Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is on Sunday! If you’re like we are, there is a good chance you haven’t made the brunch reservation yet. Before you do, here are a few recommendations (to LA readers) for a nice meal to celebrate everything Mom does for you.
Tavern – Brentwood – We were eating here way before the wait staff had to do background checks for the President’s recent fundraiser. This is the third restaurant from respected LA chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques and AOC fame. If you aren’t the brunching type, order to go from The Larder, a coffee and pastry shop located up front.
Fig – Santa Monica – Inside of the Hotel Miramar in Santa Monica, Fig uses fresh, local ingredients, and overlooks the lovely pool. The menu has something for every person in the party, with classics like Eggs Benedict and a Chopped Salad, along with originals like Kegs and Eggs (any brunch item with an endless pint) and the Bacon Waffle a la Mode with Trockenbeerenauslese Syrup.
One Pico – Santa Monica – Yes, another hotel restaurant, this one down the street at Shutters on the Beach. You really can’t beat the view here, which overlooks the boardwalk and the Pacific. The food is just as good as the people watching. A perfect place for the East Coast Mommy; the luxe cape architecture and décor feels more Rhode Island than Rodeo.
Fraiche – Culver City – Fraiche is a bit more casual than the other options, so it’s a good choice for the Mom who isn’t fussy. After brunch you can hop across the street to Pacific Theaters and catch a screening of Water for Elephants. Or Thor.
Tasting Kitchen – Venice – For the hip mom, The Tasting Kitchen is on Abbott Kinney and has seen rave reviews from Jonathan Gold at LA Weekly, Alan Richman at GQ, LA Times and Gourmet.com. Now that typewriters are officially dead, we are particularly fond of the menu. And don’t miss the morning cocktails.