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Mother's Day NYC: Where to brunch, dine and indulge

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13.

You could start shopping for mom's gift now, but why not express the gratitude you feel with eggs Benedict and pancakes the day of? (Because, let's be real: if you buy her that set of earrings she may or may not like, she'll probably tuck them away in a box where they'll never see the light of day again.)

Make reservations now, and you can treat her to an extravagant brunch in the city.

We've rounded up some of our favorite spots offering holiday specials below:

Beaubourg

Take in a view of the Hudson River
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Take in a view of the Hudson River over brunch at this bistro inside the French market, Le District. The prix fixe menu, for $42 a person, starts off with a basket of freshly baked pastries. Everyone gets their choice of a steak Benedict, avocado toast, spinach scramble or salade Niçoise for their main course, and for dessert, it's a tossup between a Nutella and strawberry crepe or strawberry shortcake. A complimentary mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary comes with the meal. All moms leave with a very chichi gift: a small bottle of Hermés perfume. (225 Liberty St., Manhattan, ledistrict.com)

STK Midtown

Fast on Saturday night, so you can eat
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Fast on Saturday night, so you can eat your fill at this midtown steakhouse's special brunch buffet. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 13, you can eat and drink your fill of brioche French toast, made-to-order omelets with New York strip steak (pictured) and Bloody Marys for $65 for person. Moms will be treated like the queens they are, greeted with fresh flowers and a complimentary mimosa when they enter. (1114 Sixth Ave., Manhattan, togrp.com)

Hole in the Wall

Bring your mom to this Financial District café
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Bring your mom to this Financial District café for brunch on Mother's Day, and she gets to drink for free. Savory options on the menu include chili scrambled eggs served on toast with avocado and bacon ($15) and pulled pork eggs Benedict with beet relish ($17). For those who like their first meal of the day sweet, there are acai bowls and housemade granola (both $10). (15 Cliff St., Manhattan, holeinthewallnyc.com)

Kay's Boutique Café

This Bangkok café, which landed in New York
Photo Credit: Kay's Boutique Café

This Bangkok café, which landed in New York with its upscale version of French toast sticks in March, is adding a floral flavor to its rotation for the holiday: pink rose (pictured). Stop by the SoHo shop for a taste and an espresso drink. (We won't blame you if shy away from rose petals, and go for the chocolate-infused option instead.) (240 Mulberry St., Manhattan, kaysboutiques.com)

Evelina

The Fort Greene restaurant, specializing in Mediterranean flavors,
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The Fort Greene restaurant, specializing in Mediterranean flavors, is rolling out a special a la carte menu for Mother's Day divided into sweets, eggs and plates. Those with a taste for something sweet will have their eye on the ricotta, lemon and vanilla pancakes with plum jam, yogurt and maple syrup ($12) and egg lovers may be tempted by the prosciutto di Parma eggs Benedict with burrata, tomato, hollandaise sauce and truffle on brioche ($15). Anyone ready for lunch fare can choose from options like a tagliatelle with ramp pesto and shrimp ($25) and a dry-aged beef cheeseburger with blue cheese and hand-cut fries ($16). (211 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, evelinabk.com)

Clinton Hall

If your family loves board games, this is
Photo Credit: Clinton Hall

If your family loves board games, this is the perfect spot to celebrate mom. The burger and craft beer hall chain's midtown east location, where you can play Connect 4 or Jenga before or after your meal, is serving a Mother's Day brunch with its signature calorie bombs, like the fondue cheeseburger and the doughnut grilled cheese (pictured). Also on the menu, for the slightly more adventurous set: spicy duck chorizo hash with a sunny-side egg and tater tots ($13) and a hanger steak and "egg in a basket" bun sandwich with mesclun greens and fries ($15). (Yeah, we're having trouble picturing that in our minds, too.) Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (230 E. 51st St., Manhattan, clintonhallny.com)

Davio's Manhattan

The Northern Italian steakhouse is toasting moms all
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The Northern Italian steakhouse is toasting moms all day long on May 13, but it's kicking off celebrations with a one-morning-only revival of its a la carte brunch menu. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., order dishes like a decadent Maine lobster omelet with sunchokes, onions, Fresno peppers and brunch potatoes ($25) and eggs Benedict with beef tenderloin served on a popover (pictured) with potatoes on the side ($20). (447 Lexington Ave., Manhattan, davios.com)

Modern Viennese cuisine at Wallsé

The Michelin-starred Austrian restaurant is serving a three-course,
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The Michelin-starred Austrian restaurant is serving a three-course, prix fixe Mother's Day lunch featuring starters like white asparagus with fingerling potatoes and sauce Béarnaise and entrées such as braised and roasted lamb with young garlic, eggplant and peppers. For dessert, you'll want to save room for Wallsé's signature Salzburger nockerl with huckleberries (pictured), the Austria version of a sweet soufflé featuring peaks of meringue sitting on a bed of jelly. ($85 per person, 344 W. 11th St., Manhattan, wallse.com)

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