Father’s Day Festivities

Minetta Tavern Fathers Day NYC 365 Guide New York CityFather’s Day Festivities

It’s time to start planning a fun filled weekend in New York City for the special “father” in your life. No matter what your dad is into, he’s sure to be pleased spending time with his favorite child:) Spoil the man in your life with a fine memorable meal.

Minetta Tavern (113 MacDougal Street) Nothing screams manly brunch quite like a meal at Minetta Tavern. Once a speakeasy in the 1920s, the upscale steakhouse is full of luscious steaks and fresh seafood with a unique old school New York vibe. Treat dad to brunch and you’ll be full all day. Order the Steak Frites ($33) or the infamous Black Label Burger ($31) served with caramelized onions and pommes frites. Cocktails are pricey but generous in size. Try the Spicy Mary with Herradura and hot peppers or Kentucky Dawn with bourbon and espresso syrup, oranges and lemons ($17). Minetta Tavern defines everything that a classic NYC dining experience should be: top notch service, excellent dining atmosphere, and of course perfectly grilled steaks. If you’re dad likes history, this New York staple is a perfect selection. Make your reservations asap because it does get booked quickly.

Spotted Pig Fathers Day NYC 365 Guide New York CityThe Spotted Pig (314 West 11th Street) Treat your foodie dad to one of New York City’s best gastropubs. The vibe is a combination of English dive bar meets West Village hip hangout joint. Menu items include Sheep’s Milk Gnudi with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage ($22) and Smoked Haddock Chowder with Pancetta ($17). If you’re waiting for a table, indulge in the bar menu with deviled eggs ($5) or marinated olives ($6). Both burgers at The Spotted Pig and Minetta Tavern are highly rated. Why not plan a visit to both places and conduct a Father’s Day taste test. Now that would really score you points!

Hornblower Cruise Fathers Day NYC 365 Guide New York CityNYC Father’s Day Cruise (Pier 40, West Street) Hornblower Cruises offers you a chance to treat dad to a two hour cruise for $100 that includes unlimited mimosas and beer. Sunday at 12:30 p.m. enjoy a bountiful brunch buffet, dessert station and live jazz band. Dad even gets to keep his Hornblower Beer Mug to remember the special day. Grab the family while enjoying delicious food and entertainment served up while cruising around Manhattan past all the iconic NYC landmarks. Take in the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and, of course, the incredible city skyline with One World Trade Center looming large. You’ll surely seem like a genius for taking in sights in comfort while enjoying delicious food.

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Monica DiNatale is Deals Expert and author of "365 Guide New York City" which is full of restaurant deals and bar specials in NYC. Her weekly column in Metro NY “Drink. Eat. $ave. NYC” is the source for deals in The Big Apple. Paperback and ebook are available on Amazon.

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