Another Mother’s Day is nearly upon us, and with it another chance to thank the special ladies in our lives for the little (or not so little) things they do for us.

If you’re looking for a restaurant that is both traditional and inventive, consider the pan-Asian-Meditarranean seafood restaurant and oyster bar Sagaponack, in the Flatiron District. Options from the $39 prix fixe Mother’s Day menu include the house version of the South Korean stuffed pancake hotteok and a crab benedict with a perky togarashi hollandaise. Sagaponack, 4 W. 22nd Street, 212-229-2226.

At the decades-old French Upper East Side staple La Goulue, the Mother’s Day menu offers both “brunchy” items (French toast made from homemade brioche, mascarpone cream, and blueberry jam; a classic croque monsieur) and more conventional luncheon fare: think roast beef tenderloin with Madeira jus, creamed spinach, and tarragon shoestring potatoes. The prix-fixe menu is priced at $88 — $44 for children under 12. La Goulue, 29 E. 61st Street, 212-988-8169.

If you plan to fête Mom at Chef David Burke’s latest, Park Ave Kitchen by David Burke, prepare her for the note of whimsicality that runs through the chef’s creations. (Chowder-baked oysters, as a case in point, arrives as neither a bowl of soup nor a plate of the bivalves but as a hybrid of the two blanketed by a thick, creamy Mornay garnished with potato crumbs.) Don’t miss the clothesline bacon. Park Ave Kitchen by David Burke, 514 Lexington Avenue (at 48th St.), 646-847-4166.

For a brunch setting with a view, consider Ophelia, on the 26th floor of the Art Deco-themed Beekman Tower. The menu is a compilation of food towers meant to be shared by the table. The Royal Tower, for example, brings you egg and cheese croissants, curried lamb meatballs on pita, mini Maine lobster rolls, and more. Ophelia, 3 Mitchell Place (49th St. and First Ave.), 212-980-4796.

Instead of dining on dry land, escort mom on a brunch cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers this year aboard the glass-enclosed Bateaux. Live DJ entertainment will be provided during the two-and-one-half-hour trip. The Bateaux departs from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue. Boarding time is 9:30am, with the cruise running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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