If you learned one thing from repeated viewings of The Kids Are Alright, it's that no two Moms are the same -- so ensure that you choose the perfect restaurant this Mother's Day for your mom by following our handy and oddly specific eatery-to-personality brunch guide.
Photo Credit: Michael PiazzaFoodie MomCraigie on Main853 Main St; Central Square; 617.497.5511 Originally founded on Craigie Street, this highly acclaimed Parisian bistro from James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Tony Maws now sits (equipped with a 30-seat bar and monster stainless Molteni cooking suite) off Cambridge's Central Square, ready to serve your well-heeled foodie mama locally sourced brunch faves like pork crepinettes w/ braised pea greens, and house-cured Scottish sea trout & mackerel rillettes. Get some more bistro brunch action right here
Mom Who Hates Your Life ChoicesMistral223 Columbus Ave; Back Bay; 617.867.9300 Help Mom forget just how much she disapproves of your decision to double major in Canadian Studies and Drama Therapy, live in Jamaica Plain, and go into restaurant PR by bribing her with a $40 Bordelaise-style grilled beef tenderloin at this sophisticated South End French eatery. If these fancy digs are up your alley, click here for more info
Nervous-Regarding-The-World MomHarvest44 Brattle St; Harvard Square; 617.868.2255 What better way to ensure Mom feels completely at ease while eating her Mother's Day eggs than by sitting her on a picturesque tree-covered garden terrace nestled away down a hidden cobblestone path? Click here for more on this pretty outdoor spot
Party MomThe Beehive541 Tremont St; South End; 617.423.0069 Take your always-the-life-of-the-party mom where the hep kids go; let her rock out to live jazz and blues, while knocking back Mother's Day mimosas and brunch staples like Swiss omelettes and poached eggs Shakshuka. Get your party-brunch on!
Very Old MomL'Espalier774 Boylston Street; Back Bay; 617.262.3023 To ensure Mother doesn't miss a single word of your passionate diatribe about how the Patriots totally screwed themselves by letting Welker walk, take her to brunch at this highly acclaimed New England/French eatery that's so quiet, there's an entire book-filled dining room dubbed "The Library". You don't need a library card to check out these tasty bites
Adventurous MomTeranga1746 Washington St; South End; 617.266.0003 Because Mom's always demonstrated a more adventurous palate, you can't go wrong bringing her to this popular Senegalese spot on Washington St, where she can sample authentic small plates like plantain beignets, steamed yucca w/ cilantro-infused olive oil, and stir-fried chicken-stuffed crepes. Get all the deets on the ethnic grub