As much as moms may say they don't want to do anything on Mother's Day, we all know they actually want to be taken somewhere special. Luckily, restaurants across town are celebrating the most important women in everyone's life with tailored brunch and dinner offerings. From ritzy brunches in Beverly Hills to vegan restaurants for hip moms, here is your last-minute guide to Mother's Day specials in Los Angeles:Read More
14 Last-Minute Restaurants for Mother's Day Dining in LA
Treat the most important lady in your life to something special.
April Bloomfield, currently touring the country promoting her new cookbook A Girl and Her Greens, will make a special appearance at Lucques on Sunday, May 10. The Spotted Pig chef will cook a special Mother's Day supper featuring four vegetable dishes, including roasted carrots with carrot-top pesto, morels and Madeira cream on toast, and sweet corn ice cream with butterscotch and caramel popcorn. The dinner is $65, with books sold separately for $34.99. [Photo: Rob Stark]
Patina, normally only open for dinner, is opening from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a special Mother’s Day brunch. A three-course prix-fixe offers an elevated take of brunch classics that come by way of chef Paul Lee. Think duck egg sunny side up with asparagus and béarnaise, ricotta agnolotti with English pea soup, and roasted chicken and buckwheat waffle with maple syrup glaze. Brunch is offered for the rather reasonable $59 per adult and $29 for children under 10.
3. Faith & Flower
Moms are sure to fall in love with one of the most stunning restaurants in Los Angeles. Special Mother’s Day brunch dishes that come by way of chef Michael Hung like a classic omelette with caviar and a grilled ribeye with eggs paired with stellar cocktails certainly don’t hurt either. [Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]
Southern Italian gem Sotto will open its doors for brunch, serving a well-curated menu that includes polenta waffle, Nutella-stuffed brioche toast with caramelized bananas, prosciutto crostone, and frittata pizza from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
5. The Hungry Cat
Both Hollywood and Santa Monica Canyon locations of The Hungry Cat are offering ocean-fresh à la carte brunch and dinner menus. Seafood-loving moms can dive into dishes like lobster frittata or crab cake benedict for brunch, or Alaskan halibut with ricotta gnocchi for dinner. [Photo: Andrew Stuart Photography]
6. Magnolia House
Pasadena, CA 91101
This revamped Pasadena bungalow is offering Mother’s Day brunch specials in its homey surrounds. Think Belgian waffles, $3 oysters, and $15 all-you-can-drink Champagne served with berries and fruit purée. [Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]
7. Gracias Madre
Hip, vegan moms can find a lot to love on Gracias Madre’s brunch menu. It doesn’t hurt that all mothers enjoying brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will received a Karma Chamomilian cocktail with birds of paradise-infused tequila, chamomile syrup, clementine white balsamic shrub, kumquat bitters, and cava. [Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]
8. Chaya Venice
Westsiders looking for a reliable brunch option can head to Chaya Venice. A $45 three-course prix-fixe includes options like Thai quinoa and grilled shrimp salad, Korean galbi and poached egg, and milk chocolate croissant bread pudding. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
9. Día de Campo
South Bay moms looking to put a Baja surf lodge-inspired twist on Mother’s Day will appreciate dishes like short rib empanadas and pork chili verde along with a $20 bottomless champagne and mimosa bar with fresh fruit and juices.
10. BP Oysterette
Los Angeles, CA 90048
West Hollywood seafood den BP Oysterette is serving an affordable $35 pre-fixe with popular options off its newly launched brunch menu. Think calamari and shrimp ceviche, lobster hash, branzino with jalapeno and lime vinaigrette, and key lime pie. [Photo by Wonho Frank Lee]
11. Hinoki & The Bird
For the first time ever, Hinoki & The Bird will offer Sunday brunch in honor of Mother’s Day. Brunch specials include Oyako toast with soft scrambled farm eggs, crispy chicken, green garlic and shiso aioli; citrus-marinated Maine lobster with chilled somen noodles, daikon and crispy shallots; and chili crab eggs benedict with milk bread and Sriracha hollandaise. A modified à la carte lunch menu will also be available. [Photo: Dylan + Jeni]
12. Bettolino Kitchen
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
One of the newest additions to the South Bay scene, Bettolino Kitchen is offering up an Italian-inspired “Betto Box” for $23, which includes poached sea bass, faro and mushroom soup, red beet caprese, and ricotta and spinach ravioli by chef Fabio Ugoletti. [Photo by Wonho Frank Lee]
Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Sofitel’s Esterel is offering four courses using produce from local farmers markets for $75. Selections include lemon ricotta pancakes, lobster benedict, short rib and hash, and petit fours.
Those looking to drop some major $$$$ on Mother’s Day need look no further than Scarpetta. The restaurant is pulling out all the stops, with a buffet brunch that includes a raw bar, wide variety of eggs, pasta, ribeye, and porchetta for $108 per adult.