Five Seafood-Centric Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Boston

Your mom deserves lobster, sushi, oysters … and maybe a build-your-own bouquet bar or drag brunch featuring ABBA? With spring finally in the air, what better way to toast your favorite mothers (and others who fill that special spot) than with a seafood-focused meal? Here are just a few of the Boston-area spots that are pulling out all the stops this year.

Zuma Boston

A Mother’s Day brunch all weekend features unlimited starters and a build your own flower bar for moms to make their own arrangements. Starting at $105 pp, Zuma Boston’s signature Mother’s Day brunch also offers sushi for the table, and guests’ choice of entrée, followed by Zuma’s famed dessert platter to share. Signature dishes include the beloved miso black cod, salmon avocado maki, and spicy beef tenderloin. Each adult brunch will include a complimentary glass of champagne.


Give mom seafood with a Spanish flair at Chef Michael Serpa’s seafood-focused tapas bar. Specials all day long on Mother’s Day include a bottle of 2015 Gramona Imperial Cava paired with the Marinero Platos del Mar, which features six local oysters, four shrimp cocktail, dressed lobster ceviche, and salmon crudo, for $150. Feeding a crowd? Add the Paella Atlantico, stuffed with mussels, lobster and hake.

Summer Shack Boston

Chef Jasper White’s take on a traditional New England Clam Shack is holding a fabulous ABBA/Mamma Mia-themed drag brunch hosted by Neon Calypso. Tickets are $20. An a la carte brunch features items like the Seafood Benedict Trio, with Lobster, crab cake, smoked salmon, poached egg, hollandaise, and Shack Lobster Hash, with a baked half lobster, bacon hash, hollandaise and a poached egg.

Puritan & Co.

Chef Will Gilson will be offering a special three-course brunch menu for $65 with an emphasis on traditional New England fare and locally sourced ingredients. Think selections like phyllo-wrapped cod with lobster stew, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes. Award-winning pastry chef Brian Mercury will be providing sweet finishes.


Tucked inside The Liberty Hotel, Lydia Shire’s cozy Italian-inspired restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day menu that will include dishes like Fresh Maine Crab Ravioli, Carbonara, Chilean sea Bass, and Tuna Tartare, alongside the regular menu of house-made breads baked in a tandoori oven, pastas and entrées drawing on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. If the sun is shining, grab a spot on the secluded 60-seat outdoor patio

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