Father’s Day is this weekend and the city has exciting ways that you can treat the dad or father figure in your life.
For upscale dining:
In Valley Forge, families can take their dads for a prix-fixed dining experience coursed with three options that come out to be $65 per person. Options for the meal include Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Clams Casino (made with applewood smoked bacon, citrus gremolata and grilled lemon) Prosciutto di Parma and Buffalo Mozzarella (served with toasted brioche points, aged balsamic and micro arugula), a 10 oz Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon (with a loaded baked potato, wild mushrooms and caramelized cipollini onions and ed wine demi-glace) and Jack Daniels Whiskey BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs (served with jalapeno and cheddar corn bread, baked macaroni and cheese and grilled asparagus.) To finish off on a sweet note, diners can then indulge in a warm triple chocolate fudge brownie and vanilla bean crème brulee.
1160 1st Ave., vfcasino.com
Bank & Bourbon
For a dad that likes to have a spirited touch to every meal, The Loews Hotel’s Bank & Bourbon will be offering a special deal available this Saturday, June 19. Bank & Bourbon will be serving a Cowboy Steak for Two Special, which will be served with roasted asparagus, fingerlings potatoes and watercress salad. Then on Father’s Day, diners can head there for brunch to indulge in their specialty cocktail called the Sweet Corn Milk Iced Coffee. The drink includes aged rum, La Colombe Pure Black and sweet corn milk served with crushed ice.
1200 Market St., bankandbourbon.com
The luxury steakhouse has a few different options for those who are looking to treat their dads to something special this weekend. Menu highlights include: The fresh seafood raw bar tower, a variety of prime steaks and chops with additional add-ons including their black truffle sauteed lobster, crab cake ‘Oscar’ and crispy shrimp with signature sides including corn crème brulee, praline sweet potato, creamy mac and cheese, and Kennett Square mushrooms, a whole Colorado rack of lamb, decadent desserts including peanut butter pie, crispy banana split, ultimate warm vanilla caramel cake and more.
260 S. Broad St., steak48.com
According to a release, Ocean Prime Philly will be open for dine-in only on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a special Father’s Day brunch menu, and from 3 to 8 p.m. the restaurant will feature its dinner menu (dine-in or carryout). As an additional bonus, Ocean Prime’s most popular cocktails (Berries + Bubbles and the Prime Manhattan) are available to take home in a cocktail kit with truffle popcorn for $45. Specialty brunch menu items for Father’s Day however range from lobster toast to crab and eggs to brasied short rib surf and turf and much more.
124 S 15th St., ocean-prime.com
For something laid back:
Even with the name, the offerings from this new service hold something special for everyone, but especially dads. For that special guy in your life, Philadelphians can order up a variety of dips from Chef Danny Giorgio, who has worked at Amada, Barbuzzo, Little Nonna’s and Bud & Marilyn’s, among others. The offerings span from fresh made-from-scratch dips and a selection of chips that range from rye chips to pretzel “mustaches,” all homemade. Dips range from the OG Pimento (their take on the Southern cheese) to The Buff (buffalo chicken), to the The Schmear (a variety of breakfast and cream cheese items blended into a delectable spread) and a few in between. The service delivers to most zip codes in the city and is perfect for a Father’s Day weekend treat for your dad who is staying in to watch the 76ers game, or for a late-night post-dinner treat.
Barcelona Wine Bar
Down on East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphians can take their dads out for a special brunch this Sunday that they won’t forget. Their Father’s Day Brunch menu features a variety of tapas and dishes both simple and elegant, including seasonal picks alongside Spanish specialties and Mediterranean flavors like benedicts, torrijas and huevos estrellados, and of course, paella. On top of the culinary offerings, diners can also purchase a last minute Barcelona Wine Bar Experience. According to the release, there are four in-restaurant “experiences” designed to showcase the best of the restaurant in a VIP way, including the Charcutería Experience, the Spanish Wine Experience, a Wine & Tapas Experience, and a Paella Experience. Charcutería and Spanish Wine Experience are each $60 and the Wine & Tapas and Paella are $130. Gift cards for the experience are beautifully designed cardstock with gold or silver foil accents.
1709 E. Passyunk Ave., barcelonawinebar.com