She’s cut the crust off your sandwiches, bandaged your scrapes, and nursed you back to help for as long as you can remember. She’s even mended your broken hearts, and deserves nothing but the very best. So what are you waiting for? This Mother’s Day, take your mom out on a date she will never forget. Raise the bar and show her just how much you really do appreciate everything she has ever done for you. Sure she will love the beautiful flowers you sent, but the truth is, all she really wants is to spend quality time with the ones she loves most. And what’s better than doing that over a fabulous meal? So, stop everything you are doing right now, and call in a reservation at one of these Orange County eateries this Mother’s Day. Mom will be thrilled!
The Ritz Prime Seafood
2801 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Toast Mother with a fine champagne or a thirst-quenching cocktail from the Bloody Mary Bar while enjoying caviar selections and seasonal oysters on the half shell. For appetizers, choices include grilled oysters, tempura veggie roll, aki tuna poke and more. Brunch entrees offered are the Ritzy bison burger with foie gras, shishito aioli and onion marmalade; short rib hash & eggs; smoked salmon Benedict; egg white omelette; lobster Benedict; and brioche French toast. For dessert, guests may enjoy the restaurant’s irresistible signature toasted, eight-layer Coconut Cake atop passion fruit puree.
FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
For Mother’s Day, Founder Laurent Halasz invites Orange County locals visiting the coast to delight in four-course prix-fixe brunch. Alongside cocktails like a passion fruit flavored drink named the Yellow Lilly, you’ll get to select prix-fixe items including petite burrata & asparagus with snow pea, hazelnut, arugula, micro-basil, and blood orange emulsion, a crab salad served with jumbo lump crab, celery, celeriac, snow peas, green apples, lime, cilantro, scallion, horseradish, and pink pepper, and much more.
690 Newport Centre Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
This holiday brunch is designed to please all mothers and their families. Adorned with lovely spring flower arrangements and a wide array of free-standing, bountiful food stations, mom will love it. The carving stations feature items like a grilled beef filet, a market fresh fish and a herb-roasted chicken. There’s also a custom omelet station where you’ll get to create your own delicious omelet with all the accouterments. In addition, an all-your-favorites breakfast station, a yogurt parfait station, an oyster bar, an artisan cheese and charcuterie table and an interactive dessert station will be available for patrons. Live acoustic music and bottomless mimosas are part of the celebration, along with a great bloody mary bar!
The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar
31431 Santa Margarita Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
As a tribute to mother’s everywhere, The Blind Pig is offering an extra special Mother’s Day brunch menu on Sunday, May 8th. Not only have they have pulled together the staff’s moms’ all-time favorite dishes from menus past, but Executive Chef Karl Pfleider will also be offering options like gnocchi and chicken with alfredo sauce, spicy Thai glass noodle salad, asparagus with lemon caper vinaigrette, chile relleno, and much more. This Mother’s Day with the help of The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar, help celebrate the person who made you possible.
Ways & Means Oyster House
21022 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located inside the brand-new luxury shopping and dining center, Pacific City, the restaurant Ways & Means offers sweet and savory brunch specials, ocean views and most importantly, bottomless fruit mimosas for Mother’s Day. Specials will feature something for everyone, including mouth-watering chocolate chip pancakes, crab bacon omelets, lobster roll benedicts, and a smoked salmon scramble. For those hoping to celebrate oceanfront this year, this is the perfect place to treat mom. Brunch will be served from 10am to 3pm.
Mastro’s Ocean Club, Newport Beach
8112 East Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657
Mastro’s brunch menu will be available from 10am to 3pm on Mother’s Day, and will feature brunch favorites with a decadent Mastro’s twist, of course. Entrées include a Maine lobster benedict, lox and bagels and an egg white omelette. These delicious eats can be paired with sides such as thick cut Nueske’s bacon and an artisan pastry basket. Make sure not forget the libations for mom including bubbly cocktails such as their Peach Bellini or a Sparkling Sunrise. For those who love the classic bloody’s for brunch, Mastro’s Basil Mary and Bloody Maria are a great way to start the day overlooking the California coast.
20 City Blvd West
Orange, CA 92868
Did someone say, “Brunch and bowl? That’s right! This year, relive your youth and surprise your mom of the year with a special Mother’s Day brunch and bowl at Lucky Strike lanes. The fun starts with a brunch buffet which includes unlimited soft drinks, complimentary MOMosa bar, a special gift for moms and 2.5 hours of bowling. This is your big chance to become Mom’s ‘favorite’ and celebrate Mother’s Day unlike you’ve ever done before.
SOCIAL Costa Mesa
512 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Executive Chef Brian Jenzer has delicious, spring-inspired items on the a la carte menu like avocado toast with creme fraiche, confit cherry tomatoes, pea tendrils, radish, and tarragon; cinnamon French toast with brioche, summer berries, and maple syrup; and more to celebrate mom with at the brunch on Sunday, May 8th. For every mom that dines for brunch, SOCIAL will treat them to a complimentary glass of champagne or dessert. This new-American restaurant is praised for serving up dishes packed with big flavors and “carefully curated” California ingredients and unique craft cocktails.
Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Chef Ryan Adams has created a hearty three-course Mother’s Day brunch that is comforting in every way. You won’t find any buffet stations or crowds here. The inventive menu offers real brunch choices such as crab Benedict with succotash and asparagus potato frittata with ramps, greens and cheese. All Chef Adams’ dishes are highlighted by the best flavors of the season. The setting is comfortably intimate and the fixed price tab won’t break the bank.
110 W Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821
Cha Cha’s menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style which Mother’s will love. This holiday, Cha Cha’s authentic champagne brunch specials comes complete with homemade chips and salsa and a two-course meal coupled with a glass of champagne and the option to add bottomless mimosas. Entrees offered include the popular Huevos Rancheros, served with two farm fresh eggs layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces. Mother’s Day brunch is offered from 9:30am-2:30pm.
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614
Hotel Irvine is throwing the Mother’s Day honoree a party to celebrate how awesome mom really is. Sunday brunch gets a little touch of style with an outdoor affair centered around simply having a blast. Guests can dig in to brunch favorites straight from mom’s recipe book like cinnamon crunch French toast, spinach and goat cheese quiche, roasted rack of lamb, crepes and Yorkshire pudding. Guests celebrate with endless mimosas, capture a few in-the-moment memories with selfie sticks and take home a gift created just for the rock star in their life.