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Where to brunch with Mom on Mother's Day in New York City

Mother's Day brunch is your chance to show Mom how much you love her - and not just with flowers!

Impress her with a beautiful spread and maybe some daytime cocktails.

Here are our picks for best Mother's Day brunches in NYC.

Brunch aboard World Yacht

Book brunch on a boat for Mother's Day
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Book brunch on a boat for Mother's Day this year - it'll be an experience she never forgets! World Yacht's brunch cruise departs from Pier 81 on the Hudson River and promises good eats, views and nautical fun. Boarding is at noon and sailing is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Each group gets a private table, brunch buffet and a complimentary mimosa. $113 per person. worldyacht.com

Wave Hill

Take Mom to the public garden and cultural
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Take Mom to the public garden and cultural center Wave Hill in the Bronx this Mother's Day for a brunch overlooking the Hudson River. The menu, by Great Performances, features seasonal dishes like poached eggs and polenta, herb-roasted leg of lamb and morel mushroom and smoked salmon frittata. $40 per person members/ $45 non-members. Seatings are at 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reservations required by May 6. Call 718-549-3200 x. 395 or email: wavehillreservations@greatperformances.com. wavehill.org

Root & Bone

LES Southern food and fried chicken den Root
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LES Southern food and fried chicken den Root & Bone is hosting a special Mother's Day brunch this year that will delight moms with a hankering for chicken, biscuits and waffles. $65 per person, $28 for kids under 12. 200 E. 3rd St., rootnbone.com

The Palm Court

The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel is
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The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel is likely one of the most classic places to bring dear Mother on Mother's Day. Newly reopened and revamped by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the Palm Court is offering three different afternoon tea menus this Mother's Day, ranging from $55 - 95 per person. All three come with savory and sweet items as well as teas and are available both Saturday and Sunday from noon - 5 p.m. The Mother's Day Eloise Tea ($55) is for children under 16 and features fitting menu items. The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave., theplazany.com

A Voce Columbus

Take in the views of Columbus Circle and
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Take in the views of Columbus Circle and Central Park from A Voce Columbus while dining on delectable bites like burratina with fava beans, mint and 'nduja and uova in camicia: poached eggs with spinach and kale puree, Parmigiano Fonduta and brioche. $60 per person, $38 for children under 10. Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, avocerestaurant.com

The New York Botanical Garden

STARR Events manages the restaurants and cafes at
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STARR Events manages the restaurants and cafes at the New York Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful places in New York City. The newly opened Hudson Garden Grill is taking reservations for its a la carte menu between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and a special Mother's Day brunch will take place in the lush Garden Terrace Room. Omelets, carving table, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages included. Wine, beer, cocktails for purchase. Seatings between 11 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Adults $85/ $75 members, children 2-12 $55/ $50 members, kids under 2 are free. Tickets also include an all-garden pass with admission to the Mother's Day Garden Party, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour and all exhibitions. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations strongly suggested: 718-817-8716. nybg.org

Duet

French-American bistro Duet will offer a charming pre-fixe
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French-American bistro Duet will offer a charming pre-fixe brunch for $38/person from 11 a.m - 4 p.m in their sunny West Village dining room. The menu will include homemade croissants, buttermilk pancakes, Croque Madame and six different types of Eggs Benedict. 37 Barrow St., 212-255-5416, duetny.com

Colicchio & Sons

Take Mom to a farm-to-table brunch at Colicchio
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Take Mom to a farm-to-table brunch at Colicchio & Sons for Mother's Day. The three-course menu focuses on the flavors of spring with dishes like sugar snap peas with quinoa and whole grain mustard, pork loin with rhubarb and a huckleberry-rhubarb tart with meyer-lemon curd. $75 per person. Seatings from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 85 Tenth Ave., colicchioandsons.com

Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina

Family-owned Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina will celebrate
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Family-owned Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina will celebrate Mother's Day with a festive, seasonal Italian menu. Ala carte items will include Octopus Carpaccio with charred ramp vinaigrette ($16), Tonnarelli with spring vegetables ($26), goat yogurt panna cotta with strawberry-rhubarb conserva ($12) and heart-shaped chocolate ravioli! (75 9th Ave, inside Chelsea Market, rananyc.com

Rosa Mexicano

Celebra El Día de Las Madres with sweet
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Celebra El Día de Las Madres with sweet and savory brunch specials! Dishes will includes Huevos Rosa: Sunny-side up eggs, crispy tortilla and refried-chorizo beans, topped with roasted tomato-chipotle sauce, salsa verde, ham, peas and cheese and Torrejas de Miel Rellenas/Stuffed French Toast: Cinnamon-Cascabel chile-crusted brioche bread filled with mascarpone and toped with caramelized plantains. Multiple locations, rosamexicano.com

Wallse

Impress your mom (or someone else's) with a
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Impress your mom (or someone else's) with a sophisticated brunch at Kurt Gutenbrunner's Michelin starred restaurant, Wallsé. A $68 three-course prix fixe will start at noon and include dishes like Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad and lingonberries and Peach Strudel with pistachio ice cream. 344 West 11th St., 212-352-2300, kg-ny.com

The Gorbals

The Gorbals will serve a $45 three-course Mother's
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The Gorbals will serve a $45 three-course Mother's Day brunch that includes a glass of prosecco for each guests. Course choices include spring green gazpacho, grilled spring vegetable salad, smoked salmon Benedict on a potato latke, French toast with foie gras, smoked honey and freeze dried raspberries and a Valrhona chocolate sponge cake with celery and strawberry. 98 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, 718-387-0195, thegorbalsbk.com

Cherry Izakaya

Cherry Izakaya will launch its ala carte brunch
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Cherry Izakaya will launch its ala carte brunch menu on Mother's Day and share a celebratory glass of sparkling sake for all mothers. The menu includes tuna crispy rice benedict, buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, cornflake crusted french toast and breakfast ramen with poached eggs. 138 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, 347-889-6300

Chefs Club by Food & Wine

Chefs Club by Food & Wine will launch
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Chefs Club by Food & Wine will launch its new brunch menu. A special cocktail, the Mama Mia with tequila, Mezcal, watermelon, hibiscus, lemon and mojo rojo will be served along with main courses like grilled Maine Lobster with burrata, rhubarb marmalade, basil, roasted cherry tomatoes and Calabrian chili and desserts including strawberry slab pie. 275 Mulberry St., chefsclub.com

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