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Celebrate Mom with a Magical Mother’s Day Brunch in Newport Beach

May 9, 2019

When it comes to pampering Mom this Mother’s Day, Newport Beach boasts many delicious options. Enjoy delectable cuisine featuring the OC’s endless bounty of fresh, local ingredients while savoring the incredible ocean views afforded by everybody’s favorite beach town.

From turquoise waters to infinite stretches of sandy coastline, yummy entrees to bottomless mimosas, here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect Newport Beach celebration.

Back Bay Bistro

Boasting breathtaking views of Pacific Coast cliffs, Back Bay Bistro serves award-winning California cuisine. Yet, the atmosphere proves kid-friendly. Heck, even the patio’s dog-friendly. Buffet-style dining during their Mother’s Day Brunch means you and the other adults in your party can enjoy some pre-breakfast champagne or mimosas while the kids dive in. What’s more, large tables accommodate families of every size.

As for the menu? Get ready for epicurean delights like juicy roasted turkey and filet of beef with green peppercorn sauce. Their made-to-order omelets and well-stocked salad and seafood bars feature fresh and seasonal ingredients.

There’s also plenty of ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. At the dessert station, you’ll find everything from colorful mini-desserts to a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, marshmallows, and Oreos for dipping. (Just be sure to humor mom by eating your vegetables first!) Learn more and check out the full menu now. Or, call (949) 729-1144 for reservations.

BaysideBayside Restaurant

For the past 20 years, Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach has elevated dining to a fine art. So, it’s little wonder that award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein has spared no expense when it comes to this year’s three-course Mother’s Day brunch. Starters such as the Puree of Artichoke Soup, Compressed Hickory Smoked Scottish Salmon Salad, and the Prosciutto Carpaccio will excite your palate.

As for the main course? From the Blackened Pacific Swordfish to the Wild Mushroom Crusted Halibut and the Free-Range Chicken Breast “Cordon Bleu,” you’ll savor every bite. Just make sure you save a little room for dessert, which includes your choice of a Chocolate Three Layer Mousse topped with fresh raspberries or a Strawberry Almond Tart finished with vanilla Bavarian Cream and strawberry coulis.

The restaurant overlooks the harbor providing stunning seaside views. It’s also a local favorite, which translates into a warm, friendly atmosphere. There’s no better spot to linger with a brunch cocktail, and you’ve got plenty of choices here, too. Our personal favorite? Put a little spice in mom’s life with the Seacoast Bloody Mary garnished with a hint of horseradish, celery salt, and a Cajun jumbo prawn. Explore the full slate of menu options. Or, call (949) 721-1222 for reservations.

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Celebrate the important women in your life by sweeping them away for a luxurious mid-morning brunch at The Resort at Pelican Hill. You’ll enjoy a chef-crafted brunch surrounded by some of SoCal’s most jaw-dropping waterfront vistas. From their charcuterie and cheese station to their children’s buffet, there’s plenty of great eats for the entire family.

Brunch staples include made-to-order waffles garnished with your choice of strawberry-rhubarb compote, Vermont maple syrup, and Chantilly cream. And their carvery will serve up savory offerings like Wild Salmon Wellington and Chardonnay-Braised Chicken Blanquette.

Top this off with a generous offering of sweet treats, from Blueberry Crumble Cream Puffs to Rosewater White Chocolate Mousse Cake, and Mom’s sure to feel special. Check out the full menu here. The Mother’s Day Brunch will take place in the Mar Vista Ballroom from 10 am to 3 pm, and you can make reservations by calling (877) 563-5102.

Think Outside the Box with Mother’s Day Catering

But what if you’re looking for a more intimate, unique Mother’s Day event? Why not host your own fully catered brunch? Newport Beach has many delicious options when it comes to catering. They include five-star-rated Rose Bakery whose omelets, pancakes, and breakfast burritos are out of this world. You can check out their breakfast menu here, or call (949) 675-3151 to discuss catering your event.

Pandor Artisan Bakery & Café specializes in authentic French artisan bread, Viennoiseries, pastries, tartines, and more. Take a look at their decadent menu, or learn more about their catering options by contacting them at (714) 833-2341 or

No discussion of Mother’s Day Brunch would be complete without mentioning the breakfast staple Haute Cakes. They serve up hearty fare including inventive egg scrambles, tasty avocado toast, and sinfully good pancakes (a.k.a. haute cakes). Haute cakes come in a creative assortment of flavors including orange ricotta and oatmeal blueberry. Scope out the catering menu, or contact them at (949) 642-4114 to set up an event your mother won’t soon forget.

View More Mother’s Day Dining Options Here.

Written By: Engrid Barnett


Written by Visit Newport Beach

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