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A Nice Mother's Day Brunch? L.A. to the Westside - Help

exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 10:16 AM

Hi All,

I need some help on a nice place for Brunch for Mother's Day this year. I've been to the Ritz-Carlton San Marino before and it was a nice presentation / setting, but this year it's gone up to $90 per person (before tax/tip), and I'd like to just try a new place.

I'm open to any nice location from Pasadena down to Downtown L.A., to the Westside / Santa Monica.

I was going to try Hatfields or Grace, but alas, both are not open for Brunch on Sunday. :(

Thanks in advance for any suggestions! :)

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  1. Servorg RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 10:36 AM

    You might be interested in the post I put up yesterday on this very subject:


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      exilekiss RE: Servorg Apr 26, 2008 11:27 AM

      Hi Servorg,

      Thanks. :) I saw your post on that and it's a great deal. It's just that my mother isn't a big Morton's fan, so I wanted to see if there were any other suggestions. Thanks.

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      minnie RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 11:05 AM

      I just had Grace for dinner last weekend and it was nothing worth to write home about.

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        recovering_vegetarian RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 11:45 AM

        Try this:


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          jgomer RE: recovering_vegetarian Apr 26, 2008 12:57 PM

          though not much cheaper (about 65 pp) you could try the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

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            exilekiss RE: jgomer Apr 26, 2008 02:32 PM

            Thanks recovering & jgomer! Very helpful.

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          poggibonzzi RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 02:47 PM

          The Otani in J town has a wonderful buffet on Mother's day. Be sure to reserve ahead so as to have a nice table overlooking their lovely rooftop garden. I don't recall for how much but it was not for much. You might also make reserves at Roy's. They usually have a prix fixe for Mother's day.

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            herculesmulligan RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 10:13 PM

            You need to try Jar. They do a fabulous job and is reasonable considering Suzanne`s food. Have gone for two years and absolutely love it. A plus is the wine list that allows you to explore the world and keep you within what ever price point you might have.

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              bosanova99 RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 10:49 PM

              Madres in Pasadena is serving Mother's Day brunch and it is a really room. I like the booths in the bar.

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                ipsedixit RE: bosanova99 Apr 26, 2008 10:53 PM

                If I had children and they took me to Madres for Mother's Day (or any day for that matter) I'd disown them, on the spot.

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                bellabar RE: exilekiss Apr 26, 2008 11:00 PM

                I really like the buffet brunch at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica... Also Lilly's, Joes, or Hals on Abbott Kinney are nice for something more simple.

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                  lulufrolick RE: exilekiss Apr 27, 2008 11:10 AM

                  The Westin Pasadena serves brunch on Mother's Day.

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                    JudiAU RE: exilekiss Apr 27, 2008 01:12 PM

                    Jar has an excellent brunch.

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                      prainer RE: exilekiss Apr 27, 2008 01:49 PM

                      You cannot go wrong at Jar or Campanille

                      1. Emme RE: exilekiss Apr 27, 2008 08:45 PM

                        we're doing the W Hotel's Mother's Day Brunch this year, so i'll report back.

                        i Cugini is another nice mimosa brunch option.

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                          exilekiss RE: exilekiss Apr 28, 2008 08:27 AM

                          Thanks again everyone!

                          Great suggestions (I'm sad I can't try them all :). I'll report back after Mother's Day.

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