The Best Places To Celebrate Father’s Day In Orange County 2014

The Bloody Mary bar cart at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 15, so make your reservations for brunch, dinner and the spa now. We’ve lined up the best places to celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County this year.

Fig & Olive
Treat Dad to a three-course prix fixe brunch or dinner with menu options such as truffle mushroom croquette with cremini mushrooms, parmesan béchamel and truffle olive oil aioli; crab and heirloom tomato with jumbo lump crab, heirloom cherry tomatoes and avocado basil tapenade; and a 21 day dry-aged 12oz. sirloin served with confit heirloom potatoes, caramelized carrots and a red wine and cremini mushroom sauce. Br 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $40; D 5-11 p.m., $52. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.877.3005.

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine
Bring Dad to Whiskey Week at Andrei’s where he can enjoy special whiskey-infused dishes, cocktails and an American whiskey or scotch flight. Purchase an Andrei’s gift card for $50 or more and receive a beautifully wrapped whiskey glass and whiskey stones gift set for Dad. 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Celebrate Dad at the ocean view Vue Restaurant featuring an all American breakfast buffet, complete with a prime rib carving station, salad station, seasonal vegetables with fingerling potatoes, fresh jumbo shrimp cocktails and their infamous dessert station. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $69.95 adults; $24.95 children 6-12. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7516.

Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Take Dad to Scott’s for a delicious a la carte brunch featuring optional unlimited mimosas ($12). Menu choices include shrimp cakes, huevos rancheros, pulled pork pancakes with bourbon maple syrup and tangy braised beef short ribs. Dad can also opt to try Scott’s custom tableside Bloody Mary bar cart featuring Tito’s vodka ($9). Children’s menu available, $12. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 7114.979.2400.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Guests may select prime rib with a trio of sauces, Fleming’s signature eggs Benedict, prime rib hash or baked brioche French toast layered in vanilla and orange custard with choice of appetizer and dessert. Dads receive a $25 gift card for a return visit. $39.95. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.9633.

Father’s Day 7th Annual Classic Car Show at Balboa Bay Resort
Treat Dad to a special day filled with family, friends and the finest collection of cars in town. View rare, classic, custom and unique cars while enjoying cocktails, a BBQ buffet lunch, live entertainment and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  The resort will also host a Father’s Day a la carte brunch at Waterline restaurant from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.645.5000.

Pinot Provence
Take Dad out of the backyard, away from the hot smoky grill, and treat him to special Father’s Day BBQ dishes including the new Art of “Le Burger” menu. Dad can create his own custom gourmet burger or try beer braised BBQ tri tip and finish with S’mores or strawberry rhubarb crumble. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.444.5900.

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Give Dad a little bit of N’awlins with brunch featuring BBQ shrimp and grits, crab cakes and eggs with Creole hollandaise, bananas Foster French toast, chicken and waffles and a Cajun omelet. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200.

The Winery Restaurant
Raise a glass to Dad with Father’s Day specials paired with exceptional wines. 4-9 p.m. 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.7600; 3131 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.999.6622.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Treat Dad to grill favorites and a three-course a la carte brunch menu, created by Chef Derek at Pelican Grill from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. At Coliseum Pool & Grill, Chef Micah presents an all-day brunch buffet. $65 adults; $30 children under 12. 22701 Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, 855.315.8214.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Dads receive a complimentary special edition pint glass and all 16oz house draft beers are $3 off all day. Diners also have a chance to win a tour of Golden Road Brewing, baseball tickets and a $100 gift certificate just for posting their snapshots on Instagram of their messy aftermath of eating ribs–just tag @Lazydogrestaurants with the hashtag #RibBib to enter to win. 240 S. State College Blvd., Brea, 714.529.9300; 16310 Beach Blvd., Westminster, 714.500.1140; 13290 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.731.9700; 1623 W. Katella Ave., Orange, 714.769.7020.

Give Dad a day to relax with the comfort of a flavorful brunch buffet including a Sweet ‘n’ Smoky BBQ ribs station, bountiful salads, French-style scrambled eggs and an assortment of pastries. $25 adults; $14 children 12 and under. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tangata at Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906.

Nirvana Grille
Bring Dad in for a three-course prix fixe menu along with a glass of champagne. Menu choices include stuffed roasted poblano chile with artichoke, spinach, shallots and parmesan; chicken tostadas with salsa verde, cotija cheese, crème fraiche and cilantro; Basil aioli crusted Atlantic salmon with jasmine rice, asparagus and lemon oil; and fresh baked blueberry pie. $49. 303 Broadway St., Laguna Beach, 949.497.0027.

Executive Chef Aaron Anderson will be serving specials in addition to the regular dinner menu including New Zealand rack of lamb with coffee-chili rub, gourd purée, fava beans, crispy foraged muchrooms and local berry demi or sturgeon with sweet pea purée, tempura cauliflower and radish-arugula salad. 31111 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8100.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
June 13-15. Score big with Dad this Father’s Day with a sweet treat from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Give Dad the limited edition ‘Dad’s Got Game Cookie.’ Pair the cookies with some of the new refreshing summer beverages including their Mud Pie and Caramel Brownie Ice Blendeds. Cookies are $2.25 each or three for $6. See website for locations.

Umami Burger
Bring Dad in for their “Manly Combo” which includes a Manly Burger topped with beer-cheddar cheese, smoked salt-onion strings and bacon lardon; Manly Fries, topped with the same toppings as the burger; and any draught beer for just $21. 338 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.991.8626; 610 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.342.1210; 2981 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.957.8626.

Paul Martin’s American Grill
June 14-15. Enjoy a three-course prime rib dinner special for $25 for Father’s Day weekend. Includes all-natural prime rib with mashed potatoes, organic green salad and housemade ice cream. Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.453.1144.

Take Dad to Eureka! where he can select from an elevated selection of small batch whiskeys including Templeton Prohibition Rye Whiskey, Charbay R5 IPA Whiskey and Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Dad can watch the U.S. Open Golf Tournament finals while enjoying his drink and one of the restaurant’s burgers. Whiskey samplers start at $22. Bella Terra, 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.230.3955.

Fireside Tavern
Let Dad indulge with one of Fireside’s two food and drink pairings. Dad can enjoy the Sasquatch Burger and Beer combo which is two Tillamook cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches enveloping a half-pound cheeseburger, Nueske bacon, gem lettuce and an heirloom tomato, served with hand-cut fries and a 22 ounce Stone Smoked Porter ($22) or opt for My Father’s Favorite, a 20 ounce bone-in Ribeye with peppercorn sauce, cheddar-chive mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus, served with Kentucky Cherry Blossom, Carpano Antica Vermouth and Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters ($40). Firesdie Tavern at Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa, 3131 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.913.9061.

Tavern + Bowl
Treat Dad to an afternoon of upscale, state-of-the-art bowling and comfort food at the county’s newest bowling lanes. For $49, the Family Bowling package includes one lane for two hours, six pairs of shoe rentals, and a cheese or pepperoni pizza and two pitchers of soda ($100 value). Tavern + Bowl at The Triangle, 1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.438.2320.

Join the restaurant for their “Pig & Whiskey” pig roast complete with barbeque sides as well as a serving of pork-infused Four Roses bourbon, 11 a.m. $24.99. 136 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714.871.2222.

The Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort
Delight Dad this Father’s Day with a massage designed for him. Their “MANssage” is a firm, sports-style massage featuring essential oils of cedar and wild sage that will untie all the knots in his muscles. 60 minutes, $150; 90 minutes, $195 (includes extra foot and scalp massage). 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.661.5000.

Spa Gregories
Treat Dad to a luxurious, relaxing day of rejuvenation with the spa’s Gentleman’s Retreat including invigorating hydrotherapy, a 60-minute massage of his choice, gentleman’s facial, manicure and paraffin hand treatment. $270 ($308 value). 200 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.6672.

Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego