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Where to Eat for Mother’s Day in Chicago

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Make sure mom is well fed this Mother’s Day. She deserves it.
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Mother’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, May 9 and, unlike last year, restaurants can serve dine-in customers for the occasion. Not all moms are ready to venture out for meals, however, so many local establishments are offering both decadent dining room specials and luxurious feasts for takeout and delivery. The pandemic is stressful, so sit back and let the professionals handle the cooking this year.

As of March 2, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 50 people — whichever is fewer. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Prairie Grass Cafe

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601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 205-4433
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James Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner knows not all families are ready for indoor dining, so she’s created a Mother’s Day dinner takeout package for two. Each package includes asparagus soup, mashed potatoes, warm pesto green bean salad, strawberry cream pie, and a choice of two entrees. Main course options are: grilled ora king salmon, brioche-crusted halibut, prime filet of beef, roasted chicken, and phyllo strudel (asparagus, pine nuts, gruyere). Prices vary based on entree selections. Call the restaurant to place preorders.

2. Luella's Southern Kitchen

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4609 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 961-8196
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Modern Cajun hotspot Luella’s always shows up for Mother’s Day. This year’s brunch package ($35) features a sampler of soft shell crab and egg slider, jerk chicken and cheddar grits, and buttermilk and chive quiche. It also comes with slow-roasted beets (candied cayenne pistachios, mache and cream cheese mousse), a trio of sorbet (raspberry, honeydew, mango), and Lowcountry benne wafers. Place preorders online via Cashdrop.

3. Robert et Fils

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4229 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 687-9179
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French restaurant Robert et Fils is marking its first Mother’s Day with a charming picnic package to devour in the sunshine. It includes sourdough bread (cultured butter, preserves), salade maison, deviled eggs, a whole roasted chicken (lemon, picholine olives, breadcrumbs), asparagus, wild vegetables, pasteurized goat cheese, and a seasonal tart. Wash it all down with fresh orange juice and/or a bottle of red, white, or rose wine. Place preorders via Tock.

4. The Bar at Hotel Zachary

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3630 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 302-2300
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Moms who would rather mark their special day with a drink are in luck at the Bar at Hotel Zachary in Wrigleyville. The venue has teamed up with Primrose, a flower shop in Lakeview, to feature a range of bouquets, arrangements, and small plants from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Bar staff will feature a Primrose cocktail (gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon, sparkling rose).

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Hotel Zachary’s Primrose cocktail will be a Mother’s Day special.
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5. Avli Taverna

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1335 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-5577
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Contemporary Greek destination Avli Taverna will pay tribute to mothers this year with a three-course prix fixe menu ($29) available for dine-in service, carryout, and delivery. Courses include a citrus salad, poached salmon (orange glaze), and yogurt mousse with honey drizzle. There’s also a mimosa kit ($30) with a bottle of Jean Louis Brut, orange juice, and carnations. These specials are also available at Avli locations in River North and suburban Winnetka. Place orders via Tock.

A white dining space with two wooden two-top tables and chairs, beside large bi-fold windows.
Avli has options for dine-in patrons and takeout customers this Mother’s Day.
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6. Andros Taverna

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2542 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 365-1900
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Logan Square’s newish bakery and Greek restaurant hits sweet and savory notes with its Mother’s Day options. Patrons can preorder pastries and cakes like rosewater galaktaboureko with raspberries and tahini chiffon cake with honey cream, and for dinner try a Philotimo Feast with roasted leg of lamb. Reservations are available via Resy.

A round flaky pastry dusted with powdered sugar
Andros Taverna’s rosewater galaktaboureko
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7. Vanille Patisserie

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2108 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-4574
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A unique pastry box from Vanille featuring Mother’s Day-only items will likely be a hit with sweet-toothed moms. The Chef’s Special Mother’s Day Pastry Box ($24.95) will include four petit gateaus (dulcey heart, tropical, black forest rose tart, fresh fruit tart) that chefs hope will surprise and delight. Place orders online.

8. Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar

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2700 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 661-9577
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Splurge on mom this spring with Heritage’s over-the-top Mother’s Day packages that are available for dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Package options include a Mother’s Day Family Meal Package ($100), a Pamper Package ($225), and a Super Pamper Package ($325). All serve four and feature dishes like beef wellington, roasted halibut, and strawberry shortcake (orange-pink peppercorn ice cream). Opt for the Super Pamper set for an ounce of Polanco Siberian Reserve caviar. Reservations and more details are available on the restaurant’s website.

9. The Peninsula Chicago

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108 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888
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Glitzy downtown hotel the Peninsula has reconfigured its ultra-luxe Mother’s Day family brunch for four ($480) into a carryout special. Diners can anticipate a smorgasbord of delights such as jumbo prawn cocktail, panzanella salad, 12-hour braised short rib, butter-poached Maine lobster and much more. Place orders via Tock.

10. Brindille

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534 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-1616
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Acclaimed chef Carrie Nahabedian takes her Mother’s Day inspiration from hampers found at European food halls that overflow with treats that please the eye and the palate. Brindille’s gift baskets ($250) include Charlie Trotter’s smoked salmon, cream cheese chocolate chip cookies (developed by the chef’s own mom), meyer lemon and blueberry poppyseed cake, teas from Rare Tea Cellars, two splits of French Pommery Rose Champagne, and much more. There also a few non-edible items, such as a citrus-scented candle and a bone china tea cup with a saucer. Baskets must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. Order online via Tock.

11. RPM Italian

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52 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-1888
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Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ decadent Italian spot will be open for dine-in service on Mother’s Day with a full menu and some seasonal specials, but there’s also some special offerings for takeout. RPM Italian’s Mother’s Day feast for two ($95) highlights filet mignon, spring salad, and strawberry panna cotta, with the option to add a bouquet for an additional $20. Double-down on appreciation for mom with the restaurant’s Mother’s Day gift box ($65) with a pound of fresh bucatini, 16 ounces of pomodoro sauce, bon bons, chocolate bark, and a split of Giuliana Prosecco. Place orders and reservations via Tock.

12. City Hall

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838 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 801-1181
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City Hall, the event space connected to massive bar and restaurant Recess, aims to tempt moms with a casual family-style brunch with live music ($30 per adult, $18 per child age 12 and under). Diners can expect to dig into monkey bread, a meaty breakfast platter (bacon, sausage, fruit, home fries), cheddar biscuits with maple butter, avocado toasts, strawberry cheesecake French toast, and other indulgent daytime dishes. Book reservations via Eventbrite.

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Mom can kick back at City Hall.
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13. BLVD Steakhouse

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817 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 526-3116
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Old Hollywood-inspired BLVD Steakhouse is planning a special three-course shared brunch ($55 per person) for Mother’s Day. Selections include indulgent options like pain perdu brioche French toast (rum custard, berries), a 10-ounce prime bavette steak and eggs, buttermilk fried chicken and Belgian waffles, and bottomless mimosas. Those looking to go all out can add seafood towers and caviar service. Book reservations via OpenTable.

14. Tiny Goat

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820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-3455
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Celebrity chef Stephanie Izard will host a Tiny Goat pop-up Mother’s Day dinner at Hidden Goat, the airy space above Little Goat Diner. She promises a multi-course menu ($75) of both plated and family-style dishes including dessert. Book reservations via OpenTable. Her playful bakery, Sugargoat, is also featuring special treats for the day such as a flower-inspired citrus cake (lime, orange, blueberry, shortbread crumble), cookie bouquets, and cupcakes.

Flower-shaped cookies on sticks stand upright in a flower pot.
Cookie bouquets could make a sweet gift for Mother’s Day.
Hidden Goat [Official Photo]

15. The Dearborn

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145 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 384-1242
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Upscale downtown spot the Dearborn will feature Mother’s Day specials such as chicken “pot pie” vol au vent, jumbo shrimp and lobster cocktails, and a fun pastry basket. Book reservations online.

There’s something for nearly everyone at the Dearborn.
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16. El Che Steakhouse & Bar

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845 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 265-1130
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Lauded steakhouse El Che from chef John Manion has compiled a creative package for meat-eating moms. The Mother’s Day kit ($175), includes two center-cut filets, two alfajore cookies, a bottle of Alma Negra Brut Rose, and a handmade wooden bowl from Studio Sour. Order online via Tock.

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Moms who like steak and booze are in for a treat with El Che’s kit.
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17. The Duck Inn

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2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 724-8811
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Chef Kevin Hickey is clearly pumped to celebrate motherhood with the Mother of All Brunches, available for dine-in ($65 per person) and takeout ($260, serves four). Patrons can expect a Tower of Delights that includes chilled shrimp and oysters, deviled eggs, and smoked salmon with bagels; entree selections such as rotisserie duck hash and duck egg chiaquiles; a sweets board with brownies and cookies, and much more. Book reservations and packages via Tock.

18. Virtue Restaurant

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1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 947-8831
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Southern restaurant Virtue, Eater’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year, offers two Mother’s Day brunch boxes for at-home cooking. Options include a salmon brunch box for two ($98) with two filets of blackened salmon or a steak brunch box for two ($124) with two boneless Ribeyes prepared rare. Both boxes also come with farm eggs, cheddar, chicken sausage, pancake kits, buttermilk biscuits, and more. Place online orders via Virtue’s website.

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American Southern restaurant Virtue has lots of options to delight mom.
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19. 5 Loaves Eatery

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405 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 891-2889
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Mother’s Day brunch at neighborhood favorite 5 Loaves Eatery is all about options with five different meals for two to choose from. Highlights include a $50 seafood platter (salmon croquettes, fried shrimp and catfish nuggets, two eggs any style) and a special spin on chicken and waffles with a turkey or pork bacon and cheddar waffle with fried chicken and eggs. Place orders before May 5 on the restaurant’s website.

20. Original Rainbow Cone

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9233 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-9833
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As the Chicago ice cream parlor prepares to open a suburban Lombard location, the original in Beverly is offering free small cones for moms on Mother’s Day.

1. Prairie Grass Cafe

601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062

James Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner knows not all families are ready for indoor dining, so she’s created a Mother’s Day dinner takeout package for two. Each package includes asparagus soup, mashed potatoes, warm pesto green bean salad, strawberry cream pie, and a choice of two entrees. Main course options are: grilled ora king salmon, brioche-crusted halibut, prime filet of beef, roasted chicken, and phyllo strudel (asparagus, pine nuts, gruyere). Prices vary based on entree selections. Call the restaurant to place preorders.

601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062

2. Luella's Southern Kitchen

4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Modern Cajun hotspot Luella’s always shows up for Mother’s Day. This year’s brunch package ($35) features a sampler of soft shell crab and egg slider, jerk chicken and cheddar grits, and buttermilk and chive quiche. It also comes with slow-roasted beets (candied cayenne pistachios, mache and cream cheese mousse), a trio of sorbet (raspberry, honeydew, mango), and Lowcountry benne wafers. Place preorders online via Cashdrop.

4609 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

3. Robert et Fils

4229 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

French restaurant Robert et Fils is marking its first Mother’s Day with a charming picnic package to devour in the sunshine. It includes sourdough bread (cultured butter, preserves), salade maison, deviled eggs, a whole roasted chicken (lemon, picholine olives, breadcrumbs), asparagus, wild vegetables, pasteurized goat cheese, and a seasonal tart. Wash it all down with fresh orange juice and/or a bottle of red, white, or rose wine. Place preorders via Tock.

4229 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

4. The Bar at Hotel Zachary

3630 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
A cocktail glass filled with a pink drink and topped with a pink flower.
Hotel Zachary’s Primrose cocktail will be a Mother’s Day special.
Hotel Zachary [Official Photo]

Moms who would rather mark their special day with a drink are in luck at the Bar at Hotel Zachary in Wrigleyville. The venue has teamed up with Primrose, a flower shop in Lakeview, to feature a range of bouquets, arrangements, and small plants from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Bar staff will feature a Primrose cocktail (gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon, sparkling rose).

3630 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

5. Avli Taverna

1335 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
A white dining space with two wooden two-top tables and chairs, beside large bi-fold windows.
Avli has options for dine-in patrons and takeout customers this Mother’s Day.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Contemporary Greek destination Avli Taverna will pay tribute to mothers this year with a three-course prix fixe menu ($29) available for dine-in service, carryout, and delivery. Courses include a citrus salad, poached salmon (orange glaze), and yogurt mousse with honey drizzle. There’s also a mimosa kit ($30) with a bottle of Jean Louis Brut, orange juice, and carnations. These specials are also available at Avli locations in River North and suburban Winnetka. Place orders via Tock.

1335 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

6. Andros Taverna

2542 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
A round flaky pastry dusted with powdered sugar
Andros Taverna’s rosewater galaktaboureko
Andros Taverna [Official Photo]

Logan Square’s newish bakery and Greek restaurant hits sweet and savory notes with its Mother’s Day options. Patrons can preorder pastries and cakes like rosewater galaktaboureko with raspberries and tahini chiffon cake with honey cream, and for dinner try a Philotimo Feast with roasted leg of lamb. Reservations are available via Resy.

2542 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

7. Vanille Patisserie

2108 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

A unique pastry box from Vanille featuring Mother’s Day-only items will likely be a hit with sweet-toothed moms. The Chef’s Special Mother’s Day Pastry Box ($24.95) will include four petit gateaus (dulcey heart, tropical, black forest rose tart, fresh fruit tart) that chefs hope will surprise and delight. Place orders online.

2108 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

8. Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar

2700 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Splurge on mom this spring with Heritage’s over-the-top Mother’s Day packages that are available for dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Package options include a Mother’s Day Family Meal Package ($100), a Pamper Package ($225), and a Super Pamper Package ($325). All serve four and feature dishes like beef wellington, roasted halibut, and strawberry shortcake (orange-pink peppercorn ice cream). Opt for the Super Pamper set for an ounce of Polanco Siberian Reserve caviar. Reservations and more details are available on the restaurant’s website.

2700 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

9. The Peninsula Chicago

108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Glitzy downtown hotel the Peninsula has reconfigured its ultra-luxe Mother’s Day family brunch for four ($480) into a carryout special. Diners can anticipate a smorgasbord of delights such as jumbo prawn cocktail, panzanella salad, 12-hour braised short rib, butter-poached Maine lobster and much more. Place orders via Tock.

108 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

10. Brindille

534 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Acclaimed chef Carrie Nahabedian takes her Mother’s Day inspiration from hampers found at European food halls that overflow with treats that please the eye and the palate. Brindille’s gift baskets ($250) include Charlie Trotter’s smoked salmon, cream cheese chocolate chip cookies (developed by the chef’s own mom), meyer lemon and blueberry poppyseed cake, teas from Rare Tea Cellars, two splits of French Pommery Rose Champagne, and much more. There also a few non-edible items, such as a citrus-scented candle and a bone china tea cup with a saucer. Baskets must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. Order online via Tock.

534 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

11. RPM Italian

52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ decadent Italian spot will be open for dine-in service on Mother’s Day with a full menu and some seasonal specials, but there’s also some special offerings for takeout. RPM Italian’s Mother’s Day feast for two ($95) highlights filet mignon, spring salad, and strawberry panna cotta, with the option to add a bouquet for an additional $20. Double-down on appreciation for mom with the restaurant’s Mother’s Day gift box ($65) with a pound of fresh bucatini, 16 ounces of pomodoro sauce, bon bons, chocolate bark, and a split of Giuliana Prosecco. Place orders and reservations via Tock.

52 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

12. City Hall

838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60642
A plate with an egg-topped avocado toast.
Mom can kick back at City Hall.
City Hall [Official Photo]

City Hall, the event space connected to massive bar and restaurant Recess, aims to tempt moms with a casual family-style brunch with live music ($30 per adult, $18 per child age 12 and under). Diners can expect to dig into monkey bread, a meaty breakfast platter (bacon, sausage, fruit, home fries), cheddar biscuits with maple butter, avocado toasts, strawberry cheesecake French toast, and other indulgent daytime dishes. Book reservations via Eventbrite.

838 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60642

13. BLVD Steakhouse

817 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607

Old Hollywood-inspired BLVD Steakhouse is planning a special three-course shared brunch ($55 per person) for Mother’s Day. Selections include indulgent options like pain perdu brioche French toast (rum custard, berries), a 10-ounce prime bavette steak and eggs, buttermilk fried chicken and Belgian waffles, and bottomless mimosas. Those looking to go all out can add seafood towers and caviar service. Book reservations via OpenTable.

817 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607

14. Tiny Goat

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Flower-shaped cookies on sticks stand upright in a flower pot.
Cookie bouquets could make a sweet gift for Mother’s Day.
Hidden Goat [Official Photo]

Celebrity chef Stephanie Izard will host a Tiny Goat pop-up Mother’s Day dinner at Hidden Goat, the airy space above Little Goat Diner. She promises a multi-course menu ($75) of both plated and family-style dishes including dessert. Book reservations via OpenTable. Her playful bakery, Sugargoat, is also featuring special treats for the day such as a flower-inspired citrus cake (lime, orange, blueberry, shortbread crumble), cookie bouquets, and cupcakes.

820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

15. The Dearborn

145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602
There’s something for nearly everyone at the Dearborn.
The Dearborn [Official Photo]

Upscale downtown spot the Dearborn will feature Mother’s Day specials such as chicken “pot pie” vol au vent, jumbo shrimp and lobster cocktails, and a fun pastry basket. Book reservations online.

145 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60602

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16. El Che Steakhouse & Bar

845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
A box of wrapped foods.
Moms who like steak and booze are in for a treat with El Che’s kit.
El Che [Official Photo]

Lauded steakhouse El Che from chef John Manion has compiled a creative package for meat-eating moms. The Mother’s Day kit ($175), includes two center-cut filets, two alfajore cookies, a bottle of Alma Negra Brut Rose, and a handmade wooden bowl from Studio Sour. Order online via Tock.

845 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

17. The Duck Inn

2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL 60608

Chef Kevin Hickey is clearly pumped to celebrate motherhood with the Mother of All Brunches, available for dine-in ($65 per person) and takeout ($260, serves four). Patrons can expect a Tower of Delights that includes chilled shrimp and oysters, deviled eggs, and smoked salmon with bagels; entree selections such as rotisserie duck hash and duck egg chiaquiles; a sweets board with brownies and cookies, and much more. Book reservations and packages via Tock.

2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608

18. Virtue Restaurant

1462 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
A spread of lots of dishes and plates on a table.
American Southern restaurant Virtue has lots of options to delight mom.
Virtue [Official Photo]

Southern restaurant Virtue, Eater’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year, offers two Mother’s Day brunch boxes for at-home cooking. Options include a salmon brunch box for two ($98) with two filets of blackened salmon or a steak brunch box for two ($124) with two boneless Ribeyes prepared rare. Both boxes also come with farm eggs, cheddar, chicken sausage, pancake kits, buttermilk biscuits, and more. Place online orders via Virtue’s website.

1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615

19. 5 Loaves Eatery

405 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Mother’s Day brunch at neighborhood favorite 5 Loaves Eatery is all about options with five different meals for two to choose from. Highlights include a $50 seafood platter (salmon croquettes, fried shrimp and catfish nuggets, two eggs any style) and a special spin on chicken and waffles with a turkey or pork bacon and cheddar waffle with fried chicken and eggs. Place orders before May 5 on the restaurant’s website.

405 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619

20. Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643

As the Chicago ice cream parlor prepares to open a suburban Lombard location, the original in Beverly is offering free small cones for moms on Mother’s Day.

9233 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643

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