Father’s Day Brunch: Where To Celebrate Dad In Lower Manhattan
At long last, we can celebrate our dads with the two best things in life: 1) big hugs and 2) brunch. (OK, the hugs are a bit more special, but still.) Here’s where to feast on eggs and other morning delights in Lower Manhattan on Father’s Day.
Schilling (109 Washington Street)
Treat your dad to a tasty festessen courtesy Michelin-starred chef Eduard Frauneder. Schilling is offering a schnitzel-for-four deal, complete with a free bottle of wine, for only $75. The deal is available for curbside pickup; more details on their website.
Blue Smoke (255 Vesey Street)
There’s no better way to celebrate dad than with a massive barbecue — preferably one where he doesn’t have to do the grilling. Head to the newly-reopened Blue Smoke in Battery Park for a midday meatfest — menu items include Texas beef brisket, Memphis baby-back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. Plus, there’s a lengthy beer list if you and dad want to wash the cow down with some brews. See more details on their website.
Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street)
Head to Fraunces Tavern, once fit for a Founding Father and now ready to serve up pub fare for your Founding Father. Brunch items include fish and chips, chicken pot pie and a traditional Irish breakfast with all the fixings (bangers, black-and-white pudding, beans and toast, you name it). You can also opt for a mouth-watering burger (see above and weep), and top your meal off with a pint.
Pearl Diner (212 Pearl Street)
Keep it low-key on Father’s Day and take dad for an intimate, no-frills breakfast date at Pearl Diner, where you can get classics like blueberry pancakes, omelets and egg sandwiches. The diner’s old-school decor makes for a fun throwback to the 1960s.
photo: Fraunces Tavern