Strolling around Boston with your mom next weekend, but unsure where to take her? We’ve drilled down the best places in Boston for Mother’s Day that exude the following criteria: elegant atmosphere, unique menu options for the day, and a long-standing foodie reputation.
For the chic urban mom: Café Fleuri
If being seen in and around the Langham Hotel isn’t enough, eating inside its posh bistro will do the trick. Already boasting one of the best brunches in the city, this Financial District eatery will offer seafood buffets and a chocolate bar. From 11am – 3pm, adults are $52 per person, and kids ages 5-12 are $28.
The Langham, Boston, 250 Franklin Street
When second-best won’t do: L’Espalier
From noon to 1:45 pm, at $85 per person, you can give your mom the swankiest brunch in Beantown. L’Espalier offers a three-course, prix fixe lunch menu that will include a wide variety of special seafood, food and other items especially for that day.
774 Boylston Street, Boston
Francophile mom: Brasserie Jo
This Back Bay gem celebrates Mother’s Day in a very European style, with decadent dishes and a bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Enjoy Brasserie Jo special Mother’s Day entrees and complimentary flower arrangements for your leading lady.
120 Huntington Avenue
The Whole Foods mom: Harvest
It’s no surprise that this uber fresh restaurant resides in Cambridge – the focus on local and organic produce is an enormous part of the neighborhood’s culture. Visit on Mother’s day for a three-course meal for $60 per person,and the option for food and wine pairings at an additional cost, from 10:30 to 8:00 pm.
44 Brattle Street, Cambridge
When all else fails, stick to Italian: Davide
Few people can resist a well-made, heaping bowl of pasta, so if your mom is the pickiest of all, head to Davide. Nestled in the hub that is North End, this place is rarely raided by tourists, and promises a four-course feast for $48 per person. Got a big family? For a Mother’s Day special, Davide offers 20 percent off parties larger than five people.
326 Commercial St.