Mother’s Day 2013 dining guide: Mimosas, French toast, crab crepes, more


Mother’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re wondering where to celebrate with Mom, here are 24 restaurants offering options such as free Champagne with brunch, blueberry French toast, squash blossom enchiladas and, of course, the bottomless mimosa.

Border Grill: Both of Border Grill’s locations, in downtown L.A. and Santa Monica, will be serving up a menu of unlimited small plates and mimosas Sunday. Menu highlights include Peruvian shrimp and grits, short rib hash and egg, a plantain empanada and Yucatan eggs Benedict. The unlimited small plates brunch costs $35 per person. Call restaurant locations for reservations.

Bouchon: The Beverly Hills bistro will be giving a complimentary glass of Champagne to all mothers who dine at Bouchon on Sunday. The Mother’s Day brunch menu will include a strawberry salad with Greek yogurt, Dungeness crab crepes and Hawaiian big eye tuna tartare. A Champagne bar will be on hand serving up an array of bellini flavors. Bouchon’s bakery will be selling chocolate and vanilla truffles, cassis and passionfruit macarons and chocolate covered strawberries, all available for pick up starting May 9. 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910,


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Cafe del Rey: On Mother’s Day, Cafe del Rey will be offering a three-course brunch menu for $45 per person, inclusive of bottomless mimosas. The Mediterranean brunch menu will feature Dungeness crab cakes, tuna tartar, short rib hash, egg and bacon sandwich, linguini with clams and, for dessert, options will include coconut cake, spring trifle and dolce de leche crème brulee. Call for reservations. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, (310) 823-6395,

Cecconi’s: The northern Italian restaurant will be featuring menu specials like a roasted San Marzano Benedict, strawberry rhubarb tart, bellinis, rose petal tea and more. Call for reservations. 8764 Melrose Ave., (310) 432-2000,

Comme Ca: Chef David Myers and team have created a $39-per-person (and $15-per-child-under-12) Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring asparagus bisque with piquillo pepper crème fraiche and brioche croutons; Maine lobster Benedict with gougere, spinach and béarnaise; and blueberry stuffed French toast with lemon crème fraiche and bourbon maple syrup. The regular brunch menu will also be available on Sunday. Call for reservations. 8479 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood, (323) 782-1104,

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Craft: Eggs Benedict with lobster and pancetta, a chorizo omelette with piquillo peppers and manchego cheese, blueberry buttermilk pancakes and a jidori chicken sandwich are a few of the items on Craft’s Mother’s Day brunch menu. Brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is $55 per person. Call for reservations. 10100 Constellation Blvd., L.A., (310) 279-4180,

Duplex on Third: On Sunday, Duplex on Third will be serving up brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an a la carte menu featuring dishes such as the Southern belle Benedict with sauteed shrimp and roasted tomatoes, oven-roasted heirloom tomato bisque and lemon ricotta pancakes. The restaurant will also be offering bottomless mimosas for an additional $15 per person. Call the restaurant for reservations. 8722 W. Third St., (310) 276-6223,

Fig and Olive Melrose Place: Both brunch and dinner will be available at Fig and Olive on Mother’s Day. A three-course prix fixe brunch will be offered for $40 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as a three-course dinner menu for $52 per person. Brunch dishes will include beef tartare, crab and heirloom tomato salad, salmon with grilled radicchio and a raspberry meringue. Dinner options will include lobster bisque, zucchini blossom and goat cheese ravioli and chocolate pot dè crème. Call for reservations. 8490 Melrose Place, W. Hollywood, (310) 360-9100,

Four Seasons Hotel: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Four Season Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will be offering a brunch featuring farmers market salads, sushi and seafood, eggs and waffles, meat carving and a dessert station. Gluten free- and vegan-stations will be also be available. Mother’s Day brunch is $98 per person (and $45 per child). Call for reservations. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310) 860-4000,

The Langham Huntington: Brunch will be served in the Huntington Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu highlights include smoked and fresh seafood, crusted thyme prime rib and a selection of cheeses. There will also be carving stations, made-to-order omelets, a chocolate fountain and Champagne. Mother’s Day brunch is $95 per person (and $35 per child ages 4 to 12). Call for reservations. 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, (626) 585-6218,

Loteria Grill: Loteria Grill, with locations in Studio City, Hollywood and Santa Monica, will be offering a Mother’s Day brunch featuring complimentary mimosas for moms, scrambled eggs with squash blossom enchiladas and beef tacos with roasted tomatillo and chile poblano. Reservations can be made online.

The Market on Holly: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Market on Holly in Old Pasadena will be offering a Mother’s Day brunch with specials such as brioche French toast with berry compote, ham and leek quiche and a variety of Champagne cocktails. 57 E. Holly St., Pasadena, (626) 844-8811,

Mohawk Bend: On Mother’s Day, Mohawk Bend will be serving vegan and non-vegan eggs Benedict specials to be accompanied by a mimosa or margarita and in-house pickled vegetables. After brunch, mothers will go home with a complimentary batch of freshly baked cookies. The regular brunch menu will also be available. Call for reservations or email 2141 West Sunset Blvd., L.A., (213) 483-2337,

Napa Valley Grille: Chef Taylor Boudreaux has prepared a rustic, wine country-inspired brunch menu for Mother’s Day. Menu selections include a spring vegetable frittata with goat cheese, beer braised short ribs, a fresh omelet station and roasted prime rib carving. Brunch is $55 per person (and $19 per child) with bottomless mimosas available for an additional $12. Call for reservations. 1100 Glendon Ave., L.A., (310) 824-3322,

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Rivabella: Rivabella will be hosting a Italian-style brunch buffet Sunday, for $44 per person. The menu will include porchetta, whole salmon, various egg dishes, charcuterie and cheese, and cocktails. Call for reservations. 9201 W. Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, (310) 278-2060,

Rivera: Rivera will be hosting brunch on Sunday with a special Mother’s Day menu created by chef John Sedlar. On the three-course, $35 menu will be scrambled huevos rancheros, traditional gazpacho with fresh crabmeat, eggs Benedict with chipotle bearnaise, Spanish olive oil cake with creme fraiche ice cream and more. Email to make reservations. 1050 S. Flower St., L.A., (213) 749-1460,

Scarpetta: From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scarpetta in Beverly Hills will be offering a Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring citrus cured salmon, cheese and salumi, oysters, French toast with hazelnuts and Nutella, polenta waffles with berries and short rib agnolotti with brown butter and horseradish. Brunch at Scarpetta will be $95 per person (and $35 per child). Call for reservations. 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 860-7970,

Street: On Sunday, Street will be launching its new all-you-can eat small plates brunch menu. Dishes will include Moroccan spiced carrot cake muffins, asparagus egg white frittatas, tamale benedicts and more. Brunch at Street is $25 per person with bottomless mimosas available for an additional $15. 742 N. Highland Ave., L.A., (323) 203-0500,

Tin Roof Bistro: Manhattan Beach bistro Tin Roof will be offering a two-course prix-fixe menu featuring cinnamon French toast bread pudding, short rib beef hash, eggs Florentine and more. The restaurant’s Mother’s Day celebration will include a sangria, mimosa and Bloody Mary bar in addition to a build-your-own-bouquet bar for kids. Brunch at Tin Roof is $24.50 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 939-0900,

Tortilla Republic: The modern Mexican restaurant will be hosting brunch on Sunday with a three-course brunch menu available for $34 per person. Tortilla Republic’s Mother’s Day brunch will also include a dessert buffet and a make-your-own margarita bar. Call for reservations. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-9888,

Willie Jane: The Southern-style restaurant will be offering a $42-per-person prix fixe on Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Govind Armstrong has prepared a menu for Sunday featuring grapefruit brulee with minted seasonal berries, roasted asparagus with egg and bottarga, buttermilk waffles with bourbon-glazed bananas; and trout Benedict with biscuit, braised collards, a poached egg and mustard hollandaise. Bottomless mimosas will be available for an additional $15. Call for reservations. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 392-2425,

Wolfgang Puck: Wolfgang has prepared a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu for Mother’s Day featuring Maryland blue crab cakes, old-fashioned ricotta lemon blintzes and Alaskan halibut. The brunch, which costs $120 per person ($60 per child younger than 9), will feature a dessert station and include the choice of a glass of Champagne, a mimosa or a Bloody Mary. Call for reservations. 701 Stone Canyon Road, L.A., (310) 909-1644,

WP24: The restaurant and lounge will be hosting a Mother’s Day “tea at the top” on Sunday, as part of WP24’s afternoon tea series. The menu will feature housemade pastries and tea blends from Art of Tea. Seatings are at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. Mother’s Day tea at WP24 is $65 per person (and $20 per child). Call for reservations. 900 W Olympic Blvd., L.A., (213) 743-8824,


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