Father’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start making plans if you haven’t already.
A number of New Jersey restaurants are celebrating the holiday with various specials and offerings. Here are some ways you can dine with dad this Father’s Day.
B2 Bistro + Bar, Multiple locations
At Point Pleasant, Red Bank, Bayville, North Brunswick, and Toms River, specials include a burger with bacon jam and maple-glazed pork belly. There’s NY strip steak at Point Pleasant and a Prime Butcher Box in Red Bank ($285, feeds up to eight people). Orders for the Butcher Box are due Wednesday, June 15 at 12 pm.
Benares NJ, Wyckoff
A free shot for dad is being offered at this Bergen County establishment. For dine-in only, dads can indulge in a free Pani Puri shot, a twist on the classic south Asian street food with a deep-fried flat bread and spicy, savory broth. The menu includes Indian favorites, and the restaurant is open 12-9 pm.
327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff; 201-904-2222
The Black Swan, Asbury Park
Chef James Avery is preparing a special three-course prime rib dinner at one of New Jersey Monthly‘s top Asbury Park restaurants this Father’s Day. The menu includes wedge salad, French onion soup, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, cheesecake and the star of the show, slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish sauce, au jus. Martinis and Manhattans will be just $10.
601 Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park; 732-361-7159
Downtown Cookies, Haddonfield
For Father’s Day weekend, owner Morgan Falasca is honoring her grandfather and dad with a special “Dan the Man” cookie cake. The treat includes sea salt, caramel and pretzel. The $32 special is available for pre-order—in-store pickup only.
123 Kings Highway E, Haddonfield; 856-281-9548
Grain & Cane, Berkeley Heights
A BBQ-inspired Father’s Day menu is available for brunch (11 am-3 pm) and dinner (5-9 pm). All entrees, including sticky Vietnamese ribs, grilled portobello steak, brisket and hot wings, are being served with cornbread. Other sides include tomato and watermelon salad, coleslaw and more. As for libations, there are special local brews and a signature cocktail, the One Hit Wonder (cherry whiskey, coffee, black walnut bitters).
250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights; 908-897-1920
Harbor Pines Golf Club (The Grill Room), Egg Harbor Township
From 8:30 am-1 pm, The Grill Room is hosting a brunch and an a la carte lunch and dinner on Father’s Day. The menu includes an Italian omelette, cranberry spinach salad, ribeye, surf and turf, and more. Reservations required.
500 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township; 609-927-0006
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Rio Grande
Treat dad to a day at Hawk Haven, with specials including wine flights and bundles. The Father’s Day wine bundle includes two Hawk Haven wines (2013 Quill and 2010 White Port) and can be paired with their gourmet treats and chocolates. The winery is hosting food trucks and live music Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend.
600 S Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande; 609-846-7347
La Mer Beachfront Resort (Pier House), Cape May
On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a Father’s Day brunch at La Mer’s Pier House restaurant. From 8 am-3 pm, the a la carte menu includes a huevos rancheros skillet (with crispy potatoes, peppers and onions), apple bourbon pork ribeye (with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans) and more. Reservations required.
1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May; 609-770-4810
Mighty Quinn’s, Union and Clifton
Pre-order a special Father’s Day package by June 17 to enjoy barbeque at home. The package includes burnt ends, spare ribs, baked beans, chicken pasta salad, coleslaw, sauces and more for $165. Feeds up to six people. Hot trays of the Father’s Day package can also be ordered.
850 NJ-3, Clifton; 973-777-8340
1105 Morris Avenue, Union; 973-396-0600
From Culinary Director Vipul Gupta comes a new menu for Father’s Day. Brunch includes chicken tariwala kukkad, smoked baingan bhartha, rasmalai tres leches and more. Brunch is $24.95 per person. The garden space is open for lunch and dinner.
1655 Oak Tree Road, Edison; 732-549-5050
Orchard Park by David Burke, East Brunswick
Indulge in brunch and dinner on Father’s Day. Brunch is served form 10 am-2 pm and dinner is 4-10 pm. Father’s Day specials include lobster-stuffed filet mignon and a smokehouse platter with brisket marmalade, pulled pork, chipotle chicken wings and more.
670 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick; 732-554-5714
Paris Baguette, Multiple Locations
From June 13-19, this bakery and café is offering a special Cheers to Dad cake. The dessert, shaped like a beer mug, is made with vanilla cake filled with cream, chocolate crisp pearls and vanilla cake cubes. The cake is available for pre-order and pickup or delivery. New Jersey locations include Fort Lee, Edison, Ridgefield and more.
Salt Creek Grille, Rumson
A special a la carte menu is being prepared by Chef Cesar Cardenas this Father’s Day, available from 3-9 pm. Dishes include crisp salt and vinegar chips, spinach dip, coffee-encrusted NY strip, roasted Faroe Island salmon, butter cake and more. Reservations suggested.
4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson; 732-933-9272
The Shannon Rose Pub, Clifton and Ramsey
Celebrate at this Irish Pub with a special meal for dad. Enjoy steak frites (flat iron steak, garlic butter and hand cut fries), as well as special flights of whiskey and bourbon. Reservations are available at both locations.
98 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-284-0200
1200 NJ-17, Ramsey; 201-962-7602
Son Cubano, West New York
With a modern Latin menu, Son Cubano is preparing a Father’s Day celebration. A three-course menu for brunch and dinner is available for $75 pp, 11 am-10 pm. Patrons can dine outdoors on the patio (weather permitting) and enjoy live music.
40-4 Riverwalk Place, Port Imperial; West New York; 201-399-2020
Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick
For Father’s Day grilling at home, guests can order filet mignon, strip steak, burgers, wagyu and more. For $169, the Butcher Box includes sausage links, pork chops, flatiron steak, filet mignon, meatballs, marinara and burgers with fixings. The Grand Butcher Box adds a Porterhouse steak, wagyu flat irons and wagyu strips ($339). All orders should be placed by Thursday, June 16.
5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick; 732-828-4444
Ventanas, Fort Lee
Dig into a three-course brunch or dinner for $85 pp. The special prix fixe will include lobster dumplings, mac-and-cheese croquettes, steak-and-eggs, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, scallops, prawns, octopus and more. Reservations suggested.
200 Park Avenue, Fort Lee; 201-583-4777
1776 by David Burke, Morristown
Father’s Day at this new space, one of New Jersey Monthly‘s top Morristown restaurants, includes an a la carte brunch from 11 am-3 pm and an a la carte menu with additional dinner specials from 4-9 pm. Dinner includes pasta, pizza, lobster, chicken and other dishes. Guests can enjoy the menu from a TopGolf suite, located in the same building.
67 East Park Place, Morristown; 973-829-1776