Mother’s Day in Rochester, NY Let’s Get Ready!


The key to having a great idea about how to celebrate Mother’s Day in Rochester, NY is to have the idea before the last minute.  This year you’re going to be one step ahead in your Mother’s Day adventure.  We’ve done the research for you!  In some cases, you don’t have to leave your couch, but you do have to make a phone call or order online ASAP.

The Food

Nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day”  more, than not having to cook.   We are fortunate to have so many fabulous restaurants in the Rochester, NY area.  Here are a few of our favorites! (We’re not kidding, book today!)

1.  Red Fedele’s Brook House, Greece NY    For Reservations:  585-723-9988

Mother’s Day Buffet 12 to 5pm

Hand Carved Prime Rib
Hand Carved Baked Ham
Chicken Saltimbocca
Hot Mixed Vegetable
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Rigatoni- stuffed with Ricotta Cheese
Pasta Broccoli
Italian Olive and Cheese Antipasto
Fresh Fruit
Sweets table/Sherbert

2.  Char Steak and Lounge, East Avenue  For Reservations:  241-7100

Grand Mother’s Day Brunch

Enjoy platters of antipasto, fresh fruit, breakfast pastries, and an array of iced seafood including smoked fish, shrimp cocktail, and various shellfish; choose from elegant house-made soups and assorted seasonal salads; select from delicious brunch specialties such as griddlecakes or eggs Benedict; visit the chef stations for options such as glazed ham, prime rib, and leg of lamb served alongside full-flavored accompaniments; then indulge in a grand dessert display from our pastry chef. Chicken fingers and mac and cheese will be available for our youngest diners, and we’re happy to offer our patrons of legal drinking age mimosas, bloody Marys, and our full bar starting at noon at a la carte pricing.

3.  Mario’s  Brighton, NY   For Reservations:  271-1111

Champagne Brunch from 10: to 6:30pm

Carving Station

featuring; Roast Leg of Lamb, Black Angus Beef Steamship Round , Norwegian Salmon Filet,
Virginia Smoked Ham and Mario’s Rolls

Pasta Selections

a variety of delicious pasta creations

Seafood Ice Bar

with Crab Legs, fresh Peel & Eat Jumbo Shrimp

Omelet Stations

Two Custom Made-to-Order chef manned stations

Main Buffet Features

Grilled Chicken in mixed Peppercorn Cream Sauce, Mozzarella Rustic Garlic Mashed
Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese Brandied Parsnips and Carrots in Fresh
Cream Poached Eggs Bennedicto, Bacon and Sausage

Waffle Station

with made-to-order Waffles & Crepes, Nutella Italian Chocolate, Fruit Compotes and Fresh Whipped Cream.

Fresh Fruit Display

with Seasonal Melons, Citrus Fruits and Berries

Sweets Table

featuring: A lavish array of Cakes, Pastries, Confections & Breakfast Bakeries

Flambé Station

with Fresh Strawberries, Bananas and Ice Cream

Twenty Assorted Antipasti including

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables, Caponata, Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad,
Marinated Clams and Mussels, Calamari Salad, Grilled Mushrooms &
Roasted Sweet Peppers and more$


Champagne, Mimosas, Juices, Soda, Coffee and Tea

4.  Perlos  East Rochester, NY   For Reservations: 248-5060

The Adventure

Perhaps, mom would enjoy going out and about this Mother’s Day!  Several venues our offering special admission prices for Mother’s Day.  Rochester and Genesee Valley Parent Magazine has got the scoop, literally!  Here’s 5 ideas they suggest:

  • Seneca Park Zoo

    2222 St Paul Street,Rochester,New York14621

    Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time to pay tribute to orangutan mothers. Learn what can be done to protect this endangered species in their natural range. Enjoy  docent touch table stations and orangutan enrichment during this special celebration. May 9th and 10th, from 10am-4pm.

  • Montezuma Audubon Center

    2295 State Route 89,Savannah,New York13146

    Spend some time with mom and Mother Nature to celebrate Mother’s Day! Start the afternoon by making a luxurious body scrub from natural ingredients. Then head out on the trail to see if you can spot the elusive Cerulean Warbler. Fee: $8/child, $12/adult, $35/family. Saturday, May 9 from 9am-11am.

  • Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park

    151 Charlotte St.,Canandaigua,New York14424

    Enjoy an elegant, high tea for ages 4 – 104. The tea will be served at the mansion by maids and butlers in Victorian costume. Call for reservations. Saturday, May 9: 1pm-4pm.

  • Wickham Farms

    1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road,Penfield,New York14526

    Bring Mom to Wickham Farms for Mother’s Day and Mom will receive free ice cream, jumping pillow and mini golf! Sunday, May 10 from 10am-8pm.

  • Genesee Country Village and Museum

    1410 Flint Hill Road,Mumford,New York14511

    Treat Mom to a special day on Mother’s Day in the historic village and celebrate the role of mothers throughout the 19th century. All mothers are admitted free on Mother’s Day. May 10th from 10am-4pm.

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The Gift

Most mothers will tell you that it’s the thought that counts, and they’re really not lying.  You are the gift!  But if you are purchasing or attempting to make a special prize for a special someone, here are some ideas: (remember, if it’s online, put down the coffee cup and order now.)

For the DIY Peeps:

Huffington Post has some great ideas and their own Pinterest Board too!

Amazon Prime Peeps

Free 2 day shipping and many online Mother’s Day deals.  (Unless she asks, we don’t think she wants the automatic pink toothbrush, just saying.

Personal Touch Peeps

No one can steal her gift if it’s got her name or initials on it.  Check out these great gifts but order now!

Let’s Make a Deal Peeps

Shop online with all of these coupon codes and sales at Deals Plus!

We hope this guide has given you the opportunity to save a little time so you can spend more of it with your mom or remembering your mom.  If you’d like even more local community information, we’re always happy to assist!

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