Nothing says Father’s Day quite like a great dinner at his favorite place. If you haven’t already booked a reservation for Sunday, here are our recommendations for the top five Father’s Day dinners in Boston.
1 Cafe Fleuri
If he likes choices (and lots of them), Café Fleuri at the Langham Hotel Boston delivers one of the best brunches in the city. Located in the Financial District, the restaurant hosts a massive spread of every kind of food imaginable. The warm beignets delivered tableside are the perfect starter. Indulge dad with a cocktail from the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar before heading over to the decadent buffet stations filled with salads, sushi, vegetables, seafood towers, hot dishes and desserts from the signature Chocolate Bar.
250 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110
2 The Beehive
When you think of Father’s Day dining, all-you-can-eat brunch options often come to mind but if you can’t get together until the evening, instead of singing the blues, come to The Beehive and listen to them. Located in the South End, this live music venue gets the celebration going at 8 p.m. with a blues band that plays until midnight. There is a Father’s Day jazz brunch held here during the day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
541 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
For the beef loving dad, one of our favorite steakhouses in Beacon Hill, Mooo, always delivers. Located inside the XV Beacon Hotel (where you can treat him to an overnight stay after), he can choose from a selection of brunch specialties that includes Japanese Wagyu beef dumplings, corned beef hash, duck confit and not-your-typical steak and eggs (think 16-ounce dry aged ribeye and 24-ounce bone-in Delmonico).
15 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
4 The Liberty Hotel
Give your father a day off from grilling and head over to The Liberty Hotel where bourbon, barbecue and cigars are some of the headliners. The evening’s festivities at the former Charles Street Jail’s private outdoor courtyard begin at 5 p.m. with a specialty cigar roller, live reggae music and dishes that include roasted Steamship round of beef and jerk chicken paired with artisanal side dishes prepared by Chef Bradford Rainville. After dinner, he can sip on a glass of Michter’s bourbon while enjoying his hand rolled cigar.
215 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
5 Chart House
For oceanside seafood, there is nothing quite like the Chart House located on Long Wharf. Request a seat on the outside patio or head into the former John Hancock Counting House for a fresh taste of history. Start off with a tasty sampling of wicked tuna ahi tacos or kim chee calamari before indulging in a cold water lobster tail, sweet and spicy Chilean sea bass or pan seared Boston cod.
60 Long Wharf Boston, MA 02110