Humble, homey small plates are the name of the game at Michael Scelfo's Alden & Harlow, where the vibe is cozy and warm. Find four specials on tap for Mother's Day alongside the Brattle Street spot's standard brunch menu that's full of salads, sandwiches, skillets and more. See if you snag one of the iconic Secret Burgers — there are only a few made each day!

Availability: 10:30am-2:30pm

Price: A la Carte

Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-2100

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Paris not in the budget this year? Take your Mom to any of the Aquitaines — South End, Chestnut Hill or Dedham — instead for refined French fare at a lot less dough. The teams at each locale are passionate about creating top-notch tasting experiences that won't break the bank. For Mother's Day they'll be offering their regular brunch and dinner menus with tasty specials from the kitchen.

Availability: 9:00am-3:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine

569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-8577

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Paris not in the budget this year? Take your Mom to any of the Aquitaines — South End, Chestnut Hill or Dedham — instead for refined French fare at a lot less dough. The teams at each locale are passionate about creating top-notch tasting experiences that won't break the bank. For Mother's Day they'll be offering their regular brunch and dinner menus with tasty specials from the kitchen.

Availability: 9:00am-3:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

11 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617-734-8400

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Paris not in the budget this year? Take your Mom to any of the Aquitaines — South End, Chestnut Hill or Dedham — instead for refined French fare at a lot less dough. The teams at each locale are passionate about creating top-notch tasting experiences that won't break the bank. For Mother's Day they'll be offering their regular brunch and dinner menus with tasty specials from the kitchen.

Availability: 9:00am-3:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine Dedham

950 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026
781-471-5212

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Don't make your mom choose between fresh flowers and pink drinks! That'd be like making her choose her favorite child. Get her to either Area Four where they'll be serving springy a la carte specials, rosy-hued cocktails and wines selected for the occasion and giving each mom a complimentary rose to take home. You 'll just have to choose between the Cambridge and Boston locations - or ask mom which one she likes best.

Availability: Brunch: 10:30am-2:30pm; 4:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Area Four Boston

264 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118
857-317-4805

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Don't make your mom choose between fresh flowers and pink drinks! That'd be like making her choose her favorite child. Get her to either Area Four where they'll be serving springy a la carte specials, rosy-hued cocktails and wines selected for the occasion and giving each mom a complimentary rose to take home. You 'll just have to choose between the Cambridge and Boston locations - or ask mom which one she likes best.

Availability: 10:30am–10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Area Four Cambridge

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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Indulge your mother's love of brunch and appreciation of for the arts at the Royal Sonesta. ArtBar fuses contemporary American fare, the hotel's world-class art collection and views of the Charles for a one of a kind Mother's Day. Sit down to a prix fixe midday meal that'll satisfy all her brunch cravings with everything from avocado toast to corned beef hash

Availability: 11:30-3:00pm

Price: $38 per person; $12 children under 12

ArtBar

40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-806-4122

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Pamper your Mom like the queen she is with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Artistry on the Green. The Lexington eatery is located just a hop, skip and a jump outside the city at The Inn at Hastings Park — and it's the cute, quaint and charming setting that you dream of on Mother's Day. Secure your table before they're all scooped up.

Availability: 9:00am-3:30pm

Price: $65.00 per adult; $30.00 per child 12 and under

Artistry on the Green

2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
781-301-6655

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This Mother's Day, Executive Chef Benjamin Lacy and Pastry Chef Ryan Boya are going above and beyond in honor of moms with a unique, modern French prix-fixe menu that sure to please. If that's not enough, the bar team has added a few new specialty brunch cocktails to their offerings and there's even is a kid-friendly menu featuring a selection of entrees served with yogurt and fruit.

Availability: 11:00am-3:00pm

Price: $45 per person

ArtScience Culture Lab & Cafe

650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
857-999-2193

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If your mom's ideal day is spent perusing the shops on Newbury, shop till you drop by Bar Boulud—a French bistro inside the Mandarin Oriental. The Boylston Street spot will be serving a decadent brunch buffet for midday diners as well as an a la carte dinner menu in the evening so you'll find something delicious whenever you arrive.

Availability: 11:30am-3:30pm

Price: $108 per adult; $49 per child aged 6 to 11

Bar Boulud

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
617-535-8800

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The Beehive has a full day line-up for all kinds of mothers. Is your Mom an early riser who fancies a nice morning meal out? Then snag a spot at the South End staple for a three-course prix fixe brunch, complete with live jazz music. Reservations can be made through 3:00pm for late afternoon eaters, or wait until 5:00pm when they'll be serving an a la carte along with another hearty helping of tunes.

Availability: Brunch: 9:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: 5:00-11:00pm

Price: Brunch: $55 per person; $19 per child; Dinner: A la Carte

The Beehive

541 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-423-0069

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Maybe your mom likes to keep things pretty chill - chill and delicious - get her a tasty dinner at Benedetto for Mother's Day. Chef Michael Pagliarini's Harvard Square restaurant (right in the Charles Hotel) will be doing its thing, serving an a la carte menu of Italian eats that'll make mom's day.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Benedetto

1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5050

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