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
598 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Food was amazing. Would have been 5 stars except I told them ahead of time we had a 50th birthday and there wasn’t any special desert or anything to commemorate the event. Didn’tRead more
87% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Lobster Pot Pie
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The Dock

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
1,201 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
This is a very special place- the food is sensational, the service fantastic and the setting also great. It might be our favorite place in Orange County and we go to restaurants Read more
100% 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
931 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Local Ingredients
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.
100% recommended
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
1,750 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
One of my fav go tos!! Love this place and the menu so much!!!
91% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
27 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
6,194 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Outstanding in every way!
90% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
305 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
3,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. Even though we were seated outdoors ,they make the setting very safe, warm and intimate for each table . Eugene was our server extraordiRead more
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
61 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
4,972 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
It was great, just like all of the other times.
97% recommended
Best Overall in North Orange County
730 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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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
7,346 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Simply amazing! Wonderful service and delicious food!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
236 people mentioned the Beignets
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Reunion Kitchen + Drink - Anaheim Hills

$$$$·American·
Anaheim Hills
1,779 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
96% recommended
59 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,691 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
A BIRTHDAY 🎂
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
35 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
2,026 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
Always a great experience, wonderful service. The ahi tuna so fresh and delicious, pork chop was incredible very flavorful. Kale salad is my favorite. Another fantastic evening.
97% recommended
American in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie
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The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
1,588 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
Food was very good, service was amazing!
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in South Orange County
20 people mentioned the Short Rib
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North Italia – Irvine

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
3,156 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Great food greater service!
93% recommended
Italian in South Orange County
61 people mentioned the Calamari
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A Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Newport Beach
1,201 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
Great as always. Best food sand service on the West Coast.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Gracias Madre - Newport

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Newport Beach
897 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Excellent Happy Hour food and drinks. Patio heaters and comfortable seats. Reservations seem to be a must.
97% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos
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The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,576 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Great food, great service. View was awesome. Would recommend.
94% recommended
11 people mentioned the Short Rib
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CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,658 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
We have not eaten here in a couple of months. The service was great from beginning to the the end. The burrata appetizer was fantastic. But both of us were a little disappointedRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in South Orange County
27 people mentioned the Squash Blossom
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Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
6,544 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Always delightful, staff are charming. Menu as wonderful as ever.
98% recommended
Healthy in North Orange County
122 people mentioned the Flat Bread
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,572 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
It was wonderful
91% recommended
Romantic in Orange County
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Billy's at the Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
648 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
I'm so glad Billy's is open again. Their new outdoor area overlooking the harbor is wonderful.
81% recommended
Great for Lunch in Orange County
31 people mentioned the Mai Tai
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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Seafood·
Costa Mesa
3,818 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Best service and food
93% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
67 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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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
967 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
The staff was wonderful— friendly, helpful with the menu, and made our birthday dinner something special! Would highly recommend and we’ll definitely go back next time we visit LagRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Orange County
32 people mentioned the Calamari
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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
3,453 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Food is always amazing, our waiter went above & beyond! very enjoyable time.
98% recommended
Italian in North Orange County
469 people mentioned the Spaghettini

Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,329 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Great Birthday Dinner! Kevin was an AWSOME server.
94% recommended
Steakhouse in South Orange County
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll

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
2,234 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Good ! Great view .... good food.
90% recommended
32 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens

$$$$·French·
Newport Beach
806 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View
The gardens are lovely and the food great (as usual). Love to come here and dine year round. Kudos!
99% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
8 people mentioned the Apple Tart
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Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,376 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
I didn't mean to only give one star on the first page- I was check #1 of 5 and the page flipped. We had a lovely brunch - food was good, waiter a good go between when it took forevRead more
93% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
27 people mentioned the Lobster Salad

Provenance

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,047 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
86% recommended
22 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Duke's Huntington Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
4,960 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
My fiance and I ate here to celebrate our original wedding date. Great food and outstanding service! Will be going again!
96% recommended
233 people mentioned the Hula Pie
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21 Oceanfront

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
1,258 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Lobster was over cooked. Music playing didn’t fit the ambiance. My father had the lamb. It was amazing. All in all a nice experience.
89% recommended
Romantic in South Orange County
16 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,647 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great service and remarkable steaks!
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
3,319 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Stunning views, salty ocean smells, stellar service and fantastic food and drinks!
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
40 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Luciana's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
2,222 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Anniversary dinner
95% recommended
16 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,710 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
My Mom’s 95th birthday!!!
92% recommended
1,110 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Newport Beach
2,857 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food & service in a great setting! Thanks!
91% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
57 people mentioned the Tamales
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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
2,987 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always pleased with the food and service. Enjoyed a ribeye cooked perfectly and paired it with a delicious Old Fashioned (drink). This has become my favorite spot.
96% recommended
American in North Orange County
138 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Pierside Kitchen + Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
541 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Happy Hour
  • Scenic View
Liked Taco Tuesday!
100% recommended
18 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Benihana - Newport Beach, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
2,808 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
This is the safest dining experience I’ve experienced since the pandemic began! This restaurant has gone above and beyond to follow CDC guidelines. Tent dining with plenty of heatRead more
92% 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
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
We have been celebrating Christmas Eve at Maggiano’s for over 20 years and the family loves it! The food was outstanding! Thanks
95% recommended
86 people mentioned the Rigatoni
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,130 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
What a nice place. I met my sister there for lunch. They took care of everything we asked for. We sat there for a long time, but were never made to feel like we needed to “move aloRead more
97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Orange County
50 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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Oceans & Earth

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anaheim Hills
586 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Delicious food and beverages. The peanut butter martini is superb
97% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Bluegold

$$$$·Californian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
931 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • 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
10 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,749 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Lovely patio setting. Very attentive waitress & delicious food. We had a birthday & we’re given a free dessert of our choosing.
97% recommended
American in Orange County
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
4,331 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
We enjoyed lunch on the dock, in the fresh air and sunshine. The Chef’s Salad looked and tasted great. Followed by Chilean Sea Bass over steamed Spinach and a bed of Risotto. AbsolRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked 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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