Mother’s Day Dining Round-up

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Mother's Day Dining Round-up

List of Mother’s Day Brunches and Dinners in Orange County

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I have compiled a round-up of some great places to dine! Please check back daily as new places are always being added.

Ways and Means Oyster Bar |Orange, CA

Sunday’s brunch will be a three-course prix fixe served from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $25 per person. Brunchgoers can enjoy items such as Smoked Deviled Eggs with salmon mousse, Eggs Benedict with braised duck leg and poached egg, and a Fruit and Cheese Plate with compressed berries and wild arugula flowers.

For Mother’s Day supper, Ways & Means will offer a three-course prix fixe served from 5 – 9:30 p.m. for $45 per person. The menu features delectable dishes including Oyster Bruschetta with fresh oyster and tomato confit, Summer Roast Chicken with chilled red pepper and basil couscous salad, and White Chocolate Berry Cobbler with streusel and housemade vanilla ice cream.

You can find the brunch menu here and the dinner menu here.

AnQi South Coast Plaza | Costa Mesa

Mother's Day at Anqi

AnQi’s Mother’s Day Specials

smoked salmon rillete* 18

housemade brioche, pickled vegetables, crème fraîche, dijon mustard

heirloom tomato salad 15

crispy goat cheese squash blossom, candied walnuts, banyuls vinaigrette

meyer’s flat iron sirloin 36

sweet potato hash, smoked field mushrooms, overnight tomatoes, veal jus

vietnamese herb crusted filet of sole 32

fingerling potato, capers, tamarind sauce

vietnamese quiche tartlet* 19

sautéed shrimp and pork, baby spinach, housemade biscuit

summer black cherry clafoutis 10

lychee frozen yogurt


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Newport Beach

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Guests of Fleming’s are invited to enjoy classic brunch favorites done the Fleming’s way for $39.95 per guest. In addition, each mom will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit. Fleming’s also offers a special three-course brunch menu for children under 12 available for $18.95.


Fig & Olive | Newport Beach

Mother's Day Fig & Olive









Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at Fig & Olive. Chef Lorange has prepared a three-course prix-fixe brunch ($40*) and dinner ($52*) menu, comprised of signature dishes highlighting flavors inspired by the South of France including:

  •   French Omelet with fine herbs, scallion, chive, asparagus, and goat cheese, served with Mediterranean fries and mixed greens
  • Truffle Mushroom Croquette with cremini mushroom, parmesan béchamel, and truffle olive oil
  •  Zucchini Blossom and Goat Cheese Ravioli with zucchini emulsion, tomato confit, crispy zucchini blossoms with parmesan and shaved ricotta salata
  • Petite Filet Mignon Creekstone Farm filet mignon marinated with rosemary thyme, garlic, haricot vert, caramelized shallots, and olive oil chive mashed potatoes with Arbequina Olive Oil Béarnaise


Z’tejas  Southwestern Grill | Costa Mesa

ztejas Mother's Day

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is putting on a special Mother’s Day brunch served Sunday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All moms enjoying brunch will be treated to the special Mother’s Day Chef’s Dessert along with a complimentary family photo to commemorate the occasion. The menu features a wide variety of brunch items by Executive Chef Daniel Stevens as well as Z’Tejas’s Weekend Fun Bar, where guests can build their own Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias, Mimosas and Screwdrivers.

Brunch items includes Breakfast Quesadilla, Breakfast Enchiladas, Spinach & Wild Mushroom Omelet, Pork Verde & Eggs and Migas (all priced under $15). These entrées are all served with assorted fruit and a freshly baked muffin. Beverages from the Weekend Fun Bar are priced at $4 each and feature premium spirits.


The Melting Pot |Irvine and Brea


Guests will begin their savory and sweet Mother’s Day experience with a creamy and delicious cheese fondue, zesty salad, fresh and seasoned entrée and rounded out with a decadent chocolate fondue dessert. To sweeten her experience at The Melting Pot, mom will also receive a complimentary box of signature chocolate dipped strawberries!  Mother’s Day menu prices range from $43.95 to $48.95 per person. Reservations are recommended before May 8th, 2014t.The Melting Pot has two locations in Orange County: The Melting Pot Brea, located at 375 W. Birch Street, (714) 671-6000; and The Melting Pot Irvine, located at 2646 Dupont Dr., (949) 955-3242.

On Mother’s Day, guests may choose from two menu options:

1st Course – Cheese Fondue
Creamy Crab, Loaded Baked Potato, or Spinach & Artichoke

2nd Course – Salad
Caesar, Orchard Salad, or Strawberry Almond

3rd Course – Entree Selections
Option 1
Filet Mignon, Sun-dried Tomato Chicken, Pacific White Shrimp, Atlantic Salmon, Wild Mushroom Sacchetti
$43.95 per person
Option 2
Lobster, Filet Mignon, Wild Mushroom Sacchetti, Asparagus
$48.95 per person

Both entrees accompanied with fresh seasonal vegetables and a premium cooking style of your choice

4th Course – Chocolate Fondue
Strawberry Mascarpone Shortcake, Rocky Road, Caramel Coconut

Children’s 3-Course Menu (Ages 5 – 12 yrs)
Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin, All-natural Breast of Chicken
Ravioli, Pacific White Shrimp
$14.95 per person

Ruby’s Diner | Various Locations

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At Ruby’s Diner on Sunday , May 11- Mother’s Day – Mom eats free! Every mother receives a complimentary entrée with a minimum purchase of $10. She will also receive a Mother’s Day card good for a free RubyBurger with fries, with purchase of entrée of equal or greater value on a return visit. Card valid from 5/12-5/23.

(*Anaheim, Balboa, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Irvine Spectrum, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, South Coast Plaza, Tustin and Yorba Linda) Does not include Beachcomber, Shake Shack or airport locations.


The Globe Gastropub | Garden Grove


Open from 11am-3pm only. Also serving May’s global culinary specials inspired by Mexico. Featuring a “El Mundo Quesadilla” and “Tres Taqueria Tacos”.


Two Madres | Mission Viejo


For the entire month of May, all Moms dining at Two Madres may enjoy the offer of a free entrée with the purchase of an entrée of equal or lesser value. With an emphasis on bold flavor profiles and customizable options, entrées include burritos, tacos, bowls, salads, tortas, and chicken plates made-from-scratch daily using fresh ingredients that are local and organic whenever possible.


Sapphire Laguna | Laguna Beach


Mother’s Day brunch will be served on Sunday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with prices starting at $58.* Children may enjoy a smaller portion three-course meal for half price. Sapphire’s Kid’s Brunch menu will also be available for those 12-and-under. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 949-715-9888 or visiting For guests interested in an evening celebration, Sapphire’s dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Brunch Menu** begins with a Southern Pickled Shrimp appetizer with Heirloom Tomatoes, Green Beans, and Shaved Celery. A variety of entrées, each created especially for Mother’s day, will follow.

 Duo of Eggs Benedict

Traditional English Muffin, Canadian Bacon, Hollandaise Sauce, Louisiana Crab Cake, Asparagus, Sauce Moutarde

 Pan-Seared Branzino

Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Confit Marble Potatoes, Red Wine-Cioppino Broth

 Spinach Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Freekah Risotto, Braised Greens, Fresh Tomato Ragu, Olive Jus

 Crispy Skin Barramundi

Cinnamon-Tomato Couscous, Eggplant, Zucchini, Preserved Lemon Butter

 Baked Half Jidori Chicken

Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding, Broccolini, Leek Jus

 Lebanese Roasted Lamb Kebob Salad

Cucumber Herb Fattoush, Shaved Radish, Sumac, Mint Yogurt


For a sweet ending to Mother’s Day Brunch, guests will have their choice of the following desserts:


Organic Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

Pistachio Streusel, Yogurt Ice Cream

 Laura’s Lemon Pie

California Blueberries, Bruléed Meringue

 Mexican Dark Chocolate Verrine

Kahlua Caramel Cremeux, Cayenne Toasted Almonds


*The three-course meal price does not include beverage, tax and gratuity.

**Menu items are subject to change.


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