Two For Mum: Mother’s Day Brunch & Spa Combos

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It may seem like the biggest Mother’s Day cliché (next to corner deli flowers) but we’ve yet to meet an NYC mom who would be bummed about being treated to brunch on May 14th. But, in a city that’s teeming with brunch spots, it may feel impossible to pick just the right one. Not to worry. We did the taste-testing for you and, behold, our list of more than a dozen places the mom in your life will absolutely love. Bonus: We’ve paired each with a nearby spa: The ultimate Mother’s Day double feature!

For a Perennially Favorite Brunch: The Ribbon

At The Ribbon, Upper West Side families have grown to love the sheer amount of room there is in this spacious restaurant to spread out and enjoy everything from challah French toast to Blueberry pancakes. Specials for Mother’s Day include cheddar pancakes with hot chicken, potato latkes with smoked salmon and sturgeon caviar and ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and tarragon. Best of all, there’s plenty of room for strollers and there’s a nice din going that, when paired with the great music (Paul Simon is one fave), you won’t have to spend brunch ‘shushing’ your kids. <strong>Chill: </strong>We're not gonna lie: the spa at the luxury hotel <a target="_blank" href="">Mandarin Oriental</a> is not cheap. That said, it does boast a city skyline view, an amethyst crystal steam room, a vitality pool, tea lounge and "soothing foot ritual", all enjoyed before you even get a treatment. (Try the 120 minute Aroma Stone massage for $330.) The Ribbon 20 West 72nd St. 212-787-5656 Online: <a target="_blank" href=""> </a>fuck

Where you be eating (and relaxing) this Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comments below!

— Lambeth Hochwald