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The best Mother’s Day brunches in Chicago

Treat your mom to eggs benedict, pancakes and bottomless mimosas with the the help of these special Mother's Day menus

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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Mother's Day this year is coming up on Sunday, May 8—have you made plans yet? If not, the best Mother's Day brunch deals are here to save the day (even if we're stuck with gloomy weather). Stop by some of the top brunch spots in Chicago for special menus stacked with towering plates of French toast, pancakes and bottomless mimosas sure to make your mom's day. And of course, it never hurts to tack on a bouquet from one of the best flower shops in Chicago. Check out some of the most promising Mother's Day brunch options in Chicago this year.  

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Where to have Mother's Day brunch

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • River North

Go all-out this Mother's Day at The Langham's flowers and brunch extravaganza, where guests can arrange their own bouquets and enjoy a customizable three-course menu, plus buffet stations of pastries, seafood and carved meats for grazing. A live acoustic duo provides music to set the mood, and kids can check out a card-coloring station to make something creative for Mom. $225 per person, $50 per child. Reservations available via Tock

  • Restaurants
  • Wicker Park

Feeling a little stumped in the gift department this year? Let the folks at Etta take care of things. Reserve a spot at the restaurant's River North or Bucktown locations for a three-course, family-style meal that boasts delicious brunch options (think blueberry coffee cake, soft scrambled eggs with fava beans and challah French toast) along with complimentary roses and rosé for your mom. $65 per person, $25 per child. Reservations available via SevenRooms.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Bucktown
  • price 2 of 4

If you've got picky kids coming to brunch, we bet they'll be satisfied by The Bristol's selection of hotcakes, sausage, buttered noodles and scrambled eggs for the little ones. Even more importantly, adults will dig special a la carte Mother's Day dishes with luxe touches, like deviled eggs and caviar or fromage omelet with watercress and truffle. Prices vary. Reservations available via OpenTable.

  • Restaurants
  • Barbecue
  • Evanston
  • price 1 of 4

Prefer to stick closer to home? Pick up a Mother's Day offering of three jerk grilled lamb chops from Soul & Smoke, which are served with a side of sweet-and-tangy pineapple salsa. The lamb chops alone are enough to feed a small family, but we won't fault you if you tack on a half-pound of the restaurant's succulent brisket or some cornbread muffins. $30.50. Order via Tock for pick-up May 7–8. 

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

Treat Mom to breakfast in bed with Beatrix's brunch to-go package, which includes scrambled eggs, melon and berries, brown sugar berries, maple chicken sausage and lobster and crab enchiladas with soft scrambled eggs and salsa verde. Round off your meal with an order of take-and-bake cinnamon rolls for a sweet treat. $43 per person. Order via Tock by May 7 for pick-up May 8. 

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Wicker Park

This bustling cafe on the ground floor of the Robey Hotel is serving its regular brunch menu (including shakshuka, duck hash, buttermilk pancakes and avocado toast) alongside a mimosa package stocked with five different juices for customizable imbibing. Mimosa packages $45 per person. Reservations available via Resy

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  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • Loop
  • price 2 of 4

Pick and choose from Prime & Provisions' buffet-style brunch, where you'll find options like eggs benedict, cinnamon French toast and made-to-order Belgian waffles, among other treats. If you want to go above and beyond, add on a $75 flower bouquet to complement breakfast options. Prices vary. Reservations available via OpenTable

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Rush & Division
  • price 2 of 4

Opt for a classic brunch at Bistronomic's Mother's Day celebration, which includes a three-coure meal of Belgian endive salad, smoked salmon eggs benedict, ahi tuna nicoise salad and more luxurious menu items. Tack on a bottomless mimosa option for an additional $20. $49 per person or a la carte. Reservations available via OpenTable

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  • Restaurants
  • North Center

Head to Roscoe Village to try Le Sud's Mother's Day menu, which features tasty a la carte options like smoked ham and cheese croquettes, duck Lyonnaise, steak and eggs and salmon; for a sweet touch, add as dessert plates such as bread pudding and sorbet. Make things extra fancy by opting for bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for an additional $25 per person. Prices vary. Reservations available via Resy

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Boystown
  • price 2 of 4

This Bib Gourmand-winning Lakeview restaurant will serve its expansive Sunday brunch menu plus a luxe-sounding holiday special, crab cake a la George Perrier. Pair with a violet mimosa or Bloody Mary and get ready to wow Mom, because every mother who dines here for brunch on Mother's Day will receive a bouquet of flowers. Prices vary. Reservations available via OpenTable

More brunch options in Chicago

  • Restaurants

Brunch all but disappeared from our weekend itineraries in 2020, when Chicago restaurants shut down and city-dwellers stayed home. But now, it seems, the leisurely tradition is back with plenty of ways to enjoy, including dine-in service as well as takeout and delivery. The best brunch in Chicago offers a stacked menu of morning favorites—from breakfast burritos and French toast to eggs benedict and hash browns.

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