A Haute Guide to Celebrating Father’s Day 2017

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you have not locked down a plan yet, Miami’s posh restaurants have put in the groundwork. Tell dad to ditch the grill this year because we’ve rounded up a list of top-notch eateries, which trade hamburgers and hotdogs in for gourmet plates. With specially curated courses, along with carefully planned activities, these restaurants guarantee a memorable day.


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StripSteak proves to be more than a place to dine—chef Michael Mina makes it an experience. If you’re looking to treat your dad to culinary extravagance, visit StripSteak by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to give him a VIP Table Experience. The steakhouse is offering a month-long promotion exquisitely curated for Father’s Day, including a VIP table near the kitchen and a “whiskey ceremony” featuring rare spirits from Japan. Top off the spectacular night with dad’s choice to explore the Fontainebleau’s notable wine vault and cigar and rum collection.


With its perfect cigar and cocktail combination, Villa Azur knows how to create a Father’s Day rife with unforgettable bonding time. Fulfill dad’s affinity for Cuban culture right in Miami with Villa Azur’s cigar rolling table. After this activity, indulge in cocktails and dinner entrees alike, including the new Leather Cocktail and the mouth-watering Colorado Lamb Chop deliciously paired with apricot sauce.


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The Forge is offering a lavish Father’s Day special all weekend. A multi-course meal meant for two, the special includes a whopping 35 oz. Dry Aged Porterhouse and a sweet souffle for dessert. If your dad is a history buff, along with the delicious food, he will enjoy the historical significance of the Forge, which was a restaurant and casino in the 1930s with visitors including Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. $115 for two.


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Argentine grillmaster Francis Mallmann knows the importance of family celebrations, keeping “asado” in mind–a major social event in Argentina when family and friends bond over a lovely afternoon meal. This Father’s Day, partake in this enriching cultural experience by taking your dad to Los Fuegos, located within the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, for a multi-course meal of slow-cooked ribeye, wild salmon and more. All fathers receive a complimentary hand-rolled cigar, which they can bring to unwind at the Faena Hotel’s Veranda by the pool. $95 and $45 for children ages 5-12.


Nestled in the courtyard of Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s Miami Beach is a classic Italian restaurant where the authentic food stuns just as much as the splendid decor. With a backdrop of twinkle lights paired with hanging plants, Father’s Day will be fully charged with ambiance, creating a day to marvel at long after you walk out of the al fresco courtyard.


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With a meaty special of 32 oz. Wagyu Tomahawk Steak and foie served with roasted potatoes and truffle bordelaise, one thing is for certain: Seaspice knows how to honor fathers on a massive scale. Along with this special, the chic restaurant is also offering a la carte options including Serrano Benedict with serrano ham, poached eggs, chive hollandaise and crispy potatoes. Once dad is satisfied from the hardy meal, he can enjoy live entertainment and bask in Seaspice’s flawless riverside views.


This Father’s Day, the steakhouse has curated specials fit for a king, offering a complimentary glass of Bourbon to all fathers. Treat dad to chef Michael Mina’s fine cuts of all-natural, organic and hormone-free plates of Japanese A5 Wagyu beef or American Wagyu and Prime cuts at BOURBON Steak located at the upscale Turnberry Isle Miami. If dad wants to forego the decadent steak, he has plenty more options including pan-seared local snapper, paired with any cocktail or a choice of 850 wines. 


Photo Credit: Kiki on the RiverWith its riverside, garden views and authentic cuisine like lavraki and octopus dressed with olive oil, Kiki on the River provides an enriching experience that transports guests to the Greek islands. This Father’s Day, the restaurant is offering even more than its views and delicious dishes; from noon until 4PM, Kiki will offer MaCallan 12, 18 and 21 year whiskies along with a hand rolled cigar for $99.95.


If you’re looking for an Italian escape minus the airplane expenses, bring your dad to Via Emilia 9 for an Italian getaway within the comforts of Miami. This Father’s Day, be transported to Bologna or Modena through Chef Wendy’s variety of pasta made with his own Sfoglina—pasta maker.


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Head over to Market at the exquisite Miami Beach EDITION for “Brewski & Brunch with Dad.” The $50 per person special includes a beer for all attending fathers. Along with the raw bar’s offerings of shrimp cocktail or the main bar’s scrambled eggs and quiche, the restaurant will also open up the regular menu for guests to enjoy.


This Father’s Day, Byblos Miami is offering an exclusive prix-fixe menu with choices including trabzon flat bread and chargrilled flank steak. Along with the lavish Mediterranean cuisine, dad can enjoy spirits from “Dad’s Scotch Collection.”