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A Handy Last-Minute Guide to Mother's Day Dining in LA

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgMother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. You've picked up a card, have a florist in mind, and... forgot to make reservations?! No need to worry. Here are 17 restaurants in LA that still have reservations for brunch, lunch, and dinner. There are bottomless mimosas, complimentary flowers, unique prix-fixe options, and more. Wait no longer — make that reservation now.

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1. Patina

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141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3331
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Exclusively for Mother's Day, Patina opens its doors for brunch. The prix-fixe menu includes tartine of dungeness crab, zucchini agnolotti with spring peas, and wild striped bass with grape-tomato sauce vièrge. $55 per person; children 12 and under eat for $29.

2. Mo-chica

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514 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-3744
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Mo-Chica is offering families lunch or dinner on Mother's Day. Pick from options on the three-course prix-fixe like Beterraga (truffle, burrata, red and golden beets, aji amarillo vinaigrette); pan-fried Branzino; and Pisco flan. Lunch is $24 per person; dinner, which includes more menu options, is $32.

3. Drago Centro

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525 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-8998
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Celestino Drago celebrates mama with a three-course brunch. $39 gets you a choice of starter (consider the plate of sunny side eggs, potato hash, salsa verde); main (linguini with clams? rabbit ravioli?); and dolce (we'd go with the chocolate and olive oil terrine).

4. Chaya Brasserie

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8741 Alden Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-8833
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The layers of Asian elements atop a menu that relies heavily on California cuisine has been delighting moms for years. This three-course prix-fixe brunch is $45 per person and includes options like citrus French toast and smoked salmon eggs benedict. Kids eat for $20. (Bonus: this menu is also available at Chaya downtown and Chaya Venice.)

5. Mr. C Beverly Hills

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(877) 334-5623

In addition to an expansive Italian brunch buffet, moms who dine at Mr. C receive flowers and a bellini upon arrival. The price per person is $89; children between the ages of four and 12 eat for $45.

6. Tres by José Andrés

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465 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 247-0400
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Treat mom to a brunch curated by chef José Andrés. $52 per person ($26 per child) gets you all of the usual brunch perks: house-made Greek yogurt parfaits, a juice bar, house-made pastries, a charcuterie bar, and your choice of coffee or tea.

7. Estérel

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8555 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 358-3979
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Here's a four-course brunch in a comfortable Mid-City hotel. $55 per person includes bottomless mimosas and entertainment. The Miles Davis Quartet will play all morning and afternoon.

8. The Pikey

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7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
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Though The Pikey is offering Mother's Day brunch, consider taking mom to this Hollywood dining room for dinner instead. The weekly Sunday Night Roast offers both roast pork belly and roast short rib on May 11. The supper, which includes roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding is just $22 per person.

9. LittleFork

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1600 Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-3675
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Here's your chance to avoid a pre-fixe: Littlefork is offering specials for Mother's Day brunch instead of the usual (read: overpriced) set menu. Think: Eggs benedict johnny cakes, hollandaise, and your choice of brisket, pork belly, or trout; lobster frittata with spinach, mushrooms, and crispy onions.

10. Gracias Madre

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8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
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From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. moms eat free at this new West Hollywood vegan staple.

11. Girasol Restaurant

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11334 Moorpark St
Studio City, CA 91602
(818) 924-2323
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Chef CJ Jacobson is offering a $40 three-course prix-fixe on Sunday. The menu sounds rustic and elegant with options like spring vegetable quiche with fresh peas and fava beans and eggs benedict with duck confit and grilled house-made bread.

12. Post+Beam

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3625 Hayden Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
(323) 299-5599

Chef Govind Armstrong's $36 prix-fixe offers a homey taste of the South. Pick from options like: deviled eggs; grilled shrimp and grits; biscuits and sausage gravy; and mom's apple pie with whipped crème fraiche.

13. Napa Valley Grille

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1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
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Can't whisk mom away to wine country? This brunch buffet may be the next best thing. Besides hand-carved roast beef and an omelet station, dishes include duck confit hash; beer-braised short ribs; stuffed brioche French toast with bananas, mascarpone, and candied walnuts; and sour cherry cobbler. $45 per guest; $12 per child. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $12.

14. Salt Air

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1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-9333
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Has mom had chef Greg Daniels chic California cuisine? This Sunday Daniels is offering a few brunch specials, a la carte, including coconut curry mussels; steak au poivre with crispy fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach, and sauce poivre vert; and olive oil poached salmon with celery root, bok choy, orange, and chili tea.

15. Cafe Del Rey

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4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395
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Take mom to brunch on the coast. This $48 prix-fixe (options include: brioche French toast with berry compote; grilled tiger shrimp with curry, farro, and harissa; and roasted rack of lamb) comes with a view of the docks.

16. Vertical Wine Bistro

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70 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-3999
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Moms get a glass of bubbly upon arrival; everyone else can pick from a fruit-forward mimosa bar. Two courses — plus pastries and jam — will cost you $39 per person.

17. Union Restaurant

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37 E Union
Pasadena, CA
(626) 795-5841

Chef Bruce Kalman is offering a family-style Sunday supper meal this Sunday. The menu features roasted peaches, raddicchio, farro, and ricotta; pork meatballs; olive oil poached tuna with olives, fennel, and cara cara orange. Adults eat for $49; a separate kids' menu is available for $9.

1. Patina

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Exclusively for Mother's Day, Patina opens its doors for brunch. The prix-fixe menu includes tartine of dungeness crab, zucchini agnolotti with spring peas, and wild striped bass with grape-tomato sauce vièrge. $55 per person; children 12 and under eat for $29.

141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. Mo-chica

514 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Mo-Chica is offering families lunch or dinner on Mother's Day. Pick from options on the three-course prix-fixe like Beterraga (truffle, burrata, red and golden beets, aji amarillo vinaigrette); pan-fried Branzino; and Pisco flan. Lunch is $24 per person; dinner, which includes more menu options, is $32.

514 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

3. Drago Centro

525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Celestino Drago celebrates mama with a three-course brunch. $39 gets you a choice of starter (consider the plate of sunny side eggs, potato hash, salsa verde); main (linguini with clams? rabbit ravioli?); and dolce (we'd go with the chocolate and olive oil terrine).

525 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

4. Chaya Brasserie

8741 Alden Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The layers of Asian elements atop a menu that relies heavily on California cuisine has been delighting moms for years. This three-course prix-fixe brunch is $45 per person and includes options like citrus French toast and smoked salmon eggs benedict. Kids eat for $20. (Bonus: this menu is also available at Chaya downtown and Chaya Venice.)

8741 Alden Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. Mr. C Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA

In addition to an expansive Italian brunch buffet, moms who dine at Mr. C receive flowers and a bellini upon arrival. The price per person is $89; children between the ages of four and 12 eat for $45.

6. Tres by José Andrés

465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Treat mom to a brunch curated by chef José Andrés. $52 per person ($26 per child) gets you all of the usual brunch perks: house-made Greek yogurt parfaits, a juice bar, house-made pastries, a charcuterie bar, and your choice of coffee or tea.

465 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. Estérel

8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Here's a four-course brunch in a comfortable Mid-City hotel. $55 per person includes bottomless mimosas and entertainment. The Miles Davis Quartet will play all morning and afternoon.

8555 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. The Pikey

7617 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Though The Pikey is offering Mother's Day brunch, consider taking mom to this Hollywood dining room for dinner instead. The weekly Sunday Night Roast offers both roast pork belly and roast short rib on May 11. The supper, which includes roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding is just $22 per person.

7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. LittleFork

1600 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Here's your chance to avoid a pre-fixe: Littlefork is offering specials for Mother's Day brunch instead of the usual (read: overpriced) set menu. Think: Eggs benedict johnny cakes, hollandaise, and your choice of brisket, pork belly, or trout; lobster frittata with spinach, mushrooms, and crispy onions.

1600 Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. moms eat free at this new West Hollywood vegan staple.

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. Girasol Restaurant

11334 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91602

Chef CJ Jacobson is offering a $40 three-course prix-fixe on Sunday. The menu sounds rustic and elegant with options like spring vegetable quiche with fresh peas and fava beans and eggs benedict with duck confit and grilled house-made bread.

11334 Moorpark St
Studio City, CA 91602

12. Post+Beam

3625 Hayden Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

Chef Govind Armstrong's $36 prix-fixe offers a homey taste of the South. Pick from options like: deviled eggs; grilled shrimp and grits; biscuits and sausage gravy; and mom's apple pie with whipped crème fraiche.

3625 Hayden Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

13. Napa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Can't whisk mom away to wine country? This brunch buffet may be the next best thing. Besides hand-carved roast beef and an omelet station, dishes include duck confit hash; beer-braised short ribs; stuffed brioche French toast with bananas, mascarpone, and candied walnuts; and sour cherry cobbler. $45 per guest; $12 per child. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $12.

1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

14. Salt Air

1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Has mom had chef Greg Daniels chic California cuisine? This Sunday Daniels is offering a few brunch specials, a la carte, including coconut curry mussels; steak au poivre with crispy fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach, and sauce poivre vert; and olive oil poached salmon with celery root, bok choy, orange, and chili tea.

1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

15. Cafe Del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Take mom to brunch on the coast. This $48 prix-fixe (options include: brioche French toast with berry compote; grilled tiger shrimp with curry, farro, and harissa; and roasted rack of lamb) comes with a view of the docks.

4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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16. Vertical Wine Bistro

70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Moms get a glass of bubbly upon arrival; everyone else can pick from a fruit-forward mimosa bar. Two courses — plus pastries and jam — will cost you $39 per person.

70 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

17. Union Restaurant

37 E Union, Pasadena, CA

Chef Bruce Kalman is offering a family-style Sunday supper meal this Sunday. The menu features roasted peaches, raddicchio, farro, and ricotta; pork meatballs; olive oil poached tuna with olives, fennel, and cara cara orange. Adults eat for $49; a separate kids' menu is available for $9.

37 E Union
Pasadena, CA

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