- Business Advocacy
Mother’s Day is May 14, and while it’s a special day for families it is also a huge day for local restaurant managers and employees. Restaurant members of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce offer a treasure of great feasts and fine foods as well as home cooking and various international cuisines appropriate for the day.
These local businesses are planning to host celebrations and guests all day long. In restaurant-rich Alhambra, the preparation is gathering momentum for a very long day and for some, Saturday, May 13, is also included to handle the overload of diners.
So wise residents should make plans immediately to assure themselves a seat for mom at one of the many fine food emporiums in town and nearby. Phone or go online to websites to learn of reservation opportunities.
Chamber member restaurants offering brunch, buffet, or special menus
For a very upscale brunch, Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra (626-570-4600), invites the public to make reservations for its Mother’s Day Brunch served on both Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14. On Saturday, May 13, the brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is priced at $34.95 and $10.95 for children ages 3-10. On Sunday, May 14, the brunch is presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 3-10. Manager Gary Miller invites people to plan early and make a reservation today at www.opentable.com/almansor-court to reserve a place for this array of fine food. On the menu are carved prime rib, crab legs and seafood selections, pasta station, omelet station, Mexican station with fresh carnitas and carne asada, crab, sushi, and an expansive hot buffet, with salads, coffee, juices, desserts, and champagne.
The Diner On Main, 201 W. Main St., Alhambra 91801, www.dineronmainrestaurant.net, (626-281-3488) has a Chef’s Special Mother’s Day Menu to be offered from 11 a.m. throughout the day. The featured items are a choice of New York steak and breaded shrimp as a single combination platter or Pacific sea bass. Each meal includes side orders, bread, and a choice of soup or salad. Breakfast is served all day. A full service bar is available also for those wanting adult beverages. For gatherings with family and mom at home or on an outing, be sure to consider ordering delicious made-from-scratch pies and cakes offered by Diner on Main. Phone in advance to reserve bakery items for pick-up.
Slightly out of town but certainly worth the travel is Steven’s Steak & Seafood House, 5332 Stevens Place, Commerce, www.stevenssteakhouse.com, (323-723-9856). For Mother’s Day, Steven’s is offering a special expanded brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. priced at $32.95 for adults and $12.95 for children (10 and under). Special entertainment is provided. Steven’s serves guests until midnight seven days a week and through 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. With more than 100 menu items, salads, soups, and beverages of all types, the name of the restaurant tells the story: steak and seafood of the highest quality prepared by the finest chefs. Diners are strongly urged to make reservations.
Limerick’s Tavern, 300 W. Main St., Ste #110, (626-872-1504). Alhambra’s new Irish Pub has some new brunch items on the menu for Saturday and Sunday each week. Items such as the Bacon Breakfast Platter, Seasonal Vegetable Omelette, Corned Beef Hash, Deconstructed Salmon Lox Bagel, and Crab Cake Benedict plus spring cocktails such as Melon Paloma, Blue Bunny, TamBam Thank You Ma’am, and Unlimited Mimosa are offered.
Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 220 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park 91754, (626-281-9548), www.mariecallenders.com, has a Mother’s Day brunch ($17.99) featuring create-an-omelet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch also offers carved ham, beef, and turkey plus fish, hot buffet sides and salads. And of course, the nationally famous pies and desserts are included. The regular menu is available all day from noon through closing at 10 p.m. Manager Bob Fischer reminds customers that Marie Callenders also has its well-known, high-quality bakery pies and desserts available for take-out for family celebrations. He encourages customers to order desserts for pick-up. Phone or go online to the website for details.
Twohey’s Restaurant, 1224 N. Atlantic Blvd., Alhambra 91801, www.twoheys.com, (626-284-7387) is offering a Chef’s Special Mother’s Day Brunch and Mother’s Day dinners from 2 p.m. until closing. Executive Chef Lalo Talamantes will prepare brunch items especially for pleasing mothers and the entire family. Phone for details.
Wahib’s Middle East Restaurant, 910 E. Main St., Alhambra 91801, www.wahibmiddleeast.com, (626-281-1006) will have Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. plus regular menu items until closing at 9 p.m. A lamb dish will be a featured buffet item.
Restaurants serving regular menu items
Alondra Hot Wings, 515 W. Main St., Alhambra 91801, (626-576-7119) is open for its regular hours. Check the website at www.alondrahotwings.org for menu items and online ordering.
Applebee’s Restaurant, 21 E. Main St., Alhambra 91801, (626-576-4621) is open for its regular hours and features a full menu of meals, salads, snacks, and desserts. Visit website www.applebees.com for menu items and online ordering.
Charlie’s Trio, 47 W. Main St., and Vino at Trio’s wine bar, 10 N. First St., Alhambra, www.charliestrio.com, (626-284-4943) will be open 11. a.m. - 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day and has the normally fantastic selection of fine Italian, steak, and seafood dinners. Managed by owner Mike Fata, Charlie’s Trio is open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and on Sunday until 10 p.m. Vino at Trio’s wine bar is open 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and 3-11 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Happy hour prices all day every Sunday.
Denny’s Restaurant, 369 W. Main St., Alhambra 91801, (714-418-5836), www.dennys.com offers a full menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served 24 hours a day.
Izakaya Akatora Restaurant, 115 W. Main St., Alhambra 91801, (626-943-7872) offers a fine Japanese cuisine and is open Mother’s Day with breakfast followed by regular menu items.
Enjoy Mother’s Day specials at La Parrilla Mexicana at 2938 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, www.laparrillamexicana.com, (626-289-2412). La Parrilla will offer special entreés Salmon en Mango salsa, Molcajete Durango, and Parrillada Mazatlán. Special music will be provided by Trio Los Padrinos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sage Bistro, 521 W. Main St., Alhambra 91801, (626-289-8713) is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Mother’s Day and welcomes families to enjoy its regular menu items.
Sichuan Impression, 1900 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra 91803, (626-283-4622), www.sichuanimpression.com, will be open Mother’s Day serving authentic Chinese specialties for lunch between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. until closing at 10:30 p.m. Spicy and nonspicy items are offered.
The Thai Paradise, 909 W. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel 91776, (626-570-8887), www.thethaiparadise.com, will be open Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. offering its regular menu items and welcoming Mother’s Day diners and families. Authentic Thai food is served family-style with large portions and diverse flavors. The specialty dishes include crab fried rice, pad Thai noodle, pad se-ew noodle, as well as yellow, red, and panang curry. There are more than 150 authentic Asian dishes on the diverse and extensive menu. Each plate is carefully cooked to look as good as it tastes.
Wing Stop, 100 E. Main St., Suite 150, Alhambra 91801, (626-282-9464), will be open Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, featuring regular menu items and special offers.
Other favorite local restaurants (see advertisements and news stories in Around Alhambra on Pages 9B-16B) include Tokyo Table, Page 10B; Saigon Eden and Jasmine House, Page 11B; Shakas, Page 14B; and Sidebar Grill, Page 16B.