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Treat Dad to a Meal Out in Houston This Father's Day [UPDATED]

CRU is hosting a Father's Day brunch and dinner.
CRU is hosting a Father's Day brunch and dinner. Photo by Robert Yu
Father’s Day is right around the corner, on Sunday, June 17. Celebrate Dad by dining out. From family-friendly brunch buffets and prix fixe dining experiences to a few freebies, here’s where to celebrate Father’s Day in Houston this year:

Alice Blue, 250 West 19th, 713-864-2050
Celebrate Dad with a steak for brunch (steak and eggs) and dinner (steak frites).

Antone's Famous Po' Boys, 4520 San Felipe, 713-623-4464; 2724 West T.C. Jester, 713-686-4338
Buy a sandwich, get one free at Antone's Famous Po' Boys this Father’s Day. The offer applies to Antone's five traditional po’ boys: Original, Super Original, Turkey and Swiss, Tuna and The Piggy. Limit one per customer.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby, 832-831-9940
Picos will be hosting Father’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with highlights including chili-rubbed black angus prime rib, pork rib carnitas, various types of mole, seafood paella a la Valenciana, and 30-foot long dessert bar.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 1814 Washington, 713-862-1814
The restaurant will be open for Sunday brunch with live music on the patio. Reservations are required.

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Chef Hugo Ortega will offer a special three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $49 per person, $15 for children ages ten and under, plus tax and gratuity and beverage. Start with cheddar biscuits and lemon poppy seed muffins to share, then choose from appetizers like smoked crab and corn chowder and heirloom tomato salad. Main options include prosciutto-wrapped scallops, steak frites and Backstreet Benedict. Finish with choices from peach and blackberry cobbler to “perfect” dark chocolate cake.

BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, 933 Studewood, 832-831-7155
BCK is open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Father's Day, enjoy brunch with “Chops 'N Hops” for Dad: a pork chop with mashed potatoes, two sunny side up eggs and Salisbury gravy, served with a beer for $12.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer, 281-501-1187

Bosscat is offering a “Founding Fathers” flight of bourbon showcasing Elijah Craig, Old Forester and Colonel E.H. Taylor bourbon, served with a classic cheeseburger for $20 (available Thursday through Sunday). Chef Peter Petro will be serving up a Father's Day Steak & Egg for $16 during Bosscat's Sunday Brunch.

Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
Add a French flair to your Father’s Day celebration with brunch at this Downtown stunner. The restaurant will serve its a la carte brunch menu, which includes a variety of fresh baked good, salads, egg dishes, seafood, steak and dessert.

Brennan's of Houston, 3300 Smith, 713-522-9711
Father’s Day brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a $56 (includes a choice of starter, entree, and dessert) menu with offerings from Brennan’s seafood gumbo and Breaux Bridge crawfish migas to Harris Ranch filet mignon with smoked gouda potato gratin. Finish with desserts like Southern pecan pie, Creole bread pudding and flambéed bananas foster. Dinner will be offered from 5:45 to 10 p.m.

Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020
Cadillac Bar is serving up a savory Father’s Day Brunch with a more than 70 different brunch items, including a Cuban-style roasted pig, salmon Veracruz and bbq beef ribs. Cost is $27.99 for adults, $22.99 for seniors 65+, and 9.99 for kids ages three to 12 (free for kids under two). Brunch is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Café Poêtes, 122 West Gray, 346-802-4969
Café Poêtes will be celebrating with a Father’s Day Lobster Brunch. Enjoy a pan-fried lobster with garlic butter, pommes dauphine and avocado grapefruit salad. And to celebrate National Chocolate Éclair Day, come dressed in the same clothes as your Dad and get a free eclair.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996
Caracol’s Father’s Day Brunch Buffet will overflow with an array of antojitos from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, chicharrones stews, cocteles and ceviches, and rotating egg dishes including as chilaquiles, migas, and huevos a la Mexicana. Pastry chef Ruben Ortega will prepare a bountiful arrangement of traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries. Father’s Day brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and is $47 per adult and $15 per child, plus tax and gratuity.

Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana, 14795 Memorial, 281-531-0696
Treat Dad to a gourmet breakfast-inspired buffet featuring prime rib, waffle and omelet stations plus a dessert table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($29.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids ages 12 and under, plus beverages, tax and gratuity). For the traditional, Italian fare, a limited à la carte menu will be available, and the restaurant will also be open from 3 to 9 p.m. for regular dinner service.

The Counter, 4601 Washington, 713-966-6123
The Counter Custom Burgers is offering all dads a free one-third-pound burger, customized anyway they like on Father’s Day (including the newsworthy Impossible Burger, a completely plant-based burger that tastes like beef).

click to enlarge Dig into steak and eggs at CRU. - PHOTO BY ROBERT YU
Dig into steak and eggs at CRU.
Photo by Robert Yu
CRU, 2800 Kirby, 713-528-9463; 9595 Six Pines, 281-465-9463
Bring dad for a three-course brunch or decadent Silver Oak Wine Dinner at CRU for Father's Day. Brunch ($25, 50-percent off for dads) will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with choices like goat cheese beignets, lobster BLT sliders, steak and eggs, and cinnamon sugar doughnuts. At dinner, a three-course special for two includes the CRU House Salad, six-ounce filet mignon dressed with a rosemary Chianti sauce and Point Reyes blue cheese crumbles, sides of truffle potato gratin and haricot vert, a shared molten chocolate cake and bottle of lush Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon for $149.

D’Amico’s Italian Market Café, 5510 Morningside, 713-526-3400
D’Amico’s is open from noon to 9 p.m. on Father’s Day, offering everything from fresh housemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas to meat and seafood entrees and dessert.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 5061 Westheimer, 713-355-2600
Guests are invited to dine on elevated Father’s Day features, including Prime Rib (16-ounce for $45 and 20-ounce for $55), and the impressive Double Eagle Steak, a three-inch thick, 45-day dry aged double bone in prime ribeye. Del Frisco’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the regular dinner menu will be available all day.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808
Etoile Cuisine et Bar will be open on Father’s Day offering a special a la carte brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dine on Maine lobster bisque, escargot, moules marinières, eggs benedict, filet au poivre and crème brulee.

Fielding’s local kitchen + bar, 26400 Kuykendahl, 281-351-2225
This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a juicy filet, sirloin or dry-aged ribeye, all hand-cut and locally sourced. In addition to the regular menu, chef Edel Goncalves is preparing two featured entrees: Cornbread Waffle + Coconut Shrimp with cane syrup bbq sauce ($19) and a 24-ounce Prime Porterhouse with black truffle butter and scallop potato pie ($69). 

Fig & Olive, 5115 Westheimer, 832-632-6632
Fig & Olive will celebrate its first Father’s Day in Houston with a special prix fixe “Burgers & Bordeaux” brunch menu ($42) featuring three different signature Fig & Olive burgers alongside a selection of appetizers and desserts. In keeping with the Burgers & Bourdeaux theme, Dads will also be treated to a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon — Chateu Lalande, Cru Bourgeois (or house white wine or beer). There will also be a Father’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner Menu ($62), which features everything from Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Salad to Balsamic Glazed Short Rib alongside the night’s featured cocktail — the Moroccan Old Fashioned.

FM Kitchen and Bar 1112 Shepherd, 832-804-6006
Head to FM Kitchen for a Pre-Father’s Day Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 16, with a mix of local food and artisan vendors from 2 to 6 p.m. FM serves breakfast at 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Freebirds, multiple locations
This funky fast-casual concept is offering a free dessert with a purchase of a Freebird-sized burrito or larger. This sweet offer is only available on Sunday, June 17 for Father’s Day and includes Freebird’s Chocolate Chip Cookie, Magic Mallow Rice Crispy Treat and one-of-a-kind Pot Brownie.

The Grove, 1611 Lamar, 713-337-7321
The Grove will host its new buffet brunch, Brunch on the Green, on Father's Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expansive buffet includes brunch classics as well as house favorites like bbq brisket benedict, savory crepes, pastrami and sweet potato hash, pork belly sliders and from-scratch buttermilk biscuits with chorizo gravy, plus a customizable omelet and breakfast taco bar, carving station and sweets from Meyer lemon pancakes and bananas foster French toast to donuts, and a variety of housemade desserts. Cost is $35 per person and $15 for kids aged two to 12, not including tax, gratuity or drinks. Tack on mimosas, mojitos, red and white sangria and margaritas for $15 with one-cent refills.

Hugo’s, 1602 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Hugo’s Father’s Day buffet will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with live music by Viento from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $45 per adult and $15 per child (ages 10 and under), plus tax and gratuity. The restaurant will serve an a la carte dinner menu beginning at 5 p.m.

Jax Grill 1613 Shepherd, 713-861-5529; 6510 South Rice, 713-668-3606
Jax Grill is giving all guests a chance to win two Diamond Club tickets to an Astros baseball game. Ask the manager for an entry card when you dine-in on Father’s Day.

Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen, 2327 Post Oak, 713-871-8883; 5172 Buffalo Speedway, 832-767-1136
Indulge in Kenny & Ziggy’s sky-scraping sandwiches, smoked fish; stuffed cabbage and homemade cheese blintzes. Open regular hours.

King’s BierHaus, 2044 East T C Jester, 281-990-3042
The beer garden and restaurant will be taking reservations from 9 a.m. to close. The first 100 Dads will receive a limited edition Wheinstephaner World Cup Das Boot Glass, and the eatery will be offering a Pork Shank Special — a two-and-a-half-pound ham-hock served with all the sides for $20.

L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar, 240 Westheimer, 713-360-6313
Bring dad to a Fried Chicken and Chateaubriand Brunch, featuring a brunch buffet filled with fried chicken, breakfast favorites, salads, sides, desserts and Chateaubriand ($55 adults, $25 children) from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

click to enlarge Satisfy Dad's sweet tooth with the brioche French toast at La Table. - PHOTO COURTESY OF LA TABLE
Satisfy Dad's sweet tooth with the brioche French toast at La Table.
Photo courtesy of La Table
La Table, 1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000
The French eatery is offering a Father’s Day Grand Brunch upstairs in Château from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a raw bar, carving station, pastry corner with dessert and a family-style breakfast including a pastry basket, scrambled eggs, seasonal fruit, buttermilk pancakes, signature orange brioche French toast, chicken apple sausage, applewood smoked bacon and roasted heirloom potato hash. Cost is $65 for adults and $29 for children. The a-la-carte brunch menu will be available downstairs in Marché.

Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance
Women’s healthcare advocate and local non-profit organization, I’ll Have What She’s Having, is hosting its first annual Father’s Day Cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the first time, Houston’s talented men who support Texas women’s access to health care are writing the menu. Guests chefs include Mallory Buford (Tacos a Go Go), Alvin Schultz (Eat.Drink.Experience), Wade Elkins (Feges BBQ) and Otto Sanchez (La Table) with Chris Poldoian from Camerata coordinating beverages. Sponsors include D'artagnan, a fine food purveyor based in NJ, Macallan and Patron for liquors, and Jordan Salcito and Scarpetta as wine donors. Cost is $60 per adult including beer and food, with children’s plates for $10. 

Liberty Kitchen, 1050 Studewood, 713-802-0533; 4224 San Felipe, 713-622-1010; 963 Bunker Hill, 713-468-3745
Liberty Kitchen is treating all dads to a complimentary pint of beer with the purchase of an entrée on Father’s Day.

Lucille's, 5512 La Branch, 713-568-2505
From Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, all dads and stepdads will receive half-off their entrée (excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.) There will also be a complimentary Martell Cognac Tasting on Saturday night and live music during Sunday brunch.

MFA Cafe, 5601 South Main, 713-521-4469
Father’s Day brunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a menu including brisket, pigs-in-a-blanket, citrus-glazed bacon tarts, Boston cream pie and more. Price is $28 for adults, $12.50 for ages 12 and younger. Adult price includes drip coffee and access to the mimosa bar.

One Fifth, 1658 Westheimer, 713-955-1024
Celebrate Father's Day with One Fifth’s duck heart bolognese, tableside wagyu strip steak, and one of the best bourbon selections in town. The restaurant will be open regular hours, from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, 2704 Navigation, 713-228-1175
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is adding a few specialty cocktails just for Father’s Day, including the Ranch Water (Codigo 1530 Rosa tequila, fresh lime juice, topo chico sparkling water over ice); Cucumber Michelada (Modelo especial, fresh lime juice, homemade Michelada Mix, homemade cucumber soda, over ice with a salted mole rim); and Mezcal Martini (Del maguey vida mezcal, fresh grapefruit juice, agave nectar, sweet vermouth, with a grapefruit twist).

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264
Ouisie’s has created a dad-focused menu for Father’s Day, offering a choice of hearty meats and seafood dishes. Main course dishes include a rack loin of elk, a grilled cowboy steak and pan-seared sword fish. In addition, there are also three special starter dishes, including lobster bisque and fried risotto crab. All items on the menu are a la carte, and all of this is in addition to the regular brunch menu. Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

PDQ, 9440 Katy, 10723 Louetta
This fast-casual spot is celebrating dads everywhere by offering a free combo meal with the purchase of any other meal. Family-friendly options include hand-breaded chicken tenders, fresh salads, bowls like the Queso Crunch, sandwiches like the Grilled Hawaiian and hand-spun milkshakes.

click to enlarge Peli Peli is adding three new "espetadas" to its menu, just in time for Father's Day. - PHOTO COURTESY OF PELI PELI
Peli Peli is adding three new "espetadas" to its menu, just in time for Father's Day.
Photo courtesy of Peli Peli
Peli Peli, 5085 Westheimer, 281-257-9500; 110 Vintage Park, 281-257-9500; 23501 Cinco Ranch, 281-257-9500
This South African spot is known for its "Espetada," a Portuguese-inspired hanging beef dish that features garlic butter drizzling down from the top. Just in time for Father’s Day, the eatery is launching three more Espetadas: Huguenot pork belly and pineapple topped with raspberry chipotle and bleu cheese; bacon-wrapped seafood with kingklip, shrimp and scallops wrapped in bacon and topped with a spicy peri peri sauce; and the Espetada XL - a 12-ounce version of the eatery’s beef espetada.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, multiple locations
Opening early at 11 a.m., Perry’s will be offering its full dinner menu all day. Guests can sip on $4.95 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Brandy Milk from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. And from 4 to 9 p.m., there will be a three-course Sunday Supper Special ($34.95 per person). Start with your choice of six salads, enjoy the seven-finger Perry’s Famous Pork Chop—slow smoked and caramelized—and finish the meal with a dessert trio. Hit Bar 79 from 4 to 9 p.m. to get handcrafted cocktails and dsharable bar bites for $9 each.

Pluckers Wing Bar, 1400 Shepherd, 10407 Katy, 25310 Northwest Freeway, 20821 Gulf Freeway
The fan-favorite wing bar will be offering free meals to dads on Father's Day. All dads can enjoy a complimentary entree, side, and a non-alcoholic beverage (up to a $15 value) from Pluckers’ extensive menu when they post a photo of their family at the restaurant to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #Pluckers.

Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
Chef John Watt will be offering Prego’s regular menu as well as a special Sunday brunch three-course menu for $25 per person plus tax and gratuity. There will also be off-the-menu specials for the day. The lunch/dinner menu will be served from 3 to 10 p.m. Children’s menu and vegetarian/gluten-free menu also available.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
The rustic lodge restaurant will offer an a la carte brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as the a la carte dinner menu at 5 p.m. Brunch brings specials like slow-smoked duck gumbo, Southern fried quail bites, braised buffalo short rib benedict and brioche French toast.

Revival Market, 550 Heights
Revival Market will be celebrating all dads with a fried chicken parking lot party, held from 3 to 7 p.m. Expect live music from the Will Van Horn Trio, beer from Spindletap and games for the whole family. Fried chicken plates are $35 and include three pieces of chicken, corn salad, mac and cheese, sorghum corn bread and seasonal cobbler. Kids plates are $10 and include one piece of chicken, mac and cheese and a seasonal cobbler. 

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons, 713-686-9494
The brewery will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving beer along with a limited food menu from the kitchen. Throughout the day, special release beers will be tapped one by one from its Lightning Tap.

Steak 48, 4444 Westheimer, 713-322-7448
Father’s Day brunch menu items include bone-in filet mignon and fried egg (12-ounce, $59), Shetland Island salmon ($39) and Maryland style lump crab cakes ($42). Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the full menu available all day.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge, 832-230-3842
Enjoy a bounteous buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $24.95 per adult and $12 for kids under 12, plus tax and gratuity, which includes a made-to-order breakfast station (pancakes, eggs your way, huevos rancheros, migas, chilaquiles), omelet and street taco stations, salads, an enchilada extravaganza station, sides, and desserts like tres leches and flan. Add mimosas for $5. The restaurant will also be offering a special just for Father’s Day – Cabrito Asado for $40.

Tango & Malbec, 2800 Sage, 713-629-8646
The Argentinean restaurant is offering Father’s Day specials, including a 12-ounce bone-in filet mignon done Oscar-style with grilled asparagus, shrimp and tarragon Hollandaise sauce for $68 (regular $84) and an Achaval Ferrer Malbec bottle for $44 (regular $64).

The Union Kitchen 4057 Bellaire, 713-661-0025; 12538 Memorial, 713-360-2000; 23918 Highway 59 North, 832-644-9067; 3452 Ella, 713-681-0022; 6011 Washington, 713-242-8151
All TUK locations will offer a Father’s Day menu, featuring items like The Union Kitchen BBQ Feast — mesquite, slow-smoked, brown sugar spice-rubbed beef brisket, sliced smoked sausage and beer braised pecan smoked baby back ribs served with homemade bourbon bbq sauce, tasso baked pinto beans, country style potato salad and jalapeño cheddar cornbread); the Brisket & Sausage Benedict — thin sliced smoked brisket, smoked sausage, poached eggs, jalapeño cheddar corn cakes with bbq hollandaise; Lobster and Crab Benedict — served with tarragon hollandaise and union potato hash; Caramelized Pineapple Cake — three layers of yellow cake with banana mascarpone cheese, mandarin oranges, toasted coconut; and a Grand Marnier crème Anglaise Smoked Old Fashion — smoked Amador bourbon, sugar cube muddled with orange and Angostura bitters, garnished with a Jack Rudy Bourbon cherry and orange peel. The first 300 dads who dine at The Union Kitchen on Father's Day will receive a free “Thanks Dad!” coffee mug. The Union Kitchen also is giving guests a chance to win two Diamond Club tickets to an Astros baseball game (make a reservations and ask your server for an entry card).

Xochi, 1777 Walker, 713-300-4440
The restaurant features a bounteous Sunday brunch buffet, which will be offered on Father’s Day from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, from egg dishes to seafood to grilled meats, plus a buffet of desserts. Cost is $45 per adult and $15 per child (ages 12 and under), plus tax, gratuity and beverages.
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