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Mother's Day is one of the busiest at restaurants. Here are 10 possibilities, just in case you haven't decided yet.
JONATHAN'S RISTORANTE, 15 Wall St., Huntington; 631-549-0055
Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at $30 per person; $16 for children younger than 10. Choices range from waffles with blueberries to shrimp scampi-style, frittata primavera with goat cheese to pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage, French toast to crabcake. Dinner will be served, too.
99 RESTAURANT, 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale; 516-501-9700
Situated in Carlyle on the Green, overlooking the Bethpage Black Course at Bethpage State Park, 99 Restaurant plans a seasonal buffet with unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. $55 for adults, $20 for children younger than 12. Seatings at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
JAMESPORT MANOR INN, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport; 631-722-0500
The restaurant offers brunch and dinner on Mother's Day. Brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner follows immediately. Price range: $18 to $32 on an a la carte menu. The brunch fare includes a lobster BLT, spinach-ricotta ravioli, roasted beet salad with bacon and goat cheese.
GEORGE MARTIN, 65 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-678-7272
"The original" will serve dinner on Mother's Day, starting at 2 p.m. The a la carte menu includes appetizers, salad and soup, $6 to $15; main dishes, $19 to $44. Among the selections: lobster bisque, crabcake, shrimp cocktail, braised short ribs, roast chicken, pork jaeger schnitzel.
THE LIVING ROOM, 207 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-5006
The Living Room, at c/o the Maidstone, plans a $69 fixed-price menu, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. It includes a mimosa or a glass of prosecco. Dishes include oysters mignonette, roasted fennel-and-horseradish soup, horseradish-baked salmon, grilled rib-eye steak, open-faced lasagna.
K. PACHO, 1270 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park; 516-358-2222
A Mexican-style buffet brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., runs $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 12 and younger. In addition to assorted salads, sandwiches and hot foods, you'll find omelet stations, a French toast and pancake bar, an option to make your own fajitas, and a carving station. Desserts, coffee, tea and soft drinks included; Bloody Marys, mimosas, sangrias, margaritas go for $5 each.
HORACE & SYLVIA'S PUBLICK HOUSE, 100 Deer Park Ave., Babylon; 631-587-5081
A holiday a la carte menu is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes choices such as raspberry-and-cream blintzes, $10; a breakfast burrito, $11; huevos rancheros, $12, and a lobster frittata, $15.
BRASSERIE PERSIL, 2825 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside; 516-992-1742
At this French-American bistro, a $24.95 fixed-price brunch includes one main dish plus one dessert, as well as unlimited coffee, tea, soft drinks, mimosas, Bloody Marys and screwdrivers. Main courses include salmon gravlax, chicken-and-asparagus crepes and quiche Lorraine. Finish with crepes Suzette or apple-bread pudding. A $12.95 menu for children younger than 10 is available.
THYME, 8 Tower Pl., Roslyn; 516-625-0055
A $29 brunch served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes a choice of Bloody Mary, Bellini, mimosa or orange juice. Among the main courses: grilled hanger steak with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon Benedict and grilled filet of salmon. Included are scones and sweet rolls, plus coffee or tea. There's also a $13 menu for children younger than 10.
PERFECTO MUNDO, 1141-1 Jericho Tpke., Commack; 631-864-2777
At this colorful Latin-fusion spot, a $39.95 three-course dinner is served from 1 to 8 p.m., with live music from 4 to 8 p.m. To start, consider the lobster-and-roasted corn chowder or flash-fried ancho-chile glazed calamari. Main courses include pan-seared sofrito chicken breast, seafood paella, and coriander-crusted pork tenderloin. Finish with Mexican chocolate mousse, tres leches cake or vanilla gelato. A $10 menu for children 12 and younger also is available.