Thursday, May 9, 2013

16 Chicago spots to treat mom on Mother's Day


What mom doesn't love to be pampered by her children on her special day? Treat mom to a luxurious brunch, lunch or dinner. Give her the day off and let someone else do the cooking. Here's a list of 16 great spots in the city where mom is sure to enjoy a meal with those dearest to her.

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1400 W. Randolph St., 312-563-1010
Chef Bill Kim is serving his full menu on Mother's Day and is giving out complimentary caramels to all moms dining at bellyQ. Try for one of the grilling tables to give Mom an interactive experience and don't forget to try the Thai Style Fried Chicken and Passionfruit Ice for dessert. 
  
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738 N. Clark St., 312-496-3948
Make Mother's Day a Sunday Funday at unique waffle sandwich spot, BEL 50. Treat Mom to a waffle sandwich entree for breakfast, lunch or dinner and she'll receive a complimentary mimosa on Sunday, May 12. Try favorites like the Burrata with fresh basil leaves, peppery extra virgin olive oil and flaky salt or the Chicken N' Waffle featuring free-range chicken breast with a light, crispy panko breading, a sweet and tangy honey-mustard glaze and a tart apple slaw. 


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840 N. Wabash Avenue, (312) 944-8400 
Chef/Owner Martial Noguier invites diners to celebrate Mother's Day with a charming French brunch at Bistronomic, the Gold Coast's favorite contemporary French bistro.  On Sunday, May 12, Bistronomic will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offer a three-course prix-fixe menu made especially for mom for $35.  Bistronomic's menu includes an array of delectable seasonal dishes, including vegetarian options and a two-course children's meal option for $20.  Bottomless mimosas are also available for an additional $15.  All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity. 

Reservations are highly recommended and available at (312) 944-8400.  


TBH

720 N. Wells St., 312-280-0720
The River North restaurant's intimate dining room, showcasing proprietor Alpana  Singh's carefully curated, 450-bottle wine list and  a menu of rustic, New American cuisine, will be the highlight of mom's day. The restaurant's  full dinner menu will be available and reservations may be made between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 


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505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8738
ENO is a true believer that chocolate is the way to mom's heart. Stop by the cozy, casual wine bar and pick up a box of 4 gourmet chocolate truffles ($25) from one of the Midwest's premier chocolatiers, Gail Ambrosius. Ask the knowledgeable and friendly staff for the perfect bottle of wine to pair with the sweet treats and really impress mom. 


 

151 W. Adams St., 312-660-8866
Chef Chris Macchia is pulling out all the stops for Mother's Day at The Florentine. The Italian restaurant is offering mothers a special amuse bouche to begin as well as a take home sweet treat to bookend their decadent brunch, which includes: Panettone French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Preserves, House Cured Smoked Salmon and Bagels, Omelet Station, Ham and Lamb Carving Stations, Assorted Panini, Artisanal Meats and Cheeses, Chilled Shrimp, Oysters on the Half Shell and more. Moms can also take advantage of the Bloody Mary Bar or Unlimited Mimosas for $12 per person. Brunch is $55 per person and $20 for children under 12. Please call for reservations, 312-660-8866. 
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24 S. Michigan Avenue, 312-372-4243
On May 12, Mom reigns supreme at The Gage. The iconic restaurant - featuring European-inspired, rustic American fare in a refined and lively setting - will offer its a la carte brunch, lunch, and dinner menus alongside special offerings by Chef de Cuisine Peter Coenen. Mom and the whole family will delight in items such as Lobster Bisque, Spring Melon and Prosciutto, Crepes Florentine, Beef Tournedos, and Chocolate Strawberry Mousse. Bartender Thomas Mooneyham will also present an array of celebratory cocktails, including The Gage's signature Bloody Caesar, Mimosas, Bellinis, and more. The Gage is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 312-372-4243.
   
531 N. Wells St., 312-929-3501
This Mother's Day, celebrate mom with acclaimed Chef Giuseppe Tentori's recently launched signature brunch menu. Open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dishes such as Sarah's French Toast, Smoked Whitefish Quiche, Shrimp and Grits and Crab Benedict are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Kids options include classics such as pancakes and fried chicken, and no brunch is complete without an assortment of specialty beverages. Alcoholic offerings include mimosas, bellinis and bloody marys, while non-alcoholic options include peach cider, espresso and a section of fresh juices. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 312-929-3501.
InterContinental Chicago

505 North Michigan Ave., 312-944-4100
This Mother's Day, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile invites guests to show Mom their appreciation for her love and support by treating her to an afternoon of culinary delights. On Sunday, May 12, Executive Chef Randy Reed will present a lavish brunch buffet, offering an endless array of gourmet specialties for guests of all ages.

Set inside the historic downtown Chicago hotel's The Continental dining room, Mother's Day brunch will offer two seatings at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Mother's Day brunch costs $78 per adult and $30 per child, ages five through 12. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 312.321.8798.


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505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8738
Executive Chef James O'Donnell is serving up a special for moms who love steak this Mother's Day with his Wagyu Ribeye with Ramp Hollandaise, Blue Crab and Haricot Vert ($52). Start out with the popular Garlic Bread with Wisconsin Roth Kase Buttermilk Blue Cheese Fondue ($8) and finish with the 23 Layer Chocolate Cake ($14) to give Mom the ultimate Michael Jordan's Steak House experience.


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868 N. Franklin, 312-482-9179 
On Sunday, May 12, the casual fine-dining restaurant will treat all moms to a special gift bag and the recognition they deserve. Mother's joining for dinner will receive a complimentary champagne toast along with a gift bag that includes:
  • A $25 gift card to the Bucktown boutique p.45, a landmark destination for innovativeclothing and accessories from new talent discoveries as well as internationally recognized collections
  • A $25 gift card to Michael & Michael Salon, a premier hair salon in River North
  • A $25 gift certificate to return to mk
  • A take-home treat from Pastry Chef Stephanie Mazzone 
The restaurant will be serving dinner starting at 5:30. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (312) 482-9179. Full menu and mk's notable wine list may be viewed online.

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401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8151 
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
This Mother's Day, guests of Sixteen can treat mom to an unforgettable experience. The Michelin-rated restaurant will feature an elaborate brunch, fit for a queen. Guest may indulge in a raw bar display with Alaskan King Crab, Snow Crab claws, and oysters on the half shell. The buffet will also feature chef stations featuring hand-carved prime rib of beef as well as made-to-order pancakes and risotto. All moms will also enjoy a sweet takeaway from James Beard semi-finalist, Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy.

Mother's Day brunch cost $145 per person, $40 for children under 8 years of age.
Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (312) 588-8030.

  

20 E. Delaware Place, 800-825-2688
Treat Mom to a staycation with one of the special packages available at the luxury, boutique Talbott Hotel in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. Hire a babysitter? Pamper the special lady in your life with the "Personally Yours Romance Package" which includes an upgrade to a luxurious suite, embroidered luxurious bathrobes with guests' initials, personal concierge and late checkout. If Mom has a soft spot for shopping, treat her to one of two shopping packages, including "The 900 North Michigan Shops & Bloomingdales Package" with deluxe accommodations, a $50 gift card to The 900 Shops, an exclusive gift bag including a makeup consultation at Mario Tricoci and late checkout, or the "Water Tower Shopping Package" featuring deluxe accommodations, $50 gift card to Water Tower Place, exclusive tote bag and a Water Tower manicure pedicure set. Please call 1-800-825-2688 for rates and reservations. 


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151 W Erie, 312-274-1111
Celebrate Mother's Day at Tavernita with a spirited brunch. The restaurant will offer a 4-course sharing menu, brunch cocktail, and a special surprise for Mom. Brunch costs $35 per guest and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Prices exclude tax and gratuity.

Guests joining for dinner will enjoy the regular sharing style menu from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 312-274-1111.


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350 N. State St., 312-755-1700
Opening early on Sunday just for Mother's Day, Executive Chef Gray McNally is preparing a special a la carte menu to treat moms looking for a cozy, classic restaurant with a great ambiance for conversation. The menu will offer brunch, lunch and dinner dishes from 11:30am to 8:00pm. Highlights include: 
  • Pea Soup with Spring Onion, Lemon and Mint
  • Quinoa and Beet Salad
  • Sweet Corn Fritters
  • Eggs Benedict with Nueske's Ham and English Muffin
  • Omelet with Uplands Cheddar, Morels and Frites 
  • TC Cheeseburger with Uplands Cheddar and Herb Frites on a sesame bun
  • Lobster Roll with Herb Mayo and Salt & Vinegar Chips
  • Pan Seared Halibut with Ginger Carrot Puree, Favas and Peas

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WAVE 
640 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312-255-4460
Chef Greg Elliott is offering the full menu along with a brunch buffet that includes: carving stations, omelets stations, a smoked salmon platter, and a chef's selection of mini pastries, just to name a few. $35 for adults and $18 for children. Call ahead for reservations, 312-255-4460. 


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