Father’s Day, SOLVED: Here’s how you can treat Dad to a Pine Club steak

Iconic Dayton restaurant offering steak boxes for cooking at home that include a bottle of wine

Credit: Staff file photo by Chris Stewart

Credit: Staff file photo by Chris Stewart

Fresh off its Mother’s Day sellout, The Pine Club, Dayton’s oldest and most nationally recognized steakhouse, is offering a Father’s Day steak-box special with a couple of new twists starting today, Thursday June 18, through Saturday, June 20.

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Its dining room remains closed for now, but The  Pine Club is selling its uncooked steaks via online ordering and offering pickup behind the restaurant at 1926 Brown St. near the University of Dayton. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And for this Father’s Day special, a bottle of Pine Club house wine is included in each steak box.

The steakhouse offers Filet Mignon, Rib Eye and Strip Steak options as well as some combination packages. The selections can be viewed and ordered online at thepineclub.com/shop/steaks. Walk-up sales will be available at the pickup site behind the restaurant.

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Buyers must be 21 or over. To obtain the included bottle of house wine, customers need to pre-order before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Ryan, assistant general manager of The Pine Club, said the restaurant is gearing up to reopen its dining room with social-distancing restrictions in place, but no target date has been set yet. The restaurant’s kitchen is getting a bit of a makeover during the downtime, with some new equipment and flooring, Ryan said.

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The Pine Club, founded in 1947, has scored several national and international recognition, especially in the last seven years.

In December 2013, The Pine Club was included in a list of “10 of the World’s Greatest Old Dining Institutions” by a writer for T Magazine, the New York Times Style Magazine, joining restaurants in Paris, London, and New York City.

Six months before that, Michael Stern, co-author of “Roadfood,” identified The Pine Club as his favorite steakhouse in the country in a USA Today story.

In June 2015, the restaurant was included in an episode of the Food Network's "Top 5 Restaurants."

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In 2017, the Pine Club was ranked as one of the best steakhouses in the nation by Tastingtable.com. The writer of the piece entitled "United Steaks of America" described the choice this way: "Serving the best steaks in town since 1947, The Pine Club... has remained virtually unchanged in its 70 years in business, and that's why we love it."

And in 2018, the Pine Club was featured in what was then the premiere episode of a Cooking Channel series, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," which dished out a healthy portion of praise to the Dayton steakhouse for its "incredible" and "fit-for-a-king" bone-in ribeye steak.

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