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Mother's Day brunch at The Dearborn
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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 9—have you made plans yet? If not, the best Mother's Day brunch deals are here to save the day. Stop by some of the top brunch spots in Chicago for special menus stacked with towering plates of French toast, pancakes and bottomless mimosas, plus options to score extra brownie points with Mom via gift baskets and flower bouquet add-ons. And if you're not ready to dine in person, we've also included a variety of takeout and delivery options for a proper brunch feast at home. Write a heartfelt card, arrange for flower delivery and take a look through some of the best Mother's Day brunches in Chicago this year.

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Where to have Mother's Day brunch

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • North Center

Plan an elegant outdoor soiree for your mom with the help of French restaurant Robert et Fils' Mother's Day Picnic Kit, which comes stocked with a bottle of wine, fresh juice, bread and cultured butter, preserves, roasted chicken and other goodies—all that's missing is a blanket. (Try not to worry about the weather, though: We think this spread would be just as nice if enjoyed indoors.) $160 per four-person kit, pick-up 10am–2pm Sunday

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • West Loop

For a Mediterranean-inspired meal at home, opt for Aba's special Mother's Day to-go menu, which comes with a spread of hummus and crudites, spicy harissa shrimp cocktail, za'atar roasted chicken and a host of other dishes (including double chocolate cake for dessert). Pump up the feast with luxe add-on items like Alaskan king crab cakes, smoked salmon and bagels and a self-care basket complete with bottles of wine and to-go cocktails. Prefer to dine in person? Reservations are also available for the outdoor patio or dining room. To-go menu $52.95 per person plus tax. Pick-up and delivery 11am–3pm Saturday and Sunday

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Lincoln Park
  • price 2 of 4

You and your mom can get dolled up for high tea service at home on Saturday with Mon Ami Gabi's Mother's Day to-go package stocked with tea, sandwiches and pastries (though you'll have to do the serving yourself, unfortunately). Prefer something a little heartier? The restaurant is also open for regular dine-in services on Sunday. $50 per person, pick-up and delivery 12pm–2pm Saturday. Brunch dine-in 11am–2pm Sunday

  • Restaurants
  • Logan Square

Share a family-style brunch at this Logan Square pasta spot, which has crafted a multi-course spread for the whole table to snack on. Start off your meal with breakfast potatoes, leafy green salad and a selection of pastries; from there, choose up to three shareable platters of dishes like cured salmon, French toast, asparagus benedict and beet agnolotti. All beverages are included in the package, too. $55 per person and free for kids under 12, 10am–2pm Sunday

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

Planning brunch for the whole family? Beatrix (with locations in River North, Fulton Market, Streeterville and suburban Oak Brook) is featuring a Mother's Day brunch to-go menu with options for two, four or six people. The package includes crowd-pleasing favorites like a muffin and croissant-filled pastry box, brown sugar bacon, fresh-squeezed orange juice and other snacks. Want to make the experience extra-special? Groups of four can tack on a Flowers for Dreams bouquet for an additional charge. For dining in, make reservations and order the Mother's Day special: a decadent lobster and crab breakfast enchilada. To-go menu $39.95 per person plus tax. Brunch for four plus bouquet $180 plus tax. Pick-up and delivery Sunday 9am–2pm; dine-in 9am–3pm

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Lake View

To make your mom feel like a queen bee this Mother's Day, grab a reservation at Farm Bar in Lakeview. In addition to offering spring-ready brunch dishes like monkey bread, strawberry rhubard French toast and smoked trout benedict, the restaurant will give all moms a complimentary jar of Brown Dog Farm honey and peach mimosas in honor of the holiday. 10:15am–3:45pm Sunday

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

If mom's a mimosa kind of gal, consider taking her out for southern-style Mother's Day brunch at Bub City. The a la carte entree options, like cinnamon sticky buns and gulf shrimp n' grits, are sure to impress, but we bet they're even tastier when washed down with bottomless mimosas. Bottomless mimosas $28 per person, 11am–3pm Sunday

  • Restaurants
  • Delis
  • Greektown

You can't go wrong with bagels for brunch, and they come in full supply via the Mother's Day brunch package of bagels, labneh and a pound of house smoked salmon from Rye Deli & Drink, which serves up to 14 guests. Booze things up with the WAP mimosa kit, complete with a bottle of bubbles, charred pineapple and mint—enough to serve six. And if your mom's a music fan, you might want to consider the "Party at your Mamma's House" package, which pairs the WAP mimosa kit with with a briefcase record player (yes, really), The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed on vinyl and two matzo ball soups. $85 per bagel brunch kit, $45 per WAP mimosa kit, $149 per "Party at your Mamma's House" kit. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Wicker Park

Chef Brian Jupiter has created two New Orleans-inspired menus for moms—one for those dining in, and the other for those who'd rather take their food to-go. For those seated at Ina Mae, a $35-per-person package includes fried chicken, country ham and cheddar frittata, crispy potatoes, biscuits and beignets. If you're taking food home, there's a $79 for four that includes crab crusted salmon, rissole potatoes, butter pecan green beans and a bottle of sparkling wine. $35/person dine-in, $79 for takeout package, orders accepted through Friday, May 7 at 6pm.

  • Restaurants
  • Global
  • Suburbs

Chef Bill Kim has crafted a four-course Mother's Day brunch at The Table at Crate in honor of three mothers who have been important to him throughout his life: Beth Eccles, a local farmer who Kim has worked with for decades; Kim's mother; and his mother-in-law. The resulting menu blends farm-fresh food with Korean and Puerto Rican cuisines. $65 per person Sunday

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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