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Treat Mom this Mother’s Day

Give your leading lady a real treat this holiday weekend

Photo via Sugar Factory

This weekend should be one for the memory books. Whether you are taking your mom out this weekend—or your grandma, aunt or another leading lady—you will be creating memories for years to come. So let’s make those memories delicious! Here are our top places to treat Mom right this Mother’s Day.

Tortoise Club {350 North State Street, Chicago; 312.755.1700}

This Mother’s Day, treat your mom (and yourself!) to a brunch like no other at Tortoise Supper Club. Come for the Grand Brunch Buffet this Sunday from 10:30 am-2 pm where guests can indulge in an iced seafood bar, two carving stations, signature brunch selections, and much more! The Grand Buffet is $69 for adults, $25 for children 5-11, and complimentary for children 4 and under. Or, come for their traditional and tasty dinner offerings starting at 5 pm.

El Tapeo {2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook; 630.828.2044}

There’s something for everyone at El Tapeo this year! The whole family can enjoy live music and a children’s buffet, plus a complimentary glass of signature sangria just for mom. For the main meal, there is a Chef’s Market Table where guests can choose from smoked salmon or assorted pastries, plus a choice of entrée and a dessert. Not to mention, kids under 6 eat free! Come one, come all!

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tesori trattoria and bar {65 East Adams Street, Chicago; 312.786.9911}

For the perfect way to say “grazie” to Mom, bring the family for an Italian-inspired brunch at tesori trattoria and bar. This Sunday feast comes complete with an Antipasti Station, Pasta Station, Piatti (Carving Station), and Dolce (Dessert) table. The menu will offer a wide variety of dishes for those looking for a deliciously carb-loaded start to the holiday, including Carbonara with house guanciale, pecorino, and baby arugula. Just leave room for the house-made Tiramisu for dessert!

Sugar Factory {multiple locations; River North location; 55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago; 312.946.2002}

Give mom something sweet this year! Both of Sugar Factory’s locations will be offering a Mother’s Day Brunch including a complimentary glass of champagne and a sweet surprise giveaway for mom. For a truly sweet treat, try the Spring Strawberry Fluff Milkshake made with strawberry ice cream, toasted marshmallow syrup, whipped cream, mini marshmallows, peeps, a candy necklace, a rainbow sour belt skewer, and a whirly pop. Mom’s sweet tooth will be more than satisfied.

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Cindy’s {12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 312.792.3502}

Cindy’s weekly soul brunch service, Uptown Downtown, will be getting a new sound for Mother’s Day, as resident DJ Dave Mata will be handing over the turntables to his mom. Mama Mata will be spinning an all-vinyl set of soul music from across the globe. While grooving, moms and kids can feast on Chef de Cuisine Keith Potter’s brunch platters like Steak & Eggs with stone-ground grits, mushroom conserva, fried egg, and crispy potatoes. For something sweet on the lips, try the cast iron Dutch Baby, topped with maple roasted pears, pomegranate molasses, and crème fraîche. Brunch and tunes? How could you miss that?

i|O Godfrey

I|O Godfrey at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago {127 West Huron Avenue, Chicago; 312.374.1830}

Moms who love a spring-time escape can celebrate at I|O Godfrey’s Mother’s Day Brunch. The city’s largest indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge will offer a buffet feast of brunch classics like waffles and omelets, carving stations, and an assortment of house-made pastas, salads, and more. To satisfy the little ones, the restaurant will provide a kids playroom complete with face-painting. Treat mom to a mimosa or Bloody Mary and let her soak up the rays on the rooftop.

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Primehouse {616 North Rush Street, Chicago; 312.660.6000}

Give Mom something to sink her teeth into this year! Just a few steps off the Magnificent Mile, take her to Primehouse for a special Mother’s Day Brunch. Executive Chef Dino Tsaknis has a prix fixe menu of fine brunch fare like savory cheddar biscuits and gravy, scratch made waffles, herb roasted leg of lamb, and more. Guests can also take their brunching experience to the next level by adding on à la carte Prime Cuts from Primehouse’s famed dry-aging program like filet mignon and a 55 day-aged ribeye. There is no way you’ll be leaving hungry!

Cochon Volant Brasserie {100 West Monroe Street, Chicago; 312.754.6560}

What Mother wouldn’t want a trip to France for her big day? If you can’t make it across the pond, opt for the next best thing at Cochon Volant Brasserie. For Mother’s Day, Chef Matt Ayala will run a Roasted Crab Benedict special with asparagus and espelette hollandaise, alongside brunch favorites like the Super Green Benedict made with avocado, spinach, and crispy artichoke, as well as the Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes topped with warm berries and agave syrup. Large groups are welcome, and patio seating is available.

By Kaleigh Glaza, Online Editor