Holiday Guide: Where to Celebrate Father’s Day in Los Angeles

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From steak-forward feasts to extravagant brunches, check out the best places to celebrate Father’s Day in Los Angeles.

1 Pico
June 17. Treat dad to an oceanside feast complete with a special dry aged, prime-grade 14-ounce bone-in New York Strip. Rosemary fingerling potatoes, bone marrow and a small green salad round out the holiday dining experience. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.587.1717.


June 17. Cheers to dad this Father’s Day with bottomless beer from Fort Point alongside one entree (or pizza) and one side—all for only $30. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 243 S. San Pedro St., downtown, 213.947.3329.


Beauty & Essex
June 17. This sophisticated Hollywood dining destination rolls out the red carpet for dad with the all-new lamb skewers, BBQ pork, vegetarian tofu “sea bass” and tandoori tofu. End on a sweet note with a plethora of dessert options. 1615 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 323.676.8880.


June 15-17. Available exclusively this Father’s Day weekend, indulge in a Double Belcampo Burger Special. The specialty includes two half-pound patties, butter lettuce, caramelized onions, house sauce and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun. $18 burger only, $22 burger with fries. Available at all L.A. Belcampo locations.


Boomtown Brewery
June 17. If your pop loves craft beer, head to Boomtown Brewery for a day of family-fun. Enjoy a bounce house, mini putt putt course, face painting, petting zoo and, of course, lots of beer. Noon-6 p.m. Free. 700 Jackson St., downtown. RSVP


Border Grill Downtown Los Angeles
June 17. Feast on a hearty Mexican-inspired brunch from celebrated chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Indulge on unlimited small plates and stations, plus a whole roasted pig and carnitas taco stand on the patio. Upgrade your experience—to the ring of $20—to imbibe on bottomless mimosas, Micheladas and Bloody Marys. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $30 brunch, $50 brunch with bottomless drinks. Union Bank Plaza, 445 S. Figueroa St. #100, downtown, 213.486.5171.


Brack Shop Tavern
June 17. This Father’s Day, try the all-new So Damn Good Burger paired with a house beer or Goose Island IPA for only $15. The new burger boasts ground chuck roast, American cheese, heirloom tomato, lettuce, house pickles, grilled onions and Brack sauce. 3 p.m.-midnight. 525 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.232.8657.


June 17. Celebrate Dad at this traditional Irish pub offering a beer and burger all-day special for only $15. Get there early to watch Brazil take on Switzerland at 11 a.m. Open from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey, 424.443.5119.


Spend a relaxing day celebrating dad at Castaway in Burbank.

June 17. Enjoy spectacular, sweeping views of the valley while you treat dad to a three-course brunch at the newly opened steak-forward outpost. Menu highlights for Father’s Day include appetizers like seared tuna tartine, Point Vicente calamari with Rock shrimp and Dungeness crab cake; entrees such as lobster and waffles, wild mushroom pappardelle and French toast. Elevate your dining experience with bottomless mimosas—after all, brunch without booze is just breakfast. $79+ adults; $35+ children 4-12; $18 bottomless mimosas. 1250 E. Harvard Road, Burbank, 818.848.6691.


Del Frisco’s Grille
June 17. Make dad feel like a king with special steak cuts including a 16-ounce 45-day dry aged bone-out strip. Pair your steak with Catena Malbec off the Grille’s award-winning wine list. 55 S. Lake Ave. Suite 150, Pasadena, 626.765.9913.


Father’s Day Food Truck Festival
June 17. Angel City Brewery brings back its annual fest for a day of delicious noms, live music and cold brews. The Vignes Rooftop Revival and The Howling Faith share the performance stage while Downtown Taco Co. and more provide bites. Also on deck for the occasion is the brewery’s latest creation, the single-hopped, kettle-soured Sunbather. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., downtown. RSVP


Fuego’s Father’s Day Barbecue and Beer Bash
June 17. The title says it all—bring dad in for a savory barbecue spread complimented by a smattering of local beer tastings. Also on-site are family-friendly, oversized games to play. $68 adults; $27 children 6-12; free for children 5 and under; all prices exclude tax and gratuity. 700 Queensway Dr., Long Beach, 562.481.3910.


June 17. The annual Father’s Day Sunday Supper returns to James Beard Foundation award winners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s flagship restaurant. On deck for dads is cherry tomatoes with arugula, warm tallegio toast and local walnuts; choice of vermillion rockfish with haricots verts, green garlic and mustard breadcrumbs or grilled hanger steak with potato purée, chanterelles and Alex’s bermuda onion rings. End on a sweet note with meringues “Closerie Des Lilas” with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and toasted almonds. Dads can also enjoy a supplemental wine pairing or seasonal handcrafted cocktail. 5-9:30 p.m. $52, libations extra. 8474 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.6277.


Indulge in blueberry cobbler at Descanso Garden’s all-you-can-eat brunch buffet.

Maple at Descanso Gardens
June 17. Bring an empty stomach to this all-you-can-eat brunch buffet in honor of Father’s Day. Menu highlights include Baltimore pit beef, cherry glazed pit ham, fried oysters, maple fried chicken, mashed potatoes, Nappa cabbage coleslaw, Maryland crab soup and blueberry cobbler, among others. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $60 adults, free for children under 10. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, 818.949.4200.


June 17. Enjoy a relaxed Father’s Day brunch or dinner at this trendy open-air Virgil Village eatery. Specials include a crispy chicken cordon bleu sandwich and a can of Modelo Especial for brunch, plus a skirt steak and glass of Côtes du Rhône for dinner. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 751 N. Virgil Ave., L.A. 323.922.6037. Details


Mi Corazon
June 17. Celebrate Father’s Day with a 2-for-1 deal on beer or opt for the restaurant’s new barrel-aged tequila old fashioned ($9). Early risers can pair their beverage of choice with brunch classics like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros; or for dinner we recommend the 20-ingredient, housemade chicken mole. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 2609 Hyperion Ave., L.A. 323.522.3320.


Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
June 17. Head east to indulge in a beer-inspired, award-winning Father’s Day feast. On deck for the occasion is BBQ pork ribs infused with Pugachey’s Cobra imperial stout, chocolate bomber eclairs, grilled sausage topped with Hangar 24 beer sauce and orange wheat beer can chicken. The Inn’s classic Sunday brunch will also be offered. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $69.50 adults; $29 children ages 5-11; free children 4 and under. 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.784.0300.


June 17. Executive chef Michele Lisi is cooking up his favorite Italian dishes in honor of dad’s special day. Menu items available exclusively on Sunday include Insalata di Pesche (grilled peach, arugula, red endive, Laurel Chenel feta cheese and vin cotto); Bucatini all’Amatriciana (bucatini pasta, smoked guanciale, San Marzano tomato sauce, Pecorino Romano); and Gelato Stracciatella e Fragole (housemade stracciatella gelato with fresh strawberries). The restaurant’s complete brunch, lunch and dinner menus will also be available. Brunch/Lunch service 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner service from 5 p.m. $11-$62. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.405.0155.


Ocean Prime
June 17. Tucked into the heart of Beverly Hills, treat Dad to a brunch or dinner feast at Ocean Prime. For early risers, opt for the smoked salmon, French toast or crab and eggs; for dinner, try the special 22-ounce dry aged tomahawk ribeye topped with foie gras butter, smoked tempura onion rings and veal jus ($85). 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818.


The Pikey
June 17. This beloved English pub in Hollywood brings a fresh, spring-focused menu to Father’s Day brunch. Dine on Southern fried chicken, Old Bay marinated shrimp with cheesy grits or steak frites. Further indulge with bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas for an additional $15. Also on deck—and not just for dads—is a special whiskey flight of bourbon, rye, single malt and Irish for $18. For dinner, The Pikey will serve slow-roast pork belly and roast short rib at its traditional Sunday Night Roast. Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 3:30-8 p.m. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.850.5400.


Public School
June 17. Treat dad to a free brunch this Father’s Day by purchasing another adult entree. Opt for brand-new dishes like the buttermilk biscuits and gravy served with scrambled eggs, or classic favorites like the eggs Benedict pizza with prosciutto, Grana Padano, hollandaise and two fried eggs. Available in Culver City, Downtown L.A. and Sherman Oaks.


The Restaurant at Mr. C
June 17. Spend the day relaxing on a yacht-inspired pool deck at Mr. C’s Father’s Day Grigliata Poolside Cookout. For lunch, enjoy grilled specialties like burgers, salmon chicken mattone and summer veggies, alongside endless pours of Peroni Nastro Azzurro or house wine. The poolside experience will also host live music and outdoor games like Jenga and cornhole. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $75 adults; $38 children 5-12; free children under 5. 1224 Beverwil Dr., Beverly Hills, 877.334.5623.


Saddle Peak Lodge
June 17. The Malibu canyons are calling this Father’s Day with a feast fit for your number one dad. The three-course brunch includes items like a reuben, slow cooked short rib steak, chocolate brownies and more. $68 adults, $45 children 12 and under. 419 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas, 818.222.3888.


June 17. Head to Beverly Hills for a special Father’s Day dinner featuring summertime classics. The three-course prix-fixe menu features barbecue selections—including live fire cooking on the patio—as well as both pie and cobbler for dessert. The Gary Allegretto Band will also be on-hand to set a bluesy dining atmosphere. 5-10 p.m. $125/pp. 176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.385.0880. Reservations


The Stalking Horse
June 17. Spoil dad with a dinner and movie combo starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Expect James Bond and Clint Eastwood movie screenings, plus the special Starring King of the Castle Burger (half-pound beef patty, provolone cheese, pork belly, beer-battered onion rings, bacon onion relish, aioli and arugula on a pretzel bun). 10543 Pico Blvd., L.A., 424.832.7511.


June 17. Dine under a glass-roof atrium with dad this Father’s Day. Specials for the day include a house salad and grilled ribeye steak with baked potato, bacon, aged cheddar, crème fraîche and chives. TAVERN’s market-fresh brunch and dinner menus will also be available. Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 5-10 p.m. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.806.6464.


TOSCANA and Bar Toscana
June 17. Neighboring Brentwood eateries offer a smattering of Father’s Day specials in addition to their à la carte menus. Menu highlights include lobster salad with salmon caviar, rainbow radishes, fingerling potatoes and pomegranate; yellow tagliolini with morel mushrooms, baby fava beans and black summer truffles; 20-ounce tomahawk ribeye steak with grilled market vegetables; and swordfish with puttanesca sauce and grilled asparagus. Toscana: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar Toscana: Service starts at 5:30 p.m. 11633 San Vicente Blvd. #100, Brentwood.;

Castaway photo by Christina Wiese.

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