Credit: Blue Plate Oysterette

Credit: Blue Plate Oysterette


With so many brunches and dinners in the works for Mother’s Day weekend, it’s difficult to decide where to treat your lucky mom. Of course, she deserves only the best. These restaurants have a few dishes on the menu that she will love.
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(Credit: Todd Porter and Diane Cu)


Patina
141 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3331
www.patinarestaurant.com

Patina will open its doors to serve a three-course, prix-fixe brunch from 11:30a-2:30p. One of the standout main course selections is tender Ricotta Agnolotti with English pea soup–a dish perfect for Spring. The agnolotti always satisfies, and your mother will love the always impressive Walt Disney Concert Hall that houses the restaurant.

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(Credit: Elaine Daneshrad)


L’Assiette Steak Frites
7166 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 274-2319
www.lassiettesteakfrites.com

L’Assiette celebrates Mother’s Day with a dinner menu that will feature its signature steak frites plate, in addition to a few new French-inspired dishes. Try the Sockeye Salmon Tartare with cornichons, chervil, ginger, and olives. It is also served with fresh cucumber, tomato and crostini. To top it all off, Mom will even be treated to an evening of complimentary Kir Royals.

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(Credit: The Larchmont)


The Larchmont
5750 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 464-4277
www.thelarchmont.com

The Larchmont’s new brunch begins Mother’s Day weekend, and they will offer a three-course, prix-fixe menu that Sunday. One of the main course options is the house benedict. It features smoked ham hock, soft eggs and creamy brown butter hollandaise on a warm English muffin. Toast to mom when she receives her complimentary glass of champagne, a mimosa or a Bloody Mary.

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(Credit: Manhattan Beach Post)


Manhattan Beach Post
1142 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5405
www.eatmbpost.com

Manhattan Beach Post’s Ricotta Stuffed French Toast is one of its most well-known and revered brunch dishes. The buttery, custard-laced bread is filled with house-made ricotta cheese and stacked on a plate with plump cherries, a dollop of whipped cream and pure maple syrup. Mom won’t doubt your love for a second if you suggest she order MB Post’s French toast.

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(Credit: Blue Plate Oysterette)


Blue Plate Oysterette
8048 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 656-5474
www.blueplatesantamonica.com

BPO’s West Hollywood location will have a Lobster Hash as part of its three-course, prix-fixe menu offering from 11a-3p. Chunks of sweet, tender lobster with fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, red peppers and a fried egg for breakfast make this hash a perfect addition to the restaurant’s recently launched brunch menu. Don’t forget to treat mom to bottomless mimosas, bellinis or champagne.

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(Credit: Fig & Olive)


Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

Fig & Olive’s three-course, prix-fixe menu includes Octopus a la Gallega inspired by the flavors of Spain. The dish features sliced, braised octopus, bell peppers, heirloom potatoes, black olives, and arugula with a drizzling of Pimenton lemon vinaigrette and olive oil. Fig & Olive’s standard French Riviera-style will have mom feeling like she’s a world traveling woman for the day.

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Credit: Kendall’s Brasserie


Kendall’s Brasserie
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7322
www.patinagroup.com

No Mother’s Day is complete without something sweet to end the meal. Kendall’s Brasserie will also serve a three-course, prix-fixe menu with a Cherry Clafoutis as one of the dessert options. The baked tart features pistachio cream, bergamot gel, citrus confit and a sprinkling of chamomile buds. This elegant sweet will be a lovely ending to mom’s special day.

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(Credit: Madera Kitchen)


Madera Kitchen
1835 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(213) 261-3687
www.maderakitchen.com

Madera Kitchen’s Crepes a la Carbonara is all about the pasta, not the thin French pancakes you may have in mind. It’s crepe linguini and applewood smoked bacon tossed in a light cream sauce and topped with egg yolk and pecorino romano. If there’s room on the patio, make sure to snag a table.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.