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Where to Dine in Houston This Father's Day 2015

News flash: Dads like brunch, too. They also like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. This Father’s Day, treat dad to a meal he won’t forget at one of the many excellent Houston restaurants. From prix fixe meals featuring big beefy steaks to family-friendly spots serving up morning classics, check out our 2015 Father’s Day Dining Guide:

Note: Reservations are highly recommended, as spots are sure to fill up fast.

2040 W. Gray, 832-200-1492
Waterway, 281-367-1492 

Because a classy dad deserves a classy meal. Indulge in a Latin American-inspired brunch featuring Américas’ classics for $49.95 per person. Reservations begin at 9 a.m.

Añejo Tex-Mex
1180-1 Uptown Park, 713-963-9032

Celebrate Father’s Day with its 1942 themed Father’s Day Fiesta. The ode to fine steaks and premium tequilas will feature special tequila infused steaks and other culinary delights prepared by Executive Chef Michael Pellegrino. The featured cocktail, a 1942 Don Julio Margarita on the rocks for $19.42, ties the evening together in a smooth finish that compliments the Tex-Mex, tequila inspired fare.

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S. Shepherd 713-521-2239

For Father’s Day, Chef Hugo Ortega will offer a special three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $48 per adult and $15 per child, plus tax, gratuity and beverages. Listen to live jazz by Bob Chadwick as you indulge in Gulf Coast beignets, Texas-style steak & eggs, butterscotch bread pudding and more.

Brady's Landing
8505 Cypress, 713-928-9921

Head to the East End gem for an extravagant champagne brunch buffet, featuring complimentary beer for Dad and all the traditional breakfast stuffs, plus prime rib, leg of lamb, turkey and dressing, snow crab legs, oysters, and peel and eat shrimp. Brunch will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Celebrate dad with a decadent brunch at Houston’s finest Creole-style restaurant. $56 per person will get you a smoked deviled egg lagniappe and three drool-worthy courses, featuring dishes such as Gulf Coast gumbo, cherry-glazed Hill Country quail, and Brennan’s famous table-side banana’s foster. Reservations can be made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner service is available from 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996

¡Feliz Dia de los Padres! Hit this Father’s Day brunch buffet for an endless array of antojitos from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, enchiladas, seafood-stuffed poblanos, empanadas, chilaquiles with eggs, Huevos a la Mexicana, chorizo y papas, chile rellenos con huevo, roasted fish, an array of ceviches, raw oysters, traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries plus Mexican coffee, hot chocolate, specialty cocktails and much more! Price is $45 per adult and $15 per child and seatings are available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2055 Westheimer, 713-527-8300; Multiple locations

Indulge in a Latin American-inspired brunch featuring Churrascos’ classics for $39.95 per person. Reservations begin at 9 a.m.

Cullen's Upscale American Grille
11500 Space Center, 281-991-3463

Dad’s day will get that much better when you treat him to Cullen’s special Father’s Day brunch buffet. For $49.95 per adult and $18.95 per child under 12, enjoy a breakfast station featuring red velvet pancakes, eggs benny, country hash and more, plus starters and salads, carving stations, a raw bar, and hot entrees including chicken fried steak.  Brunch will begin at 10 a.m. with the last seating at 3 p.m. Regular dinner service begins at 5 p.m.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1101 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808

This traditional French fare is anything but boring and old-fashioned. Indulge in a skillfully prepared prix-fixe Father’s Day brunch for $48 per person. Standouts include crispy goat cheese with beets carpaccio, bone-in ribeye béarnaise, and profiteroles with caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Harwood Grill
300 Westheimer, 713-360-7757

Treat Dad to the flavor of Akaushi, along with the distinctive taste of his favorite single malt scotch. On Sunday, enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Craig Bianco for just $45 (in addition to their regular menu featuring the distinctive flavor of Akaushi beef).
As an extra special salute to fathers, the Harwood Grill will offer half-price offerings of single malt scotch from Friday through Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend. 

Hubbell & Hudson Bistro
24 Waterway, 281-203-5641

Make the most of Father’s Day with a destination dining experience for dad at acclaimed and newly renovated Hubbell & Hudson Bistro in The Woodlands. In addition to the a la carte menu, the restaurant has been readying for the occasion with a special batch of house dry-aged steaks. Executive Chef Austin Simmons has prepped his prime cuts to be 30 days by June 21, adding a wonderful of complexity of flavor with sweet, savory and slightly bitter elements.


1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744

Celebrate Father’s Day by enjoying the famous brunch buffet of Authentic Regional Mexican cuisine at Hugo’s. The buffet will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with live music by Viento (beginning at 10:30 a.m.). Cost is $42 per adult and $15 per child (ages 10 and under), plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The award-winning restaurant has a full bar and award-winning wine list, and a full menu of delicious margaritas, shaken tableside.

Kata Robata Sushi & Grill
3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858

Houston’s top restaurant for sushi and grilled Asian-inspired dishes will be open on Father’s Day serving their regular menu, daily specials, and free dessert for dads. Patio seating is available.

Kenny & Ziggy's
2327 Post Oak, 713-871-8883

Everyone’s favorite delicatessen will be open regular hours this Father’s Day. Treat the whole family to a relaxed Father’s Day breakfast, lunch or dinner, featuring larger than life breakfast plates; sky-scraping sandwiches filled with a variety of traditional deli favorites; entree salads; smoked fish; stuffed cabbage served in a sweet and sour sauce; Hungarian goulash; chicken soup; homemade cheese blintzes, New York-style cheesecake; and more. They also have a great new burger menu. Beer and wine available.

Khun Kay Thai Café
1209 Montrose, 713-524-9614

Forget that boring old tie – treat dad to some delicious Thai instead. On Father’s day, Khun Kay will be offering special deals on two favorite dad items – chicken wings and imported beer – all day long. For $25, two or more adults can enjoy beers and eight of the restaurant’s very popular Thai wings. The beer, the equivalent of six bottles, is Thailand’s Chang and comes in a tall, elephant-head tower with its own pour spout. The crispy fried wings come with a Thai barbecue sauce or a more eye-opening Thai sweet and sour sauce. And just for the record, Khun Kay’s fried chicken is gluten free. For larger parties, there’s also a beer tower holding nine bottles and a serving of 12 wings for $38.

4100 Westheimer, 713-960-8472

Enjoy an eclectic brunch this Father's Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can start with mango and poached shrimp salad, dahi paneer kebab, or bison slider before indulging in buffet-style entrees, which include slow cooked lamb shank, chicken saag, tandoori salmon and more. Just be sure to save room for the sweets. Cost is $55 per adult and $25 per child under 12 (kids under 4 eat free). The restaurant will also be offering the regular menu starting at 5 p.m.

Laurenzo's Restaurant
4412 Washington, 713-880-5111

In addition to the regular menu, Laurenzo's Restaurant will be offering a 16 oz. Hereford 1881 NY Strip Steak with two sides for $39.99 on Father's Day.

Lillo & Ella
2307 Ella, 281-888-5335

Enjoy a Pan-Asian brunch (11 a.. to 3 p.m.) featuring live music and a Father's Day pork chop special — a Black Hill Ranch pork chop with Chinese plum sauce and black garlic mac 'n cheese.

Max’s Wine Dive - Fairview
214 Fairview, 713-528-9200

Enjoy MWD's brunch or dinner this Father's Day. For brunch, indulge in a specially prepared Lamb Benedict that is made with lightly toasted French bread, lamb ragu, mint hollandaise and arugula salad, served with a 24 ounce PBR can for $17. The dinner feature is a Lamb Ragu Sammy made with toasted French bread, homemade ricotta with mint and lamb ragu served with jumbo onion rings and a 24 ounce PBR can for $23. Normal brunch hours (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and menu will be available for guest to enjoy in addition to featured dishes.

Max’s Wine Dive - Washington
4720 Washington, 713-880-8737

Executive Chef Ana Amaya will showcase a few seasonal specials just for dad including: Snapper ceviche made with radishes, red pepper, cilantro, tomato and lime juice, served with waffle chips for $22; a 22 ounce Cowboy Ribeye served with truffle risotto, chicken-fried cauliflower, and a cherry demi glaze for $46; and PB&J Cheesecake served with fresh fruit for $11. Additionally, the regular MAX’s Wine Dive brunch (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and menu will be available.


1001 Austin, 832-360-2222

Hit this cool bar and café inside Phoenicia Specialty Foods for a Father’s Day Weekend brunch (offered Saturday and Sunday) or dinner (offered Friday through Sunday). Specials include flank steak fajita pizza, pulled pork waffles, and classic à la carte favorites like Hill Country fried chicken and waffles, sake Bloody Marys, and beer flights. Dinner highlights include watermelon and feta salad, BBQ pork ribs with MKT potato salad, and California Dream Cake. Little ones can also enjoy yummy items from the kids menu, including popular Bayou City sliders, fish and potato chips and more. On Sunday, dad can also enjoy live music with the Jordan Chase Trio performing from noon to 3 p.m.

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

Celebrate Dad with an incredible three-course brunch, offered for $65 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from rock shrimp gumbo, risotto carbonara, and more to start; Then move on to filet and eggs, a foie-gras-topped kobe beef burger, or scottish salmon, among other delectable entrees. Finish the meal off with cool flourless chocolate cake, apple bread pudding with Texas pecan caramel sauce, or lemon tart.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
1001 McKinney, 713-659-3700 
5000 Westheimer, 713-629-1946

This fine dining steakhouse will be offering a three-course Father’s Day special –featuring your choice of salad; steak, chicken, short rib, salmon, or pork chop entree; and decadent dessert – for $59 per person.

Ouisie’s Table
3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264

Enjoy a Dad-focused menu offering a choice of hearty dishes, including a giant 16 ounce Tomahawk steak that should quench day's beef hunger for some time to come.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

5839 Westheimer, 713-780-7352

Treat Dad to a steak at Pappas Bros., open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pluckers Wing Bar

1400 Shepherd, 713-864-9464

Hot wings & Father’s Day go together like peanut butter and jelly. Dads can select a free entree, side and a non-alcoholic beverage from Pluckers’ extensive menu of wings, burgers, salads, and more.

Pollo Tropical
multiple locations

Fans of Pollo Tropical can celebrate dads with a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE 1/4 Chicken meal with 2 sides. On Father's Day, customers who text “DAD” to 52198 will get a code to show at the register to receive the special deal.

2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420

Celebrate Father’s Day at this contemporary Italian restaurant in the heart of Rice Village. Chef John Watt will be offering their three-course brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $24 per person plus tax and gratuity. There will also be off-the-menu specials and plenty of eye-opening cocktails. The lunch/dinner menu will be served from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300

This elegant hotel will be offering Houston’s a Father’s Day Brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef Maurizio Ferrarese will be expanding his award-winning Sunday brunch to include even more offerings for every member of the family. There will be an extensive selection of more than 50 menu items, including traditional breakfast favorites, fresh housemade pastas, fresh hot entrees and salads, and a full dessert buffet. There will also be a chef-driven action stations including carving stations with roasted meats or pick a lighter fare from the large array of fresh seafood. The price of the brunch includes mimosas and bloody marys for those over age 21. Children have their own buffet, filled with their favorite kid food: chicken fingers, pizza, chocolate milk and more. Cost is $65 for adults and $32 for children ages 5-12, plus tax & gratuity. Children age 5 and under are free. Complimentary valet parking.

Radio Milano
800 Sorella Court, 713-827-3545

Radio Milano is firing up the grill for a Father’s Day feast, served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Priced at $60 per adult and $20 per child, the brunch includes a choice of one, cook-to-order protein – 16 ounce prime ribeye, double pork chop, pork ribs, 1.5 lb. lobster, whole snapper, whole Branzino, jumbo shrimp plate or rack of lamb, plus hot dogs and burgers for the kids – paired with a bountiful buffet. Options include an array of gourmet sauces – chimichurri, bone marrow, bernaise and Barolo – and sides such as grilled vegetables, corn, grilled onions, French fries, green beans, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, in addition to egg and waffle stations and a salad bar.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
5433 Westheimer, 713-840-1433

This Father’s day, give Dad what he really wants – a sizzling steak. The restaurant will be pairing a perfectly cooked steak served on a 500º plate with twin cold-water North American lobster tails during from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4608 Westheimer, 713-961-0333

In honor of Father’s Day, Sullivan’s Steakhouse will offer a 16 ounce  Prime Rib served with mashed potatoes for $37. Additionally, they will open early (11 a.m.) and host a giveaway for a Sullivan’s Logo Golf bag and logo PRO V1 golf balls.

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
Multiple locations

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., enjoy a Mix Grill Platter for Dad, featuring beef fajitas, grilled shrimp, grilled quail, cabrito and served with rice, beans and guacamole, for $24.95 per person. There will also be a fifty-foot long buffet brunch, featuring made-to-order pancakes, omelets, salads, street tacos, signature enchiladas, sides and desserts at the Woodway and Eldridge locations. A la carte breakfast will be served at the Westheimer location. 

The Tasting Room Kings Harbor

1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, 281-361-0044

The Kingwood location will feature a gourmet three-course dinner menu the week of Father’s Day from Thursday – Sunday for $35. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy live music to close out the Holiday weekend.

The Tasting Room Uptown Park

1101-18 Uptown Park, 713-993-9800

Indulge in a special all day happy hour from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and enjoy special brunch and dinner features. Executive Chef Erick Madden will create a variety of off-menu selections that include Fried Lobster Tail and Grits;  The Dad “Bod” Omelette; and Crème Brûlée Stuffed French Toast.

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

Owners Phyllis and Tony Mandola will be hosting their annual Father’s Day Buffet Brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The buffet will feature Prime Rib, Pork Loin, Oysters and Stone Crab Claws, and breakfast and brunch items. Cost: $35 plus tax and gratuity.

Urban Eats
3414 Washington, 832-834-4417

 This a full service bistro and bar, fast-casual eatery, and specialty market will be open. Hit the bistro for Father's Day brunch, served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 


800 Gessner, 713-395-6100

This Memorial City powerhouse has created a 3-course, multi-choice menu just for dad. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., feast on chianti braised shortrib tortellini, CFS with country gravy, Gulf crab and jalapeño scramble, and more ($49 per person).

We will be updating this list leading up to Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 21. Please let us know if you'd like to be included.
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