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Where to Dine for Father's Day in New York City

May 30, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
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Father’s Day 2018 falls on Sunday, June 17th, and New York is ready with brunches and cruises perfect for any dad who deserves a special occasion. From world-class steaks to brunch innovations, read on for our picks for the best Father's Day dining in New York City.

Father's Day NYC: Benjamin Steakhouse

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From beautifully marbled cuts of dry-aged beef and succulent seafood to refined service and charm, Benjamin Steakhouse is perfect for making any occasion special. Father's Day is no exception: a prix fixe menu covers two courses, sides, and dessert, plus coffee or tea. They won't make choosing easy; you'll have appetizer options like lobster bisque, crab cakes, and shrimp cocktails, along with entrees like rack of lamb, Norwegian salmon, and a classic New York strip. $69, not including tax or tip. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177,

Father's Day NYC: Buca di Beppo

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Hearty Italian dishes are served family-style at Buca di Beppo, making them perfect for sharing. Eclectic décor, lively music, and engaging staff all add to the fun. Spend Sunday, June 17th celebrating Dad by indulging in cooked-to-order family-style dishes in Buca's semi-private dining room, perfect for a family meal. Among the options? Apple Gorgonzola Salad with Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, and cranberries tossed in Buca's signature Italian vinaigrette, fried calamari served with fresh homemade spicy marinara sauce, plus pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, spaghetti and meatballs, and tiramisu with homemade rum- and espresso-soaked ladyfingers for dessert. 1540 Broadway, 212-764-6527,

Father's Day NYC: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York

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Elegant and sophisticated Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse New York reflects the energy, vibrancy, and romanticism of NYC. Indulge Dad in Del Frisco’s prime rib, available exclusively on Father’s Day (16 oz for $50 or 20 oz for $60), or the signature Double Eagle Cut, a three-inch-thick, 45-day, dry-aged double bone-in prime rib-eye for $140. The full menu will also be available for guests interested in dining on signature steaks and seafood, enhanced by selections from the award-winning wine list. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129,

Father's Day NYC: Fogo de Chão

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In 1979, Fogo de Chão began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, its gaucho chefs still expertly grill 16 cuts of meat and offer continuous tableside service. For Father's Day you'll find traditional Brazilian sides (cheese bread!), a market table and feijoada (stew) bar, and, of course, a selection of very fine fire-roasted meats. Take Dad out and he'll get a special bonus: a complimentary lunch, brunch, or dinner on his next visit to Fogo, whether that's in New York or back home at one of Fogo's two dozen-plus other locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. (Redeemable June 18th through August 9th.) 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980,

Father's Day NYC: Morton’s The Steakhouse

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Famous for USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, fine wine, and elegant desserts, Morton’s The Steakhouse is the ideal place for a memorable dinner. Case in point? Father's Day 2018, when both midtown and downtown locations will be offering a special three-course menu for $59, including mains like filet mignon, double-cut prime pork chops, braised short rib, and honey-balsamic-glazed salmon. Tell Dad to save room for dessert: the choices include souffle, Key Lime pie, and a decadent double-chocolate mousse. 551 Fifth Ave. (on 45th St., btw. Fifth & Madison Aves.), 212-972-3315,; also visit their downtown location near the 9/11 Memorial at 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171,

Father's Day NYC: Patsy's Italian Restaurant

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Theatre District landmark (it was Frank Sinatra’s favorite!) Patsy's Italian Restaurant has been family-run since 1944. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Sal Scognamillo will be celebrating Father's Day with an elegant prix fixe menu ($65) featuring the favorite dishes of the fathers, grandfathers, and husbands of the Scognamillo family. Derived from their legendary recipes, Chef Scognamillo’s menu will offer a choice of Grandpa Patsy’s baked clams and Grandpa Patsy’s Rice Balls for the starter. For the entree, choices include Sal’s Dad Joe’s Stewed Tripe a la Napolitana or his octopus Affogati with linguine; Chef Sal’s Chicken and Eggplant Parmigana with ravioli, or Chef Sal’s grilled salmon with mustard sauce. Saving the best for last, dessert will include the choices of Sal’s Dad Joe’s anise biscotti or Chef Sal’s ricotta cheesecake. 236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491,

Father's Day Dining NYC: The Sea Fire Grill 

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The Sea Fire Grill's superior service, delicious cuisine, and cosmopolitan vibe make it a great destination to celebrate Dad. For $75.95 per person, a three-course Father's Day menu (with sides) includes with entrée options like squid ink spaghetti with lobster, filet mignon, or rack of Colorado lamb. Starters are equally tempting: burrata, Spanish octopus, and a duo of tartare are among the possibilities. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785,

Father's Day NYC: Spirit Cruises & Bateaux New York

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To find a view with your Father’s Day dining, get out on the water with one of the city’s great cruises. Spirit Cruises leaves from Chelsea Piers with noon brunch and 7pm dinner buffet departures. The skylines don’t come any more spectacular. For an elegant plated Father’s Day Bottomless Mimosa Brunch Cruise or Father’s Day Dinner Cruise, come aboard Bateaux, with live music on top of more of those breathtaking views.,

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