Sorry to break it to you, procrastinators, but Mother's Day is ... Sunday. If you're rushing to make last-minute plans for Mom, check out these five restaurants with space still available on May 13 -- if you act fast.
Bread & Wine
If mom's favorite nightcap is a glass of pinot, reserve a table at Irving Park wine bar Bread & Wine. There are plenty of wines by the glass and bottle to accompany the restaurant's $30 three-course dinner option featuring choices such as a roasted beet salad with chevre custard and candied almonds, smoked pork loin with English peas and saffron gnocchi with braised halibut. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 3732 W. Irving Park Road. 773-866-5266. Reservations recommended.
May Street cafe
If mom insists on a brunch buffet, forgo tired hotel options in favor of the spread at May Street in Pilsen. Options include smoked salmon with chipotle aioli, berry pancakes, bourbon-cured ham and huevos rancheros, all for $24.95 ($12.95 for kiddos). Boozy bonus: $6 flutes of mango mimosas and champagne with strawberries are on special. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 312-421-4441. Reservations required.
Brunch at this Gold Coast bistro is already booked, but there are still tables available for a special Mother's Day dinner. A $32 three-course meal includes decadent choices such as deviled eggs with smoked salmon, a caramelized onion tart and asparagus salad. 4-8 p.m. 840 N. Wabash Ave. 312-944-8400. Reservations required.
This sophisticated steak and sushi spot in River North will serve offbeat brunch specials such as green tea-grape pancakes ($12) and omelets made with robata-grilled pork belly ($15). 456 N. Clark St. 312-477-7652. Reservations required.
Can't get it together to make a reservation in advance? Tables at this Bridgeport favorite are available for walk-ins from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brunch specials include sweet potato doughnuts ($12), hanger steak with yucca fries and citrus pound cake French toast with rhubarb jam ($13). 3267 S. Halsted St. 312-929-2486.