Celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County

Dine-in or order takeout from Brunos Italian Kitchen.


AnQi Bistro

Chef Ron Lee presents two curbside-pickup Father’s Day packages for two. The first, Super Dad, is four-course prix fixe with choice of sides and two desserts. Menu choices include filet mignon potsticker, English pea dumpling, An’s famous garlic-roasted crab, pre-grilled Prime ribeye and whole Maine lobster ($12 supplement). The second, the Grill Master, is a cook-at-home package featuring a baby gem garden salad, two 12-ounce marinated Prime ribeyes, roasted cauliflower, Dungeness crab mashed potato and garlic noodles plus two desserts. Pre-order by June 17 and receive 15% off. $199 prix fixe, $210 cook-at-home. Order by Saturday, June 20, at 1 p.m., pickup on Sunday, June 21, from noon to 8 p.m. Call or email anthegoanqi@houseofan.com to order. South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.5679. anqibistro.com

Back Bay Bistro

Let Back Bay Bistro do the cooking this Father’s Day. The restaurant offers two kits filled with elevated Mexican cuisine, the family meal for four and the fiesta meal for eight. Both kits come with tacos, quesadillas, rice and beans, chips and salsa, guacamole and a pitcher of margaritas. Pick it up dockside and dine on Back Bay Bistro’s waterfront patio—first come, first served—or enjoy in the comfort of your home. 8 a.m.-close. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.999.3170. backbaybistronb.com

Bayside Restaurant

Celebrate Father’s Day with a two-course brunch or dinner with live music. Highlights at brunch include steak and eggs, a breakfast burger, the Bayside Benedict, wild-mushroom-crusted halibut and complimentary champagne or draft beer ($49); a two-course brunch kids menu is also offered ($22). At dinner, enjoy dishes such as freshly shucked oysters, steamed black mussels, charcuterie and short ribs. Brunch: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner: 5 p.m.-close. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222. baysiderestaurant.com

Brunos Italian Kitchen

Treat dad to a soul-satisfying Italian feast at the popular Italian eatery in downtown Brea. Order handmade pastas or perhaps the bistecca flat-iron steak with broccolini, cipollini and roasted potatoes. Brunos also offers happy hour all night in the lounge. 210 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.257.1000. brunositaliankitchen.com

The Capital Grille

For those preferring to celebrate at home, the Capital Grille offers a three-course ready-to-heat take-out dinner. The prix fixe menu starts with iceberg wedge salad and French rolls, continues with Prime roasted rack of ribeye with sides of Sam’s mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus and ends with house-made cheesecake with berries. A jar of Capital Grille steak sauce is a gift for dad. $135 for two, $245 for four. Also available for takeout are Prime steaks from the Capital Butcher, cut daily by in-house butchers for cooking at home. Custom sizes available upon request. Dine-in option available from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140. thecapitalgrille.com

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

Start Dad’s morning right with a contemporary Latin brunch at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. Popular entrees include the carne asada con huevo: grilled marinated skirt steak with Cha Cha’s potatoes, fried fresh egg and ranchero sauce. Guests can pair their brunches with bottomless mimosas. Lunch and dinner, starting at 3 p.m., feature mix-and-match tacos, enchiladas and wood-fired entrees. Brea: 10 a.m., Irvine: 11 a.m. 110 W. Birch St. #7, Brea, 714.255.1040; The Marketplace, 13126 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.408.7819. chachaslatinkitchen.com

Coastal Kitchen

Celebrate Father’s Day in the heart of Dana Point’s Lantern District. Coastal Kitchen offers a prime rib special as well as its regular menu to honor all seafood and meat-loving dads. See website to view the dine-in menu and to pre-order online 24 hours in advance. 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.449.2822. coastalkitchendanapoint.com

Five Crowns

Treat Dad to a celebratory feast in Five Crowns’ newly reopened dining room with specials including blackened swordfish with avocado purée, succotash and cilantro oil, and key lime pie for dessert. You can also bring the celebration home with prime rib family feasts and grilling kits to-go. Father’s Day specials offered Friday through Sunday. Prime rib family meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance. See website for reservations and takeout menu. 2-8 p.m. 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.760.0331. lawrysonline.com/five-crowns

Las Brisas

Celebrate Father’s Day all day with the historic cliffside restaurant’s four-course prix-fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas and dinner menus. Brunch highlights include prime rib, crab scramble and French toast. Dinner brings halibut Veracruz and steak and lobster enchiladas. Reservations for dine-in available via OpenTable or by calling. $75 brunch, $85 dinner. 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5434. lasbrisaslagunabeach.com

Morton’s Steakhouse

The famed steakhouse offers three choices for curbside pickup this Father’s Day: the classic menu, Butcher Block To-Go and Morton’s Chef Table Home Kits. Among the kits are packages such as Home Cookout, Table for Two or Four, and For the Grillmaster ($89-$179). Dine in from noon to 8 p.m. South Coast Plaza Village, 1641 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.444.4834. mortons.com

Old Brea Chop House

Downtown Brea’s newest steakhouse welcomes fathers for a special dine-in brunch and dinner this Sunday. Enjoy brunch offerings such as a surf and turf Benedict, short rib hash and brioche French toast. For dad, featured specials include double-cut prime rib, Ora king salmon and stuffed Jidori chicken breast. Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner: 3-10 p.m. 180 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.592.3122. oldbreachophouse.com

Old Vine Kitchen & Bar

Celebrate Father’s Day with curbside-pickup heat-and-serve barbecue and beer. The family-style barbecue serves four and comes with one pound of pulled pork confit, half pint of house-made barbecue sauce, two pints of creamy fresh corn slaw and house-made cheddar buns—all used to create pulled-pork burgers ($48). For the perfect pairing, treat dad to a four-pack of beer ($14) that includes Czech Rebel Pilsner, Uinta Detour Double IPA, Gulden Draank 9000 Quadruple and Uinta Baba Black Lager. Call to place your order. The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Suite A-103, Costa Mesa, 714.545.1411. oldvinekitchenbar.com

The Ranch Restaurant

The fine-dining American steakhouse—reopening for dine-in June 18—offers dad a surf and turf special ($135) featuring Cape Grim grass-fed beef tenderloin and South African lobster tail. He’ll also enjoy a whiskey flight ($35) including .75-ounce pours of Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon, George Dickel Bottled in Bond Whiskey and E.H. Taylor Small Batch Straight Bourbon. The regular dinner menu is also available. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200. theranch.com

Seasons 52

Dine in at Seasons 52 or bring home a three-course Father’s Day dinner. The menu begins with a field-greens or romaine Caesar salad. For the entree, select from a wood-grilled rack of dry-rubbed pork loin with lemon-honey glaze or a whole side of cedar plank-roasted Sriracha-honey glazed salmon. Both are served with whole corn on the cob and choice of wild rice pilaf or Yukon mashed potatoes. Desserts include cookies and cream and raspberry chocolate chip cannoli. Dine-in 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $75 takeout for two, $130 takeout for four. 714.437.5252. seasons52.com

Selanne Steak Tavern

Celebrate Father’s Day with Selanne Steak Tavern’s first dine-in brunch in 2020. Dads can enjoy sweet and savory dishes such as chicken and waffles with bourbon maple syrup; Selanne’s Benedict with Nueske’s ham; “Kevin’s” Bananas Foster French toast with whipped mascarpone; Teemu’s brunch burger; and steak, bacon and eggs with crispy pork belly. Kids’ menu also offered. Consider the Breakfast of Champions bloody mary, mimosas and nearly a dozen sparkling wines by the glass. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9881. selannesteaktavern.com

Taco Rosa

Dad loves grilling and dad loves tacos! Indulge his passion for both with Father’s Day BBQ kits at Mexico City cuisine specialist Taco Rosa in Newport Beach and Irvine. The ready-to-grill kits serve 4; options include Vampiro tacos al pastor, skirt-steak tacos asada and chicken breast. Each comes with toppings such as, in the case of the Vampiro, queso mixto, chopped white onions, cilantro, tortillas and salsa jalapeño. Guacamole and chips and rice and beans can be added to the order. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Saturday for pickup 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 13792 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.505.6080; 2632 San Miguel Road, Newport Beach, 949.720.0980. tacorosa.com


Bring home a barbecue feast ideal for warm-weather al fresco dining from Vaca. The package includes housemade roasted corn guacamole, tortilla chips, ahi tuna poke and gazpacho, plus dessert. For the entree, choose among five steak options: prime hanger steak, prime skirt steak, house-aged bone-in ribeye, grass-fed New York strip or A5 Wagyu ribeye. Instructions for cooking steaks and a small Mason jar of chef’s seasoning mix are included. Dine-in option available on Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. Preorder by Friday, June 19, until 6 p.m. and pickup on Saturday, June 20, from noon to 4 p.m. $110-$320. 695 Town Center Drive, Suite 170, Costa Mesa, 714.463.6060. vacarestaurant.com

Old Fashioned kit from the Mixing Glass


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Jackalope Art

Explore Jackalope’s virtual market sale on artisan goods including soy candles, soap boxes, cocktail mixers, beard oil, artwork, apparel and even premium beef jerky. 20% of the proceeds go to the nonprofit Advancement Project to support national and local racial-justice efforts. jackalopeartfair.com

The Mixing Glass

Gift Dad the ingredients and utensils for the perfect Old Fashioned. For $110.99, the Mixing Glass kit includes Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon (750 ml), Liber and Co Classic gum syrup (9.5 ounces), Crude “Sycophant” Orange & Fig Bitters, American Barwares Yarai mixing glass, premium Julep strainer, a weighted barspoon, OXO stainless steel mini measuring cup and recipe card. Old Fashioned not your cup of tea? Call or email info@themixingglassshop.com and the Mixing Glass will customize a different cocktail kit for you! 714.975.9952. the-mixing-glass.com

Photos from top: Courtesy Brunos Italian Kitchen, the Mixing Glass.


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