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Mother's Day Brunch

I know, I know.... don't do it. And I've agreed in the past. But Mom's coming to town and will be VERY disappointed if we don't eat brunch out. Any advice from past positive experience? 4 adults. Planning early. Thanks Chows!

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  1. You might try giving Oleana a call. They've had a spec'l MD brunch in the past: http://www.oleanarestaurant.com/

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    Oleana
    134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

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    1. re: Taralli

      Oooh. LOVE Oleana and had no idea they might be doing m-day brunch. Thanks for that suggestion - will find out and report back.

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      Oleana
      134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      1. re: rozziegirl

        Please let us know about Oleana! We forgot to make reservations last year, and ate at VeeVee in JP - it was actually perfect, and the food was delicious. I'm guessing that it's close to you based on your screen name...

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        Oleana
        134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

    2. Thanks for the reminder. I just booked Mistral on opentable. For a party of 5, I was offered a table at 10:30 or 1:30.

      1. Confirmed with Oleana that they are NOT doing mother's day brunch this year. Made a rez at Harvest...

        Suggestions? Thoughts?

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        Oleana
        134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

        1. We have done Mother's Day at Harvest and it was very good. There was enough familiar food for older mothers. Another thought is Henrietta's Table.

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          Henrietta's Table
          One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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          1. re: spikemom

            Ended up changing our rez. Harvest has Prix Fixe, and it felt too limited for $60 pp. And mom generally doesn't eat 3 courses. We decided on Mistral which I'm really looking forward to. Regular menu, lots of options. Will report back.

          2. I hate it when restaurants do a "special menu" for Mother's Day or other holiday, the food is always inferior and it feels like a rip-off. Mistral is definitely a gerat choice.

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            1. re: spikemom

              Made res at OM restaurant in Harvard sq. Their patio is really nice for brunch...

            2. Did Mother's Day brunch at Hammersly's - it was a joke. Ordered a Lobster salad - looked like 1/4 lb dropped on the plate from the counter at Whole Foods. Won't be doing that again.