Unforgettable Hudson Valley Mother’s Day Brunch Options
Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 8 — how are you going to make that special lady in your life feel like queen for a day? Well, you can start with reservations for brunch at an award-winning restaurant right here in the Hudson Valley. From morning mimosas, to farm-to-table fare, and even decadent desserts, here are five top eateries to bring mom for an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch.
Diamond Mills — Saugerties
Dine in an elegant ballroom or outside on the Grand Terrace overlooking the Esopus Falls. Choose from an array of stations such as omelets with various fixings, gourmet breakfast items (smoked bacon, eggs Benedict, vanilla cinnamon waffles), soups, salads, and a carving station sure to please any carnivore: rack of lamb, salmon en croûte, and others. Finish with dessert: crème brûlée, petit fours, and other assorted sweets. A children’s buffet is also available.
$42 for adults, $18 children 12 and younger, free under age four.
25 South Partition Street, Saugerties
Duo Bistro — Kingston
Bring mom to the newly expanded, award-winning Duo Bistro in Uptown Kingston for a creative selection of brunch entrées. Try sourdough pancakes with blueberry basil compote and edible orchids, or quiche Florentine with fried fingerling potatoes and pea lead salad for a modern twist in traditional morning favorites. The soft shell crab BLT and poached salmon tartin are two savory options for hearty appetites. Stroll the boutique-lined streets of Uptown after your meal.
50 John St., Kingston
845-383 1198; Duobistro.com
The Garrison — Garrison
Bring an appetite for The Garrison’s hearty brunch selections. Begin with a sweet or savory small plate, such as Maine lobster sliders, wild cod tacos, Valley granola parfait, and others, or jump right to the appetizers: parsnip soup, Spanish octopus, veggie options, and more. Further offerings include a raw bar, international charcuterie, local cheeses, and an assortment of entrées: ham, seafood, lamb, and beyond.
Mohonk Mountain House — New Paltz
Mom will love walking the gardens at Mohonk after the dining at their Grand Luncheon Buffet. Springtime salads include gathered baby greens, asparagus with baby kale and pickled spring vegetables, and others. A seafood display offers house-smoked salmon or salmon Gravlax, while the carving station features NY Strip steak and crown roast pork with chorizo stuffing. Finally, the buffet: Take your pick from grilled salmon with morels; grilled chicken with ginger, chilies, and cardamom; seafood paella; and various sides. Finish at the Viennese dessert table.
Call for prices.
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz
Aroma Thyme Bistro — Ellenville
If mom loves mimosas and savory meals, she’ll enjoy Aroma Thyme’s Mimosa Brunch. She can take her pick of orange or grapefruit mimosas before diving into an array of entrées: pulled pork burrito, lobster Benedict, and a crimini and portabella mushroom-cheddar omelet, among others (all with side dishes). Meatless options include the vegetable omelet, organic scrambled tofu, and seitan and tofu burrito. Stay a little longer to try their tasty French press coffee.
165 Canal St., Ellenville
Also of note:
- Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain. visitbearmountain.com
- Roundhouse, Beacon. roundhousebeacon.com
- Villa Venezia, Goshen. villaveneziany.com
- Miss Lucy’s Kitchen, Saugerties. misslucyskitchen.com
- Peekamoose Restaurant, Big Indian. peekamooserestaurant.com
- Pier 701, Piermont. pier701ny.com
- MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant at The Thayer Hotel, West Point. thethayerhotel.com (*sold out but guests can call the day-of to see if there were any cancellations)