Mothers' Day Happenings in San Diego

To treat our moms on May 14, find San Diego brunches, teas, and dining designed to show the great women in our life how much they mean to us.  Bottega AmericanoIf Mom loves roses and rosé, then bring her to Bottega Americano this Mother’s Day! Enjoy a delicious brunch with special selections like Braised Pork Shoulder Hash, Spring Fusilloni, Oysters on the Half Shell, and more. We’ll keep the good times flowing with bottomless Listel Rosé for just $20 and all mothers will receive a complimentary long stem rose.  Decoy Dockside Dining/Lakehouse ResortThis Mother’s Day, treat mom to an endless brunch buffet at Decoy featuring fresh seafood, carving stations, breakfast favorites, omelet stations, decadent desserts and more! Add free flowing champagne for only $5. Every mom will take home a complimentary gift certificate to dine at Decoy in the future. Plus, three lucky moms will win “Queen for a Day” prizes such as a $500 Tiffany & Co. gift certificate! Brunch will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $60 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under. Caroline’s Seaside CaféMake Mom’s day with brunch by the beach at Caroline’s Seaside Café in La Jolla. Soak in the sun and beautiful ocean views while enjoying healthy and creative California style cuisine, cocktails, and brews on the patio. Fill up on goodness and take a stroll on the sand in celebration of the special woman in your life.  JRDN/Tower23Create memories while catching some rays with Mom by the beach this Mother’s Day with brunch at Tower 23’s JRDN in Pacific Beach. Enjoy delicious dishes including savory Chilaquiles & Eggs or share something sweet like JRDN’s famous Mama’s Baked French Toast. Plus, say cheers to mom with a signature Tower23 Bloody Mary or build your own mimosa with juice choices such as blood orange rosemary, pineapple mango and blackberry mint. The US Grant – Brunch
Show mom your appreciation by giving her the day off and treating her to a unique brunch experience on Sunday, May 14, from 11am – 2pm. For the first time, THE US GRANT Mother’s Day brunch will be held in the Presidential Ballroom accompanied with live music and a buffet featuring bottomless mimosas, breakfast specialties, an omelet bar, fresh salads, seasonal side dishes, carved prime meats, Pacific seafood delicacies, and a collection of sweet treats. Additionally, husbands and children can surprise mom by creating hand made bouquets with fresh seasonal blooms from THE US GRANT’s pop-up floral market Pricing for the Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch is $82 for adults, $72 for seniors, and $39 for children.

The US Grant – Mother’s Day Tea
Adding a twist to the timeless tradition, THE US GRANT presents its first Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 13 from 1pm – 3pm in the newly refreshed lobby. Guests will sip on unique hot and cold brew loose-leaf tea, treasuring gourmet petite tea sandwiches, house made pastries, delicious desserts and champagne accompanied by live music. Also special for children, find a tailored children’s tea menu perfect for mom’s youngest guests with selections such as crispy chicken and fuji apple sandwiches, fresh berries with powdered sugar and more. Pricing for the Mother’s Day Tea is $59 for adults, $52 for seniors, and $35 for children..
  Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Share your love for mom this Mother’s Day with a delectable brunch at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa on Sunday, May 14 from 10 am – 2:30 pm. During the brunch, indulge in a spread of field-to-fork delights including Veladora’s signature omelets, freshly crafted pastries, Belgian waffles, and local vegetables straight from the garden. Additional menu highlights include gourmet quiches, stuffed crepes, smoke salmon, signature cobb salad, lobster salad sliders, chilled Baja California prawns, chilled king crab legs, prime rib, and more (full menu here). Following the brunch, guests can craft a flower bouquet or crown for mom, pamper her with a mini spa treatment, and cool off with a Prosecco float while enjoying family-friendly activities on the Croquet Lawn. Mother’s Day brunch at Rancho Valencia costs $130 for adults, $55 for kids 11 and under, and children three and under are complimentary.   Rancho Bernardo Inn Spend Mother’s Day surrounded by family with unforgettable dining experiences offered by San Diego’s picturesque North County resort, Rancho Bernardo Inn. Shower mom with a “brunch” of love and indulge in a delicious buffet at the property’s signature restaurants:

  • Savor a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet menu at AVANT with bottomless mimosas available for $14 (11am – 3pm; Adults $75 | Kids $25)
  • Soak up the sun with Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant’s outdoor brunch buffet overlooking the golf course with live music and bottomless mimosas for $14 (11am – 3pm; Adults $68 | Kids $25)
  • Take part in a family friendly brunch buffet on the Aragon Lawn, compete with a petting zoo, pony rides and live music (10am – 3pm; Adults $80 | Kids $30)

Guests can even liven up the dining table or gift a beautiful arrangement from Inn Florals for the occasions. Options range from a beautiful Love You Mom corsage ($25) Bunches of Love Tulips ($40) and Lavender Sentiments ($55).  FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch and yoga with a view! FIREHOUSE will host a Mother’s Day “Yoga & Brunch” event in collaboration with Bird Rock Yoga on Sunday, May 14. Guests can enjoy a yoga class, breakfast and bubbles for just $25 per person. Classes will be held at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Paradise Point Resort & Spa Located on the sparkling waters of San Diego’s Mission Bay, Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s island-inspired spa, offers guests and locals the quintessential destination for Mother’s Day. Perfect for a mother-daughter treat, The Spa at Paradise Point is offering a special Mommy & Me Ice Cream Pedicure offering a pedi for two, sparkling wine and sangria for mom and ice cream treats for two on Mother’s Day, May 14. inBloom at Flower Hill PromenadeEnjoy the morning sipping tea from fine china and delight in the selection of handmade scones, fruit, cookies, and finger sandwiches during the Mother’s Day Tea Party as inBloom brings back the elegance of a traditional English tea experience. Come and celebrate the vibrancy and excitement of spring with inBloom, a month-long series of specialty events at Flower Hill Promenade. Thousands of blooms will welcome you and mom to shop, dine and play, with more than 100 specialty workshops and events for the entire family. The Mother’s Day Tea Party will take place on Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – noon and is $35 for one admission and $60 for two. Valet will be complimentary for this event.  Harrah’s Resort Southern California Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s various Mother’s Day culinary offerings include brunch at the Buffet with stand out carving, seafood, breakfast, lunch, and international stations. For dinner, guests can indulge in a delectable prix-fixe meal at Fiore Steakhouse with first course choices including a fresh mixed salad with a creamy house bacon dressing and creamed mushroom soup; grilled shrimp “Étouffée” or petit filet mignon “Sardou” for main course selections; and a special dessert. At The Cafe, guests can enjoy grilled New York steak, garlic buttered shrimp, roasted fingerling potatoes, seasoned vegetables, soup or salad, and red velvet cake. 

Cusp Dining & Drinks 

Cusp’s Mother’s Day Buffet checks all the boxes with its stunning ocean view and flavorful, coastal menu from Chef Ingrid Funes. The buffet will be stocked full of brunch fare like Cinnamon Roll French Toast, Watermelon Feta Salad, Tortilla Soup, Salmon a la Veracruzana and a selection of desserts. From 10am-2pm, brunch is $65 for adults and $30 for kids 12 and under. Come from 9am-9:45m, and get $15 off the adult price and $10 off the kids price. 


Pacifica Del Mar 

Pacifica’s serene location offers striking ocean views, making it the perfect place to relax on Mother’s Day. The 3-course menu will feature brunch favorites like. There will also be a vast selection of brunch cocktails available, from Bloody Mary’s to fresh sippers. Pacifica’s Executive Chef David Burke will have a menu just for kids. Reservations  strongly suggested. Brunch starts at 9:30am, and will be $42 per person. Dinner starts at 4pm.





Try something new this Mother’s Day. The newly opened Mexican kitchen at Hotel Palomar is offering a breakfast, lunch and dinner options aplenty. Brunch-goers can start with Chef Kraten’s Pitahaya Bowl with dragonfruit sorbet, fresh banana, berries and house made-granola or the Omelet Curadero with mushrooms,​ huitlacoche, requeson, epazote, salsa verde, and potato cakes. Order a Champurrado or house agua fresca to go with it. For lunch start with the Frutas de Carrito, and for dinner sample the Crab & Shrimp Flautas. 



The Cork & Craft 

The popular Rancho Bernardo restaurant, brewery and winery is serving playful dishes for the whole family. Menu items from Executive Chef Scott Cannon include the Berry & Yogurt Parfait, as well as the Craft Caesar Salad to start. Move on to the Seasonal Vegetable Frittata, infamous Garlic Noodles with poached egg, or the Dungeness Crab Cake Bennies. Moms will get a complimentary mimosa! Or opt to order an Abnormal beer or wine (extra). There’s also a menu for the little ones! 




Take mom to a sophisticated dinner at BiCE, who will be open from 4pm – 8pm on Mother’s Day. Chef Mario Cassineri’s 4-course menu starts with a complimentary glass of bubbly for Mom. First course includes Burrata with sautéed escarole, black olives and spanish anchovies, while second course includes a Crab and Asparagus Soup with crispy roasted shallot and crème freche and Pan Seared Salmon with roasted pea puree risotto. Double Cut Lamb Loin with roasted nectarine makes a good third course. Save room for something sweet. BiCE’s Strawberry Panna Cotta is not-to-miss. BiCE’s 4-course menu is $49 per person. A kids menu for 10 and under is $25. 



  MonelloWish your mom a Happy Mother’s Day the Italian way—with good food, drinks and conversation! Stroll the streets of Little Italy with mom and stop into Monello for brunch or dinner. Specials include Pizza della Mamma made with stracchino cheese, parma, prosciutto, rainbow cauliflower and eggs for $20. ‘Wow’ mom with beet tagliatelle, truffle sauce, speck and mushrooms cooked tableside in a cheese wheel for only $25. Both specials are served all day during both brunch and dinner.  Parc Bistro-BrasserieTreat Mom to a French feast this Mother’s Day with a delectable brunch at Parc Bistro-Brasserie. Enjoy a specially prepared menu, complete with a starter, entrée, and dessert for $42.50 per person. Selections include gourmet dishes such as Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Quiche Lorraine, Rack of Lamb, and Butter Poached Lobster. Vegetarian options are also available for each course. The Westgate HotelThis Mother’s Day, The Westgate Hotel invites families to celebrate Mom with the sophistication and utmost style she truly deserves.  San Diego’s very own Parisian palace, located near the historic Gaslamp Quarter, is creating a magnificent holiday experience with elegant Mother & Daughter Teas and an exquisite award-winning Sunday Champagne Brunch. Mother & Daughter Teas: The Westgate Hotel’s afternoon tea, hosted in the Grand Lobby, is the perfect place to share family time. While relaxing to the melodious sounds of a harp, guests will indulge in a delightful array of delicious tea sandwiches and pastries as well as scones paired with traditional teas and a glass of champagne.  Home-made macaroons will be offered as a giveaway to each mom to commemorate this special day. Mother & Daughter Teas will be available on both May 12 and May 13 from 2:30 – 5 p.m. The price is $50 for adults and $35 for children under 12 (tax and gratuity are additional). Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch: If the lady of the day desires an award-winning brunch, The Westgate will be offering a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 14! Served in the hotel’s beautiful Fontainebleau and Versailles Salons, brunch will feature made to-order-omelets, fresh seafood, gourmet plates, carving and crepe stations, baked breads, pastries and a variety of gourmet desserts. In addition to the delightful feast, the Imperial Bar will serve freshly squeezed juices and endless champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys and margaritas. The price is $89 for adults and $35 for children under 12 (tax and gratuity are additional). Bellamy’s On Sunday, May 14th, Bellamy’s will be hosting a Mother’s Day event full of live music, bottomless mimosas, specialty cocktails and a Californian cuisine fused with French influences. French master Chef Patrick Ponsaty will be highlighting his upscale menu that will create the classic Bellamy’s dining experience for you and your family to enjoy. With a brunch menu featuring small plates, crepes, soups, salads and more, your mother will be treated to a fine dining afternoon. Ponsaty’sIf you are looking to take mom out for a lovely dinner, Ponsaty’s will be hosting a special Mother’s Day dinner. A special menu with exquisite a la carte specials include Slow Poached White Asparagus, Lacquered Milk Fed Rack of Lamb and Dover Sole Meuniere amoung many other dishes to choose from. The Mother’s Day a la carte specials will be running from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A special Mother’s Day dinner will make mom feel all that extra love.   Bracero Cocina de RaizThose looking to go to Little Italy should bring mom in for a delicious brunch at Bracero Cocina de Raiz! All moms will receive a complimentary House Margarita or No Mames cocktail, and a special dessert after their meals. The breakfast menu includes traditional Mexican dishes with a Baja twist. Plates range from huevos and chilaquiles, to menudo and pozole to traditional pan dulce and fruit bowls from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Busters Beach House
On Sunday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., treat mom to a decadent all-you-can-eat style brunch featuring signature breakfast items like the Down Island French Toast, California Benedict, buttermilk pancakes with toasted coconut, an omelet station, fresh salad bar, desserts, free flowing mimosas and champagne. Enjoy the beautiful harbor out on the patio, or take a stroll along the boardwalk before or after brunch. Pricing for the fixed menu brunch are $32 for adults and $15 for children.  
 Harbor House On Sunday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treat mom to a buffet style brunch featuring delicious items like Smoked Salmon Benedict, waffles, an omelet station, French Toast Soufflé, seafood risotto, roasted beef carving, a salad bar, desserts and plenty more scrumptious offerings. Pricing for the fixed menu brunch are $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children.   Farmer’s BottegaLooking to have a charming meal on Mother’s Day with mom? Join Farmer’s Bottega for their pre-fixed Mother’s Day menu featuring a three-course dinner menu at $38 per person and a wine pairing available for $15 per person. For the first course, delight in the Octopus Tostada, Pork Belly, Heirloom Tomato Caprese, or the Baby Kale Salad. As for the second course, choose between the Stuffed Mary Farm’s Chicken, the Homemade Roasted Shrimp Ravioli, the Short Rib, the Cavatelli Checca, or the Fish Special of the Night. Last but not least, the dessert! For the third course, choose between the Raspberry Crème Brulee, the Molten Chocolate Cake, or the Tiramisu. Farmer’s Bottega’s regular menu will also be available in addition to the pre-fixed menu. Fig Tree Café Liberty StationHead over to Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station for their three-course Mother’s Day menu. For $38.00 per person, enjoy a variety of starter dishes such as the Roasted Beet, Hearts of Artichoke, Chili Relleno, and Eggplant. For entrees, choose the Bone-In Short Ribs, Lobster Ravioli, Mary’s Farm Chicken, Ratatouille Risotto, or the Fish Special of the Night. For a sweet finish to the meal, choose desserts such as the Key Lime Pie, Lava Molten Chocolate Cake, or the Raspberry Crème Brulee. Fig Tree Café is also offering a wine pairing available for an additional $15.00 per person. Osetra Seafood & SteaksStill looking for the perfect Mother’s Day dining destination? Look no further than Osetra in the Gaslamp District. The Mother’s Day three-course pre fix dinner offers a selection of three starters, including Shrimp Cocktail, Caesar Salad and Crab Cake, five entrées, including Mahi-Mahi, New York Steak, Lobster Ravioli, Salmon and Risotto, and two options for dessert – Limoncello Cake and Tiramisu. A Mother’s Day three-course kids menu will also be provided. Pricing is $49 per adult and $28 per child. Better yet, with the purchase of four pre fix meals, mom’s dinner is free! Pillbox Tavern
This neighborhood eatery located in the sunny Solana Beach is cooking up something special for moms on Sunday. Enjoy specials for the day, including Cinnamon Roll Fresh Toast stuffed with raspberry cream cheese and served with a homemade berry syrup, as well as the Surf and Turf Salad with Light Dijon Dressing, and fresh fruit Sangria served all day.
 Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp
This Mother’s Day, Union Kitchen & Tap in the Gaslamp will be offering a gourmet brunch buffet from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a Ketel One Craft Bloody Mary Bar & live acoustic music.
 Backyard Kitchen & Tap
Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach will be featuring a special Mother’s Day Brunch & Mimosas featuring a special menu and complimentary champagne for mom from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Florent Restaurant & LoungeChef Brad Hightow of Florent Restaurant & Lounge has just launched a new dinner menu in the Gaslamp just in time for Mom’s special day. Head to the historic building and have a night of old-world luxury while enjoying dishes such as the Wasabi Pea Crusted Scallops, Korean Chili Lamb Shank or Seared Ahi Tuna. Mom’s can pair their dishes with Florent’s  specialty Pink Flamingo Rosé just $5 for Mother’s Day. Not to mention, each mom will receive a flower!  
Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
Situated in shimmering southern California among lush acreage of beautiful hillsides, gardens and fairways, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara offers guests a chic dining experience and plenty of relaxation this Mother’s Day. Start the day with a special brunch menu at Seasons Restaurant from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. A stylish blend of modern mission architecture and local beach town charm, Seasons provides a farm-to-table menu using seasonally and locally sourced ingredients. Select from standout dishes, such as Grand Marnier french toast, avocado Benedict and breakfast pizza, and enjoy sips from a customized MOMosa cart. Guests can choose from popular favorites, including the Mom’s Favorite Fizz with prosecco, hibiscus and lavender bitters, or choose their own blend of bubbles, fruit and liqueur to customize their celebratory sips. Spend the rest of the day indulging in soothing massages, signature treatments or facials at Driftwood Spa, which features three uniquely designed treatment rooms, a visually stunning nail salon, state-of-the-art fitness room with a yoga and Pilates studio and is now open to the both, guests and the public. Inspired by the ocean, the relaxing and comforting experiences include a complimentary glass of Champagne or red rosé to help guests drift away from the ordinary to a peaceful coastal oasis, where they can let go of their everyday mom responsibilities for a few hours.    Manchester Grand HyattLocated on the waterfront of San Diego’s iconic Gaslamp Quarter, Manchester Grand Hyatt provides guests with a special coastal-inspired dining experience this Mother’s Day. Raise a glass and toast to mom at Seaview Restaurant’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 14. Enjoy sparkling views of the San Diego Bay from inside the restaurant’s inviting dining room or outside on its expensive deck, where guests can take in fresh, sea breezes and soak in plenty of sunshine. With a seafood display featuring Alaskan King Crab legs, jumbo Baja Shrimp, fresh shucked Pacific Oysters and more, as well as a carving station, build your own crepe display, customized mac and cheese station and standout dishes, including chili garlic glazed pork loin with caramelized apples and toasted pecans, this Mother’s Day brunch is sure to celebrate the lady of the day in an extra special big way. The waterfront eatery Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch is available between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and priced at $69.95 per adult and $32 for children ages 6 to 12. Please call (619) 358-6735 for reservations. Whiskey GirlMoms can make their way to Whiskey Girl for a sophisticated night out. Whiskey Girl will be giving mom’s a complimentary rose with one of their specialty Mother’s Day Sparkling Peach Whiskey Bellini. Looking for the perfect gift? Whiskey Girl is offering a Mother’s Day whiskey bottle with a personalized neck tie and key, to be kept in their new whiskey locker. The location also has over 70 varieties of rare whiskeys, perfect for a well deserved capstone to any Mother’s Day celebrations. Hard Rock CafeGoing to The Jersey Boys Broadway Show at Civic Theatre? Make it a date with dinner just for mom! Guests who present their show ticket at Hard Rock Cafe San Diego on Mother’s Day, May 14, will receive 15% off their bill (food & non-alcoholic beverages) and a free flower for mom.   Et Voilà! French BistroThe world’s best mom deserves a world class brunch! On May 14th, take your mom to the culinary holy land of France. No need to update your passport! Nestled along Adams Avenue, Et Voilà! French Bistro has a picture perfect view of the bustling University Heights coterie. Its prime location is fixed in the vibrant epicenter between Normal Heights and University Heights. On Mother’s Day, spoil your mom all morning and all night! At Et Voilà, from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. you and mom get to indulge in a three course pre fixe menu! While moms should be celebrated 365 days a year, Mother’s Day is the day to pull out all the stops for the lady who gave you life.  Rustic RootRustic Root will be offering a delectable, three-course menu to enjoy for $40 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm on the holiday. Along with a complimentary glass of champagne for mom, the pre-fixe menu will include:

  • First course:
    • House-made pastry board
  • Second Course, choices of:
    • Sweet corn chowder
    • Benton’s smoked country ham toast
    • Wild arugula and strawberry salad
  • Third Course, choices of:
    • Crab cake Benedict
    • Seared salmon salad
    • Chorizo-stuffed chicken
    • Prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin medallions
    • Cauliflower mac & cheese


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