10 Mother’s Day Brunch, Dinner and Getaway Ideas

Treat mom to a special meal at one of these top Rhode Island spots.


1. Castle Hill Inn

Show appreciation for mom with a stay at Castle Hill Inn and a visit to the spa, plus a table at the famed brunch. The annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet includes chilled starters, salmon encroute and slow-roasted Angus ribeye, plus an assortment of main dishes (monte cristo, kale and goat cheese frittata, Statler chicken and more) and a dessert table. The price is $82 per person, and $28 for children younger than twelve. Call 401-849-3800 for reservations. 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, castlehillinn.com

2. The Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch includes an assortment of salads, a selection of breakfast and pastry options, a cold buffet of cheese, fruit and crab claws, plus entrees and carved meats like prime rib and pork loin. Tickets for adults are $35.50 per person, children younger than fourteen are $20.95 per person and senior citizens are $32.50 per person. Children younger than four are free. Call 401-732-6000 for reservations. 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, crownehotelwarwick.com

3. Duck and Bunny

The Duck and Bunny is pouring cranberry mimosas and prosecco along with serving its Mother’s Day pre-fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $30 per person and mom will be able to pick and choose her drink, appetizer, entree and a maxi cupcake for dessert. Start off the day with a blueberry lemon scone, and for a healthier twist, the vegan pancakes, which come piled high with applesauce, oats and vanilla drizzled with real maple syrup. To view the complete menu, click here. To make a reservation for parties of four or more, call 401-270-3300. 312 Wickenden St., Providence, theduckandbunny.com

4. Easy Entertaining

Easy Entertaining is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch buffet for $39 per person, which includes access to all tasting stations and coffee or juice. Some of the featured stations include homemade frittatas and quiche, an omelet bar, a carving station, a pancake station and a doughnut bar.  There are three seatings available, including 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  See the complete menu. To make a reservation, call 401-437-6090. 166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, easyentertainingri.com

5. Gracie’s

Gracie’s is opening its doors for dinner service starting at 4 p.m., and it will offer a full array of dining options including prix fixe, a la carte, a three-course dessert tasting, and special five-, seven-, or nine-course tasting menus inspired by the mothers of the Gracie’s kitchen staff. All menus have the option to be paired with wine. Make a reservation on OpenTable or call 401-272-7811. 194 Washington St., Providence, graciesprov.com.

6. Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina

The new Gurney’s Newport is debuting in May, and it is offering a Mother’s Day Experience package, including a one-night stay in a water view suite, two spa treatments, a Champagne sunset sail, brunch for two and late checkout. The hotel has been completely renovated and it’s surrounded by both the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Call 401-851-1234 to book your Mother’s Day package. 1 Goat Island, Newport, 401-851-1234, gurneysresorts.com

7. Pot au Feu

The jazz duo Jac and Co – Jacques and Corinne – are returning to Pot au Feu for both a Saturday dinner and a Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day. Be transported to Paris with music from the French Alps paired with a three-course dinner and aperitif, plus lots of wine and a special sparkling toast to all “les meres” in attendance. The dinner is May 13 at 7 p.m. Jac and Co returns to perform during Sunday brunch on May 14 at noon, which includes quiche, warm croissants, croquet madame and much more as well as a choice of mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria and a sparkling toast. The cost for each event is $65 per person for one to three tickets, and $60 per person for four or more. The cost is $35 for those younger than twenty-one. Make a reservation here. 44 Custom House St., Providence, 401-441-2345, potaufeu.businesscatalyst.com

8. Rosmarin with Designed by Delsie

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day with an elegant Afternoon Tea produced by Designed By Delsie at Rosmarin inside the Hotel Providence, featuring sweet and savory delights curated by chef Massimilliano Mariotta, a signature cocktail and a variety of freshly brewed loose leaf teas from around the world. Availability is from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a feast for both their eyes and palates as they listen to live instrumental music, orchestrated by Matt Knippley. A portion of all VIP tickets will be donated to help support the mothers of the Sojourner House. Tickets are $55-$65 per person and can be purchased here. 311 Westminster St., Providence, 401-521-3333, silvershellhospitality.com

9. Siena Restaurants

All Siena locations will open at 11:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day and they are  accepting reservations. The regular menu will be featured along with some specials. While you’re dining with mom (or your wife) you can also think about booking a future travel adventure with her. Siena restaurant and chef Anthony Tarro are planning a culinary trip to Tuscany and you’re invited to join them from October 20−27 as they visit Florence, Pisa, Siena, Montalcino, Assisi and Perugia. The trip includes seven nights of accommodations, seven breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners, guided tours, cooking classes, a farewell dinner, wine tastings and much more. For more information, click here. Siena locations, 238 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-521-3311; 5600 Post Rd., East Greenwich, 401-885-8850; 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 401-349-4111, sienari.com

10. Vanderbilt Grace

The Vanderbilt Grace is offering a Mother’s Day Getaway promotion where guests can treat mom to a two-night stay at the property and will be welcomed with chocolate-covered strawberries and prosecco upon arrival. Pamper mom throughout the stay with a sixty-minute massage at the spa and an exclusive afternoon tea service available Saturday or Sunday where she will have a selection of the finest blend teas by Tealeaves and an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, warm crumpets and scones. Package starting at $595, exclusive of taxes and fees. Available from May 5 through May 14. 41 Mary St., Newport, 401-846-6200, gracehotels.com/vanderbilt

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