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13 Fun Things To Do For Mother’s Day in Los Angeles

May 5, 2016 by Christina Minh

Moms deserve to feel loved 365 days a year, but on this one specific holiday we know you’ll be making an effort to help a special woman (or women) in your life feel appreciated through acts of kindness and celebration.

To help make the day a success we’ve compiled a handy list of fun ideas for how you can celebrate mom’s day in the city of angels, from a decadent brunch buffet to art exhibits to unique tasting menus, we are sure you’ll find something worthy on the rundown below.


So make this a day she won’t forget with our nifty list of fun things to do for Mother’s Day 2016.

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Start your morning sunny side up.

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1. Esterel ( Beverly Hills)

The brunch buffet starts with a free glass of champagne and ends with a gift from SoSpa. Expect a selection of cold and hot items, a smoked salmon bagel bar, carving station and a chocolate fountain with handmade garnishes, French pastries, seasonal pastries and pies. Cost $59 per person.

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2. BOA Steakhouse (West Hollywood)

The West Hollywood location of BOA will be offering various buffet stations, including a carving station for their signature 40 day dry aged New York Striploin, a seafood bar, egg bar, taco bar, dessert table and a special crepe station. All moms will receive a special gift to take home after brunch as well. Cost $60 per person.

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3. Mr.C (Beverly Hills)

The Italian hotel celebrates Mother’s Day with a decadent buffet brunch featuring a complimentary Bellini for moms at arrival and Venetian style pastas, made to order waffles, a variety of seafood and a carving station. Complimentary beauty touch-ups and dry styling will be provided by GLAMSQUAD in the cabanas on the pool deck, plus relaxing spa and overnight stay packages are available for those who want to celebrate for more than just one day. Cost $115 per person, $49 for children ages 4-12 years.


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4. Osawa (Pasadena)

Give mom a taste of Japanese opulence this Sunday with lunch and dinner specials at Osawa. Lunch will feature excellent dishes like the Kurobuta pork ginger, a baked black cod marinated in soy and a rainbow sashimi salad. Looking for a dinner experience mom won’t forget? Have her partake in the Shabu Shabu where she will cook her own food right at the dinner table. For moms craving a variety of things the Mother’s Day Bento Special is a solid choice. A complimentary glass of Champagne will be given to all mothers on this special day.

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5. Mothers & Masterpieces: Celebrate Mother’s Day at NHMLA (Exposition Park)

Spend the morning with a calming walking through the Nature Garden at The Natural History Museum with mom. After, enjoy complimentary mimosas and pastries before working side by side on painting your own masterpiece! All ages and levels of painters are welcome. Cost: $55 for Adult, $27 Child- 12 and under.

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6. Baltaire (Brentwood)

The contemporary steakhouse is hosting a decadent brunch buffet featuring signature brunch dishes, holiday specials, one extravagant iced shellfish station and a carving station fit for a queen in this case a mom, with USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Nueske Spiral Ham, and Leg of Lamb. Bloody Mary and Champagne carts will be roaming the room too. Cost $85 per adult $50 per child.

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7. Recess Eatery (Highland Park)

Eastside mamas can enjoy a special brunch item the Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict with Lemon Thyme Hollandaise along their full “homeroom” brunch menu and unlimited mimosas ($18) when you check in with Yelp. In addition the restaurant will host a Mother’s Day dinner special served along their full menu, the “Australian Lamb Rack with Israeli Couscous, Eggpkant, Mint-Basil Chimichurri ($35) will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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8. 118 Degrees (Tarzana)

Valley moms who are also raw vegan can rejoice! Treat mom to a three course meal catered just for her taste buds. Offerings include stuffed mushrooms, tropical coconut ceviche, fried avocado rolled tacos, mole enchiladas, living lasagna and more. Mom’s also get a choice of Mimosa made from fresh squeezed organic orange juice or a Kombucha cocktail. Cost $25 per person.

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9. Inotheke (Santa Monica)

Make it a family affair this Mother’s Day at Mediterranean eatery Inotheke. Feast on shareable bites for the whole table such as fava dip bottarga and move on to Yiayia’s Scallop Saganaki, classic mousaka, lamb with orzo, a short rib “Stifado” and much more. The restaurant is open for dinner this Sunday.

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10. AMMO at The Hammer (Westwood)

This is the perfect spot to take moms who love art. Sit among the world’s most recognized art, amidst a stunning courtyard setting while sipping on complimentary champagne and enjoying brunch items al carte like wholegrain waffles, avocado toast, steak & eggs and more.

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11. Bourbon Steak (Glendale)

Enjoy an inventive three-course menu that includes ahi tuna tartare, caviar parfait, smoked salmon Benedict, chicken & donuts and more. The Bloody Mary cart will also be making the rounds with custom garnishes built table side. Cost $59+.

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12. Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern ( Mid-Wilshire)

Give mom a gastropub celebration. Starters include chicken terrine and King Crab legs, accompanied by crusty bread, spicy garlic or lemon butter. Main offerings are just as mouthwatering like the Irish Breakfast, made up of Irish bacon and wood fire lobster pizza topped with Maine lobster. Bottomless mimosas are just $10 on this special day and all mothers will receive a complimentary Rose from the Spare Tire staff.

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13. 18th annual ‘MOMentum Place at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga)

The 18th annual MOMentum Place will bring in aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians to the Theatricum Botanicum’s gorgeous outdoor amphitheater. Mom’s can sit back, relax and enjoy a unique afternoon of performance delights that are kid friendly and full of surprises. There is an option to partake in brunch in Theatricum’s rustic gardens before the performance. Cost: Performance $25 advance purchase, $30 at the door ; Students with valid ID $15; Children 12 and under $10 ; Brunch: $30 per person.

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BONUS IDEA: Get interactive with mom by taking her on a Mojo Maps Mother’s Day Tour of Venice this Sunday starting at 11 a.m.

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments below!




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