Mother's Day 2013: Best places to brunch in LA

No plans for Mother’s Day 2013? Here’s your guide to the best places to celebrate with brunch in LA.



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Celebrate Mother's Day 2013 with Benedicts and bubbly at these Mother's Day brunch spots. You've trekked the best hikes, pampered her at the best spas, and now it's time to fill her up at the city's best restaurants. From rooftop afternoon tea to a side of Flamenco, these special occasion brunches are sure to impress and make Mom proud.

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Ray's and Stark Bar

  • Price band: 2/4

For the art-loving mom, make Mother's Day an all-day affair at LACMA. The trendy Ray's and Stark Bar will be offering not only brunch, but dinner as well, featuring options like Octopus with chorizo, saffron aioli, crispy potatoes and fava beans; Margherita Pizza; Soft Shell Crab and Wood Grilled Hanger Steak, as well as special brunch-only options like Quiche and the Benedict Burger. After dining, head to the museum to check out the exhibitions on view; the galleries will be open from 10am-7pm. To make restaurant reservations, call 323-857-6180.

  1. Mid-City 5905 Wilshire Blvd
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Asia de Cuba

  • Price band: 3/4

Mother's Day is a great opportunity to try out the newly revamped brunch menu at the Mondrian's fusion hotspot Asia de Cuba. Different from your typical fare, you can choose from a dim sum station, build-your-own Bao station, a caja China roast pig and yakitori grill, in addition to more traditional brunch items with a slight twist. Cost includes one Mimosa or Bloody Mary, with additional drinks just $5 each. Or opt for the Mojito Cocktail Sampler for $15 more. Dine al fresco on the restaurant arbor amongst the enormous terra cotta pots of ficus trees and beautiful bougainvillea vines. Call 323-848-6000 for reservations or email

  1. West Hollywood 8440 W. Sunset Boulevard, 90069
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Vertical Wine Bistro

  • Price band: 3/4

This eclectic Pasadena destination for French and Italian wines is altering its usual evening hours, opening early for a classy brunch this Mother's Day. James Beard-nominee Chef Laurent Quenioux has selected a special menu for the occasion; choose from options like Blueberries and Banana French Toast or Arugula and Scallops Salad for the first course, and Smoked Salmon Benedict or Veal Shortribs for the main course. Don't miss out on the special interchangeable Mimosa bar: $15 gets you unlimited Ginger Royal Champagne Cocktails, Pear and Cranberry Bellinis and Blood Orange Mimosas, so you're sure not to get bored.

  1. Pasadena 70 N Raymond Ave
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El Cid

  • Price band: 2/4

Change it up this May 12 by opting for this Mother's Day Flamenco dinner (or brunch) and a show. Silver Lake's iconic El Cid—which opened in 1963 as a replica of an authentic 16th century Spanish tavern—is celebrating a spirited Mother's Day with two special brunch and dinner flamenco shows. Brunch includes a choice of five entrees and an option of bottomless Mimosas; dinner includes a choice of entree, a cup of the spot's heirloom tomato gazpacho, a salad, bittersweet treats and Spanish flan. Enjoy while watching El Cid alumna Angelita Macias dance the day away.

  1. Silver Lake 4212 Sunset Blvd
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Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

  • Price band: 4/4

Pamper your mom with this lavish brunch at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Hotel Executive Chef Ashley James has prepared an elaborate display of numerous culinary stations, including spots designated for farmers' market salad, sushi and seafood, meat carving, desserts and more. Find dishes like lobster eggs Benedict, roasted Sonoma lamb leg and made-to-order Belgian waffles. Gluten-free and vegan mothers have been considered as well and will have their own menu options, while their little ones can help themselves to a special children's buffet. Reservations are recommended; call 310-860-4000.

  1. Beverly Hills 300 S Doheny Drive, at Burton Way
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Ritz-Carlton LA Live

  • Price band: 3/4

Show your mom she's at the top of your list at this elegant afternoon tea. Take in one of the best views of the city from Wolfgang Puck's restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton hotel Downtown while sipping specialty loose leaf teas and nibbling on tea sandwiches like prosciutto and fig and sweets like Mother's Day cookies. Special kid-friendly food is on offer as well, and little ones can take advantage of a card-making station if needed. As the finishing touch, moms will leave with a gift bag full of chocolate truffles, tea and spa products—perfect for pampering. To make reservations call 213-743-8824.

  1. Downtown 900 W Olympic Blvd
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