In case you don't just want to get mom drunk this Sunday, here's where to get a more traditional or luxurious meal out with her. Avoiding brunch altogether? We've got that covered too.
An Elegant Brunch in WeHo
WHAT: A four-course brunch menu laden with caviar.
WHERE: West Hollywood’s Petrossian Boutique and Restaurant
DISHES: Egg Royale of soft scrambled egg, vodka whipped cream, caviar; smoked trout pink velvet cake, and more.
DETAILS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $60 per person.
Brunch at a Newly Debuted Manhattan Beach Eatery
WHAT: Three-course prix fixe brunch menu.
WHERE: Chez Soi.
DISHES: Quiche with charred ramps, bacon and crème fraiche; Dungeness crab “louie,” poached egg, caper and avocado; a special classic brunch cocktail menu with drinks such as a raspberry: London dry gin, cocchi americano, lemon, raspberry cordial, maple demarara; and more.
DETAILS: $39 per person, $20 for kids.
Brunch With a Sunny Marina View
WHAT: A three-course prix fixe seaside brunch.
WHERE: Marina Del Rey’s Café del Rey.
DISHES: Dungess crab cakes, short rib hash, linguini with clams, and more.
DETAILS: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $45 per person, includes bottomless mimosas or sparkling wine.
A Swanky Brunch in Beverly Hills
WHAT: A three-course contemporary market-fresh menu available all day including free-flowing champagne.
WHERE: The Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills
DISHES: Gnocchi carbonara, roasted beef tenderloin, a dessert buffet, and more.
DETAILS: 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; $125 per person, $45 for children under 12.
A Dinner for the Foodie Moms
WHAT: A three-course Mother’s Day Sunday Supper from Mediterranean aficionado, Suzanne Goin.
WHERE: West Hollywood’s Lucques.
DISHES: Plates highlighting the best in season form the farmer’s market will be offered.
DETAILS: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; $45 per person.
Mediterranean Fare in a Stylish, Chic Setting
WHAT: An a la carte brunch menu or four-course dinner, and craft cocktails.
WHERE: Brentwood’s Tavern.
DISHES: Lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote; grilled steak salad with radish, red onion, tomatoes, and blue cheese; faro salad with kabocha squash, sage pesto, boschetto al tartufo; and more.
DETAILS: Brunch is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a la carte; prix fixe dinner is from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; $45 person.
A No-Need Reservation Spot
WHAT: A casual a la carte brunch that’s first come, first served seating at the communal table.
WHERE: The newly renovated A.O.C.
DISHES: Grilled asparagus with polenta; Spanish fried chicken with a sweet potato waffle; Meyer lemon French toast; and more.
DETAILS: brunch is from10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A Classic Italian Brunch in Beverly Hills
WHAT: An Italian Mother’s Day brunch feast.
WHERE: Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills
DISHES: Snow crab legs, leg of lamb, short rib agnolotti, and more.
DETAILS: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 95 per person, $35 per children 4-12 years old. Additional $22 for unlimited mimosas, bloody mary’s, and bellinis.
A Fun Alternative to the Ritzy Brunch
WHAT: Mother’s Day four-course flamenco dinner show.
WHERE: El Cid.
DISHES: Heirloom tomato gazpacho; Spanish flan; and more.
DETAILS: 4:30 p.m., show at 5:15 p.m.; 40 per person includes dinner and show.
A Classic Mother’s Day Brunch
WHAT: A special a la carte brunch menu of Suzanne Tracht’s personal favorites.
DISHES: Lobster benedict, with two poached eggs, char siu pork, pea tendrils, lobster béarnaise; sweet corn pancakes with strawberries maple syrup; Jar chopped salad; and more.
DETAILS: Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A Posh Brunch Complete with Gifts for Mom
WHAT: Mother’s Day brunch or dinner that gifts mothers with complimentary Moët champagne and Moët macarons; sweet treats from Bouchon bakery.
WHERE: Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery.
DISHES: Bouchon Bistro – a la carte brunch and dinner menu available ; Bouchon Bakery - Heart TKO’s, truffles, macarons, and long-stem chocolate strawberries, and a special Mother’s Day basket for $45.
DETAILS: Brunch – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Dinner – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A Spiced-Up Brunch Menu Downtown
WHAT: Three-course Latin brunch.
DISHES: Traditional gazpacho with crabmeat salad; eggs benedict with thick-sliced smoked bacon & chipotle béarnaise; Spanish olive oil cake with strawberry sorbet, crème fraiche ice cream & jerez vinegar reduction; and more.
DETAILS: $35 per person.
Classic brunch fare in Old Town Pasadena
WHAT: Classic brunch specials on an a la carte menu.
WHERE: The Market on Holly.
DISHES: Brioche French toast with berry compote; ham and leek quiche; champagne cocktails; and more.
DETAILS: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A French Riviera-Inspired Feast
WHAT: A French Riviera-inspired three-course brunch or dinner.
WHERE: Fig & Olive Melrose Place.
DISHES: Crab and heirloom tomato salad; beef tartare; zucchini blossom and goat cheese ravioli; chocolate pot dè crème; and more.
DETAILS: Brunch - $40 per person; dinner - $52 per person.
Northern Italian Fare Enjoyed On the Airy and Bright Patio
WHAT: Mother’s Day brunch specials.
WHERE: West Hollywood’s Cecconi’s.
DISHES: Roasted San Marzano benedict - Poached eggs, fresh basil pesto on rustic sourdough bread; Strawberry rhubarb tart with housemade Tahitian vanilla gelato; bellini’s; and more.
DETAILS: Open at 8:00 a.m.; brunch menu is a la carte.
A Casual Beachside Brunch
WHAT: A two-course brunch menu. Kids can gather flowers for mom at the complementary build-your-own bouquet bar.
WHERE: Tin Roof Bistro.
DISHES: Shrimp cake benedict; herbed chicken pita; cinnamon French toast bread pudding; a sangria, mimosa, and bloody mary bar; and more.
DETAILS: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $24.50 per person; $8 for sangria, mimosa, and bloody mary bar; $8 for children’s buffet.
Boozy Brunch in West Hollywood
WHAT: A la carte brunch menu and Mother’s Day drink specials. Plus, a complimentary bag of fresh-baked cookies for mom to take home.
WHERE: Mohawk Bend.
DISHES: Eggs benedict; “MOMosas,” “MOMaritas,” red and green bloody mary’s featuring in-house pickled veggies.
DETAILS: Open at 9:30 a.m.
A Wine Country-inspired buffet
WHAT: A seasonal spring brunch buffet sourced from local artisans and purveyors.
WHERE: Westwood’s Napa Valley Grille.
DISHES: Grand Marnier brioche French toast; roasted spring lamb; prime rib carving table; omelet station; and more.
DETAILS: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; $55 for adults, additional $12 for bottomless mimosas; $19 for children.
Exotic Brunch Bites for Those Celebrating a Day Early
WHAT: A brunch menu with Southeast Asian flair.
WHERE: Downtown’s the Spice Table.
DISHES: Kaya donut with coconut jam glaze, dried scallop congee, biscuits and lamb bacon gravy, and more.
DETAILS: Saturday a la carte brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; bottomless mimosas for $12.
Casual Ambience for Brunch or Dinner
WHAT: A relaxed brunch and dinner menu with all California-sourced ingredients.
WHERE: West Hollywood’s Salt’s Cure.
DISHES: The menu is ever-changing but expect brunch dishes such as black kale quiche, Marlin on toast, and grapefruit mimosas; For dinner anticipate dishes such as avocado and citrus salad, leg o’ lamb, and Berkshire chop.
DETAILS: Brunch – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Dinner – 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.,; Both menus are a la carte.
A Lavish Brunch Spread at an Oceanfront Resort
WHAT: A Mother’s Day brunch buffet with menu options galore.
WHERE: Palos Verde’s Terranea Resort.
DISHES: Charcuterie and cheeses, pancake station, meat carving station, chilled seafood bar, Asian kitchen, pasta kitchen, kids buffet, and more.
DETAILS: Seatings range from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; $85 per person, $40 for children over five, children under five are free.
Elegant Brunch Fare Downtown.
WHAT: A three-course classical French-inspired Mother’s Day brunch.
WHERE: Patina at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
DISHES: Lemon ricotta pancake, tagliatelle primavera, raspberry trifle, and more.
DETAILS: Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $46 per person. $29 for children under 12.
An Artsy Brunch Destination.
WHAT: A Mediterranean-inspired a la carte brunch.
WHERE: Ray’s and Stark Bar at LACMA.
DISHES: Squid ink chittara pasta, pork belly and grits, wood-grilled lobster, and more.
DETAILS: Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.