Take your cool dad to a hot spot for Father’s Day in NYC

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Take your dad to a place he’ll feel comfortable enough to enjoy himself.
Credit: Sons of Essex

We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants (and a bar) to impress your daddy-o.

Sons of Essex

What’s more manly than an all-you-can eat/drink extravaganza ($95 per person) of meat, beer and whiskey? All enthusiastic gluttons will receive a free apron, so don’t be afraid to get messy. The Lower East Side restaurant has three seatings lasting three hours each, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the finer things in life. 133 Essex St., 212-674-7100

The Sea Fire Grill

Treat your dad to lighter summer fare with dishes such as gazpacho and herb-basted sea bass, if only to save the calories for dessert with the $70 prix-fixe menu. The best part? All dads receive a $50 gift card with lunch or dinner on Father’s Day. It’s like you took him out twice! 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785

Nick & Toni’s Cafe

Steak is pretty high on every Father’s Day wish list, right? Have a bonding experience over a steak-for-two dinner special ($80): 32 ounces of prime porterhouse with dad’s choice of sides, paired with a glass of wine. 100 W. 67th St., 212-496-4000

Max Brenner

Generally, going bald is probably not something men prefer, but on Father’s Day it can actually work in their favor. Balding dads will receive a free chocolate granita with their meal. Mention the deal when you arrive. Free stuff is good stuff, right? 841 Broadway, 646-467-8803


Show dad how you do Saturday mornings with a three-course prix fixe brunch ($30) that includes an entrée, nigiri sushi and choice of Samba roll and a signature assortment for dessert. For the full brunch experience, add bottomless prosecco ($25 per person). Dishes include the French toast with sesame whipped cream and lobster eggs Benedict with miso-yuzu hollandaise. 87 Seventh Ave. S., 212-691-7885; 245 Park Ave. S., 212-475-9377


If dad likes it Italian, then the Four Pasta Special ($45) has his name on it. Classics such as lasagna and Bolognese are joined by the Porterhouse Contadina, which includes a 42-ounce steak, a pound of Italian sweet sausage, piles of roasted potatoes and sauteed red and green peppers. No dad will go hungry. 200 W. 44th St., 212-221-3800; 2450 Broadway, 212-362-2200 

Ward III 

This Tribeca watering hole will host a Who’s Your Pappy special all day, offering Pappy Van Winkle Flights ($110) featuring bourbon that has aged as finely as your dad. 111 Reade St., 212-240-9194


Party at home

Don’t want to go out or bust out the grill? Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has three packages available for pickup on Father’s Day. Also included is “Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse,” which was voted Cookbook of the Year by the National Barbecue Association. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Dino Harlem Catering, 646-213-1709 or email nyccatering@dinobbq.com


Debonair Dad’s Day gift

Dads need pampering, too. Book a Scotch & Shave ($50) at Freeman’s Sporting Club and Barbershop, where he can sip a glass of Dewar’s 12 on the rocks while enjoying an old-fashioned razor shave. Or make it a haircut instead ($100). If you want to take spoiling to the next level, go for the Scotch and a Suit option ($1,600): Dewar’s 18 plus a suit fitting. 8 Rivington St., 212-673-3209



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