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

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Oyster Loft, Lucky's, Bouchon - Santa Barbara
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
Neighborhoods:Pismo Beach, Montecito, Santa Barbara
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Oyster Loft

$$$$·Seafood·
Pismo Beach
2,503 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
It was our 21 anniversary, the food was amazing. Our waiter Mathew was amazing. The seafood dishes were amazing. Overall everything was more than I could imagine.
Seafood in California Central Coast
43 people mentioned the Black Cod
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Lucky's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Montecito
1,927 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
If you are from out of town and coming to the Santa Barbara area, make your reservation now… hard to reserve a table a week in advance at Lucky’s
Hot Spot in California Central Coast
46 people mentioned the Abalone

Bouchon - Santa Barbara

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Barbara
4,027 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Best server ever
Californian in California Central Coast
86 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Il Cortile Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Paso Robles
3,008 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
The food, service & ambiance are outstanding!!! I highly recommend reservations as they get busy quickly upon opening.
Italian in California Central Coast
55 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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The Sur House

$$$$·Californian·
Big Sur
358 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Wonderful dinner with complex flavor combos. The chef's tasting menu was delicious as it was creative. Unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean make it an extra special spot
4 people mentioned the Cioppino
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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

$$$$·Californian·
Carmel Valley
644 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
My wife and I had a wonderful date night at Lucia. We had the bread and butter appetizer. She had butternut squash ravioli and I had the house burger and a Scrimshaw ale from the tRead more
Best Ambiance in Monterey / Carmel
6 people mentioned the Abalone
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Ventana Grill

$$$$·Latin American·
Pismo Beach
2,431 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Great experience l loved the food and drinks And the waitress was great
33 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Stella Mare's

$$$$·French·
Santa Barbara
1,337 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had the sweetest evening for our 19th Anniversary with delicious food, ambiance and our server and everyone there was hospitable and wonderful. Everything we had was delicious aRead more
Great for Brunch in California Central Coast
19 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Belmond El Encanto Dining Room

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Barbara
1,171 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
For years we've given this restaurant an opportunity. Over those years it has gotten better but still has room to grow. It may be a case of resting on their laurels because they doRead more
Contemporary American in California Central Coast
15 people mentioned the Short Rib

Fandango

$$$$·European·
Pacific Grove
3,157 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
We come here every time we’re in town. The food is yummy and the service is very good
Romantic in California Central Coast
146 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
5,424 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We’ve eaten here a few times while in Monterey. They are consistent with quality and the view is great.
Seafood in California Central Coast
302 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Sardine Factory

$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
3,889 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful experience. Very friendly staff. Drinks and apps were delicious. Entire staff was 5 star. Thank you for a special Monterey experience.
Romantic in California Central Coast
229 people mentioned the Abalone
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Sea Venture

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pismo Beach
1,614 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Service was OUTSTANDING! Food was delicious and we all enjoyed the bottomless mimosas!
Scenic View in California Central Coast
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Anton & Michel Restaurant

$$$$·European·
Carmel
2,243 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We celebrated at Anton and Michel for my friend’s birthday. The food and service is amazing and they have the outdoor garden which is so beautiful
Best Overall in Monterey / Carmel
119 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

$$$$·Steakhouse·
San Luis Obispo
3,133 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
We had a wonderful experience! Service was great !
Best Service in California Central Coast
122 people mentioned the Prime Rib

California Market at Pacific’s Edge

$$$$·American·
Carmel
2,588 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Outstanding view and service which creates value for the price paid. Excellent relaxing venue.
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
37 people mentioned the Abalone
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Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

$$$$·American·
San Luis Obispo
944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
Beautiful venue. Delicious breakfast food. 16 usd + a person. Good service.
Great for Brunch in California Central Coast
9 people mentioned the Monte Cristo

The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Paso Robles
504 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Our server was excellent. He was attentive but not overbearing. The food was great. And thee dessert of Brown Butter Cake was amazing. However it was expensive.
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Harbor Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Santa Barbara
585 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
By and large the food is excellent and well prepared so long as you don't get lobster or anything with sliced tomatoes
18 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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