2019: Where to treat mom to a Mother's Day brunch
Give a your mom a break this year on Mother's Day -- no cooking, no cleanup and definitely no dishes -- by taking her out to a suburban brunch, lunch or dinner. Whether she prefers savory or sweet, we have some ideas of where you can indulge her on Sunday, May 12. But make reservations soon as seatings tend to fill up quickly.
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, (847) 664-7999, northbrookallgauers.com. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Choose from more than 100 items on the champagne brunch, from unlimited champagne and mimosas to oysters on the half-shell, peel and eat shrimp, snow crab legs, salads and made-to-order omelets. Plus, there's hand-carved steamship round of beef, baked ham, pasta, hot entrees, a kids' buffet and a dessert buffet featuring a chocolate fountain. Adults: $47.95; kids 4-12 $20. Reservations required.
1050 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove, (847) 287-1006, avantebanquets.com/. When: Starts at 10 a.m. What: Mother's Day brunch features a traditional breakfast buffet (French toast, pancakes, roasted potatoes), made-to-order omelets, a carving station, fruit, salads, seafood, hot entrees (beef stroganoff, chicken Marsala), a kids' station and a deluxe sweets table. Adults: $48, kids 4-12: $20. Reservations required.
272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415, beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/oak-brook/. Brunch: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner: 3 to 9 p.m. What: Nosh on brunch favorites like light and fluffy lemon pancakes, quinoa cakes with poached eggs or green chili enchiladas.
Birch River Grill
75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 427-4242, birchrivergrill.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Mom can start off Mother's Day brunch with a complimentary glass of champagne. The buffet includes a build-your-own omelet and waffle station, seafood and salad stations, continental pastries and fresh fruit, a carving station (sirloin of beef, honey bourbon-glazed ham), hot entrees (traditional breakfast, lemon chicken, broiled salmon), kids' buffet (pancakes, chicken fingers), desserts (mini French pastries, flan, flourless chocolate mini cakes) and more. Adults: $40.95, kids: $14.95, kids younger than 5: free. Reservations required.
5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, bub-city.com/rosemont/. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: A Southern brunch featuring DIY Bloody Marys, Maine Lobster Biscuit Benedict, live music and a take-home gift for every mom. Reservations required.
The Capital Grille
87 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627-9800, and 5340 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 671-8125, thecapitalgrille.com/events/. When: Sunday, May 12. What: On Mother's Day, treat mom to a three-course brunch featuring selections such as the lobster frittata with a truffle hollandaise sauce. The restaurant will open early to serve the full dinner menu and offer pairing suggestions from the wine list. Reservations required.
435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, (630) 960-0210, carlislebanquets.com/. Seatings: 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. What: All moms will be presented with a rose. Brunch features made-to-order omelets and Belgium waffles, breakfast fare, seafood station, pastas and salads, kids' station, champagne and mimosas and a deluxe sweets table. Adults: $42.99, kids 4-12: $18, kids 3 and younger: free. Reservations required.
6111 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 518-0990, carluccirosemont.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Authentic Italian Mother's Day brunch features carving stations (glazed ham, prime rib), Italian favorites (rigatoni alla vodka, chicken piccata, grilled salmon, thin-crust pizza), made-to-order omelets, seafood, brunch classics (caramelized apple pancakes, Tuscan toast, Italian eggs Benedict), salads, kids' buffet, and a dessert table and ice cream bar. Carlucci will open for dinner at 4 p.m. Adults: $48.95; kids 6-13: $22.95; kids younger than 5: free. Complimentary valet. Reservations required.
35 S. Washington St., Naperville, (630) 717-3500, catch35.com/upcoming-events-at-catch-35-naperville/. When: Noon to 9 p.m. What: The full dinner menu will be available. Reservations required.
Chandler's Chophouse Grille
401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 885-9009, chandlerschophouse.com. Dinner: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Show: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 10. What: Take mom to a special Jersey Girls Dinner and a Show for Mother's Day. The night includes a five-course meal and the show for $50 per person. A cash bar will be available. Reservations required.
2155 CityGate Lane, Suite 103, Naperville, (630) 579-3210 or chefigatakitchen.com/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Nosh on an Italian-style Mother's Day brunch with dishes like frittata muffins, eggs Benedict and omelets cooked to order, rigatoni bolognese, carved porcini roast prime rib, flatbread and bruschetta bar, lemon chicken, seafood bar, meatball sliders, smoothies, hazelnut chocolate torte, mini cannolis and more. Adults: $50, kids 5-12: $18, kids 4 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Chicago Prime Italian
1370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 240-1414, chicagoprimeitalian.com/. Brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Treat mom to a champagne brunch. Adults: $44.95; kids 12 and younger: $19.95. Full dinner menu available from 4 to 8 p.m.
Chicago Prime Steakhouse
1444 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, (847) 969-9900, chicagoprimesteakhouse.com/. When: Noon to 9 p.m. What: The full dinner menu will be available with Mother's Day specials. Reservations required.
CityGate Grille will be offering a prime rib carving station during its Mother's Day brunch Sunday, May 12.
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City Gate Grille
2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010, citygategrille.com/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch features a made-to-order omelet station, waffles with garnishes, smoked ham carving station, lunch specialties (shrimp and creamy asiago tortellini, baked pasta with ricotta and mozzarella, herb-roasted prime rib, Kobe meat loaf and more), a chocolate fountain, fresh-baked cookies, kids' favorites and more. Adults: $45.95, kids: $19.95, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-0600, theclubhouse.com/. When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (final seating) What: The Mother's Day buffet serves up prime rib of beef, bourbon-glazed ham and turkey at the carving station, plus a variety of salads, cold displays, a seafood and raw bar (oysters on the half shell, Jonah crab claws, lobsters arms and claws), and hot items (banana walnut French toast, eggs Benedict, vodka pasta, pecan-crusted tilapia, steamed mussels) and kids' items. The dessert table includes a chocolate fountain and assorted pastries. See the website for the full menu. Adults: $49.95, kids 6-12: $24.95, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, (847) 438-0025, concordebanquets.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. What: Mother's Day Champagne Brunch includes a glass of champagne, an omelet station, a salad bar, a seafood station, pastries, a carving station, seasonal fruit, and French, Italian and Viennese miniature pastries for dessert. Adults: $42, kids 4-12: $18, kids 3 and younger: free. Reservations required.
4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, (815) 459-7234, dandreabanquets.com/. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last seating at 2 p.m.) What: Mother's Day Brunch includes roast beef, ham and turkey carving stations, made-to-order omelets and waffles, breakfast items, fresh fruit, salad bar, a juice bar, an array of desserts and a complimentary glass of champagne. Adults: $30.95; kids 10 and younger: $12.95; kids younger than 3: free. Reservations suggested.
2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321 or di-pescara.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Chef Mychael Bonner will be crafting seafood-inspired specialties such as lobster Benedict, specialty pastries and more. The regular menu will be available.
890 E. U.S. Route 45, Mundelein, (847) 949-1550, doverstraits.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What: Dine in on Mother's Day to receive a $25 complimentary gift certificate for mom to use on her next visit. The regular menu will be available, plus specials such as roast leg of lamb and prime rib.
The Drake Hotel Oak Brook
2301 York Road, Oak Brook, (630) 571-0000, thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com/mothers-day-brunch.htm. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Indulge in Mother's Day brunch, which includes an omelet and waffle station, pastries, breakfast selections (eggs Benedict, potatoes O'Brien), carving station (herbed-rubbed prime rib of beef, brown sugar and bourbon-glazed steamship of ham), a steak flambé station, salads, a seafood and raw bar (oysters on the half shell, cocktail shrimp), entrees, sides, a kids' table and desserts (bananas Foster and ice cream bar, mini pastries, European tortes) and more. Includes champagne and mimosas. Adults: $70; kids 6-12: $25; kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 530-8300, lucillerestaurant.com/holidays-and-special-events/. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: The Mother's Day Brunch includes a variety of starters (pastries, cheeses, blood orange salad, fresh fruit, grilled peach and arugula salad, asparagus and quinoa salad), plus omelet, savory, carving and ice cream stations, a seafood bar, a dessert table, made-to-order doughnuts and waffles, an ice cream station, a dessert table, a children's corner, and a Bloody Mary bar (for an additional charge). Champagne, mimosas and Bellinis are included. Adults: $60; kids 6-12: $16; kids 3-5: $10; kids 2 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Burnham's Restaurant, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, (630) 773-1400, eaglewoodresort.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Take mom out to the Mother's Day Champagne Brunch, highlights of which include Louisiana chicken and sausage gumbo, grilled veggies, salads, a seafood bar (Louisiana-style boiled gulf shrimp and fresh shucked oysters), a gourmet omelet station, chef stations (prime rib, smoked ham), entrees and sides, a milkshake and malt station, and sweets (French mini pastries, bourbon pecan pie, rhubarb Pana cotta). Adults: $48.95; kids 6-12: $19.95; kids younger than 5: free. Reservations required.
El Tapeo at Le Meridien
2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook, (630) 828-2044 or eltapeorestaurant.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch features a complimentary glass of sangria for all moms. The modern Spanish kitchen will be offering a chef's market table, an entree of choice and sweets. Adults: $45; kids 6-12: $23; kids younger than 5: free. Reservations required.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, (847) 793-0333 or flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/il/lincolnshire. When: Starting at 10 a.m. What: Nosh on a three-course brunch that includes a Caesar salad or lobster bisque, entrees such as signature eggs Benedict, steak and spring vegetable quiche and filet and lobster, and desserts including Key lime pie and carrot cake. Prices start at $51 for adults and $16 for kids. Reservations required.
Locations in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Lake Forest, Naperville, St. Charles and more. miafrancesca.com/. When: Times vary, but brunch at some locations is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch buffet includes highlights such as pastries, French toast, frittatas, salads, antipasti, sausage and peppers, pastas, chef's carving station, desserts and more. Adults: $42; kids 12 and younger: $16. Reservations required. Dinner features Mother's Day specials along with the regular dinner menu.
Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse at The Oaks
2105 S. Spring Road, Oak Brook, (630) 954-0000, gibsonssteakhouse.com/locations/gibsons-oak-brook/. Seatings: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. What: Enjoy the Mother's Day brunch buffet, with highlights such as a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, carving stations (prime Angus beef, ham, turkey), an omelet and waffle station, a seafood buffet, a salad bar, a dessert station and more. Adults: $65, kids 5-12: $25, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
1828 Abriter Court, Naperville, (630) 544-3700; 992 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 504-0277; and 801 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, (630) 523-5700, gcfb.com/. When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch features pastries, fresh fruit, kale strawberry salad, Reggiano hash browns, carved roasted turkey, chef's specials, biscuits and gravy, ponzu salmon, tortellini carbonara, desserts and more. Adults: $28.99; kids: $8.99; kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse Lombard
70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 953-3400 or harrycarays.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The Mother's Day Champagne brunch includes breakfast favorites (eggs Benedict, French toast, fruit, bacon); salads; omelet, pasta and carving (prime rib, turkey) stations; entrees (lemon butter grilled salmon, short ribs), sides, children's table and sweets. Includes a mimosa. Adults: $40.95; kids 10 and younger: $20.95. Reservations required.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse Rosemont
10233 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, (847) 699-1200, harrycarays.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Fete mom with a Mother's Day Champagne brunch featuring breakfast favorites (pastries, fruit, bacon), an omelet and scramble station, a Belgian waffle station, a carving station (maple bourbon-glazed ham, roast turkey, prime rib), salads, entrees (penne alla vodka, chicken Vesuvio, seared tilapia), sides, children's selections and desserts (bananas Foster and cherries jubilee stations) and more. Includes a complimentary mimosa. Adults: $48.95; kids 10 and younger: $25.95. Reservations required.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort
3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, (630) 850-5555, oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com/. Seatings: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. What: Executive chef Victor Martinez is planning a lavish brunch to treat mom. Choose from breakfast items (pastries, acai bowls, bacon); a hot buffet (chicken coq au vin, truffle potatoes); an omelet station; a granola-crusted French toast, blueberry pancakes and Liege waffle station; a carving station (beef sirloin, crabcake); salads; seafood on ice (shrimp, sushi, oysters); and a kids' table. Don't miss the sweets featuring berry trifles, pink champagne cupcakes, sorbet and gelato, s'mores, cheesecake and more. Includes complimentary mimosas for ladies. Plus, there will be women's fashion shows and vendors, children's arts and crafts, and professional flower bouquets delivered to mom's table. Adults: $53.95; kids 5-12: $19.95; kids 4 and younger: free. A cash bar will be available. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com/.
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
5550 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 928-6949, rosemont.hilton.com. Seatings: 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. What: Make Mother's Day special with brunch featuring shrimp, crab claws, salads, chef-carved sirloin of beef, herb-crusted free-range turkey, made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict Florentine, homemade pastries, desserts and more. Plus, there's a complimentary champagne toast for all mothers. Adults: $36.95, kids 6-12: $14.95. Reservations required.
Expect German and American specialties on the Mother's Day brunch spread at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont.
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5500 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 671-2739, hofbrauhauschicago.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch includes German and American specialties such as breakfast breads, fruit, salads, soups, cinnamon apple French toast, poached weisswurst, a carving station (roasted prime rib, baked salmon), specialty items (German fried potatoes, chicken saltimbocca), a German Crepe station, desserts (apple strudel, Black Forrest cake) and more. Plus, mimosas are $5 and the spring spritzer cocktail is $10. Adults: $36. Reservations suggested.
Holiday Inn Chicago Northwest -- Elgin
495 Airport Road, Elgin, (847) 488-9000, facebook.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. What: The Mother's Day Champagne brunch includes fresh-baked pastries, fruit, salads, a salad bar, a seafood station, an omelet and egg station, a pancake and waffle station, a chef's carving station (sweet glazed ham, roast prime rib, roast turkey), lunch entrees, desserts and more. All adults will receive a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa. Adults: $29.95, kids 6-11: $15.95, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
100 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-2100, hotelbaker.com/mothers-day-brunch-2019/. When: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. What: Mother's Day Brunch featuring custom omelet and waffle stations, carving (roast prime rib, honey-glazed ham) and seafood (oysters, shrimp, cocktail crab claws) stations, breakfast dishes (strawberry-filled crepes, pastries), salads, lunch items (ratatouille and grilled asparagus, roasted pork tenderloin) and assorted desserts (cakes, mini pastries). Adults: $55, kids 4-12: $27, kids 3 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Kings Dining and Entertainment
5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099, kings-de.com/rosemont. When: 11 a.m. to midnight. What: On Mother's Day, there's free pin painting for the kids while supplies last. Families and friends can take advantage of Dine Then Bowl reservations and lane packages.
14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, (847) 362-5050, lambsfarm.org/. Seatings: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. What: Let mom take the day off from cooking at the Mother's Day brunch. Dine on breakfast classics, apple cinnamon French toast, chicken-fried steak, fresh fruit, salad bar, carved ham and beef, meat loaf, roast turkey, desserts featuring treats made in the Lambs Farm bakery and more. Adults: $26.95, kids 2-12: $10.95, kids younger than 2: free. Reservations required.
1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, (847) 952-8181, meridianbanquets.com/. Seatings: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1 p.m. What: The Mother's Day Champagne Brunch champagne and mimosas, made-to-order omelets and waffles, eggs Benedict, a yogurt bar, smoked salmon, a carving station, a kids' buffet, fresh oysters and shrimp and a full dessert bar with chocolate fondue. Adults: $39.99, kids 3-11: $17.99. Reservations required.
1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, (630) 983-3000, mesonsabika.com. When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch. Reservations required.
Michael Jordan's Restaurant
1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 828-2932, michaeljordansrestaurant.com/happenings/. Brunch: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner: 4 to 8 p.m. During brunch, dine from a bounty of fare, including Chef Gary's Signature Brunch Items, a carving station, a raw bar, a sweets table and more. Plus, there will be a Bloody Mary, Bellini and mimosa cash bar. Adults: $59, kids younger than 12: $20. Reservations required.
Mon Ami Gabi
260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900, monamigabi.com/oak-brook/. Brunch: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: 3 to 9 p.m. What: The Mother's Day brunch menu will include favorites including classic quiche Lorraine and the egg white omelet. Moms can enter the special raffle to win a full spa day package and all moms will receive a sweet treat. Reservations required.
Steak & Lobster Oscar with Bearnaise Sauce is a featured special at Morton's The Steakhouse.
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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/. When: 5 to 10 p.m. What: Treat mom to steak and lobster Oscar for $59. Or maybe she might enjoy the Mother's Day drink: the Violet Blush (Belvedere vodka, Monin violet and pomegranate syrups, lemon juice, housemade raspberry cordial and egg white froth) for $17.
14 S. Third St., Geneva, (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The three-course Mother's Day brunch includes a first course of mixed fruit and berries, potted salmon or kale salad and a second course of steak and egg, wild mushroom omelet, porchetta hash, Belgian yeast waffle or Ream's smoked ham Benedict. Finish with a dessert of carrot cake, milk chocolate tart or champagne panna cotta. Sides ($3.50) include caramel and pecan monkey bread, smoked bacon, and caramelized Brussels sprouts with apple jam and toasted almonds. Adults: $48; kids 12 and younger: $24. Reservations required.
Perry Steakhouse's shrimp and grits is an off-the-menu dish that will be served on Mother's Day.
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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
5 Oakbrook Court, Oak Brook, (630) 571-1808, perryssteakhouse.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner: 4 to 9 p.m. What: For Mother's Day, dine on off-the-menu specials such as shrimp and grits for $32.95 and enjoy $6.95 mimosas, Bloody Marys and brandy milk punch. Perry's will be offering its dinner menu all day or try the traditional Pork Chop Sunday Supper Special (choice of salads, Perry's signature seven-finger-high pork chop and the dessert trio for $34.95). Reservations requested.
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6300, pheasantrun.com/. When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mother's Day Brunch in the Saint Charles Ballroom features breakfast favorites (Belgian waffles, cinnamon raisin French toast), an omelet station, a salad station, pastas, a carving station (peppercorn-crusted top sirloin, maple-glazed bone-in ham), entrees (blackened salmon, chicken Alexander), a kids' corner, fresh fruit and desserts. Adults: $42.95; kids 5-12: $19.95; kids 4 and younger: free. Reservations required.
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/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: The Mother's Day brunch buffet includes carved prime rib, fresh seafood, waffles, made-to-order omelets, a salad bar, desserts and more. Adults: $35; kids 6-12: $15; kids 5 and younger: free. Also, $4 mimosas and $7 Bloody Marys will be available all day.
Prairie Landing Golf Club
2325 Longest Drive, West Chicago, (630) 208-7633, prairielanding.com/mcchesneys-pub-grill/special-events/. Seatings: 9:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. What: The chefs have created a special Mother's Day menu of breakfast favorites (French toast casserole, frittata, hash brown casserole), entrees (bacon-wrapped pork medallions, baked mostaccioli, garlic whipped potatoes), a raw bar (oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail), a carving station (ham and beef tenderloin), a breakfast burrito station, cheeses, salads, fruit, sweets (chocolate cake, chocolate-covered fruit), a kids' corner and more. Adults: $36.95; kids 4-11: $16.25. Reservations required.
Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 640-7225, rackhousetavern.com/. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Chef Bryant Anderson will serve barbecue-inspired dishes for the Mother's Day brunch buffet. Feast on 12-hour hickory-smoked Carolina pulled pork, carving stations with hickory-smoked prime rib and oak-smoked honey-glazed ham, plus cinnamon roll pancakes, an omelet station, homemade quiche and pastries, cheeses and fruit platters and more. Adults: $32.99, kids 12 and younger: $14.99. The beer garden will be open for dining al fresco, weather-permitting. The regular dinner menu will be available after 5 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.
166 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 348-9210, rokaakor.com/. When: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; dinner: 3:30 to 9 p.m. What: The special three-course lunch menu includes a choice of tuna tataki or roasted beet salad for the first course; grilled salmon, prime rib-eye steak, a chef's selection of three sashimi or Korean spiced lamb cutlets for the second course; crispy Brussels sprouts for the table; and banana mochi cake for dessert. It's $55 per person. The five-course dinner menu features toro tartare, robata grilled scallops or beef tataki to start; premium tuna, Ora king salmon and yellowtail sashimi or dynamite scallop maki for the second course; grilled Chilean sea bass for the third course; Snake River Farms American Wagyu Filet and truffled Yukon mashed potatoes for the fourth course and banana mochi cake for dessert. It's $85 per person. Reservations required.
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878, saranellos.com/?events-custom=mothers-day-brunch-saranellos. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The Mother's Day brunch buffet includes a carving station, omelet station, Italian specialties, a dessert table, champagne, mimosas and more. Adults: $44.95; kids 12 and younger: half-price. Reservations required.
Seasons 52's Upright French toast is served with spiced bacon, fresh blueberry compote and maple-vanilla cream.
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3 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 571-4752, and 1770 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-5252, seasons52.com/home/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Celebrate mom with a three-course Mother's Day brunch. Diners can choose a starter (black bean and bacon soup, split pea and kale soup, field greens, spinach and strawberry salad, romaine and kale Caesar salad, or Greek yogurt with strawberries and almond granola), an entree (prime steak and eggs; grilled prawns, fresh corn polenta and eggs; Upright French toast; wood-grilled sea scallops; or brick-oven roasted Cornish hen) and a Mini Indulgence dessert (strawberry rhubarb cheesecake). It's $29.95. Add a mimosa, Bloody Mary, sangria or Champagne Bellini for $6 each. Reservations recommended.
1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/. Brunch buffet: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A la carte dinner: 5 to 9 p.m. What: Treat mom to a lavish brunch featuring a cold seafood bar, a build-your-own omelet station, Belgian waffles with sweet toppings, a surf and turf station (king crab legs, hand-carved beef), a grand hot buffet with classic breakfast fare and a sweets table. All moms will receive a $30 carryout gift card to be used toward a future purchase. Adults: $75, kids 7-12: $15, kids younger than 6: free. Reservations required.
244 S. Main St., Naperville, (630) 305-0230, sullivanssteakhouse.com/naperville/. When: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: The Mother's Day three-course prix fixe brunch menu includes salads or shrimp and lobster bisque; entrees such as lump crabcake eggs Benedict, crab and basil-stuffed shrimp, roasted rack of lamb, herb brick chicken or simply prepared salmon; and housemade desserts such as bananas Foster bread pudding or Key lime pie. The children's menu is $15. Cocktails include the mimosa ($7), Bloody Mary ($8) and Retro Screwdriver ($10). The prix fixe menu is $45. Dinner will be served starting at 4 p.m. Reservations required.
Sweet Baby Ray's
800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, (847) 437-9555, facebook.com/SBRElkGrove/. Seatings: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. What: For Mother's Day, take mom to Sweet Baby Ray's brunch featuring an omelet station, biscuits with gravy, barbecue items, turkey, smoked ribs, homemade sides and salads, and a dessert and fruit table. Adults: $34.99, kids 12 and younger: $13.99. Reservations required.
Texas de Brazil
5 Woodfield Mall, Suite D312, (847) 413-1600, texasdebrazil.com/locations/schaumburg/. When: Opens early at 11 a.m. What: Full rodizio-style dinner menu will be available all day (with regular dinner pricing). For Mother's Day, each full meal will also include nonalcoholic beverages and a dessert. Dinner: $47.99; salad area only: $29.99. Reservations required.
Three Embers Restaurant
In the Grand Marquee Pavilion in the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 634-0100, threeembersrestaurant.com/ep-mothers-day-brunch.php. Seating times: 10, 10:30 and 11 a.m. and 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. What: Treat mom to a grand Mother's Day brunch, when all mothers will receive a rose. Choose from a variety of breakfasts dishes (waffles, made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict), salads, entrees (chicken Marsala, beef and broccoli, herb-crusted salmon), seafood (crabcake station, shrimp, oysters on the half shell), carving station (roasted turkey breast, brown sugar honey-glazed ham, prime rib), sweet treats (chocolate fondue station, cakes, tarts, pies) and kids' favorites. Champagne, mimosas and a Bloody Mary station are included. Adults: $48; kids 12 and younger: $22. Reservations required.
Tony Spavone's Ristorante
266 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, (630) 529-3154, facebook.com/TonySpavonesRistorante/. When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Mother's Day brunch features breakfast items, made-to-order omelets, a salad station, fresh fruit, seafood and carving stations, entrees (chicken Vesuvio, sausage and peppers, barbecue ribs, pastas), desserts (mini pastries and assorted cakes), and champagne and mimosas. Adults: $34.95; kids: $17.95; kids 4 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House
9860 Berwyn Ave., Rosemont, (847) 233-9404, trulucks.com/locations/rosemont-illinois/. When: Noon to 9 p.m. What: To start off Mother's Day, Truluck's will honor each mother with a complimentary Gerbera Daisy plant. As for special dishes, the restaurant will be offering brunch items (until 3 p.m.) such as lobster avocado toast ($32), crabcake Benedict ($26), crab and shrimp frittata ($28), French toast (cinnamon French toast, pan-seared andouille and apples topped with syrup and spicy pecans) ($16), steak and eggs ($26) and the Mediterranean Seafood Salad ($28). For a treat, indulge in housemade desserts such as the Chocolate Malt Cake, baked Alaska and the signature carrot cake topped with caramel drizzle and spicy pecans. The special Mother's Day drink, "The Matriarch," combines rum, Montenegro amarol, Shochu (sweet potato and rice vodka from Japan), orgeat and lime juice ($14). Business casual attire is requested. The full dinner menu will be served throughout the day. Reservations required.
Tuscany Wheeling will be serving up a variety of specials for Mother's Day.
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550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 465-9988, tuscanychicago.com/location/wheeling/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. What: Take mom out for a Mother's Day brunch buffet featuring dishes created by executive chef Bolla Loza. Choose from eight stations such as seafood, carving, omelet, Italian dishes, salad, antipasto, seafood and dessert. Plus, there's a special kids' station, too. The regular dinner menu will begin at 4 p.m. Adults: $44.95, kids 10 and younger: $19.95. Reservations recommended.
1609 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, (847) 873-0049, viaarenella.com/. When: Noon to 8 p.m. What: For Mother's Day, nosh on special menu items and enjoy sipping specialty cocktails and bottomless mimosas.
1401 W. Lake St., Bartlett, (630) 540-4170, villaolivia.com/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Indulge in the Mother's Day Champagne Brunch, which features a carving station (roasted beef, baked ham), a soup and salad bar, entrees (Greek chicken, tilapia, pasta primavera), breakfast items (French toast, mini apple pancakes, pastries), a dessert table and a complimentary glass of champagne. Adults: $29.95, kids 6-10: $15.50, kids 3-5: $5.50. For the 9:30 and 10 a.m. seatings: adults: $26.96, kids 6-10: $12.50. Reservations required.
Weber Grill Restaurant's house-smoked salmon Benedict is a special dish offered for Mother's Day this year.
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Weber Grill Restaurant
2331 Fountain Square, Lombard, (630) 953-8880, and 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, (847) 413-0800, webergrillrestaurant.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Enjoy a family-friendly brunch on Mother's Day with dishes such as chocolate cherry pretzel bread French toast ($10.50), house-smoked salmon Benedict ($16), double bourbon-glazed ham Benedict ($14), grilled steak and eggs ($17.50), grilled Alaskan halibut ($34), smoked prime rib (12-ounce: $29, 16-ounce: $35) and kids' brunch plate ($6.50). As for sippers, mimosas are $7 and Weber's signature Backyard Bloody Mary (Tito's vodka, housemade bloody mary mix served with smoked sausage, a Gouda skewer and a mini Backyard brew) is $10.50.
Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd., Itasca, (630) 773-4000, westinchicagonorthwest.com/. When: 10 a.m. to noon. What: Treat mom to Mother's Day Brunch complete with a complimentary glass of champagne. Adults: $46.95, kids 7-12: $17.95, kids 6 and younger: free. Reservations required.
1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100, wildfirerestaurant.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What: Wildfire will be serving the dinner menu all day plus daily specials including the Wildfire Chopped Salad, macadamia-crusted halibut, cedar-planked salmon, homemade Key lime pie and more.
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