A Delectable Father's Day in San Diego

Family Gathering on Father's Day

Our mother’s had the spotlight weeks ago, but now it’s time to glorify that astonishing male influence we have in our life. Father’s Day calls for much celebration as we take time to thank our special men for their positive contributions, thoughtful expressions and paternal instincts that no other person can quite emulate.  This year, that special man deserves to be uplifted in style and recognized with the utmost appreciation. Fortunately, great selections of restaurants listed below have opened their doors to these remarkable men by offering specials for this significant day of celebration—plan ahead; you will absolutely want to make a reservation to ensure a great meal!

Capturing the essence of Tuscany through its melodic dishes and jovial ambience, Firenze Trattoria is a journey to Italy without even having to depart the country. Located in Encinitas, Firenze Trattoria will soothe you with aromatic flavor in every dish that heightens your senses in every taste. Whether your dining excursion is explored through pastas and risottos or Italian classics such as Chicken Piccata, or Eggplant Parmesan, each dish will be executed to achieve gratification.  Be assured that any meal will be in pleasant accompaniment of a selection of exceptional wine options, a great deal heavily Italian based.  Firenze Trattoria will be opening their doors at 4:30pm on Father’s Day, offering delectable specials in addition to their already inclusive menu. Live jazz will also be featured from 5:00pm-8:30pm on the patio.

Situated regally with valiant views of the San Diego Harbor, Humphreys has taken global cuisine to an even greater level of grandeur as their complex dishes bring new life to contemporary dining. Reputably recognized for their award winning brunch, Humphreys is offering a Father’s Day Champagne Brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm to please the palate through this festive gathering.  Priced at $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 4-12, Humphreys will be offering scrumptious creations, delectable desserts and bottomless glasses of champagne. Their brunch items include made to order omelets, pasta, waffles, a carving station with prime rib, roasted turkey and ham, and the freshest seafood displays of oysters, cracked crab claws, smoked salmon, shrimp and fresh sushi rolls. These along with countless other brunch options are the perfect staple for an ideal Father’s Day. 

With a distinct, three-level restaurant design in La Jolla, George’s California Modern ensures to bring innovation by celebrating all that clever, Californian cuisine entails. Visionary and award winning Executive Chef Trey Foshee has maintained an attentive approach to his style of cooking by consistently seeking the freshest ingredients and allowing each element to properly complement one another.  An exceptional bonus of dining here is that you’ll be engulfed by not only the food, but the array of quirky cocktails that are touched by Chef Foshee’s exceptional admiration of fresh herbs, spices, and house infused vodkas of strawberry, pepper, vanilla bean, orange, and red grapefruit. George’s California Modern offers a casual atmosphere with an upscale menu that incorporates an ever changing modification of seasonal favorites such as Fish Tacos as a popular starter, or Porcini Glazed Bone in Halibut as a self-indulgent entrée. This menu includes local favorites of fresh seafood and divine poultry and meat selections.  As a prominent local preference, George’s California Modern is an exceptional choice for a truly Californian Father’s Day dining experience.

Donovan’s of La Jolla elevates the norm in respect to the ordinary steakhouse. With a menu designed to surpass satisfaction, Donovan offers USDA Prime Steaks and delightful seafood selections.  Encompassing the elements of a traditional steakhouse, Donovan’s upholds the integrity of fine-dining with their superior steaks and award-winning wine menu. This Father’s Day, Donovan’s will be featuring their extensive menu list, along with a Prime Rib special tailored specifically for Father’s Day. Dinner will begin being served at 1:00pm, with the last set of reservations concluding at 8:00pm. Although Sunday officially brings us Father’s Day, Donovan’s encourages Saturday reservations as an alternative for dining on this special occasion.

With a globally-inspired menu that holds particular emphasis in the realm of fresh seafood, Pacifica Del Mar takes great pride in reinventing a plethora of fresh, succulent, and global seafood creations. Advocates of supporting local, sustainable, and organic practices in surrounding areas of San Diego, Pacifica Del Mar captures the essence of fresh ingredients that are crucial in producing an unforgettable dining experience for those visiting for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Set against the Pacific Ocean with scenic views of natural wonderment, Pacifica Del Mar is an essential for avid seafood connoisseurs and those simply wanting to escape within the concurrence of leisure and vitality. Pacifica Del Mar will be featuring a special brunch hour from 11:00am to 2:00pm this Father’s Day. Alongside any brunch item selection is served a complimentary glass of Champagne, Pacifica Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Juice. Lunch will also be served from 11:00am to 4:00pm, with dinner being served from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Relish the tastes of abundant flavors in their Seafood Stew, featuring fresh fish, mussels, prawn, and clams in a tomato broth or the delicious Pepper Seared Tiger Prawns in a marzona tomato sauce with a lobster reduction served with garlic noodles. Seafood is not the only prized feature; Pacifica Del Mar also prides itself in its international selection of fine alcohol choices, most notably its unmatched range of 100 of the world’s finest vodkas. Luckily for Father’s Day patrons, you’ll have no choice but to order a vodka cocktail since Pacifica Del Mar is marking all vodka beverages at just $6.00 for the entire month of June.

Located downtown in San Diego’s East Village, The Palm brings finesse and class to quality American style cuisine and signature Italian dishes. Family owned for over 80 years, The Palm thrives in its commitment to elegant cuisine and hospitable service for those exploring ground-breaking spins on conventional dishes. Since The Palm offers such a diverse menu for its diners, those experiencing it firsthand will soon realize how enticing every meal sounds.  This Father’s Day, their full dinner menu will be featured from 4:00pm-10:00pm with exceptional choices ranging from prized meat selections to the freshest seafood catches of the day that can be prepared broiled, blackened, sautéed, or peppercorn crusted. The 14 ounce bone-in-filet will be available for only $20.11; and those with a rivaled taste for seafood can enjoy the Summer Lobster Dinner for Two that includes two salads, a 4 pound Nova Scotia lobster split for two, and two sides for $95.00.

With a restaurant vision that is devoted to the simplicity of cooking, Whisknladle is an excellent alternative for those yearning to taste staple comfort meals in a relaxed yet upbeat restaurant atmosphere. Birthed by two uncanny minds, one a talented and accomplished chef and the other a culinary school dropout, Ryan Johnston and Arturo Kassel have merged to create a unique concept on comfort-food that is comprehensive, fulfilling and contemporary. In an intimate yet lively setting, Whisknladle features breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that encompass both unsullied qualities and uncanny ingredients to awaken your taste buds and broaden your culinary horizon. Properly renowned for their Charred Bone Marrow, Whisknladle urges its guests to expand their palate by incorporating unusual entrée items as a way to validate their tastiness and give these underdog ingredients a chance to steal the spotlight. With locations in both La Jolla and Del Mar, celebrate Father’s Day by sampling Whisknladle’s take of the Cutting Board, featuring house cured meats, artisan cheeses, mustards, spreads and pickles. A Happy Hour is featured seven days a week from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, with assorted Mediterrean tapas for $3.00, $20.00 pitchers of sangria and 25% off all bottles of wine.

For an impeccable brunch specifically designed for that special man, Fleming’s of La Jolla is serving brunch from 11:30am to 3:00pm. Raise your glass of the “Button Down” as you all toast away in style with a very special Father’s Day concoction of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup and a dash of bitters. Along with brunch selections, their dining menu will also be available throughout the day and evening. This three-course brunch meal will be $32.95 for adult guests and $15.95 for children 12 and under. This contemporary steakhouse is committed to the best variety of USDA Prime beef, fresh seafood, and select lamb, pork and poultry dishes.  This dining experience is sure to be followed by another—Fleming’s is giving every Father’s Day diner a $25 gift card to use on his next visit.

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