Riverhead
Special Roadhouse BBQ and clambake menus for large crowds and parties on Mother’s Day. Keep things simple and delicious with some special pizza creations in the restaurant, or order in from the catering menu and have a Mother’s Day brunch at home! Roadhouse does it all, from casual get-togethers, picnics and formal dining affairs. Call 631-208-9888 or click on roadhousepizza.com for more information.
Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead
This unique venue hosts a Mother’s Day brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom with two seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Create treasured memories with mom and sample from the delicious and diverse menu, then leave time to explore the aquarium. Children 3-12 and seniors 62+: $29.95 (or $24.95 for aquarium members), Adults: $34.95 ($29.95 for members) and free for children 2 and under (prices do not include tax). Reservations are required. Call 631-208-9200 or visit longislandaquarium.com.
Happy Mother’s Day to all East End moms!