Flan with caramel and whipped cream at Havana Central in...

Flan with caramel and whipped cream at Havana Central in Garden City. Credit: Daniel Brennan

If you are eager to take your mom out to brunch or dinner for Mother’s Day this year, you’ll find plenty of Long Island restaurants ready to welcome you with open arms. Lavish (and kid-friendly) buffet brunches, farm-to-table feasts, tropical food and drink, waterside tables, and elegant a la carte dinners are among the options:


Hunter the Restaurant (1053 Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich): Appetizers here will include eggplant Napoleon and Greek salad. Skate Granobloise with beurre noir; sesame seared tuna; and grouper with sautéed spinach and sauce Americaine are among the entrees. There will be vanilla panna cotta or Pavlova with Meyer lemon curd for dessert. Reservations recommended. More info: 516-624-8330, hunterrestaurant.com

The Metropolitan Restaurant and Bar (3 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove): The Metropolitan is hosting a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a make-your-own-omelette station; a carving station with ham and strip steak; a hot buffet station that will include challah French toast, Nutella and banana crepes, Dijon salmon, penne alla vodka and more. Salad, pastry and bread, dessert, and kids’ stations round out the offerings. $59 for adults, $29 for kids 3-11. Includes unlimited mimosas, bellinis, soda and juice. More info: 516-806-4111, metropolitandining.com

Mim’s Kitchen & Cocktails (235 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights) and sister establishment Mill Creek Tavern (275 Bayville Ave., Bayville) will be serving a prix fixe brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($56.95 for adults, $18.95 for kids 10 and younger). Start with your choice of skillet meatball Parmesan, spicy ahi tuna martini, crispy chili pop shrimp and more. Mains include lobster ravioli, wild mushroom frittata, smoked salmon Benedict, and steak and eggs. For dessert, there will be cheesecake, Oreo mousse pie and warm apple crisp. Reservations recommended. More info: Mim’s: 516-625-7305, mimsny.com; Mill Creek Tavern: 516-628-2000, millcreekny.com

Ben’s Kosher Deli (59 Old Country Road, Carle Place): Ben's has one dine-in (also available for takeout) special for Mother’s Day, a chicken Marsala dinner served with rice pilaf, sautéed spinach, and choice of soup or salad for $25.99. Deli party packages and barbecue dinners will also be available for takeout. (Other locations at 140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale and 7971 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury). More info: bensdeli.net

George Martin The Original (65 N. Park Ave, Rockville Centre): This eatery is celebrating Mother’s Day from 2 to 7 p.m. with a la carte specials including butternut squash ravioli with brown butter, sage, and Pecorino Romano ($14/$22); crispy panko-crusted mozzarella ($14); grilled cauliflower flatbread ($14); shrimp risotto ($30); and baby back ribs with housemade barbecue sauce and sweet potato fries ($30). Reservations highly recommended. More info: 516-678-7272, georgemartintheoriginal.com

Havana Central (630 Old Country Rd., Garden City): For authentic Latin dishes, reserve at Havana Central, which opens on 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day. They’ll be serving their a la carte menu, seasonal specials and tropical drinks; and offering a free gift for mom. Reservations recommended. More info: 516-739-7900, havanacentral.com

Juniper at the Vanderbilt (990 Corporate Dr., Westbury): Mother’s Day specials supplement the seasonally-focused a la carte brunch menu including asparagus, burrata, and prosciutto salad ($20); Peekeytoe crab toast ($29); spring risotto with peas, mushrooms, and Fiore Sardo ($29); or a surf and turf of petite filet and lobster tail ($65). More info: 516-820-1200, juniperlongisland.com


The Bell and Anchor (3253 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor): This Hamptons waterside favorite is celebrating Mother’s Day with brunch classics like lobster Benedict ($30), duck hash ($24) and French toast with bananas and maple syrup ($18) will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For dinner, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., choices might include pan-roasted Scottish salmon with spring peas, leeks, and wild mushrooms ($37); bouillabaisse ($46); and roasted chicken breast with bacon, truffled pecorino risotto and broccoli rabe ($35). Reservations recommended. More info: 631-724-3400, bellandanchor.com

Garden Grill (64 North Country Rd., Smithtown): This eatery will be celebrating from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a buffet brunch, including baked goods, luncheon dishes, salads, fruit, a carving station and homemade desserts. Price is $45 for adults, half-price for kids 10 and younger. In addition, the a la carte Mother’s Day menu includes appetizer specials (prime rib bites for $20, Maryland crabcakes for $20, coconut shrimp for $18); soups and salads (seafood bisque for $12, Mandarin orange salad for $12); and entrees (roasted duck with apple pecan stuffing for $42; filet mignon for $47, potato encrusted Chilean sea bass for $40). Reservations recommended. More info: 631-265-8771, thegardengrill.com

Primi Italian Steakhouse (999 Montauk Hwy., West Islip): The a la carte brunch features appetizers including smoked salmon rosettes with dill cream cheese and frisee salad ($18) and arancini with Bolognese ragu ($17). Mains include lemon ricotta pancakes ($20) and breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs, Italian sausage, and burrata ($20). For dinner, enjoy crispy artichokes with herb crema ($20) or meatballs with creamy polenta ($22) to start, pastas such as spaghetti cacio e pepe ($26) and fusilli with shrimp, zucchini, and eggplant ($28), and entrees including sea bass Oreganata ($38), veal chop Milanese ($48), and beef Wellington ($52). Reservations recommended. More info: 631-526-9779, primiitalian.com

Navy Beach (16 Navy Road, Montauk): A special three-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person will be served from noon to 8 p.m. Mothers will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with their meal to enjoy in the dining room overlooking Fort Pond Bay. Appetizer choices include clam and corn chowder, Little Gem Caesar salad, and wedge salad. Bucatini fra diavolo with kale, arugula, and breadcrumbs; the Navy burger with bacon and Cheddar cheese; and local swordfish with a tatsoi and edamame salad are the entrees. Dessert will be chef’s choice. The a la carte menu will be available all day as well. More info: 631-668-6868, navybeach.com/montauk

North Fork Table & Inn (57225 Main Rd., Southold): An elegant $68 three-course prix fixe meal starts with appetizers for the table including pastries, fruit, deviled eggs, scallion tempura, and house-cultured butter and jam. Entree choices include avocado toast, eggs Benedict, pan-roasted cod and hay-smoked half chicken. For dessert, there will be olive oil cake with rhubarb compote as well as doughnuts with chocolate and salty caramel dip. Add a Croteaux rose wine pairing for $57 per person. More info: 631-765-0177, northforktableandinn.com

Ruvo (63 Broadway, Greenlawn): Ruvo has two prix fixe options: A brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $29.95 per person, which includes an appetizer (smoked salmon crostini; prosciutto with melon; cream of asparagus and smoked Gouda soup), brioche French toast, a vegetable omelet, or steak and eggs as an entree, and tiramisu or coconut passion fruit panna cotta for dessert. A more substantial prix fixe will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feast on starters like strawberry and baby spinach salad or prosciutto flatbread with Gorgonzola. Spring rack of lamb, pan roasted salmon filet with corn risotto, or stuffed veal scallopini are among the mains. Desserts include mascarpone cheesecake, raspberry bread pudding and flourless peanut butter chocolate cake. Price is $55-$65 depending on choice of entree. Reservations recommended. (Other location at 105 Wynn Lane, Port Jefferson). More info: RuvoRestaurant.com

The Waterview at Port Jefferson Country Club (44 Fairway Dr., Port Jefferson): The Waterview serves a buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the menu: Made-to-order omelets, salads, antipasto and cheese platters, a raw bar, a carving station with strip steaks and turkey, and a selection of hot entrees like chicken Marsala, eggplant Parmigiana, and salmon with lemon caper beurre blanc. Dessert will include cakes, pies, pastries, cookies and an ice cream bar. For kids, there will be chicken fingers, pizza, mozzarella sticks, and French fries. $64.95 for adults, $24.95 for kids 4-12. Reservations recommended. More info: 631-473-1440, waterviewportjeff.com

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