Although we may not be able to take our moms out to their favorite restaurants for brunch or dinner, we can still treat them on their special day at home with the help from some of Chicago’s Local businesses. Here is a list of options whether you are looking for ideas for brunch, dinner, flower arrangements, mimosa kits, gift baskets, and more that will sure make this Mother’s Day one to remember.
Ballyhoo Hospitality is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch & Gift Basket including a full brunch spread for four-six people featuring favorites from Gemini, Coda Di Volpe, Old Pueblo Cantina, and Sophia Steak. Every basket includes one cocktail kit of your choice, mini bouquet of flowers, cookie dough, salsa, a $50 Ballyhoo Hospitality gift card, and much more for $250. Pre-order by Friday, May 1st and pick up your basket from your favorite Ballyhoo location between 10am-1pm.
Show every super woman you adore how much she means to you this Mother’s Day by treating her with an Ella Elli Brunch Box to go serving four people for $100 (plus tax)! This box comes with everything you need to make her a delicious brunch from home including Avocado Toast, Everything Bagels with Lox, Homemade Bakery Board, Quiche, Rosé Sangria and we can’t forget about the beautiful fresh flower arrangement from That’s Amore’ that included in the brunch box too! Pre Order your Brunch Box from this Southport restaurant by May 3rd, with pick up on May 9th between 10am-4pm. *Your purchase automatically enters you to win an Ella Elli gift card to use when they are open*
City Winery located in West Loop is here to help you treat mom to an indulgent at-home celebration. With an exclusive personalized video performances from some of City Wineries favorite musicians, world-class wines, and chef prepared meals you can choose between the Brunch or Dinner Package for two. The menu selection features a french toast casserole brunch or an elegant dinner including Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Roasted Parmesan Potatoes, and more. Pre-order now and reserve your preferred slot for contactless curbside pickup, available on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th.
Beatrix located in Chicago’s Streeterville is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch meal for two. For $23.95 per person (minimum two) you can toast to her with scrambled eggs, brown sugar bacon, maple chicken sausage, baked apple french toast, wild-berry parfait, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and intelligentsia coffee. Beatrix has also teamed up with Flowers For Dreams to give some extra love this year so why not add a flower centerpiece to your feast for $25.00? Plus, every Flowers for Dreams Bouquet sold benefits a local charity. Orders must be placed by 2pm on Saturday, May 9th with Pick-up from 8am-noon on Sunday, May 10th.
Tavern on Rush located in the Gold Coast neighborhood is an upscale, contemporary American Steakhouse that serves an extensive menu of Classic American Fare and with your luck they’re offering a Mother’s Day Dinner serving a family of four. This menu offers a choice of one salad, one entree of your choice from Berkshire Porkchops, Chicken Porcini, Scottish Salmon or a Carved Prime New York Strip Sirloin, two sides with a choice of a Tavern Chocolate cake or Gold Coast Carrot Cake. Call Tavern on Rush to place your order to create your own steakhouse in your own home.
Let Mia Francesca located in Lakeview take care of your Mother’s Day feast! Featuring the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome, allow mom to sit back, relax and enjoy her day with a meal from Francescas. This menu features an herb rubbed Roasted Chateaubriand, three different salads and sides to choose from and an Eli’s Cheesecake served with macerated strawberries and whipped cream for a sweet ending to her day. Dinner for two is $109.95 or order for four people for $214.95 and don’t forget to add the Mother’s Day Mimosa Kit to your cart for $29.95 and the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail for $17.95. Orders must be placed by 2pm on Thursday, May 7th with curbside pickup on Mother’s Day between 11am-7:30pm.
Stefani Prime located in Lincolnwood is here to bring the ultimate Italian dinner right to your home with their Mother’s Day Family dinner menu for $69.95 serving a family of four. With the choice between a caesar or mixed green salad, optional appetizer add on of caprese or fried calamari, one side of mashed potatoes or broccoli, one pasta, one entree of your choice and a mini cannoli to cure those with a sweet tooth. Complete your dinner with a half-price bottle of wine to create the perfect Italian experience right under your own roof!
Celebrate Mother’s Day with one of Bub City’s dinners for four. Choose from the Brisket Dinner for $49.95, the Rib Dinner for $59.95 or the Brisket & Rib Dinner for $74.95, why not add on an optional Peanut Butter Delight Pie, a Key Lime Pie or Spring Dutch Tulips to round out the special day for mom! Order now to choose your time slot to pick up from one of Chicagoland’s favorite destination for barbecue nestled in River North.
Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse located in the Gold Coast neighborhood is offering a special carry-out menu. Featuring a $249 Roasted Beef Tenderloin Dinner serving four-six people with a caesar salad, petite double baked potato, grilled asparagus, creamed spinach, and a strawberry shortcake or a $159 Cook at Home dinner with a pre-packaged 4lb beef tenderloin and a shortcake kit serving four-six people. Flower arrangements are available to add from Kehoe Designs. Pre-order by Friday, May 8th to create the Ultimate Mother’s Day dinner right in your own kitchen.
Whether you are planning to celebrate at home or do a surprise drop off at your loved one’s front door, Cooper’s Hawk has got you covered! For $149.99 their special Mother’s Day menu serves 4-5 people featuring a house salad, pretzel bread, a choice between the Soy Ginger Salmon Entree, Ellie’s Chicken Piccata, Red Win Braised Short ribs and more, two sides, and your choice of dessert. Why not add a bottle or two to your cart to sip on while enjoying this mouthwatering meal! Pre-order by 8pm on Friday, May 8th and schedule your curbside pick up for Saturday, May 9th or Sunday, May 10th.
The Capital Grille located in streeterville has created a very special three course dinner for your Mother’s Day celebration at home. This dinner includes freshly baked lemon blueberry bread, spring greens salad, an entree of Roasted Whole Tenderloin of Beef with Fresh herbs with either a butter poached lobster tail or a Jumbo Shrimp Scampi, accompaniments of mashed potatoes, and green beans, a flourless chocolate espresso cake and housemade lemon tea cookies just for mom. Capital Grille gives you the option for your dinner prepared to reheat or ready to serve. Reserve your curbside pick-up starting Friday, May 8th through Sunday May 10th for you to savor this delicious meal at home.
Gene & Georgetti is ready to help with your Mother’s Day brunch. Located in the heart of River North, they have created a simple but oh so delicious menu. Choose one starter, one entree from the choices of Pork Chop Calabrese’s ($49), Bone-In Ribeye ($85) or Braised Short Ribs ($59) with one side and a dessert. Gene & Georgetti is collaborating with Real Good Stuff Co. for fresh pressed juice for their Mimosa Kits and don’t forget flowers for mom with gorgeous arrangements available from Kehoe Designs when you pick up your order! Gene & Georgetti will be taking orders until May 9th, which should give you plenty of time to pick which entrée you will be indulging in.
Steak 48 a River North steakhouse is offering a Mother’s day Sunday Family Dinner for $85 per person with a minimum of two people or more. Choices include crispy shrimp or fresh burrata for an appetizer, a ceasar or superfood salad, NY strip, Petite filet, Shetland Island salmon or Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes as your main entrée and also delish sides and sweets to complete your meal. Please call the restaurant to pre-order and for pick up options.
The Tortoise Supper Club serves American classics prepared with the highest quality ingredients from scratch that can be picked up or delivered right to your home. Enjoy Tortoise Supper Club’s simple but adoring Mother’s Day menu dinner for two. Featuring a cold smoked salmon appetizer, country ham dinner, alaskan halibut dinner or prime rib dinner with a choice of cherry pie or tortoise pie slice. Why not add a bottle of Flowers Chardonnay or Routstock Pinot to your cart while you’re at it! Order by Wednesday, May 6th and pick up on either Saturday, May 9th or Sunday, May 10th.
Aba located in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District is a Mediterranean restaurant with cooking influence from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. Enjoy this Mother’s day meal for two-six people with classic hummus with Crudite house-made bread, village salad, beef tenderloin kebabs, grilled chicken kebabs, lemon dill basmati rice and double chocolate tarte. Don’t forget your Mother’s Day toast and add a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco to your cart! Orders must be placed by 5pm on Thursday, May 7th with pick up on Sunday, May 10th from 11:30-6:30pm.
Quartino located in River North is an urban Chicago Italian restaurant offering regional Italian food and wine. For $100 you can bring home their Special Carry-Out Mother’s Day Brunch serving four. This Menu features prosciutto & pea frittata, chilled asparagus, spring field greens, crespelle, caprese sliders, grilled chicken slider and a strawberry & lemon stuff zeppole. Quartino is offering pre orders from Friday, May 8th, so get ready to bring home the perfect Mother’s Day brunch!
Osteria Via Stato is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of River North serving fresh, seasonal ingredients from local midwestern farms. Surprise mom with breakfast in bed with their Mother’s Day Brunch meal consisting of smoked salmon, bagels & accompaniments, vegetable frittata, ciabatta french toast with macerated strawberries, applewood smoked bacon and calbrain potatoes. Prefer dinner instead? No worries they also offer a Mother’s Day Dinner with Creekstone farm beef tenderloin, spring vegetable panzanella, ricotta cavatelli with wild mushrooms, asparagus with grana, tiramisu. To top off your meal why not add a fresh fruit bellini package for $19.95, no one’s judging.
All moms deserve a special sweet treat on their day and thankfully Vanille Patisserie has plenty of goodies you can choose from to surprise her with. From a Mother’s Day Quote cake, World’s Best Printed Macaron set, Bit of Cheer Flower Bouquet and much much more. There is something that will definitely put a smile on her face! Vanille even has a DIY Mom Sugar Cookies which makes for the perfect activity for you and your little ones to do together!
*Note: These businesses were open on the date of publication, but due to the current economic climate that could change. Please check if the businesses are still open and offering these deals when necessary.*
Written by: Monica Liwag