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The upcoming weekends are for celebrating two very important things in our lives: our mother’s and graduation. Take some time to celebrate both — here are our recommendations for where to take your mom and where to celebrate the milestone of graduating!

Mother’s Day Brunches

Lincoln Park

Chez Moi Brunch

Chez Moi
If you’re heading to Lincoln Park to celebrate Mother’s Day, look no further than the new brunch at Chez Moi to celebrate your mother. Chez Moi is offering brunch specials, like a crabcake Benedict with lobster Hollandaise, on Saturday and Sunday. We certainly loved our brunch at Chez Moi, and we know you will too. To read our review, click here. For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2100 N Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614 – (773) 871-2100

North Pond
Looking for a fancy pants brunch to impress your Mom this weekend? Look no further than North Pond, a 2016 Michelin star recipient, nestled in the middle of Lincoln Park. The views and the food are equally impressive. For $85 per person, enjoy a special three course meal, whilst fawning over the skyline of Chicago. For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614 – (773) 477-5845

Oyster Bah Brunch

Oyster Bah
One of our favorites this year has been Oyster Bah, and if you haven’t had a chance to try it, then this weekend with your mom would be the perfect time! Read all about our amazing brunch we had here, and for more information about what Oyster Bah is offering this Mother’s Day, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1962 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 – (773) 248-3000

Roscoe Village

Commonwealth Tavern
With a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and mimosa bar, Commonwealth Tavern in Roscoe Village is the Mother’s Day brunch that keeps on giving. With many of the menu highlights including the brunch schnitzel, pig muffin, and more, your mom will be impressed with the options and prices. For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served May 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618 – (773) 697-7965

Lakeview

Flagship
With a $20 food and drink package, Flagship is the perfect place to take your mom this Mother’s Day. The package includes bottomless Bloody Mary’s or mimosas and one brunch entree for $20 — we call that a deal! For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1622 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 – (773) 281-3805

River North

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The Kitchen
Brunch with a view of the Chicago River has never looked better than from The Kitchen. The Kitchen is offering a Mother’s Day brunch special including a three course brunch prix fixe for $38 per person on May 8th. Specials include sockeye salmon eggs Benedict with citrus Hollandaise and Hackleback caviar, and smoked chicken and sweet potato hash with a soft boiled egg and pea shoots. Feel free to read about our experience at The Kitchen for brunch by clicking here, and for more information about Mother’s Day brunch, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 316 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 – (312) 836-1300

Eddie V’s
A Mother’s Day brunch with live music? Yes, please! Head to Eddie V’s in River North if you want to have some musical entertainment while you brunch. With a prix fixe three course menu, with cinnamon buns to share, for $49 for adults, and $15 for children, Eddie V’s will have options to keep everyone happy. For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 521 N Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611 – (312) 595-1114

Loop

Cochon Volant Brasserie
A two course prix fixe brunch and a free mimosa for mom? Yes, please! Cochon Volant Brasserie, in Chicago’s Loop, will also have special items on the menu like avocado toast n’ eggs, super green Benedict, salmon Benedict, blueberry quinoa pancakes, and more. Reservations are recommended so hop on the phone and wow your mom this Mother’s Day! For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 100 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603 – (312) 754-6560

West Town

Frontier
Brunch buffets make it easy to please everyone, and this Mother’s Day Frontier in West Town will be offering a buffet full of brunch goodies. From beignets to frittatas, cocktails and coffee, Frontier has it all! Click here to purchase tickets and for more information. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 – (773) 772-4322

Streeterville

Riva Crab House on Navy Pier
If your mom is a seafood lover, head to the Riva Crab House on Navy Pier and enjoy the view and the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with an omelet station, raw seafood bar, desserts and more. Adults start at $48 and children at $20. Click here for more information. Mother’s Day brunch will be served May 8th from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 – (312) 644-7482

Pinstripes
If your mom is up for some fun while brunching, head to Pinstripes in Streeterville for some bowling, brunch, and cocktails. With the patio open now, enjoy the sunshine with you mom at the beautiful and new Pinstripes! For more information, click here. Mother’s Day brunch will be served Sunday May 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611 – (312) 527-3010

Entertainment Cruises from Navy Pier
If you mom is looking for something for a brunch that is not at a restaurant, consider one of the Entertainment Cruises that depart from Navy Pier. This Mother’s Day on this two hour cruise, your mom will receive a rose, and a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa. Food will be served buffet style and is $64.90 per adult and $38.95 per child. For more information, click here.

 

Graduation Brunches

Lincoln Park

Summer House Santa Monica Brunch

Summer House Santa Monica
In the heart of Lincoln Park, Summer House Santa Monica has , incredible ambiance, yummy brunch, and now with the warm weather, open air seating at the front. Summer House is a Bitch-approved brunch spot and is quite popular — Summer House is known for always having a wait. So get there early so you and your family can enjoy the food, drinks, and view. To read our review, click here. 1954 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 – (773) 634-4100

Zella
Voted one of the best outdoor seating in Chicago, Zella boasts a fantastic brunch menu and bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary options that are worth celebrating. Head to Zella to celebrate your graduation this year, and make sure to get there early to get a seat on the patio or make a reservation to play it safe. For more information, click here. 1983 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 – 773-549-2910

West Town

The Dawson Brunch

The Dawson
This rustic and beautiful West Town option, The Dawson, is a fan favorite with a patio that is to die for! Celebrate your graduation with friends and family and try the brunch with many classic favorites with a twist. To read our review, click here. 730 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654 – (312) 243-8955

Bucktown

Feast Brunch

Feast
Head to Feast with your friends and feast to your heart’s content, pun intended. With signature cocktails, and a wide variety of entrees for everyone to enjoy, Feast has a little bit of something for everyone. Plus, it is quite the popular spot, so get there early to start the celebration without the wait. To read our review, click here. 1616 N Damen Ave #1, Chicago, IL 60647 – (773) 772-7100

Brunch at Hot Chocolate in Chicago

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate is known for the great food, but also the hot chocolate, of course. So on this graduation day celebrate with one of Mindy’s signature hot chocolate drinks and some of the brunch entrees. We loved Mindy’s and it has quickly become a Bucktown staple. To read our review, click here. 1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 – (773) 489-1747

Lakeview

Hutch Brunch

Hutch
With so many Bloody mary varieties, Hutch should be at the top of your list for a graduation brunch! Hutch serves brunch every day, and has a wide variety of food options, and drink specials throughout the week. To read our review, click here. 3301 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 – (773) 248-1155

Southport Grocery

Southport Grocery
Southport Grocery is the perfect place to take your family who is in from out of town to celebrate your graduation. With a fabulous menu, cocktails for all, and quaint outdoor seating, Southport Grocery has everything you need for a mellow celebration. To read our review of our brunch experience, click here. 3552 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 – (773) 665-0100

West Loop

Bar Siena

Bar Siena
With pancakes, and eggs Benedicts to die for, Bar Siena is the perfect place in the West Loop to indulge for graduation. We loved Bar Siena for brunch, and it has become a very popular spot to head to so make sure you make reservations. To read our review, click here. 832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 – (312) 492-7775

Nellcote
This fancy-pants brunch will be one for the books! To celebrate your milestone, head to the beautiful Nellcote in West Loop. With crystal chandeliers, and one of the best patio areas in West Loop, you will “wow” your friends and family. To read our review, click here. 833 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 – (312) 432-0500

Loop

Meli Cafe

Meli Cafe
If you and your fellow grads need a place to please everyone, then Meli Cafe is the way to go. From mimosas to fresh squeezed juice, to crepes and omelets, Meli Cafe has a wide variety of options to ensure everyone will find something to their liking. To read our review, click here. 500 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605 – (312) 834-0500

Wicker Park

Brunch at Chop Shop on North Ave in Chicago, IL.

Chop Shop
With a patio to die for and one that can get quite rowdy, head to Chop Shop in Wicker Park. This is a Bitch-approved brunch spot, so we know you and your friends will love it! To read our review, click here. 2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 – (773) 537-4440

LOKaL
Personally, we have been dying to get to LOKaL. With many interesting brunch options and a $10 bottomless deal, LOKaL is a brunch destination that Chicagoans love. Drink to your heart’s content to celebrate your big day, and take your friends with you — lots of outdoor seating! A Bitches review for the Lincoln Park location is coming soon. Until then, click here for more information. 1904 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 – (773) 904-8113

Old Town

Brunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, IL

Old Town Social
If you’re looking for a fun spot to cut loose in Old Town to celebrate graduating, head to Old Town Social. With a great brunch menu that we liked (click here to read our review!), and a variety of signature cocktails, Old Town Social will be a great way to celebrate. To read our review, click here. 455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610 – (312) 266-2277

 

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