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Treat Your Mother to Brunch At These Local Spots

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Isn't it about time you treated your mom to something nice? Show her how much you care with a special brunch-menu at one of these top spots. 

1760

In addition to their regular scrumptious menu, Executive Chef Adam Tortosa at 1760 has whipped up a special Mother's Day brunch for you and your mom. Dishes include French toast with roasted strawberries and whipped creme fraiche; Fried egg sandwich with basil aioli and smashed avocado; Lollipop kale with Guanciale and 63 degree egg; and Avocado toast with parsley, lime, and Biber pepper. Yum! Bar Manager Christopher Longoria will also offer special brunch cocktails for the day including a Green Strawberry Bloody Mary. 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A16 Rockridge

Take mom to the East Bay this Mother’s Day for the warm weather and a special a la carte menu by Chef Rocky Maselli at A16 Rockridge. Enjoy classic fare or sample new dishes created especially for the day. At the end of the meal, moms will be gifted with a sweet treat to take home – a pound cake from Pastry Chef Hannah Buoye – which you can pass off as your present, if you're feeling cheap. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CHAYA Brasserie

This Mother's Day, Chaya will host a delicious, three-course Chef Selection menu ($45) paired with bottomless mimosas ($12), duh. Choose from dishes like the Castelle French Toast with caramelized banana, almonds, and fresh fruits, or the Dungeness Crab Egg Benedict with avocado, miso hollandaise, and home fries. For dessert, try the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches, or the Warm Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with caramel ice cream. Either way, your mom will love it.

Bocanova

Celebrate mom at Bocanova this year with a waterfront view of the bay. Make sure to order the day's special dishes (available at brunch only): Crab Benedict with Arepas, and Stone Valley Pork Leg with butter beans, poached egg and tomatillo crudo for brunch and dinner.

A16 

A16 is offering a special a la carte menu boasting festive dishes and beverages just for your mom. The best part: After their meal, moms will be gifted with flowers for the holiday. Awwww. 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Off the Grid

You might not think of food-truck fare when you think of treating your mom, but sit back and let Off the Grid do all the work at these special picnic affair. With a reserved blanket and flowers for her to take home as a souvenir, the package includes: A signature Picnic at the Presidio blanket for you to keep, a Mimosa kit for you to share, and a Home Sweet Flowers Bouquet. $100, Reserve a spot here.

Presidio Social Club 

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style on Sunday at PSC. Stop in for selections from their iconic brunch menu, and stay to sample their Mother’s Day Special: Sweet Bay Shrimp with a citrus dressing served over butter leaf lettuce. Make sure to take advantage of the gorgeous spring weather with a table on the back deck. 

Hornblower Brunch Cruise

It doesn’t get better than Mother’s Day on the bay. The Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise aboard the San Francisco Belle leaves from Pier 3 at 12:00pm (don’t be late!) and boasts two hours of cruising on board a Hornblower Yacht. Plus, you’ll get a freshly prepared Mother’s Day brunch buffet, free flowing champagne, a DJ, and a view you’ll never forget. Starting at $ 74.00 Reserve here.

RN74

Our only dinner option on the list, Michael Mina is offering a four-course menu that will make you the favorite child. The menu includes: chilled asparagus soup with Miyagi oyster and lemon oil; grilled Maine lobster with stone fruit compote and coconut gel; Prime Black Anhus Ribeye with sweet corn, trumpet mushroom, and red wine reduction; and strawberry cremeux with devil's food cake, and cocoa nib-porte ice cream. $125, additional $60 for wine pairing. 

SHED

If you're looking to get out of the city, there's no better escape (or better food) than SHED in Healdsburg. Their Mother's Day brunch includes heirloom grain Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries, rhubarb compote, and whipped crème fraîche, as well as poached eggs with asparagus, smoked trout, tiny potatoes, and tarragon persillade. All Moms will also receive a fresh herb bouquet that dries beautifully can enliven all those home-cooked meals you miss so much.