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Where to celebrate Mother's Day

Mother's Day is May 12, Phil Vettel offers enticing dining options

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Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with carving station, seafood spread and more. $140; $55 ages 5 to 12. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place, 312-799-4900.

Ann Sather. Mother's Day dinner served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complete meals with breads, salad, main course, vegetable and dessert, $18.95, $10.95 ages 12 and younger. Limited breakfast items available beginning at 7 a.m. Reservations accepted for parties of six or more. 909 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-2378; 5207 N. Clark St., 773-271-6677.

Bar Toma. Expanded brunch menu. Complimentary prosecco for mom, temporary mom tattoos for kids. 110 E. Pearson St., 312-266-3110.

Bel 50. Waffle specialist offers regular menu; complimentary mimosas for moms. 738 N. Clark St., 312-496-3948.

BellyQ. Regular menu available; complimentary caramels to moms. 1400 W. Randolph St., 312-563-1010.

Boarding House. Dinner reservations available 3-8 p.m. Regular menu. 720 N. Wells St., 312-280-0720.

Bobby's. Serving 1-8 p.m. Regular dinner menu with specials, including almond-crusted halibut and crab ravioli. 695 Deerfield Road, Deerfield, 847-607-9104.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Brunch served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A la carte menu; special gift for moms. 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000.

Cafe des Architectes. Mother's Day brunch available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three-course menu (five choices per course) $69; multicourse children's menu (ages 12 and younger) $19. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4074.

Cafe Lucci. Regular dinner menu served 1 to 8 p.m., augmented with specials including halibut saltimbocca, squid-ink pasta in lobster-tarragon sauce. 609 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, 847-729-2268.

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant. Brunch buffet served 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner buffet served 3-6 p.m. $49, $17 ages 5-12. 1420 S. Michigan Ave., 312-360-9252.

City Tavern. Brunch served 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family-style brunch (five shared courses), $30. Regular a la carte brunch menu also available. 1416 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-1278.

Courtright's. Reservations available 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $69; three-course children's menu (ages 3-10), $30. 8989 Archer Ave., Willow Springs, 708-839-8000.

David Burke's Primehouse. Three-course brunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $38, $20 ages 14 and younger. 161 N. Rush St., 312-660-6000.

The Florentine. Buffet brunch includes special dishes and $12 unlimited mimosas option. $55, $20 ages 11 and younger. JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., 312-660-8866.

Fulton's on the River. Mother's Day brunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $42.95, $15.95 ages 12 and younger. 315 N. LaSalle St., 312-822-0100.

The Gage. A la carte brunch, lunch, dinner menus 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243.

GT Fish & Oyster. Open 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A la carte menu with kids' options. 531 N. Wells St., 312-929-3501.

HB Home Bistro. A la carte menu served 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3034 N. Halsted St., 773-661-0299.

Hub 51. Brunch buffet served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30, $15 ages 12 and younger. 51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Lavish buffet brunch with seatings at noon and 2 p.m. $78, $30 ages 5-12. 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8798.

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club. Mamma Mia! Mother's Day brunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performances, singalongs in addition to four-course brunch. $29.95 includes cocktails. 3700 N. Halsted St., 773-525-1111.

MK. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary bubbly toast and gift bag for moms. 868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179.

Mon Ami Gabi. A la carte brunch menu served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Oak Brook hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Special gift for moms. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886; 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-472-1900.

Pasteur. Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 5-10 p.m. A la carte menu; complimentary mimosa and recipe booklet for moms. 5525 N. Broadway, 773-728-4800.

Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak. Grand brunch buffet with live jazz, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $39.99, $12.99 ages 6-12. 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, 847-243-3700; 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-328-0399.

RJ Grunts. Regular menu and brunch specials 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2056 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-929-5363.

RPM Italian. A la carte brunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 52 W. Illinois St., 312-222-1888.

Sepia. Brunch, served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes breads and pastries, family-style second-course dishes, individual entrees and desserts. $48, $26 ages 12 and younger. 123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920.

Spiaggia. Rarely open for lunch, Spiaggia will serve a Mother's Day lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Four-course "Festa Della Mamma" tasting menu, $95. Special gift for moms. 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-2750.

Taverna 750. Martini and Champagne brunch (two courses, two drinks, Champagne) $25. 750 W. Cornelia Ave., 773-904-7466.

Vie. Three-course menu served noon to 7 p.m. $65 ($25 optional wine pairing), $30 ages 12-17 (younger than 12, kids pay their age). 4471 Lawn Ave., Western Springs, 708-246-2082.

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