Treat your mother to an incredible meal for Mother’s Day brunch in La Jolla by taking her out to these fancy spots! Delicious food paired with spectacular ocean views will definitely make it a day to remember. From unlimited buffets to specialty prix-fixe and à la carte menus, there’s definitely something for everyone on the list. Shower the mom in your life with love on Sunday, May 13th! Please note that a reservation is required for most of the restaurants on this list, unless otherwise noted.
NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar
When: Sunday May 13th, 7:30am – 2:30pm
Where: 910 Prospect St
Cost: å la carte
Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget with our special å la carte brunch menu prepared by renowned Chef Jason Knibb. Also featured will be their acclaimed Pastry Bar, as well as bottomless mimosas for just $16 per person. This is a lovely spot within the Grande Colonial Hotel, and has a cozy and historic feel. The menu this year will feature items such as Brioche French Toast, gnocchi bolognese, chilaquiles, Salmon Benedict, Grilled Spanish Octopus, a Burrata board, and more. Top it off with a selection of specialty coffee drinks and pastries. Call (858) 964-5400 or make a reservation online.
The Marine Room
When: Sunday May 13th, 11am – 7pm
Address: 2000 Spindrift Drive
Cost: å la carte
The Marine Room boasts one of the best (if not the best) views in La Jolla. Situated right on the water, every seat in the house has incredible ocean vistas; the sound of waves crashing against the windows can be heard anywhere you sit! This year’s å la carte menu features items in their signature contemporary French/seafood style: Rooibos Tea Spiced Wild Prawns, Bacon Brioche Crusted Alaskan Halibut, Peri Peri Butter Basted Lobster Tail, and of course, their Signature Maine Lobster Bisque. Top it off with one of their incredible desserts: the Island Plantation Pie, Blackmaker Root Beer Crème Brûlée, or Lavender Lemon Cake. For reservations please call (855) 203-8511 or make an online reservation.
George’s At The Cove (California Modern)
When: Sunday May 13th, 10am-2pm for brunch
Address: 1250 Prospect St
Cost: three-course menu
Voted La Jolla’s best restaurant, George’s at the Cove is the perfect place to treat your mom to a special brunch. Mother’s Day is one of only two occasions throughout the year that they actually serve brunch, and this they are featuring a special 3-course menu. Enjoy dishes like Lobster Quiche with peas and green garlic; Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and Meyer lemon hollandaise; Baja Shrimp Omelette with rajas and jack cheese; and desserts featuring Toasted Oat Ice Cream with caramelized white chocolate cremeux, coffee-milk foam and caramel.
Because it’s so popular, make sure to get a reservation ASAP. Call (858) 455-1616 or book a reservation online.
The Shores Restaurant
When: Sunday May 13th, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Address: 8110 Camino Del Oro
Cost: $64 per adult, $38 children 10 to 6 years, $5 per year children 5 and under (buffet style)
This ocean-view feast in the heart of La Jolla Shores shopping and dining district is a brunch to be remembered! Featured buffet items this year are Nutella Banana French Toast, Vanilla Bean Ricotta Blintz, Maple Mustard Glazed Bone-In Ham, and Buchmann’s Ranch Cage Free Egg Station. There is a special Children’s Station for the little ones, which will feature kid-friendly dishes and sides. Finish off with a scrumptious dessert, like their Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie or S’mores Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce. Call (858) 456-0600 or make a reservation here.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
When: Sunday May 13th, 10am-2pm
Address: 1270 Prospect Street
Cost: $49 adults (three-course menu)
This year Eddie V’s is pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day! The 2018 brunch menu includes a three-course meal where you have a few different options for each course (however, with each meal you receive a basket of warm cinnamon rolls topped with a citrus glaze!). Dishes this year include Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Deviled Egg Trio, Lobster Quiche Florentine, Alaskan King Crab Omelet with three-citrus Hollandaise sauce, and plenty more. Brunch cocktails are $9, and there will also be a children’s menu available. Call (858) 459-5500 or make reservations online.
The Med at La Valencia Hotel
When: Sunday May 13th, 10am – 2:30pm
Address: 1132 Prospect St
Cost: $89 per adult, $39 per child
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the “Pink Lady” and enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet! This year’s menu will feature many La V favorites, as well as a few specialty items their culinary team has created in honor of every mom. Reservations include bottomless mimosas and sparkling wine. Enjoy a chef-attended crepe station along with items like Churro French Toast, 24-hour Braised Short Rib Benedict, a full Raw Bar, and assorted tea sandwiches for the lighter palate. Desserts feature a “Garnish Your Own Donut” wall and more! Online reservations are required.
Estancia La Jolla
When: Sunday May 13th, 11am-3pm
Address: 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road
Cost: $80 per adult; $35 for children 5-12
Mother’s Day is an all day celebration at Estancia La Jolla! This year’s brunch will feature a decadent chocolate fountain, a donut wall, a selfie booth for commemorative photo taking, and a complimentary sparkling glass of wine. Children will be entertained with special activities such as face-painting, an arts and crafts table to create the perfect card for mom, and lawn games for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can also celebrate later in the afternoon, enjoying live music and cocktails on the patio at Mustangs & Burros (3-6pm) or in the evening with a special Sunday dinner (3pm-11pm). Reservations are required.