Pops deserves your love all year round, but Sunday, June 15, is your chance to show him extra attention. Whether it’s one-of-a-kind bagels or free steaks he’s after, follow our guide to Father’s Day celebrations in Philadelphia for a family day to remember.
Bistro St. Tropez
UPDATE: Chef Rames' father is not well, so he is closing the restaurant on Sunday to spend it with his dad. The free steak will be offered on Saturday, June 14, instead.
Bring dad to Patrice Rames’ French dining room overlooking the Schuylkill for a complimentary 14-oz Black Angus rib-eye with green beans and pommes frites (215-569-9269).
American Sardine Bar
Hot NYC baglery Black Seed is landing in Point Breeze, where chef Scott Schroeder will host Josh Sobel for a special morning of schmear, smoked fish and house-cured meat platters (215-334-2337).
A free glass of Dinkle Aker Pils beer awaits papa at this South Street beer hall, a perfect pairing with chef Jeremy Nolen’s modern German food (267-909-8814).
Whiskey-loving dads will start the day right with chef Jon Cichon’s bourbon-infused brunch spread. Look for bourbon-glazed pork, bourbon-caramel bread pudding and a special barrel-aged cocktail, along with dozens of other high-end buffet options ($69; 215-790-2533).
The South Street comfort-fooder is running a special bacon brunch from 10 AM-3 PM, with seven bacon-y food and drink items like the bacon-wrapped scrapple biscuit with eggs (215-922-1813).
In Old City, dads get a free snifter of Mount Gay Black Barrel rum with the purchase of a grilled dish like guava BBQ ribs or the Plato Gaucho mixed grill (215-627-0666).
The cafe on site at Dean Carlson’s Honey Brook farm is doing a special brunch for $40 per person, including BBQ house meat and a BYOV Bloody Mary bar (610-942-7481).
Kildare’s Irish Pub
At Dave Magrogan’s pubs in Manayunk and West Chester, fathers will be treated to a gratis pint of Guinness stout and can sup on $10 “drunken steaks” with brandy peppercorn sauce.
Red Owl Tavern
Did pops get a new grill this year? Make his charcoal skills look good no matter what with a take-home BBQ-in-a-box from this Hotel Monaco spot. The $35-per-person package contains several cuts of meat, sides and spice rubs. Order 24 hours in advance (215-923-2267).
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
If beer is what makes his heart sing, head to one of the 10 regional outposts of this brewpub for a special steak menu ($23-$36) that coincides with the annual release of Belgian double Honey Do Wit.
Chef Gerald Drummond is doing a decadent brunch buffet at Stephen Starr's restaurant inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Snap the dad hero pic with Rocky before or after your $49 per person feast (215-684-7990).
A three-course “prime and wine” $39 pairing dinner at the Wayne Hotel brings a classic wedge salad, a king cut of prime rib and housemade donuts for dessert (610-977-0600).
Forage American Brasserie
Swing over to Exton to score free local craft beer and free dessert for dad at Ralph Fernandez’s BYO (610-524-3334).
Dana Farrell’s Villanova restaurant is running a special of a grilled pork chop with raisins, pine nuts and pineapple chutney over Israeli couscous and spicy pineapple chutney, for dads who like a little exotic spice with their meat (610-525-3950).
A special steakhouse menu is being offered all weekend at this Bucks County tavern, crowned by a two-pound porterhouse for two ($85). In case you need to celebrate a day early, Sunday brunch is also available on Saturday (215-493-3800).