No Soap On a Rope: Make Dad’s Day Delish


Why is honoring Dad fraught with so much chintz? No soap on a rope, boring tie, or goofy apron should be given to the person who provides you with all that fatherly love and support. Brothers, uncles, fathers, and friends should all be celebrated for the gift of love that they share. Per usual, the team here at has you covered. This upcoming Father's Day, Sunday, June 16th, make Dad say, "That's exactly what I want!":

Brasserie Liberté: Celebrate Father's Day with a signature brunch menu featuring dishes like Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Beef Bourguignon Skillet, Classic Liberté Burger, and more. For dinner, enjoy French classics such as Beef Bourguignon, Steak Frites, Fettuccine Bolognese, and additional delectable options. They are open on Father's Day from 9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. for brunch and from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dinner; 202.878.8404. 3251 Prospect Street NW. To make a reservation, click here.

Boxwood Winery: Celebrate Father's Day at Boxwood's Barbecue! Treat Dad to a delectable lunch and upscale feast catered by Monk's BBQ, complemented by live music in the Vineyard Pavilion. Enjoy slow-cooked, smoked meats that blend the best BBQ styles. Sides include cornbread, mac & smoked gouda cheese, and collard greens, plus a delicious dessert. Enjoy music by Rook Richards and your choice of Boxwood red, white, or rosé wine in half bottles with ticket purchase. Special pricing is available for kids' tickets, which include a soft drink; 540.687.8778, 2042 Burrland Lane, Middleburg, VA. To purchase a ticket, click here.

Bresca: Join Bresca for a luxurious Father's Day celebration. Treat Dad to an exquisite 4-course dinner, starting at 5:00 p.m. Each dish is thoughtfully paired with premium Penfolds wines. Enjoy a curated culinary experience designed to delight and indulge, perfect for wine aficionados and food lovers alike. A sneak peak of what they'll be pouring: Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay, Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz, and Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz; 202.518.7926. 1906 14th Street NW. To make a reservation, click here.

Call Your Mother Deli: Call Your Mother Deli is on the phone with Mom 364 days a year, so it’s only right to treat Dad to something extra special on Father’s Day. Opt for the Lil' Dolph Platter or go colossal with the Big Papa Platter. Both options are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger and make Dad, and anyone else, as happy as a hippo. Orders must be placed by Friday, June 14th with pick-up/delivery available on Sunday, June 16th; Multiple Locations. To place an order, click here.

Equinox on 19th: Chef Todd Gray and wife / co-owner Ellen Kassoff are serving up flights of premium bourbon paired with bites for Father's Day weekend. Flights feature a trio of the pair's current three favorite bottles, including Uncle Nearest 1801 Premium Whiskey, Willet Pot Stilled Small Batch Bourbon, and Jefferson Reserve, paired with Eastern Shore Soft Shell Crab Bites with Lemon Aioli, Smoked Duck Breast Slider, and Pork & Fennel Sausage with Sweet and Sour Red Onions. On Sunday, June 16th, the plant-based brunch bites will be Heart of Palm “Crab Cake” Slider, Sweet Potato Sausage with Caramelized Onions, and Heirloom Beet Tartar on Sesame Crostin.  202.331.8118. 900 19th Street NW. To make a reservation, click here.

Ilili: Let ilili DC take the guesswork out of Father’s Day this year and treat Dad to a Lebanese-inspired feast. Menu highlights include signature mezza along with the Mixed Grill featuring chicken shish taouk, beef kebabs, lamb chops, toum, harissa, and seasonal grilled vegetables and Seared Striped Bass with confit tomato and Aleppo tahini. ilili will be open for dinner from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m, and for brunch from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m; 202.918.7766. 100 District Square SW. To make a reservation, click here.

Imperfecto: Imperfecto will be open for a special Father’s Day brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Highlights from Executive Chef René González’s menu include a Wagyu Burger, a Wild Mushroom Omelette, and premium add ons like caviar and caviar service, burrata, and truffle fries; 202.964.1012. 1124 23rd Street NW. To make a reservation, click here.

JÔNT: Treat dad to open fire cooking from Chef Ryan Ratino’s hearth and a luxury tasting menu with treats featuring seafood & meats sourced locally and beyond; 1904 14th Street NW. To make a reservation, click here.

Joon: Two-time James Beard semifinalist and Michelin-starred Chef Chris Morgan has curated packages exclusively for Father’s Day gifting in collaboration with Made In cookware. Package options include “Backyard Burgers with Dad” featuring a Joon burger kit for 4 people, a Build Your Own Shawarma kit complete with halal shawarma and seasonal vegetable sides from local Moon Valley Farm, and a Steak Dinner kit with optional add ons including a Made In grill press, griddle, griddle tools and grill fry pan. Orders can be placed for pickup until Sunday, June 9th; 571.378.1390.  8045 Leesburg Pike, Suite 120, Vienna, VA. To place an order, click here.

JOY by Seven Reasons: JOY by Seven Reasons will be open for Father’s Day brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chef William Morles will have several brunch favorites available like Corn Pancake “Cachapas,” their famous $65 “Colossal Short Rib Sandwich,” and Guava Cheesecake Waffles. Plus, dads can bring their best friend to dine with the family on JOY’s outdoor patio. Pups can also enjoy dog-friendly bites from the “Yappy Hour” menu like “Pupsicles” and “Mini Burgers”; 202.417.8968. 5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. To make a reservation, click here.

Kinship: Join Kinship on Father's Day and enjoy their three-course Father's Day supper from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Menu highlights include Baked Potato Chowder, Grilled Beef Ribeye, Frozen Key Lime Pie, and more. The menu is priced at $75 per person; 202.737.7700. 1015 7th Street NW. To make a reservation, click here.

Lutèce: For Dads that are more into lunch than brunch, Lutèce’s weekend lunch is the perfect option for Father’s Day. Highlights include a Fried Skate Sandwich, Amish Chicken Sausage, and a Dry Aged Cheeseburger. To drink, Dads will love the New Amsterdam made with rye and bourbon and Brasserie de la Pigeonelle “Loirette” beer. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m; 202.333.8830. 1522 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information, click here.

Melting Pot: Starting on Father’s Day, Melting Pot locations in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Reston, and Gaithersburg are offering a special promotion called Forever Fondue. This 3-course fondue experience includes a salad, an endless entrée (choose between Land & Sea, Classic, or Steak Lovers), and chocolate fondue for dessert. It's the perfect way to treat dad to endless protein for Father’s Day. 3-courses start at $53 per person and 4-courses start at $63 per person (price varies by location); Multiple Locations. For more information, click here.

Primrose: On Father's Day from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m, Primrose will be offering a Father's Day Brunch special for just $25 that includes an alcoholic beverage paired with a Primrose Smash Burger. The usual French-focused brunch menu will also be available during Father's Day service; 202.248.4558. 3000 12th Street NE. To make a reservation, click here.

Seranata: Honor fathers and father figures with Serenata and The King’s Service Experience from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tickets include complimentary cigars, a complimentary cocktail and small bites. Guests can also enjoy music and good vibes provided by DJ LALEE; 202.920.7373. 1280 4th Street NE. To purchase a ticket, click here.

Spain Wine Bar: Looking for a weekend getaway to celebrate dad this Father’s Day? Look no further than Ocean City, Maryland. Spend the holiday on one of the town’s acclaimed golf courses for some bonding tee time, then finish the day with a rooftop dinner at Spain Wine Bar with sunset views across the water. Spain’s downstairs hotel, the Cambria, are the perfect accommodations for the trip; 410.520.4541. 13 St. Louis Avenue, Ocean City, MD. For more information, click here.

Surreal: Surreal has something for the whole family this Father’s Day, from their pizzas and pastas like the Pepperoni Honey pie and Bucatini Alfredo to brunch favorites like Shakshuka & Queso Fundido and Airy Waffles. Brunch is available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with patio space available; 703.249.9618. 2117 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. To make a reservation, click here.

The Saga: In addition to regular a la carte offerings, Chef Mile Montezuma will have a special 3-course $75 Father’s Day brunch menu at The Saga. To begin, highlights include an Empanada Gallega and Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes. Second course options include Steak & Eggs and a Fried Chicken sandwich. To finish, options include Coconut Flan and Rose Mango and Coconut Creme Brulee. Additionally, Bolivian guitar duo Duende Camaron will be performing live at the restaurant during dinner service starting at 7:30 a.m.; 202.480.9892. 1190 22nd Street NW. To make a reservation, click  here.

Thrasher’s Rum: Thrasher's Rum is celebrating Father’s Day with a special bundle for the “First Father” of the household. Thrasher's Rum offers a variety of flavors for every palate, from the flagship Green Spiced Rum to the tropical Coconut Rum. Guests can pick up the Father’s Day Bargain Bundle, featuring any two rums with a 16% discount, in honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th; 1130 Maine Ave SW. For more information, click here.

Truluck’s: Father’s Day is the time to recognize all that Dad does by surrounding him with everything he loves. That means family, of course, but also all of his favorite dishes. Treat him to show stopping seafood preparations like whole Mediterranean Branzino. Revel in the remarkable freshness of King Crab or South African Lobster Tails. Or if Dad is more of a meat eater, invite him to indulge in Truluck’s Prime Steaks, cut and aged in-house, then broiled to perfection. Hours of operation for Sunday, June 16th will be 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.; 202.898.0680. 700 K Street NW. For more information, click here.