Father's Day in South Florida: Where to Take Dad in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Oh. Father's Day. It's probably the one day of the year that Dad will actually let you pick up the tab. So you should make sure you do something special.
Whether it's a night out on the town, brunch, or just plain old meat, we have a list of food- and drink-related Father's Day events for Dad.
The historic Delray Beach spot will be hosting a barbecue and beer brunch for Dad. For $68 per person (or $34 for kids under 12), the brunch includes a grill station, a carving station, fresh seafood, and a selection of regular brunch options like omelets and fruit salads. Dads also get to enjoy free-flowing house beers.
To up the ante to its already well-known brunch, Blue Moon is adding some special treats for Dad, including a steak and egg station. Brunch is $48.95 per person. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For ex-New Yorkers -- except Mets fans -- NYY Steak is offering a special Father's Day brunch for $60 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet will include six stations featuring dishes like Bourbon & Bacon French Toast, Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, and Seared Sea Scallops over prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Most important, mimosas and bloody marys are included.
The high-end Palm Beach restaurant is offering a couple of options for Dad throughout the week. On Wednesday, the spot is hosting "Wine, Brew & BBQ." Sommelier Mariya Kovacheva will be pairing local craft beers and barbecue-friendly wines with four courses. Fran Andrelevich, owner of Tequesta Brewing Co., will be present. The dinner is $85 per person. Reservations are required. On Sunday, Cafe Boulud will feature a $32 three-course prix fixe brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. An à la carte dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Middle of the Road
Starting at 4 p.m., Bistro 1001 will be offering a meaty special for Dad: a 16-ounce prime rib with greens and potatoes for just $34.
The steak house is offering a carnivorous special for Dads, not so surprisingly. For $29.95, treat pops to a USDA Prime bone-in rib eye.
From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the casino's marketplace-style restaurant is offering an extended Father's Day brunch for $32.95 per person. The menu includes a wide array of brunch and lunch options like lobster bisque, smoked pork loin, bacon mac & cheese, crab cake eggs Benedict, and snow crab clusters.
For $19.95, the restaurant is featuring a cascabel rib eye, a 16-ounce Certified Angus Beef cowboy cut bone-in rib eye that is aged for 21 days and then basted with cascabel marinade. It normally runs for $24.95, but it's on special for Dad.
From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the new spot is holding a "Stick to Your Ribs" Father Day brunch special with some soulful offerings like Saucy Spareribs with bacony yukon gold potato salad, New Orleans beignets, homemade Filipino tocino (light Filipino breakfast) with fried rice and egg and Not Your Father's Hash -- homemade chorizo hash, fried egg, and smoked paprika butter. Specials range from $5 to $16. Reservations recommended for large parties.
The New York-inspired bistro is serving some Latin-inspired fare for Father's Day. In addition to the Sunday sangria for $7 a glass, $25 a carafe, the spot is offering steak and eggs with chimichurri for Dad.
Fort Lauderdale's only Greek chic dining spot is offering some special dishes for Father's Day brunch. Additionally, for $15 the restaurant is offering unlimited bloody mary, mimosa, and sangria stations.
RA Sushi, 201 SW 145 Terr. in Pembroke Pines (954-342-5454, or visit facebook.com/RASushiPembrokePines)or 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens (561-340-2112, or visit facebook.com/RASushiPalmBeachGardens).
Both RA Sushi locations are offering an all-day happy hour for Dad starting at 11 a.m. More than 30 appetizers will be offered for $2.25 to $7.25. Beverages will range from $3 to $7. It's Father's Day on a budget.
The Mizner Park pizza place is offering a Buy One, Get One deal for Dad. For any entrée purchase, get another of lesser or equal value for free.
The Boynton Beach brewery is hosting a couple of specials to celebrate Dad. All week, for $30 plus tax, the spot is offering a Father's Day package, which includes any T-shirt, a 32-ounce growler, and any Due South fill. On Sunday, the taproom will be offering an all-day happy hour starting at noon. Regular tours will be offered throughout the day as well.
From open to close, the Sybarite Pig will be holding a Dogfish Head Pint Night with 16-ounce pours of Festina Peche and Burton Baton -- and Dad gets to keep the glass. Plus, the beercentric spot will be releasing its new burger to help celebrate Dad; it will be available for $10.
If your Dad is into the hig-roller thing, Prime is holding a Friday-night men's deal -- Hot Cars and Big Cigars. Starting at 9 p.m., guests can check out exotic cars while puffing on hand-rolled cigars. Herrera cigars will be handing out free cigars to the first 30 men. A 16-ounce prime-rib dinner with salad and side will be on special for $29.95, and Ketel One cocktails are just $5 each. Free entry to Il Bacio will be given to all guests who purchase a drink at Prime.
The name of the promo might sound perverse, but the deal kind of works if you're a guy who wants to treat your single Dad to a night on the town. On Friday and Saturday nights, all men who buy bottle service will be entered to win a Maserati for the weekend with Vibe's "Who's Your Daddy?" deal.
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