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Dining Out for Mother's Day in San Francisco

Celebrating Mom!
Celebrating Mom!
Karla Erovick

One day a year isn’t nearly enough to celebrate Mom and all of the special things she does. This year make Mother’s Day memorable by taking Mom out for a meal that she didn’t have to prepare. Luckily San Francisco has many options from which to choose, from neighborhood restaurants to fancy hotel brunches and everything in between. Here are some favorites that will make Mom feel special as long as you make an advance reservation.

Something a little different:
ENO Wine Room (320 Geary Street) This Mother’s Day, ENO Wine Room is excited to offer all moms half off sparkling wine for the day, because all moms deserve to relax with a little bubbly. ENO also offers a variety of chocolate and cheese flights that pair perfectly with sparkling wine— a perfect mid-day Mother’s Day bite.

Saturday May 10, Mumm for Mom Sparkling Winemaker Dinner at Westin San Francisco Airport: Join Mumm Napa Winemaker, Ludovic Dervin for a five course dinner and LOTS of bubbles! Executive Chef Werner Fankhauser has created an irresistible menu that will be perfectly paired with Mumm sparkling wine and Champagne. Relax in the comfortable setting of the newly renovated Grill & Vine restaurant and raise a glass of bubbly in honor of Mom. The festivities begin at 6:00pm at Grill & Vine restaurant in The Westin San Francisco Airport. The cost is $99.00 per person and includes complimentary valet parking. Make reservations by calling 650-872-8141 or visiting

Saturday May 10, Mix & Mingle with Mom at Aloft San Francisco Airport: Enjoy Yum, Mumm and Cocktails with specials on Molten Chocolate Cake, Mumm bubbles, and signature drinks. Hang out at w xyz Bar, chill in the Re:mix Lounge or kick back in the Aloft Backyard. Wherever you choose to be at Aloft, it’s a perfect place for the stylish Mom to mix and mingle. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. at w xyz Bar at The Aloft San Francisco Airport and includes 2 hours complimentary parking and a special gift of a pink rose for Mom.

Mother’s Day Offerings:
Burritt Room + Tavern: If Mother's Day brunch isn't your thing, you'll find reprieve with Mother’s Day dinner with the whole family at Burritt Room + Tavern's modern American tavern-style menu. From 5 p.m. to close, tuck into signature dishes from Chef Luke Knox like the Sourdough Pancake with Brussels Sprouts, Creamy Parmesan Risotto, and Tombo Tuna Salad. Chef Luke will be gifting hand selected cherry tomato, haricot vert, and pea plants to moms for use in their own kitchens. They are serving up the MAMMA MIA! cocktail in honor of all mother's who join them at Burritt Room on Sunday, May 11, made with vodka, Contreau, amaro, lemon juice, and Champagne.

Slow Club: For the week leading up to Mother’s Day (5/5-5/11), each mom will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. On Sunday, May 11th each mom dining for brunch will get also get a takeaway gift of Slow Club’s fantastic chocolate chip cookies. Slow Club has recently started offering brunch every day of the week, so you won't have to wait till the weekend to indulge in their bourbon French toast with strawberries, candied walnuts, and bourbon maple syrup. For reservations or more information call 415.241.9390 or visit

Alioto's: There are few things more San Franciscan then delicious seafood on Fisherman's Wharf while gazing at beautiful views of the Golden Gate and the beautiful Bay. Celebrate Mother's Day with Alioto's for a special lunch or dinner. For reservations or more information please call 415.673.0183 or visit

Bluestem Brasserie: Treat mom to the new brunch menu at the urban neighborhood restaurant, which incorporates the bright, fresh flavors of spring into a mix of classic and innovative items. Think Asparagus Salad with poached egg, Mocha Stuffed Brioche French Toast, and Egg in a Basket, where eggs are fried in slices of whole wheat sourdough and topped with ricotta, parmesan and seasonal pickles. For reservations or more information call 415.547.1111 or visit

Hopscotch: On Mother's Day Hopscotch has will open its doors earlier, 9AM, for the brunch-goers either crossing the bridge or are enjoying the sun in the East Bay. Patrons can get their morning donut fix at Hopscotch, as they’ll be offering donuts with their classic butterscotch cream. All the favorites from their brunch menu will be served like the Soy Braised Pork Belly Benedict with jidori eggs and miso hollandaise, Soba Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Kimchee Fried Rice & Shoyu Eggs or Cinnamon Twist French Toast. Just in season is the Long Goodie cocktail. This glorious drink combines vodka, contratto vermouth combier and fresh grapefruit perfectly squeezed! What a perfect Mother's Day. For reservations and more information call 510.788.6217 or visit Brunch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Happy Hour 3-5 p.m., Dinner 5-10 p.m.

E&O Asian Kitchen: Celebrate Mother’s Day in Union Square! After a fun filled day of shopping, there is no better place to bring mom to enjoy a modern Asian meal than E&O Asian Kitchen. The menu has something for everyone with items such as the famous Indonesian Corn Fritters to Butternut Squash Dumplings, craft cocktails and even an extensive gluten-free menu. For all of the moms, Executive Chef Sharon Nahm will prepare a sweet treat of Oolong tea-infused marshmallow bites with chocolate and sea salt. For dinner reservations and more information call 415.693.0303 or visit

M.Y. China: If you forget to buy Mother’s Day flowers, don’t worry, M.Y. China has got you covered with hand-carved flowers from Executive Chef Tony Wu. With two locations at the Westfield San Francisco Centre and Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, the Chinese cuisine will delight your mother’s taste buds with a menu featuring hand-pulled noodles, dim sum and several wok classics. On Sunday, May 11th, moms will end their meal with a beautiful handmade vegetable flower at each of the locations. For reservations and more information call 415.580.3001, 707.703.1955 or visit

1760: In addition to its regular menu, guests are invited to enjoy special brunch dishes from 11:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Dishes include French toast with roasted strawberries and whipped creme fraiche; Fried egg sandwich with basil aioli and smashed avocado; Lollipop kale with Guanciale and 63 degree egg; and Avocado toast with parsley, lime and Biber pepper. They will also offer special brunch cocktails for the day including a Green Strawberry Bloody Mary. The restaurant will be closed for dinner service after 3:00 p.m. that evening.

Presidio Social Club: Celebrate Mother’s Day with selections from our iconic dinner and brunch menus, and to sample our Mother’s Day Special, Sweet Bay Shrimp with a citrus dressing served over butter leaf lettuce, available throughout the day. Dine indoors, or take advantage of Spring’s beginnings with a table on the back deck.

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio for Mother’s Day: Sit back and treat mom to a perfect Mother’s Day experience complete with a reserved blanket and flowers for her to take home as a souvenir. The package includes a signature Picnic at the Presidio blanket, for you to keep, mimosa kit for the group to share, Home Sweet Flowers Bouquet Class for two (bouquet to take home included) Price: $100. Book here:

Palace Hotel Mother’s Day Brunch at Garden Court and Grand Ballroom: Enjoy a decadent buffet, sparkling wine and live jazz.Guests will receive a complimentary family portrait as our gift. A professional photographer will be available to capture your moment with mom in the beautiful setting of the Palace Hotel. Details: reservations available from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Cost $125 Adults / $65 Children (6 to 12 years of age). For reservations visit or call 415-546-5089. Menus available at

Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins : On Sunday, May 11, Top of the Mark not only celebrates moms – it celebrates its official diamond anniversary, having opened 75 years ago to the day. Choose from a delicious buffet including a raw bar, carving station, salads, entrees, breakfasts and desserts along with limitless mimosas and piano entertainment. All mothers are entered into giveaways throughout the day which includes $100 and $75 gift cards to Macy’s, as well as a grand prize of a $750 gift card to Tiffany & Co. and one hundred roses. Pricing for Mother’s Day is $109 for adults and $59 for ages four through 12. Children three and under are complimentary. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For reservations, please visit and or call 415.616.6916.

Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco: Mothers dining at LUCE for Mother's Day brunch will also be automatically into a drawing for $100 Macy's card on the hour during brunch hours. A grand prize of a gift card worth $300 at Tiffany & Co. and 100 roses will be given away. This delicious buffet service with mini hot dishes experience is $45 per person with unlimited bubbly or $22.50 for children 4-12 years old. Call 415.616.6560 to book or visit

CHAYA Brasserie: Celebrate with a delicious 3-Course Chef Selection menu for $45 with $12 bottomless mimosas. Guests can choose dishes like the Castelle French Toast with caramelized banana, almonds, and fresh fruits or the Dungeness Crab Egg Benedict with avocado, miso hollandaise, and home fries. For dessert, try the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches or the Warm Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with caramel ice cream. Young adults can enjoy a special $15 prix fixe menu featuring an entrée and a dessert.

A16: Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Marina at A16 with a special a la carte menu boasting festive dishes and beverages for the occasion. After their meal, moms will be gifted with flowers for the holiday. Lunch service will run from 11:00 - 2:30 and dinner will go from 5:00 pm-10:00.

Westin San Francisco Airport: Enjoy a delicious brunch with free flowing Champagne and a delectable buffet. With a menu that features classic egg dishes, brunch favorites, energizing smoothies, garden fresh items, an over-the-top waffle bar, delicious savory entrées and decadent desserts – Mom is sure to feel extra special! Brunch is served from 11:00am to 3:00pm in Grill & Vine at The Westin San Francisco Airport. $59.00 for Adults, $22.00 for kids 6 – 17 years of age and children under 6 dine for free! Brunch guests also enjoy two hours of complimentary parking. For more information or to make reservations for the Mumm for Mom Sparkling Wine Dinner or Mother’s Day Brunch please visit us at or call 650-872-8141.

Poggio: Take mom to Sausalito and enjoy a delicious meal at Poggio Trattoria. Sit on the patio and enjoy the gorgeous views and spectacular food. As a takeaway, Poggio will give each mom a fresh gardenia to ensure the rest of her day smells sweet! For reservations or more information call 415.332.7771 or visit

Copita: Enjoy Mother's Day with Mexican flair at Copita in Sausalito. Chef Gonzalo Rivera has created an exciting menu with delicious dishes like roasted guajillo pozole with Neiman Ranch pork or classic pancakes spiced up Copita style with cajeta, mezcal, and vanilla ice cream. For reservations or more information call 415.331.7400 or visit

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards: Enjoy a special three-course brunch menu on Sunday, May 11th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Located in the heart of Livermore Valley's wine country, they focus on sustainability incorporating local, organic ingredients grown on-site in the property's garden into their cuisine. The prix fixe menu features mouth-watering brunch dishes, such as estate corned beef wild rice hash with roasted garden greens, eggs, hollandaise and Hawaiian walu with ember roasted beets, fava, radish, red quinoa, ramps and artichokes, as well as unique dessert selections such as chocolate flourless cake with dulce de leche and stout and yogurt vanilla panna cotta with cherries and rose champagne. For reservations and more information call 925.456.2450 or visit

About the Author: Karla writes about global destinations, food, wine, horse racing and exotic car events. Discover more from over 400 travel articles of places to explore.

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