Father’s Day is on June 15, so now is the time to find the best brunch or dinner to celebrate with your father. Here are some great Father’s Day dining ideas for a great meal and a few other ideas below.
Make sure to feed Dad’s sweet tooth craving on Father’s Day by heading to Delightful Pastries. Get a Brownie Tray ($40, choose from an assortment of flavors) so the whole family can enjoy a treat, too. Delightful Pastries’ Veggie or Lamb Quiche ($42-$58) are tempting enough to prove real men DO eat quiches. You can also compliment your cocktail menu with Delightful Pastries boozy treats with their liquor filled Paczkis and macaroons. Be sure to pick up any of Dad’s favorite treats, whether it is cookies or cakes, at any of the Delightful Pastries locations.
Chicago French Market - Store
131 N. Clinton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 234-9644
Old Town Chicago - Cafe & Store
1710 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 255-0724
Jefferson Park Chicago - Store
5927 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 545-7215
Skip the stress of the city and head to Karma (510 Illinois 83, Mundelein, IL 60060; 847-970-6900) in Mundelein for your Father’s Day celebration. Starting Friday June 13, Karma will be running Father’s Day specials through to Sunday June 15, making it easy to find time to celebrate with Dad all weekend long.
Karma’s Father’s Day Menu features a Wild Fresh Alaskan Halibut with Sundried Tomato Salsa Verde, Asparagus and Parmesan. Asian style Steak Frites will be offered, featuring a certified Angus New York Strip, Wasabi fries and Ginger Scallion Butter. Karma Ribs are another great option, with Pork Spare Ribs, Scallion Rice, Sweet and Sour Slaw and Spicy Chili Glaze.
These specials will be offered both Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14 from 4 p.m. until close, as well as June 15 from 11 a.m. until close. Learn more at Karma’s website.
Madison & Rayne
If you are eager to show Dad you have inherited his mastery of the barbecue, Madison & Rayne is the perfect option to showcase your skills. Madison & Rayne delivers straight to your door, ready to cook, chef prepared ingredients, making it the perfect Father’s Day option. Peruse Madison & Rayne’s menu options on their website to see which meal will suit you and your father’s taste buds.
A popular entree for summer is the Weekend BBQ, made with ground short rib burgers, bacon and onion jam, aged cheddar cheese, brioche bun, whole grain mustard cole slaw and fingerling potato salad, only $13 per person. All meals and ingredients are put together by Chef Josh Jones, acclaimed chef and brand new father, making Madison & Rayne the obvious choice for a casual father’s day spent at home.
Madison & Rayne allows the perfect balance: a delicious meal for Father’s Day prepared in the casual comfort of home. Meal preparation time is only 15 to 30 minutes, so you can concentrate on Dad and not worry about the time it takes to cook.
Be sure to order your Weekend BBQ kit, or any other menu items, by Saturday June 7 to have ingredients delivered on Tuesday June 10; the Weekend BBQ kit will be delivered on Friday June 13. Visit Madison & Rayne website to learn more and order your Weekend BBQ and more.
Maxwell’s at the Club
If your father is like most, he loves sports, so Maxwell’s at the Club (500 N Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60654; 312-527-5800) is the perfect environment to celebrate with him. Located in the lobby at the East Bank Club, Maxwell’s Fatherís Day Brunch offers a wide variety of appetizers and salads, as well as entree and sides. A special feature of this brunch is the carving station with Roast Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce, Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Honey Mustard, and Roast Rack of Lamb with Mint Jelly. Favorite menu brunch items will also be served, including an omelet and waffle station, Eggs Benedict, French toast with sauteed bananas and almonds, bacon, pork and chicken sausages. A tantalizing breakfast and pastry arrangement will also be offered.
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., priced at $45 for adults and $15 for children 10 years and under.
Prairie Grass Cafe
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook Illinois, 60062; 847-205-4433) is ready to serve and celebrate Father’s Day all day long, with brunch and dinner specials.
Brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is priced at $45 for adults and $15 for children (10 years and under). Brunch favorites offered include the signature Prairie Grass Café’s Eggs Benedict, waffles made to order, an omelet station with peppers, mushroom, onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, ham and spinach, as well as Applewood smoked bacon and homemade breakfast sausage. The menu will feature an Ancho Marinated Skirt Steak, Slow Roasted Salmon topped with Mustard-Parsley-Bread Crumbs over White Beans/Swiss Chard, Roasted BBQ Pork with Creamy Polenta, Warm Pesto Green Bean Salad and Braised Chicken Stew with ìRiver Valley Ranchî Mushrooms. Whether you try the steak, salmon, pork or chicken or a bit of everything, the refreshing grapefruit, cucumber and avocado salad and grilled vegetables are a perfect match. Make sure to save room to try a signature crepe, with Valrhona chocolate, strawberries, jam, and Nutella hazelnut spread. The buffet also will offer a selection of artisan breads and breakfast pastries.
If you cannot make the Father’s Day Brunch but you simply cannot get enough of Prairie Grass Café’s incredible food, come to the Father’s Day Evening celebration. Prairie Grass Café’s regular dinner menu will be offered, alongside the Father’s Day specials. Learn more at the Prairie Grass Website.
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Some additional Father’s Day thoughts:
What is the meaning of Father's Day?
Father's Day festival is considered extremely important as it helps acknowledge the contribution of fathers to individual families and to societies at large. Besides observance of Father's Day, it provides children an opportunity to express love and respect for their fathers. The sentiment goes a long way in strengthening father-child relationships and also in the emotional development of a child.
Top 5 Things to do in Chicago for Father's Day!
1. Biking with Dad
Dad loves being outside, so go on a bike ride, a walk, etc. so he can spend time with his family while doing something he loves.
2. Taste of Randolph
Taste of Randolph combines some of the Windy City's Best in Food, Music and Festival Fun for One Rockin' Weekend to Benefit the West Loop Community Organization. Always a favorite amongst Chicagoans, the Taste of Randolph is located in one of the city's most famous restaurant rows - the Randolph Street Corridor.
3. Catch a Baseball Game - White Sox vs. Kansas City (June 13, 2014)
See the White Sox play the Royals at The Cell!
4. Chicago Blues Festival (June 13 - 15, 2014)
Enjoy the largest free blues festival in the world! Five stages and more than 500,000 blues fans take over Grant Park, proving our city is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.
5. 6 Corners BBQ Fest (June 14 - 15, 2014)
Restaurant vendors will serve up yummy grub deliciously paired with irresistible BBQ sauce, and since dads love to grill everything from burgers to ribs, what better time to hold a BBQ fest than on the weekend of Father's Day? Along with great live music, a vibrant marketplace and an area dedicated to fun for the children, 6 Corners BBQ Fest is not to be missed! Gather the family and head over to Six Corners to spend a weekend with fellow BBQ lovers! A $5 Donation is requested to benefit the 6 Corners community.
Sends wishes for a Happy Father’s Day