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Mother’s Day in Chicago: 8 Treats for Mom

May is one of the most beautiful months of the year in Chicago – with flowers beginning to bloom and beautiful sun rays lighting the city –  and it just so happens to be about mothers. For being your biggest supporter, loving you unconditionally, and always being so right that you have no choice but to take her advice, your mom deserves a little attention and a lot of love. Take a look at our picks of some of the best restaurants and spas that Chicago has to offer for your mom on Mother’s Day.



HUB 51 – Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 8, 9:00 AM

51 W. Hubbard Street

Chicago, IL 60654

Why not show your love for Mom this year with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Hub 51? There will be brunch classics (think Brioche French Toast), more modern takes like Chilaquiles, as well as carving and sushi & seafood stations to please everyone’s palates. For those looking to liven things up a bit, opt for a trip to the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar for $10.

Please call HUB 51 at (312) 828-0051 to make your Mother’s Day reservations today. Brunch is $45 per person and $18 for children 12 and under (plus tax; gratuity not included).


Balena – Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 8th

1633 N. Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60614

How about giving Mom a taste of Italy without spending tons of money to go overseas. Get the taste at home at Balena’s – Italian inspired cooking in the beautiful Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Brunch could start off with a Savory Scone and continue on with an Almond French Toast or Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with bacon & patties for sides. To cleanse your palates there’s the option of coffee & soda or, if you’re looking to stir things up, cocktails (Bloody Mary, Wine, and Bubbly) are on the menu for $10.

Some of Balena’s most popular menu items have been put on the Mother’s Day Brunch Menu and for only $35 per person, $12 for children 10 and under. Please call Balena Chicago at (312) 867-3888 or book online for your Mother’s Day brunch date reservation.


Carnivale – Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 8, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

702 W. Fulton Market

Chicago, IL 60661

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(312) 850-5005

Brunch will include all the Carnival favorites like their Red Velvet French Toast, Chicken ‘N Waffles, build‐it‐yourself Bloody Mary Bar, table-side Mimosa Kits and live music from Carpacho y Su Super Combo—plus two special entrees from Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros.

No Reservation Necessary.

Bub City

Sunday, May 8th

435 N Clark St

Chicago, IL 60654
Celebrate Mother’s Day the Bub City way! Treat that sweet momma in your life (or mommas, treat yourself!) with plenty of decadent options on their classic Southern brunch menu like Fried Chicken & Waffles and Beef Brisket Benedict, or tackle the ultimate Hog Heaven Breakfast. The build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar will be open, and as always, enjoy the best selection around of live country music with Whistling Dixie performing. So sit back, relax and indulge yourselves this Mother’s Day.

For reservations, call (312) 610-4200 or book online >>>




The Peninsula Chicago Spa – Mother’s Day Massage & Manicure

May 10th – May 31st

108 E Superior St

Chicago, IL 60611

The Mother’s Day Massage & Manicure at The Peninsula Spa was created with moms in mind! This treatment begins with a tension-relieving, full-body massage with focus on areas of stress and fatigue to ensure deep relaxation. The therapist follows the body massage with a soothing head massage to clear the mind and provide relief from stress. The experience concludes with a manicure incorporating a warm envelopment of paraffin wax to beautify and nourish hands and nails before polish is applied, providing an indulgent experience for mothers!

This Mother’s Day special is also available as a gift card. Pricing is $235 for treatments Monday-Thursday and $250 for treatments Friday-Sunday. To request an appointment, please contact The Peninsula Chicago Spa at (312) 573-6860 or [email protected]


Chocolate for Your Body – Mother/Daughter Packages

1743 S Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60008

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There’s no better place for a mother and daughter to spend time together. Chocolate for Your Body has created special packages just for the two of you. The packages range from simple (Mom and Me – mani & pedi) to full on relaxation (Paradise for Girls – mani, pedi, facial & massage*). Your Mom doesn’t have to be the only one enjoying the pampering ladies.

*Services are Mini Treatments for two. Individual upgrades are available.

All pricing is below $200 without upgrades. To schedule an appointment, please call (312) 226-0777 or book online >>>


Spa Space – Love Thy Mother

161 N Canal St

Chicago, IL 60606

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How do you show the mom in your life that you appreciate a lifetime of unconditional love, support and nurturing? You make everything about her for a day! Ultraluxe spa treatments are combined for head-to-toe pampering. The Love Thy Mother package is 3 1/2 of hours of pure bliss including a Space Ritual Massage, Happy Feet Pedicure, and Seasonal Aromatherapy Manicure.

Love Thy Mother package is $260 not including an 18% gratuity that will be added and disbursed to your service providers upon checkout. To request an appointment, please call (312) 466-9585 to secure an appointment immediately or schedule with the online form here.


Red Door Spa – Mother’s Day Spa Packages

919 N Michigan Ave #4

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 988-9191

Let Her Shine! Make Mom the center of attention this Mother’s day. Show your love and give her a gift to remember by selecting from a variety of exclusive Mother’s Day Spa Packages. Packages range from Facials & Massages and Shampoo, Blowdry, & Finish of the Iconic Red Door and Signature Escape variety to Relaxation Rituals with One of Two Massages and the Ultimate Indulgence package.

Mother’s Day Packages start at $165. To book an appointment, please click here.

There you have it! 8 wonderful things to do for and with Mom this Mother’s Day. It’s the 8th of May this year on Sunday and it’s cutting pretty close, don’t look like you forgot about her, try taking her to one of these great places.

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