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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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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Plan a picture-perfect Mother's Day by reserving a spot at Bistro du Midi overlooking the Boston Public Garden. Stop in for a three-course brunch menu or a la carte dinner. Whichever one you choose, you can your mom will enjoy plates full of coastal New England fare that pull in French inspiration. Don't forget to pair it with a glass du vin from their curated list.

Availability: Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm; Dinner 4:30-8:00pm

Price: Brunch: $65 per person; Dinner A la Carte

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878

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Spring is finally here and it's near & dear to chef Jason Bond's heart, which is why he's hosting a five-course tasting menu full of seasonal flavors on Mother's Day. Eat your way through New England cuisine with lots of spring greens and root vegetables at this one-of-a-kind meal. The crew at Bondir has been working with local farms and prepping for weeks — don't miss it!

Availability: 5:00-9:00pm

Price: $68 per person, $110 with optional wine pairing

Bondir

279A Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0009

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Before heading out for a Mother's Day stroll through Faneuil Hall or the Rose Kennedy Greenway, fuel up at Bostonia Public House, where they're offering all sorts of a la carte goodies throughout the day (and night!). If you can't make it to brunch, don't fret, because the team at the State Street spot will be serving up their classic New England fare for dinner too.

Availability: Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm; Dinner 4:30-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Bostonia Public House

131 State Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-948-9800

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If your mom's not in the mood for a prix-fixe tasting menu with curated wine pairings, head to Capo in Southie for tasty but low key Mother's Day. The lively neighborhood spot will be serving up house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza and a whole host of other authentic Italian dishes for both brunch and dinner.

Availability: Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm; Dinner 4:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Capo Restaurant

443 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-993-8080

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Show your mom all the love and appreciation she deserves at Catalyst where chef William Kovel and his team are rolling out an elaborate brunch buffet that'll make moms feel completely pampered. There's plenty to choose from and lots of kid-friendly options so mom won't have to worry about a thing - and neither will you.

Availability: 10:00am-3:00pm

Price: $52 per person; $10 per kids 12 and under; Free for kids under 3

Catalyst

300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-3000

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Chopps American Bar and Grill at the Boston Marriott Burlington will be offering its regular menu throughout the day, or if you want to be part of (or start) an annual tradition, you can reserve a spot at the hotel's Mother’s which includes live music and an extensive brunch buffet complete with a Mimosa, Bloody Mary and Sangria Bar and a Children’s Buffet for the little ones.

Availability: Mother's Day Brunch: 11:30am-2:30pm; A la Carte Menus: 7:00am-11:30pm

Price: Mother's Day Brunch: $55 per person; $19 for children 12 & under; A la Carte

Chopps American Bar & Grill

1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-6643

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Citizen will be serving its a la carte brunch menu on Mother's Day. Or, if you've got a big, meat-eating group, consider booking a special brunch-themed Mother's Day pig roast for 10+ people. They've also got 250 whiskeys so if you're mom's a fan, this is your spot.

Availability: 11:00am to 3:30pm

Price: A la Carte

Citizen

1310 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-450-9000

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Maybe your mom always thought you would end up in jail - prove her right this Mother's Day and take her to Clink at the Liberty Hotel. Housed in the former Charles Street Jail, the elegant restaurant will be serving a three course menu that starts with a plated app and entree followed by a dessert buffet. There'll be a special a la carte menu for the kiddos and live jazz in the lobby from 10:00am-2:00pm, so you can all have a happy Mother's Day in the big house.

Availability: 10:00am-3:00pm

Price: $70 per person; Children (12 and under) choose A la Carte

Clink

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-224-4004

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Spend more time celebrating mom and less time deciding where to eat by making a reservation at any one of the five Davio's locations. You can always depend on them for crowd-pleasing Italian fare, whether you stick to the 'burbs, or head into the city. At each spot — Boston, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxborough and Lynnfield — there'll be festive specials along with la carte brunch and dinner menus.

Availability: 11:00am-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Davio’s – Boston

75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-357-4810

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