Mark your calendars: Mother's Day is May 14, which gives you plenty of time to plan something special for the moms in your life. Of course, the best gift of all is a boozy breakfast at one of Chicago's best brunch spots. We rounded up the top Mother's Day deals around town—from ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls to bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. And if you're going for extra points, we hear a bouquet from one of Chicago's top florists pairs perfectly with brunch.
Where to have Mother's Day brunch
Mom deserves bubbly with her brunch, and the folks at RM Champagne in West Loop get that. Guests will order from a special menu, which includes a strawberry champagne donut, bourbon sticky buns and quiche Lorraine with smoked bacon. Of course, the namesake beverage will be offered by the glass or bottle. Brunch is available May 14 from 11am to 4pm.
Seasonality is a specialty at Dusek's, where moms can dig into a spring vegetable strata with grilled ramps or a sweet lemon poppy seed cake served with raspberry preserves. All the usual suspects from Dusek's regular brunch menu are also offered. Brunch is available May 14 from 9am to 3pm, and reservations can be made at dusekschicago.com.
If mom has already tried some of Chicago's very best brunches, take her to Ravenswood for something new at Band of Bohemia. The chic brewpub recently launched their brunch menu with decadent dishes like Peekytoe crab with crisped mascarpone polenta and duck confit hash served with hot sauce. Brunch is available May 14 from 11am to 4pm, and reservations can be made by calling 773-271-4710.
If momma requests a boozy brunch, book it to Eataly. The Italian superstore's cooking school, La Scuola, hosts "Mother's Day at Eataly: Martinis & Bellinis," where moms and their 21-plus kids will be coached on how to make classic cocktails at this hands-on workshop. Then, pair those drinks with brunch favorites such as Italian-style French toast and eggs in purgatory. Brunch is available May 14 from 11am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm for $95 per person, and guests can reserve tickets at eataly.com.
If mom is in need of something extra special, Ruxbin in West Town has just the thing. This one-time, four-course brunch includes potato latke with coffee-spiced apples and white chocolate saffron, a wedge salad studded with king crab, eggs Benedict with halibut and a Japanese pancake topped with fresh berries. Plus, the restaurant is BYOB-friendly, so grab a bottle of bubbly on the way. Brunch is available May 14 from 10am to 3pm for $75 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 312-624-8509 or online at ruxbinchicago.com.
For the mom who appreciates seasonal ingredients, head to Bottlefork in River North for a unique menu that includes doughnut holes, cast iron-baked French toast and crab Benedict with blood orange hollandaise. Complimentary "Mom-osas" are included for moms. Brunch is available May 14 from 10:30am to 2pm.
Head to Bridgeport to celebrate mommy dearest with "Mom-osas," which are included for moms in the cost of executive chef Kris Delee's tasting menu ($48 for adults, $20 for kids 10 and under). Seasonal highlights include duck confit hash and horchata French toast. Brunch is available May 14 from 10am to 2pm.
Located on the 20th floor of the Conrad Chicago Hotel, this sleek restaurant has everything a brunch-loving mom could want. The meal includes cinnamon rolls for the table plus access to a sushi station, raw bar and meat carving station. Bottomless Bloody Marys ($18) and mimosas ($20) are also on offer to kick things up a notch. And if you forgot to get mom something special, nab a present from the roaming Mother's Day cart, which will have flowers and chocolates for purchase.
Treat mom to an Indian-Latin take on brunch this year at Vermilion in River North. The restaurant offers two ($25) or three courses ($35), with menu options like crêpes, baked spinach eggs, layered flatbread and more. Plus, sangria tumblers are available for $10 to keep things boozy and fun. Brunch is available May 12–14 from 11am to 2pm.
Nellcôte is the perfect place to take the pickiest of mothers. Adorned with gorgeous chandeliers and colorful furniture, the West Loop restaurant will offer a special menu with new additions for Mother's Day. Highlights include a pastry plate with house-made muffins and sticky buns and the Pan Perdu with brioche, vanilla-poached oranges and rhubarb crème anglaise. Brunch is available May 14 from 11am to 4pm, and reservations can be made by calling 312-432-0500.