Austin restaurants: Where to eat on Father’s Day

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Give Dad a taste of Texas and Old Austin this weekend at Austin Land and Cattle, which opened in 1993. Austin Land and Cattle opened in 1993 and has become a regular haunt for many legislators and lobbyists.

 

Give Dad a taste of Texas and Old Austin this weekend at Austin Land and Cattle, which opened in 1993. Austin Land and Cattle opened in 1993 and has become a regular haunt for many legislators and lobbyists.

Give Dad a taste of Texas and Old Austin this weekend at Austin Land and Cattle, which opened in 1993.
Austin Land and Cattle opened in 1993 and has become a regular haunt for many legislators and lobbyists.

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.

 


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