LOS ANGELES, CA – Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8 is almost here, and if you’re planning to treat your mom to brunch or dinner out, reservations can fill up quickly in Los Angeles as the nation nears the most normal celebration of moms since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Local restaurants in Los Angeles have taken a financial hit during the pandemic and could use the business. Some are closed so that their employees can provide for their own mothers or be pampered by their children, but here are some options:
BOA STEAKHOUSE: On May 8, a special Mother’s Day brunch is planned (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. / $95 per person), with a surf & turf carving station, breakfast classics, a seafood bar , fried chicken, ribs, Wagyu tacos, sushi, BOA’s signature Caesar salad & more. Floral cocktails available. Free gift for mom too. Jazz live at BOA on Sunset. Reservations here. Locations at 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood and 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.
THE BARISH AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT: Treat Mom like the leading lady she is with Mother’s Day Dinner at The Barish on May 8 from noon to 5 p.m. & oysters, Dutch baby with strawberries & rhubarb, rigatoni squash with goat cheese and brie baked with honey & pistachio. Reservations here. At 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
SUSIECAKES: The bakeries are baking a variety of treats for Mother’s Day, including cupcakes, mini cupcakes topped with buttercream rosettes (24 hour notice required) and vanilla, velvet Mother’s Day cakes red or carrot cake. Pitches in Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Mid-City Los Angeles, Pasadena, Studio City and Woodland Hills. Website and order details.
THE PIE HOLE: Treat Mom to the Pie Shop’s signature Pie Holes – bite-sized pies with pie filling inside, baked in a buttery crust and topped with a special glaze. Four flavors, Nutella, Strawberry, Blueberry and Apple, can be purchased in packs of 24 ($79.95) or ordered to ship through Goldbelly. Website here. Locations at Gelson’s in Del Mar, Pacific Beach and Santa Monica, plus boutiques in Hollywood, Orange, Pasadena, Anaheim and Los Angeles’ Arts District.
BAKERY CORNER: On Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, the matriarchs in your family will receive a free bakery item with the purchase of a main dish for lunch or dinner. Or surprise mom with breakfast in bed and order from a range of on-the-go breakfast items, including a limited-time offer of pancakes topped with blueberries. Website here. To see premises in Burbank, Encino, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Simi Valley, Valencia, Westlake Village, Whittier and Woodland Hills.
THE TORIT: Enjoy the all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8, featuring a ham and three-tip carving station, buildable tacos, made-to-order omelets, $5 cadillac margs, Bloody Marys, micheladas, unlimited champagne and more. (NOTE ONE EXCEPTION: Restaurant Marina del Rey offers a prix fixe four-course brunch menu for $34.) Website here. Locations in Hawthorne, Lakewood, Long Beach, Marina del Rey (with four-course prix-fixe brunch), Northridge, Palmdale, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, West Covina and Woodland Hills.
BUCA DI BEPPO: Take-out packages offered on Mother’s Day weekend for pick-up or delivery from May 6 to 8. Serve Five, Takeout Special ($65) includes bread and a choice of salad and pasta, plus dessert. Another version ($75) includes the same thing, but with an additional entry. See here for details & order deadlines and links. Pitches: Claremont, Encino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks and Universal City.
HUCKLEBERRY COFFEE: Celebrate at home with a take-out “Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed” ($125 for two) that includes breakfast strata, fruit, cinnamon scones and a mimosa kit, plus more options. Pre-order via tack or email [email protected] by May 6 for pickup May 8. Brunch meal on site, with children’s menu option, also available, with Croque Madames & Monsieurs, pancakes & lunch burritos. Brunch menu here. At 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
MILO + OLIVE: Reservations underway for Mother’s Day Brunch which includes breakfast pizza, cast iron cinnamon rolls and French toast with vanilla brandy whipped mascarpone. Or pre-order a to-go, heat-and-serve brunch kit, including asparagus and feta frittata, chimichurri potatoes, sausages, mimosa kits, and more. Pre-order kits online via tackor call 310-453-6776 by May 4 for pick-up on May 8. Reservations here. 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
Several restaurant chains and other restaurants are open for Mother’s Day this year, and some are offering specials.
Below are a few options to get you started, ranging from casual to fine dining. As always, it is advisable to call ahead to ensure restaurants in YOUR PATCH TOWN are participating and to inquire about any restrictions or limitations related to COVID-19.
Applebee’s adds a $10 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card for Mother’s Day and other special occasions, including graduations and Father’s Day.
Bob Evans offers brunches prepared with freshly cut strawberries. Its take-out meals feed up to six people, and they’re available for curbside pickup or delivery when customers order online.
Grilled bone fish is open for dine-in and take-out on Mother’s Day. Her ‘Family Bundles’ meals include salad, fresh bread and pesto, plus homemade cookies
The Capital Grid accepting reservations for Mother’s Day. The restaurant included a “courtesy notice” on its booking page stating that “to better deliver on our promise of a fine dining atmosphere, proper dress is required.” This excludes sportswear, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or imagery, and exposed underwear.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar opens early at 11 a.m. on May 7 and 8 with its 3-course Mother’s Day menu featuring hand-cut filet mignon and a choice of dinner pairing.
Fogo de Chao The Brazilian steakhouse offers a ready-to-heat Mother’s Day celebration package that feeds six people and offers a choice of roast meats, sides and desserts. Meals must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance and are available all day on May 7 and until 10:30 a.m. on May 8.
Kona Grill offers a weekend brunch special with deals on mimosas and signature brunch dishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mother’s Day.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is offering its Mother’s Day meal at a fixed price, including an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert, from May 6 to 8.
Fresh seasonal grills 52 | Wine bar offers Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and offers its evening menu all day. It also offers a green box for Mother’s Day that serves six people. Orders must be placed by May 2.
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