On the second Sunday in May, children of all ages treat their mothers to something special. It is the one day out of the year when children, young and old, try to show in a tangible way how much they appreciate their mothers. Moms work hard all year long caring for their children. They fix meals; help with homework; wash clothes; clean house; heal physical wounds; sooth emotional hurts; teach lessons of life; attend recitals, concerts, and sports games; host parties; act as chauffeurs; and much, much more. One day a year, it's Mom's turn to be pampered. Mother's Day did not become an official holiday until 1915.
Taking Mom out for Mother's Day lets her enjoy a lovely meal that she doesn't have to shop for, cook or clean up after. It is a great way to show your appreciation for everything that she does. Some of these restaurants will honor Mom or Grandma with a flower or glass of champagne. While gifts are certainly appreciated, what mom really wants is for you to take her out for a good time.
Here's a list of some of the best Long Island meals for Mother's Day weekend.
Rockwell's Bar & Grill
60 Terry Road, Smithtown (631) 360-8900
Brunch at Atlantis
431 East Main Street, Riverhead (631) 208-9200 ext. H2O (426)
166 West Main Street, East Islip (631) 277-4800
117 New York Ave Huntington (631) 385-1515
2172 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow (516) 222-8400
Locations in Hauppague and Port Jefferson
86 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park (516) 354-2300
Desmond's Restaurant & Pub
5720 Route 25A, Wading River (631) 846-2339
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury (516) 921-1415
5599 Merrick Road, Massapequa (516) 799-5394