Father’s Day is approaching and if you have the sort of dad that already has everything, a nice dinner will always be well received. Looking for a great spot to take Dad? Look no further – here are some top LA spots to make your dad feel like a well-fed king. From modern Mexican cuisine to Yorkshire pudding, there’s something to please any father’s appetite.
The Raymond 1886
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
The cozy Raymond 1886 in Pasadena is offering a special three-course dinner for Dad Sunday evening until 10 p.m. Sit fireside or dine al fresco, but either way you’ll enjoy an exceptional multi-course meal chosen from a menu that includes refined steak and seafood choices prepared by renowned Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan along with a complimentary Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. Dine on selections like succulent Columbia River Salmon or grilled hanger steak.
12775 West Millennium Drive, #160
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Michelada anybody? This is one refreshing way to start a stellar Father’s Day Dinner at Sol Cocina in Playa Vista. Or, how about a frozen beer which tops off a frozen signature house margarita with an ice-cold Tecate beer? At this sleek, modern seafood-centric Baja eatery, there’s plenty on the menu to follow any cocktail. Try some grilled sweet corn, or the carnitas street taco plate with slow roasted and shredded pork, topped with chicharrones, diced avocado, onions, cilantro and raw tomatillo salsa. From salmon and shrimp to a delicious chipotle garlic ribeye steak, Dad will have a wide variety of south-of-the-border delights to dine on. Dinner is served until 10 p.m.
77 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Osawa in Old Town Pasadena is a great spot for Japanese cuisine. Dads who like the DIY style will have it made with the restaurant’s special Shabu Shabu dinner, which lets Dad create his own terrific meal from rib eye with tofu, cabbage, and noodles, to Tonkotsu silver pork, or the Wagyu beef from Saga. Prefer a pre-prepared entree? Osawa has fresh seafood selections including Sashimi of tuna, yellowtail, octopus, or the fresh catch of the day. But, the highlight of the evening menu might just be Osawa’s Father’s Day surf & turf, featuring pan-fried Maine lobster and a 10-ounce prime New York steak with wasabi mashed potatoes and onion ring tempura. The restaurant serves dinner from 5:30 p.m to 9 p.m.
3319 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Serving until 11 p.m., you can take Dad out for dinner after the movie at Hache LA. What could be more Dad-appropriate than a delicious burger? The juicy 100% ground angus sirloin karma burger, topped with creamy karma sauce and American cheese, served with crisp lettuce, tomatoes and onions on a soft, cracked wheat bun is one way to go. There’s even a tasty, house-made veggie burger on the menu. To accompany whatever mouth-watering burger you choose, try a side of Chef Michael “Mick” Schepers’s Triple-Cooked Fries and a tall, cool glass of Mama’s Little Yella Pils.
8722 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Sleek and sophisticated Vietnamese food is the order of the day at The District by Hannah An. From hand-crafted cocktails to succulent rib eye, this multi-level, comfortably trendy spot is sure to please. Patio dining on Father’s Day should be especially appealing on a warm, almost-summer-solstice night, with dinner served until 9 p.m.
141 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
At Pasadena’s Celestino Ristorante, Dad will be sure to enjoy the traditional, elegant Italian cuisine created by Executive Chef Calogero Drago. On the menu are dishes like Zuppetta di Cozze e Vongole Pepate (mussels and clams in a delicate tomato broth), pastas such as Pappardelle con Fagiano e Morelle (a sophisticated fettuccine dish with pheasant and morel mushrooms), and meaty delights like Bistecca alla Fiorentina (a Florentine-style T-bone steak) will be on offer. This declicious meal is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
It’s time to take Dad to the Pikey, the well-regarded Hollywood English pub that serves up local and organically sourced dishes from Chef Ralph Johnson. Dinner brings the delightful Sunday night roast to this classic eatery, featuring a choice of roast pork belly or roast short rib served from 3 p.m. on. With sides like beets and horseradish cream and Yorkshire pudding dad will be dreaming of London Tower all night long.