Mother’s Day Brunch: Impress mom with these fabulous Chicago restaurant brunches


Mother’s Day Brunch is a food holiday tradition. These Chicago restaurant brunches lavish mom with delicious bites, succulent sips and glorious views.

Everyone knows that Mother’s Day is mom’s day off. Mother’s Day Brunch has become a tradition for many family celebrations. While some families enjoy a traditional, annually visited locale, some Chicago restaurant brunches are raising the bar for this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Brunch: Chicago restaurant brunches, River Roast Chef’s Table, photo provided by River Roast

Whether mom wants an over-the-top food experience or traditional brunch fare, several Chicago restaurants are ready to impress this Mother’s Day. These restaurants are FoodSided’s picks to take mom for this year’s Mother’s Day celebration.

Lavish her in pink perfection, The Langham, Chicago

At The Langham, Chicago, this year’s Mother’s Day celebration is awash in pretty pinks. Don’t let the subtle color fool you. This year’s brunch extravaganza is an over the top food celebration for mom. From a plentiful seafood station, featuring King Crab, to a craving station, featuring a sous vide Tomahawk Rib Eye Steaks, this brunch event is luxurious eating at its finest.

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Traditional brunch fare isn’t overlooked either. From omelets to smoked salmon, traditional brunch foods are plentiful.

Since a meal isn’t complete without a sweet ending, the dessert table features tarts, petit fours cakes and more. Plus, a crepe station will be making crepes to order.

The Mother’s Day event at The Langham, Chicago is $155 per adult. Children under 12 are $50.

Take her to the beach, Shore Club

Why jet away to a beach, when the Shore Club offers a beach getaway closer to home. Perched on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Shore Club offers breathtaking views. Of course, the brunch will be quite tasty too.

For Mother’s Day, the all-you-can-eat menu will feature traditional brunch favorites like omelets, salads, crepes and more. Don’t miss the homemade donuts on the dessert bar. Also, indulge mom with a cocktail. Shore Club will offer a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.

Shore Club’s Mother’s Day brunch is $45 for adults and children under 12 are $18. Cocktail specials are additional.

Carrots and Dirt, photo from River Roast

Meat it up Chef’s Table at River Roast

Dad isn’t the only one who enjoys fire-grilled meat. At River Roast, the Mother’s Day Chef Table will feature three-hand carved roasts for the celebration. Striploin, chicken and whole salmon gives mom a taste of everything. One side must try side is the carrots & dirt, carrots with goat cheese, pumpernickel and balsamic. This side pairs well with all the hand-carved meats.

Taste of Spain at El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen

Let this Mother’s Day be flavorful journey to Spain at El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen. With a glass of complimentary glass of sangria, the food journey features bold yet classic choices. One popular entrée for the celebration is the Carne y Huevos, featuring wagyu carne asada. Definitely make some reservations now.

The Anchor, Mother’s Day cocktail, photo provided by The Gwen

Celebrate mom, the anchor, at The Gwen

Moms are often the glue, the heart and the anchor of the family. Let mom enjoy The Anchor cocktail at Upstairs at The Gwen. This pink colored cocktail features “thyme-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup topped with Moet Rosé.”
Follow the cocktail with a delightful brunch at The Gwen. The menu will feature seasonal offerings including “white asparagus with half dozen quail eggs, charred ramps and truffle mornay” and a lump crab and leek frittata. Each mom will be receive a “complimentary glass of rosé and box of truffles.”

Golden Girls Brunch at Split-Rail

Who doesn’t know Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia? This year, Split-Rail is offering a Golden Girls-themed brunch for the Mother’s Day celebration. All the dishes are based on Golden Girls characters. Who knew that each character had a special dish based on them? Don’t worry, there’s some cheesecake for dessert.

Decadence at Cindy’s

While the view from the Chicago Athletic Club’s rooftop restaurant, Cindy’s is impressive, the Mother’s Day specials are quite decadent.. Highlights from the celebratory menu include Island Creek Sterling Caviar in several dishes. From ramp blinis to farm egg mimosa, these dishes are both luxurious and seasonal. The Farm Egg Omelette with Sterling Caviar is a showstopper.

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How will you be celebrating mom this Mother’s Day? Whether it is a special brunch or a home cooked meal, as long as mom feels special, the day will be perfect.