Where to Celebrate Father’s Day: Six Amazing Brunches Downtown
This Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day, and if you’re still without plans, Lower Manhattan is here to help. Several restaurants are going all out for the holiday, with delicious brunch menus to honor the old man.
Here are six amazing restaurants where you can feast with Dad.
Chef Jonathan Haffmans has lined up a custom Father’s Day menu that includes entrees such as Maryland blue crab cakes benedict and roasted bone marrow for two. And for pro-tips on which tables have the best views along Industry Kitchen’s sprawling patio, be sure to check out our infographic for the inside scoop. (70 South St.)
Schilling Restaurant & Bar
Consider this reliable destination for Austrian cuisine as the standard for luscious asparagus schnitzel (it’s healthy because it’s vegetables!), some rich kaesekrainer sausage (to cancel out the asparagus) and a classic rendition of a more traditional wiener schnitzel, replete with cucumber dill salad, potato salad and lingonberry. (109 Washington St.)
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s seafood-focused culinary marvel has all the egg toast caviar and yellow fin tartare that dear old dad could possibly desire. Book a table at this Seaport mainstay for gorgeous views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River at Pier 17. (89 South St.)
You don’t need to purchase a cross-Atlantic plane ticket for a European vacation this summer travel season, thanks to this pub-style tapas spot. Gran Via serves up Spanish small plates (get the razor clams!) along with a selection of Spanish wines, beers and cocktails. (57 Stone St.)
A dry-aged porterhouse for two with a side of truffle mac and cheese? Yes, please. Find other super-rich dishes that are well worth the splurge at this Lower Manhattan darling. (1 Hanover Sq.)
Mezze on the River
Anyone who’s still hankering for that grilled octopus from last week’s Dine Around Downtown might consider booking a Sunday meal at Mezze on the River. The Greek and seafood spot is ideal for a plate-sharing situation, not to mention the views overlooking the Hudson River. Father’s Day dishes include truffle oysters casino, grilled skirt steak skewers and broiled whole lobster. (375 South End Ave.)
photo: Mezze on the RiverTags: brunch, fathers day