Treat Dad To A Father’s Day Feast At Any Of These 6 Family-Friendly Spots
If your father is anything like mine, it’s seemingly impossible to think of the perfect Father’s Day gift. But at least there’s one thing my old man and I will always have in common: we love eating out at our favorite restaurants. This Father’s Day, take dad out to one of these irresistible eateries for a celebration that will make him taste and feel the love.
Be sure to pick up the phone and make reservations early since many of these spots will likely have full houses on Father’s Day. Plan ahead and make sure this Sunday your father says busog na busog with a grateful heart and grin on his face.
Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar
Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 820-0888
Known for some of the finest cuts of meat in Manila, Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar is an ideal “treat yourself” kind of place. With five-star service and a fine dining experience, dad is guaranteed to love being wine’d and dine’d at this Shangri-La at the Fort in-house restaurant.
4347 B. Valdez Street corner Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City, (02) 871-8566
Calling this place a hidden gem would be an understatement. The intimate ambiance coupled with the experience of an open kitchen makes you feel right at home. Try Chef Ariel and Mia Manuel’s Baked Brie de Meaux Cheese and Lolo Dad’s Café Baked Oysters with Foie Gras for the appetizer and enjoy hearty mains ranging from Lamb Loin to juicy Ribeye to fresh Halibut.
Hossein’s Persian Kebab
2/F LKV Building, 7857 Makati Avenue, Makati City, (02) 890-6137, 890-5928
Photos from hosseins.com
Hossein’s is a versatile restaurant good for casual weekday dinners or special celebrations. The Lamb Biryani is one of the best lamb dishes I’ve ever tasted, and ordering a smorgasbord of hummus, baba ganoush, samosas, and naan for appetizers sets the tone for a family meal for sharing. Sprinkle some pomegranate powder on your Biryani Rice for an exotic tart taste that pleasantly tickles the palette.
Chef Jessie Rockwell Club
G/F Amorsolo Square, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, (02) 890-6543
Photo by Gian Escamillas
Conveniently located in the heart of Rockwell, Chef Jessie Rockwell Club overlooks the Rockwell Club pool and garden, and is known for savory soups, delicious soufflés, and a Pan-fried Goose Liver Salad that melts in your mouth. For Father’s Day, there will be a curated buffet featuring an assortment of salads, sushi, Angus Beef Wellington, Pork Spare Ribs, and a wide variety of dessert selections, just to name a few of the dishes I’m looking forward to.
Lazat Fil-Asian Restaurant & Bar
76 Scout Limbaga, Laging Handa, Quezon City, (02) 351-5279
In the heart of the Tomas Morato area, Lazat offers Filipino fusion dishes like Adobong Pula, Beef Bulgogi, Oven Baked Crispy Pata, Lechón Macau, Salted Egg Fried Chicken, and Sizzling Sinigang na Bulalo Steak. Lazat is the quintessential stop-in for family celebrations and the dishes are ideal for passing around so that everyone gets a taste of the fusion goodness.
G/F Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City, (02) 667-3220, 638-7527
If your father is aiming to up his millennial game and take Instagram-worthy photos of food that is practically works of art, Florabel is just right for him. From Crispy Lechón Kawali to Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Parmesan to Chef Florabel's award-winning Adobo to Lobster Thermidore with Fresh Linguini Pasta in Salted Egg Sauce, Florabel has something the entire family with enjoy.
Lead photo from Raging Bull