While there are so many ways to say thank you to mom on Mother's Day, sometimes what mom wants is a day off. Taking her out to brunch will ease her mind -- no prep, no cooking, no clean up -- for at least one meal. Here are some options in the suburbs. Make reservations now as brunches book up quickly.
Agio Italian Bistro, 64 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, (847) 991-2150, agiobistro.com/. Treat mom to Agio's Mother's Day Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Expect a chef's carving station, breakfast items, hot items, seafood, chilled salads, desserts and unlimited mimosas. Adults $34.95 and kids younger than 10 $13.95.
Avante Banquets, 1050 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove, (847) 287-1006, avantebanquets.com/. Mother's Day Brunch, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features cold and hot items, a carving station, an omelet station, breakfast items and a deluxe sweet table. It's $39 for adults and $19 for kids 7-12.
Birch River Grill, 75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 427-4242, birchrivergrill.com/. Make reservations now for Mother's Day brunch, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Options include seafood, salad, continental and carving stations, a build-your-own omelet and waffle station, plus hot entrees, a kids buffet and, for dessert, assorted mini French pastries, flourless chocolate cake, flan, mini fruit tarts and more. All mothers will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Adults $40.95, kids $15.95, and free for kids 5 and younger.
Blossom Cafe, 8349 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, (708) 453-5300, theblossomcafe.com/. Reservations are suggested for Mother's Day, which includes specials such as slow-roasted prime rib, roast leg of lamb, twin filet mignon Oscar, baked stuff shrimp, filet mignon and lobster tail, rotisserie roasted pork and more. Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, (847) 639-9468, brokenoar.com/. It's Mother's Day Brunch with a view at Broken Oar. From 9 a.m. to noon, enjoy a buffet featuring breakfast favorites, an omelet station, fresh fruit, baked ham, roasted pork loin, lemon chicken, biscuits and gravy, French toast, a sweets table and more. Plus, there's a champagne toast and a flower for mom. Adults $19.95 and kids $9.95.
Bub City, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, bub-city.com/rosemont/. Celebrate Mom with brunch, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and live acoustic music from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chow down on Southern options, including fried chicken and waffles, beef brisket Benedict or any of the barbecue meat options. Reservations requested.
Carlisle Banquets, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, (630) 960-0210, carlislebanquets.com/. Treat Mom to a complimentary rose plus a full brunch buffet at the Carlisle. Choose from omelet, Belgian waffle, carving, seafood, pasta and salad stations and sip on complimentary champagne, mimosas, sodas and juices. Don't miss the deluxe sweets table. Kids can take advantage of the children's station. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m. Adults $42.50, kids $18, and free for infants. Reservations required.
Carlucci Rosemont, 6111 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 518-0990, carluccirosemont.com/. Enjoy a magic show during Mother's Day brunch, which features Italian specialties. All moms receive a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $47.95 for adults, $17.99 for kids and free for kids younger than 5 (tax and gratuity extra). Carlucci reopens for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Reservations requested.
Chicago Prime Italian, 1370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 240-1414, chicagoprimeitalian.com/mothers-day-brunch. Make the most of the Mother's Day brunch buffet, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from breakfast items, a carving station, a create-your-own omelet station, a salad station, entrees and sides, pasta and a dessert with a chocolate fountain, fruit, pastries, cakes, éclairs and more. Adults $44.95, kids 7-12 $21.95 and free for kids 6 and younger.
City Gate Grille, 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010, citygategrille.com/. Mother's Day Brunch, which is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., features more than 25 breakfast and lunch treats, including corn beef hash, waffles, an omelet station, a carving station, assorted pastries, ham and creamy asiago tortellini, prime rib, chilled seafood platter, honey-glazed chicken, a chocolate fountain, fresh-baked cookies, cheesecake, a children's menu and more. It's $44.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations required.
Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva, (630) 208-0337, claddaghirishpubs.com/geneva/. Claddagh celebrates Mother's Day with a buffet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last seating at 3 p.m.) Sunday. It will include carved roast beef with all the trimmings, fresh fruits and salad, baked breads, muffins and pastries, assorted desserts, scrambled eggs, potatoes O'Brien, Irish eggs, specialty dinner dishes and more. Adults $24.95, kids 5-12 $9.95, and free for kids 4 and younger.
The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-0600, theclubhouse.com/. Available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mother's Day brunch features hot buffet items such as banana walnut French toast, chicken piccata and buttermilk pancakes with berry compote, a carving station, salads, a cold display, a seafood and raw bar featuring oysters on the half shell and Jonah crab claws, custom-order omelet and pasta stations, a kids' station and a dessert table with a chocolate fountain, cakes, pastries and tarts. It's $49.95 for adults, $24.95 for kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations required.
Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, (847) 438-0025, concordebanquets.com/. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, fill up on Concorde's Mother's Day Champagne Brunch. Choose from an omelet station, a carving station, a salad bar, a kids' station and a variety of French, Italian and Viennese pastries. A complimentary glass of champagne is included. Adults $42, kids 4-12 $18, and free for kids 3 and younger. Reservations requested.
The Craftsman by Two Brothers, 16 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 615-7100, twobrothersbrewing.com/restaurants/thecraftsman/. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, the Modern Tavern brunch will be offering specialties such as Cuban Benedict ($16), lobster roll ($19), truffle egg sandwich ($13), bacon waffle ($12), apple pancakes ($12), fried chicken and biscuit ($16) and more.
D'Andrea Banquets, 4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, (815) 459-7234, dandreabanquets.com/. Celebrate Mom at a champagne brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Take advantage of roast beef and ham carving stations, made-to-order omelet and waffle stations, breakfast and lunch items, a variety of salads, fresh fruit, a juice bar, a complimentary glass of champagne and a dessert table. Adults $29.95, kids 10 and younger $12.95, and free for kids younger than 3. Reservations suggested.
Dover Straits, 890 E. U.S. Route 45, Mundelein, (847) 949-1550, doverstraits.com/. Open from noon to 9 p.m., Dover Straits will be serving the regular menu and daily specials. All moms will receive a $25 gift certificate. Reservations requested.
Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 530-8300, lucillerestaurant.com/. Honor Mom at Lucille's Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Start off with a mimosa, a Bellini or a glass of champagne. Or for an upcharge, stop by the Bloody Mary bar. For brunch, choose from 10 gourmet food stations, including starters, omelet, carving (roast turkey, roast prime rib, etc.), savory (scrambled eggs, paella, Italian sausage, etc.), seafood bar (crab claws, oysters Rockefeller), ice cream, children's corner and a dessert table. It's $55 for adults, $16 for kids 6-12, $10 for kids 3-5, and free for kids younger than 2. Smart casual attire requested. Reservations required.
Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com/. Head to Durty Nellie's for Mother's Day Brunch, happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Dine on breakfast favorites such as Belgian waffles, frittatas, French toast casserole and lunch items including barbecue baby back ribs, salads, Italian sausage and peppers, rigatoni vodka and pastries, cookies, brownies and more. Adults $22.95, kids 6-10 $10.95, and free for kids 5 and younger.
E+O food and drink, 125 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect, (847) 398-3636, eofoodanddrink.com/. All moms get one complimentary mimosa during E+O's Mother's Day Brunch, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fill up on assorted hot breakfast and lunch items (French toast casserole, island chicken, bread pudding), a carving station, cold items (California rolls, salads, fruit, peel-and-eat shrimp) and a sweets table (cakes, petit fours, homemade cookies, brownies). A photographer will be available to capture the special day. Adults $40.95, kids 5-12 $19.95, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations required.
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, eaglewoodresort.com/. Make reservations at (630) 694-5899 or email@example.com. Delight in the Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at Burnham's Restaurant. Choose from a gourmet omelet station, cinnamon pecan sticky bun French toast, full salad and seafood bar, French-style pastries, hot brunch items, honey-mustard bourbon-glazed ham, carved-to-order prime rib and a child-friendly buffet. Moms will receive a carnation and a complimentary glass of champagne. Prices are $45.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids 6-12.
El Tapeo, located on the ninth floor of Le Méridien Chicago -- Oakbrook Center, 2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook, (630) 828-2044, eltapeorestaurant.com/. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, the Mother's Day Brunch includes a buffet of pastries, salads, Spanish meats and cheeses, assorted pies, Nutella crepes and more plus a choice of paella or entree served a la carte. Executive chef Matthew Cappellini will be serving dishes including Carne y Huevos (grilled 6-ounce wagyu carne asada, mojo verde, two eggs any style and herb-roasted potatoes) and Tortilla de Cangrejo (jumbo lump crab omelet, tomatoes, onions, peppers, corn avocado relish and herb-roasted potatoes). Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of signature sangria and live music. There will be special activities for the kids. (Reservations required for families with children.) Adults $45, kids 6-12 $23, and free for kids 5 and younger.
The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, (847) 653-3302, geneandgeorgetti.com/. Seatings start at 11 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Specialties include classic breakfast pastries and entrees (brioche French toast, eggs Benedict), a made-to-order omelette bar, carving stations, Italian dishes, an antipasto station, a pasta bar, entrees, a seafood bar, a children's corner, fresh fruit, assorted mini pastries and more. There's also a complimentary Bubbles/prosecco Bar and a Make Your Own Mimosa Bar. Each mom will receive a complimentary gift. Adults $48, kids 4-11 $19, and free for kids 3 and younger. Make reservations at (847) 653-3302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
European Crystal, 519 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 437-5590, ecbanquet.com/. Treat mom to Mother's Day brunch, with seatings at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Choose from breakfast starters, an omelet station, a seafood bar, a carving station, a savory station and a dessert table. Plus, moms can enjoy a champagne toast upon arrival and a rose. Adults $42.95, kids 3-11 $19.95. Reservations requested.
Francesca's, various locations throughout the suburbs, miafrancesca.com/events/profile/join-us-for-mothers-day-at-francescas-restaurants. Many of the Francesca's restaurants are hosting special Mother's Day brunches while some locations will be serving the dinner menu all day. Check the website for times and prices.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, (630) 850-5555, oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com/en-us. Mother's Day Brunch includes a chef-driven buffet, a fashion show, kids' activities, complimentary mimosas for the ladies and two seatings (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Fill up at a carving station, hot (braised short ribs, spring veggies) and cold (salads, shrimp) dish stations, hot breakfast, cheese and charcuterie, antipasti, artisan breads, sweets (cream puffs, red velvet cake, fresh fruit) and a kids' buffet. Prices are $49.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids 5-12, and free for kids 4 and younger. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com/.
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare, 5550 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 928-6949, rosemont.hilton.com. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Mother's Day Brunch. Enjoy made-to-order eggs and omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, a carving station, a chilled seafood display, spring soups and salads, specialty desserts and more. Adults $38.95, kids 6-12 $19.95, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations requested.
Hofbrauhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 671-2739, hofbrauhauschicago.com/. Hofbrauhaus' special Mother's Day brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, features creamy Bavarian potato soup, salads, a cold station, entrees such as marinated beef sauerbraten, savory pork roast, honey glaze ham, an omelet station, fresh fruit, savory buffet items and assorted desserts (Black Forest cake, Apple Strudel, German chocolate cake, cheese cake with mix berries sauce, carrots cake with a vanilla sauce).
Holiday Inn Chicago Northwest -- Elgin, 495 Airport Road, Elgin, (847) 488-9000. Mother's Day Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. It's $28.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations required.
Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville, (630) 579-7827, email: email@example.com, hotelarista.com/. Seatings run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Mother's Day brunch. Treat mom to an omelet station, fruit, chipotle brown sugar glazed ham, quiche, au gratin potatoes, shrimp cocktail, and a dessert menu that includes a doughnut wall, pies, chocolate cake, carrot cake and more. Adults $49.95, kids 5-12 $23.95, and free for kids 4 and younger. Reservations required.
Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-2100, hotelbaker.com/. Sunday is Mom's day, so treat her well with brunch at Hotel Baker from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Indulge in custom omelet and waffle stations, a carving station, a seafood station, breakfast items (Hotel Baker corned beef hash, French toast, assorted pastries), lunch items (Thai chicken peanut salad, chipotle orange barbecue pork loin, Scottish salmon) and desserts including chocolates, cakes, sweet crepes and more. Adults $55, kids 4-12 $27, and free for kids 3 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Johnny's Kitchen & Tap, 1740 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, (847) 699-9999, johnnysglenview.com/. Mother's Day specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. include prime rib, baked crabmeat stuffed shrimp, filet mignon and lobster tail and rotisserie roasted pork. All mothers will receive a $10 gift card.
Kings Dining and Entertainment, 5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099, kings-de.com/rosemont. Enjoy bowling and games, food and drinks, and free pin painting for the kids on Mother's Day.
Klein Creek Golf Club, 1N333 Pleasant Hill Road, Winfield, (630) 690-0101, ext. 3, kleincreek.com/. Celebrate mom at the golf club's annual Mother's Day brunch, with seatings at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Adults $31.95, members $26.95, kids 5-12 $10.95, and free for kids 4 and younger.
Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, (847) 362-4636, lambsfarm.org/. For Mother's Day, feast on breakfast favorites, fruit, lunch and dinner items and delicious desserts made in the Lambs Farm bakery. Seatings are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids 2-12, and free for kids younger than 2. Call the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery for reservations at (847) 362-5050.
Mago Grill & Cantina, 115 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, (847) 253-2222; 641 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, (847) 783-2222; 1010 S. Delano Court West Chicago, (312) 212-2222; and 100 W. Higgins Road, M-05, South Barrington, (847) 844-4400, or magogrill.com/. Chef Juan Gonzales has put together an all-you-can-eat brunch featuring a variety of Mexican dishes. Enjoy complimentary tropical fruit mimosas, a made-to-order omelet station, a carving station, Mago classics like salmon en mole de coco, pollo en mole xico and pork loin en mole de manzana, traditional Mexican breakfast favorites, seasonal fruit, salads and a sweets table featuring mini conchas, sweet empanadas and Mexican churros. The buffet only will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. It's $35 for adults, $17 for kids 6-10, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Michael Jordan's Restaurant, 1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 828-2932, michaeljordansrestaurant.com. Michael Jordan's celebrates moms with two specials: a petite filet mignon with lobster and grilled ramp risotto for $39 or the shrimp spaghetti carbonara with English peas for $26.
Medinah Shrine Center, 550 N. Shriners Drive, Addison, (630) 458-0200, medinah.org/event/mothers-day-brunch/. Expect a bounty of food -- omelet, waffle, pasta and carving stations, plus seafood, salads, hot items, a chocolate fountain and sweets -- for Sunday's Mother's Day Brunch, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pricing is $39.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations required.
Meridian Banquets, 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, (847) 952-8181, meridianbanquets.com/. Expect to be pampered at the Mother's Day Champagne Brunch, with seatings at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1 p.m. Sip on champagne and mimosas and nosh on made-to-order omelets and waffles, eggs Benedict, prime rib and turkey carving station, shrimp cocktail, oysters, a full dessert bar with chocolate fondue and a special kids' buffet. Adults $39 and kids 3-11 $17. Reservations requested.
Metropolis Ballroom, 6 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, (847) 870-8787, ext. 200, metropolisballroom.com/. On Mother's Day, enjoy brunch featuring Baileys Irish Cream French toast, made-to-order omelets, shrimp and oysters on the half shell, carved prime rib of beef, Japanese crepe station, a gourmet sweets table and a complimentary glass of champagne. Adults $45, kids younger than 11 $19, and free for kids younger than 5.
Mon Ami Gabi, 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900, monamigabi.com/home/?loc=oakbrook. Celebrate Mom with a French-inspired Mother's Day Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialties include classic quiche Lorraine, artichoke and spinach Benedict, waffle with Nutella, crème brûlée French toast and more. All moms will leave with a special gift.
Moretti's, with locations in Bartlett, Fox Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake in the Hills, Mount Prospect, Rosemont and Schaumburg. morettisrestaurants.com/. Featured specials for Mother's Day include caprese stuffed balsamic chicken breast, parmesan-crusted shrimp scampi, filet mignon and diver scallops, prime rib and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
Morton's The Steakhouse, 1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771; mortons.com/. The regular menu, featuring filet Diane, jumbo lump crabcakes, lobster bisque and souffle, will be available along with a special Surf & Turf special with steak and lobster for $59.
Old Town Pour House, 1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 448-6020, and 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 601-1440, oldtownpourhouse.com/. Old Town opens early at 10 a.m. Sunday to offer the full weekend brunch menu, plus two special dishes to celebrate moms: the egg white frittata with baked egg whites, goat cheese, avocado, asparagus, tomato, onion, basil, fennel and herb salad for $12 and the smoked salmon flatbread with dill crème fraîche, fried capers, red onion and arugula for $13. Treat mom to a Momosa or a Churchill Bloody Mary, too. Mother's Day brunch goes until 3 p.m.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, 5 Oakbrook Court, Oak Brook, (630) 571-1808, perryssteakhouse.com/. On Sunday, Perry's will open at 11 a.m., serving its dinner menu throughout the day and evening. Special Mother's Day cocktails include Bloody Marys, mimosas and Brandy Milk Punch for $4.95 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 4 to 9 p.m., the Sunday Supper Special menu consists of a salad, Perry's Famous Pork Chop and the dessert trio (vanilla bean crème brûlée, praline cheesecake and Perry's Chocolate Crunch) for $34.95.
Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood, 3032 English Rows Ave., Naperville, (630) 428-4242, and 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, (847) 328-0399, petemillers.com/. The Mother's Day brunch buffet will include prime rib and leg of lamb carvery, a chilled seafood cocktail bar, an omelet station, a waffle station, an entree buffet, a breakfast pastry and dessert station and a Bloody Mary station. Nonalcoholic drinks are included in the price: adults $49.99, kids 6-12 $24.99, and free for kids 5 and younger.
Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6300, pheasantrun.com/. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the St. Charles Ballroom, guests can enjoy a Mother's Day champagne brunch from executive chef Tiffany Tooker. The menu includes classic breakfast favorites, a custom omelet station, maple-glazed bone-in ham, pepper-crusted sirloin, mesquite-rubbed pork tenderloin, a variety of pastas, salads, desserts and more. Champagne and mimosas are included. Adults $42.95, seniors 65 and older $36.95, kids 5-12 $19.95, and free for kids younger than 5. Reservations recommended.
Pinstripes, 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; pinstripes.com. Treat mom to a bottomless brunch on Mother's Day. Choose from made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib, fresh shrimp, bagels with spreads, smoked salmon, flatbreads, waffles topped with berries, bananas Foster or Nutella, plus a chocolate fountain for dessert. A kids' corner includes pizzas, chicken fingers, mac and cheese and more. Moms can relax with $4 mimosas and $7 bloody Marys. Adults $35, kids 6-12 $15, and free for kids 5 and younger.
Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, (847) 205-4433, prairiegrasscafe.com/. Make reservations for Sunday's Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners will start with the PGD Benedict (poached egg with spinach and roasted tomato hollandaise) before moving on to other brunch favorites such as waffle and omelet stations, Parmesan-crusted tilapia, braised lamb, assorted pastries and a dessert buffet with a crepe station, fresh fruit, double chocolate cupcakes, strawberry-rhubarb crumble and more. Adults $51, kids 10 and younger $18.
Rack House Kitchen & Tavern, 222 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 640-7225, rackhousetavern.com/. Let Rack House do the cooking during its Mother's Day BBQ Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Chef Bryant Anderson will be serving 12-hour hickory-smoked Carolina pulled pork, house-smoked salmon, chocolate-Baileys French toast, cinnamon roll pancakes, an omelet station, homemade quiche and pastries, cheese and fruit platters and more. It's $32.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids 12 and younger.
Reel Club, 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 368-9400, reel-club.com/. Moms and their families can enjoy the seafood brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The regular dinner menu is available from 3:30 to 9 p.m. The buffet is $49.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Restaurant Michael, 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, (847) 441-3100, restaurantmichael.com/. Expect a grand Mother's Day with Restaurant Michael's special prix fixe brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It's $58 for adults and $29 for kids younger than 10. Mother's Day Dinner, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m., features a prix fixe menu that includes house-cured smoked salmon, pan-roasted soft shell crab, casoulette of scallops, spring pea soup, crispy filet of Loup de Mer, sauteed wild Alaskan halibut, osso bucco Provençal, grilled Wagyu beef sirloin and short rib ravioli and desserts including hot fallen chocolate souffle and butterscotch gelato. Dinner is $68 for adults and $34 for kids younger than 10.
Sam's of Arlington, 1863 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 577-1800, samsofarlington.com/. Mother's Day specials include steak and lobster tail, filet mignon Oscar, baked ham with sweet potatoes, chicken Oscar, roast leg of lamb and more.
Schnitzel Platz, 729 North Ave., Glendale Heights, (630) 942-9900, schnitzelplatz.com/. Mother's Day specials abound, including Rahm Goulash vom Kalb mit Champignons (veal in a paprika cream sauce) for $18.95 and Halbe Gebratene Ente (oven roasted half duckling served with a homemade spätzle) for $21.95. Plus, enjoy live entertainment, too.
Seasons 52, 3 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 571-4752, and 1770 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-5252, seasons52.com/brunch. Mother's Day brunch takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes chef's creations such as braised beef short rib hash, brick over brioche French toast, vegetable frittata, the brunch burger and more. Brunch sips -- sangria, champagne Bellini, mimosa and Bloody Mary -- are only $5.
Shaw's Schaumburg, 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/. Stop in Sunday for the Mother's Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the dinner buffet from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Expect apple or blueberry Dutch babies, candied bacon, Belgian waffles, French toast, create-your-own omelet, lobster mac and cheese, shrimp and crawfish etoufee, carving station, cold seafood and salad bar, and a sweets table offering homemade cupcakes, cake pops, creme brulee, Key lime parfait, pot de crème and more. Both buffets cost $55 for adults, $10 for kids 7-12 and free for kids 6 and younger. All mothers will receive a $25 gift certificate to use on a future meal at Shaw's.
Strawberry Field Pancakes & Cafe, 410 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, (847) 383-6328. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., enjoy build-your-own omelets, skillets, burgers, salads and more on Mother's Day.
Sullivan's Steakhouse, 244 S. Main St., Naperville, (630) 305-0230, sullivanssteakhouse.com/naperville/. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu for $39 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the regular menu available from 4 p.m. to close. The menu will feature lump crabcake Benedict, roasted rack of lamb with a grain mustard-rosemary glaze, lobster basil stuffed shrimp drizzled in Cajun lobster sauce and housemade bananas Foster bread pudding, Key lime pie or chocolate mousse.
Sweet Baby Ray's, 800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, (847) 437-9555, sbrbbq.com/elk_grove/. Make reservations for seatings at 11 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. for Mother's Day Brunch. Expect an omelet station, SBR biscuits and Southern gravy, French toast, ham and cheese bake, assorted muffins and danishes, smoked turkey, ham and prime rib, a variety of salads and sides, fresh fruit and a dessert table. Adults $34.99, kids 8-12 $14.99, and free for kids 7 and younger.
Texas de Brazil, 5 Woodfield Mall, Suite D312, (847) 413-1600, texasdebrazil.com/locations/schaumburg/. Moms who dine on Sunday, May 13, will receive a $20 voucher to use on a future date.
Tuscany, 550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 465-9988, tuscanychicago.com/location/wheeling/. Celebrate Mom with brunch at Tuscany from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Executive chef Bolla Loza has created a bounty of stations for the buffet, including breakfast, seafood, carving, omelet, Italian dishes, salad, antipasto, seafood and dessert. Expect a special kids' station, too. Brunch is $44.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 10 and younger. The regular dinner menu will begin at 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, (630) 773-4000, westinchicagonorthwest.com/. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., indulge in a Mother's Day brunch, complete with a champagne toast. Make selections from the fruit and salad bar, seafood display, breakfast bar and stations for omelets, pasta, sushi, carving, Asian, entrees, the kids' buffet and the sweets table (chocolate-dipped strawberries, cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes). Adults $47.95, kids 6-11 $18.95, and free for kids 5 and younger.
White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Gregg's Parkway, Vernon Hills, (847) 680-6100, whitedeergolf.com/. Mother's Day brunch buffet features a breakfast station, salad bar, brunch entrees, omelet station, carving station and gourmet desserts. It's $32.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids 4-12, and free for kids 3 and younger.