Choose your animal or large-format meal
Frequently Asked Questions
The most important step to confirming your reservation is emailing our events coordinator to ensure we block off a table/area for you so you may get your preferred reservation date/time/space. We will confirm your reservation with your credit card number and expiration date. Reservations are not officially booked until credit card information is received. We do not charge the card for a deposit or to run a hold. Your card is only charged if you cancel within 7 days of your reservation. The cancellation fee amount is defined before you confirm your reservation with one of our event coordinators.
That’s fine! We may go ahead and block off a table/area for your group based on your estimated max guest count within a 5-person range.
To confirm reservations, we only ask that you provide a credit card with expiration date for our 1-week cancellation policy. We do not charge a deposit or a holding fee prior to your reservation, and only charge your card our cancellation policy fee if you cancel within a week of your reservation or do not show the day of your reservation (Cancellation fees vary depending on the whole animal you’ve ordered).
The pig is the only animal that comes out with the (crispy!) skin on. Every whole animal but the wild boar comes with the head on. If you really want the head meat experience but would like to order the boar, a pig head may be added for $65 to your meal.
Unless you are buying out one of our event spaces entirely – each one independently seats about 100 people max- your group will be seated at a table(s) in one of our three event spaces. If you have a preferred area where you’d like to be seated, please be sure to tell our event coordinators when booking your reservation. We will do our best to accommodate your special request.
All whole animal dinner reservation seatings are 2 ½ hours and tables are usually re-booked after this time (especially on weekend nights) so we appreciate you being punctual.
11.5% sales tax is not included in the whole animal/large format meal prices. We do not include gratuity in the price, but suggest adding 17-20%+ if you were pleased with your server!
Invite them! All of the side dishes served with the whole animal and large format dinners are vegetarian. We also have a variety of vegetarian entrees on our dinner menu that guests may order individually.
It’s not mandatory but we encourage it as there is always extra meat, but the side dishes are only portioned out for 15 people as that is our most common party size. You could alternatively order some appetizers from our dinner menu to start off your meal and ensure your guests will be well-fed.
Our Beer Garden patio accommodates 100+ guests so parties with less than 100 people will be seated at designated tables within the space. The Beer Garden may be reserved for a completely private event (called a buy-out) by contacting our events coordinator.
Yes and features industrial heaters as well. The Beer Garden is fully functional even when the weather in Chicago isn’t! We seat people here year-round and inclement weather is not a problem as the roof is retractable.
This is by far the most unique and fun way in Chicago for large groups to dine together family-style! Upon your arrival at Frontier, please check in with our hostess at the front entrance who will escort you to your table area. Once you’ve been seated, your designated server(s) will take your guests’ drink orders, as well any appetizers you might want.
The animal you have ordered will be served whole to your table about a half hour to an hour (on weekends/more crowded nights/if you’re ordering appetizers) after your reservation start time. Please keep in mind these are estimated times and we appreciate your patience with this service should we be busy. Also, please note we cannot ‘hold’ serving the whole animal (past a ½ hour after your reservation start time) until all of your guests arrive. In order that they don’t miss out on any of the experience, please ask your guests to be punctual. One of our chefs will carve the whole animal or large format meal you’ve chosen table-side while your guests will surely be snapping photos of the feast they are about to enjoy.
The different meat cuts are carved and placed on platters to be served family-style at your table along with the four vegetarian side dishes included in the package price: 5 Cheese Mac, Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons, A Seasonal Vegetable Medley and Buttered Dinner Rolls
All drinks, any additional food/desserts ordered and 11.5% food tax are not included in the whole animal package prices, and will be added to your bill at the time of your reservation. We allow opening a max of 3 tabs: 1 tab for food that may be split on up to 8 credit cards, and 2 tabs for drinks (usually divided up by each ‘end’ of the table) that may be split on up to 4 credit cards max each. Gratuity for the staff is also not included in the cost of the package and may be added upon settling your final bill.
We do allow outside desserts to be brought into Frontier for no extra fee. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any desserts delivered directly to us by your vendor prior to your reservation. Please note we feature 2-3 rotating desserts on our menu, which you may order for your table to share (we recommend ordering 2 of each dessert for a group of 15 guests) and have many add-ons to really make your event a party!
Please note our decorating policy: Only balloons and table top decor items are allowed – nothing mounted and no confetti; Tape/nails/hooks/push pins etc, are not allowed to be used on any surface at Frontier; Decorations are to be displayed upon your arrival, or 5-10 minutes before your scheduled reservation time when your table/area is open; Frontier is not responsible for any damage to decor items.
- Pig Face - $65
- Dozen Chargrill Oysters - Parmesan Cheese, Herb Creole Butter, Brioche Crumbs -$16/dozen
House Shots for the Table
- Round Barrel Fever - Fighting Cock Bourbon, Becherovka, Cinnamon Syrup - $5/shot
- Tequila y Verdita - shot of Blanco Tequila followed by a shot of Verdita (pineapple, mint, cilantro, jalapeno, lime) -$7/shot
- Tonsil Paint - shot of Powers Irish Whiskey followed by a shot of house-made Pickle Juice -$7/shot
Large Format Drinks
- Punch Cocktail for the Table - yields 4-5 glasses, $55-65
- Porron - Famous throughout Spain & now at Frontier! Tilt the Porron wine pitcher and pour directly into your mouth. It takes some skill, but fun to see how well you and your friends master the technique
- ``Birthday`` Cake - Tcho Chocolate Marble Cake with Mocha Coffee Mousse, Blueberry Coulis and Chocolate Ganache ($5/person)
- Apple Pie - $25, serves 10 people
- Goat Cheese Cheesecake Bites - $40/dozen
- Fresh Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies - $20/dozen