Holiday Guide: Where to Celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County

Bring dad to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar for a mouthwatering three-course brunch or dinner.

From elevated brunches on land and sea to savory steak dinners, check out the best places to celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

Fashion Camp
June 14. Show dad you care by giving him a handmade gift! Fashion Camp is offering a Father’s Day workshop for those 7 years and older to make barbecue aprons for dad. Registration required. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $32 each class. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2477 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.0946.


The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
June 15-17. Spoil dad this Father’s Day with an exquisite surf and turf dinner all weekend long. Menu highlights include the Cape Grim grass-fed beef tenderloin and an 8-ounce South African lobster tail served with California Delta asparagus and thumbelina carrots. 5-10 p.m. $135. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.


Nothing Bundt Cakes
Through June 16. This Father’s Day, surprise dad with a plate full of joy! Get $5 off when you spend $25 at Nothing Bundt Cakes at The District. This offer expires Saturday with a limit one coupon per guest and the coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Guests can only use this offer on baked goods—not on online items—and must claim the goods in the bakery during normal business hours. Call to make your order. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2875 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.2253.


The Backyard
June 17. Treat your super hero of a dad to a delicious outdoor affair at The Backyard. Bring him to the Father’s Day festival where he can enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast, and sample from craft beers, barrel-aged whiskeys and hand-rolled cigars. Have some fun with foosball and ping pong tournaments, an activity center for the kids, along with live music. 4 p.m.-close. $65 adults; $20 children ages 5-12 (both excludes tax and gratuity); free for children ages 4 and under. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780. Tickets


Back Bay Bistro
June 17. Dine with dad this Father’s Day at Back Bay Bistro for a grand buffet, complete with live omelet and carving stations, fresh seafood, breakfast favorites and more. The hot-off-the-grill station features items such as salmon, baseball cut top sirloin and chicken served with Back Bay steak sauce, gorgonzola bacon, green peppercorn sauce and assorted mustards. Dads will receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or draft beer. Seatings at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $70 adults, $28 children 12 and under. 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.


Bar Louie
June 17. Take dad to Bar Louie this Father’s Day to partake in their Mimosa Brunch. Bar Louie offers bottomless mimosas for $15 every Sunday, and that includes Father’s Day too! Brunch menu and regular restaurant menu will be offered during that time. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2467 Park Ave., Tustin, 657.206.4600.


The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove
June 17. Bring dad to the beach for oceanfront dining in the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Park. Dad can choose a craft beer to be paired with beignets and ambrosia followed by a choice of eight delicious entrees such as surf and turf, grilled steak and eggs, Maine lobster enchiladas or giant barbecue beef ribs. Call for reservations. $46.95 adults, $16.95 children. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900.


Sail through the Pacific with dad while indulging on a brunch buffet or four-course dinner.

Beer Brunch or Supper Cruise
June 17. Hornblower Cruises & Events invites you to celebrate Father’s Day with a beer brunch or supper cruise around Newport Beach. Start your morning with a brunch that offers unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne, plus a buffet along with scenic coastal views and a souvenir pint glass for dad. Come in the evening to enjoy a four-course seated dinner while watching the sun set over the horizon. Boarding is half hour before cruise. Cruises: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. Brunch $80.95, supper $95. Hornblower South, 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., #101, Newport Beach, 949.646.0155.


The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar
June 17. Sit on The Blind Pig’s lakefront patio to indulge on Father’s Day specials. Menu highlights include the herb crusted prime rib, which pairs perfectly with your choice of a high-end whiskey flight (scotch, bourbon or rye); and the fried trout pan paired with your choice of a spirit forward or beer cocktail like the White Martinez made with Old Tom gin, blanc vermouth, luxardo maraschino and orange bitters or the Hops of Wrath made with bourbon, housemade lemon cordial, yuzu and IPA. 11 a.m. 31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.888.0072.


Brunos Italian Kitchen
June 17. Treat dad to an Italian dinner at Brunos Italian Kitchen for Father’s Day. Guests can enjoy popular dishes that Dad will surely love, such as the spaghetti and meatballs made with Nonna Maria’s meatballs, tomato and fresh herb sauce, fresh basil and parmigiano; and the pork shank made with slow braised Duroc shank, garlic spinach, polenta and fontina, thyme jus and salsa verde. 210 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.257.1000.


The Capital Grille
June 17. Making its return just for Father’s Day, give dad the gift of meat with The Capital Grille’s off-menu bone-in tomahawk ribeye—only available by request. The Capital Grille, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140.


Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
June 17. Start dad’s morning right with a special two-course Father’s Day brunch at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. Nom on popular entrees such as the braised short rib chilaquiles made with tortilla chips, guajillo, chorizo salsa, roasted mushrooms, sunny side eggs, crema fresca, cotija and radish; and huevos rancheros served with two farm-fresh eggs, layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces. 11 a.m. $24/pp, $34 including bottomless mimosas. 110 W. Birch St. #7, Brea, 714.255.1040; 13126 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.408.7819.


Coastal Kitchen
June 17. Celebrate Father’s Day at the newest addition to the Lantern District in Dana Point—Coastal Kitchen. This Father’s Day, both signature lunch and dinner menus will be available with dishes such as the baby back barbecue ribs made with true Danish ribs, housemade barbecue sauce and red cabbage slaw; and the Cuban sandwich made with slow roasted pork shoulder, black forest ham, Muenster, Swiss cheese and pickle planks. Complete the meal with a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails including the signature Bloody Mary. 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.449.2822.


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. Irvine Spectrum Center, 772 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949.341.0376.


Treat dad to a prix-fixe brunch or dinner at Five Crowns.

Five Crowns
June 17. Step inside a charming replica of one of England’s oldest country inns for a Father’s Day prix-fixe brunch or dinner. Savor special menus of seasonal favorites, Crown Classics and traditional accompaniments courtesy of executive chef Alejandra Padilla. Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m. $28-$89. 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, 949.760.0331.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
June 17. Surprise dad with a three-course brunch at Fleming’s to enjoy dishes like the signature eggs Benedict with either filet mignon or housemade crab cakes. If mornings don’t work, come for dinner to treat Dad to a premium bourbon tasting experience with Basil Hayden’s, Buffalo Trace and Knob Hill along with a three-course dinner starring a 35-ounce prime tomahawk steak. Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 5-10 p.m. Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.720.9633.


The Halal Guys
June 17. Does dad love The Halal Guys’ sandwiches? Treat him to one of their sandwiches on Father’s Day and you’ll be able to treat yourself. They are offering buy one, get one free sandwiches during normal business hours. Su-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-midnight. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2883 Park Ave., Tustin, 949.771.9871.


JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery
June 17. You know what dad wants on Father’s Day? Good beer! When you order a pint of beer at JT Schmid’s, you can keep the glass! Glasses are limited (Limit two glasses per party; ages 21+ only; cannot be combined with any other offer). Call to make reservations. 2415 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.0333.


Luna Rossa
June 17. Make Father’s Day extra special this year by treating dad to bottomless beer at Luna Rossa. The bottomless beer special for $20 with a two-hour time limit for guests. The restaurant also offers bottomless housemade sangria ($25), bottomless mimosas ($15) and bottomless Moscow mules ($20) every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The District Promenade, 2449 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.0861.


June 17. Make dad’s Father’s Day meal unforgettable this year with sizzling steaks, chilled bottles of champagne, seafood towers and decadent sides such as lobster mashed potatoes. Indulge on premier cuts of beef such as the 24-ounce porterhouse, the 32-ounce chef’s cut ribeye chop and the 18-ounce bone-in filet. Don’t forget the signature butter cake for dessert! Reservations highly recommended. Mastro’s Costa Mesa, 633 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.546.7405; Mastro’s Ocean Club, 8112 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.376.6990.


Oak Grill
June 17. Treat Dad to the ultimate four-course Father’s Day dinner at Oak Grill. Dads will definitely enjoy cauliflower leek soup; slow braised pork belly with baby kale, candied pecans, roasted pears and balsamic dressing; and surf and turf with tomahawk steak, herb butter lobster tail, roasted asparagus and demi sauce. To satisfy his sweet tooth, try the Daddy’s Drumstick, composed of vanilla ice cream, candied peanuts and hot fudge. 4 p.m.-close. $75. 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.


Old World Huntington Beach
June 17. Watch the World Cup soccer match and indulge in a German-American all-you-can-eat champagne brunch. The buffet features prime rib, slow-smoked pork loin, Swedish sweet and sour meatballs, boneless breast of chicken with herbal dill sauce, German kraut rouladen, bratwurst, fried potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese, roasted vegetables, a salad bar, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, a waffle bar, pastries and fresh fruit. Don’t forget to try the new “Beer-Mosa”—grapefruit infused Hefeweizen beer. Reservations are required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $39.95 adults; $32.95 seniors; $16.95 kids ages 4-12; free for children 3 and under. 714.895.8020.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House
June 17. For Father’s Day, treat your dad to featured surf and turf options and handcrafted cocktails at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Additionally, dads will receive a $25 dining card to use on a future visit. Call for reservations. Noon. 2041 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.750.5466.


Red O
June 17. The culinary team at Red O presents a delectable Father’s Day brunch buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, chilaquiles, a prime steak carving station, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, a dessert bar and more. Sip on bottomless drinks including mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria, house margaritas and tequila sunrises. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $49 adults; $20 bottomless drinks; $15 children ages 7-12; free children 6 and under. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0300.


Selanne Steak Tavern
June 17. Celebrate Father’s Day with friends and family to experience chef Joshua Severson’s gourmet brunch. For the opening toast, expect creative cocktails, craft beers, mimosa flights and 11 selections of bubbly by the glass. Guests can enjoy sweet and savory dishes such as chicken and waffles with bourbon syrup; “Kevin’s” bananas foster French toast; cured salmon scramble; Selanne’s Benedict; and Teemu’s “brunch” burger made with American wagyu beef and house sausage kurobuta pork belly. Lighter selections feature strawberry salad, shrimp and king crab cocktail and scarlet beet ravioli. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. À la carte pricing. 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9881.


Social Costa Mesa
June 17. Make your Father’s Day brunch reservations at Social Costa Mesa, where all dads will receive a free Old Fashioned cocktail. The menu offers delectable choices like the breakfast burger with Akaushi beef, American cheese, bacon jam and a fried egg; and the fried chicken sandwich with bacon, housemade pickles, American cheese, andouille gravy, a fried egg and a buttermilk biscuit. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2425.


June 17. This Father’s Day, executive chef Craig Strong and his culinary team will be serving up grilled hangar steak, Iberian pork shoulder, swordfish steaks and scallops; an omelet station; dessert buffet and more. Afterwards, enjoy live entertainment and lawn games such as cornhole and horseshoes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $160 includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for every two adults, $50 children (both prices exclude tax and gratuity). Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.6420.


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
June 17. You know what Dad wants for Father’s Day? Anything on chef Yvon Goetz’s menu! Treat dad to a special dinner where he can indulge in The Winery’s award-winning contemporary California regional cuisine. Full menu offered; dinner only. Call to make reservations and for more info. 5-10 p.m. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.7600.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar photo provided by Lee Healy. Coastal Kitchen photo provided by Ajenda Public Relations. Five Crowns photo provided by The ACE Agency. 

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