Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Santa Barbara Mother's Day Brunch


Your mother has fed you so many times, so this Mother's Day, treat her to a special brunch. The whole family can enjoy everything from strawberry waffles with a cappuccino to a succulent plate of crabs' legs paired with a Mimosa. Browse GAYOT's Santa Barbara Mother's Day Brunch list to find the perfect restaurant.


Find the best gifts for Mother's Day

MORE MOTHER'S DAY IDEAS
Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts
Top 10 Mother's Day Wines
Top 10 Cars for Moms
Top 10 Movie Moms


Beachside Bar & Cafe American
12/20
5905 Sandspit Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
Menu
Beachside Bar & Café's oceanfront location is prime for summer noshing. More...

Bella Vista Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Bella Vista , Montecito, CA Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Dr.
Montecito, CA 93108
Menu
Italian-inspired Californian coastal cuisine in one of Santa Barbara’s best settings. More...

Blush Restaurant & Lounge Eclectic
13/20
630 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
Nightlife and fine dining collide at this hot-spot in downtown Santa Barbara. More...

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach Seafood
11/20
2981 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Food plays second fiddle to views at this seaside restaurant, where an idyllic location is the main draw. More...

Cielito Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Cielito, Santa Barbara, CA La Arcada Courtyard
1114 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
An upscale approach to Mexican food in Santa Barbara’s La Arcada Courtyard. More...

Cold Spring Tavern American
12/20
Dining Room at Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara, CA 5995 Stagecoach Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Menu
A rustic setting and weekly game dishes, steaks, burgers and barbecue. More...

D'Angelo Bakery
12/20
25 W. Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
This bakery-turned-restaurant succeeds with both its breads and fare. More...

El Paseo Mexican
13/20
10 El Paseo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
Pricey but satisfying Mexican food in an historic setting. More...

Finch & Fork California
14/20
Dining Room at Finch & Fork, Santa Barbara, CA Canary, A Kimpton Hotel
31 W. Carrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
Finch & Fork crafts seasonal menus reflective of the diversity of Santa Barbara. More...

Jane California
13/20
1311 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
Creative fare served in a convivial environment on the northern edge of downtown Santa Barbara. More...

Jeannine's American Bakery & Restaurant Breakfast
Quick Bite
1253 Coast Village Rd.
Montecito, CA 93108

Locals flock to this breakfast spot for gourmet egg dishes, fresh-baked pastries and cups of strong coffee. More...

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant Wine Bar
14/20
Dining Room at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Santa Barbara, CA 131 Anacapa St., Ste. B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
| Photo
A rustic-yet-chic wine bar and shop in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. More...

Lucky's Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Lucky 1279 Coast Village Rd.
Montecito, CA 93108
Menu
Lucky's is a sophisticated steakhouse with an impressive wine and spirits list. More...

The Montecito Cafe Contemporary
13/20
The Montecito Inn
1295 Coast Village Rd.
Montecito, CA 93108
Menu
Characterized by quality food at sensible prices, The Montecito Café is a locals’ favorite. More...

Paradise Cafe American
12/20
702 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

With classic outdoor dining, Paradise Café is all about a casual vibe, with chili, burgers, seafood, chops and steaks. More...

Root 246 New American
No Rating
Dining Room at Root 246, Solvang, CA Hotel Corque
420 Alisal Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463

A delightfully simple approach to cooking takes full advantage of the region's bountiful ingredients. More...

Scarlett Begonia California
13/20
Victoria Court
11 W. Victoria St., Ste. 10
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Local, organic ingredients are thoughtfully rendered into creative breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner dishes. More...

Sly's Steakhouse
14/20
686 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Menu
Prime steaks and notable seafood are the signatures dishes of this Carpinteria restaurant. More...

Stella Mare's Contemporary
14/20
50 Los Patos Way
Montecito, CA 93108
Menu
Stella Mare's offers satisfying French-inspired food and a lengthy list of local wines in a comfortably elegant country setting. More...

Summerland Beach Cafe American
12/20
2294 Lillie Ave.
Summerland, CA 93067

Summerland Beach Café dishes up home-style breakfast and lunch in a classic low-key beach setting. More...

S.Y. Kitchen Italian
14/20
Dining Room at S.Y. Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA 1110 Faraday St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Menu
A modern take on Italian cuisine in a California farmhouse setting in Santa Ynez. More...

Tupelo Junction Cafe Cajun
13/20
1218 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
Southern food finds a home in Santa Barbara. More...

The Vineyard House California
13/20
3631 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Menu
Local produce and the bounty from the on-site herb garden factor into the cooking at this Santa Ynez Valley restaurant. More...

Best Mother's Day Brunch in Other Cities

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.