It’s this time of the year again. Sunshine, carnations, fresh grass, and outdoor brunches. With Chicago finally entering al fresco season (thank you, 50-degree-plus temperature!), there is no better way to celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day brunch. From east to west, Italian to Greek, rooftop to patio, here is the most complete guide for those wondering where to celebrate the mother-figures in your life this year in Chicago.
This Mother’s Day, get mom out of the house and onto the water for a front-row seat to the best of what Chicago has to offer with a private, one-of-a-kind cruise. Whether your mom wants a care-free ride on a classic Duffy Boat, to live out her 1950s movie star dream on one of the (brand-new in 2023!) stylish pink and magenta Retro Boats (Marilyn Monroe red lip highly encouraged), or to take in the natural beauty of the city on a 360-degree view Donut Boat, Chicago Electric Boat’s locally-owned fleet of eco-friendly cruises has exactly what you need to make her wishes come true. Reservations start at $145/hour.
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118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Tanta’s annual Mother’s Day brunch is back! Celebrate your mom Peruvian style with Tanta’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, featuring all-you-can-eat cold and hot stations where you can stock your plates with Peruvian classics such as cebiche, shrimp and salmon, salad, tequeños, poached eggs, and fried pork belly, among other dishes to choose from! Each guest will then be able to order one entrée that will be served tableside (whether dining on the rooftop or indoors!), with selections ranging from Peruvian rotisserie chicken, linguini pasta, stir-fry, and more. Don’t forget to leave room for Tanta’s all-you-can-eat dessert station, too!
Tanta’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet will occur on Sunday, May 14th, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Reservations are available via OpenTable.
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1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622
With live music happening from 12-5 PM, Ina Mae Tavern is the spot to celebrate the mother-figure in your life. Offering their full brunch menu (from 11-3 PM) with selections such as Shrimp & Grits, Biscuits & Gravy, Po’ Boys, and more, moms will also receive a complimentary mimosa & beignet with any entree purchase! Make your reservations via Tock.
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1726 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
To start the festivities with love, Mama will receive a complimentary glass of rosé wine or champagne. Raise a glass and share a heartfelt toast to Mama! The special entrée for Mother’s Day is Grilled Coconut French Toast, made with grilled coconut bread, ube crème anglaise, fresh berries, whipped cream, and mint. The regular brunch menu also will be available, with many fabulous choices. Brunch favorites include Quesabirria, Luna Chilaquiles, Fried Chicken and Churro Waffles, and El Sanguichon. Don’t pass on their tasty cocktails. They are all winners, and brunch also features a Mimosa Bottle suitable for sharing.
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149 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Tree House, filled with a wide range of entrees, pizza, and wonderful cocktails, plus a “Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!” Served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm., Moms will be presented with a glass of complimentary champagne and a beautiful rose. Dog moms are welcome, too! Reservations are highly recommended.
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465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611
Join Robert’s Pizza for a riverside Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm! Dine in to experience Robert’s regular brunch menu and a few special items in celebration of Mom, including:
Bacon, Egg, & Asparagus Pizza ($24)
Wild Mushroom Omelet with Gruyere Cheese, Hollandaise Sauce, and Duck Confit Hash ($22.95)
House-Cured Salmon with Green Beans, Marble Potato Salad, Pickled Radish, & Deviled Egg ($26.95)
Eggs Benedict with Detroit-Style Pizza Dough Muffin and Prosciutto Cotto ($17.95)
Complimentary Glass of Prosecco for Mom!
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616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
This Mother’s Day, Lure Fishbar will be offering a special Mother’s Day brunch and dinner, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Brunch is available on Sunday, May 14 between 11:30AM – 4PM featuring dishes like a Caviar Omelet with crème fraiche, potatoes, leeks, and American caviar, Vanilla Rum French Toast topped with brulée bananas, NY maple syrup, and chantilly and Baked Eggs paired with bacon lardon, leeks, gruyere, and grilled filone.
222 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Join Prime & Provisions for the Grand Mother’s Day Brunch. Breakfast offerings include Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon French Toast, Homemade Granola & Yogurt and more. Made To Order menu items include Belgium Waffles with a selection of sauces, syrups, and toppings and Omelets. The Grand Buffet will also be accompanied by a Carving Station, Raw Bar, Salad Bar, Escorts, and a selection of Desserts. The Grand Buffet will be available on Sunday, May 14th and costs $95 for adults and $35 for children ages 7-12 (complimentary for children 6 and under).
A new offer from Dinaemic this year, Prime & Provisions will offer a “Build Your Own Bouquet” Floral arrangement for onsite purchase ($35) in partnership with Paris 312.
123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
This Mother’s Day, the Michelin-starred Sepia will open its doors for a special brunch service from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Guests can enjoy the pre-fixed brunch menu at $79 per person for adults and $40 per person for children 12 and under. Indulge in Prosciutto Tartine, Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Basil Marinated Strawberries, and more. For the main course, diners can choose Croque Madame, Shakshuka, Short Rib Hash, Eggs Benedict, and more.
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5553 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Uvae, the popular wine bar in Andersonville, will open at 10:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day and feature a three-course brunch until 2:30 p.m. Mother’s Day specials will include Nutella Croissants, Fried Oysters, Brioche French Toast, a Prosciutto & Gruyere Omelet and more. The brunch will also feature unlimited beverages, including Mimosas, Bloody Marys, coffee, tea, and juice. Reservations are strongly recommended by booking with Tock.
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4128 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
The Rambler will offer a complimentary Mom Water (fruit-infused vodka water) for all moms this Mother’s Day with purchase of a brunch item on Sunday, May 14 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Other specials will include $20 bottomless mimosas paired with a la carte brunch items like the Country Biscuit with one large scratch-biscuit served with country fried steak, smothered in sausage gravy, and topped with an egg ($13), Turtle French Toast with two slices of pound cake French toast, stuffed then topped with rich chocolate, caramel, chocolate chips, crushed pecans and fresh whipped cream ($13), The Rambler Scrambler with three scrambled eggs, red and green peppers, mushrooms, onions, ham, bacon, sausage, and cheddar, served with a mountain of seasoned breakfast potatoes ($12) and more.
Space is limited. To reserve a table, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2456 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Enjoy brunch classics made with authentic Mediterranean flavors, such as an indulgent Sformato, a savory cauliflower flan made with lobster and parmesan cream, a spin on a Roman staple with the Breakfast Neapolitan Pizza served with guanciale, egg and ruby streaks as well as the hearty Roasted Leg of Lamb with grilled polenta, garlic scapes and a shaved asparagus salad. End your feast on a sweet note with the Zeppole San Giuseppe served with pastry cream and Amerada cherries alongside other sugary temptations. Don’t forget to explore Testaccio’s thoughtfully curated list of Mediterranean and amphora-made wines, too!
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2734 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
Enjoy a healthy, delicious, and carefully-curated brunch exploring seasonal, local flavors at Eden this Mother’s Day! Check out their freshly-launched brunch menu, featuring classic items such as Eggs Benedict with grilled tomato, avocado, and poached eggs, Avocado Toast made with toasted sourdough, smashed avocado, medium-boiled egg, candied fresno peppers, radish, pickled shallot, and toasted seeds, and healthy alternatives like the gluten-free quinoa pancakes with blueberry thyme jam, lemon mascarpone, and blueberry maple syrup.
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221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom with a decadent 3-course brunch featuring Delta Asparagus Soup with Blue Crab, Spinach Salad, Salmon Filet, Grilled Petite Filet, Rotisserie Chicken, and more. End brunch on a sweet note with a choice of Creme brulee, Raspberry Mousse, or Chocolate Tart. Brunch will be available on Sunday, May 8, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Reservations are available via Tock.
1300 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Celebrate all the mother figures in your life this Mother’s Day with a special brunch menu at Chicago’s favorite Midwestern-inspired restaurant. Farm Bar Lakeview offers a number of special food and beverage items, including Carrot Cake French Toast made with Dulce de Leche, Macerated Berries, White Chocolate Pearls, Crab Cake Benedict served with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise atop an English Muffin and served with a side of Home Fries, and a MOMosa, a peach-flavored mimosa made with peach juice and prosecco.
Farm Bar is looking to make all moms feel special this Mother’s Day, so much so that they offer a complimentary MOMosa to all mothers who stop in for brunch on May 14. Reservations are available via Resy.
136 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60602
The newly reopened 312 Chicago is kicking off their weekly brunch service with a Mother’s Day brunch from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on May 14, 2023. 312 Chicago offers an exciting and modern take on authentic Northern Italian cuisine by Chef Marcello Florio. Featured menu items include Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with pure Vermont maple syrup, fresh berries, and whipped ricotta, Filet Mignon Medallions with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and cognac-peppercorn sauce, Frutti di Mare featuring tagliatelle, clams, mussels, shrimp, tomato broth, and more. Haven’t been there yet? Check out our 312 Chicago dining review to know what to expect.
739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Celebrate the mom-figures in your life with a special Mother’s Day Brunch at LIVA at Chicago Winery from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy fresh fruit, charcuterie, and yogurt parfaits for the table. Next is your choice of one of five LIVA brunch favorites like French Toast or Croque Madame, accompanied with perfection by Chicago Winery wines and new spring cocktails. Reservations can be made on OpenTable here.
3335 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
There is no better way to show the mother-figures in your life how much you appreciate them than through a memorable brunch at Wood located in Chicago’s most lively neighborhoods, Northalsted. Enjoy a variety of mouth-savoring food and mimosas, including Croque Madame made with catalpa grove grilled pork belly and smoked gouda cheese, French Omelette made, Truffle Grilled Cheese & Egg, Huevos Rancheros and so much more.
Reservations can be made on OpenTable here.
Enjoy specials including Lobster Enchiladas with soft scrambled eggs, chipotle cream and tomato & avocado salsa, and Bananas Foster Waffles with brûléed banana, toasted pecans and whipped cream. Toast to Mom with limited-time cocktails like the Not Your Mother’s Cosmo with Harmless Harvest coconut water, lemon juice, blueberry mint syrup, and Tito’s vodka, and the Chocolate Martini with oat milk, Beatrix Coffee Roasters Voyager espresso, chocolate syrup, Licor 43 and Basic vodka, available Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14.
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2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is celebrating with breakfast cocktails like the Ba-Ba Bloody Mary and brunch tapas from the Jamón Serrano Benedict to the Torrijas with blueberry-lemon compote and whipped cream. Gather as a family in the evening for a Spanish-styled dinner, available from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Order pitchers of Sangria for the whole table, alongside Paella and family-favorite tapas like Patatas Bravas, Fried Shishito Peppers and more.
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620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch at Osteria Via Stato, including a made-to-order omelet station, an antipasti station and a main course station that will feature dishes such as Ciabatta “French” Toast and a Slagel Farm Carving Station. The cost is $68.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Children aged 6 – 10 are $34.95, plus tax (gratuity not included), and children aged five and under eat free.
Riverside Cafe at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611
Sheraton’s Riverside Cafe will offer a special Mother’s day brunch on May 14 to help celebrate. On the menu will be a Shrimp and Crab Leg Raw Bar, an Omelet Station, Red Velvet Pancakes, Whole Roasted Lemon Chicken, Carved Salmon Filet, Fresh Local Spring Asparagus, and an amazing assortment of patisseries made in-house by the pastry team. Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 6:30 AM – 2 PM for $45 per person, complete with a complimentary mimosa and spring flower for mom. This brunch is open to guests and locals, and reservations can be made by calling (312)-329-5900.
330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
A Mother’s Day Brunch at Travalle is a must if your mom is big into seafood. This year, Executive Chef Damion Henry is ready to throw down to with a luxurious feast featuring a Caviar Station, bountiful seafood displays, Prime Cuts Carving Stations, Live Hand-Rolled Osaka Sushi, Norwegian Smoked Fish and Accoutrements, lavish desserts, complimentary champagne, and delectable bites for the little ones. The family will enjoy entertainment designed to create lasting memories with live music by an acoustic duo. Reservations are available via Tock.
85 E Wacker Dr 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
LH Rooftop will celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch and dinner on Sunday, May 14th. Brunch is served from 11am to 2:30pm and features Lobster Biscuits and Gravy, Chilaquiles, Breakfast Burrito, Chicken and Waffles, Breakfast Burger, and more. Dinner service will follow and features Grilled Octopus Salad, Blackened Scallops, Braised Pork Shank, Chicken Schnitzel, and more. Roses will be given out to all moms on Mother’s Day.
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120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Join Adorn Restaurant’s Blush & Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on Sunday, May 14th, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm in the lake-facing junior ballroom. Cherish moments spent together while pampering loved ones at Adorn’s Blush & Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch, where mothers are greeted with fresh-cut floral arrangements and live music. Packed with whimsy, this Mother’s Day brunch features delicious breakfast bites, afternoon tea specialties and a beverage from the Hendricks Gin & Tonic Garden. Mothers, guardians, and caregivers are also invited to relax at the day bar with Four Seasons Chicago Spa and wellness experts and receive a special gift and sneak peek into the new Spa opening June 1.
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228 E Ontario St Floor 1, Chicago, IL 60611
Influenced as a young boy in the kitchen by his mother and grandmother, Mother’s Day marks a special time for Executive Chef Steve Chiappetti. On Sunday, May 14, he commemorates the holiday in honor of the women who inspired him to become the chef he is today. In this spirit, he and his team have crafted an Italian-American experience for families to gather around the table to taste their way through their mom’s favorites. Guests will enjoy a sampling from the Albert’s expansive antipasti buffet, followed by a main course, and finish by indulging in pastries from a table laden with sweets. Make your reservation here.
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912 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
Adalina will offer a special waffle bar and mimosa bar for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14th. The waffle bar is $15 per person, and the mimosa bar is $12 per person. Load your waffles up with your favorite toppings, or let the little ones build their unique creations for their mom. Adalina is dedicated in making Mother’s Day a fun, loving celebration for every mom.
IN THE BURBS
Not celebrating in the city? No worries. Here are our top 3 picks for a Mother’s Day brunch in the Chicago suburbs.
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112 Main St, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Enjoy a stellar Mother’s Day Brunch buffet at Pennyville, including delicious and fresh preparations that will satisfy everyone in the family like Nutella French Toast, bacon and eggs, Short Ribs, Ham off the Bone, Chopped Salad, and an array of housemade desserts, plus items like chicken tenders for the kiddos! Served 10:00 am to 3:00 pm., the buffet pricing is $39.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids 6 – 12 years, and $9.95 for kids 2- 5 years. Reservations for the newly renovated indoor dining rooms or the ever-popular Pennyville patio are available here!
3 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Treat mom to a riverside brunch at St. Charles’s water front destination from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 14th. Enjoy an assortment of canapés and pastries served family style, including delicate smoked salmon macaroons, crispy latkes with creme fraiche and prosciutto, and beignets with espresso anglaise. Your entree comes with decadent french toast with bananas fostered or a classic steak & eggs spread with breakfast potatoes and chili crunch. Kids will be happy with their choice of chocolate chip pancakes, a cheeseburger with french fries, or eggs with a side of bacon or sausage. Reservations are available here for $65 per person and $25 per kid.
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703 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
Looking to celebrate mother’s day in the burb? How about a patio brunch at Thomas & Dutch? With menu options perfect for both sweet and savory lovers, including stand out menu items such as the Griddled Peanut Butter and Honey on Brioche French Toast served with Brown Dog Farm honey and seasonal jam, the Dutch’s Melt made with a Mangalitsa pork patty, griddled onions, gruyere served on rye bread, or the Steak & Eggs served with fried russet potatoes and a sauce bearnaise, there is truly something for everyone. Mother’s Day brunch will be available on both Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Reservations are available Resy here.
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