The Capital Grille at South Coast Plaza offers a special buffet brunch and dinner for Mother's Day. (Daily Pilot / May 10, 2013)

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If you can think of no other gift for your mom on Mother's Day, there's always an easy fallback: Treat her to a meal after all the ones she has cooked for you. Here are some local restaurants offering holiday packages this weekend:

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Tamarind of London offers a three-course "India meets California" menu created by Michelin Star-honored Chef Alfred Prasad at Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 7862 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Moms in attendance will also receive a $20 gift card for a future visit. The lunch menu will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with the prix-fixe dinner menu from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Prices vary for lunch; dinner is $48. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (949) 715-8338 or visiting http://www.tamarindoflondon.com.

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SUNDAY

Ecco Pizzeria & Bar will offer chef's specials along with its regular menu for brunch and dinner at 2937 Bristol St., Unit A-103, Costa Mesa. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made at (714) 444-3226 or visit http://www.eccopizza.com.

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Marché Moderne offers a French-inspired, three-course prix-fixe menu at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Brunch, prepared by chefs Amelia and Florent Marneau, is offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Both are $45. For information or reservations, call (714) 434-7900 or visit http://www.marchemoderne.net.

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Muldoon's Irish Pub hosts an Irish-flavored meal at 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Brunch lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 to 9 p.m. Average cost is $15 to $20 for brunch and dinner. Moms can also enjoy champagne specials at discounted prices. For information or reservations, call (949) 640-4110 or visit http://www.muldoonspub.com.

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Scott's Seafood & Bar offers brunch and bottomless champagne at 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant offers a three-course prix-fixe menu for $40 ($15 for children). For information or reservations, call (714) 979-2400 or visit http://www.scottsrestaurantandbar.com.

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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge offers a three-course prix-fixe menu created by Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan at 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m.; cost is $35 ($15 for children younger than 12). For information or reservations, call (714) 429-7640 or visit http://www.patinagroup.com/caferouge.

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Pinot Provence offers a three-course prix-fixe brunch and dinner menu at 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner from 4 to 9 p.m.; cost is $40 ($16 for children under 12). For information or reservations, call (714) 444-5900 or visit http://www.patinagroup.com/pinotprovence.

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The Bungalow Restaurant, at 2441 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, celebrates Mother's Day by opening for brunch for the very first time. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the restaurant offers a prix-fixe menu for $26.95; for $35.95, it includes bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. For information or reservations, call (949) 673-6585 or visit http://www.thebungalowrestaurant.com.

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Charlie Palmer offers a nearly all-day brunch, lunch and dinner — pick any one at a given time — at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The three-course prix-fixe menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and goes for $75 ($15 for children younger than 12). For information or reservations, call (714) 352-2525 or visit http://www.charliepalmer.com.

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The Capital Grille offers a special buffet brunch and dinner at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m.; both cost $49 ($15 for children ages 5 to 12). For information or reservations, call (714) 432-1140 or visit http://www.thecapitalgrille.com.

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Nello Cucina hosts an Italian-style champagne brunch buffet at 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. The buffet lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $25.95 ($12.95 for children younger than 12); unlimited champagne refills are $4. For information or reservations, call (714) 540-3365 or visit http://www.nellocucina.com.