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Where to Dine on Mother’s Day in Los Angeles, 2017

Feed your leading lady well

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| Laure Joliet

With Mother's Day just around the corner on May 14, it's about time to think of ways to say thank you to your leading lady. Luckily, restaurants across town are celebrating the most important women in everyone's life with tailored brunch and dinner offerings. From Broken Spanish’s brunch debut to vegan buffets to Westside classics, here are 14 ways to spoil Mom in Los Angeles, presented from west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mastro's Ocean Club

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18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA
(310) 454-4357
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The view is just as delicious as the food at Malibu’s Mastro’s Ocean Club, where mothers can dine on lobster benedict and croque madames alongside plentiful bellinis and basil-inflected bloody Marys.

Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, CA, with a view of the waves.

2. Michael's Santa Monica

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1147 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA

While Santa Monica’s most pleasant patio is typically only open for dinner, the restaurant newly helmed by chef Miles Thompson will offer a three-course brunch menu with highlights that include house ricotta with granola, soft-scrambled eggs, and whipped cheesecake. Wash it all down with a blood orange granite mimosa, and celebrate mom the right way.

Wonho Frank Lee

3. Tavern

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11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 806-6464
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Longstanding Brentwood eatery Tavern is always a safe bet, as the restaurant by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne always seems to please with Larder Baking Company pastries, duck confit, and lamb osso buco off an a la carte menu for both brunch and dinner.

4. Love & Salt

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317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA
(310) 545-5252
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Manhattan Beach mainstay Love & Salt is offering mothers a boozy brunch by the beach this year. That’s right, for only $18, sip unlimited Italian greyhounds, bloody Marys, and sangria. Soak it all up with fennel sausage and ricotta pie and wood oven mortadella toast.

Wonho Frank Lee

5. Heritage Fine Wines

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9400 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 888-8042

Those looking to break away from traditional brunch menus have a wine tasting at Heritage Fine wines as an alternative Mother’s Day celebration. For $20 on Saturday, May 13, sip natural French wines alongside snacks and Polaine bread imported directly from Paris.

Heritage Fine Wines

6. Citizen

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184 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Beverly Hills newcomer Citizen has added brunch just in time for Mother’s Day. Here you’re indulging in a New American menu with Southern flair, which means there’s plenty of breakfast biscuit sandwiches and hangtown fry to go around.

 

Wonho Frank Lee

7. Crossroads Kitchen

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8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 782-9245
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Meat-eaters and vegans alike can enjoy Crossroads, which will be serving a $55 brunch buffet of the restaurant’s signature bagels and “lox,” Croassroads benedict, and other animal product-free dishes.

8. The Ponte

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8965 Beverly Bvld
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 746-5130
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Scott Conant’s new LA restaurant The Ponte is celebrating mothers with luxe offerings that include gulf shrimp benedict with caper zabaglione for brunch and lobster salad with fresh English peas for dinner.

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9. Ray's & Stark Bar

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5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 857-6180
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Spend a leisurely afternoon with the most important woman in your life by first indulging in brunch specials at Ray’s & Stark before spending a day exploring all that LACMA has to offer.

10. Gwen

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6600 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 946-7512
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With everything from its vintage flatware to stunning design, there are few more jaw-droppingly beautiful restaurant experiences to treat mother to than Curtis Stone’s Gwen. Highlights from the restaurant’s $75 four-course prix-fixe include house-cured charcuterie, roast beef popovers, and a blackberry and taragon-adorned lemon tart.

11. Broken Spanish

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1050 S. Flower St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 749-1460
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In honor of Mother’s Day, Broken Spanish will open for brunch for the first time ever. Because everyone wins when tres leches French toast, huevos rancheros with heirloom tortillas, and chilaquiles are involved.

Wonho Frank Lee

12. Patina

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141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 972-3331
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The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall restaurant has recently welcomed a new executive chef, Andreas Roller, who is pampering moms with special brunch offerings that include oysters and pearls, jumbo green asparagus with poached farm egg, and buttermilk fried quail with grits. Priced at $65 for a three-courses prix fixe, it’s a relatively reasonable taste of luxury.

Walt Disney Concert Patina

13. Redbird

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114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 788-1191
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Mom is sure to feel the love in Redbird’s stunning space, where cornmeal waffles, pickled shrimp tartine, and burrata with strawberries and fennel are plentiful.

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14. The Royce: Wood-Fired Steakhouse

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1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA
(626) 585-6410
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Pasadena locals have plenty of possibilities at The Langham, which is offering an elaborate brunch buffet at The Royce and dim sum at The Terrace.

The Royce Steakhouse

1. Mastro's Ocean Club

18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, CA, with a view of the waves.

The view is just as delicious as the food at Malibu’s Mastro’s Ocean Club, where mothers can dine on lobster benedict and croque madames alongside plentiful bellinis and basil-inflected bloody Marys.

18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA

2. Michael's Santa Monica

1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA
Wonho Frank Lee

While Santa Monica’s most pleasant patio is typically only open for dinner, the restaurant newly helmed by chef Miles Thompson will offer a three-course brunch menu with highlights that include house ricotta with granola, soft-scrambled eggs, and whipped cheesecake. Wash it all down with a blood orange granite mimosa, and celebrate mom the right way.

1147 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA

3. Tavern

11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Longstanding Brentwood eatery Tavern is always a safe bet, as the restaurant by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne always seems to please with Larder Baking Company pastries, duck confit, and lamb osso buco off an a la carte menu for both brunch and dinner.

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

4. Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA
Wonho Frank Lee

Manhattan Beach mainstay Love & Salt is offering mothers a boozy brunch by the beach this year. That’s right, for only $18, sip unlimited Italian greyhounds, bloody Marys, and sangria. Soak it all up with fennel sausage and ricotta pie and wood oven mortadella toast.

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA

5. Heritage Fine Wines

9400 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Heritage Fine Wines

Those looking to break away from traditional brunch menus have a wine tasting at Heritage Fine wines as an alternative Mother’s Day celebration. For $20 on Saturday, May 13, sip natural French wines alongside snacks and Polaine bread imported directly from Paris.

9400 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA

6. Citizen

184 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Wonho Frank Lee

Beverly Hills newcomer Citizen has added brunch just in time for Mother’s Day. Here you’re indulging in a New American menu with Southern flair, which means there’s plenty of breakfast biscuit sandwiches and hangtown fry to go around.

 

184 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

7. Crossroads Kitchen

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Meat-eaters and vegans alike can enjoy Crossroads, which will be serving a $55 brunch buffet of the restaurant’s signature bagels and “lox,” Croassroads benedict, and other animal product-free dishes.

8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

8. The Ponte

8965 Beverly Bvld, Los Angeles, CA
The Ponte Farley Elliott

Scott Conant’s new LA restaurant The Ponte is celebrating mothers with luxe offerings that include gulf shrimp benedict with caper zabaglione for brunch and lobster salad with fresh English peas for dinner.

8965 Beverly Bvld
Los Angeles, CA

9. Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Spend a leisurely afternoon with the most important woman in your life by first indulging in brunch specials at Ray’s & Stark before spending a day exploring all that LACMA has to offer.

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

10. Gwen

6600 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

With everything from its vintage flatware to stunning design, there are few more jaw-droppingly beautiful restaurant experiences to treat mother to than Curtis Stone’s Gwen. Highlights from the restaurant’s $75 four-course prix-fixe include house-cured charcuterie, roast beef popovers, and a blackberry and taragon-adorned lemon tart.

6600 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

11. Broken Spanish

1050 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA
Wonho Frank Lee

In honor of Mother’s Day, Broken Spanish will open for brunch for the first time ever. Because everyone wins when tres leches French toast, huevos rancheros with heirloom tortillas, and chilaquiles are involved.

1050 S. Flower St
Los Angeles, CA

12. Patina

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Walt Disney Concert Patina

The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall restaurant has recently welcomed a new executive chef, Andreas Roller, who is pampering moms with special brunch offerings that include oysters and pearls, jumbo green asparagus with poached farm egg, and buttermilk fried quail with grits. Priced at $65 for a three-courses prix fixe, it’s a relatively reasonable taste of luxury.

141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA

13. Redbird

114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA
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Mom is sure to feel the love in Redbird’s stunning space, where cornmeal waffles, pickled shrimp tartine, and burrata with strawberries and fennel are plentiful.

114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA

14. The Royce: Wood-Fired Steakhouse

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA
The Royce Steakhouse

Pasadena locals have plenty of possibilities at The Langham, which is offering an elaborate brunch buffet at The Royce and dim sum at The Terrace.

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA

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