Boston: Mother's Day Weekend?
My mother will be flying into Boston for Mother's Day weekend. Her birthday is actually the day before Mother's Day, so I'm looking for places to take her on both Saturday and Sunday nights.
The one "catch" for Saturday night is that we will be at the Yankees/Red Sox game in the afternoon. The game starts at 3pm and will probably let out around 6-6:30pm. And then it'll be another 15-30 minutes as we scramble to find a cab or other transportation out of the Fenway area. Since we'll likely want to eat at around 7pm (and certainly no later than 8pm), there won't really be time to go back to the hotel to change. So I'm hoping to find a "casual" dining option for Saturday night... someplace that we could go wearing jeans or shorts without feeling out of place.
what kind of cuisine are you looking for ?The obvious answer would be to stay right there in Kenmore square and go to one of the "sports themed" places, Jerry Remy has a new place in the area. I have been to his place at the airport and I expected the worst and it was really good! Also lots of people recommend Eastern Standard that is in Kenmore
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Those are going to be two tough nights for tables, as Mother's Day is one of the biggest restaurant days of the year. That also can mean the kind of crowds, overly-demanding customers, harried service, gougey prix fixe menus, and other drawbacks associated with Big Nights Out like Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. At a minimum, I would strongly encourage you to make reservations for both nights ASAP.
Assuming the Sox-Yanks don't go into extra innings, I think your timing is about right, but I would leave plenty of time to get out of the area, maybe make a 7:30pm reservation. I see "casual", but what sort of cuisine and price level (app+entree) are you looking for?
If you are looking to stay close to Fenway and not trek to the other side of Boston, Trattoria Toscana is very tasty and well-priced. They won the Best of Boston Affordable Italian in 2007 & 2008. Also, they do not take reservations, so you don't have to worry if the game goes over. It is a nice restaurant, the service is great, and food definitively superb!
I recommend this restaurant often and have never been disappointed.
130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215