Holiday Guide: Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Los Angeles

1 Pico | Mother's Day in Los Angeles
Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean at Pico 1.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Los Angeles with bountiful brunches, family-friendly performances and decadent desserts.


Echo Park Craft Fair (EPCF)
May 11-13. Founded by artists/designers Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven in 2009, EPCF has evolved from a backyard event to a biannual extravaganza at the Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. Some of the county’s coolest female artists and makers participate, including Block Shop, bag maker Agnes Baddoo and the collective of women behind boho-clothing brand Dôen, which supports Room to Read in its efforts to promote literacy and gender equality in developing countries. May 11 preview party $25-30, May 12-13 tickets $10-$16. 215 Bates Ave., L.A.


Geranium Show and Sale
May 12-13. Take mom outside this Mother’s Day with a tranquil walk through the LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Coinciding with the holiday, explore the annual Geranium Show and Sale which will feature lush, drought-tolerant plants. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with Arboretum admission. Ayres Hall, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.


A Tutta Pizza Fest
May 13. Gather round the table for a celebration of pizza and community. The afternoon kicks off with a food talk (moderated by L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold) before moving into workshops for making pizza dough and pasta. Attendees will also enjoy craft beers, mimosas, and of course, unlimited pizza tastings. Noon-6:30 p.m. $40 GA; $80 VIP; $125 Workshop and VIP. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.


Intaglio Printmaking Workshop
May 13. Roll up your sleeves for a creative project with mom at the Ace Hotel downtown. Create your very own intaglio print by cutting an image into a metal plate and filling it with ink. Not sure what image to draw? Bubbly cocktails from the Ace Hotel’s brunch menu can help with that. 1 p.m. Free. 929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.623.3233.


Mom’s Day Out and Artisanal LA Pop-Up
May 13. Stroll through The Point in El Segundo for beauty touch-ups, champagne, live music, brunch specials and shopping incentives. The afternoon of pampering will also feature a pop-up market from Artisanal LA. 11 a.m-2 p.m. Free. The Point, 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, 310.414.5280.


“MOMentum Place”
May 13. Treat mom to a fantastical afternoon of aerial dancers, musicians and circus performers at this 20th annual event. Upgrade the experience with a brunch in the Theatricum Botanicum’s rustic gardens before the performance. Brunch noon-1:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. See website for pricing. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.2322.


Mother’s Day Family Fest
May 13. Boomtown Brewery plays host to a family-friendly fest of chocolate decorating, succulent designing, a bounce house, petting zoo and much more. A barbecue vendor will also be on-site. Noon-6 p.m. Free. 700 Jackson St., L.A., 213.617.8497.




1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach 
May 13. Steps away from the ocean, show mom the love with a three-course lunch or dinner. Start your experience off with spring pea soup with Maine lobster and burrata; entrees like whole roasted cauliflower with green tahini and sesame seeds and prime filet mignon and eggs with blistered cherry tomatoes. End on a sweet note with halva pot de crème with orange blossom syrup and an earl grey panna cotta. All meals include a complimentary Nicolas Feuillatte bellini or mimosa. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $110. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.587.1717.


May 13. Spoil mom this Mother’s Day with an indulgent brunch from executive chef Travis Strickland. Offerings include a shellfish tower, breakfast pastries and a carving station for prime rib, glazed Nueske ham and roasted spring lamb. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $85 adults, $45 children. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 424.273.1660.


The Bazaar by José Andrés
May 13. Come one, come all to the first-ever Mother’s Day brunch at the luxe SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Expect a decadent selection of paella, carving stations, a blanca bar featuring a variety of salads, plus an Eggs Jose’s Way station. Assorted cakes, macaroons, tarts and cookies sweeten the dining experience. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $164.25 adults, $85 children. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.246.5555. Tickets


May 13. The Santa Monica outpost—known for its commitment to serving the best organic, pasture raised, grass-fed meat possible—dishes up an exclusive springtime feast for Mother’s Day. Highlights include a spring scramble, eggs Florentine, mashed English pea toast, grilled California club and blackberry creme brulee. Moms will also receive a complimentary glass of bubbly while dining. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 424.744.8008.


The Belevedere
Indulge in a family-style meal at The Belvedere in the luxurious Peninsula Beverly Hills.

The Belvedere
May 13. Head to the luxurious Peninsula Beverly Hills for a three-course, family-style meal with bottomless Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. Menu highlights include spring strawberry and pickled rhubarb, spring pea risotto, wood roasted rack of lamb, wild salmon en croute, plus a lavish dessert buffet. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $138 adults, $65 children under 12. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.975.2736.


Bettolino Kitchen
May 13. Michelin-starred executive chef Fabio Ugoletti brings a taste of Italy to South Bay for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a “Betto Box” featuring Sardinian couscous, watermelon and feta salad, seared scallop and prosciutto di Parma with fresh mozzarella. $22. 211 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, 310.375.0500.


THE Blvd
May 13. Located a stone’s throw away from Rodeo Drive, the iconic Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills hotel plays host to a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring a champagne bar, live jazz band, seafood platter, pastry delights from executive pastry chef Chris Ford and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.275.5200.


BOA Steakhouse
May 13. Celebrate mom like the queen she is with a grandiose brunch buffet complete with a full seafood bar, 40-day dry-aged carving station, custom egg bar, L.A. street food station and more. A Bloody Mary cart will also be making the rounds for an interactive, table-side presentation. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $60 adults, $25 children ages 12 and under. 9200 Sunset Blvd. #650, West Hollywood, 310.278.2050.


Bombay Palace
May 13. Enjoy a lavish, 40-foot long buffet filled with traditional Indian dishes and brunch favorites. Upgrade your dining experience with unlimited mimosas for $15. Noon-3 p.m. $38.95. 8690 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.659.9944.


May 13. Surprise mom with a special three-course brunch featuring a myriad of springtime specialties. Menu highlights include “bacon and eggs” with pork belly, quail egg and shakshuka; lobster eggs Benedict; ‘Elvis’ French toast and foie with peanut butter, banana, and honey gastrique; and the signature eight-oz filet mignon with scallion potato cake, seven-minute egg and mushroom chasseur. End on a sweet note with espresso coffee cake or a ricotta donut. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 818.839.4130.


May 13. The traditional Irish pub is serving up a completely free brunch for all moms, plus $1 sangrias. Before you indulge, detox with an early morning yoga class on the patio. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey, 424.443.5119.


Carbon Beach Club
May 13. Nestled inside Malibu Beach Inn, dine on an oceanfront terrace for a memorable Mother’s Day experience. Highlights of the three-course dinner include an asparagus tart, serrano ham and bucheron quiche, polenta and lobster, rhubarb swirl coffee cake and an affogato, among others. Upgrade your meal with a wine pairing. $75, $100 with wine pairings. 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.460.7509.


Catch and Terrazza at Hotel Casa Del Mar
May 13. Indulge on both land and sea classics during this prix-fixe menu featuring king crab avocado toast and toro crudo; grass-fed beef tenderloin and grilled whole branzino; and a dessert bar. Both Catch and Terrazza will also feature a special children’s menu (until 4 p.m.) featuring items like buttermilk chicken fingers with French fries, salmon sticks and a margherita pizza. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $105. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 310.581.5533.


Circa 55
Dig in to a brunch of sweet treats and seafood at Circa 55.

Circa 55
May 13. Savor a Mother’s Day brunch poolside with everything from fresh seafood to barbeque and sweet treats. Also on deck for the day are sushi stations, oyster stations and a cookie decorating area. All moms will receive flowers in honor of the day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $81 adults, $38 children. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7777.


May 13. Opening its doors early for mom’s special day, enjoy a decadent menu from chef Seth Greenburg. All mothers will also receive a complimentary frozé, plus special chocolate treats from Sweet Lady Jane. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 184 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.402.5885.


Craft Los Angeles 
May 13. Ring in Mother’s Day with a delicious family-style, prix-fixe brunch. Start with assorted pastries and yogurt panna cotta before moving on to smoked trout and salad. Guests can then select their main course, with offerings like ricotta triangoli with gold bar squash and basil, and soft shell crab “Louie” with mixed greens. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $130 (excludes beverages, tax, gratuity). 10100 Constellation Blvd., L.A., 310.279.4180.


Crowne Plaza
May 13. Indulge in a lavish Champagne brunch complete with live music, a chef’s carving station, seafood display, pasta station, made-to-order omelets, a sundae bar and more. $60 adults, $30 children ages 6-12 (excludes tax and gratuity). 300 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, 805.895.0991.


May 13. Treat mom this holiday to the newly introduced seed-to-plate brunch program at FARMHOUSE in the Beverly Center. The prix-fixe menu highlights hyper-local ingredients and features items like pork belly eggs Benedict, French toast with bananas, chocolate pot de crème with passion fruit mousse and rhubarb clafoutis. $45 adults, $25 children. Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd. #113, L.A., 310.818.4925.


May 13. Make Mother’s Day memorable with live jazz and panoramic views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory. Expect both sweet and savory brunch classics, plus guests will receive one complimentary mimosa and sweet treat from chef James Wilschke. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations: 1550 N. El Centro Ave., Hollywood, 323.499.4009.


May 13. Dine on the water’s edge this Mother’s Day with the Long Beach skyline and the storied Queen Mary in eyesight. Executive chef Victor Juarez dishes up a spectacular brunch offering, complete with omelet, waffle, and carving stations. Live Latin music will set the relaxing atmosphere. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $82 adults, $27 children 12 and under (excludes tax and gratuity). Hotel Maya — a DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Queensway Dr., Long Beach, 562.481.3910.


Herringbone Santa Monica
May 13. Bring on the booze at this brunch offering endless rosé and bottomless mimosas. The celebration continues with Mother’s Day specials like soft baked eggs, crab and bacon omelets or the croque madame. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1755 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.971.4460.



Hinoki & the Bird
May 13. There’s only one day you’ll find brunch at this travel-inspired dining destination: Mother’s Day! Treat mom to items like brioche French toast with sweet red bean; miso salmon with broccolini and radish sprouts; and the coveted Okonomiyaki burger on a honey potato bun with pickled pepper. 10 W. Century Dr., L.A. 310.552.1200.


Hotel Shangri-La
May 13. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a poolside brunch buffet, complete with live music and a complimentary glass of champagne and rosé for moms. A carving station, omelet station, gazpacho shooters, pancakes and more on deck for the elaborate buffet. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $98 adults, $46 children. 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.394.2791. Tickets


InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
May 13. Delve into a decadent dining experience with brunch favorites like pancakes, waffles, pastries, an omelet bar, veggie station and much more. Satisfy mom’s sweet tooth with a delicious dessert bar or upgrade your experience with bottomless sangria or mimosas for $20. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50 adults, $20 children. 2151 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., 310.284.6500.


Le Petit Paris
May 13. Indulge on French fare all-day long with a special three-course prix-fixe menu. Savory dishes include lobster ravioli, wild burgundy escargots, braised lamb shank, roasted Mediterranean sea bass, while sweet options like chocolate baba and an oversized fresh raspberry macaron balance the meal. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $69. 418 S. Spring St., downtown, 213.217.4445.


May 13. Celebrating 20 years of business this year, treat your mom to Lucques’ annual Mother’s Day Sunday Supper. The four-course menu will feature the best in season from the weekly farmers market and guests can choose from items like curried English pea soup, lobster chopped salad and glazed duck confit, among others. $75. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277.


Mastro’s Ocean Club
May 13. Win the best son or daughter award with a Mother’s Day trip to this high-end Malibu establishment. Brunch will feature the decadent Maine lobster Benedict, crab cake Benedict, fluffy Belgian waffles and Mastro’s savory ahi tuna burger. Wash it all down with signature cocktails like the peach bellini or Mastro’s mojito. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu.


Michael’s Santa Monica
May 13. This westside eatery breaks its normal hours for a special daytime three-course brunch from chef Miles Thompson. Menu highlights include salad and yogurt starters; main dishes of Flannery Beef smash burger, French toast with maple syrup and Peads & Barnetts bacon, and a soft scramble Schaner Farms eggs with smoked salmon. Top off your dining experience with whipped cheesecake or hazelnut chocolate ganache. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $55, $25 children 12 and under. 1147 3rd St., Santa Monica, 310.451.0843.


Mr. C Beverly Hills
May 13. Celebrate Mother’s Day poolside with a decadent brunch of classic Ciprani dishes including made-to-order colazione favorites, a crudo raw bar, carving station, charcuterie station and more. Live soul-jazz and refreshing sips of champagne and spritzers round out the daytime experience. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $105 adults, $45 children 5-12. 1224 Beverwil Dr., Beverly Hills, 877.334.5623.


NoMad Los Angeles
May 13. The posh new DTLA hotel serves up a prix-fixe brunch menu for its first Mother’s Day in town. Share from plates of house-baked pastries and preserves, carrot tartare, English pea flatbread and avocado toast; then move on to main entrees like lemon-poppy pancakes, eggs Benedict with salmon, fava bean pappardelle or chicken Milanese. Opt for an ice cream sandwich to end on a sweet note. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $55. 649 S. Olive St., downtown, 213.358.0000.


May 13. Show mom the love with a prix-fixe brunch menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant within the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Exclusive to the holiday menu is crudo tostada, panzanella, buttermilk fried quail Jidori chicken and Scottish smoked salmon. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $70 adults, $35 children. 141 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.3331.


The Pikey
May 13. Dine on a British brunch with a California twist at this beloved Hollywood pub. Mother’s Day specials include bananas foster French toast brulee; crab and avocado toast; and Old Bay marinated shrimp. For dinner, enjoy a Sunday Night Roast, complete with slow-roasted pork belly, roast short rib, potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Dinner 3:30-8 p.m. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323.850.5400.


Public Kitchen & Bar
May 13. Roll out the red carpet for mom with a three-course prix-fixe brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt acclaimed brasserie. Menu highlights include octopus carpaccio and endive wild arugula salad; lobster crespelle with lemon and mascarpone; or porchetta with apricot stuffing and grilled radicchio. Finish with an almond panna cotta or a zabaglione with fresh berries. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $69. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Reservations


Start your Mother’s Day brunch with Redbird’s burrata salad.

May 13. The cathedral-turned-event-venue plays host to a two-course Mother’s Day brunch, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. For starters choose from the likes of cornmeal waffles, burrata salad, salmon pastrami and more; second course highlights include lobster cavatelli, halibut, huevos rancheros and rack of lamb, among others. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $48, $19 children 10 and under. 114 E. 2nd St., downtown, 213.788.1191.


May 13. Spend the day celebrating over sophisticated Japanese-inspired fare and a complimentary glass of bubbly for all moms. The four-course menu features king crab brulee with saikyo garlic miso; ginger marinated salmon steak with homemade kale chips; ume matsu sushi with spicy tuna roll; and a mini chocolate volcano. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.278.2060.


May 13. Named after chef Ricardo Zarate’s own mother, Rosaliné, the West Hollywood eatery serves up brunch classics with a Peruvian twist. Nom on the likes of steak and eggs; chicken and icarones; and the Mamacita bowl with the choice of steak, chicken or mushrooms over brown rice quinoa, huacatay cilantro pesto and mixed veggies. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.297.9500.


Saddle Peak Lodge
May 13. Celebrate Mother’s Day by savoring a three-course brunch in the canyons of Malibu. Comfort-forward fare includes croissant eggs Benedict, warm roast beef sandwich, thick cut quiche, banana huckleberry bread pudding and more. $75 adults, $45 children 12 and under. 419 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas.


SEA Level Restaurant and Lounge
May 13. Spend Mother’s Day basking in endless views of the King Harbor Marina. The special holiday buffet features a smoked salmon display, artisan cheese boards, shrimp and snow crab display, lemon ricotta pancakes, herb-roasted prime rib and homemade desserts. All mothers in attendance will go home with a special gift. $58 adults, $30 children under 10 (excludes beverages, tax, gratuity). 655 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, 310.921.8950.


Tallula's Potato Flautas
New items on Tallula’s brunch menu include potato flautas.

May 13. Posted up just off the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, dip into Tallula’s for their first-ever brunch offering. New dishes and drinks include turkey chilaquiles, brioche French toast, potato flautas, fried green tomatoes and tasty blood orange mimosas, among others. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, 310.526.0027.


May 13. Savor Mother’s Day with a plethora of brunch options at the picturesque resort, just south of L.A. For an extra special treat, upgrade your dining experience with a seaside weekend stay overlooking the Pacific; when booking, use promo code MOM2018 to receive four complimentary tickets to the Mother’s Day ballroom brunch. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.494.7891.


Toscana and Toscana Bar
May 13. Neighboring Brentwood destinations are bringing Tuscany to life for Mother’s Day. At Toscana, dine on homemade tortellini with ricotta, black truffle, butter and sage, plus indulge in Profiteroles filled with crème Chantilly and topped with dark and shaved white chocolate. Next door at Toscana Bar, toast to moms with an all-new Italian spritzers and spring cocktail menu, or opt for special bites like the spaghetti squash with king crab and marinara sauce. Toscana 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Toscana Bar opens 5:30 p.m. 11633 San Vicente Blvd #100, Brentwood, 310.820.2448.


Salt & Straw
Through May 31. Local favorite ice cream purveyor gives a big nod to springtime with its latest monthly collection of bloom-inspired flavors. Treat mom to new flavors like the Wildflower Honey with Ricotta Walnut Lace Cookies, Orange Blossom Sorbet with Edible Flowers and the Chocolate Rose Petal. Available at all Los Angeles locations.

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