Remember, Mother's Day is on Sunday, and if you still haven't planned something for Mom, now is the time to get cracking. Need advice? Scroll through our user-friendly guide for dining suggestions around town.
1143 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-0843; [website]
The Menu: Mother’s Day brunch menu with Michael’s famous blueberry pancakes, roasted Alaskan halibut, Bloomsdale spinach, and a strawberry-rhubarb crisp. There will also be a “secret sangria” using fresh fruits and herbs from the restaurant’s rooftop garden.
2) Drago Santa Monica
2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-1585; [website]
The Menu: Special Mother’s Day menu featuring a carrot risotto, pan seared sturgeon, oven roasted veal loin and a warm wild strawberry tart.
1133 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 706-8282; [website]
The Menu: Brunch menu or full spring dinner menu with a complimentary glass of Champagne for Mom. Brunch features a Nutella and banana-stuffed French toast; Dinner highlights includes homemade English pea ravioli, free-range herb-roasted half chicken with chanterelles and homemade herb pappardelle, and dungeness crab “Benny” with spring salad.
4) Chaya (Beverly Hills, Venice, Downtown)
8741 Alden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90048
110 Navy St., Venice, CA. 90291
525 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
(310) 859-8833; [website]
The Menu: Each Chaya location will feature its own Mother’s Day menu. Beverly Hills will lead with a wild arugula salad and crispy goat cheese; Venice has lobster-shrimp ravioli as a main; and Downtown is serving up a Valrhona Chocolate Brownie & Tahitian vanilla ice cream for dessert.
5) Magnolia Bakery
1143 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-0636; [website]
The Special: Classic vanilla buttercream cupcakes rolled in sanding sugar, featuring edible images of vintage moms.
1143 3rd St., W Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-2335; [website]
The Menu: Brunch Mimosa Special ($12 bottles of sparkling wine and $5 carafes of OJ) along with its regular brunch menu.
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800; [website]
The Menu: Brunch/lunch buffet with an omelet station, buttermilk pancake station, carving board, and a sushi bar.
8) M Street Kitchen (formerly La Grande Orange)
2000 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Menu: Mother’s Day brunch featuring the Venice Beach burrito, huevos rancheros, apple pancakes and bloody mary’s. Every Mom will leave with a special vanilla pound cake with orange glaze treat.
9) Tres by Jose Andres
465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
(310) 247-0400; [website]
The Menu: Prix-fixe brunch that include entrees such as Pan con Tomate, Gazpacho, and a Smoked Salmon Display with Russ & Daughters diamond selection, caper berries, minced red onions, quail eggs, chives, and Greek yogurt.
10) Four Seasons
300 South Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
(310) 860-4000; [website]
The Menu: Mother’s Day buffet brunch with Lobster Eggs Benedict, Belgium Waffles and healthier offerings such as bocconcini with cherry tomatoes and an Asian roasted salmon salad.
11) Comme Ca
8473 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90069
(323) 782-1104; [website]
The Menu: Special Mother’s Day menu items along with specialty cocktails, a mimosa by the bottle special that includes a bottle of Jean Phillipe “Blanquette de Limoux” Languedoc, fresh squeezed orange juice, mint and berries.
12) Yxta Cocina
601 South Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 596-5579; [website]
The Menu: Freshly made Yxta margaritas, enchiladas de mole, and tacos al pastor.
1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 560-7511; [website]
The Meal: Mother’s Day brunch with French toast, poached salmon, market salads, and prime rib. The scrub tent will be set up, where moms can create and take home a customized sugar scrub.
14) The Restaurant at L’Ermitage
9291 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90210
(310) 278-3344; [website]
The Meal: Gourmet brunch buffet with a shellfish bar, cheese and charcuterie station, omelet station and a carving station that will serve lamb and prime rib.
10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 279-4180; [website]
The Menu: Special 3-course brunch, including ricotta crepes, a smoked goat cheese omelet, and a bitter almond panna cotta.
16) Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place. W Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100; [website]
The Menu: 3-course prix fixe brunch menu honoring owner Laurent Halasz’s mother, Francine: South of France poached eggs, lemon sole papillote, and chocolate pot de crème. Guests will also receive a complimentary mimosa, bloody mary or piscine cocktail.
17) Napa Valley Grille
100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322; [website]
The Menu: 3-course market-driven menu such as artichoke ravioli with roasted sunchokes, open-face soft shell crab sandwich – all paired with a complimentary glass of Champagne, sparkling cider or a mimosa.
18) Locanda del Lago
231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-3525; [website]
The Menu: Celebrate Mother’s Day all week long with a multi-course prix-fixe dinner including salame meatball lasagna, grilled langoustine, tiger shrimp with soft polenta and traditional zeppole with meyer lemon cream.
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067
8718 West Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 205-0124; [website]
The Menu: Vegetarian-friendly 3-course prix fixe menu crafted by chef Noriyuki Sugie with dishes such as heirloom tomato and burrata cheese salad, Portobello mushroom burger and min-chocolate chip cookies.
20) Fraiche Santa Monica
312 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-7482; [website]
The Menu: 3-course prix fixe menu - choose from a chilled vichyssoise, baby beets salad, to a lemon linguini, Florentine frittata or steak and eggs. End with a caramel budino or a pistachio crème brulee.
21) The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-1111; [website]
The Menu: 3-course a la carte brunch, including a dessert buffet.
22) La Cachette Bistro
1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 434-9509; [website]
The Menu: Mother’s Day brunch menu with stuffed French toast with blueberry jam and crème fraiche, Belgium waffles, roasted lamb sandwich and house smoked salmon with corn blini.
23) Rush Street
9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-9546; [website]
The Menu: Mother’s Day brunch with complimentary bloody mary or mimosa for mom – and NBA Playoff action (Lakers v. Mavericks); Mother’s Day dinner with complimentary glass of Champagne for mom and Kids eat free. — Yvonne Ip