Mom Worthy Dining in OC

May 08, 2024

This Mother's Day, Orange County rolls out the red carpet for the most special woman in your life with an array of exquisite dining experiences. From beachfront brunches to luxurious afternoon teas, each venue promises a unique celebration that caters to every mom's taste. 

Whether she revels in the sophisticated atmosphere of a Michelin-starred restaurant or enjoys the simple pleasure of a well-crafted margarita, there's something in O.C. to make her day truly memorable. Indulge in meticulously prepared cuisines, enjoy panoramic views, and make this Mother's Day one to remember with these top mom-worthy dining destinations in Orange County.

The Peel Craftbar & Kitchen – ORANGE 
Celebrate Mom with a lavish prix-fixe Mother’s Day Brunch at The Peel Craftbar & Kitchen from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.  Tucked into the recently transformed Hotel Fera Anaheim in Orange, The Peel offers an elevated brunch that begins with made-to-order omelet and waffle stations, complemented with a choice of signature entrees and delectable desserts. Mom will be able to complete her special meal with Bottomless Mimosas for $15, or add a Mom-inspired cocktails, perfectly curated for her big day. Mother’s Day Brunch is priced at $69 per guest, $39 for children under 12, and free for those under 5 (plus tax and service charge). Parties are limited to a 90-minute dining experience and may enjoy complimentary self-parking. Reservations are recommended for Mother’s Day Brunch at The Peel and may be made online at or by calling 714-634-4500. 

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 breads for the table, and attended stations featuring salads, seafood, charcuterie, hot brunch specialties, carved-to-order Whole Roasted Double R Ranch Prime Rib of Beef and Maple-Basted Turkey Breast, 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. Spoil Mom on Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pricing for adults is $95, children are $25, and kids 6 years & under are free. Menu and reservations available at

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH
Celebrate Mother’s Day the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar offer a Mom-worthy menu with brunch twists on Chef Yvon Goetz’s Wine Country favorites. You’ll definitely want to enhance Mom’s special day with their noted Seafood Tower and 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 a lux dining experience with Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault’s noted Afternoon Tea Service on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Spoil mom with a perfect afternoon, with expertly selected teas, alongside elegantly composed tea sandwiches and other luxury savory items, and exquisite hand-made pastries. Add caviar and champagne - mom deserves it! Seating is limited and price per guest is $135 (does not include tax and service charge). Caviar Service and additional beverages available for purchase. This is a non-refundable, pre-paid event. Sunday tea service added for May 12 only; Knife Pleat will be closed for dinner service. Reservations must be made at

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 mini margarita for all moms dining at any of its locations on Sunday, May 12. The Puesto Perfect mini 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

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 bagel spices, citrus-infused red onion, dill crème fraiche, boiled egg, and crispy capers. On Sunday, May 12, Brunch will be offered from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Dinner will be offered from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  For menu and reservations, please visit

Treat Mom to a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region this Mother’s Day at Sushi Roku Newport Beach! They pride themselves on featuring the finest, freshest fish from around the globe, prepared with the kind of artistry that can only be executed by a seasoned sushi chef. Add on Champagne or sake – because we all know Mom needs it! For menu and reservations, please visit

Dublin 4 Gastropub and Wineworks For Everyone – MISSION VIEJO
Celebrate that special woman in your life with Mother's Day Brunch at Dublin 4 Gastropub and Wineworks for Everyone on Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., when the restaurants will offer special brunch dishes and brunch ‘tales! Mom can sip on a fresh-squeezed Blood Orange Mimosa, Beautiful Day Spritz with gin, lemon, elderflower, grapefruit and sparkling, or option of two zero-proof ‘tales. If Mom prefers a special dinner, treat her to Chef David Shofner’s menu at Dublin 4 Gastropub or Wineworks For Everyone (4:30-8:30 p.m.). For menu and reservations, please visit

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar — LAGUNA NIGUEL
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Brunch at Hendrix! On Sunday, May 12, we will be offering a mom-worthy buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The whole family can look forward to attended stations featuring hot brunch specialties, carved-to-order rotisserie meats (Double R Ranch Prime Rib, and Whole Honey Roast Turkey), made-to-order omelettes, kids offerings, and a dessert bar. This special buffet is priced at $79 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 are highly recommended. For menu and reservations, please visit

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel – HUNTINGTON BEACH 
This Mother's Day, give Mom the ultimate relaxation and indulgence she deserves with a spectacular ocean-view brunch at The Waterfront Beach Resort. Let her unwind and enjoy a lavish spread, including savory breakfast, gourmet sushi, premium meats from our hotel butcher, delights from the sea, rock ‘n’ Cabo Wabo flare, sweet treats for Mom, and more. Upon arrival, Mom will be greeted with a beautiful flower bouquet and bottomless make-your-own mimosa bar. Guests can enjoy live music, touring magicians, and airbrush painting, ensuring a memorable day for the entire family. Reserve your spot for a Mother's Day filled with luxury, laughter, and lasting memories. Pricing for adults is $125, children ages 5-12 are $65, and those under 5 are complimentary. For menu and reservations, please visit

Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM, LONG BEACH & EASTVALE
When it comes to Mother’s Day Brunch, Georgia’s has you covered! Mom deserves a Soulful Sunday Brunch on Sunday, May 12 with Georgia’s signature Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Steak & Eggs, and Cinnamon-Apple Waffles! Brunch-time beverages, including Mimosas and Bloody Mary, along with sangria, hurricanes, wine and beer may be added to complete the experience. Mother’s Day Brunch available at all Georgia’s locations (Anaheim 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and Long Beach and Eastvale 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.). For more information, please visit

Enjoy a meal with Mom at Great Maple from May 6 through May 12, when they’re offering specials, including made-to-order Blueberry-Lemon Doughnuts, filled with lemon curd, and topped with fresh blueberries and lemon glaze. Mom can also indulge in Bacon & Brie en Croute and Smoked Salmon Tartine, while sipping a special Siesta cocktail with Don Fulano Blanco, sparkling wine, grapefruit juice and Campari. For more information and reservations, please visit

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