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(UPDATED) Where to Eat on Father's Day 2013: Treat Dad to Something Sweet & Something with Meat

Mention the phrase, Burgers for Dad this Father's Day and your dad can enjoy a complimentary 1/3 lb burger from The Counter.
Mention the phrase, Burgers for Dad this Father's Day and your dad can enjoy a complimentary 1/3 lb burger from The Counter.
Photo courtesy of The Counter

Unlike Mother's Day, Father's Day is not filled with champagne and mimosa brunches, or frou-frou breakfasts-in-bed. But, that doesn't mean you can't take your dad out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even cupcakes this Father's Day.

Show Dad how much you love him by filling his stomach with delicious food from one of these many Houston restaurants offering Father's Day specials.

Enjoy a three-course menu at Line & Lariat with your father.
Enjoy a three-course menu at Line & Lariat with your father.
Photo courtesy of Debora Smail

Line & Lariat 220 Main St., In Hotel Icon, 832-667-4470

Line & Lariat will offer a three-course menu featuring bacon-wrapped quail, filet mignon and homemade ice cream and sorbet for just $35 per person. Treat your dad to a delicious lunch or dinner from 11 a.m. until the restaurant closes.

La Casa del Caballo 302 Westheimer Road, 832-623-6467

Take your father to La Casa del Caballo for a complimentary glass of wine and a 12-ounce ribeye steak with an 8-ounce grilled lobster for $55 from noon until 5 p.m. Make your reservations today so you can treat dad to a delicious surf and turf meal.

The Bird & the Bear and Ouisie's Table 2810 Westheimer Road, 713-528-2473 2929 San Felipe, 713-528-2264

Treat Dad to a three-course menu for $40 per person at both The Bird & the Bear and Ouisie's Table with choices from oysters Rockefeller and tuna tartar for the first course, Ousie's chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and mustard greens or shrimp and cheese grits for the second course and a lemon ice box pie for dessert. Each course will be served with an alcoholic drink, as well.

Backstreet Cafe 1103 S. Shepherd, 713-521-2239

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., treat Dad to a three-course brunch at Backstreet Cafe. For $45 per person, you can enjoy appetizers such as panzanella salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula and chunks of Parmesan, or corn chowder with cornbread croutons and bacon crumbled on top. Your dad will love the grilled ribeye steak with French fries for an entrée, or huevos rancheros with grilled hanger steak, cotija cheese, refried beans, fried eggs and salsa served with corn tortillas for a more breakfast-like entrée. Finish the meal with one of Backstreet's desserts, like passion fruit banana cream pie or an orange chocolate mousse with orange marmalade served with a layer of sponge cake.

Goode Company Texas Barbeque 20102 Highway 290 W. 832-678-3562 8911 Katy Freeway, 713-464-1901

Each Goode Company Texas BBQ location will offer a prime rib meal from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., while supplies last, of course. Treat dad to an 8-ounce or 12-ounce prime rib and a loaded baked potato. You definitely can't go wrong with meat and potatoes on Father's Day.

Haven 2502 Algerian Way, 713-581-6101

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Haven will offer a Father's Day brunch to satisfy any father's sweet or savory cravings. If your dad has a sweet tooth, he will definitely love the brioche French toast with peach sugar-cane syrup and vanilla bean Greek yogurt or the cinnamon roll with pecans, peaches and a flambé peach sauce. For the savory cravings, your dad can choose from a wide selection of eggs, omelettes and meats, like the chateau loin of beef with butternut squash and pecan hash, or the eggs Broussard with a tasso ham-puff pastry, poached eggs, hollandaise and a stuffed tomato with creamed greens.

Hugo's 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744

Join Hugo's for a Father's Day brunch buffet for just $39 per adult and $12 per child. The buffet will be filled with authentic Mexican dishes from Hugo's from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar 1985 Welch, 713-533-0200

For just $55 per adult and $25 per child ages 12 and under, take dad to dinner to enjoy Maine lobster bisque with a tarragon crème fraiche and brioche croutons, or a prime beef tartare served with a quail egg for the first course, followed by a selection of meats, like a petit filet served with crispy jumbo shrimp or a Kurobuta pork chop and a warm potato salad for the main course. Finish the night with the restaurant's dessert trio featuring a double chocolate brownie served with a pecan caramel sauce, a coconut panna cotta and a strawberry cheesecake lollipop.

Ray's Grill 8502 FM 359, 281-533-0099

Take your dad to a brunch buffet at Ray's Grill to feast over a selection of breakfast items, like pancakes, biscuits and gravy, breakfast tacos and pastries. Dad can also enjoy lunch items, such as carved leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese and smoked salmon. Choose from a selection of desserts as well to round out the meal with something sweet to eat.

Sorrel Urban Bistro 2202 W. Alabama, 713-677-0391

Enjoy a special Father's Day menu at Sorrel Urban Bistro featuring crab cake benedict with a spicy hollandaise or a smoked filet mignon and jalapeno cheese omelet for breakfast. Lunch and dinner items like roasted organic Cornish hen or vegetable and goat cheese ravioli may be enjoyed as well throughout the day. Sorrel will also offer a choice of desserts, like caramel cheese cake with a whiskey crème fraiche or brandy spiked chocolate mousse.

Star Fleet Entertainment Yachts 280 Grove Rd, 281-334-4692

If you want to take dad on an adventure this Father's Day, reserve a spot on a yacht lunch or dinner cruise over Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. For two and a half hours, treat dad to a gourmet buffet featuring grilled chicken breast with a mango burre blanc sauce or Guinness and red wine braised beef, followed by homemade peach cobbler for dessert. After lunch or dinner, the cruise will continue with complimentary champagne, drinks and dancing. The first cruise lasts from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., and the second cruise lasts from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

CRAVE Cupcakes 1151 Uptown Park Blvd, 5600 Kirby Drive, 713-622-7283

Give dad something sweet this Father's Day with one of CRAVE Cupcakes' margarita cupcakes. These lime cupcakes are frosted with tequila butter cream frosting and resemble a margarita with sugar crystals lining the sides. Father's Day is the last day to enjoy one of these alcoholic cupcakes, so be sure you don't miss these special summer cupcakes.

Latin Bites 5709 Woodway Drive, 713-229-8369

Chef Roberto Castre has created special Peruvian dishes for Father's Day, including Conchitas a la Parmesana and Arroz con Pato. When you treat dad to delicious Peruvian food on Father's Day at Latin Bites, your dad will receive a complimentary Chilcano cocktail made with pisco, lime and ginger ale.

L'Olivier Restaurant 240 Westheimer Road, 713-360-6313

Treat your dad French cuisine this Father's Day at L'Olivier for a four-course brunch featuring chicken and waffles and grilled lamb chops with ratatouille. Enjoy this brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $55 per person; a children's menu will also be available for $15.

RA Sushi 3908 Westheimer, 713-621-5800 12860 Queensbury, 713-331-2792

RA Sushi will be serving an all day Happy Hour this Father's Day from 11 a.m. until the restaurant closes. Enjoy discounted menu items like the Rainbow Roll, Pineapple Cheese Wontons and of course beer, wine, sake and cocktails.

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop 3701 Travis St., 713-524-6922

Rather than just taking dad to brunch, lunch or dinner this Father's Day, take him to Sparrow Bar + Cookshop for a grilling class with Chef Monica Pope where she will teach your dad her tips and tricks when it comes to grilling. To participate in the class and enjoy the food, each ticket will cost $70, or $50 to cook and $20 to just eat. Purchase tickets for you and your dad online.

STRAITS Asian Bistro 800 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., 713-365-9922

Enjoy a la carte menu items as well as STRAITS regular menu on Father's Day, featuring a peppercorn grilled ahi tuna steak with curried cous cous and peking foie gras and seared scallop stuffed bao. Treat Dad to Singaporean cuisine this Father's Day.

The Counter 4601 Washington Ave., 713-966-6123 9595 Six Pines Dr, Spring, 281-231-2147

What dad doesn't want a burger on Father's Day? Take your dad to both of The Counter locations this Father's Day and mention the phrase, "BFD", or Burgers for Dad so he can enjoy a complimentary 1/3 lb burger. The only catch is that a paying guest must accompany each Dad and you must purchase a 1/3 lb burger, as well.

Gratifi Kitchen + Bar 302 Fairview, 832-203-5950

Gratifi Kitchen + Bar is serving brunch all weekend long to help you celebrate Father's Day. On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., your father can enjoy classic eggs benedict, a waffle and poached eggs and a selection of whiskey drinks and cocktails.

Charivari 2521 Bagby St, 713-521-7231

Because Dads are notorious for loving meat, treat your dad to a Meat Lovers Menu at Charivari from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Your father can start the meal off with a German beer on draft, followed by seared duck foie gras filet for an appetizer. Enjoy a wide selection of meats for entrees, like a double cut pork chop with stuffed dates, grilled asparagus and roasted herbed potatoes and black Angus Bavette steak with a chimichurri sauce and black garlic smashed potatoes. Although the desserts don't come with meat, they are sure to please any Dad's sweet tooth. Finish the meal with a lemon crème brulee tart or a classic peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Cadillac Bar 1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020

From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. take dad to a brunch buffet at Cadillac Bar featuring more than 70 different items at this authentic Mexican food restaurant, like blackened tilapia veracruz, waffles, pancakes, huevos con chorizo and of course, desserts. Kids ages two and under eat for free, children ages 3-12 eat for $8.99 and adults for $26.99.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House 5061 Westheimer Rd, 713-355-2600

Let Dad choose between a 16-ounce bone-in-filet or a jumbo 32-ounce Wagyu Longbone at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse on Father's Day. No matter which steak he chooses, he can pair it with side dishes, such as, sautéed mushrooms, jalapeno bacon macaroni and cheese or chateau potatoes. You can't forget dessert. Everyone in your family can indulge in Del Frisco's famous six layer lemon cake covered in three different icings. No one will leave dinner hungry, that's for sure.

Polovina Italian Cafe 4500 Washington Ave, Ste 200, 713-861-1042

Take Dad to Polovina Italian Cafe on Father's Day and purchase any pasta dish and take home one meat lasagna dish or spaghetti and meatball dish to go for free. Polovina will also offer $2 domestic beer, and mimosa and champagne glasses for just $1 each. You can also take Dad to brunch to enjoy the restaurant's Rustic Egg Sandwich on a ciabatta roll, as well as the typical breakfast and brunch items, such as French toast, pancakes, omelettes and a breakfast pizza.

Sullivan's Steakhouse 4608 Westheimer Rd, 713-961-0333

Here's another place for Dad to choose between Fred Flintstone-sized steaks. He can enjoy a 26-ounce Tomahawk steak or a 14-ounce New York Strip, both dry-aged. Sullivan's will also serve lighter menu items, like a seafood trio and sweet baby lobster tail scampi. Complete this meal perfectly with a wild berry crumble made with seasonal fruit. If things couldn't get any better for Dad, he can enter into a raffle to wine a brand-spanking new golf bag. Big steaks, sweet desserts and a chance to win a golf bag ... talk about Heaven on Earth for any Dad.

Café Pita + 10852 Westheimer Rd, 713-953-7237 5506 Richmond Ave, 832-530-4935

If your Dad loves Greek and Mediterranean food, then take him to one of the two locations of Café Pita + for Father's Day. Not only will he get to eat the food he loves, but he gets to eat for free. Start the meal off with a cucumber dip or hummus and eggplant appetizer, followed by a choice of Bosnian musaka with eggplant, zucchini, ground beef and a béchamel sauce, beef and rice-stuffed cabbage leaves, or grilled lamb chops. Finish this free meal for Dad with a sugary and tasty dessert, like a filo pastry filled with vanilla custard.

Brennan's of Houston 3300 Smith St, 713-522-9711

Brennan's of Houston will be offering a Father's Day Brunch prix fixe menu for $55 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Start the meal off with the classic turtle soup au sherry or enjoy smoked salmon with Texas oysters, purple potatoes, caviar and asparagus. The main entrees include several sweet and savory items to make a satisfyingly delicious brunch. You won't be able to pass up the Eggs Brennan complete with an English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise, asparagus and artichoke. For something a little sweeter, order the onion braised Berkshire pork paired with a malted waffle, poached egg, peppers and rhubarb cane syrup. Brennan's also offers a multitude of desserts like peach cobbler, white chocolate bread pudding and the sinful, yet delicious classic bananas foster prepared tableside.

Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd, 713-861-8666

Treat Dad to brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Rainbow Lodge. Enjoy a menu filled with a variety of salads, seafood, breakfast and comforting side dishes. Start the meal off right with the slow smoked duck and Andouille sausage gumbo, or the watermelon, ricotta salata salad with banana peppers. Dad will love the choice of seafood and breakfast items for a main entrée, such as a crab omelet or brioche French toast with peaches, walnuts and bacon.

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen 6401 Woodway Dr, 713-334-7295

From 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is serving up a bountiful Father's Day Brunch for just $14.95 per person. Every Dad will love the made-to-order breakfast station filled with options such as, pancakes and eggs, huevos rancheros and huevos con chorizo. Sylvia's will also offer an omelette station, side dishes and of course, enchiladas.

Turquoise Grill 3701 Kirby Dr, 713-526-3800 16019 City Walk, Sugar Land, 281-937-7447

Turquoise Grill is offering a three-course special Father's Day menu featuring a sampler of mixed frilled items, like lamb chops, chicken, beef and gyros, as well as a pan seared blackened tilapia with shrimp. For dessert, Dad can choose from baklava or chocolate cake; he even gets a complimentary glass of champagne or wine.

Fogo de Chao 8250 Westheimer Road, 713-978-6500

If your Dad really loves meat, then you can't go wrong with making a reservation at Fogo de Chao, aka meat central. Feast on 16 cuts of meat served on roasting skewers for the best dinner you could give any meat-loving Dad. To make things even better, Fogo de Chao will give each Dad a Fogo promo card so they can come back for a free lunch or dinner. If you pay for dinner, Dad basically gets two free meals. Now that's a wonderful Father's Day gift if you ask me.

Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen 1212 Waugh, 713-528-3474

From 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Tony Mandola's will be offering two Father's Day Specials. For $36, Dad can enjoy snapper veracruzana complete with a green olive ranchera sauce, and lobster and crab meat. For $32, Dad can have a meatier dish of pork Milanese, which comes with two breaded and fried bone-in pork chops complete with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce on top. Each special item comes with a Sicilian salad on the side, along with rosemary roasted Yukon potatoes and asparagus. Tony Mandola's will be serving its regular menu, along with Sunday Brunch, as well.

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