Let’s be honest, mom’s have the toughest job in the world. So this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, skip the Hallmark cards and flowers and treat her to some booze and brunch at one of these 10 restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
Alice Kitchen is the new marketplace restaurant concept by The h.wood Group. Located at the upcoming 1 Hotel West Hollywood, Alice features a casual walk in front area with seating at the cafe bar, marketplace and outside. For Mother’s Day, moms can enjoy free mimosas and order delicious dishes overseen by Chef Lord Maynard Lera and Alice’s Chef de Cuisine Chef Geter Atienza, formerly of Broken Spanish. Breakfast and lunch menu items include Chia Pudding, French Toast, Heirloom Beets Salad, Grilled Wild Shrimp, Egg Salad Sandwich, Steak Frites and more. If mom is thirsty for something more, order one of Justin Campbell’s cocktail creations such as the including the Beverly Hills made with Belvedere Vodka, cucumber, black pepper, rosemary, lemon and Aquafaba or Alice’s Famous Market Bloody Mary with tomato, chipotle pepper, celery,Shiroo dashi and lemon. After your meal, stick around and shop with mom for artisanal wines, oysters from the raw bar and charcuterie boards to bring to the next dinner party or picnic.
8490 W. Sunset. Blvd., West Hollywood, hwoodgroup.com, @aliceeatery
On Sunday, revel in Mother’s Day festivities with a Mimosa Weekend Brunch Buffet of elevated eats at Veranda, the poolside restaurant located at the iconic Hotel Figueroa. Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot, guests can celebrate mom with bottomless mimosas ($11, complimentary for all mothers), and a brunch buffet station featuring chilled seafood, a made-to-order omelet station, a waffle table with fried chicken and Mexican chocolate and a carving station. Brunch, which will also feature live music, is $65 per person, free for children 12 and under. “The Fig” is definitely more than just a place to celebrate mom in style, and is seen more as a cultural oasis in DTLA which has played an integral part in the women’s history movement for close to a century. The newly renovated historic hotel is doing its part to celebrate L.A.’s eclectic past with its unique and distinctive female-led history and resurgence. This past August, the hotel celebrated 92 years and the completion of a two-year transformation of the hotel to its original Spanish Colonial splendor. Originally opened in 1926 as an exclusive women’s hostel by the YWCA, Hotel Figueroa was “financed, built and operated by and for femininity,” according to a Los Angeles Times article at the time, and was the largest project of its kind in the United States to be financed, owned, and operated by women. Located in the South Park district of downtown, the hotel was advertised as “an ideal stopping place for ladies unattended.” The first managing director was the pioneering aviatrix Maude Bouldin, and for years the space served as a meeting place for practically every woman’s club in Los Angeles. Now that’s girl power!
939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Hotelfigueroa.com, @hotelfigueroa
E.P. & L.P.
Pancakes, champagne and jewelry – what better way to spoil mom? West Hollywood’s modern Asian eating house and rooftop, E.P. & L.P. is hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Executive Chef Louis Tikaram’s brunch menu offerings include housemade Coconut Yogurt, Aromatic Chicken & Rice Congee, Indonesian-style Nasi Goreng, Steak & Eggs and Crispy Chicken & Hong Kong Style Waffles. The Mother’s Day Brunch special includes Ricotta Pancakes with Honey Butter & Fresh Strawberries. In addition, each mother in attendance will receive a complimentary piece of Kendra Scott jewelry and a glass of champagne. 20% of proceeds from the brunch will be going towards the non-profit organization, Every Mother Counts –raising awareness about the barriers and solutions to maternal care. Reservations are necessary and can be made here.
603 La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, eplosangeles.com, @eplosangeles
Oh, where, oh where will you take your ‘Best Girl’ this Mother’s Day? Perhaps to the eponymous signature restaurant located at Ace Hotel DTLA. Best Girl was named after the 1927 Mary Pickford silent film that debuted in The Theatre at The Ace exactly 90 years to the day before the restaurant opened. Helmed by L.A.’s beloved Michelin award-winning chef Michael Cimarusti, Best Girl will be serving up special dishes, ranging in price from $9 to $31, this Sunday. Available exclusively this Mother’s Day only, the festive brunch offerings will include Ouefs Mayonnaise with hard boiled eggs, whipped yolks, lemon mayonnaise and trout roe; Morels and Asparagus with grilled Bub and Grandma’s seeded bread, ragout of West Coast morels and asparagus, and grated cow’s milk cheese; Steamed Little Neck Clams with white wine, lovage, serrano, fennel, cherry tomatoes, grilled bread and rouille and a brand new dessert by Cimarusti’s wife, Pastry Chef Crisi Echiverri – Rhubarb and Kumquat Upside Down Cake. To stay hydrated, moms will get a complimentary glass of bubbles or can spring for a glass (or three) of the Brut Blossom.
927 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Bestgirldtla.com, @bestgirldtla
Alimento, Chef Zach Pollack’s creative and soulful Italian restaurant in L.A.’s historic Silver Lake neighborhood – will launch brunch service on Saturday, May 11, just in time for Mother’s Day weekend. Pollack’s inaugural brunch menu will feature a combination of both “Breakfast-y” and “Lunch-y” items, including new dishes like Ricotta Doughnut Holes with blueberries and mascarpone, a Potato Frico Waffle with pulled brisket, Crispy Polenta Tartines with whipped baccalá, and a Gritti Palace Club sandwich. A few Alimento signatures will also make an appearance, including the Braised Lettuce Bruschetta and Chicken Milanese Sandwich, alongside classic brunch sides like house-made English muffins, bacon and sausages, and crispy potatoes that are a play on Frico Friulano. The dishes will be complemented by a beverage program of pressed juices, eclectic beers, select small-production wines from the restaurant’s predominantly organic and biodynamic list, and apropos cocktails, such as the Mercato Mimosa and “Rose & Shine” Spritz. Brunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1710 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, alimentola.com, @AlimentoLA
The Milky Way
Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Milky Way, the Spielberg family’s recently-reopened neighborhood dairy kosher restaurant at Pico-Robertson has officially launched Sunday brunch. The newly-reimagined restaurant brings a refreshed New American menu by Talented Executive Chef and Restaurant Consultant Phil Kastel, while still paying homage to the legacy and unique tastes beloved owner Leah Spielberg Adler. Chef Kastel’s thoughtful redesign of the New American kosher menu debuted a new selection of brunch favorites, with entirely new items and a handful of Ms. Adler’s original family recipes done with a modern twist. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday brunch guests can experience The Impossible™ Green Chile Breakfast Burger with lettuce, tomato, roasted green chilies, American Cheese, garlic aioli and a fried egg on a sesame bun, served with fries; Potato Latkes & Eggs featuring three pancakes, two eggs any style, served with house-made apple compote and sour cream; the Eggs Benedict Florentine on a toasted English muffin with sautéed spinach, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce, served with breakfast potatoes; and the delectable Brioche French Toast topped with berry compote and powdered sugar. Brunch cocktails also star on the menu, with libations such as the Rose Spritz, Beermosa and Michelada to round out the full brunch dining experience.
9108 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, milkywayla.com, @milkywayla
Don’t let the name fool you! The gastropub Father’s Office is the perfect place to celebrate mom. Beginning on Mother’s Day, chef Sang Yoon will preview his new Helms concept here until the bakery officially opens later this year. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the menu will include the Helms Breakfast Sammy with sausage, egg custard, yellow gruyere cheese, and harissa aioli between a rye english muffin, Bagel & Lox, Japanese Oatmeal with mushroom dashi, pickles, coddled egg, and nori and The Cinnamon Roll with ceylon cinnamon “smear” and whipped cream cheese frosting. To compliment the dishes, order a Cold Brew Negroni or Kimchi Bloody Maria. The menu will be executed by chef Anthony Greco and pastry chef Meghan Pothoff and available on Sundays exclusively at Father’s Office Culver City location.
3229 Helms Ave., Culver City, fathersoffice.com, @fathersofficeofficial
For many years, Las Brisas in Laguna Beach has been loved for weekend buffets that has brought families together time after time, especially for special occasions. With the recent culinary revamp and changes throughout the restaurant, they are mixing in the new, but embracing the old charm, offering an entirely elevated breakfast and brunch experience perfect for celebrating special moments. For this Mother’s Day, celebrate mom with a special, four-course brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an ocean view. Menu items include Pozole Verde, Smoked Salmon Tostadas, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Asparagus Omelet, Cheeseburger, Lobster Benedict, Flourless Chocolate Cake and more. Best of all? The $75 pre-fixe includes bottomless mimosas.
361 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, lasbrisaslagunabeach.com, @LasBrisasRestaurants
It’s that one day of the year where moms finally get to relax and are truly appreciated for all that they do. Although super moms should be celebrated all year round, this year, show your mom who the “true” favorite child is by booking brunch at Chez Melange. The day will be filled with unforgettable dishes and cocktails that will keep you on her good side for the rest of the year! Join Chez Melange on Sunday for Mother’s Day Brunch in Bouzy starting at 9:30 a.m. Some Mother’s Day Specials include the mouthwatering Friz’s Pretzel French Toast ‘Knife and Fork’ Sandwich made with ham, swiss cheese, maple mustard, fried egg and served with an arugula salad and an Eggslut Sandwich made with pastrami, melted swiss cheese, avocado, fried egg and mayonnaise all on Italian bread. Wash the dishes down with a Bloody Oink made with house bacon-infused vodka and homemade spicy house mix, which is a customer favorite and
1611 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, chezmelange.com, @chezmelange
Preux & Proper
Show mom how much you love her and head to Downtown L.A.’s preeminent Southern house to celebrate Mother’s Day Brunch the Preux & Proper way. This Southern gem knows all about hospitality as they will offer a complimentary mimosa to all each and every mom at this festive Mother’s Day Brunch from noon to 4 p.m. Once mom has her mimosa in hand, kick-off this beautiful brunch with Executive Chef Sammy Monsour’s Cast Iron Cornbread made with Kentucky sorghum and “really good butter,” and the Braised Collards prepared with roasted pork shoulder, garlic confit, onion stock, and house Fresno hot sauce. Continue enjoying delectable dishes like the Shrimp & Grits the Moroccan Shakshuka (a tomato casserole) or the Fried Chicken & Waffles. It might be difficult, but mom must save room for dessert and try the Pate a Choux Beignets served “banana foster” style with dulce de leche. If her complimentary mimosa is long gone, direct her to Beverage Director Kassady Wiggin’s cocktail list to choose from drinks like the unique Voodoo Queen, containing Appleton Estate Rum, falernum, tiki bitters, and Jamaican jerk bitters; or the more festive Treasure Island, served in a pineapple, made with Stolen Smoked Rum, orgeat, pineapple, lime, grenadine, and lemon bitters.
840 South Spring St., Los Angeles, PreuxandProper.com, @preuxandproper
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