Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and sing the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for $20 worth of American cuisine for dinner, valid Friday or Saturday
- $15 for $30 worth of American cuisine for dinner, valid Sunday–Thursday
- $7 for $15 worth of American cuisine for lunch, valid any day
Twin Oak Meats pork shoulder, slow roasted with peppers and mozzarella, fills Luau pork taquitos ($8), which herald the arrival of dinner entrees such as a Triple S Farms Illinois Beef piedmontese-breed 12-ounce new york strip steak ($29) and pub-style fish ‘n’ chips ($14). Lunch diners sink into Elliott & Sons bison burgers ($12) and Kauffman Turkey Farms roasted turkey ($11).
The Bank Restaurant
Fresh off a stint within the high-pressure confines of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen, chef Patrick Cassata came back to his first love: The Bank Restaurant, which he helped found in 2007. Drawing ingredients from local farms including Triple S Farms Illinois Beef and Piper City's T&J Free Range Poultry, he now crafts a new menu filled with specialties ranging from center-cut pork chops to thick burgers bracketed by soft brioche buns. Steaks arrive unadorned or tenderly rubbed with the restaurant's precise blend of spices, and seafood including Hawaiian style arctic char and Dungeness crab fritters play well with their respective glazes and dipping sauces.
While the kitchen fills with culinary innovation that earned the restaurant the 2012 and 2013 Gamon Award for Restaurant of the Year, the dining room and surroundings exude vibes of timeless history. Built in 1875 to house the Gary Wheaton Bank, the building counts among its roster of notable visitors people such as football great Red Grange, journalism tycoon Colonel Robert R. McCormick, and the pink hippo from Hungry, Hungry Hippos.