Food & Drink

Best Brunch Spots to Celebrate Mom

There is no one on Earth who deserves a day more than those hard-working, ultra-loving moms out there. It’s very important to honor the best women among us, and West Hollywood is a fantastic location to ring in the annual occasion of Mother’s Day. There’s incredible shopping, old theaters, plenty of relaxing spas, culturally rich blocks of palm-tree-lined streets and gorgeous hotels. You could make a day of it, or an evening, but be sure to pepper in a few outstanding culinary moments too.

We’ve got the best of the best when it comes to breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner. With a cocktail option or two, as well. Mother’s Day is certainly a time to clink a glass, after all.

South American Feast

Rosaline is actually named for Chef Ricardo Zarate’s mother, and he pays her the ultimate homage every night in plates showcasing a very skilled hand at Peruvian flavors. The setting is bright and cheerful, with a greenhouse-styled glass ceiling and lots of hanging foliage. A Sunday Mother’s Day Brunch menu will include classics with a Peruvian twist, like the Chicken & Picarones, with crispy chicken, sweet potato pumpkin beignet with fig chancaca sauce as well as the Mamacita Bowl, with your choice of steak, chicken or mushrooms, served over brown rice quinoa, huacatay cilantro pesto, with mixed veggies.

Vegetarian Eats

It’s a no-brainer when a restaurant is called “Thank You Mother,” in Spanish that they’d step it up for Mother’s Day. They’ve become a beloved neighborhood institution for serving sustainable, hearty, and organic fare. Upon sitting down on the stunning outdoor patio, the staff will hand your mom her complimentary craft cocktail. From there, the menu of thoughtful vegetarian dishes is quite impressive. Try out the Quesadillas de Calabaza (butternut squash with pumpkin seed salsa) and the Crab Cakes, made with hearts of palm, chipotle and bread crumbs.

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Comfort Food

An incredibly stylish, neighborhood gem that is opulent-but-approachable­­––Norah makes for an ideal Mother’s Day brunch or dinner option. The menu for brunch in particular has been expanded, and while they are famous for the cast iron skillet cornbread with rosemary butter, the pimento cheese-laden fried chicken sandwich is worth the calories. Maybe a Mother’s Day yoga class is a good idea prior?

Boozy Brunch

It’s likely your first time inside the Viale Dei Romani dining room, given that this place just opened in spring of 2018. It is vibrant and sunny, with floor-to-ceiling windows that splash light across the beautiful mustard accents. The Mediterranean menu is served on fine, Ginori Italian plateware and the three-course menu offers a boozy, brunch punch with entrée highlights like Smoked Salmon Scramble, French Toast, and an Endive & Roasted Chicken salad. Perfect for impressing your mother.

Dinner & a Movie

If your mom is a fan of classic films, the Melrose Rooftop Theater is perfect choice for showing her how thankful you are for all that she does. They are hosting a Dinner & a Movie party on Mother’s Day evening. It starts with a meal at E.P. & L.P., where you’ll enjoy fantastic craft cocktails and Pan-Asian fusion cuisine. Then, head upstairs for a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You’ll settle into comfy lounge chairs al fresco, slip on a headset, grab some popcorn to share with mom … and maybe a second cocktail. It’s a rare treat to enjoy the stars of the Silver Screen with actual stars glittering above your head.

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