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A Handy Guide to Father's Day Specials in Los Angeles

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgWhen it comes to family holidays, Father's Day can get a little overshadowed by Mother's Day, but that doesn't mean that restaurants aren't out there to make sure that dads have a good time on their day. Most places around town tend to feature beer and hearty dishes, but there are many spots with more refined cooking and prix-fixe menus for the more sophisticated. Whether high or low, here's a helpful guide to Father's Day specials in Los Angeles.

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City Tavern

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City Tavern will present every father with a complimentary craft beer taster of 6 oz, with purchase. On the menu, they're featuring the Manwich, a manly sandwich made with pork belly, sausage, egg, pimento cheese, and a side of gravy.

Willie Jane

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Chef Govind Armstrong's ode to Low Country cooking, Willie Jane, is preparing a special Father's Day menu that includes a shrimp cocktail with fresh horseradish; and grilled prime flatiron steak and eggs with blistered tomatoes and asparagus. There's also a $5 daiquiri by bar manager Phuong Tran and $15 bottomless mimosas.

Collabrewtive Brunch at Lot 613

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This six-chef and six brewery special comes via Firestone Walker and FoodGPS, where chefs put together a massive brunch. Breweries will be making beers based on coffees from local roasters.

This Westchester Mexican restaurant is doing a $25 brunch and beer that also comes with a T-Shirt. The "Big Papi Plato" includes skirt steak, rice & beans, two eggs over easy, beans, rice, guac, and tortillas.

Cecconi's

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Brunch will be bloody mary heavy at this West Hollywood restaurant, where a bloody mary cart will come around making drinks to order. There's also a black truffle eggs benedict as a special. Dinnertime has a massive 32-ounce bistecca Fiorentina as a special, for meat-loving dads.

Susan Feniger's STREET

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STREET is doing a beer and dumpling pairing for Father's Day, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which put together six dumplings with six beers for $40. Examples include Korean mandoo, Ukrainian spinach varenyky, mini jackfruit bao, and more.

Fig & Olive

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This elegant WeHo restaurant has a $40 Provencal brunch menu that comes with a complimentary Bellini or Mimosa. Special items include lobster salad, beef tartar, crab & heirloom tomato and a french omelet.

Vertical Wine Bistro

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The "Sunday Supper" at Pasadena's Vertical Wine Bistro this Father's Day will feature Fish & Chips, where a plate of cod filet fried in ale batter with chips costs $19. They're also featuring a "New Fashioned" for $10, which uses Woodford Reserve bourbon, bitters, sugar, and a peach slice.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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Dads get a free Summer Shandy, a refreshing beer lemonade, with a purchase of a signature Plan Check burger at thie neighborhood burger joint.

Bar & Garden

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For a casual Sunday afternoon, there's a craft beer flight and red wine flight at Bar & Garden in Culver City for $12 per person.

Fogo de Chão

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This ode to all things meat would be a very happy place for dads on Father's Day, where Brazilian barbecued meats are available until one cannot eat anymore. Dads get a free voucher for a return visit on Father's Day.

Chaya Venice

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From noon to 8 p.m. on Father's Day at all three Chaya restaurants (including this Santa Monica location, Downtown, and Mid-City), there will be a special barbecue menu along with beers from Golden Road. Think Kurobuta pork ribs, spicy lamb sausage pretzel hot dogs, and grilled miso octopus.

The Pub at Golden Road

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Father's Day means beer and burritos at Golden Road Pub, where for $12, dads can get a crisp Cabrillo Kolsch and a vegan or non-vegan breakfast burrito, along with a special piece of Golden Road swag.

This swanky Mexican restaurant is doing Mexican Old Fashioneds for Father's Day, featuring Chinaco anejo tequila, sugar, chocolate bitters, on the rocks with a cherry. There will be a special four course prix fixe featuring a street food trio and a t-bone steak.

Cafe Descanso

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This pleasant garden cafe in La Canada is firing up the grill for Father's Day, with things like the Descanso burger, bacon-wrapped hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and more.

The Abbey Food & Bar

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The Abbey is celebrating its third annual Father's Day celebration with Pop Luck Club. There's a brunch buffet concert celebrating LBGT parenthood for $18 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Counter

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Just tell your server that your dad is a BFD and he'll be eligible for the "Burger for Dad," a free standard 1/3 burger at The Counter. Available at all The Counter locations in L.A.

Comme Ça

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Brunch and dinner time at WeHo's Comme Ca on Father's Day has things like chorizo hash, steak and eggs, pork and pea risotto, and more. Special drinks include beer cocktails like the Wildcat, made with bourbon, lemon, and simple syrup, topped with beer.

Cafe Del Rey

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Cafe Del Rey is celebrating a special seasonal three-course brunch for $42 per person, featuring short rib hash, dungess crab cakes, triple beef burger, and flatiron steak and eggs. There's bottomless mimosas, sparkling wine, or cider.

Gladstones Malibu

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There's an epic Sunday brunch for Father's Day featuring St. Louis barbecue ribs, whole smoked fish, pork tenderloin and more at this seaside restaurant in Malibu. $45 for adults, $19.95 for kids.

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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The Four Seasons will have a $95 brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with gourmet meatballs, a mac-and-cheese bar, farmers market salads, sushi, seafood, carving stations, and more. Reservations recommended.

Trattoria Neapolis

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Father's Day at this Pasadena Italian restaurant has the typical brunch and dinner items, like the delicious polenta, piggy, and eggs, or the bolognese benedict. Great with Stumptown coffee or the special Neapolis bloody mary.

Georgetown Cupcakes

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This West Hollywood cupcakery is doing some special Father's Day dozen adorned with blue fondant medallions spelling DAD, three chocolate hazelnut cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, and three vanilla cupcakes, for $29.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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This high-end restaurant in the hills hosts a three-course prix fixe brunch for $120 per person and $60 per child under 9. Special menu items include hand-cut zucchini tortellini pasta, ricotta-lemon blintzes, and the HBA benedict served on a white cheddar biscuit with maple-hollandaise.

Auntie Em's Kitchen

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This Eagle Rock favorite is doing a special barbecue to-go for Father's Day, with baby back ribs, burgers with all the fixin's, salads and sweets for the ideal celebration at home.

The Pikey

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Celebrate Father's Day with British pub fare at The Pikey, where brunch highlights include braised pork ribs with a poached fried egg, venison hash, and house-baked French toast with banana and bourbon maple syrup. There also some Sunday evening roasts like roast beef with beets and horseradish cream from 3-8 p.m.

Starting on Father's Day, Circa is starting Sunday suppers series for $32 per person, for a family-style meal. Items include an heirloom tomato salad, greek salad, roasted salmon, strawberry shortcake and brownie.

City Tavern

City Tavern will present every father with a complimentary craft beer taster of 6 oz, with purchase. On the menu, they're featuring the Manwich, a manly sandwich made with pork belly, sausage, egg, pimento cheese, and a side of gravy.

Willie Jane

Chef Govind Armstrong's ode to Low Country cooking, Willie Jane, is preparing a special Father's Day menu that includes a shrimp cocktail with fresh horseradish; and grilled prime flatiron steak and eggs with blistered tomatoes and asparagus. There's also a $5 daiquiri by bar manager Phuong Tran and $15 bottomless mimosas.

Collabrewtive Brunch at Lot 613

This six-chef and six brewery special comes via Firestone Walker and FoodGPS, where chefs put together a massive brunch. Breweries will be making beers based on coffees from local roasters.

Cinco

This Westchester Mexican restaurant is doing a $25 brunch and beer that also comes with a T-Shirt. The "Big Papi Plato" includes skirt steak, rice & beans, two eggs over easy, beans, rice, guac, and tortillas.

Cecconi's

Brunch will be bloody mary heavy at this West Hollywood restaurant, where a bloody mary cart will come around making drinks to order. There's also a black truffle eggs benedict as a special. Dinnertime has a massive 32-ounce bistecca Fiorentina as a special, for meat-loving dads.

Susan Feniger's STREET

STREET is doing a beer and dumpling pairing for Father's Day, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which put together six dumplings with six beers for $40. Examples include Korean mandoo, Ukrainian spinach varenyky, mini jackfruit bao, and more.

Fig & Olive