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17 Great Spots for Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles

May 8, 2018 by Karin E. Baker

Mother’s Day 2018 is just around the corner, so why not show mom your appreciation by treating her to brunch?

If you haven’t made reservations, you’ll want to get planning soon. Whether your mother likes Michelin-starred elegance, an elevated outdoor jazz brunch with views of the Hollywood sign, or Japanese food, make it a brunch to remember with the help of our list of 17 great Los Angeles spots for Mother’s Day brunch.

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1. Farmhouse (West Hollywood)

Opened just weeks ago at the Beverly Center, Farmhouse showcases “seed-to-plate” cuisine using hyperlocal produce from top farms, along with responsibly sourced fish, meat, and poultry. For Mother’s Day, Farmhouse is offering a $45 prix-fixe brunch menu, with dishes like peas and burrata salad, pork belly eggs benedict, breakfast pizza topped with Fresno chilis, French toast with local bananas, herb and goat cheese omelets, fennel-scented pavlova and rhubarb clafoutis. -> More information

2. Portofino Hotel & Marina (Redondo Beach)

Baleen Kitchen, located at the four-star Portofino Hotel & Marina, is offering a luxe buffet brunch — with marina views — that includes ceviche, cracked crab claws, Asian soba salad, an artisan cheese display, omelet, pasta and Belgian waffle stations, charcuterie and crudité displays, a carving station, and more. Adults are $63, while kids are $39. -> More information

3. Panxa Cocina (Long Beach)

Enjoy the cuisine of New Mexico at Panxa Cocina, which reflects the influences of Chef Arthur Gonzalez, who as a child cooked with his Oaxacan grandmother and later dwelled for years in New Mexico before returning to Los Angeles. Panxa’s Mother’s Day brunch includes Southwestern specialties like New Mexican stacked enchiladas, a hatch chile burger, and blue corn pinon pancakes. You’re more than welcome to bring your canine along — this eatery features a doggy brunch menu as well! -> More information

4. The Ebell of Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire)

The elegant and historic Ebell, founded over a century ago, is opening its lounge for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet, with choices such as carved roast beef, poached salmon, made-to-order omelets, fresh waffles, and bottomless champagne. Enjoy entertainment from the Y-Huan Zhao string quartet, while the kiddos can marvel at children’s magician extraordinaire The Amazing Dave. Brunch is $60 fro adults, $35 for youths 6-18, and free for kids under 5. -> More information 

5. Celestino Ristorante (Pasadena)

Renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, Pasadena’s Celestino is offering a four-course, prix-fixe brunch on Mother’s Day for $58. Begin with buffalo mozzarella salad, followed by artichoke ravioli with black truffle sauce or spinach and pea risotto. The main course, grilled salmon with sorelle, will be followed by a special dessert: Torta della Nonna, a pastry topped with pine nuts and filled with rich custard. -> More information

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6. Patina (DTLA)

Michelin-starred Patina is housed in Downtown’s iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. This Mother’s Day, Patina’s special three-course prix-fixe brunch menu ($70 for adults/$35 for children) will feature crudo tostada, buttermilk fried quail jidori chicken, and Scottish smoked salmon. -> More information 

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7. Filifera (Hollywood)

Take in gorgeous views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory at rooftop bar and lounge Filifera, located 22 stories high at the Hollywood Proper Residences. Brunch guests will enjoy a complimentary mimosa and a sweet treat as they savor brunch classics and listen to live jazz. -> More information

8. Avec Nous at Viceroy L’Ermitage (Beverly Hills)

Consider taking Mom to Avec Nous, the beautiful modern update on a timeless French bistro located at the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Offering a three-course buffet meal on Mother’s Day, guests can savor delicious offerings like braised short rib pappardelle pasta or grilled prawns in sauce vierge with cippolini onions. -> More information

9. ROKU (West Hollywood)

Trendy Japanese restaurant ROKU will feature a special four-course menu just for Mother’s Day. For $55, savor king crab brûlée, ginger-marinated salmon, Ume Matsu sushi with Spicy Tuna Roll, and a mini chocolate volcano. Mothers will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. -> More information 

10. The Mission Inn (Riverside)

The Mission Inn, a beautiful Mission Revival-style hotel dating back to 1876, is a National Historic Landmark renowned for its Sunday brunch. This Mother’s Day, visit the Inn for live music and traditional brunch fare, along with champagne, a mimosa bar, and luxe dishes like crab leg, Norwegian salmon, and scallop ceviche. -> More information

11. OUE Skyspace LA (DTLA)

Looking for Mother’s Day in L.A. with a 360-degree view of the city? Skyspace LA will offer an unlimited brunch at their event space high above the DTLA skyline. The deal ($60 for adults, $30 for kids 5-12) includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, a live string quartet, selfie stations with special Mother’s Day backgrounds, and a large physical Mother’s Day-themed backdrop with floral arrangements. Kids also get unlimited rides on the Skyslide. -> More information

12. Lobby Restaurant at NoMad (DTLA)

Try Mother’s Day brunch at the chic new NoMad Hotel’s Lobby restaurant. Priced at $55 per person, the menu will feature starters like carrot tartare, English pea flatbread, and avocado toast; main dishes such as lemon-poppy pancakes, eggs Benedict with salmon, or fava bean pappardelle; and an ice cream sandwich as a sweet finale. -> More information

13. Gracias Madre (West Hollywood)

Beloved Mexican vegan eatery Gracias Madre is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch, with such specials as cashew ricotta-stuffed French toast with lemon curd and berries or rosemary grilled asparagus with olives and wine reduction. -> More information

14. Jean-Georges at the Waldorf Astoria (Beverly Hills)

Jean-Georges’ luxurious Mother’s Day brunch includes such options as a chilled shellfish platter with kumamoto oysters, king crab and Maine lobster; Pacific snapper with organic potato puree; and lychee rhubarb trifle with almond crumble. Brunch begins at $155 a person. -> More information

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15. Rosaliné (West Hollywood)

Ricardo Zarate’s Rosaliné is an especially fitting choice for Mother’s Day, as the renowned Peruvian chef named the eatery after his own mother. Expect dishes inspired by Peruvian flavors, such as quinoa toast with apple ginger tamarind soy dressing; a sweet potato pumpkin beignet with fig chancaca sauce; or the Mamacita Bowl with steak, chicken or mushrooms over brown rice quinoa, huacatay cilantro pesto, and mixed veggies. -> More information

16. Hotel Shangri-La (Santa Monica)

Indulge in a poolside brunch buffet and live music at art deco landmark the Hotel Shangri-La. Culinary options include a carving station, an omelet station, gazpacho shooters, assorted pancakes, pan-seared halibut and more. All moms will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and a rose. -> More information

17. Margo’s (Santa Monica)

This modern Montana Avenue eatery will offer Mother’s Day brunch specials like strawberry French toast and spring vegetable frittata, along with their popular bottomless mimosa brunch. To make things even more special, each mom will receive a free succulent plant to take home! -> More information

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