Where to Dine on Father's Day in Chicago

Take Dad out for a great meal at one of these restaurants
Staff Writer


Dad and the kids can have fun this Father's Day with Ombra's DIY pizza making.

Our fathers are always there for us, supporting us and cheering us on (though maybe with a little tough love). Show your dad how much you appreciate him this Father's Day with a fantastic meal at one of Chicago's great restaurants.

Ceres’ Table
The newly reopened Ceres’ Table is ready to serve up the best for dear ol’ Dad with their stunning Italian cuisine. Try their salumi, pastas, and wood-fired pizzas while the dads enjoy a draft beer on the house. This Michelin Bib Gourmand is sure to make for a special meal. Make reservations by calling (773) 922-4020.

Delicious specials await Dad at Azzurra this Father’s Day. Try the Grilled Lamb Chop with locally foraged onions, local baby fennel, and rosemary vinaigrette, or the Sliced NY Steak with a pepper and herb crust, arugula and shaved parmigiano. Reservations can be made by calling (773) 278-5959.

Dads and their kids can enjoy a fun, interactive meal at Ombra with DIY pizza making. Create a special pizza just for dad, bake it up, then enjoy! Best of all, the pizza making is free with a $25 purchase at the restaurant. Call for more information at (773) 506-8600.

Weber Grill
Dad can enjoy the cookout with none of the work at Weber Grill. Specials include the Ultimate Backyard Burger, the Cowboy Rib Eye, and the St. Louis Pork Steak. The regular menu will also be available, and all specials can be seen here. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (312) 467-9696.

Gemini Bistro
Enjoy Father’s Day with the family with Gemini Bistro’s Family Fried Chicken Dinner. With a delicious cinnamon breading covering juniper and clove-brined chicken, this hearty meal will taste great with the complimentary beer provided to all fathers. Call (773) 525-2522 for reservations.

Mercat a la Planxa
Go hog wild for Father’s Day with a four-course menu at Mercat a la Planxa. Included in the meal  is their signature whole suckling pig, accompanied by tapas and a craft beer pairing. Call (312) 765-0524 for more information or to make a reservation.

Rustic House
Any Midwestern dad would love a dinner at Rustic House. A special prime rib with horseradish will be offered, as well as $0.02 martinis for dads with the order of an entrée. Reservations can be made by calling (312) 929-3227.

The Pavilion
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated celebration, try the “Tee Time with Dad” at The Pavilion in The Langham Hotel. Teapots filled with smoked tea manhattans and a special menu including braised short rib grilled cheese puts a distinctly masculine spin on the tradition. End the meal with a chocolate cigar with your pops. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (312) 923-7710.

Unite Urban Grill
Enjoy the tastes of the season with Dad at Unite Urban Grill. Along with their varied menu, they will be serving a 22 ounce Cowboy Steak for all the hungry fathers. Each dad will also walk away with a gift: owner Joe Krouse’s very own signature basting sauce. Reservations can be made by calling (312) 455-8900.

Bistronomic’s new Head Chef Jérôme Bacle will be serving up a three-course meat-centric Father’s Day feast. Offerings include Steak Tartare, Braised Rabbit Leg Gnocchi, and Lemon Curd for dessert. Seatings are available from 5pm to 9pm and can be reserved by calling (312) 944-8400.

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