Food & Drink

Brunch in the Great Outdoors on Mother's Day

Check Out the View at These Spots

brunch at met back bay!

Mom’s the sunshine of your life. Let her bask in a little light at one of the city’s newest outdoor dining spots, all serving brunch this Sunday (reservations recommended).

Make like multigenerational moguls and settle into the urbane, 35-seat brick veranda for a decadent prix fixe spread of beef tartare, butter-poached lobster, and strawberry and rhubarb galette ($65, noon-8 p.m.).

Canary Square
She consoled you through chicken pox and lousy SAT scores. Return the favor with comfort fare (smoked onion and potato frittatas, bacon Bloody Marys) on the street-side patio. For a bucolic late afternoon, grab the light picnic ($14) and head to the lilac fest at the arboretum (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Met Back Bay
The sunken Newbury Street courtyard (pictured) is great for surreptitious shoe-watching and enjoying a la carte specials like pork-stuffed hash browns and the kitchen sink chopped salad. Heat lamps are at the ready if relations get chilly (10 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Legal Harborside
The no-fail Mama’s Day trifecta: oysters, bubbly, and elevated water views. The just-opened first floor of this soon-to-be-massive institution includes ample balcony seating. Make a debauched day of it by deck-hopping to nearby newbies Temazcal, Strega, and Del Frisco’s (11 a.m.-10 p.m.).

Photo: Courtesy of Met Back Bay

270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
435 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Met Back Bay
279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215