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10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Reservations You Can Still Make to Redeem Yourself

There’s time, but act fast

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Susannah Chen

No excuses if you’ve forgotten to fete your mom this Sunday, May 14 (ahem, Mother’s Day). There are still some reservations to be seized at restaurants so good that the woman who gave you life will guess you made them months in advance. Eater SF scoured OpenTable, Resy, and Yelp’s reservations and has assembled 10 winners with tables for the taking. We’ve also got a list of the definitive Mother’s Day events in SF, and for cross-reference, our most recent Brunch Heatmap.

1760: A morning menu of updated American dishes like chicken and waffle croquettes plus Asian-influenced fare like crab fat congee and kimchi fried rice make this Russian Hill restaurant an always-interesting brunch pick. They’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Mother’s Day and reservations abound. 1760 Polk Street

Aster: The brunch menu at Brett Cooper’s Michelin-starred Mission District gem is a standout for its buttermilk biscuits with honey butter and bacon and asparagus toast with crème fraiche and salmon roe. For Mother’s Day, a 3-course prix fixe brunch at $40 per-person will appeal to the value-conscious parent and child. 1001 Guerrero Street

Belcampo: For the carnivorous mother and child, butcher shop and restaurant Belcampo in Russian Hill has a special, particularly hearty brunch. If you go, get the “Boney Mary” — a Bloody made with bone broth, of course. 1998 Polk Street

Belga: A brunch charmer for the mom who may enjoy a Trappist ale with her brioche beignets or Belgian waffles. Their menu is full of classics and the comfy Marina vibes will set you at ease. OpenTable still has reservations galore. 2000 Union Street

Cala: An impeccable Hayes Valley space that’s even prettier by day, Cala is a brunch option sure to please mom, and it looks like Resy’s got a few spots left. The restaurant’s popular trout tostadas are on the a.m. menu alongside killer breakfast items like chilaquiles and a rosé special. 149 Fell Street

Elite Cafe: Recently revamped but still classic with a neon sign and booths from a different era, Elite Cafe remains a Fillmore Street gem. A cajun-influenced menu includes andouille hash, crawfish étouffée and meetinghouse biscuits, and reservations on Yelp are yours for the taking. 2049 Fillmore Street

Huxley: Mothers in the house at this cozy TL neighborhood restaurant get a complimentary glass of bubbles at brunch. You can tell her you bought it for her, we won’t tell. 846 Geary Street

Leo’s Oyster Bar: Does mom love oysters and old-school elegance? Leo’s has a special seafood Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring items like caviar bites and lobster cake Benedicts. 568 Sacramento Street

RN74: Just like RN74, Michael Mina’s SoMa wine shrine, your mom isn’t going to be around forever. The restaurant, opened in 2009, recently announced that it would make way for a restaurant from Ayesha Curry. So grab an a la carte brunch while mom — and RN74 — are in town; reservations are plentiful. 301 Mission Street

Quince: For the child who spares no expense to please Mom, there’s a remaining time slot or two at Quince, whose four-course $198 per person brunch menu is sure to be a doozy. Your mom’s cooking deserves a Michelin star, right? Well Quince has three of them. 470 Pacific Avenue


846 Geary Street, , CA 94109 (415) 800-8223 Visit Website


855 El Camino Real Bldg 5, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 561-3492

Elite Cafe

2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 673-5483 Visit Website


301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 415 543 7474 Visit Website


149 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102


1001 Guerrero Street, , CA 94110 (415) 875-9810 Visit Website


2000 Union Street, , CA 94123 (415) 872-7350 Visit Website


470 Pacific Avenue, , CA 94133 (415) 775-8500 Visit Website


1760 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109 415 359 1212 Visit Website