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Doting on Dad

Places and Things He’ll Love This Father’s Day

BY // 06.16.15

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of things that are sure to make Dad smile: unique gifts, luxurious spa treatments and restaurants offering special Father’s Day brunch and dinner menus.


Bistro 31
87 Highland Park Village, 214.420.3900
A decadent menu of grilled vegetable frittata, crab cake royal and poached eggs, salmon and sweet potato risotto, pan-roasted halibut and slow-roasted lamb loin awaits Dad and the family.

Cool River Café
1045 Hidden Ridge, 972.871.8881
Mouths will water at the chance to try the bone-in cowboy rib-eye for just $33. Post-meal, Dad can also visit the cigar lounge and billiards table.

Crú Food & Wine Bar
3699 McKinney Ave., 214.526.9463; 7201 Bishop Road, 972.312.9464
Make Dad feel adored by treating him to a three-course brunch (11 am to 3 pm, $24 per person) or four-course dinner ($65 per person). Brunch highlights include crispy rock shrimp, short rib hash, chile lime-glazed salmon and molten chocolate lava cake. Dinner includes crispy soft-shell crab, salt-encrusted New York Strip steak, pineapple upside-down cake and Chateau Montelena wine.

Sangria Tapas & Bar
4524 Cole Ave., 214.520.4863
Feast on tropical gazpacho, flash-fried avocado, lobster omelette, eggs Benedict and scrumptious tres leches cake (who can resist vanilla whipped cream and fresh strawberries?).

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The Second Floor
Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Level 2, 972.450.2978
Thursday – Sunday, June 18 – 21, indulge in a $40 three-meat dinner special: house lamb kielbasa, spiced pressed pork shoulder and seared peppered ostrich tenderloin. Plus, every dad receives a complimentary dessert of his choice.

Steel Sushi
3180 Welborn St., 214.219.9908
Enjoy Father’s Day menu specials all weekend long: Among the delicacies are Opa Tataki sushi (pineapple carpaccio, shallots, wasabi fumi furikake, tosayu dressing), sake-lime prawns, grilled wagya strip steak and a crab and avocado salad. Available Friday – Sunday, June 19 – 21, 5:30 – 9 pm.

III Forks Steakhouse
17776 Dallas Parkway, 972.267.1776
Just for Father’s Day, the restaurant’s signature USDA prime bone-in ribeye is $33.



147 Pittsburg St., 214.741.1717
Through June 19, take 15 percent off boxed sets of beautiful Bell’Invito invites.

66 Highland Park Village, 214.522.8880
Stop in the Lafco boutique for a Dopp kit in brown or black leather ($265). The black one is packed with products in Lafco’s Feu de Bois scent, while the brown kit includes products in Lafco’s Redwood. Both sets include a reparative hand cream tube, bar of soap in a wax-lined box and a votive candle in hand-blown glass.

Casa Dragones
If Dad has a penchant for quality liquor, gift him a bottle of Casa Dragones Joven tequila ($275) or Blanco ($75). The tequila is handcrafted, hand-labeled, numbered and signed to identify the batch number, so Casa Dragones is only able to produce a limited amount of each of its styles. Available at Dallas Fine Wine, Goody Goody, King’s, Pogo’s, Sigel’s, Spec’s and Total Wine.

4524 McKinney Ave., 214.373.4444
Visit this Knox-Henderson boutique for unique gifts every father will love, from coffee-table books and Cupa shot glasses to chess and poker sets and the sturdy yet stylish Bedford Weekender bag.



Boardroom Salon for Men
3501 McKinney Ave., 214.559.4159
Dads can take $50 off annual memberships. Or, gift him the Fountain of Youth: a 15-minute coloring service that targets only gray hairs to give a natural salt-and-pepper look ($45).

Hiatus Spa + Retreat

5560 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 250, 214.352.4111; 6101 Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 102, 972.836.0500
Gift Dad one of three Father’s Day packages from Hiatus: The Best Dad Ever!, Dad’s Essentials, and The 3rd Annual Frosty Mug Men’s Retreat. Each package features signature massages, facials, acupuncture and more.

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