You’re just like your Dad, aren’t you? Waiting for the last minute to figure out where to take the main dude. Here’s a platterful of great places to celebrate Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20. Show him how much you’ve grown up by actually making a reservation!
You can’t go wrong with Italian and authentic Napoletana wood-fired pizza and homemade ravioli at Bella Bacinos will let him know how well you know him. The LaGrange eatery offers a special Father’s Day menu 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Plus, Bella Bacinos is giving away one complimentary Dad’s Root Beer on Father’s Day, too.
The special menu features homemade soup – Tuscan Vegetarian Minestrone ($3.95/$5.50) or Passate di Ceci, puree of chickpeas, cauliflower, onions, faro and a touch of San Marzano tomatoes ($4.25/$5.75); salad such as Poached Chicken with dried apricots, cherries, toasted almonds, extra virgin olive oil and port vinaigrette ($9.50), or Warm Nut Crusted Goat Cheese with organic field greens and lingonberry vinaigrette ($8.95). Antipasti options include Semiperlato Farro with shrimp, kalamata olives, green onions, white wine vinaigrette and toast points ($8.95), or A Garden’s Delight, local, sustainable grilled vegetables ($8.95).
He’ll adore the Wood-Fired Pizza, thinly-sliced Bresaola with San Marzano tomatoes and housemade fresh mozzarella topped with frisee ($13.95); Handmade Ricotta Ravioli with San Marzano tomatoes and local fresh vegetables ($15.25); or Rigatoni with Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, San Marzano tomatoes and a touch of roasted garlic ($16.50). Let Dad get his Omega-3’s with Pan-Seared Red Snapper with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, zucchini and cipollini onions ($23.50) or carnivores will go for an 8 oz. Veal Chop with saffron risotto, organic spinach and roasted beets ($25.95). For dessert, it’s Chocolate Cake Extravaganza with vanilla gelato and fresh berries ($7).
36 La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL
Make it easy on yourself take Dad to Birch River Grill for its All-You-Can-Eat Baby Back Ribs, served with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob. Bring the whole family to celebrate Dad and enjoy this dining deal, just $16 per person during regular business hours on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20,
Birch River Grill
75 W. Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
If your pops likes to tip a few now and then, treat him to cocktails and dinner at Dine restaurant in Chicago. Dads get 15 percent off the breakfast buffet or 15 percent off any entrée all day.
Drink and entrée specials include Beermosa, Goose Island Summertime beer mixed with Orange Juice ($4), Glenlivet Rusty Nail with a blend of the vintage 12-year Scotch smoothed over with Drambuie ($7), Long Island Iced Teas ($7), Mimosas ($5), Bloody Mary’s ($5) or Mimosa Carafes ($25).
A Half Roasted Chicken with steak fries, cole slaw and corn on the cob ($19), BBQ Back Pork Ribs with steak fries, cole slaw and corn on the cob ($22) or 12 oz. NY Strip with smashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and Burgundy reduction ($24) have FATHER written all over them.(These specials are in addition to the regular menu).
733 W. Madison St.
See what everyone’s raving about by taking him to Glen Prairie. Executive chef Daniel Ovanin offers two special dishes to please any Dad, in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu of locally-sourced fare.
If Dad’s a meat lover, suggest Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak, garlic whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and charret market onions ($18) or if the cardiologist told him to ease up on the meat, he can order Pan-Seared Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon, pommes anna, fresh artichokes and organic leek vinaigrette ($21).
1250 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL