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The Last-Minute Guide to Mother's Day in Los Angeles

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgMother's Day is universally known as one of the busiest days in the restaurant industry, thanks to brisk brunch business and a hectic dinner schedule. In years past, restaurants tended to bank on prix fixe menus, but this year more places are offering their standard a la carte menus to go along with some Mother's Day specials, making it easier for most tables to get a bigger selection. In addition, most restaurants offer something nice for moms, either a free glass of champagne, mimosa, bellini or bloody mary. Thus presenting Eater's Last-Minute Guide to Mother's Day brunch and dinner in Los Angeles.

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Scarpetta

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This epic brunch features a slew of high-end dishes like freshly shucked oysters, snow crab legs, Scott Conant's signature spaghetti, leg of lamb with dried apricots, and a slow poached egg served with lobster hash, black truffles, and hollandaise. There are so many dishes it's hard to think of a more decadent way to enjoy Mother's Day brunch.

Rivera Restaurant

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Chef John Sedlar is hosting an exclusive brunch at Rivera. There's a three-course menu for $35 that includes things like scrambled huevos rancheros, traditional gazpacho with crabmeat, and eggs benedict with chipotle bearnaise.

Trattoria Neapolis

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This Italian restaurant in Pasadena is doing an a la carte brunch featuring American breakfast dishes with an Italian twist, like prosciutto benedict; polenta piggy and eggs; and breakfast pizza. There's also brunch cocktails, bottomless mimosas and Neapolis Bloody Marys.

Sotto is offering a special Mother's Day cocktail called the Bella Notte, using muddled blueberry, lemon juice, violet liqueur, plymouth gin, and prosecco for $9. There's also an amaro mai tai called Sophia Petrillo as a $9 special.

City Tavern

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Moms get a free glass of champagne at City Tavern. Food specials include a spring vegetable quiche with an endive and tarragon salad; an asparagus salad with peas, pea shoots, goat cheese and poached egg, and a "bloody mary" shrimp cocktail.

Short Cake

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Short Cake is offering special Mother's Day cakes including chocolate cardamom cake, classic yellow with dark chocolate, chiffon with orange and meringue, and more, with prices ranging from $25-28.

La Monarca Bakery

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There's a beautiful assortment of cakes that mom will surely appreciate available at this Mexican bakery, from dulce de leche to strawberry cheesecake.

Gladstones Malibu

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Enjoy the perfect view with mom and the family with things like mascarpone brioche French toast, heirloom tomato and watercress salad, local halibut with blood orange vinaigrette, and much more, for $39.95 per person. Kids 12 and under pay $19.95.

Hyperion Public

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Hyperion Public is keeping it simple with a family platter for $15 per person ($8 per child), that includes eggs, bacon, french toast and fruit. There's also bottomless mimosas and Stoli Bloody Marys in various heat preferences.

Paul Martin's American Bistro

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There's two deals on Mother's Day here: brunch on Saturday is $19 for two, and the other is a $25 gift card for those who dine on Sunday. The prix-fixe brunch includes choice of entree, fruit bowl, freshly baked bread, and a beverage.

Rush Street

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Rush Street is continuing their $20 bottomless mimosa or bloody marys, along with the full brunch menu that includes a build-your-own omelet bar, blueberry pancakes, and breakfast burrito filled with tater tots. Dinner on Mother's Day includes a free glass of champagne for moms and 1/2 price on martinis all night while kids under 12 eat for free.

There's a three course menu at this classy Downtown restaurant featuring salmon gravlax with cherry tomato; egg en croute with smoked sturgeon; and a raspberry trifle with vanilla custard.

Susan Feniger's STREET

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STREET is launching an AYCE small plates brunch for $25 per person, with dishes like Kaya toast bites, Moroccan spiced carrot cake muffins, Asparagus egg-white frittatas, jackfruit banh mi sliders, and more.

Le Ka Restaurant

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Le Ka will be opening at 10:30 a.m. with special brunch offerings, specialty mimosas, and Bloody Marys.

Ray's & Stark Bar

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Weekend brunch starts at Ray's on Mother's Day weekend, with things like green eggs and ham, squik ink chitarra pasta, and sausage-stuffed quail with braised bitter greens on the menu.

Cecconi's

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This West Hollywood restaurant is doing some special dishes during Mother's Day brunch, like roasted San Marzano tomato benedict, and a strawberry rhubarb tart with housemade vanilla gelato.

Fogo de Chão

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The legendary Brazilian churrascaria is offering a complimentary return meal for moms for tables that enjoy brunch on Mother's Day.

Fig & Olive

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Fig & Olive is doing a three-course prix fixe with brunch options like a beef tartare, crab & heirloom salad, and salmon with grilled radicchio; for dinner there's a crostini tasting, lobster bisque, zucchini blossom and goat cheese ravioli, and chocolate pot de creme, all for $40 during brunch and $52 at dinner.

The Abbey Food & Bar

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Drag moms want to celebrate Mother's Day too. The Abbey is doing a drag-centric brunch with WeHo's favorite diva, Momma. Every mom gets a free mimosa with the purchase of an entree, though they need to bring their children in drag as well to redeem.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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This regal hotel restaurant is doing a three-course prix fixe for $120, with favorites like Maryland blue crab cakes, old fashioned lemon blintzes and Alaskan halibut. There's a dessert station and glass of bubbly, mimosa or bloody mary for each diner.

This contemporary Korean restaurant is doing a special four-course meal for dinner on Saturday and all day on Sunday. It includes a hot stone bibimbap, choice of main course, and sweet Korean pancake for dessert, all for $30 per two guests.

Silver Lake Wine

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This popular wine shop is doing their standard 3 p.m. Sunday Tastings with Camilles Kitchen, featuring six courses and sparkling wine pairings for a mere $20 a person.

Tin Roof Bistro

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There's a two-course prix fixe with plenty of options that aren't typical for brunch like the Simmzy's burger and curried eggs florentine. Kids can build a bouquet of flowers for mom.

Mohawk Bend

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Specials at this expansive Echo Park eatery include eggs benedict, a vegan benedict Arnold, red & green bloody marys, and complimentary cookies for everyone.

Willie Jane

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Chef Govind Armstrong is doing a $42 prix fixe menu that features bottomless mimosas. For food there's things like roasted asparagus with farm egg and bottarga, smoked trout benedict with biscuit, braised collards, and mustard hollandaise, or buttermilk waffles with bourbon-glazed bananas.

Border Grill

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For Mother's Day dinner, Border Grill is doing an unlimited small plates menu for $25 per person, with margarita pitchers for only $20.

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

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Guests can enjoy a "Tea at the Top" with housemade pastries and innovative tea blends at $65 per person. Dinnertime hosts Dim Sum Sundays with a four-course prix fixe for $55 per person, including pork belly potstickers and scallop-steamed shu mai.

RivaBella

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There's a decadent brunch for $44 per person, include porchetta, whole salmon cooked in the restaurant's wood burning oven, egg dishes, charcuterie and more. There's brunch inspired cocktails like the "Brunch" bellini made with Aqua di Cedro, peach puree, and fresh lemon topped with champagne.

Public Kitchen And Bar

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Chef Tim Goodell is putting together a special market-driven Mother's Day brunch for $45 per person, including smoked salmon blinis, frittatas, and crab benedicts.

Loteria Grill

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Each of the Loteria Grill locations is doing a special Mother's Day brunch served until 3 p.m. Think dishes like squash blossom enchiladas and arrachera-style beef tacos with roasted tomatillo and chile poblano sauce. Moms get treated to complimentary bottomless mimosas.

The Backyard

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This casual patio restaurant at the W Hotel Westwood is doing some specials for Mother's Day brunch like an oatmeal raisin-stuffed french toast and a late-night grilled cheese sandwich made with bourbon-glazed apples, thick-cut bacon, and gruyere.

Scarpetta

This epic brunch features a slew of high-end dishes like freshly shucked oysters, snow crab legs, Scott Conant's signature spaghetti, leg of lamb with dried apricots, and a slow poached egg served with lobster hash, black truffles, and hollandaise. There are so many dishes it's hard to think of a more decadent way to enjoy Mother's Day brunch.

Rivera Restaurant

Chef John Sedlar is hosting an exclusive brunch at Rivera. There's a three-course menu for $35 that includes things like scrambled huevos rancheros, traditional gazpacho with crabmeat, and eggs benedict with chipotle bearnaise.

Trattoria Neapolis

This Italian restaurant in Pasadena is doing an a la carte brunch featuring American breakfast dishes with an Italian twist, like prosciutto benedict; polenta piggy and eggs; and breakfast pizza. There's also brunch cocktails, bottomless mimosas and Neapolis Bloody Marys.

Sotto

Sotto is offering a special Mother's Day cocktail called the Bella Notte, using muddled blueberry, lemon juice, violet liqueur, plymouth gin, and prosecco for $9. There's also an amaro mai tai called Sophia Petrillo as a $9 special.