Thank dear ol’ dad for all of his support and encouragement over the years with a thoughtful gift this Father’s Day. From a gentlemen’s steak dinner to male-friendly beauty treatments, there’s a way to say “I love you” with a present for every dad in NYC this Sunday. By Sarah M. Shaker.
Free Chicken & Waffles, Sweet Chick
Sweet Chick is the perfect place to “treat” Dad because lucky for you, he gets their signature Chicken & Waffles on the house on his big day. Sip on bourbon-Spiked Sweet Tea together, while jamming to some funky tunes at Sweet Chick’s brand new home on the Lower East Side or the original spot in Williamsburg. Choose from Bacon and Cheddar, Rosemary Mushroom, Dried Cherry or Classic Waffles to pair with two pieces of their signature sweet-tea brined chicken for brunch or dinner. If you choose the Manhattan location, you’ll be lucky enough to dig in to their new Chicken Parm served with Sundried Tomato and Basil Waffles.
Spa Man-E-Cure, Gotham Beauty Lounge
Gotham Beauty Lounge, an upscale, full-service salon in Bryant Park offers signature treatments along with products, made specifically for the man in your life. Whether dad works as a painter or on a laptop, his hands deserve some pampering. The Spa Man-E-Cure is just what he needs with exfoliation, a paraffin treatment to remove dead skin cells and lock in moisture, hydrating anti-aging pro-niacin treatment with massage, nail shaping and buff and an application of matte nail finish to add strength to nails for $55.
Free Slice of Cheesecake, Junior's Restaurant & Cheesecake
Does your dad have a sweet tooth? Bring the whole family in for dinner at the Brooklyn location this Father’s Day and with an order of an entrée, Dad will receive a free slice of Junior’s Original Cheesecake. He’ll feel VIP with this NYC classic on his special holiday.
The Gentleman’s Facial, Fountain Med Spa
Pamper dad with this special facial – ideal for all men’s skin types and customized for a gentlemen’s specific skin needs offered at $225 (Reg. $300). This deep cleaning facial is aimed at getting his skin in optimal condition including a facial skin analysis, deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and a soothing masque. This facial will help repair the damage caused by daily shaving, skin sensitivity and aging, leaving Dad’s skin smooth and healthy. Fountain Med Spa also offers Dermal Fillers (because men get wrinkles too) or go with a gift certificate, available by phone or walk-in.
Steak Dinner, American Cut
If your dad is a red meat lover who craves serious steak, then bring him to LDV Hospitality’s American Cut in Tribeca. This glamorous steakhouse offers chef Marc Forgione’s spin on classic steakhouse staples such as the New York City Cut, a combination of the dry aged steak and the classic pastrami sandwich. Rubbed in pastrami spices, the steak is seared and served with caraway butter to evoke rye bread. But the meat isn’t the only showstopper, so if Dad loves seafood, the Chili Lobster served with Texas Toast is a must-order. And save room for dessert because the Cracker Jack Sundae is in a class of it’s own with homemade caramel and caramel popcorn crumbling down a tower of homemade popcorn ice cream with whipped cream.
Father's Day Sailing Tours, Manhattan By Sail
If dad is happiest out on the open water, choose from a variety of sails to enjoy together on Sunday, June 15 from Manhattan By Sail. The Shearwater Classic Schooner offers a Champagne Brunch at 11:00 a.m. featuring a brunch buffet and an open Champagne bar. At 4:30 p.m. you can set sail on a Wine Tasting with experts from Montesquieu to expand Dad’s palate, paring wines with cheese and charcuterie from Stinky Brooklyn. The Clipper City Tall Ship will host a Craft Beer Tasting at 12:00 p.m. with the craft beer experts from Urban Oyster.
Grillmaster Packages, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Let Dad show off his skills on the grill with time to relax this Father’s Day – because most of the cooking will already done by the team at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The “King of the Grill,” “Father Knows Best,” and “Pitmaster Pro” packages from the iconic NYC restaurant include meats, homemade sides and cornbread available for pick-up on Father’s Day hot and ready to serve or for reheat. Packages also include the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse cookbook. Orders must be made 48 hours in advance to be ready for Dad’s big day.
‘Well Made Well Played’ Glenmorangie Experience
If Dad’s two loves are golf and scotch whisky, there’s an exclusive gift from Glenmorangie with his name all over it. Celebrating its third year as the Official Spirit Of The Open, Glenmorangie is providing an exclusive limited time offer at Golf & Body, NYC’s first members only golf club for the perfect gift to share with the special guy in your life. The $200 per person package is available through July 20 and is complete with one round of virtual golf per guest as well as tastings of Glenmorangie’s 10 and 18-year-old Scotches.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.