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Mother’s Day Dining 2023

For a seaside, multi-course brunch in San Diego or a wine-laden springy escape in Sonoma, check out these restaurants, resorts and wineries to spoil Mom and celebrate Mother’s Day in California.

Southern California:

The Seabird Resort 


On Mother’s Day, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests and locals can celebrate moms at The Seabird’s beautiful oceanfront ballroom and foyer. Bunch classics from signature restaurant Piper–like a toast bar, chicken and waffles and more–are on the menu. Brunch is $110 per adult and $42 per child (5 to 12). To book, visit

Rancho Bernardo Inn

San Diego

Rancho Bernardo Inn hosts a duo of way to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day. The four-course Mother’s Day Brunch at AVANT is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($110 per adult and $55 per child, 12 and under); Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch Buffet at Aragon Ballroom is an ultra-extravagant buffet, replete with action stations, a doughnut corner, a children’s corner and more, served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($135 per adult and $55 per child, 12 and under). To book, visit

Provisional Kitchen at Pendry San Diego

San Diego

Provisional Kitchen at Pendry San Diego hosts Moët for Moms, A Mother’s Day Brunch for families to commemorate Mother’s Day on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Toast to Mom with a complimentary glass of Moët Champagne before indulging in special brunch stations, a chocolate station and much more. Plated entrees will feature Mom’s omelet, breakfast lasagna and strawberry French Toast, to name a few. Plus, families can take part in the photo booth or enjoy crafts with the kids. Brunch is $85 per adult and $32 per child. To book, visit

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Dodo Bird Donuts

Dodo Bird Donuts

Bird Rock

Offered the Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend, Dodo Bird Donuts in Bird Rock will dish up delectable violet-and-vanilla heart-shaped doughnuts, as well as a violet pastry cream topped with fruits rouge and a jam-filled center. For more information, visit

Hotel del Coronado


Pamper your mother figure this Mother’s Day at the legendary Hotel del Coronado with an array of experiences. Celebrate Mom with an elegant Sunday Brunch at The Del’s Southpointe Ballroom, featuring a selection of culinary delights like their chilled seafood bar, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine, carving stations and more. Then, enjoy a private beach bonfire for the entire family, complete with a personal fire pit, chocolate, marshmallows, wine and charcuterie for a one-of-a-kind family night under the stars. Brunch is $185 per adult; $95 for children (4 to 12); and complimentary for children 3 and younger. To book, visit

Lakehouse Resort

San Marcos

Lakehouse Resort dishes up a Mother’s Day to remember with a buffet-style brunch (with options like herb-crusted prime rib and blackened salmon) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. followed by lawn games and live music for the entire family to enjoy. Pair your dish with specialty Mother’s Day cocktails, including the strawberry margarita, Empress Cucumber Gimlet and more. Tickets are $85 per adult and $35 per child (under 12). To book, visit

Tangerine Room at The Westin Anaheim


Located within walking distance to Disneyland, The Westin Anaheim’s Tangerine Room hosts a special Mother’s Day brunch–with a seafood display, carvery, build-your-own crepes and more–from noon to 6 p.m. with $20 bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. Brunch is $95 per adult and $55 per child (12 and under). To book, visit

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VAGA Restaurant & Bar at Alila Marea Beach Resort


Treat Mom to locally inspired cuisine and coastal views at Alila Marea Beach Resort’s signature restaurant, VAGA Restaurant & Bar, for a memorable Mother’s Day brunch. Brunch will be served 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. To book, visit


San Diego

Mother’s Day dinner at Huntress, a modern steakhouse, features include Dungeness crab salad and a Hidden Rose dessert featuring strawberry, pistachio, and chocolate flavors, along with the specialty cocktail Mom’s Garden, with basil-infused vodka, tomato water and jasmine pearl vermouth. To book, visit

Rustic Root

San Diego

Gather on the lively open-air rooftop of San Diego’s Rustic Root this Mother’s Day in California, surrounded by fun animal-shaped bushes and glittering lights for brunch specials like biscuits and andouille sausage gravy and crab cake eggs benedict. To book, visit

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San Diego

In honor of AAPI Month, Chef Tara Monsod and her team at Animae have curated a special one-time all-Filipino Mother’s Day dinner menu inspired by Chef Monsod’s mom. Priced at $125 per person and available only on Sunday, May 14, the four-course menu includes dishes like pan-seared snapper, mushroom-and-tofu sisig and much more. To book, visit


San Diego

Reserve your spot for the Festa Della Mamma Mother’s Day Brunch at Garibaldi, the al fresco restaurant located within the InterContinental San Diego. Dishes include Lasagna al Uovo and Toast alla Francese. Brunch is $67 per adult and $39 per child (4 to 12), including kids options entrees. To book, visit


San Diego

Celebrate Mother’s Day in California with a brunch buffet at Vistal, the Baja-inspired signature restaurant at InterContinental San Diego from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Mother’s Day buffer will include dishes like buttermilk-fried Mary’s chicken and waffles, Baja Shrimp & Grits a la Diabla, carving stations and more. Live music will be an added treat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $95 per adult, $55 per child (5 to 12) and free for children ages 4 and under. To book, visit

Herb & Wood

San Diego

For Mother’s Day, Puffer Malarkey Collective’s restaurant Herb & Wood will offer an extra special brunch menu, available on May 14 only. The two-course brunch menu crafted by Chef Carlos Anthony features lemon-blueberry danishes; pork belly with eggs, bacon and bernaise; brioche French toast with strawberries and ricotta cream; lobster roll and more. Brunch is $70 per adult and $30 per child (under 10). To book, visit

Herb & Sea


Herb & Sea is bringing back its brunch for a special prix-fixe, three-course Mother’s Day feast. Dishes include gin-cured salmon toast, lobster roll, hangar steak and much more. Brunch is $70 per person. To book, visit

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Dana Point

Delight in a seaside celebration for Mom at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. Offerings include the “La Mere” Mother’s Day Brunch with seafood and caviar, a carving station and all the breakfast essentials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($220 per adult; $98 per child, 2 to 12); Breakfast Buffet at AVEO Table + Bar from 7 a.m. to noon ($55 per adult and $32 per child, 3 to 12); and Mother’s Day by the Bay at Monarch Bay Beach Club from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 3 to 9 p.m., available to resort guests and members only. To book, visit

The Mayor’s Table at Lido House

Newport Beach

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Mayor’s Table at Lido House with a special culinary-led brunch buffet along with a painting experience on the Lido Lawn, curated by Newport Beach local artist, Timree Gold, from 10 to 11 :30 a.m. Afterwards, indulge in a vibrant, brunch buffet an omelet station, breakfast faves and more. Seatings start at 8 a.m. and take place every two hours until 2 p.m. To book, visit

Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen at Marriott Irvine Spectrum


Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen showcases locally-driven cuisine and the best of Orange County during its special Mother’s Day brunch buffet beginning at 10 a.m. Diners will enjoy breakfast classics and fresh, produce-forward dishes and drinks, along with bottomless mimosas. Brunch is $105 per adult and $28 per child (12 and under). To book, visit



Guests can toast to their moms while enjoying the airy, casual patio or luxe atmosphere of the dining room at 20|Twenty. Its Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be complete with bottomless mimosas, a build-your-own bouquet flower station, savory stations, artisanal local cheese and charcuterie selections, seafood displays, and so much more. For an extra perk, brunch guests will receive a $30 gift certificate to Ocean Pearl Spa. To book, visit

Shores Restaurant

La Jolla 

Shores Restaurant hosts a special buffet from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day, featuring free-flowing Champagne, brunch staples, a carving station with bone-in ham and prime rib, entree options and other Baja-inspired delicacies. There will also be a kid’s buffet available. To book, visit

Marine Room

La Jolla 

Treat Mom to an iconic dining experience by the sea at The Marine Room. Savor an extravagant four-course prix-fixe menu, crafted by Executive Chef Mike Minor, from noon to 7 p.m. Plus, moms will be gifted a box of handcrafted chocolates as a memento of the day. To book, visit

Adelaide at L’Auberge Del Mar

Del Mar

With Pacific Ocean views, Adelaide’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet is available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include a breakfast bar, made-to-order omelets, chilled seafood spread, selection of hand-carved meats and a seasonal desserts. Tickets are $150 per adult and $49 per child. To book, visit OpenTable.

Vessel Restaurant + Bar at Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego

Set alongside its private beach on Shelter Island, Vessel Restaurant + Bar serves a spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Paired with bottomless beverages, the buffet will feature a carving station, hot breakfast bar, sweet treats and more. Tickets are $89 per adult, $75 per senior and $39 per child. To book, visit

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Valencia will celebrate in a stunning outdoor setting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a decadent all-day buffet featuring the resort’s legendary raw bar, spring salads and carving stations, before visiting the dessert bar. Plus, kids will have a blast with the petting zoo, pony rides on the lawn, face painting and special craft-making station to take home a gift for mom. Brunch is $195 per adult, $65 per kid (11 and under) and children under 3 dine free. Reservations can be made by calling 858.759.6246. 

Bayside Restaurant

Newport Beach

Treat the favorite mom in your life to an extra-special Mother’s Day at Bayside Restaurant’s with its three-course brunch or supper, with seating available on the covered, heated patio or inside at the restaurant’s revamped indoor space. Live music will be playing all day. There’s also a menu for the kiddos. Brunch is $85 per person (regular dinner menu is available). To book, visit

Cusp Dining & Drinks at at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton

La Jolla

Cusp Dining & Drinks will celebrate moms with several specials joining its newly launched brunch menu in honor of Mother’s Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sweet and savory standouts include goat cheese toast, King Oran poached salmon, overnight oats and much more. To book, visit

Central California:

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The Elderberry House 

The Elderberry House 


The Elderberry House hosts a special four-course brunch and five-course dinner in honor of Mother’s Day in California. Brunch is served at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Brunch is $95 per person; dinner is $150 per person. To book, visit

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Fish Camp

From 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite will host a Mother’s Day buffet with salads, breakfast entrees, delectable desserts and more. Brunch is $32 per adult and $16 per child (4 to 12). To book, visit

Shearwater Tavern


Shearwater Tavern will feature an exclusive, à la carte Mother’s Day brunch from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. In addition to the restaurant’s newly launched breakfast menu, Executive Chef Fabian Di Paolo will feature four exclusive entrée selections just for the holiday, and mamas be gifted with a fresh rose to commemorate their special day. To book, visit

Northern California:

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

San Francisco

Treat Mom to a decadent three-course brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’s Parallel 37, with seatings from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dishes include duck mole enchiladas, chocolate fondue, a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar and more. Plus, each table will be gifted a pastry, and moms are invited to create their own flower bouquet to take home this Mother’s Day in California. In addition, a two-course menu will be offered for children to enjoy. Brunch is $145 per adult and $55 per child (7 and under). To book, visit

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley 

Palo Alto

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley invites guests and local residents to celebrate Mother’s Day in California with an abundant brunch at Quattro. Diners will savor live stations that include a seafood station and an action station along with an a la carte menu and dessert buffet. Mother’s Day at Quattro is served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Brunch is $190 per adult and $70 per child. To book, visit

Larson Family Winery


Join Larson Family Winery for delicious catered boxed brunches the whole family can enjoy, prepared by Out to Lunch Catering, this Mother’s Day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mamas will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé with her meal, and additional wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle. Meals are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Kid’s meals (which will include a beverage) are $15 for members, and $25 for non-members. To book, visit

McConnell Estates Winery 

Elk Grove

McConnell Estates Winery will host a special Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a carving station featuring Knob Creek Bourbon and mustard-glazed Kurobuta ham with country biscuits, aioli and apricot chutney; scrambled eggs with chives and shredded cheddar; and more. Live music will be provided by Memory Lane Band. The meal includes complimentary glass of the winery’s estate-grown 2021 Sauvignon Blanc. Tickets are $75 ($35 for kids 12 and under). To book, visit

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Grange Restaurant & Bar

Grange Restaurant & Bar at The Citizen Hotel


Grange Restaurant & Bar will feature a specially curated two-course Mother’s Day brunch menu from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests have a choice of starter and entrée, featuring the most seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. Option include coffee-cured ribeye steak, crab cake benedict, spring veggie omelet and more. Brunch is $60 per person. To book, visit

Sierra Pines Resort

Sierra City

Mother’s Day marks the opening day of the season at the lovely Sierra Pines Resort. The season kicks off with a Mother’s Day Brunch (the only time the resort serves brunch). Sierra Pines Resort was founded in 1850 and is a popular tourist destination for sightseers, photographers, anglers, hikers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Rooms start at $95. To book, visit

Viansa Winery


Viansa Winery hosts Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a welcome mimosa and live music. The event is catered by Italian Chef Elena Fabbri, and the menu includes a vast selection of both sweet and savory goods. Lara Louise will be performing live, as well. Brunch is $85 per adult and $25 per child (under 10). Regular (non-child) tickets include a welcome beverage with the option of a mimosa for those of age. To book, visit

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