The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?
Father’s Day dining
Kairoa Brewing Co. will host a pre-Father’s Day Sunset Supper. The New Zealand-style brewpub will serve a five-course meal, each course paired with a complementing house beer or glass of wine. 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. 4601 Park Blvd., San Diego. $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets: kairoasunsetsupper.brownpapertickets.com. (For dads who want a casual dining experience, pop in on Sunday, June 16 for a Kairoa beer and steak and lobster pie for $15.)
Amici’s Ristobar and Mike Hess Brewery will toast to Father’s Day with an assortment of beers (pint glass included) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Take advantage of the prime rib special ($30) all day long. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, 5980 Village Way, Suite B106, San Diego. Reservations: (858) 847-2740. amicisristobar.com
Argyle Steakhouse will offer an a la carte brunch alongside California craft beers. Signature items include steak and eggs and Argyle eggs Benedict. For an additional $25 per person, guests can enjoy smoked brisket at the carving station. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Park Hyatt Aviara, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad. Reservations: (760) 603-3773.
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant chef de cuisine Jason Gethin will prepare a 8-ounce New York steak and seasonal vegetables, paired with a glass of Chappellet Mountain Cuvee. Sunday, June 16. $35. 2202 Fourth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 231-0222. bankershillsd.com
Barleymash in the Gaslamp Quarter will give Dad a free hat when he orders an old fashiond made with Longbranch Bourbon. Add an eggs-and-meat plate for brunch or burgers or flatbread later in the day. 600 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Sunday, June 16. 600 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-7373. barleymash.com
Bleu Boheme will serve a French-inspired Father’s Day menu featuring lobster and Parisienne ham croque, black summer truffles and Bearnaise sauce, served with pommes frites and paired with a pitcher of Domaine Fichet Terroir de Burgy. The full dinner menu, cocktail menu and wine list will also be available. Sunday, June 16. $45. Reservations: (619) 255-4167.
Bull and Bourbon will offer a complimentary entree (with the purchase of one entree) for all dads on Father’s Day. Sunday, June 16. Sycuan Casino Resort, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. (619) 659-3374. bullandbourbon.com
Bub’s @ the Beach will pair its gravy and biscuits with a Man-mosa, a tall drink made with Smirnoff Orange, orange juice and Bub’s house bubbly, topped with a 12-ounce can of Miller High Life served in a mini pitcher. Sunday, June 16. 1030 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. (858) 270-7269. bubspb.com
California Bistro’s patio grill station features chef-carved 3-inch grilled bone-in ribeye and peach barbecue ribs. An iced seafood display will offer poached shrimp and Jonah crab claws, along with a selection of maki sushi, an antipasto station, and a cold buffet. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Park Hyatt Aviara, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad. $75 per adult; $35 per child (excludes tax and gratuity). Reservations: (760) 603-3773.
Campfire welcomes dads to gather ‘round the table for a rustic wood-fired meal that includes dishes like the smoked and cured fish board and the seafood pozole verde. Tell some stories while sipping a cocktail from the “Road Trip” menu. Standouts include Eat. Spit. Be Happy! (inspired by sunflower seeds and made with rum) and the Flamin’ Hot (inspired by Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and made with tequila). Sunday, June 16. 2725 State St., Carlsbad. thiscampfire.com
Casa de Bandini will serve a Father’s Day brunch buffet with picks like buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, cheese enchiladas, huevos con chorizo, fiesta potatoes, an omelet station, and fruit, flan and pan dulce for dessert. Add bubbly for $4.95 or a mimosa for $6.95. Dads wearing their craziest tie will get a 20 percent discount up to $20. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16; 10 a.m. for Facebook fans of the restaurant. Forum Carlsbad, 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad. $28.95 per adult; $14.95 per child under 10. casadebandini.com
Casa Sol y Mar has options on Father’s Day, like the Taco Feast ($17.95) that includes three soft tacos and choice of carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas or fish, served with fresh pico de gallo, queso Cotija, guacamole, salsa quemada, refried beans and Mexican rice; or try the Carne Asada Vaquero ($19.95), flame-grilled carne asada cooked with sauteed mushrooms, onions and mild green chiles, drizzled with jalapeño cream sauce and served with black beans and handmade tortillas. Purchase a Tour of Mexico Beer Bucket (four beers) for $20 or a Hornitos Tequila Flight with three types of tequila for $20. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 12865 El Camino Real, San Diego. casasolymar.com
Catania will offer plates of handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and freshly caught local seafood, along with light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz or Italian Mule, and its much-lauded menu of sweets. Sunday, June 16. 1044 Wall St., La Jolla. Reservations: https://www.opentable.com
Cesarina in Point Loma will serve a special menu inspired by the fathers of the restaurant owners, executive chef and pastry chef, alongside the full dinner menu of handmade pastas and regional Italian dishes. Sunday, June 16. 4161 Voltaire St., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 226-6222. cesarinarestaurant.com
Charles + Dinorah will host Groove Brunch on Father’s Day, featuring favorites like the chicken fried steak or chilaquiles rojos. The new cocktail menu includes drinks like Field of Dreams, made with gin, lime, honeydew melon, ginger beer, lemon and rhubarb bitters; and Spice of My Life, arbol-infused Old Harbor Southwestern Gin, lime, honeydew melon cordial, cucumber and lime. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 226-6100. thepearlsd.com/dining
The Crack Shack offers a casual atmosphere with plenty of patio space for Dad to relax with a brew and delve into the Shack’s 10-piece bone-in Jidori fried chicken. Slather the pieces in your choice of dipping sauces: kimchi barbecue, curry mustard, Baja, Cracksup, buttermilk ranch or chimichurri. Sunday, June 16. 2266 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy and 407 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. No reservations. crackshack.com
Crown Landing at Loews Coronado Bay Resort will offer Father’s Day specials throughout the day, including chili-marinated steak and poached eggs for breakfast; rock shrimp lobster roll and beer pairing for lunch; and a peppercorn-crusted ribeye steak with a bourbon reduction for dinner. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado. $17 to $40. Reservations: (619) 424-4444. http://crownlanding.com
Death by Tequila invites padres and their familias to fiesta and feast on Father’s Day with a surf and turf entree: steak and tempura-fried fish served with house-made red mole tartar sauce, priced at $36. The restaurant’s full dinner, wine, beer and craft cocktail menus, including tequila and mezcal, will also be available. Sunday, June 16. 569 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Reservations: (760) 230-6108. deathbytequila.com
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will offer the patriarch of the house slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib — 16-ounce or 20-ounce — amid breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16. 901 Bayfront Court, Suite 105, San Diego. $45-$55. Reservations: (619) 272-5060. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/sandiego
Dough Nations in Barrio Logan will offer dads a complimentary slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza with the purchase of a pint of beer, or you can order a pitcher of beer with an entire classic pizza for $20. Select pizzas include margherita, white and meat supreme, among others. Sunday, June 16. 1985 National Ave., Suite 1101, San Diego. (619) 487-0802.
El Chingon will serve Dad a bite of Baja with its “Bad Ass” Fajitas and “Paparita” Margarita Flight for $29.99. The fajitas include your choice of Angus steak, chicken or shrimp flambeed — tableside — with onion and bell peppers, served with Mexican citrus cream pico de gallo, guacamole, chiles toreados, rice, beans and corn tortillas. The margarita flight includes samplings of El Chingon’s signature Madero cocktail, made with Azuñia Blanco Tequila, house-made watermelon cordial, fresh lime and Tajín; a traditional frozen margarita; and Battle of Juarez, made with Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila, lemon, ginger, honey, St. Germaine and Ancho Reyes Verde. Sunday, June 16. 560 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 501-1919. elchingon.com
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa will offer locals and guests an elevated pool day with a classic $16 burger and brew pairing, or a delectable dinner at the property’s indoor/outdoor, coastal-inspired restaurant, Mustangs & Burros. Stop by for dinner and receive a 20 percent discount on a Tomahawk steak and whiskey flight pairing, featuring Estancia’s select single Barrel Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Woodford Reserve Double-Oaked Bourbon. Sunday, June 16. 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Reservations: (855) 430-7503. bit.ly/2XroLI7
Fish Shop knows dads are a catch, and to show its appreciation, each dad who comes in for lunch or dinner will receive an envelope with either 20 percent off their next meal, a $10 gift card, or a coupon for a free alcoholic beverage (with purchase of a meal on your next visit). Create your own tacos, sandwich, salad or plate, or choose from favorites like coconut shrimp or oysters. Sunday, June 16. 1775 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach; 1110 Rosecrans St., Suite 100, Point Loma; 1010 S. Coast Highway, Suite 101, Encinitas. thefishshoppb.com
Gravity Heights brewpub is serving brunch and beer on Father’s Day. The menu offers freshly made cinnamon rolls, “Dorito-quiles” (chef Ryan Johnson’s version of the classic dish), pork belly hash, and brioche French toast with blueberry compote and mascarpone cheese. Sunday, June 16. 9920 Pacific Height Blvd., San Diego. Reservations: (858) 283-8206. gravityheights.com/eat
Havana 1920 will offer a signature drink and dish combination: Caipirinhas and Bistec Havana. Select Caipirinhas cocktails will be priced at $5 each, including Clasico, made with Leblon cachaça, lime and cane sugar; One Night in Rio, a combination of strawberry and jalapeño-infused Leblon cachaça, cucumber, lime and demerara; among others. The Bistec Havana ($15.99), an Angus skirt steak topped with house-made chimichurri, is served with grilled Cuban bread, plantains and Caribbean avocado salad, and will be available for pairing. Sunday, June 16. 548 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 369-1920. havana1920.com
Hotel del Coronado sports its annual Father’s Day Concert and BBQ in support of veterans and military through the Gary Sinise Foundation. Barbecue and drinks are the order of the day, with festivities that include a skydiving show followed by Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band. $35-$500. 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. Tickets: hoteldel.com/events/fathers-day-bbq-concert
Il Dandy will serve Italian-inspired cuisine from the southern region of Calabria with house specialties like buongustaia pizza, topped with pumpkin, guanciale (Italian cured meat), fresh truffle, hazelnut and pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese); and the Manzo Frollato with breaded dry-aged ribeye, artichoke salad, licorice and mint). A curated wine list and specialty cocktails are also available. Sunday, June 16. 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: ildandyrestaurant.com
Island Prime will serve a three-course feast on Father’s Day with entree choices such as herb-crusted salmon, buttermilk fried chicken, prime New York strip or a mustard-crusted prime rib. 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. Sunday, June 16. $49.95. Reservations: (619) 298-6802. cohnrestaurants.com/islandprime
The Lazy Hippo will toast to Father’s Day with $4 draft beer and $1 house whiskey special, in addition to breakfast and lunch fare. Sunday, June 16. 416 Third Ave., San Diego. No reservations. (619) 550-1071. lazyhippobreakfast.com
On Father’s Day, Lola 55 recommends its classic Baja fish taco, ceviche tostadas or, for dads who love a challenge, the incredibly spicy smoked fish taco. Come for lunch and stay for Happy Hour from 2 to 6 p.m. and order $4 Lola margaritas, house wine or Modelos. Sunday, June 16. 1290 F St., San Diego. lola55.com
The Lot at Liberty Station will offer a barbecue brunch buffet (tailgate-style) with items like homemade barbecue ribs, signature burgers, beef and bratwurst hot dogs, chicken wings, corn on the cob, cheese and charcuterie board, with pastries such as almond croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins and cupcakes. The kids menu offers chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese bites and French fries, among other selections. 2620 Truxtun Road, San Diego. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16. $35 per adult; $15 per child. Reservations: thelotent.com
The Lot in La Jolla will feature a barbecue brunch buffet with items similar to those at the Liberty Station location, along with four salads and assorted pastries. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla. $50 per adult; $25 per child. Reservations: thelotent.com
Manchester Grand Hyatt‘s Rooftop Cinema Club will make Father’s Day special with the showing of the 1972 classic, “The Godfather” starting at 8:30 p.m. Relax in a single deck chair and cozy blanket, while drinking a brew or wine with popcorn, or elevate your snake to poke nachos or carne asada nachos. End your evening with The Impossible Burger and a beer at Brew30 California Taps (brew30.com). Sunday, June 16. 1 Market Place, San Diego. (619) 232-1234.
The Marine Room‘s Father’s Day brunch features entree selections like ancho coffee-roasted Angus prime rib, thyme fleur de sel (salt)-crusted branzino, blackberry-wine-braised kurobuta pork cheeks, molasses cajun-spiced Mary’s Farm turkey breast, and signature seafood crepes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. $82 per adult with special pricing for children. Reservations: (858) 459-7222.
Meze Greek Fusion will whisk fathers away to the Greek islands with two featured pairings: a Greek beer and Meze burger (ground beef and lamb mixed with feta cheese), served with Meze fries or Greek salad for $15; and a signature lamb shank braised in red wine, fresh tomato sauce, cinnamon and black pepper, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus for $28. For $1, you can pair the lamb shank with a glass of house red wine. Sunday, June 16. 345 Sixth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 550-1600. gaslampmeze.com
Mille Fleurs will serve a three-course Father’s Day menu with options like bison tartare (marinated bison, quail egg, pickled walnut, shallot mousse), Dungeness crab (Hass avocado, pink grapefruit, wood sorrel or sourgrass) and Baja sea bass “au pistou” (broad beans, fava beans, spring potatoes). Sunday, June 16. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Reservations: millefleurs.com
Mister A’s will honor dads with brunch selections like The American with pork belly, house-made sausage and fried Gonestraw Farms eggs. Or come in for dinner where chef Stephane Voitzwinkler will prepare roasted Maple Leaf Farm duck with long bean almondine and fresh huckleberries. The high-end dining menus are paired with craft cocktails featuring barrel-aged elixirs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (brunch); 5 p.m. (dinner seating) Sunday, June 16. 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: arestaurant.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse will offer a three-course meal with entree options like miso sea bass and 10-ounce Manhattan cut steak, paired with a signature side and handmade dessert of double chocolate mousse, key lime pie or vanilla bean creme brulee. Sunday, June 16. $59 per person. 285 J St., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 696-3369. mortons.com
Nason’s Beer Hall knows what dads want for Father’s Day: the “Rad Dad Dinner,” a man-friendly meal that includes a Nason’s pretzel, T-bone steak and beer pairing. 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 16. $39. 570 J St., San Diego. Reservations: opentable.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room‘s Father’s Day menu includes a surf and turf pairing ($75), a 10-ounce center-cut filet paired with a fresh seafood selection of whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi or Chesapeake Bay-style crab cakes. Sunday, June 16. 400 J St., San Diego. Reservations: theoceanaire.com
The Pioneer, in partnership with Mike Hess Brewing, will host a good old-fashioned tailgate party featuring the Father’s Feast plate, complete with grilled tri-tip, links and two sides for $20.95. Don’t forget to pair with an ice-cold beer. Starting at noon Sunday, June 16. 8622 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego. (619) 825-7787. thepioneerbbq.com
Pop Pie Co. in University Heights will serve “The Boss” breakfast pie on Father’s Day. It’s made with all of Dad’s favorite items encased in crust: bacon, two eggs, cheese and skin-on red potatoes. For a sweet treat, top it with a side of maple syrup. Sunday, June 16. 4404 Park Blvd., Suite A, San Diego. (619) 501-4440. poppieco.com
Primavera Ristorante celebrates Father’s Day with an 8-ounce ribeye steak topped with two grilled shrimp in balsamic port wine reduction sauce, served with whipped garlic butter potatoes and sauteed Italian vegetables. Sunday, June 16. $49.99. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado. Reservations: (619) 435-0454.
Prohibition‘s signature old fashiond, made with Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve 10-Year Bourbon, demerara syrup, R&D Aromatic #7 Bitters and R&D Cherry Apple Bitters, garnished with an orange peel, will be priced at $1 for guests who show a photo of their dad to the bartender. Sunday, June 16. Reservations: 548 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 501-1919. prohibitionsd.com
Punch Bowl Social is hosting a Father’s Day of darts, old fashioneds ($5), shareable sides like umami bomb chips and dip, and for the early risers, the Sunday Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar Brunch. Sunday, June 16. 1485 E St., San Diego. Reservations: opentable.com
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will treat Dad to a classic car show, complete with a Grand Buffet and Margarita Bar on the Croquet Lawn. Sunday, June 16. 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. Reservations: (858) 756-1123. ranchovalencia.com
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill will treat Dad to a Messy Sundae when you mention you’re celebrating Father’s Day. Sunday, June 16. Six locations: Del Mar, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Valley, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch. sammyspizza.com
The Shores Restaurant will serve its weekly Sunday a la carte brunch buffet on Father’s Day with menu highlights of slow-roasted Angus ribeye roast, parsley leek-crusted butterfish, “The Shores” jambalaya pasta and St. Louis-style natural pork ribs. The children’s station offers baked chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, steamed carrots and broccoli, strawberries and pudding. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. $62 per adult with special pricing for children. Reservations: (858) 456-0600. theshoresrestaurant.com
Simsim Outstanding Shawarma will satisfy meat-loving dads with its Indulge Bowl, crafted with freshly carved chicken and carved beef and lamb. Sunday, June 16. 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 301, San Diego. (858) 430-6717. eatsimsim.com
Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Theatre Box will have bottles of beer available for $1 with the purchase of a steak entree, including Black Angus filet and lobster surf and turf and New York Strip steak frites. The Monster Burger (made with an 8-ounce Angus beef patty piled high with toppings) and beer combination will also be offered for $20. Sunday, June 16. 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Reservations: (619) 814-2225. theatrebox.com
Texas de Brazil will serve “rodizio” -- rotisserie-cooked beef, pork, chicken, lamb and sausage served tableside -- along with a huge salad, chilled shellfish, seafood and appetizers bar, lobster bisque and Brazilian seafood stew, potato and vegetable side dishes and fresh-baked Brazilian bread rolls. In addition, each full meal purchased will include a complimentary nonalcoholic beverage and a decadent dessert. 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16. 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Reservations: (760) 544-1600. texasdebrazil.com/locations/carlsbad
Toast Gastrobrunch will celebrate Father’s Day with $3 draft beers, and savory morning fare options like coconut pistachio kanafee (shredded phyllo dough, ricotta and jack cheese filling, orange blossom syrup, toasted brioche, topped with pistachios). Sunday, June 16. 5970 Avenida Encinas Carlsbad. 760-438-1212. toastgastrobrunch.com
Twenty|20 Grill will serve spirit-forward drinks like Maple Bacon Bourbons, Ultimate Daddy Marys and MANmosas, and sweet and savory brunch dishes like whole-hog omelets, shaved prime rib hash and bananas Foster French toast, as well as a section of shareable, creative grains and other favorites. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad. Reservations: (760) 827-2500. 20twentygrill.com
Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will serve $7 BEER-Mosas until 3 p.m., followed by a Father’s Day dinner complete with a 10-ounce New York Strip steak, served with crispy cipollini onions and brie croquettes. Finish it off with homemade apple pie topped with a white chocolate crumble. Sunday, June 16.1108 S. Coast Highway, 101, Encinitas. (760) 230-2337. localunion101.com
Viewpoint Brewing Co. is a place where Dad can unwind on the open-air patio while enjoying brunch with choices like churro French toast or huevos rancheros along with a beer like the new Strawberry Blond Ale. Sunday, June 16. 2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar. (858) 356-9346. viewpointbrewing.com
The Westgate Hotel celebrates Father’s Day with craft beer and live jazz music by the Charlie Arbelaez Quartet. Hosted in the Le Fountainbleau Room, guests can sip on local brews, Bloody Marys and fresh juice alongside brunch favorites like a made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, a carving station, and fresh seafood and sushi. Mini doughnuts and an ice cream bar will satisfy the sweet tooth. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. $75 per adult; $35 per child 4-12 (tax and gratuity additional). Reservations: (619) 238-1818. westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/fathers-day-jazz-brunch
The Whiskey House will offer an all-day happy hour over Father’s Day weekend, with $4 beers and $1 shots. Indulge in a hand-cut 8-ounce ribeye steak and fries for $15. Reservations taken for groups of eight or more. 420 Third Ave., Gslamp Quarter. (619) 546-6289. thewhiskeyhousesd.com
Whisknladle chef Ryan Johnson will serve brunch favorites like chilaquiles and house-made biscuits (with or without gravy). Fresh ingredient-focused drinks like the Make it Snap Pea and Cerise Date will stimulate the palate. Sunday, June 16. 1044 Wall St., La Jolla. Reservations: whisknladle.com
Woodstock’s Pizza will honor dads with its “Love the Ones You’re With” special, featuring $5 off the EL Grateful Veg and All Meat Orgy pizzas. The pie special starts Friday. Two locations: 1221 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, and 6145 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 3, near San Diego State University, San Diego. woodstockssd.com
Whiskey-loving dads can celebrate Father’s Day at Wood Ranch in Mission Valley with whiskey flights. Each flight comes with three 1-ounce tasters, with options like “The American Made,” “Rye Nit” or the “Build Your Own” flight. Prices start at $15. Sunday, June 16. Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Unit 215, San Diego. (619) 764-4411. woodranch.com