Celebrate Mom at these OC Restaurants

May 12, 2023

Need some last-minute dining options to consider this Mother’s Day? The following restaurants in Orange County are going all out to make moms feel special. 

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel – HUNTINGTON BEACH Treat mom to brunch by the beach this Mother's Day! She deserves all of the pampering, so let her do the relaxing while we do the prepping. Dine on breakfast favorites, gourmet seafood, savory meats, and much more. Adults will enjoy unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys and upon checking in, moms will receive a gift bag to make them feel extra special. Throughout the day, the whole family will enjoy live music, airbrush painting, and more. It will be a day to remember for Mom! Pricing for adults is $139, children ages 5-12 are $79, and those under 5 are complimentary. Seating times on Sunday, May 14 are available at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu and reservation information can be found at the-waterfront-beach-hotel.

Driftwood Kitchen - LAGUNA BEACH
Treat Mom to an incredible waterfront Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Driftwood Kitchen. Chef Rainer Schwarz celebrates the holiday with a lavish meal, featuring assorted breakfast bread for the table, and attended stations featuring salads, seafood, charcuterie, hot brunch specialties, carved-to-order Double R Ranch Prime Rib of Beef, and Herb-Crusted Salmon Creek Farms Pork Loin, made-to-order omelets, kids offerings, and a dessert bar. Driftwood Kitchen offers a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. This special Mother’s Day Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Pricing for adults is $95, children are $25, and those 6 years and under are free. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 949-715-7700.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH
Celebrate Mother’s Day the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will offer a Mom-worthy menu with weekend-worthy twists on Chef Yvon Goetz’s Wine Country favorites. You’ll definitely want to enhance Mom’s special day with a Seafood Tower and Endless Mimosas! Prices and menus vary by location. 

To learn more or to make your reservation, please call Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622. Find the menu for each location online at

Knife Pleat — COSTA MESA (South Coast Plaza)  Treat Mom to Saturday Afternoon Tea Service on Saturday, May 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault’s noted tea service features a selection of expertly selected teas, alongside fresh scones, elegantly composed tea sandwiches and other luxury savory items, and exquisite hand-made desserts. To enhance the experience, add caviar and champagne to your tea service - because Mom deserves it. View the Afternoon Tea menu and optional Caviar Service online at

Reservations may be made by calling 714-266-3388 or online at

The Great Maple – NEWPORT BEACH  
Enjoy a meal with Mom at Great Maple from May 8 through May 14, when they’re offering specials, includingBlueberry-Lemon Doughnuts, made to order, filled with lemon curd, and topped with fresh blueberries, lemon glaze, and edible flowers; and a Shrimp & Avocado Stack with avocado mash, chilled shrimp, mango salsa, and cilantro cream. Paloma can unwind with a very special Paloma, made with Lo-Fi amaro, tequila, red grapefruit juice, lime, seltzer, black sea salt rim, and a surprise! 

For more information and reservations, please visit

Fable & Spirit – NEWPORT BEACH 
This Mother’s Day, allow Fable & Spirit Executive Chef David Shofner to present an elevated take on classic Brunch favorites. Standout offerings include Wood-Fired Shakshuka featuring baked eggs, poblano, Moroccan spiced tomato, crème fraiche, and queso fresco, served with naan; and House-Smoked Salmon on toasted pumpernickel, with everything bagel spice, citrus-infused red onion, dill crème fraiche, hardboiled egg, and crispy capers. On Sunday, May 14, Brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Dinner will be offered from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  

For more information or to make reservations, guests may call 949-409-9913 or visit

Treat Mom to a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region this Mother’s Day at Sushi Roku Newport Beach! On Mother’s Day, they are offering a special Sea Bream Carpaccio with Asian citrus, yuzu zest, and plum oil; Spring Grilled Seabass marinated in kosho pepper, with a honey-cantaloupe sauce; and a delicious Matcha Tiramisu to finish the meal. Allow Mom to sip on a Roku Rose, made with grapefruit and rose water-infused vodka, orgeat, Aperol, yuzu, and soda – because we all know Mom deserves it! 

Reservations are recommended by calling (949) 706-3622 or visiting

Dublin 4 Gastropub and Wineworks For Everyone – MISSION VIEJO
Celebrate that special woman in your life with Mother's Day Lunch at Dublin 4 Gastropub on Sunday, May 14, when the restaurant will offer special lunch cocktails! Mom can sip on an FS Spritz with Rhubarb, Aperol, Lemon, Sparkling Water; Raspberry Basil Bellini with Enriched Raspberry Purée; and a Classic Mimosa with Fresh-Squeezed Orange and Blood Orange. If Mom wants a special dinner, treat her to Chef David Shofner’s menu at Dublin 4 Gastropub or Wineworks For Everyone, and don’t forget to order wines by the glass, which will be half off for Mom! 

Reservations at Dublin 4 Gastropub may be made by visiting and at Wineworks For Everyone, by visiting

Puesto knows what Mom wants on her special day – margaritas! In honor of Mother’s Day, Puesto is offering Margaritas for Mama with a complimentary Puesto Perfect Margarita for all moms dining at any of its four Orange County locations on Sunday, May 14. The Puesto Perfect Margarita is a favorite – simple and balanced, featuring tequila reposado, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a hint of agave nectar. This margarita is just one of the offerings in Puesto’s craft bar program, which highlights freshly squeezed juices, house-made sodas, and a curated list of agave spirits (tequilas, mezcals, sotols, bacanoras & raicillas) sourced from throughout Mexico. Find Puesto’s menu, Orange County locations and reservation link online at

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar — LAGUNA NIGUEL
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Brunch at Hendrix! On Sunday, May 14, they will be offering a Brunch Buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The whole family can look forward to attended stations featuring salads, seafood, hot brunch specialties, carved-to-order rotisserie meats (Double R Ranch Prime Rib, and Whole Honey Roasted Salmon), made-to-order omelets, kids offerings, and a dessert bar. A complimentary glass of Champagne for Mom is included! This special buffet is priced at $89 per guest, $19 for children, and free for those 6 years and younger. Hendrix offers a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended.  Find the full menu and make reservations online at or call 949-248-1912.

Georgia’s Restaurant — LONG BEACH & ANAHEIM
When it comes to Mother’s Day Brunch, Georgia’s has you covered! Mom deserves a Soulful Sunday Brunch with Georgia’s signature Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Mardi Gras Omelet, Grilled French Toast, Steak & Eggs, and Cinnamon-Apple Waffles! Brunch-time beverages, including Mimosas and Bloody Marys, along with sangria, hurricanes, wine, and beer may be added to complete the experience. Mother’s Day Brunch is available at Georgia’s Long Beach Exchange and Anaheim Packing House locations. For more information, please visit

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