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Cambridge Restaurant for Easter Brunch/Lunch with 87 year old Mom

mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 05:48 AM

Any particular favorites from folks on a nice place to take an older mom for noon-ish brunch / lunch this Easter Sunday in Cambridge? I'm looking at Henrietta's Table, Upstairs at the Square, Harvest... but open to other ideas. Appreciate any thoughts.

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  1. Chris VR RE: mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 05:59 AM

    I've really enjoyed Easter Brunch at Blue Room in past years.

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      chevrelove RE: Chris VR Apr 2, 2012 09:31 AM

      I'll second that, but offer the caveat that your "older mom" is fairly mobile. It can get *pretty tight* at Blue Room for Easter brunch - which can be an issue 1) if you are seated near where the line for hot dishes builds up, and 2) if you are seated at the opposite end of the restaurant, in which case you need to squeeze between tables of festive families dining to navigate over to the food. But overall, it's an enjoyable brunch. Which is why we will be back again this year.

    2. tammyh RE: mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 10:56 AM

      TW Food is having a prix fixe Easter Brunch for $35, 3 courses: http://www.twfoodrestaurant.com/v2eve...

      Looks like there will be live jazz as well, and reservations may be needed.

      I'm a big fan of TW Food, but I haven't tried any of their brunches yet and would love to go sometime.

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        mafaldafavero RE: tammyh Apr 8, 2012 03:28 PM

        Special thanks, Tammy, for your excellent TW Food suggestion. Just wanted to report back on today's Easter Brunch. Both Mom and I loved it- delicious spring menu, charming service and sweet live jazz. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Just what I was looking for in terms of the food and the ambience.

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          tammyh RE: mafaldafavero Apr 10, 2012 07:15 AM

          Hurray, I'm glad you liked it! Now to experience it for myself. :P

      2. libertywharf RE: mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 11:09 AM

        Your choices are good. You should call to see who is still taking reservations.

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          Splendid Spatula RE: mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 11:17 AM

          Craigie on Main does an easter brunch. We went to Mother's Day there a few years ago, it was great.

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            mafaldafavero RE: mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 12:15 PM

            Thank you all! Made a reservation at TW Food (the menu looks just right for Mom). Loved the suggestions for Blue Room and Craigie and will be trying them with friends another time.

            Special thanks for reminding me to start with who has space! Glad to have gotten this done.

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              tammyh RE: mafaldafavero Apr 3, 2012 07:39 AM

              Please report back on how it goes! If it turns out well, it may just be the push I need to finally go do brunch there myself ...

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              pocketviking RE: mafaldafavero Apr 2, 2012 08:24 PM

              Bergamot might be good. Great food, room, service, parking and acoustics.

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                jgg13 RE: pocketviking Apr 3, 2012 07:25 AM

                Do they do Sunday brunch?

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                  LeoLioness RE: jgg13 Apr 3, 2012 07:38 AM

                  Not usually, but they do an Easter brunch.

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                    jgg13 RE: LeoLioness Apr 3, 2012 09:27 AM

                    Good to know, thanks.

              2. jgg13 RE: mafaldafavero Apr 3, 2012 10:53 AM

                For those reading along this thread, it is worth noting that at least both the Blue Room & Craigie appear to be booked on Sunday.

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