Mother’s Day brunches

When Mom wants her French toast and bottomless mimosas, you’d better deliver. Here are the best Chicago restaurants for Mother’s Day brunch.

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You should treat every day like Mother's Day, but May 11 is all about pampering the queen of the house with special brunches and as many mimosas as she wants. These spots offer classic brunch dishes, some with not-so-traditional twists, plus an array of cocktails, desserts and take-home treats.


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2Sparrows

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

A special "momtail" will be available during brunch at the Lincoln Park spot.

  1. 553 W Diversey Pkwy
  2. May 11, 8am–3pm.
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Acadia

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The Michelin-starred restaurant's brunch menu features lobster eggs Benedict, buckwheat Maine blueberry pancakes, country-fried pork neck and eggs, and Scotch eggs with violet mustard and watercress, as well as several cocktails.

  1. 1639 S Wabash Ave
  2. May 11, 11am–2pm.
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Ada St.

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Bottomless mimosas, bellinis and cava are available for mothers and complement the brunch menu at Ada St.

  1. 1664 N Ada St, (between Concord Pl and Wabansia Ave)
  2. May 11, 10am–2pm.
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ARTango Bistro

  • Price band: 1/4

Artango Bistro celebrates with a prix-fixe menu that includes guacamole, seafood crepes, grilled octopus and more.

  1. 4217 N Ravenswood Ave, (btwn W Cullom and W Berteau avenues)
  2. May 11, 10am–8pm. Adults, $35. Kids, $14.
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Bistronomic

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Bistronomic celebrates with a three-course menu of French dishes like an asparagus salad, eggs benedict and the Bistronomic Napoleon.

  1. 840 N Wabash Ave, (between Pearson and Chestnut Sts)
  2. May 11, 9:30am–6pm. Adults, $39. Kids, $19.
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Chicago Cut Steakhouse

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Expect hand-carved prime tenderloin, Nueske ham-off-the-bone, and omelette, seafood and dessert stations.

  1. 300 N LaSalle St
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $55, kids 12 and under $25.
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Chicago Firehouse

  • Price band: 2/4

Omelette, pasta, salad and carving stations are offered alongside an array of breakfast and brunch favorites and a special mini-pastries table.

  1. 1401 S Michigan Ave
  2. May 11, 9:30am–2pm. $49, kids 12 and under $17, kids four and under free.
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Chicago q

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Offerings include sweet potato pancakes, carrot cake and a special benedict flight featuring kobe brisket, smoked chicken and southern eggs benedict. Bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar are also available.

  1. 1160 N Dearborn St, (between Elm and Division Sts)
  2. May 11, 11am–3pm. A la carte.
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Chop Shop

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Chop Shop is serving a brunch buffet to benefit Tickled Pink for Bright Pink, a fund-raiser supporting breast cancer. Cheeses from Pastoral, housemade sausages, artisanal breads and traditional brunch fare are all included on the menu.

  1. 2033 W North Ave
  2. May 11, 11am–2pm.
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dana hotel and spa

The boutique hotel is offering a mimosa kit ($35) and food specials including Belgian-style beer and beef stew with housemade papardelle, honey chipotle chicken with quinoa and a grilled shrimp ramen broth with rice noodle cakes.

  1. 660 North State Street, 54
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. A la carte.
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Fish Bar

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

The brunch menu includes bottomless mimosas for mothers, beignets, house-made gravlax, crab benedicts and more.

  1. 2956 N Sheffield Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–11pm. A la carte.
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The Florentine

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Asparagus Parmesan with sunnyside-up eggs, chocolate Belgian waffles with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped mascarpone, and veal skirt steak with French beans are part of the Mother's Day brunch offerings.

  1. 151 W Adams St, JW Marriott Chicago
  2. May 11, 11am–2:30pm. A la carte.
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Found

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Fried macaroni and cheese, "Banh Canh" Vietnamese chicken noodle soup, spicy Italian sausage and fresh mozzarella lasagna are part of the brunch offerings at the Evanston spot. Desserts include hummingbird bundt cake and a special "chocolate yummy" dish with pecans.

  1. 1631 Chicago Ave, Evanston
  2. May 11, noon–6pm. $42, kids 12 and under $18, kids under 5 free.
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Frontier

  • Price band: 2/4

Chef Brian Jupiter is offering a special brunch buffet featuring house-smoked ham, frittatas, beignets, smoked salmon and more.

  1. 1072 N Milwaukee Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $25.
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The Gage

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

A European-inspired menu with traditional brunch fare including lemon-poppyseed pancakes and pan-roasted wild king salmon is served along with mimosas, bellinis, a Bloody Caesar cocktail and more.

  1. 24 S Michigan Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–10pm. A la carte.
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Gemini Bistro

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Oatmeal-crusted French toast and Mexican chorizo hash are some of the specials at the Lincoln Park restaurant.

  1. 2075 N Lincoln Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–2:30pm. A la carte.
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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Gibsons locations in Chicago, Oak Brook and Rosemont are offering a brunch menu featuring steak, chops, seafood and desserts to go with an extensive wine list and cocktail options.

  1. 1028 N Rush St
  2. May 11, 11am–7pm. A la carte.
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Grand Tour

  • Price band: 2/4

Celebrate the holiday Mexican-style with a special brunch offered both Saturday and Sunday. South-of-the-border–themed menu items will be available alongside traditional brunch fare including biscuits and gravy and scrapple hash.

  1. 2434 W Montrose Ave
  2. May 10-11, 10am–3pm. A la carte.
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The Grill on the Alley

  • Price band: 3/4

The brunch menu features classic brunch dishes, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and carving and seafood stations.

  1. The Westin, 909 N Michigan Ave
  2. May 11, 6:30am–1am. $55.75.
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Howells & Hood

  • Price band: 2/4

Buttermilk lavender biscuits, Oaxacan black mole chilaquiles, lobster benedicts, and omelette, seafood and carving stations are on the restaurant's Mother's Day brunch menu.

  1. 435 N Michigan Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $39.
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InterContinental Hotel Chicago

Gourmet brunch fare and complimentary family photography are part of the celebration at the hotel.

  1. 505 North Michigan Avenue, 11
  2. May 11, noon–2pm. $75, kids 5–12 $28.
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Kanela Breakfast Club

  • Price band: 1/4

The breakfast club is adding strawberry and banana pancakes ($11) to its brunch menu this weekend.

  1. 3231 N Clark St
  2. May 11, 7am–3:30pm. A la carte.
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Koi Chinese & Sushi

  • Price band: 1/4

The pan-Asian spot in Evanston is offering a dim sum brunch complete with cocktail specials including bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys ($10).

  1. 624 Davis St, Evanston
  2. May 11, 10:30am–3pm. A la carte.
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The Local Chicago

  • Price band: 2/4

Carving, seafood, omelette and dessert stations are part of the restaurant's brunch offerings.

  1. 198 E Delaware Pl
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $55, kids 12 and under $25.
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Lockwood

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

The Loop restaurant is hosting a brunch featuring fresh asparagus soup, rosemary, thyme and garlic-infused lamb, pan-seared Atlantic salmon with hollandaise and more, plus sparkling wine.

  1. The Palmer House, 17 E Monroe St
  2. May 11, 11am–3pm. $59, kids $29.
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Lottie’s

  • Price band: 1/4

The pub is opening its patio for a special brunch including biscuit sandwiches with fried egg, cheese, house bacon and jalapeno jam ($9), fried chicken and biscuits with bacon gravy ($11), as well as Bloody Marys and mimosas.

  1. 1925 W Cortland St
  2. May 11, 11am–3pm. A la carte, $4–$11 specials.
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Luxbar

  • Price band: 2/4

Brunch features a Chicago scramble made with prime Angus beef, fresh berry Belgian waffles, citrus-cured salmon benedict and various cocktails.

  1. 18 E Bellevue Pl
  2. May 11, 8am. A la carte.
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LYFE Kitchen

  • Price band: 2/4

The River North location of the healthy food spot is offering fresh dishes to celebrate Mother's Day. Gluten-free turkey sausage sandwiches, an egg scramble made with organic eggs, arugula, avocado, tomatoes and cheese, and mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice are among options for the day.

  1. 419 N Clark St
  2. May 11, 8am–9:30pm. A la carte.
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Mercat a la Planxa

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The Catalonian restaurant is hosting a three-course tapas brunch featuring melon con jamon, paella and other dishes.

  1. 638 S Michigan Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $35.
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Mezcalina

  • Price band: 2/4

Brunch options include chilaquiles, huevos divorciados, French toast and hot cakes.

  1. 333 E Benton Pl, suite 100
  2. May 10-11, 8am–9pm. A la carte.
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Nellcôte

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Indulge in cocktails and specially-priced drinks including $5 Rose Prosecco and mimosas, and munch on a special breakfast pizza.

  1. 833 W Randolph St, (at Green St)
  2. May 11, 5pm – 2am. A la carte.
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Park Grill

  • Price band: 2/4

The restaurant, overlooking Millennium Park, is offering omelettes, specialty pancakes, olive oil–cured tomato benedict and more as part of its Mothers Day specials. Four cocktails, including the vodka-elderflower-violet liqueur Spring Flowers and a special strawberry bellini, will also be available to celebrate the day.

  1. 11 N Michigan Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–4pm. A la carte.
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Perennial Virant

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

French toast with apple-cranberry compote and cider sabayon, biscuits and gravy, and quiche with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions and cheese are part of chef Paul Virant's farm-to-table brunch menu.

  1. 1800 N Lincoln Ave
  2. May 11, 9am–3pm. A la carte.
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Pizza Rustica

  • Price band: 2/4

The northern Italian eatery is offering patio lunch and dinner specials including fresh papardelle with scallops and mussels, egg frittata with wild mushrooms and the restaurant's signature panna cotta. Just for mom, the first cocktail is on the house.

  1. 3908 N Sheridan Rd, (between Byron and Dakin Sts)
  2. May 11, 12–10pm. A la carte.
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The Pony Inn

  • Price band: 1/4

Brunch specials include chicken and biscuits ($12), steak skillets ($12), egg sandwiches and more.

  1. 1638 W Belmont Ave
  2. May 11, 11am–3pm. A la carte, $8–$12 specials.
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Porkchop

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Handmade corn masa filled with scrambled eggs, beef, pasilla, beans and cheese; blueberry margarita pancakes; and eggs benedict with serrano corncakes and chipotle hollandaise are some of the special food offerings to go with discounted Bloody Marys and mimosas.

  1. 941 W Randolph St
  2. May 11, 10am–2pm. A la carte.
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Quince

  • Price band: 2/4

The Evanston restaurant is offering a three-course brunch featuring smoked salmon crepes with lemon creme fraiche, steak benedict with horseradish hollandaise, pork belly with tomato compote and mustard aioli, plus desserts.

  1. 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston
  2. May 11, 10am–2pm. $40, kids 12 and under $15.
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Riva

  • Price band: 3/4

The Navy Pier crab house is offering a brunch buffet featuring omelette and carving stations, a raw bar, desserts and fruit.

  1. Navy Pier, 700 E Grand Ave
  2. May 11, 10:30am–3pm. $45.95, kids 12 and under $18.95, kids under 3 free.
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Roka Akor

  • Price band: 2/4

Roka Akor is hosting a three-course lunch featuring tuna tataki with caramelized onions, wagyu beef with kimchi dumplings, yuzu-miso marinated black cod, jumbo tiger prawns and more. Guests can also enjoy an a la carte menu including sushi, steak and seafood.

  1. 111 W Illinois St, (between LaSalle Dr and Clark St)
  2. May 11, 12–4pm. $85.
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The Sedgwick Stop

The Old Town bar is hosting a whiskey pairing class featuring cocktails, chocolates, caramels, fruit and desserts.

  1. 1612 N. Sedgwick, (W North Ave)
  2. May 11, 4pm – 6pm. $30.
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Sepia

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Spring-herb zeppole, fresh ricotta and tomato jam crostini, breakfast strata with mushrooms, leeks, goat cheese and truffle fondue, and crunchy French toast with whipped mascarpone and warm berry compote are on Sepia's brunch menu.

  1. 123 N Jefferson St
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $48, kids $26.
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Shaw’s Crab House

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Classic breakfast fare, omelet stations, seafood and hand-carved beef tenderloin are all featured in Shaw's Mother's Day buffet. Moms will also receive a $25 gift certificate for future visits.

  1. 21 E Hubbard St, (between State St and Wabash Ave)
  2. May 11, 9am–3pm. Adults, $59. Children 12 and under, free (limited to two children per adult).
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Siena Tavern

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Siena Tavern is offering a prix-fixe, three-course menu featuring roasted beet salad with pickled fennel, watermelon radish, toasted hazelnut and goat cheese; a black truffle lobster omelette with Marieke gouda; and a dark chocolate tart with vanilla mascarpone mousse and amarena cherry alongside the restaurant's regular brunch menu.

  1. 51 W Kinzie St
  2. May 11, 10am–3pm. $45.
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Signature Room

  • Price band: 3/4

Located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center, the restaurant is offering a brunch buffet featuring seafood, salad and carving stations, and a menu including strawberry basil French toast, pan-seared snapper and more.

  1. John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, 95th floor
  2. May 11, 10am–2:30pm. A la carte.
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Sixteen

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4

The restaurant's brunch includes pancakes, omelette, risotto and hand-carved prime rib stations, as well as a raw bar with oysters, snow crab claws and Alaskan king crab.

  1. Trump Hotel, 401 N Wabash Ave
  2. May 11, 6:30am–10pm. $148, kids 8 and under $35.
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Sophie's

The a la carte menu features a crab cake benedict, steak and eggs and a farmers market omelette made with ramps, wild mushrooms, spring asparagus, tomato confit and goat cheese.

  1. 700 N Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
  2. May 11, 11:30am–4:40pm
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Takito Kitchen

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Takito Kitchen is serving almond churros with vanilla cream, strawberries and Mexican chocolate sauce, plus a special torta with cheesy eggs, grilled asparagus, pork belly, pickled ramps and chile de arbol salsa.

  1. 2013 W Division St
  2. May 11, 12–7pm. A la carte, $8–$13 specials.
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Terrace on Clark Bar and Grille

  • Price band: 2/4

The brunch buffet includes carving and omelette stations, salads, special options for children and more.

  1. 77 W Wacker Dr
  2. May 11, 11am–2pm. $35, kids 12 and under $17.
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Tortoise Club

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

An iced seafood bar with Gulf shrimp, king crab legs, Maine lobster tails and more is available along with eggs benedict with ham, salmon or crab cake and smoked rib hash.

  1. 350 N State St
  2. May 11, 11am. A la carte.
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Travelle

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 4/4

A bellini cart and a seafood tower of Maine lobster, king crab and shrimp are featured along with a prix-fixe menu of smoked salmon with a poached egg and petit filet with olive oil–crushed potatoes. Moms leave with a gift from the Langham's Chuan Spa.

  1. 330 N Wabash Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–4pm. $90.
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Tuscany on Taylor

  • Price band: 2/4

Classic brunch fare with Italian twists includes eggs benedict with Tuscan ham, stone oven French toast, grilled lamb with pinot grigio reduction and more.

  1. 1014 W Taylor St
  2. May 11, 11am–2:30pm. A la carte, $12–$37 menu specials.
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Unite Urban Grill

  • Price band: 2/4

Brunch items include fresh berry buttermilk pancakes, housemade pineapple sticky buns, mozzarella and spinach omelettes, and specialty cocktails.

  1. 1450 W Chicago Ave
  2. May 11, 10am–2pm. A la carte.
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Untitled

  • Price band: 3/4

Untitled is offering a brunch menu featuring shareable items like short rib hash, lemon curd ricotta pancakes, smoked whiskey Skuna Bay salmon, braised lamb and more. There will be entertainment from a 1940s-style swing band.

  1. 111 W Kinzie St
  2. May 11, 11am–3pm. $40, kids 12 and under $20.
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Vermilion

  • Price band: 3/4

Vermilion celebrates Mother's Day with a prix-fixe menu including a grilled vegetable medley, naan sandwiches and tres leches cake. Plus, Mom will take home a bag of cookies and there's a sparkling cocktails bar.

  1. 10 W Hubbard St, (between State and Dearborn Sts)
  2. May 11, 11:30am–2:30pm. Adults, $35. Kids, $20.
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Vie

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The Western Springs restaurant is hosting a brunch with lox tartine with wood-grilled bread, pan-seared walleye pike with a Parmesan polenta cake, truffled spring pea ravioli with lemon creme fraiche, and a rhubarb cremeux with vanilla-macerated rhubarb and oat crisp.

  1. 4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs
  2. May 11, noon–7pm. $65, kids $30, kids 12 and under $11.
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Weber Grill

  • Price band: 2/4

Chocolate cherry pretzel bread French toasts, double-smoked bourbon glazed ham benedict and a Parmesan truffle crusted New York strip are part of the menu at the restaurant's River North, Lombard and Schaumburg locations.

  1. 539 N State St
  2. May 11, 11:30am–2pm.
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