Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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It’s hard to believe that Mother’s day just around the corner and with that, comes the lovely celebration.  If you haven’t already made reservations for something special, let Haute Living be your guide for last-minute ideas.  Massages, blow-outs, delicious meals and VIP treatment – we’ve got you covered. Here are some haute favorites for the special women in our lives.

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco invites locals and visitors alike to honor mothers and mothers-to-be this May. Delight the senses with a delicious Mother’s Day brunch menu at signature Brasserie S&P restaurant, awaken the spirit with a variety of rejuvenating treatments at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, or spend some time in the city with a special overnight package.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Brunch at Brasserie S&P: Invite mothers to an elegant afternoon tea on Friday, May 10th or Saturday, May 11th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Brasserie S&P’s Mandarin Tea or Dynasty Tea include a variety of speciality tea sandwiches, currant scones with Devonshire cream, assorted pastries, champagne truffles, and bubbly starting at USD 38 per person. Thank mothers with a half bottle of Ruinart Rose Champagne and Mandarin Tea for two guests valued at USD 156. Menu attached.

Continue to surprise and delight mothers with a personalized floral bouquet or a Mandarin Oriental Gift Card that can be pre-arranged at time of reservation and be presented upon arrival. For reservations or more information, please call +1 (415) 986-2020 or email


Mommy makeovers are always in season.  So why not have a “mini Mother’s Day” makeover with a blowout at Drybar? This Mother’s Day, the Drybar is offering amazing specials at their San Francisco location.

Special 1: Blowout, Dry Shampoo & Shower Cap for $55 – Savings of $15

Special 2: 3 Pack of Blowouts for $90 ($105 in SF) – Savings of $15

Special 3: 6 Pack of Blowouts for $170 ($200 in SF) – Savings of $40

Special 4: 12 Pack of Blowouts for $325 ($385 in SF) – Savings of $95


If pampering mom is at the top of the list this month, there’s no better place than W San Francisco on Sunday, May 12. The festivities begin with a delectable Mother’s Day brunch option curated by TRACE Executive Chef Paul Piscopo, which features items including Donut Holes with Strawberry Lemon Curd; Bottomless Candied Bacon; Fried Chicken and Cornmeal Waffle with TRACE Rooftop Honey and Thyme; Eggs Chilaquiles; and the beloved TRACE Burger served on a Leadbetter’s English Muffin with Fiscalini Cheddar, Spring Onions, Smoked Mushrooms, Aioli, and the option to add a sunny side up egg. The two-course brunch menu runs just $25 and includes a mimosa and Equator coffee (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Reservations can be made via OpenTable: or (415) 817-7836

For an extra special treat, step UPSTAIRS after brunch for a pop-up shopping experience featuring local designers and tastemakers including organic soy candles from Typelines, chocolates from Cocotutti, and jewelry from Lanyapi, plus complimentary gifts from Bliss Spa and sips of bubbles courtesy of W. The Mother’s Day pop-up will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


To pamper mom this Mother’s Day, Chef/ Partner Pam Mazzola of Prospect, will craft heartfelt dishes to celebrate the occasion, including a fresh baked Strawberry Scone, stuffed with Dirty Girl Farm strawberries, sprinkled with sugar and a kiss of crème fraiche, Dungeness Crab Scramble with first of the season asparagus, scallions, and toasted Epi bread, and perfect for the kids (or anyone with a sweet tooth)—the Snickerdoodle Pancakes, served with a side of housemade banana pudding, sliced bananas, and crumbled snickerdoodle cookies on top. New brunch cocktails to toast to on Mother’s Day include Prospect’s new First of the Season Strawberry Margarita with a salt, chili & crushed dried strawberry rim. Half carafes of mimosas and The Prospect Bloody Mary will also be available. For Reservations: (415) 247-7760


San Francisco restaurant and wine bar RN74 will open for a special Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day.  For just $45 per person, guests can enjoy a three course prixe fixe of French-inspired California cuisine by newly-installed Executive Chef Adam Sobel.  Delectable menu items include Grilled Delta Asparagus and Burrata with Cherry Vin Cotto, Shaved Purple Asparagus and Pine Nut Brittle;Scrambled Egg “Aux Fines Herbes” with Prosciutto, Comte, Black Truffle and Griddled Brioche; Smoked Salmon Blintz with Petite Lettuces, Fried Quail Egg, Red Onion Vinaigrette and Maple Crème Fraiche; Croque Madame with Fried Egg, Smoked Bacon, Peppercorn-Steak Fries and Chicory Salad; and for dessert, a choice of Warm Beignets, Almond Roca Bar and Basil Pavlova, among other sweet treats. For Reservations: or 415.543.7474

FARM at the Carneros Inn

FARM at the Carneros Inn will serve a family style Mother’s Day Brunch including Main Lobster bisque with tarragon cream, brandy, levain croutons; Hearts of Romaine with local cherries, roasted fennel, Marcona almonds, ricotta salata, bacon vinaigrette; Prime New York with mushroom ragout, spring onions, artichokes, bordelaise; Eggs Benedict with duck confit hash, garden greens, hollandaise; Ahi Tuna with Aleppo chili, peperonata, lemon condimento.

For dessert, a mini trio includes: Lemon Angel Food Cake with lemon curd and raspberries; Blueberry Macaroon Napoleon with Crème Fraiche and almond; Dark Chocolate Coffee Ganache with lady fingers and mascarpone cream.  All of this for $79 per person, $39.50 for children under 12 and children under 5 are free. For Reservations: or 707.299.4880

Hakkasan San Francisco

While dim sum has always been a San Francisco staple, few restaurants have found a way to combine the trendy and chic San Francisco brunch experience with authentic dim sum cuisine, until now. Enter Hakkasan San Francisco, which offers a dedicated Mother’s Day dim sum menu accompanied by classic brunch cocktails such as Champagne and Bellinis from 11:30am until 3pm on weekends.

With more than two dozen types of steamed, fried, baked and grilled dim sum, soups, salads, rice and noodles starting at only $6, Hakkasan San Francisco’s dim sum menu by Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon is unrivaled.  Featuring fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, menu items include Chicken and Abalone Shumai, Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf with Chicken and Dried Scallop, and Jade Lobster Rolls. For Reservations: 415-829-8148 or

EPIC Roasthouse 

EPIC Roasthouse will feature a special Mother’s Day brunch menu from 11am – 3pm which will include: Appetizers – A Bowl of Ripe Melons & Organic Strawberries, Shrimp Cocktail, Caesar Salad, Chilled Asparagus Salad and Epic Clam Chowder; Entrees – Pan Roasted Wild Oregon King Salmon, The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, Huevos Rancheros, Grilled Ribeye Steak and Buttermilk Biscuit; Dessert – Olive Oil Cake and Chocolate Cremeux; Featured Cocktail – “Mother Knows Best,” Strawberry Infused Skyy Vodka, Basil Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice and “Mother’s Day Rosè,” Lucia Vineyards, Rosè of Pinot Noir. Located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, EPIC Roasthouse offers “Beyond the Traditional Steak House” dining with excellent views – Great for any Mother’s Day brunch!  For Reservations: or 415.369.9955

Spoonbar at h2hotel

Executive Chef Louis Maldonado has created a delicious Mother’s Day menu with offerings such as Mixed radishes + green goddess dressing; Endive salad, roasted strawberries, tarragon + creamy farmers cheese; Smoked trout mousse, cucumber ribbons, crispy fingerling potatoes + cilantro; Brioche bread pudding, walnuts, bacon jam + pickled Asian pear; Fried chicken, jalapeno mash, cornbread, roasted romaine hearts; and for dessert – Peanut butter + banana rice pudding parfait or Chocolate, strawberry + almond Neapolitan style sorbet. For Reservations, call 707.433.7222.

 Americano at Hotel Vitale

Executive Chef Kory Stewart of Americano Restaurant at Hotel Vitale is offering a tasty three course menu on Mother’s Day from 11am – 2:30pm. Mother’s Day offerings include Chilled pea soup with lobster; Cherry pancakes with whipped ricotta and almonds; Fava bean scramble with mozzarella burratta and flowers; Roasted lamb sandwich with feta mint salsa verde and pickled vegetables; and Strawberry shortcake for dessert. For Reservations: or 415.278.3777

 Bistro Boudin

In addition to Bistro Boudin’s regular menu, Executive Chef Misael Reyes will offer delicious Mother’s Day specials including Grand Marnier Infused Sourdough French Toast; Smoked Salmon Frittata make with Smoked Wild King Salmon, Asparagus, Diced Tomato, Scallions, Arugula Salad; and Dungeness Crab Benedict made with Soft Poached Egg, Fresh Dungeness Crab, Spinach, Shrimp, and Hollandaise Sauce. Reservations:  or 415.351.5561

Alioto’s: On May 12th join Alioto’s, one of San Francisco’s oldest family owned restaurants for Mother’s Day. Bring in the entire family to celebrate mom and indulge in some of Alioto’s signature dishes like Crab Cioppino, Seafood Sausage and Clam Chowder. Matt Violante, a fourth generation family member and the General Manager of the restaurant will be handing out roses to all the mothers. With an iconic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and historic Sicilian family recipes, Alioto’s is the perfect place to treat mom.

Baker & Banker

Celebrate mom over dinner at Baker & Banker.  Owned by husband/wife duo, Executive Chef Jeff Banker will be serving delicious seasonal dishes and indulge in Pastry Chef, Lori Baker’s desserts – such as her famous XXX- triple dark chocolate layer cake or the seasonal Strawberry crisp.  All mother’s will be treated with a homemade scrub created by Lori Baker – a brown butter and olive oil scrub in a small glass jar.  And just in time for Mother’s Day, Jeff and Lori will be welcoming the second addition to their family right around that time! Or stop by the bakery all day to get your mom a special treat – such as an Apricot White Chocolate Pecan scone, a Pecan Sticky Bun, or one of Lori’s delicious cookies or cupcakes. Baker & Banker is open on Sundays from 5:30pm – 10pm. For Mother’s Day dinner reservations, call 415-351-2500 and for more information visit:

Bluestem Brasserie

Celebrate your mother at the beautiful, urban neighborhood restaurant, Bluestem Brasserie, located in Yerba Buena Lane! Treat your mom to Brunch and indulge in seasonal dishes such as the Buttermilk Chocolate Hazelnut Pancakes, a Spring Vegetable Frittata and other delicious options and a Peach Bellini or Mimosa. Also, Bluestem will be giving mom’s a beautiful Bluestem Tote Bag with a bag of housemade cookies for all the special moms during brunch! Bluestem is open on Sundays from 11am – 11pm. Call 415-547-1111 and for more information visit:


Join Chefs Joanne Weir and Gonzalo Rivera this Mother’s Day at Copita Tequileria y Comida in beautiful Sausalito. In addition to their delicious modern Mexican brunch menu, Joanne and Gonzalo will be featuring a very special Goat Birria dish inspired by Gonzalo’s grandmother. Join Copita and taste authentic Mexican flavors of the Goat Birria made with whole goat and charred chile de arbol salsa. Open 10am-10pm on Sundays (brunch served until 4pm). Call (415) 331-7400 for reservations. 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

E&O Asian Kitchen

Step away from traditional Mother’s Day brunch at E&O Asian Kitchen. The Modern Asian Cuisine is sure to delight moms of all backgrounds and Chef Sharon Nahm will make their day extra special with complimentary chocolate truffles infused with lemongrass and a sweetened coconut flake coating. Dinner is served on Sunday from 5-10pm. For more information or to make reservations, call 415-693-0303 or visit

FIVE Restaurant

Join Chef Banks White and the FIVE team this Mother’s Day with a decadent bottomless mimosa brunch buffet. FIVE will be featuring FIVE Belgium Waffles & Texas French toast, two types of quiche, and a very special Chef’s Omelet station and Hand Carved Prime Rib. Sweets include Strawberry Shortcake and small bites of Pecan Pie, Butterscotch Pudding, Assorted Cookies & Brownies, and Macaroons. The special Mother’s Day brunch buffet at FIVE will be available 10am-2pm on Sunday, May 12th for $70 per person ($25 for children ages 6-12). Call (510) 225-6055 for reservations. 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

La Boulange

Treat Mom to a little taste of France – the perfect spot for a quaint café brunch, lunch or dinner. Mom’s will be delighted with options like French Toast, seasonal quiche or Niçoise Salad. As a special surprise, La Boulange will thank Moms for their love and sweetness. At all Bay Area locations, any mom who dines in on Mother’s Day will receive a pair of free, freshly-baked macaroons to mom’s who dine in.

M.Y. China

Treat your mother at Martin Yan’s new restaurant in San Francisco – M.Y. China. Indulge in the M.Y. China Dim Sum CollectionDan Dan Noodles or another noodle dish or something from the wok and end with some sweets such as a Macau Egg Tart, Sugar Egg Puffs or DeLise Ice Cream.  As a very special treat for mom’s, Executive Chef, Tony Wu, will be hand-carving special creations from different fruits and vegetables, such as flowers and butterflies. M.Y. China is open on Sundays from 11am – 9pm. For Mother’s Day lunch or dinner reservations, call 415-580-3001 and for more information visit:

Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel

Aurea, located at the Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel on Nob Hill, will be offering an exceptional Mother’s Day brunch from 6:30am -2 p.m.  From Aurea’s signature lemon soufflé pancakes, to Dungeness crab florentine, this breakfast line up has everything you could want.

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant

Join the team at newly opened Steins and Executive Chef Colby M. Reade for Mother’s Day this year. Show your mom how much you love her by treating her to gourmet modern American comfort food with dishes including Breakfast for Dinner with smoked pork belly and poached egg, Smoked Chicken and Creamy Polenta with pan juices and braised greens, and Housemade Pastrami on toasted rye with sauerkraut and russian dressing. Steins is open 11am-11pm on Sundays. Call (650) 963-9568 for reservations. 895 Villa St., Mountain View, CA 94041

The Course at Wente Vineyards

For those with golfing mothers, take the family out to beautiful Wente Vineyards, and indulge in a peaceful round of 18 holes while basking in the sun and striking views of the surrounding vineyards and rolling hills. Whether charging up before tee time or winding down after the 18th hole, join The Grill and savor classic breakfast and lunch dishes including, French Toast, American Breakfast, New York Steak Frites, and Cheeseburger with all the works. Eighteen hole standard rate is $115 for Sundays and holidays. For tee times and more information call (925) 456-2477 or go to 5040 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Celebrate the extraordinary women in your life with a delicious ocean view brunch in the Monterey Bay Ballroom. From10am-3pm on Sunday, May 12 for $50 per person ($23 for children ages 6-11, children 5 and under are free) Schooner’s Costal Kitchen will be serving a delicious multi-station buffet. Whatever mom wants, she will get with brunch items ranging from omelets and dessert to a carving station, made-to-order Pasta and oysters on the half shell. All brunch guests will enjoy complimentary valet parking. For reservations and more information, call 831-646-1700 or visit

The Vista Blue Spa at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa will also be running two packages for the occasion:  Queen for a Day – Mother’s Day Package:  Enjoy a 25 Minute Lavender Rose Bath, 50 Minute Relaxing Massage or Specialty Facial and a 50 Minute Bamboo Lemongrass Pedicure served with a Mimosa for $225.  The Queen & the Princess – Mother & Daughter Spa Package:  Each person receives both treatments & lunch, including a 50 Minute Relaxing Massage, 50 Minute Specialty Facial and a Two Course Lunch for $245 per

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Executive Chef Stephen Barber of Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is offering delectable brunch options on Mother’s Day from 10:30am – 3:00pm. Mother’s Day specials include: Warm cinnamon rolls; LMR beef hash with red onion, beets, crispy potatoes and sunny-side up egg; Biscuits & “life everlasting” sausage gravy with farm egg; LMR cheeseburger on a potato bun with cheddar, arugula and herb fried potatoes; and Heritage St. Louis ribs with Point Reyes blue cheese coleslaw. For Reservations: or (707) 963-9181

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