Filet mignon on a plate.
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The best restaurants in Chicago for Father's Day

Treat dad to brunch, steaks, barbecue and whiskey this Father's Day.

Jeffy Mai
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Father's Day is June 16 and if you haven't made any plans yet, odds are you need a few ideas for how to celebrate. Chicago's best restaurants are stepping in to help with brunch specials, luxurious steakhouse dinners and mouthwatering barbecue, plus some spots are offering grill kits to prepare at home or a gift for dad, so you'll earn lots of extra points. Make Father's Day an unforgettable one this year by treating pops to a top-notch dining experience.

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Top Father's Day restaurants in Chicago

  • Steakhouse
  • River North
  • price 3 of 4

In addition to serving up cuts of Prime and wagyu beef, the swanky River North steakhouse is offering grill kits so dads can cook the perfect dinner at home. Choose between three options: filet grill kit ($120), New York strip grill kit ($180) and ribeye grill kit ($200). All packages include two steaks, asparagus, beef butter, steak salt and grilling instructions. Order here for pickup from June 13-16.

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  • Steakhouse
  • Loop
  • price 2 of 4

The luxe steakhouse will open early at 1pm to treat dads to a variety of decadent bites. Make this Father’s Day an unforgettable one with shellfish towers, caviar potato skins, black truffle croquettes, dry-aged steaks and more. Afterwards, guests can try a premium selection of cigars or spirits to cap off the experience.

Reservations via OpenTable.

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  • Humboldt Park

Join Heritage for Father’s Day for a host of specials. Chef Guy Meikle will roast a whole lamb on the patio throughout the day and offer dishes like a lamb platter, lamb boat noodles and lamb tacos. Guests can also enjoy a selection of caviars, oysters, smoked fishes and more.

Reservations via Tock.

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  • Seafood
  • Loop

The Dearborn is pulling out all the stops for Father’s Day and offering both dinner and cocktail specials. Try a “choose-your-own-adventure” plate of grilled pork chop, smoked beef ribs or spicy pork sausage with all the fixins, or an ultimate smoked barbecue platter. Wash it all down with the Go Ask Your Mother… made with Uncle Nearest Whiskey, Old Overholt Rye, brandy, amaro, lemon, Giffard Banane du Bresil and blueberry basil hot honey.

Reservations via Tock.

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  • Soul and southern American
  • Streeterville
  • price 2 of 4

Art Smith’s Southern restaurant at Navy Pier is welcoming families in for a three-course, prix fixe brunch on Father’s Day. All guests will receive a mimosa to start, plus choice of deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes or avocado toast. For an entree, enjoy shrimp and grits, short rib hash or chicken and waffles. The meal will conclude with indulgent beignets. The menu is priced at $45 per person.

Reservations via OpenTable.

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