Hey Mama: Mother's Day Is Sunday May 12th


Roses from my mother’s garden. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Mother’s Day is upon us, and you can never thank your mom enough for, well, everything. Here are some great spots to show her you care and get some quality time in with yo’ mama. You can also check Open Table for places that still have availability; pretty much everyone (and their mother! ha!) will be doing something. Don’t forget the flowers! And make a reservation! And don’t forget to wash your hands. And make your bed.

~TWENTY FIVE LUSK~ will be doing a three-course Mother’s Day brunch for $35 per person. You’ll get choices for each course: a small plate, an entrée, and a dessert (check out the lime posset with kiwi, mint, and Champagne granita).

You can get brunch at ~SPRUCE~, too, for $65 per person. Three courses, each with choices, plus breads and pastries to start. Brunch is available 10:30am-2:30pm.

For a sneak peak of the brunch that will be served at Pizzeria Delfina in Burlingame, check out the Mother’s Day brunch at ~LOCANDA~. The Italian-inspired brunch will be served with mimosas, Bloody Marys, and other brunchy beverages. It’s all available from 10:30am-1pm.

Does Mom like gospel? Check out the gospel brunch at ~1300 ON FILLMORE~ for a rollicking good time.

The view at ~WATERBAR~ truly can’t be beat. They’ve got a three-course brunch menu for $50 per person.

Tell your mom you’re best friends with a trip to ~CAFÉ DES AMIS~. They’re serving a four-course brunch for $42 per person. You know who to call.

Is Mom a little granola? It’s okay, this is Northern California. Perhaps she would enjoy the ~SAMOVAR TEA LOUNGE~ for some tea and a light lunch. Bonus: each of the three locations is near a nice area to walk around, whether it’s Yerba Buena Gardens, Dolores Park, or Hayes Valley. Multiple locations, reserve online or by calling.

If Mom is a fan of her pearls, she might enjoy the fancy four-course brunch at ~CAMPTON PLACE~. It’s $75 per person; reserve by calling. 340 Stockton St. at Sutter, 415-955-5555.

Is Mom totally into food? The brunch at ~QUINCE~ might be hard to resist. It’s a four-course menu, for $95 per person. Call them for a spot.

Want to take Mom to brunch, but not have to get a prix fixe? Try ~ONE MARKET~, which serves the regular brunch menu from 10:30am-2:30pm.

If Mom likes the East Bay, check out the family-style four-course brunch at ~HAVEN~ in Jack London Square. It’s $50 per person ($10 for kids). 44 Webster St. at Embarcadero, Oakland, 510-663-4440.

Maybe you and Mom are a little more interactive, or you just want a break from the usual brunch scene. Check out a Mother’s Day cooking class from ~PARTIES THAT COOK~. The class runs from 10:30am-1pm and tickets are $85 per person.

If Mom likes a nice dinner instead of brunch, check out the extended dinner hours at ~A16~. They’ll be open 4pm-10pm, with lots of special dishes on the menu.

Looking to do something nice for Mom on a day near Mother’s Day? You can invite mom to afternoon tea at ~BRASSERIE S&P~ on Friday May 10th or Saturday May 11th from 2pm-5pm, starting at $38 per person (or come back on Sunday for brunch!). You can also style Mom with an appointment at the spa, which is full of luxurious options for Mom, any day around Mother’s Day.

Does mom love gardening? On Saturday May 11th from 9am-4pm, Recchiuti Confections will be popping up at ~FLORA GRUBB GARDENS~ from 9am-4pm. 1634 Jerrold Ave. at 3rd St., 415-626-7256.

Event Info

Friday May 10, 2013 – Sunday May 12, 2013