Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th, and chances are that you’re scrambling around at the last minute looking to make those plans to celebrate your beautiful and amazing Mom!

Here’s a look at where to dine and what to do with Mom on her very special day;

Brick Alley Pub

Treat Mom to a very special brunch, lunch, or dinner at The Brick!  For more than 35 years, they’ve been feeding moms from near and far!

Castle Hill Inn

Treat Mom to something special this year – a three-course dinner at the Dining Room at Castle Hill. Trust us, she won’t say no.

  • Reservations available from 11:30am– 6:30pm.
  • Chef Lou has prepared a special menu for the occasion, see it here.
  • Live music throughout the day.
  • Reservations are required. Reserve by phone at (401) 849-3800.


Mom, margaritas, and brunch were made for each other, especially on Mother’s Day! If it’s nice out, the patio may even be open! Enjoy Diego’s world-famous great Mexican take on brunch from 9 am to 2 pm, lunch menu available from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner menu from 5 pm to 9 p.m. See The Menus.Reservations strongly suggested at 401-619-2640.

Grace Vanderbilt

This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much you appreciate all she has done for you by treating her to a bountiful brunch buffet in one of our beautiful dining rooms. Start your brunch with a welcome cocktail on us.. Seating’s at 11:30am and 1:30am.. Buffet – $75 per person. Bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary – $25 per person. Reservations required as space is limited. Call 401-846-6200.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Head to Goat Island for Mother’s Day Brunch at Gurney’s Newport! Reservations from 11 AM -3 PM can be made at or by calling the resort at 401-849-2600. The Pre-fixe brunch is $75++ for adults and $32++ for children under 12. See The Menu

Hotel Viking

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Viking includes a Chef’s Table, Carving Station featuring roast prime rib, au jus and honey grain glazed ham, full raw bar with fresh clams, local oysters, poached shrimp, crab claws and mussels, omelet station, strawberry stuffed french toast, house-made pastries, seasonal salads, a dessert station and more! Price includes tax, service charges and a KEEL Bloody Mary Bar (one per person). Tickets available now at


Jo’s American Bistro

Jo’s will be open Mother’s Day 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and will be serving our dinner menu along with our Mother’s Day Specials. Call (401) 847-5506 for reservations.

La Forge Restaurant

La Forge will be serving up a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 9 am to 2 pm. All of your favorite buffet items along with a carving station featuring Prime Rib with au jus, and oven baked ham with a pineapple glaze. Some buffet items included, salmon, eggs benedict, home fries, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash and omelets and toast to order. Along with fresh fruit and assorted pastries. Coffee, tea, and juice included. $28.99 for Adults $15.99 under 13 years old. For more info, call (401) 847-0418.

Newport Marriott

MainSail, located inside the Newport Marriott, will serve Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 13. Some options include omelets made-to-order and lobster, gruyere and spinach strata. Specialty brunch cocktails will be available for an additional fee. For early risers, the regular breakfast menu will be served until 10 am. $30 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, free for mothers. Call 401-849-7788 for reservations or more information.

Newport Vineyards

Cheers to Mom with a glass of wine in hand while enjoying a day at Brix Restaurant and overlooking the vines. Show her your appreciation with Brix Restaurant’s farm-to-table Mom’s Day Brunch. Then head down to the vineyard for wine tastings and live music by Grayson Ty (1 pm – 4 pm).


OceanCliff Hotel & Resort

Show Mom some love this Mother’s Day! Treat her to a delicious brunch in the Safari Room Restaurant overlooking Narragansett Bay!  Featuring shrimp cocktail, blueberry crepes, country eggs Benedict, smoked salmon frittata and more! View their full Mother’s Day menu here > For reservations, call 401-849-4873.

Salvation Cafe

Salvation will be serving up a Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch, $38 includes a Mommy Mimosa, Bloody or Frosé! See The Brunch Menu. Call 401-847-2620 for reservations. Save room for The Newport String Project performing at 2 pm in The Private Event Loft. Admission to the concert by donation.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

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