Mother’s Day Dining in Laguna Beach

Mother’s Day Brunch

We love Mother’s Day! It’s a time to celebrate everything our mom’s have done for us, and we can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than to treat mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch!

A handful of Laguna Beach restaurants have created special Mother’s Day menus meant to tempt the palate of most any mom, so show her how much you care by treating her to one of these marvelous meals.

French 75

We love French 75 for their creative cocktails and their Perfect 10 menu (complete gourmet meals for $10), but now we love them even more because of their fabulous three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day menu served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For only $40 per person, chose from a variety of appetizers such as Butter Poached Lobster Salad Beef Carpaccio, Warm Spinach Salad, Roasted Tomato Bisque with Dungeness Crab Salad or Grilled Quail. Next select an entrée from such delicacies as a French Omelet with Roasted Asparagus, Organic Egg Frittata, Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops, Duck Confit Hash or Prime filet Benedict. Finish your meal with a choice of desserts: Petite Souffle, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Brulee, Blueberry Lemon and White Chocolate Bread Pudding, or a Trio of Artisianal Cheeses. Call 949-494-8444 or visit  

Montage Resort

Montage Resort is the pinnacle of seaside resorts, with food to match. For this Mother’s Day, three different experiences are available. The Grand Ballroom serves a 12-station brunch 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that has just about everything you could want in a brunch—and more! We’re particularly excited about the sushi and caviar station, and the seafood display. Dine while a live jazz trio provides entertainment. The brunch includes a complimentary keepsake photo and a special gift for mom. Cost is $95 per person, or $40 per child 4 – 12.  

Two more options at Montage: Studio Restaurant serves a five-course Chef’s Tasting Menu from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. that is $125 per person or $200 per person with wine pairings, while The Loft has a four-course prix-fixe menu for $85 for adults or $30 per child that includes a glass of sparkling wine plus choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert.

Call 949-715-6420 or visit


From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mozambique – famous for bringing the tastes and smells from the beaches of Mozambique to Laguna Beach – offers a special Mother’s Day menu featuring 10 signature entrees such as Loch Duart Salmon, Lobster, Peri-Peri Prawns or Chicken, and Vegetable Curry, a selection of breakfast items including a Crab Omelet and smoked salmon, and desserts. Price of items varies. Call 949-715-7777 or visit

Nirvana Grille

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales is preparing a lavish brunch with a variety of fruits, cheeses, pastries, breakfast items (including Lobster and Crab Omelet) and lunch entrees, all for only $49 per person, or $19 for children 2 – 12. Nirvana also serves a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $45 per person. Call 949-497-0027 or visit

Sapphire Laguna

At Sapphire, Chef Azmin Ghahreman serves global market cuisine that strikes a balance between comfort food and innovative, creative tastes. This is reflected in his prix fixe Mother’s Day menu that features Jumbo Shrimp Nicoise, choice of seven entrees including Crunchy Nutella French Toast Panini and Salmon Puttanesca, and choice of three desserts. Cost is $58 per person. Call 949-715-9888 or visit

Sorrento Grille

For over 20 years Sorrento Grille has been one ofLaguna Beach’s most iconic restaurants. The creative new American cuisine menu of Chef Ryan Adams is inspired by the “farm to fork” philosophy with an emphasis on rustic, flavorful, wood-fired cooking over a blend of fruitwoods, oak and grape vine cuttings. The Mother’s Day menu is simple yet reflects Chef Ryan’s sensibilities. Appetizers include Pea Soup with Poached Lobster or Potted Smoked Salmon, while entrees include Crispy salmon, Warm Tuna Nicoise and Grilled steak Salad. Featured dessert is Grilled Lemon Scone with Summer Berries and Crème Fraiche Ice Cream with Balsamic Drizzle. The menu is served 5 to 9 p.m. Call 949-494-8686 or visit

Splashes at Surf and Sand Resort

Treat mom to a special 3-course Brunch Menu created by Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong and Pastry Chef Ryan Velilla. Menu details were not available, but you can bet that with these two amazing chefs involved, the cuisine will reign supreme. Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per person. Call 949-376-2779 or visit

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Thanks for reading–we’ll see you next time!

Christopher & Stasha


About lagunabeachfoodies

Local food & wine writers Christopher Trela & Stasha Surdyke offer a foodie's guide to the creative culinary world of Laguna Beach! Long known as a vibrant arts community, Laguna Beach is gaining a well-deserved reputation as an exciting, cutting-edge dining destination. Dozens of unique restaurants add vibrant culinary color to the Laguna landscape, making the town a picture-perfect place to enjoy decadent gastronomic delights. This blog provides food lovers with news and information about the many restaurants, and the variety of cuisine, located in Laguna Beach.
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2 Responses to Mother’s Day Dining in Laguna Beach

  1. Maru E. says:

    The Mother’s day brunch at Claes in the Hotel Laguna was spectacular. Just wanted to share that as I did not see it on your list. Thanks!

    • Thanks for letting us know! We love Claes, and are sorry we accidentally omitted them. However, we were at Claes today shooting video of the Chef making a signature dish and talking about his cuisine, so we’ll be posting that on the foodies website and blog very soon.

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