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May 8 2015

Last-Minute, Kid-Friendly, Mother’s Day Dining Tips

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What mom wouldn’t love to be wined and dined and not have to lift a finger or clean up a mess? Which is why Mother’s Day is typically one of the busiest days of the year for most restaurants. So scoring a reservation at the right place that will pamper mom and cater to kids can be tricky. But don’t worry – we got you covered so you can look like you had this day planned for ages.

  1. Pick a Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Almost every restaurant will be offering a special a la carte, Prix Fixe menu, Mother’s Day buffet or dinner specials just for moms on Sunday. Look for restaurants that get high marks for “KidTude” in our reviews to make sure the littles have as much fun as the adults. Here are some restaurants offering something special for mom and kids (if you can still score a reservation):

Beat Brasserie (formerly Beat Hotel): 2 Course Prix Fixe Brunch ($35 per person and $14.95 for Children 10 & under) with live music all day.

The Beehive: The Beat’s sister restaurant is also offering 2 Course Prix Fixe Brunch ($38 per person and $14.95 for “Little Bee’s Menu” for kids) with live music all day.

Brasserie Jo: Take mom to a jazz buffet brunch ($46 per person, $15 for children), plus complimentary potted “Mums for Moms.”

Rialto: Splurge on mom this year and treat her to Rialto’s special Mother’s Day Brunch. Chef Jody Adams is preparing an elegant 3-course prix fixe brunch and a separate 3-course prix fixe just for kids.

  1. Score a last-minute reservation

Getting a reservation this late in the game is not going to be easy. Check out Open Table’s Mother’s Day reservation page to find which restaurants still have tables available.

Or check out RESERVE app – your personal concierge for scoring a coveted rezzie from Reserve’s curated list of restaurant partners. You’ll get updates along the way as to when a reservation has been confirmed. Reserve also acts as a mobile payment service so you won’t even see a bill at the end of your meal.

  1. Take the family to an ethnic restaurant

Restaurants throughout the state will be hopping on Sunday. And it will be nearly impossible to score a table at the hottest new restaurants. Check out some local ethnic restaurants as an alternative. Treat mom to KidNosh faves Little Q Hot Pot, La Posada, Sapporo Korean BBQ or Seta’s Café – and kiddos will be happy there too. Just avoid getting Dim Sum on Mother’s Day.

  1. Go on a picnic and order takeout

This is probably our best advice we can offer parents on Mother’s Day. Avoid the crowds and pricey menus and head for a pretty spot outdoors. Check out the Boston Harbor Islands, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Esplanade, or your favorite park. Grab some takeout from KidNosh favorite takeaway spots Anna’s Taqueria, Flour Bakery, Darwin’s, Mei Mei’s, Sofra and enjoy a relaxing lunch while the kids can run around in the sun. Sounds like a fabulous Mother’s Day to us!