50 Orange County 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: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
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Bourbon Steak Orange County

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
711 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Bourbon Steak in Dana Point is the best around! The food is unmatched. The ambiance and evening sunsets out on the patio are breathtaking. Our favorite restaurant by far.
100% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Lobster Pot Pie

The Dock

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
1,308 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Scenic View
  • Creative Cuisine
Went for birthday dinner but this place would be excellent for all types of sprcial occasions or just an evening away from your own kitchen. Small (about 15 tables total), quiet (eRead 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
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.
96% recommended
21 people mentioned the Grilled Artichoke
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True Food Kitchen - Newport

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,064 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Healthy
Love the menu choices
92% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
27 people mentioned the Dumplings

Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
6,658 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Amazing first experience! Service was great and the food was delicious!
90% recommended
Steak in Orange County
305 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
3,292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
Excellent service, professional but friendly from Tommy. Food excellent
97% recommended
Special Occasions in Orange County
61 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
5,344 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Our server Maria was very nice and very helpful on the food selection. We went there to celebrate my husband bday and we were very pleased with everything. Great restaurant and aRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Orange County
730 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
7,721 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
There’s nothing like alfresco dining steps from the beach and waves. Add to that great food and service, and what could be a better experience ?
96% recommended
Californian in Orange County
236 people mentioned the Beignets
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
It was absolutely perfect!
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
35 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
2,541 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
What a wonderful evening on the patio, the food, service and Vib is always “off the charts” and just the best! That’s why Coastal Kitchen is our go to. They always bend over backwRead more
97% recommended
American in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
1,766 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
We love the Winery! The view is so picturesque and the ambiance is perfect. Our go to foods are- calamari, heirloom tomato/burrata and lamb chops. Last night I was adventurous and Read more
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
20 people mentioned the Short Rib

North Italia – Irvine

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
3,391 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Fantastic service and food!! I forgot our servers name but he was so amazing!!!
93% recommended
Italian in South Orange County
61 people mentioned the Calamari
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A Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Newport Beach
1,299 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Romance
Service is exceptional, set apart from other restaurants. Our server is a “Pro.”
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Short Rib

Gracias Madre - Newport

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Newport Beach
1,160 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Taco Tuesday was great! Live music, taco and drink specials. Delicious Food!
87% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,585 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
My son 13th birthday 🎂 celebration 🎉
100% recommended
Best Ambience in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Short Rib
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CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,897 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner here at Cucina Enoteca. The staff was friendly and our waitress was attentive and offered some great suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed eveRead more
87% recommended
27 people mentioned the Squash Blossom
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Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
6,877 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Delicious food. Great service in the bar! We always love to meet and enjoy Seasons 52!
96% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
122 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Our server Cody was the best! We recommended us several things and brought an extra sauce for the steak that was AMAZING. The food was great (as always).
96% recommended
Special Occasions in Orange County
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Billy's at the Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
847 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
We always love coming here! The food, the staff.... always the best! And you can't beat the view.
85% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
31 people mentioned the Mai Tai

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Seafood·
Costa Mesa
4,422 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, service and ambiance!
93% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
67 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Oak- Laguna Beach

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
1,140 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service
95% recommended
Brunch in South Orange County
32 people mentioned the Calamari

Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

$$$$·Italian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
3,678 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
Always excellent food and service. Love love love the patio!
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
469 people mentioned the Spaghettini
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Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,566 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and prompt service
89% recommended
Group Bookings in South Orange County
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll

Pelican Grill

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,327 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Had a great lunch with my family, our server Paige was awesome, on top of everything and a great personality. Food was delicious, and the view on the balcony was of course beautifuRead more
91% recommended
32 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,678 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
Food and service excellent Music in patio was far beyond AWFUL loud and disturbing very difficult To enjoy our meal
90% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
27 people mentioned the Lobster Salad

Duke's Huntington Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
5,187 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Our waiter started us off incredibly well, best service, the food was very good. Look forward to going back!
96% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
233 people mentioned the Hula Pie
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21 Oceanfront

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
1,430 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
From the drink at the bar to the service in the dining room, everything was exceptional. Food was delicious and we couldn’t ask for a better night to finish our vacation in SoCal.
93% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
16 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
Table for 2 today

Fleming's Steakhouse - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,701 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Excellent experience all around for our party of four. Rombauer Chardonnay, and shared lettuce wedges to start. Daou Cabernet with filets, and rib eyes all arrived as requested hRead more
86% recommended
Romance in Orange County
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
3,560 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
Great service from Patrick. He gave a nice wine pairing suggestion for my meal. Great views of the water. We love the lobster bisque & the cocktail, La Bonne Vie.
93% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
40 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Luciana's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
2,402 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
All we had hoped for - a lovely birthday celebration.
94% recommended
Romance in South Orange County
16 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,982 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Amazing restaurant, a treat for me to be able to go and have a great dinner!
91% recommended
Special Occasions in South Orange County
1,110 people mentioned the Prime Rib

RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Newport Beach
3,385 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Service was exceptional! Food was great! Drinks were phenomenal! Always a good vibe and time at Red O.
92% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
57 people mentioned the Tamales

Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
3,222 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
I had the chicken with pecans and brie. It was good but couldn't find the brie. My husband had a steak which he enjoyed. Service was excellent. would recommend
92% recommended
138 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Pierside Kitchen + Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
546 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
Our waitress was so nice. She recommended different areas to check out and made us feel welcome. San Clemente is a gem and I'm glad to be here! Food came out perfect temp and waRead more
18 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas

Benihana - Newport Beach, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
3,016 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent Chef. We’ve been to Benihana many times and Chef Oscar was one of the best, if not the best at seasoning, preparing, and cooking the food. The chefs aren’t all the same. Read more
89% recommended
Child Friendly in South Orange County
25 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
Table for 2 today

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,215 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
I love the food. But the mosquitos got us pretty good I suggest you guys use some mosquito lamps or something.
93% recommended
Mexican in Orange County
50 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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Oceans & Earth

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anaheim Hills
735 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Special Occasions
We had the Oceans and Earth pasta, loved it. The Shrimp street tacos, gluten free friend loved it. And the Filet & Fungus flatbread -just OK. I’ve had this flatbread numerous timesRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Bluegold

$$$$·Californian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
1,134 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Always the best. Took a little long to get our food this time, but excellent food once we had it. View is unparalleled.
Californian in Orange County
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,978 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Always happy with our experiences at Tommy Bahama's. Gr8 food, drinks, and service. Relaxing live music in an open setting gives the perfect island feel.
98% recommended
American in Orange County
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp

Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
4,752 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Great food great view
92% recommended
Seafood in South Orange County
258 people mentioned the Garlic Bread