Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and if you haven't gotten that one figured out yet, maybe it's time to start planning. Depending on your age and demographic, a crayoned card could work, or maybe your kid's card and a stiff drink. If you want something a bit more professional, turn the page for an alphabetized list of 22 local restaurants that might help you out some.
The Glendale restaurant is featuring lunch and dinner specials on Sunday. From 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., lunch ($40 per person with a $15 wine pairing option) includes choices such as chilled sweat pea soup, seared Maine scallops with cannellini beans, roasted duck breast with wild rice, and coffee tiramisu. The dinner menu ($55 per person with a $20 wine pairing option) is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., which includes dishes such as wild Fijian Albacore poke, Maine lobster risotto, and 28-day dry-aged New York steak. 3459 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale; (818) 541-1532.
A complimentary glass of Moët Champagne along with a macaron are given to moms who dine at Bouchon Bistro during brunch on Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Specials include Dungeness crab crepes, Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna tartare, and a Champagne bar with three types of Bellinis. 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; (310) 271-9910.
Bottomless mimosas are inclusive with Daniel Roberts' three-course prix-fixe brunch ($45 per person) that includes options such as Dungeness crab cakes, seared salmon, short rib hash, coconut cake spring trifle, and dulce de leche crème brulée. The menu will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey; (310) 823-6395.
At $39 per person, the three-course brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chaya Brasserie includes Japanese caprese salad, citrus French toast, huevos rancheros, papparadelle with Kobe beef bolognese, and crème fraîche cheesecake with yuzu sauce. 8741 Alden Dr., Los Angeles; (310) 859-8833.
In addition to the regular brunch menu, chef-owner David Myers is offering a three-course menu with options such as asparagus bisque, Maine lobster Benedict, and blueberry stuffed French toast on Sunday for $39 per person ($15 for a child under 12). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 782-1104.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the steakhouse will offer a three-course Sunday brunch menu ($55 per person) with options such as cheese quiche, chorizo omelette, Jidori chicken sandwich, beef brisket with fingerling potato hash, and malted milk semifreddo.
10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 279-4180.
Three-course brunch ($40 per person) and dinner ($52 per person) prix-fixe specials will be available at Fig & Olive on Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch menu includes options such as crab and heirloom tomato salad, salmon with grilled radicchio, and raspberry meringue. Dinner will include such dishes as lobster bisque as well as zucchini blossom and goat cheese ravioli; service begins at 5:30 p.m and ends at 10 p.m. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood; (310) 360-9100.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Four Seasons Los Angeles is hosting a Sunday brunch buffet -- $98 per person; $45 per child -- with various stations such as a farmers market salad, sushi, Mexican, Asian, meat carving, gluten-free, and vegan. Reservations are recommended. 300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills; (310) 860-4000.
The "Queen for a Day" brunch buffet ($49 per adult and $10 per child under 12) comes with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's. The menu includes eggs Benedict, pan-seared salmon, rosemary-rubbed rib-eye steaks, and an omelette station. All moms will be given a tiara and a cupcake. (Editor's note: That last bit is hilarious.) Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles; (213) 617-3300.
Suzanne Goin has created a special three-course Sunday supper menu ($45 per person) with dishes that feature seasonal farmers market ingredients. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 655-6277.
Eggs Benedict in both meat ($13) and vegan ($8) versions will be available for Sunday brunch alongside mimosas and margaritas at $6 each. Moms will be given a complimentary batch of freshly baked cookies. (Editor's note again: There's an idea. Maybe bake some yourself?) 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 483-2337.
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From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the Westwood restaurant will offer a brunch buffet with selections inspired by Wine Country, such as beer braised short ribs, Grand Marnier brioche French toast, roasted spring lamb top round, marinated grilled natural salmon, and sour cherry cobbler. The menu is available for $55 per person and $19 per child. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $12. 1100 Glendon Ave., Westwood; (310) 824-3322.
At $44 per person, the Italian brunch buffet at RivaBella features wood oven-roasted salmon and a porchetta carving station. (Editor's note again: Okay, that's awesome.) Brunch is available on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mothers will be given a take-home Mother's Day gift. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 278-2060.
Rivera is offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu with options like scrambed huevos rancheros, traditional gazpacho, ancho chile chocolate cake, and Spanish olive oil cake with crème fraîche ice cream on Sunday, May 12. 1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles; (213) 749-1460.
Mother's Day, May 12, marks the luanch of Street's new all-you-can-eat small plates brunch -- $25 per person -- with dishes like kaya toast bites, asparagus egg white frittatas, jackfruit bánh mì sliders, and tamale Benedicts. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $15 per person. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 203-0500.
A three-course Sunday brunch ($39 per person) comes with complimentary rosé and Champagne for mothers. Brunch options include soft scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, fried Jidori chicken with butternut squash waffles and green tomato marmalade, sourdough French toast wtih bacon chips, pancake lasagna, as well as chocolate croissant bread pudding with peanut butter sauce. Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. 7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 651-0915.
The Terrace will offer a Mother's Day Jazz Brunch ($85 per adult and $40 per child under 12) with bottomless mimosa and a menu that includes assorted baked goods, a prime rib carving station, and a raw bar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 654-7100.
The two-course Sunday brunch menu ($24.50 per person) at Tin Roof Bistro is designed for moms who don't like traditional brunch items with choices like chicken spaetzle soup, trio of mini scones, shrimp cake Benedict, Simmzy's burgers, and thin-noodle lasagna. The prix-fixe meal includes coffee, tea and soda. A special buffet for kids ($8 per child) will include scrambed eggs, French toast, chicken tenders, and mac 'n' cheese. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310) 546-6180.
Available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the two-course Sunday brunch menu ($39 per person) at Vertical Wine Bistro will feature blueberries and banana French toast, smoked salmon Benedict with country potatoes, and veal shortribs with chipotlé-scented tripe jus. A basket of assorted breakfast pastries come with the menu; bottomless cocktails such as blood orange mimosas are an additional $15. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 795-3999.
Govind Armstrong will offer a three-course prix-fixe brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will include seasonal, low country-inspired dishes such as smoked trout Benedict with biscuit, braised collards, and poached egg, as well as buttermilk waffles with bourbon-glazed bananas and spiced pecan butter. Brunch is $42 per person with the option of bottomless mimosas at an additional $15. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 392-2425.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air will serve a three-course prix-fixe brunch ($120 per adult; $60 per child) from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, which will Maryland blue crab cakes, ricotta lemon blintzes, and Alaskan halibut. Meals come with a glass of Champagne, mimosa or Blood Mary. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles; (310) 909-1644.
The "Tea at Top" series continues on Sunday, May 12 with a Mother's Day rendition. At $65 per person ($20 per child), afternoon tea service includes tea blends from Art of Tea as well as mini tea sandwiches, tea pastries, and scones. The kid-friendly version includes mini peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mini ham and cheese croissants, cookies and sliced fruit. There will be a card-making station set up for kids, and moms will be given a small gift from The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Seatings are available at three time slots: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 743-8800.
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