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Where to go for Mother’s Day brunch in Los Angeles

Nothing says “I love you” like bottomless rosé—check out our guide to Mother’s Day brunch in Los Angeles

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Your mom’s been through a lot: She did your laundry, got through those angsty teen years and probably even let you control the car’s radio without batting an eye, even when all you did was blast boy bands for hours on end. And while a brunch won't completely compensate for all those years of emotional labor, you can still show her you’re really, truly thankful for all of that with a meal to end all meals from one of L.A.’s best brunch restaurants. With $1 “mamamosas,” endless rosé, seaside eggs Benedicts and fresh-bakes pastries, these Mother’s Day brunch specials around town are the perfect way to say “I love you.” Whether she’s looking for something cozy and low-key or decadent and classy, here’s where to find the best Mother’s Day specials around L.A. this year.

RECOMMENDED: Our guide to Mother’s Day in L.A.

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Restaurants, Italian

All’Acqua

icon-location-pin Atwater Village

What: Atwater’s charming Italian stalwart is hosting one of the best deals around this weekend—especially if your mom’s expecting a little bubbly. Find $5 bottles of rosé all day, plus $5 bottomless mimosas all through brunch. Talk about a steal. Of course, you’ll need to be dining to offset all those libations, and we can’t think of much better a way to soak up that alcohol than with bowls of All’Acqua’s pasta or specials like the Italian sausage sandwich with whipped ricotta and sautéed peppers and onions.

When: 10am–3pm

Price: À la carte, with regular menu available

Reserve: 323-663-3280

Brunch at Jolie bistro in Bel Air Los Angeles
Photograph: Courtesy Jolie
Restaurants, Bistros

Bistro Jolie

icon-location-pin Bel Air

What: If her tastes lean toward the French Riviera, Beverly Glen’s charming, breezy newcomer is a perfect place for a four-course prix fixe. Your meal begins with pastries and either fresh-pressed juice or a glass of sparkling wine, then proceeds toward choices of spring vegetable tart; buckwheat crêpe; salmon tartine; crab Benedict and more—then finishes with desserts like lemon olive oil cake or chocolate pots de crème.

When: 10am–4pm

Price: $55 per person

Reserve: 310-773-9484

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CATCH LA rooftop restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy CATCH
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

CATCH LA

icon-location-pin West Hollywood

What: For the mom who likes to see and be seen—while also seeing the views from way up high—you can’t beat CATCH, WeHo’s forever-trendy rooftop restaurant. You can order from the regular menu of grain bowls and salmon Benedicts, but you’ll also find specials on Sunday: we’re talking soft-shell crab sliders with papaya salad and house-made ranch; braised oxtail pasta with morel mushrooms, spring peas, ramps and pecorino; and berries and cream with almond cake, white chocolate, and passion fruit coulis.

When: 11am–3pm

Price: À la carte, with regular menu available

Reserve: Email catchlareservations@catchhg.com

Crustacean Beverly Hills Asian seafood restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Crustacean Beverly Hills
Restaurants, Seafood

Crustacean

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What: Part of a successful family-owned culinary empire, this Vietnamese seafood eatery has made a name for itself through signature dishes like garlic noodles with tiger prawns and the whole dungeness crab, though smaller bites like the grilled beef satay and the corn soup are not to be missed. And, on Mother’s Day, Crustacean’s paying tribute to moms everywhere (including the restaurant’s matriarch, chef Helene An) with specials that include lobster Benedicts on bao with yuzu hollandaise and crispy potatoes; Santa Barbara Uni Toast with Meyer lemon, scrambled hen eggs and garlic toast; and $1 “Mamamosa” mimosa cocktails.

When: 10am–3pm

Price: Special dishes run $17-$42; à la carte, with regular menu available

Reserve: 310-205-8990

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse brunch
Photograph: Courtesy Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Restaurants, Steakhouse

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

icon-location-pin Century City

What: Looking for an opulent option? Del Frisco’s modern steakhouse is offering its full menu and Mother’s Day specials throughout the day (hello, herb-crusted prime rib meal for $50), but the real stunners seem to only be available during brunch: lobster Benedict with citrus hollaindaise and filet mignon Benedict, we’ve got our eyes on you. You can order from the regular menu as well, with options like the Pacific Coast cobb salad, poke bowls, lobster rolls and the full range of classic steakhouse fare.

When: 11am–2pm

Price: Special dishes run $48-$60; à la carte, with regular menu available

Reserve: 323-784-0473

Photograph: Courtesy Farmhouse
Restaurants, Californian

Farmhouse

icon-location-pin Beverly

What: The Beverly Center’s farmer-fronted restaurant is about as “farm to table” as it gets, with grains, produce and more coming from Nathan Peitso’s very own Sun Valley crops at Kenter Canyon Farms. Treat your mom to a locally sourced and homestyle prix-fixe brunch that includes avocado toast; eggs Benedict with buttermilk biscuits with smoked salmon or Canadian bacon; mushroom omelette; grain bowls and other delectables.

When: 11am–3pm

Price: $42 per person

Reserve: 310-818-4925

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Michael's Santa Monica
Photograph: Courtesy Michael's Santa Monica
Restaurants, Californian

Michael’s Santa Monica

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

What: Spend a day by the sea in one of Santa Monica’s institutions: Just blocks from the ocean, the California-cuisine pioneer Michael’s is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu, where family-style dishes include the likes of oysters on the half shell and citrus avocado salad, before you make your own choices of blueberry pancakes with bacon; omelettes with cream cheese, chives and smoked salmon; the pancetta-topped Michael’s burger; or shrimp and grits with scallions and cheddar. 

When: 11am–2pm

Price: $75 per adult, $35 per child under 7

Reserve: 310-451-0843

Restaurants, French

The NoMad

icon-location-pin Downtown Financial District

What: It’s hard to imagine a more impressive setting for a Mother’s Day brunch than the NoMad. The hotel restaurant’s dining room just drips velvet and class, and it feels like the perfect spot to enjoy a four-course prix-fixe brunch featuring the likes of smoked-salmon Benedict pappardelle with green garlic, and the crazy-delicious dry-aged burger with cheddar and charred-onion relish. Finish with the artful (and also-gorgeous) Milk & Honey dessert, or a three-scoop of house ice cream. Get some snaps of mom sitting on the velvet settees while you’re there.

When: 11am–3pm

Price: $40 per person

Reserve: 213-358-0000

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Cornbread at Norah
Photograph: Courtesy Norah
Restaurants, American

Norah

icon-location-pin West Hollywood

What: If your mama’s the musical type, West Hollywood’s sleek farm-to-table spot Norah is giving you brunch with a side of live jazz to celebrate the holiday. As you listen to the band, dig into dishes like cast-iron cornbread with rosemary honey butter; ancient-grain pancakes; biscuit Benedicts with smoked ham; farro bowls; and fried chicken sandwiches smeared with pimento cheese.

When: 11am–3pm

Price: À la carte; various

Reserve: 310-643-5853

SALT Marina del Rey Restaurant brunch
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/SALT
Restaurants, American

SALT

icon-location-pin Calabasas

What: Looking to celebrate by the water? The Marina Del Rey Hotel’s SALT restaurant will give mom a brunch right on the water. Sit on the patio to watch the boats go by, then ponder the regular menu of buttermilk pancakes; shallot-and-chive omeletes; and stacked-high breakfast sandwiches; or the Mother’s Day specials such as Maine lobster omelette with English Peas and parmesan cream; charred-ramp, farm-egg quiche; and grilled Alaskan halibut with smoked cauliflower.

When: 7am–2:30pm

Price: À la carte; various

Reserve: 424-289-8223 

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Photograph: Courtesy Rick Poon; Tallula's
Restaurants, Mexican

Tallula’s

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

What: For Tallula’s second annual Mother’s Day brunch, chef Saw Naing and the team are going all-out with blood orange mimosas, coffee cocktails and new dishes such as huevos divorciados; grass-fed steak and Eggs with a chipotle-tamarind sauce; and blue corn pancakes with piloncillo syrup, berries and cardamom whipped cream. What’s more, this Santa Monica Canyon spot is only a few hundred feet from the shore, in case you’re up for a walk after all of that deliciousness. Call to reserve your table, but if you’re really making last-minute plans, this spot always reserves a portion of the dining room for walk-ins.

When: 11am–2pm

Price: À la carte; various

Reserve: 310-526-0027

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