Father’s Day is fast approaching and that means you best start thinking about how you want to spoil dad this year. If you’re looking for a delicious, family oriented, or casual culinary experience for your father, grandfather, or other special dad-like guy in your life, Vancouver is full of fantastic options. Just remember, no matter where you plan to go or for what meal, it’s best to call ahead to make reservations.
Here is our guide to where to eat in Vancouver on Father’s Day 2016.
Olympic Village’s CRAFT Beer Market will host a Father’s Day Brunch buffet on Sunday, June 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. Brunch is set at $25.95 per person (families welcome; kids 12 and under eat for $10.95) and features fresh cut fruit, breakfast smoothies, salads, a charcuterie station, a carving station, in-house classics (Eggs Benedict, Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, and Cinnamon French Toast), and more.
Address: 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Yaletown’s Homer St. Cafe and Bar will be offering a special brunch feature of grilled chorizo sausage, a pepper and potato skillet, and a fried egg on Father’s Day 2016. If brunch isn’t Dad’s thing, Homer St. Cafe is also dishing up a special dinner plate–a hearty dish of slow cooked beef ribs, BBQ sauce, potato, asparagus, and grilled sourdough.
Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver
This French-style bistro will offer a brunch feature, Le Grand Papa Plateau, on Father’s Day. This aptly named, specially-crafted dish, is composed of two eggs any style, pork belly, ham, farmers sausage, pancakes, and potato. Dad’s can complete their meal with a coffee or Tableau’s mighty Bacon Caesar.
Address: 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver
This Father’s Day, SecretLocation will be offering a three-course cookout brunch ($42 per person) featuring items such as Root Beer Braised Duck Legs, Pecan Wood Smoked BBQ Brisket, Charcoal Roasted Lingcod, and numerous other options, made with Dad in mind.
Address: 1 Water Street, Vancouver
Spoil your Dad with a truly Canadian Brunch and a Best of BC Beer Flight at Edible Canada this Father’s Day. The Granville Island restaurant will be offering a few feature items to mark the occasion, including a cocktail, a beer flight, and Cache Creek grilled flank steak.
Address: 1596 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Notch8 has transformed their private dining room into an enviable “Man Cave,” with sports on TV, whisky and Steamworks Beer tasting stations, and a selection of starters including Scotch Eggs and Baby Back Ribs. Following the Man Cave, enjoy your choice of main from the special brunch menu featuring Short Rib Benny, Steak and Eggs, S’more French Toast, Notch Your Average Burger, and more. Available on Sunday, June 19 from 11 am to 4pm, Notch8’s set menu (with access to the Man Cave) costs $65 per person. Call 604-662-1900 for inquiries and reservations.
Address: 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Treat Dad to Mission’s very special brunch, served harvest-style to the group. Priced at $27 per person, brunch includes breakfast bread, an egg based main, a lunch based main, and a breakfast-style dessert. All bottles of wine and bubbles are half price!
Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day at Cibo Trattoria, where General Manager Richard Goodine will host a special family-style dinner for four showcasing the renowned Tuscan dish Bistecca Fiorentina. Expertly prepared by Chef de Cuisine Dan Martin, guests can choose from a wine selection that features rare and unique vintages, as well as handcrafted cocktails. This family-style meal for four is available for $150 (plus tax). To reserve call 604-602-9570.
Address: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Bring the whole family down to Rocky Mountain Flatbread’s Main Street or Kitsilano restaurants and enjoy $5 pints for Dads on Sunday, June 19. The restaurant will have a night pizza making for the kids; they will roll out their dough, spread tomato sauce, sprinkle cheese and add their favourite toppings for $7.95.
Address: 4186 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 1876 West 1st Street, Vancouver
This Father’s Day, treat Dad to an exclusive three-course Father’s Day dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, carefully crafted by Chef Alex Chen and team and served in their elegant dining room. Boulevard’s Father’s Day dinner menu features an iceberg wedge salad to start (bacon lardon, cherry tomatoes, crispy chicken ‘oysters’, blue cheese dressing), a 16-oz grilled bone-in rib eye steak entrée (pomme gratin, roasted maitake mushrooms, béarnaise), and black forest cake served with rootbeer ice cream for dessert. Reservation are highly recommended and can be made by calling 604-642-2900.
Address: 845 Burrard Street (at the Sutton Place Hotel)