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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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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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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Show your mom just how much you appreciate her with an elegant three-course brunch at Bergamot. You can snag a table with a view of the semi-open kitchen to enjoy a sneak peek of chef Keith Pooler and his team in action. Or, keep the attention on the lady of the day with a table in the dining room. Either way, you'll find satisfying and festive dishes over which to celebrate.

Availability: 11:00am-8:00pm

Price: $55 per person

Bergamot

118 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
617-576-7700

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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 brunch or dinner, and enjoy plates full of coastal New England bites pulling in French inspiration, and 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: A la Carte

Bistro du Midi

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

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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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For an extra-special (edible) way to thank your mom for everything she does, celebrate at the Four Seasons, where Chef Jessica Biederman will be preparing a luxurious prix-fixe menu at Bristol Restaurant & Bar. The elegant Back Bay restaurant is just across from the Public Garden so you can even enjoy a postprandial stroll in the park for a little extra dose of quality time.

Availability: 9:00am-2:30pm

Price: $115 per person

Bristol Restaurant & Bar

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-351-2037

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