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Every Dad Has His Day
Jessie Sardina | Photo: Neil Burger | June 4, 2014
Make this Father’s Day one for the books, and treat the special men in your life to one of these unforgettable outings.
1. The Driehaus Museum
Celebrate his love for all that is shiny and fast with an afternoon full of vintage cars at the Driehaus Museum. Dads enjoy complimentary admission after viewing the three superior rides on display in front of the museum from Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage. Feeling thirsty after all that gawking? Take a brief jaunt to The Bar at The Peninsula and indulge in a sampling from the Scotch Flight menu, available upon request. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., 312.482.8933; The Bar at The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St., 312.573.6766
2. Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
MJ fans and steak-lovers alike will appreciate a reservation at the basketball star’s namesake steakhouse this holiday. Tell Dad to put away the charcoal and sit back for a fuss-free feast featuring filet mignon medallions topped with chicken fried lobster tail. A tip: The first 23 fathers who order His Airness’ favorite, the Delmonico, will go home with a signature engraved steak knife. 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312.321.8823
If a stiff drink is what Dad desires, head to The James Chicago’s cozy ground-floor lounge for its signature cocktail, Father Knows Best, which was created by mixologist Craig Hiljus and brings a splash of steak sauce to the classic dirty martini recipe. Take a break from imbibing to nibble on one of the many savory bites from David Burke’s Primehouse. Miniature beef Wellingtons, anyone? 55 E. Ontario St., 312.660.7191
4. Devon Seafood Grill
Brunch isn’t just for mothers, and Devon Seafood Grill knows this well. Start the day off right at the colossal buffet featuring a prime rib carving station, omelet bar and steamed Alaskan red king crab legs, among an impressive array of other delectable dishes. Don’t miss the chilled seafood display for your fix of Devon classics, including oysters, smoked mussels and peppered mackerel. And save room for dessert, because we hear Grand Marnier white chocolate mousse is on the menu. 39 E. Chicago Ave., 312.440.8660
5. The Spa at Equinox
Gift a day of relaxation by sending Dad to one of Equinox’s four spa locations to indulge in his choice of two different men-tailored pamperings. The Sports Massage will ease tired muscles and prep the body for a big workout with deep pressure techniques, or personalize his experience with the Equissage, a custom treatment determined by postural assessment and physical history developed by The Spa’s top-tier massage therapists.