Where to take Dad out on Father's Day in Miami

10 Restaurant recommendations for every type of dad

Approved by The Hungry Post

Let’s be serious Father’s Day is really about where MOM wants to go.

But this time around, give dad what he wants and tell mom, “callate la boca un ratico, let the man choose where he wants to go.” We’ve crafted a list of restaurants for all types of dads that are looking to sit back, relax, enjoy some grub and yes, mom there will be champagne…lots of it.

1. Alter

Neighborhood: Wynwood
For the minimalistic dad that is all about experiences

Four years later Alter still holds a very special place in our stomach. Dad will love this one of kind experience at Alter. Alter’s cuisine is focused on responsibly sourced ingredients from Florida, with an emphasis on seasonal flavors. The menu has a 5 Course, 7 Course and Chef’s Tasting Menu as well as ‘Enhancements’ which can be added to the tasting menu of your choosing. Think smoked koji duck and white asparagus chowder.

For reservations click here.

2. Eating House

Neighborhood: Coral Gables
For the chill dad that just wants to hang with his fam and eat cap’n crunch pancakes


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What you need to know: Dad is going to feel right at home here. An innovative kitchen that offers an eclectic menu, created for unconventional and adventurous eaters who crave novelty and surprising flavor combinations and textures. Don’t miss the tomatoes with coconut smoke, the Carbonara and the Cap n’ Crunch pancakes.

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3. Pez Miami

Neighborhood: Downtown
For the dad that is always talking about fresh flavors and how he needs a Mexican beach vacay.

What you need to know: We love that the Mexican food scene in Miami has broadened and now offers Baja Cuisine. Dad is going to love Pez for all its fresh flavors. Renowned chef Javier Plascencia is brought seafood flavors from Tijuana all the way to Miami. With six restaurant concepts in Mexico, Chef Javier Plascencia has opened up his seventh concept in downtown Miami. Grab a seat and order the sea urchin tostadas with tuna and firey shrimp aguachiles. Pez is open from 12:00 pm–8:00 pm on Sunday.

For reservations click here.

4. La Placita

Neighborhood: Miami Beach
For the laid-back dad that wants brunch with lots of Latin flavors. He’s ordering a pitcher for the table.

What you need to know: La Placita is serving brunch from 11 AM – 4 PM. Try their huevos benedictos, tortilla española, and tostadas Francesas de Mallorca. Need something refreshing for this heat. Order the Limoncillo pitcher made with Havana Club Blanco, house-made Arnold Palmer, sugar, Kaffir lime.

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5. The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Neighborhood: Miami Beach
This dad is classy and likes to experiment with his food. He’s down to share in order to get a taste of everything on the menu.

What you need to know: This Father’s Day, treat dad to a delicious Spain-inspired meal at The Bazaar located within the luxurious SLS South Beach. Created by James Beard award-winning chef, Jose Andres, dads can indulge in a uniquely crafted Father’s Day buffet-style brunch. Families can expect a number of delicious offerings including a raw bar, caviar table, embutidos selection, a breakfast table, and so much more!

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6. Bakan

Neighborhood: Wynwood
For the dad that just wants a michelada and some tacos.

What you need to know: Bring Dad to Wynwood for an unbeatable Father’s Day experience at Bakan! Offering a selection of tacos, moles, enchiladas and more, Dads can enjoy a complimentary sip (½ oz) of Mezcal all day Sunday. With more than 350 bottles on the menu, Dad is all but guaranteed a perfectly curated Mezcaleando at Bakan experience!

For reservations click here.

7. Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden

Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
This dad is dapper and is all about the views. He’ll be dressed in a nice button-down and probably have a bloody mary nearby.

What you need to know: Treat dad to a Father’s Day at Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden, Coconut Grove’s gorgeous and chic eatery. For Brunch, diners can enjoy a la carte brunch from 11AM – 5PM and with the option to add bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas ($22 per person). Chill out to the sounds of a live jazz duo while diving into options like Raw Bar items and refreshing starters like roasted Beets with Greek yogurt; Jumbo Lump Crab Cake; and Burrata. Signature brunch dishes include Chicken and Waffles; Challah French Toast; and classic Eggs Benedict. For dinner, moms will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco and the choice of entrée specials or the regular a la carte menu. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Valet is available at a discounted rate of $7.

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8. Ariete

Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
This dad is a guava lover and will probably need a nap after this brunch.


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What you need to know: Miami’s very own Chef Michael Beltran is inviting imbibers to celebrate Father’s Day at his popular Coconut Grove eatery Ariete. Diners can indulge in a decadent brunch buffet with signature brunch offerings like the frita benedict made with Sam’s biscuit, chorizo, hollandaise, papitas; breakfast burrito made with scrambled eggs, American cheese and potatoes; guava & cream cheese pancakes; French toast sticks with cinnamon sugar and condensed milk, and much more. Additionally, it will feature a prime rib carving station. The brunch is priced at $39 per person and $25 for children (12 and under). Upgrade to bottomless mimosas or London Dry Bloodies for an additional $22. If guests prefer to sip on a refreshing cocktail, they can opt for the Ron Magill with Elephant Gin, Yuzu & Lemongrass Puree and garden basil or the classic Chug’s Ol’Fash with Four Roses Bourbon, demerara, bitters – smoked in apple wood chips. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Brunch is served Sunday, 10AM to 3PM.

For reservations please call: (305) 640-5862 or book your table here.

9. Fi’lia South Beach

Neighborhood: South Beach
This dad loves to be wined and dined and will definitely be eating dessert.

What you need to know: Acclaimed Italian restaurant Fi’lia South Beach at the Berkeley Shore Hotel is giving Dads the gift of a full (and satisfied) stomach this Father’s Day with a prix fixe menu only available on Father’s Day! At $39/pp, guests can choose from specialty dishes like Smoked Beef Carpaccio Arugula, Capers, Mustard, Parmesan; Fritto di Mare Calamari, Shrimp, Zucchini, Spicy Mayonnaise, Lemon; Raviolini Short Rib Short Rib Sugo, Rosemary Crumbs, Caciotta Tartufatta Cheese; and Tagliatelle Bolognese Homemade Pasta, Veal & Beef Ragu, Parmesan Rosemary to name a few. Top it all off with a choice of Cream Caramel Dulce de Leche, Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries or Espresso Chocolate Mousse Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Berries for dessert! And because no celebration is complete without a toast — raise a glass to Dad with 25 percent off select wines. From This prix fixe menu is available from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

For reservations click here.

10. International Smoke

Neighborhood: Aventura
For the meat-eating dad that will never deny a bourbon cocktail. 

What you need to know: International Smoke will be offering a special cocktail pairing dish for Father’s Day. The featured dish will be a special Bone-In Ribeye that will be topped with Rye Peppercorn Sauce then smoked and served with a side Crushed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus. A Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned will be paired with the grade-a steak.  The dish pairing will only be available during Father’s Day and will be priced at $65. International Smoke is open for brunch from 11:30 AM – 4 PM and for dinner from 4 PM – 10:30 PM on Sunday.

For reservations click here.