Mother’s Day Dining in OC
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a wonderful dining experience. Here are a few excellent choices in Orange County.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Solstice in Irvine. The seasonally inspired kitchen is offering celebratory specials during brunch and dinner service. During brunch, offered from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal menu items including a Quiche Lorraine with leek, Gruyere, bacon, and oven-dried tomatoes and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes topped with a mixed berry compote. During dinner, guests can indulge in a hearty Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie. Sip on a special Strawberry Champagne Cocktail with Prosecco, Barstool Pisco, strawberry puree, lemon, vanilla, and strawberry powder. During both lunch and dinner services, all moms will receive a complimentary treat of house-made soft truffles. Those looking to make this day extra special can pre-order a hand-tied bouquet of fresh flowers to be presented during their brunch or dinner reservation. Reservations can be made online here.
18555 Jamboree Rd. in Irvine. 949.241.7088 dineatsolstice.com/orange-county/
Treat Mom to brunch at Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen in Newport Beach. Executive Chef-Partner Riley Huddleston has prepared a celebratory three-course menu complete with curated sparkling beverages. Priced at $60 per person, brunch begins with an assortment of mini high tea “sandos” and quiches for the table. Seasonally inspired second-course selections include savory offerings like Crab Benedict, Grilled Spring Lamb, and a Farm Fresh Egg Scramble, as well as sweeter selections like a Tower of Ricotta Pancakes served with fresh fruit. Delight in a dessert course filled with seasonal offerings, including Strawberry Cake topped with tarragon and orange blossom whip, Blueberry Cheesecake with honeycomb tuile and violets, and a fresh-baked Dutch Baby with local stone fruit compote. Those looking to elevate their brunch can opt for opulent add-ons, including a dozen oysters or a pound of King Crab legs. Reservations can be made online HERE.
From 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Mayor’s Table will be offering a special Mother’s Day painting experience on the Lido Lawn curated by world-famous artist and Newport Beach local Timree Gold. Known for her whimsical, distinctive painting style, Timree will give guests of all ages an interactive lesson on her fun-for-everyone approach to art. Priced at $125 per person, the painting experience includes all supplies, a glass of rose for guests 21+ and freshly squeezed in-house juices. Reservations are required and can be made here.
3300 Newport Blvd. in Newport Beach. 949.524.8500 lidohousehotel.com/
On Mother’s Day, treat mom to an unparalleled Japanese dining experience at Sushi Ii in Newport Beach. Open for lunch and dinner, Sushi Ii will offer a special Mother’s Day course. Master Chef Susumu Ii has meticulously prepared a beautifully intricate, seasonally inspired prix-fixe experience which consists of a small appetizer plate, a grilled dish, a simmered dish, and eight pieces of nigiri. Priced at $150 per person, reservations are required and can be made in advance here.
100 W Coast Hwy. Ste. 202 in Newport Beach. 949.287.6268 sushi-ii.com/
Widely recognized as one of Orange County’s best new restaurants, Butcher’s House is a celebration of simplified French fare. Chef-Owner Jeoffrey Offer’s menu features classic dishes from his hometown in Toulouse in the South of France. On Mother’s Day, guests can look forward to a selection of specialty brunch items including a 30-day, dry-aged Prime Tomahawk, Rack of Lamb, and Roasted Salmon. Located at Costa Mesa’s SoCo Collection, Butcher’s House offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating on its courtyard-facing patio. Reservations can be made online here.
3221 Hyland Ave. ste. D inCosta Mesa. 714.714.0662 butchershouse.com/
El Mercado Modern Cuisine
Treat Mom to an incredible brunch at El Mercado Modern Cuisine. This Santa Ana staple earned a nod from the Michelin Guide as a “culinary microcosm of the distinctive regions of Mexico.” On Mother’s Day, explore a la carte brunch classics brought to life with regional Mexican ingredients and flavors and an award-winning lineup of specialty cocktails featuring specialty Mexican spirits and $18 bottomless mimosas. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. with live entertainment from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reservations can be made online here.
301 N Spurgeon St. in Santa Ana. 714.338.2446 mercadomodern.com/