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Best of Father's Day Dining in NYC

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It’s nearly Father’s Day, which means taking your dad out for dinner or an edible token of your affection.  We’ve rounded up a few creative options…

Havana Central
151 W 46th St. (btwn. 7th Ave. & Ave. of the Americas)
(212) 398-7440
If your father’s an occasional cigar smoker, Havana Central’s a great place to take him.  $39 will get you the special “Celebration Package” at this classic Cuban restaurant.  It includes a bottomless Presidente beer, dinner, a hand-rolled cigar, and a portrait taken with the rest of the family.  And $5 mojitos all day.

The Oak Room
Plaza Hotel
10 Central Park South
(212) 758-7777
If you’re looking for something a little more classic, try the Oak Room.  Chef Hara is cooking a Father’s Day brunch feast.   For $55, guests can get unlimited raw bar offerings, mimosa or bloody mary, and an entree like  butter-poached prime rib carved tableside.  Cap off the evening with choices from the “Eloise Dream” dessert table.

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1032 Lex. Ave. (btwn. 73rd & 74th Sts.)
(212) 717-5252
It may be last licks for this UES French patisserie, faced with closure this summer.  So celebrate Payard and your father with the  “Burgers to Bourbon” menu.  The $29 menu features appetizers, like the cobb salad and seasonal shrimp cocktail.  As for entrées, try the Father’s Day burger, served on a Moricette roll with Fourme d’Ambert cheese and Sucrine lettuce.  For dessert: a bourbon-spiked, chocolate sticky toffee pudding.  If you’d rather celebrate at home, you can pick up the Father’s Day Shirt Cake ($50.)  It’s a hazelnut sponge cake with hazelnut mousseline that’s decorated to look like a yellow dress shirt.

Vosges Haut Chocolat
1100 Madison Ave. (btwn. 82nd & 83rd Sts.)
(212) 717-2929
Why should mothers only get chocolate?  Many men have a sweet tooth too. Vosges Haut Chocolat has created a special chocolate package for Father’s Day.  For $55, dads get a nine-piece set of chocolate-covered caramel marshmallows, along with a bottle of Rogue Chocolate Stout.  For something a little less expensive, pick up Mo’s Bacon Bar or the Flying Chocolate Bacon Pig

12 E 22nd St. (btwn. 5th Ave. & B’way)
(212) 228-7557
New York’s not the easiest place to dine out with young children.  But Almond’s is very kid-friendly and the kitchen’s offering an infant plat du jour this Father’s Day.  Chef Jason Weiner will be making $3 dishes like elbow pasta salad with English peas and feta.  For dessert, try the Mango-Banana Tango.  It’s a mason jar with layers of greek yogurt, mango and pureed banana.

101 E 2nd St. (btwn. 1st Ave. & Ave. A)
(212) 672-8908
This West Texan restaurant is celebrating Father’s Day with a $31.99 feast.  There are appetizers like corn dogs, shrimp tacos and and mac & cheese.  Entrees range from barbecued wild boar to filet mignon.  To finish, there’s jalapeno crème brulee or chocolate soufflé with raspberry sorbet.

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230 E 44th St. (btwn. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
(212) 922-0581
This classic midtown Italian is celebrating with a  three-course prixe fixe menu.  Start with the artichoke salad with asparagus, grapefruit and French string beans.  Simple Italian entrees include manicotti with ricotta and ragu, as well as Chilean sea bass with a langoustine sauce.  


400 E. 57th St. (btwn. 1st. Ave. & Sutton Pl.)
(212) 754-5999
If your dad likes spicy or exotic, take your father to Sofrito.  Entees include mashed plantains with steak, fried red snapper with coconut rice, and seafood stew with green plantains.  The cocktail lineup features drinks like the Papa Picante.  It’s mango with a cayenne pepper rim, Don Q, guava, and mango puree.  Sister restaurant Sazon will be offering the same special deal.
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79 MacDougal St. (btwn. Bleecker & W Houston Sts.)
(212) 260-0100
If your dad’s taken on Father’s Day, celebrate at Smith’s on Saturday.  Their weekend special includes a bone-In ribeye for two with a fricassee of spring vegetables like ramps, asparagus, mushrooms and new potatoes.

Dylan’s Candy Bar
1011 3rd Ave. (@ 60th St.)
(646) 735-0078
This multi-level candy store has something for every holiday, and of course, that includes Father’s Day.  There are sports-themed chocolates include everything from a milk chocolate baseball glove to crispy chocolate disks featuring golf balls or tennis rackets.  Other surprises include a 17 inch-long Sugar Daddy lollipop, chocolate playing cards, and a chocolate cigar filled with praline truffle.


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