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Guide: Where to Dine for Father's Day in Chicago

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Did you forget to make reservations for Father's Day? Fear not -- you still have time. Lots of places are offering special brunches just for dad, while others will have celebratory menus available all day. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch or dinner, it's not too late to make plans and remind Dad that he's the man.

1) Hub 51
Where: 51 W. Hubbard
What: A special Father’s Day brunch menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialties like short rib eggs benedict and brioche French toast are available for $30 for adults and $15 for children. Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas are just $6.
Call: 312-828-0051

2) Kinzie Chophouse
Where: 400 N. Wells
What: Spoil pops with an evening out on the town. With advance reservations, every father receives a complimentary drink flight (including four tasting portions) and dessert.
Call: 312-822-0191

3) Nia Restaurant
Where: 803 W. Randolph
What: A special eight-course prix fixe menu will feature Mediterranean-style tapas. A free pitcher of sangria is given with four or more prix-fixe orders. The cost is $33 per person.
Call: 312-226-3110

4) Old Town Pour House
Where: 1419 N. Wells
What: The best combo for any dad: bison and beer. Unique bison dishes – Texas style bison chili, bison burgers and tri-tip roast – will be paired with select craft beers.
Call: 312-477-2800

5) Trattoria Gianni
Where: 1711 N. Halsted
What: Guests can choose their own three-course dinner from the regular menu for $33 per person. The roasted eggplant, ricotta gnocchi and mushroom risotto are house specialties. Be sure to request seats outside on the new patio.
Call: 312-266-1976

6) Vermilion
Where: 10 W. Hubbard
What: Three tasting menu options display the fusion of Indian and Latin American cuisine. Try the Seared menu (all meat) for $90, the Deep menu (all seafood) for $90 or the Green menu (all vegetarian) for $80.
Call: 312-527-4060

7) Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
Where: 2024 N. Halsted
What: A special “Tapas for Papas” brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature traditional items like deviled eggs with bacon or pancakes along with a bevy of sweet and savory tapas to share.
Call: 773-935-5000

8) R.J. Grunts
Where: 2056 N. Lincoln Park West
What: An ‘All You Can Eat Weekend Brunch’ will offer favorites like scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, mini Belgian waffles and pecan bread pudding French toast, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call: 773-929-5363

9) NoMI
Where: 800 N. Michigan
What: Chef Ryan LaRoche created a special menu (at $115 a person) that includes either a glass of Dewar's double-aged 12-year Scotch or a glass of Turley Rattlesnake Vineyard Zin, a 22-ounce prime beef porterhouse steak, a special "Dad's Root Beer Float" with housemade Tahitian vanilla ice cream and a takeaway bottle of hot sauce marked with a #1 Dad sticker. Sure, it may be on the pricier side, but isn't dad worth it?

10) Paris Club
Where: 59 W. Hubbard
What: A special Father’s day brunch with French flair. Items like king crab omelet, smoked salmon and asparagus benedict or brioche French toast with Michigan blueberries will be available along with specialty brunch cocktails. The regular menu will also be available for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call: 312-595-0800

11) Carnivale
Where: 702 W. Fulton
What: A la carte specials, like smoked spare ribs, tomahawk ribeye and whole crispy fish will be available along with the regular Nuevo Latino menu items.
Call: 312-850-5005

12) Elate
Where: 111 W. Huron
What: Decadent specials will be served, including the land and sea benedict with braised hanger steak and butter poached lobster and lamb meatballs. Classic cocktails like the bourbon sour or dark & stormy will be served.
Call: 312-202-9900

13) May St. Cafe
Where: 1146 W. Cermak
What: A contemporary Latin brunch buffet, featuring restaurant staples like brie and pear quesadillas and cinnamon chicken chipotle chicken fajitas. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for children.

14) The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago
Where: 108 E. Superior
What: The Lobby will transform into a gastropub in true Peninsula style: with a build-your-own-burger bar, barbecue ribs, wings and brisket, bacon mac & cheese and an oyster bar. The brunch will also feature micro brews from the Midwest for pairing. The buffet will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $100 for adults and $32 for children.
Call:
312-573-6695

15) La Madia
Where: 59 W. Grand
What: For papas who love pizza, La Madia is not to be missed. After enjoying Neopolitan-inspired pizza, seasonal salads, homemade pastas and Sardinian sandwiches, every dad will receive a $10 gift certificate for a future visit.
Call: 312-329-0400

16) Mercadito
Where: 108 W. Kinzie
What: A family-style brunch menu for the dad with the iron stomach: signature tacos, guacamole, four entrees, two sides, dessert and a Bloody Mary for Dad (not to mention all the tequila he can handle). The cost is $30 for adults. If dad isn’t satisfied, there’s a Mexican BBQ cooking demo at the restaurant on Tuesday night.
Call: 312-329-9555

17) ZED451
Where: 739 N. Clark
What: For dads who crave craft beer, the $3 Sunday brew list can’t be topped. Goose Island Matilda, New Belgium Fat Tire, Dark Horse Amber Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout, 5 Rabbit Golden Ale and a seasonal brew by Three Floyds are just a few of the options to be paired with $5 burgers at brunch or unlimited dinner options from the Father’s Day sampling menu. The cost is $29 for brunch and $49 for dinner. After you eat, check out the rooftop lounge for skyline views.
Call: 312-266-6691

18) Sunda
Where: 110 W. Illinois
What: Enjoy an extravagant Asian brunch featuring roasted pig on bao buns or an array of specials at dinner, ranging from the Gone Fishing – sushi roll with fresh salmon, tuna, hamachi, avocado, jicama and arugula – to the It’s a Guy Thing – prime rib with au jus and wasabi crème. Top it off with the Sugar Daddy, a chocolate ice cream dish topped with tempura brownie, hazelnut and chocolate sauce. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Call: 312-644-0500

19) Quince at the Homestead
Where: 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston
What: If you’d like a break from the bustle of the city, grab a table on the front porch at Quince. Each guest can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $35, featuring sophisticated dishes with a global influence.
Call: 847-570-8100

Sunda

110 West Illinois Street, , IL 60654 (312) 644-0500 Visit Website

Paris Club Bistro and Bar

59 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 595 0800 Visit Website

Carnivale

702 West Fulton Street, , IL 60661 (312) 850-5005 Visit Website

Elate Restaurant

111 W Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 202 9900

Hub 51

51 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 828-0051 Visit Website

Mercadito

108 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 329-9555 Visit Website

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