Upscale hotspot Gather, which opened in December in Lincoln Square, offers couples an intimate, romantic dining experience with a sophisticated menu and expansive wine list. Now, head over on a Sunday night with the entire family-kids are welcome and it's a bargain to boot.
On Sundays, a generous family-style portions menu is featured, where adults can choose three items for $26 and children under 10 eat free (one child per one adult). Choices include steamed mussels, pork shoulder risotto, roasted chicken (which falls delightfully right off the bone), grilled flatbread pizzas and freshly made spaghetti with meatballs, all served with glazed sweet butter carrots and roasted potatoes.
Kids and parents alike will enjoy topping off the meal with gooey glazed sticky bun bites, a bonus included with the family style dinners.
The regular a la carte menu is also available on Sundays-try the squash soup with Maine lobster and croutons followed by the diver scallops or grilled Angus entrée. And if the food tastes like a dream come true, thank Executive Chef Ken Carter, who trained under Charlie Trotter for nearly three years.
Don't feel like you have to limit your visit with kids to Sundays only, however. We opted for an early 5 p.m. reservation on a Thursday with 5-year-old twins in tow and a lovely time was had by all.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
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