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Best Restaurants For Mother’s Day Brunch In Orange County

April 29, 2015 2:49 PM

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She’s been there for you since the beginning. Through thick and thin. She’s never given up on you, she’s supported all of your dreams and loved you through all of your successes. Even the silly phases and bad haircuts. You are her everything and in return, she deserves the world. So what’s the best gift you can give Mom on Mother’s Day next to a homemade cut-out heart with glued-on macaronis? That’s easy: the gift of quality time and a clean kitchen. With Orange County being home to the best restaurants in California, make a reservation for you and mom because it’s someone else’s turn to do the dishes!
(credit: Anaheim Packing House)

(credit: Anaheim Packing House)


Anaheim Packing House
440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 533-7225
www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com

This Mother’s Day, consider taking mom on a progressive dining experience thru the Anaheim Packing House. Located in downtown Anaheim, foodies travel from all over Orange County to visit the “carefully curated food hall reminiscent of the great public markets of South America and Europe.” Begin your culinary scavenger hunt at BXCR Underground Wine Society for a delicious glass of Alsace, followed by Adya for their Curry of the Day. It’s rumored that Chippy’s is known for the “best fish and chips ever” because they are perfectly cooked and crunchy on the outside, so make sure to save plenty of room for Chippy’s love. Perhaps mama has a sweet tooth? Perfect because she is going to love Georgia’s peach cobbler paired with a margarita from Ecco’s bar — the sweet and savory are a perfect blend.

(credit: SOCIAL)

(credit: SOCIAL)


SOCIAL Costa Mesa
512 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-2425
www.socialcostamesa.com

Another Orange County hot spot mom will love on Mother’s Day is the chef and ingredient-focused SOCIAL Costa Mesa. This year, SOCIAL is celebrating moms in a big way with live music, unique craft cocktails, southern-style inspired goodness and 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. Take it from experience, make sure to order some of SOCIAL’s Wagyu Chicken Fried Steak, Croque Madame, and their “delectable” Eggs Benedict, not only are those dishes fan favorites, but bound to make you mom’s #1 favorite as well.

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(credit: Little Sparrow Cafe)


Little Sparrow Cafe
300 Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 265-7640
www.littlesparrowcafe.com

Hope you are prepared because you are about to experience what could very well become your next favorite brunch spot. Santa Ana’s very own Little Sparrow Cafe is a new-American bistro bound to delight in so many ways. Chef Eric Samaniego is set to prepare a very special prix-fixe menu in honor of mom this year. Featuring classics from its award-winning brunch menu and bottomless mimosas, Little Sparrow Cafe is also dishing up new superstar faves like Kimchee Fried Rice mixed with Gochjang grilled pork belly, Napa cabbage, carrots, haricot vert and eggs; and Banana Foster Pancakes with whipped cream and maple syrup. This Mother’s Day, find out first hand why this Orange County eatery has been named one of BravoTV and Tom Colicchio’s “Best New Restaurants.”

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(credit: Island Hotel)


Island Hotel Newport Beach
690 Newport Centre Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-0808
www.islandhotel.com

Mom deserves only the best and you can bet there are wonderful things happening at Island Hotel Newport Beach this Mother’s Day. Chef Marc Johnson and his team will be on-hand at Oak Grill creating some magic. Thank mom for all she does with a special three-course menu including starter, entree, “decadent” dessert and even a bottomless champagne service upon request. For a more casual affair, opt for the Extravagant Mother’s Day Brunch inside the Cabana Room. Perfect for family and friends, the interactive dining stations offers breakfast favorites, salads, raw seafood, carved and other entrees, desserts and bottomless champagne. There will be live acoustic music and a special gift for each Mother, as well as a raffle for an Island Hotel Spa Package.

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(credit: 21 Oceanfront Restaurant)


21 Oceanfront Restaurant
2100 West Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 673-2100
www.21oceanfront.com

Celebrate mom’s special day by joining 21 Oceanfront Restaurant for an amazing brunch buffet along with sweeping ocean views. Complete with items like a seasonal fruit parfait, a Caesar salad and entree options like an apple sausage omelet, thick cut French toast, grilled salmon, a chicken piccata and much more, brunch will be served from 10am to 2pm and will be $65 for adults and $25 for children.

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(credit: St. Regis Monarch Beach)


Motif
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 234-3272
www.stregismb.com

Treat your mom like the queen she is with an elegant brunch at Motif in Dana Point. Take her on a culinary adventure and explore world flavors at this sophisticated buffet brunch featuring a Mediterranean station with assorted flatbreads and organic vegetables, a seafood display with crab, smoked salmon and assorted sushi; a pancake station, and an all encompassing dessert table with shortbread cookies, macaroons, yogurt mousse and more. But that’s not all, the gifts keep coming because every mother will receive a rose, family photo and a $40 gift card to enjoy at Spa Gaucin or the seaside golf course. The tiny tots will also love Motif because craft tables will be all set-up for children to decorate picture frames for the family photos.

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(credit: Patina Group)


Pinot Provence
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714)444.5900
patinagroup.com
www.patinagroup.com

Chef Jason Petrie’s three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu at Pinot Provence will delight you with items like a short rib hash, a delicious vanilla French toast, a fresh berry pancake and more. Seating is from 10am to 3pm and is just $40 for adults and $19 for children under 10.

(credit: Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen)

(credit: Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen)


Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
110 W Birch St
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 255-1040
www.chachaslatinkitchen.com

For moms in the mood for some Latin cuisine, charm and flare, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in Downtown Brea is the perfect place. Cha Cha’s provides a lively backdrop to the perfect Mother’s Day morning. The California-Latin inspired menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style. It’s signature fresh guacamole, pan-seared Mahi Mahi and traditional Tortilla Soup will leave mom and the family craving Cha Cha’s well after the holiday. Guests will love its authentic champagne brunch specials, complete with homemade chips and salsa, and two-course specials coupled with a glass of champagne, or mimosa. “Born out of a love and passion for Latin cuisine,” chances are you will make reservations to dine at Cha Cha’s again even before dessert arrives.

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(credit: The Bungalow)


The Bungalow
2441 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 673-6585
www.thebungalowrestaurant.com

While The Bungalow is usually open just for dinner, each year they do a fabulous Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch in honor of moms everywhere. The price is just $36 per guest, or $44 with bottomless mimosas or bloody marys “your way”. The traditional brunch menu starts off with a basket of freshly baked assorted muffins and orange juice or coffee and selections from the menu include a lobster bisque, an heirloom tomato salad, as well as entree’s like eggs benedict your way, a roasted prime rib of beef, grilled wild Scottish salmon, a crab & artichoke frittata, a mixed berry waffle and much more. For dessert, dine on chocolate dipped strawberries.

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(credit: Rothschild’s)


Rothschild’s
2407 E. Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, 92625
(949) 673-3750
www.RothschildsCdM.com

For a mother’s day special, Rothschild’s is featuring an a la carte Brunch menu which will feature the traditional eggs benedict, Belgium waffles, seafood crepes along with their tasty Panini’s and handmade ravioli dishes. For bigger appetites, they offer a petit filet mignon or a baby rack of lamb which is delicious.  For dinner, Rothschild’s will have their regular menu with the addition of nightly specials including Osso Bucco Rothschild and fresh fish of the day. Seating will begin at 10am and go to 3pm.

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(credit: Tamarind of London)


Tamarind of London
7862 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 715-8338
www.tamarindoflondon.com

Traditional Indian cuisine is meant to be shared and this year for Mother’s Day, Chef Imran Ali invites guests and their mothers to experience a three course prix-fixe menu for this special occasion. Known for its diverse menu, Crystal Cove’s very own Tamarind of London in Newport Coast promises an elevated Indian dining experience for the whole family to enjoy. Serving both lunch and dinner, you will immediately understand why Tamarind of London was recently named ‘Best Indian Cuisine’ at Orange County’s Golden Foodie Awards. This Mother’s Day, expect to satisfy your culinary desires with favorites such as Aloo Tikki & Masala Aloo potato duo, Chicken Tikka Masala, Coconut Prawn Curry, Chocolate Molton Cake with homemade caramelized ice cream and more.

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(credit: Patina Group)


Catal Restaurant
1580 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA
(714) 774-4442
www.patinagroup.com

Experience a three-course prix-fixe brunch this Mother’s Day including items like organic yogurt, “Shrim ‘n’ Grits,” a smoked salmon benedict, and entree’s like a Spanish Chorizo Fresco Scramble, a bread pudding French toast, a seared salmon and more. Seating will begin at 10am and go to 3pm. $45/adults

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(credit: Brix)


Brix at The Shore
5372 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 343-5998
www.adletsdobrixdress.com

Ready for brunch with a twist? What about a full-on Mother’s Day Disco Brunch? Figured that would get your attention! With an appropriate nod to Belmont Shore’s area code, “Studio 562” is wall-to-wall disco paraphernalia from disco balls to 1970s dancin’ tunes. Guests are encouraged to dress their best in the decade’s finest bell bottoms, satin and platform shoes as they disco-and-dine on dishes named for NYC’s five boroughs like The Staten Island (bagel, lox and fixings,) The Goomba (scrambled eggs and pastrami breakfast sandwich with melted Swiss,) Brix’s signature deli sauce served on rye, latkes and “Hair of the Dog” breakfast menu. But the best part? Mom will enjoy free champagne for one hour!

Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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