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NYC Father’s Day Brunch Guide 2019

With Father’s Day fast approaching we’ve put together a list of a few places you can take dad for his special day. Whether your dad is a cool dad, a low key dad or a dad that loves to get fancy…we’ve covered all the bases.

Roast Beef

Rainbow Room

Way up high on the 65th Floor of the Rockefeller Center you can enjoy this uber fancy buffet brunch. Take Dad to this iconic location where the photo opportunity options are endless and so is the food supply! Help yourself to items from the salad bar, raw bar, New York State Charcuterie & Cheese offerings, bagel station, breakfast station, dim sum, roast & sides, and dessert bar. Read our full brunch review, here.

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112, (212) 632-5000


The Spaniard

If dad loves a love key, pub vibe when it comes to dining then The Spaniard is a good choice because of its many choices for beer and elevated brunch food to make it a little more special. Choose from dishes like steak & eggs, salmon benedict, cinnamon French toast, avocado toast, a brunch burger, egg & cheese sandwich, as well as a few salads to choose from. They also have a good cocktails menu with items like a Bloody Mary (red or green), mimosa, mojito, and even Irish Coffee. Read our full brunch review, here.

190 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, (212) 918-1986

The Campbell

Attend this Father’s Day jazz brunch where dad can enjoy a live performance by Acute Inflections, complimentary hand rolled cigar and the option to do a whiskey tasting. PLUS, It is the perfect option for out of town parents as it’s conveniently located inside of Grand Central Terminal. Enjoy items like lobster avocado toast, Gruyère grilled cheese sandwich, chicken salad sandwich with walnuts and cranberries, and for something sweet to top it off they also have home baked cookies.

15 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017, (212) 297-1781

Father Knows Best

No Father’s Day is complete without a dad joke or two or three. This Bushwick spot serves cheddar scallion biscuits, mushroom hash, dank pancakes (yes that’s actually what they call them) that has choc chip and banana in them, their Reuben daddy melt, a breakfast burrito, and an item they call the “lumberdad breakfast” that comes with eggs, pancaked, toast or chorizo.

611A Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207, (718) 975-6840


Randolph Beer

While Randolph Beer has a few locations – Williamsburg, NoLita and Dumbo – let’s take a look at the NoLita one. They offer biscuits with different spreads, avocado toast, pretzels, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, a fried chicken sandwich, as well as different bowls like a veggie one or a cauliflower rice one. For sweet items they have donuts and a grilled Nutella sandwich. Not only do they have a huge variety of beer but they also have a full spirits menu. Read our full brunch review, here.

343 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, (646) 383-3623


If your dad is a sweet tooth like mine then the name of this restaurant would probably garner his attention. This Father’s Day, make a reservation to enjoy their $29 per person signature brunch right on the Dumbo waterfront inside of the Empire Stores building. You and dad can enjoy items like duck & waffle, goat cheese croquettes, salmon benedict, sashimi, shakshuka, and huevos rancheros.

55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, (718) 473-9555

Alex Gillies

NYC Associate Food Editor

A self-proclaimed "Southern Hemisphere Belle" originally from Melbourne, Australia who traded in flip flops for snow boots. She can often be found wandering the streets of New York listening to a podcast or tackling the city one diner, biscuit café, and Bloody Mary at a time.

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