This Mother’s Day, let mom kick up her feet and avoid the kitchen. Local restaurants are offering up outdoor dining, delivery and special take out options that really celebrate mom. Support our local restaurants and mom at the same time!

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San Francisco

The Vault Garden | San Francisco
Outdoor dining

Chef Jason Halverson has prepared a delightful three-course brunch with a family-friendly $25 kids menu option. Count each child separately when creating the reservation. Enjoy seasonal appetizers, a choice of entrees, and delicious desserts for the table with options like Bay Shrimp Salad, Soft Scrambled Eggs & Caviar Company Trout Roe, Pineapple Cupcake, and, for the kids, a “Mini” Vault Burger ($52 per person, $25 children). 

555 California St,
San Francisco, CA
Online: thevault555.com

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Canela | San Francisco
Pickup & delivery, outdoor dining, indoor dining

Canela is offering moms the choice of being spoiled at home with offerings like its Morning til' Night basket ($69) full of goodies to delight mom throughout her special day and a Mommy's Day Off Virtual Wine Class with tastings ($55). There’s also a Mother's Day Picnic Brunch to-go ($59). Lunch and dinner are available for indoor and outdoor dining. Reservations can be made here.

2272 Market Street

San Francisco, CA
Online: canelasf.square.site/holiday

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Lazy Susan | San Francisco

Along with all of Mom’s favorite a la carte, Lazy Susan will be featuring a Mother’s Day package designed to bring the family together around the table, perhaps even with their namesake Lazy Susan!

208 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA
Online: lazysusanchinese.com

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Cassava | San Francisco
Pick-up

Let Cassava do the cooking this Mother’s Day. Located in SF’s Outer Richmond, the Cassava team has put together a special (pick up only) 5-course menu. The Mother’s Day menu costs $195 and is designed to serve 4 adults. Online ordering available now through May 7 via their website. You'll get a smoked salmon and kale salad, garlic Dungeness crab cakes, confit of chicken legs, scalloped potatoes and lemon-almond merengue pie. 

3519 Balboa St. 
San Francisco, CA
Online: cassavashoppe.square.site

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LA MAR | San Francisco

La Mar Cebichería Peruana is a tribute to one of the cornerstones of Peruvian cuisine, cebiche, and the environment created to enjoy it in, the cebichería. Mother’s Day menu ($95 per person) included shared plates of Bandeja La Mar and Bandeja Caliente; main courses such as Camarones Picantes: jumbo shrimp and squid ink spaghetti stewed in turmeric-aji Amarillo sauce. For dessert, there's Bandeja de Postres: dulce de leche, chocolate mousse with caramelized quinoa and a purple corn pudding. The kid's menu is $29 and includes a panko crusted chicken with fried potatoes and Peruvian Chocolate Cake stuffed with dulce de leche, and vanilla ice cream.

Or purchase a La Mar at Home kit to cook at home! For $249, you can spoil mom with Cebiche Clasico, Empanada de Pollo, and Asado de Tira (bone-in short ribs slowly cooked in purple corn juice, aji panca and pineapple juice, accompanied with quinoa polenta, sautéed cabbage in olive oil and fried garlic).

Pier 1 1/2, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
Online: lamarsf.com

East Bay

Pomella | Oakland
Pickup, delivery, outdoor dining

Pomella is creating special a la carte brunch dishes for Mother’s Day, including Babka French Toast, Beef Hash, Granola parfait, and zucchini pancakes. Babka & a Bouquet will also be available for preorder, featuring Mica’s homemade Chocolate Babka and festive bouquets from a local florist.

3770 Piedmont Ave., Unit B
Oakland, CA
Online: pomellaoakland.com

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Alley & Vine | Alameda
Indoor & outdoor dining

This new farm-to-table California restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu for $59, addition to the regular brunch and dinner menus. The three-course meal includes Mixed Baby Greens with spring blossoms, bee pollen, honey vinaigrette, Seared Sea Scallops with baby carrots, English peas, chorizo secco, champagne beurre fondue and Vanilla Cheesecake.

1332 Park Street, Suite D
Alameda, CA
Online: alleyandvine.com

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alaMar | Oakland, CA
Outdoor dining 

Celebrate mom with a crab or lobster feed from alaMar, paired perfectly with complimentary roses and a mini bottle of champagne.

100 Grand Ave #111
Oakland, CA
Online: alamaroakland.com

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Sobre Mesa | Oakland
Indoor dining & outdoor dining 

Chef Nelson German is cooking up unique dishes for mom, including a Braised Game Bird (similar to the dish he prepared on the first episode Top Chef Season 18), a specialty cocktail, and Mother’s Day macarons.

1618 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA
Online: sobremesaoak.com

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South Bay/Peninsula

Aurum | Los Altos
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout & delivery 

Executive Chef Manish Tyagihas created a delicious four-course meal for Mother’s Day, which includes a Dahi Poor Mousse amuse bouche, Tandoori Duck Seekh Kebab, Fish Pollichathu, Roasted Lamb Loin, and Apple Jalebi Rabdi Parfait. The menu will be available at the restaurant for safe, onsite dining as well as for pickup and delivery. Moms dining at the restaurant will be welcomed with their choice of a mimosa or glass of bubbles. Reservations can be made here.

132 State St,
Los Altos, CA
Online: aurumca.com

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—Kate Loweth

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