Nothing says “I love you” to the woman who raised you like eggs Benedict and a few mimosas. We've hand-picked some of our favorite Mother's Day brunches in town to treat mom right.
Alma at The Standard
Ari Taymor's Hollywood pop-up will be serving specials such as Dungeness crab poutine, fennel and arugula salad with blood orange and avocado, soft scrambled eggs with button mushrooms, and crispy potatoes with smoked salmon, egg yolk and seaweed. 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 650-9090, alma-la.com.
On the brunch menu at Josef Centeno's homey Tex-Mex spot downtown: grandma's chorizo with jack cheese and flour tortillas, Amá’s enchiladas with carrot sofrito, queso fresco and potato, mom's green enchiladas with chicken and “mom's favorite” chicken tortilla soup. 118 W. Fourth St., downtown; (213) 687-7000, bar-ama.com.
If mom's a vegan — or wants to eat like one — try Tal Ronnen's menu of plant-based dishes including smoked carrot “lox” scramble, Crossroads “Benedict” and bread pudding or vegan “cheesecake.” 8284 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 782-9245, crossroadskitchen.com.
West Hollywood's popular vegan restaurant is offering specials such as a pan de chocolate with rose cream and toasted cashews, grilled peach salad with “ricotta” toast and a spicy blackberry mint margarita. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 978-2170, graciasmadreweho.com.
Hinoki & the Bird
This Century City favorite isn't normally open for Sunday brunch, but from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. it will offer a classic menu of house-made breads and pastries, challah French toast, sake-cured salmon with buckwheat toast and a croque monsieur. 10 W. Century Drive, Century City; (310) 552-1200, hinokiandthebird.com.
For Mother's Day brunch, Ledlow is offering a $40-per-person set menu that includes a mimosa or bloody Mary, red oak lettuce salad, shrimp and grits, and strawberry shortcake. 400 S. Main St., downtown; (213) 687-7000, ledlowla.com.
The Pikey will offer brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with specials such as a local asparagus and speck quiche, doughnuts with strawberry filling, crab and avocado toast, and spinach en cocotte. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 850-5400, thepikeyla.com.
Chef Anne Conness is offering a $30, three-course brunch menu of “Nuevo Rancho” dishes and a $10 buffet for kids. Bonus: Moms will receive a free mimosa, sangria or bloody Mary. 219 Main St., El Segundo; (310) 322-2721, sausal.com.
The Avalon's stylish hotel restaurant is offering brunch specials including young vegetable crudite, baked eggs with Tuscan kale, grilled sour peach tartine, a country ham Benedict and mixed berry blintzes. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 407-7791, vivianerestaurant.com.
Brunch highlights at this stylish Echo Park diner include blue crab and potato rosti, white miso and stone fruit upside-down cake, and hibiscus flower agua fresca. 1115 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; (213) 415-1818, eatwinsome.com.