Where to Eat on Father’s Day

06.16.15

 

• AMERICA’S: Enjoy a Latin-inspired brunch ($49.95) at the award-winning America’s. Dad can indulge in a buffet of 50 delicious options including pork carnitas, pollo encamisado and the Cordúas‘ signature tres leches dessert, along with meat-carving and build-your-own omelette and crepe stations. Sunday, starting at 9 am

River Oaks: 2040 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019
The Woodlands: 21 Waterway Ave, The Woodlands, TX 77380

• ANEJO: Celebrate Father’s Day at Añejo with a 1942-themed Father’s Day fiesta — an ode to fine steaks and premium tequilas. Treat dad to special tequila-infused steaks and a 1942 Don Julio Margarita on the rocks for $19.42. Sunday, 4 pm – 10 pm

1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

• BACKSTREET CAFE: Chef Hugo Ortega will produce a special three-course menu ($48 adults/$15 per child) for Father’s Day. Guests will be able to choose from an array of appetizers (yellow tomato and corn vichyssoise, gulf coast beignets, heirloom tomato salad, lump crab cakes or duck spring rolls), entrees ( Texas-style steak & eggs, summer orzo salad, soft shell crab Benedict, seared scallops, Berkshire bacon chop, or pistachio rainbow trout) and desserts ( butterscotch bread pudding, chocolate cherry clafoutis, old-school coconut cream pie or peach shortcake with buttermilk ice cream). Sway to the sounds of live jazz by Bob Chadwick while indulging in Backstreet Cafe’s award-winning wine list and full bar. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019

• BRENNAN’S OF HOUSTON: Dads can enjoy brunch and dinner specials this Father’s Day at Brennan’s of Houston. Executive Chef Danny Trace will deliver a signature creole style three-course prix-fix meal for brunch ($56), followed by an a la carte dinner service ($29 – $39). The Brunch special will include dishes including Breaux Bridge Crawfish Migas, Rocky Mountain Lamb & Egg and Texas Blueberry Pain Perdu, while dinner will feature options such as Cooper Farm peach salad, fried green tomatoes, black hickory-smoked beef rib and cherry glazed-Hill Country quail. Brennan’s will also offer an exclusive cocktail, the Basil Hayden Spritzer ($10), made with John Taylor Velvet Falernum, fresh orange juice, and a splash of soda, which will be served at both brunch and dinner. Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm (Brunch) 5:45 pm – 9:45 pm (Dinner)

3300 Smith St., Houston, TX 77006

• CARACOL: Indulge in Caracol’s overflowing brunch buffet ($45 adults/ $15 per child), complete with a variety of antojitos from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, chicharrones stews, enchiladas (fish or shrimp), seafood-stuffed poblanos, empanadas, and rotating egg dishes including chilaquiles with eggs, migas, huevos a la Mexicana, tostadas de chorizo con huevo, chile rellenos con huevo, chorizo y papas, cocteles and ceviches. Complement your meal with fresh-squeezed juice, a brunch cocktail, Mexican coffee or hot chocolate, then finish it off with traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries. Sunday, 10 am – 2:30 pm

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160, Houston, TX 77056

• CHURRASCOS: Another product of the Corduas family, Churrascos will offer a similar brunch buffet ($39.95) to sister restaurant America’s. Guests will be able to choose from 50 brunch options showcasing Churrascos’ signature South American flavor. Sunday, starting at 9 am

River Oaks: 2055 Westheimer @ Shepherd, Houston, Texas 77098
Sugarland: 1520 Lake Pointe Parkway, Suite 500, Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Memorial City: 947 N Gessner Suite B290, Houston, Texas 77024
West Chase: 9705 Westheimer @ Gessner, Houston, Texas 77042
Champions: 7877 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston, Texas 77070

• CRU: Give Dad two dining options this Father’s Day at Cru, where he can choose between a manly 3 course brunch ($30) or a 4 course wine dinner ($65) featuring Chateau Montelena. Dine on dishes like watermelon and arugula salad, goat cheese beignets, chicken & fig flatbread, short rib hash and bananas foster french toast for brunch, or opt for a dinner of crispy soft shell crab, baby iceberg wedge salad with pancetta, toasted walnuts and blue cheese vinaigrette, salt encrusted NY strip steak served with warm fingerling potato salad, garlicky spinach and housemade steak sauce and pineapple upside down cake paired with various lush wines. Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm (Brunch) 6 pm – 9:30 pm (Dinner)

West Ave: 2800 Kirby Drive #B-130, Houston, TX 77098
The Woodlands: 9595 Six Pines Dr #650, The Woodlands, TX 77380

• ETOILE CUISINE ET BAR: Feeling French? Head to Etoile. Master Chef of France Philippe Verpiand will prepare a special prix-fixe menu featuring a choice of appetizer (Soupe Glacée de Petits Pois or Copeaux de Serrano (English pea soup with Serrano ham), choice of entree ( Poitrine Veau Braisée (braised veal stuffed brisket, polenta, spring vegetables, “au jus”), Côte de Boeuf “Béarnaise” (bone-in ribeye, potato gratin, haricots certs, Béarnaise sauce) or Ouefs Bénedicté à la Poitrine de Porc (Eggs Benedict with crispy pork belly, spinach and breakfast potatoes), and dessert (Profiteroles à la Glace Caramel (profiteroles with caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce). Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

• HARWOOD GRILL: Treat Dad to the taste of Akaushi beef with Chef Bianco‘s prixe fix menu ($45). Menu items include mixed summer greens, a cast iron rib eye and a delectable sourdough bread pudding. Don’t leave without taking advantage of Harwood’s half-price premium single malt scotch. Scotch and beef make for an unforgettable Father’s Day. Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

• HUBBELL & HUDSON BISTRO: Head to the newly renovated Hubbell & Hudson Bistro for a destination dining experience this Father’s Day. Dads are sure to love Executive Chef Austin Simmons‘ special batch of house dry-aged steaks — ready just in time for this celebratory occasion.

24 Waterway Avenue (at Lake Robbins Drive), The Woodlands, Texas 77380

• HUGO’S: Get your authentic Mexican cuisine fix this Father’s Day with Sunday brunch at Hugo’s. Enjoy an abundant buffet, then get the party started with margaritas shaken tableside. Following brunch, the entire family can enjoy live music by Viento. Sunday, 10 am – 2:30 pm

1600 Westheimer Houston, TX 77006

• KILLEN’S BARBECUE: Want a great meal for a steal? Head to Killen’s BBQ, where Dad can devour a 16 oz prime rib, horseradish mashed potatoes and green beans all for just $20.

3613 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581

• KIRAN’S: Experience an array of Indian flavors at Kiran’s three course Father’s Day brunch ($55 adults/ $25 per child). Choose from flavorful dishes like Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank, Chicken Saag, Tandoori Salmon with Mixed Berry Chutney, Saffron RIce Pulao and Kalonji Naan, then satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts like Kheer, Gajar Halwa and Grand Mariner & Pistachio Chocolate Mousse. Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm

4100 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

• LAURENZO’S: Nothing says Happy Father’s Day quite like a succulent New York Strip. Owner & Executive Chef Dominic Laurenzo will offer a 16 oz. Hereford 1881 NY Strip Steak with two sides for $39.99; the regular menu will also be available.

4412 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

• MASCALZONE: In addition to their regular menu, Italian eatery Mascalzone will serve Grilled Dried Porcini-Rubbed Ribeye with Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes as a celebratory meal this Father’s Day.

Shepherd: 1500 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007
West Houston: 12126 Westheimer #98, Houston, TX 77077

• MAX’S WINE DIVE: Max’s will offer specials at both its Fairview & Washington locations. Fairview will showcase a lamb Benedict, which is made with lightly toasted French bread, lamb ragu, mint hollandaise and arugula salad, served with a 24oz PBR can, for $17. Lamb continues through to dinner, at which Dad can enjoy the lamb ragu sammy made with toasted french bread, homemade ricotta with mint and lamb ragu served with jumbo onion rings and a 24oz PBR can for $23. The Washington location will feature seasonal specials like snapper ceviche (made with radishes, red pepper, cilantro, tomato and lime juice, served with waffle chips, for $22), 22oz cowboy rib eye (served with truffle risotto, chicken fried cauliflower, and a cherry demi glaze, for $46) and a pb&j cheescake (served with fresh fruit for $11). The regular Max’s brunch menu will also be available at both locations.

Fairview: 214 Fairview St #2, Houston, TX 77006; 10 am – 3 pm (Brunch) 4 pm – 12 am (Dinner)
Washington: 4720 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007; 10 am – 4 pm (Brunch) 5 pm – 12 am (Dinner)

• MOCKINGBIRD BISTRO WINE BAR: Food and wine is never a bad idea, so treat Dad to a delicious three-course menu ($59 adults/ $29 per child) at Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar. Choose from a variety of starters ( truffle cauliflower soufflé, Key West royal red shrimp gumbo, risotto carbonara, or M Bistro Caesar salad), entrees (omelet Florentine, steak & eggs, ruby red trout, Scottish salmon, grilled prime ribeye, lamb tenderloin, or the American kobe beef burger), and desserts (cool flourless chocolate cake, classic crème brûlée, M Bistro apple bread pudding or a lemon tart). Pair your meal with one of Mockingbird’s delicious cocktails or a bottle of wine. Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

1985 Welch at McDuffie, Houston, TX 77019

• PHOENICIA MKT BAR: If you’re in search of a more casual setting, try MKT Bar at Phoencia Specialty Foods. The eatery is offering Father’s Day specials for brunch and dinner, which will include include Fajita Pizza with grilled flank steak, peppers, onions, cheese and pico de gallo and Pulled Pork Waffles for brunch, as well as Watermelon and Feta Salad, BBQ Pork Ribs with MKT Potato Salad and California Dream Cake for dinner. Brunch specials will be available Saturday – Sunday, and dinner specials can be ordered Friday – Sunday.

1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010

• PELI PELI: Go for South African flair this Father’s Day at Peli Peli. If your dad is a meat lover, he’s sure to dig their special menu featuring a variety of their best steaks, as well as chicken and seafood dishes. Choose from dishes like South African Samosas, Kitka French Toast, Pork Ribeye & Eggs and Peli Peli Surf & Turf. Sunday, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Galleria: 5085 Westheimer Rd Ste B2515, Houston, Texas 77056
Vintage Park: 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Suite P, Houston, Texas 77070

• QUATTRO AT THE FOUR SEASONS: You can’t go wrong choosing one of Houston’s top hotels for Father’s Day. Chef Maurizio Ferrarese will expand his award-winning Sunday brunch to include a selection of over 50 items and will feature traditional breakfast favorites, fresh housemade pastas, fresh hot entrees and salads, and a full dessert buffet. If that’s not enough, Quattro will also offer carving stations with roasted meats as well as lighter dishes. And Quattro is keeping it kid-friendly with a special kids buffet that will feature chicken fingers, pizza, chocolate milk and more. The price of brunch ($65 adults/ $32 per child) will include mimosas & bloody mary’s for those 21 and over. Sunday, 11 am – 2:30 pm

1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

• RADIO MILANO: Enjoy a grilled Father’s Day feast at Radio Milano. For $60, Dad can enjoy his choice of a cooked-to-order protein (16 oz. prime ribeye, double pork chop, pork ribs, 1.5 lb. lobster, whole snapper, whole Branzino, jumbo shrimp plate or rack of lamb) paired with a lavish buffet that will include a multitude of gourmet sauces – Chimichurri, bone marrow, Barolo – and sides like grilled vegetables, corn, grilled onions, French fries, green beans, baked potato, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, plus egg and waffle stations and a salad bar.

800 Sorella Court, Houston, TX 77024

• RESERVE 101: Forgo food for scotch at a special Macallan Scotch Tasting at Reserve 101 ($50). The event will include four different types of the single-malt Scotch from Moray, Scotland — 12 year, 15 year Fine Oak,18 year and Rare Cask. Book your seat here. Sunday, 5 pm

1201 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002

• SYLIVIA’S ENCHILADA KITCHEN: The whole family will be able to share mixed grill platters at Sylvia’s this Father’s Day. The enchilada kitchen will offer the platters as their special for just $24.95 per person, and it will include Beef Fajitas, Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Quail, Cabrito and served with rice, beans and guacamole. If that isn’t enough, there will also be a fifty-foot long buffet brunch, featuring made-to-order pancakes, omelets, salads, street tacos, signature enchiladas, sides and desserts ($19.95). Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

Westheimer: 12637 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77077
Woodway: 6401 Woodway, Houston, Texas 77057
Eldridge: 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77077

• TABLE ON POST OAK: Table will offer a special brunch menu that’s sure to satisfy the entire family. The menu will feature everything from delicious pastries for sharing to entrees like house-made granola, brioche french toast, crab cakes egg benedict and croque madame. Kids will also have access to a special menu that includes pancakes, berries & syrup, tomato and cheese flatbread and scrambled eggs and bacon. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm

1800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

• THE TASTING ROOM: Bask in a special all day happy hour from 11 am – 11 pm at The Tasting Room’s Uptown Park location. After drinks, try their Father’s Day brunch and dinner features including the Dad “Bod” omelette (egg omelette stuffed with sausage, bacon, ham and Cheddar cheese served with house-made Hash Browns for $12), fried lobster tail and grits ( fried 5oz lobster tail served with goat cheese grits and a cajun cream sauce for $23), two eggs Dad’s way (two-eggs any style made with arugula hash and house-made biscuit for $10), chicken fried steak and eggs ( hand-battered skirt steak fried and topped with country gravy, served with two-eggs your way and house-made hash browns for $21) and crème brûlée-stuffed french toast (brioche bread stuffed with a fruit cream cheese and served with house-made maple syrup for $10). Head to The Tasting Room’s Kings Harbor location for a gourmet three-course dinner menu the week of Father’s Day (Thursday – Sunday, $35), and enjoy live music Friday and Saturday.

Uptown Park: 1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
Kings Harbor: 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Ste. 105, Kingwood, TX 77339

• TONY MANDOLA’S: The Gulf Coast Creole/Italian eatery will host its annual Father’s Day brunch buffet. The buffet will feature Prime Rib, Pork Loin, Oysters and Stone Crab Claws, and breakfast and brunch items, as well as a breakfast bar, an ice bar, a salad bar, a soup station, a carving station, a hot bar and a dessert bar. Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

1212 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77019

• URBAN EATS: Give Urban Eats’ new brunch a try this Father’s Day. Just shy of a month old, the brunch menu packs a flavorful punch, while also utilizing locally sourced ingredients. The whole family is sure to love dishes like cowboy sliders, beignets with honey, baked goat cheese salad and 3 pig mac and cheese. Dine with dad at the fast casual eatery, the bistro + bar, the patio or the terrace, then after your meal, head to Urban Eats’ specialty market to get a little Father’s Day shopping in. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm

3414 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007