Instead of gifting him with that traditional shirt, tie or cufflinks this Father’s Day that will undoubtedly end up tucked away in his dresser, try indulging him at one of Boston’s best restaurants. After all, everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is by way of a great dinner. Here’s a look at five great Father’s Day dining options that will surely win over his heart this year.
1 Liquid Art House
Treat the dads in your life this Father’s Day to dinner at Liquid Art House for a truly memorable meal. Food meets art at this Back Bay restaurant where he can indulge on June 19 in creative dishes like black cherry braised beef shortrib with pomme rochuchon, sweet onion terrine, red kosho and garlic salt. Other curated specialties at this art gallery/restaurant where everything is available for purchase (from furniture to flatware) include prime chateaubriand au poivre and whole bronzino. Liquid Art House will also be serving a brunch and kids menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
100 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116
2 Boston Harbor Hotel
On Sunday, head over to the waterfront Boston Harbor Hotel for a gentlemen’s tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Here, Dad can indulge in a grilled tenderloin burger topped with American cheese while sipping on a fine scotch or Michter’s 10 year old Bourbon served neat in in the hotel’s Rowes Wharf Bar. Finish it off with a sweet sampling of maple smoked bacon, dark chocolate and caramelized marshmallow s’mores. The full menu will also be available on Father’s Day. If you want to start the celebration early, book a weekend getaway and enjoy Summer in the City where the waterfront is transformed into an outdoor urban theatre at dusk every Friday night with classic movies by moonlight. (Dad will love Jaws on June 17).
70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
3 The Bristol
If you are looking for a cool, clubby and chic atmosphere to indulge him this weekend, head over to The Bristol at the Four Seasons Hotel. Located across from Boston’s Public Garden, the restaurant has a front row seat to one of the best views in the city. We recommend ordering their famous Bristol burger, a tender beef patty topped with gooey Vermont cheddar, crisp Applewood smoked bacon, housemade pickles, Thousand Island dressing and golden onions served on a sesame bun for the ultimate Father’s Day feast.
200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
4 Abe & Louie’s
There aren’t too many men who don’t love a great steak dinner. If you want to indulge your guy in one of the best steakhouses in town, head over to Abe & Louie’s. The Back Bay restaurant is a carnivore’s dream. Get started with a sampling of sirloin steak tartare, beef carpaccio or wood-fired bacon before moving onto the massive 24-ounce bone-in prime ribeye. He will feel like a king for a day dining on the slow roasted prime rib or veal chop or you can share the 40-ounce prime porterhouse for a truly memorable experience.
793 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
5 Café Fleuri
One of the most elaborate buffets is held at The Langham Hotel every Sunday and Father’s Day will be an extravaganza created by Executive Chef Mark Sapienza. Here, he can indulge in all of his favorite foods from oysters and sushi to make-your-own omelets, breakfast options and carving stations. He will love the Bloody Mary and mimosa bars to start his morning off right. Be sure to save room for the decadent desserts from their famous Chocolate Bar.
250 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110