Dine In or Out for Mother’s Day


We gathered up a few of our favorite Brunch spots for Mother’s Day this year. (Click on the names to visit their websites)

Fresh Salt: Treat Mom to a Prixe Fixe Mother’s Day Brunch featuring Blackened Atlantic Swordfish, Herb Seared Chilean Sea Bass and seasonal salads, cheeses and soups and much more. 5/9,11am – 3:30pm. Reservations are required: 860-388-1111. 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook 

The Wharf Madison Beach Hotel: Four-course Prixe Fixe from Pan-seared Halibut to Filet Au Poivre. Reservations required 203-350-0014. 5/9,11am – 6pm. 94 West Wharf Road, Madison

Waters Edge: Have Brunch on-site serves two or order to-go from the exciting menu of Crab Cakes, Lamb Lollipops, Pan-Seared Seabass and Spring salads and desserts. Orders can be placed here or by calling 860-399-5901 (must be placed by 5/4). Pick-up 5/8 from 12 pm to 4pm. Dine-in 5/9, 11am – 8pm. 860-399-5901 ext.2021. 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook

Griswold Inn: Bring Mom to The Gris’ Sunday Hunt Brunch and enjoy favorites like Crab Benedict, Polenta Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes, Pan Fried Duck Breast and much more. 5/9,11am – 1pm. 36 Main Street, Essex

Old Lyme Inn: Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad Pistachio Crusted Haddock White Chocolate Creme Brulee Prixe. 5/9, 11:30-3pm. For reservations, call 860-434-2600 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Oyster Club: Join Oyster Club and Stone Acres Farm for a multi-course brunch and a stroll amongst the historic grounds this Mother’s Day. Choose from an exciting menu including Mushroom + CT Cheddar Strata and Bananas Foster French Toast plus an a la Carte Cocktail Menu. $55 per person + tax and gratuity $15 for children 12 & under. 5/9, 10am-2:30pm. Reservations here. 393 North Main Street, Stonington.

Grano Arso: Treat Mom to an exquisite Prixe Fixe of Black Bass, Spaghetti and Clams 12pm-5pm 5/9, 12-5pm. 860-322-3143 or Reserve here. 6 Main Street, Chester

Hot French Chix: Dine inside or out (with heaters!) and treat Mom to  Spring Asparagus Soup with Lobster & Poached Scottish Salmon with Peeky Toe Crab Salad & more. 5/9, 11:30-4. Call for reservations 860-322-4102. 59 Main Street, Chester.

Ocean House: There are many ways to celebrate Mom at Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and The Preserve. Visit the website to see the options – from a Children’s Mother’s Day Tea to Mother’s Day at Home from Weekapaug Inn. 888-853-2919

Carlson’s Landing: Sunday brunch will begin on 5/9 for Mother’s Day. Make your reservations asap – 860-767-2727 63 Main Street, Essex

Stonington Vineyards: This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom in style at Stonington Vineyards. Enjoy Lobster Tails Food Truck and complimentary live music by Bethany & Ken from 1-4pm on 5/9. 523 Taugwonk Rd. Stonington

Gourmet Galley: Mother’s Day packages (serve up to 6 people) include French Countryside $189, New England Spring $175 or Italian Spring $175 or a la carte. Order by 5/3 at 5pm. Delivery (minimum $50, $10 delivery fee) & pickup on 5/8 from 9-12pm Pickup at Flo Gris 5/8 from 9-11am Call to order – 860-415-9347.

Ani’s Table: Order a Two-Part Box by classically trained Chef Ani Robaina for Mom – a box of edible goodies and a box of beverages. Order Deadline 5/5. Delivery & Pick-ups on 5/8. Delivery to Greater Hartford area, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Old Lyme. Pick up in Essex & Ivoryton. To order: Events@Anistable.com 203-715-5579

Mystic Market: Special Mother’s Day menu available in-store 5/7, 5/8, and 5/9. Choose from a variety of delicious dishes like Vegetarian Gnocchi Porcini Sherry Crème and Lavender Shortbread. 860-661-5910. 70 Mill Rock East, Old Saybrook

Azuluna Foods: Order a Spa Box as a healthy and scrumptious gift for the foodie mom.  These boxes are packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants, phytoestrogens, and superfoods. 20% OFF your first for E List Readers: Use Code: SPA20 at checkout

Cold Spring Farms Mother’s Meal Kit: Order a farm fresh brunch kit that includes eggs, bacon or breakfast sausage, onions (bulbs, scallions, or leeks), fresh herbs and greens, accompanied by a wedge of Cato Corner Farmstead Cheese for a gourmet quiche. 860-316-8368 46 Lake Hayward Town Road, Colchester

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