Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate Dad! This year, Newport Beach’s best restaurants are working hard behind the scenes to make June 20 as special as can be. From limited-edition brunch menus to decadent three-course dinners, here’s a list of where to dine with Dad this Sunday!
Treat Dad to a two-course Father’s Day brunch this weekend at Bayside Restaurant for $55 per person. This meal includes complimentary free-flowing champagne and mimosas or a choice of draught beer (Stella Artois, Goose Island IPA or seasonal selection). The first course comes with a choice of starter—think soup, salads, carpaccio and crab cakes—and the main course features your choice of brunch/lunch dish, including offerings like the “Bayside” Benedict, Oven-Roasted Rack of Lamb, Frittata and more.
For a few months now, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens has offered a delicious Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the lush, open-air setting and feast on summer favorites like the seasonal French toast or seasonal frittata. Pair your pick with a Farmhouse Bloody Mary or bottle of bubbles and cheers to a Father’s Day well-spent!
Whether you’re looking to kick off your Sunday with a festive brunch or end it with a special dinner, Five Crowns in Corona del Mar is offering two pre-fixe menus (brunch and lunch) for an unrivaled Father’s Day dining experience! For the morning folks, the brunch menu is jam-packed with items like Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Rib Hash, Strawberry Shortcake and Crab Benedict, while the dinner menu features dishes like Roasted Prime Rib, Steak Frites and Halibut Succotash.
This Sunday, head to the newly refreshed Balboa Bay Resort for the 14th Annual Father’s Day Car Show! This exciting event runs from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Upper Resort Parking Deck and will showcase a fine collection of cars, great music, food stations, cocktails and family fun! Cars, food and cocktails? When it comes to celebrating Father’s Day, that’s an auto-matic yes!
Today (and every day), Dad deserves three courses. And this Father’s Day weekend, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a decadent pre-fixe menu chock-full of all your Fleming’s favorites. Start with a fresh-chopped salad, then choose between entrees like the Petite Filet Mignon & Crab-stuffed Shrimp Scampi, Petite Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail Scampi or Prime Surf & Turf. Then, finish things off with your choice of dessert: Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake, New York Cheesecake or Key Lime Pie. Drink options include a glass of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon or an Old Fashioned.
Give Dad the quintessential Newport Beach experience with a seaside meal at Rusty Pelican. This fine-dining venue on Newport Harbor is kicking things off with a Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sit down to a three-course menu with dishes like Clam Chowder, Calamari Fritti, Seared Salmon Benedict, Bacon-Wrapped Filet and Eggs and more! Brunch cocktails are also available such as champagne, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers.
For a classic evening on the town, reserve your spot at A Restaurant’s special Father’s Day celebration, featuring classic cars, cocktails and cigars. This Dad’s Day event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and includes tastings of Westward Whiskey! If you’d like to be a part of the fun, email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
If your father loves to grill and chill, Mastro’s Ocean Club on PCH offers a Butcher Block To-Go program where you can purchase raw steaks to be cooked at home. Pick up your selection of 28-day, wet-aged cryo-vac sealed steaks accompanied by Mastro’s secret house steak rub. Cuts include everything from bone-in filets and New York strips to ribeyes and Wagyu Tomahawk chops.
Up for some south-of-the-border fare this Father’s Day? Take Dad to SOL Mexican Cocina for an authentic taste of Baja. Take in views of Newport Harbor as your feast on delicious street cuisine, like tacos, ceviche and guacamole, and main dishes made with wood-fired meats, fresh seafood, local produce and scratch-made salsas. Pro tip: Don’t miss out on SOL’s killer happy hour prices on Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 3p.m. to 6p.m.
Calling all sushi fanatics! If your dad loves his fresh seafood, Sushi Roku in Fashion Island is a total catch. Sit down to a delicious Japanese meal and dig into a fine selection of signature rolls, fresh-cut sashimi, tasty appetizers and charcoal-roasted entrees. Sushi Roku is known for its contemporary sushi experience that’ll surely test your tastebuds! The restaurant incorporates a diverse array of ingredients from around the world, yielding edible works of art any sushi connoisseur will love.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger