Though Europeans discovered American food in the 15th century, a cartographic mix-up left it mistakenly labeled it as Indian cuisine for years. Edibly edify your palate with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hearty American fare at Birch River Grill in Arlington Heights.
This rustic-chic eatery offers a menu of comforting favorites in a welcoming lodge-style setting. Warm taste buds with a starter of wild-game chili filled with thundering herds of bison sirloin and wild boar meat (starting at $6 a cup), before moving on to an equally meaty entree such as filet mignon crusted with tangy Wisconsin blue cheese ($30). Finish with sweet signature carrot cake with candied walnuts, portioned to feed two average diners or one especially hungry grizzly bear ($10).
Diners are welcome to cozy up by the large stone fireplace or to relax in the comfortable dining room decorated with warm woods and natural leathers. Live music on Saturday nights offers a soothing sonic counterpoint to sips of specialty cocktails such as the Woodford Manhattan, mixed with reserve bourbon and sweet vermouth ($9).
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- I was incredibly impressed when I walked in. The place is huge, well lit, modern but not overwhelming…The meals were to die for, especially a summer squash soup. – Natasha K., Yelp
- The servers were relaxed but professional and more than willing to offer suggestions about the menu and the dishes. The menu has a huge selection of variations on some traditional favorite's [sic]. My friends and I all thought it was a wonderful experience and even worth the drive to head out there again. – coreysmith10, Citysearch
75 W Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005Get Directions