We all love our mothers, but sometimes, said love doesn’t compensate for forgetfulness and we realize on the Monday before Mother’s Day that we completely forgot to make brunch plans. Um. Not that this has happened to us or anything. We always like the idea of making a home-cooked meal for our mom, but if you’re bound and determined to go to a restaurant, there’s no need to panic. Many great spots still have reservations available. Because we love you and your mom (so much so that we are using ALL OUR AVAILABLE RESTRAINT not to make a “your mom” joke right here in these parentheses), here are five blog-approved spots with tables still available for you and Joe. Joe who? JOE MOMMA! Sorry. Our restraint only goes so far.
•At Davio’s, $65 gets you an entree and unlimited trips to the antipasti table, which contains such goodies as lobster bisque and arancini with pancetta and mozzarella. Brunch runs from 11:30am-4pm and reservations may be made by calling (617) 357-4810. [Davio’s: Special Events]
•Mother’s Day is all about showing your mom that you appreciate everything she’s done for you. Trust us, while she’s scarfing down the three-course brunch at Excelsior, she’ll feel very well-thanked. Especially when she gets to the warm chocolate cake with peanut butter ice cream. Brunch is available until 4:00 and prices range from $52-77 a head. Call (617) 426-7878 to reserve. [Excelsior: Events]
•Treat your mother to a truly elegant experience with brunch at Sel De La Terre, where she can indulge her gourmand side with dishes like rosemary pommes frites and pork pâté. Call (617) 720-1300 to save your place. [Sel De La Terre: Events]
•It’s not quite brunch and you didn’t hear it from us, but if you sign up to become a friend of Typhoon, your mom’s dinner will be free on Sunday. [Typhoon]