Treat mom right! Local dining for her this Mother's Day
by Diana Schwaeble Managing Editor
Jun 04, 2008 | 1081 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Don't forget mom this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11! Why not give mom a break from cooking and take her to your favorite local restaurant for brunch or dinner?

Whatever her pleasure, options abound in Hudson County.

Many local places are having brunch and dinner specials that are sure to tempt her taste buds. Just remember to make reservations early as tables fill up quickly.

Hoboken dining

3 A's, at 500 Grand St. in Hoboken, offers a friendly atmosphere that's perfect for expanding families. They will be serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call (201) 217-1650 for reservations, or go to for more information.

Arthur's Tavern, 237 Washington St. in Hoboken, offers delicious steaks, burgers, and home fries for the meat lover in the family. They also have a few seafood items including Maine lobster and baked Scrod. This family-friendly establishment offers big portions for big appetites. While waiting for dinner guest can munch on the complimentary pickles and hot red peppers. Open for lunch and dinner. Call: (201) 656-5009.

The Brass Rail, at 135 Washington St., is one of Hoboken's oldest restaurants. This classic establishment will offer Mother's day Brunch for $25 per person, which includes two courses, coffee or tea, and a brunch cocktail. Brunch is served from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. The historic restaurant is also serving regular dinners beginning at 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call: (201) 659-7074 or visit:

The Gaslight Bar & Grille, at 400 Adams St., in Hoboken is offering its famous brunch menu from 11a.m. to 3 p.m., which includes a complimentary cocktail. Dinner will be served from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant offers new American cuisine - including fall-off-the-bone BBQ pork, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches. For more information, call (201) 217-1400, or visit

Leo's Grandevous, at 200 Grand St. in Hoboken has been serving traditional Italian food since 1939. Come see why this is one of Hoboken's cherished treasures. With a fan's supply of Sinatra memorabilia on the walls, and homemade recipes passed down for generations, it is good eating in a friendly neighborhood place. For more information, call (201) 659-9467.

The Madison, at 1316 Washington St. in Hoboken, will serve Mother's Day brunch, featuring the upscale restaurant's classic continental cuisine (off the menu) or all-you-can-eat brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Diners can choose to sit in the outdoor café, the festive front room, or the intimate back dining area. In addition, they will also serve dinner at 5 p.m. For reservations call, (201) 386-0300 or visit:

Teak on the Hudson, 16-18 Hudson Place, in Hoboken offers its delicious Jazz brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all-you-can eat classic brunch cuisine offers a little something for everyone with lunch items, brunch items, a dessert station and unlimited Bloody Mary, Sangria or Mimosa while dining. For more information, call: (201) 653-6888.

Weehawken waterfront

Chart House, Pier D-T Lincoln Harbor, in Weehawken offers brunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (4 to 10 p.m.) for Mother's Day dining. Enjoy a signature seafood dish, including herb crusted salmon, Mahi Mahi, ahi tuna, and much more. This restaurant offers spectacular views of Manhattan, fresh seafood, and more. Reservations are recommended. Call: (201) 348-6628.

Harbor Bar & Brasserie, 500 Harbor Blvd., in Weehawken, offers a French spin on American cuisine. Enjoy the decadent mac and cheese, a simple steak, an entrée salad, and more. This elegant restaurant invites guest to relax with panoramic views of Manhattan and excellent service. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night dining. For more information, call (201) 348-4444.

Houlihan's, 1200 Harbor Blvd., in Weehawken is the closest thing to a laid back barbeque without the mess! Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. this restaurant has something for almost every palate - burgers, salads, wraps, and delicious frozen drinks that mom can sip at the outdoor patio bar. For more information, call (201) 863-4000.

Ruth's Chris Steak House, 1000 Harbor Blvd., in Weehawken offers elegant dining whether it is for a quiet dinner for two or a large party. This restaurant is known for its delicious steaks; however, they also serve excellent seafood and a few vegetarian dishes. On Sunday, guests can dine from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call (201) 863-5100.

Jersey City & beyond

Confucius Asian Bistro, 558 Washington Blvd., Jersey City is offering guest a taste of the Orient. Guests can indulge in dumplings, rice dishes, spicy chicken and beef, and more. They are open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call (201) 386-8898.

Embankment, 234 10th St., Jersey City, is offering Mother's Day brunch and dinner off the regular menu. This new restaurant offers delicious American cuisine including their signature dish the Nova Scotia Lobster with crispy gnocchi and has a full bar. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call (201) 222-6115.

Park Avenue Bar and Grill, 3417 Park Avenue, Union City is offering guests a Manhattan dining experience without leaving New Jersey. This upscale bar and restaurant has varied atmospheres for diners including the cozy bar area, the outdoor seating, the intimate second room and seasonal rooftop bar. There are serving brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner. Reservations are recommended; call (201) 617-7275.

Skinner's Loft, 146 Newark Ave., Jersey City, is offering guests brunch and dinner for the holiday. This new neighborhood bar & restaurant in downtown Jersey City has delicious homemade food served by their friendly staff. Call (201) 915-0600.

The Harmon Meadow Plaza in Secaucus is a destination with shopping, spa treatments, outdoor courtyard and over 12 restaurants to choose from including: Bone Fish Grill, Red Lobster, Chili's Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse and more. For more information, call (201) 348-4780.

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