Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17th, and if you haven’t found a spot yet to treat the dad in your life at: fear not! We have found some fantastic places that will definitely leave him, you and the rest of your crew feeling happy and full upon your exit.
Rahi (60 Greenwich Avenue, NYC, (212) 373-8900, rahinyc.com)
Treat the hero in your life to artisanal Indian cuisine at West Village’s Rahi restaurant. This Father’s Day is especially significant to Executive Chef Chintan Pandya, who is a first-time dad to a beautiful baby girl! In honor of his first Father’s Day, Chef Pandya created a special menu with Indian-inspired takes on some of his favorites: burgers, beer, and oysters. Dads will love Chef Pandya’s Chicken Tikka Burger ($19), a chicken burger loaded with Indian spices, and topped with onion jam, mint aioli, and a fried egg on a soft brioche bun. For the beer-loving dad, Rahi is partnering with Indian craft beer brewer 1947 to create 1947 Beer Jhag, a special dish featuring beer foam (Jhag) mixed with fish roe and Tandoori kumquats ($14). For the oyster-loving dad, Fresh Shucked Oysters topped with tamarind treacle, ginger murabba, onion cream and Kashmiri chili (MP) will also be available.
Pondicheri (15 West 27th Street, NYC, (646) 878-4375), pondicheri.com)
Spoil dad with delectable Indian dish specials at Pondicheri such as the Kashmiri Oxtail Stew served with fenugreek naan ($25), Kerala Fish and Chips with sweet potato fries and fresh pea chutney ($22), and a Lamb Mushroom Burger topped with melted cheese, BBQ masala and pickled onions, with a choice of sweet potato fries or a Pondicheri salad ($17). If dad has a sweet tooth, be sure to try one of Pondicheri’s new nut-coated ice cream treats available in flavors like Moringa Mint with avocado, coconut, lime, and pistachios, and Indian Mango with saffron, kevra, cardamom, and toasted almonds ($4). For an additional $2, dad can enjoy his ice cream in one of Pondicheri’s homemade cones covered in poppy seeds and edible flowers, in flavors such as Rose Hibiscus and Turmeric Pink Peppercorn. Let dad continue the celebration at home; with a jar of Pondicheri’s BBQ Masala ($14), perfect for jazzing up grilled meats this summer.
Christos Steakhouse (4108 23rd Avenue, Astoria, (718) 777-8400, christossteakhouse.com)
If dad is a steak fanatic, treat him to the feast he’s always dreamed of at Christos Steakhouse in Astoria. The restaurant is known for their melt-in-your-mouth steaks that are aged for 21 days in an onsite temperature-controlled room and charbroiled at 1200 degrees to achieve peak flavor and supreme tenderness. For Father’s Day, enjoy mouthwatering dishes from their a la carte menu with options like their signature Porterhouse Steak in 48 or 63-ounce cuts, or the Surf & Turf for two featuring a 10-ounce Filet Mignon, a two-pound Lobster, two salads, and two sides. Christos also offers a great selection of raw bar options, pastas, seafood, and salads.
Virgil’s Real BBQ (152 West 44th Street, NYC, 212-921-9494, virgilsbbq.com)
Give your old man a break from working the grill this Father’s Day and take him to Virgil’s Real BBQ in Times Square to enjoy southern-style BBQ. With the purchase of any entrée, dad can enjoy free unlimited Virgil’s Ale (for 90 minutes), the restaurant’s signature draft beer brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company. A great entrée to pair with the crisp ale is the Pig Out Platter ($39.95), which includes Memphis Style Pork Spare Ribs, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork, Quartered BBQ Chicken, and a choice of two sides.
Sen Sakana (28 West 44th Street, NYC, (212) 221-9560, sensakana.com)
Celebrate dad at Sen Sakana, New York City’s first modern Nikkei restaurant. With Japanese and Peruvian influences, dad will enjoy the restaurant’s extensive list of appetizers, entrées, and sushi selections. In honor of Father’s Day, the restaurant is offering a special Dry-Aged Ribeye with Peruvian crispy rice, and canary bean tacu tacu. Sen Sakana also boasts an extensive cocktail menu that includes the fan-favorite Blue Suede Shoes cocktail (Peanut Butter Fat-Washed Bourbon, Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey, banana purée, and chocolate bitters) as well as an extensive list of Japanese whiskey and sake.
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant (200 West 44th Street, NYC, (212) 221-3800 / 2450 Broadway, NYC, (212) 362-2200, carminesnyc.com)
Families can celebrate dad with humungous family-style portions at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant with locations in Times Square and the Upper West Side. Carmine’s in Times Square is offering fan-favorite Rack of Lamb as a Father’s Day special for $79.95, and the Upper West Side location is offering a huge Roast Beef Tenderloin for $99.95 – both specials will feed 4-6 people.
Ichiran (132 West 31st Street, NYC / 374 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, en.ichiran.com)
Treat dad to a home-cooked meal of restaurant-quality tonkotsu ramen at home with Ichiran’s Ramen Kit which includes three portions of ramen noodles, soup, and their secret red sauce. The process is simple – all you have to do is boil the noodles, add the soup, and top it with the secret red sauce. To impress dad even more, feel free to add more toppings like pork chashu or scallions. The kits are available for $39 at both Ichiran locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.