50 Orange County 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:Bourbon Steak Orange County, The Dock, Walt's Wharf
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Dana Point / Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley

Bourbon Steak Orange County

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
546 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Restaurant provided all the extra touches, french fries with 3 sauces, chocolates and take home carmel corn. Steak/crab oscar was excellent. Good experience.
93% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Lobster Pot Pie
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The Dock

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
1,044 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
The Dock is among our favorite restaurants of all time. The food is always fabulous, clearly created and served with passion. We love the cozy setting and watching the boats go byRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
21 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Walt's Wharf

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
929 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
We have never been able to duplicate the artichokes over oak fire ...try as we might. We do have the recipe for the aioli and that is a true gift.
99% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
21 people mentioned the Grilled Artichoke
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Broadway by Amar Santana

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,476 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Great service. Great imaginative food. Could not be better
95% recommended
53 people mentioned the Skirt Steak
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True Food Kitchen - Newport

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,568 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
Late lunch wonderful, COVID-19 rules very effective
93% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
27 people mentioned the Dumplings

Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
5,591 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Birthday celebration
94% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
305 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
2,916 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Very good. Had never been there, would definitely go again. I had steak, very good. Wine prices are pretty much in line.
95% recommended
Best Service in Orange County
61 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
4,531 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Had a wonderful time celebrating our 24th Wedding anniversary. The entire staff were fantastic and made our evening memorable.
97% recommended
Best Overall in North Orange County
730 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Tutto Fresco

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
250 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Our social club held a dinner event at Tutto Fresco (Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca.) last night and it was excellent. Despite the rain the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The foodRead more
95% recommended
5 people mentioned the Vongole
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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
6,911 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Very enjoyable time for breakfast
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
236 people mentioned the Beignets
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Reunion Kitchen + Drink - Anaheim Hills

$$$$·American·
Anaheim Hills
1,779 reviews
We like the reunion kitchen in Laguna Beach better, as it's more intimate. However, the food is very good and we enjoy each meal.
59 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,548 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful food, and excellent service!
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
35 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
1,447 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great nice great service
96% recommended
American in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
1,428 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Great time and wonderful experience. We enjoyed the food and mostly our server Sky! He was amazing.
91% recommended
Californian in Orange County
20 people mentioned the Short Rib
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North Italia – Irvine

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
2,918 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Love this place. Always great food!!
93% recommended
61 people mentioned the Calamari
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A Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Newport Beach
1,101 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always excellent food. Chicken Piccata and 1/2 of wine night (Tuesday specials) are my favorite. We also got the warm Brussel sprout salad. Delicious and great service!
93% recommended
Best Food in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Gracias Madre - Newport

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Newport Beach
639 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Thanks guys and welcome back!! 😀
87% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos
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The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,560 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had a beautiful round table overlooking the ocean for the 6 of us. Brunch was excellent. We loved the atmosphere and setting. We will definitely be back.
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Short Rib
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CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,395 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Glad to be back in the restaurant. They’ve done a great job adapting to COVID requirements and still provide an enjoyable experience.
95% recommended
Kid Friendly in South Orange County
27 people mentioned the Squash Blossom

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
6,286 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Seasonal
  • Great for Lunch
My last name is Fuchs. And my server made fun which hasn’t happened for a long time and i find it rude.
96% recommended
Healthy in North Orange County
122 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,410 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was our first time here. We went to celebrate our son's 18th bday. We had a great time and recommend this place.
90% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Billy's at the Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
610 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
We love Billy's. The food, atmosphere and service are great.
85% recommended
Seafood in South Orange County
31 people mentioned the Mai Tai
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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Seafood·
Costa Mesa
3,277 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Impeccable service
90% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
67 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Sol Agave

$$$$·Mexican·
San Juan Capistrano
340 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Food was excellent. Fresh ingredients and well seasoned dishes.
94% recommended
19 people mentioned the Carnitas
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Oak- Laguna Beach

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
809 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
Great night. Food and service were amazing!
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
32 people mentioned the Calamari

Mckenna’s Tea Cottage

$$$$·Afternoon Tea·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
435 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Cozy
  • Special Occasion
McKenna's was recommended by a friend for our Annual Ladies Day Out. First, the good: the venue is quaint and cozy. It reminds me of a ladies' parlor in days gone by. Each persRead more
92% recommended
19 people mentioned the Finger Sandwiches
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Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

$$$$·Italian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
3,185 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The staff were very professional without being stuffy or overbearing. The was a card reading “Happy Anniversary” on table for two apart from the other diners. Everyone was very attRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in North Orange County
469 people mentioned the Spaghettini

Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Belated Birthdays
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Orange County
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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Two Left Forks

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
819 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Always good
93% recommended
26 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Pelican Grill

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,184 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
It was a wonderful experience. Enjoyed over 2 hours eating and visiting.
91% recommended
32 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens

$$$$·French·
Newport Beach
675 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View
Gardens were beautiful, food was divine, service excellent. Great little get away for our 28th anniversary!
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
8 people mentioned the Apple Tart
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Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,064 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
Interesting menu. Good food and ambiance. Enjoyed eating on the patio
93% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Orange County
27 people mentioned the Lobster Salad

Provenance

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,047 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
I think we had the last meal - lunch on March 17 - before the restaurant closed. We both had salads which were very good. Francisco was very friendly and generally attentive but Read more
84% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
22 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Duke's Huntington Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
4,957 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
My fiance and I ate here to celebrate our original wedding date. Great food and outstanding service! Will be going again!
94% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
233 people mentioned the Hula Pie
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21 Oceanfront

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
1,118 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Absolutely the most delicious crab cake I have ever eaten. The swordfish was perfectly cooked and smooth as butter. New York Strip cooked to perfection and absolutely stunning on tRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
16 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,583 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Surprise birthday dinner for my best friend!
91% recommended
Steak in Orange County
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
3,119 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
It was our 30th wedding anniversary and they treated us very well with complimentary champagne and dessert and they were very attentive the service was excellent and so was the fooRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
40 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Luciana's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
2,003 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our dinner was lovely. We started with carpaccio and arugula salad. Then we added other starters. We enjoyed the veal w artichokes and capers plus a bit of lemon. So so goodRead more
95% recommended
16 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,471 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Food and service was superb. Highly recommend the summer frito
91% recommended
1,110 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Newport Beach
2,502 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Best food ever!
88% recommended
57 people mentioned the Tamales
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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
2,662 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
Pleasant, unhurried meal. Good food and good service. Reasonably priced.
94% recommended
American in North Orange County
138 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Pierside Kitchen + Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
541 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Liked Taco Tuesday!
86% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
18 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Benihana - Newport Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
2,703 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
I enjoyed my lunch; had a family of 3 at the far end of the table--just right. Great service and superb food. I always enjoy coming to Benehana's
86% recommended
Kid Friendly in Orange County
25 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Italian·
Costa Mesa
9,154 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
We have been celebrating Christmas Eve at Maggiano’s for over 20 years and the family loves it! The food was outstanding! Thanks
94% recommended
86 people mentioned the Rigatoni
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,106 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Food was delicious, service was great!
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Orange County
50 people mentioned the Carne Asada

Oceans & Earth

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anaheim Hills
420 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
I love the fresh food. My favorites include the simple salad, Farmers Flat bread, farmhouse fried chicken and the O&E pasta. We enjoy the live music and being able to enjoy a fantaRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Bluegold

$$$$·Californian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
927 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and did an amazing job following the new guidelines. Thank you!
84% recommended
Scenic View in North Orange County
10 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,443 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
It was a birthday/ girls lunch. The food was great and so was our server
95% recommended
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp

Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,990 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
As usual, Justin and company do an outstanding job in a difficult time .... almost made us forget about virus! Pleasant
89% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
258 people mentioned the Garlic Bread
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Watermarc

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
2,396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
It's a great spot for brunch. Attendance was small due to the current corona virus uproar.
94% recommended
49 people mentioned the Paella
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