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Mother’s Day In Chicago: Treat Mom Like A Queen

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

Though some of us probably still wish we could piece together papier-mache art for mom’s Mother’s Day gift, we’re pretty sure that won’t cut it anymore.

With Mother’s Day being less than three weeks away, we’ve put together a Mother’s Day in Chicago list of ideas so you can treat mom like the queen that she is on her special day. (You can thank us later).


Allgauer’s Restaurant – DoubleTree Hotel: Champagne Brunch
For the mother that likes a hearty meal, Allgauer’s Restaurant will be serving Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in their Grand Ballroom. Savory entrees will include prime rib, leg of lamb, and crab legs. There will also be unlimited champagne and mimosas.
Prices: Adults $35.95, Seniors $32.95, Children (4-12 years) $18.95

Fun Facts: The restaurant has been recently renovated. They describe themselves as, “casual, sophisticated, and contemporary”.

Celebrate mom with the whole family at BellyQ Asian barbecue restaurant. Starting at 11 a.m., the Mother’s Day special features a family-sized brunch feast. Give mom’s brunch a twist with unique entrees like Breakfast Fried Rice and have her wash it down with their version of the bloody mary, the “Belly Mary”.
Price: $20 per person for Brunch Feast

Fun Facts: BellyQ was created by Bill Kim, who also created Belly Shack and Urban Belly. They use seasonal, locally farmed ingredients.

Is mom a live music fan? Carmine’s jazz brunch is the place to be. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., mom can enjoy food stations such as prime rib, pit ham, and omelet. Champagne will also be served.
Prices: Adults $49.95, Children (12 & Under) $14.95

Fun Facts: Carmine’s has an outdoor patio garden. It’s also owned by Rosebud.


Give mom a package deal with Monastero’s. Starting at 11 a.m., mom will receive champagne, an appetizer, an entree, dessert, coffee, and tea. Live music is included.
Prices: $20-$36 per person

Fun Facts: Monastero’s was originally a pizzeria. They also have a garden room.

Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo De Chao will be giving a special surprise gift for mom, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices: Regular dinner menu prices will apply

Fun Fact: Fogo De Chao now has lighter seafood selections.


Odyssey Cruises
Give mom the gift of the beautiful Chicago skyline, as well as complimentary flowers from Odyssey Cruises. Both brunch and dinner cruises are available.
Prices: Dinner cruises start at $139 per person

Spirit Cruises
For the brunch, lunch, or afternoon cruise, mom will receive a spring flower, a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne, and a buffet. Get it all for a deal with this 20% off promo code: MOM20. (Must purchase by April 24).
Prices: Adults $54.90-$76.90 (before promo) Children (3-12) $32.95-$45.95 (before promo)

Share with us how you’re celebrating Mother’s Day in Chicago and let us know of any other Mother’s Day specials that have caught your eye.

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