The sheer number of dinner options is one of the best and worst things about living in New York. If you're hunting for a restaurant for Father's Day, here are our selections to get you started!
Brick Lane Curry House
(306-308 East 6th Street and other locations)
The Indian restaurant offers two perks this weekend that aren’t necessarily compatible: a bottomless booze brunch for $15, and free meals for kids under 10 years old who come with their dads. Diners of any age can settle on Spinach and Cheese Dumplings, or Fish Goan spiced with green chilies, coconut, and mint.
Brooklyn Winery (213 North 8th Street)
Small batch wines are made in-house at Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg. Guests can tour the winery before settling at the bar and choosing from a menu of wine (Brooklyn Winery’s own and others), beer, and wine cocktails. For food to accompany all the drinks, order from a wide selection of small plates. Olives marinated in citrus brine and maple syrup-roasted Mixed Nuts with cayenne are twists on classics. Roasted Harissa Carrots over whipped yogurt or Fried Pork Belly with tamarind-lime puree are more adventurous options.
Del Frisco’s Grille (50 Rockefeller Plaza)
If all your dad really wants is a steak, head to Del Frisco’s. The prime sliced New York Strip Steak comes with Parmesan-herb frites and tomato basil salsa, or try the shaved Prime Steak Dip Sandwich with horseradish sauce. For a break from steak, the menu also features a selection of flat breads, seafood, and salads. Though yes, there is a steak salad.
Old School Brooklyn (520 Court Street)
“You won’t find upscale, re-imagined meatloaf or deconstructed lasagna here,” promises Old School Brooklyn. The new restaurant is offering hearty meals and large servings for Father’s Day brunch, as well as free dessert for dads. Their ice cream is made in-house, and used to make old classics—think Root Beer Floats and Banana Splits.
Rouge et Blanc (48 MacDougal Street)
The New York Times gave this French-Vietnamese restaurant a two-star review. Its menu focuses on quality over quantity and features intriguing fusion dishes, including a Scallion Rice Crepe and Glazed Chicken Livers with pepper vinegar, Chinese celery, and a baguette. Charred octopus, rib eye, scallops, and smoked pork belly are also on the menu, which is largely meat and seafood-based. For dessert, Gateau au Chocolat is given a s’mores twist and served with marshmallow fluff and graham cracker crumble.
Smoke Jazz and Supper-Club Lounge (2751 Broadway)
Live music is a free bonus at Smoke’s Jazz Brunch, and the brunch menu has enough variety to make everyone happy. Dads watching their cholesterol can go with an Irish Oatmeal Brulee or a Garden Omelette with zuchinni, peppers, basil, and other fillings. Dads not watching their cholesterol might consider the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with tomato gravy, bacon-braised collard greens, and fresh cornbread. But it is Father’s Day after all, which is a good enough reason to choose the latter.