What does any parent want most from their adult child? Time, of course. So why not give the most influential man in your life what he really wants. Take a little time out of your heady life in the city to break bread with your old man, and perhaps the rest of the fam. Why not give them a taste of the urbane-sophisticated-foodie-lifestyle you’ve been leading (which of course describes you, if you’re reading this blog)? But keep in mind what Dad really wants to eat, which – for most red-blooded men of fatherly age or any age at all – is a great steak. As of press time all the Manhattan steakhouses below have available reservations for Father’s Day dinner at OpenTable.com
106 E. 57th St.
(Between Third Ave. & Park Ave.)
Price Range: $10-92
BLT Steak is your classic steak house, but with a classy twist. Top your bone-in NY strip with béarnaise or BBQ sauce – if you must, but the 28 day aged-dry USDA Prime finished with herb butter is unequivocally some of the best in the city. The menu is designed for family-style sharing, and great for large parties. Everything you look for on a steakhouse menu is there – creamed spinach and shrimp cocktail – but usually a little more gussied up like the truffle mash or crepe soufflé with passion fruit sauce.
57 W. 58th St.
(Between FifthAve. & Sixth Ave.)
Price Range: $3-55
Designed like some kind of eccentric butcher shop, Quality Meats, which despite coming from the people who created Smith & Wollensky, will definitely please the taste buds of less-conventional fathers. There is a charcuterie and artisanal cheese selection, but make no mistake, they pay plenty of mind to the stellar steaks as well. Sides consist of “New Classics” like buttered edamame with mint salt or corn crème brulee. Desserts here are quite whimsical, including a large selection of “ice cream cakes” and “dressed-up scoops” (which are essentially mini-sundaes), and sure to amuse the little ones or children-at-heart in your party.
1114 Sixth Ave.
(Between 42nd St. & 43rd St.)
Price Range: $6-79
Headed by executive chef Todd Mark Miller, STK Midtown has a far more sophisticated feel than your average steakhouse, and the atmosphere is sure to impress pops as much as the food. Start your meal with excellent the shrimp rice krispies or a plate of wagyu sliders called lil’BRGs. The parmesan truffle fries are an absolute must to order alongside your dry-aged steak which you can top with extras like foie gras or black truffles.
Photo Credits: BLT Steak / BLT Prime