Get ready for a mom-entous mother-load! Though moms deserve recognition every day of the year, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to get out of the house, enjoy brunch and let your mom enjoy Chicago in spring. From an upscale breakfast with panoramic views of Lake Michigan to beautifully hand-crafted cards to inscribe your love, we have rounded up the best brunches, gifts and hidden gems for Mother’s Day!
For the Beach-loving Mom
Shore Club, located in 1603 N. Lakeshore Dr., is celebrating all mothers this year with its special Mother’s Day Brunch. This upscale dining option is perfect for Moms who need a beach getaway (even for just a day.) Families can enjoy panoramic views of Lake Michigan as they delight in Shore Club’s Mediterranean-inspired dishes and choose from an array of breakfast items off the all-you-can-eat menu including made-to-order omelets, crepes, salads, fruits and a selection of cheeses. Guests can also indulge in Shore Club’s delicious sweet treats like fruity tarts, homemade donuts, and crepes. A Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar will also be available for an additional $11. The special Mother’s Day Brunch will have seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The cost for this event is $45 for adults, $18 for children 12 and under, and ages 5 and under eat free. www.shoreclubchi.com
For the Classy Brunch Mom
Join Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood in Evanston and Naperville for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet! The bountiful buffet will include prime rib & leg of lamb carvery, a chilled seafood cocktail bar, an omelet station, a waffle station, a delectable entree buffet, a breakfast pastry and dessert station and a Bloody Mary station. Non-alcoholic drinks are included at the following prices: Adults for $49.99 and Children ages 6-12 for $24.99. Children under 5 are free. Call 630.428.4242 to make a reservation. www.petemillers.com
For the Intelligent, Geeky Mom
The Albert, located at 228 E Ontario, is honoring all mothers with a special brunch on Sunday, May 13. In celebration of the day, Hotel EMC2’s contemporary restaurant will be extending its brunch menu from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be offering special amenities for all mothers in attendance. With specialty brunch cocktails and featured menu items, this Streeterville restaurant is taking Mother’s Day brunch to a whole new level in the Windy City. To make a reservation, visit www.thealbertchicago.com.
For the Mom that Needs a Little TLC
Geja’s Café, 340 W. Armitage, will treat all moms to a complimentary 5-minute massage and glass of bubbly on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th. Moms will step away from the table to receive a well-deserved relaxing chair massage in a secluded area, courtesy of a licensed massage therapist from Massage House located in Lincoln Park. The restaurant will open at 1 p.m. on Mother’s Day. To make a reservation for you deserving mom, visit www.gejascafe.com.
For the Jet Setting Mom
As a treat for mom or a serene getaway, visitors can enjoy Fairmont Chicago’s Spa Retreat package this Mother’s Day. The hotel’s Spa Retreat package includes an overnight stay in a luxurious Fairmont guestroom and a $200 spa credit, which can be applied to the hotel’s extensive mySpa menu. This package represents a 20 percent discount with rates starting at $289 per room, per night. To make a reservation, visit www.fairmont.com/chicago.
For the Spunky Mom Who Loves Antiques
Randolph Street Market, hailed as the “Best Market in Chicago” by Time Out, is continuing their indoor market season with “Artsy Fartsy” on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. The perfect place to grab a unique, last-minute gift for mom, Randolph Street Market is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood at 1341 Randolph Street. The beloved one-stop-shop extravaganza will focus on unique artwork and activities throughout the fun-filled weekend. Aptly dubbed “the Barney’s of Vintage” this extravaganza is a celebration of home design, antiques and vintage style, fashion, artwork, music, food and the best people watching. Guests can purchase tickets at https://www.randolphstreetmarket.com/event/randolph-street-market-april/.
For the Classical Music-loving Mom
The maestro Hershey Felder has returned to Chicago with his wildly acclaimed, new production of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY at Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago. Be sure to grab tickets to the final performance of the limited engagement run for the perfect afternoon of entertainment of the highest quality! Felder, whose popular, long-running productions in Chicago have included GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE, MONSIEUR CHOPIN, MAESTRO BERNSTEIN, and IRVING BERLIN, has enjoyed the most highly superlative reviews of his career with OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY. Tickets may be purchased here.
For the Drama Mama
With two performances on Mother’s Day at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Marriott Theatre presents OKLAHOMA!, the classic musical that theatre-adoring moms are sure to love! Featuring a powerful score by legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, OKLAHOMA! is set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, following the tale of the farm girl, Laurey, and the handsome cowboy, Curly. As they struggle to start a brand new life in a brand new state, Laurey learns what it means to follow her heart no matter the consequences. Tickets for each of the performances on Mother’s Day are still available for purchase online.
For the DIY & Decor Queen Mom
Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, has the best cards, treats and trinkets for your mother! With fun and trendy gift items and cards, Paper Source is the one-stop-shop for all your holiday needs! Head to one of their 125 stores in the U.S. or visit their website at www.papersource.com which offers nationwide shipping, to pick out your favorite Mother’s Day cards.