Kentucky Derby Info

A restaurant-style Derby Day party in Oakbrook.

General Provisions

  • Reservations recommended for seating.
  • Advance download/set-up of Club HRC mobile app recommended:

Reservation Options

Driftwood Grill:
$75 includes $50 dining credit.

All reservations include a Hawthorne-Churchill race program and commemorative Derby glass.

Tent Details

Bet-and-go service, seating, TVs, grill and bar service in the party tent.

Purchase Options

See restaurant manager.

Parking Info

Limited on-site parking, adjacent lots available


Driftwood Grille is the new restaurant attached to Club Hawthorne in Oakbrook featuring contemporary North Woods cuisine, craft cocktails and an impressive line-up of microbrews on tap. Watch and wager on horse races in the bar or play video slots.


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Customer Reviews

Driftwood Grille
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Meah KjellbergMeah Kjellberg
03:49 30 Nov 22
Wanted some good comfort food for a spur-of-the-moment celebration dinner and that’s what we got! Great service from our waitress (I believe her name was Maggie?) and good food that hit the spot. The pickle chips are to die for!!
David MoranDavid Moran
15:38 15 Aug 22
We came from downtown and stopped by Sunday early afternoon after hitting the burbs and doing some shopping. Had the prime rib sandwhich and one of their large salad dishes. Both were great, and the salad was massive. They have a fantastic beer selection, including Around the Bend. I was very satisfied, and all the staff was super friendly.
Carl GeberbauerCarl Geberbauer
01:41 23 Jul 22
I am very pleased to provide 5 stars for Driftwood Grill, quite a bit different than my previous experience several months ago.The Filet was superb, done perfectly and the salmon was as fresh as it was just caught today!I do have to give kudos to the management, as they reached out to me immediately after my first experience and asked me to give them another chance.Well, I am glad to say that I did, and I will be back!!
13:48 28 Jun 22
Went on a busy day. Per other reviews food orders were on the slow side, but we were a group and that meant enough time to socialize. Food was very good! Drinks were always topped off. The plates (especially appetizers for some reason) are huge, hot and heavy - give your server room to put them down. Lots of food options, even kids menu. Owner came around checking on tables and chatting, LOVE that. We had a great time.
Beverly Colar-CredelleBeverly Colar-Credelle
02:11 26 Jun 22
The service was great and everything was very flavorful. I enjoyed the House Salad with Honey Mustard Vinagerette, side od Sauteed Spinach, Braised Beef Shortribs served with Garlic Mash Potatoes, Crispy Onion and Grilled Asparagus.
01:36 13 Jun 22
Checked this place out on a whim. Absolutely worth stopping in for dinner! Its a nice taste of Minnesota hidden in plain sight. The food was delicious, great variety to choose from. Service was quick and friendly, shout out to Mallory for her amazing service! We had the walleye fingers and pork belly bacon slab for appetizers, both turned out great. The prime rib sandwich and the Paul Bunyan burger hit the spot. And the Bananas foster bread pudding is a MUST! Will be back, there's much more on the menu to try.
chad svastisaleechad svastisalee
02:28 15 May 22
Driftwood Grille has down home comfort food for families and parties of all sizes. Came on recommendation from Open Table. The taste and portions are anything but standard. Impeccable wait staff and hosts made our meal a delight. Our server, Mallory was incredible with her patience and knowledge of menu, specials and recommended sides. We had to try two of their signature dishes "The 96er" and Tomahawk... Finish the 96er under 30 minutes and it's Free. 64 oz of a wholloping burger, fries and 32 oz of ice cold brew. No spoilers here, we finished both, but not for a challenge. Order your proteins one under usual temperature, as our mediums came out well. Everything was tasty so no need to re-fire. Entrees were large enough to share so we left room for dessert. Their S'Mores Skillet is out of this world, get it with Caramel and satisfy your sweet tooth for weeks. Nice depth of beers on tap, however they were out of a few local brews. All in all Driftwood Grille is worth the trip to the west suburbs, plenty of parking and great atmosphere.
Matthew IMatthew I
01:32 10 May 22
Our visit was very enjoyable. Think a cozy restaurant you'd find at a wilderness lodge. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and the service was quick! I was pleasantly surprised by the menu's variety and their unique twist on staple items. The sweet potato fries, slider trio and house salad with green goddess dressing were the standouts of this trip and I look forward to trying out the rest of their menu soon!
Lawrence WoznickiLawrence Woznicki
03:59 22 Apr 22
Wow. Went here because my wife heard it was pretty good. In our party of five everyone had good things to say about our food. We also had three appetizers that were great as well. Three of our party had cocktails and they had good things to say about them. Sorry, too full for desert.We will be back.
Jake MichaliskaJake Michaliska
20:50 16 Apr 22
"Do the 96er" they said. "you can do it" they said. This burger challenge was no joke 64 oz of grade A beef. That's 4 patties,6 strips of apple wood smoked bacon, a grilled cheese sandwich. 97oz's of food in total.. Great food! Great service! Great restaurant!
Chad NovotnyChad Novotny
23:48 22 Jan 22
Had an overall good first experience at this place. Very good seasonal beer on the tap selection and good food. Tried both the stuff pretzel and the smokehouse which were tasty and enjoyable. The food service was a bit on the slow side for an early evening dinner but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the awesome food that came out!