Father's Day Dining Options In and Around Boston
Time to give dad his day of appreciation! What better way to celebrate than with one, or a combination, of any of the restaurant and dessert options below – all in or around Boston.
As always, the Beehive can be counted on to put on something special for every occasion. Father’s Day is no different with a brunch from 10-3 serving up steak and eggs, the famous Beehive prime burger with frites and slaw. Jazzy tunes will go down a treat with a mimosa or two as well. If you are looking for dinner, head on in from 5-10 for some ‘fall-off-the-bone’ baby back ribs or Scottish salmon with frites. Live blues will be playing from 8-12.
Dad likes steak? Bring him to the South End’s newest steak house from executive chef Chris Coombs. Order from a creative menu of rare cuts or go traditional with a beautiful sirloin or rib eye. All sides are just as tantalizing (did someone say twice baked ‘poutine’ potato? I think yes)! And what’s better than steak for dinner? Steak for brunch! Beginning Saturday June 8th, Boston Chops will be serving a legendary brunch - ahem smoked beef tongue bloody Marys - with a menu created by Chef Coombs and partner, Brian Piccini.
Head to estelle’s for some Southern flair this Father’s Day. Executive chef Eric Gburski has designed a weekend series of specials from the 14th-16th of June. Think Andouille sausage roasted oysters, BBQ pulled pork po’ boy or applewood bacon-wrapped New Bedford Sea grilled rib eye steak (What a mouthful – both literally and figuratively)! Toast your dad or husband with any one of estelle’s beers from an impressive, 70 strong beer list.
If you are looking for something as delicious as it is artistic to finish off a wonderful day with dad, consider ordering something from Finale’s panoply of cakes and pastries. From their famous Boston Cream Pie to any of their seasonal pies, the difficulty will lie in making that final decision. Luckily, there are no rules saying you can just buy one.
We all know Dad likes something sweet, so why not provide him with the best? All sweet teeth are satisfied with one (or more) of what Georgetown Cupcake does best, and as with all special occasions, this cupcake boutique on Newbury rolls out cake pan after cake pan of specialty cupcakes baked in house. This year on Father’s Day, expect a chocolate and vanilla special with a house made fondant especially for dad.
So you are looking for something less meat heavy? After all, who says men only eat meat? Head to Haru for a fantastic three-course prix fixe menu served from 11:30 am-11 pm. Guests can choose from a selection of appetizers including rock shrimp tempura and calamari salad, to entrees like chicken or salmon teriyaki or a chef’s selection of sushi and sashimi and of course, Japanese style dessert: deep fried bananas or mochi ice cream.
Stay in the comfort of your own home but don’t do the cooking or the cleaning with Kitchensufing at your service. Choose from an array of fantastic chefs who will come to your very own kitchen with a set menu. The world is dad’s oyster with their growing range of chefs from executive chefs to local food enthusiasts who can wow just about anyone. Browse their website and you are sure to find something that will put a smile on dad’s face.
For the suburbanites, make a reservation at Tryst in Arlington for brunch or dinner. From 11-2:30 guests may choose from a selection of appetizers and entrees to create their customized two-course prix-fixe menu. This includes a complimentary bloody Mary or non-alcoholic beverage as well. Dinner is served from 4:30-9 and features their a la carte menu with items that could never disappoint – bourbon marinated steak tips, pig under a brick or slow roasted American lamb...with options like this, it is no wonder reservations are strongly recommended.
Salvatore’s really heats things up this Father’s Day with their Father and Son Cigars special 3-course menu from 6-9 on the 15th. Guests can choose from a selection of appetizers and entrees, like their grilled beefsteak tomato and sweet onion or a mixed barbecue grill. Special drinks for the evening include the Dapper Don (Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters) or their Purple Haze (Bombay Sapphire, Chambord and a splash of lemon juice) to name a couple. Enjoy the whole thing and treat dad to a cigar for a finishing touch.
Lydia Shire sure knows how to celebrate the fathers in Boston with her special Father’s Day menu. ‘Stump Our Chef’ is a collaborative type of meal where the chefs guide the diners in the different ways you can dress up or dress down a charcoaled rib eye steak. You can go classic with a porcini rub, or something a little more exotic, like Korean bulgogi or marrow & au poivre, and don’t forget about dessert: hot butterscotch sundae, homemade marshmallow sauce and warm toasted walnuts.