Does mama love mimosas? We like her already. Heads up to all of our Bitches, Mother’s Day is approaching…soon! This year it falls on Sunday, May 14th, and it’s time to make those brunch reservations!
It’s no secret that the best gift mom can ask for is quality time with her child, which is why we love the idea of a brunch date! Make a day of it by taking her out on the town post-brunch. Enjoy a sunny day on the river walk, or shop the boutiques in a hot new neighborhood. Either way, Mother’s Day is a popular brunch holiday, so we suggest making your reservations sooner rather than later. Need ideas? Read on!
Rhyme or Reason
This brand new 70s-inspired restaurant in Wicker Park has amazing vibes, and the brunch is on point, too. They’ve got a patio on vibrant Division Street, perfect for soaking up a sunny Chicago day, plus funky grooves for mom to get her move on to. To read our recent Rhyme or Reason review, click here. 1928 W. Division St, Chicago, IL. (773) 687-8240.
Mag Mile & Streeterville
Howells & Hood
Shopping, anyone? Head to Howells & Hood on Mother’s Day, right near Mag Mile! This casual spot has a great beer selection, and elevated bar food perfect for a hearty brunch. Enjoy an unlimited brunch menu on Mother’s Day for $39 per person starting at 10 a.m., reservations are strongly recommended! To read our review, click here. 435 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. (312) 262-5310.
Kanela Breakfast Club
Kanela Breakfast Club has locations across the city, so eating here is easy no matter where you and mom live. On Mother’s Day, Kanela is offering complimentary starters with any brunch purchase. We highly recommend the Monkey Bread! To read our review, click here. 502 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 380-0071.
Shaw’s Mother’s Day Brunch
Does mom love seafood? Well then, she’s got good taste. Take her to an upscale, seafood lover’s paradise at Shaw’s Crab House in River North. Featuring a magnificent brunch buffet for $75 per person, plus mom will get a gift card to use at another brunch, for free! To read our review, click here. 21 E. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL. (312) 527-2722.
Osteria Via Stato
Looking for a classy atmosphere to treat mom? Head to Osteria Via Stato in River North for an Italian brunch buffet starting at 11 a.m. Brunch will feature various themed stations for $45 per person. 620 N. State Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 642-8450.
Take in beautiful river views at River Roast, featuring brunch classics and Chef Hogan’s famous charcuterie and hand-carved roasts. Another perk? Mom will be entered to win an overnight stay downtown! To read our review, click here. 315 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 822-0100.
Roanoke will host a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring a prix fixe menu for $33 per person with fun brunch cocktails like the Toast & Jam or Blood Orange Mimosa too! Plus, this spot is right around the corner from the Private Bank Theatre, perfect for a showing of Hamilton! To read our review, click here. 135 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 940-3760.
Does mom have Southern roots or love a good Southern meal? She’ll love the classic, Charleston vibe at Dixie in Bucktown. We loved the fluffy homemade biscuits and quaint atmosphere. It’s perfect for a Mother-Daughter date and a close walk to fun boutiques! To read our review, click here. 1952 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL. (773) 688-4466.
Head to Trench in the heart of Wicker Park for a 3-course prix fixe menu for $35 per person. Formerly, Trencherman, this spot features an industrial chic look, with a fabulous brunch menu. We’re eying the Crab Benedict!
This vegetarian favorite in the West Loop is the place to be right now. Bad Hunter will be serving it’s regular brunch menu on Mother’s Day, which was so amazingly good. To read our review, click here. 802 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL. (312) 265-1745
Pilsen has a slew of amazing hidden gem restaurants, Dusek’s being one of them. The restaurant will serve a few sweet specials for mom, alongside regular brunch menu items. Trust us when we say, order the seafood Benedict, it was one of our favorites of all time! To read our review, click here. 1227 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 526-3851.
PR Italian Bistro
Brunch, bubbles, and baubles! We’re liking this theme already. Head to PR Italian Bistro this Mother’s Day for brunch with mom, and to shop the latest collection from Bowen Arrow Diamonds. Unlimited bubbles will also be served! Reservations recommended. 3908 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. (773) 404-8955.
Dim Sum brunch is the perfect way to change up your typical brunch outing and let Mom know she is different (read: better) than all the rest! Intro Chicago, located within the Belden Stratford, a luxurious historic Chicago landmark along the waterfront, will be serving traditional brunch dishes with a modern Chinese twist. They had us at coconut pancakes and Chinese donuts served with cinnamon and espresso milk. Enjoy Dim Sum family-style for $22.95 per person. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL. (773) 868-0002
Last but not least, if you want to bring Mom a little something to your brunch date, we love this “Mimosa Brunch” Soy Candle via Etsy. It’s got a crisp fragrance that includes mandarin oranges and tangerines with touches of fresh blossoms, jasmine, and pineapple.