Treat Mom

Paul Martin’s American Grill in El Segundo (Courtesy photo)

Looking for a South Bay restaurant to take mom out for Mothers Day? We’ve taken care of the guesswork and the Googling for you. Read on:

Bettolino Kitchen

This spot for new Italian modern cuisine will open early at 10 a.m., and offer a special Brunch Betto Box until 2 p.m. as well as their Halibut al Limone special all day long. The restaurant will also offer their regular menu throughout the day.

211 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach (310) 375-0500

Chart House

For Mother’s Day, the Chart House will open early, and 11 a.m., and offer its regular menu, specializing in prime rib, steak and seafood.

231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach (310) 372-3464

Cheesecake Factory

Serving its regular menu on the first floor and patio, Cheesecake Factory offers a champagne buffet brunch for mom in its upstairs banquet area. Included: A fresh-tossed pasta station, carved prime rib au jus, fresh fruit, salads, an omelet bar and a French Toast station. Reservations are taken for every half hour between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the brunch; reservations are also offered downstairs in the regular dining room.

605 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach (310) 376-0466

Chez Melange / Sea Change /Bouzy Gastropub

Having added the Sea Change seafood concept to its menu, this Riviera Village mainstay is offering its regular brunch and dinner menu from Bouzy Gastropub throughout their dining space for Mother’s Day. Brunch is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

1611 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach (310) 540-1222


Starting at 10 a.m., this site known for its steaks offers a special Mother’s Day Brunch, with a full dinner menu available all day. The menu will feature drinks such as a Passion Fruit Mimosa along with menu items such as eggs Benedict. A children’s menu will also be available. The restaurant is known for its award winning wines by the glass, too.

2301 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo (310) 643-6911

Gabi James

Gabi James, serving Spanish and coastal French-inspired cuisine, will begin serving brunch on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning May 12, just in time for Mother’s Day. New brunch dishes include housemade Merguez with egg and mechouia, Grilled Asparagus with egg, brown butter, almonds and bacon, classic Pan Con Tomate, a French-style Omelette with soft cheese and chives, and French Toast with lemon pastry cream and berries. Full dinner menu will be served on Mother’s Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1810 S. Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach (310) 540-4884

Good Stuff

With four locations in the South Bay, what was once a small burger stand has become a healthy and lively beach-casual destination renowned for its breakfast items. The restaurant plans to offer a special treat or two for Mother’s Day brunch but won’t finalize plans just yet—hint, last year all moms received a carnation, and there were special brunch entrees that included a choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary.

131 W. Grand Ave., El Segundo; 1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach; 1617 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach; 550 Deep Valley Dr #151, Rolling Hills Estates (310) 374-2334 (Hermosa Beach) (310) 316-0262 (Redondo Beach)

Gum Tree Café

Located in an old craftsman bungalow with a sunny outdoor patio, Gum Tree offers Australian-centric tasty breakfasts and lunch, plus other specialities. The shop has a wide range of Mother’s Day cards and gifts, so you can pick up a last-minute present while dining with mom. Breakfast favorites include such items as avocado toast to Australian meat pie.

238 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach (310) 376-8744

H.T. Grill

Located at the entrance to the Riviera Village, the restaurant’s Mother’s Day buffet features brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes prime rib, spiral ham, turkey breast, peel-and-eat shrimp, poached salmon, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, and French toast, along with deserts from tartlets to cinnamon rolls and panna cotta. Champagne and Bloody Mary specials are also available.

1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach (310) 791-4849

Jute Coastal Bar and Kitchen

Located inside the new Westdrift Hotel, formerly the Marriott, just off Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach, this beach-centric restaurant features a Mother’s Day buffet brunch with omelets and French toast among other offerings; the bar itself is open for mom to choose her favorite cocktails—or choose complimentary bottomless bubbles.

1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach (310) 546-7511


Located on the Redondo Beach pier, the restaurant will be adding some of their classic evening fish entrees to their existing brunch menu.

500 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach (310)318-6080

Locale 90

At both the Hermosa and Redondo locations of this Neopolitan pizza spot, reservations will be taken on Mother’s Day with both their full menu available and custom dishes. Mom’s first Proseco Mimoso or Bellini is on the house.

1040 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach, and 1718 S Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach (310) 372-9090 (Hermosa Beach) (310) 540-9190 (Redondo Beach)

Matisse Restaurant, Ayres Hotel

Located on the edge of Manhattan Beach and Hawthorne, this quiet hotel offers a three-course Mother’s Day brunch. The meal includes choices such as nectarine prosciutto salad, smoked salmon Benedict and garden quiche. For dessert: How about a warm maple pecan cinnamon roll sundae?

14400 Hindry Ave, Hawthorne (310) 536-0807

Paul Martin’s American Grill

The elegant and clubby spot celebrates Mother’s Day with a special menu that includes freshly baked white cheddar biscuits with honey butter and complimentary organic coffee, plus your choice of brunch entree and hand-crafted cocktail or juice. Brunch is served until 3 p.m., and a regular dinner menu is also available.

2361 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo (310) 643-9300

Rebel Republic Social House

The Riviera Village’s latest social house will be making good use of its outdoor deck, serving its regular Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1710 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach (424) 352-2600

Sea Level Restaurant at the Shade Hotel Redondo

Sea Level’s special Mother’s Day buffet brunch features a wide range of serving stations, plus a supervised children’s craft table. And all mothers will go home with a special gift. Prix fixe brunch offerings include a starter station that features a smoked salmon display and fresh fruit display; a salad station, and a dessert station. Main courses include herb-roasted prime rib, cider-glazed pork belly, roasted salmon with ginger-soy, and rigatoni pasta.

655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach (310) 921-8950

The Strand House

A three-course prix fixe brunch will be served, with choices such as baked oyster, citrus salad, truffle cheese tart, and smoked salmon tartine as first course offerings; choices for main courses include chicken and waffles, lobster Benedict, Morel mushroom Benedict, and short rib omelet. Desert selections include wild blueberries and crispy brioche and tiramisu mille-feuille. Dinner will also include a prix fixed, three-course menu, with starter, entrée and dessert. Dinner entrees include slow-roasted Alaskan halibut, Ora King Salmon, and house-made Bucatini pasta. Brunch is served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. to close.

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach (310) 545-7470

Tin Roof Bistro

Serving its regular Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day, some special menu items will be chef-created for the day.

3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach (310) 939-0900

Terranea Resort

This year, the resort’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be held in the Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom. Seating times range from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lush brunch includes an omelet and egg station, Hawaiian French toast, pasta and risotto stations, seafood, charcuterie & cheese, a carving station, salad bar, dessert station, and a kid’s buffet.

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 265-2836

True Food Kitchen

With a healthy menu focused on fresh local produce, the “Mom-osa” menu will feature a choice of three flavorful Mimosas and one natural refresher as a special addition to the restaurant’s extensive regular brunch menu.

860 S Sepulveda Blvd Suite 100, El Segundo (310) 469-7725


Offering a special Mother’s Day buffet brunch, Zinc will also offer a supervised children’s craft table. And all mothers will go home with a special gift. Prix fixe brunch offerings include an omelet bar, poke serving station, and a shellfish station. Main courses include prime rib, baked ham and cedar plank salmon.

1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach (310) 546-4995

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