My mom will be visiting from CA and we will be in Hartford next Saturday night for an event and then driving back to Manhattan on Sunday, which is Mother's Day.
We really don't have any plans on Sunday and thought it might be a good opportunity to take her to a interesting spot for a Mother's Day brunch/lunch.
I spend most of my time in the city and am not really familiar with any specific areas but I was thinking it could be nice to be somewhere near the water in CT or some other scenic location, especially if there is nice weather.
We're flexible on cuisine types but preferably nothing too formal or stuffy. Fantastic food is always a plus but I am really looking for a place that will give us an enjoyable experience different from what we get in Manhattan. Neither of us have really been in the area before so it would be great to discover something new and interesting.
This might be too broad of request but any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't want to end up at the Olive Garden.
Thanks for your help.