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Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in SF

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Leo’s Oyster Bar
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Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away (on Sunday, May 14th, to be exact), so it’s time to get on that reservation. Just in time, Eater has rounded up the best Mother’s Day meals around the Bay so that you can forgo the lines entirely and treat your mom to a very good meal.

Brunch at The Commissary
What: The Commissary is cooking up a Mother’s Day brunch of deviled farm eggs with avocado mousse and saffron caviar, French toast with strawberry compote, and patatas bravas with buttermilk aioli. It’s the ideal morning meal before a walk in the Presidio. Details: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the full menu here and reserve online here.

Corn at Arguello
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Mother’s Day at Arguello
What: Enjoy a Mexican-inspired brunch at Arguello, where coloring placemats and blank Mother’s Day cards will be available to keep the kids occupied. There’s tequila-spiked bloody Marys, mezcal-infused cold brew Equator coffee, and plenty of delicious, spicy menu options to please the adults as well.
Details: Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve here.

Bubbly Brunch at the Hyatt Regency
What: 3Sixty Bistro inside the Hyatt Regency (1333 Bayshore Hwy., Burlingame) is breaking out the bubbly for a buffet brunch which includes plenty of champagne toasts and meal options of prime rib, oysters, baby back ribs, and leg of lamb.
Details: Reservations are required to attend and you can make them by calling (650) 696-3030.

La Cocina’s Mother Day Gift Box
What: Sure, it isn’t exactly a brunch reservation, but entrepreneurial nonprofit La Cocina’s Mother’s Day gift box is filled with delicious treats that make for a pleasing breakfast in bed. It’s filled with Sabores de Sur alfajores, Neo Cocoa chocolate, Kika’s cookies, and Clairesquares salted caramel bites.
Details: The gift box is $35 and you can get it here.

Foreign Cinema’s Patio
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Foreign Cinema Brunch
What: Bask in the sunlight on Foreign Cinema’s roomy patio and enjoy a three-course meal filled with seasonal-inspired options. Pair your celebrations with a glass of Delamotte Brut champagne if you’re feeling extra festive.
Details: $70 per person and $25 for children 13 years old or younger. Call (415) 648-7600 for more information.

Mother’s Day Brunch on a Boat
What: Enjoy sweeping views of the Bay as you snack on veggie frittatas, truffles, and fresh baked pastries aboard the Schooner Freda B., which will be taking a mid-morning Mother’s Day cruise accompanied by mimosas, hot chocolate, and French pressed coffee.
Details: The boat boards at 9:45 a.m. from Slip 907 at 100 Bay Street in Sausalito. Tickets start at $75 and include snacks and beverages.

Tea at the Fairmont

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont
What: Treat your mom to a refined iteration of Mother’s Day celebrations with an afternoon tea at Laurel Court Restaurant inside the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason St., SF). Choose from delicate sandwiches like English cucumber with local chèvre, smoked salmon pinwheel with shaved coconut, and avocado with fennel and dill. Scones, pastries, over seven different tea options, and a children’s menu are all available.
Details: $70 per person and $45 for children under 12. Call (415) 772-5144 to reserve.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting
What: Not in the mood for brunch? Consider snagging tickets to a wine and chocolate tasting with Belle Glos and Recchiuti Confections, featureing samplings of handcrafted truffles paired with choice pinot noirs.
Details: Tasting begins at 3 p.m. at Recchiuti at theLab (801 22nd Street., SF). Tickets are $65 per person.

Pre Fixe at Quince
What: Michael Tusk’s flagship restaurant, Quince (470 Pacific Ave., SF), is offering a four course evening meal this Mother’s Day for $198 per person. There’s still openings available, but they’re quickly filling up.
Details: Reserve in advance here.

Leo’s Oyster Bar
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Brunch at Leo’s Oyster Bar
What: Leo’s Oyster Bar (568 Sacramento St., SF) is staying open on Sunday to present a seafood-filled menu in honor of Mother’s Day. Start your meal with appetizers like rock shrimp toast and caviar bites with crème fraiche and enjoy entrees like king crab, crab and lobster cake Benedicts, and warm buttered lobster rolls.
Details: Call (415) 872-9982 to reserve.

August 1 Five’s First Brunch
What: Celebrated newcomer August 1 Five is debuting brunch in honor of Mother’s Day. The menu blends Indian recipes with traditional American brunch staples and features dishes like spiced fried chicken with dosa waffles and a Mumbai omelet with onion, tomato, chili, and cilantro. There’s also a brunch-worthy cocktail menu that’s a twist on typical American offerings like the orange Julius-inspired “Orange Whip” with toasted coconut milk, orange zest, and Grand Marnier.
Details: Reservations are available between 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Make them here.

Presidio Social Club Brunch
What: Presidio Social Club is presenting a classic brunch menu of baked eggs with smoked ham and creamed leeks, levain toast with smoked salmon and avocado, and plenty of rosé an aperol spritzes to keep you in good spirits.
Details: Reserve by calling (415) 885-1888.

Dessert at Perbacco
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Italian Feast at Perbacco
What: For Mother’s Day, Perbacco (230 California St., SF) will send over a complimentary glass of champagne for your guest of honor and Chef Staffan Terje will be cooking up a few festive additions to Perbacco’s usual menu.
Details: Lunch and dinner reservations are both still available. You can make them by calling (415) 955-0663.

Buffet Brunch at Top of the Mark
What: Top of the Mark offers a view overlooking all of San Francisco and for Mother’s Day, there will be live piano music, a breakfast buffet which includes an omelette an waffle station as well as fresh oysters, charcuterie plates, and a raffle to win 250,000 points from InterContinental Hotels Group.
Details: $125 per person and $65 for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Call (415) 616-6940 to reserve from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

R.T.B. Fillmore Mother’s Day Canapés
What: R.T.B., chef Rodney Wages’ eclectic pop-up is hosting a Mother’s Day meal which includes carafes of mimosas, an a la carte food menu, and canapés at Dabba.
Details: $40 per person. Reserve at 12:30 p.m. or later. Full availability here.

Eggs Benedict at Finn Town
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Movies and Munching at Finn Town
What: Finn’s Town Mother’s Day offerings will please movie buffs and mothers alike: the Castro newcomer will be showing several maternally-themed films like Mommie Dearest, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Serial Mom during a meal of speciality dishes including a Mother’s Day quiche. The tavern will also be mixing up a few special occasion cocktails like the “Red Hot Momma” (vodka, tomato, lemon, balsamic vinegar, and pickled beet juice) and the “Caged Bird” (rye whiskey, lime, pineapple, and Campari).
Details: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve here.

Dosa’s South Indian Feast
What: Dosa will be cooking up a South Indian feast of Bombay eggs (Parsi-style poached eggs with onions, tomatoes, and ginger), mushroom korma (mushrooms served in tomato-coconut masala with coconut rice), and Scotch eggs (minced lamb with cilantro chutney). There’s also an exclusive perk for mom — a complimentary Mandarin mimosa.
Details: Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve at either Dosa’s Valencia or Fillmore location.

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