On Sunday, May 12, restaurants across Los Angeles are offering lavish buffets and special prix fixe menus for Mother's Day. Read on for Mother's Day specials at L.A. restaurants, because every mom deserves nothing but the best.
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Located atop the U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown L.A., 71Above is the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi and boasts spectacular city views throughout the space. The two-course Mother's Day Brunch starts with fresh biscuits for the table, then first course options like avocado toast, smoked salmon tartine and sugar snap peas. Entrees include Eggs Benedict, shakshuka, cacio e pepe, and flatiron steak & eggs. Pricing is $55 for brunch, with options to add first and second courses.
Opened in 2008 by Akasha Richmond and Alan Schulman, AKASHA features California and New American cuisine created with cultural influences taken from Chef Akasha’s travels around the world. Along with the regular brunch menu, a la carte Mother's Day specials (9am - 2:30pm) include Schaner Farm egg sardou, brisket hash & sunny side up eggs, and jumbo lump crab salad. Dinner specials will be served from 5pm to 9pm and include spring pea soup to start, lamb tagine, seared diver scallops, and Pavlova - lemon curd, Tamai Farms berries, strawberry sorbet, and whipped cream.
Just in time for Mother's Day, Chef Zach Pollack is launching a long-awaited weekend brunch at Alimento, his Italian hotspot in Silver Lake. Debuting on Saturday, May 11, the inaugural brunch menu will feature a mix of “Breakfast-y” and “Lunch-y” items, including new dishes like Ricotta Doughnut Holes with blueberries and mascarpone, a Potato Frico Waffle with pulled brisket, Crispy Polenta Tartines with whipped baccalá, and a Gritti Palace Club sandwich. Alimento regulars can enjoy signatures like the Braised Lettuce Bruschetta and the Chicken Milanese Sandwich, alongside classic brunch sides like house-made English muffins, bacon and sausages, and crispy potatoes that are a play on Frico Friulano.
Brunch dishes will be complemented by pressed juices, eclectic beers, select small-production wines from the restaurant’s predominantly organic and biodynamic list, and cocktails like the Mercato Mimosa and “Rosé & Shine” Spritz. Following its debut, regular brunch hours will be 10:30am – 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday.
While brunch at Brentwood favorite Baltaire is always a treat, Chef Travis Strickland is serving a special Mother's Day buffet from 10am-4pm featuring carving stations, a raw bar, brunch favorites, salads, desserts and more. Treat mom to something extra special with the new “Sparkling Mimosa” bar, complete with fresh juices, a bottle of sparkling wine, and of course, a sparkler.
The brunch buffet is priced at $85 per adult and $45 per child. Reservations are recommended.
BOA Steakhouse - WeHo & Santa Monica
Part of the Innovative Dining Group collection of restaurants, BOA Steakhouse features a wide selection of prime steaks, including the signature 40-day dry-aged New York strip and A5 Japanese Wagyu; and seafood entrees like live Maine lobster and Cedar Plank Salmon.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, BOA West Hollywood is serving a brunch buffet from 11am to 4pm, featuring a seafood bar, prime steak carving station, custom egg bar and more. Pricing is $75 per adult and $25 per child. BOA Santa Monica is offering a special brunch menu from 11am to 3pm, along with their a la carte lunch menu.
Border Grill, the modern Mexican cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, is offering Mother's Day Brunch and Lunch menus. Priced at $30 per person, brunch features unlimited small plates like plantain empanada, chicken tinga tamale, ceviche del dia, fried chicken & churro waffles, Yucatan pork benedict, steak & eggs, chilaquiles and churro tots. Vegan options include farmer's market tostada, corn esquite, breakfast quesadilla with tofu & soyrizo; "Impossible" chorizo tacos and Aztec parfait. Add bottomless mimosas for $15, or upgrade to bottomless Mimosas, Micheladas and Bloody Marys for $20 per person.
A la carte lunch specials include tortilla soup, Mexican chopped salad, citrus chicken quesadilla, pescado Ensenada tacos, chile relleno burger, and "Impossible" Breakfast Bowl.
Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
Located in the Americana at Brand, Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak is serving a lavish Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Priced at $85 per person, the buffet includes a Bread, Bagel, Fish & Charcuterie Station; Raw Bar, Chef's Garden Salad Station, Breakfast Buffet, Omelette Station, and Savory Buffet with country fried chicken, bucksnort trout, loaded potato two ways, smoked prime rib and wood-grilled asparagus.
Located on the grounds of the famed Chateau Marmont off the Sunset Strip, Chateau Hanare will be offering a special Mother's Day Kaiseki for $80 with optional $48 sake pairing upon request. Start with fresh, housemade tofu then choose from tomato & truffled burrata, sashimi, or obanzai set. The third course is a shabu shabu hot pot with rice and choice of meat (washugyu), fish (sushi grade kanpachi), lobster, or miso oden (vegan). Finish with seasonal ice cream and sorbet duo.
Craft Los Angeles
Located in Century City, Craft is open for a rare Sunday brunch just for mom. The prix fixe three-course brunch starts with first and second courses for the table, including assorted pastries, coconut chia pudding, fuerte avocado, and red Russian kale. Main course selections include fried egg BLT sandwich, smoked salmon crepe, chicken sausage hash, diver scallops, loup de mer, flatiron steak, Berkshire pork loin, and ricotta cavatelli. Seatings are available 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and pricing is $65 per person.
Helms Bakery @ Father's Office
On May 12, Chef Sang Yoon is debuting Sunday Brunch at Father's Office in Culver City, featuring dishes from the upcoming Helms Bakery. That's right - it's Mother's Day at Father's Office! Highlights include the Sergio Schwartz (mezcal cured salmon, masa everything jalapeno bagel, Cotija "cream cheese," pickled red onion, radishes), Japanese Oatmeal (rolled & cut oats, mushroom dashi, pickles, coddled egg, nori), Fried Chicken & Waffle, Helms Breakfast Sammy, and the vegan "That's So LA" with house-made coconut yogurt, puffed ancient grain granola, and Pudwill Farms berries. Boozy brunch drinks include the Kimchi Bloody Maria (Legendario Domingo Mezcal, kimchi tomato cocktail, pickled radish) and Cold Brew "Negroni" with Carpano Antica, Luxardo Bitter, and Modern Times Cold Brew. Brunch will be served every Sunday from 10am - 2pm.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar is serving a three-course, prix fixe Mother’s Day Brunch menu starting at 10am. All entrees include a starter, Lyonnaise potatoes and fresh roasted asparagus to share, and dessert. To start, choose from North Atlantic lobster bisque or Caesar salad. Entree selections include Fleming's signature Eggs Benedict ($53), Steak & Spring Vegetable Quiche ($53), Barbecue Scottish Salmon Filet ($53) and Filet & Lobster ($65). For dessert, choose from key lime pie or carrot cake.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse - Los Angeles
The focus at Fogo de Chão is churrasco, the Brazilian art of roasting meats over an open fire. Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs continuously deliver a selection of meats that are carved tableside. Options include the signature picanha (a prime cut of top sirloin), leg of lamb, pork loin and chicken. The Market Table features fresh seasonal salads, vegetables, imported cheeses and cured meats. Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (traditional Brazilian cheese bread), crispy polenta, garlic mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas are served tableside.
All Moms who dine at Fogo de Chão in Downtown L.A. or Beverly Hills on Mother’s Day will receive a Dining Card good for one complimentary Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner (the Full Churrasco Experience!) on their next visit. The Dining Card is valid Sunday through Thursday only from May 13 – July 11, 2019. The DTLA and Beverly Hills locations will both be open 11am - 9pm on Mother's Day.
Whether you're in the dining room or on the patio, every table at Geoffrey's Malibu has a panoramic view of the ocean. Along with the spectacular coastal scenery, mom is sure to enjoy the three-course, prix fixe Mother's Day menus for brunch and dinner. First courses include chilled honeydew melon soup, carrot ginger soup, summer watermelon salad, braised bacon herbed goat cheese risotto, braised pork belly, and sauteed crab cake. Mains include Geoffrey's crab cake Benedict (brunch only), stuffed chicken breast (brunch only), pan seared day boat scallops, herb crusted salmon, grilled filet mignon, seared ahi tuna (dinner only), and miso braised tofu. Finish with pomegranate mousse, Geoffrey’s Blueberry Maple Cheesecake, or chocolate hazelnut crunch bars. Pricing for brunch or dinner is $88 per person and $48 for children 12 and younger.
Hinoki & The Bird
Normally closed on Sundays, Hinoki & The Bird will be open for a special Mother’s Day Brunch. Executive Chef Brandon Kida is serving a two-course prix fixe menu that starts with a choice of salmon sashimi, lobster roll, fried chicken, chilled strawberry gazpacho, hanami toast, or grilled avocado salad. Main course selections include brioche French toast, loco moco, steak & eggs, pizza fritta, Eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, Okonomiyaki burger, uni carbonara, and miso salmon. Pricing is $38 per person for two courses, with optional sides available at $6 each. A $19 children’s menu will be offered for guests under age 12.
Suzanne Tracht's modern chophouse, Jar is serving a special Mother's Day menu starting at 5:30 p.m. Start with a refreshing Lychee Bellini or Watermelon Cosmo, then choose from a la carte specials like Tempura Squash Blossoms stuffed with shrimp, Crab Deviled Eggs, Jar’s Signature Pot Roast, Char Siu Pork Chop and more.
Jar’s Fried Chicken Sunday prix fixe dinner is also available through pre-order only, priced at $35 per guest.
Le Petit Paris
Spanning 8,500 square feet of the historic El Dorado Building in Downtown L.A., Le Petit Paris is a French brasserie that smoothly transitions from classic to modern throughout the expansive space. Served from 10am to 10pm, the three-course Mother's Day prix fixe menu starts with a choice of sea bream tartare, La Burrata, or Fregola salad. Entrees include cod papillote, Beef Bourguignon, fresh lemon linguine, and vegan coconut cauliflower veloute. Finish with crispy chocolate finger, "mes petits choux," or fresh fruit salad. Pricing is $69 per person and $35 for children under age 10.
Maple at Descanso Gardens
Maple is a family-friendly brunch restaurant located at the beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. To honor the changes of the season in the garden, Chef Philip Mack dishes up American cuisine with traditional Southern and Latin influences. For Mother's Day, Maple is serving a Mother's Day brunch buffet priced at $90 for adults and $48 for children. Highlights include The Buffet (spring vegetable frittata, lobster mac & cheese Wellington, jumbo lump crab salad, potato hash gratin, scrambled eggs & chive), Steak & Eggs Station, The Carvery with garlic & herb whole salmon, Crepe Station, Salad Station, The Farmers Market, The Bakery, and Churros Beignets Station.
Ms Chi Cafe
Ms Chi Cafe in Culver City is serving a special Mother's Day prix fixe brunch menu for $29. Chef Shirley Chung is featuring a Trio of Ms Chi Dumplings, Beijing Duck Benedict, Wok Fried Garlic Green Beans, Bahri Dates with Honey and Vanilla Ice Cream, and a choice of Mimosa or Boba Tea. There's also a Bottomless Mimosa Bar, Bobas, Coffees and more. Ms Chi's full brunch menu will also be available.
The fourth restaurant from the Toscana Restaurant Group, Nerano in Beverly Hills is featuring an a la carte menu of Executive Chef Michele Lisi's favorite Italian dishes to celebrate Mother's Day. Available for lunch and dinner, specials include chilled heirloom tomato & basil soup, smoked salmon pizza, gnocchi with Maine lobster tail, king crab risotto with Iranian saffron, Alaskan halibut filet, grass-fed veal chop, and Torta della Mamma – tart filled with vanilla pastry cream, dark chocolate, sliced almonds and pistachio gelato.
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Enjoy a special a la carte Mother's Day brunch menu from 11am to 3pm at the modern American seafood-centric Ocean Prime Beverly Hills. Start with a classic Bloody Mary (choice of vodka, house mix, jumbo shrimp) or sip spring in a glass with the Blood Orange Mimosa (Blood Orange Juice, Simple Syrup, Cointreau, Champagne). Specials include Lobster Toast, Blackened Salmon Salad, Crab & Eggs, and braised Short Rib Surf & Turf.
Mother’s Day at The Original Farmers Market
Mother’s Day is a special day celebrated at the iconic Original Farmers Market. On Sunday, May 12, celebrate the fantastic mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers in your life by treating them to a special day full of pampering and care. Start with an al fresco brunch at Marmalade Café or make a reservation at Monsieur Marcel Bistro and enjoy live accordion music from 3-6pm. If your mom prefers global cuisine, Singapore’s Banana Leaf offers incredible original dishes, while The Gumbo Pot has perfected the art of Cajun cooking. Round out the lovely meal with a gift she won’t soon forget: Weiss Jewelry, a family run business, specializes in custom jewelry design and can create the piece she’s always dreamed of owning. Is your mom a lover of the arts? Taschen creates beautiful coffee table books that double as art, conversation starters and a vehicle for knowledge all in one!
Located next to The Broad, Otium will be featuring a special Mother's Day brunch buffet with a raw bar and grill stations in their open kitchen for families to come together and treat mom to an unforgettable dining experience. Highlights include Shrimp Cocktail, Eggs Benedict, Mixed Field Greens, Croissant & Muffin Station, Avocado Toast Station, Omelette Station, Chervil Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and Chef's Choice Housemade Pastry Station. Pricing is $65 per guest, $30 for children 12 years and younger.
The Raymond 1886
Housed in a historic Craftsman Cottage with an expansive patio, The Raymond 1886 is featuring Executive Chef Jon Hung's Mother's Day brunch specials from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Start with a Grapefruit Brûlée with fresh berries or sample the Family Breakfast Platter filled with fresh fruit, muffins, and a homemade cinnamon roll for the whole table to enjoy. Brunch highlights include Chef Inspired Omelettes; Egg, Biscuits & Gravy; Chilaquiles, Horchata Griddle Cakes, or a decadent twist on a classic, the Lobster Benedict. If Mom is in more of a lunch mood, there's the Mediterranean Lamb Wrap or the Escarole & Strawberry Salad with arugula and balsamic vinaigrette. Mom can indulge her sweet tooth with a Crumb Cake or Coconut Macaroons served with sweet hibiscus rhubarb and vanilla ice cream.
On her special day, Mom deserves a specialty cocktail like a classic Mimosa or Bloody Mary, The Forbidden Peach (cognac, peach purée, peach bitters, rosemary simple syrup) and the Kusanagi, made with Haku Vodka, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, orgeat and habanero bitters.
Chef Neal Fraser is offering a special prix fixe Mother's Day brunch at Redbird, his stunning restaurant in Downtown L.A. First course options include cornmeal waffle, spring pea and avocado soup, burrata salad, white asparagus, salmon pastrami, and Scotch egg. Second course selections include lobster carbonara, wild mushroom frittata, king salmon, duck confit hash, huevos rancheros, basque baked eggs and rack of lamb. The Kids Menu offers soft scrambled eggs, chicken tenders, gemelli and waffle. Brunch will be available from 10am – 2pm. Pricing is $48 per person, and $19 for children 10 and under.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, Saddle Peak Lodge is a warm, rustic retreat located in a romantic setting along a creek. Celebrate Mother's Day at Saddle Peak Lodge with a special three-course Mother's Day Brunch. Start with roasted apple salad, albacore tartare or warm tomato soup. Entree selections include roasted Faroe Island salmon, eggs Benedict, lamb caprese sandwich, thick cut brioche French toast "Bananas Foster" and braised buffalo short ribs. Finish with banana & huckleberry bread pudding, cappuccino pots de creme, or mini chocolate brownies. Pricing is $75 for adults, and $45 for the two-course children's menu (age 12 and under).
Mother's Day Jazz Brunch - Spago Beverly Hills
Wolfgang Puck's flagship Spago Beverly Hills will host a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch featuring featuring the retro sounds of the Jennifer Keith Quintet. Priced at $155 per person, the brunch experience includes the decadent Gelato & Bake Shop pop-up. Supplement your celebration with a visit to the Champagne Cocktail Bar ($20). Children 12 and under are $65. Tickets are on sale at Tock.
Tosca & Bar Toscana
Opened since 1989, Tosca is a warm and inviting trattoria in the heart of Brentwood. In addition to their traditional Tuscan à la carte menu, Toscana is offering Mother's Day specials like roasted scallops, Insalata Estiva, pizza bianca, squid ink spaghetti with crab, Alaskan halibut, and Cantucci e Vin Santo. The price range for the à la carte specials is $15 - $50. Toscana will be serving lunch and dinner continuously on Mother’s Day from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Next door, Bar Toscana will be serving cocktails, specials and stuzzichini (bar bites) from 5:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.