If you don’t want to BBQ at home for Dad, take him out. Here are some great venues in Los Angeles –
Celebrate at aestus
Chef Alex Ageneau’s seasonal menu for Father’s Day brunch includes brisket hash, millet pudding, and scrambled egg tartine with bacon, chorizo, and avocado. During dinner selections include fire roasted half chicken, squid ink capellini and grilled lamb chops along with charcuterie board with house made selections. Sommelier Kevin O’Connor’s offers Dad a thoughtfully curated wine list or Dad can include a choice of classic cocktails by Marissa Grasmick. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 507 Wilshire Blvd. (424)268-4433.
Church & State’s Father’s Day Sunday Supper
The seasonal French Bistro offers comfort food tailored to satisfy every father. Chef Tony Esnault’s prix fixe menu includes dishes such as gaspacho Andalou, Scottish salmon with wild rice and Steak au Poivre and finish with a bourbon roasted peach, almond crumble, basil and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Pair your meal with specially crafted scotch cocktails such as the Kilted with Famous Grouse scotch or the Double Windsor shaken on the rocks with an orange twist. Wine pairings also available. Dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1850 Industrial St. (213)405-1434.
Dad’s Day Brunch or Dinner at Salt’s Cure
Located in West Hollywood, Dad will sunny eggs, house cured bacon, hand crafted sausage patties, oatmeal griddlecakes and a house made biscuit. Stop by for dinner and choose from a menu of house-butchered dishes paired with a glass of international wine. Brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner service from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 7494 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)850-7258.
The Deli Loving Dad
Pick up hand sliced smoked sturgeon or salmon by the half pound at Wexler’s Deli and treat dad to an impressive breakfast in bed or take dad to Grand Central Market for a bite of the classic Jewish Deli sandwiches. Dad can nosh on “The O.G” with pastrami and mustard on rye or choose from menu items such as “Boyle Heights” with corned beef and mustard on rye, the “Ocean Avenue,” tuna salad sandwich, bagels with cream cheese and lox/sturgeon or the smoked fish plate. Wexler’s Deli is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. 317 S Broadway
Father’s Day Weekend at Terranea
Terranea Resort offers dad special activity offerings and celebratory dining options. The delectable brunch overlooking the Pacific at signature restaurant mar’sel is a special three-course prix fixe menu including a selection of charcuterie or a smoked fish board to start, a second course of brunch favorites such as shrimp and crab benedict, prime rib, country fried pork, or Spanish tortilla and choice of a delectable dessert such as double chocolate sea salt parfait and strawberry picante cheesecake to finish. Brunch at mar’sel is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. Adults are $85 and $35 for children. At Catalina kitchen, guests can honor dad with a hearty family-style brunch buffet and spectacular ocean views with a bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Brunch at Catalina Kitchen is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. $80 for adults and $35. Cheers dad with a beer festival on Nelson’s seaside sunset bluff with stations including local breweries, cocktails, and wine. Guests can celebrate with flights of Iron Fist, Absolution and Sam Adams. With the purchase of a $20 ticket, guests will receive a special pint glass and three tickets for brewery tastings, complemented with live music by Joseph Soul and gourmet street food pairings. The Beer Festival is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. 100 Terranea Way (310)265-2800.
Bring Dad to King Harbor Brewery during Father’s Day to the “Hot Chicken Eating Challenge.” Chef Johnny Zone amps it up with Nashville style hot chicken. Brave contestants enter the event at noon at King Harbor Brewery this Father’s Day. The only rule during this challenge is simply to finish the chicken the fastest without any beverages. The winner will be rewarded with a growler of their choice from King Harbor along with some swag to take home. The competition starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. For those who can’t handle such heat but simply love amazing chicken, Howlin’ Ray’s will be serving their full menu all day until they run out. If you want to enter your Dad into the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2907 182nd St. (310)542-8657.
One Cent Beers On Dad’s Day
At Ashland Hill and Ox & Son chef Brad Miller offers a Father’s Day special at both Santa Monica restaurants. Bring your Dad in for elect beers for all dads that cost one penny. 2803 Main St. (310)399-7900 and 1534 Montana Ave. (310)829-3990.
Art’s Table Celebrates Dad
Chef Mark Mittleman offers Father’s Day specials by donating all sales from menu specials to the Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Art Verge is owner Mark Verge’s father and the restaurant’s namesake. Father’s Day menu specials include pulled pork sandwiches, charcuterie plates and Art’s blowtorch Prime Rib. 1002 Montana Ave. (310)395-2500.
The Rockefeller Father’s Day Special
The South Bay gastropub is offering the first six reservations of parties of four of more a free dessert for dad. Signature desserts include a hot chocolate chip cookie for two and vanilla crème brulee. 1209 Highland Ave. (310)545-5810 and 418 Pier Ave.(310)372-8467.
L&E Oyster Bar
Chef Spencer Bezaire at this Silver Lake hot spot presents a Father’s Day Sunday supper on June 21 from 5 to 11 p.m. serving favorites such as oysters L&E with dungeness crab; knife & fork fried oyster po’boy with shaved fennel, chickory, sweet peppers, gribiche w/ fries; seafood gumbo poutine with fries, andouille sausage, dungeness crab, clams, cheddar cheese; and a stand out clam chowder with farm-raised clams, neuskes bacon, weiser farms and pee wee potatoes. 1637 Silver Lake Blvd.(323)660-2255.
Pintxos on the Pier
A Basq Kitchen is celebrating their grand opening on Friday, June 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy pintxos, tapas, and wine from A Basq Kitchen’s comfortable, nautical-themed, open dining space on the International Boardwalk of Redondo Beach Pier. In Basque Country, lunch and dinner often revolves around made-to-order pintxos. The grand opening tickets are $28, which includes unlimited food, beer, and sangria. Purchase tickets at abkgrandopening.eventbrite.com 136 N. International Boardwalk (310)376-9215.
Cardamom Treats Dad Like A King
Dine over delicious contemporary Indian cuisine and toast with a complimentary beer for Dad while feasting on flavorful curry dishes, fragrant steamed rice plates or eight types of tasty tandoor-oven-baked Naan bread. Try the Peshwari naan with coconuts, sultanes, dates and nuts. The Manju’s lamb shank is simmered in a spicy sauce of onions, tomatoes and chickpeas. For those who prefer to lunch, Cardamom offers spiced beef Bhuna served with popadum, chutney, onion piaza, vegetable of the day, fresh naan, saffron pilau rice and raita for $11.95. Cardamom will be open for Father’s Day on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 10:30 p.m. 7233 Beverly Blvd. (323)936-1000.
Eat and drink like an Italian this Father’s Day as Executive Chef Calogero Drago is manning the “grill” and serving up cuts of steak that will please any proud Papa. Indulge in a juicy t-bone steak cooked Florentine style or filet mignon simmered in Barolo wine and served with roasted potatoes. There is a succulent grilled veal chop that pairs nicely with a bottle of dry Chianti or Barolo from Celestino Ristorante’s extensive wine list. Dads who desire dessert can dig into a crisp and creamy Cannoli paired with a glass of Limoncello for a sweet ending to a great Father’s Day. Open on June 21 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 141 S. Lake Ave. (626)795-4006.
Father’s Day BBQ Brunch
The Beverly Hilton’s CIRCA 55 is serving breakfast fare, selections from the grill, a farmer’s market salad bar, a taco bar, bakeries and desserts The BBQ brunch buffet is available for $59 adults and $29 for children. It starts at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. Just a couple of the delicious selections include Nutella stuffed french toast; St. Louis style baby back ribs with whiskey BBQ sauce; smoked beef brisket, Chef Thomas Henzi’s selection of breakfast pastries, mini bagels and hand crafted desserts including Bailey’s truffles, Guinness goodness, cookies, and confections and marble slab ice cream station. 9876 Wilshire Blvd.(310)887-6055.
Brunch at Baltaire
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. soak up the sun on the expansive alfresco terrace, featuring a retractable roof, Eames-style chairs and plush couches, and herb and citrus trees, while indulging in Executive Chef Travis Strickland’s signature morning dishes and Beverage Director and Sommelier David Vaughn’s refreshing brunch cocktails. Signature lunch and dinner menu items are also available, including a burger, lobster mac and cheese, and a variety of prime steaks with all the accoutrements. 11647 San Vicente Blvd. (424)273-1660.
Dad’s Day at Mr. C Spa & Beauty
At Mr. C Spa & Beauty will spoil dad now until June 28 with a full-day of relaxation. Start with a 30-minute Eucalyptus steam session, complete with a selection of hot tea, refreshing cucumber water, and washcloths. Following this, dad can enjoy a specially designed ESPA Men’s back, face, and scalp treatment to restore tired muscles, while cleansing and replenishing dry skin. Fathers will enjoy a refreshing Plymouth Gin “Last Word” cocktail at the Lobby Lounge, and a special take-home gift of ESPA Energizing Shower Gel. The package is available for $295 and $395 for an extended one hour full body massage, and also includes full-day access to the pool and fitness center, plus a voucher for 15% off The Restaurant at Mr. C. 1224 S. Beverwil Drive,(310)226-6290.
Father’s Day Grillata at Mr. C
In partnership with Peroni Nastro Azzurro, on June 21 from 12 to 4 p.m., guests can celebrate dad with an indulgent, Venetian buffet lunch poolside, with live music by the hotel’s resident American jazz and blues performer Reverend Shawn Amos and his daughter. Finish with homemade desserts like mini lemon meringue tarts. Peroni will be offered on-tap, with a complimentary first pour for dads, as well as Bellini and mimosa stations featuring freshly-squeezed peach and orange juices to customize one’s drink. Adults are $75 and children ages 4 to 12 are $45; bottomless Bellinis and mimosas are $30. (310)226-6245.
Pig Out With Pop
Shade Hotel hosts “Who’s Your Daddy” with a pig roast And craft beer garden with proceeds benefitting The Richstone Family Center on June 21. Executive Chef Chris Garasic prepares a whole spit roasted apple-cider brined Yorkshire hog with pulled pork sandwiches; chicken habanero sausages and traditional sides. Enjoy a variety of locally crafted beers provided by El Segundo Brewing Co. in the hotel’s open-air courtyard. This fun event for Dad begins at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is $40 per adult, which includes unlimited BBQ and three beer samples, and $15 per child 10 years and younger. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Richstone Family Center. 1221 N. Valley Drive (310)469-3466.
Take Dad for a Pizza and 14 oz. Draft beer for $15. This offer is honored at San Diego, El Segundo or Las Vegas for fresh and local cuisine. To learn more go to Sammyspizza.com.