The Dish: Top 117 San Diego Mother’s Day brunches, lunches and dinners
Mark your calendars — Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Treat her to a queen-sized gourmet brunch buffet or extravagant dinner at one of these San Diego County restaurants. You’ll even find a section with dessert and drink specials just for mom. And just like good manners and good posture, reservations are essential. (All menus will be served on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.)
333 Pacific’s three-course menu, with Champagne, features dishes like Hokkaido scallops or pan-roasted duck breast. A children’s menu will be offered. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 333 N. Pacific St., Oceanside. $59.95 per adult; $13.95 per child. (760) 433-3333.
A.R. Valentien’s executive chef Jeff Jackson will offer a three-course menu featuring watercress soup and scallop leek mousse, lobster ravioli, horseradish-crusted wild king salmon, pressed chicken saltimbocca, wild blackberry souffle and raspberry pistachio torte. Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. $80 per adult; $95 with free-flowing sparkling wine; $45 per child under 12. (858) 777-6635. lodgetorreypines.com/dine
Amaya at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar celebrates Mother’s Day with a three-course brunch featuring an artisan cheese and charcuterie board, smoked salmon Benedict and chocolate panna cotta with passion fruit sauce. Each mom will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. $95 per adult; $20 per child 4-12. (858) 314-2727.
Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort will serve the same Mother’s Day buffet as California Bistro. Menu highlights: a carving station with sun-dried tomato and dill-crusted sea bass and prime rib; chilled seafood display, omelet station, pastry display and other savory items. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad. $98 per adult; $35 per child. Concierge, (760) 603-3773.
Bagby Beer Company invites the whole family, even Fido, to celebrate Mother’s Day at the brewpub. A full menu will be served, including several vegan options, beers and wine on tap and a full cocktail list. Moms will receive a tiny potted succulent, with a chance to win a bigger surprise. Sunday, May 13. 601 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. (760) 270-9075. bagbybeer.com
Bahia Resort Hotel’s bayfront brunch buffet includes Belgian waffles and pan-seared halibut, along with live piano music and a complimentary cruise on the Bahia Belle and William D. Evans sternwheelers. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. $54 per adult; $25 per child 5-11; children under 5 are free. Reservations for six or less: bahiahotel.com/dining-entertainment; party of seven or more: (858) 539-8666.
Beerfish, along with the help of executive chef Kristianna Zabala of Nomad Donuts, will kick off Lobster Week on Mother’s Day with a savory baked treat featuring what else, crustacean. The special menu item will be available starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13. 2933 Adams Ave., San Diego. $17, in limited quantity. beerfish.com
Bencotto chef and co-founder Fabrizio Cavallini draws inspiration for his Mother’s Day menu from his mother’s traditional cooking. Along with the regular brunch options, he will serve a modern interpretation of lobster ravioli and stuff cheese gnocchi with truffle sauce. 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 750 W. Fir St., Suite 103, San Diego. (619) 450-4786. lovebencotto.com
Bistro 39 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet includes bottomless mimosas, and a host of items like lemon-grilled chicken, carving station with herb-crusted sirloin and maple-glazed ham, eggs Benedict and assorted pastries. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last seating at 1:30 p.m.) Sunday, May 13. 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego. $45.99 per adult; $19.99 per child. (858) 720-9500. bistro39sandiego.com
Bleu Boheme’s French-inspired fare features selections like tartare de saumon fumé, house rum-smoked salmon and a savory Belgium-style prosciutto waffle with fig jam, arugula, Gruyere cheese and fried egg. Pair it with a classic Bellini (a sparkling cocktail), strawberry mint mimosa or a classic Bloody Mary. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 4090 Adams Ave., San Diego. $55 per adult; $18 per child 12 and under. (619) 255-4167. bleuboheme.com
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine will host a special limited menu where moms receive a free entree with the purchase of another entree. Options include: jumbo shrimp pasta, lobster risotto or 5-ounce petit filet mignon. 1 to 5 p.m. limited menu; 5 to 8 p.m. regular menu Sunday, May 13. 565 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Prices vary. (619) 233-6623.
BO-beau kitchen + bar’s French comfort cuisine features choices like crispy Brussels sprouts or boeuf bourguignon. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 4996 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego. Prices vary. (619) 224-2884.
BO-beau kitchen + cache in Hillcrest will serve a three-course brunch menu with main choice options like French toast and short-rib hash. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1027 University Ave., San Diego. $39.95 per person. (619) 481-5033.
BO-beau kitchen + garden’s lush outdoor-covered garden provides a tranquil atmosphere for Mother’s Day brunching. Menu favorites include: fried chicken and waffles and crab cake Benedict. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. brunch; 4:30 to 9 p.m. regular menu Sunday, May 13. 8384 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. Prices vary; children’s menu priced at $9.95. (619) 337-3445.
Breakfast Republic’s menu features lavender blueberry French toast and a turkey pesto breakfast sammie served on warm ciabatta bread. Treat mom to a morning cocktail like the Tommy’s Margarita or the Creamside Mimosa infused with vanilla, fresh orange juice and cream. If caffeine’s your drink, try the Iced Cherry Mocha, a blend of mocha, mild cherry flavor, espresso and milk topped with whipped cream and a dusting of mocha. Sunday, May 13. Seven locations: North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, East Village, Ocean Beach, Carmel Valley and Pacific Beach. breakfastrepublic.com
Cafe 21 in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. The full-service eatery and lounge will offer tiramisu pancakes, salmon, Bloody Marys, Mimosa Flights and Mojito Flights. 802 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 795-0721. cafe-21.com
Cafe 222’s Mother’s Day celebration features its specialty dish, The Mother Hen. The dish — named after owner Terryl Gavre’s cherished hen, Thelma — is a scramble made of Thelma’s favorite greens, including spinach, chard and kale. Other breakfast offerings include the blueberry cornbread waffle, peanut butter and banana-stuffed French toast and green eggs and Spam scramble. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 222 Island Ave., San Diego. $11.75 per person. (619) 236-9902.
Cafe Sevilla will serve a nine-course tapas Mother’s Day brunch menu, complete with live flamenco performances. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 353 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $29.50 per adult; $20 per child 12 and under. (619) 233-5979. cafesevilla.com
California Bistro at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort will host a special Mother’s Day brunch complete with a carving station, chilled seafood display, omelet station, pastry display, platters of cured meats and a cold buffet with items like avocado gazpacho and pickled shrimp. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad. $98 per adult; $35 per child. Concierge, (760) 603-3773.
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa will offer an endless brunch buffet with made-to-order omelets, peel-and-eat shrimp and a special children’s menu, along with live piano music. End your Mother’s Day celebration with a complimentary cruise aboard the Bahia Belle and William D. Evans sternwheelers. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego. $60 per adult; $25 per child 5-11; children 5 and under are free. Reservations for six or less: catamaranresort.com/dining-entertainment; party of seven or more: (858) 539-8666.
Chandler’s will serve a Mother’s Day brunch with made-to-order omelets, brioche French toast, petite lobster and shrimp tartlet, lemon herb-roasted half chicken, stir-fired rainbow quinoa and Farmers Market fruit and vegetable bar. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. $79 per adult; $19 per child 5-12; children 4 and under are free. A three-course prix fixe dinner will also be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. Cape Rey, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad. $74 per person. (760) 683-5500. chandlerscarlsbad.com/mothers-day
Charles & Dinorah at The Pearl Hotel will feature a three-course prix fixe menu with offerings like Nutella French toast with hazelnut and cardamom syrup; the gem salad with wild king salmon; and the fromager d’affinois (French double-cream soft cheese) with honeycomb and sweet biscuit cookies. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego. $30 per person. (619) 226-6100.
Choices the Buffet will expand its Mother’s Day menu to include oysters on the half shell, chilled snow crab, Canadian lobster tail, Korean crab, smoke salmon, coconut shrimp, New York steak, crusted rack of lamb, carved roasted prime rib, baked ham and Pala turkey breast, as well as a selection of more than 80 desserts. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13. A specialty brunch menu will also be served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $46 per person. Limited reservations are accepted for parties of eight or more. (760) 510-2299.
Coasterra’s Champagne Buffet Brunch offers made-to-order omelet station, a carving station, soups and salads, house specials and sweets and pastries display. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 880 Harbor Island Drive San Diego. $69.95 per adult; $17.95 children 6-12; children 5 and under are free. (619) 814-1300.
Corvette Diner at Liberty Station will turn back the clock with brunch specials like chicken and waffles and breakfast burrito. Mom can sip on a breakfast cocktail like Mom’s Mimosa or Mama’s Michelada, each priced at $6. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. brunch; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. regular menu Sunday, May 13. 2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego. $11.95 per person. (619) 542-1476.
Crown Landing at Loews Coronado Bay Resort will offer a Mother’s Day mimosa brunch with breakfast favorites, along with a salad station, assorted meats carving station, a cold seafood bar, house specialties and house-made pastries. A buffet for the little ones will be available. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado. $65 per adult, includes mimosas; $19.50 per child 12 and under. (619) 424-4444. crownlanding.com
Cucina Enoteca’s brunch buffet is filled with fresh salads, pizzas, a carving station, an egg station with frittatas, scrambled eggs and omelets, and a decadent dessert station. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 2730 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. $45 per adult; $18 per child. (858) 704-4500. urbankitchengroup.com
Cucina Sorella in Kensington will serve a special Mother’s Day dinner with choices like grilled Sicilian meatballs, francobolli ravioli, bucatini (thick spaghetti-like pasta) with meatball, potato gnocchi and pork osso buco. Sunday, May 13. 4055 Adams Ave., San Diego. (619) 281-4014. bit.ly/2HQDRPx
Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill will offer its regular dinner menu, along with a selection of specials designed especially for mom. Sunday, May 13. 505 Laurel St., San Diego. (619) 239-2222. bit.ly/2HTIHvv
Curadero Mexican kitchen will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options on Mother’s Day. Brunchers can start with ensalada Curadero, huevos sopes or flautas ahogada (drowned flautas). The lunch and dinner crowd can order tostada de atun (roasted tuna) or campechana (Mexican seafood cocktail) from the ceviche bar, or a classic dish like carne asada with a side of elote (Mexican street corn). Sunday, May 13. 1047 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 515-3003. curadero.com
Current & Tides will pamper mom with an all-inclusive brunch featuring caramelized leek and goat cheese quiche; Greek yogurt bar with fresh fruits; carving station with chipotle-agave marinated-smoked tri-tip and salt-crusted local market whole fish; and a seafood display with octopus, scallops, local whitefish ceviche and oysters. There will be a cookie-decorating station for the little ones and live jazz music. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, 2000 Second St., Coronado. $55 per adult, includes Champagne and mimosas; $17 per child 5-12. (619) 522-3193.
Cusp Dining & Drinks will serve a regular brunch menu on Mother’s Day, with several decadent specials. Start with the smoked chicken Caesar or fresh fruit salad, then move on to dishes like Nutella French toast, crab Benedict or smoked salmon white frittata. Sunday, May 13. 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla. (858) 551-3620. cusprestaurant.com
Del Sur Mexican Cantina in South Park offers entree options like breakfast carnitas hash, a slow-cooked golden-brown pork topped with a fried egg, pickled onions, crema, avo-serrano sauce served with beans, potatoes and corn tortillas. Sip on any of their brunch cocktails such as the Bloody Maria or mimosa specials. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 2310 30th St., San Diego. Regular pricing on food and mimosa special. (619) 501-0643. delsurmexicancantina.com
Dolce at The Highlands will offer Mother’s Day brunch specials and a full menu of farm-to-table seasonal California/Italian cuisine for dinner. Complement your meal with a glass or bottle of wine from its world-class wine list. Open for lunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 13. A la carte pricing. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, 5980 Village Way, Suite 106, San Diego. (858) 847-2740. dolcehighlands.com
Draft Republic Carlsbad will serve beer-brined smoked chicken breast and beer-battered fish and chips. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 5958 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad. Prices vary. (760) 448-4627.
Draft Republic La Jolla will serve mom her favorite dishes like the marinated-beef California burrito, peppered steak salad or its signature Draft Republic burger. 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday, May 13. 4282 Esplanade Court, San Diego. Prices vary. (858) 450-1400.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar celebrates Mother’s Day with Brunch & Bubbly in the Ballroom. The buffet features made-to-order breakfast favorites, sushi, dim sum, carving stations, chilled seafood, seasonal salads, pastries, and live music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. $118 per adult; $30 per child 4-12. (858) 314-1988.
Farmer and The Seahorse will host its annual Mother’s Day brunch buffet offering options such as a carving station, salad bar, assorted pastries, build-your-own omelet bar, waffle and bagel stations. There will be a photo booth and French macaroons for every mom. Sunday, May 13. 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego. $64.95 per adult; $24.95 per child under 12. (858) 260-5401. opentable.com
Fishmonger’s Market will host a Seafood Buffet Extravaganza on Mother’s Day. Buffet-style plates include smoke salmon frittata, lobster deviled eggs, glazed ham, steamed mussels, crab-cake poached eggs, endless snow crab, smoked fish salad, octopus salad and a crudo bar. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1735 Hancock St., San Diego. $49.95 per adult; $18.95 per child 12 and under. fishmongersmarkets.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar will offer a three-course brunch menu with offerings like its signature eggs Benedict and crispy chicken and waffles. The full dinner menu will also be available all day. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Two San Diego locations: 380 K St., (619) 237-1155 and 8970 University Center Lane, (858) 535-0078. flemingssteakhouse.com
Giardino will serve a three-course regular brunch menu with options like baked mussels, eggplant rolls, banana French toast, classic Benedict or sausage panini. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13. 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove. $29 per person. (619) 825-7112. giardinosd.com
Harbor House at Seaport Village will serve a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet that includes dishes like strawberry spinach salad, Danish pastries and muffins, French toast souffle, omelet bar, turkey carving station and a full dessert bar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 831 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. $36.95 per adult; $15.95 per child. (619) 232-1141.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California will serve breakfast and brunch buffet favorites on Mother’s Day. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. (760) 751-3100. harrahssocal.com
- The Buffet: Oscar-style eggs Benedict, salmon poke, Kalua pork with cabbage and chile rellenos. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13. $32.99 per person.
- The Cafe: New York steak, garlic buttered shrimp, roasted fingerling potatoes, seasoned vegetables, choice of soup or salad and red velvet cake. Open 24 hours daily. $29.99 per person.
Havana 1920 executive chef Anthony Porras will offer a three-course meal inspired by his Cuban family. Offerings include: a Caribbean avocado salad, the camarones con tomate, made with shrimp, garlic, tomato sauce, white wine, oregano and parsley and Abuela’s flan, a traditional Cuban custard topped with caramel. Sunday, May 13. 548 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 369-1920. havana1920.com
Herb & Wood in Little Italy will serve a brunch menu with dishes like Dutch baby souffle pancakes, jamon iberico Benedict, scallop ceviche and lobster thermidor. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. (619) 955-8495. herbandwood.com
Indigo Grill in Little Italy will host a three-course menu with choices like shaved pear and apple salad, roasted adobo chicken and white chocolate cheesecake tower. A children’s menu will be available. 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1536 India St., San Diego. $44.95 per adult; $13.95 per child. (619) 234-6802.
Island Prime/C Level’s ocean views are the perfect backdrop for dining on three courses of chef Deborah Scott’s special Mother’s Day menu. Entree selections include: pomegranate-glazed portobello, roquefort-crusted filet mignon or everything-crusted ahi. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. $59.95 per adult; $13.95 per child. (619) 298-6802.
L’Auberge Del Mar will lavish your leading lady with a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet featuring an all-day omelet station and cheese station and a cold seafood display with oysters on the half shell and crab claws. Light and healthier dishes include: corn and lobster risotto, hot smoked salmon and roasted Jidori chicken and pork medallions. Homey pies will be served, including lemon meringue, chocolate silk, apple, peach crumble and blueberry lavender. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Kitchen 1540, Coastline Restaurant and Sunset Terrace courtyard. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. $90 per adult; $30 per child under 12. (858) 793-6460.
Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge will serve an a la carte brunch ranging from citrus French toast topped with caramel apple sauce and maple cream to beef sugo (Italian meat sauce) hash with crispy potato and poached eggs. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1015 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 437-6087. leroyskitchenandlounge.com
Lou & Mickey’s in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve a Mother’s Day brunch buffet, including a carving station, breakfast station, fresh seafood and an assortment of salads and desserts. Champagne and mimosas are included or mom’s can partake in the Bloody Mary Bar for an additional $5. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 224 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $58 per adult; $21 per child 12 and under. louandmickeys.com
Madison on Park offers a diverse menu of items like paleo bowls with your choice of carnitas or chicken, banana-strawberry Nutella waffles, smashed avocado toast and gravlax on rye. Treat mom to a mimosa or Bloody Mary. 4622 Park Blvd., University Heights. (619) 269-6566. madisonpark.com
Mama’s Kitchen will host its 27th annual Mama’s Day Tasting Extravaganza fundraiser, featuring more than 50 chefs representing San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies. Hosted by Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien, guests will feast on savory fare, sip on cocktails, bid on silent auction items and participate in opportunity drawings. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus will perform during the event. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. $150 general; $250 VIP. mamaskitchen.org
Maretalia Ristorante modern coastal Italian restaurant will serve an a la carte brunch with sweet and savory entrees such as ricotta pancakes, oxtail ragu or Prosciutto eggs Benedict. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1300 Orange Ave., Suite 200, Coronado. (619) 522-0946. opentable.com
Monello in Little Italy will offer a special cheese wheel of tagliatelle (special pasta) with broccoli rabe and pancetta. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch; 2:30 to 9 p.m. dinner Sunday, May 13. 750 W. Fir St., San Diego. (619) 501-0030. lovemonello.com
Mille Fleurs chef Martin Woesle will charm mothers with his three-course prix fixe brunch menu featuring seasonal white asparagus with iberico ham; shrimp boudin and lobster salad; eggs Benedict with smoked Scottish salmon; and lemon tart with Limoncello. An a la carte dinner menu will also be offered. Sunday, May 13. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. $64.50 per person. (858) 756-3085. millefleurs.com
Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach will serve guests its choice of brunch entrees like coconut rum French toast, veggie hash, jerk chicken and waffle and yogurt parfait. The restaurant will offer two hours of bottomless Champagne and house blonde beer, as well as pastries and a hosted watermelon mimosa for all mothers. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Sunday, May 13. 3704 Mission Blvd., San Diego. $32.95 per person. (858) 381-0855. missbcoconutclub.com
Mister A’s will serve a three-course prix fixe brunch menu featuring Maryland blue crab cakes, GoneStraw Farm poached eggs with polenta; eggs Benedict with fresh crab; and short rib and prime steak frites. Sunday, May 13. 2550 Fifth Ave., 12th floor, San Diego. $69.50 per person. (619) 239-1377.
Officine Buona Forchetta will whisk mom to the Italian countryside of Umbria for a feast of Northern Italian entrees, including pastas, pizzas and delectable desserts, along with a complimentary mimosa. The eatery also plans to unveil a daily specials menu with mom in mind. Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 2865 Sims Road, San Diego. (619) 548-5770. officinebuonaforchetta.com
Osetra Seafood and Steaks will offer an upscale Mother’s Day dinner, complete with a three-story wine tower and complimentary glass of Champagne. In addition to its a la carte dishes, the restaurant offers a prix fixe menu with entrees like New York steak, Italian sausage rigatoni, rosemary chicken and pan-seared Northern Atlantic salmon. Sunday, May 13. 904 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $49 per person. osetraseafoodandsteaks.com
Pacifica Del Mar will offer a multicourse menu with favorites like fresh fruit parfait, New England clam chowder, spring vegetable quiche, huevos rancheros and Thai-grilled chicken salad. A children’s three-course menu will be available. Sunday, May 13. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. $45 per adult, includes a glass of bubbly, orange juice, coffee, mimosa or Bloody Mary; $16 per child. (858) 792-0476. pacificadelmar.com
Park 101 will honor mom and the family with a brunch buffet and activities Giant Jenga and Connect 4. Mom can sip on bottomless mimosas or a Frosé, a blend of Cupcake Vineyards Rosé, diced strawberries, lemon and strawberry syrup. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. $50 buffet with mimosas; $30 buffet only. (760) 434-2217. park101carlsbad.com
Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria will offer a Mother’s Day special featuring two courses, dessert and wine. Sunday, May 13. 2401 Truxton Road, Suite 102, San Diego and 5870 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad. $40 per person. piscorotisserie.com
Primavera Ristorante’s specialty three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu includes avocado alla griglia (grilled steak), salmon bruschetta and lobster eggs Benedict. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado. $54.95 per person. (619) 435-0454. primavera1st.com
Prep Kitchen offers a Mother’s Day brunch featuring Godiva chocolate French toast, spicy-baked crab with scrambled farm eggs and Masago caviar; lobster Benedict, tableside Bloody Mary cart and goodie bags. Sunday, May 13. Three locations: Little Italy, Del Mar and La Jolla. prepkitchendelmar.com
Provisional Kitchen at The Pendry San Diego will host a brunch buffet with a chocolate fountain, waffles and crepes, mini croissants and assorted muffins, rice pudding, tiramisu, chocolate-dipped strawberries, mini assorted cupcakes, granola, fruits and parfaits, egg station, seafood sushi bar, cheese and meat board, carving station and hot dishes. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 425 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $59 per adult; $15 per child 3-12. (619) 738-7300. pendryhotels.com
Rancho Bernardo Inn will offer three dining options for Mother’s Day. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. ranchobernardoinn.com
- Aragon Ballroom: Family-friendly brunch buffet menu with live music, a petting zoo and pony rides. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. $85 per adult; $40 per child.
- Avant: Brunch buffet menu with live music. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. $75 per adult; $28 per child.
- Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant: Brunch buffet menu with live music and a bottomless mimosa option for $14. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. $72 per adult; $28 per child.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa’s Grand Brunch Buffet features everything from Belgian waffles to a sushi station and raw bar with shucked oysters, and a Bellini Bar for mom. There will be pony rides, family photo area, an interactive flower bouquet and sugar scrub stations for the kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. $130 per adult; $35 per child 11 and under. (858) 759-6246. ranchovalencia.com
Rustic Root will host a Mother’s Day brunch that includes a complimentary mom-mosa and three-course meal, with options like warm buttermilk biscuits and house-made blackberry jam, smoked salmon eggs Benedict or strawberry waffles, and a dessert course with your choice of chocolate toffee and Kahlua cake or a rustic lemon cream puff. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13 (downstairs only). 535 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $40 per person. (619) 232-1747. rusticroot.com
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill’s Mother’s Day Special offers a choice of one of two entrees: oak-roasted salmon filet or oak-roasted chicken breast, and one wine selection of chardonnay, pinot grigio, cabernet or malbec. Sunday, May 13. $35 per person. Seven locations: Costa Verde/UTC, Del Mar, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Valley, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch. sammyspizza.com
Sea180 Coastal Tavern’s Champagne Buffet Brunch features a display of tasty items like omelets, fresh shucked oysters, prime rib carving station and decadent pastries. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach. $64.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12; children 5 and under are free. (619) 631-4949.
Seasons Restaurant chef de cuisine James Waters will prepare handpicked specials for Mother’s Day, including strawberry gazpacho, warm shrimp salad, lobster Benedict and garden quiche. Treat mom to a Prosecco Mimosa for $12 or $20 with Champagne. The kids dessert table is $10 for ages 12 and under. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, 7210 Blue Heron Place, Carlsbad. (760) 814-8677. opentable.com
Seaview Restaurant at Manchester Grand Hyatt will serve a buffet menu of made-to-order omelets, breakfast pastries, Belgian waffles, fresh seafood, artisan cheese and charcuterie station,hot dishes like garlic and herb-roasted leg of lamb and a dessert station. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1 Market Place, San Diego. $72.50 per adult; $34 per child 5-12; free to children 4 and under. (619) 358-6735.
Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop will serve its full menu of internationally inspired dishes on Mother’s Day. Menu options include: St. Louis spare ribs, beef tri-tip, seared 8-ounce filet mignon and Scottish salmon. Westfield UTC, 4313 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. (858) 630-7427. smokeyard.com
Stake Chophouse & Bar will serve a prix fixe brunch and dinner menu on Mother’s Day, along with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for moms. A children’s menu will be available. Guests can also opt for an a la carte dinner, spotlighting classics such as 14-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye and steamed Maine lobster with lemon and drawn butter. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. brunch; 5 to 10 p.m. dinner. Sunday, May 13. 1309 Orange Ave., Coronado. $69 per adult; $35 per child. stakechophouse.com
The Clubhouse Grill’s a la carte menu includes morning classics and lunch favorites. Mom can sip on a complimentary glass of sparkling wine while listening to live music on the patio. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; live music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. Starters from $7; entrees from $12. (858) 314-2700.
The Haven Pizzeria in Kensington will serve appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and offer all moms $2 off beer, wine and mimosas. Take a photo with mom and tag “The Haven” for a chance to win a $25 gift card. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 4051 Adams Ave., San Diego. Regular pricing on food and drink specials. (619) 281-1904. thehavenpizzeria.com
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows in North Park will treat moms like a star with a full menu ranging from Baja-style mixed seafood ceviche and rosemary and garlic-crusted prime top sirloin to made-to-order risotto with wild mushrooms and desserts like a chocolate fountain with marshmallows, pound cake, pretzels and assorted fruits. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. $59 per adult; $25 per child 4-12. (619) 780-0358.
The Marine Room will serve an a la carte menu with dishes like rooibos tea-spiced wild prawns, bacon brioche-crusted Alaskan halibut and macadamia panch phoran (five spices) Mary’s Farm chicken. Dessert options include Fair Trade bittersweet chocolate mousse torte and lavender lemon cake 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. (858) 459-7222.
The MED executive chef Alex Emery will craft a whimsical menu of churro French toast, assorted tea sandwiches and a doughnut wall. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. $89 per adult; $39 per child. (858) 454-0771. opentable.com
The Melting Pot in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve a prix fixe menu that includes a starter, salad, main entree and dessert. Order mom a Mother’s Day drink like the “Mom”osa ($9.95) or the Strawberry Cupcake Martini ($10.95). The menu also offer Italian soda, milkshakes and create your own lemonade, each priced at $4.50. Noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May. 13. 905 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 234-5554.
The Prado at Balboa Park celebrates moms with a Champagne Buffet Brunch, featuring an omelet station, carving station, pancake station, chilled seafood display and pastry display. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1549 El Prado, San Diego. $64.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12; children 5 and under are free. (619) 557-9441.
The Rail will cook up a one-of-a-kind brunch menu that includes eggs Benedict, breakfast flatbreads and waffle sandwiches. Skip the mimosa — moms receive a complimentary glass of Champagne, and guests can add a special $5 berry French toast to their meal. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 3796 Fifth Ave., San Diego. A la carte pricing. thebrassrailsd.com
The Shores Restaurant will serve a Mother’s Day brunch buffet with main course options like vanilla bean ricotta blintz, macadamia-crusted steelhead and maple mustard-glazed bone-in ham. Desserts include butterscotch banana cream pie, candied almond tosca (cake) and s’mores bread pudding. There will be a children’s station with spaghetti marinara and meatballs, barbecue chicken tenders and sweet potato tater tots. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. $64 per person; special pricing for children. (858) 456-0600.
The US Grant will host a Champagne Brunch Buffet, complete with culinary stations, live entertainment and a floral market in the Presidential Ballroom. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (buffet closes at 3:30 p.m.) 326 Broadway, San Diego. $82 per adult; $72 seniors; $39 per child 4-12. (619) 744-2046. theusgrant.com
The Westgate Hotel invites families to share in the Mother’s Day celebration with two offerings: Mother & Daughter Teas and Sunday Champagne Brunch. The teas will be served from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 and includes finger sandwiches and buttery pastries, alongside traditional teas and a glass of Champagne for mom. Moms will also receive a gift of macaroons. Price is $50 per adult and $35 per child 4-12. Tickets can be purchased at westgatehotel.com. The Champagne Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13 and includes a juice bar, made-to-order omelets, fresh seafood, eggs Benedict, mini doughnuts, ice cream station, and complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys. Price is $89 per adult and $35 per child 4-12. (619) 238-1818.
Tidal at Paradise Point will serve an expansive Mother’s Day brunch buffet filled with pastries, Polynesian French toast bar, tossed greens and soup bar and specialty entrees, including rock crab fried rice and smoked-salmon Benedict. There’s also a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego. $65 per adult; $25 per child 12 and under; children 3 and under are free. (858) 490-6363.
Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar’s new brunch menu features an heirloom tomato frittata, pecan sticky bun with whipped rum frosting and avocado toast topped with crab, trout roe, sunny-side up egg and fennel. Spring mimosas will be offered in flavors of lavender, rose and cucumber honey, and each will receive a complimentary chocolate treat. Sunday, May 13. Hotel Republic, 421 W. B St., San Diego. (619) 398-3100. hotelrepublicsd.com
Twenty/20 Grill will serve a Mother’s Day brunch complete with a doughnut station, seafood table, carving station and bottomless Champagne. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad. $75 per adult, $90 with bottomless Champagne; $30 per child 12 and under; children 3 and under are free. (760) 827-2500.
Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp’s gourmet Mother’s Day brunch features made-to-order omelets and a chocolate fountain. Bottomless Mimosas ($15 per person), fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, Ketel One Craft Bloody Marys and $20 bottles of rose will be offered all day. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 333 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 795-9463. gaslampunion.com
Verandina will host a Mother’s Day three-course menu with entree selections like smoked-salmon Benedict, cannoli waffles and eggplant Parmesan. You’ll want to leave room for dessert with choices like tiramisu, Limoncello cake and cannoli. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13. 710 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach. (619) 868-8536. verandinarestaurant.com
Vintana Wine + Dine will serve a three-course menu with main course options like black pepper bacon-wrapped filet mignon or the macadamia and coconut-crusted sea bass. A children’s menu will be available. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido. $59.95 per adult; $13.95 per child. (760) 745-7777.
Vue at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will offer a Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring spinach and tomato quiche, chicken and waffles, avocado toast, Monte Cristo torta and penne primavera. Sunday, May 13. 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad. (800) 854-5000.
Waterbar in Pacific Beach features ocean views matched with a two-course prix fixe brunch, with complimentary mimosa for mom. Menu selections include: chilaquiles, two egg breakfast, French toast, crispy beef hash, cheeseburger, Waterbar salad and sweet potato curry. Sunday, May 13. 4325 Ocean Blvd., San Diego. (858) 888-4343. waterbarsd.com
Water Grill in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve roasted wild Alaskan halibut with lobster sauce and your choice of by-the-glass wine and for dessert, sweet gaviota strawberries with fromage blanc sorbet and pistachio tuile. Sunday, May 13. 615 J. St., San Diego. (619) 717-6992. watergrill.com
Desserts, drinks and more
In addition to complimentary desserts for all moms, Backyard Kitchen + Tap in Pacific Beach will offer $5 mimosas. Sunday, May 13. 832 Garnet Ave., San Diego. (858) 859-2593. backyardpb.com
Bruegger’s Bagels will offer heart-shaped bagels in three flavors for Mother’s Day: cinnamon raisin, blueberry and plain. Patrons can purchase the heart-shaped bagels individually with any of the shop’s 12 different cream cheese varieties, or in a Big Bagel Bundle (13 bagels) with your choice of two made-in-Vermont cream cheeses at the regular daily price, while supplies last. For more information and a list of locations, visit brueggers.com
Chi Chocolat at Liberty Station will offer Mother’s Day guests custom gourmet chocolate gift boxes paired with Spanish wines and Champagne. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 11 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12. 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 203, San Diego. (619) 546-0650. chichocolat.net
Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy will offer a regular Mother’s Day brunch menu with shareable artisanal boards with sweet, savory and vegetarian options, house-made granola, salads, paninis, and freshly made pastries and sweets. Pair with a glass of Prosecco with strawberries and mint, rosé or a mimosa. Guests can also order in-house by the slice or pre-order a whole lemon tiara cake decorated with fresh rose petals and touches of gold leaf or strawberry poppy-seed cake. Call for pricing. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Limited seating. 1430 Union St., San Diego. (619) 294-7001, ext. 101.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar will host an Afternoon Tea on Mother’s Day in the Library and Lobby areas. Mothers will also enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. Tea service prices start at $54. (858) 314-1988.
Fig Tree Cafe will offer moms a choice of a Tropical Mango Mimosa Flight, complete with mango, coconut, watermelon and pineapple tasters or a caffeine boost with its Cold Brew Caramel Macchiato, a rich concoction of deep cold-brew flavor notes and hints of caramel. Three locations: Hillcrest, Pacific Beach and Liberty Station. figtreeeatery.com
Flower Child will offer mom a fresh strawberry MAmosa ($12) on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. The restaurant will also offer brunch with light items like a quinoa breakfast burrito or vegan hash, as well as freshly squeezed juices. Flower Hill Promenade, 2690 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. (858) 314-6818. iamaflowerchild.com
Hundred Proof will offer its Mama’s Overnight Baked French Toast, a crispy, buttery caramelized French baguette soaked in vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 4130 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 501-6404. hundredproofsd.com
JRDN corporate executive chef Dave Warner’s jumbo sticky bun is bathed with fresh blueberries and blackberries and topped with dollops of fresh cream, and garnished with mint leaves. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 723 Felspar St., San Diego. (858) 270-2323. t23hotel.com/jrdn
Jalisco Cantina will offer an extensive selection of margaritas on Mother’s Day, including Pineapple Jalapeño, Mango Serrano and Cilantro Smash. Sunday, May 13. 213 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. (760) 429-1679. thejaliscocantina.com
Le Parfait Paris will present boxes of Mother’s Day macarons with flavors of peanut butter chocolate, raspberry, lavender and caramel sea salt. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13. 555 G St, San Diego. (619) 245-4457. leparfaitparis.com
Meza Greek Fusion salutes to moms with its signature cocktail, “Mother of All Bloody Marys,” made with Deep Eddy Vodka, house-made Bloody Mary mix and garnished with jumbo shrimp and bacon. Sunday, May 13. 345 Sixth Ave., San Diego. (619) 550-1600.
Pacific Beach AleHouse will offer half off bottles of rosé on Mother’s Day, while supplies last. Sunday, May 13. 721 Grand Ave., San Diego. (858) 581-2337. pbalehouse.com
Sprinkles is whipping up a batch of Sprinkles MOM cupcakes for Mother’s Day in flavors of dark chocolate, red velvet, vanilla and salty caramel. The cakes are adorned with Sprinkles daisies and MOM sugar decorations. The box is sealed with a “MOM Loves Cupcakes” sticker. The specialty cupcakes are available Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 13. sprinkles.com
The Oceanaire in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve a sparkling cocktail appropriately named Queen of the Day. Priced at $16, it is a bubbly mix of Belvedere Peach Nectar Vodka, Aperol, St. Germain and Monin Desert Pear syrup topped off with Prosecco. 400 J St., San Diego. (619) 858-2277. theoceanaire.com
The US Grant will treat moms to Down “Town” Abby Afternoon Tea that includes a specialty loose tea selection, Champagne, petite tea sandwiches and entertainment. A children’s menu will be offered. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12. $59 per adult; $35 per child 4-12. 326 Broadway, San Diego. (619) 232-3121.
True Food Kitchen will serve a special Mom-osa menu featuring three mimosas and one natural refresher: the Pomegranate Mimosa ($9) is made with Prosecco, lime, pomegranate and antioxidant tea; the Orange Vanilla ($9) is a mix of Prosecco, lime, vanilla and orange; the Blueberry Mint ($9) is made with Prosecco, mint, blueberry and lemon; and the Sparkling Lavender Lemonade ($5) includes lemon, honey, lavender and sparking water. Two San Diego locations: Westfield UTC, 303 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 2100 and Fashion Valley mall, 7007 Friars Road, Suite 394. truefoodkitchen.com
Trust Restaurant will make Mother’s Day sweet with a serving of profiteroles, cream puffs filled with banana cream and topped with caramel and seal salt, as well as the breakfast favorite, the ultimate sticky bun. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. brunch; 5 to 10 p.m. dinner. Sunday, May 13. 3752 Park Blvd., Suite 105C, San Diego. (619) 795-6901. trustrestaurantsd.com
Wokou Ramen & Yakitori will serve each mom a complimentary dessert. Choose from the frosty black sesame or green tea ice cream, the strawberry, mango and green tea mochi (rice cake) trio or the ice cream bao sandwich with house-made cinnamon-sugar whipped cream. Sunday, May 13. 5965 Village Way, San Diego. (858) 779-2620. wokouramen.com
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