Some restaurants around town will offer brunch or dinner specials for the big weekend. I’ve also included the best steakhouses in downtown Austin and a handful of other non-steakhouse restaurants where dad can enjoy a steak. Happy Father’s Day, dads.
Father’s Day Specials
Banger’s. 79 Rainey St. 512- 386-1656, bangersaustin.com. The artisan sausage and beer palace with the big patio will host a weekend of events. Saturday is a pig roast with live music from noon till midnight. Cost is $15 per plate, and the regular menu is also available. Sunday will feature a Big Band Brunch, with music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cru. 238 W. Second St., 512-472-9563; 11410 Century Oaks Terrace 104 at the Domain, 512-339-9463; cruawinebar.com. The two locations of the wine bar are offering two dining options for Father’s Day: Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $30 and dinner from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for $65.
Garbo’s. 14735 Bratton Lane. 512-350-9814, garboslobsteratx.com. The Wells Branch seafood restaurant will offer their regular brunch menu along with a special Father’s Day lobster boil ($48).
Max’s Wine Dive. 207 San Jacinto Ave. 512-904-0111, maxswinedive.com. In addition to the regular menu, guests can choose from brunch specials, including grilled wagyu ribeye steak and eggs served with steak frites and green chili buerre blanc, or a dinner special of braised and smoked beef rib with bacon-studded creamed corn, barbecue beans, fried pickles and 1015 sweet onion rings.
No Va Kitchen & Bar. 87 Rainey St. 512-382-5651, novaonrainey.com. The Rainey Street restaurant will have a special Father’s Day Sunday Supper, with a live music performance by Lee Jester. 5 to 9 p.m.
Punch Bowl Social. 11310 Domain Dr. 512-368-9070, punchbowlsocial.com/austin. The entertainment venue and restaurant will host a barbecue and father-son ping pong tournament, with a menu of specials that will include barbecue chicken and drink specials.
The Russian House. 307 E. Fifth St. 512-428-5442, facebook.com/RussianBistro/events. The festive and transportive restaurant is offering a special Father’s Day brunch with a complimentary shot of vodka for Dad. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $25; $35 with unlimited mimosas.
Searsucker. 415 Colorado St. 512-394-8000, searsucker.com. Chef Brian Malarkey will offer a special Father’s Day brunch and dinner, featuring prime rib with two sunny-side-up eggs, sweet potato hash, prime rib with lobster cognac sauce and roasted root vegetables. Brunch, $19; dinner, $29.
Tacos and Tequila. 507 Pressler St. 512-436-8226, tntgrill.com. The Tex-Mex restaurant in the West End is offering a special Father’s Day buffet brunch, including omelet bar, huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, breakfast potatoes, Belgian waffles and migas. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $19.95; children 6-10, $6.95; kids 5 and younger are free.
Trace. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com. The restaurant at the W Hotel Austin will have a special Father’s Day Happy Hour. Details on the restaurant’s website.
Head downtown for a steak …
Austin Land and Cattle. 1205 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-1813, austinlandandcattlecompany.com. The order: 10-ounce filet mignon with Gorgonzola butter.
Bob’s Steak and Chop House. 301 Lavaca St. 512-222-2627, bobs-steakandchop.com. The order: 22-ounce bone-in prime rib-eye.
Capital Grille. 117 W. Fourth St. 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com. The order: Gorgonzola and truffle-crusted 14-ounce dry-aged sirloin with Cabernet reduction.
Eddie V’s. 301 E. Fifth St. 512-472-1860, eddiev.com. The order: Eight-ounce filet mignon and broiled cold-water lobster tail.
Fleming’s. 320 E. Second St. 512-457-1500, flemingssteakhouse.com. The order: Dry-aged New York strip.
Fogo de Chão. 309 E. Third St. 512-472-0220, fogodechao.com/locations/Austin. The order: It’s a one-size-fits-all proposition at Fogo de Chão.
Original Hoffbrau. 613 W. Sixth St. 512-472-0822, originalhoffbrausteaks.com. The order: Fried potato wedges, a house salad and 17-ounce T-bone for less than other places charge for a 10-ounce sirloin.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. 114 W. Seventh St. 512-474-6300, perryssteakhouse.com. The order: 8-ounce Filet Perry, topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and herb garlic butter, served with steamed asparagus.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 107 W. Sixth St. 512-477-7884, ruthschrissteakhouse.com. The order: Prime porterhouse for two.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse. 300 Colorado St. 512-495-6504, sullivanssteakhouse.com/Austin. The order: Dry-aged 14-ounce New York strip.
III Forks. 111 Lavaca St. 512-474-1776, 3forks.com/Austin. The order: 24-ounce prime porterhouse.
Trio. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-685-8300, triorestaurantaustin.com. The order: Mesquite-smoked 14-ounce prime rib-eye. (One of the best steaks in town.)
Truluck’s. 400 Colorado St. 512-482-9000, trulucks.com. The order: 10-ounce center-cut filet.
Vince Young Steakhouse. 301 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-457-8325, vinceyoungsteakhouse.com. The order: 14-ounce dry-aged prime bone-in filet.
Steaks outside of the steakhouses …
Clark’s. 1200 W. Sixth St. 512-297-2525, clarksoysterbar.com. Seafood may be their specialty, but they make a mean steak.
La Condesa. 400 W. Second St. 512-499-0300, lacondesa.com. Try the wood-fired grilled hangar steak with garlic mojo at this hip Second Street District destination.
Contigo. 2027 Anchor Lane. 512-614-2260, contigotexas.com. Dad will feel like he’s dining at a friend’s ranch while enjoying a bavette steak.
Dai Due. 2406 Manor Road. 512-524-0688, daidue.com. Part butcher shop, part restaurant, all Texas.
Fabi & Rosi. 509 Hearn St. 512-236-0642, fabiandrosi.com. Choose from Beeman Ranch wagyu sirloin or ribeye at this European-inspired bistro in West Austin.
Jeffrey’s. 1204 W. Lynn St. 512-477-5584, jeffreysofaustin.com. The high-end Clarksville institution serves a roster of exceptional dry-aged steaks.
Justine’s. 4710 E. Fifth St. 512-385-2900, Justines1937.com. This early East Austin adopter makes one of the best steak frites in town.
LaV. 1501 E. Seventh St. 512-391-1888, lavaustin.com. The French and Mediterranean hotspot serves a Texas wagyu New York strip with black garlic puree. Don’t skip dessert.
Perla’s. 1400 S. Congress Ave. 512-291-7300, perlasaustin.com. Just like its kid sibling Clark’s, Perla’s makes a great steak despite building its reputation on seafood.