Mother’s Day brunch hot spots: where to go and when
By WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media
Treat your mom, grandmother or motherly loved-one to good eats on Mother’s Day at one of these virtuoso restaurants — a small sampling — that will cater to her and make her feel exceptionally special.
Sunday champagne brunch is the specialty on tap at family-owned Allgauer’s Restaurant in Lisle. Mom will love the view — a lake with lovely trees dotted around — at this award-winning fine dining experience. To make reservations, call 630-245-7650.
Heaven on Seven in Naperville is located within walking distance to the picturesque downtown Riverwalk. Mom will enjoy listening to fun live piano music as she dines on affordable Cajun-inspired delectable dishes. To make reservations, visit www.heavenonseven.com.
Take the loved ladies in your life to The Clubhouse for that country-club atmosphere with American contemporary cuisine — steak, pasta, seafood and more. Choose to sit at the marble-tiled café or at the unique alabaster bar. This year, order off of a special Mother’s Day menu, which will include a carving station, salads, a seafood bar, a dessert table, pasta and omelet stations, warm and cold buffets and more. Adults are charged $43 per person, children ages 6-12 are $21.50 per person and kids under age 6 are free. To make reservations, visit www.theclubhouse.com.
Visit Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace for a fancy affair on Mother’s Day, featuring a special menu for their brunch buffet from 10:30 A.M. — 5 P.M. Adults are charged $40 per person, children ages 6 — 12 are $15 per person, children ages 3 — 5 are $10 per person and children ages 2 and under are free. To add something exceptional for mom, treat her to a performance of Les Miserables: show times are at 3 and 7 P.M. The buffet will feature carving and seafood stations, traditional breakfast fare, sweet desserts, champagne, Bellini’s and mimosas. Bloody Mary’s will be available for an extra fee. To reserve your spot, call 630-530-8300.
For something unique and a bit off the map, join mom for a meal at Aurora’s Two Brothers Roundhouse, a gastropub that serves up fresh, local and organic items that are paired best with a delicious beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company. Keep your ears open for music on the Roundhouse stage and give mom a twirl around the floor to keep her entertained. For more information, visit www.twobrothersroundhouse.com.
Hinsdale’s Il Poggiolo, or “the balcony,” offers mouth-watering Italian dishes and a full bar for the mom that desires a more European dining encounter. On Mother’s Day, a special brunch or dinner will be available. For reservations, visit www.ilpoggiolohinsdale.com.