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Where to Treat Mom on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Make sure you celebrate mom accordingly and treat her to more than just flowers this year. If you’re still thinking about Mother’s Day plans there’s still time to get moving and pick a spot before mom’s big day on Sunday, May 14.

From prix-fixe French feasts and Champagne brunches to indulgent gourmet buffets and sophisticated evening dinners - there’s even a thoughtful pop-up floral market if you forgot to buy blooms! Here are a dozen suggestions for where to spend Mother’s Day this year; as of this writing, these restaurants all still have reservations available.

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Parc Bistro Brasserie

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Treat Mom to a French feast with brunch at Parc Bistro-Brasserie. The specially prepared menu, complete with a starter, entrée, and dessert, rings in at $42.50 per person. Selections include smoked salmon rillettes, quiche Lorraine, rack of lamb, and butter-poached lobster. Vegetarian options are also available for each course.

The Westgate Hotel

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Served in the elegant Fontainebleau and Versailles Salons, The Westgate’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch will feature made to-order-omelets, fresh seafood, carving and crepe stations, baked breads, pastries and desserts. In addition, enjoy endless champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys and margaritas from The Imperial Bar. $89 (adults) and $35 (children under 12). 

Craft & Commerce

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Get mom to wind down and loosen up with Craft & Commerce’s ‘All Moms Get Lay’d’ special. The Little Italy cocktail den is offering their popular Framboise champagne cocktail, “Lay Lady Lay,” to all moms for free during brunch, which is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Curadero

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Hotel Palomar’s newly opened Mexican kitchen is offering a casual brunch, plus lunch and dinner options for Mother’s Day. Start with chef Kraten’s dragonfruit sorbet, fresh banana, berries and house made granola-laiden pitahaya bowl or the omelet Curadero with mushrooms and potato cakes. Pair with a Champurrado or house agua fresca.

Officine Buona Forchetta

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Moms are greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival at the newly opened Officine Buona Forchetta, where the pizzaiolos and pasta pros have whipped up specialty treats for Mother’s Day. Mom-inspired dishes include pizza topped with shrimp, lemon, scamorza and edible flowers, and a flourless chocolate cake with sea salt caramel for dessert.

The Med

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What better place to celebrate Mother’s Day than at the Pink Lady in La Jolla? Priced at $89 (adults) and $39 (kids), Mother’s Day brunch at The MED includes bottomless mimosas and champagne, plus mini breakfast banh mi sandwiches, citrus cured seabass ceviche, made-to-order crepes and dry aged prime rib from the carving station, among other culinary delights. Don’t miss the garnish-your-own-donut wall!

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George's at The Cove

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Mother's Day brunch will served downstairs at California Modern starting 10 a.m. Expect a menu full of new takes on classic favorites, like French toast with Chino Farms strawberries, Baja shrimp omelet, and eggs benedict with Meyer lemon hollandaise, plus vegetarian/vegan friendly options, alongside breathtaking ocean views.

George’s At The Cove

Marina Kitchen

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Priced at $42 (adults) and $12 (children 12/under) the special Mother’s Day Buffet at Marina Kitchen includes a complimentary glass of champagne, just for moms. Selections range from Belgium waffles to crepe and omelets stations, fresh baked breads and an assortment of desserts, all served between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

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Treat mom to a sophisticated four-course dinner at BiCE, which includes burrata with sautéed escarole; crab and asparagus soup; pan seared salmon with roasted pea puree risotto and strawberry panna cotta. There’s a complimentary glass of bubbly for Mom too. Priced at $49 with a 10-and-under kids’ menu ($25), dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. on Mother’s Day.

The US Grant Hotel

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Treat mom to a special brunch experience, when for the first time, THE US GRANT Mother’s Day brunch will be held in the Presidential Ballroom. Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy bottomless mimosas, breakfast specialties, an omelet bar, seasonal side dishes, carved prime meats, Pacific seafood, and sweet treats. Families can also surprise mom with a hand made, fresh seasonal bloom bouquet from THE US GRANT’s pop-up floral market in the ballroom. Prices range from $82 for adults, $72 for seniors, and $39 for children.

Coastline

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There are three seating times (10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m.) available for Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at L’ Auberge Del Mar. Selections include short ribs with roasted garlic mashed potato, and chicken schnitzel with herbed spätzle. On the lighter side there will be pastries, yogurt, granola and seasonal fruits, seafood, local cheeses and farm-sourced salads. Priced at $90 (adults) and $30 (children under 12). 

Et Voilà!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gourmet French menu at Et Voila! Served from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., and priced at $37 with an optional $15 wine pairing, selections range from starters like mushroom ravioli with Port wine sauce, to entrees including a pan roasted branzino and traditional coq au vin. End on a sweet, but refreshing, note with the Meyer lemon creme brûlée and raspberry coulis. An $18 kids menu is also available.

Et Voilà!

Parc Bistro Brasserie

Treat Mom to a French feast with brunch at Parc Bistro-Brasserie. The specially prepared menu, complete with a starter, entrée, and dessert, rings in at $42.50 per person. Selections include smoked salmon rillettes, quiche Lorraine, rack of lamb, and butter-poached lobster. Vegetarian options are also available for each course.

The Westgate Hotel

Served in the elegant Fontainebleau and Versailles Salons, The Westgate’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch will feature made to-order-omelets, fresh seafood, carving and crepe stations, baked breads, pastries and desserts. In addition, enjoy endless champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys and margaritas from The Imperial Bar. $89 (adults) and $35 (children under 12). 

Craft & Commerce

Get mom to wind down and loosen up with Craft & Commerce’s ‘All Moms Get Lay’d’ special. The Little Italy cocktail den is offering their popular Framboise champagne cocktail, “Lay Lady Lay,” to all moms for free during brunch, which is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Curadero

Hotel Palomar’s newly opened Mexican kitchen is offering a casual brunch, plus lunch and dinner options for Mother’s Day. Start with chef Kraten’s dragonfruit sorbet, fresh banana, berries and house made granola-laiden pitahaya bowl or the omelet Curadero with mushrooms and potato cakes. Pair with a Champurrado or house agua fresca.

Officine Buona Forchetta

Moms are greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival at the newly opened Officine Buona Forchetta, where the pizzaiolos and pasta pros have whipped up specialty treats for Mother’s Day. Mom-inspired dishes include pizza topped with shrimp, lemon, scamorza and edible flowers, and a flourless chocolate cake with sea salt caramel for dessert.

The Med

The MED

What better place to celebrate Mother’s Day than at the Pink Lady in La Jolla? Priced at $89 (adults) and $39 (kids), Mother’s Day brunch at The MED includes bottomless mimosas and champagne, plus mini breakfast banh mi sandwiches, citrus cured seabass ceviche, made-to-order crepes and dry aged prime rib from the carving station, among other culinary delights. Don’t miss the garnish-your-own-donut wall!

The MED

George's at The Cove

George’s At The Cove

Mother's Day brunch will served downstairs at California Modern starting 10 a.m. Expect a menu full of new takes on classic favorites, like French toast with Chino Farms strawberries, Baja shrimp omelet, and eggs benedict with Meyer lemon hollandaise, plus vegetarian/vegan friendly options, alongside breathtaking ocean views.

George’s At The Cove

Marina Kitchen

marina kitchen

Priced at $42 (adults) and $12 (children 12/under) the special Mother’s Day Buffet at Marina Kitchen includes a complimentary glass of champagne, just for moms. Selections range from Belgium waffles to crepe and omelets stations, fresh baked breads and an assortment of desserts, all served between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

marina kitchen

Bice

Treat mom to a sophisticated four-course dinner at BiCE, which includes burrata with sautéed escarole; crab and asparagus soup; pan seared salmon with roasted pea puree risotto and strawberry panna cotta. There’s a complimentary glass of bubbly for Mom too. Priced at $49 with a 10-and-under kids’ menu ($25), dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. on Mother’s Day.

The US Grant Hotel

Treat mom to a special brunch experience, when for the first time, THE US GRANT Mother’s Day brunch will be held in the Presidential Ballroom. Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy bottomless mimosas, breakfast specialties, an omelet bar, seasonal side dishes, carved prime meats, Pacific seafood, and sweet treats. Families can also surprise mom with a hand made, fresh seasonal bloom bouquet from THE US GRANT’s pop-up floral market in the ballroom. Prices range from $82 for adults, $72 for seniors, and $39 for children.

Coastline

There are three seating times (10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m.) available for Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at L’ Auberge Del Mar. Selections include short ribs with roasted garlic mashed potato, and chicken schnitzel with herbed spätzle. On the lighter side there will be pastries, yogurt, granola and seasonal fruits, seafood, local cheeses and farm-sourced salads. Priced at $90 (adults) and $30 (children under 12). 

Et Voilà!

Et Voilà!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gourmet French menu at Et Voila! Served from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., and priced at $37 with an optional $15 wine pairing, selections range from starters like mushroom ravioli with Port wine sauce, to entrees including a pan roasted branzino and traditional coq au vin. End on a sweet, but refreshing, note with the Meyer lemon creme brûlée and raspberry coulis. An $18 kids menu is also available.

Et Voilà!

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