Where to Take Mom to Eat on Mother’s Day in LA

Photo courtesy of Trejo’s Tacos

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. If your mom lives in LA, why not show her your appreciation by treating her to brunch or dinner? Make it a Mother’s Day to remember with the help of our list below.

Trejo’s Tacos is known for its delicious breakfast burrito. This Mother’s Day, you’ll find that same burrito and a menu of limited-time brunch items created especially for this day at Trejo’s Tacos‘ Santa Monica location. Think breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, and bottomless mimosas. This brunch menu will be available from May 6 through May 8. In addition, on Saturday, May 7, Danny Trejo himself will be on hand to pass out flowers to moms during brunch!

This Mother’s Day, enjoy a botanical-inspired brunch at Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Activities include a Botanical Spritz Bar by Ketel One, complimentary floral bouquets at the floral shop pop-up, live music, and a coloring card station for the kids. Highlights include stations offering crepes, omelets, ceviche, salad, prime rib, and more. You’ll also find accompaniments like quiche, Lyonnais potatoes, charcuterie, and cheese. The dedicated Kids’ Table features Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Pigs in a Blanket, mixed fruit, and more. Brunch is $119, or $75 for children 10 and under. You can make reservations here.

Enjoy an aquatic Mother’s Day lunch at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach! Tickets include lunch on the rooftop veranda overlooking Rainbow Harbor and all-day aquarium admission. The lunch menu includes chicken piccata, polenta, herb-roasted potatoes, balsamic vegetables, tortellini with cream sauce, and cheese blintzes with basil and strawberry coulis. Tickets are $74 for adults and $50 for kids 3-11. Find more information here

How about a Mother’s Day brunch with panoramic views of the Pacific? The Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach is hosting brunch in its Pacific & Bayside Ballroom. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, this gorgeous room is usually reserved for extravagant weddings. Brunch highlights include a farm-to-fork omelet station, waffle station, fresh seafood display, and sweet decadence dessert display. More info here.

Photo credit: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Free-flowing Moet & Chandon mimosas are just one reason to savor the three-course Mother’s Day brunch at Avec Nous, the modern French bistro at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. The elegant 5-star hotel’s Mother’s Day brunch begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., with highlights including seared halibut, beef tenderloin with madeira sauce, and mango-white chocolate cream puffs. Brunch is $130 for adults and $65 for kids under 12. The optional add-on of endless Moet mimosas is $65 for two hours. Reservations can be booked via Open Table.

With locations around Los Angeles, fast-casual restaurant Urban Plates is known for its healthy, delicious, and sustainable offerings. This Sunday, the first 180 moms who visit Urban Plates on Mother’s Day will be given complimentary chocolate pudding. In addition, the first 50 moms will also receive roses! This offer is good at all locations. 

Savor an intimate oceanfront brunch at Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn. Highlights of this elegant meal include Mediterranean Mezze, Dossant Benedict, Stuffed Vegetable Trio, and Strawberry Charlotte for dessert. Brunch is $85 per person. More information.

Photo courtesy of The Raymond 1886

Visit the beautiful Craftsman house that’s home to Pasadena’s The Raymond 1886 this Mother’s Day for brunch or dinner. Brunch highlights include blueberry and pistachio pancakes, smoked salmon toast, Mediterranean frittata veggie hash, and eggs benedict. The Raymond 1886 is also renowned for its handcrafted cocktails.  Website

Burbank’s Castaway restaurant offers stunning, expansive views of Downtown LA and the San Fernando Valley. It’s been a favorite for decades, particularly since its $10 million overhaul a while back. This Mother’s Day, visit Castaway for a seafood-driven four-course brunch. Highlights include a chilled seafood platter, lobster benedict, Faroe Island salmon, and key lime pie. Mother’s Day brunch is $92, or $35 for kids. $25 bottomless mimosas are a festive add-on!

Visit Yardbird at the Beverly Center for a special Southern-inspired meal in an atmospheric setting. Highlights of Yardbird’s Mother’s Day brunch include Brûlée French Toast with Challah Bread, Whipped Mascarpone, and Macerated Berries,  Lobster Frittata, and the very popular Lemon Meringue Pie Pancakes. More info.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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