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Dining with Susan: Mother’s Day 2015

Dining with Susan: Mother’s Day 2015

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th this year. There over 83 million mothers living today in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and over 2 billion mothers living worldwide. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother’s Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States. The following restaurants are all family owned and operated. This group offers a wide range of cuisine along with prices to suit everyone’s budget. Please note that Mother’s Day reservations are highly recommended for all these well established and popular restaurants except where noted below.

ANDINI’S RESTAURANT/PIZZA-555 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-799-0200-Regular menu & specials-serving from 12p-9p. Top notch Italian cuisine & full bar.

CHINA PAVILION-185 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-795-3555-Outstanding & award winning Asian cuisine since 1982-serving their regular menu from 11:30am-10:00pm.

CONSIGLIO’S – 165 Wooster Street, New Haven-203-865-4489-This iconic Italian restaurant is celebrating 77 years- offering their regular dinner menu beginning at 12:00pm with complimentary flowers for all moms.

COROMANDEL CUISINE OF INDIA-185 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-795-9055-Award winning Indian cuisine-Grand Buffet Brunch 11:45a-3:15p-offering 30 dishes-$23.00 per person-they now have a great outdoor patio for dining & cocktails.

COUNTRY CORNER FAMILY RESTAURANT-756 Amity Road (Route 63) Bethany-203-393-1489-featuring homemade comfort food for breakfast, lunch & dinner serving from 6am-9pm with a flower for all moms. No reservations.

GABRIELE RISTORANTE ITALIAN-Gabriele Ristorante Italian-326 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-799-2633-serving authentic Italian cuisine for 32 years-offering their regular dinner menu from 12p-9p on mom’s special day.

JEFFEREY’S RESTAURANT BY CLAUDIO-501 New Haven Avenue, Milford-203-878-1910-Fine dining at its best-offering their regular menu from 12p-8p & all mothers will receive a complimentary glass of champagne with dinner. Stay tuned for owner Claudio’s new venture in addition to Jeffrey’s-Oscar’s Bistro opening soon in the Woodmont section of Milford.

LISIANO’S RESTAURANT-514 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-795-1339-Family owned for 23 years offering homemade Italian dishes. Serving dinner from 12p-9p-All moms will receive a complimentary glass of wine with dinner.

OLA-350 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-891-0522-Award winning new world Latino cuisine & Mojito bar–offering all mothers a complementary glass of red or white sangria. Serving their regular dinner menu & specials from 3p-10p.

POP’S FAMILY RESTAURANT-134 Old Gate Lane, Milford-203-876-1210-Popular family friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner from 5:00am-9:00pm with a flower for all moms. No reservations.

SCRIBNER’S RESTAURANT-31 Village Road, Miford-203-878-7019–serving Mother’s Day specials along with their regular dinner menu from 12p-6p. Celebrating 42 years of top notch seafood with outstanding service & ambiance.

SHANGHAI GOURMET-533 Boston Post Road, Orange-203-891-8788-Exotic Asian cuisine at its best with great New York Times review. Mother’s Day specials & regular menu served from 11a-10p. All moms will receive a lovely quartz bracelet or Murano glass heart compliments of owners Winnie & Steven.

SOLUN TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT-245 Amity Road, Woodbridge-203-298-9741-Outstanding Spanish cuisine-offering a special Mother’s Day $24.95-2 course brunch served from 10:30a-4:00p-Bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis, or Bloody Mary’s $14.00-Regular menu served from 4pm-9pm. Live music featuring Guitarist & Vocalist Bruce Gregori.

VILLAGE BISTRO-1501 Boston Post Road, Milford – 203-882-0022-offering Brunch from 11a-2p & regular dinner menu (with many Tapas choices) from 2p-10p–Outdoor patio for dining & cocktails. All moms will receive a complimentary dessert.

WHEELER’S RESTAURANT & TAPROOM-180 Amity Road, Woodbridge -203-553-9055-Brunch served from 10:30a-3:00p-Regular menu from 4:45p-9p.

WOODBRIDGE SOCIAL-12 Selden Street, Woodbridge-203-553-9135-Brunch from 10:30a-3:00p-Regular menu available after 3:00p. All moms will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling wine.

FINAL NOTES: If you are fortunate enough to still have your Mother with you on this day, remember to do something special for her. A restaurant dinner, flowers, card, visit, or phone call with a kind word. Trust me, it will make her day! Happy Mother’s Day to all our cherished moms. Please remember to support our local family owned businesses. If you have a favorite restaurant please e-mail: or

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