SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Everything mom has done over the past year of the coronavirus pandemic should add up to an extra-special 2021 Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 9. To start her the day off right, how about taking mom to her favorite Springfield brunch spot?
Many restaurants and eateries are still limiting seating, so making a reservation early is especially important this year. And if you’re still undecided about going to a sit-down restaurant, curbside pickup or delivery is an option in many places.
Some hometown restaurants around Springfield that are always good bets to pamper Mom include:
La Strada, 355 Millburn Av., Millburn, 973-467-3420
But again, call ahead for reservations; some of your local favorites may be closed on Mother’s Day so the moms who work there can have a day off with their families.
Many restaurants offer prix fixe menus, signature cocktails, decadent desserts and five-star service.
Here are five more suggestions to get you started:
Bonefish Grill, located at 625 US 1, in Iselin, is offering its Mahi & Shrimp family-style meal for five that includes a choice of salad and family-style sides of mashed potatoes and vegetables, bread with pesto and a dessert duo of cheesecake and cookies.
Olive Garden, located at 275 Route 22 East in Springfield, offers family-style takeout meals for five that include ready-to-bake entrees and breadsticks with homemade alfredo or marinara dipping sauce, and a large house solid with the signature Italian dressing.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, located at 1 Hilton Court, at the Hilton in Parsippany, offers a prix fixe family meal for four that includes its signature Surf & Turf (a 6-, 8- or 11-ounce filet paired with buttery cold water lobster tail); a Caesar or steak house salad; and a choice of two from a list of sides that includes garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, steamed broccoli or sweet potato casserole; and a mini cheesecake.
Outback Steakhouse, located at 901 Mountain Avenue, in Springfield, is offering moms two options for dinner: filet and lobster tail or prime rib and crab cake. The lobster and the crab cake can also be ordered separately.
Seasons 52, located at 410 Commons Way in Bridgewate, is offering a mother’s day brunch menu with options like strawberry spinach salad, lobster bisque soup and apricot-glazed spiral ham. To go with the food, there are four popular cocktail options, including mimosas.
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