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Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles

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The Church Key

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you’ve waited until the last minute this weekend to make plans only to find out the hotspot you picked is fully booked and the wait is over two hours. Fear not! Los Angeles offers an endless array of restaurants for Sunday brunch, but I’ve compiled a list below that feature a little something extra special for your mom on her big day and, whats’s more, they still have tables available. Call for reservations!

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A-Frame, Culver City – Plenty of restaurants in town offer bottomless mimosas. A-Frame does that too but also bottomless Bloody Marys, micheledas, and Dos Equis beers. Oh, AND bottomless pancakes. The Hawaii inspired menu includes standards like cheeseburgers and fries and also more exotic dishes like Kalua pork ramen and the “Food Coma.” I’ll let you and your mom find out what exactly that is. Call ahead to see if their lovely patio space is available!

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American Tea Room, Downtown – Maybe after you take your mom to an art exhibit at The Geffen at MOCA or stroll the streets of Little Tokyo, you’ll want to sit down and relax over a nice cup of personalized tea. Yes, at American Tea Room your mother will be able to “create” her own tea with a tea mixologist. The Tea Room also  has a full liquor license so there are interesting and fun experimental tea-based cocktails to try. Pastries, small bites, and chocolates all come from the delectable Valerie Confections.

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Café Pinot, Downtown – Elegant and sophisticated, Café Pinot is a wonderful option if you’d like to take your mother to see the gorgeous LA Central Library. LA Weekly calls it “the prettiest patio in downtown.” If the weather holds, grab a seat outside and begin with the endless mimosas, followed by their prix fixe three course brunch which includes oysters, French toast tartine, and chilaquiles. $55 Three-Courses | $19 Children 10 and under.

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The Churchill, Third Street – If your mother loves her mimosas bottomless, and who doesn’t, The Churchill is an excellent destination for the holiday. From 11:30am to 3pm, for just $15 she’ll have all the mimosas she’ll need. Happy hour is daily, and begins at 3pm, so you could easily segue the afternoon celebration into an early evening affair.

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The Church Key, West Hollywood – Their inventive menu features dim-sum style service, canned and frozen cocktails, and flaming desserts. Your mom will love the industrial chic setting and the $25 St. Germain and champagne carafe for four.

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Connie and Ted’s, West Hollywood – Surprisingly affordable and extraordinarily delicious, Connie and Ted’s offers $5 mimosas and bloody Marys, a Nor’easter Breakfast sandwich, a unique “Biscuits and Gravy” made with Maine lobster and lobster gravy. If your mom is a seafood lover, Connie and Ted’s is the place to go.

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Culina at The Four Seasons, Beverly Hills – Your mom will indulge in such Culina favorites as Belgian waffles, dim sum, sushi, an elaborate carving station and savory entrees. Be sure she saves enough room for Culina’s decadent dessert station filled with house-made doughnuts, pastries and all the chocolate she could ask for. $119 per adult; $59 for children ages 5-12; complimentary for children 4 and under. Reservations are essential. All you can eat!

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The Edendale, Silver Lake – A favorite hangout for Silver Lake and Los Feliz residents, The Edendale has a sweet $15 bottomless mimosa deal on Sundays. Combine that with their relaxing and spacious patios, old brick exterior, downhome dishes like a full English breakfast to a crispy fried chicken and waffle, and East side ambience, you and your mom will feel like you could stay all day. Also, their Bloody Mary may be the best, and strongest, this side of La Brea.

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The Federal Bar, North Hollywood – A no nonsense classic gastropub in Noho, The Federal is a favorite of many in the neighborhood. If your mother likes her mimosas bottomless, her beers ice cold, her food without the pretense, and her atmosphere pub-like, The Federal is your best bet this Sunday. Try the Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Pie for the table, it may remind you and your mom of breakfast back at home.

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The Hart and the Hunter at Palihotel, Hollywood – There are no better butter biscuits in town. You have my word on that. After one order you’ll be craving another. Also, from Press Brothers Juices, try their refreshing “Longevity” concoction with carrot, pear, beet, lemon, beet greens, and ginger. And if you’d like to imbibe on this special day, there’s an impressive wine list by the glass or bottle, distinctive and unique beers, and, as you may have come to expect on Sunday brunches, bottomless mimosas for $15.

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Hollywood Farmers Market 25th Anniversary, Hollywood – Maybe you and your mother are not the brunch type. There are people like that in Los Angeles, or so I’ve heard. If so, try perusing the Hollywood Farmers Market, which is celebrating 25 years every Sunday in May with live music, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity chef book signings.

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Orsa & Wilson, Downtown – Orsa & Wilson is never open on Sundays, but they are making exception this Sunday, which makes this a very special occasion indeed. From the masterminds behind local favorite Baco Mercat, Orsa & Wilson’s Mother’s Day five course brunch lasts from 11am to 3pm and offering their signature and some unique fare like “breakfast in a shell” coddled eggs, lobseter agnolotti, and more, wine pairing, coffee service, and mimosas. $65 per person.

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Le Petit Paris, Downtown – Perhaps your mother has always wanted to go back to Paris. While that may not be in the cards this year, Le Petit Paris offers the next best thing, and at thousands of dollars less expensive. The stately French restaurant is offering a three course prix fixe meal: an appetizer, entreé and dessert buffet for brunch, where you’ll be able to dine on items like truffle scrambled eggs, croque monsieur and chocolate mousse. $49 per adult, $19 per child.

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La Poubelle, Franklin Village – Near my neighborhood, La Poubelle is an old favorite of mine. Whatever you and your mother order for brunch, you have to follow it with their exquisite creme brulee, one of the best in the city. Also on hand are bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis, and Kir Royales.

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The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hotel, Beverly Hills – A Beverly Hills staple and a favorite for celebrities, on Sundays The Polo Lounge has live jazz music, a $79 meal that includes your first cocktail or glass of wine, an appetizer, entree, and desert.

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Saddle Peak Lodge, Malibu Canyon – A must if you haven’t visited, this longtime gem, tucked away in the canyon, will be offering a three-course brunch including breakfast staples like brioche French toast, smoked salon and bagel, and meatier options like prime rib and a wild game sausage trio. They also, thankfully, serve Intelligentsia coffee. and $55 per adult, $35 per child.

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SALT Restaurant and Bar, Marina del Rey – Overlooking the bustling marina, SALT is offering a very special Mother’s Day oriented menu this Sunday with mom-inspired dishes like Mom’s Favorite Patty Melt.

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Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica – One of the most beautiful hotels in Los Angeles county, Shutters on the Beach offers three dining options, I’d go with them all! Start with a casual brunch from 11am-12pm in The Living Room and snuggle up next to one of two of the lobby’s large fireplaces. Follow brunch with cocktails, and more food, at 1 Pico, and end with wine tasting flights at Coast and sit back and relax with stunning views of the Pacific and the cool outdoor ocean breeze.

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The Terrace at The Langham Hotel, Pasadena – Maybe after you take a Sunday stroll through the beautiful Huntington Gardens (they are doing their own Mother’s Day brunch but the dining portion has sold out), stop by The Langham Hotel for their delectable breakfast buffet and Dim Sum brunch on their outdoor patio. $58 per person, including bottomless mimosas. $18 per child under 12.

Call in advance for specials and reservations. Enjoy!


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