Five Places In OC to Dine for Mother's Day

Smile and say Mom!
Smile and say Mom!

Flowers? Check. Glittery card? Check. Reservations for Mother's Day? Good question. Here are a few last minute options for you to ponder. Don't forgot to make reservations! Ways & Means Oyster House - Orange

Our recent On the Line subjects will be in the kitchen come Sunday for a full day of holiday dining. Brunch will be served between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For $25, patrons are given options during their three-course prix fixe like a Benediction with braised duck leg. At night, the price amplifies to $45, but now includes items like white chocolate berry cobbler with streusel and housemade vanilla ice cream.

Royal Khyber - Costa Mesa

And now for something different. . .
And now for something different. . .

Serving an all-you-can-eat spread from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., festive $5 cocktails and custom omelettes make for a delicious afternoon. Stock up on lamb, fish and tandoori bread. Royal Khyber is charging $21.95 per adult, $15.95 for children under ten (exclusive of tax and gratuity).

Sapphire - Laguna Beach

Chef Azmin can't pose like this forever, so do him a favor and dine here.
Chef Azmin can't pose like this forever, so do him a favor and dine here.
Sapphire website

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Offering my favorite meal, Sapphire's brunch is being served from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All meals start with a Southern pickled shrimp appetizer. From there, patrons choose from a selection of entrees and desserts. Noteworthy options include a pan-seared branzino in a red wine cioppino broth and a Mexican dark chocolate verrine made of Kahula caramel cremeux. Pricing for three courses starts at $58 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).

Bistro Bleu - Anaheim

Kesler's got all sorts of options
Kesler's got all sorts of options
Photo by Liz Monroy

Situated so deep into Anaheim she'll think you're taking her to Zankou Chicken for Mother's Day, Bistro Bleu's comprehensive meal options are meant to accommodate many tastes. With a brunch, dinner and special dinner prix fixe, David Kesler's Cal-French fare is worth the drive. Save room for the chocolate souffle Edwin raves about.   Fireside Tavern - Costa Mesa

This should double as his audition photo for Iron Chef America
This should double as his audition photo for Iron Chef America
Fireside Tavern

Over at the recently renovated Crowne Plaza, Scott Brandon's team keeps the drinks flowing with happy hour pricing all day. Start your morning meal with either poached oysters or pickled shrimp, then move on to an eggy entree. You'll finish with rich ice box cake. 3131 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa; (714) 913-9061.

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Related Locations

Ways & Means Oyster House

21022 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine

1621 Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704


Sapphire Laguna Restaurant & Pantry

1200 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Bistro Bleu

918 S. Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92804


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