Father’s Day is coming up again, so it’s time to start thinking about what to do to make your dad’s day special. Dads can be hard to shop for, but you really can’t go wrong when you bring him out for a nice meal in the city. What dad doesn’t like to eat?! Check out this list of New York City restaurants for some of Dad’s favorite dishes: burgers, steaks or a big breakfast. These venues are serving special menus or offering special pricing just for the occasion.

On a Budget?

Okay, so you’ve basically got no money to spend, but you still have to do something to celebrate Dad. Here’s the solution. Take him to the aptly named Big Daddy’s restaurant, where they’re serving what they like to call a “boozy brunch” (sounds fun, right?!) for just $15. Best of all, it’s unlimited, so you don’t have to pray Dad stops stuffing his face. You’ve got three locations to choose from in Gramercy Park, the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side. What dad wouldn’t want to go to a burger joint on his day? Plus, it’s got a cool vibe that will make the day feel more fun.  To get more information on Big Daddy’s check out their website.

Let Him Eat Steak!

Dads and big slabs of meat are always the perfect match, so bring your dad to Macelleria in the Meatpacking District. The restaurant is having specials all day for dads. You can bring him for brunch, or go later for lobster and meat choices from the restaurant’s own butcher shop. What better place to order meat than a restaurant with its own butcher shop?! It carries grass-fed beef, dry-aged steaks and other specialty meats Dad’s sure to adore.  To learn more about Macelleria check out their website.

An Italian Family Meal for Father’s Day

Italians are known for family, and Paola’s Restaurant in the Upper East Side creates the right environment for a great Italian meal for Dad and his family. The setting includes large tables so everyone can gather together. For Father’s Day, the restaurant is serving brunch starting at 10 am and then dinner at 5 pm, so you get to choose which meal you go to. Dad can enjoy Italian flavors such as poached eggs with polenta and tomato sauce, or warm mozzarella served with basil and peppers.  You can check out Paola’s website for more information.

If you will be on the Upper West Side for Father’s Day then check out Cibo e Vino for a delicious Italian meal.  They serve brunch on Sunday’s and it does get crowded so make sure to make a reservation so you don’t have to have Dad wait in line…you know he hates that!  You can make a Father’s Day reservation for Cibo e Vino on OpenTable.

If you will be downtown for Father’s Day then you should check out one of our favorite Family Style Italian restaurants –  Villa Mosconi.  This family run restaurant has been hitting it out of the park since 1976.  It is the perfect old school red sauce restaurant that will probably have dad loosening his belt at the table.  Villa Mosconi can set up tables for large groups and you should try to sit in the back garden room if there is availability.  Don’t forget to ask Danny about Gradma’s pasta – It’s delicious!  For more information on Villa Mosconi or their availability for Father’s Day check out their website.

Spoil Him With a Three-Course Meal

Arte Cafe in the Upper West Side is having a Father’s Day brunch from 11 am to 4 pm if your dad would prefer a simple meal during the day. Or all day, it’s also serving a three-course menu with dinner choices that include red snapper or homemade spaghetti and lobster. The fixed price meal is just $39.95, or kick in an extra $5 for the filet mignon dinner option.  Check out their website for more information.

Spend the Day With the Irish on Father’s Day

Your dad’s sure to like the Father’s Day special at Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill at its Times Square location in Midtown West. Only $30 gets you a three-course meal, along with a Jameson whiskey included with a dinner for every dad. Dinner at this Irish restaurant features an appetizer, a main course of roast and Yorkshire pudding, and dessert.  You can get more information from their website.

We hope your dad has a great Father’s Day filled with mouthfuls of red meat mixed with gulps of his favorite beer or whiskey. We’re sure he’ll have a full belly and a smile on his face if you bring him to one of the places on this list. Let us know in the comments where you plan to take your dad this Father’s Day.

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