Once a year mothers get celebrated for everything they do. It hardly seems fair to have only one day put aside for this, but one day it is and so you are going to want to make it as special as possible. Here are a bunch of ideas for great treats for mom, from fabulous Mother’s Day menus at your favorite restaurants, to dinner parties and cupcakes, there will be something for everyone on May 12th!
The Beehive – South End
This hip restaurant in the South End never misses a beat and for Mother’s Day, prepare yourself for a whole day full of live jazz and delicious food. From 10-4, enjoy special a la carte menu items prepared by chef Rebecca Newell like their coconut carrot coffee cake, eggs shakshuka (a poached egg dish with tomato sauce and polenta). Or go with some of their regular items like their short rib, farmhouse Cheddar, and fontina grilled cheese.
Mother’s Day dinner will also be held at The Beehive from 5-11 p.m. Live blues will take over the performance space and The Beehive’s a la carte dinner menu is featured.
Beacon Hill Bistro – Charles Street
Treat your mother to a prix fix special prepared by Chef Joshua Lewin at Beacon Hill Bistro. From 10 – 4, for $39.00, you can choose from a menu of items featuring all local and seasonal ingredients, think roasted asparagus salad with poached farm egg, brioche French toast and Faroe Island salmon. And save room for the house made desserts: don’t worry about the fullness factor, a walk along Charles street or the Public Gardens are both in the same neighborhood.
Catalyst – Cambridge
Brunch (11 – 2:30) and Dinner (5 – 10) will be served on Mother’s day and Chef William Kovel will be presenting new menu items highlighting spring ingredients and produce.
L’Espalier – Back Bay
L’Espalier, one of Boston’s longest standing fine dining institutions, offers a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch. A three-course prix fix ($85.00) will be available to all guests and a children’s menu will also be available. Brunch will be served from 10:30 – 3:30 and regular dinner resumes from 6 – 8.
dbar – Dorchester
dbar, Chef Chris Coombs first restaurant, will be turning out a wonderful, three course prix fix on May 12th. First course offers an array of freshly baked goods – sticky buns, croissants, scones and seasonal fruits. Entrees include traditional brunch dishes like eggs benedict or farm fresh blue aracuna eggs ‘Ranchers' style’ with Mexican spice braised pork shoulder, black beans, green garlic and potato, tortilla and avocado, and crème fraiche. The brunch would be worth it just for that dish! Homemade desserts will round out your meal and have both you and mom leaving with a morning to remember.
Strega – Seaport District
Take in Boston’s beautiful skyline while enjoying an Italian style Mother’s Day brunch. Guests will enjoy a customizable three course prix fix with the option to order a la carte as well. Whatever options you choose for your first and second courses, expect freshly baked ricotta pie and Italian Cannoli to finish off the meal. Add some delicious espresso and you can easily add some extra time for you and mom.
Bistro du Midi – Back Bay
Go French with Bistro du Midi’s modern Provençal cuisine. Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch featuring an a la carte menu full of croque monsieur and madame, house made pate, quiche and salad niçoise. Check out their full Mother’s day menu here.
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Georgetown Cupcake – Newbury street, Back Bay
To add a little something extra, get your hands on a box of Boston’s newest cupcake boutique, Georgetown Cupcake. From the two sisters starring on their hit TLC TV show comes an incredible array of delicious cupcakes, all baked in house and customizable. On Mother’s day, along with all of their everyday and seasonal flavors, expect a chocolate and buttercream or vanilla special, topped with a pink heart fondant dedicated to her.
Avoid the huge lines and pre-order your cupcakes here.