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Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner Specials in Washington
Treat the most important man in your life to lakeside crabcakes, house-made chorizo, or a one-kilo steak.
Treat dad on Father's Day with Acadiana's Egg Acadiana platter, which includes two poached eggs, Louisiana-crawfish crabcakes, and Tasso-ham hollandaise sauce. Photo courtesy of Acadiana
2941: Dine By the Lake
2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, 703-270-1500
Dads can enjoy a lakeside view at 2941 in Falls Church while munching on a three-course prix fixe menu for $68 a person. Menu items include octopus tempura, beef striploin with lemon crabcake, and cheddar risotto. A children’s menu is available. Call for reservations.
Againn: Scotch Lockers Discount
1099 New York Ave., NW, 202-639-9830
Againn is offering a $100 discount from June 11 to 19 on its scotch lockers. Rates for lockers run at $500 for one year, $900 for two years, $1,200 for three years, and $1,500 for four years. Dads can store up to three bottles inside the personalized lockers. Locker owners will get priority reservations to Againn and its private dining rooms as well as invitations to special events.
Acadiana: Sunday Jazz Brunch
901 New York Ave., NW, 202-408-8848
Celebrate Father’s Day New Orleans-style at Acadiana with its special Sunday Jazz Brunch. Families can enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal for $29 per person while checking out a live performance of Marshall Keyes and his band. The brunch menu includes Southern seafood favorites such as andouille-sausage gumbo, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits. Blood-orange mimosas and Cajun Mary cocktails are $1 with brunch. Dads can go home with house-made barbecue sauce made by Acadiana’s chefs.
415 New Jersey Ave., NW, 202-393-7777
Atkins-friendly options take over Art and Soul’s menu on Father’s Day. Specials include first courses of shrimp creole or a farm-egg fritatta with house-made chorizo. Main courses include roasted suckling pig with creamed grits and fried egg ($28) and flounder with roasted mushrooms and blue crab ($26). Top off the meal with a house-made root-beer float and bourbon whipped cream. Call for reservations.
Buddha Bar: Free Appetizers
455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 202-377-5555
This zen-like Asian restaurant and bar is offering a complimentary appetizer of choice with purchase of an entree on Father’s Day. Items include spicy noodle soups with shrimp or vegetarian options such as a green-papaya salad. Reservations required. Call 202-377-5555 for reservations.
Café Dupont: French Delights
1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 202-797-0169
For $38 a person, the modern French brasserie in the Dupont Hotel offers at prix fixe menu on Father’s Day from 6:30 AM to 2 PM. Menu items include tomato-cream soup with goat-cheese croutons, jumbo-lump crabcake Benedict, and house-made doughnuts. Dads will receive a $5 voucher for Diego’s Hair Salon. Call to make a reservation.
Co Co. Sala: Chocolate, Bacon, and Beer Brunch
929 F St., NW, 202-347-4265
Priced at $36 per person, Co Co. Sala has just the thing for the dad who can never get enough decadent flavor. This three-course brunch—which includes a dessert tray and plates ranging from French toast s’mores to Louisiana crabcakes—is accompanied by your choice of beer bellini, mimosa, or bacon or wasabi-flavored Bloody Marys. Reservations recommended.
Dino: Meat-Friendly Meals
3435 Connecticut Ave., NW, 202-686-2966
The Cleveland Park Italian restaurant is perfect for meat-loving dads. Dino is adding a selection of steaks and chops to its menu for the special day. Think lamb-breast ribs with minted salsa alla diavola ($24) or a one-kilo steak ($48) for the really ravenous dads out there. All items are available as part of Dino’s three-course meal for $39. Any items that are more than $24 will have an upcharge. Dad’s can wash down their meals with wine—Dino’s $50-plus wines are 33 percent off that day. Call for reservations.
J Paul's: All-day Happy Hour
3218 M St., NW, 202-333-3450
For dads who want to return to their glory days, they can enjoy half-off food and drinks all day at the bar. Drinks include J. Paul's Amber Ale, Bacon Bloody Mary, and Tom Collins with jalapeno-infused gin.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: Three-Course Steak Meals
All six area locations (Downtown DC, Georgetown, Bethesda, Arlington, Tysons Corner, and Reston)
Morton’s is offering a three-course, prix fixe Father’s Day menu for $69 a person. Start out with a soup or salad, and choose from three steaks, a salmon fillet, or chicken Christopher in a beurre blanc sauce for the entree. End the meal with dessert.
Old Glory: Whole Hog Brunch
3139 M St., NW, 202-337-3406
The Georgetown restaurant is hosting a Whole Hog Father's Day Brunch for $18.95 a person. Dishes include roasted suckling pig, brisket hash, and peach cobbler. Dads will receive two Pabst Blue Ribbon beers and will be entered into a drawing to win a Weber Kettle Grill.
Paolo's: Porterhouse Meal for One
1303 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-333-7353
Sometimes all Dad wants is a nice, juicy steak. Paolo's is offering a one-pound Porterhouse Meal for One for $38 or a Porterhouse Meal for Two for $68. The meal also includes a deep-dish apple pie. A Big Daddy Bourbon Lemonade drink is $5.
Roof Terrace Restaurant: All You Can Eat
2700 F St., NW, 202-416-8555
If Dad is a theater nut, he’ll love the regular Sunday brunch at the Kennedy Center’s Rooftop Terrace restaurant. Adults ($36.95) and children ($20 for 12 and under) can walk through the grand kitchen and fill their plates with an unlimited amount of pasta, seafood, made-to-order omelettes, and desserts. Enter a raffle for a chance to win an “everything but the grill” set. Call for reservations.
Shab Row Bistro and Wine Bar: Five-Course Brunch
221B North East St., Frederick, 301-631-8102
This restaurant and wine bar in Frederick celebrates Father’s Day with a gourmet five-course brunch tasting menu, which includes goat-cheese ravioli and a hanger steak with soft-cooked eggs and hollandaise sauce. Prices are $60 per person with wine pairings and $40 without. Call 301-631-8102 for reservations.
Trummer’s on Main: Special Menu
7134 Main St., Clifton, 703-266-1623
Head to Trummer’s on Main for either the Father’s Day Brunch or Sunday-Night Dinner. The regular brunch is $32 per person and dinner is $38, with both featuring a three-course menu. Buy Dad cigars rolled with Virginia tobacco while you’re there. Reservations recommended.
Wildfire at Tysons Galleria: Seafood Heaven
2001 International Dr., McLean, third floor, 703-442-9110
Seafood lovers should check out Wildfire’s three-course Father’s Day menu. Items include shrimp-and-crab bisque, cedar-planked salmon ($32.95), and three desserts. All items can be prepared gluten free.