If you love your Mom, you need to treat her to Mother’s Day Brunch in Laguna Beach! (Where else would she want to be?)
Here’s my lineup from Chefs who have reported in to me so far . . . alphabetical, to be fair! I’ll keep notifying in my Facebook page of added restaurant updates.
Driftwood Kitchen. Chef Rainer is offering a seaside buffet menu at his oceanside popular haunt. The buffet will feature several egg dishes, breakfast pastries, iced seafood, a cheese & charcuterie station, a Carving Station with Prime Rib and Rack of Lamb, and a fish station featuring Branzino Filet and Ora King Salmon and, of course, a dessert station with made-to-order crepes and pastries.
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Adults $65, Children $25, free for kids under age 6. Reservations: (949) 715-7700.
Hotel Laguna’s OceanView Bar & Grill. Definitely my own Mama’s favorite whenever she’s able to be here for Mother’s Day, the folks at Hotel Laguna know how to put on an impressive buffet in their OceanView restaurant and adjoining beachfront dining rooms. Enjoy oceanside seating, indoors or out, with an extensive (and I mean extensive) brunch buffet that rambles through three different rooms.
Chef Rob’s plans this year include breakfast items, baked goods, fruit displays, a made-to-order omelet station, salads, a cheese and charcuterie display, Chef’s carving station for prime rib and ham, and freshly made dishes such as Sea Bass, Braised Short Ribs, Chicken Breast and Scottish Salmon. Finish with a decadent assortment of petite desserts, too.
9:30a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Adults, $48, Children $18. Reservations: (949) 494-1151.
Lumberyard. Chef Armando is cooking up a few specials to accompany his popular brunch and – of course – the restaurant’s famed Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar will be in play throughout. Enjoy indoors or patio seating. See my latest Lumberyard review.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., regular menu pricing available. Reservations: (949) 715-3900
Maro Wood Grill. Chef Debra is offering all day specials as well as a prix fixe menu that’s available all day. Order the Prix Fixe and receive a complimentary “Maro Cooler Bag” and a free glass of wine card to use on your next visit. Prix fixe is $48 per person.
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reservations: (949) 793-4044.
Mozambique Steakhouse. Owners Ivan Spiers and George Poulous are featuring a Mother’s Day Lunch with appetizers, salads, hearty fish and steak dishes and more. Enjoy indoors or rooftop seating.
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., regular menu pricing available. Reservations: (949) 715-7777.
Nirvana Grille. Chef Lindsay has devised another creative and tasty 3-course brunch menu with crowd favorites throughout. Enjoy indoors or rooftop seating at the Bliss Bar. Dinner with full menu follows from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. See my latest Nirvana Grille review.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Adults $49, Children under 12, $19. Reservations: (949) 497-0027.
Sapphire Restaurant. Chef Azmin is stirring up a 3-course prix fixe brunch menu with options such as Duo of Eggs Benedict, Togarashi Crusted Barramundi and Eggplant Goat Cheese Ravioli. Enjoy indoors or patio seating. See my latest Sapphire review.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Adults $65 – $80, Children 50% off adult menu or kids menu provided. Reservations: (949) 715-9888.
Then, for dinner, Chef Azmin offers yet another special day menu from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m., with a 3-course prix fixe that offers options such as Pork Belly, Scottish Salmon, Jidori Chicken Fricassee and more. For dinner, prices range from $67 – $87. Reservations: (949) 715-9888.
Splashes, Surf & Sand Resort. Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu from a hearty selection of options (even through dessert, of course).
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m, Adults $85, $115 with wine
And, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Adults $100, $130 with wine. Reservations: (949) 376-2779.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Chef Camron and his wife, Pastry Chef Mary Catherine “MC” are celebrating with a Mother’s Day Brunch of savory breakfast and lunch favorites as well as an expansive spread of fresh pastries and baked goods. Enjoy egg dishes and an omelette station, a beef tenderloin carving station, salads, cured meats, and more. On the patio with an awesome golf course and canyon view, you just can’t get any better. See my latest Ranch brunch review.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Adults $85, Children under 12, $35. Reservations: 949-499-2271.
370 Common Kitchen + Drink. Chef Ryan has crafted a unique Mother’s Day brunch this year. Rather than a massive buffet, he’s offering a 3-course prix fixe meal offering fresh, inventive favorites such as Asparagus Potato Frittata, his own take on Biscuits and gravy, Crab Benedict, Deviled Egg Salad and more.
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $45 per person, $5 Sunday Specialty Drinks. Reservations: (949) 494-8686.