Where to Dine for Mother's Day Across the Country

Here are some of the best brunch and dinner spots to take mom
Staff Writer

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Denver's Brown Palace is known for their annual Mother's Day festivities.

We owe our moms a lot, so of course they deserve a holiday all to themselves! Show your mother how much you appreciate her this Mother's Day with a meal at one of these delicious restaurants on Sunday, May 11.


Nothing says “appreciation” like a trip to Clio to indulge in what pastry chef Monica Glass has created for Mother's Day weekend. Mother’s Day is especially close to chef Glass’ heart, and to honor her mother, while allowing others to celebrate theirs, she has prepared special elegant desserts. Options include: a passion fruit mousse with hibiscus, coconut ash, linden blossom, and sour cream; and Chocolat à la Menthe, which features frozen mint tea and chocolate.  You can enjoy these treats after a lovely dinner, as snacks at the bar, or just by themselves. Thirty percent of proceeds will go toward The Women’s Lunch Place — a nonprofit supporting local women and children struggling with poverty.

Chef Josh Lewin honors moms around town like no other with his Mother’s Day brunch at Beacon Hill Bistro. For $39 a person, you can indulge in options like roasted asparagus salad, Faroe Island salmon, and brioche French toast. Finish the meal off with a tasty treat from their dessert cart and you will all be ready to seize the day — or spend the rest of it perusing the antique and boutique stores along Charles Street or strolling through the Commons. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As per usual, Beat Hotel has something up their sleeve for both brunch and dinner for Mother's Day and it involves more than just food and drink. In addition to their wonderful menus, live jazz tunes will fill this Harvard Square spot from 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m. this Mother's Day. À la carte brunch will also be offered and include some great dishes like wild flower honey and lemon pancakes. Specially crafted cocktails will be featured in addition to Beat's roster of 24 American wines. It’s a win-win-win for you, mom, and your tummies!

So maybe you can’t go to Paris for Mother's Day, but the next best thing is a full-blown brunch overlooking the Boston Public Gardens at Bistro du Midi. Chef Robert Sisca offers a selection of starters such as a classic Caesar with anchovies, tuna tartare, and smoked white asparagus soup. Main dishes include poached egg with cured salmon and American caviar, heirloom beet gnocchi, pan-roasted hake, or a grilled Colorado rack of lamb. Dessert features options like espresso ice cream and lemon pistachio tart. Enjoy all this and an exquisite view for $50 a person.

Chef Chris Coombs plans to shake things up at Boston Chops for the mom’s in town with a three-course prix fixe menu. Start with a few items perfect for sharing, including a basket of freshly baked croissants, sticky buns and scones, or fresh fruit plate. Move on to a choice between a duck confit omelette, huevos rancheros, or blue crab grits. You can finish off with signature desserts like apple cobbler or chocolate pistachio cake. The prix fixe menu is $49 per person and will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.

Perhaps you want to pull out all the stops for your mother this year. How about breakfast in bed, made especially for your mother in your very own home? Kitchensurfing has just what you need. Choose from a collection of incredibly talented chefs from around Greater Boston, your desired food style, and create the menu of your dreams. Ahem, mom’s dreams. Oh, did we mention clean-up is included too?

This year, The Sinclair in Harvard Square will be hosting special Mother’s Day brunch. Start with some oysters (and some bubbly, naturally), order some doughnuts for the table, share spicy eggs Benedict with jalapeño corn cakes, and go big with their waffle burger. Breakfast hash, brunch tacos, and tater tots will be available as well.

Shojo, located in Chinatown, is another great Mother’s Day option. On the 11th, this Asian bar and bistro will hold its first ever brunch event. From noon to 7:30 p.m., you can saunter in for whatever meets your fancy. On top of the diverse and interesting menu, mothers will receive flowers and dessert on the house

Chef Mark Allen knows just what his mother would like for Mother's Day and you can forget a one-day celebration. At Towne Stove and Spirits this year, Mother's Day will be made into a weekend of activities and pampering. On May 10th, get your mother over to Towne to enjoy their outdoor patio. Think hairstyling, massages, and makeup, as well as wine and appetizers served indoors throughout the day. There will also be a card station for kids (and the kid in all of us). On the 11th, Towne will be serving a traditional à la carte brunch as well as a special three-course prix fix.

Towne Stove and Spirits (credit: Marlo Marketing)

If you live out in Medfield, or are looking to plan a nice day trip, keep Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar in mind. Chef Brendan Pelley will be concocting meals any mother could love. A simple but inspired two-course brunch menu awaits with options like steel cut oatmeal with apple sauce and bourbon caramel (no ordinary gruel), and smoked salmon with pickled red onion and crème fraîche for starters. Second courses include options like their spaghetti carbonara, house corned beef hash and challah French toast. The cost is $28 per person.

If mom is in the mood to sleep in, treat her to a three-course dinner instead! For $45 a person, choose from skillet roasted Bar Harbor mussels, pan-seared Atlantic pollock and carrot cake, or vanilla bean panna cotta.  With a menu like that, who doesn’t want to celebrate Mother’s Day in the hands of a chef fresh from the James Beard House dinner series?


Roka Akor will be offering a prix-fixe dinner this Mother’s Day for $85 per person. The menu will include wagyu beef and kimchi dumplings, prime rib with wafu dressing, and a yuzu soufflé. Mothers will also get a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and $25 gift certificate.

Treat mom to brunch at Bites Asian Tapas. Enjoy unique dishes from their brunch menu such as green tea pancakes and pulled pork waffle. Mothers will receive a free mimosa with a choice of orange, lychee, or mango juice, as well as a $10 gift certificate. 

mK The Restaurant is really making sure mothers feel special this Mother’s Day. Along with a complimentary champagne toast, all mothers will receive a gift bag full of treats including gift certificates to mK, boutique p.45, and Michael & Michael Salon, as well as a take-home dessert from pastry chef Lisa Bonjour.

mK the Restaurant (credit: Isabelli Media Relations)

Chef Ryan McCaskey will give moms a special sneak peek of his new brunch service at Acadia on Mother’s Day. Starting with a selection of complimentary pastries from pastry chef Thomas Raquel, the new menu will include dishes like country-fried pork neck and eggs, Scotch eggs with violet mustard and wild watercress, and morel mushroom and leek tart. See the entire menu here.

Indulge with your mom at Bistronomic this holiday with an extensive, locally-sourced menu. The three-course brunch is $39 per adult, with bottomless mimosas for an extra $15. Look forward to dishes such as asparagus velouté, eggs Benedict meurette, and the Bistronomic Napoleon. 

Weber Grill will be offering both brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day with special dishes available at each meal. Brunch will feature delicious dishes like chocolate cherry pretzel bread French toast and iron skillet hash, while dinner diners can order plank grilled Alaskan halibut and Parmesan truffle crusted New York strip. Reservations can be made here.

Take your mom out on a trip back in time with Untitled’s Big Band Brunch. Chef Jospeh Heppe will present a farm-to-table menu featuring red wine braised short rib hash and lemon curd ricotta pancakes. A 1940s-style swing band will set the mood for a celebration of the best lady around. Brunch is $40 for adults and $20 for children.

New spring dishes will be featured at The Florentine’s Mother’s Day brunch. Try the chocolate Belgian waffle or the veal skirt steak with French beans and marinated tomatoes. Mothers can also enter into a raffle to win a dinner for two at the restaurant and a spa day at JW Marriot’s Valeo Spa.

Your mom deserves the best, so why not treat her to Mother’s Day brunch at Sixteen? With indulgent offerings such as a raw bar featuring Alaskan king crab and a buffet complete with made-to-order pancakes, omelettes, and risotto, it’s a sure way to show your appreciation. All mothers will leave with a sweet treat from pastry chef Aya Fukai as well. 

Give your mother delicious food and breath-taking views at the Signature Room. Their Mother’s Day brunch includes an expansive buffet and decadent à la carte options, such as strawberry basil French toast and pan seared snapper. Mothers will enjoy a complimentary mimosa upon being seated.

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