Best of New York:
Dining Guide for Mother’s Day 2016
Treat Mom to the best of SoHo dining at MAMO Restaurant. This French/Italian Provencal menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola hits all the right notes. Mother’s Day Specials include Salmon Carpaccio with Asparagus Salad and Burrata, Risotto Primavera with Diced Vegetables, Roasted Veal Top Round with Wild Leeks and Potatoes, and for dessert Profiteroles with a decadent Chocolate and Rum Sauce. MAMO will also feature a special Mother’s Day cocktail; the delicious Fiore di Miele which is made with St-Germaine, lemon juice, pisco and prosecco. MAMO’s bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.
Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This elegant Chinese restaurant serves an expertly designed menu of signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake; the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini toMidnight Mojito, are just the icing on this epicurean cake.
This Upper East Side neighborhood gem offers signature dishes from Executive Chef Ben Zwicker’s special menu, which includes a Kale Salad with apple, sesame, and chili-lime vinaigrette; Yellowfin tuna tartare; or the prime aged Angus burger. Also available are the T-Bar Steak Bar—certified Black Angus, filet mignon, aged New York Strip, aged bone-in rib eye, or Black Angus porterhouse for two, served with steak sauce, béarnaise sauce, or poivre sauce. No meal at T-Bar is complete without tasting the popular desserts Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Chocolate Sundae with brownie, chocolate sauce, and cream. An artful menu of specialty cocktails—including the exquisite Downtown Manhattan, made with Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey, brandied cherries, Antica vermouth, and cherry herring—and a curated wine list complete this epicurean experience.
Good Enough to Eat
Treat Mom to traditional American home cooking this Mother’s Day at Good Enough to Eat, an Upper West Side dining establishment that has catered to neighborhood regulars, international travelers, and celebrities for over 30 years. Tuck in to Mother’s Day special appetizers such as a Popcorn Coconut Shrimp with Strawberry Sweet and Sour Dip or the Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Beets, Orange Supremes, Cucumber, Bermuda Onion, Crumbled Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds, Tossed in a Mustard Vinaigrette. For entrée, Mother’s Day diners can choose from Seared Trout Almondine Served with Spring Vegetable Risotto and Sautéed Asparagus; Inside-Out Chicken Cordon Bleu with Bechamel Sauce Served with Baked Potato and Haricot Verts; or Petite Filet Mignon with Creamy Cognac Sauce Served with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Broccoli (all served with a side salad). Special desserts on offer to end a special meal include a Strawberry Shortcake and a Chocolate Silk Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream.
520 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Ivy Bar & Grill
For a livelier Mother’s Day experience, visit popular Ivy Bar & Grill in New York’s thriving Hell’s Kitchen. You will find the wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family. Specialty dishes that Mom will love include the creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip, the succulent Lamb Burger and the fresh Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Ivy Bar & Grill is also known for its cocktails, which include the pineapple infused Ivy Martini, the Woodford vanilla bean infused Manhattan Reserve and the Pomegranate White Cosmopolitan. This high end bar & grill regularly offers live entertainment and features a daily happy hour between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
944 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Treat Mom to a one-on-one dining experience at this cozy Upper East Side hotspot. Enjoy high-quality Mediterranean dishes that are a fusion of Italian and French classics, including fresh spring dishes such as Lobster Salad with radicchio, watercress, endive, cremini mushrooms and citrus vinaigrette; Baby Artichokes with Avocado and Parmigiano; or Endives with a Roquefort Cheese to start before moving into enticing entrees such as Pan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops with mushrooms, braised leeks, and lemon white wine sauce; Straccetti di Vitello, super-thin pounded sliced veal served with arugula and shaved Parmigiano; or Spaghetti with pancetta and peas. Save room for the extensive dessert menu that caters to all of Mom’s favorites including Profiteroles; Apple Tarte Tatin; Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake; or Cantucci al Vin Santo, homemade biscotti served with Vin Santo wine for dipping.