Mother’s Day brunch dining guide: Where to take your mom, with cocktails

Mother’s Day
A mother and her kids enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at a restaurant in Newport Beach.
(Karen Tapia Andersen / Los Angeles Times)

For putting up with our cry-all-night months, terrible 2s, teenage years and college tattoos, the least we can do is take our mothers out to a nice brunch. Here’s a list of places with Mother’s Day brunch and dinner specials. There will be eggs, there will be pancakes, and there will be mimosas. And don’t worry, a couple restaurants are serving bottomless mimosas — for when your mom decides to take a trip down memory lane, with a photo album. 

Abigaile: The Hermosa Beach restaurant will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A brunch buffet will be available on the rooftop bar for $31 per person and include pastries and jam; omelette station; smoked salmon and a bloody Mary bar for an additional $15. Other a la carte items include a seafood platter; pork belly and prawns; English pea toast; and roasted salmon. 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 798-8227,

Ammo Cafe at the Hammer Museum: The restaurant has just launched a new brunch menu, and will be serving brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The menu includes olive oil-fried eggs with chickpeas, harissa yogurt and grilled olive bread; sticky buns with caramelized pecans; and carnitas tacos. Cocktails include a bloody Mary; Moscow mule; and blood orange and elderflower mimosas. On Mother’s Day, moms get a free mimosa. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 443-7037,

Birch: Brendan Collins’ new Hollywood restaurant will serve Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brunch is $39 per person and includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Highlights include Japanese hamachi; lobster capelini; and sticky toffee pudding. For children five and younger, brunch is free. You can also add bottomless mimosas for $16. 1634 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 960-3369,


Blue Plate Oysterette, 3rd St. location: There will be a $35 prix-fixe menu with crab cakes; lobster hash; crab and shrimp louie salad and more. The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8048 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 656-5474,

Cafe del Rey:  The restaurant will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu, with your choice of sparkling wine, mimosa or bloody Mary for $50 per person. Dishes include tomato soup; frito misto; poached salmon; polenta with fresh California crab; and triple chocolate cake. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, (310) 823-6395,

Café Pinot: The Patina Restaurant Group restaurant is offering a three-course menu for $55 for adults and $19 for children age 10 and under. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include stone fruit salad; braised short rib hash; and chocoalte budino. 700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, (213) 239-6500,

Cast at Viceroy Santa Monica: A Mother’s Day brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is priced at $65 per adult and $25 per child age 10 and under. Stations include a carving station with prime rib; omelet station; pancake station; salads; shrimp cocktail; biscuits and gravy; smoked salmon platters; a kids’ station; and a dessert buffet.  1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 260-7500,


Circa 55 at the Beverly Hilton: A traditional brunch buffet will include a sushi and seafood bar, salads, antipasti, breakfast, carving station, entrees, pastas, fruit and dessert. The buffet is $79 for adults and $29 for children and will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 887-6055,

Craft: The restaurant will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu highlights include croque madame with country ham and sauce mornay; quiche with wild mushrooms and fontina; and seasonal fruit salad with ricotta.  10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 279-4180,

Chaya Downtown and Chaya Venice: Both locations are offering three-course prix fixe brunch menus for $45 per person. The downtown location will have make-your-own bottomless mimosas, a dessert buffet and live jazz music, while the Venice location will have Champagne specials and punchbowls. Brunch at the downtown location will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Venice. 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles | 10 Navy St., Venice,

Descanso Gardens: There will be a buffet-style brunch with seatings at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Brunch will include a baker’s basket with assorted whole fruit; organic oatmeal; a baked potato bar; carved roast beef; and crepes made to order. The buffet is $57 per member adult and $24 per member children age 10 and under. Non-member adults are $66 and non-member children are $28.  1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 790-3663,

Fig & Olive Melrose Place: A three-course prix-fixe menu will be served for brunch ($40) and dinner ($52). Brunch dishes include Maine lobster bisque; omelettes; Riviera salmon; and nougat ice cream. For dinner, braised octopus; zucchini blossom and goat cheese ravioli; fig and gorgonzola risotto; and panna cotta. Brunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations are required. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9100,

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse:  All locations of the restaurant, including Beverly Hills and the new downtown L.A. location, will extend their hours, opening at 11 a.m. and serving guests until 9 p.m. The restuarant will serve its traditional Brazilian BBQ meal, which includes salad, vegetables and rice. Prices vary based on location. Meals for children age 6 and younger are free. Children age 7 to 12 are half price.  Moms will receive a dining card good for a complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit. Multiple locations at

Hinoki & the Bird: For the first time, the restaurant will be serving Mother’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch specials include oyako toast with soft scrambled eggs, crispy chicken, green garlic and shiso aioli; citrus-marinated Maine lobster with chilled somen noodles; and chile crab eggs Benedict with milk bread and Sriracha hollandaise. The a la carte lunch menu will also be available. 10 Century Drive, Century City, (310) 552-1200,

Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar: The restaurant is offering a three-course brunch with house-cursed salmon; grilled chicken paillard; and cherry clafoutis. Brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $42 for adults and $19 for children age 10 and younger. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 972-7322,


LACMA Café: The restaurant is offering a brunch buffet and picnic with a classic eggs Benedict; thick-cut brioche Frencht toast; smoked salmon; fresh baked pastries; and assorted petits fours and mini desserts. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $45 for adults and $19 for children age 10 and younger. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Reservations can be made by emailing

The Larchmont: There will be a three-course prix-fixe menu for $45 per person with children’s menu for $15. Brunch includes assorted breakfast pastries; veggie hash; bread pudding; panna cotta and more, along with a glass of Champagne, mimosa or bloody Mary for mothers. 5750 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 464-4277,

L’Assiette Steak Frites: The restaurant is known for its steak frites, but is also introducting three new dishes, including salmon tartare; sous-vide wild mushroom chicken breast; and seared foie gras with a cassis port wine reduction. On Mother’s Day, the new dishes, along with a steak rossini (coulotte steak with foie gras and shaved black truffles); and the classic steak frites with shaved black truffle will be available. Moms will also receive complimentary Kir Royals. Dinner will be served from 5 to 11 p.m. 7166 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 274-2319,

Livello at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: Brunch specials will be served a la carte from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include roasted halibut with broccolini; seared shrimp with fennel and orange-Pernod reduction; lobster risotto; and passion fruit panna cotta. There’s also the Mother Knows Best cocktail made with fresh grapes, basil leaves, Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, (310) 278-3344,

Lucques: Suzanne Goin and April Bloomfield (of the Spotted Pig in New York City) will prepare a special Mother’s Day editon of the restuarant’s Sunday supper series, inspired by Bloomfield’s second cookbook, “A Girl and her Greens.” Featured dishes include roasted carrots with carrot-top pesto; morels and Madeira cream on toast; and sweet corn ice cream with butterscotch and caramel popcorn. Dinner is $65 per person. Reservations can be made through Resy. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 655-6277,

Market City Caffe: The restaurant is serving its regular weekend brunch menu along with a couple of Mother’s Day specials, including a smoked salmon plate and French toast. You can also order tableside bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas. A special kids breakfast with plain or chocolate chip pancakes will also be available. And moms will be treated to a free glass of Champagne. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. and there will be live music starting at 11 a.m. 164 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, (818) 840-7036,
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at the Grove: Mothers will be treated to a glass of complimentary Champagne from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be quiche lorraine; crab Benedict and egg crepes along with more brunch specials. 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 965-9595,

The Music Center: The restaurant is offering a buffet-style brunch with Bagel Broker bagels and smoked salmon; scrambled eggs; Belgian waffles and more. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $55 for adults and $22 for children 10 and younger. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 5th floor, 135 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles (213) 972-7565, reserve at


Napa Valley Grille: The restaurant will have a brunch buffet featuring kale and quinoa salad; shrimp cocktail; ceviche; French toast with Nutella and cherry compote; and eggs Benedict. Brunch is $49 for adults and $15 for children. Bottomless mimosas are available for $25. 1100 Glendon Ave., #100, Los Angeles, (310) 824-3322,

Olive’s Bistro & Lounge: The restaurant, inside the Coast Anabelle Hotel, will serve a Mother’s Day brunch for $17.95. Brunch includes mixed berry pancakes, quiches and mimosas. 2011 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, (818) 806-1222,

Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen: The restaurant will be serving a four-course menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., available for parties of two or more. The menu is $58 per person, and includes a selection of three appetizers to share, one entree per person and one vegetable/side per person. Dishes include Indian stuffed beef flatbread; Singapore seared scallops; Vietnamese miso caramel chicken and more. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 552-9988,

Tanzy Westwood: In addition to the regular brunch menu, chef Bryan Podgorski will prepare three special dishes, including a crab Louie; red velvet pancakes with goat cheese mousse; and a strawberry and rhubarb galette. Mothers will also receive a special treat from the chef to take home. 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 307-7004,

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air: A three-course prix-fixe menu will be available for $120 per person. Dishes include butter-poached Maine lobster; hand-cut English pea tortelloni; and the eggs Benedict with cheddar biscuit and maple hollandaise. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, (310) 909-1644,
The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge at The Grove: The restaurant will be serving brunch all day long, with fresh banana bread; lobster bisque; kale Caesar salad; an Australian lamb burger; spring vegetable omelette; and short rib hash. Brunch also comes with a free glass of prosecco for your mom. Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, F90b, Los Angeles, (323) 931-0202,

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