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8 steak spots for Father's Day and a free burger to boot

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 15. Here's where to eat.
Does Dad want steak on his special day? We've got the places for him.

This Sunday is Father’s Day. For a lot of dads, that might mean one thing -- meat. And when it comes to meat, what's more satisfying than a juicy steak? Take a stab at one of these eateries to satisfy your father’s beefy cravings:

Oliver’s Prime is offering a “Steak and Scotch” special for dads this Sunday. Fathers will have the choice between an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye chop or a 35-day dry-aged New York strip, one side item, one bread pudding dessert and a premium Scotch pairing for $60. Reservations are highly recommended. To book, call (323) 491-9003 or visit www.oliversprime.comOliver’s Prime, the Grafton Hotel, 8462 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

If Dad is in the mood for Italian, try Celestino Restaurant and Bar, which is offering its beef carpaccio with capers and Parmesan cheese, plus the Celestino filet mignon, served alongside herb roasted potatoes and topped with a Barolo wine reduction. Celestino will be open Sunday for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 141 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 795-4006, www.celestinopasadena.com.

Roy’s Restaurant has created an exclusive brunch menu for Father’s Day, highlighted by the steak and eggs. This hearty morning dish features shoyu-charred rib-eye, a sunny-side up egg and kimchi short rib hash. A selection of classic Roy’s menu items will be available as well. The meal comes with two courses for $33.95 and a $20 gift card for a future visit. This offer is not available at the Hawaii and Pebble Beach locations. Reserve online at www.roysrestaurant.com.

Fig & Olive Melrose Place is offering prix fixe brunch and dinner menus to celebrate dads. The brunch menu is $40 for three courses, including beef tartare and a classic filet mignon. The dinner menu is $52 for three courses with a $25 wine pairing on request. On the menu is a hearty sirloin along with several other entrée choices. For reservations, call (310) 360-9100. 8490 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, www.figandolive.com

Sometimes an outdoor atmosphere is just what Dad needs to relax on his special day. Esterel Restaurant has got that covered with its Bluegrass BBQ Brunch. Executive chef Marius Blin has moved his kitchen outside with an outdoor grilling station, and the restaurant itself has transformed into a summer backyard, complete with faux green lawn and a five-piece bluegrass band. The menu includes Angus hamburgers, grass-fed New York strip steak and baby back pork ribs. Call for reservations. Sofitel LA at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 358-3979, www.esterelrestaurant.com 

Kate Mantilini has several specials for Father’s Day. For a classic “meat and potatoes” meal, your dad will want to order the special Father’s Day “steakhouse” bone-in rib-eye with stuffed mushroom caps, served alongside a baked potato. Free dessert to anyone who posts a picture of themselves with their dad to the Kate Mantilini Facebook page. Kate Mantilini will be open on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. 5921 Owensmouth Ave., Woodland Hills, (818) 348-1095, www.katemantilinirestaurant.com

Beef and beer are on the menu for Father’s Day at Osawa Restaurant in Pasadena. Osawa will be offering every dad a complimentary glass of Sapporo at both lunch and dinner, and a Japanese 1-pound prime rib with Osawa special sauce for $38. If Dad is feeling DIY, he can try any one of Osawa’s selection of shabu shabu (seafood, Kurobuta pork, prime rib-eye or Wagyu beef from Saga), where he can still do the cooking for the evening. Call for reservations. Osawa will be open Sunday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. 77 N. Raymond Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 683-1150, www.theosawa.com.

Executive chef David coleman at Michael's on Naples is serving up a three-course meal for Father's Day that includes a prime New York strip steak with cipollini onions, fava beans and gnocchi and braised bone-in short rib with mashed potatoes and summer squash. The prix fixe price is $55 per person, not including tax and tip. To place a Father's Day reservation, call (562) 439-7080 or visit www.michaelsonnaples.com. 5620 E. 2nd St., Long Beach.

Steak is great, but a burger may be the go-to meal for your dad on Father’s Day. Head over to the Counter Custom Built Burgers for a free burger for dad -- if you know the password. Just say to your server, “My dad is a BFD” and he will receive one standard 1/3-pound burger on the house. Additional and premium toppings are extra and it is limited to one burger per dad with a paying guest. This treat is only available Sunday and celebrates that our dads are a “big ****ing deal." There are 35 locations in the U.S. Check out www.thecounterburger.com for the location nearest to you.

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