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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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.

Mo-chica

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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.

Drago Centro

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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).

Chaya Brasserie

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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.)

Mr. C Beverly Hills

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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.

Tres by José Andrés

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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.

Estérel

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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.

The Pikey

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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.

LittleFork

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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.

Gracias Madre

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

Girasol Restaurant

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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.

Post+Beam

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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.

Napa Valley Grille

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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.

Salt Air

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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.

Cafe Del Rey

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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.

Vertical Wine Bistro

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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.

Union Restaurant

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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.

Patina

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.

Mo-chica

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.

Drago Centro

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).

Chaya Brasserie

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.)

Mr. C Beverly Hills

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.

Tres by José Andrés

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.

Estérel

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.

The Pikey

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.

LittleFork

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.

Gracias Madre

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

Girasol Restaurant

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.

Post+Beam