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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. Celebrate the woman who cooked you countless meals by taking her out for a brunch of her very own.


Picture Benoit decked out in Mother's Day swag.   

1170 Broadway, at 28th St.; 212-796-1500
Daniel Humm’s flatiron spot is gracing mothers with a prix fixe menu ($95) once again. The four-course meal includes the likes of king crab tagliatelle and slow-cooked hake served with the true harbinger of spring: ramps.
Available noon to 9 p.m.

The National
557 Lexington Ave., at 50th St.; 212-715-2400
Bob Parins and the Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra provide tunes while you wash down specials like a shrimp and asparagus omelette and duck biscuits and gravy, plus Champagne-based cocktails like the blueberry, Creme de Violette, and lemon "Mom’s Delight".
Available 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ai Fiori
400 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., at 36th St.; 212-695-4005
Opulence comes in a prix fixe lunch menu here ($72), where mom can choose from French- and Italian-inspired dishes like the Uovo in Brudo (slow poached egg, black truffle, Parmesan, focaccia) and Trofie Nero (ligurian crustacean ragu, seppia, scallops, and spiced mollica).
Available 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 pm.

243 E. 58th St., at Second Ave.; 212-758-1479
If your siblings are coming to Mother’s Day, teach mom that you’ve all finally learned to share at Felidia. The three-course Mother’s Day feast includes Octopus Salad, Filet Mignon Tagliata, and thirteen other tasting dishes ($105).
Available noon to 7:30 pm.

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse
219 E. 44th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-682-5678
Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is serving up a hearty prix fixe dinner menu ($65) including filet mignon, Maryland crab cakes, and mashed potatoes. Turn Mother’s Day into a competition by seeing who can save room for dessert.
Available noon to 10:30 pm.

65 E. 55th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-307-7311
Aquavit’s four-course prix fixe will leave no mother unstuffed ($78). Venture to the Scandinavian restaurant for Klädesholmen Matjessill Herring, Air Dried Washu Beef, or Berkshire Pork Shoulder served with onions, tapioca, and celeriac.
Available 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

Smoke Jazz & Supper-Club Lounge
2751 Broadway, at W. 106 St.; 212-864-6662
For the self-described “hip” mom, try Smoke Jazz & Supper-Club Lounge. Plates like Lobster Benedict ($24.95) served with tater tots and Short Rib Hash ($18.95) fill the menu. Spread smooth honey butter on your Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Waffles ($18.95) to the tune of even smoother jazz.
Sets by Annette St. John and her trio will begin at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

99 7th Ave., at Grove St.; 212-645-0600
West Village jazz staple Garage is cooking up a Mother’s Day prix fixe brunch ($49.95). “Course One” is listed simply as “Champagne Cocktail or Refreshing Mimosa," and for a second course, choose from Lobster Bisque and brunch fare like Filet Mignon Benedict or French Vanilla Bean Soaked French Toast all complemented, of course, by live jazz.
Available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Marrow
99 Bank St., at Greenwich St.; 212-428-6000br> The Marrow's three-course prix fixe menu includes such dishes as Lightly Cured Arctic char served with roasted baby beets and Mortadella Eggs Benedict. Embrace the Germanic half of this fusion restaurant with the German Chocolate Sundae for dessert.
Available 11 a.m. to 2:30 pm.

Café Condesa
180 W. 10th St., at 4th St.; 212-352-0050
Go global with brunch at Café Condesa. Latin American touches spice up French and Italian dishes, leading to the likes of the Goat Cheese Galette ($9) of roasted red peppers and black olive pastry over mesclun with goat cheese vinaigrette; and the Torta de Milanese ($9.75) of breaded chicken breast, tomato, onions, avocado, and chile mayonnaise.
Available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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