Where to dine on Father's Day

The restaurants we love that still have tables available on Father’s Day


If you ask Dad where he wants to go on Father’s Day, he’ll probably say he doesn’t care as long as all he has to do is show up. He doesn’t want to make a decision or plan anything. All he wants is good food and a nice vibe. Sounds like someone you know?

This is the Father’s Day guide you need to narrow down where you should take Dad on his special day. We are talking A5 Wagyu steaks, seafood boil, a whole suckling pig, and lomo saltado.

We’ve also been checking availability for tables, and if you book now, chances are you can still get into these restaurants.


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 1209 17th Street
Cuisine: American, Southern, seafood
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For the Dad that loves a good seafood fix, Joliet located in Miami Beach proves to be an exciting and rare find. The menu created by the talented Chef Juan Garrido is inspired by the sweet, spicy, soulful, and bold Cajun flavors found in New Orleans cuisine. The Southern-inspired restaurant will offer a family-style Father’s Day Seafood Boil on from 5 PM – 9 PM for $80 per person. Cocktails, wine, and beer will be available for purchase a la carte.


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Neighborhood: Allapattah
Address: 1100 NW 23rd St
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque
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Leku is a modern, Basque-inspired restaurant serving beautiful Northern Spanish dishes and it’s great for special occasions like Father’s Day. The open-aired spot located inside the Rubell Museum has a beautiful garden view that will make Dad forget he’s in the industrial Allapattah neighborhood. Take him to enjoy their Sunday brunch with special family-style plates including Roasted Veal Shank ($150, serves 4) or Whole Suckling Pig ($500, serves 6) available for pre-order. Both include French fries, mushrooms, and salad.


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Neighborhood: Aventura
Address: 19999 W Country Club Dr
Cuisine: Steakhouse
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Dad and steak are usually a good combo. Celebrate Father’s Day at BOURBON Steak and enjoy their timeless dining experience for dinner. Bourbon Steak, located inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, serves the perfect meal for a classy night out. We always enjoy ordering their Japanese A5 Wagyu BeefAmerican Wagyu, and Prime Cuts.


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3413 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Globally-inspired, seasonal kitchen
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Looking for a cozy and delicious brunch spot for a small group on Father’s Day. If Dad is quite the curious eater and wine drinker, he’s going to love Krus Kitchen.

Krus Kitchen’s brunch is at the top of our list. Chef Sebastian Vargas and the incredible Krus team have created a menu from the heart. Everything has been carefully thought out and made from scratch.

This is the food of fine dining except it’s in a chill, market setting located on a second floor. Enter through sister restaurant Los Felix, and head upstairs to Krus Kitchen. The vibrant space has so much natural light and a cornered open kitchen. It is decorated with biodynamic wines and other products on display, which is always nice to look at while waiting for your dishes to arrive.

For brunch, you’re ordering the incredibly Fresh Lobster Salad with buttermilk leche de tigre, pickled celery, trout roe, and herb oil; the Grilled Oyster Mushrooms with Parm, poached eggs, pickled beech mushrooms, and cilantro; the perfectly cooked Grass-fed Vintage Burger; and the dreamy Pastrami Sandwich.


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Address1500 San Ignacio Ave
Cuisine: Italian, pasta
Good for: clients, special occasions
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If Dad loves Frank Sinatra, white tablecloths, fine dining, and Italian food, then he will love Fiola. It’s also great for large groups if you’re doing a big family outing. In addition to the á la carte menus, Fiola will offer Father’s Day Specials during brunch and dinner featuring a spicy Mezza Rigatoni Arrabiata and Veal Parmigiana.

Á la carte dishes we recommend include the Burrata with heirloom & sundried tomato pesto, Fiola Meatballs with shaved royal trumpet mushrooms, Pecorino from Sardinia; Spaghetti alle Vongole with Middleneck & Littleneck Clams, Fresno peppers parsley; Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Classic Bolognese, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with whipped Parmigiano & Pecorino.

Fiola is open Monday- Sunday for dinner, and Tuesday – Friday for lunch. They also recently launched Sunday Jazz Brunch offering a Bellini and Bloody Mary bar, live jazz, classic brunch favorites, and some of Fiola’s iconic pastas.


Neighborhood: Midtown
Address3255 NE 1st Ave
Cuisine: Peruvian
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If your dad is craving comida caserita in a refined, modern space, you’re taking him to Maty’s. He’s going to love the cocktails,  vibe, and of course, the flavors.

Chef Valerie Chang of Itamae and B-Side recently opened Maty’s in Midtown. Maty’s, is Val’s first solo project as Executive Chef/Owner, but the restaurant is a true team effort.

The menu celebrates traditional Peruvian cuisine while honoring both of Val’s grandmothers, who taught her how to cook. If you’re going for lunch, make sure to get one (or both) of their ceviches. We love the Ceviche Tradicional with black grouper, choclo & the most delicious aji limo lèche de tigre; as well as the Ceviche Mixto with octopus, black grouper, crispy calamari, red onion, and ají rocoto leche de tigre.

We also recommend the Pan con Pollo sandwich with chicken thigh, sarza criolla or a typical Peruvian criolla sauce, and ají rocoto aioli, on a baguette; and the Lomo Saltado with Wagyu sirloin, red onion, tomato, and crispy potato. For dessert, get the simple Fresas, strawberries with lucuma dulce de leche, and lime.


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Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 45 Miracle Mile
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Motek is a family-owned, kosher-style Israeli Mediterranean restaurant offering all-day brunch, dinner, and baked goods. Motek aims to elevate “fast-casual food culture” by focusing on freshness and thoughtful, delicious Israeli food. The original location is Downtown, but they keep growing with new outposts in Aventura, Coral Gables, and have another spot opening in Miami Beach soon!

For this Father’s Day, if you’re craving an Israeli brunch (think: Shakshuka) or dinner you need to take Dad to the Coral Gables location. This location is the only Motek with a full bar.

We love their selection of bowls, served with your choice of majadra rice, nana rice, or cauliflower couscous, and all bowls are topped with Israeli salad, hummus, and sumac onions for lunch. Try the Faroe Island Salmon Bowl with harissa honey and shawarma spiced or grilled salmon. If you’re looking for an entrée, check out the plates section of the menu, which includes hummus, pita, and mixed greens. For dinner, we recommend the Arayes Burger, kosher grass-fed beef stuffed in grilled pita with tahini for dipping. Or you can order for the table and share cold and hot mezze like the Motek Sample Plate hummus, babaganoush, eggplant salad, Israeli salad, pita; and the fried Halloumi cheese.


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