Moms always make everyone meals, so this year, why not treat her to a great one? Whether mom is craving Mexican, French, American or Italian, here is a list of the best places to take mom for Mother’s Day.
18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
If your mom appreciates a fine bottle of wine, whisk her off to Acanto. Included in the 2016 list of The World of Fine Wine’s restaurants with the Best Wine List, you can be sure mom will be delighted by in-house sommelier Jon McDaniel’s picks. They carry hand-selected wines from all of Italy’s 20 wine regions, which pair well with Italian cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Chris Gawronski. Their handcrafted pastas, coastal seaside plates, and stone oven pizzas that will take you straight to Italy without leaving your seat!
24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Fans of Acanto will also enjoy The Gage. This gastropub, still with Executive Chef Chris Gawronski at the helm, caters to a more casual, comfort cuisine–taking everyone’s favorite American dishes taken up a notch. The fan favorite, hands down, is the fish and chips. For Mother’s Day brunch, be sure to order their Zucchini Bread (so filling!) and corned beef hash (so lean!) and top it off with cocktails by Wesley Kinney.
4539 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
With an open design that makes you feel like you’re stepping inside your own kitchen, Gather cultivates a homey feeling. This goes well with their vision to build a community that links diners, servers and local suppliers together. Feel at home with their take on comfort food and brunch favorites like steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, Brioche French Toast and omelettes. Don’t forget to order their sticky buns–the real star of the show!
Esencia Urban Kitchen
3351 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
For Mexican-inspired brunch fare, check out Esencia Urban Kitchen on Broadway. This cozy cafe has a growing following, and seats just a few comfortably at a time–reservations are recommended. Regular patrons return for the chorizo hash and egg pesto sandwich. Alcohol is not served, but take a sip of their cinnamon coffee and you will forget that you needed alcohol in the first place!
113-125 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
With high ceilings, comfy chairs and abundant natural light courtesy of the tall windows, The Allis is the definition of the perfect Sunday brunch nook. Serving no-fuss all-day meals, and featuring an extensive cocktail & wine list, the Allis is the perfect place to relax and chat. Order the Allis All Day Breakfast to start, and pair it with the Picante de la Casa (spicy margaritas). Make a day of it, and stay long enough to enjoy their afternoon tea service while enjoying a view of their extensive art collection.
Where will you be going for Mother’s Day brunch in Chicago? One of these spots or somewhere different? Let us know in the comments!
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