GENEVA, IL – This Mother’s Day, May 8, will be the most normal celebration since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Although the holidays are still far away, it might be time to start planning your celebrations.
If you’re planning to treat your mom to a nice brunch or dinner, it’s wise to reserve a spot as early as possible as reservations can fill up quickly.
Several Geneva restaurants have taken a financial hit during the pandemic, and many are still recovering. Here are some options for those who want to support local restaurants:
Several chain restaurants and other restaurants are open for Mother’s Day this year, and some are offering specials.
Below are a few options to get you started, ranging from casual to fine dining. As always, it is advisable to call ahead to ensure restaurants in Geneva are participating and to inquire about any restrictions or limitations related to COVID-19.
Applebee’s adds a $10 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card for Mother’s Day and other special occasions, including graduations and Father’s Day.
Bob Evans offers brunches prepared with freshly cut strawberries. Its take-out meals feed up to six people, and they’re available for curbside pickup or delivery when customers order online.
Grilled bone fish is open for dine-in and take-out on Mother’s Day. Her “Family Bundles” meals include salad, fresh bread and pesto, plus homemade cookies
The Capital Grid accepting reservations for Mother’s Day. The restaurant included a “courtesy notice” on its booking page stating that “to better deliver on our promise of a fine dining atmosphere, proper dress is required.” This excludes sportswear, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or imagery, and exposed underwear.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar opens early at 11 a.m. on May 7 and 8 with its 3-course Mother’s Day menu featuring hand-cut filet mignon and a choice of dinner pairing.
Fogo de Chao The Brazilian steakhouse offers a ready-to-heat Mother’s Day celebration package that feeds six people and offers a choice of roast meats, sides and desserts. Meals must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance and are available all day on May 7 and until 10:30 a.m. on May 8.
Kona Grill offers a weekend brunch special with deals on mimosas and signature brunch dishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mother’s Day.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is offering its Mother’s Day meal at a fixed price, including an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert, from May 6 to 8.
Fresh seasonal grills 52 | Wine bar offers Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and offers its evening menu all day. It also offers a green box for Mother’s Day that serves six people. Orders must be placed by May 2.