Give dad a break from the grill on Father’s Day with a special meal out

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to free him from his weekend grill duties and treat him to a nice dinner out. Better hurry on the reservations, because availability becomes more limited with each passing day.


64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, (847) 441-3100, Dads get 50% off their food with the full a la carte menu available from 5-10 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Reservations required.

Antico Posto

118 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9200, The Italian cafe celebrates dads all weekend — Friday through Sunday, June 14-16 — with specials such as chicken Marsala risotto and zuppa inglese, a vanilla sponge cake layered with ricotta cream and amaretto-soaked cherries. Specials are available for dine-in, carryout and delivery. Reservations required.

A toda madre, Bien Trucha, Quiubo

A toda madre: 499 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, (630) 474-0969, Bien Trucha: 410 W. State St., Geneva, (630) 232-2665, Quiubo: 120 Water St., Naperville, (331) 702-2711, Make the grilling prep easy for Father's Day with three at-home grill packages that feed four to six. The $99 arrachera package includes 2 pounds of marinated outer skirt steak (ready to grill), 2 pounds each of guacamole and pico de gallo, Sabores Chingones salsa trio (morita, habanero, serrano) and 24 homemade tortillas, while the $89 puerco adobado package subs in 2 pounds of Ancho-guajillo marinated pork (ready to grill) instead of the skirt steak. The $59 Nacho Burger package includes classic burger and nacho fixings. Add on fresh margarita mix, too. Order ahead online using Saturday, June 15, as the pickup date. Pickup is available at all three restaurants and at Bien Trucha Kitchen in Lombard.

Head to Beatrix on Father’s Day for the hot honey fried chicken sandwich. Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants


272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415, Treat Dad to Beatrix’s Father's Day special featuring a hot honey fried chicken sandwich plus a beer or a Spicy Bloody Mary for $17.95 during brunch on Sunday. Reservations requested.

Beelow’s Steakhouse & Bar

763 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich, (847) 540-0600, The Father’s Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday features prime rib, smoked ham and bacon and other savory options in addition to omelet, waffle and pancake stations. It’s $55 for adults and $25 for kids 5-10. Reservations required.

Bella Napoli

1540 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 519-7555, They’ll be open for lunch and dinner on Father’s Day with specials, plus their full menu. Reservations recommended.

The Blossom Cafe

8349 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, (708) 453-5300, Take Dad and the family out for Father's Day specials such as slow-roasted prime rib, 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye, filet mignon and lobster tail, Parmesan-crusted New York strip, fresh halibut, and lobster and shrimp Alfredo. Reservations recommended.

The Board Room Libertyville

137 Lake St., Libertyville, (224) 433-6041, Say cheers to the dad in your life at The Board Room with a Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday or dinner with food and drink specials from 4 p.m. to close.

Bonefish Grill will host a Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Courtesy of Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill

1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268, and 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679, Treat dad to brunch at Bonefish, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Dine on Bang Bang Shrimp eggs Benedict, creme brulee French toast, shrimp and grits, the BFG egg burger, or the crab and fontina cheese frittata while sipping on a Bloody Mary, espresso martini or mimosas. Reservations requested.

Brickhouse Tavern + Tap

1461 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, (630) 963-1104, Brick House is celebrating dads with a smoking good time Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, featuring a Texas stuffed pork chop and smoked cocktails featuring bourbons, tequilas and more.

Start dad’s day with cinnamon sticky buns from Bub City’s Father’s Day brunch. Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Bub City

5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, Pappy’s Smokehouse is visiting from St. Louis to make their world-famous ribs at Bub City for Father’s Day. Craving brunch? Enjoy favorites like brisket Benedict, flapjack sandwich, cinnamon sticky buns and the daybreaker breakfast burrito.

Take dad to The Capital Grille for a special 22-ounce prime bone-in rib-eye with caramelized shallot jus and truffle butter for Father’s Day. Courtesy of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille

87 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627-9800; 5340 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 671-8125; 2000 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 969-0290; 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, (847) 423-1488; Available only on Father's Day, treat dad to a 22-ounce prime bone-in rib-eye with caramelized shallot jus and truffle butter. Plus, Caymus 50th anniversary cabernet sauvignon will be available to order by the glass. Reservations required.

Carmine’s and Rosebud

Carmine’s: 9850 Berwyn Ave., Rosemont, (847) 595-1111, Rosebud: 560 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, (847) 914-0900, and 22 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, (630) 548-9800, Celebrate Father’s Day with Pappardelle for Papa. Dads get a complimentary plate of the signature pappardelle pasta when dining with their family ($100 minimum purchase; dine-in only).

Chandler’s Chophouse

401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 885-9009, Chandler’s will be open for lunch and dinner with its full menu available, plus Father’s Day specials. Reservations are recommended.

Chicago Street Pour House + Kitchen

1350 E. Chicago St., Elgin, (847) 214-1708, Dads eat free at Chicago Street Pour House from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with the purchase of an additional sandwich or entree. There will be a free gift for dad while supplies last.

City Works Eatery & Pour House has Bites and Brews Flights for dad this Father’s Day. Courtesy of City Works Eatery & Pour House

City Works Eatery & Pour House and Old Town Pour House

1850 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 584-2500, and 929 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (847) 984-3571, 1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 448-6020, and 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 601-1440, The sister restaurants are celebrating dads now through Sunday by offering a Bites and Brews Flight. Pairings include pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce and Solemn Oath Lu Kölsch; smoked chicken wings with Pipeworks Lizard King American pale ale; mini Cheddar burger with Hopewell First Pils; and a Snickers pie shooter with New Holland Dragon’s Milk bourbon barrel-aged stout.

Cooper’s Hawk

Locations in Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Gurnee, Kildeer, Morton Grove, Naperville, South Barrington, St. Charles, Wheeling; Cooper's Hawk is taking reservations now for Father’s Day.

Davanti Enoteca

47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, (630) 328-0280, Enjoy Father’s Day specials Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, including a 16-ounce, center-cut, bone-in rib-eye ($63), eight-ounce, center-cut filet ($53) and a six-ounce Wagyu flat iron ($43), each served with sides and a complimentary glass of select wine.

Enjoy Di Pescara’s Mediterranean branzino for Father’s Day. Courtesy of Di Pescara

Di Pescara

2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321, Celebrate dad with brunch or dinner at Di Pescara. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an a la carte menu that is highlighted by the jumbo lump crab and Boursin cheese omelette ($25), avocado toast with poached eggs ($19), lobster deviled eggs ($14), 6-ounce skirt steak and eggs ($30), and several Benedicts and cocktails. Dinner specials include 8-ounce filet Oscar ($68), crispy Maryland soft shell crab (MP) and one pound of steamed Alaskan red king crab legs ($99).

The Drake Oak Brook

2301 York Road, Oak Brook, (630) 571-0000, Reservations are available from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, for The Drake's Father's Day Brunch. Devised by Chef Ezequiel, the brunch buffet includes an omelet station, waffle station, entrees, carving stations, an outdoor grill station, and a seafood and raw bar. Drake Bloody Mary’s will be available upon arrival. Enjoy interactive games and an additional food station on the lawn. It’s $85 for adults, $35 for kids 4-10, and free for kids 3 and younger.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, (847) 793-0333, Fleming's celebrates dads Friday through Monday, June 14-17, with special steak and surf three-course menus. Choose from a filet mignon with a choice of crab-stuffed shrimp scampi or lobster tail scampi tomahawk and lobster tail dinner starting at $93, or go big with the 20-ounce prime bone-in rib-eye and lobster tail for $117. Go even bigger with the Prime Event featuring a 35-ounce prime tomahawk and lobster tail for $148. All entrees include salad and dessert.

Fox & Turtle

400 E. Orchard St., Itasca, (630) 773-1801, Treat dad to barbecue ribs (half $21, full $37), prime rib with mashed potatoes (queen $35, king $43), salmon San Marino ($38) and shrimp cocktail ($20). Reservations requested.

Dads get a free rosé at The Hampton Social for Father’s Day. Courtesy of The Hampton Social

The Hampton Social

100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (224) 633-5414; 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, (847) 307-5207; 705 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, (630) 219-0009; The Hampton Social is offering a complimentary glass of rosé to all dads dining in on Sunday.


2860 Showplace Drive, Naperville, (630) 536-0022, Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, dine from the Father's Day man-u, which includes Irish nachos ($13.99), the Bacon Royale-Burger ($18.99), maple-bourbon salmon ($19.99), center-cut filet mignon ($29.99) and vanilla bean cheesecake ($6.99). Drink specials include un-beer-lievable dad drafts, top-shelf margs and an oak-aged Manhattan. Reservations requested.

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, (630) 568-1234, Celebrate Father’s Day with the smoked baby back ribs special paired with Calabrian barbecue sauce, blue cheese coleslaw and jalapeño cornbread starting at $35. The exclusive Old Fashioned Flights, featuring Blade & Bow, Sazerac and Mezcal old fashioneds, are $45. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Katie’s Kitchen

623 N. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, (847) 803-3544, Treat dad to breakfast or brunch at Katie's, which will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Father's Day.

Kings Dining & Entertainment

5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099, and 1500 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Enjoy a $20 double-smash burger and Sam Adams Summer Ale beer special all day on Sunday.

Kona Grill

3051 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, (630) 515-8395, Kona Grill is celebrating dads June 14-16 with an exclusive Prime Rib Surf & Turf featuring prime rib, two grilled prawns, togarashi jus, horseradish cream and miso whipped potatoes for $52.

Lucille Restaurant at Drury Lane

100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 530-8300, Treat dad to a Father's Day Champagne Brunch at Lucille, available starting at 10:30 a.m. Dine from gourmet food stations including seafood, carving, starters, omelets, breakfast, made-to-order crepes, doughnuts and waffles, plus entrees like barbecue chicken and desserts. A Bloody Mary bar and unlimited champagne, mimosas and bellinis are included. It’s $75 for adults, $30 for kids 5-12, and free for kids 4 and younger.

L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, (847) 677-3350, L. Woods honors dads with baby back ribs, bacon Cheddar burger, chicken a la sima and more, in addition to specials such as prime rib in king and queen cuts. Specials are available for dine-in, carryout and delivery. Or, give dad tickets to L. Woods’ patio beer tasting with Sketchbook Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 20. Tickets are $35.95 (21 and older only) and include four, 6-ounce beer tastings and passed bites.

Forever Fondue returns for Father’s Day at the Melting Pot restaurants. Courtesy of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

1205 Butterfield Road, Suite A, Downers Grove, (630) 737-0810, and 255 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 843-8970; Starting on Father's Day, the Forever Fondue special returns, meaning that diners can order the three-course signature endless entree for $51. It includes all-you-can-eat entrees (choose between Land & Sea, Classic or Steak Lovers entree) plus salad and chocolate fondue. After Father's Day, the Forever Fondue deal will be available Monday through Thursday through Aug. 1. Reservations recommended.

Meson Sabika

1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, (630) 983-3000, The Spanish tapas restaurant will be celebrating fathers for lunch and dinner Sunday. The outdoor patio will be open. Reservations required.

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse

1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 828-2932, Celebrate dad and rib-eyes during Father’s Day weekend at MJs Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. Featured dishes include the 10-ounce rib-eye cap steak ($75), the 10-ounce rib-eye roast ($59) and the Celebration of Ribeye ($65) with eye of the rib-eye roast with smoked beef rib. Reservations required.

Mio Modo

200 S. 2nd St., St. Charles, (630) 587-8221, Father’s Day specials June 14-16 include a 16-ounce, center-cut, bone-in rib-eye ($63), eight-ounce center-cut filet ($53) and a six-ounce Wagyu flat iron ($43), each served with sides and a complimentary glass of select wine.


Locations in Barrington, Bartlett, Edison Park, Elgin, Fox Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake in the Hills, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Rosemont and Schaumburg; All Moretti's locations will be open on Father's Day for lunch and dinner serving specials tailored for dads, including choice steaks, fresh burgers made with a custom blend of brisket, short rib and black angus sirloin, plus the fan favorite “Flavortown” Stuffed Jalapeño Pizza, returning for a limited time only.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771; Treat Dad to Morton’s dry-aged Kansas City strip and thick-cut onion rings with black truffle aioli for $89 June 14-16.

P.F. Changs

2361 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, (630) 652-9977; 1819 Lake-Cook Road, Northbrook, (847) 509-8844; and 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, (847) 610-8000, Say cheers to dad with $5 beer specials now through June 20.

The 22-ounce bone-in caramelized prime rib is on the menu for Father’s Day at Perry’s Steakhouse. Courtesy of Perry's Steakhouse

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

5 Oakbrook Court, Oak Brook, (630) 571-1808; 1780 Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 648-7451; and 1050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (224) 842-4620, For Father's Day, Perry's opens early at 11 a.m., when it will be offering the 22-ounce, bone-in caramelized prime rib for $69, the pork chop three-course supper for $49, and off-the menu brunch cocktails (Bloody Mary, rose sangria and mimosa) for $13. Reservations required.


7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; Pinstripes is hosting a Father's Day BBQ Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dine on burgers and barbecue, watermelon slices, sides and more. Prices vary by location. Reservations required.


Numerous suburban locations; Potbelly is offering Perks members a BOGO offer on fresh baked cookies during Father’s Day week now through June 16. Grab an oatmeal chocolate chip, sugar, chocolate brownie or cherry delight cookie for dad and get another for yourself.

Prairie Grass Cafe

601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-4433, PGC will be open for dinner at 5 p.m. on Father’s Day, offering the normal menu plus specials including prime cut steaks and Maine lobster. Reservations required.

There’s plenty of fun to be had on Father’s Day at Puttshack. Courtesy of Puttshack


1828 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (773) 831-7888, Swing by Puttshack on Sunday when they’re opening an hour earlier and offering a commemorative photo opportunity at the ninth hole.

Riverlands Brewing Company

1860 Dean St., Unit A, St. Charles, There’s stuff for dad all day at Riverlands, starting with food from Taco Madre from noon to 4 p.m., music by Kristin Rose Kelly from 1-4 p.m. and 16 tap beers served from noon to 10 p.m. Karaoke goes from 6-9 p.m.


601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878, Dads and their families can enjoy the Sunday brunch buffet on Father’s Day. Available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the $49.95 brunch (half price for kids 4-12) features pulled pork sliders, Italian sausage, chicken wings, bottomless mimosas and more. Dinner specials, including ribs and more, start at 3 p.m.

Shaw’s Crab House

1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, Spend time with Dad over specialty dishes such as surf and turf, oysters on the half shell and more. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SixtyFour Wine Bar & Kitchen

123 Water St., Suite 105A, Naperville, (630) 780-6464, Celebrate dad Sunday at SixtyFour with the $20 burger and brew special featuring an angus burger and American craft lager. The special also enters you into a raffle for a Yeti cooler.

Texas de Brazil

5 Woodfield Mall, Suite D312, Schaumburg, (847) 413-1600, The Brazilian steakhouse is opening early at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day and will be serving the dinner menu all day. Reservations recommended.

Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood & Crab

9860 Berwyn Ave., Rosemont, (847) 233-9404, Truluck’s is honoring dads with Mediterranean branzino, king crab, South African lobster tails and aged prime steaks. Reservations highly recommended.

Vasili’s Mediterranean

135 Water St., Naperville, (630) 328-0431, Father’s Day specials available June 14-16 include a 16-ounce, center-cut bone-in rib-eye ($63), eight-ounce center-cut filet ($53) and a six-ounce Wagyu flat iron ($43), each served with sides and a complimentary glass of select wine.

Weber Grill Restaurant

2331 Fountain Square, Lombard, (630) 953-8880, and 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, (847) 413-0800, For Father's Day, Weber Grill specials include dinosaur beef rib, grilled skirt steak, cedar-planked fish and chips and more. Reservations recommended.


1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; and 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100; Wildfire will be open for dine-in and carryout all day, serving the regular dinner menu, including barbecue baby back ribs, filet mignon topped with a choice of signature crust, New York strip steak, macadamia nut-crusted halibut and more.

Wing Snob is one dining option for Father’s Day. Courtesy of Wing Snob

Wing Snob

116 Tyler Creek Plaza, Elgin, (847) 874-9464, and 1713A W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 752-9464, Does dad want to avoid making a big deal of Father’s Day? Take him to Wing Snob, where he can nosh on the many sauced and dry-rubbed wings and sides such as fries, mac n’ cheese, street corn, pretzels and cheese and more.

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