You should treat every day like Mother's Day, but May 8 is all about pampering the queen of the house with items like savory crab cake benedict and as many Bloody Marys as she wants. Chicago restaurants are celebrating with great brunch dishes, with specials that rival these brunch spots, drinks that could top these cocktail bars and take-home treats.
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Where to have Mother's Day brunch
The playful dish, Toast to Mom, is a trio of toasts, including a ricotta, fig and honey and a smoked salmon, dill and cream cheese combination. Other special items listed are the crab cake benedict and oat banana and blueberry pancakes. The Pink Lady is a festive, bright cocktail made just for this occasion with gin, apple brandy, lemon grenadine and egg white. Brunch will be served from 10:30am–3pm.
A menu full of bite-size pintxos means you don't have to decide between sweet and savory. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! is hosting a "Tapas for Mamas" brunch featuring dishes like deviled eggs with bacon, waffle battered chicken stick, citrus French toast and serrano ham eggs benedict. Every mom will leave with a surprise special gift. Brunch is served from 9am–3pm.
Treat your mama with a three-course European-inspired brunch and build-your-own mimosa bar. Enjoy dishes like the grilled asparagus toast with goat cheese and a soft egg on top, a selection of BoHo bacon, smoked pork neck with a currant and dark beer syrup. Finish on a sweet note with ricotta doughnuts. This menu is priced at $32 per person and will be served from 10am–2pm.
Treat mom to a Catalan prix fixe tapas brunch menu. Taste dishes like truita de patata, a Spanish potato omelette topped with smoked salmon and a crema quemada with strawberry jam for dessert. The best part, all moms will receive a complimentary sangria flight. The menu is priced at $35 per person and available from 10am–3pm.
This Sunday at Cindy's, resident DJ Dave Mata is turning the tables over to his mom, DJ Mama Mata, in honor of Mother's Day. During brunch, listen to soul hits while enjoying a prime rib burger or eggs Benedict with smoked farm salmon and maybe even share a cast iron Dutch apple pie. Brunch is served from 10am–3pm.
III Forks' prix fixe brunch menu includes three delicious courses, including a crisp green apple salad with toasted pecans, coffee and coriander-rubbed tenderloin and a slice of Texas pecan cake layered in frosting and shredded coconut. The menu is $48 for adults, plus families can choose the $17 three-course children's menu, too. Served from 11am–8pm.
To celebrate Mother's Day, Maple & Ash will offer an exclusive brunch for the first time ever. Items may include green eggs and prime rib with wild ramps and brioche French toast with strawberries, mascarpone and mint. Along with these special items, guests can also order off the regular menu. The restaurant will be open 11am–8pm.
Embrace summer under the skylights with brunch items like the Santa Monica egg white omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato-avocado salsa or caramelized French toast. No Mother's Day is complete without a sweet treat, so all moms will get a special bakery item from the market. Brunch is available from 8am–3pm.
Dive into Devon's Mother's Day brunch buffet with omelettes, a slow-roasted prime rib carving station and an array of chilled seafood, including oysters, shrimp cocktail and char crusted ahi tuna. If you still have room on your plate, try the biscuits and gravy, sweet potato corn hash or lobster mac and cheese. The buffet is served from 10am–2pm and costs $38 for adults and $17 for children.