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Father’s Day CHI Brunch Guide 2017

It’s time to celebrate Dad! With so many fun things to do in Chicago now that the weather is finally awesome, dad is the perfect excuse to take full advantage of the great things to do in the city and show him an awesome day in appreciation for all he does. From brunch cruises to rooftop putting greens, and buffets galore, we know all the perfect places to salute dad this year. Happy Father’s Day dads!

RPM Italian
RPM Italian is celebrating Father’s Day with special holiday hours, the full dinner menu and a special gift for Dad! Join us from 12:00 PM until 11:00 PM and enjoy house specialties – perfect for sharing – like Lobster Caprese with Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil, Maine Lobster Ravioli with spinach pasta and chili flakes or the pièce de résistance: Prime Dry-Aged Bistecca Fiorentina. RPM Italian will also be sending every dad home with a jar of RPM seasoning salt, a recipe for grilling the perfect steak, plus a $25 gift card off his next visit. RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois Street

The Spirit of Chicago
Take Father’s Day Brunch to a whole new level. A cruise aboard Spirit of Chicago isn’t just a creative Father’s Day gift— it’s a unique experience your dad will never forget! See the city from a whole new perspective together and treat him to delicious food, fun deck games and unbeatable skyline views from Spirit’s rooftop lounge. The brunch cruise is at 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. and prices begin from $57.90. Brunch includes a private table with incredible views of the Chicago skyline, delicious buffet-style menu options, onboard entertainment with a DJ, music and interactive games. For more information, visit here.

Show your love for Dad this year with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Hub 51! There will be brunch classics (think Brioche French Toast), more modern takes like Chilaquiles, as well as a sushi station to please everyone’s palates. For those looking to liven things up a bit, opt for a trip to the Craft Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar for $8 per trip. Brunch is $36 per person and $15 for children 12 and under. Hub51, 51 W. Hubbard Street.

River Roast
River Roast is the perfect spot to toast, “roast”, and celebrate dad, while over looking the gorgeous Chicago River. Gather family and friends June 18th for a Father’s Day Smokeout! Prices are $55 for adults, $15 for kids 5-12 and under 4 eat free. Read our full review of brunch at River Roast, hereRiver Roast, 315 North LaSalle Drive

Roka Akor
Is dad a sushi lover? Then you have to spoil him by treating him to Roka Akor’s impressive Omakase offerings for Father’s Day. Roka Akor offers two Omakase packages, the Signature Omakase  for $98, and the Decadent Omakase for $128. The Signature Omakase is created with the guests’ particular palate in mind and is comprised of the most premium fish and ingredients. The restaurant’s Decadent Omakase offering is an even more special experience that showcases the rarest ingredients hand selected by the chefs’ team. Roka Akor, 456 N Clark Street. 

Take dad eighteen floors above Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood for stunning skyline and lake views on one of the city’s largest terraces at GreenRiver. The perfect backdrop for a memorable Father’s Day Brunch, Executive Chef Aaron Lirette will prepare a Michelin-starred brunch fit for a king, offering a brand new Slagel Farms Steak & Eggs dish served family style with hash browns and sauce choron (MKT). The locally-sourced steak ranges anywhere between 24-48 oz. and washes down nicely with one of the bar team’s nationally-recognized cocktails. Read our full brunch review of GreenRiver, hereGreenRiver, 259 E. Erie Street 18th Floor.

Treat dad to a perfect and unique Peruvian feast at Tanta in River North., for Father’s Day. With specials including Cebiche Barrio with shrimp, octopus, rocoto leche de tigre, and crispy soft shell crab; Empanada de Picante de Mariscos with octopus & shrimp stuffing, aji Amarillo leche de tigre, and criolla salad; Jalea Anconera with crispy pejerrey & octopus, aji Amarillo tartara sauce, fried yucca, and criolla salad; and A lo Pobre, a grilled prime tomahawk with anticuchera, cannellini bean tacu tacu, organic fried egg, fried banana, and chorrillana sauce, these menu items are sure to make an unforgettable and memorable Father’s Day meal with dad. Tanta’s Father’s Day specials are available for both brunch and dinner. Tanta, 118 W. Grand Avenue.


Atwood at The Alise Chicago Hotel 
The Atwood at the Alise Chicago Hotel, located in the heart of the Loop, will be offering two specials just for dad this Father’s Day. Dad can enjoy a 32oz. Bone-In Ribeye au Poivre served with Crispy Onions, Shaved Asparagus and Potatoes ($72) and a Jack Daniels Whiskey Flight ($28). Atwood at The Alise Chicago Hotel, 1 West Washington Street. 

I|O Godfrey
This Father’s Day, I|O Godfrey invites dads to show off their putting skills against a back drop of sweeping views of the city while the family enjoys the lounge’s cook-out and a sprawling buffet. All of dad’s favorites will be on the menu, including a grilling station for Brisket, juicy burgers, and other backyard barbecue options, house-made pastas, and a selection of the rooftop’s popular sushi items, in addition to a waffle stations and plenty of other brunch favorites. A putting green on the terrace will allow guests to get their weekend golf fix between bites and sips. Golf-loving dads can even enter to win a drawing for a Titleist golf bag to hold their golf clubs at home!
Father’s Day brunch is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is $39 per adult and $12 per child. I|O Godfrey, 127 W. Huron Avenue

Maple & Ash
This Father’s Day, give dad a break from the grill and treat him to the biggest, baddest cuts of beef that Maple & Ash has to offer, including a special off-the-menu Spinalis, or Ribeye Cap. Available by request only, this rare, and highly-coveted cut has the tenderness of a tenderloin and the flavor and lusciousness of a ribeye, giving meat lovers the best of both worlds. Dad can also indulge in The Eisenhower, a 40+ ounce, 28 day dry-aged, USDA Prime Porterhouse and the 30-ounce, 28-day Dry Aged Tomahawk, perfect for sharing with the family. Maple & Ash is open on Father’s Day for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and for dinner from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Maple & Ash, 8 W. Maple Street


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