17 Mother’s Day Brunch, Dinner and Getaway Ideas

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


Editor’s Note: This post was updated on April 12, 2018 from an earlier version that was posted in 2017. We are continuously updating it. If you have a listing you would like featured, please email Jamie Coelho at jcoelho@rimonthly.com.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Show appreciation for mom with a family brunch or dinner at a local restaurant, or you can set up a spa visit or take her on a boat tour of the Providence River.

1. Castle Hill Inn

Treat mom to a three-course Mother’s Day dinner at Castle Hill Inn in Newport with reservations available from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The waterfront view will impress her as you dine on appetizer choices of cinnamon bread pudding, petite greens salad, shrimp and grits or other items to start, followed by entrees of crab cake Benedict, petite filet, Statler chicken breast and more. Dessert includes a choice of Swiss cake roll, cream cheese chiboust or marinated berries. The price is $68 per person, and there is a children’s menu available. See the full menu here. Call 401-849-3800 for reservations, which require a credit card to hold and are subject to a cancellation fee. If you really want to splurge, you can also book mom a night’s stay or a visit to the on-site spa! 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 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch includes an assortment of salads, a selection of pastry options, an international cheese display, a fresh seasonal fruit medley, a breakfast buffet stocked with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, apple crepes with caramel sauce, a Belgian waffle station, a seafood station with smoked and chilled seafood, plus a station of entrees and sides including roasted pork loin, chicken Tuscan, stuffed shells, baked scrod and more. There’s also a dessert display with pies, cake, mousse, cookies and more. Tickets for adults are $37 per person, children younger than fourteen are $22 per person and senior citizens are $34 per person, plus tax and 21 percent service charge. 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 rose sangria along with serving its three-course Mother’s Day pre-fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are $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 daily scone, yogurt parfait or mixed greens salad, followed by choices like the Portuguese sweet bread French toast, Eggs Bun-a-Duck or one of the popular crepes like the Chubby Ella (Banana and Nutella). For a healthier twist, there’s also the blueberry lemon vegan pancakes 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. There’s also an afternoon tea seating available at 4:30 and 6 p.m., which includes finger sandwiches, scones with jam and Devonshire cream, mini cupcakes and treats with a pot of tea. Reservations for two or more are available for the tea. 312 Wickenden St., Providence, 401-270-3300,  theduckandbunny.com

4. Easy Entertaining

Easy Entertaining is hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch buffet. There are three seatings at 9 a.m, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each seating will allow one-and-a-half hours to one-hour-and-forty-five minutes for guests to dine and enjoy. The per guest price will allow access to all tasting tables. Beverages may be added on a la carte. The cost is $39 per guest. Please inquire about children’s pricing and menu options. To make a reservation, call 401-437-6090. 166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, 401-437-6090, easyentertainingri.com

5. Gracie’s

Gracie’s is opening its doors for dinner service on May 13 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 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

Gurney’s Newport is offering a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which includes stations filled with breakfast options like eggs Benedict and blueberry pancakes, sausage and more; an omelet station; a charcuterie and salad station; locally sourced and imported cheeses; signature entrees; carving and seafood stations, plus a wide selection of desserts. Treat yourself to the Bloody Mary bar and some mom-osas. There’s also a children’s buffet available too. View the full menu here. The hotel is surrounded by both the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. The brunch is $75 per person for adults and $32 for children twelve and younger. Reservations can be made at holidays@gurneysresorts.com or by calling the resort at 401-849-2600. 1 Goat Island, Newport, 401-849-2600, gurneysresorts.com

7. 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. 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

8. Iggy’s Boardwalk

The upscale version of Iggy’s sit-down restaurant in Warwick is now taking reservations. Treat mom to a complete lobster dinner or surf and turf on the outdoor patio with beautiful waterfront views of Oakland Beach, or sit indoors and soak up the renovated dining room and bar. Iggy’s Boardwalk, 885 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick, 401-737-2895, iggysboardwalk.com

9. Providence River Boat Company

Take mom on a fun, family-friendly boat tour of the Providence waterways on Sunday, May 13, during the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The riverboat captains will guide you along the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor for a relaxing forty-five-minute tour that the entire family will enjoy. Complimentary Prosecco will be served to all adults ages twenty-one-plus, or you can BYOB in a small cooler. The price is $22 for ages thirteen and older; $20 for seniors; $15 children for ages four to twelve; and $10 for children ages zero to four. Fox Point Marina, 525 South Water St. Providence, 401-580-2628, providenceriverboat.com

10. Wright’s Farm Restaurant

Wright’s Farm in Burrillville is celebrating Mother’s Day with its famous family-style chicken dinners from noon to 8 p.m. The iconic Rhode Island restaurant has been operating for more than forty-six years as a gathering spot for generations of families to come together and enjoy homemade meals. Reservations are recommended for parties of all sizes. Chicken dinners include unlimited platters of chicken and all side dishes for $12.75 per adult and $7.25 for children ages ten and younger; a steak dinner includes one fourteen-ounce sirloin steak and unlimited sides for $22. To make a reservation, call 401-769-2856. 84 Inman Rd., Burrillville, wrightsfarm.com

11. Ocean House

The Ocean House has several Mother’s Day options available, including the Buffet in the Ballroom, a Mother’s Day Tea and dinner in Coast. For the buffet, available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the seaside ballroom, families can feast on traditional brunch favorites, antipasto and eggs Benedict stations, fresh local seafood and much more, plus a selection of petite sweets from a dessert display. The price is $85 per person for adults, $45 for children ages four to twelve, and children ages three and younger are free. The price does not include tax and gratuity. The Mother’s Day Tea is a whimsical tea party hosted by Ocean House and Mary Poppins herself from 3 to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy the Ocean House’s signature tea time, complete with tea cakes, snacks and assorted desserts, as well as a book reading. The price is $48 for adults, and $35 for children ages four to twelve, and children ages three and younger are free. The price does not include tax and gratuity. The family can also enjoy Mother’s day dinner in Coast, available from noon to 4 p.m. This involves a three-course meal with views over the Atlantic. The cost is $125 per person with an $80 option for a wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call 888-853-2919. One Bluff Ave., Westerly, 888-853-2919, oceanhouseevents.com

12. Providence Marriott

The Providence Marriott is hosting a brunch buffet for Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all kinds of choices from a chilled seafood display and eggs and waffles to carved stations featuring top sirloin, baked ham and leg of lamb. There’s also a station of main courses, including chicken breast with artichokes, asparagus and sun dried tomatoes, baked cod and five-cheese ravioli. Finish the meal off with a whole spread of desserts that includes New York cheesecake, chocolate layer cake, peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake and more. See the complete menu here. The price is $40 for adults and $20 for children. Children ages five and younger are free. The price does not include tax and gratuity. Attendees can purchase a hand-picked bouquet from Fleurs to You. The owner will have a pop-up flower market in the lobby of the hotel. Bouquets will be $20. Call 401-553-0400 for reservations. One Orms St., Providence, 401-553-0400, marriottprovidence.com

13. Pot au Feu

Jac and Co, also known as Jacques and Corinne, is a French musical duo returning to Pot au Feu in providence for the annual Mother’s Day dinners and brunch. The French accordionist, Jacques, returns with his lifelong muse and singer, Corinne, for an intimate concert coupled with a three-course dinner with wine on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, both at 7:30 p.m. The Friday performance is best for jazz lovers, while Saturday includes an Edith Piaf tribute by Corinne. The duo returns for a French Sunday brunch and live jazz on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guests will enjoy a performance with a three-course brunch, including options like quiche Lorraine, croissants, croque madame, desserts and more. There will be a sparkling toast to all the mothers in attendance at each event. Tickets are $65 each for one to three tickets, and $60 each for four or more tickets, not including tax and gratuity.

14. Harbor Lights

Harbor Lights on scenic waterfront Warwick Neck is hosting its first annual Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Executive chef Ray Fiske is preparing a ballroom brunch decked out with a fruit, pastry and dessert, antipasto and lox, Belgian waffles, build-your-own-omelets and carving stations featuring prime rib and honey roasted ham. The brunch buffet also includes eggs Benedict, bacon, sausage, home fries, French toast casserole, boneless chicken Cordon Bleu, herb roasted salmon, green beans, mushroom ravioli and much more. The price is $45 for adults and $20 for children younger than twelve. Call 401-737-6353 ext. 3 for reservations. 150 Gray St., Warwick, 401-737-6353, harborlightsri.com

15. MainSail at Newport Marriott

MainSail, located inside the Newport Marriott, will serve Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Some options include made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, applewood smoked bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, croissants, muffins and bagels, fresh fruit, and lobster, gruyere and spinach strata. Specialty brunch cocktails will be available for an additional fee. For early risers, the regular breakfast menu will be served until 10 a.m. The price is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages twelve and younger, and free for mothers. Call 401-849-7788 for reservations. MainSail, 25 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 401-849-7788, mainsail-restaurant.com

16. Sardella’s in Newport

Once a year on Mother’s Day, Sardella’s opens for brunch. This Mother’s Day, May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sardella’s will offer brunch items served a la carte, including Rhode Island coffee milk French toast, vegetable frittata, filet and eggs and Benedict di prosciutto. Reservations are recommended. Call 401-849-6312 or visit sardellas.com for reservations. Sardella’s full dinner menu will also be available on Mother’s Day from 5 to 10 p.m.

17. Brick Oven on Main

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch with seatings available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brick Oven on Main in Pawtucket. The spread includes a salad bar with garden salad, orzo, fruit, breakfast bread and pastries, a hot buffet with chicken cacciatore, seafood newburg, scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, breakfast potatoes, rice pilaf and vegetables and a carving station with baked ham. There will also be a dessert table. The cost is $26 for adults and $13 for children ages ten and younger. 999 Main St., Suite 1113, Pawtucket, 401-727-2529, boom.rest



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