Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to potato kugelis. Get a sailor's worth of energizing Lithuanian cuisine with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of hearty dishes at Grand Duke's Restaurant, located in Summit.
Grand Duke's Restaurant boasts an expansive menu of home-cooked and generously portioned Lithuanian-inspired dishes. The football-shaped, meat- or cheese-filled potato dumplings known as zeppelins ($7.49–$7.99) lead living loving maids and fools in the rain on a stairway to sustenance, while the enjoy it with vodka appetizer ($11.99) piles smoked sausage, salami, bacon, and Lithuanian bread onto a heaping, horseradish-accompanied platter. Wayward Lithuanians homesick for the vittles of Vilnius can nosh on traditional Lithuanian entrees in pork, beef and lamb, chargrilled, chicken and duck, and fish variations—bite into beef tongue in white sauce ($8.99) or opt for a baked pork hock with sauerkraut and horseradish ($12.99). Grand Duke's also gives diners more traditional grub options, with sandwiches ($6.59–$9.99) and gourmet burgers ($6.99–$8.99) rounding out the slate of savory fare.
The regal dining space at Grand Duke's is decked out in rich wooden fixtures and evocative lighting—both of which, coincidentally, are the natural enemies of Lithuania. Slide into a cozy booth and trade stories and secrets over dumplings and crepes. Reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended but not required.
- In a room of dark wood, sturdy beams, heraldry and portraits of medieval nobility, diners enjoy hearty sausages, sauces and pickles favored in Baltic states. – Time Out Chicago
- What can I say more I love that place. Design of the restaurant, food, good imported beer and of course can't miss their waitresses. – mark4759, Metromix
Grand Duke’s Restaurant
The chefs at Grand Duke's Restaurant sate bellies with authentic Lithuanian dishes filled with the flavors of northeastern Europe. Staff stuff potato cepelinai dumplings, Lithuania's national zeppelin-shaped dish, with filling such as ground pork or cottage cheese and top potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce. Servers top tables with entrees that include country-style duck, which slow roasts before joining thick kugelis cake and warm sauerkraut, and twin baked pork hocks that rest beside servings of red potatoes. Inside the restaurant's private dining rooms, parties of up to 35 guests can partake in a panoply of dine-in packages. Brown timbered ceilings recall the inns and taverns of a faraway kingdom, and Lithuanian paraphernalia on the walls covers up secret portholes to Vilnius.
6312 S Harlem Ave.
Summit, Illinois 60501Get Directions