Where To Take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

This Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day. If your mom lives nearby, 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.

Enjoy stunning photo opps that include some of Hollywood’s most iconic views – including the Hollywood Sign, Capitol Records and the Hollywood Hills – during rooftop brunch at Lemon Grove in Hollywood. Located at Top of the Aster, Celebrity Chef Marcel Vigneron’s Mother’s Day brunch will include MOMosas (mimosa kits) for each table, along with standout dishes like Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding, Chilaquiles & more. In addition, you’ll find new special dishes including Smoked Pork Belly Benedict, Shakshuka, and Strawberry & Burrata salad. More info here. Reservations can be made here

Every mother gets a complimentary cocktail – the Mama Spritz – at Ka’teen’s brunch this Mother’s Day. Other Yucatan-inspired brunch offerings from Chef Wes Avila (Angry Egret Dinette, Guerilla Tacos) include the new Strawberry Concha French Toast, Horchata French Toast, Flan Brulee Pancakes, and Plato Del Mar. More info here

Michelin-starred chef-owner Michael Cimarusti was inspired by both his beloved grandparents and his childhood summers in New England when creating Connie & Ted’s, his seafood-focused restaurant in West Hollywood. Still going strong after more than a decade, Connie & Ted’s has exceptional seafood and an expansive patio that will help make Mother’s Day special. Brunch standouts include Maine Lobster Croque “Connie” (with gruyere, figaro sauce, and a sunny side up egg), a Shrimp & Lobster Omelette, and Shrimp Chilaquiles. In addition, all moms will get a free dessert – a Strawberries and Cream Cookie sandwich – free with the purchase of an entrée. More info here

Located at the West Hollywood EDITION, Ardor, headed by illustrious Chef John Fraser has a lush dining room and jungle-like outdoor patio. For Mother’s Day, Ardor is offering a lavish brunch that that include a dessert garden, carving station, omelet station, and numerous shareable starters. Highlights include King Crab Pasta and Steak Frites.  Brunch is $140 each, and $75 for kids. More info here.

Boasting panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline from its DTLA location atop The Hoxton, Cabra is a Peruvian-influenced gem with a kitchen manned by James Beard Award-winner Chef Stefanie Izard (Girl & the Goat). On Mother’s Day, visit Cabra for brunch specialties like the Shrimp Hash Pancake or an empanada stuffed with maple sausage and sweet potato, served with a sunny-side egg and fruit. More info here 

Photo credit: The Aster.

Located just a stone’s throw from the ocean, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is a five-acre retreat ideal for getting away from it all. On Mother’s Day, the Fairmont Miramar is offering two special options for Mom. Afternoon High Tea, with special services at noon and 3:30 p.m., will be served outside on the Ocean Terrace. The three-course meal will include scones, exquisite pastries, and finger sandwiches served with freshly brewed Lot 35 loose-leaf teas from Fairmont Miramar’s exclusive luxury tea collection. Making the  tea even more exquisite: it will be served on brand-new, garden-inspired Bernardaud porcelain. A complimentary glass of champagne and special chef dessert are also included. Tickets, $120 each, are required and can be purchased via Resy

The Fairmont Miramar will also feature brunch at its FIG Restaurant. In addition to its regular acclaimed weekend brunch, you’ll find Mother’s Day specials that include King Crab Avocado Toast, Caramelized Passion Fruit French Toast, and Local Berry Pavlova. More info here

Santa Monica’s striking Art Deco hotel The Georgian dates back to 1933. On Mother’s Day, visit the hotel’s brand-new restaurant, Sirena, for a three-course brunch on the beautiful terrace, with coastal views from its prime location on Ocean Avenue, or in the dining room. Brunch starts with champagne or wine, followed by an artful array of appetizers. Main course standouts include Lobster Benedict, Grilled King Salmon. Dessert is also included. More info here

The Georgian is also home to The Georgian Room, a subterranean steakhouse with an Old Hollywood vibe. This Sunday, The Georgian Room offers a special Mother’s Day edition of their Spaghetti Sundays. You’ll find Chef David Almany’s red-sauce Italian favorites with the family while nestled into classic dark green leather booths topped with red gingham tablecloths. More info here

BOA Steakhouse’s three beautiful locations (West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach) are hosting brunch buffets on Mother’s Day. Priced at $95, highlights include breakfast faves, a seafood station,, and specialty cocktails a carving bar. More info here 

One Pico. Photo courtesy of Shutters on the Beach.

Black Angus Steakhouse is honoring moms with both a special meal and a cocktail special this Mother’s Day. Highlights include a decadent 6 oz. Filet Mignon stuffed with melty brie cheese topped with garlic confit and mushroom red wine sauce for $36.99 and the Strawberry Sparkler cocktail (vodka and strawberries) for just $5. More info here

Ocean Prime offers brunch just three times a year, and Mother’s Day is one of those rare occasions! Visit this Beverly Hills steakhouse on May 12 for dishes like Crabcake Eggs Benedict, Brioche French Toast, and Smoked Salmon Latke, paired with specialty cocktails including Dragon Fruit Mojito, Lychee Sparkler, and Mango Tequila Sour. More info here

Celebrate Mother’s Day right next to Santa Monica Beach at Shutters on the Beach. Enjoy a special menu for brunch and dinner at 1 Pico, the resort’s signature dining spot. Brunch features treats like Watermelon Salad, Smoke Salmon Benedict, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart. For dinner, indulge in dishes like Blue Crab Croquettes, Wanderer Filet Mignon, and Raspberry Sago dessert. It’s $125 each for brunch or dinner. More info here

In honor of mothers everywhere, Cobi’s in Santa Monica is highlighting recipes from its team members’ moms all Mother’s Day weekend. This includes owner Cobi Marsh’s mom’s favorite dishes, Chef Arnie Marcella’s mother’s Filipino classics of Chicken Adobo and Longsilog Sausage with fried egg + garlic rice, and General Manager Mars de Asis’ mom’s Toron, a Filipino fried banana dessert. In addition, the Bib Gourmand awardee will have roving Mimosa Carts with a variety of juices, plus floral bouquets and candles from Cobi’s other project, Herbe Fragrances, for purchase. More info here

With stunning skyline views of Los Angeles, The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA is an ideal backdrop for celebrating Mother’s Day. Standouts this Sunday include the Mother Earth Brunch Scramble (with asparagus, zucchini, chives, wild arugula, Boursin cheese, and green goddess sauce) and the Spa Day cocktail (gin, Aperol, cucumber, mint, lime, and grapefruit soda). More info here

Savor cross-cultural, plant-based fine dining this Mother’s Day at Taste of Beauty in Fountain Valley. Earthscapes, the spring menu, features a delicious, adventurous 8-course menu made with seasonal ingredients. More info here

Image courtesy of Ryla.

Acclaimed modern Costa Mesa taqueria Descanso is celebrating mothers all weekend long! On Friday, May 10 (Mexican Mother’s Day) and Sunday, May 12, visit Descanso for a three-course prix-fixe brunch or dinner ($34 and $49, respectively). Highlights include lobster enchiladas with mango habanero sauce, tostadas with salmon confit & avocado, and arroz con leche cheesecake. In addition, the Madre de Rosa cocktail (Rose Blood Rosé Wine, St. Germain, blood orange & passion fruit syrup) is available all weekend long, as is Descanso’s standard and plancha dining options. More info here 

Treat Mom like a rock star on Mother’s Day with endless mom-osas for $20.99 at Rock & Brew. The eatery, owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, is offering this deal at its El Segundo, Redondo Beach, Corona, Buena Park and Tustin locations. More info here

The Gourmandise School at Santa Monica Place will offer mom-focused classes over Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday, May 11,  learn to make English muffins, poached eggs, home fries and more with your favorite kid at the Mother’s Day Brunch class, or try Parent and Child Mother’s Day Cookie Decorating. On May 12, classes include French Macarons and Mother’s Day Chocolates & Caramels. More info here 

Savor a jazz brunch or a lavish brunch buffet at Parker’s Lighthouse, a dining destination rising three stories above Long Beach Harbor. The jazz brunch, at Queensview Steakhouse at Parkers’ Lighthouse, includes complimentary champagne, mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, tea and soft drinks; one entree; and an appetizer & dessert buffet. Solo pianist Ed Czach will perform live jazz. Brunch menu highlights include Beef Tenderloin Benedict, Lobster Benedict, Stuffed French Toast, Filet Mignon, and Chilean Seabass. The price for this experience is $99 each. More info here

The Mother’s Day Buffet at Parker’s Lighthouse will feature seafood, salads, carving stations, assorted baked goods, and more, along with complimentary champagne, mimosas, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. The buffet is $92 for adults and $32 for children. More info here

Image courtesy of Cabra.

Poppy & Seed’s Executive Chef Michael is a recent James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef in California and just competed on “Tournament of Champions” on the Food Network. Undeniably destination-worthy, Poppy & Seed offers an elevated culinary experience in Anaheim’s revitalized Packing District.  Lushly housed in a glass greenhouse and with a large patio and garden, Poppy & Seed is striking. Focused on small plates and local ingredients, Poppy & Seed is offering buffet brunch on Mother’s Day that will include assorted frittata, braised short rib & eggs, an omelet station, and much more. More info here 

Known for its French-inspired dishes and low-key but fashionable vibe, Zinqué has four locations around LA: Malibu, Venice, West Hollywood, and Century City. This year, every Zinqué location will celebrate all moms with a complimentary mimosa, upon arrival, at brunch and dinner. More info here

Coastal California cuisine meets Japanese flavors at RYLA in Hermosa Beach. Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Hermosa Beach favorite brunch and dinner specials in addition to the usual menus – plus a complimentary mimosa for every mom! Brunch standouts include Golden Kaluga Caviar with loaded potato skins and creme fraiche, along with the Maine Lobster Benedict. Dinner highlights include Filet Mignon with beef fat potato confit and the aforementioned Golden Kaluga Caviar with potato skins. More info here

Celebrate Mom on the spacious patio at El Segundo’s Brazilian-Asian restaurant, Tapizon, with their brunch and all-day special, Scallop Risotto or Steak Risotto with toast. Other highlights include the Crepioca made with grilled shrimp and cream cheese in a tapioca crepe and Tres Leches Cake with strawberry sauce and pistachio brittle. More info here

Head to Pinstripes at Westfield Topanga if your mom’s idea of a great Mother’s Day includes bowling, bocce, and delicious food & drinks — all in one elegant but lively space. Savor customizable mimosas from the Mom-osa bar. Brunch will include signature waffles, made-to-order omelets and much more. More info here

 With locations around Los Angeles, fast-casual restaurant Urban Plates is known for its healthy, delicious, and sustainable offerings. This Sunday, the first 150 moms who visit Urban Plates on Mother’s Day will be given complimentary chocolate pudding. In addition, the first 100 moms will also receive roses! This offer is good at all locations. More info here

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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