How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Los Angeles 2021

Delight in a three-course Mother’s Day meal at The Front Porch

For those who need help planning a special day for Mom this year, here’s our picks for on-site dining, takeout and gifts this Mother’s Day in Los Angeles.

Note: Call or check websites for pandemic-related updates and to confirm hours of operation before visiting venues as they can change without notice.

DINING

French toast at Baltaire
Avec Nous | Dine-In

May 9. Treat Mom to a delectable Mother’s Day brunch experience at the contemporary French bistro-style restaurant, located inside the iconic Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel. The prix-fixe menu features family style dishes including crab quiche; shaved vegetable salad with mint, avocado and green goddess dressing; and passion fruit panna cotta. For an added indulgence, enjoy free-flowing Moet & Chandon Brut champagne for an additional $60 per person (entire table must partake). Outdoor seating is available on the terrace. Reservations highly encouraged. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $95 adults, $45 children. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.385.5306.

Baltaire | Dine-In

May 9. Kick-start Mother’s Day with an a la carte brunch at the contemporary steakhouse Baltaire, led by chef Travis Strickland. Mom can look forward to brunch dishes such as steak and eggs, smoked salmon avocado toast, caramelized French toast, filet mignon Benedict, jumbo lump crab cake and more. and mimosas. Need something more savory? There are also main entrees to choose from, including seared Alaskan halibut, dry-aged bone-in ribeye, Japanese A5 wagyu, Maine diver scallops, Kansas City strip and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 424.273.1660.

Bianca | Dine-In, Takeout

Preorder by May 6 | Dine-in May 9. Whether you are looking to dine out or bring home takeout, Bianca is offering both options this Mother’s Day! Come enjoy Bianca’s Mamma Mia brunch, which features salmon Benedict with caviar, Branzino al Vino Bianco and more to pair with sparkling wine cocktails. The brunch will feature a signature dish—Maltagliati Nonna Elvira—by executive chef Gianni’s mother, Elvira, who taught him how to cook. Reservations encouraged and available on Resy. Celebrating with the family at home? Enjoy the takeout menu with highlights such as Ravioli agli Fiori di Zucchini Gratinee, empanadas in various flavors and delightful treats like Raspberry Mille Foglie. Preorder by May 6 on Tock for pickup on May 8 or 9. 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 424.603.4353.

The Courtyard at 1 Pico | Dine-In

May 9. Families can enjoy a blissful brunch or delectable dinner at The Courtyard at 1 Pico. Located at Shutters on the Beach hotel, the restaurant is offering a three-course brunch featuring a starter, a main course and a dessert with signature dishes including smoked salmon Benedict, avocado toast and Kumamot oysters. For moms that would prefer a nice dinner out on the town, there’s prix-fixe three-course dinner menu highlighting coastal California cuisine. Dishes include seared dayboat scallops, Maine lobster with caviar and Russian honey cake. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m. Brunch: $85 per person; Dinner: $95 per person. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.587.1717.

Dekkadance l Dine-In

May 9. Take Mother’s Day to new heights (literally) at Dekkadance, located on the 69th floor of the tallest building West of Chicago, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The Mother’s Day Champagne brunch is the perfect way to spoil mom, with a menu filled with decadent dishes, including main courses of garlic and rosemary rotisserie chicken and café de paris petite filet mignon, to a sweet dessert featuring chef’s choice of mini pastries. The three-course meal also offers an array of beverages from sparking wine to mimosas. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $60 per person. 900 Wilshire Blvd., downtown, 213.688.7777.

The Front Yard | Dine-In, Takeout

May 9. The Valley’s beloved neighborhood restaurant, located at The Garland hotel, presents a three-course meal paired with signature cocktails, wine or local brews on its expansive outdoor patio. To start, guests get a choice of beef carpaccio, sauteed shrimp or roasted tomato soup; followed by entree options such as smoked salmon Benedict, 10-ounce English-cut prime rib, Chilean sea bass, lobster bolognese, or fire-roasted Mary’s half chicken. To end on a sweet note, indulge in either a chocolate espresso pot de creme, rum butter pound cake or peach frangipane tart. Reservations required via OpenTable. Noon-8 p.m. $65 adults, $29 children 12 and under. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, 818.255.7290.

Huckleberry Catering | Takeout

Preorder by May 6 | Dine-in May 9. For the moms who prefer to celebrate at home, Huckleberry Catering is offering easy kits so you can feel like you’re “cooking” brunch for Mom. Choose from huevos rancheros, avocado toast or country breakfast kits. There are also heat-and-serve items, such as market veggie frittatas, roasted Yukon gold breakfast potatoes and more. For something sweet, enjoy chocolate cherry croissant bread pudding, blueberry cornmeal cake, a Mother’s Day cookie decorating kit, Dad’s pancake mix and more. Don’t feel like juicing fresh fruit or making coffee? Add a mimosa kit, grapefruit spritzer kit, coffee or tea boxes and more. Due to limited availability, some items may sell out before our cutoff date. Preorder by May 6 at 3 p.m. either online through Tock or by calling from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Orders available for pickup on May 9 starting at 9 a.m.1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.451.2311.

Katana | Takeout

Preorder by May 9. If your mom is a sushi lover, check out Katana’s ultimate take-home Mother’s Day sushi pack! Available for preorder and ordering day-of for pickup only, the pack includes sashimi (tuna, salmon, yellowtail – four pieces each), nigiri (tuna, salmon, fluke – four pieces each) and rolls (spicy tuna, baked crab, white lotus and senshi). You can also add on a bottle of Prosecco and orange juice to mix up glasses of mimosas at home. $148. 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.8585.

Mercato | Dine-In

May 9. Cheers to Mom this Mother’s Day with pool-side brunch at Mercato situated by The Beverly Hilton’s famed Aqua Star pool. On the menu, look forward to a seafood platter, an array of Benedicts, avocado toast and Frosted Flake French toast, chopped Cobb salad or a BH burger, dessert trio and more—plus a mimosa cart! For expecting mothers, the hotel is also rolling out a special mocktail cart ensuring every mom receives the toast they deserve. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $72 per person, $35 children under 12. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7777.

Milo & Olive | Takeout

Preorder by May 6. Want to let your mom sleep in? Bring brunch to her with Milo & Olive’s brunch takeout menu! The heat-and-serve and family-style menu includes highlights such as mini asparagus and feta frittatas; house pork belly sausage; chimichurri potatoes; bloody mary mix and more. Fill out this order form, which contains the full menu and pricing. Preorder by May 6 at 6 p.m. for curbside pickup on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you pick up your order, stick around to shop in Milo & Olive’s front lobby for sweet treats and gifts for mom between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.453.6776.

Indulge in Ocean Prime’s lobster toast this Mother’s Day
Ocean Prime | Dine-In, Takeout

Preorder by May 8 | Dine-in May 9. Treat Mom to Ocean Prime’s special Mother’s Day dine-in brunch or a take-home “Mother’s Day Elegance at Home” family-style menu. On the brunch menu, expect options such as lobster toast (pictured above); blackened salmon salad; braised short rib surf and turf; French toast; and crab and eggs. The takeout menu serves 4 to 6 people and comes with sourdough rolls, pretzel bread, house salad, roasted garlic fingerling potatoes, lemon asparagus, and an entree choice between pine-nut-crusted rack of lamb or roasted salmon. You can add on a five-layer carrot cake for $75. Dinner service is also available with Ocean Prime’s regular dinner menu. Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner: 3-8 p.m.; Takeout: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Preorders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pickup; pickup slots are first-come, first-served, based on availability. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818.

Saddle Peak Lodge | Dine-In

May 9. Cruise with Mom deep in the hills of Malibu for a scenic three-course dining experience at Saddle Peak Lodge. Available for patio or indoor dining, the menu features starter options such as roasted apple salad, roasted “Beet.L.T” salad with leaf lettuce and chilled pea soup; followed by entree selections including roasted Faroe Island salmon, eggs Benedict, steak sandwich, thick-cut brioche French toast and braised short ribs. To end the meal on a sweet note, dessert options include banana and huckleberry break pudding, cappuccino pots de creme and mini chocolate brownies. For those with kiddos, there will be a two-course children’s menu available. Reservations highly encouraged. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $89 per person, $45 children ages 12 and under. 419 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas, 818.222.3888.

STK | Dine-In, Takeout

Preorder by May 9 | Dine-in May 9. Spoil Mom with a special brunch or dinner from STK at W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills hotel. Specialty items include lobster and eggs Benedict, cinnamon French toast, smoked pork belly Benedict, truffle steak and eggs, and the ultimate R&R (roses for every Mom and rosé specials). Moms can enjoy $9.99 rosé specials featuring Whispering Angel and Chandon Sparkling Rosé for both brunch and dinner. For those that don’t want to go out, call to preorder a Mother’s Day basket for two ($129) that includes two surf and turfs, cheesecake and a bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé (red and white also available). Reservations highly encouraged; preorders for the basket is available online. Brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner: 3-10 p.m. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.659.3535.

Theía | Dine-In

May 9. The vibrant, lively Greek-inspired restaurant in the heart of West Hollywood is offering a delectable three-course prix-fixe Mother’s Day brunch with the regular dinner menu available after 3 p.m. Open for both indoor and outdoor dining, Theía’s first course includes a choice of salmon beet tartare, jumbo lump crab with strawberry or beet salad with a poached egg. For the second course, choose either veal milanese, brunch ratatouille or Egg in a Basket. The dessert course is a choice of coconut rose strawberry custard, pistachio baklava or chocolate cake. There will also be a mimosa bar cart in addition to a special Mother’s Day cocktail, The Amelia ($16)—named in honor of Theía’s chef’s mother. Additionally, Mother’s Day guests will receive a complimentary sweet treat baked in-house, paired with San Pellegrino’s new line of Essenza coffee flavors. To make reservations, call or go on the website. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $50 per person. 8048 W. 3rd. St., West Hollywood, 323.591.0059.

Treat Mom to a Burke Williams gift card package

GIFTS

Burke Williams

Available through May 10. Give Mom a well-deserved spa day with Burke Williams’ special Mother’s Day gift card packages. There are three different offerings to choose from: Mother Nurture ($160) includes a 50-minute pure relaxation massage or spa-style facial, pedicure and three-day membership; Queen of Calm ($270) includes a 80-minute Burke Williams signature massage, manicure, pedicure and three-day membership; and Glowing Goddess ($370) includes regenerate anti-aging facial, manicure with Dazzle Dry polish, pedicure with Dazzle Dry polish and three-day membership. Additionally, Burke Williams is offering a special upgrade to all mothers-to-be with the option to receive a complimentary pregnancy massage when purchasing the Mother Nature or Queen of Calm packages. See website for more info. Multiple locations.

Destroyer

Preorder by May 9. Chef Jordan Kahn’s minimalist daytime café is offering a selection of housemade Mother’s Day kits and gift boxes for pickup. If your Mom is a foodie, preorder the half dozen box of vanilla-cream beignet or the breakfast kit (includes Destroyer pancake mix, maple syrup, whole-bean coffee, granola and cinnamon rolls). For gift ideas, there’s the “Gift Box for Mom” (includes a bouquet of dried flowers, a handmade shawl, incense and a beaded coin purses), kitchen kit (includes a Teak rolling pin, Teak fork and spoon, Fleur de Sel, Nasturtium vinegar, and Marigold vinegar), or a custom gift box where you can mix-and-match all of your favorite Destroyer items and receive a free Destroyer tote bag with it. Pickups available between May 7 to 9. 3578 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 310.360.3860.

The Huntington Store

Preorder by May 8. Beyond a simple museum shop, the Huntington Store contains thousands of luxurious, whimsical, and unique gifts for every occasion. Each month the store features a specially curated selection of seasonal gifts and books, apparel, toys, and home decor relating to The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens collections. Order for curbside pickup by midnight on May 8. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626.405.2100.

Spa Pendry

Now Open. Located in the heart of the iconic Sunset Strip, the newly-opened Pendry West Hollywood wants to help you spoil mom with lavish offerings for Mother’s Day at Spa Pendry. Make this year’s celebration one to remember by booking mom a rejuvenating 60-minute massage and facial, complete with a complimentary take-home Queen of Roses bath milk; or or book any 60-minute treatment and choose from a complimentary Lola’s Apothecary body massage oil roll on or Priori clean beauty travel kit. Moms can also head to the intimate jewel Bar Pendry to enjoy a special La Chamomile cocktail, specially curated for the occasion with gin, chamomile tea, fresh lime, and french herbs. Open daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.433.1420.

Still Life Ceramics

May 9. Spend quality time with Mom during Still Life Ceramics’ outdoor Mother’s Day Pottery in the Park class taught by visual artist Claudia V. Solórzano. Participants will learn to create designs in clay with contrasting colored clay, and then use the designs to make a vase or a flat piece of art for your wall. No clay experience necessary; all tools and clay are provided. 12:30-3 p.m. $185. ROW DTLA, 767 S. Alameda St., downtown, 213.266.8138.

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