Big family get-togethers may not be on the menu for this year’s Father’s Day festivities, but there are still great ways to celebrate Dad this Sunday. Some of the city’s top restaurants have pulled out all the stops and compiled great menus that everyone will love.
Hickory & Ash Grill Kits
Celebrate Dad with a special meal this Father’s Day. Hickory & Ash’s celebratory meal kit includes a hearty menu of grill-at-home steak, sides, salad and dessert. For $85 per meal (feeds two people) or $160 for two meals (feeds four), the kit includes two 12-oz. Aspen Ridge ribeyes with house steak rub and creamy horseradish; grilled corn relish (gf, df, v); Yukon Gold & sweet potato gratin (gf); spinach salad (gf, v); and chocolate mousse ice box pie (v). Available for pickup Saturday, June 20, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; call (720) 390-4400 to reserve. When placing your order, please specify if you’d like a more-marbled or less-marbled ribeye.
Brunch for Dad at Le French
Treat dad to a Parisian-inspired brunch at Le French with hearty features including steak & eggs tartine with Bavette steak, caramelized onion, golden apple tartine, and fried eggs on an open-face baguette with tarragon aioli. Dad can wash down the steak and eggs with the Chemin de Meaux cocktail, featuring cognac, grand marnier, absinthe, and sweet vermouth. Le French is currently accepting reservations for dine-in or online ordering for takeaway. Please visit LeFrenchDenver.com to make reservations or place a to-go order.
Father’s Day Take-Out from Blue Tide Tacos
Located within Cherry Creek’s popular Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood, Blue Tide Tacos offers daily lunch and dinner takeaway and delivery from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The coastal menu features items perfect to enjoy with Dad on-the-go, at the park, in the backyard or by the pool, including SoCal-inspired fish tacos and burritos, sliders, snacks, cocktails and more. Recently reopened, Blue Island Oyster Bar offers an authentic East Coast seafood menu of fresh oysters, mussels, clams, lobster, crab and rotating dayboat catches; open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Father’s Day. For more information, to place a Blue Tide Taco order or make a Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood reservation, call (303) 333-2462.
This Father’s Day, dine al fresco on the Terrace at St Julien Hotel & Spa, and enjoy breathtaking views of Boulder’s iconic Flatirons, as well as a variety of specials from Jill’s Restaurant. Specials include Jill’s Butternut Tots; Diablo Shrimp Skewers; Bourbon BBQ Duck Crunch Wrap; Hoisin Glazed Rack of Lamb; and Big Papa’s New York Strip. Reservations are not required, and terrace seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Celebrate Dad at Sunday Supper
Rather than making dinner at home for dad, enjoy a four-course meal from Italian favorite Jovanina’s Broken Italian at Sunday Supper. Offered every Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy Sunday Supper at their own table, served family style among your own party. For $55 per person, your family will enjoy bottomless wine and a four-course meal, which rotates weekly. To make a reservation, guests can visit OpenTable.
A Toast to Dad
A favorite brunch spot in the Highland Neighborhood, Acova welcomes all dads to enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary + sidecar draft beer with a purchase of a brunch entrée on Father’s Day. Sidecar options include any of the beers on Acova’s tap, including Melvin IPA, Ratio Beerworks Sparks Fly, Upslope Rocky Mountain Kolsch and Avery White Rascal, among others. Dad will leave nice and full, with brunch entrée options like seasonal avocado toast, Italian benedict, fried chicken and bread pudding French toast. While walk-ins are welcome, Acova recommends making reservations. Acova Tables can be reserved through OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 303.736.2718. Please note: The Bloody Mary Bar is not currently available. Bloody Marys will be prepared individually by the bartender.
South Denver’s newest hotspot is Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse, an 8,000-square-foot taproom located in the vibrant live, work and play Riverwalk Castle Rock North development. Father’s Day at Great Divide will feature bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, a full bar and 16 taps of Great Divide beers. Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse’s menu ensures the restaurant is known for its food offerings as well as its beer. Enjoy short rib benedicts, chicken and waffles, build-your-own burger and more on the expansive covered all-season patio with views of the East Plum Creek trail.
Father’s Day at Postino Winecafe
This Father’s Day, visit Postino Winecafe for a delicious celebration. With large patios and open air spaces, celebrate Dad with bruschetta as far as the eye can see. To add to the celebration, Postino’s $5 before 5 p.m. programming gives adults a treat, with any glass of wine or pitcher of beer for just $5 before 5 p.m. Interested in keeping the celebration at home or maybe taking it to the park? Postino’s full menu is available for curbside carryout, and the boozy deals continue with select bottles of wine for $15.
Let Smok Fire Up the BBQ
Step away from the grill and treat Dad to a heaping pile of grilled, smoked, and barbecued meats that he didn’t have to prepare himself from Smōk (3330 Brighton Blvd., Denver). If the weather cooperates, enjoy your takeout on the sunny social-distance-friendly courtyard patio or bring your feast home with curbside or delivery. Pro tip: order a custom meat tray for your celebration, and in addition to the smoked meats and sides, don’t miss the seasonal strawberry rhubarb hand pies to finish your meal. They’re flaky and fruity, tart with a touch of sour cream in the dough and finished with a sugary glaze. Give the team a call at 720-452-2487 to order.
An Extraordinary Meal at Flagstaff House
After endless weeks of cooking and eating at home, dad might be ready for a fine dining experience. A visit to iconic Flagstaff House Restaurant (1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder) is in order, where Chef/partner Chris Royster (past Chopped Champion) is offering new versions of both the Three Course Menu and his multi-coursed Chef’s Tasting Menu as a decadent way to celebrate welcoming guests back into the storied restaurant’s dining room, open and ready to go with best practices enabled. Brand-new dishes like Spanish Octopus “Puttanesca” with crisp potato, castelvetrano olives, white anchovies and sweet peppers; Country Style Venison Torchon with cornichons, house pickles, whole grain dijon and brioche toast; and the Maine Day Boat Lobster Tempura with sushi rice, quail egg, cilantro, pickled cordyceps and a lobster shoyu reduction. Don’t miss a cocktail from the all-new menu, like the volcanic Pelé’s Influence, named after the Hawaiian goddess who creates new land from lava and featuring two kinds of rum, blood orange liqueur, liquor 43, white creme de cacao, blood orange shrub and fresh pineapple; or the take on the classic Aviation in This is Your Captain Speaking with white vermouth, creme de violette, prosecco and soda.
Flavors of Mexico
Comida (2501 Dallas Street at Stanley Marketplace) is offering Heat & Eat Family Dinners, to include tortillas, two choices of beans, rice, and a family-sized green salad; mix and match from Stella’s Pork Carnitas, Camarones a la Diabla, Chimayo Chile Roasted Chicken, slow-cooked sirloin marinated in Negra Modelo, and a fresh seasonal vegetarian option. Sides include guacamole, salsa, jicama /cucumber /watermelon by the quart and a mess of Not ‘Yo Nachos for a crowd. Margaritas come in sealed Mason jars –just add your own ice when you’re ready to serve – and come in five choices. Dinner for two is $35, and four is $68; call 303-484-1632 or email [email protected] to order and prepay for your dinner Wednesday – Sunday, 2-7pm.
Burgers Know Best
5280 Burger Bar (Westminster and Downtown) knows Dad likes to grill, so they’re offering the 5280 Grill Packs, with your choice of four Angus beef burgers, marinated and seasoned chicken breasts, or black bean and quinoa patties. Sides in the pack include corn on the cob, wrapped in foil and ready to throw on the grill, potato buns, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, coleslaw for the group and homemade 5280 Sauce. Packs serve four and are $29.95 each, with a 24-Hour St. Louis Grill Pack available for $39.99. Call 720-887-5970 for more information or to order your pack.
Al Fresco Fun
Give Dad the morning off and head to Ace Eat Serve (501 E 17th Ave.) in Uptown starting at 3 p.m. on Father’s Day. Ace recently reopened for dining on the expansive patio with cooling misters. Treat dad to the new-for-summer menu options including Spicy Pork Ramen, Mushroom Phat Thai, Kim Chi Fried Rice and Chocolate Avocado Pot De Creme for dessert. The younger ones eat well at Ace with PB&J bao buns, noodle bowls, dumplings and complimentary shaved ice. Reservations are recommended. Visit Open Table to secure a seat.
Ribs With a Flair
Dad is always treated well at Steuben’s Uptown (523 E 17 Ave.) and this Father’s Day weekend he’ll enjoy the popular Memphis Style Pork Ribs special – house-smoked pork ribs, served with Steuben’s BBQ sauce, Texas toast, potato salad and coleslaw. $17 half rack, $24 full rack. Order ahead using the Steuben’s app by texting “Steubens” to 33733 or call 303.830.1001.
Delicious Takeout … and a Gift!
In Boulder, the popular catering-turned-takeout restaurant A Spice of Life (5541 Central Ave. in Boulder) is offering a Father’s Day special for takeout and delivery for an at-home celebration for Dad. The classic celebration menu includes a crisp wedge salad, creamed spinach, handcut fries alongside a NY Strip with compound butter and a black pepper horseradish zabaglione. The meal is finished with a favorite chocolate layer cake and comes with a special gift of a premium set of stainless-steel grill tongs as a gift for Dad. Call the team at 303-443-4049 for more information.