Sit in the beautiful garden-like dining room for either brunch or dinner. Choose three-courses of Bistro Garden favorites, including Maryland Lump Meat Crab Cake, Eggs Benedict, Cold Poached Salmon and the famous Bistro Garden Soufflé in Chocolate or Lemon. Cost is $52 adults, $30 kids under 12. Dinner includes choices such as lobster ravioli, Baked Chilean Sea Bass, Maple Leaf Farm Duckling, osso bucco gremolota with Lemon Pepper Linguini, and grilled filet mignon, $60 for adults $30 per child under 12. 12950 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; reservations: 818-501-0202.
Sit outside on the Tuscan inspired patio and imagine dining in a Siena courtyard at this valley mainstay. The three-course menu is $36.75 per person and includes antipasti selections, such as zucchini blossoms, parma proscuitto and white asparagus soup. Entrees include pumpkin ravioli, black and white linguini, braised short ribs and profiteroles for dessert. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4100 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood; 818-985-4669.
It’s a celebration Italian style with Chef Fabio and an Italian guitarist to serenade you during your meal. The regular menu is a la carte. The $40-per-person Sunday brunch inclues complimentary champagne and a rose for all mothers. Frittatas, French toast, prime rib and more. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4212 Lankershim Blvd, Toluca Lake; 818-760-7081.
Georgio's Cucina is gourmet fine dining in a casual, warm atmosphere serving seasonal, market fresh Italian cuisine with a twist. Formerly Georgio's Pizza and Pasta, owner Therese Smith has completely redone the restaurant with a new chef, Jeffrey Nimer, a new cuisine and a new look. At press time, the Mother's Day menu was not available, so call for further information—or check out the three course Sunday Supper ($15). 11992 Ventura Blvd, Studio City; 818-985-1072.
The classic, yet modern French bistro offers a three-course brunch featuring tomato-watermelon gazpacho, Bistro eggs Benedict, Short rib hash, Brioche bread pudding, Croque monsieur or madame. Adults, $42; kids under 12, $15. Bottomless mimosa, $42. 12969 Ventura Blvd. Studio City; 818-990-0500.
This sophisticated, modern restaurant just expanded with an addition of 100 more seats. Beautifully designed with wood, stone and innovative light fixtures, the new dining room evokes the feeling of a dining room. The Mother's Day brunch menu was not available at press time, so contact the restaurant to hear about chef Adam Horton's menu. 11616 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 818-505-3337.