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22 California Central Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

The OpenTable Team

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Restaurants:Oyster Loft, Lucky's, Bouchon - Santa Barbara
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
Neighborhoods:Pismo Beach, Montecito, Santa Barbara
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7:00 PM

Oyster Loft

$$$$·Seafood·
Pismo Beach
1,724 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
OMG, since moving to SF from NYC two years this is one of the best food experiences we’ve had. We came here mainly because of hotel concierge tip that sunset is great and food is gRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in California Central Coast
43 people mentioned the Black Cod
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Lucky's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Montecito
1,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
I took some clients there at their request, and I doubt I will ever go there on my own. The prices on the menu were so astronomically high I had to look twice to confirm they wereRead more
89% recommended
Special Occasion in California Central Coast
46 people mentioned the Abalone
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Bouchon - Santa Barbara

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Barbara
2,990 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Excellent service and great food experience
95% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
86 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Il Cortile Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Paso Robles
2,087 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The special pasta might be the best pasta I've ever had.
95% recommended
Best Food in California Central Coast
55 people mentioned the Veal Chop
Table for 2 today

The Sur House

$$$$·Californian·
Big Sur
255 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Excellent new chef!
85% recommended
4 people mentioned the Cioppino
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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

$$$$·Californian·
Carmel Valley
327 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Boutique restaurant for special occaisions or dining out with that special person; exquisite cuisine, appropriately priced for quality; superb wait staff make for a memorable experRead more
85% recommended
Best Ambiance in Monterey / Carmel
6 people mentioned the Abalone
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Ventana Grill

$$$$·Latin American·
Pismo Beach
1,825 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
We had all 3 specials plus dessert it was amazing.
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
33 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Stella Mare's

$$$$·French·
Santa Barbara
804 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
very romantic evening, thanks! The atmosphere great, it's a very quaint and cozy spot.
95% recommended
Best Value in Santa Barbara
19 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Seventh & Dolores

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Carmel
391 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Great new addition to Carmel restaurants
93% recommended
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
7 people mentioned the Calamari
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Belmond El Encanto Dining Room

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Barbara
759 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Excellent food and service
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
15 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Novo Restaurant

$$$$·Global, International·
San Luis Obispo
1,061 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Love the food and sitting on the outside deck by the little steam. Eclectic, creative menu
94% recommended
25 people mentioned the Salmon Bisque
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Fandango

$$$$·European·
Pacific Grove
2,492 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Loved this restaurant
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Monterey / Carmel
146 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
4,445 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Cocktails were great, food was excellent and Monique was terrific. Only negative: my favorite Oysters Rockefeller is off the menu. Nevertheless, we shall return!
88% recommended
Scenic View in California Central Coast
302 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Sardine Factory

$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
3,141 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Was an awesome diner the veal was outstanding and the abalone was incredible plus Marisa our server was great and the wine selection was incredible also. Overall the best meal of Read more
91% recommended
Seafood in California Central Coast
229 people mentioned the Abalone

Foremost Wine Company

$$$$·Contemporary American·
San Luis Obispo
260 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
We love this place. The service and the quality of the food were absolutely fantastic. It's not cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for here. If you are looking for inexpeRead more
87% recommended
10 people mentioned the Avocado Toast
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Sea Venture

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pismo Beach
1,007 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, and good food at a surprisingly reasonable price
95% recommended
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Anton & Michel Restaurant

$$$$·European·
Carmel
1,540 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing. Excellent meal. Beautiful. Our server was incredible.
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Monterey / Carmel
119 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

$$$$·Steakhouse·
San Luis Obispo
2,255 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
44 year anniversary
97% recommended
Hot Spot in California Central Coast
122 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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California Market at Pacific’s Edge

$$$$·American·
Carmel
2,358 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch overlooking the Pacific. We were seated promptly at a table with a spectacular view! Service was god with the exception that my husbands sandwich camRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in California Central Coast
37 people mentioned the Abalone

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

$$$$·American·
San Luis Obispo
395 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great for Lunch
Lovely family atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend for breakfast, it is very charming ♡
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in California Central Coast
9 people mentioned the Monte Cristo

The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Paso Robles
229 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Dinner at the Paso Robles Inn was excellent and our server was the best.
84% recommended
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Harbor Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Santa Barbara
506 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Great view great food great time
88% recommended
Good for Groups in California Central Coast
18 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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