23 Dining Specials to take Dad to enjoy on Father’s Day

Here’s some great spots to take your Dad on Father’s Day –

  1. Free Glass for Dad at Eureka! On Father’s Day buy dad a whiskey drink and Eureka will give him the glass to take home. Eureka features over 40 small batch whiskeys. Signature cocktails include classic recipes like the house Old Fashioned, made with Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, bitters, fresh orange zest and a block of ice. The modern Holy Smokes is made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, tart cherry liqueur, maple syrup, Aztec chocolate bitters, then smoked in house with hickory chips.  Click here for locations
  2. FARMHOUSE Brunch – Take dad to the Beverly Center for a $28 farm fresh brunch buffet or a la carte menu. Add $20 for two hours of unlimited mimosas or rose’. This special is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Father’s Day dinner enjoy a $38 per person supper featuring prime beef, whole striped bass, whole chicken and unlimited appetizers and sides. A la carte also available from 5 to 9 p.m. Call (310)818-4925 or visit Open Table, farmhousela.com
  3. The Peninsula Beverly Hills celebrate Father’s Day with an upgraded brunch from 11a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Executive Chef David Codney’s menu includes fresh seafood including oysters, prime rib and crispy fried chicken. Upgrade the experience with bottomless craft beer or Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. Executive Pastry Chef Stephanie Boswell’s seasonal selection of delightful confections. Price: $98 per person; $25 per person for free-flowing craft beer and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. For reservations go to  The Belvedere.

  4. Father’s Day at the beach – Treat dad to an oceanside dinner at 1 Pico on Sunday, June 17. Chef David Almany will prepare a Father’s Day feast, featuring a special dry-aged, 14-ounce, prime bone-in New York strip served with rosemary fingerling potatoes, bone marrow and a small green salad. There are other market-fresh meat and seafood favorites, along with flavorful pastas and vegetable-centric dishes for the family. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310)587-1717.
  5. Father’s Day at Casita Del Campo – Sip on a delicious margarita with your favorite guy. Fresh fruit flavors include strawberry, peach, pomegranate, ginger or melon, served on the rocks or blended. Entrées include steak and eggs prepared with carne asada, two eggs prepared any style, rice and refried beans. Lighter options include huevos con chorizo prepared with two scrambled eggs and served with savory chorizo, rice and beans. During dinner, dad might order the classic carnitas plate made with delicious pork simmered in garlic and oranges, and served with guacamole alongside rice and beans. 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, (323)662-4255.
  6. Free brunch for dad at Public School – The scholastic-themed gastropub will be treating dads to free brunch with purchase of another adult entrée on Father’s Day. The menu features new dishes like the buttermilk biscuits and gravy served with scrambled eggs, or classic favorites like the eggs Benedict pizza with prosciutto, Grana Padano, hollandaise and two fried eggs. Public School will also offer a complimentary draft beer with purchase of any entrée from the lunch or dinner menu on Sunday, June 17. 612 Flower St., Los Angeles, (213)622-4500. 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310)558-0414. 15300 Ventura Blvd., #102G, Sherman Oaks, (818)728-9818.
  7. Complimentary cocktails at The Independence – The corner drinking and dining destination in Santa Monica will be serving each dad on Father’s Day a complimentary Man-mosa at brunch and Man-hattan at dinner. 205 Broadway, (310)458-2500.
  8. Father’s Day with a French flair – Spoil dad at Church & State with a prix-fixe dinner menu. Head to Los Angeles’ Arts District to indulge in executive chef Tony Esnault’s four-course Father’s Day menu for $45 per person. There is an optional wine pairing offered for $25. For those who prefer to dine à la carte, Church & State also offers steak tartare prepared with Strauss Brand grass-fed beef, crostini, mesclun salad and French fries. The roulade de porc is made with pork belly roulade, Parisian gnocchi, English peas, pesto, pickled rhubarb and arugula. The eatery is open from 5 to 9 p.m. 1850 Industrial St., #100, (213)405-1434.
  9. Mexican fiesta for dads at Broder Gril – In celebration of dads, Border Grill’s celebrated chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are roasting a whole pig and offering a carnitas taco stand on their expansive patio. For $30 per person, guests will have access to unlimited small plates and stations with brunch highlights including Yucatan pork Benedict; green corn tamales; and dulce de leche-infused churro tots with whipped cream. For an extra $20 per person, guests can enjoy unlimited mimosas, micheladas and bloody marys. Father’s Day brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (213)486-5171.
  10. Lunetta all day on Father’s Day – Celebrate in Santa Monica this Father’s Day with brunch all day. Executive chef Raphael Lunetta’s favorites include the fried chicken sandwich or the L.A.D. burger made with Snake River grass-fed beef, caramelized onions, beefsteak tomatoes, aged white cheddar and Marie Rose sauce. For dads with a sweet tooth, there are lemon ricotta pancakes or a banana chocolate chip loaf.  Classic eggs and bacon include thickly cut Niman Ranch bacon, free-range eggs and the Calvados sausage. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2424 Pico Blvd., (310)581-4201.
  11. Father’s Day at Norah – Raise your glass to Dad with a bloody mary comprised of vodka, house-made mix, lemon and olives, or a mimosa while satisfying your egg fix with the biscuit Benedict made with house smoked ham, poached eggs, hollandaise and market lettuces. Try also the breakfast sandwich or the heartier fried chicken sandwich made with pimento cheese, pickles and butter lettuce. Bring dad for dinner and executive chef Mike Williams will make his freshly made ricotta with house-made levain bread, sesame and honey, or the smoked salmon rillettes served with potato chips. Make sure Dad enjoys a proper Oaxacan Sour or the toasted coconut old fashioned prepared with Japanese whisky, brandy, Amaretto liqueur and bitters. Norah’s stellar entrées include American wagyu zabuton served with crispy fingerlings or the potato gnocchi with black truffle and Parmesan. Father’s Day brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. 8279 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (323)450-4211.
  12. Pearl’s BBQ in downtown L.A. – Sit with dad at an outdoor picnic table alongside a retro Airstream. Pearl’s BBQ serves certified smoked Angus beef brisket and beef short ribs by the pound. Smoked for nearly 16 hours, the beef is served with house-made potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw. Enjoy this with a classic Mexican Coca-Cola, Nesbitt’s honey lemonade or a creamy Big Red soda. Finish with a slice of Pearl’s apple and pecan pie. Open from noon and 6 p.m. 2143 Violet St. pearlsbbqla.com.
  13.  Preux & Proper – Get ready for a stick-to-your-ribs Father’s Day brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosas for $15 at this downtown Los Angeles establishment. Other specials include Preux & Proper’s famous Captain Creole bloody mary made with poblano chili-infused vodka, celery bitters, Fresno hot sauce, freshly grated horseradish, boil spice, shrimp, crawfish, tomato, bay and Castelvetrano olives. Try the Shrunken Head(ache), prepared with pineapple-infused vodka, lemon, lime, passion fruit, Tiki bitters, coriander and clove, salt, mint, lime, booze-infused pineapple and Luxardo cherries, or the Wakey Wakey, made with bacon-infused vodka, Smog City Bo’ Pils, blackstrap Worcestershire sauce, hickory-smoked black salt, sharp cheddar, pepperoni, cherry tomato and house-pickled okra. Entrées include fried chicken and waffles, and sausage and eggs with house andouille, slow-cooked heirloom red beans, two sunny-side up eggs with toasted brioche. Be sure to get your sweet dad the pâte à choux beignets served with bananas Foster dulce de leche. Father’s Day dinner includes house-made charcuterie, chicken-fried pork belly and a 36-hour prime boneless beef rib. Finish off dad’s special day with Kassady’s Mama’s key lime pie. Open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m., and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. 840 S. Spring St., (213)896-0090.
  14.  Father’s Day brunch at Spring – Restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi and her husband, executive chef Tony Esnault are serving up French delights on Sunday. Housed in the time-honored Douglas Building in downtown Los Angeles, Spring offers a delightful atmosphere with an airy atrium among pepper trees and a fountain. Start with a selection of chef Esnault’s house-made pastries including croissants, pain au chocolat and fresh baguette with house-made rhubarb and cherry preserves. Order the traditional eggs Benedict, omelet escargot or the Maine lobster Benedict. The smoked salmon tartine is served open-faced with smoked salmon, arugula, dill and farmers market greens. For dads who love desserts, try the chocolat monégasque with bittersweet chocolate ganache, citrus vinaigrette chocolate crumble, lemon honey sorbet or pralines. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 257 S. Spring St., (213)372-5189.
  15. Spa and steak – On Father’s Day, enjoy a day of ultimate relaxation at The Spa at Beverly Wilshire. Learn about the newly launched spa line 111SKIN. Dads can opt for the stress-relief massage or the new cryotherapy sports massage before heading down to the Michelin-starred CUT by Wolfgang Puck for a steakhouse dinner and handcrafted cocktails. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)275-5200.
  16. The Restaurant at Mr. C’s poolside cookout – Dine on the Mr. C yacht-inspired pool deck from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday. Lunch includes grilled hamburgers, chicken mattone, an array of grilled summer vegetables, classic Cipriani pastas, house-made desserts, and endless pours of Peroni Nastro Azzurro or house wine. Guests can enjoy live music while playing outdoor games like life-size Jenga and cornhole. The all-inclusive lunch is $75 per adult and $38 for children ages 5 to 12. Kids under 5 are free. Dads get their pick between a Cipriani-bottled beer and a signature blend cigar from La Casa del Tabac to take home with them. 224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills, (877)334-5623.
  17. Father’s Day at Melody – Located in Virgil Village, Melody features executive chef Justin Abram preparing brunch and dinner specials for Father’s Day this year. Enjoy a crispy chicken cordon bleu sandwich and a can of Modelo Especial for $15 during brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melody’s dinner special is available from 6 to 10 p.m. Highlights include a perfectly cooked skirt steak and a glass of Côtes du Rhône for $30. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 751 N. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles, (323)922-6037.
  18. Brack Shop Tavern burger and beer combo – Executive chef Christena Quinn makes a “So Damn Good” burger with a choice of house beer or Goose Island IPA for $15. The burger includes ground chuck roast, American cheese, heirloom tomato, lettuce, house pickle, grilled onion and Brack sauce. This special is only available this Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight. 525 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, (213)232-8657.
  19. Mi Corazon two-for-one – Executive chef Vanessa Swan celebrates dads with a two-for-one deal on beer at Mi Corazon. You can also try the restaurant’s new barrel-aged tequila old fashioned for $9. Enjoy the beverages with brunch classics like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, or stay for dinner and try guest favorite, house-made chicken mole. Open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Brunch menu items are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2609 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, (323)522-3320.
  20. The FLATS pizza and cocktails – Executive chef Paul Shoemaker makes a variety of artisanal flatbread pizzas with classic cocktails that include an old fashioned or margarita made with tequila blanco, house curaçao and fresh lime. Bring dad between 5 p.m. and midnight. 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)909-7549.
  21. Baldoria’s bottomless beer – Here’s a fun Father’s Day gift: a pizza-making class by chef Duke Gerais. The class includes a pizza and a complimentary glass of beer or wine for $30. For dads who don’t want to participate in the class, enjoy bottomless beer from Fort Point alongside one entrée or pizza and one side for $30. Brunch menu items are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 243 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213)947-3329.
  22. Pikey brunch and Sunday roast dinner – Father’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes a complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. Bottomless pours are $15. Dinner offers slow-roasted pork belly or roasted short ribs with Pikey sides and house wines.  7617 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)850-5400.
  23. View Dining at Castaway – Start at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a specialty Father’s Day brunch menu, created by newly appointed Executive Chef Perry Pollaci. The prix fixe menu priced at $79 for adults and $35 for children aged 4 to 12 with option for bottomless mimosas for $18. Highlights include: French Toast thick cut with fluff, rum-roasted banana, Nutella and spiced maple syrup, Steak and Eggs “Benedict” with an option of Hanger Steak, Wagyu Skirt Steak or Black Angus Filet served with poached eggs, crisp potato cakes, chimichurri and vine roasted tomato, or his famous Lobster & Waffles with Masago tempura lobster tail and orange scented waffles and smoked maple syrup. 1250 E. Harvard Road. Burbank. (818)848-6691.

This was featured in the June 14 issue of the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News.

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