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Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan 2021

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April 27, 2021 / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Restaurants / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Mother's Day is soon upon us. It's a good day to let your wife or mother or daughter know you appreciate her efforts in the most important role of her life. Flowers, gifts and brunch or dinner are always welcome, as is any thoughtful gesture that provides some measure showing your recognition of her efforts in her role as mother of some children. After all, without mothers, we would all cease to be.

Normally it's best to book a restaurant reservation for Mother's Day brunch, as on Mother's Day in Manhattan, many restaurants are full. So if you're thinking about eating out at a restaurant this Mother's Day on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown Manhattan, the East or West Village, SoHo, Tribeca or Downtown NYC; it's best to do your research early, and call ahead to book Mother's Day restaurant reservations.

Unlike last year, indoor dining is now available at most Manhattan restaurants, but at only at 50% capacity for restaurants located in New York City. Restaurants outside of NYC can accommodate 75% of capacity. That is likely because of the difference in the amount of space allocated to each diner in restaurants in the city versus restaurants outside of the city, as well as the higher density of population, etc. But that said, restaurants also have additional capacity via all of those outdoor shacks built during the pandemic, which has greatly increased overall space / seating capacity, and with the weather warming [the thermometer is expected to break the 80's tomorrow], outdoor dining is a pleasant, even welcome option.

But as the saying goes, the early bird gets the [worm] better seating, so book early.

COVID PRECAUTIONS. Lastly, be advised that most - if not all - of these restaurants may take your temperature prior to indoor seating and require masks except during dining. Other CoVid guidelines like social distancing also may apply.

Mother's Day History - Restaurants In Manhattan

The origins of Mother's Day in the United States began with the efforts by Anna Jarvis to honor her own mother. According to Wikipedia, Anna began the campaign in 1905 - the year her mother died - and in 1910 West Virginia was the first state to adopt Mothers Day as a holiday. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Click this link to view a brief guide of Mother's Day restaurants in Manhattan where you will find links to Manhattan restaurants we've visited in the past or have reviewed. The restaurants we've reviewed include a mix of high, medium and budget priced restaurants that are spread throughout the borough and offer a large variety of ethnic cuisines.

We've identified over a half dozen Manhattan restaurants open for indoor / outdoor dining on Mother's Day in Manhattan. Enjoy.


Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan 2021

Restaurants For Mothers Day Brunch & Dinner on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca & Downtown NYC

April 27, 2021 / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Restaurants / Manhattan Buzz NYC. Continued.

Mother's Day will soon be upon us and it's time for all fathers, husbands and children to find the right restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day brunch or dinner on the Upper East Side, Midtown, the Upper West Side, the East Village, the West Village, SoHo, Tribeca and Downtown Manhattan in NYC.

Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan

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Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan - French Restaurants on the Upper East Side & Italian Restaurants on the UWS, Steak Houses in Manhattan, American Fare, Mexican and Irish Restaurants

The following is a list of links to Manhattan Buzz restaurant reviews. These restaurants were selected based the food quality, the ambiance and the service of these restaurants which made them notable within their categories.

This is not meant to the beginning of what will one day become a rather long list as there are many more fine Manhattan restaurants we wish to review. But in the meantime this is what we have to offer.


Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events Upper East Side NYC 2021

Upper East Side Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC


D'Orsay French Restaurant - Upper East Side Manhattan

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Click here to read a review of the D'Orsay French restaurant on the UES - Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants - D'Orsay French Restaurant Upper East Side UES.

Location. 1057 Lexington Avenue

Contact. Tel - 212.517.6400 / Website - www.orsayrestaurant.com

Photo. D'Orsay French restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

* Open for brunch and dinner on Mothers Day, with indoor & outdoor seating.


BLT Prime - UES Mothers Day Restaurants

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Click here to read a review of the Arlington Club restaurant on the UES - Manhattan Steak Houses - Arlington Club Restaurant on the Upper East Side UES.

Location. 1032 Lexington Avenue

Contact. Tel - 212.995.8500 / Website - www.bltrestaurants.com // Info for CLOSED Arlington Club: Tel - 212.249.5700 / Website - www.thelexingtonclubny.com

Photo. The Arlington Club [now BLT Prime] on the Upper East Side a few years ago.

 

* They're open for Mother's Day from 5 - 10 pm. I'm not sure about indoor / outdoor seating.



TEMPORARILY CLOSED _ Bar & Books - Moms Day Bars on the Upper East Side NYC

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Click here to read a review of the Bar & Books cigar bar on the UES - Cigar bars in Manhattan NYC - Bar & Books UES Upper East Side.

Location. 1020 Lexington Avenue

Contact. Tel - 212.717.3902 / Website - www.barandbooks.cz

Photo. Bar & Books on the Upper East Side, late one night near the holidays.

 

* According to their website, and a call to their voicemail box, they're still temporarily closed. Check their website for updates.


Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events Upper West Side 2021

Upper West Side Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC


CLOSED _ TEMPORARILY? _ Cesca Italian Restaurant - Mothers Day on the Upper West Side

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Click here to read a review of the Cesca Italian restaurant on the UWS - Valentine's Day Restaurants Manhattan - Cesca Italian Restaurants Upper West Side UWS.

Location. 164 West 75th Street

Contact. Tel - 212.787.6300 / Website - www.cescany.com

Photo. A delicious entree served at Cesca on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

* Their website says they're coming back, but their telephone number is not in service, and in December there was an eviction notice. So no Mothers Day here, and stay tuned for the final determination as to whether they survived the pandemic.


Le Monde French Restaurant - Mothers Day on the UWS Manhattan

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Click here to read a review of the Le Monde French restaurant on the UWS - Manhattan Moms Day Restaurants - Le Monde French Restaurant UWS Upper West Side.

Location. 2885 Broadway

Contact. Tel - 212.531.3939 / Website - www.lemondenyc.com

Photo. Le Monde French restaurant on the Upper West Side along Broadway. It's a classic French restaurant and one of the Columbia University neighborhood favorites.

 

* They're open for brunch and dinner, have indoor & outdoor dining, and may run some Mothers Day specials, but hadn't yet decided at the time I spoke with them.


Nice Matine - French Restaurants on the UWS Manhattan NYC

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Click here to read a review of the Nice Matine French restaurant on the UWS - Mothers Day Restaurants Manhattan - Nice Matine in the Historic Lucerne Hotel Upper West Side UWS.

Location. 201 West 79th Street

Contact. Tel - 212.873.6423 / Website - www.nicematinnyc.com

Photo. One of the many fine entrees served at Nice Matine on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in early 2020.

 

* They're open for brunch and dinner, and have indoor & outdoor dining.


Cafe Luxembourg - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC

Description. Cafe Luxembourg Restaurant which is a long established restaurant with a very good reputation for French / American food.

Location. 200 West 70th Street

Contact. Tel - 212.873.7411 / Website - www.cafeluxembourg.com

 

* They're open for brunch and dinner, and have indoor & outdoor dining.


Unfortunately Ouest on the Upper West Side UWS at 84th and Broadway closed in June of 2015.


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Midtown Manhattan Restaurants Mothers Day NYC


Friend of a Farmer - Mothers Day Restaurants Gramercy Park Manhattan NYC

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Click here to read a review of the Friend of the Farmer restaurant on the UES - Mothers Day Restaurants Manhattan - Friend of a Farmer in Gramercy Park - American Restaurants Midtown NYC.

Location. 77 Irving Place near Gramercy Park

Contact. Tel - 212.477.2188 / Website - www.friendofafarmer.com

Photo. The Friend of a Farmer just a couple of blocks south of Gramercy Park in Midtown near the Village / Union Square Park.

 

* Their hosting brunch from 9 am - 4 pm with indoor and outdoor seating, with a 90 minute table limit, due to capacity restrictions associated with the CoVid pandemic.


Bryant Park Cafe - Midtown Manhattan Restaurants Mothers Day NYC

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Click here to read a review of the Bryant Park Cafe & restaurant in Midtown Manhattan NYC - Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants - Bryant Park Cafe American Restaurants Midtown NYC.

Location. Between 5th & 6th Avenues and between 40th & 42nd Streets in Bryant Park behind the NYC Public Library

Contact. Tel - 212.840.6500 / Website - www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com

Photo. The Bryant Park Cafe behind the NY Public Library at 5th and 42nd Street adjacent to Bryant Park in the summer time.

 

* They're open for Mothers Day doing indoor and outdoor seatings.


Irish Pubs & Restaurants. Manhattan Mothers Day Irish restaurants in NYC. Click here to read a report on the Irish pubs and restaurants in Manhattan - Irish Pubs in Manhattan on Mothers Day in NYC.


Bar 65 - Rooftop Manhattan Restaurants on Mothers Day

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Click here to read a review of the D'Orsay French restaurant on the UES - Mothers Day Rooftop Bars Midtown Manhattan NYC - Bar 65 Rockefeller Center.

Location. 30 Rockefeller Center on the 65th Floor across from the Rainbow Room

Contact. Tel - 212.632.5000 / Website - www.rainbowroom.com

Photo. Bar 65 in Rockefeller Center in Midtown over the holidays. They have a deck outside that you can walk around on.

 

* No Mothers Day this year. They inform us that they are still closed due the pandemic. Check their website for updates.


CHANGED NAME / CLOSED ? _ NOW Francis & Staub La Rotisserie _ Was Le Coq Rico French Restaurant - Mothers Day near the Flatiron Bldg Manhattan

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Click here to read a review of the Le Coq French restaurant in the Flatiron District of Midtown NYC - Moms Day Restaurants Manhattan - Le Coq French Restaurant Flatiron District Midtown NYC.

Location. 30 East 20th Street

Contact. Tel - 212.267.7426 / Website - NOW www.larotisserienyc.com / WAS www.lecoqriconyc.com

Photo. Le Coq French restaurant near the Flatiron Building during prime time in the summer.

* Their management / ownership troubles started in 2018, continued in 2019. There's been a name change and I couldn't reach anyone on the telephone. Their website says they are doing delivery starting January 20, 2021. Make up your own mind.


Loeb Boathouse - Mothers Day Restaurants Manhattan NYC

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Click here to read a review of the Loeb Boathouse restaurant near the UES, UWS & Midtown - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown UES UWS - Central Park Boathouse Manhattan NYC.

Location. Enter East 72nd Street and go to Park Drive which is the principal north / south road along the east inside of Central Park.

Contact. Tel - 212.517.2233 / Website - www.thecentralparkboathouse.com

Photo. The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on a Sunday in the Spring.

 

* They are open from 9.30 am to 4 pm and will be seating folks indoors and outdoors on a first come / first serve basis for Mothers Day & Weekend. Weekdays rsvps allowed.


Water Club Restaurant - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC

Description. Water Club Restaurant - Mothers Day Restaurants & Parties Along the East River at the East River and about 35th Street. There is also generally a boat or two departing from the nearby dock.

Location. 500 East 30th Street at the East River

Contact. Tel - 212.683.3333 / Website - www.thewaterclub.com

 

* This is an events space that occasionally hosts a special event on its own. Mothers Day 2021 will not be such an occasion.


El Rio Grande - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC

Description. El Rio Grande is a Tex Mex restaurant in Murray Hill on 38th Street & Third Avenue in midtown. The entrance is between 3rd Avenue and Lexington on the south side of the street in the ground floor of a large apartment building. El Rio Grande serves killer margaritas, thick crunchy chips and a pretty good Tex / Mex dinner.

Location. 160 East 38th Street off 3rd Avenue

Contact. Tel - 212.867.0922 / Website - www.elriograndenyc.com

 

* They're open for Mothers Day from 1 - 9 pm, with indoor and outdoor dining.


Rooftop at the Royalton Park Avenue - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC

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Location. 420 Park Avenue at 29th Street in Midtown Mahattan.

Contact. Tel - 212.317.2900 / Website - www.royaltonparkavenue.com

 

* Their website indicates they are still closed. When I called the hotel and followed the voicemail menu to the restaurant it informed me that the number is not in service. I'm going to guess that they're not going to be re-opened in time for Mothers Day. Check their website for future updates.


Casa Lever - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC

Description. Casa Lever is located in the first glass and steel skyscraper in Manhattan built in 1955. The restaurant offers fine dining and the food was quite good the last time I was there, albeit a long while ago.

Location. 390 Park Avenue

Contact. Tel - 212.888.2700 / Website - www.casalever.com

 

* They're not currently open weekends, so no Mothers Day. But they are open weekdays from 12 noon - 10 pm with indoor and outdoor dining.


TEMPORARILY CLOSED _ Bill's Townhouse - Mothers Day Restaurants Midtown NYC

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Location. 57 East 54th Street in East Midtown near Lever House on Park Avenue.

Contact. www.billstownhouse.com / Tel 212.518.2727

Photo. Bill's Townhouse in Midtown over the holidays during prime time.

 

* They inform us that they are closed due to the pandemic. Check their website for updates.


Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events East Village / West Village NYC 2021

West & East Village Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC


Lil Frankies - Fun Restaurants in the East Village Mothers Day NYC

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Click here to read a review of the Lil Frankie's restaurant in the East Village - Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants - Lil Frankie's American Restaurants East Village NYC.

Location. 19 First Avenue

Contact. Tel - 212.420.4900 / Website - www.lilfrankies.com

Photo. Lil Frankies in the East Village over the summer during prime time.

* They're open for Mothers Day.


La Ripaille - Mothers Day French Restaurants West Villagemothers day restaurants in manhattan moms day restaurants brunch manhattan nyc

Description. La Ripaille is a warm, cozy French restaurant in the West Village. Manhattan Mothers Day restaurants in the West Village of NYC.

Click here to read a review of La Ripaille French restaurant in the West Village - Manhattan Moms Day Restaurants - La Ripalle French Restaurant West Village NYC.

Location. 605 Hudson Street

Contact. Tel - 212.255.4406 / Website - www.laripailleny.com

Photo. Ripalle French restaurant in the West Village, near closing time, around the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

* They're open with indoor and outdoor dining for Mothers Day from 1.30 - 11.30 pm.


Now in West Village, the Gansevoort was cool place in Midtown, which they vacated to Royalton Rooftop. Click here for Manhattan Restaurants for Mothers Day in Tribeca NYC.


Manhattan Mothers Day Restaurants & Events Tribeca / Soho & Downtown Manhattan NYC 2021

SoHo & Tribeca Restaurants Mothers Day Manhattan NYC


Manhatta - Rooftop Restaurants Downtown Manhattan NYC

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Location. 28 Liberty Street on the 60th Floor

Contact. Tel - 212.230.5788 / Website - www.manhattarestaurant.com

Photo. Manhatta restaurant in the FiDi District near the South Street Seaport, during prime time one evening in the Fall.

 

* They inform us that they are closed due to the pandemic, and hope to reopen as soon as it makes sense. The higher end downtown restaurants economic lives are further complicated by the loss of the commuter / office trade, which is expected to return in the Fall of 2021.


Delmonico's - Classic Historic Restaurants Downtown Manhattan

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Location. 56 Beaver Street

Contact. Tel - 212.509.1144 / Website - www.delmonicos.com

Photo. Delmonico's during the holidays during prime time.

 

* They inform us that they are closed due to the pandemic. They expect to reopen in the Fall of 2021. The higher end downtown restaurants economic lives are further complicated by the loss of the commuter / office trade, which is expected to return in the Fall of 2021.


Fraunces Tavern - Historic Bars & Restaurants Mothers Day Downtown NYC

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Location. 54 Pearl Street

Contact. Tel - 212.968.1776 / Website - www.frauncestavern.com and the adjacent www.frauncestavernmuseum.org.

Photo. Fraunces Tavern in the FiDi District over the holidays, very late, near closing time.

 

* They will be open for Mothers Day from 12 noon to 11 pm with indoor dining, as well as delivery or pick up.


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