This Upper East Side neighborhood gem offers signature dishes from Executive Chef Ben Zwicker’s special menu, which Dad is sure to love. Specials include a Kale Salad with apple, sesame, and chili-lime vinaigrette; Yellowfin tuna tartare; and the prime aged Angus burger. Also available are the T-Bar Steak Bar—certified Black Angus, filet mignon, aged New York Strip, aged bone-in rib eye, or Black Angus porterhouse for two, served with steak sauce, béarnaise sauce, or poivre sauce. No meal at T-Bar is complete without tasting the popular desserts Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Chocolate Sundae with brownie, chocolate sauce, and cream. An artful menu of specialty cocktails—including the exquisite Downtown Manhattan, made with Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey, brandied cherries, Antica vermouth, and cherry herring—and a curated wine list complete this epicurean experience.
1278 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Good Enough to Eat
Treat Dad to traditional American home cooking this Father’s Day at Good Enough to Eat, an Upper West Side dining establishment that has catered to neighborhood regulars, international travelers, and celebrities for over 30 years. Tuck in to delicious Father’s Day appetizers such as the Fried Shrimp with a Spicy Cocktail Sauce or the Iceberg Wedge with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Tomato and Cucumbers with Ranch Dressing. For entrée, Father’s Day diners can choose between the Good Enough To Eat Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce, Fried Chicken Breast with Cream Gravy or Grilled NY Strip Steak with Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce. For dessert, diners can enjoy a Strawberry Shortcake or Apple Sour Cream Pie with a Toasted Walnut Crumble.
520 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Ivy Bar & Grill
For a livelier Father’s Day experience, visit popular Ivy Bar & Grill in New York’s thriving Hell’s Kitchen. You will find the wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family. Specialty dishes that Dad will love include the creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip, the succulent Lamb Burger and the fresh Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Ivy Bar & Grill is also known for its cocktails, which include the pineapple infused Ivy Martini, the Woodford vanilla bean infused Manhattan Reserve and the Pomegranate White Cosmopolitan. This high end bar & grill regularly offers live entertainment and features a daily happy hour between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
944 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
For the Dad who loves Chinese cuisine, China Fun located on New York’s Upper East Side is the clear choice for Father’s Day 2016. Diners at China Fun are greeted by a wide array of options as its wide-ranging menu offers cuisines from each of the various regions of China. For your main entrée, enjoy anything from noodle dishes to chicken and seafood –there is something to satisfy every palate. Specials include the Scallion Pancakes, Soup Dumplings, Filet Mignon Chinese Style and China Fun’s Peking Duck, cooked to perfection with each bite seemingly melting in your mouth. For vegetarians, the eatery’s offerings include the Snowpeas, String Beans and Broccoli in a white garlic sauce, which offers a flavorful bite. Pair your delicious meal with one of its signature cocktails either at the intimate wood and marble bar or in its main dining room, which fuses New York chic lines and openness with traditional Chinese cornices.
1221 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10065
A neighborhood favorite since it opened in summer 2012, A. G. Kitchen offers a tantalizing blend of Latin American and American cuisine. Located on the Upper West Side, A.G. Kitchen, named for the initials of famed Food Network Personality, Cookbook Author and Chef Alex Garcia, is comfort cuisine fused with a modern twist. A.G. Kitchen is renowned for its varieties of made-to-order guacamole (Classic, Pineapple and Pomegranate, and Papaya and Mint), in addition to entrees such as the Brazilian-style Samba Chicken, Manhattan Latin burger, Surf ‘n’ Turf and Seafood Paella (lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo with saffron rice and calamari salad), as well as the city’s most authentic tasting Cubano sandwich. Another establishment highlight is the 100-year-old mahogany bar, the perfect perch for enjoying specialty cocktails like the Mango Mayhem (Mango/Lime/Chili Pepper-infused vodka, passion fruit juice, and fresh lime) or the Cilantro Daiquiri. A sure hit this Father’s Day.
269 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Treat Dad to the best of SoHo dining at MAMO Restaurant. This French/Italian Provencal menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola hits all the right notes. This Father’s Day, enjoy seasonal favorites such as the Salmon Carpaccio with asparagus salad and burrata, Trofie Primavera with julienne vegetables, or the signature MAMO Burger. For dessert, try the rich Affogato Alla Vaniglia Con Fragole Calde or the Cheesecake Alla Lavanda (cheesecake with a lavender twist). MAMO also boasts a signature cocktail list which should not be missed. MAMO’s bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.
323 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Juniper Bar is a sophisticated, multi-leveled restaurant, bar and entertainment destination in New York’s Midtown West, just steps away from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Treat Dad to a beer or cold drink in the expansive main level bar area, before sitting down for dinner in the intimate 30-seat dining area. Juniper Bar is a neighborhood favorite which features specials such as the Arctic Char with smashed marble potatoes, asparagus, red pepper foam; Short Rib of Beef with rainbow carrots, garlic mashed potatoes and red wine demi-glace; and a large selection of burgers. Juniper is a stylishly designed restaurant with a color palate of teals, greys, and bursts of orange.
237 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
Take Dad on a Father’s Day trip to the Hamptons and stay overnight at Southampton Inn, a staple that remains one of the most popular spots to stay during the Hamptons summer season. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a mere mile from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.
Southampton Inn offers a Father’s Day overnight special that includes dinner for Dad at new Café Klyde restaurant*.
(*excludes alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity, and a maximum of $50 value meal for the Dad. Requires overnight room.)
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
When in the Hamptons, do not miss the new farm to table restaurant Café Klyde, which is serving up a whole new array of signature dishes in the charming Southampton Inn garden. The tavern inspired lunch and dinner menus offers up dishes such as the Fish of the Day, a signature Hampton Clam Chowder, Braised Spring Lamb Meatballs, and the fresh Summer Salad, featuring local leaves, strawberries, feta cheese and shaved whole wheat. Lunch specials include Klyde’s “open faced” Lobster Roll, The Hill Street Club Sandwich and a Chopped Curry Chicken Salad. Café Klyde is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which can be enjoyed inside the renovated 68-seat dining room or outside on the Inn’s beautifully planted courtyard.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Dad will love Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu, run by Southampton restauranteur Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn “Pudding”, Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d’Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.
136 Main Street
Southampton NY 11968
Don’t miss this innovative modern Mexican eatery, which is taking over the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Union Cantina, which opens just in time for Father’s Day, will feature a modern Mexican menu designed by Chef Kampf. Signature dishes include the Castilla de Res Mole – a beef short rib with sweet local corn bread pudding, charred heirloom carrots and mole sauce; and the Deconstructed Enchiladas which come in five variations. A signature cocktail program will also be offered, featuring an extensive tequila menu, in addition to sangrias, punches and frozen drinks. The décor, which is best described as “Hamptons chic meets Rustic Cantina”, will feature a mixture of dark woods, Spanish glass and vibrant Mexican artwork.
40 Bowden Square
Southampton, NY 11968
75 Main is a classic American eatery that combines the style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Signature dishes include the Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Ahi Tuna and the Lobster Salad with a choice of sides such as the Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, 75 Main Steak Fries and Sauteed Organic Spinach. 75 Main offers an extensive wine list as well as a signature cocktail menu. 75 Main is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
75 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968