Mother’s Day 2018 Roundup – Suggestions That are Sure to Please

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Happy Mother’s Day! Check out our round up of special brunches, gifts and hidden gems to make it a special day for your special person.


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.

Shore Club, Photo: Courtesy of Shore Club

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. Pete Millers website

Pete Miller’s, Photo: Courtesy of Pete Miller’s

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 The Albert.

The Albert, Photo: Courtesy of the Albert


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 Gejas Cafe website.


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 the Fairmont Chicago website.

Fairmont Spa, Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont Spa

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 Randolph Street Market website.

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.

Hershey Felder in The Great Tchaikovsky, Photo: Courtesy of the Great Tchaikovsky

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.

Oklahoma at the Marriott Lincolnshire, Photo: Courtesy of Marriott Lincolnshire

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 Paper Source which offers nationwide shipping, to pick out your favorite Mother’s Day cards.

Paper Source Mother’s Day , Photo: Courtesy of Paper Source

210 Live: On Sunday, May 13, 210 Live welcomes guests for with a full day of family fun – starting with a Gospel Brunch featuring Brad Nye and Paul Bolger, and a grand dinner buffet with Tanya Melamed headlining an evening of European Cabaret. Starting at 12 p.m., the venue will welcome guests for the lively brunch buffet, featuring a selection of breakfast and lunch favorites with a signature twist, from French toast to house-smoked brisket. The celebration continues at 6 p.m., when families are invited for the sprawling dinner buffet set to an eclectic musical tour around the world, with songs performed through multiple genres and languages.  Tickets for each event are $40 for adults and $20 for children under 12, and are available online at 210 website


210 Live – Live Music, Photo:Courtesy 210 Live

Kings Dining & Entertainment: Kings will invite families to celebrate Mom all day, Sunday, May 13, with dine-then-bowl reservations, free bowling pin painting for kids, group lane packages, and free bowling for moms that come to either the Rosemont or Lincoln Park locations with their families! Guests can enjoy Mother’s Day with Kings’ signature menu of American favorites with a twist, from hearty burgers to fresh spring salads, and a full menu of fun and inventive cocktails, like the Pop Rocks Martini!.

Kings’ Mother’s Day Pin Painting, Photo: Courtesy of Kings’


Hofbrauhaus Chicago will be hosting a special Mother’s Day celebration with a hand-crafted brunch menu on Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m., inviting guests to a special spread of authentic German and American brunch favorites complete with appetizers, entrées, and decadent dessert options.Hofbrauhaus Chicago website:

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Exterior. Photo credit Village of Rosemont

Big Jones is featuring its regular brunch menu for diners on Mother’s Day. Experience Southern heirloom cooking with a focus on sustainably grown heritage and heirloom crops and livestock, sustainable seafood, and historic receipts from Southern culinary literature. Enjoy seasonal ingredients, home baked goods and historically inspired southern dishes.

Big Jones 5347 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 275-5725, Big Jones Chicago

Brunch Spread at Big Jones, Photo: Courtesy of Big Jones

Mom will be delighted to enjoy brunch with you while indulging in the extravagant buffet that Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062; 847-205-4433) has in store. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 13. The price is $51 for adults and $18 for children 10 and under. (Tax, gratuity and beverages, not included). View the full Mother’s Day Brunch menu online. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Prairie Grass, Photo:Courtesy of Prairie Grass

Give mom the day off from cooking and enjoy an indulgent dinner, served all day at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523; 630-571-1808) on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13.

In honor of the holiday, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will open at 11 a.m., serving its dinner menu throughout the day and evening.

Perry’s also is offering special Mother’s Day cocktails including Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Brandy Milk Punch for only $4.95 each from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make Mother’s Day reservations for Sunday, May 13 by calling (630) 571-1808 or by visiting Perrys Steak House website

Perry’s Oak Brook, Photo: Courtesy of Perry’s

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Enjoy the day!


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