Taking Mom to brunch on Mother's Day is a classic choice, and most restaurants are waiting for families with open arms on this busy day. But don't go just anywhere: here are 5 of the best Mother's Day brunch options in Los Angeles.
Michael's: This one will make mom feel very special: Michael's only opens for brunch on Mother's Day. The three-course meal ($65, and $30 for kids 10 and under) includes options like oysters, petit filet and Valrhona chocolate cake.
1147 3rd St., Santa Monica; 310-451-0843
Dominick's: The brunch at Dominick's is always something of a "mimosas, and, oh yeah, food" type of affair, and Mother's Day is no different. Enjoy various drinks out on the patio, along with awesome blueberry pancakes and breakfast bruschetta.
8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood; 310-652-2335
Akasha: This isn't a vegetarian restaurant, but Akasha's still great for the earth mamas among us. There are tempeh and tofu offerings, and all the meat is sustainable (Niman Ranch shows up quite a bit on this menu). The special brunch, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., won't be fancy, but it will be delicious.
9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City; 310-845-1700
WP24: If the typical brunch menus aren't of interest -- and you've got money to spend -- WP24 is offering a Chinese-influenced brunch, served family-style in four courses. It's $75 per person, but the restaurant has that incredible view, and they send every mom home with a present.
900 W. Olympic Blvd.; 213-743-8800
Petrossian: This caviar mecca's brunch is served family-style, and the prices are pretty reasonable. Of course, at Petrossian you can add on all the caviar and caviar-including dishes you want, such as blinis and chips with caviar dip. There's even a $400 caviar trio, if mom's been really nice this year.
321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood; 310-271-6300