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Orange County Mother’s Day Dining Guide


Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at one of these top dining destinations in Orange County. Reservations are highly recommended for all of the restaurants featured in our Mother’s Day Dining Guide.


Hilton Anaheim Queen for a Day Mother’s Day Brunch
777 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 750-4321

Mother's Day 2014


Prego Ristorante
18420 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612

Tuscan-Style Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
$36.95 for adults * $17.95 for children 7-12 * free for 6 years & younger
(excluding tax & gratuity)
Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Made-to-Order Omelet Bar
Seasonal Insalate Bar
Freshly Made Pastas
Carni Calde
Prime Rib Carving Station
Italian Pastries


Ways & Means
513 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 516-1800

In celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11th, Chefs de Cuisine Benjamin Wallenbeck and Justin Odegard have crafted seasonally-inspired brunch and supper menus for OC families to enjoy with mom on her special day.

Sunday’s brunch will be a three-course prix fixe served from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $25 per person. Brunchgoers can enjoy items such as Smoked Deviled Eggs with salmon mousse, Eggs Benedict with braised duck leg and poached egg, and a Fruit and Cheese Plate with compressed berries and wild arugula flowers.

For Mother’s Day supper, Ways & Means will offer a three-course prix fixe served from 5 – 9:30 p.m. for $45 per person. The menu features delectable dishes including Oyster Bruschetta with fresh oyster and tomato confit, Summer Roast Chicken with chilled red pepper and basil couscous salad, and White Chocolate Berry Cobbler with streusel and housemade vanilla ice cream.


Fig & Olive Newport Beach
401 Newport Center Dr., Suite 151
Newport Beach, CA 92660

On Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach and lauded Executive Chef Pascal Lorange invite Orange County families to celebrate Mother’s Day in style at Fashion Island. Chef Lorange has prepared a three-course prix-fixe brunch ($40*) and dinner ($52*) menu, comprised of signature dishes highlighting flavors inspired by the South of France including:

*French Omelet with fine herbs, scallion, chive, asparagus, and goat cheese, served with Mediterranean fries and mixed greens
Truffle Mushroom Croquette with cremini mushroom, parmesan béchamel, and truffle olive oil
* Zucchini Blossom and Goat Cheese Ravioli with zucchini emulsion, tomato confit, crispy zucchini blossoms with parmesan and shaved ricotta salata
* Petite Filet Mignon Creekstone Farm filet mignon marinated with rosemary thyme, garlic, haricot vert, caramelized shallots, and olive oil chive mashed potatoes with Arbequina Olive Oil Béarnaise


The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA

Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch
Celebrate your family’s leading lady with a lovely chef-crafted brunch and spectacular ocean views in Mar Vista’s grand ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children are invited to participate in activities and mothers receive a special gift with our compliments!
$110* per adult, $50* per child ages 5-12, and complimentary for children under age 5.

Mother’s Day at Andrea
In celebration of mammas near and far, our Chef presents a three-course prix fixe authentic Italian menu, featuring the freshest, most flavorful local ingredients of the season for a special lunch or memorable dinner.
$110* per person

Mother’s Day at Pelican Grill
Savor quintessential California cuisine made in Chef Derek’s open-concept display kitchen. Treat your family’s top chef to an entertaining dining experience, as you watch Pelican Grill’s culinarians prepare a three-course prix fixe brunch, lunch or dinner from your table in the main dining room from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. For endless ocean views and al fresco dining, request a terrace table.
$100* per adult, $50* per child ages 5-12

Mother’s Day at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Enjoy scenic poolside dining with ocean panoramas with Chef Micah’s breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon. Á la carte lunch and dinner specials will be available from noon to 10 p.m. Coliseum Pool & Grill will also feature a special beverage menu designed with mothers in mind!
$58* per adult and $26* per child ages 5-12 for breakfast buffet, and complimentary for children under age 5.

Mother’s Day Tea
Delight in the elegance of traditional afternoon tea time in the Great Room, featuring a classical harpist and scenic ocean views. Teas, coffees, sweets, sandwiches and wines by the glass are available as a prix fixe menu from 1 to 5 p.m.
$50* per adult and $25* per child under age 12.

*Pricing per person, excluding tax and gratuity.


St. Regis
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA

Celebrate mom this year with a signature St. Regis champagne brunch.
Sunday, May 11, from 10:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M., at Motif Restaurant.

Featuring delicious carving stations, fresh seafood, gourmet salad selections, sushi bar, delicious desserts and the famous omelet and pancake station.
$115 per person; $36 for children ages 5–12.

To make your Brunch reservation, please call 1-800-722-1543.
Seating available from 10:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuities.
(Information provided by Orange Coast Magazine)


Anaheim White House
887 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA
(reservations required)

Mother’s Day — Dinner Menu Served All Day!

Anaheim White House is an Italian steakhouse with offerings ranging from Kobe and Wagyu beef to buffalo and bison selections. Rounding out the menu is a dizzying array of pasta dishes, antipasti and salads. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine from its extensive list or a handcrafted cocktail along with dinner under the stars with a beautifully lit, stunning


19100 Von Karman Avenue, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92612
[email protected]

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 11
Lunch 11am- 3pm & Dinner 5-9pm
Exquisite 3-course prix-fixe Mother’s Day menu
Live Entertainment from 6-10pm

Featuring lush garden landscaping and an enormous circular fountain as its centerpiece, Bistango’s full-service patio offers conventional dining, private cabanas for larger groups and high-top cocktail tables for those seeking a more casual experience.


Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA
(Reservations required)

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 11
9 a.m. to 3 p.m
$75 adults — includes bottomless champagne & mimosas
$35 children 12 and under

Reservations are being accepted as the Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort prepares to celebrate Mother’s Day with an all-you-can-eat brunch on Sunday, May 11. The award-winning restaurant that was named one of Southern California’s “Top 10 brunch destinations “ by Open Table will serve from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Featuring breathtaking views of Newport’s Back Bay, the brunch will offer something for everyone from fresh seafood including crab legs, shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell; smoked fish including scallops, trout, salmon with dill mustard sauce; a torching station where Ahi tuna & Kobe beef will be freshly seared using a mini blow-torch; and a carving station featuring roasted New York steak with green peppercorn sauce and turkey breast with sweet apricot relish. Also available is a create-your-own omelet bar, salad bar and antipasti display. On the sweeter side are pancakes with everything from blueberries to chocolate chips, assorted breakfast pastries and a dizzying array of desserts with a massive chocolate fountain as its centerpiece. Cost is $75 for adults and includes bottomless Champagne and Mimosas, $35 for children age 12 and under.


Clay Oven
15435 Jeffrey Road
Irvine, CA

Mother’s Day Three Course prix-fixe Brunch
Sunday, May 11
11 a.m. to 2 p.m
$35 per person + tax & gratuity
*Also open for dinner.

Bansal’s food reflects her mastery of classic Indian cuisine with a modern spin. Clay Oven is located at 15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92618. Visit Call (949)-552-2851 for more information.


L’Opera Ristorante
101 Pine Avenue, Long Beach

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 11
Lunch & Dinner 11:00am-9:00pm

Located at 101 Pine Avenue in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the critically acclaimed L’Opera is one of the area’s finest restaurants. The elegant yet comfortable establishment features a menu of northern Italian cuisine. Large artworks by such renowned locals as Aldo Luongo adorn the walls and floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to watch the hustle and bustle of the city and the Blue Line. For more information visit


South Coast Plaza
3333 S. Bristol Street,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-7469

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is making sure all moms get their “just desserts” — literally — during a special Mother’sDay brunch served Sunday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All moms enjoying brunch will be treated to the special Mother’s Day Chef’s Dessert along with a complimentary family photo to commemorate the occasion. The menu features a wide variety of brunch items by Executive Chef Daniel Stevens as well as Z’Tejas’s Weekend Fun Bar, where guests can build their own Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias, Mimosas and Screwdrivers.


Zov’s Bistro
17440 E. 17th St.
Tustin CA 92780

Mother’s Day Two-Course Brunch with delicious choices for Starters & Entrees
$36.95 per person
*Price includes one glass of champagne plus one refill.
Orange juice may be substituted in place of champagne.

Since opening her first restaurant in 1987, Zov has become one of the best-loved chefs in Southern California. She owns and operates restaurants in Tustin, Newport Beach, Irvine and 2 at John Wayne Airport. In addition she authored 2 best-selling cookbooks, “Simply Zov” and “Zov: Recipes and Memories From the Heart,” which sold 50,000 copies.


Sapphire Laguna
1200 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9888

Mother’s Day brunch will be served on Sunday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with prices starting at $58.* Children may enjoy a smaller portion three-course meal for half price. Sapphire’s Kid’s Brunch menu will also be available for those 12-and-under. For guests interested in an evening celebration, Sapphire’s dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Brunch Menu** begins with a Southern Pickled Shrimp appetizer with Heirloom Tomatoes, Green Beans, and Shaved Celery. A variety of entrées, each created especially for Mother’s day, will follow.

Duo of Eggs Benedict
Traditional English Muffin, Canadian Bacon, Hollandaise Sauce, Louisiana Crab Cake, Asparagus, Sauce Moutarde

Pan-Seared Branzino
Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Confit Marble Potatoes, Red Wine-Cioppino Broth

Spinach Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Freekah Risotto, Braised Greens, Fresh Tomato Ragu, Olive Jus

Crispy Skin Barramundi
Cinnamon-Tomato Couscous, Eggplant, Zucchini, Preserved Lemon Butter

Baked Half Jidori Chicken
Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding, Broccolini, Leek Jus

Lebanese Roasted Lamb Kebob Salad
Cucumber Herb Fattoush, Shaved Radish, Sumac, Mint Yogurt

For a sweet ending to Mother’s Day Brunch, guests will have their choice of the following desserts:

Organic Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler
Pistachio Streusel, Yogurt Ice Cream

Laura’s Lemon Pie
California Blueberries, Bruléed Meringue

Mexican Dark Chocolate Verrine
Kahlua Caramel Cremeux, Cayenne Toasted Almonds

*The three-course meal price does not include beverage, tax and gratuity.
**Menu items are subject to change.


The Melting Pot
375 W. Birch Street
Brea, CA
(714) 671-6000

2646 Dupont Drive
Irvine, CA
(949) 955-3242

Melt mom’s heart this Mother’s Day with a four-course dining experience dedicated to your special mom. Guests will begin their savory and sweet Mother’s Day experience with a creamy and delicious cheese fondue, zesty salad, fresh and seasoned entrée and rounded out with a decadent chocolate fondue dessert. To sweeten her experience at The Melting Pot, mom will also receive a complimentary box of signature chocolate dipped strawberries! The Melting Pot’s friendly and attentive staff is ready to make Mom’s day even more special by surprising her with a spring bouquet waiting on her table on Mother’s Day! (Ask our hospitality specialist for more details and pricing!) Mother’s Day menu prices range from $43.95 to $48.95 per person.

Reservations are recommended before May 8th, 2014t.The Melting Pot has two locations in Orange County: The Melting Pot Brea, located at 375 W. Birch Street, (714) 671-6000; and The Melting Pot Irvine, located at 2646 Dupont Dr., (949) 955-3242.

The Melting Pot will prepare a delicious and memorable fondue feast made up of sweet and savory cuisine that is sure to satisfy mom’s palate. On Mother’s Day, guests may choose from two menu options:

1st Course – Cheese Fondue
Creamy Crab, Loaded Baked Potato, or Spinach & Artichoke

2nd Course – Salad
Caesar, Orchard Salad, or Strawberry Almond
3rd Course – Entree Selections
Option 1
Filet Mignon, Sun-dried Tomato Chicken, Pacific White Shrimp, Atlantic Salmon, Wild Mushroom Sacchetti
$43.95 per person
Option 2
Lobster, Filet Mignon, Wild Mushroom Sacchetti, Asparagus
$48.95 per person

Both entrees accompanied with fresh seasonal vegetables and a premium cooking style of your choice

4th Course – Chocolate Fondue
Strawberry Mascarpone Shortcake, Rocky Road, Caramel Coconut

Children’s 3-Course Menu (Ages 5 – 12 yrs)
Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin, All-natural Breast of Chicken
Ravioli, Pacific White Shrimp
$14.95 per person

*Additional Information
Reservations are strongly encouraged before May 8th, 2014.


A Restaurant
3334 W Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

A Restaurant in Newport Beach is offering a special three-course prix fixe
Mother’s Day brunch next Sunday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and will
serve its regular dinner menu from 4 to 8 p.m. The brunch is $40 per person
and $25 per child under 8 years old (excluding tax and gratuity)

Mother’s Day Brunch 2014

Choice of

* Citrus Cured Arctic Char

bagel chips | lemon + chive crème fraiche | shaved shallot

* White Corn + Maine Lobster Soup

lobster cream | pea shoots | smoked espellete

* Tamai Farms Strawberries + Arugula

feta | spiced pecans | Bermuda onion | poppyseed dressing


* Corned Beef Hash

poached eggs | peppers| onions | hollandaise

* Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Tamai farms blueberries | buerre de barrate| powdered sugar

* French Omelette

Morels | asparagus | mornay | emmenthaler | fine herbs

* A Brunch Burger

Cheddar| bacon | fried egg | arugula | spicy tomato jam |brioche

* Lobster Cobb Salad

Smokey blue | garbanzos | scallion | egg | Bacon | watercress | avocado

* Niman Ranch Pork Cutlet

Spaetzle | Brussels | mustard emulsion | farm eggs | sriracha

Third Course

* Lemon Chamomile Sorbet

lavender short bread cookies


* Blueberry Cornmeal Cake

house made yogurt

Kids Menu


* Strawberry Yogurt

whipped cream | fresh berries


* Kids Burger

cheddar | lettuce | tomato

* Small Stack Pancakes

maple syrup | powdered sugar

* Ham + Cheese Omelette

small side salad


* Chocolate Chip Cookies


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