By Jill Weinlein, 6/14/2012
Tin Roof Bistro
Tonight Chef Anne Conness is hosting a five-course beer dinner with Golden Road Brewing. Meg Gill, co-founder of Golden Road Brewing will talk about the brewery and the beers showcased at the dinner. Dinner starts with crab “pops” with cream cheese followed by white shrimp ceviche with watermelon and arugula. Next is the caramelized Brussels sprouts with crisp duck, and then English steak with ale pie filled with bacon and mushrooms. Finish with salted caramel profiteroles with chili chocolate sauce. This special dinner at Tin Road Bistro starts at 7 p.m. and is $45 per person. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310)393-0900.
Bring Dad to the newly renovated Water Grill for brunch or dinner from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dad can select from the raw bar, iced shellfish platters, fresh salads and fish entrées. Their full menu is available. 544 S. Grand Ave. (213)891-0900.
The Montage Beverly Hills invites Dads to a Father’s Day feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $88 per adult and $35 for children. Bottomless drinks are $17. Treat Dad to a shave and scotch at Gornik & Drucker, the premier Beverly Hills barber shop since 1936 now located at the Motntage Beverly Hills. 225 N. Canon Dr. (310)860-7970.
A complimentary Platinum margarita will be presented to each Dad who dines at Red O on June 17. The margarita is made with Patron Gran Platinum tequila, Prunier Cognac, lime juice, agave nectar and served on the rocks with festive housemade fruit ice cubes. Dad will enjoy Rick Bayless’ award-winning lamb mole or his huevos rancheros verdes while dining on the outdoor patio. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. 8155 Melrose Ave. (323)655-5009.
Tres by Jose Andres
Brunch begins at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day with specials that include slow roasted beef tenderloin, chilled seafood and piquillo pepper confit. Brunch is $52 per person. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. (310)246-5551.
Free Burger at The Counter for Dad
On June 17, at The Counter Custom Built Burgers, dad will receive a free 1/3 lb. burger with toppings when accompanied with a paying guest. Additional and premium toppings such as extra cheese, avocado, fried eggs and honey-cured bacon are extra. 725 W. Seventh St. (213)228-7800, 5779 Wilshire Blvd. (323)932-8900, 7919 Sunset Blvd. (323)436-3844.
Dad will feel as if he is in Hawaii for brunch or dinner at Roy’s. They’re offering a 3-course Father’s Day menu. Start with Roy’s Island Mai Tai to accompany your choice from six appetizers, 12 entrees and one of three desserts. Prices range from $29.99 to $48.95. The keiki brunch menu is $12.95 and includes a fresh tropical fruit with granola and cream, then a choice of cinnamon French toast or scrambled eggs. Kids end with a sundae. Dads will receive a $20 gift card to be used from June 18 to July 19, 2012. 800 S. Figueroa St. (213)488-4994.
Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills
Dads will appreciate a Father’s Day brunch buffet with numerous specialty stations from Executive Chef Ashley James. Items from the sea, Asia and the garden are among the stations offered. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and priced at $95 per person and $47 per child. 300 S. Doheny Dr. (310)860-4000.
A special six-course Father’s Day tasting menu with beer pairing is offered on both June 16 and June 17. Hearty dishes of decadent truffle agnolotti, crispy pork belly and gnocchi will start the meal before a signature lamb osso buco. The tasting menu is $60 and for an extra kick, the beer pairing is $30. 525 S. Flower St. (213)228-8998.
Eat like a man with Dad’s favorite dishes such as double cut pork chop schnitzel, braised beef brisket and a 32 oz. dry aged rib-eye steak. Sunday deli classics are also available, along with a selection of craft beer and creative cocktails. 401 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)657-4103.
David Myers will honor dads with a special beer and barbecue for both brunch and dinner. Brunch includes smoked brisket hash with poached egg, grilled chicken with Provencal-style chimichurri with potato salad and two eggs any style. Father’s Day dinner includes sage fried chicken with a bacon shallot waffle, honey butter, maple syrup and mustard greens. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. to 3p.m. 8479 Melrose Ave. (323)782-1104.
Blu Jam Café
Now open all day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, Kamil Majer is offering complimentary beer or champagne all day long for dads. It pairs nicely with an array of pleasing café dishes. Start the morning with fresh blueberry pancakes, crunchy French toast served with fruit and a vanilla-bean dipping sauce or the Mazatlan shrimp scramble. A vegetarian entrée of organic roasted tofu, fresh mint, carrots, zucchini, bean sprouts, spinach, ginger and a soy-citrus vinaigrette is also available. 7371 Melrose Ave. (323)951-9191.
Order a “tool kit” filled with a dozen mini vanilla and chocolate cupcakes topped with buttercream and adorned with edible tools for $24.00. The tool kit includes a chocolate fudge brownie, a chocolate chunk blondie and your choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting and choice of sports, golf, tie or tool decoration for $3.25. 8389 W. Third St. (323)951-0636.
On Father’s Day take dad to Pasadena to choose from many beers brewed on site, craft beers on tap, 100+ bottled craft selections or 50+ specialty single-malt whiskeys, malt scotches and bourbons. All go nicely with the hearty gastropub fare. 42 De Lacy Ave. (626)768-9555.
Dine with Dad for brunch or dinner with specialty cocktails and menu items that range from Oaxacan strip steak, crispy fried chicken and grilled Niman Ranch pork chops. Dessert is an espresso flan with tequila caramel and caramelized plantain sundae drizzled with rum caramel. The Santa Monica location is open at 11:30 a.m. with unlimited small plates for $29.99 and dinner at 5 p.m. with a la carte dinner specials. The downtown Los Angeles location is only open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. serving specials a la carte. 1445 Fouth St. (310)451-1655 or 445 S. Figueroa St. (213)486-5171.
KCET Wine and Food Festival
Come see the new KCET studio as award winning Chef Joachim Splichal customizes a menu of diverse cuisine on June 16 at 6 p.m. Some of the delectable dishes include Nick + Stef’s grilled beef béarnaise, Ray’s farm to table wood roasted chile and Malibu Melts grilled chicken sandwiches with brandy wine tomato bisque. Desserts are almond brittle, marshmallow stripes and fruit cobblers. Silent auction items include restaurant certificates, travel getaways to Antigua and St. Lucia and a unique Patina Restaurant dining experience. Tickets are $250 with proceeds benefiting the future of KCET programming. 2900 W. Alameda Ave, Burbank. (323)953-5357.
Fig & Olive
The Fig & Oilive prix fixe brunch menu for $28 includes one brunch cocktail with selections of a French omelet or South of France poached eggs with salmon. The Mediterranean mac & cheese is made with Spanish macaroni, rosemary braised ham, béchamel and gratine with gruyere. Finish with coffee or tea served with biscotti. 8490 Melrose Pl. (310)360-9100.
Father’s Day Austrian Style
Treat dad to a special five-course sausage and beer tasting menu for $42. It’s available for lunch and dinner on Father’s Day. Each homemade sausage has a unique presentation and is paired with a specialty beer. Chef Bernhard Mairinger is creating a different three-course menu of traditional Austrian fare with a modern twist on Sunday nights. The prix-fixe meal is $55 and includes a glass of wine or beer. 9669 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)271-7274.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
A three-course classic brunch with either a Fleming’s signature wedge salad or a fresh fruit medley is followed with various entrées. Some of the favorites are a Fleming’s filet or a slow roasted prime rib served with a trio of sauces. All entrées come with potatoes O’Brien or sautéed green beans. A sweet conclusion is white chocolate bread pudding, walnut turtle pie and crème brulée. This Father’s Day special is $34.95 per person. Children can enjoy a beverage with a fresh fruit salad, followed by four entrée choices and a sundae or sorbet for $16.95. Dad will receive a complimentary $25 dining card to enjoy on a future visit from June 20 to July 17, 2012. Brunch begins at 11:30 p.m. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)745-9911 or 2301 Rosecrans Ave. (310)643-6911.
Wine Mixer in Santa Monica
On June 18, enjoy the ocean breeze while sipping wine at the Sonoma Wine Garden’s outside patio at Santa Monica Place. This “mingling soirée”, hosted by KCRW, invites guests to taste great wines and bold Mediterranean flavors with complimentary gourmet bites for the first hour of the event with KCRW providing good music. Tickets are $15 advance purchase or $20 at the door. Includes one glass of red or white wine and complimentary appetizers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Pl., Suite 300, (424)214-4560.
Nic’s Beverly Hills
On June 16 from 8p.m. til midnight, come enjoy iconic cocktails and appetizers from the new poolside menu. DJ Mario Cotto will spin tunes for dancing under the stars, and entry to the Vodbox is available. With its mod décor, and a shivering 28 degrees, the Vodbox is a walk-in, drink-in freezer exclusively for drinking vodka. It canhold up to 12 people at a time. Tickets are $150 for food, drinks, valet and entertainment, and benefits the L.A. Regional Food Bank. 435 N. Canon Dr. (310)550-5707.
Ford’s Filling Station
On Father’s Day, enjoy burgers and beer from 11am-9pm. A plethora of burger options are available, and dad gets a $3 pint of beer on the house.
Join Ford’s Filling Station for their June Block Party on June 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The smoked bbq menu offers a choice of two meats and two sides for $28. Choose from whole roasted pig, beef brisket, grilled chicken sausage or pork ribs for the meats. Sides include Southern style Tuscan greens, marinated heirloom tomatoes, mac & cheese with ham hock, corn on the cob, red rose potato salad or bbq baked beans. Add a draft beer for $3. Surrounding restaurants and retail stores will offer a spiked punch contest. Happy hour cocktails will be presented by Death’s Door vodka and gin for $6. Live music by New Orleans-inspired The Swamp Coolers will provide Lousiana funky rhythms. 9531 Culver Blvd. (310)202-1470.