South Coast Plaza’s restaurants anticipate a busy Mother’s Day weekend and reservations are advised. All restaurants will be open, but here is a sampling of special offerings expressly for Mother’s Day. There are also dining packages to enjoy at home.

KNIFE PLEAT
Knife Pleat offers Mother’s Day tea on Sunday, May 9th.

Guests will begin the classic tea service with scones, clotted cream and house-made marmalades. Finger sandwiches on assorted breads include Persian cucumber, egg salad, beet-cured salmon and chicken salad. End on a sweet note with cream puffs, seasonal fruit tart, macaron and the signature chocolate Louis XV. Select from six teas such as jasmine, Earl Grey, rooibos raspberry vanilla, assam and sencha. À la carte champagne and caviar service will be available.
11am-2:30pm (last seating)
$75 per person, $36 children, exclusive of tax/gratuity
Reservations advised

TERRACE BY MIX MIX
Highly regarded chef Ross Pangilinan is serving a three-course brunch for Mother’s Day at his beautiful terrace restaurant.

Guests will have a choice of four starters: seared yellowfin tuna, house Caesar, “snack” plate of bacon-wrapped date, mushroom tempura and signature albacore tostada or a trio of toast: avocado, goat cheese and chicken liver mousse.

Main course selections are house-made bucatini, diver scallops & pork belly Benedict, prosciutto pizza, or for a $10 surcharge, beef ribeye with sides. A lemon semifreddo or chocolate potato cake are offered for dessert. Kids’ menu has three choices: French toast, cheese pizza, or pork adobo with fried rice.

11am-3pm
$50 per person, $12.50 kids, excluding tax/gratuity. Substitutions politely declined
Reservations advised

WATER GRILL
Enjoy an unparalleled offering of fresh seafood such as wild Alaskan halibut, iced shellfish platters, sushi and seasonal soft-shell crab. For Mother’s Day only, there will be specials for the day, a new spring cocktail and dessert featuring Harry’s Berries over lemon sable cake.
11am-10pm
Reservations advised

MEZZET MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
Mezzet offers a three-course Mother’s Day menu that includes two glasses of wine per guest.

Guests will start with a choice of salad, then select from entrées of filet mignon, garlic shrimp ravioli or stuffed filet of sole. Dessert is chocolate cake or limoncello with coffee or tea.
11am-7pm
$55 per person, excluding tax/gratuity
Reservations advised; walk-ins welcome

THE CAPITAL GRILLE
The Capital Grille will open early serving the full dinner menu of contemporary classics as well as three brunch features: lobster frittata, bone-in NY strip steak and eggs and 8 oz. filet mignon from 11am-2pm.

Another option is Mother’s Day at home. A three-course dinner features whole roasted tenderloin of beef with butter poached lobster tails as the main course with accompaniments to share. Guests will start with a butter leaf lettuce salad and French rolls and finish with flourless chocolate espresso cake and chocolate covered strawberries. The pre-ordered dinner will be ready to warm and enjoy at home.
11am-9pm
Reservations for dine-in à la carte menu
Mother’s Day at Home starts at $165, excluding tax.
Available for pick up May 8, 12-5pm; May 9, 10am-12pm

SEASONS 52
Seasons 52 offers dine-in/outdoor seating for Mother’s Day with its popular, fresh à la carte menu that includes brunch selections. A takeout Green Box is the perfect option for those who prefer to dine at home. It offers three entrée selections and is available in two sizes.

Brunch, served 10am-2pm, includes à la carte specials for Mother’s Day. Avocado toast, strawberry spinach salad, asparagus soup and lobster bisque are starters for the day. Brunch entrées include crab and cheddar quiche, French toast, apricot-glazed ham and wood-grilled shrimp and grits.

Green Box three-course menu starts with either field green or Caesar salad. Wood-grilled beef tenderloin, whole side of cedar plank-roasted salmon and apricot-glazed spiral ham are selections for the group entrée, served with roasted French green beans and a choice of sweet potato mash with maple-pecan streusel or marble potatoes. Finish with Mini-Indulgences: chocolate-dipped strawberry, coconut cream pie or raspberry chocolate chip cannoli. Food is chilled and ready to be reheated when convenient; pre-order required.

10am-2pm, brunch; à la carte menu until 9pm
Reservations for dine-in
Mother’s Day Green Box for 2 or 4-6; prices range from $55-$165 depending on size and entrée selection, excluding tax
Available for pickup May 7-8

ROYAL KHYBER FINE INDIAN CUISINE
Royal Khyber is open for Mother’s Day lunch and dinner, serving the refined cuisine of Northern India, with both indoor and courtyard seating. Classics include mouthwatering curries and from the authentic mesquite-fired tandoor oven, delicately spiced chicken, lamb and seafood.

The serene setting and warm service demonstrate why the Puri family has been known for upscale Indian dining for almost 40 years. Mothers will receive a flute of complimentary bubbly on Mother’s Day.

11am-2pm lunch; 5-10pm dinner
Reservations advised. Walk-ins based on availability
Takeout specials available with curbside pickup

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE
Moms will enjoy Morton’s classic menu of prime steaks, premier seafood and fine wines. A filet mignon & Maine lobster Oscar special will be featured for the day, priced at $59.

Morton’s also offers a celebration dinner for two to enjoy at home that comes with a bottle of wine– Raymond, “Primal Cut” Cabernet Sauvignon or Decoy By Duckhorn, Brut Cuvée. The dinner will start with a salad, followed by two 6 oz. center-cut filet mignon and two cold-water lobster tails, served with creamed spinach, honey-glazed carrots and sour cream mashed potatoes. Dessert is white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake.
11am-9pm
Reservations advised for à la carte menu
Order three-course steak & lobster Oscar dinner with wine for takeout, $179 excluding tax

TAKEOUT ONLY
TIFFANY & CO. BLUE BOX CAFE
Blue Box Cafe offers curated menu packages to enjoy at home and perfect for Mother’s Day weekend.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY FOR TWO
The bento box packaged menu includes chia seed yogurt pudding with farmer’s market fruit, croissants with organic strawberries and lavender mascarpone, Tiffany avocado toast, smoked salmon and buckwheat mille feuille, and Bellocq No. 727 The Tiffany Blend: A floral infusion of Chinese and Ceylon black tea with notes of lychee, rose buds, lavender and vanilla.

TIFFANY TEA FOR TWO
The lovely tea begins with assorted scones and Devonshire cream, cherry ginger marmalade, and wildflower honey. Next tea sandwiches with a variety of fillings—smoked salmon, lemon cucumber, chicken salad, truffle and mushroom butter, goat cheese, fig and honey–as well as a petit lobster roll. End with a generous selection of petit fours and confections such as chocolate hazelnut Rocher, opera cake, citrus-olive oil cake and Key lime cheesecake. Included is a tin of Bellocq No. 727 Tiffany Blend Tea.

Breakfast for 2, $120, excluding tax. Tea for 2, $150, excluding tax
For more details and to preorder 48 hours in advance
Or for information please call 714.540.5330, press 7