After a low-key, stay-at-home Father’s Day last June, restaurants are reopening their doors and filling up again. Why not show Dad how much you appreciate him this Sunday, June 20, with a special meal, or maybe some gourmet cookies, special tea or coffee? See below for a few of our favorite options…
Enjoy an exhilarating Father’s Day celebration at Porsche Experience Center. For $65, Dad can ride in a Porsche with a Porsche Drive Coach speeding around the extensive, 53-acre Handling Circuit after a luxurious brunch at one of the center’s two restaurants, Restaurant 917 and 917 (K)afe. Brunch options include snow crab legs, prime rib roast, wild salmon with lemon dill cream, oysters with mignonette, French toast with mixed berry compote, and more.
You and Dad can enjoy craft beer, cocktails, and charcuterie boards at Palos Verdes Peninsula’s stunning South Coast Botanic Garden all weekend long. This Gnome Sweet Gnome Father’s Day celebration also includes an optional scavenger hunt, with garden gnomes hidden throughout the garden’s 87 acres.
Pasadena’s Union is famous for its porchetta. This special dish isn’t always available, but it is this Father’s Day at both Union and the new U Street Pizza. Rubbed with rosemary and Fresno chile, pork belly is slow-roasted and served with pancetta and garlic pan sauce, along with farmer’s market shelling beans, Weiser Farms potatoes, and arugula with bagna cauda vinaigrette at Union. U Street Pizza, meanwhile, will offer the porchetta atop a white pizza with roasted pickled peppers and arugula with bagna cauda vinaigrette.
Located in the Arts District in DTLA, Flying Embers Taproom is offering a Father’s Day Bottomless Brunch featuring live jazz, mimosas, and micheladas. The cocktails are made with the Ojai-based brewery’s hard kombuchas, hard seltzers, and experimental beers. You can make reservations via Resy, but walk-ins are also welcome.
Savor a Kosher brunch accompanied by live jazz at The Milky Way. Young local Zak Astor, a rising star who appeared prominently in the documentary “Fame High,” will be behind the piano playing both classic and modern tunes. Brunch choices include potato latkes and eggs, eggs benedict florentine, and brioche French toast. On Father’s Day, every diner will receive a $10 bounce back gift card.
The $40 Father’s Day special at Eureka! features a sampler of Kentucky whiskey, a scrumptious starter, and a Fresno Fig or Cowboy Burger or a Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Eureka! is known for its locally sourced food, from-scratch kitchen, and beers, bourbons, and cocktails all made using US-sourced products.
If your dad is a classic burger and beer type, head to Islands for the $15 Father’s Day special. He can choose from any burger on the menu, along with any 16 oz. draft beer.
All-you-can-eat-tacos and a cocktail for just $25? Count us in. Santa Monica cocktail bar and taqueria Lanea is offering this great Father’s Day brunch deal this Sunday. Made to order on gluten-free tortillas, choose from brunch tacos like Huevos Con Chorizo, Huevos Con Bacon, Huevos Con Sausage, Huevos Con Veggie, Huevos Con Queso , and Huevos Con Beyond Meat. Tequila and mezcal flights, along with a margarita flight sampler, are also available.
Nana Gretchen’s Soulful Fried Chicken Bucket, with four legs, four thighs, and two large soulful sides, is just $19 on Father’s Day at Georgia’s Restaurant in Long Beach and Anaheim. $5 draft beers and delectable Southern desserts like peach cobbler and sweet potato pie are also available.
Open since 1964, all Black Angus Steakhouse locations open at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day with limited-time specials, along with a Black Angus Bounceback that will take $15 off your next purchase of $50 or more. Specials include a half-pound of slow-roasted prime rib and one or two Atlantic lobster tails ($36 or $45). If you’d rather celebrate at home, they’re also offering a Steak Family Meal for Four for $68 or a Happy Hour To-Go Pack for $30.
Treats & Drink Specials
Dr. Shica, the owner of the Southern-style gourmet bakery of the same name, pays homage to her husband Mike — and all dads — with a special Father’s Day cookie package. Mike’s Box, $19, includes an assortment of Dr. Shica’s delicious, high-quality cookies: two oatmeal, two chocolate chip, one confetti, and one peanut butter.
Sunright Tea Studio is offering a Buy One, Get One Free special this Sunday in honor of the Summer Solstice, which coincides with Father’s Day this year. Enjoy two refreshing boba milk teas or fruit teas for the price of one this Sunday only. Sunright Tea Studios has locations in Little Tokyo, Sawtelle, the San Gabriel Valley, and more.
Chado Tea Room is celebrating Father’s Day with an homage to its late, beloved patriarch, Devan Shah, with a special Chai blend. Chado Tea’s Devan’s Legacy Chai features notes of cardamom, lemongrass, and vanilla.
Pivot Coldbrew, a ready-to-drink cold brew coffee that boosts brain function with nootropics and adaptogens, helps sustain energy while avoiding adrenal fatigue. This delicious coffee comes in five flavors, and through June, you can receive 50% off your first order of Pivot with the code DADLOVESPIVOT.