You should celebrate your mother everyday, but for a little extra love on her most special of days turn to one of these 19 Chicagoland bars, restaurants, dessert shops, etc, for the best Mother’s Day specials this year. Choose between these restaurants celebrating moms: Andros Taverna, BLVD Steakhouse, Farm Bar Lakeview, Farmhouse Evanston, Funkenhausen, Gemini, Nonnina, PB&J, Rainbow Cone, Recess & City Hall, Robert Et Fils, Sepia, Sophia Steak, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee,The Dearborn and The Table at Crate.
Follow our roundup and find the perfect Mother’s Day meal to celebrate the most important woman in your life.
Andros Taverna will celebrate moms with brunch and a selection of pastries and whole cakes for pre-order including Tahini Chiffon Cake with Heaven’s Honey Cream, Rosewater Galaktaboureko with raspberries and Chocolate Frappé Cake with coffee ganache. Mother’s Day cakes serve 4 – 6 people. If you’re looking for fun Mother’s Day ideas in Chicago, Moms can dine-in at Andros Taverna and participate in the Philotimo Feast with Border Springs roasted leg of lamb and floral bouquets that are available for pre-order. For pre-order and reservation details visit androstaverna.com.
Celebrate mom with a one-day-only brunch at BLVD Steakhouse. In addition to its regular dinner service, the glamorous Old Hollywood-inspired steakhouse will offer a 3-course shared brunch menu for $55 per person on Sunday, May 9. Dish selections include: Cured Salmon Toast with pickled beets, arugula, housemade yogurt and dill; Pain Perdu Brioche French Toast with rum custard, fresh berries and crème anglaise; Shakshuka with an ottoman farm vegetable stew, poached eggs and goat cheese; Chicken & Waffles with buttermilk fried chicken and a house-made Belgian waffle; and Steak & Eggs with a 10oz prime bavette steak, breakfast potatoes and two farm fresh eggs.
Bloody Marys, bottomless mimosas, other specialty cocktails, as well as luxe upgrades, like Seafood Towers and Caviar Service, will also be available. BLVD Steakhouse will be open on Mother’s Day for brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and for dinner from 5-9 p.m. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. For more information, visit www.blvdchicago.com.
El Che Steakhouse & Bar
El Che Steakhouse & Bar in Chicago will celebrate moms with the Mother’s Day Kit this year. The kit will be $175 and include two filets, a bottle of bubbles, alfajores, smoked salt and a Studio Sour bowl. Mother’s Day Kits are available for order online now at exploretock.com/elchechicago.
To celebrate the queen bees, Farm Bar will serve brunch specials with a complimentary jar of Brown Dog Farm honey and free peach mimosas for moms. Brunch will also include Monkey Bread, Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast and Smoked Trout Benedict. Reservations can be made online with Resy at farm-bar.com.
Farmhouse Tavern Evanston
Farmhouse Tavern Evanston will celebrate Mother’s Day with an all-day menu featuring three courses. Course one will include family-style breads and spreads. Two will feature your choice of an entree including Eggs Benedict, Red Wine Braised Short Rib and Seared Salmon, while course three offers a family-style dessert featuring Strawberry Short Cake and Chocolate Bread Pudding. The three-course menu at this restaurant in Chicago is $38 for adults and $17 for kids. Reservations can be made at farmhouseevanston.com.
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, the restaurant located at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, is serving a three-course pre-fixed Mother’s Day Dinner May 9 from 2pm – 9pm. Start with a choice of Delta asparagus soup with Blue crab, sherry, and brioche croutons; or Cow’s Milk Burrata with prosciutto, asparagus, and cara cara. For the Main, choose between the Chilean Sea Bass with onion crust, spring vegetables, and English pea sauce; Cabernet braised short rib with spring onion, miso turnip puree, mizuna, and kumquats; or Wild Shrimp Risotto with English peas, bacon, and yuzu emulsion. For Dessert, choose between Tiramisu with Frangelico mascarpone mousse, coffee syrup, milk chocolate, dark chocolate glaze, and salted chocolate hazelnut; or Carrot cake with cream cheese icing, shredded carrots, coconut, pecan pieces, and crushed pineapple. Reservations at firelakechicago.com. $48 per person.
Nestled in Lincoln Park, Gemini will offer specialty brunch and dinner options for Mother’s Day. Guests can enjoy Lobster Caesar Salad for $28 and their usual brunch options. Dinner options include Lobster Bisque, Alaskan Halibut with morel mushrooms, sweet spring peas, petite salad, and meyer lemon Beurre Blanc, and Fried Chicken Dinner. All day dessert includes Strawberry Shortcake for $12. Additionally, Gemini will partner with a local flower shop so diners can pre-order mini bouquets for Mother’s Day with their reservation. Guests can also request a bouquet by calling any Ballyhoo location when booking their reservation.
To help celebrate moms all weekend long, Nonnina will offer complimentary prosecco to moms when they dine on Saturday, May 8. Reservations are available with OpenTable at opentable.com/r/nonnina-
PB&J: Pizza, Beer, & Jukebox
This Mother’s Day, PB&J will feature specialty brunch menu items such as a Lemon Ginger Souffle served with strawberry rhubarb jam, Milk Crumbs, and Mint Fizz. Additionally, PB&J is celebrating moms by giving them a free glass of Champagne and rose upon arrival. Guests can make reservations at https://pbjwestloop.com
All moms will receive a free small Rainbow Cone with any purchase. For more information, visit https://www.rainbowcone.com
Recess & City Hall
City Hall, located adjacent to Recess in the same historic West Loop building, will open for a special family-style Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9. Enjoy live music from a female-only band. Recess will offer a la carte brunch options as well. For more, visit http://thecityhall.com/ and https://chicagoinrecess.com/
Robert Et Fils
In honor of Mother’s Day, Robert Et Fils will offer diners a “Mother’s Day Picnic Kit” that is perfect for the whole family. The kit is $160.00 and serves up to four people. The kit includes fresh juice, a bottle of wine, fresh bread, preserves, hand picked wild vegetables, Salade Maison and a Whole Roasted Green Circle Chicken stuffed with lemon, picholine olives, and breadcrumbs. For dessert, guests can indulge in a Seasonal Tarte and more. To prepare for Mother’s Day, guests can order on Tock and schedule their pick up for Sunday, May 9th between 10:00am and 2:00pm. For more information, visit https://www.
Sepia will offer an at-home Mother’s Day Meal Kit. The meal kit, which feeds two people, is $80 and includes Toasted Almond Bostock and Blueberry-Lemon Muffins, Vanilla Yogurt, Arugula Salad with dried cherries, candied hazelnuts and goat cheese and the Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich in two variations. Add-on items include Pimento cheese with Lavash Crackers, Smoked salmon rillettes with a toasted baguette and Strawberry-rhubarb pie. For more, see sepiachicago.com.
Located on the North Shore, Sophia Steak will feature the ultimate Mother’s Day Brunch. Sophia Steak is partnering with a local flower shop so diners can pre-order mini bouquets for mom with their reservation. Guests can also request a bouquet by calling any Ballyhoo location when booking their reservation. For more information, visit http://sophiasteak.com
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee
To celebrate the opening of their new Hyde Park location, Stan’s Donuts will host a Stan’s Van popup for Mother’s Day. The popup will be at 5225 S Harper Ct, Chicago, IL 60615. Find more details at stansdonuts.com.
The Dearborn will be serving all-day specials for Mother’s Day including Jumbo Shrimp & Lobster Cocktails for $36, Chicken ‘Pot Pie’ Vol au Vent for $25 and The Dearborn Pastry Basket for $30. Reservations can be made online at thedearborntavern.com/
The Smith will be offering two experiences to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, including a specialty brunch and at-home kit. If you’re searching for Mother’s Day ideas near Chicago, the brunch will consist of The Smith’s full brunch menu plus an asparagus toast with burrata and poached eggs special. The Smith will also offer their take-home kit to bring the brunch offerings to you. Brunch is available from 10:00am – 4:00pm.Reservations at at-home kit requests can be made at thesmithrestaurant.com/
The Table at Crate
Chef Bill Kim will offer a special four-course brunch menu that pays homage to three special mothers who have each had profound impacts on his life. Each dish draws inspiration from these women, telling a story through dishes, ingredients and flavors representative of each. The first course, Green Acres Farm Spring Asparagus Sauté, starts with Beth Eccles, the first local farmer who Kim began working within the city and who became like a sister over the last three decades. Chef Bill’s mother is the inspiration for the second course, Mama Kim’s Famous Savory Pancake with soft-boiled farmer’s egg and shrimp, highlighting their Korean heritage through her famous savory pancakes. The third course is a nod to Kim’s mother-in-law Lola and his wife’s Puerto Rican background: Lola’s Salmon Criolla with roasted garlic & Three Sisters Garden white corn grits. Available for $65 per person on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. https://www.tableatcrate.com/.
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