As Father’s Day nears, it is time to make you plans to celebrate the holiday at local restaurants. From a la carte to prix fixe menus, buffets to shoe shines, and barbeques, Boston’s venues promise to make his day unforgettable this year. Here are some options to consider.
Aura at Seaport Hotel
One Seaport Lane,
Friday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm ($30 per adult; $14 per child)
Aura’s Fine Dining Family Style Father’s Day celebration takes place on June 18th, the Friday before Father’s Day from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There’s a special “romper room” for kids filled with toys & crafts. Children will be able to make their own personal card for Dad, while their parents have a chance to enjoy a nice dinner out. The $30 adult prix fix menu (with beverages priced separately), aimed at pleasing your Dad's palate, includes Skirt Steak with potato puree, sweet corn and tomato succotash, and red wine glace – as well as Grilled Salmon with warm curried quinoa and golden raisin salad, braised Swiss chard, Tamarind Sauce & raita. And, to make Dad feel even more special, Aura offers a unique Father’s Day treat: a matching craft beer menu pairing each entrée with the perfect brew. Featured beers include Sam Adams, Peak Nut and Harpoon. Children’s meals, priced at $14, come in bright red Bento boxes. Look for Sweet & Sour Shrimp with Noodles and Turkey Burgers with corn on the cob and sweet potato fries. Chef Klein offers a seasonal selection of baby purees for the smallest diners at $3.
Da Vinci Ristorante
162 Columbus Avenue
Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm ($35 per person)
Da Vinci Ristorante will celebrate Father’s Day a night early and feature a lavish prix fixe menu with the freshest spring ingredients. Da Vinci’s menu includes items like: Beet Root Salad alla Da Vinci; Mussels alla Peppino; Scallop Salad (with green apple, poached pears in shallot balsamic vinaigrette); Spinach Ravioli (with white truffle sauce); Pappardelle Boscaiola (with sautéed morel and spring mushrooms); Pan-seared Alaskan Salmon (with artichoke and sweet potato cake); Rack of Lamb (with mushrooms and fingerling potato ragout and sauteed Swiss chard in a pesto creamy sauce); Anatra alla Peppino (two-way duck in guava moscato sauce); Papaya Cheesecake; Pear Crostata; Rose Crème Caramel (with mango coulis).
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
217 Stuart Street
Brunch menu: 11:30am-3:00pm ($29.95 per person; $25 Dining Card for Dads)
In addition to Fleming’s regular menu (served until 9:00pm), a customizable 3-course brunch menu will be offered. Make Father’s Day especially memorable this year by treating Dad to brunch or dinner at Fleming’s. They’ll also treat him to a $25 Dining Card to enjoy on a future occasion! Fleming’s brunch menu gives you your choice of a starter (Fresh fruit salad; Wedge salad); choice of entrée (Beef Tenderloin and Vegetable Frittata; Berry Stuffed French Toast; Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel; Lump Crab, Asparagus, and Swiss Cheese Frittata; Smoked Ham Chop; Filet Benedict); and choice of dessert (Walnut Turtle Pie; Crème Brulee; New York Style Cheesecake).
Stanhope Grille at The Back Bay Hotel
350 Stuart Street
Brunch Barbeque: 12:00pm to 5:00pm ($30 per adults; $15 per child 12-and-under)
This Father’s Day, Stanhope Grille invites you to tie one on with Dad at their outdoor all-you-can-eat brunch barbeque prepared by Executive Chef and Grill Master Raymond Southern. Let Dad ditch his customary station behind the coals this year and treat him to endless hot dogs, hamburgers and all the barbeque fixings. Three lucky Dads will also win a pair of tickets each to an upcoming Red Sox game! Some of Chef Southern’s barbeque specials include: Burgers; Hot Dogs; Italian Sausage; Atlantic Salmon; New England Flank Steaks; Waffles; Omelets; Oyster Bar; Penne Primavera; Blue Maine Mussels; Summer Time Corn on the Cob; Burbank Potato Wedges.
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place
Cask Ale Brunch: 11:00am – 4:00pm ($22 per person: includes choice of omelet or entrée plus 2 pints of cask ale; complimentary shoe shine and $25 gift card for all Dads)
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale will celebrate Father’s Day this year with an exclusive Cask Ale Brunch, complete with a complimentary shoe-shine and special gift for all Dads. Executive Chef Mark Cina will be whipping up omelets and entrees to accompany your choice of two cask ales… A sure-fire way to satisfy all of Dad’s discerning taste buds. Upon completion of the unparalleled Cask Ale Brunch experience, Dad will be presented with a $25 gift card valid toward a return visit to Stoddard’s. Executive Chef Mark Cina’s brunch menu includes: Omelets, (Aged Cheddar; Asparagus, Brie, Olive Oil Poached Salmon; Merguez Sausage, Grilled Ramp, Piave; Wild Mushroom and Gouda); Stoddard’s Burger; Merguez Sausage Sandwich; Olive Oil Poached Salmon and Grilled Romaine Salad; Eggs Benedict; Steak and Eggs; House-Smoked Ham Grits; Stuffed French Toast; House-Corned Beef Hash.