It's Father's Day this Sunday, June 16. Sure, you could get him a tie, a barbecue grill, or an electronic 5-in-1 gadget from Brookstone that he'll likely never use. Or you can show appreciation for all that he's done for you with a good meal and a stiff drink. So we compiled a list of restaurants from casual to more formal that can help you celebrate -- whether by a 3-course meal or a special drink-of-the-day. Note: All deals apply to Sunday, June 16 only.
All fathers celebrating their day at Bouchon Bistro -- open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- will receive a free glass of Thomas Keller's White Apron Pilsner and a jelly doughnut. Menu specials of the day include a pulled pork sandwich with fried Jidori hen egg. 235 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills; (310) 271-9910.
For Father's Day, Descanso Gardens will have on menu a barbecue set lunch with Carolina-style BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, grilled corn on the cob with spicy Sriracha butter, and endless root beer floats for $37 per adult and $15 per child, ages 4-12. The lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge; (213) 663-9016.
Daniel Roberts will offer a three-course brunch for $42 per person from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The choices will include Dungeness crab cakes, short rib hash, triple prime beef burger, flatiron steak and eggs, and Meyer lemon olive oil cake, plus bottomless mimosas. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey; (310) 823-6395.
At all three Chaya locations all day Sunday, fathers can check out the special BBQ menu paired with Golden Road brews. Each location features a unique set of dishes, such as grilled Moromi miso octopus and grilled Kurobuta pork ribs at the Downtown location. Beverly Hills: 8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048 | 310-859-8833. Downtown: 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles; (213) 236-9577. Venice: 110 Navy St., Venice; (310) 396-1179.
The Westchester cantina is offering a special for dads -- $25 buys him a steak-and-eggs brunch, a draft beer, and a Cinco t-shirt. The offer is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7241 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles; (310) 910-0895.
Pascal Lorange will offer a three-course Provençal brunch menu at $40 per person, featuring options like crab and heirloom tomato salad, carne cruda, and truffle mushroom fontina scrambled eggs from noon to 2:45 p.m.. A free glass of bellini or mimosa is included in the prix-fixe. For dinner, there's a three-course French Riviera-inspired dinner with choices like lobster salad and chicken tajine for $60 per person. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood; (310) 360-9100.
Four Seasons is celebrating Father's Day with a brunch buffet that features specialty stations like a meatballs and mac-n-cheese bar, farmers market salads, seafood, and sushi. The buffet is $95 per person and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles; (310) 273-2222.
For dads who will have their meals at the restaurant, 16-ounce Lazy Dog House beers and Firestone DBA's will be $3 each. The restaurant will be offering a complimentary limited-edition pint glass for all fathers. Offer will be available all day Sunday. 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance; (310) 921-6080.
All day, dads will receive one free Summer Shandy (beer plus lemonade) when he purchases a signature burger like the PCB (Americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions, and mixed pickles), Blueprint (smoked blue cheese, pig candy, fried onions, roasted garlic steak sauce, and peppercress) or the Chef's Favorite (cheese two ways, bacon two ways, ketchup leather, an egg fried sunnyside up, and hot sauce).
1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 288-6500.
Dads dining at Rick Bayless' restaurant for brunch or dinner will be given a free Mexican Old Fashioned on the rocks, a twist on the classic cocktail with Chinaco anejo tequila, chocolate bitters, an orange rind and a splash of soda. Brunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m on Sunday. 8155 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-5009.
All dads who visit Simmzy's in either Long Beach or Manhattan Beach on Father's Day will get their first pint of beer for a penny. The offer is available all day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Long Beach: 5271 E. 2nd St., Long Beach; (562) 439-5590. Manhattan Beach: 229 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310) 546-1201.
There will be a $40 tasting special at STREET this Sunday, pairing six different dumplings with six different beers. This includes Ukrainian spinach varenyky, mini jackfruit bao, and potato samosas, alongside Meantime Scotch Ale, Duhbe Imperial IPA, and Messiah Nut Brown Ale. 742 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 203-0500.
In a reversal of deals, your dad will get to eat free with you at almost all U.S. locations of The Counter -- with the exception of the one at the Miami airport -- all day on Father's Day. The deal is each dad will receive a standard 1/3-pound burger (no bison or market select burger) if he is accompanied by one paying guest.
Tres by José Andrés
Tres will feature a Father's Day brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will include a roasted beef ribeye carving station, a caviar display, cheeses and charcuterie, along with assorted desserts. The buffet is $52 per person. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 247-0400.
The Pasadena restaurant is debuting its summer Sunday supper of fish and chips this Sunday with a one-day drink special. The New Fashioned (Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey, bitters, simple syrup, and a peach slice) will be available for $10. 70 N. Raymond Ave., upstairs Pasadena; (626) 795-3999.
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