Just a friendly reminder that Father's Day is this Sunday! I'm personally very excited, not only to celebrate with my Dad (pictured above) but also with my 91 year old grandfather, who is visiting from Slovakia. I can't wait to spend the day with both of these role models in my life, and I hope you take the time to honor the special men in your life as well. In honor of the big day, I wanted to provide you with a few suggestions for treating your Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Brother, or whoever you choose in the right way.
Cavo - This is a pretty awesome deal, as Dads eat FREE on Father's Day. The way it works is that Dad receives a free combo entree, which includes a 10 oz. hangar steak with lemon shrimp scampi, served with steak fries and a charred tomato. You must have at least four persons in your party to take advantage of this deal, and reservations are strongly encouraged. 42-18 31st Avenue, Astoria. 718.721.1001
Thymari - The still newish Greek food joint on 34th Avenue and 32 Street (old Philoxenia space) will be serving their dinner menu all day on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Special to this day in particular - Dad can also get a Kreas Pikilia (meat platter) with pork, country sausage, chicken and beef sliders. Manly plate, I must say...and a complimentary beer for Dad with dinner also comes with the deal. 32-07 34th Avenue, Astoria. 718.204.2880
Christos Steakhouse - I usually recommend this for a Father's Day treat, as it's absolutely wonderful for a special occasion, and there's no way to go wrong here. You can treat Dad to a classic Porterhouse or Ribeye and a plethora of mouth-watering sides such as smoked feta mashed potatoes, cream spinach, lobster mashed potatoes (with huge lobster chunks) and their signature dessert, Baked Astoria. 41-08 23rd Avenue, Astoria. 718.777.8400
Bear - If Dad is more adventurous and curious to taste some inventive eats, I suggest a visit to Bear, who feature a Sunday supper (it starts at 5 p.m.), right after their Sunday brunch which you can also take advantage of that day. If you join for dinner, you can expect rich, delicious delicacies, that are seasonally appropriate, such as a New England Clam Bake, a slow-roasted Long Island Duck, pork ribs in a house cherry-plum BBQ sauce and more! 12-14 31st Avenue, Astoria. 917.396.4939
Sac's Place - If Dad is more of a traditionalist, Sac's is a great choice for some classic red-sauce Italian food. They excel in coal oven pizza, which comes in six different styles, including a Mama's old fashioned pie. Pasta staples such as Manicotti, six types of ravioli, two types of gnocchi and plenty of meat dishes are also a sure way to satisfy Dad. Reservations are recommended, as Sac's gets busy. 25-41 Broadway, Astoria. 718.204.8724