Where To Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day In San Diego

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and treat mom like the queen that she is!

We bet you’ll find something she’ll love in our guide to the top San Diego restaurants, hotels, spas and more offering specials to help you celebrate the amazing moms in your life this Mother’s Day!

Callie

Callie


Located on Island Avenue, the highly-praised Mediterranean eatery, Callie, is serving up a special Mother’s Day brunch menu.

For $75 per adult, enjoy a four-course family style menu with options such as Grilled Lamb Dolmas, Tomato Fattoush, Pistachio Brioche French Toast, Aleppo Chicken, and more. Polish off the sensational brunch with one of their two dessert options: Local Spring Strawberries with whipped ricotta, or Spiced Carrot Cake with whipped cream cheese frosting.

Bringing the kids along? Callie is offering a $20 two-course menu for children 10 and under.

Bleu Bohème

Bleu Bohème, the amazing French restaurant located in Kensington at 4090 Adams Ave., will entice mamans to enjoy an indulgent dessert pairing, available exclusively on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 in honor of Mother’s Day.

Bleu Boheme dessert

Children and spouses can say, “merci,” to moms ahead of the holiday with a sweet dessert duo. When ordering a martini au chocolate, a decadent blend of Absolut Vanilla vodka, Dorda chocolate liqueur, Irish cream and crème de cacao priced at $15, moms will receive a complimentary mousse au chocolat, a dark Callebaut chocolate mousse and seasonal berries.

For more information about Bleu Bohème, visit the website here or call 619.255.4167.

Paradisaea

Nestled in the coastal neighborhood of Bird Rock in the iconic 1949 “Piano Building,” newly opened Paradisaea is the perfect Mother’s Day outing for those looking to celebrate that Sunday evening with an unforgettable meal.

Serving thoughtfully crafted seasonal menus that source ingredients from local farmers, anglers and foragers to create that elevated yet approachable dining experience, relish in the best coastal Californian cuisine can offer with signature items like West Coast Oysters topped with Passion Fruit Sangrita, Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle with a Poached Hillikers Farm Egg and Brown Butter-Sherry Sabayon all topped with freshly grated Parmesan, a Beef Tartare, and more.

Cap the night with the perfect dessert only offered that weekend, a Chocolate Pavé Cake, sure to make the special day that much sweeter.

GlassBox

Indulge in an exquisite Mother’s Day sushi celebration like no other at GlassBox in Del Mar! From their all-you-can-eat brunch to their four-course dinner, it’s the perfect way to treat mom to a special meal she won’t forget.

Glass Box

All-you-can-eat brunch

Embark on a culinary adventure with the all-you-can-eat brunch, priced at $55 per person. Treat your taste buds to a wide range of delectable options, from classic omelettes and eggs benedict, to a tenderloin carving station and a selection of sushi that includes nigiri and rolls.

The menu also features Brioche French Toast topped with berries and ube whipped cream banana foster, and Pancakes with the option to choose from chocolate chip, berries and ube whipped cream banana foster, or cinnamon sugar. And of course, Mimosas to keep the celebration going.

Four-course Mother’s Day dinner

If you’re looking for something a little more formal, opt for GlassBox’s four-course Mother’s Day dinner, priced at $65 per person. The restaurant’s talented chefs have created a flavorful special menu just for the occasion, from tantalizing Yuzu Tofu and juicy NY Steak Tataki made with mustard dressing, scallion, garlic ponzu, and pickled onions, to the mouth-watering Hanzo Pork Belly “BLT”, Seared Salmon, and the luxurious Australian Wagyu topped with shiso chimichurri sauce and served with seared almond mushrooms, gai lan, and wasabi mashed potatoes.

Book your reservation on GlassBox’s website today and give mom the Mother’s Day celebration she deserves!

The Carlsbad Flower Fields + PICNICS + FLOWERS

Immerse mom in the flower fantasy of The Carlsbad Flower Fields with the new PICNICS + FLOWERS pop-up picnic experience created by Pop Up Picnic Co. for the 2023 season.

picnic + flowers

Enjoy a luxury picnic among the backdrop of millions of ranunculus and breathtaking views. PICNICS + FLOWERS will run Saturdays and Sundays from March 25 through May 14 and offer two seatings per day at 11:30AM and 2PM.

This quintessential springtime experience is a farm-to-table-inspired lunch and a beautifully styled picture-perfect picnic overlooking the flower fields and ocean below. Each picnic is a 90-minute reservation and includes a pre-fixe meal complete with a sandwich, salad, fruit, and dessert. Handmade aguas frescas, iced teas, lemonades, and infused waters will also be served to drink. Picnic seating is either low tables and pillows or farm tables with bistro chairs. Table and chair seating will be prioritized for guests with accessibility limitations. Tickets also include entrance to The Flower Fields before and after.

For more info and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Hotel del Coronado

Pamper a mother figure this Mother’s Day at the legendary Hotel del Coronado with an array of experiences that are sure to warm her heart.

Del Beach

From Mother’s Day Brunch in the Southpointe Ballroom, to s’mores by a private beach bonfire, to surf-side strolls at sunset, unique wellness and fitness offerings, The Del offers countless unforgettable experiences for the entire family this Mother’s Day:

Spa & Salon

Spoil Mom at the Spa & Salon, a coastal sanctuary that taps into the healing power of the sea, and let her choose from a selection of ocean-inspired treatments that will soothe the mind, body and spirit. Expecting mother’s can delight in the Mom-To-Be experience, designed to promote relaxation and is essentially beneficial for women in their second and third trimesters. Full menu here.

Delight in gorgeous front row views of the Pacific Ocean, relax by cozy fire pits and savor delectable bites with breakfast served all day at Sun Deck. No reservations accepted, walk-ins only. Full menu here.

An elegant Sunday Brunch at the Southpointe Ballroom

Celebrate Mom with an elegant Sunday Brunch at The Del’s Southpointe Ballroom, featuring a selection of culinary delights like their chilled seafood bar, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine, carving stations, and a spectacular dessert bar, along with live music and a champagne toast to kick off the celebrations.

CUCINA urbana

San Diego’s California-Italian inspired coastal kitchen and wine shop, CUCINA urbana, is opening their doors on Mother’s Day for a special 4-course prix-fixe brunch.

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Combining the flavors of Italy with the seasonal freshness of Southern California, guests may enjoy crowd-pleasers such as a smoked salmon pizzetta, ciabatta french toast topped with citrus and mint, and a spring pea cappelletti paired with fresh parmesan brodo, and more.

Brunch takes place from 10AM to 2PM. Full menu details here.

Farmer & The Seahorse

Chef Sam Deckman has a very special Mother’s Day brunch planned this year. Guests can enjoy the beautiful Torrey Pines tranquil setting at Farmer & The Seahorse while feasting on a decadent Mother’s Day buffet from 9AM-3PM.

Highlights of the spread include a Little Gem Salad Bar, Bagels and Lox, a Build Your Own Benny Bar, Fresh Biscuits, a Carving Station with prime rib and herb crusted salmon and a dessert table with options ranging from Cheesecake in a Jar with strawberry coulis to Carrot Coffee Cake. 

The Mother’s Day buffet can be enjoyed along with plentiful beverage offerings including mimosas and the restaurant’s signature Lobster Bloody Mary. The menu is priced at $65 per person for adults and $25 per person for children. 

Reservations can be made through the website here

LAVO Italian Restaurant San Diego

LAVO Italian Restaurant San Diego will be open for both brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day, offering the perfect way to treat mom to a memorable meal.

The restaurant will have its a la carte menu available along with specialty dishes made just for the day including Scallop Crudo with fennel, Calabrian chili, blood orange and lemon vinaigrette, Linguine Vongole with cherry tomatoes and white anchovy sofrito and Sweet Pea Risotto with asparagus, pancetta and lemon zest mascarpone––all utilizing the fresh spring bounty of produce.

To complement the meal, LAVO will also be serving up a very special cocktail for mom with vodka, fresh lime juice, orange bitters, Cava, sparkling rosé and flower petals. Reservations can be made online and walk-ins are welcome as well.

Mille Fleurs

What could mom possibly want more than “1000 Flowers?”

Mille Fleurs

At Mille Fleurs, enjoy a three-course prix fixe brunch menu at Rancho Santa Fe’s upscale country-home space and flower-filled patio for Mother’s Day from newly minted Executive Chef Brandon Jennings.

Menu highlights include Iberico & Heirloom Beet Salad, Pan Roasted Atlantic Dover Sole, Mille Fleurs Lobster Salad, and more. Dinner will be also be available on Mother’s Day from  5PM-7PM with an à la carte menu featuring a few brunch offerings along with dinner menu.

Priced at $89.50 per adult, and $39.50 per child. Reservations can be made here and the full menu can be found here. Brunch is from 10AM to 1:30PM.

Mister A’s

Mister A’s is hosting a delicious 3-course prix fixe brunch menu – to go along with their stunning views – to celebrate mom.

Mister A's

Menu highlights include Roasted Asparagus Vichyssoise, Grilled Blue Prawns, Beer Battered Cod Sandwich on Brioche, Rosemary Polenta, and more. End with a special dessert from Pastry Chef Amy Simpson such as the Limoncello Baba, Salted Caramel Ganache, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and more.

Pair brunch with a special Mother’s Day cocktails with options including “Bananas Foster Milk Punch,” “Creole Bloody Mary,” or the “Tang, That’s Good” with an option to add a Mimosa Popsicle with Poppy Liqueur.

Reservations can be made here.

Monello

Monello, the Little Italy hotspot that celebrates Northern Italian street food and Milan’s glamorous aperitivo culture, will host moms looking for a decadent brunch this Mother’s Day.

Starting at 10AM, favorites include Monello eggs Benedict with prosciutto cotto, pesto hollandaise, fontina and a side of roasted potatoes; or for those who like something sweeter, ricotta pancakes with orange ricotta cheese, fresh berries and maple syrup; and  more.

Juniper and Ivy

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Join Juniper and Ivy to celebrate Mother’s Day with James Beard-nominated Chef Anthony Wells. Well and his culinary team have crafted a locally-sourced, 3-course prix fixe menu from 11AM to 3PM showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients in Southern California with kids menus available.

Reservations can be made here. Juniper and Ivy will be closed for dinner on Mother’s Day.

La Valencia Hotel

Make this Mother’s Day one to remember, at La Jolla’s landmark Pink Lady where every meal is paired with panoramic Pacific ocean views.

La Valencia

Executive Chef Fabian Aceves has prepared a special three-course Mother’s Day menu, featuring Hamachi Tartare (jalapeño ponzu, salmon, avocado, candy kumquats, togarashi rice crisp, micro cilantro), Glazed Cod (with hinona kabu turnips, forbidden rice, pea tendrils, confit tomato), and Shakshuka (smoked tomatoes, manzano pepper, roasted carrot, tofu, homemade pita, spiced oregano, sesame seed), to name a few. Plus, a choice of Chocolate Pistachio Torte (mocha ganache and raspberry chantilly) or Pineapple Upside Down (banana caramel, coconut gelato, and dehydrated Maui gold pineapple) for dessert.

Mother’s Day menu available from 10AM to 7PM | $129 per adult l $45 per child | Book Here

Springtime Tea Service, too!

La Valencia

On May 12th, toast to Mom with a cup of fine French DAMMANN Frères tea, at La Valencia’s signature, award-winning Springtime Tea Service. The festive service begins with a complimentary glass of bubbly, followed by tea paired with housemade sconces, quiche, classic tea sandwiches, assorted mini pastries. Reserve via OpenTable.

$89 per person. ($65 per child).

Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Bencotto Italian Kitchen, which serves Milanese-inspired cuisine in the heart of Little Italy, will honor moms with Northern Italian recipes such as ossobuco di vitello, veal shank slowly stewed with carrots, celery, onions and green peas, served with Milanese style saffron risotto; polipo al forno, octopus tentacles oven baked until tender and served with cream of burrata and arugula; handcrafted pasta tossed in a 60 pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; and more.

Guests can make reservations by calling (619) 450-4786 or visiting here.

VAGA Restaurant & Bar at Alila Marea Beach Resort

Treat Mom to locally inspired cuisine and seasonal fare at Alila Marea Beach Resort’s signature restaurant, VAGA Restaurant & Bar, perched atop a picturesque bluff in the charming seaside town of Encinitas.

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Pair Mother’s Day Brunch with dramatic coastal views, or peek behind-the-scenes with a front-row seat to the open kitchen, both certain to delight the senses and give Mom the culinary journey of her dreams.

Brunch will be available Sunday, May 14 from 7 AM to 3 PM. Reservations can be made here.

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Celebrate Mother’s Day at San Diego’s best-secluded luxury resort and culinary destination, Rancho Bernardo Inn, located in picturesque North County San Diego on 265 acres of lush grounds and open air.

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Four Course Mother’s Day Brunch at AVANT

Join Chef de Cuisine Sergio Jimenez as he serves a special brunch-inspired menu, including assorted French breakfast pastries, pork belly porridge, brioche French toast, spring cavatelli pasta, grilled vegetables straight from the resort’s Chef’s Garden, coffee and beignets and more.

Available Sunday, May 14 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Price: $110++ per adult / $55++ per child (12 and under)

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Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch Buffet at Aragon Ballroom

Treat Mom to an all-inclusive, ultra-extravagant buffet, replete with action stations, breakfast classics (think: double-smoked applewood bacon, sage pork sausage and potato hash), a Chef’s Scramble Bar, made-to-order waffles, a doughnut corner, a children’s corner, a Chef’s Garden experience display, assorted sweets and much more.

Available Sunday, May 14 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Price: $135++ per adult / $55 per child (12 and under) *inclusive of sparkling and still wine, beer and select brunch cocktails

SEA180° Coastal Tavern

SEA180° Coastal Tavern is celebrating Mother’s Day in San Diego with a three-course prix fixe brunch menu, handcrafted cocktails, mimosa trees and more, available exclusively from 9AM to 1PM on Sunday, May 14.

Crafted by Executive Chef Paulo Mendoza and priced at $69.95, the brunch will begin with an amuse of gazpacho with honeydew, agave, mint and lemon. For the first course, guests may choose from fried artichokes, heirloom carrot tart, and shrimp toast.

A selection of brunch items will be offered for the entrée, including frittata, crab cake Benedict, Turkish poached eggs, and savory dishes such as lobster ravioli, honey glazed salmon, gnocchi, and shrimp rigatoni. For an additional $20, guests may also choose filet mignon and shrimp served with spring peas, creamed leeks, confit potatoes and pea shoots.

An array of desserts will be available to choose from, including panna cotta, galette tart, and tiramisu.

Easter brunch will also include its specialty champagne trees. A variety of freshly squeezed juices, including orange, peach and cranberry, will be available to create customized trees of four or eight glasses of champagne!

More information is available on the website here, and reservations are available by calling 619.631.4949.

‘Moët for Moms’ at Provisional Kitchen

Provisional Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown at Pendry San Diego, is hosting ‘Moët for Moms, A Mother’s Day Brunch’ for families to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14 from 9AM-2PM.

Toast to Mom with a complimentary glass of Moët Champagne before indulging in special brunch stations, including chef-carved miso glazed salmon, chef-carved prime rib, charcuterie boards with chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses, Mother’s Day crepe station, chocolate station and more.

Plated entrees will feature Mom’s omelet, breakfast lasagna and strawberry French Toast, to name a few.

Mom must be celebrated with something sweet – desserts include raspberry panna cotta, roasted pineapple trifle, and key lime cookies with brown sugar vanilla.

For some family fun, jump into the photo booth or enjoy crafts with the kids!

Price: $85 per adult | $32 per child. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant. Find the Mother’s Day menu here.

Lumi

This Mother’s Day, mom can experience Lumi’s newly launched Lunch Menu on Lumi’s beautiful roofdeck!

Lumi Dishes

Helmed by world-renowned celebrity chef, Akira Back, Lumi is an energetic, upscale open-air rooftop serving innovative Japanese- and Peruvian-inspired Nikkei cuisine.

Lumi ushers in an immersive experience, offering daily-caught sashimi selections, locally-sourced ingredients, and cultural cocktails. The new lunch menu includes fan favorites including the Akira Back Pizza and Eggplant Skewers, and new creations like the Lumi Tacos, made of GalbiCucho beef, wonton shell, aji amarillo aioli, salsa criolla, serrano and cilantro.

Make a reservation here.

Huntress

Named after a powerful persona of strength, elegance and primal instinct, Huntress is a direct reflection of the Huntress herself, the perfect place to celebrate Mom!

Huntress

Dinner features include Dungeness Crab Salad & Hidden Rose dessert featuring strawberry, pistachio, and chocolate flavors, along with the specialty cocktail “Mom’s Garden,” with basil-infused vodka, tomato water, and jasmine pearl vermouth.

End the night with the famed “Magic Mushroom,” a dessert mirroring a fairytale scene, emerging from a smoking dish and bursting with color and flavor.

Make a reservation here.

Rustic Root

Spend Mother’s Day in the sunshine in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter at Rustic Root!

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Gather on the lively open-air rooftop, surrounded by fun animal-shaped bushes and glittering lights for brunch specials like biscuits & andouille sausage gravy and crab cake eggs benedict alongside the a-la-carte brunch menu, or celebrate at dinner with a special toast to Mom with a glass of house sparkling, red, or white wine.

Make a reservation here.

Coco Maya

Take mom to a tropical paradise at Coco Maya to dine on a Caribbean-inspired brunch!

Choose from fan-favorites like the Very Berry French Toast on kolache bread with seasonal fruits and mascarpone cream, or the Breakfast Bokit with scrambled egg, hashbrown, cheese sauce, jerk bacon.

Mom’s dining with Coco Maya on the day of will enjoy a hosted “Momosa”. Brunch items until 3PM.

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Keep the island vibes flowing at Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach – another wonderful spot for kicking off Mom’s morning right.

Stop in until 2PM for Miss B’s classics like Acai Granola Bowls, Coconut Rum French Toast, and Lechon Asado Hash. Just like their sister restaurant Coco Maya, moms will also enjoy a hosted mimosa at Miss B’s.

Paint & Sip at Bivouac Ciderworks

Spend some QT getting creative with Mom, at Bivouac Ciderworks’ Mother’s Day Paint + Sip event on Sunday, May 14th, 11AM to 1PM.

Bivouac Ciderworks

Ticket price includes guided instruction, all the supplies needed to create a beautiful work of art, plus a choice of a Biv cider mimosa or choice of 12 oz. cider to sip while you paint.

The North Park cidery’s food menu will be available, which includes the Forager Board and When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip hummus trio for sharing, Flight of Tacos ( potato & soyrizo and Baja chicken), and Harvest Grain Bowl.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Carruth Cellars

San Diego’s largest urban winery, Carruth Cellars, has several opportunities to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, at tasting room locations throughout the county: Oceanside at HANGAR76, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Little Italy at Carté Hotel, and Liberty Station.

Celebrate the special women in your life with a buy one, get one tasting flight. Available at each tasting room, enjoy a free flight with the purchase of one on May 13th and 14th.

Liberty Station Wine Garden: Mother’s Day Candle Making Workshop

Enjoy a hands-on morning with Mom, at an interactive candle making workshop led by local Wine Reflection’s Lisa Giannuzzi on May 7th, 10AM to 12PM. At the workshop, learn the basics of candle craft as you customize your own scented 7-oz soy candle with a choice of vibrant (premade) beeswax succulent on top, various ombre jars, and specially curated spring fragrance options.

All candle-making tools and supplies are included. Carruth Cellars’ award-winning wines and food will be available for purchase. Ticket is $55/person (14+ up event) and can be purchased here.

Solana Beach: Mother’s Day Yoga + Meditation

On May 6th, 10AM to 11AM, join Carruth’s own Gabriella for an hour-long, donation-based Mother’s Day celebration flow at the urban winery’s flagship Solana Beach tasting room. B.Y.O.M. (bring your own mat) + enjoy 10% off any wine purchase.

Izola Bakery

Start Mother’s Day off strong by grabbing a pastry from Izola, the popular women-led East Village bakery making fresh pastries and bread daily.

Izola

Grab one of their famous croissants, still hot from the oven, and a strong cup of coffee, before making your way to Fault Line Park to enjoy a quick bite in the sun.

Located in the heart of downtown, it’s the perfect spot to relax with your family and is home to fun play structures and a beautiful art installation.

Park 101

Bring your mama to Park 101 for the backyard barbecue of her dreams and a day in the Carlsbad sunshine!

Celebrate her and all she does for the family with $15 bottles of Cava, served with your choice of orange, guava, or cranberry juice. Grab BBQ grub or food from Wicked Maine Lobster and nestle in for a relaxing Sunday.

Moniker

Moniker Group is hosting a Mother’s Day celebration at The Lane, their bayfront event venue located downtown.

Enjoy live music, shopping, and wines by Bourdon while being pampered with a mini portrait session courtesy of a professional photographer. A nod to the ritual of high tea, Moniker will be serving an assortment of aromatic teas while guests indulge in a variety of treats and bites from MIHO catering.

Takes place from 2PM to 5PM. Full menu details & tickets available for purchase here. Priced at $135 per person.

Louisiana Purchase

If you’re looking to mix your Mother’s Day with a touch of New Orleans flair, Louisiana Purchase is the spot!

Conveniently located on Louisiana Street in North Park, they will celebrate moms everywhere from noon to 8PM. Enjoy brunch, a hosted ‘Momosa’, and $15 bottles of bubbles. Or stop in for their regular – and delicious – dinner service featuring classics like Alligator Andouille Cheesecake and Uptown Kitchen Sink Gumbo.

Wake Mom up With Coffee and Donuts from Dodo Bird

Nestled in the coastal neighborhood of Bird Rock in the iconic 1949 “Piano Building,” newly opened Dodo Bird Donuts  (complementing sister restaurant, Paradisaea) is the perfect Mother’s Day stop for your morning walk along the Street of Dreams down by the water, just as the sleepy town awakens.

Dodo Donuts

The café serves premium espresso drinks, world-class donuts made fresh each morning, rare teas and bone broth, as well as breakfast sandwiches all locally sourced.

Offered the Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend, they’ll have delectable Violet and Vanilla Heart-shaped Donuts, as well as a Violet Pastry Cream topped with fruits rouge and a jam filled center. Treat the mother figure in your life to the best donuts in town — as it will certainly bring a smile to any face.

Arlo

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ARLO at Town & County Resort in Mission Valley will offer a Mother’s Day brunch service from 10AM–2PM. The brunch reception will feature a buffet-style menu developed by Chef Josh Mouzakes of classic brunch favorites infused with worldwide flavors alongside live music and a complimentary glass of prosecco for guests 21+.

Menu highlights include:

  • Liège Waffle Bites with warm brie cheese, vanilla maple syrup and a berry compote.
  • Pulpo & Passion, Spanish octopus with passion fruit aioli and toasted coconut.
  • Grilled Wagyu Coulotte with caramelized strawberries and rosemary.
  • Whole Pacific Bass with charred scallions and chimichurri sauce.
  • Compressed Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, macerated berries and ginger syrup with Tajin sugar.
  • Dessert cart with wood-fired cheesecake s’mores, dulce de leche crème brulee, New York-style zeppole doughnuts and pastries.

The brunch reception is available for $95 per person and $25 for kids 5 – 15. Kids 4 and under are free. The full menu can be found here.

Piper

Oceanside’s Piper will be hosting an elevated luxury brunch experience at The Seabird Resort.

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The signature restaurant will be hosting seatings in The Seabird’s striking oceanfront ballroom and coastal foyer, with sweeping views of the Pacific. Signature brunch classics will delight the whole family, as will the gorgeous setting for celebrating mom.

Reservations online here. Pricing is at $110.00++ (Adults) | $42++ (Kids 5-12).

The Cottage

The Cottage

Bite into brunch at the cozy and charming seaside café, The Cottage, in La Jolla and Encinitas, where moms can sip on a complimentary sparkling mimosa served with fresh squeezed orange juice. 

Start the morning with cult favorites including the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Crab & Prosciutto Benedict and Avocado Smash, and save room for dessert to get a taste of their decadent Peanut Butter Pie.

Brunch takes place from 7:30AM to 3PM. Menu available here.

Mother’s Day Tea at The Westgate

Celebrate Mother’s Day in San Diego at The Westgate Hotel’s opulent Mother’s Day Tea, the perfect treat for mothers everywhere.

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Mom can reminisce in the elegance of world-class experiences with an array of teas steeped in decadence, alongside handmade delights such as petite gourmet tea sandwiches and pastries.

With reservations available throughout the first two weekends of May, guests can also enjoy beautiful music from a live harpist that will flow throughout Grand Lobby during the duration of the experience.

The Marine Room

Treat mom to an iconic dining experience by the sea at The Marine Room.

The landmark culinary destination is celebrating Mother’s Day with an extravagant four-course prix fixe menu, crafted by Executive Chef Mike Minor, from 12PM to 7PM.

Enjoy selections of appetizers, entrees, desserts and a special Amuse Bouche from the chef. Plus, moms will leave with more than a happy belly…they’ll receive a delightful box of handcrafted chocolates as a memento of the day.

Guests can make reservations by visiting here.

20|Twenty

Toast to mom while enjoying the airy, casual patio or luxe atmosphere of the dining room at 20|Twenty in Carlsbad.

The coastal eatery will be offering a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on May 14 from 10am to 2pm complete with bottomless mimosas and a build your own bouquet flower station.

Moms and their families can indulge in delicious brunch offerings, including a fresh juice MOMosa station, chef attended savory stations, artisanal local cheese and charcuterie selections, seafood displays, and so much more. For an extra perk, brunch guests will receive a $30 gift certificate to Ocean Pearl Spa.

Reservations can be made by visiting here.

Shores Restaurant

For moms wanting a more casual, laidback setting with the same stunning ocean views, the Shores Restaurant is just the place.

The beachfront eatery will be hosting a special buffet from 10AM until 2:30PM on Mother’s Day, featuring free-flowing champagne, brunch staples, a carving station with bone-in ham and prime rib, entree options and other Baja-inspired delicacies. There will also be a kids buffet available.

To make a reservation, visit here.

George’s at the Cove

George’s at the Cove in La Jolla is celebrating moms with a Mother’s Day Brunch in its Lower Level indoor dining room that still has floor-to-ceiling views of the Pacific.

From 10AM–3PM, Executive Chef Masa Kojima presents an a la carte menu that includes Classic Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Brioche French Toast, Wild Mushroom and Cheese Omelet, and Steak and Eggs. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made here.

George’s Ocean Terrace and Level2 will also both be open beginning at 11AM and have breakfast items in addition to the normal lunch menu.

Arely’s French Bakery

Family-owned and operated, Arely’s French Bakery in the Clairemont neighborhood is serving up sweets and treats all day long.

Surprise mom with breakfast in bed with chocolate covered strawberries, specially decorated cookies, and French Macarons.

Dine-in for brunch until 3PM and treat her to $5 mimosas. Reservations are available throughout the day, with dinner served from 4PM to close and a free dessert for mothers.

RustiCucina

RustiCucina serves up authentic Italian food perfect for Mom, with reservations available from 10AM to 10PM. Treat her to the Italian meal of her dreams with pasta tableside prepared in the Chef’s Cheese Wheel Pasta. Pair with a glass of red, white, or bubbles for a perfectly relaxing evening.

barleymash

barleymash and ginger’s will host a full day of festivities and tasty cocktails to make Mama’s Mother’s Day a dream.

Downstairs in ginger’s, enjoy a “Make Your Own Bouquet” while supplies last from 11AM to 1PM. Food specials include Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with fresh raspberries, dark chocolate lavender scones with sweet cream and berries, and an Avocado Benedict on sourdough with roasted tomato hollandaise and a side salad.

Drink specials will run all day long; try the Queen Mother with Sipsmith London Gin, lemon, rose water, and sparkling rose, the Danita Applebaum with Sipsmith London Gin, fresh pressed apple, lime, and honey, or the Mother Knows Best with Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle, lemon, and lemon cream.

Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters

Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters in La Jolla Shores is offering Mother’s Day Brunch from 10AM–2PM. The a la carte menu from Executive Chef Marty Fay offers items like Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Chilaquiles, and a Prime Rib California Burrito. Mimosas will be discounted to $8, and guests can enjoy a free dozen oysters with the purchase of a bottle of champagne. Reservations can be made here.

Giaola Italian Kitchen

Giaola Italian Kitchen in Carlsbad’s Bressi Ranch will serve Mother’s Day brunch from 10AM-2PM. The team from Grand Restaurant Group is offering a pre-fixe three-course menu for adults for $55, as well as a pre-fixe three-course menu for kids 12 and under for $25. Dinner will be served at Giaola’s as well from 4PM-8PM.

Al Dente

Al Dente, University Heights’ newest taste of authentic Sicilian food, will open for Mother’s Day from Noon to 9:30PM.

Dine in their cozy dining room or on their lush back patio. Choose from a carefully crafted menu of Antipasti, Insalate & Zuppe, Dal Pastaio, and Piatti Forti. Moms dining with Al Dente will receive a free dessert with their meal!

Casa Octavio

Spice up your morning with a Mother’s Day brunch at local Mexican hotspot, Casa Octavio.

Casa Octavio

Sample their signature menu items such as the Carnitas Benny, Breakfast Enchiladas, Tres Leches Organic Pancakes, and Casa Octavio French Toast while taking advantage of their special Mother’s Day offering – bottomless mimosas!

Available until 3PM, have a fun, boozy brunch with your mom and enjoy the fun, energetic atmosphere of Casa Octavio in the East Village.

Punch Bowl Social or Tavern + Bowl

Is mom up for a little competition? Get the ball rolling at Punch Bowl Social, or Tavern + Bowl this Mother’s Day for the perfect family outing!

Punch Bowl Social

Previously known as the Coliseum Athletic Club, brush up on your East Village history while rolling a strike and explore the famous former boxing marquee. These days, however, you’re more likely to leave with a good story than a shiner.

Open all day, stop by for a game or two of bowling, shuffleboard or bocce ball and enjoy the electric atmosphere. Both venues also offer arcade games, delicious bites, and extensive craft beer lists to keep the fun going all day long. At Punch Bowl Social and Tavern + Bowl, everyone’s a winner!

Flowers and More from Communal

Every mom loves flowers!

mother's day at communal

Communal has flower-powered gift bundles in a variety of sizes and in three different color palettes to fit Mom’s sense of style perfectly.

Click here to learn more and place online orders.

Ranch 45

Ranch 45, the Solana Beach eatery and butcher shop, is offering two options to spoil mom this Mother’s Day including special meal kits along with their full breakfast and lunch menus. The meal kits take the work out of cooking up a special Mother’s Day meal with options including quiche, smoked salmon, strawberry crepes, Brandt Beef Rib Roast, and an assortment of pastries. Guests can also add on a mimosa kit complete with a bottle of sparkling and cold pressed orange juice. The Mother’s Day meal kicks are available for pre-order online here, and must be placed by Wednesday, May 10 for pickup on Saturday, May 13 or Sunday, May 14. The breakfast and lunch menus will be available for dine-in and takeout.

THE US GRANT Hotel

Embark on a floral exploration this Mother’s Day at The US Grant with an Afternoon Tea celebrating the beauty of fresh and local flowers. Under the lobby’s timeless chandeliers, guests are invited to enjoy personal service with The Grant Specialty Loose Tea Selection. Sip on tea while enjoying fresh fruit, freshly baked in-house scones, petit tea sandwiches, and exquisite pastries.

Indulge in a decadent afternoon complete with live music, a celebration glass of sparkling rosé and take home a floral surprise on Saturday May 13 from 12PM–2PM. $75 per adult and $35 per child, ages 4-12 years old. Prices exclude tax & gratuity and reservations are required.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

This Sunday, May 14, from 11AM to 3PM, celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends during an elegant afternoon tea at Fairmont Grand Del Mar featuring an array of fine tea selections paired with delectable finger sandwiches and pastries. This memorable family gathering will feature a special make-your-own succulent gift for the mom in your life and glass of bubbly for ladies.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing moms!

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