Where to Go for a Mother’s Day Meal in the Hudson Valley

There's no better way to say "Happy Mother's Day" than with top-notch food and drinks at one of these Hudson Valley restaurants.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner in the Hudson Valley on May 12. How are you commemorating the occasion? Will you surprise her with a shipment of her favorite local wine? Or maybe send her a card via snail mail? (Don’t forget the gift: Have you picked up the perfect present from a local maker?) For the mom who appreciates the rich restaurant scene in the Hudson Valley, there’s no better gift than a delectable meal from one of her favorite eateries.

Apropos Restaurant

Peekskill
Prix-fixe dinner, $95/adult and half-price/child

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Honor mom with an unforgettable dining experience at Apropos in Peekskill. The all-day three-course menu runs from 12-6 p.m. and serves up coveted spring specials. Start off with jumbo coconut shrimp, tuna tartare, spring asparagus and poached eggs, and crabmeat spaghetti. Then, move onto the main course for options like filet mignon, duck breast, king salmon, or branzino filet. For dessert, indulge in seasonal carrot cake or bright and flavorful panna cotta.

The Barn at Villa Venezia

Middletown
Brunch buffet, $65/adult and $30/child

When you dine at The Barn at Villa Venezia this Mother’s Day, you can pre-order a bouquet from David Anthony to gift to mom. Upon your arrival, be welcomed by a rose raspberry sorbet mimosa. As for the buffet, chow down on a breakfast board with fruits and mini pancakes, a charcuterie board, sandwiches, an omelet station, meat from the butcher block, seafood, pasta, and more.

BLACKBARN at Diamond Mills Hotel

Saugerties
Prix-fixe brunch, $65/adult and $30/child

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The seasoned chefs at BLACKBARN deliver a special three-course meal for all mothers and their loved ones in honor of the holiday. And with promises of “a distinct Hudson Valley flair and locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients,” diners can rest assured that the offerings will rise to the occasion and then some. The meal begins with mom’s choice of avocado toast, kale Caesar salad, or chorizo empanadas. When it comes time for the main course, choose between savory and sweet options like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict, or cornflake-crusted French toast. Finally, dig into sweet citrus desserts, carrot cake, or bee-sting cheesecake.

Boscobel House and Gardens

Garrison
Tickets sold by table

Hosted on the scenic grounds of Boscobel, this Mother’s Day tea time is a family affair complete with live music and a beautiful bouquet of tulips for each table to take home. The tea service will include a charcuterie grazing box catered by local favorite Cold Spring Cheese Shop and mom’s choice of tea. Throughout the day, professional photographer Erin Wilk will be taking family portraits, and each table will be able to take home an edited digital photo.

Caffe Regatta

Pelham
A la carte brunch and dinner

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The Pelham eatery offers standard brunch fare with decidedly oceanic twists. (Lobster tails, anyone?) Hungry moms can go big at brunch with a frilled rack of lamb, filet mignon, and much more. Desserts and cocktails are on the lineup, too, so throw in a few mimosas when you place your order.

The Century House

Latham
Prix-fixe dinner, $61/person

This restaurant’s dine-in menu for Mother’s Day will leave you wanting more…that is, if you aren’t full afterward! Start your meal with the lobster chowder or soup du jour to warm your bones. Entrees are to die for, including the lobster tail, prime rib, pork shank, or catch of the day. Desserts are also part of the package, with everything from an airy chocolate mousse to crème brûlée on the menu.

City Winery Hudson Valley

Montgomery
A la carte brunch

With Mother’s Day events at City Winery Hudson Valley all weekend, the brunch certainly is the star of the show. With an atmosphere of live music in the Main Falls Room, this morning is sure to be a treat. For brunch specials, enjoy shrimp cocktail, caprese salad, tuna tartare, roasted halibut, leg of lamb, lobster ravioli, and peanut butter mousse pie or lemon coconut cake for dessert.

Clay at Wildflower Farms

Gardiner
Prix-fixe brunch, $140/adult and $70/child

Clay at Wildflower Farms in Gardiner goes all out with its extravagant Mother’s Day brunch. The prix-fixe menu includes classics like an omelet station, Belgian waffles, French toast, a custom coconut and Greek yogurt station, and more. Why not make it a weekend and stay at the Farms for a full itinerary of mom-centered activities?

Clock Tower Grill

Brewster
Prix-fixe brunch, $65/adult and $25/child

Every mom goes home with a gift of house-baked macarons at this prix-fixe brunch in Brewster. The menu includes an omelet station, frittatas, fried chicken and biscuits, French toast sticks, a bagel station, crab cakes, and cronuts, to name just a few of the items. Mimosas and bloody Marys are included in the brunch as well.

Goosefeather

Tarrytown
A la carte dinner

 

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This Mother’s Day at Goosefeather, treat Mom to elevated Cantonese food as imagined by James Beard nominee and Top Chef contestant Dale Talde. In addition to the standard a la carte menu—which includes flavor-packed fare like dry-aged beef potstickers, Hong Kong French toast, and the signature double cheeseburger—all moms receive a complimentary glass of sparkling rose upon arrival.

Harvest on Hudson

Hastings-on-Hudson
Prix-fixe brunch, $90/adult and $30/child

Spoil mom with three courses of goodness at Harvest on Hudson. This prix-fixe menu is perfect for pickier eaters, as it includes a wide range of options from apps to dessert. Start off with a seasonal staple like spinach and strawberry salad, snap peas with avocado, or tomato gazpacho, then savor a creative main such as the lobster BLT, cauliflower steak, or ricotta gnocchi.

Mill & Main

Kerhonkson
Prix-fixe brunch and dinner, $35/person for brunch and $55/person for dinner

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mill & Main this year as the restaurant celebrates its one-year anniversary. The venue is serves prix-fixe menus for both brunch and dinner, so choose wisely. The brunch menus includes a.m. cocktails like mimosas, prosecco mint juleps, and bloody Marys, along with whipped ricotta toast, spring salads, vegetable frittatas, brioche French toast, and smoked salmon bagels. For dinner, dig into burrata, shrimp cocktail, seared scallops, lamb chops, and tagliolini. For dessert after either meal, don’t skip out on the chocolate-covered strawberries, cannoli, bread pudding, and coffee.

The River Pavilion at Hutton Brickyards

Kingston
A la carte brunch

Good news, moms of the Hudson Valley: The River Pavilion at Hutton Brickyards opens for the season on Mother’s Day weekend. The recently released brunch menu is complete with plates like smoked salmon bagels, baked apple pancakes, shakshuka, eggs Benedict, breakfast pizzas, and much more.

The Roundhouse

Beacon
A la carte brunch

Dine at this Dutchess County hotspot for Mother’s Day to enjoy your brunch beside the Fishkill Creek. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., chow down on brunch offerings like the crab meat eggs Benedict, smoked salmon flatbread, and brioche French toast alongside one of the brunch-only cocktails like Bellinis, bloody Marys, and mimosas, of course.

Terrapin

Rhinebeck
Prix-fixe dinner, $49/person

A Mother’s Day meal at this Dutchess County eatery commences via tapas—your choice of grilled lamb chops, goat cheese wontons, crispy artichokes, or duck quesadilla—before moving to one Terrapin’s top-notch entrees. Will mom go for the taste of spring pasta or the maple-brined bistro pork chop? There’s only one way to find out.

Twin Star Orchards

New Paltz
A la carte lunch

Just in time for mom’s big day, the apple trees at Twin Star Orchards will be in full bloom, creating a lovely backdrop to your food and festivities. On Saturday, May 11, shop the Mother’s Day Makers Market for local artisan-made gifts for mom to pick out herself – or if you’re in need of a last-minute gift. Then, enjoy a day at the orchards on Mother’s Day with rose cider flights and chocolate from a local shop in Saugerties on Sunday. Twin Star Orchards also offers wood-fired pizza and burgers.

Shadows on the Hudson

Poughkeepsie
Brunch buffet and a la carte dinner

Shadows has a tantalizing Mother’s Day brunch buffet and dinner menu to celebrate the holiday. The brunch menu ($46.95 per plate) will dazzle tastebuds, with bites like mini Belgian waffles, applewood smoked bacon, apple cider donuts, and made-to-order omelets for breakfast and pasta a la vodka, fried chicken, and chef’s specials for lunch. The mini-dessert display includes New York-style cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, and pecan tartlets. As for dinner offerings, diners can look forward to an a la carte meal comprising a raw bar, appetizers, desserts, and mains like seared scallops, filet mignon, and sweet corn risotto.

Valley Rock Cantina

Sloatsburg
Prix-fixe brunch, $85/adult and $45/child

Enjoy outdoor dining for Mother’s Day on the heated terrace and gardens at Valley Rock Cantina. The prix-fixe brunch includes three course, starting with whipped burrata, jump asparagus, crispy Brussels sprouts, and calamari, to list a few of the appetizers. For an entrée, choose between banana foster French toast, smoked salmon, roasted half-chicken, or egg dishes. End your morning with berries and cream or a Basque-style cheesecake.

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