Local restaurants and shops offer special food and drink to make Father’s Day both delicious and memorable. Whether it’s a specialty menu item, baked goods, or a finely crafted barbecue, there’s something on this list that every dad will love.
Catering and restaurant experiences:
Robust wine bar: Fathers receive a free beer with their Father’s Day meal. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. 227 W. Lockwood, 314-963-0033.
Grilled Bonefish: Treat dad to a special fillet and lobster: a 7-ounce fillet and a seasoned and steamed cold water lobster tail. Pair the starter with Smoked Old Fashion, with Woodford Reserve bourbon, some maple, bitters and a Bordeaux cherry. 8780 Eager, 314-918-1649.
The Landry Seafood House: Three specials will be available on June 19 and 20: filet mignon and prawn scampi, stuffed mahi-mahi and Hemingway snapper for $ 30 to $ 45. Complete the meal with a bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay for $ 35. 1820 Market, 314-231-4040.
Morton’s Steakhouse: For $ 79 per person, customers can purchase a two-course meal from a special land and sea menu. Options include an 8-ounce center-cut filet mignon, 16-ounce double-cut pork chop, or an 8 oz Manhattan cut strip steak to accompany a cold water lobster tail and a signature side. Complete the meal with a choice of lime pie, New York cheesecake or hot chocolate cake. 999 N. 2e, 314-725-4008.
Ash house: Chefs Gerard Craft and Peter Slay will be offering a tomahawk steak special for $ 96 on Saturday and Sunday. The 36-ounce tomahawk steak is served with wood-fired broccolini, twice-cooked Yukon potatoes and a pint of draft beer. Add a foie gras to complete the meal for an additional $ 21. Reservations can be made online or by phone. 999 N. 2e, 314-881-5759.
Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton: Dad can relax by the pool and enjoy a Salt + Smoke barbecue spread and have the chance to bring home a hand-rolled cigar. Food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and cigar rolling begins after 1 p.m. Hotel guests can purchase tickets for $ 20 per adult and $ 10 per child; non-guests can purchase tickets online for $ 35 per adult and $ 15 per child. 7730 Bonhomme, 314-863-0400.
Serendipity homemade ice cream: The ice cream shop has teamed up with three St. Louis favorites to create delicious Father’s Day treats. The June Shake of the Month is made with Vanilla Ice Cream, 4 Hand Bohemian Breakfast Ale, and Oatmeal Brown Ale mixed with coffee. Serendipity also collaborated with Fitz’s to offer a root beer float this month. And Serendipity offers Old Vienna Red Hot Riplet ice cream topped with chocolate-coated Red Hot Riplets. 8130 Big Bend, 314-962-2700.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Grilled specialties include signature barbecue shrimp, bone-in cowboy rib eye or spicy tenderloin and crab, as well as drinks such as wild berry lemonade and a large Bloody Mary. Reservations can be made online for the downtown location and here for the Chesterfield location. (Curbside and delivery are also available.) Several locations.
Take-out meals, pastries and other items to take home
Switchgrass spirits: During the pandemic, the local distillery partnered with area breweries (Urban Chestnut, Earthbound, Perennial, Wellspent, Civil Life, Ferguson Brewing, Center Ice and Heavy Riff) to create Common Bond single malt whiskey to to raise funds for the Saint Louis Community Foundation and local breweries impacted by the pandemic. The bottles have been pre-sold at participating breweries and can finally be picked up in time for Father’s Day weekend, June 18-20. 755 Friedens, Saint-Charles, 636-925-1577.
KNeading the bakehouse: The bakery offers Emily Stahl Design Co. Father’s Day cards labeled “PAPA” or “PAPA” for $ 4.50 each, as well as a bakery-made cherry pie for $ 17.99. All items are available for pre-order online. 3467 Hampton, 314-376-4361.
The Ritz-Carlton, Saint-Louis: A Casa Don Alfonso home cocktail kit is packaged and ready to be enjoyed at home for $ 45; call to purchase the kit. And if you’re looking to splurge, a one-year Cigar Club membership starts at $ 2,700. (Tuxedo jackets, polo shirts, hats and other designer accessories are also available.) 100 Place Carondelet, 314-719-1421.
1220 Artisanal spirits: The “Gin-Loving Dad Pack” includes a 750ml bottle of 1220’s Origin Gin, a bottle of homemade tonic and a 1220 Artisan Spirits whiskey glass for $ 40. Orders must be placed in advance by June 14 by emailing [email protected] and can be picked up June 16 or 18 at 4 Hands Brewery. 1220 S. 8th, 314-436-1559.
The Lion’s Choice: If Dad loves the St. Louis fast food classic, consider purchasing the restaurant’s Famous Seasoning Shakers for $ 4.99 to $ 9.99. For $ 30, you can purchase one of the Famous Seasoning Shakers, Roast Beef Socks, and a Lion’s Choice Shakoolie (Shower Koolie). Several locations.
Mission Taco Joint: For $ 35, the hot sauce and gift card pack includes a $ 25 gift card and all of Mission Taco’s signature hot sauces: chili de árbol, habañero and serrano. Order online and pick up at a Mission Taco branch near you. Several locations.
Nathaniel Reid Bakery: The popular Kirkwood bakery has special Father’s Day items including milk chocolate golf balls (three-piece set for $ 15), a trio of 6-inch chocolate cakes for $ 38, and a berry pie. 9 inch summer for $ 28. The order is available online or by calling the store until June 16 and can be picked up until June 19. And for dads who love to grill, consider artisan bakery salts for $ 9 each. 11243 Manchester, 314-858-1019.
Russell’s Cafe and Salt + Smoke BBQ: The two restaurants have teamed up for Father’s Day to offer a “Meat of the Month” box from Salt + Smoke for the month of June. Each box contains 2 pounds of bacon, half a chicken, and a Russell Gooey Butter Cake for $ 49.99. Pre-order online. Several locations.
Volpi Foods: The classic specialty deli producer offers both deli meats and homemade Italian pork sausages that are perfect for Father’s Day treats. The sausages include a sweet Luganiga pork sausage and a spicy Salsiccia sausage. 5256 Daggett, 314-446-7950.