27 of the Best Mother’s Day Brunches in Chicago

Make this Mother's Day a special celebration!
Make this Mother's Day a special celebration!
4/14/24 - By Maureen Wilkey

Mother's Day brunch is a great way to celebrate Mom, who deserves the finest food in Chicago. Plus, moms always need a break from thinking about food, shopping for food, preparing food, and cleaning up after meals. So take her out! We have a list of Mother's Day brunches at a variety of price points, and you can always check our Kid-Friendly Chicago Restaurant Guide for more ideas all year round.

And, don't forget to add a little personal touch to the spread with a special handcrafted Mother's Day card or tackle one of these other 100 awesome crafts for kids to create a homemade gift sure to melt mom's heart.


Upscale Chicago Restaurants to Indulge Mom for Mother's Day Brunch 2024

1. Momotaro—West Loop

This modern Japanese restaurant is offering a special four-course menu for adults and a Japanese-inspired kids menu for Mother's Day. Kids can choose from Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, Crispy chicken katsu, or tuna maki, all served with fruit, while adults choose one of three or four options for each course. Options include sashimi and nigiri, curried deviled eggs, edamame, miso soup, chirahsi don, and steak and eggs. Adults pay $75, and kid's meals are $25.

2. Swift & Sons—Fulton Market

Chef Chris Pandel's brunch menu will be served from 10am to 2pm. The family-style meal will include freshly baked goods, choices of cornflake French toast, lobster pierogi, Swift steak & eggs, smoked whitefish dip, croissant benedict, and avocado toast. Every table will also receive bacon, paprika-fried potatoes, homemade biscuits, and a parfait of fresh berries and yogurt. The $89 per adult includes a bloody Mary. Kids meals are $20.

3. Prime & Provisions—Loop

This steakhouse buffet has everything a mom (and kids) could want, from a made-to-order waffle bar with chicken or bacon to an omelet station with filet tips and rock shrimp to a dessert Ferris wheel. The $95 per adult and $35 does not include drinks, but moms can grab a sip at the cash bar.

a picture of food from Il Procellino, a good place to have mother's day brunch in Chicago


4. Il Porcellino—River North

Dine-in, carry out or get delivery from this River North restaurant. The Mother's Day special menu for dine-in includes Asparagus Milanese, Truffle Bucatini Carbonara, House-made Crab Tortellini Limone, and a Strawberry Tiramisu, or families can order their favorite Italian classics from the regular menu. The restaurant opens at noon on Mother's Day for extra celebration time.

5. Osteria Via Stato—River North

This perennial Mother's Day brunch favorite is offering a brunch buffet for $69.95 per adult or $34.95 per kid. Kids five and under eat free. The buffet will include fun stations serving made-to-order omelets, antipasti, ciabatta French toast, and Slagel Farms meats carved tableside. 

6. Tapas Valencia and Meson Sabika—South Loop and Naperville

Meson Sabika (located in a historic mansion and garden near downtown Naperville) and its sister restaurant Tapas Valencia, (in an artistic location in the South Loop) are offering their traditional menu of Spanish tapas, along with Mother's Day specials that include $5 sparkling wine and mimosas all day or a four-course meal featuring hot and cold tapas and an entree for $79.95 per person.

7. Morton Arboretum—Lisle

Moms can enjoy the view of Meadow Lake through the floor-to-ceiling windows while enjoying a variety of breakfast and lunch options, with made-to-order omelets, carving stations, and much more. A glass of champagne or mimosa is included in the price, which ranges from $35-$25 per kid and $67-$77 per adult depending on membership status.

8. Brass Tack—Gold Coast

This posh new restaurant boasts boisterous American cuisine in an environment of brass and splendor for moms seeking an upscale dining experience. Brass Tack's Everlasting Mother's Day Brunch features a bottomless rose and an ala carte menu with cornbread madeleines, lemon ricotta pancakes, and beet-cured smoked salmon.

9. Lucille Restaurant at Drury Lane—Oak Brook

This suburban theater also offers a massive buffet for Mother's Day brunch. Visit carving and omelet stations, a dessert table, and a children's corner filled with sweet treats. Reservations are limited with adults paying $100 per person while kids 2-12 pay $40. The price included unlimited champagne and a flower cart for kids to make mom her own bouquet.

10. Adorn Bar & Restaurant—Gold Coast

Executive chef Richie Farina presents the Blush & Bloom Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, a spectacular that includes live entertainment and children's activities. The brunch includes floral arrangements, live music, and special spa treatments for mom. The price is $255 per adult and $74 per child.

11. Travelle at the Langham—River North

If it's only the best for your mom, treat her to a luxury brunch buffet or pre-fixe dinner at Travelle. The opulent brunch includes unlimited champagne, mimosas, luxurious seafood, petite pastries, a chocolate waterfall, and more for $70-$275. 

Midrange Options for a Special Mother's Day Brunch 2024

12. Cantigny Park or Cantigny Golf—Wheaton

Moms can dine at Le Jardin at Cantigny Park or The Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf on Mother's Day. Choose from delicious hand-carved herb roasted striploin, jerk-roasted chicken with mango salsa, steelhead trout with lemon caper sauce, an omelet station, appetizers, and salads, and an impressive dessert table before taking some time to peruse the gardens or golf course.

13. Maya del Sol—Oak Park

This neighborhood upscale Mexican restaurant has attracted a big crowd for its Mother's Day Buffet for over a decade. Maya fan favorites and new seasonal items will be available on the buffet. Reserve a space early to get your preference between patio and indoor seating.

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14. Alpana—River North

At this restaurant owned by the youngest woman to pass the master sommelier exam, moms can enjoy a wine-forward pre-fixe two-course brunch. Choose a soup, salad, or avocado toast first course with entree options including quiche, short rib hash, or strawberry shortcake French toast. Kids also get a multi-course meal with elevated kids' brunch items to match the adult menu. The meal runs $40 per adult and $20 per child.

15. Public Landing—Lockport

Farther afield, but worth the drive, this Southwest Suburban restaurant has a spectacular garden patio overlooking the I&M Canal. It will host two seatings for Mother's Day dinner at 3pm and 7:30pm, each offering a special menu for up to eight people. Menus include appetizers like salad, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and bruschetta, and entrees like maple bourbon pork tenderloin, surf and turf, and prime rib. 

16. Carnivale —Fulton Market

Special tapas, live music, and flowers for moms make this colorful restaurant a special place for Mother's Day. An extensive buffet will include Carnivale favorites like ceviche mixto, Spanish-style seafood paella, lamb stew or barbacoa, and churros with chocolate and dulce de leche sauce. A cotton candy station rounds out the fun.

Long-stemmed roses for Mother's Day brunch 
Long-stemmed roses for Mother's Day. Photo courtesy of I|O Godfrey

17. I|O Godfrey Roofscape—River North

Chicago's largest and only year-round rooftop will offer a variety of specialty menu items including classic breakfast and brunch selections, an omelet station, eggs benedict, pancake and French toast stations, a carving station, salad bar, pasta, sushi station, a dessert station, and more. Adults pay $65 per person while kids under 12 are $15. Special grown-up drinks will also be available for purchase. 

18. The Walnut Room—Downtown

Did you miss getting reservations for Christmas meals at the Walnut Room? Mother's Day is also fun at the classic destination inside Macy's State Street. Moms get a welcome mimosa, and you can start with shareable cinnamon rolls for the table. Then enjoy perennial favorites like chicken pot pie and spring vegetable quiche before indulging in a slice of Frango mint pie or a mimosa flight.

19. La Victoria Barra + Cocina Mexicana—Logan Square

If Mom likes things spicy, she can enjoy a special pre-fixe menu at La Victoria Barra in Logan Square on her special day. The fun Mexican place will also have complimentary roses and $20 Mom-osa flights all weekend long, just in case you want to celebrate on Saturday instead.

20. Harry Caray's—Rosemont, Lombard or Navy Pier

All Harry Caray's locations will be open on Mother's Day. The Rosemont location is offering special Mother's Day crafts to keep kids busy while waiting for the pre-fixe or standard kids' menu meals, while a DJ will be spinning at the Navy Pier location. The Lombard location offers a buffet featuring a pasta station and Harry Caray's famous chicken Vesuvio.

21. JoJo's Shake Bar—River North and Naperville

Moms with sweet tooths will love this opportunity to indulge on their special day. Choose an entree and an indulgent dessert, plus have the kids make a bouquet for you from JoJo's flower cart. The Mother's Day offer is $40 per person for the food and bouquet.

22. Duck Duck Goat—Fulton Market

Chef and mom Stephanie Izard's Asian-themed cafe serves up a dim sum brunch for families looking for something different on Mother's Day. Try vegetarian or duck and goat spring rolls, spicy sticky wings, shumai, Hong Kong French toast, or biscuits and sausages for the table.

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23. Tapville Social—Naperville

Celebrate mom with boozy iced coffee or mimosa flights for the grown-ups, along with classics like French toast or avocado toast for the whole family. Self-pour beer and wine are also still available.

24. Mother's Day Restaurant—North Riverside

The name says it all, right? This family-owned diner has an array of brunch favorites, as well as special treats like a Belgian Eskimo waffle (that's ice cream on a waffle for breakfast, which I won't say no to), bananas foster crepes, and taffy apple pancakes. Just get there early—it's packed on Mother's Day!

picture of Wake 'n Bacon, a good place to have Mother's Day brunch in Chicago

25. Wake 'n Bacon—Lakeview

Nothing says "fun mom" like enjoying brunch at the self-proclaimed most Instagrammable brunch venue in Chicago. Located at 420 W. Belmont, this counter service restaurant offers Latin and Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch bites, bacon flights, cocktails, and beers starting at just $6. Plus, it looks like flowers are growing from the ceiling!

26. Lynfred Winery—Roselle

More of a treat than a brunch, moms can enjoy three cupcakes from Smallcakes with a suggested wine flight or they can create their own. Delicious Lemon Drop, Pink Chocolate, and Hot Fudge Sundae cupcakes come with three glasses of wine for $25, or $20 for Lynfred Winery members. 

27. Homeslice—Lincoln Park

Nothing says Chicago Mom like pizza on Mother's Day! So go grab a Homeslice—it comes with free Aperol spritz tasters for mom, and kids can make her a mini bouquet and a bracelet during the meal at this Lincoln Park pizza joint.


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