Five Top Spots For A Special Mother’s Day Celebration In Boston

It’s that time of year again to celebrate the special mother in your life. From a decadent brunch at the Mandarin Oriental to an incredible dining option high atop the Prudential Center with amazing views of Boston, we have rounded up five of the best restaurants to take her for an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration.

Bar Boulud

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On Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you and your favorite mother in your life will love indulging in Bar Boulud’s spectacular buffet brunch. Offering everything from avocado toast and a lobster scramble to a seasonal quiche and shakshuka for breakfast, their lunch specialties also feature Atlantic salmon, mushroom risotto and a classic bone-in prime rib carving station as well as stuffed American red snapper with garlic confit. Be sure to save some room for a sweet treat from Pastry Chef Robert Differ’s handmade creations.

776 Boylston Street, Boston; Website

Bistro du Midi

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On Sunday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., enjoy Bistro du Midi’s three-course prix fixe brunch menu overlooking the Boston Public Garden. This year’s celebratory dishes include spring garlic soup, lobster Benedict, duck confit “Foieffle” and dark chocolate panna cotta. An a la carte dinner menu will also be available from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

272 Boylston Street, Boston; Website

Artisan Bistro

Over at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, they will also be hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Artisan Bistro on Sunday, May 12. Choose from one of two seatings (at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and prepare to indulge in one of the city’s best buffets featuring everything from an avocado Benedict and bananas foster French toast to asparagus wrapped prosciutto, boneless leg of lamb, herbed medallion of organic chicken and wild mushroom ravioli with English peas along with a sampling of truffles and sweet treats like salted carmel chocolate tart. If you would like to keep the celebration going all week, sign up for an interactive culinary cooking class pre-Mother’s Day on Thursday, May 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Avery Bar with Chef de Cuisine Micole Rivera Suarez (and her mom, who is flying in from Puerto Rico) where you can enjoy a hands-on class and three-course dinner (did we mention the event comes with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to celebrate in haute style?)  Even better, a portion of the class’s proceeds benefit Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.

10 Avery Street, Boston; Website

Top of the Hub

An unforgettable spot for the perfect Mother’s Day celebration can be found at the Top of the Hub. Located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower in Back Bay, this is the best way to see all Boston has to offer. She will love their four-course brunch served here on Sunday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For brunch, expect dishes like wild berry crepes; tomato, watermelon and cucumber gazpacho; and filet mignon “Oscar” style. Linger a little longer in the lounge where the Sonny Barbato Trio will be offering live entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m. Finish it off with a visit to the Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower.

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA; Website

Boston Harbor Hotel

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If waterfront dining is your preference, there is no better place to celebrate that special mom in your life than at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Located on Rowes Wharf, this special spot is offering a luxe grand buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day at the Atlantic Room and Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. Lavish indulgences here include cracked pepper rubbed roast beef sirloin, mint and honey roasted leg of lamb, chicken thigh confit, platters of steamed lobsters, jumbo shrimp cocktail and an array of sushi. For dessert, think mixed berry panna cotta, French macarons, bon bons, tea cakes and chocolate covered strawberries.

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston; Website