10 Brunch Freebies for Mother's Day in LA

By Lesley Balla  |  May 6, 2014
Credit: Terranea

There are Mother's Day brunches of every ilk in LA, from the newest offerings to lavish buffets at haute hotels to your favorite neighborhood restaurant offering a simple and inexpensive prix fixe meal. But when it comes to gift giving, you can let the someone else do the work when you take mom out this Sunday. Of course she'll just be happy to be spending the day with you but these nine gratis gifts will probably make her smile even more. Especially the free bubbly. Wherever you choose to go, make sure to reserve a table now.

A Glass of Bubbly at Tipple & Brine: The new Sherman Oaks seafood spot is giving all moms a special amuse bouche and glass of bubbly during dinner. Treat her (or him, as the case may be) to oysters on the half shell, scallops with pasnips and crispy pancetta, and a four-layer carrot cake spiked with bourbon. The a la carte menu is available starting at 4:30 PM.

Free Roses at Goldie’s: During the regular Sunday brunch festivities, all moms will get a pretty rose. There's also a new Summer sangria for $5 a glass or $25 a pitcher. If dinner sounds better, it's fried chicken night. 

Free Lunch at Gracias Madre: As an ultimate thank you on Mother's Day, the West Hollywood vegan Mexican spot offers all moms a free entree of their choice, maybe something like tortas with avocado and coconut bacon, pozole or cauliflower tacos and more. Plus, there's that patio, a gorgeous spot to dine with Mom in the afternon. 11 AM-5 PM.

Free Cannoli at DeSano Pizza: A great option for the kiddies, where everyone can order the pizza they want and sit around communal tables in the massive space, all moms will get a special chocolate and strawberry cannoli on Mother's Day. She can share it...or not. Available 11:30 AM-close.

Free Kir Royale at L’Assiette: If Mom loves steak frites, this is the place. The $25 special comes with sorrel soup or little gem salad, steak frites and a free kir royale all night for mom. Available 5:30 PM-midnight (in case she's a night owl).

Free Strawberry Macarons and Wine at Bouchon: Whether for brunch or dinner, all moms will receive complimentary strawberry macarons at the Beverly Hills bistro, as well as a gift card for a bottle of wine the next time she returns during the month of May. A la carte dishes on the brunch menu include buttermilk waffles with Brooks cherries and lemon creme fraiche; asparagus salad with poached eggs and sauce Paloise; and Dungeness crab and Maine lobster hash with yellow corn, sunburst tomatoes and Jidori hen eggs. For dinner, specials include grilled swordfish with olive bread, cucumbers and petit onions, and English pea agnolotti with summer truffles.

Free Brunch at Paul Martin’s American Grill: If you can't wait until Sunday, the three local outposts in El Segundo, Irvine and Westlake Village will treat moms to a free brunch with the purchase of another (a classic two-for-one deal) on Saturday, May 10. Take her on Sunday, and she'll get a Brunch Treat Card that entitles her to a comp brunch from May 12-June 29 (two entrees purchase necessary).

Free Bloody Mary, Champagne or Mimosa at Wolfgang Puck at Bel-Air: She deserves a splurge, and this would be it. The three-course menu at the hidden hotel includes a choice of things like Puck's famous weiner schnitzel, hand-cut English pea tortelloni, Maryland blue crab cakes, ricotta lemon blintzes and more ($125 for adults, $60 for children 8 and under). All adults get a glass of Champagne, a mimosa or Bloody Mary with their meals. 11:30 AM-3 PM.

Free Flowers and Pastries at Stella Barra: Every mom gets a flower and a special pastry to take home when you dine at the Hollywood or Santa Monica locations for brunch, lunch or dinner. Definitely try one of the breakfast sandwiches or pizzas. 

Free Champagne and Sparkline Wine at Terranea Resort: Take mom to Palos Verdes for the day, and either brunch you choose comes with some form of bubbly gratis. The Ballroom Brunch spread has everything anyone could want to eat, from made-to-order pancakes to sushi, desserts and more. There's a special buffet for the kids, and free sparkling wine for all adults. $90 for adults, $40 for children, with seatings at 9:30 and 10 AM, and 1, 1:30 and 2 PM. To take it up a notch, the special family-style brunch comes with two glasses of Dom Perignon for any adult. $105 for adults and $55 for children.