Astoria Bier and Cheese, 35-11 Ditmars Blvd
If your dad is a beer lover, this is one of the many spots in Astoria that he’ll love. We love Astoria Bier and Cheese for Father’s day because it’s a little classy and a little casual – taking your dad to a bar might be too casual, and some dads don’t love the fancy shmancy restaurant vibe once a year. If your dad fits that description, Astoria Bier and Cheese is probably great for him. It’s authentic and straight-forward…you literally get beer and cheese here. There’s other options you can try out as well, like phenomenal sandwiches that are all less than $10.
Zenon Taverna, 34-10 31st Ave
If you’re craving Greek, Zenon Taverna is a great place to go for Father’s Day. What we love about Zenon Taverna is that, like many other businesses in Astoria, they’re completely family owned. When you visit Zenon, it kind of feels like you’re family, and we love going to places with that vibe to celebrate family. Plus, the food is great. The portions are large, and filling, and cooked perfectly. They have a different menu each day of the week, and for Sunday our favorite picks are the Spring Lamb, and the Greek Lasagna – which is made from long layers of macaroni, with crushed mint and chopped pork, and topped with bechamel cream and grate halloumi cheese. It’s a thing of beauty.
MexiBBQ, 37-11 30th Ave
MexiBBQ is a great place to take your family. Their service is always extremely friendly and attentive, and the decor is rustic while being simultaneously updated. The food here perfectly blends Mexican food and BBQ, giving you smokey, tex-mex style options that are filling, slightly messy, and ridiculously enjoyable. If you’re stopping by for dinner, the pulled pork sandwich is one of the juiciest we’ve ever had – the meat literally falls apart…and everywhere…so don’t be afraid to use your hands. And if you’re in the mood for messy, the rack of ribs here are divine. If you’re coming by for Sunday brunch, the BBQ brisket with eggs benedict is a great tex-mex twist on the classic eggs benedict.
S Prime Steakhouse, 35-15 36th Ave
If you’re looking for high class, S Prime is your place. It’s not cheap – but if you can splurge for dad, Father’s Day is the perfect time to do it. S Prime does steak, and they do it well. They have phenomenal sides – we especially like the mac and cheese – but the meat here is the real star. They have their classic S Prime Signature 28 oz steak, which they cook exactly how you tell them to, and it’s great. But for some reason, we find ourselves reaching for the porterhouse cuts more often – you can order them for two or four, or however you’d like. If you’re with a bigger family group, the porterhouse seems to satisfy a lot more, than getting individual signature steaks.
Artopolis, 23-18 31st Street
Dads need dessert, and Artopolis is our choice. Have you ever had home-made Greek Baklava? Of course you have, you live in Astoria. BUT. Have you had the baklava from Artopolis? Maybe not. So for this Father’s Day, that’s what you need to do. Literally the perfect mesh betwen gooey and crunchy, and flaky and soft. We recommend the traditional walnut baklava, but the almond is a close second. It’s always super sweet (get it? sweet?) to have a cake for your dad on Father’s Day, and Artopolis has a huge selection of cakes. They’ve got the classics like raspberry mousse and tiramisu, but they’ve got these unique, fluffy, creamy cakes that are mouth-watering and fresh, like the caramel bavarian, and the gorgeous chocolate truffle cake. Dad will be very pleased!
Here’s some specials happening for the day:
The Astor Room, 34-12 36th Street
Cavo Lounge, 42-18 31st Ave
The Brass Owl, 36-19 Ditmars Blvd
The Brass Owl has these adorable Father’s Day gifts!
Astoria Music and Arts
An outdoor block party you can enjoy with dad!
So – what are you doing tomorrow!?