1914 Ninth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
For Father’s Day weekend, Dino’s Grotto is becoming an “Italian Steakhouse.” Located in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, it will be offering on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening a beefed up (pun intended) dinner menu with six additional steak specials ranging from a one kilo (about 36 ounces) T-bone to a six ounce boar strip loin. For its Sunday bottomless brunch ($29) that runs from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Dino’s is also adding some special steak offers to the mix.
600 Water St. S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
A dinner cruise aboard the glass-enclosed Odyssey can be a fun and unique Father’s Day experience, offering three special cruises for dads: early brunch ($69.90), afternoon brunch ($74.90) and dinner ($104.90). The brunches are buffet-style, and the dinner is a plated meal. All three dining cruises include live entertainment and one complimentary premium drink for the dads. Odyssey’s sister ship, Spirit of Washington, is also offering special Father’s Day brunch and dinner cruises.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
French-born chef Michel Richard is among the top chefs in the United Sates. Central, located in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, is his take on a modern American brasserie. The restaurant has won numerous awards and is an outstanding choice for an upscale Father’s Day brunch. Dads and guests can enjoy a special 3-course meal for just $45 and add bottomless drinks for an additional $15.
901 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
On the Saturday before Father’s Day, host of Travel Channel’s “American Grilled” and owner of Bayou Bakery, Chef David Guas is hosting a special barbecue class. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayou Bakery’s Capital Hill location in Southeast D.C., Gaus will demonstrate his grilling and smoking techniques using recipes from his popular cookbook, “Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro.” The class is $85 and includes samplings of Gaus’ cooking with a choice of beer or wine.
1600 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Laporta’s Restaurant is very popular for its seafood and pasta focused menu. For Father’s Day, the Old Town Alexandria-based restaurant will be offering a special steak option. In addition to its regular brunch and dinner menu, Laporta’s will have a 12 ounce certified Black Angus New York strip steak for $19.99. For dads dining during dinner, they can also enjoy live jazz music.