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Mothers Day Brunch, Rockland County

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MarisaK712 Mar 31, 2011 02:30 PM

Anyone have any suggestions for Mothers Day Brunch in (or close to) Rockland County??

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  1. michele cindy Apr 1, 2011 11:48 AM

    We usually go to the Hilton in Pearl River. I'd say it's on the equivalent of decent wedding food, + they have shrimp, omelets to order, carving stations, a large banquet room for big groups, smaller ones as well for smaller parties, dessert table, kids station, etc. I like it because it reminds me of the buffets I went to as a kid for holidays. Perhaps it's more of a nostalgia kind of thing for me.

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      michele cindy May 9, 2011 09:55 AM

      We went to the Hilton as planned. The food as mentioned before is typcial of a wedding buffet. We've gone so many times now, that I've tired of the menu. It's the same thing year after year. Next year I'm going to find a new place. However I had a great time and a great day with my family. If you are going somewhere with a large group, it's a good bet.

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        MarisaK712 May 9, 2011 10:04 AM

        we ended up at the Hilton also. It was a lovely brunch, but I completely agree that we are ready for a new setting for next year. We are a group of 19 so it is hard to find a place to accomodate all of us. Let me know what you find!

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          michele cindy May 9, 2011 05:53 PM

          glad you enjoyed it. Were you at the 12:00 seating? We ate at 1:00 and there was a large group of about 20 in the main dining room. We were 4 seated a bit back. I'll let you know where we end up next year :)

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            MarisaK712 May 9, 2011 06:49 PM

            we were at the 1 o'clock too. the large group in the center back was us :)

    2. menton1 Apr 1, 2011 01:59 PM

      All the better restaurants that normally serve brunch will serve on Mother's Day, albeit with perhaps a "special menu", which is shorthand for "take advantage of a captive audience".

      Are you looking for those indulgent carving station Brunches or a normal meal?

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        MarisaK712 Apr 3, 2011 09:49 AM

        Thanks! We usually LOVE Restaurant X brunch but they don't do that on Mothers Day. I think we are going to end up at the Hilton. My grandparents will be with us so we were trying to avoid the buffets but it seems to be the only decent options...

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          doberlady Apr 5, 2011 10:09 AM

          I get so annoyed when places like X2O and Restaurant X do not have the normal Sunday brunch on Mothers Day

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          71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

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            drbelfer Apr 8, 2011 05:28 AM

            I second Restaurant X = an amazing experience. Endless cources, Did it for wifes 50th - all were delighted.

          2. menton1 Apr 5, 2011 03:24 PM

            some ideas for places MUCH better than the Hilton:

            http://www.76house.com/dine.html

            http://www.estystreet.com/

            http://www.ivyinn.com/index.html

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              michele cindy Apr 5, 2011 03:56 PM

              Have you been to the Mother's Day Hilton Brunch? I've had dinner at the 76 and found the Hilton the better of the 2. Can't say about the others.

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                menton1 Apr 6, 2011 10:23 AM

                IMO it's only better if you want a food orgy brunch, favoring quantity over quality. And such a beautiful historic setting in 76 house also counts for points, Hilton feels like you're at a wedding or on a cruise ship..

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                  michele cindy Apr 6, 2011 11:03 AM

                  That is true... the setting at old 76 house is def. better. For me as mentioned above, a buffet brunch brings me back to my childhood, lot's of great memories. & there's is
                  good as far as buffets go.

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