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Best Brunch Spot In LA for Mothers Day.

carln May 7, 2007 11:33 AM

I hear the brunch at the 4 seasons in BH is very nice but havent been. Has anyone tried it or does anyone have any suggestions for a nice, high-end brunch?

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    Diana May 8, 2007 06:38 AM

    Pick up some great things at the Little Next Door and go to Will Roger's for a Mother's Day Picnic Brunch.

    1. mintleaves May 8, 2007 03:17 AM

      I like Whist at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. They have a nice selection for brunch.

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        Bite Me May 8, 2007 12:14 AM

        Bel Aire Hotel on the patio

        1. Emme May 7, 2007 10:35 PM

          This late in the game, you might try to get into i Cugini in SM who always does a great buffet/brunch w/ free flowing mimosas all included.

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            brandygirl May 7, 2007 03:51 PM

            I'll tell you what my family does for Mother's Day (and Father's day if we aren't having BBQ). We also love high-end restaurants, but hate the crowds and rushed service that we often encounter on Mother's Day. Also, it is hard to get reservations. We started going out for Sunday brunch either the Sunday before or the Sunday after Mother's Day. Last year we went to Ritz Carlton in Pasadena a week after Mother's Day and my mom thought it was perfect.

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              bite bite May 7, 2007 02:01 PM

              I like Campanile. Take my mother there practically every time she comes out. Lovely atmosphere (Charlie Chaplin's old studio), professional service, excellent food. .

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                Scott the Poet May 7, 2007 04:12 PM

                Campanile was not part of Charlie Chaplin's original studio, unless it was a building relocated from there. The original Charlie Chaplin studio is located at La Brea and Sunset, far north of Campanile, and currently houses Jim Henson Productions. In homage, there is a Kermit dressed as Chaplin over the main gate on La Brea.

                We're trying the Luxe on Sunset in Brentwood.

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                  bite bite May 7, 2007 07:31 PM

                  I just did a bit of sorting to get my facts straight and you are... correct. It was actually built by Chaplin in 1929 with the intention of creating his own office space. However, before the building was completed he lost it in a divorce settlement to his first wife. Was gorgeously adapted in the 1980s by architect Josh Schweitzere for Mark Peele and Nancy Silverton who opened Campanile there in 1989. A lovely building nevertheless.

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                AquaW May 7, 2007 01:18 PM

                I think the best bet for a non-chaotic Mother's Day brunch is to pick up some items from a good food shop like Joan's on Third, Clementine or Julienne's on Saturday (check to see if pre-ordering is needed) and then finish it off in your or Mom's home.


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                  cupcake May 7, 2007 01:14 PM

                  The Four Seasons has been SOLD OUT for Mother's Day since January 1st.

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                    Diana May 7, 2007 12:17 PM

                    Good luck getting reservations now!

                    Try Inn of the Seventh Ray

                    1. tony michaels May 7, 2007 11:56 AM

                      The ultra high end places, like 4 Seasons, Penninsula Hotel and the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena (all excellent) will be filling up (filled up?) fast most likely.

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