They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so this Father’s Day, we can’t think of a better way to show Dad how much you love him than with brunch.
With less than two weeks until Father’s Day, it’s time to start making your reservations. Below, we’ve highlighted our top picks for a special brunch with dad to help you decide where to go. Keep reading to learn more about our Father’s Day favorites.
Upper East Side
Treadwell Park, with its impressive beer selection, multiple big screen TVs playing sports, and games like ping pong and pinball, is a definitely a dude-friendly brunch spot. If dad’s idea of a perfect Father’s Day is good food, sports, and beer, take him to Treadwell Park. During our visit there last year, we particularly loved the house smoked beef brisket and fried eggs dish and the mac and cheese. This restaurant has long communal tables, so it’s perfect for big groups.
Read our review of brunch at Treadwell Park here. Treadwell Park serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1125 1st Ave., New York, NY.
Lower East Side
Russ & Daughters Cafe
If you think dad might enjoy an authentic New York delicatessen, take him to Russ & Daughters Cafe, where you’ll find waiters running around with impressive trays piled high with bagels, platters of smoked salmon and pickled herring, and steaming eggs. Pro tip: don’t leave the family-oriented, neighborhood restaurant without trying the Hot Smoke/Cold Smoke dish.
Check out our review of Russ & Daughters here. Russ & Daughters Cafe serves brunch on Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Note: Russ & Daughters Cafe is closed on Tuesday. 127 Orchard St., New York, NY
For the dad who’s a fan of pub food, The Spotted Pig is the place to be this Father’s Day. This classically English spot serves elevated pub grub that’s perfect for celebrating dad. Dubbed “New York’s most famous gastropub,” The Spotted Pig is a fun place to take out-of-town guests.
Read our full review of The Spotted Pig’s brunch here. The Spotted Pig serves brunch every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 314 W 11th St., New York, NY
The Bedford, a warm and cozy neighborhood spot, features a solid cocktail menu with unique drinks and a mouth-watering food menu that might be problematic for indecisive brunchers because there’s so many good options. All the brunch dishes are high quality and thoughtfully unique, so you really can’t go wrong here.
Read our review of brunch at The Bedford here. The Bedford serves brunch every day beginning at 11 a.m. 110 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY
If dad’s more of a low-key guy who prefers neighborhood staples to trendy hot spots, hit up 12 Chairs in Williamsburg for your Father’s Day brunch. With a massive lamb burger, a slew of omelettes and egg dishes, and a variety of sandwiches and salads, this Mediterranean spot boasts a large menu that doesn’t sacrifice quality. 12 Chairs also tied for the Best Brooklyn Brunch in our Best and Worst Brunches of 2016 guide.
Read our review of 12 Chairs’ brunch here. 12 Chairs serves brunch every day beginning at 8 a.m. 342 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Upper West Side
On the other hand, if Dad prefers fancy meals, treat him to brunch at Tavern on the Green. Located right on Central Park West, this iconic NYC restaurant boasts a decadent menu and killer location, making it a no-brainer for a special day with the family. Try to get a seat on the patio if you can, and after brunch, hit up Central Park for some fun in the sun.
Read our review of brunch at Tavern on the Green here. Tavern on the Green serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 67th St. and Central Park West, New York, NY
Does Dad love seafood? Then make your Father’s Day reservation at Crave Fishbar ASAP. Start with some oysters and other raw bar items before working your way through the delicious dishes on the main menu, like the salmon sashimi salad, the avocado toast, and the roast pork sandwich. This space is also quite large and good for bigger groups.
See our review of brunch at Crave Fishbar here. Crave Fishbar serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 428 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY
Voted the Best NYC Patio Brunch in our Best and Worst Brunches of 2016 guide, The Standard East Village is the perfect warm-weather brunch spot. This calm oasis, filled with art and greenery, has a limited but impressive brunch menu, featuring items like a veggie flatbread, crispy calamari, and a spicy Italian sandwich. The service was a bit slow, but the space is so chill you won’t mind relaxing for a few extra minutes.
Read our review of The Standard East Village here. The Standard East Village Garden serves lunch (not brunch) every day of the week. 25 Cooper Square, New York, NY
For killer comfort food in a quirky, laid-back environment, go to Queens Comfort this Father’s Day. The disco tater tots can’t be missed, and the chicken and waffles are another standout. The brunch menu also offers some more creative dishes, like the Cap’n Crunch crusted chicken sandwich. Retro movies play on a projector screen on the back wall, and 80s and 90s rap music play in the background, which might make for a fun throwback for dad. Another plus: Queens Comfort is BYOB, so you can bring whatever type of alcohol you want, and the restaurant will provide the OJ if needed.
Read our Queens Comfort brunch review here. Queens Comfort serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 4009 30th Ave., Queens, NY