On Father’s Day, thoughtful families will honor fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and the father figures that matter the most in their lives. Though some male heads of households may claim it’s the thought that matters, don’t believe it. On Father’s Day, Los Angeles will be teeming with a large variety of fun and adventurous things to do with dear ol’ dad. Here are some of the best places in L.A. where loved ones can salute pop with a good drink and memorable experience on his special day.
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant
1652 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Located near the Santa Monica Pier, Bruno’s Italian Restaurant is where you’ll discover some of the best appetite-pleasing dishes and drinks for the man of the house who enjoys celebrating Italian-style. The site features impressive selections of fine wine that can be paired with such mouth-watering specialties as spaghetti carbonara, veal cacciatore, chicken francese or shrimp scampi della casa. There is perhaps no other place in this beachfront community that makes a better handmade pizza, accompanied by the deliciousness of domestic or imported beer. A visit to this festive trattoria is a theatrical experience, with culinary showmanship maintaining top performance.
Church & State
1850 Industrial St., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90021
If the reigning patriarch of your family likes to indulge in all things associated with France, this spirited French bistro in the Arts District of downtown L.A. is the place to go. The full-service bar at this busy restaurant features an all-French wine list and a splendid selection of creative cocktails. The site’s lengthy list of exquisite liqueurs is definitely notable. While there, you may want to treat your dad to a spinach and goat cheese omelette, vegetarian quiche or a plate of decadent steak frites. The roasted marrow bone partners well with any of the imported beer choices readily available. Wild burgundy snails are also on its extensive menu.
Premier Restaurant & Bar
12743 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
It’s always a family celebration during the Sunday banquet hours at this Russian-themed establishment. At the full-service bar, they feature a wide variety of adult beverages, including superior vodka and first-string wine. Additionally, this place takes special observances to a whole new level. While relishing in such delectable food items as home-style beef short ribs, lobster and lamb chops, guests are entertained by live musicians that are often accompanied by colorfully-costumed dancers. Amid red walls and a spinning mirror ball, guests can join in the fun by kicking up their heels on the dance floor. It is a joyful experience you and your dad will not soon forget.
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29983 Mulholland Highway
Agoura, CA 91301
Located next to the Cornell Winery & Tasting Room is where you’ll find a 30-foot-long antique bar that doubles as a communal dining table. Walking into this pint-sized locale is like taking an adventurous stroll into the type of saloon you’ve seen in those old western movies. Bartenders offer a huge bill of fare, highlighting an assortment of California wine. With such exotic food items on the menu as venison, wild boar and elk, this rustic place is set up for a meat-loving man. Beef stew and chicken pot pie are other gut-filling dishes that couple well with a mug of locally-crafted beer. Make sure dad dons his favorite cowboy hat for a memorable photo.
Coronado’s Mexican Restaurant And Bar
212 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Owned by a father and son duo,Coronado’s is where locals stop by often for a refreshing libation and stick around for a traditional Mexican meal. The eatery offers an ample selection of draft and bottled beer, in addition to an eye-popping slate of signature mixed drinks. The big attraction is the inviting manner in which these two generations of men and their staff can whip up a powerful hand-crafted tequila cocktail. You may want to share a carne asada meal with your dad, or try the cheese tostada and veggie nachos. Whichever meal suits your interest, it always seems to taste even better when its consort is a stiff margarita served the correct way.