Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and father figures out there. California has re-opened just in time to take Dad out and celebrate how much he means to you. To narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants and last minute gifts for you to shower your father with.
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills will be open Father’s Day, for a special Father’s Day brunch (dine-in only), and dinner (dine-in or carryout). For those who want to treat dad from home, order Ocean Prime’s most popular cocktails (Berries + Bubbles and Manhattans) available for purchase in a cocktail kit with truffle popcorn ($45). $23+ (Brunch), $49+(Dinner); Sunday, 11:00 am – 8: 00 pm; 9595 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818
This Father’s Day come celebrate Dad over modern Italian cuisine at Pasadena favorite, Mi Piace! Executive Chef Gil Saulnier makes this Father’s Day extra special with his Mi Piace Father’s Day Specials offered all throughout the day. For Dad’s that love to Brunch, enjoy the Route 66 Omelet, Chocolate French Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Mimosas Bellinis and Bloody Marys! For Dad’s that prefer a late Lunch or early Father’s Day Dinner, dine on the Oyster Platter, New Zealand Snapper Crudo, Lobster Sliders, Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Seafood Spaghetti, Braised Monk Fish Provencal, Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon and champagne. $22+; Sunday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Brunch and Lunch) , and 4- 11:00 pm (Dinner); 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131
This Father’s Day weekend bring Dad into Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz and indulge in feast-worthy BBQ packages or order one to-go. Then be sure to raise a glass to Dad with their “My Old Man” High Roller Old Fashioned made with Old Ripy 104 proof Bourbon. $20+; Friday, 12 – 10:00 pm, Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90027; 323.660.6377
This Father’s Day, go-to neighborhood spot, Islands Restaurants, is celebrating dads with a special Burger & Beer promotion. The in-restaurant only promotion includes a choice of any burger and any 16 oz. cold draft beer all day long. $15+; Sunday; various hours and locations
This Father’s Day, Steven Spielberg’s family-owned neighborhood kosher dairy restaurant The Milky Way will be hosting their favorite Sunday brunch for all to celebrate the dads in their lives. Enjoy Sunday brunch with classic and modern tunes performed by pianist Zak Astor while indulging in refreshing Peach Bellini or Mimosas, and brunch favorites like the Brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict Florentine, Potato Latkes and Eggs, and more! The Milky Way will also be offering an exclusive $10 bounce back gift card for every person that celebrates dad with them. $18+; Sunday, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm (Brunch) and 3:30 – 8:00 pm; 9108 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.859.0004
When it comes to Father’s Day, Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House and Long Beach Exchange has you covered! Treat Dad to Nana Gretchen’s Soulful Fried Chicken Bucket featuring 4 Legs & 4 Thighs and Two Large Soulful Sides, Draft Beers, signature Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Hurricane or Peach Sangria, glass of Wine, or ice-cold Beer. And, for the perfect sweet Southern Father’s Day ending, Dad must absolutely enjoy one of Nana Gretchen’s delightful Desserts such as her Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Cake, or Pound Cake. $19+; Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Anaheim Packing House – 440 S. Anaheim Boulevards, #209A, Anaheim, CA 92805; 714.906.1900; Long Beach Exchange – 4104 McGowen Street, Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637
This Father’s Day celebrate Sicilian style with Celestino Ristorante. Dine in-house on one of their gorgeous outdoor patios, or dining room, or place an order for takeout or delivery. Chef Drago will be featuring his full classic menu with signature items like the Ravioli filled with Duck, Mushrooms, & Porcino Blueberry Sauce, Tortellini Stuffed with Pumpkin Cream, Butter & Sage, Risotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese, Ossobuco, Bistecca, and his Homemade Authentic Family-Style Lasagna Menu that can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance. For something sweet, savor and share a Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, or the Torta Al Ciocolato (Flourless Chocolate Cake). $19.95+; Sunday, 2 – 8:00 pm; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.4006
Spoil Dad by bringing him to The Raymond 1886 this Father’s Day for brunch or dinner! Brunch lovers can enjoy Adan’s Quiche, or opt for the Veggie option, Blueberry & Pistachio Pancakes, Eggs Your Way, Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Burrito, Chilaquiles, Breakfast Sandwich, Mediterranean Frittata Veggie Hash, Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Toast, and much more. Dads enjoying Father’s Day Dinner can revel in Executive Chef Jonathan Quintana’s Father’s Day Specials such as his Soft-Shell Crab, Forbidden Risotto, Tomahawk Steak, Salty and Sweet, a salted caramel budino served with bubble chocolate, brownies and blondies, and the Red and White, a raspberry ganache with angel food cake, and rose meringue. $20+; Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm (Brunch), and 4:00 – 9:00 pm( Dinner); 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue; Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136
Create the perfect Father’s Day Sunday Supper celebration for Vegan Dads by ordering either one (or both) of Vegan Sunday Supper’s two plant-based Lasagnas. One Lasagna is six layers and entirely gluten-free. They replace pasta with fresh zucchini and eggplant; alternating them with a mouthwatering, delicious sauce. The sauce is rich with tomatoes, fresh eggplant and herbs, olives, and a unique mix of spices. The second Lasagna is a take on the traditional sausage recipe, with sweet peppers and cheeses. Order your Vegan Sunday Supper Lasagna today from Buffalo Market for $44.95.
Treat Dad to a completely unique and unparalleled wine experience with a natural wine from Dry Farm Wines. With their unique subscription-based service, Dad is able to choose his preferred wine type (red, white, rosé, sparkling, mixed) box size (6 or 12, $159 and $299 respectively), shipment frequency (monthly, bi-monthly, every 3 months), while leaving the decision-making to Dry Farm Wines’ team of experts who craft each box from hundreds of rare wine labels, grapes and regions – all conveniently shipped directly to Dad’s doorstep.
This year, gift dad a subscription to the NEW BJ’s Brewhouse Beer Club to show your appreciation. The subscription is the perfect gift for dads who love craft beer. Brewhouse Beer Club offers access to exclusive members-only small-batch brews, UNLIMITED beer upgrades, plus more take out and in-restaurant dining perks. With his membership, dad will also receive access to at-home and in-restaurant perks including: Unlimited $5 Growler Refills, Unlimited 16oz. to 20 oz. beer upgrades while dining in, and take-out perks. $90+tax (3-Release) $180+ tax (6-Release subscription). Various hours and locations
Celebrate Father’s Day with delicious home-baked Southern sweets from Dr. Shica’s Bakery! Spoil Dad with Dr. Shica’s special Father’s Day “Mike’s Box” (Box of 6 for $19) in tribute to Dr. Shica’s husband Mike for being such an amazing Father. The box features six of Dr.Shica’s best-selling cookies – 2 Oatmeal Cookies, 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 1 Confetti Cookie, and 1 Peanut Butter Cookie. All treats are individually wrapped and are made with only fresh, real ingredients including cage-free eggs, organic cocoa powder, real butter, and cane sugar without any preservatives. Order online now, or visit the new Dr. Shica’s Bakery at Westfield Culver City. Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
For the Dad with the sweet tooth, be sure to order a colorful, six-cup pack of sweets from Los Angeles-based company Candy Club. With free shipping for orders over $20, you have the perfect opportunity to mix-and-match your father’s favorites for his special day, with options like Watermelon Slices, Choco-Peanut Butter Pretzel Pillows, Cookie Dough Bites, Pink Lemonade Sour Belts, and more. If you want to support a great cause and grab Dad a specialty item, stop by their fellow collaborator Cake Monkey Bakery for the Banana Peanut Toffee Crunch Cakewich – a banana cake sandwich filled with peanut buttercream, banana jam, and Candy Club’s Chocolate Toffee Peanuts, all coated in decadent bittersweet chocolate. 100% of the proceeds go to People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), whose mission it is to provide housing opportunities and support for the homeless community in Los Angeles.
This Father’s Day, treat dad to Chado Tea’s Devan’s Legacy Chai. This chai was specially blended in loving memory of Chado Tea Room’s patriarch, Devan Shah. In this delicious blend, you’ll taste notes of cardamom, lemongrass, and vanilla. This tea can be served with milk and sugar for a creamy mouthfeel. Available in both loose leaf and tea bags – you can purchase Devan’s Legacy Chai in-store and online. Chado Tea rooms are open with indoor and outdoor seating in Downtown, Hollywood and Pasadena. Reservations are recommended. Private tea rooms are also also available. Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; various locations
Come celebrate Father’s Day and “Sunright Day” on Summer Solstice this Sunday at Sunright Tea Studio. Buy One & Get One Free on any Sunright Fruit Tea or any Sunright Boba Milk Tea at all Sunright Tea Studio SoCal locations. This offer is available in-store only, and guests can mix or match, with a maximum of up to five drinks per guest. Every Sunright Tea Studio showcases a bold lit-up sign reading “Shake 17 Times.” Not only is this their tried-and-true method of blending their flavors and textures perfectly, but they also want each of their guests and all Dad’s to stop and savor a happy moment – even if it is only 17 seconds long this Father’s Day! Sunday, Various hours and locations
Looking for the perfect gift for the health-conscious cook in your life? GHEE! By Clarified Living is a superior quality, tasty alternative to everyday oils/butter. Clarified Living is a superfood ingredient, packed with nutritional benefits and buttery taste. The introductory GHEE! line comes in four flavors and is easily used with steak, veggies, eggs, waffles, seafood, and more. U.S. customers can order for direct shipping through the company’s website. For those who live in LA, Clarified Living is available at Farmshop in Brentwood and Uplifters Kitchen in Santa Monica. $12.75+
Keep Dad refreshed this Summer with Pivot Coldbrew – a coffee designed to deliver you with sustainable energy promoting calm mental focus and clarity, leaving out the edgy, jittery burned out feeling. It’s an ideal gift for those fitness-conscious & grinder Dads. Pivot can be found in several local LA retailers, like Erewhon, or be purchased through their website. Receive 50% off first orders through the month of June using code DADLOVESPIVOT.
Treat Dad to a day of mini golf this Saturday at the Point Plaza. The family-friendly free pop-up event is the perfect place to show Dad exactly how much he means to you. FREE; Saturday, 1 – 4: 00 pm; 850 S. Coast Hwy., El Segundo, CA 90245; 310.414.5280
The Tour d’Elegance returns to Beverly Hills this Sunday, just in time for Father’s Day! The moving car show will begin at the Peterson Automotive Museum and go for 2.8 miles. Spectators can expect to see 50 of the world’s rarest and fastest cars, along with some of your favorite celebrities. FREE; Sunday, 10 – 11: 00 am
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