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.Read More
Where to Dine on Mother’s Day in Los Angeles, 2017
Feed your leading lady well
1. Mastro's Ocean Club
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.
2. Michael's Santa Monica
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.
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
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.
5. Heritage Fine Wines
Beverly Hills, CA
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.
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.
7. Crossroads Kitchen
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
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.
9. Ray's & Stark Bar
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
14. The Royce: Wood-Fired 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.