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Mother’s Day Dining

A mimosa just hits differently on Mother’s Day. Treat Mom to bubbly, picturesque bagel boards and more brunch favorites at these California dining destinations this Mother’s Day, May 8.

Flamingo Resort

Santa Rosa

from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8, book a spot at Flamingo Resort for a Mother’s Day brunch with delectable specials like 5 Chinese spice roasted tri tip, a bagel brunch board and French toast with berries and whipped cream.

Pendry San Diego

San Diego

Pendry San Diego offers a Moët for Mom Brunch at Provisional Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile on Sunday, May 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cheers to Mom with a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne for her and delight in a special brunch menu including Mom’s Omelet with spring vegetables, feta cheese and pesto potatoes; strawberry rhubarb toast; cinnamon roll pancakes; and much more.

Crown Room Brunch at Hotel del Coronado

San Diego

Treat mom like the true queen she is and carry on the tradition of elegance with a Champagne brunch in the iconic Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado. Indulge in a sensational selection of culinary delights, live music and decadent treats and enjoy all that this American treasure has to offer. 

Serẽa

Coronado

Treat Mom to a one-of-a-kind sea-to-table experience this Mother’s Day at Serẽa Coastal Cuisine, located at Hotel del Coronado. The entire family can expect a breath of fresh air (literally) from a menu that surprises and delights with standout seafood dishes, like a wood-roasted shellfish platter and a daily selection of oysters (best paired with Champagne and the oceanfront views) to enjoy on Serea’s expansive patio.

Lionfish

Lionfish

San Diego

James Beard Smart Catch Leader and Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz will be debuting a special Papillote, made with steamed halibut, lobster beurre blanc, heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, dill and fennel for Mother’s Day at Lionfish.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Funner

This Mother’s Day, The Café will be offering Filet Tournedos, served with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus, all topped with a bearnaise sauce. At Fiore steakhouse, moms can indulge in a special Salmon Wellington, made with mushroom duxelles, Boursin cheese and bloomsdale spinach, all served with potato puree, fava beans, Parisienne carrots, watercress and a blood orange-butter sauce. Last, but not least, make your way to ‘ritas Cantina and indulge in a surf and turf ala Diabla, which includes an 8-oz. ribeye steak and sauteed shrimp with a mix of chipotle, guajillo, ancho and arbol chiles.

Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego

Rosé all day with Mom at Sally’s Fish House & Bar at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Enjoy $20 bottomless mimosas with menu specials including crab cakes, jumbo shrimp cocktails, Sally’s signature oysters and La Fete de Rose, or treat Mom to a fresh, flavorful and memorable dining experience with Sally’s Fresh Catch offering crab-crusted Chilean sea bass, with dinner available from 5 to 9 p.m. The Seaview Breakfast Buffet Restaurant will also be available from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m..

Rancho Bernardo Inn

San Diego

Spoil Mom with bottomless bubbly paired with the Chef’s Four Course Prix Fixe Brunch at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurant, AVANT. Menu highlights include langoustine tartare and brioche toast, pea parfait and caviar, poached cod and summer squash and much more, available 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Or enjoy an all-inclusive, ultra-extravagant buffet in Aragon Ballroom, replete with action stations, bottomless sparkling wine, still wine and mimosas and music by Kevin James O’Brien. Available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VAGA

VAGA at Alila Marea Beach Resort

Encinitas

Treat Mom to locally inspired cuisine and seasonal fare at Alila Marea Beach Resort’s signature restaurant, VAGA. Its Mother’s Day Brunch will offer a blend of VAGA’s breakfast and lunch menus plus special holiday dishes and beverages. Brunch is available 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Santa Fe

Join Rancho Valencia to celebrate Mother’s Day with loved ones and enjoy an array of delicious brunch and lunch offerings, among the resort’s beautiful 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 bounce house and pony rides on the lawn, or flower-making station to take home and gift to Mom.

Urban Plates 

Various locations

Urban Plates wants to tell moms “thank you” with a sweet surprise when dining in. The chef-driven, fast-casual restaurant will be gifting the first 180 moms who dine in on Mother’s Day a complimentary chocolate pudding, and the first 50 moms will also get roses.

The Shores Restaurant at La Jolla Shores Resort

La Jolla

Celebrate mom all weekend long at The Shores Restaurant, the signature seaside eatery located steps from the sand at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. The culinary team has reintroduced the restaurant’s weekend brunch with a new à la carte menu and Mother’s Day specials of breakfast and lunch items by Executive Chef Mike Minor. Available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Marine Room at La Jolla Shores Resort

La Jolla

Treat Mom to a luxurious four-course menu at The Marine Room. Toast to Mom with free-flowing Champagne and choose from an indulgent selection of appetizers, entrees, dessert and a special bite from the chef. Plus, moms will leave with a delightful box of handcrafted chocolates as a memento of the day.

7 Mile Kitchen

Carlsbad

Indulge in mouthwatering brunch paired with bottomless mimosas at 7 Mile Kitchen, the poolside eatery at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Sit back and let the bubbles flow with bottomless mimosas and juice pairings including grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple-guava or orange. Pair the endless bubbles with options from the special Mother’s Day menu.

20|Twenty

20|Twenty

Carlsbad

20|Twenty hosts a Mother’s Day breakfast buffet, including a made-to-order omelet station; a selection of chilled seafood options including crab legs, poached shrimp and ahi poke; and a decadent carving station.

Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen at Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Irvine

Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen hosts a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. filled with breakfast classics and fresh, produce-forward dishes and drinks, along with bottomless mimosas

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Dana Point

Delight in a seaside celebration for Mom at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club with a variety of dining opportunities. Dig into Mother’s Day Brunch on the Waldorf Astoria Grand Lawn, with a family-style feast paired with live music and complimentary family portraits. Seatings are at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. The resort’s “Flower Market” Brunch at AVEO Table + Bar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers morning favorites, an omelet station and freshly cut flowers for the leading lady. And Mother’s Day by the Bay at Monarch Bay Beach Club features specialty a la carte items and the Monarch Bay Beach Club’s normal brunch and dinner menus. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.

Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

Reserve a spot at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano’s signature Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge for Mother’s Day Brunch. Executive Chef Aaron Obregon has curated a delectable Mother’s Day brunch experience, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The five-course menu features Spanish-style grilled serrano ham and manchego cheese sandwich, sweet delights like the dulce de leche cake for dessert and much more.

The Mayor’s Table at Lido House

Newport Beach

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Mayor’s Table with a special brunch followed by a painting experience on the Lido Lawn from local artist, Timree Gold. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., indulge in a seafood-forward three-course dining experience, with menu highlights like king crab legs, ricotta pancakes, crab benedict, grilled spring lamb and more. Then, enjoy a painting class from a celebrity artist known for her fun style. Tickets include all painting supplies and a glass of rosé or freshly squeezed in-house juices. (Brunch reservations can be made on RESY. Paint class reservation can be made on Eventbrite.)

ROOH

ROOH

San Francisco and Palo Alto

ROOH will be offering an exclusive dish and dessert to celebrate mothers, only available on this special day in both the San Francisco and Palo Alto locations. Mothers and guests can dig into a Kolkata jackfruit cutlet and mango leches cake, garnished with gold flakes (pictured). 

The Henry

West Hollywood

The Henry will be offering a selection of limited-time, specialty brunch items for the occasion including a delectable dessert and seafood to share. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a giant cinnamon roll (to split–or not!) and Maryland crab cakes for dine-in only.

Tangerine Room at Westin Anaheim Resort

Anaheim

From noon to 3 p.m., Tangerine Room at Westin Anaheim Resort will offer a special holiday brunch with a a carvery station, a sweets table, a seafood shooter display and much more deliciousness in honor of Mom.

The Front Yard at The Garland 

North Hollywood

Enjoy a three-course Mother’s Day meal on The Front Yard’s expansive outdoor patio, paired with signature cocktails, wine or local brews. Tasty entree selections include crab cake benedict, ribeye and eggs, hot chicken and biscuits, SoCal breakfast bowl or shrimp chilaquiles.

Dekkadance at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown 

Los Angeles

Treat Mom to a special meal this Mother’s Day at Dekkadance, located on the 69th floor of the tallest building West of Chicago, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the celebratory menu features entrees like seared sea bass and Mediterranean chicken, as well as a plethora of carved-to-order meats and seafood on ice.

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