Mother’s Day is coming up and there’s no better way to celebrate than by inviting mom to a delicious brunch. Many restaurants go out of their way to offer special items or a prix fixe menu for the holidays.
Boston.com readers are already excited about the inventive cocktails, French toast and live music, and many have shared their thoughts on some of the best places to brunch with mom. We’ve put together a guide to restaurants where you can enjoy Mother’s Day, based on these recommendations and some of ours. Many readers raved about the vibe, cuisine, and locations of these picks, and we’ve rounded up their top picks to help us create the 2022 list, below.
Before you go, be sure to check reservations online or by calling the restaurant.
At Abe & Louie
793 Boylston Street, Boston
Abe & Louie’s pairs Champagne specialties with a la carte brunch dishes like buttermilk-fried soft-shell crab with asparagus and sweet oatmeal, and olive oil cake with jam. rhubarb. “It’s a classic, just like mom,” said one reader.
50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston
The folks at Alcove have cooked up a special menu for Mother’s Day, with dishes like spring onion soup, poached lobster and lemon panna cotta. The waterfront terrace will also be open.
Alden and Harlow
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Alden & Harlow’s detailed a la carte brunches and bar specials include the She Got it from Her Mama cocktail (Campo Viejo Rosé, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, raspberries and bubbles); wilted greens with Old Bay cookies, fennel sauce and roasted asparagus; and tres leches bread pudding with meringue and roasted pears.
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600 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Arrive early for Atlántico’s family brunch — try the Bang’s Island mussels in a carrot-almond romesco — as the first 100 moms receive a $20 Olives & Grace gift card and the store adds an additional $10 off $. Freebies include Mother’s Day rest and relaxation gift sets filled with locally made teas, candles, bath salts, organic hand soap and chocolate ($55 to $150).
Brunch: $55 per person
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
The Boston Harbor Hotel’s brunch includes seasonal favorites like spring crab and asparagus risotto, a glass of champagne, a live jazz ensemble, and fantastic harbor views.
Brunch: Adults $190; children $75; children under five are complementarythere
443 West Broadway, Boston
Super stylist Sinatra Rich DiMare and the Ron Poster Trio serenade moms at Capo’s a la carte brunch, which, in addition to Italian classics, includes favorites like a Ferrero Rocher waffle with toasted hazelnuts and chocolate ganache with milk.
300 Technology Square, Cambridge
Above Technology Square, Catalyst’s brunch buffet offers crab cake eggs Benedict, French toast with fresh strawberries, and spring pea ravioli with ricotta salata.
Brunch: Adults $75; children $37.50
80 Beverly Street, Boston
Savor watermelon gazpacho, hanging steak and a glass of rosé, while listening to live music in a space that is both rustic and modern. Reader Scott F. said, “Great location, delicious food and live music, all for mom!” Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with the Rubin Brothers: $15 per person, food and drinks not included
215 Charles Street, Boston
The Liberty Hotel’s CLINK restaurant’s prix-fixe brunch includes a springtime asparagus and avocado omelette and pain au chocolat pudding.
Brunch: $89 per person
266 Broadway, Route 1 North, Saugus
This classic American restaurant is known for its steak and seafood, but one reader recommended the popovers. For Mother’s Day, try the Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Long Island Roast Duckling or Lobster Pie.
Boston Harbor again
1 Broadway, Everett
Pair the brunch buffet of seafood, salads, steaks and small plates at Encore Boston Harbor’s Rare steakhouse restaurant with the two-hour Mother’s Day escape ($450) from the spa that includes a poppy seed body scrub, a plant stem cell body wrap and collagen facial.
Brunch: $80 per person
Fin Point Oyster Bar and Grill
89 Broad Street, Boston
A sophisticated venue with a raw bar and globally influenced dishes, Fin Point will serve specialties like lobster Benedict, large seafood platters and an ice cream sundae bar. Reader Lindsay W. said the restaurant offers “an eclectic mix of patrons, great service and music, and the freshest espresso martini.”
Four seasons a Dalton
1 Dalton Street, Boston
Brunch at the Four Seasons One Dalton includes a raw bar, carving station, creperie, and spritz bar with specialty sparkling cocktails. An Elderflower Royale spritz is included in the price, as is a take-out bouquet created by Hiroko Takeshita of Hanaya Floral Design. Mom and her loved ones can pose near the flower photo wall for a keepsake. Plus, the wellness floor includes an 80-minute grounding massage with complimentary Sodashi Oud ground mist ($365); and an 80-minute Soveral Skin Regeneration Facial with a free Soveral Forever Young Kit ($490).
Brunch: Adults $215; children $79; under five free
314 Newbury Street, Boston
Some of the Grand Tour’s French-flavored prix fixe brunches include Asparagus Soup, Spring Pea Gnocchi, and Iggy’s Everything Bagel and Smoked Salmon.
Brunch: $55 per person
44 Brattle Street, Cambridge
In Harvard Square, Harvest’s prix fixe menu features spring vegetable pie, peekey-toe crab cakes and roasted carrot bisque.
Brunch: $68 per person
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
The trendy Back Bay restaurant will offer a full brunch buffet on Mother’s Day, serving dishes like chicken and waffles and a Bloody Mary bar. All mums will receive a “Mum for Mums” potted plant to take home.
272 Cambridge Street, Boston
The Mother’s Day menu includes savory dishes like seared foie gras with rhubarb, smoked salmon with crispy eggs and coq au vin with noodles. Brunch: $55 per person, children under 12 are half price
10 Post Office Square, #120, Boston
The Cuban restaurant will offer new dishes to celebrate Mother’s Day, such as donuts with guava and queso buñuelos and fried chicken benedicto.
My Thai Vegan
3 Beach Street, Boston
This Chinatown spot serves pineapple fried rice and pad see ew, and, as reader Maurice puts it, “It’s all plant-based and delicious.”
Restaurant and Supper Club of Yvonne
2 Winter Place, Boston
Check out the special Mother’s Day menu at Yvonne’s, where you can order Korean Fried Chicken Benedict, taters ranchero and a slice of tropical carrot cake for dessert.
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