Father’s Day Brunch Ideas

With Father’s Day approaching on June 17th, it’s time to switch up your celebratory traditions and bring Dad to brunch! Whether it’s a Manhattan classic like good ol’ fashioned Italian, a Brooklyn favorite such as BBQ and burgers, here’s where to take Dad for a fun and unforgettable Father’s Day brunch!

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For A Dad Who Loves Steak: Del Frisco’s Grille

Located in the Rockefeller Center neighborhood, Del Frisco’s Grille is the perfect place to spoil your father rotten this Father’s Day! Only for this special holiday, they will be serving 16 ounce 45-Day Dry Aged Strips all day. The steak is tenderized to perfection with tasting notes of hazelnut and blue cheese, sure to make your father happy he raised children with such discerning palettes. In addition, you can enjoy their full menu, with comfort food staples such as truffled mac-and-cheese, kale and brussels sprouts salad (perfect for anyone gluten-free in your party), and topping it off with something sweet such as coconut cream pie or Nutella bread pudding.

Reservations can be made through their website, or you can hope for beautiful weather and enjoy the sprawling patio at the restaurant, which is first-come-first-served, and perfect for al fresco dining on a beautiful June day. Glenwood residents living in Midtown East at The Belmont will find this central location ideal.

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For The Dad Who Appreciates A Michelin Star: Ai Fiori

If your Papa considers himself a fine foodie, quickly do yourself a favor and make a reservation for the fancy Father’s Day brunch at Ai Fiori (translated to ‘Among the Flowers’ in Italian). Located on 5th Avenue, close to Paramount Tower, this stunning restaurant received a Michelin Star in 2018, and showcases modern interpretations of French and Italian Riviera cuisine. They’ll be offering a two-course brunch for $55 and a three-course brunch for $65 with an additional option to add unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys for $30 from 11am-2:15pm. They’ll also have drink specials going on during this time for Whiskey flights, Manhattans and more. The brunch menu includes a selection of their world famous pasta dishes, Lobster Benedict, their White Label Burger, and plenty of gelato and mousse for dessert.

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For The Dad Who Wants His Brunch With A Side Of Live Music: Havana Central

Located on the Westside, Havana Central is the perfect place to take the fun-loving father to celebrate a day all about him! Havana Central will be featuring live Latin Music from 3pm-8pm, as well as a Cigar Roller from 1pm-6pm. In addition, Dad can feast on specials including Caribbean Wings, Guava-Glazed Ribs, Coconut Shrimp, and Frita Burgers. They’re also famous for their empanadas, if that’s Dad’s jam! Reservations can be made on their website.

DIY Brunch Hacks! (Perfect For The Dad Who Prefers To Eat At Home)

If your pa prefers a home cooked meal to eating out, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite brunch hacks to make this special meal anything but ordinary.

  • Make a playlist! A curated playlist of all dad’s favorite songs will not only be something that will enhance the DIY brunch, but also something he can put onto his devices and listen to at the gym, on his subway commute, or in his apartment, all year long!
  • Prepare a game to go along with brunch! Perhaps this is something as simple as everyone going around the table and saying the thing you love most about pops, or as elaborate as having a 500 piece puzzle made using a family photo, and then assembling it together after the meal. Online sites such as Shutterfly can easily print these and ship them to you in time for the big day!
  • Using some of Dad’s favorite seasonal ingredients, prepare a mocktail named after him! This is sure to delight him, and is also something that can be prepared the other 364 days of the year to rekindle memories of his special brunch.

Also, if you’re looking for the perfect gift to accompany brunch, check out our NYC Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Where are you taking pops to celebrate his special day? We’d love to hear on Facebook and Twitter!

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