Mother’s Day Celebrations for Every Type of Mom – A Greater Palm Springs Guide

A list of “Mom-Spots” to celebrate the Traditionalist, Music-Lover, Discerning-Diner, or Outdoor Enthusiast in your life

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A three-course menu at Lulu California Bistro, is family and group-friendly, offering something for everyone. The Tower of Avocado and Ahi Tuna Tartar is just one of many starters that Moms can indulge in for a special meal.
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Moms deserve to be celebrated for their devotion, love, and countless acts of giving throughout the year. With just one holiday dedicated to show the Moms in your life that they are truly special, the pressure to come up with a perfect Mother’s Day plan can be anxiety-provoking.

Relax and be assured that there are plenty of places gearing up to fulfill the wishes of every type of Mom. This list of restaurants across the valley will make everyone breathe a little bit easier.


Lulu California Bistro

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The Curry Chicken Salad at Lulu California Bistro is a healthy but substantial option for Mom to enjoy and will allow room for a sweet treat for dessert.


Lulu California Bistro offers a three-course menu priced at $29.99 for adults and $15.99 for children under age 12. Add on $4.99 for up to three glasses of champagne and Mimosas and you have yourself a celebration!

This Mother’s Day menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lulu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760- 327-5858;


Plate | Glass

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Take Mom upstairs to Plate | Glass for people-watching from the outdoor patio and enjoy a three-course menu with entrée options such as the Beef Tournades with Mushrooms and Cauliflower Mash.


Plate | Glass serves up “savory beginnings and happy endings” from their modern-designed restaurant with a second floor perch in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. A special Mother’s Day, three-course menu will be offered all day for $25 per person. Cocktails, wine and beer can be purchased from the bar for an additional charge.

Plate | Glass, 301 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-322-2322;


Melvyn’s Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn

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The Lobster Benedict at Melvyn’s is a classic example of the restaurant’s adherence to Old Palm Springs traditions. The Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Melvyn’s has been going strong since 1975 ,and will win the hearts of Moms wanting to experience a taste of  the iconic Palm Springs past that never goes out of style.


Melvyn’s Restaurant, located in the historic Ingleside Inn near the Tennis Club area of Palm Springs, is a blast from the past that you won’t want to miss. The Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch will be offered for the 40th year, featuring unlimited Melvyn’s Champagne and classic dining options such as omelets, Benedicts, salads, steak, veal, lamb, and pork. Price is $35 per person inclusive of fruit, baked goods and champagne. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by the iconic “Sunday Jam” in it’s 39th year, hosted by Mikael Healey on the piano from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Melvyn's Restaurant, 200 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, 760-325-0046;


Le Vallauris

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Start things off with a beautifully composed Charcuterie Plate at the ever-elegant Le Vallaris Restaurant in historic old Palm Springs. Tell Mom to wear her best dress and let her know she is the toast of the town with a champagne brunch.


Le Vallauris Restaurant offers a lovely Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch priced at $59 per person, with three-courses of French cuisine, inclusive of unlimited champagne. The French interior and romantic, intimate outdoor patio offer an elegant and romantic way to celebrate.
Le Vallauris, 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, 760-325-5059;


Vicky’s of Santa Fe Restaurant

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Vicky’s of Santa Fe will have dining specials for Mom like the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna over Arugula and Grilled Asparagus in addition to their regular dinner menu.


Known for live music and entertainment while you dine, Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells offers dinner with two unique ways to make the day memorable for Mom. Book a Sunset Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault through Desert Adventures Jeep Tours with your outdoor, adventure-loving Mom, which includes a three-course dinner at Vicky’s for $150 per person. While dining, enjoy the jazz, acoustic and rock musical talent of John Stanley King & Trio. To book a Desert Adventures Jeep Tour, call 760-324-5337 or 800-440-5337, ext. 1.

Vicky's of Santa Fe, Highway 111 and Club Drive, Indian Wells, 760-345-9770;


Cuistot Restaurant

If you are looking for an upscale Champagne Brunch to treat Mom to a taste of France, try Cuistot Restaurant in Palm Desert. Three courses on the classically prepared menu is $42.75 per person, inclusive of champagne or mimosa, for a French-inspired, festive celebration.
Cuistot Restaurant, 72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, 760-340-1000;


Pomme Frite

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How about a Belgian Waffle with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche, capers and red onions.


Now open for lunch on the weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., here is a perfect opportunity to take Mom for some Belgian cuisine. Choose from lots of small plate dishes, egg creations and Belgian specialties.

Pomme Frite, 256 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-778-3727;


Spencer's Restaurant

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Spencer's Restaurant offers an elegant setting for Mother's Day.


Spencer's Restaurant is serving up Mom's favorites from a Signature Colossal Shrimp Cocktail to Crab Cake Benedict to Baja Shrimp Salad offered on the Sunday Brunch Menu, which runs 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Or bring her for dinner starting at 5 p.m. featuring Lobster Potstickers, Chilled Gazpacho with Maine Lobster, and Center Cut Veal Rib Chop off the Traditional Dinner Menu. Reservations recommended.

Spencer's Restaurant, 701 W. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, 760-327-3446;


More Options

For a full-service day of pampering and a classic Palm Springs boutique hotel brunch, take Mom to the Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel. A three-course brunch with a complimentary glass of Prosecco is offered for $47 per person. Special spa packages are discounted 20 percent and massages are $25 off. 

If you are seeking brunch in Rancho Mirage, celebrate Mom at Wally’s Desert Turtle with a three-course menu offered for $46 per person and half-price for children under age 12. Or, take Mom to The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa where she can enjoy discounted spa services, tennis clinics and compete in a Mother-Daughter look-alike contest. A lavish brunch buffet with multiple dining stations to choose from and unlimited champagne/mimosas is $75 per person or $25 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under age 6 dine for free. Valet parking is complimentary for dining guests at Pinzimini Restaurant.

Or, enjoy a traditional champagne country club brunch at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, offering outdoor seating featuring mountain views for $43.95 per person or $17.50 for children under 12.


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