Father’s Day Dining

Brunch or dinner? Classy or classic? Whatever Dad prefers, there’s a place to celebrate Father’s Day with an outstanding meal in Union Square.
FLORIAN: For the dad who loves Italian


You can’t go wrong at Florian. From the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave, you’ll be treated like family. And the classic Italian food, which features Greenmarket ingredients, handmade pizza, pasta and what can only be described as a magnificent spaghetti burrito, is top-notch.

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BIG DADDY’s: For the old-school dad

Big Daddy's

Does your dad’s idea of a great meal start with burgers and end with a milkshake? Then Big Daddy’s is your place. This classic diner has it all: fries, tater tots, and yes, lots of milkshake options. Bring along your District Deals for 20% off your meal!

GOTHAM BAR & GRILL: For the classic dad


There are no wrong orders at this consistently excellent neighborhood institution — the only restaurant in the city to receive five three-star reviews from the New York Times. Make a reservation for Gotham’s legendary prix fixe lunch menu; not only will the food be spectacular, but so will the setting.

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BLUE WATER GRILL: For the East Coast dad


If your dad’s idea of a perfect day involves a fresh Maine lobster roll and Alaskan King Crab legs, then Blue Water Grill’s is your choice. This Union Square gem, which just received the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award for 2016, offers fresh catches in a gorgeous atmosphere.

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PICNIC IN THE PARK: For the outdoorsy dad


If your dad’s an outdoorsy type, pack a picnic blanket and find a spot on the newly opened lawn! On the way, stop by Breads Bakery on 16th Street and pick up lunch to go (p.s. use our District Deal to score a big sandwich and small salad for $14!) Make sure to grab the city’s best chocolate babka for dessert — or, if you’re feeling adventurous, their new cheesecake babka. If you go on Saturday, make sure to leave time to wander the Greenmarket.