40 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Chicago

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From delicious brunch spots to scenic outdoor activities, there are countless ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in the Windy City. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best ways to make your mom feel special and cherished on this special day in Chicago.


Haymarket Brewery

This Mother’s Day, join Haymarket for a delightful brunch from 11am to 3pm. With amazing deals like $3 pints, you’ll have some extra cash to splurge on a beautiful bouquet of flowers for mom. Indulge in their mouth-watering menu and treat your mom to a beer-filled brunch, mimosas, and bloody marys. Whatever her taste buds desire, Haymarket has got it covered. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to show mom how much you love her! Reservations can be made here.

FarmBar Lakeview

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Bruch at FarmBar in Lakeview! This year, FarmBar is hosting a special brunch with a one-time menu at Chicago’s favorite Midwestern-inspired restaurant! Some menu items include Crab Cake Benedict, Carrot Cake French Toast, and much more! FarmBar is also hosting specialty drinks such as MOMosa, a peach-flavored mimosa made with peach juice and prosecco. FarmBar’s mission to make all mothers feel special on this very special day, so make Mom happy, and visit FarmBar!


Located on Michigan Avenue in the Park Hyatt Chicago Hotel, this restaurant is seeking to spoil the mothers of the city! On May 14th, NoMI is offering a seasonally flavored 4-course, prix-fixe brunch menu from 11am to 5pm. Dine on the seventh floor while enjoying dishes such as Asparagus Salad, Snap Pea & Roasted Cauliflower, Macarons, and more! You simply cannot go wrong with an establishment that has such a captivating view of the MagMile, so make your plans now! Reservations are available here at $130 per adult and $50 for kids aged 5-12. 

Offshore Rooftop 

The greatest mom deserves the world’s largest rooftop bar! At Offshore Rooftop, Mother’s Day is extra special. This Sunday, Offshore is hosting its special Mother’s Day Brunch with a special brunch menu alongside some breathtaking views. Offshore Rooftop is teaming up with St. Germain for a Mother’s Day brunch. Together, they will be providing flower bouquets for all mothers who dine at Offshore! Lirica will also be offering specialty items including Quiche Lorraine and a Vegetarian Frittata with Asparagus, and much more! Along with a special meal comes a special drink! Lirica will be offering specialty cocktails featuring St. Germain!  Reservations can be made here

The Smith

Located in the liveliest neighborhood of RiverNorth, The Smith is known to be the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch spot! Guests can explore a variety of brunch offerings, including Churro Waffles, Vanilla Bean French Toast Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, and more! With a variety of specials just for Mom, The Smith is offering a free brunch cocktail for any entree purchase! Check out The Smith This Mother’s Day!

Chicago Winery/LIVA

Celebrate the mother figures in your life the right way by taking them to brunch at LIVA. Chicago Winery’s incredible restaurant is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 10:30am to 3pm! Begin the experience with fresh fruit, charcuterie, and yogurt parfaits for the entire table. Then, step it up with French Toast or Croque Madame, wonderfully accompanied by flavorful wines and new spring cocktails. To finish it all off, fresh beignets will be delivered to the table, providing mom with the finale she deserves. Reservations can be made here.


What better way to help celebrate your mom than with a meal from West Loop’s favorite authentic Italian restaurant? Gioia will serve a three-course set menu for $85 per person this Mother’s Day. It will include beloved dishes from the regular seasonal menu alongside special additions just for Mom. Menu items entail a Mediterranean Octopus Carpaccio, Lobster and Potato Ravioli, Almond Croquant Semifreddo, and more to choose from. Check out Gioia for Mother’s day mom won’t forget! Mother’s Day hours will be from 11 am – 4 pm and reservations can be made here!

Micheal Jordan Steakhouse

This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom with a lavish brunch at Michael Jordan Steakhouse! On Sunday, May 14th, Micheal Jordan Steakhouse is offering a special brunch menu for those celebrating! It will include a selection of spring-inspired brunch specials such as Fried Chicken and Waffles, Rudy’s Famous Chilaquiles, and more! To top it off, end your meal on a sweet note with a slice of the restaurant’s famed 23-layer Cake. Make your reservations here!

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

What better way to show mom you love her than the best donuts in the city? Stan’s Donuts & Coffee is offering a number of speciality menu items that will be offered all weekend long! Pastries are available for preorder and in-store May 13th and 14th, so get your orders in now! Stan’s is boasting a Bombolini for mom in Stan’s signature heart-shaped donut cases, made with Chocolate Pastry Cream and a delectable, strawberry filling. The Heart Shaped Box fits ten mouthwatering Bombolini’s for only $29.95, so pre-order today; you don’t want to miss out on these fabulous treats!

Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a decadent 3-course brunch at Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar! Food options include Delta Asparagus Soup with Blue Crab, Spinach Salad, Salmon Filet, Grilled Petite Filet, Rotisserie Chicken, and more. End on the sweeter side with a choice of Creme brulee, Raspberry Mousse, or Chocolate Tart. Brunch will be available on Sunday, May 8 from 10 am to 10 pm, and is $54 per person. For reservations, click here or call 312-477-0234.

The Patio at Cafe Brauner 

This Mother’s Day, relax with Mom at the historic American landmark nestled along a nature reserve at Lincoln Park Zoo. Dine and drink by the water at Chicago’s most scenic al fresco at The Patio at Cafe Brauner. Located just south of the zoo’s main grounds, Café Brauer is a historic 1908 Prairie School-style landmark. This Mother’s Day, The Patio at Cafe Brauner will serve fresh summer salads, tacos, specialty burgers, cocktails, and wine. They will also offer an array of specials, such as Texas French Toast, Breakfast Skillet, Steak & Eggs, and brunch cocktails! Adult Strawberry Iced Tea, Sparkling Lemonade, Peachy on the Beach, and more will be available to sip. Make sure to check out the location and take a stroll through the beautifully restored native ecosystem!

BLVD Steakhouse

If you are looking to impress your mom this Mother’s Day, bring her to the elegant, elevated brunch at BLVD Steakhouse. Whether she prefers the beautiful interior or breezy exterior, this restaurant will provide. Chef Joe Flamm is offering a three-course brunch menu for just $65. Visitors can enjoy favorites such as a Spring Quiche, Shrimp and Grits, and Bread Pudding with enthralling ingredients that will make you keen on returning. There is no better place to spoil your mom than the BLVD Steakhouse on May 14th; reservations are available here.

The Kitchen

This establishment is beloved by endless Chicagoans. The diverse menu, shared plates, and striking cocktails have made this restaurant a powerhouse. Therefore, it is only right to show off its extravagance to the woman you love most! The Kitchen is known for their fabulous brunch bites, consisting of puffy brioche doughnuts, and baked french toast. Make a reservation here at The Kitchen for Mother’s Day brunch!

I|O Godfrey

Spend your Mother’s Day in the heart of River North on The Godfrey Hotel rooftop! On the 14th, I|O Godfrey is hosting a holiday brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. From an omelet station to a carving station, this establishment has brunch necessities covered. Eggs, pancakes, french toast, salads, pastas, sushi, desserts, and more are to be offered, so it’s safe to say that the masses will be pleased. The price is $59 for adults and $15 for children aged 12 and under. Reservations can be made here!

Robert’s Pizza

Celebrate Mother’s Day by brunching it up with mom. Robert’s Pizza is offering complimentary glasses of bubbly for everyone’s favorite ladies, as well as some delicious brunch options! Eggs benedict alongside a Detroit Style pizza dough muffin, wild mushroom omelet, house-cured salmon platter, and more will be available to impress. Let loose with Patrón Tequila cocktails and mimosas, it is the only true way to spend a Mother’s Day in Streeterville.


Spoil the heart of the family at Sepia, a fabulous fine dining establishment. Located in Chicago’s West Loop, this restaurant is offering a delectably grand brunch menu for those celebrating Mother’s Day. From 10am to 3pm, guests can indulge in the pre-fixe brunch menu beginning at $79 per person for adults and $40 per person for children 12 and below. Their pain au chocolat, smoked salmon rillettes, grilled short rib, and corn flake french toast will perfectly showcase why they are a 13-time Michelin-starred restaurant. 

Bar Siena 

Whether you’re stationed in the West Loop or Old Orchard, Bar Siena wants to be a part of your Mother’s Day. Special menus will be offered at both locations, entailing dishes like Monkey Bread, Beef Carpaccio, Siena Shakshuka, and Tagliatelle. Their Mother’s Day offerings will only be available on Sunday, May 14th from 10am to 11pm, so plan accordingly! All details can be found here.

Rose Mary 

Spend time at one of the most bustling restaurants in Fulton Market. Rose Mary is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch on the 14th, entailing a three-course brunch service for only $65, with standout dishes including Burek made with Nueske’s bacon, farm egg and mozzarella, Benedict Pampanella, and Braised Lamb Hash. Aside from these savory dishes, there are delicious pastry options to fulfill your sweet tooth, such as Palačinke and vanilla gelato. Rose Mary brunch reservations are available here

Prime & Provisions

Head down to La Salle to celebrate Mother’s Day with a Grand Brunch. Prime & Provisions is offering mouthwatering breakfast bites such as Eggs Benedict, Homemade Granola & Yogurt, Cinnamon French, and more! Made-To-Order menu items such as their Belgium Waffles and Omelets are patron favorites that your mom will love. The Grand Buffet will also be accompanied by a Carving Station, Raw Bar, Salad Bar, Escorts, and a selection of Desserts. This spread will certainly meet all your May 14th needs, so consider partaking in the event priced at $95 for adults and $35 for children aged 7-12 (complimentary for children 6 and under). More information can be found here!


This establishment believes that a Mother’s Weekend is much more fitting in celebrating the women who created us. HIDE+SEEK is not only providing special Mother’s Day deals on the 14th, like a bloomed rose, a glass of rosé, and a special dessert for mom. They are also offering a Saturday brunch and a Monday lunch! Everyone has a different schedule, so these diverse options will be appreciated by many. Whether the family has a taste for savory or sweet, HIDE+SEEK will meet your needs! Make your reservations now!

The Dearborn 

One of the most iconic Loop restaurants is hoping to entice all mother figures in Chicagoland to come in on the 14th! Whether the matriarch of the family prefers sweet or savory, The Dearborn has her covered! For brunch, Chef Aaron Cuschieri is offering Lobster & Caviar Deviled Eggs, Maple & Pecan French Toast, and a Blueberry & Violet Pavlova. On top of this, beverage Director Sarah Clark is offering some sensational cocktails that serve all “Generations.” This cocktail lineup was inspired by the matriarchy of women who make up The Dearborn’s founding family; this is the kind of authenticity a family deserves to be surrounded by this Mother’s Day!


Bring mom down to Northalsted to experience a memorable brunch at the renowned Wood. Enjoy a variety of savory food and sweet mimosas, including Croque Madame, French Omelets, Truffle Grilled Cheese & Egg, Huevos Rancheros, and much more! There is nothing quite like walking down Halsted and experiencing the bustling energy of Boystown, so consider celebrating within the atmosphere!


Heritage Restaurant 

On Sunday, May 14, stop by Heritage Restaurant and choose from an array of al a carte specials and incredible chef-created pre-fixe to celebrate mothers throughout Chicago! The Heritage will hold an oyster, caviar, and a smoked fish menu, as well as a variety of other sweet, savory alty AND sour options! 

These options are also available for takeout! Pickup is anytime between 10 am-12 pm on Saturday, May 13th, and Sunday, May 14th. Create your orders here! When dining with Heritage, any guest will have food memories that will tie our community together as a culture, nation, and a city. Make a reservation here!


Mother’s Day celebration begins with some great food! Check out Brindille’s amazing specials for this special day! From Saturday, May 13, to Sunday, May 14, Brindille’s Mom’s Day menu to-go is available! With a variety of chef-specials such as ​​Roast breast of chicken Mediterranean with roasted eggplant, slow cooked Tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, spring onions, and honey glazed young carrots, as well as Greek Kourabiedes butter cookies and cream cheese chocolate Chip Cookies, Brindle has the mother’s day cravings for you! Check out more here!


Spend Mother’s Day along some Lakefront views while enjoying Spanish-inspired cuisine at Lirica! Located on Chicago’s Navy Pier, Lyrica is surrounded by attractions. From a boat ride on City Cruises to a Fun House, there is much to explore on the pier. On Sunday, May 14, Lírca is teaming up with St. Germain and Grey Goose Essences, who will be on-site on May 14 giving out succulents for all moms who dine with us for Mother’s Day dinner. The menu will be available all day and Lírica will be offering specialty items such as Herb-Crusted Lamb Lollipops, Crispy Parmesan Potatoes and Arugula, Cranberry Gremolata and so much more! Reservations are available here

Rosebud Restaurants

All of Rosebud Restaurants’ locations will be open this Mother’s Day! Whether you’re spending the 14th around the iconic Millenium Park or celebrating in the suburbs of Lemont, Rosebud Restaurants wants to take care of the cooking this year. All locations will be boasting their signature dinner menu along with some fabulous Mother’s Day specials! If you’re looking for a Sunday funday, Rosebud on Rush and Rosebud on Randolph will be serving some delectable brunch dishes! Make your reservation now as it is expected to fill fast!

Soul & Smoke

One of North Shore’s best barbecue spots has created some fantastic specials for Mother’s Day. Known for their traditional soulful comfort food classics, Soul & Smoke is offering the perfect catering and pre-ordering packages for the 14th. Relax with the family at home and indulge in some of Chicago’s best food, comfortably. Their specialty package, the “Greatest Hits for Four ” is the perfect meal to enjoy with the family, especially on a holiday like this. This Mother’s Day, enjoy one pound of Smoked Prime Beef Brisket, a Full Slab of Ribs, Shrimp & Grits, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread Muffins and Chef D’Andre’s signature BBQ sauce. Ensure your spot as the favorite child by bringing these delectable packages back home. Pre-ordering and catering are available here.


Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day at the Michelin-starred Esmé. This ever-evolving, fine-dining restaurant in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood has become the favorite of many. Chef Jenner Tomaska and his wife Katrina Bravo offer a dining experience that seamlessly represents Chicago’s vibrant, creative culture. Entirely inspired by the cultural stories of Latin America, their current menu draws direct inspiration from friends and family to capture the memories and faithfully celebrate the love of food. Guests can expect courses that unveil the Chef’s playful yet masterful sense of flavor, so ensure your experience here!

Staycations / Activities

MotherFreakingHood!, The New Musical Comedy

Get ready for a hilarious night out with mom! MotherFreakingHood!, a musical comedy that celebrates the world’s hardest title, has arrived at Chicago’s Venus Cabaret Theater. Written by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts, and directed by Heidi Van with music direction by Linda Madonia, this original production promises to have you laughing until your cheeks hurt. MotherFreakingHood! runs from May 4th to June 11th, so get your tickets today!

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk

Looking for a perfect lodging option for a Mother’s Day celebration? Look no more with the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk. Located right on the Chicago River, treat mom to some dazzling views of the water and the Chicago cityscape. At the Sheraton, Mom can relax by the poolside, indulge in the luxury of room service, and order from options such as the hotel’s cafe and restaurant. On Sunday,  May 14, the Sheraton Riverside Cafe will host a special Mother’s Day lunch to help celebrate! This lunch is open to both guests and locals, and reservations can be made by calling (312)-329-5900. 

Aloft Chicago Magnificent Mile

What better location for a memorable Mother’s Day weekend than at Aloft Chicago Mag Mile? Located in the iconic Magnificent Mile of Chicago, it’s the perfect place to stay to treat Mom to some retail therapy. Mom won’t have to lift a finger all weekend with the help of Aloft’s service robot, Corgan, who can bring any forgotten or extra toiletries, food, and beverages straight to the room. Mother’s Day has never been easier! Mom can also enjoy live music at W XYZ Baron Saturday night while sipping a handcrafted cocktail, or she can take a dip at the hotel’s indoor pool. Aloft also offers an Escape to the City and Save deal where guests can receive up to 10% on their urban adventure with Mom because she deserves the best!  

Kimpton Gray Hotel

There is no better Mother’s Day celebration than relaxation. Planning something for Mother’s Day? Then you must check out the Kimpton Gray Hotel. Mom will love The Gray’s mobile, on-demand wellness services in partnership with Spa Space, where moms can customize their massage experience with options like Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Swedish, Neuromuscular, Stretching and so much more. For even more relaxation, mom can kick up her feet and experience a Somadome meditation pod in The Gray’s Wellness Lounge. End the day with some specialty cocktails created by the Hotel Bar at Vol. 39 or for some great dining options at Boleo, which offer a dazzling rooftop for moms to enjoy this special day! 

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel’s incredible hospitality will make your Mother’s Day a special one. From the moment a guest enters the hotel, they’ll be provided with everything they need for a first-class stay in Chicago’s Theatre District. Does mom love theatre? Then The Renaissance is perfect for a stay of relaxation and an environment filled with show options. The Renaissance hosts beautiful views of the dazzling Chicago nightlife, offers meals and drinks from the hotel’s Staytion Market & Bar, and also has parking available that can be organized through the hotel’s Park and Stay offer for a hassle-free weekend and complimentary valet parking each night you stay. What a perfect gift for the mother figure in one’s life!

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Does Mom love shopping? Then The InterContinental Chicago is surely a safe bet on treating them to Mother’s Day. Located in the heart of Chicago’s best luxury shopping corridor, the InterContinental Spa is the perfect place to get some relaxation for the busy schedule that moms normally have. The Spa offers quintessential spa services such as massages, body treatments, and facials, all available in a wide range of styles to provide the perfect experience for each body’s needs, plus, spa guests have access to the hotel’s historic pool: the oldest pool in Chicago! Check out the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile for a relaxing day to help Mom celebrate!

The Blackstone Chicago 

The Blackstone Chicago is the perfect hotel where the past meets the present. Proudly situated on Chicago’s Cultural Mile, these modernized rooms capture the beautiful views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park. Experience the ultimate relaxation by enjoying the hotel’s partnership with Leaf Spa featuring in-room wellness journeys. These treatments aim to deliver balance to guests’ energy and focus, allowing them to be more grounded during times of travel! What better way to treat Mom than with the gift of relaxation and relief? The hotel also offers iconic spacious marble baths, adding to the relaxation that Mom can endure. With a variety of options that are sure to put a smile on Mom’s face, check out more at The Blackstone Chicago here

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago 

Celebrate the most important woman in your life with a relaxing staycation at The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel! Enjoy the perfect location accessible to some of Chicago’s greatest hotspots, as well as access to incredible spa services, which includes massage and skin treatments. After mom takes some time to pamper herself, spend time in the Radisson Blu pools by the cabana! Maybe even enjoy some peace at the hotel’s tranquil lifestyle garden while Mom sips on some creative cocktails from FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. For more information, click here!

LaSalle Hotel

There is no better gift for the most important woman than some of The LaSalle Hotel’s Mother’s Day specials. The LaSalle Hotel is considered one of the newest Chicago hotels with a variety of treats and accommodations that will help Mom celebrate this special occasion. Partnered with LUXXE | HONOR,  guests can book a 60-minute, one-on-one reiki & chakra healing session. This offer strives to balance out energy, aiming to refresh and ground those partaking. You can also enjoying priority access to the Spa at JW Marriott Chicago just a short elevator ride away. The options are endless! From aromatherapy, curated massages, signature facials, and more, Mom is sure to fall in love with the services The LaSalle Hotel has to offer! More information can be found on The LaSalle Hotel website

Sable Hotel 

Booking at the Sable Hotel is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in iconic Chicago attractions. Located in Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Sable Hotel puts families in the heart of the city. Here, you can find the best family destinations, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, Pier Park, and Centennial Ferris Wheel. Treat mom to a show at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater or a Latin-inspired dinner at Lirica. This is all within walking distance of the pier, so this stay is guarenteed to be stress free. With a variety of cultures, food, and memories that can be made at Nqavy Pier, The Sable Hotel is the perfect destination for making the most out of a family Mother’s Day in Chicago 

The Emily Hotel 

Whether you are celebrating mom or another special women in your life, there is no better spot than at a woman-ran, art-filled retreat. This Mother’s Day, Treat mom to an empowering stay at The Emily, sure to inspire great vibes. The Emily is known to be inspired by art, and rooted in nature, creating a hotel stay unlike any other. Make sure to hop around some of the hotel’s top culinary destinations. Guests can indulge in its globally-inspired options at Fora or head to the roof for warm weather-inspired cocktails at Selva. Book at The Emily Hotel today!

Ravenswood Mother’s Day Market 

The Ravenswood Mother’s Day Market Returns on Wednesday, May 10th from 4pm to 8pm. It will feature a variety of local shops, artists, and crafters for the ultimate one-stop-shop for Mom! Hosted by the GRCC and Ravenswood Covenant Church, the market located at 4900 N. Damen Avenue near Winnemac Park will feature everything from sweets and baked goods to beauty products, skincare essentials, handmade jewelry, original artwork, and more! Plus, there will be live music by the market’s favorite, Teel Short.

Some of the artists and vendors participating in the Mother’s Day Market include:

Limba Gal Jewelry – Jewelry

Lin Bader Design – a small batch of fine jewelry from recycled metals 

Nomadic Ant – jewelry

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) – gifts made from recycled materials 

Delia Jean Art – fine art, illustration, and live portrait sketches

Derel Glass Studio – hand-engraved glass and prints pulled from glass engravings

ADORN Candles – small batch wood-wick candles, room sprays, reed diffusers, and charcoal incense AND so much more!

Don’t forget about the Ravenswood Farmers Market, which kicks off in June and will include FREE 10-minute massages for Moms at 4 pm & 7 pm. For more information, visit their website here!

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