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2018 Orange County Father’s Day Dining Guide

Father’s Day is just days away, and Orange County’s top restaurants are rolling out the red carpets for dad’s and offering exquisite special menus for the big day. Make the dad in your life feel extra special this Father’s Day by treating him to brunch, lunch or dinner at one of these restaurants listed in our Orange County father’s day dining guide.

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From buffets to burgers and cigars to seafood, Orange County has Father’s Day in the bag for dads, dads-to-be and dad-like figures. At Montage Laguna Beach’s Studio is a champagne Father’s Day brunch that includes live entertainment and games. A gourmet brunch with signature burgers and chicken and waffles is being served at Selanne Steak Tavern by dad/Chef Josh Severson complete with a selection of creative cocktails. For a more playful day, dads and their families can head to The Backyard at Hotel Irvine for BBQ, assorted alcohol tasting stations and cigars. And at Oak Grill dad can sit down to a specially created Four-Course Dinner.

Studio’s Father’s Day Brunch
Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Executive Chef Craig Strong and his culinary team will be serving up grilled hangar steak, Iberian pork shoulder, swordfish steaks and scallops; an omelet station; dessert buffet and more. Old-fashioned fun includes live entertainment and lawn games such as corn hole and horseshoes – all for dads and their crews.
$160 per adult includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for every two adult guests; $50 per child; exclusive of tax and gratuities. For reservations, call (949) 715-6420.

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6420
montagehotels.com/lagunabeach

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Celebrate Father’s Day at Selanne Steak Tavern
Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proud father and Selanne Steak Tavern’s Chef Joshua Severson has created a crave-worthy gourmet Sunday Brunch to share with friends and family – especially on Father’s Day. For the opening toast to all the great dads at the table, there are creative cocktails, craft beers, mimosa flights and 11 selections of bubbly by the glass. And always, excellent wines will be served from its award-winning wine list. Severson’s newly created brunch menu is inspired by classic brunch favorites infused with his own creative twists using seasonal, local and regional ingredients. Brunch fans can enjoy such sweet and savory dishes as Chicken and Waffles with bourbon syrup; “Kevin’s” Bananas Foster French Toast; Cured Salmon Scramble; Selanne’s Benedict with Nueske’s ham, poached egg, avocado, tomato marmalade, house hollandaise and croissant; and Teemu’s “Brunch” Burger made with American wagyu beef, house sausage kurobuta pork belly, fried egg, avocado and baconnaise, served with frites. Lighter selections feature Strawberry Salad, Shrimp & King Crab Cocktail and Scarlet Beet Ravioli. Fathers and the gang won’t be able to resist hearty sides like Hash Browns Au Gratin and White Grits. Guests can celebrate this special holiday while dining al fresco on the veranda or upstairs on the patio with indoor seating available in the cozy tavern and wine bar.
A la carte pricing. For reservations, call (949) 715-9881.

Selanne Steak Tavern
1464 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9881
selannesteaktavern.com

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Father’s Day in The Backyard
Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On Father’s Day in The Backyard, it’s all about outdoor fun, food and select dad-inspired alcoholic tastings. There will be a variety of delish tacos and sliders, chilled seafood including a poke and ceviche bar and items like Whole Roasted Porchetta, Rotisserie Chicken and Hot Smoked BBQ Brisket straight from the grill. Sides and salads will satisfy the hungriest dad, and desserts like Chuck Wagon Dutch-Oven Apple Pie and Warm Chocolate Churros with Grand Marnier strawberries will have him dreaming of his next afternoon nap. Not leaving anyone out, the Kids’ Corner will feature Chicken and Waffles, with warm maple syrup, Tater Tots and Mini Beef Meatballs. On the drink side are a prosecco tasting station, Red Bar station offering prohibition barrel aged Old Fashioned cocktails, assorted cigars (one per person) and a Marketplace station with smoothies and freshly squeezed juices.
$65 per adult; $20 per child ages five to 12. Pricing includes tax and gratuities. Children four and under are free. Advanced ticket purchase recommended on Eventbrite. Call 877-494-2012 for more information.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 225-6780
HotelIrvine.com

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Father’s Day at Oak Grill
Sunday, June 17, from 4 p.m. to close
Oak Grill’s Chef Peter Lai has created a special Father’s Day Four-Course Dinner, so dads and their families and friends can enjoy great food in a relaxing spot far from their home grills. Dads will definitely enjoy Course One of Cauliflower Leek Soup; Course Two of Slow Braised Pork Belly with baby kale, candied pecans, roasted pears and balsamic dressing; and Course Three is Surf and Turf with tomahawk steak, herb butter lobster tail, roasted asparagus and demi sauce. To satisfy his sweet tooth, Daddy’s Drumstick is composed of vanilla ice cream, candied peanuts and hot fudge.
$75 per adult. Regular children’s menu available. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (949) 760-4920.

Oak Grill
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-4920
oakgrillnb.com

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THE BLIND PIG KITCHEN + BAR:
Treat Dad to delicious American cuisine at The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita this Father’s Day. Guests can enjoy Father’s Day on the lakefront patio with specials such as the Herb Crusted Prime Rib served with mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini, which pairs perfectly with a choice of a high-end whiskey flight (Scotch, Bourbon or Rye); and the Fried Trout Pan served with braised Swiss chard, lardons and roasted fingerling potatoes, paired with the choice of a spirit forward or beer cocktail like the White Martinez made with Old Tom Gin, blanc vermouth, luxardo maraschino and orange bitters or the Hops of Wrath made with Bourbon, housemade lemon cordial, yuzu, and IPA. The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar will open on Father’s Day at 11 am, and is located at 31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.

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OGGI’S SPORTS | BREWHOUSE | PIZZA:
Celebrate Dad at Oggi’s Sports | Brewhouse | Pizza, the concept that has defined craft brewing, fresh pizza, and brewpub favorites in a sports-themed atmosphere for the past 26 years. While supplies last, all Oggi’s locations will be giving out a Father’s Day pint glasses with the purchase of an Oggi’s beer. Guests can enjoy popular menu items such as the World Series a speciality pizza made with special BBQ sauce, all-natural chicken breast, and gouda cheese topped with red onions and fresh cilantro, and the Texas Burger made with BBQ sauce, crispy bacon, crispy homemade onion strings, melted cheddar, spring mix blend, and tomato. Complete the meal with Oggi’s award-winning craft beers such as the California Blonde and the McGarvey’s Scottish Ale.

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CHA CHA’S LATIN KITCHEN:
Celebrate Father’s Day with live Latin music and bottomless mimosas at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. The restaurant is offering a special two-course brunch for $24, with the option to add bottomless mimosas for $10. Guests can enjoy popular entrees such as the Braised Short Rib Chilaquiles made with tortilla chips, guajillo, chorizo salsa, roasted mushrooms, sunny side eggs, crema fresca, cotija and radish; and Huevos Rancheros served with two farm-fresh eggs, layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces. Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen will open at 11 am on Father’s Day and is located at 110 W Birch St #7, Brea, CA 92821 and 13126 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602.

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WAYS & MEANS OYSTER HOUSE
Celebrate Dad at Ways & Means Oyster House with a delicious seafood brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located inside the luxury shopping and dining center, Pacific City, Ways & Means offers sweet and savory brunch specials, ocean views, bottomless mimosas and the popular W&M Bloody Mary, made with jumbo shrimp, brown sugar-chili bacon, olives, onions, and celery. Food specials include Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Jumbo Lump Crab Huevos Rancheros, and Chorizo & Egg Tacos. Father’s Day brunch will be offered from 10:00am-3:00 pm, and kids under 12-years-old eat for free, with each paid adult. Ways & Means Oyster House is located at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

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COASTAL KITCHEN:
Coastal Kitchen’s relaxed Southern California vibe is reflected in their clean decor and from-scratch menu. This Father’s Day, the Dana Point restaurant will be offering both their signature lunch & dinner menu with dishes Dad will love, such as the Baby Back BBQ Ribs made with true Danish ribs, house-made BBQ sauce, and red cabbage slaw; and the Cuban Sandwich made with slow roasted pork shoulder, black forest ham, muenster, swiss, and pickle planks. Complete the meal with a wide selection of hand-crafted cocktails including the signature Bloody Mary. Coastal Kitchen’s family-friendly environment is perfect for families looking to treat dad on his special day, and is located at 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629.

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BRUNOS ITALIAN KITCHEN:
Treat dad to an Italian dinner at Brunos Italian Kitchen for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17th. Guests can enjoy popular dishes that Dad will surely love, such as the Spaghetti & Meatballs made with Nonna Maria’s meatballs, tomato & fresh herb sauce, fresh basil, and parmigiano; and the Pork Shank made with slow braised duroc shank, garlicky spinach, polenta & fontina, thyme jus, and salsa verde. Brunos Italian Kitchen is located at 210 W Birch St, Brea, CA 92821.

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Celebrate Dad June 15-17 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine bar with a three-course dinner menu starring a 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk steak!

Begin with a Caesar or seasonal salad, then enjoy a 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk steak served with signature butters. End with choice of dessert, such as Fleming’s Chocolate Lava Cake, Fresh Berries and Chantilly Cream or New York Cheesecake. Three course menu is $99, exclusive of tax and gratuity. How to start the special dinner? Treat Dad to a Fleming’s premium bourbon tasting experience with Basil Hayden’s, Buffalo Trace and Knob Hill, $20.

Fleming’s will also serve its classic Father’s Day three-course brunch, starting at 10 AM on Sunday, June 17. Choices like signature Eggs Benedict with either filet mignon or house made crab cakes will be served until 3PM. A la carte dinner menu available all day.

455 Newport Center Dr., Fashion Island, Newport Beach 949.720.9633, www.flemingssteakhouse.com

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Five Crowns presents a Father’s Day experience fit for a king on Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Step inside the iconic English Country Inn and be greeted by warm hospitality and a convivial atmosphere for the perfect summer celebration. Offering a magnificent brunch from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and dinner from 4–8 p.m., savor special prix-fixe menus of seasonal favorites, Crown Classics and traditional accompaniments courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla.

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH
Starters (choose 1)
Caesar Salad
roasted cherry tomatoes, fennel pollen, herb croutons, Parmigiano

Pride of the Crowns
greens, bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere, herbs de Provence dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
cocktail sauce, lemon ($6 supplement)

Cauliflower Soup
crusted walnuts, parsley oil

Lobster Bisque
crème fraîche

Mains
Fried Jidori Chicken Sandwich
kale slaw, yuzu aioli, pickled cucumber, 32

Steak & Eggs
New York strip, egg, herbed butter, breakfast potatoes, 40

Chilled Salmon Salad
cucumber, shaved fennel, beets, Greek yogurt vinaigrette, 33

Market Fish
grilled broccolini, fingerling potatoes, espelette butter, 40

Glazed Pork Belly
summer succotash, 36

Kale & Mushroom Lasagna
ricotta, basil, leek soubise, 28

Prime Ribs of Beef
prepared in our traditional manner, served with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and your choice of two: Lawry’s creamed corn, spinach, or mashed potatoes
Five Crowns Cut, 56
Henry VIII, 67

Sides
Creamed Spinach, 10
Creamed Corn, 10
Mashed Potatoes, 10
Green Beans, 10
StilCheddar Mac’n Cheese, 10
Truffle Fries, 10

Desserts
Short Cake
farmers market berries, sweet cream, mint, 12

C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae
vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whipped cream, 10

Chocolate P.B. Tart
banana, candied peanuts, 12

FATHER’S DAY DINNER
Starters (choose 1)
Caesar Salad
roasted cherry tomatoes, fennel pollen, herb croutons, Parmigiano

Pride of the Crowns
greens, bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere, herbs de Provence dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
cocktail sauce, lemon ($6 supplement)

Cauliflower Soup
crusted walnuts, parsley oil

Lobster Bisque
crème fraîche

Mains
Mushroom & Corn Risotto
parmesan crisp, soft egg, 29

BBQ Pork Ribs
french fries, heirloom tomato salad, 40

Market Fish
grilled broccoli, fingerling potatoes, espelette butter, 40

Coffee Rubbed Short Rib
tomato petals, grilled leeks, horseradish gremolata, bordelaise, 52

Beef Wellington
mushroom duxelle, spinach, truffled bordelaise, 56

N.Y. Steak
wild mushrooms, au poive, 40

Prime Ribs of Beef
prepared in our traditional manner, served with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and your choice of two: Lawry’s creamed corn, spinach, or mashed potatoes
Five Crowns Cut, 56
Henry VIII, 67

Sides
Creamed Spinach, 10
Creamed Corn, 10
Mashed Potatoes, 10
Green Beans, 10
StilCheddar Mac’n Cheese, 10
Truffle Fries, 10

Desserts
Short Cake
farmers market berries, sweet cream, mint, 12

C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae
vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whipped cream, 10

Chocolate P.B. Tart
banana, candied peanuts, 12

TIME:
Brunch: Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Dinner: Sunday, June 17, 4–8 p.m.

WHERE:
Five Crowns, 3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

PRICE:
Brunch: $28–$89

Dinner: $29–$89

*Beverages, tax and tip additional.

CONTACT:
To make a reservation, please visit http://lawrysonline.com/five-crowns or call 949.760.0331.

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Back Bay Bistro welcomes guests to celebrate Father’s Day on the bay with a gourmet brunch buffet on Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Experience live omelet and carving stations, fresh seafood and breakfast favorites while Dad enjoys a complimentary draft beer or Bloody Mary in the picturesque waterfront setting.

JUNE 17 BRUNCH MENU DETAILS:

MAIN BUFFET
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Country Sausage Links, Eggs Benedict, Muffins, Bagels, Pancakes, and Waffles accompanied by Cream Cheese, Jellies, Blueberry Compote, and Whipped Creamery Butter

HOT OFF THE GRILL
Salmon, Baseball Cut Top Sirloin, Flat Iron, New York Strip, Sword Fish Steak, and Chicken served with Back Bay Steak Sauce, Gorgonzola Bacon, Green Peppercorn Sauce, and Assorted Mustards

SEAFOOD STATION
Ahi Poke, Smoked Salmon, Shrimp, Ceviche, and Chilled Crab Legs with Lemon and Tabasco

OMELET STATION
Omelet or Whole Eggs Made to Order with: Country Ham and Bacon Bits, Local Aged Cheddar and Monterey Cheeses, Diced Tomatoes, Spring Onions, Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Roasted Red Peppers, Pico De Gallo, Salsa Verde, Salsa Rojo

CARVING STATION
Prime Rib with Fresh Horseradish and Horseradish Cream

TWICE BAKED POTATO STATION
Baked Potatoes accompanied with Bacon Bits, Chives, Sour Cream, Butter, Shredded Cheese

SALAD BAR
Wedge Bar with Bacon Bits, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Diced Tomato, Red Onion, and Bleu Cheese Dressing, Pasta Salad with Golden Tomato, Hard Boiled Egg, Cucumber, Carrot, and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Alaskan Peanut Potato Salad, Wild Rice, Asparagus, and Mushroom Salad, Caprese Salad

KIDS BUFFET
Burger Sliders, Chicken Fingers, Tater Tots, Macaroni and Cheese

DESSERT DISPLAY
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Assorted French Pasties and Cakes, White and Dark Chocolate Fountains with Fresh Berries, Marshmallows and Cookies

WHEN
Sunday, June 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1st Seating: 9 a.m.
2nd Seating: 11 a.m.
3rd Seating: 1:30 p.m.

WHERE
Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

PRICE
$70 for adults (includes bottomless Champagne and Mimosas)
$28 for children 12 years and under

Dads receive one complimentary Bloody Mary or draft beer

RESERVATIONS AND CONTACT
949.729.1144, NewportDunes.com/bistro

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