At Storefront Company, mom gets a complimentary box of macaroons with her meal.
Mon Ami Gabi
10:30 AM-3 PM
Celebrate mom with a Parisian-style brunch on the patio at Mon Ami Gabi, Lincoln Park’s fabulous French eatery. The spot doesn’t normally serve a morning meal, but executive chef Ben Goodnick will be whipping up sweet crepes, waffles, and French toast, as well as savory quiches and crepes, for the occasion. Mothers can also indulge in a take-home treat. 2300 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-348-8886
10 AM-4 PM
Storefront Company chef Bryan Moscatello offers up gourmet twists on classic brunch bites, like the blue crab omelette with Canadian bacon, marscapone, tomato vinaigrette, and onion straws. The cottage cheese blintz (herbed sage crepes, blackberry, and ginger preserves) is a must-try starter, and Storefont’s special brunch cocktails will complement any fare well. In celebration of Mother’s Day, every mom will be gifted with a box of house-made macaroons in three flavors: meyer lemon, raspberry ganache, and pistachio. 1941 W. North Ave., 773-661-2609
10:30 AM-3 PM
If you’d rather not venture into the city for the big day, celebrate family-style at Oak Park’s Italian eatery, Cucina Paradiso. The well-stocked brunch buffet includes salads—from traditional Caprese or Caesar to Italian signatures like antipasto and five-cheese tortellini pasta salad—and a full range of breakfast/lunch options, such as cinnamon French toast and stuffed pork tenderloin. For dessert, a selection of Italian butter cookies, pastries, and biscotti is the perfect finish. $25 prix-fixe per person; $13 per child 12 and under; reservations required. 814 North Blvd., Oak Park, 708-848-3434