I’ve been receiving a lot of pitches for Father’s Day brunch ideas over the past week or so. Many of them come from the usual publicity firms, representing the fine folks at Lettuce and other large restaurant groups. Nothing against Hub 51, Paris Club and Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, they all offer good options for dad this weekend. I just wanted to tell you about a few options you probably haven’t heard of.
3267 S. Halsted, (312) 929-2486
All day long eating options:
Brunch, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner, 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday Supper Special: family-style dinner from 5-9 p.m. and includes a house relish tray, Gunthorp Farms fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, jalapeno slaw, seasonal vegetable, creamy mac and cheese and choice of dessert. The multi-course menu is $22 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 595-7437
The food is never noteworthy on these touristy cruises, but dining on the water usually makes it more tolerable. If the weather holds, and it’s going to be hot, this Father’s Day brunch happens aboard the Odyssey, Navy Pier’s most luxurious cruising vessel. The brunch will feature entrees and desserts surrounded by live music and views of Lake Michigan.
3. 4 Suyos
2727 W. Fullerton Ave., (773) 278-6525
For the adventurous dude in your life, families can try Peruvian fare at 20 percent off all entrees. Dads also receive a special dessert.
4. May St. Cafe
1146 W. Cermak Rd., (312) 421-4442
Latin-inspired all-you-can-eat brunch, just $24.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids.
1419 N. Wells St., (312) 477-2800
If you’re tired of taking your carnivorous dad to a steakhouse every year (and spending $$$), check out the Old Town Pour House. For Father’s Day, they’ll pair bison dishes with select craft beers.