Mother’s Day Dining In San Francisco
With Mother’s Day less than a week away I wanted to share some great local Mother’s Day Dining In San Francisco Dining Ideas. For those of you with Mother’s out-of-town I also have some great Mother’s Day Gifting ideas to share with you!
A16 – Celebrate Mother’s Day with a festive brunch and dinner at A16 on Sunday, May 10. Executive Chef Rocky Maselli has put together a traditional Italian menu including staples like Strawberry Pastafrola with black pepper crust, mascarpone and olive oil, and Scialatielli allo Scoglio with savory clams, mussels, calamari, chili, garlic and lemon. Specialty cocktail and dessert options will be offered in addition to wine selections from Co-Owner/Wine Director Shelley Lindgren and moms will also be gifted with special house made treats to take home. A16 will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and reservations can be made by visiting online or calling 415.771.2216.
Aveline – It wouldn’t be brunch without a boozy beverage from the bar. Celebrate Mother’sDay at Aveline this year with a free mimosa for Mom and a sweet treat to take home! On Sunday, May 10th, in addition to her special treats, Mom can enjoy delicious bites like Trekker, roasted sweet potato, yogurt, smoked honey, granola, and almond butter or Baked Egg Casserole with bell peppers, potato, goat cheese, and eggs. Aside from a delicious meal, the small gifts from Aveline will make Mom’s celebration extra memorable.
Bluestem – The urban neighborhood restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate all of the wonderful mom’s! Bluestem will be giving all moms a house made sweet from Pastry Chef, Curtis McDonald, in addition to serving delicious brunch items from their new, seasonal menu. Favorites include the Bakers Board with house made breakfast breads and pastries with seasonal accompaniments ($7), the Brunch Board that changes weekly and features an assortment of chilled fish, ham, smoked sausage with seasonal accompaniments ($16), the Cinnamon Toast French Toast, house made brioche bread pudding sliced and soaked in custard and pan-fried and served with hazelnut chantilly and seasonal fresh fruit ($13). Don’t forget to treat your mom to a brunch cocktail, such as the Strawberry Fields with basil and strawberry syrup and champagne. Make reservations by calling 415-547-1111.
Café Claude – The charming Claude Lane classic, Café Claude, will serve a prix fixe Mother’s DayBrunch from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, set to the tune of vocal stylings from renowned jazz musician Mark Robinson. If the weather complies, enjoy the sunshine with mom on the cobblestone patio, taking in all the sights and sounds of San Francisco. The café will also serve a special dinner menu from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Canela – Salud to mom! This mother’s day, Canela Bistro and Wine Bar will be recognizing the mother’s out there by making their meal a little more special. On Sunday, May 10, we’re toasting all moms with a Spanish rose and a rosé. (Sparkling NV Avinyo Rosado Reserva Brut Rosé Cava that is…). In addition, we will be offering brunch and dinner specials not typically on the menu. Nothing says “te amo mama” like Spanish food, flowers, and complimentary sparkling!
E & O Kitchen and Bar – 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 Kitchen and Bar. Executive Chef Sharon Nahm’s 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. On Sunday, May 10, E&O will offer a house made tea-infused marshmallow coated with dark chocolate and glass of bubbles as a complimentary token of appreciation for all moms.
Foreign Cinema – Celebrate Mother’s Day with a three-course prix-fixe “Mum’s Brunch” at Foreign Cinema on May 10th. Dine with loved ones in the elegant courtyard that makes for an ideal setting for Mother’s Day brunch. Pricing is $65 for adults and $25 for children. For reservations or more information please visit online or call 415.648.7600.
Gaspar Brasserie – Experience joie de vivre with your belle mère at Gaspar, located in San Francisco’s lively Union Square district, this Mother’s Day. Start with a flight of sparkling wines followed by an elegant dinner of signature French dishes enhanced with seasonal ingredients such as the Poached Duck Egg with asparagus, Parisian ham, snap peas & pearl onion ragout, lemon beurre blanc and the Sole Filet & Scallop Mousse Paupiette with new asparagus, Meyer lemon beurre blanc, sauce vierge. Finish with a house favorite: the Strawberry Macaron with crème chantilly, fromage blanc sorbet, and strawberry sauce. Bon appetit!
Gitane Restaurant – Gitane, located on the romantic Claude Lane in downtown San Francisco, offers cuisine inspired by flavors of Northern Spain, Southern France, and adjacent regions of Italy in an elegant, feminine atmosphere. The cocktail offerings are exceptional in any season; however, springtime ingredients showcase especially bright, vibrant flavors. This Mother’s Day, break the maternal archetype by offering your leading lady the Femme Fatale with rhubarb, vodka, Galliano, and lemon.
HECHO – Help absolve the guilt of not visiting enough, lessen the blow of being called out for not being married and giving her grandchildren, silence the gripes about not following in your father’s footsteps and becoming a lawyer in favor of taking a risk at a video game start-up…how? Get mom drunk! Make a reservation for brunch or dinner this Mother’s Day at HECHO and we’ll help you out by giving Mom two-for-one margaritas. Happy Mother’s Day!
Hog & Rocks – Invite mom to let her hair down this Mother’s Day with an unconventional offering at Mission favorite Hog & Rocks: McKenna for Mama. On Sunday, May 10, moms can receive a shot of McKenna whiskey (or two… or three…) for just $5. If she’s not into shots, the bar menu has plenty more for her to enjoy including the signature Old Fashioned with W.L. Weller reserve bourbon, orange, and Fee Old Fashioned bitters or the Whiskey Guava Bellini with High West Silver Rye, Campari, lemon, and cava.
Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco – Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco will feature a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 10. Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey is offering a selection of dishes for all palates to enjoy including Chilled Poached Prawns with a spicy cocktail sauce, Herb & Garlic Roasted Tenderloin of Prime Beef with au jus horseradish and salsa verde, in addition to traditional brunch items such as French Toast with banana and whipped cream. Pricing is $79 per person (including bottomless mimosas), $45 per child 4-12 years (4 and younger are free). Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 415.616.6566 or visiting Opentable.com. *Mother’s Day brunch is served from11:00 am – 2:30 pm. Regular breakfast/brunch will be served until 10:45 am; beginning at 11:00 am a la carte menu will not be available.
M.Y. China – Treat your mother at Martin Yan’s restaurant in San Francisco, M.Y. China, located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre. Indulge in the new lobster menu, featuring six different preparations of two-pound lobsters including Golden Garlic Steam Lobster, Curry Lobster, and Scallion Lobster Claypot. Finish with a sweet treat such as Matcha Tiramisu, Lychee Panna Cotta or Black Sesame Ice Cream. As a special delight for moms, Executive Chef Tony Wu will be hand-carving special creations from different fruits and vegetables, such as flowers and butterflies.
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio – Enjoy sunshine with a view of the Golden Gate bridge this Mother’s Day at Off the Grid’s Picnic at the Presidio. With a combination of both food trucks and tents from brick and mortar restaurants, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, they offer mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits from Rye on the Road, live music, bocce ball, game rentals from Sports Basement and yoga classes presented by The Pad. For Mother’s Day, Off the Grid is offering a special reserved area that can be arranged in advanced. For $100, you receive a reserved spot on the upper lawn, $50 in vouchers for both food and drink as well as up to 6 chairs and a table to enjoy your feast. Enjoy Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit online.
Palm House – This Mother’s Day, take mom on a trip to the tropics without ever leaving the city! Palm House, the popular Cow Hollow restaurant known for their unique approach to California Tropic cuisine and their serious-about-leisure attitude – offers unique brunch options sure to please any mom. The Palm House “B.L.T” with fried egg, pineapple-sugar cane bacon, butter lettuce, tomato, and aioli is a delicious spin on the traditional B.L.T. If a sandwich isn’t your thing, try their Lone Palm Huevos “Rancheros” with scrambled farm eggs, frijoles negros, warm tortillas, queso fresco, mojo verde and mojo rojo. Add some Island Fries (malt vinegar salt, gallega spice) and wash it down with one of Palm House’s famous alcoholic slushies (Passion fruit, Strawberry, Prickly Pear) or an Island Bloody Mary and you will be transported to your own little island paradise, even if only in your mind. Moms who visit on Sunday, May 10 will receive a special treat from the Palm House team!
Presidio Social Club – Presidio Social Club will offer a number of specials for Mother’s Day brunch, including the restaurant’s famed Deviled Eggs, traditional or with caviar (usually only available for lunch), as well as a Chilled Shrimp Salad and classic brunch cocktails such as Mimosas, Bellinis, and Spritzers. Call 415.885.1888 to make a reservation today and snag a coveted table on the outdoor deck.
Precita Park Café – Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Precita Park Café, the Bernal Heights neighborhood gem. Mom can choose from hearty dishes like Biscuits and Gravy with Mornay and fennel sausage to lighter creations like Salmon Croque, two eggs (runny yolks) on sour flour with smoked salmon, sauce Mornay and parmesan. The dishes coming out of the kitchen at Precita Park Café are inventive and immensely satisfying. After brunch, stroll through the park located just across the street. For more information visit online or call 415.647.7702.
Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant – Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant is celebrating all the generations of moms. Come in for dinner Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 8 (closed Saturdays and Sundays) and we’ll buy mom a glass of wine. Bring three generations of moms, and we’ll buy them a bottle!
Three 9 Eight Restaurant & Bar – Located just a few blocks from San Francisco’s Union Square, Three 9 Eight is the perfect place to start Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th. Treat Mom to a delicious brunch and the restaurant will treat her to a complimentary mimosa. With choices such as a Crab & Fried Green Tomato Benedict with harissa hollandaise or Almond Brioche French Toast with holiday specials she is sure to leave satisfied and ready for you to take her shopping around the square.
Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins – Top of the Mark Executive Chef Nenad Stefanovic presents their annual Mother’sDay brunch on Sunday, May 10th. Beyond the breathtaking views from the legendary sky lounge, patrons will enjoy a selection of raw bar items, antipasto, salad, and small plates including Hamachi Crudo with vegetable slaw, chili olive oil, and Smoked Duck with orange segment and basil oil. Guests also have the option of the Mark Hopkins Roast; slow roasted prime rib of beef, rosemary jus salmon coulibiac, and dill sauce. Entrée selections include Filet Mignon with ratatouille vegetables, cabernet reduction; Pork Medallion with sautéed parsnip, carrot, celery root and Dijon cream; and Wild Mushroom Ravioli with roasted vegetables and pesto cream sauce. Brunch favorites can be had at the omelet station and a build-your-own buttermilk waffle station. Guests are invited to finish their meals with house made dessert offerings. Guests of Top of the Mark’s Mother’s Day brunch will enjoy entertainment by pianist Ricardo Scales. Reservations can be made by calling InterContinental Mark Hopkins: 415.616.6940. Mother’s Day brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Adults are $119 and children between the ages of four and 12 are $59.