Mother’s Day Dining Destinations and Specials

Bleu Bohéme: Moules frites and mimosas are on the menu at Bleu Bohéme this Mother’s Day. The popular French restaurant, located at 4090 Adams Ave., will celebrate the most special woman in your life with an extended prix fixe brunch menu, available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 13th. Owner and executive chef, Ken Irvine, has created a three-course feast to honor the occasion, priced at $55 per person. Brunch selections include: tartare de saumon fumé, and house rum-smoked salmon with goat cheese crêpe. The children’s brunch is priced at $18 per child (12 and under). Specialty brunch cocktails include a classic Bellini, Strawberry Mint mimosa, and a classic Bloody Mary. Reservations may be made by calling (619) 255-4167.

Fishmonger’s Market: Brought to life by Celebrity Chef Frankie “The Bull” Terzoli, this European-style fish market and dining destination is offering a Seafood Buffet extravaganza for your Mother’s Day brunch! Celebrate your day in style with your choice of buffet-style plates of sustainably-sourced, fresh-caught seafood including smoked salmon frittata, lobster deviled eggs, glazed ham, steamed mussels, crab cake poached eggs, endless snow crab, smoked fish salad, octopus salad, an assortment of delicate crudo, and much more. Reservations required!

Pricing: $49.95 per person / $18.95 for children 12 and under

Date: Sunday, May 13th (11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.)

Location: 1735 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Primavera Avocado alla Griglia at Primavera Ristorante (courtesy photo)

Jalisco Cantina: Oceanside’s tequila cocktail haven is serving up what that mom really wants this Mother’s Day – margaritas! With an extensive selection of specialty margaritas including Pineapple Jalapeno, Mango Serrano, and Cilantro Smash, no flavor palate is left out when it comes to the drinks at this upscale Mexican eatery. Wash down your meal of scratch-made Mexican cuisine with an ice-cold drink, including a complementary house marg for moms!

Pricing: à la carte

Date: Sunday, May 13th

Location: 213 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Mint Studio: Create a custom gift that is perfect to celebrate mom this year! Simply choose a basket theme, and this Pinterest-worthy do-it-yourself studio will guide you the rest of the way with easy step-by-step instruction to make your mom a special gift unlike any other. Each basket will include a handmade keepsake present for moms along with a gift card to one of the shops at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch including Breakfast Republic, Revive Salon, Westroot Tavern, and more!

Pricing: differs per basket

Date: Sunday, May 13th

Location: The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

5965 Village Way, Suite 105

The Rail: Exciting new brunch spot The Rail is cooking up a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day brunch experience in the heart of Hillcrest. On Mother’s Day morning, thank your mom a brunch for all that she does with a selection of eggs benedict, breakfast flatbreads, waffle sandwiches, and more. Skip the mimosa – each mom will receive a complementary glass of champagne with their meal, and Chef John will be featuring a special $5 Berry French Toast for an addition to your family brunch to celebrate the most wonderful woman in your life!

Pricing: à la carte

Date: Sunday, May 13th

Location: 3796 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Dolce at The Highlands: Found in the heart of Carmel Valley, Dolce at The Highlands is home to an outstanding menu of farm-to-table seasonal California/Italian cuisine, complete with a relaxed and elegant dining room, a star-lit patio, and a world-class wine list of over 200 bottle selections. Open for lunch at 11:00 A.M. and serving their full menu along with several sweet brunch specials during the day and sophisticated entrée specials for Mother’s Day dinner, this sought-after destination for gathering large parties of family and friends is filling up fast! Reservations are highly recommended.

Pricing: à la carte

Date: Sunday, May 13th

Location: The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

5980 Village Way, Suite 106

Wokou Ramen & Yakitori: Treat mom to something sweet at this urban and unexpected Japanese-inspired eatery! After your filling family lunch or dinner spent slurping up savory noodles, sizzling yakitori, and sipping on signature cocktails, each mom will receive a complementary dessert. Choose from the frosty Black Sesame or Green Tea ice cream, the strawberry, mango, and green tea Mochi Trio, or the Ice Cream Bao Sandwich with house made cinnamon-sugar whipped cream for an Asian twist on this mouthwatering dessert!

Pricing: à la carte

Date: Sunday, May 13th

Location: 5965 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130

Perfect Pineapple: Searching for the perfect gift for mom? The cutest tabletop shop in Carmel Valley is bringing out all the stops for fabulous Mother’s Day gifts and cards! In addition to their whimsical collection of mugs and glasses, candles, hand lotion, wall art, toe bags, and fun gifts and accessories, this cheery shop has amassed an adorable collection of unique cards and mom-themed mugs, wooden signs, and more for the Mama Bear in your life.

Pricing: differs per item

Date: Always!

Location: The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, 5980 Village Way, Suite 103

Primavera Ristorante: This Mother’s Day, give your ‘mamma’ what she really wants – brunch and bubbles at Primavera Ristorante. Primavera will offer a prix fixe brunch menu and complimentary mimosas for moms from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Created by executive chef, Ryan Moore, Primavera’s specialty three-course Mother’s Day menu is priced at $54.95 per person, with additional items available for a supplemental charge. With the purchase of brunch, mothers will be treated to a complimentary mimosa. Additional brunch cocktails will include Bellinis, Bloody Marys, and more. A children’s menu will be available for guests , priced at $18 per child (12 and under). Reservations may be made by calling (619) 435-0454. The restaurant will open at 5 p.m. to serve dinner. (932 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 921180

Flower ChildThe fast casual, health-minded concept will be offering a fresh strawberry MAmosa ($8) only available on May12th and May 13th. The restaurant will be handing out “I Love Mom”coloring sheets for kids to entertain themselves while moms sit back, relax and imbibe in peace. Flower Child will additionally be offering brunch, featuring light items like the Quinoa Breakfast Burrito, Vegan Hash, and the Late Riser (scrambled eggs, quinoa, heirloom bean, avocado, roasted chile, salsa, corn, greek yogurt and queso blanco) and freshly squeezed juices including the Liquid Sunshine with coconut water, carrot, ginger, turmeric and orange. Flower Child is located in Flower Hill Promenade at 2690 Via de la Valle, Del Mar CA 92014

Mister A’s: The timeless dining destination will be offering a three-course prix fixe brunch menu designed by Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler priced at $69.50 per person. Highlights include Maryland Blue Crab Cakes, Gonestraw Farm Poached Egg with Polenta, Eggs Benedict with Fresh Crab or Short Rib and Prime Steak Frites. Mister A’s is located at 2550th Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA

Mille Fleurs: Allow the iconic Rancho Santa Fe dining destination to charm you and your family away with Chef Martin Woesle’s Mother’s Day three-course prix fixe brunch priced $64.50 per person. Sample highlights include the seasonal White Asparagus with Ibérico Ham, the Shrimp Boudin and Lobster Salad, the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Scottish Salmon and the Lemon Tart with Limoncello. Mille Fleurs will also be offering an a la carte dinner menu. Mille Fleurs is located at 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 920679

Charles & Dinorah: The Pearl Hotel’s ambitiously reimagined new restaurant concept where mid-century meets modern eats will be featuring a three-course prix fixe menu on Sunday, May 13th from 10 am – 3 pm for $30 per person. A few highlights of the dishes that will be offered include the Nutella French Toast with hazelnut and cardamom syrup, the Gem Salad with Wild King Salmon, and the Fromager d’Affinois with Honeycomb and sweet biscuit cookies. Oh, and moms get a free glass of champagne on the house! Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at 619.226.6100. Charles & Dinorah is located inside The Pearl Hotel at 1410 Rosecrans St San Diego, CA 92106.

The Oceanaire: The sleek and sophisticated Gaslamp location will be offering a sparkling cocktail by the name of “Queen of the Day,” a bubbly concoction of Belvedere Peach Nectar Vodka, Aperol, St Germain, and Monin Desert Pear Syrup topped with Prosecco ($16). Oceanaire is located at 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

Hundred ProofChef Brad Wise at Hundred Proof, located in the vibrant neighborhood of University Heights, was inspired by hisMama’s Overnight Baked French Toast that she would make every holiday morning. He’d wake up early to the aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg which soaked into the French baguettes overnight and couldn’t wait to bite into the crispy, buttery caramelized edges. Stop by on Mother’s Day for their brunch from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (4130 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 501-6404)

TRUSTAll of Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville’s playful pastries on the dessert menu at TRUST are inspired by his childhood. Treat your mom to something sweet this Mother’s Day with the Profiteroles.  They are a must-try on the menu and made with banana cream, caramel and sea salt.  Moms can also indulge in his famous Ultimate Sticky Buns at brunch. TRUST will be serving brunch from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day. (3752 Park Blvd. Suite 105C, San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 795-6901)

JRDN at Tower23: Dave Warner, Corporate Executive Chef for Eat.Drink.Sleep. and JRDN, put a special Mother’s Day twist on theJumbo Sticky Buns available only on their brunch menu. Growing up, Chef Dave’s mom would take him to the local farm stands where they would buy wild blueberries that are a signature fruit of that area in New Jersey. Taking inspiration from his childhood, this dish is topped with blueberries, blackberries and fresh cream plus a mint garnish that create a perfect combination of flavors in every bite. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by the beach? Treat your mom to brunch at JRDN from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 270-2323)

Bencotto: Chef Fabrizio Cavallini, Executive Chef & Co-Founder of Bencotto, was born and raised in Emilia Romagna, a famous Italian region celebrated for its culinary excellence. All of his dishes are inspired by his mother’s traditional cooking with a modern interpretation. For Mother’s Day, Chef Fabrizio will be serving up a Lobster Ravioli and Stuff Cheese Gnocchi with truffle sauce that will win over mom’s heart and appetite. Bencotto will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day from 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (750 W Fir St #103, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 450-4786)

Monello: Who doesn’t love an Italian dish inspired by mama? Chef Fabrizio Cavallini is known for his cooking talents, most notably his handcrafted pastas and sauces, all inspired by his traditional Italian mother. Give your mom and experience she will never forget this Mother’s Day with the special cheese wheel offering of Tagliatelle with broccoli rabe and pancetta.  Monello will be offering brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner from 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (750 W Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 501-0030)

The Westgate Hotel: Hailing from Normandy, Chef Fabrice Hardel learned the art of French cooking from an early age. One of his childhood favorites and quintessential French dish has its own dedicated made-to-order station at the hotel’s acclaimed brunch. Celebrate the mom in your life at the Westgate’s Mother Day Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Or treat mom to a pinkies up tea and nibble French pastries and delicate tea sandwiches on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by calling 619-238-1818. (1055 Second Ave. San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 238-1818)

Jsix Mother’s Day Brunch – Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Jsix restaurant with a recently-launched brunch menu, featuring dishes such as Brioche French Toast with apricot almond sauce, mascarpone gelato and toasted almonds and Crab & Avocado Toast, made with lemon, radish, sprouts, and avocado on a rustic loaf. Another hearty brunch favorite includes the Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich, made with one egg sunny, maple-honey ham, bacon, cheddar, cholula-mayo, caramelized onion on brioche bread and served with mixed greens or fruit. For those staying at Kimpton Solamar Hotel for Mother’s Day, the hotel is offering a 5-minute complimentary massage to moms upon check-in in the lobby and a “mom-mosa.”

Locale at Viejas Casino & Resort – Celebrate mom with a special Mother’s Day brunch at Locale, inside the Viejas Casino & Resort, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13. One of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the San Diego area is offering bottomless mimosas, food and drink specials, a live band and outdoor dining. Contemporary California Cuisine with focus on seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients, Chef Antonio Votta’s menus are both serious and imaginative, with familiar dishes re-imagined. The modern restaurant design features three distinct areas: an open kitchen concept that overlooks the main dining room, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area, as well as an enclosed patio area that provides a bit more privacy and mountain views. Note: 21+ venue.

OB Surf Lodge Mother’s Day Brunch – Dine with a view on Mother’s Day at OB Surf Lodge. In honor of moms, the restaurant is offering one cent “mom-mosas” for all moms who dine during brunch. Some of their savory brunch menu items include a Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich served on one of their fluffy homemade biscuits, Crab Cake Benedict, Poblano Avocado Toast and Brie Stuffed French Toast. 

Moms Kayaking Adventure + Dinner – Take mom out on the water Mother’s Day weekend with Everyday California’s 2:1 kayaking deal, followed by dinner at Shore Rider in La Jolla Shores, at 20% off. In addition, moms will receive a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa, upon arrival at the Shore Rider. Book on www.everydaycalifornia.com, with code momsday.

Park 101: Located in Carlsbad, this family-friendly outdoor dining establishment will be celebrating Mom with a brunch buffet for the whole gang. The full spread includes smoked brisket and prime rib, along with other brunch favorites, and will be available between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Mom can sip on bottomless mimosas or Frosé, a blend of Cupcake Rosé, diced strawberries, lemon and strawberry syrup, while socializing with friends and neighbors. Keep the kids entertained with games like giant Jenga and Connect 4, and even bring your dog along to enjoy the day!

Date: May 13th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Price: $50 buffet with mimosas | $30 for buffet only
Address: 3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Miss B’s Coconut Club: If your Mom’s ideal day includes enjoying brunch by the beach, check out Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach on May 13th. For $32.95, guests will have their choice of brunch entrée, such as the Coconut Rum French Toast consisting of kolache toast, Miss B’s house rum, cinnamon & sugar, toasted coconut, mango berry syrup and fresh berries. The Cuban-style beach bar also features a delicious Veggie Hash, Jerk Chicken & Waffle and Yogurt Parfait among other tasty plates. Cheers to Mother’s Day with two hours of bottomless champagne and Miss B’s House Blonde beer, as well as delicious pastries and a hosted Watermelon Mimosa for all the moms.

Date: May 13th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Price: $32.95
Address: 3704 Mission Boulevard, 92019

Del Sur Mexican Cantina: Fiesta over to South Park this Mother’s Day to treat your mom to brunch at this lively bar and eatery. Choose between entrée options like the Breakfast Carnitas Hash, a slow cooked golden-brown pork topped with a fried egg, pickled onions, crema, avo-serrano sauce, and served with beans, potatoes and corn tortillas. Del Sur will be offering specials on mimosas for moms! You can also sip on any of their brunch cocktails such as the Bloody Maria, a concoction of 100% agave tequila blanco, Ballast Point Spicy Bloody Mary mix and lime with a salt/tajin rim.

Date: May 13th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: Regular pricing on food + mimosa special
Address: 2310 30th Street, South Park, San Diego, CA 92104

The Haven Pizzeria: Show your mom how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day by taking her to lunch at the quaint and delicious Kensington neighborhood pizzeria, The Haven. With appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches and the best Neapolitan-style pizzas in San Diego, you can’t go wrong! The Haven is also offering all moms $2 off beer, wine and mimosas throughout the day. They’re also running a special promotion where you’re invited to take a photo with your mom and tag ‘The Haven’ for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Date: May 13th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: Regular pricing on food + drink specials
Address: 4051 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

This Mother’s Day, The Westgate Hotel invites families to celebrate Mom with a weekend of delicious experiences with Mother & Daughter Teas and award-winning Sunday Champagne Brunch.

Mother & Daughter Teas: The Westgate Hotel’s afternoon tea, hosted in the Grand Lobby, is the perfect place to celebrate with pinkies up. While relaxing to the melodious sounds of a harp, guests will indulge in a delightful array of finger sandwiches and buttery pastries while they sip on traditional teas and a glass of champagne.  Each mom will receive a gift of macaroons to mark the occasion. Mother & Daughter Teas will be served on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 2:30 – 5 p.m. The price is $50 for adults and $35 for children ages 4 – 12 (ticket, tax and gratuity are additional).

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch: From complimentary Mimosas and Blood Mary’s to a juice bar, made-to-order omelets, fresh seafood, eggs benedict, mini doughnuts, an ice cream station and more, guests can choose from a mouthwatering selection of classic brunch favorites. The Champagne Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The price is $89 for adults and $35 for children ages 4-12 (tax and gratuity are additional).

Tickets for Mother & Daughter Teas can be purchased here. Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch reservations can be made online or call 619-238-1818. To reserve an overnight stay at The Westgate Hotel, visit www.westgatehotel.com or call 800-522-1564.

Cafe 222: The mother of all waffles is honoring mothers and her beloved hen, Thelma, with a specialty dish in honor of Mother’s Day – ‘The Mother Hen’ – available on Sunday, May 13. Priced at $11.75, The Mother Hen is a scramble of Thelma’s favorite greens, including spinach, chard and kale. Proprietor Terryl Gavre has created the vegetable-packed dish in honor of her cherished hen, Thelma, who ruled the roost until recently. Other popular breakfast selections include the blueberry cornbread waffle, made with crunchy, corny buttermilk batter; peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast; green eggs and Spam scramble, made with diced Spam, spinach and jack cheese; and more. Cafe 222 is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Osetra Seafood & Steaks| Mother’s Day DinnerOsetra Seafood & Steaks has set the stage for an exciting, upscale Mother’s Day Dinner in their modern and sophisticated dining room, complete with a three-story wine tower and elegantly modern décor. In addition to their stellar à la carte dishes, Osetra has crafted a pre-fixe menu for moms and their families celebrating in style, featuring entrees including juicy New York steak, a flavorful and filling Italian Sausage Rigatoni, a seasoned Rosemary Chicken, and a pan-seared Northern Atlantic Salmon. Take your pick of a decadent dessert between the silky Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Cake or the light and fluffy Tiramisu, and all moms will receive a complementary glass of champagne with their meal for an unforgettable Mother’s Day dining experience!

Pricing: $49 per person

Location: 904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Date: Sunday, May 13th

Waterbar: Seeking a SoCal spot with prime ocean-front dining this Mother’s Day? Waterbar in Pacific Beach features stunning views of the Pacific matched with a two-course prix-fixe brunch and complimentary mimosa for mom. First course options include decadent Sticky Buns, Corn Fritters, Grapefruit Brulee, Mixed Berry Yogurt andAvocado Toast, followed by a second course selection of Chilaquiles, Two Egg Breakfast, French Toast, Crispy Beef Hash, Cheeseburger, Waterbar Salad and Sweet Potato Curry.

Pacific Beach AleHouse: Treat mom to brunch at Pacific Beach AleHouse, and bask in stellar ocean views from their second-story patio as you share ½ off bottles of rosé while supplies last!

Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach is geared up for Mother’s Day festivities with an offering of $5 Mimosasin addition to a Complimentary Dessert for all moms, all of which are sure to pair flawlessly with their inherent coastal flair fit for any special occasion!

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp: Prefer to spend Mother’s Day Downtown? Head to Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp for their Gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and treat mom to an exquisite Gourmet Buffet for only $35 per person, which will feature made-to-order omelets, a chocolate fountain and more, in addition to Bottomless Mimosas for $15 per person, Fresh-Squeezed Orange and Grapefruit Juice, Ketel One Craft Bloody Marys, and $20 Bottles of Rose all day!