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!
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
In honor of Mothers around Orange County, Chef Jonah is creating a delicious prix fixe lunch and dinner tasting menu from 12 p.m to 10 p.m. The menu features only the freshest, most flavorful local ingredients of the season. Appetizers include an herb crusted seared ahi tuna, a spring green salad, as well as a white asparagus soup. For entree’s, bite into a prime tenderloin with smoked potato puree with bloomsdale spinach, and heirloom carrots. Other favorites include a seared wild salmon and mary’s chicken with umbrian lentils, apricots, and braised leeks.
900 Bayside Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, Bayside Restaurant serves up delicious New American cuisine by Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein. Serving inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch, the restaurant is featuring special Mother’s Day brunch items, including roasted ruby beets, tartare of ahi tuna, a frittata with Swiss cheese, crushed avocado and cherry tomatoes, as well as a crab cake florentine, a free range chicken breast, linguini pasta, a grilled pacific swordfish, and much more.
690 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Treat the leading lady in your life to a delicious Sunday brunch on the sun-filled outdoor deck at Oak Grill this year! This Mother’s Day, enjoy stations featuring build your own omelettes, as well as an oyster bar, fresh crab legs and ceviche. Other selections include a artisan cheeses and charcuterie, as well as items like filet of beef, herb-roasted chicken, prime rib, salmon and more that you can pick from at the Chef’s Carving Corner. For dessert, bite into housemade Beignets, and an assortment of mini desserts, such as pink Champagne cupcakes, deep dark chocolate tarts and more.
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 14th. The menu will consist of items like a classic omelette with baby arugula and toast, a fresh mahi mahi with pepita salsa, as well as airline chicken breast with carrots, English peas, a hangar steak, fresh biscuits, and much more.
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
This Mother’s Day, the fun and festivities are an outdoor affair featuring a farmers’ market-inspired menu with salads, ahi poke and ceviche stations, roasted Berkshire ham and a build-your-own mimosa bar with fresh-squeezed juices. Guests can also shop for locally sourced gifts like jams, honeys and fresh flowers as an extra treat to show the leading lady in their lives how awesome she really is.
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.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Celebrate mom this year with a tasty brunch and an incredible ocean view. Along with Champagne, enjoy breakfast items like made to order omelets, breakfast potatoes, smoked bacon, country style sausage, cinnamon French toast, eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce, as well as a salad station, shrimp cocktails and much more. There will also be plenty of drinks and live entertainment.
Orange County Mining Co.
10000 S Crawford Canyon Rd
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Join Orange County Mining Co. for a very special Mother’s Day brunch from 9am to 3pm. The restaurant will also be offering a pre-Mother’s Day brunch on Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 2pm as well. Brunch items include a traditional Champagne brunch from 10am to 2pm, an omelet station, carved prime rib and ham, chicken and fish dishes, crab legs, shrimp and smoke salmon, and so much more. For dessert, assorted pies and pastries as well as ice cream with toppings are offered, too!
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Treat your mom like a queen and visit the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda for a special and unforgettable brunch. Located inside the famed Nixon Library, which has a replica of the White House East Room, mothers and guests will be treated to a red carpet arrival along with a free glass of rose for mom. Live music, as well as a tasty brunch follows. Brunch items include a buffet of Baja Cali Shrimp cocktail, tequila and lime cured salmon, applewood smoked chicken apple sausage, a chef carved tenderloin of beef, salmon medallions, cheese omelets, Belgian waffles, basmati rice, grilled Mediterranean vegetables, and a sweets station.
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
1025 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92805
Anaheim’s The Ranch Restaurant is serving up a Mother’s Day brunch menu from 10am to 2pm and it includes an endless glass of bubbles, or mimosas. For your first course, choose between a vanilla bean creme brulee bomboloni with fresh raspberry jam, a Maryland blue crab salad, or a duck confit ravioli. For soup or salad, options include a tasty heirloom beet salad. Then, for your main course, their country-friend steak, briochie pain perdu as well as the house made kimchi fried rice are great options. Sweeten the day with a great dessert. A pannca cotta, a croissant bread pudding and a miso cheesecake are on offer.