The Butterscotch Den: Grill Your Own Steaks

Irish Hospitality Group has opened a grill-your-own-steak restaurant and cocktail bar called The Butterscotch Den in Oak Park.
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interior of the butterscotch den
Photo by Anna Wick @Anna_wick

Irish Hospitality took over the space formerly occupied by Arthur Henry’s Supper Club. They kept Arthur Henry’s grill-your-own steak concept and gave the space a ’70s-inspired redesign. The menu features a range of steaks, from a $10 top sirloin to a $34 filet or rib-eye. Diners season and cook the steaks themselves on a large indoor grill in the center of the restaurant. They can also grill their own burger, meat or veggie skewer, portobello mushroom or prawns.

grilling steaks at butterscotch den
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The bar is a nostalgic riff on a ’70s steakhouse bar, serving classics such as the Freezer Martini and the Bobby Burns, along with an alcoholic ice cream drink called the Pink Squirrel. Prices are comparatively gentle at $8–$11 per cocktail.

Butterscotch Den will have late-night dining and bar hours, with the grill staying hot until 1 a.m. and the cocktail menu offered until 2 a.m. The owners say they plan to offer live entertainment as well, with a stage and a baby grand piano.

Irish Hospitality also owns The Snug cocktail bar and Ro Sham Beaux, a natural wine bar. The Butterscotch Den is at 3406 Broadway. It’s open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Photo by Anna Wick @Anna_wick