With Mother's Day just around the corner, 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 ritzy fine dining options to beautiful brunches by the sea, here are 14 ways to spoil Mom in Los Angeles.Read More
Where to Dine on Mother's Day in Los Angeles
There's no better time to say gracias, madre
There’s no better way to spoil the most important woman in your life than with a poolside brunch at one of Marilyn Monroe’s favorite hangouts. Viviane will celebrate its first Mother’s Day with brunch specials like mixed berry blintzes and grilled sour peach tartine with crispy spec, burrata, and truffle vinaigrette.
2. Ocean Prime
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Typically not open for brunch, Beverly Hills’ Ocean Prime will offer a special service to commemorate life’s most important ladies. After perusing an extensive wine and champagne list, choose from dishes like crab and eggs and blackened salmon salad. Moms will even be gifted with a Seventh Avenue Apothecary soy candle to boot.
3. Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & The Bird is also offering a special Sunday brunch service that highlights executive chef Brandon Kida’s penchant for seasonal ingredients. This translates to dishes like Ichiba salad with market fruits, vegetables, and miso vinaigrette; organic quinoa with poached Lily’s eggs, white soy, and pickled chilies; and challah French toast with bannans and tonka beans.
4. American Tea Room
For a dainty (and affordable!) Mother’s Day option, American Tea Room Arts District is offering a $35 afternoon tea special. Sip on rare teas while munching on items like crème fraiche scones, watercress sandwiches, and tea-infused petit fours.
Treat mom like a queen at Baltaire’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet. For $85 per adult and $50 per child, feast on an endless supply of things like iced shellfish, USDA prime rib, leg of lamb, and eggs benedict with housemade English muffins that can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s lovely al fresco terrace.
One of LA’s last fine dining restaurants is offering a three course Mother’s Day brunch for the relatively affordable price of $59 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. This opulent option includes menu highlights like beef tartare with quail egg, smoked oyster, and salt & vinegar chip trumpet mushroom; escargot congee with ibérico ham, parsley, and beurre de baratte; and tiger prawn with kataifi and orange jasmine reduction.
7. Love & Salt
Chef Michael Fiorelli is paying homage to the leading madames of our lives with his croque madame special, featuring thick cut brioche roasted with fontina cheese, prosciutto, and a soft cooked egg. You can still order those cult favorite English muffins and Italian doughnuts, of course, because why wouldn’t you.
8. The Bellwether
Happen to be in the Valley? Even if you’re not, it’s worth a drive to The Bellwether for a few of beverage director Anne-Marie Verdi’s mama-inspired cocktails, like Not Your Mama’s Mule with house-infused kaffir lime and ginger vodka, and Mama Betty’s Bloody Mary with habanero vodka, bacon salt, and a mini BLT.
9. Gracias Madre
Say gracias to your madre with specials like pan de chocolate with rose cream and, naturally, a slew of exceptional margarita thanks to Jason Eisner at West Hollywood’s hippest vegan restaurant.
South Bay denizens can celebrate moms at Sausal’s Mother’s Day brunch fiesta. For $30, feast on a three course meal of Nuevo Rancho brunch specials. There’s even a complimentary mimosa, sangria, or Bloody Maria for the guest of honor, with a $10 children’s buffet and card-making station.
Drive down to Palos Verdes to give Mom a true getaway for the day. Sure, there’s the annual Mother's Day Champagne Ballroom Brunch with an endless supply of a little something for everyone, but you’re really here for Terranea’s stunning ocean views.
Mothers craving a taste of southern Spain will be greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkling rose to go with their small plates and skewers when the restaurant opens from noon to 10 pm. Be sure to order the insane fried biscuits with tangerine marmalade. Mom deserves it.
13. Bar Amá
Chef Josef Ceneteno is celebrating the women in his family with some of their favorite dishes. Think options like Grandma’s chorizo with jack cheese and flour tortillas; Amá’s enchiladas with carrot sofrito, queso fresco and potato; Mom’s green enchiladas with chicken and tomatillo; and Amá’s margarita.
14. Rose Café-Restaurant
Westside moms can sip a complimentary glass of Rose (what else?) as they indulge in the best of the Rose’s brunch offerings on its especially pleasant patio.