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 Elegant and Adventurous Options: Rider

Opened by James Beard Award-winning chef Patrick Connolly last year, Williamsburg's Rider serves familiar dishes with thoughtful flair, as well as options for the culinary curious. Sweet brunch items include delicious and light lemon and fennel doughnuts with creme fraiche, and banana French toast with peanut butter mousse, brûléed banana, grated chocolate. Classic offerings range from crab cakes benny to buttermilk pancakes with salted butter and warm maple syrup, while Connelly showcases his creativity and international influences with dishes like "The Cure" (crisp rice + lentils, duck confit, cilantro, hoisin, sriracha, poached egg) and "Big Baby Donkey" (scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheddar, black beans, avocado, cabbage, green chile, flour tortilla, sour cream). Sit in the pale grey and white interior of the downstairs level, or opt for the chic, minimalist black box space upstairs. Note: brunch features a complimentary banana on every table — perfect for your smaller dining companions. <strong>Chill:</strong> You're steps away from one of Williamsburg's most popular places for a massage, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.massagewilliamsburg.com/">Massage Williamsburg</a>, where both an hour-long Swedish or deep tissue massage is $120.</div> Rider 80 N. 6th St. Williamsburg (718) 210-3152 Online: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.riderbklyn.com/">riderbklyn.com</a&gt; <em>photo: Rider </em> fuck

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

— Lambeth Hochwald