Father’s Day 2019 falls on Sunday, June 16th, and New York is ready with meals and cruises perfect for any dad who deserves a special occasion. From world-class steaks to the freshest seafood, read on for our Father's Day dining picks in New York City.
Father's Day NYC: Benjamin Steakhouse
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; lobster bisque, crab cakes, and shrimp cocktails, along with entrees like rack of lamb, Norwegian salmon, and a classic dry-aged New York strip. $69, not including tax or tip. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com
Father's Day NYC: The Campbell
For a Father's Day brunch, look to The Campbell in Grand Central Terminal, where the live jazz and hand-rolled cigars are part of the experience. (An a la carte menu is available, but Dads looking to pair whiskey and bites should opt for the "International Whiskey Menu." At $74 per person, pairings include (American) Woodford Reserve Bourbon with nuts and dried fruit; (Scotland) Macallan 12yr with Jasper Hill blue cheese; (Japanese) Hibiki Harmony with chicken liver crostini; and (Irish) Red Breast 12 yr with Valrhona chocolate tarlets. Reservations available from 12pm-5pm here. 15 Vanderbilt Ave., 212-297-1781, thecampbellnyc.com
Father's Day NYC: David Burke Tavern
The all-new David Burke Tavern is a modern American restaurant by award-winning celebrity chef David Burke. A stately townhouse setting showcases Burke’s creative, contemporary approach to classic fare—often with showstopping presentations. On Father's Day this year, you'll find some great specials on top of the regular Sunday brunch and dinner array. Start with a shrimp avocado “guactail” with quinoa, shaved fennel, radish, citrus. Among entree specials you'll find a "steak and egg" with shrimp, soft scrambled, and Porterhouse for two; lobster steak with asparagus, peal onion, and tomato-miso butter; and a very decadent filet mignon with foie gras & truffle. Come dessert, look for a “Manhattan” crème brûlée with chocolate and whiskey sauce. Burke's famous Clothesline Maple Candied Bacon, above, is available as a table share appetizer. 135 E. 62nd St., 212-988-9021, davidburketavern.com
Father's Day NYC: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York
Elegant and sophisticated Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse New York reflects the energy, vibrancy, and romanticism of NYC. Indulge Dad in a Father's Day special of slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib; a sherry old fashioned makes the perfect complement. 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. On Father's Day, Del Frisco's opens at noon. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129, delfriscos.com
Father's Day NYC: Fogo de Chão
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, Sunday brunch, or dinner on his next visit to Fogo, whether that’s in New York or back home (redeemable June 18th through August 29th). 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980, fogodechao.com
Father's Day NYC: Morton’s The Steakhouse
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 2019, when both midtown and downtown locations will be offering a special three-course menu for $59, including mains like filet mignon, prime pork chops, and miso-marinated sea bass. 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, mortons.com/newyork; also visit their downtown location near the 9/11 Memorial at 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171, mortons.com
Father's Day Dining NYC: The Sea Fire Grill
The Sea Fire Grill's superior service, delicious cuisine, and cosmopolitan vibe make it a great destination to celebrate Dad. Enjoy a special $59 prix fixe with entrée options like blackened Montauk swordfish, bone-in ribeye, or roasted branzino. Starters are equally tempting with options like burrata, Spanish octopus, and a tartare duo. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785, theseafiregrill.com
Father's Day Dining NYC: Strip House
You can indulge all your senses when experiencing the famed New York City steakhouseStrip House. Signature prime cuts of beef are matched by striking dining room with a siren-red interior and black and white vintage photography. On Father’s Day, look for creative takes like a roasted bone marrow appetizer with strawberry-rhubarb marmalade, a generous 22-ounce prime Black Angus t-bone, and bacon dark chocolate chip cheesecake blondies with cherry sorbet for dessert. Strip House Downtown is located at 13 E. 12th St. Call 212-328-0000 or visit striphouse.com/venues/downtown for reservations. Strip House Midtown is located at 15 W. 44th St. Call 212-336-5454 or visit striphouse.com/venues/midtown for reservations.
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