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Our Picks for the Best Mother’s Day Bites in Town
Where to treat mom to caviar, champagne, and more–this upcoming Sunday
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.