Give Dad his due this Sunday at one of these city restaurants serving a Father's Day-focused menu.
Starting at 7 p.m., both locations of Southern Hospitality (1460 Second Ave., 212-249-1001; 645 Ninth Ave., 212-265-1000) will be throwing barbecue bashes. For $34.95/person, indulge in a family meal of Memphis-style dry-rubbed spare ribs, fried chicken and sides, plus a flight of beers or bourbons for each member of your party. All dads will go home with a barbecue rub.
If you enjoy the rustic Italian cuisine of the Bowery Hotel's Gemma (335 Bowery, 212-505-9100) but don't enjoy the restaurant's no-reservations policy, you're in luck this Father's Day - Gemma is accepting rezzies for dinner. The regular menu is available as well as a few Dad's Day specialties, including pan-fried soft-shell crab and grilled veal chop.
Pasta lovers should flock to the Theater District Italian restaurant Trattoria Dopo Teatro (125 W. 44th St., 212-869-2849), where dads can chow down on any pasta dish on the menu for free. The rest of the party can order from an a la carte or prix-fixe menu.
Morton's steakhouse (551 Fifth Ave., 212-972-3315; 339 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn, 718-596-2700) will be dishing out a $69/person prix-fixe dinner that includes a soup or salad, entrée, veggie or potato, and dessert.
Dads get half off their food and beer all day at Kefi Restaurant (505 Columbus Ave., 212-873-0200), which is offering both a la carte brunch and dinner menus of fresh Greek fare.
Father-daughter team Tony and Marisa May have created a four-course dinner ($70/person) at SD26 (19 E. 26th St., 212-265-5959), with the main attraction being roasted baby goat with rosemary and garlic. An a la carte menu also is available.
The cozy contemporary American spot Bell Book & Candle (141 W. 10th St., 212-414-2355) will be serving a plethora of family-style appetizers (lobster tacos, cheese-stuffed zucchini flowers, fried oysters) and desserts, in addition to a main course of prime rib, for $45/person.