Mother’s Day is fast approaching, which means it’s high time to make dinner reservations for a special day in the city with Mom. Here are some of the places offering special brunch menus this Mother’s Day in Boston. As you might expect, reservations are highly suggested for any of the following options. For even more selections in Boston and the surrounding area, Open Table is a useful resource.
Aura at the Seaport Hotel – One Seaport Lane, 617-385-4300
Brunch buffet at Aura will feature a wide variety of unique favorites including cake Benedict, quiche Lorraine, leek and truffle quiche, and chicken apple sausage. The dessert buffet will include a chocolate fountain. Brunch runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Beehive – 541 Tremont St., 617-423-0069
Beehive guests can choose from two prix-fixed options for Mother’s Day. Menu items include apple cinnamon breakfast bread pudding, ham and spring pea soup, and organic chicken piccata, all served to live jazz. The Beehive will also have a special dinner planned with a special performance by musician Bruce Bears . Brunch is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
L’Espalier – 774 Boylston St., 617-262-3023
L’Esplaier, in Boston’s Back Bay, will offer a three-course brunch menu for Mother’s Day. Last year’s menu included butter poached Maine lobster, wood roasted Amish chicken, and roasted halibut.
Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston St., 617-536-17175
Stunning views of the city below will be on display at the height of the Prudential Tower, with special brunch options including crabmeat cake, a Maine lobster and rock shrimp omelets, and a scrod haddock au gratin. Brunch runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Avila Modern Mediterranean – One Charles Street South, 617-267-4810
Avila’s prix fixe menu for Mother’s Day includes a choice of four starters and seven entrees. Avila will also have special $12 Veuve Clicquot cocktails (orange, peach, and pomegranate) or $50 bottles.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – 75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810
Indulge Mom in one of Boston’s finest steakhouses this year, as Davio’s will be serving up some a la carte specials in addition to its normal menu. Some selections include banana pancakes ($13), frittata ($15), and a grilled ounce sirloin with eggs and home fries ($22).
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar – 217 Stuart St., 617-292-0808
The three-course prix-fixe meal at Fleming’s this Mother’s Day includes an appetizer, and five options for the main course, including filet mignon, and New Orleans-style French toast. The brunch also includes a $25 gift card good toward a future visit. Children have the option of a special three-course brunch including cheddar cheese omelets and chicken strips. Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Haru – 55 Huntington Ave, 617-536-0770
Mom will love the exotic options at Haru including spicy tuna, salmon tartar, and tuna ceviche for appetizers, chicken teriyaki, assorted sushi, and spicy crab mango roll for entrees, and cheesecake tempura for dessert. The specials run until 11 p.m.
Towne Stove and Spirits – 900 Boylston St., 617-247-0400
In addition to the regular brunch menu at Lydia Shire’s well-received Towne, the restaurant will also serve a pair of specials – warm crab tart ($11), and chicken paillard ($19). Regular items on the brunch menu include chiffon pancakes, a crunchy peanut butter sandwich, and the “Kitchen Sink” bacon sandwich
Precinct Kitchen + Bar at the Loews Hotel - 154 Berkeley St., 617-532-3827
Take your mom out to Precinct's signature brunch from 12 to 4 p.m. Here you'll enjoy a buffet-style appetizer and dessert bar with your entrée selection. The menu is seafood forward, featuring dishes such as lobster bisque, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktails, oysters, Maine lobster benedict and George Bank scallops.
While it's not a traditional restaurant, the Odyssey Boston cruise is offering Mother's Day early and afternoon brunches on board the boat. They include a two-hour cruise with views of Boston Harbor, as well as brunch, a glass of champagne or mimosa and a flower for moms.