If gourmet cooking isn't up your alley - let your favorite restaurant do it for you. Below are some picks for every taste or budget. And don't get stuck waiting - make your reservations early!
Dining out guide
3 Forty Grill, 340 Sinatra Drive, is located on Hoboken's waterfront. Whether in the chic lounge area, spacious dining room, or dining al fresco - all are treated to fabulous views of Manhattan. For the holiday, they are serving brunch until 3 p.m. and then dinner. Diners can delight in the fresh fish from the raw bar or order other seafood entrees like the delicious pan seared Chilean Bass, which comes with Yukon potatoes, sautéed spinach, and truffle oil. Another favorite is the espresso crusted Filet Mignon, which is topped with gorgonzola cheese and comes with garlic mashed potatoes. The perfect compliment to the delicious food is one of their specialty martinis or fine wines. For more information, please call: (201) 217-3406 or visit: www.3fortygrill.com.
Arthur's Landing, Pershing Circle, is situated on Weehawken's waterfront. They offer a fantastic pre-theater menu complete with ferry service to New York and special selections on all holidays that are created by executive chef Michael Haimowitz. For Mother's day, they have a special menu that has a selection of appetizers including: rock shrimp and corn chowder, Caesar salad, mixed greens, crab cakes, and seared tuna. For the main course, mom can choose: grilled beef tenderloin, maple cured pork chop, stuffed Atlantic salmon, lamb shank and more. In addition, there is a special menu just for kids. Reservations are recommended. For more information, please call (201) 867-0777 or visit: www.arthurslanding.com.
Arthur's Tavern, 237 Washington St., in Hoboken is famous for their steaks, steaks, steaks! This comfortable, family friendly establishment has plenty of charm with colorful beer signs on the walls, red and white checkered table cloths, and wooden chairs. Everything is big at Arthur's, including the complimentary bowl of pickles and cherry peppers. Diners can satisfy a hearty appetite with a loaf of fresh garlic bread to start with, pitchers of beer, and their famous 24-ounce steak. The Ribeye is seasoned with their secret blend of spices that give the char-grilled meat lots of flavor and comes with a heaping portion of home fried potatoes. All major credit cards are accepted and gift certificates are available. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please call (201) 656-5009.
Brass Rail, 135 Washington St., is one of Hoboken's oldest restaurants. Recently renovated, it offers two different atmospheres for customers. There is the first floor lounge area that offers a sleeker setting with the new, custom designed orange lights or the second floor dining room, which has intimate, private tables. They are offering a two-course brunch, which is served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and a three-course dinner for the holiday. The special menu was prepared with care by Executive chef Douglas M. Gould. Reservations are recommended. Please call: (201) 659-7074.
Court Street, 61 Sixth St., is one of Hoboken's best kept secrets. This quaint bar and restaurant has been keeping locals happy for over 20 years by serving excellent food at reasonable prices. The regular menu is extensive, which gives diners plenty of options. Another treat is the premium wine list, which offers it by the glass or by the bottle. For Mother's day they are serving brunch from 11:30 to 3 p.m. Diners have a choice of entrees and choice of cocktails. For more information, please call (201) 795-4515.
Gaslight, 400 Adams St., in Hoboken offers three different atmospheres in this beautifully designed restaurant and serves fabulous specialty cocktails. For Mother's Day they are serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Items from the regular extensive menu are available plus specials. Their extensive menu offers something for everyone. They have steaks, fish, pasta, salads and sandwiches. For more information, please call: (201) 217-1400 or visit: www.gaslightnj.com.
Madison, 1316 Washington St., is an upscale restaurant with old world elegance, with high ceilings, gilded mirrors, and classic white linen. This fine dining establishment offers fabulous American cuisine that is beautifully presented. The attentive staff will attend to every need. Enjoy dinner in the outdoor café or intimate back room. On Sunday, dinner will be served from 4 to 10 p.m. from their regular menu. A few of their fabulous selections include: wild salmon, Filet Mignon, delicious salads, and a fresh raw bar. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call (201) 386-0300 or visit: www.madisonbarandgrill.com.
Malibu, 257 14th St., in Hoboken is celebrating 25 years in town. This family owned and operated establishment is offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Mother's Day. The back room is newly decorated and there is a specialty coffee bar. All major credit cards are accepted and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please call (201) 656-1595.
Porto Leggero, Harborside Financial Plaza V, on Jersey City's waterfront offers delicious Italian fare in an elegant setting. For Mother's day, they are offering a special four course menu that includes an appetizer, a pasta dish, entrée and dessert. For the main course, diners can select: lamb shank, a chicken dish, veal, or salmon. Reservations can be made for the seatings, which are from 1 to 6 p.m. and it is recommended to make them early. For more information, please call (201) 434-3200 or visit: www.portoleggero.net.
Three A's, 500 Grand St., in Hoboken caters to those who want to eat family-style portions in a comfortable atmosphere. For the holiday, they are serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information, please call (201) 217-1650 or visit: www.hoboken.com/threeas.
Quays, 310 Sinatra Drive, offers customers dinner with a view on Hoboken's waterfront. For Mother's Day, they are serving brunch and dinner from the regular menu. Reservations are recommended and parking can be validated. For more information, please call: (201) 656-2521 or visit: www.thequayshoboken.com.