June 13, 2013
Time to show dear old dad some of the love you showed mom last month (you did remember mom last month, right?). Here are more than two dozen Father's Day dining options, including one event taking place the night before Father's Day, and one that will feed Dad on Monday too:
Bistronomic. Father's Day a la carte brunch includes eggs Benedict meurette (red wine sauce), brioche creme brulee French toast with duck confit, omelets and more. 840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400.
Boka. A la carte dinner, as well as a seven-course tasting menu, $85. 1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070.
Brasserie 54 by LM. A la carte brunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Also available are $7 bloody marys and a $22 entree-with-mimosa special. 5420 N. Clark St., 773-334-9463.
Carlucci Restaurant. Regular dinner menu plus specials. Table-side magic performed 5-8 p.m. Dads who sign up at Carlucci before Father's Day will be entered in a drawing for a complimentary round of golf. 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, 630-512-0990.
Carnivale. Father's Day specials added to the regular dinner menu include Argentinian grill (rib-eye, skirt steak, chicken, chorizo, morilla sausage and more on one plate), $49. 702 W. Fulton St., 312-850-5005.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Open for brunch and dinner; regular menu augmented by specials. The first 75 reservations will receive a gift bag of special items valued at more than $300. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800.
Chicago Q. Father's Day grand buffet served 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; drink specials also available. $34, $15 children. 1160 N. Dearborn St., 312-642-1160.
David Burke's Primehouse. Regular brunch and dinner menus will be augmented with specials. At brunch, it's a Big Daddy Benedict with egg, dry-aged meatloaf and lobster hollandaise on toasted brioche ($18); at dinner, the special is a dad's mixed grill of 40-day dry-aged steak, lamb chops and spicy shrimp ($53). All dads will receive a next-day lunch bag of steak sandwich, pasta salad and peanut-butter brownie. 616 N. Rush St., 312-660-6000.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Three-course Father's Day brunch served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $36.95; three-course children's menu (under 12) $17.95. Regular menu served during dinner hours. Dads receive a $25 dining card for a future visit. 25 E. Ohio St., 312-329-9463; 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, 847-793-0333.
Fogo De Chao. Regular dinner (salad bar, plus unlimited servings of grilled meats) featured. All dads will receive a promo card good for a complimentary future lunch or dinner. 661 N. LaSalle St., 312-932-9330.
GT Fish & Oyster. A la carte brunch served 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dishes include smoked-whitefish quiche, crab Benedict. 531 N. Wells St., 312-929-3501.
Ina's. Regular breakfast menu available. (Note: Randolph Street closed between Racine Avenue and Halsted Street for Taste of Randolph.) 1252 W. Randolph St., 312-226-8227.
Japonais. Regular dinner menu featured, along with special pairings of grilled robata items and craft beers. 600 W. Chicago Ave., 312-822-9600.
John Barleycorn. Dad-centric brunch buffet includes burgers, prime rib, brats, fried chicken, fajitas and more. Drink specials all day. $21.95, $12.95 ages 11 and younger. 1100 American Lane, Schaumburg, 847-619-5540.
May Street Cafe. Buffet brunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $24.95, $12.95 children. 1146 W. Cermak Road, 312-421-4442.
Michael Jordan's Steak House. The first 23 (get it?) dads who order Michael Jordan's favorite steak, the 16-ounce Delmonico (dry-aged 45 days, another significant number) will receive a signature engraved steak knife. 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8832.
mk. Dinner service begins 5:30 p.m. All dads in attendance will receive a $15 gift certificate and bottle of house-made barbecue sauce from County, the DMK Restaurant Group's soon-to-open barbecue restaurant. 868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179.
Pasteur. Open lunch and dinner. Dads will receive complimentary bloody mary and a booklet of Vietnamese grilling recipes. 5525 N. Broadway, 773-728-4800.
Porkchop. Special menu items include The Mouthful (pulled pork and jalapeno slaw on a pretzel roll, $13) and "Daddy's Night Time Milk" (three-bourbon flight, $22). Available lunch and dinner. 941 W. Randolph St., 312-733-9333.
Prairie Grass Cafe. Buffet brunch $45, children under 10 $15. Regular menu at dinner, augmented with entree and cocktail specials. 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847-205-4433.
Red Door. Father's Day "Pig & Swig," served 3-8 p.m., features whole-hog pig roast with accompaniments for $15 per plate. Special Templeton rye cocktails, $5. 2118 N. Damen Ave., 773-697-7221.
Shaw's Crab House. The Schaumburg outpost of this seafood restaurant will serve multistation buffet brunch 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $48; children ages 12 and younger eat free (two per adult maximum). Dads receive $25 gift certificate good for future brunch or crab buffet visit. Regular menu served at dinner. 1900 W. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, 847-517-2722.
Sixteen. Lavish buffet brunch served 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $95; $35 children (under 8). 401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8030.
South Water Kitchen. Does dad want to golf all day Sunday? Head to SWK for the Father's Day Eve beer dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, a five-course dinner matched to beers from Illinois and Michigan. Cost is $60. 225 N. Wabash Ave., 312-236-9300.
Tallgrass. Special five-course Father's Day menu, $58. Regular menu also available. 1006 S. State St., Lockport, 815-838-5566.
Tavernita. Four-course sharing-menu brunch served 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $35, including cocktail or beverage. Regular menu served at dinner. 151 W. Erie St., 312-274-1111.
Weber Grill. Father's Day specials include 16-ounce Black Angus T-bone steak with baked potato and grilled vegetables ($38), and "Big Daddy" barbecue platter of ribs, brisket, smoked sausage, pulled pork, corn, coleslaw and cornbread ($28). 539 N. State St., 312-467-9696; 2331 Fountain Square, Lombard, 630-953-8880; 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, 847-413-0800.
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