The best places to take Dad

Looking to treat Dad this weekend? Here are some venues in Newport-Mesa offering Father's Day specials:


Top of the Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill hosts a Father's Day brunch at two restaurants: a three-course a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pelican Grill and an all-day buffet from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Cost for the Pelican Grill is $14 and above per entree; the Coliseum buffet is $58 per adult and $29 per child under age 12.

The Pelican Grill also offers a plated brunch menu ($75 per adult) and a dinner menu ($34 to $60 per entree).

The resort, located at 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, also offers golf, spa experiences and more on Father's Day. For more information or to make reservations, call (855) 467-6800 or visit


Free drink for starters

Dad can have his first beer, cocktail or glass of wine free Sunday at the Bungalow Restaurant, 2441 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. The special dinner menu is available from 3 to 9 p.m. and costs $35 per person, with mesquite smoked baby back ribs, half BBQ chicken, mesquite grilled king salmon, grilled flat iron steak and mixed kabob as the entrees.

For more information, call (949) 673-6585 or visit


Gift keeps on giving

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island gives a double gift for dads this Sunday. Not only does the restaurant offer a three-course Father's Day brunch, but every father receives a $25 dining card for a future visit. The brunch, which costs $36.95 for adults and $17.95 for children under 12, is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fleming's is located at 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information or reservations, call (949) 720-9633 or visit

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza offers a similar $25 bonus card for a future visit as long as the entire party purchases two entrees. (There is a one-card limit per table; the cards expire Aug. 31.) The restaurant is located at 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information or reservations, call (714) 979-7469.


Cap off this holiday

The first 50 dads who come to brunch — and then the first 50 who come to dinner — get a free logo cap Sunday at Muldoon's Irish Pub, which will offer a pair of special Father's Day menus heavy on traditional Irish foods. Brunch lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $13 to $18 per item; dinner goes from 3 to 9 p.m. with an entree range of $9.95 to $28.

Muldoon's is at 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information or reservations, call (949) 640-4110 or visit


A Bloody good time

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza hosts a Father's Day Bloody Mary brunch at 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Along with the two-course prix fixe menu, the restaurant offers "do-it-yourself" bottomless Bloody Marys. The meal, including drinks, is $37.50 per person and available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An a la carte menu is also available. For more information or reservations, call (714) 352-2525 or visit


A true pig out

Pizzeria Ortica hosts a Father's Day dinner at 650 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Executive Chef Justin Miller serves a pork-centered menu including sausage, pork chops, pancetta, ham and more from 4 to 9 p.m. An a la carte menu is also available. Prices for the Father's Day specials range from $13 to $23.

For more information or reservations, call (714) 445-4900 or visit

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