Yup, it's Mother's Day this Sunday—and predictably, most of the city's hotspots for brunch are already fully booked. So just in case you forgot about the mom in your life (but you would never, right?), we rounded up 11 places that still have availability, and got the full intel on what they'll be serving for brunch on the big day. Book quickly, because these tables will go fast, and mimosas wait for no mom.Read More
Crunch Time: 11 Last-Minute Spots For Mother's Day Brunch
All these places still have tables available.
This cute little perch atop Potrero Hill still has a few Mother's Day tables remaining, with brunch options like short rib hash, chicory and cipollini frittata, and buckwheat pancakes with roasted grapes. They're also making some special dishes for the occasion.
2. Big 4
This historic restaurant atop Nob Hill has a throwback vibe that history-loving moms will dig. They'll be making special dishes like brioche French toast and blood orange mimosas for the occasion, too.
3. Bisou Bistronomy
Moms can let loose with the $20 bottomless mimosas and bloodies offered at this Castro French spot, which serves up ham and cheese crepes, baguette French toast, and eggs wrapped in smoked salmon, among other delicacies. After brunch, hit the Castro Theater's Mildred Pierce and Terms of Endearment double feature.
4. Boulette's Larder
For the mom who's an obsessive home cook and farmer's-market fiend, the ultra-fresh brunches at this Ferry Building favorite (and sister spot Bouli Bar) will hit the spot. Beignets, scrambled eggs with endive and cherry vinaigrette, and seafood salad are among the treats in store; afterwards, you can take a stroll along the Embarcadero.
5. Café Claude
Classic French dishes star on Cafe Claude's $45 prix-fixe brunch menu, which includes a mimosa or kir royale, salad or English pea soup, and entree options like steak frites or ratatouille frittata, plus chocolate cake or creme brulee for dessert. They'll also have live jazz.
6. Foreign Cinema
Astonishingly, a few tables remain at this normally white-hot brunch ticket, which offers great outdoor dining on its lovely covered patio. The brunch menu is $65/person ($25 for kids) for three courses, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.
7. Original Joe's
If you're celebrating grandma (or even great-grandma) as well as mom, this throwback North Beach restaurant is a favorite with an older crowd, complete with a menu of Benedicts and Belgian waffles for brunch and classic Italian-American and steakhouse fare later in the day.
8. Roka Akor
Treat mom to a Japanese feast at this chic and sleek steakhouse chain, which is offering a massive brunch buffet featuring sushi, raw oysters, Japanese appetizers, robata-grilled steak or seafood, and dessert platters. It's not cheap ($98/person, or $118 with unlimited sparkling wine, bellinis, and sake), but it'll definitely be memorable.
9. The Cavalier
San Francisco, CA 94103
Moms will feel like they've joined the cool kids' club after brunch at this British-inspired spot from the Marlowe and Park Tavern team, which still has a few tables available. They'll be serving a $40 prix-fixe brunch menu, and are also adjacent to Union Square for some shopping action.
10. The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
The perfect launching pad for a day of shopping in Union Square, this chic and pricey department-store restaurant is total mom catnip, with tons of fancy small bites, salads, and Champagne to savor.
11. Yank Sing
If your mom is a relatively early riser with a taste for dumplings, there are still some morning seats available at SF's most elegant spot for dim sum. She can sip tea, nibble on BBQ pork buns, and be feted like a queen at a big family-style table.