These restaurants celebrate dad with Father's Day brunches, dinner, cookouts and other special events. All listings are for June 19 unless otherwise specified.
The Fresh Salt restaurant at Saybrook Point Inn, 2 Bridge St., Old Saybrook, has a Father's Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., featuring a barbecue station with Memphis-style beef brisket and pulled pork, a slider bar and ice cream sundae bar. Reservations are recommended. Cost is $45.95 for adults, $23.95 for kids 5 to 12 and free for kids 4 and under. saybrook.com.
Carbone's Kitchen, 6 Wintonbury Mall, Bloomfield, offers its regular menu in addition to Father's Day specials, and half-price bottles of wine from its Captain's List from 3 to 8 p.m. Father's Day guests will receive a complimentary $20 gift card to be redeemed at a future visit. Limit one per family (one per every four entrees purchased). Reservations are recommended. 860-904-2111, carboneskitchen.com.
Nat Hayden's, 144B Broad St., Windsor, offers a Father's Day special on St. Louis pork ribs; buy one, get the second half-price. A $44.49 gift package (plus tax) includes a $30 gift certificate, Nat's T-shirt and bottle of Smoke 'n' Thunder hot sauce. 860-298-8955, haydensrealbbq.com.
Mohegan Sun Father's Day dining specials include a $20 burger and draft beer pairing at The Lansdowne, $10 brunch entrees and bloody mary varieties at SolToro Tequila Grill, a $29 16-ounce prime rib dinner at Michael Jordan's 23.sportcafe and a $34.99 Cowboy-Bar-B-Q barbecue meal with sides and dessert at Sticks & Stones. At Michael Jordan's Steak House, the first 23 dads to order Michael Jordan's steak of choice (the Prime Delmonico) will take home a commemorative engraved steak knife. Geno's Fast Break will take 20 percent off any meal and beverage for dad and Geno's Pub will feature a burger and draft beer special for $16.99. And at Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar on June 19, spend $25 and get a $5 gift card, or spend $50 and get a $10 gift card. Information: mohegansun.com.
Take the family out to eat at a Rizzuto's restaurant on Father's Day and Dad gets a free $25 gift card for use on a future visit. There is a Rizzuto's in West Hartford. rizzutos.com.
Angelico's Lake House, 81 North Main St., East Hampton, offers an all-you-can-eat Father's Day barbecue buffet with chicken, brisket, pork, sides and desserts for $15 a person. The regular adult and children's menus will be available, along with specials like fried clams, oysters, soft shell crabs, jumbo shrimp and oysters. The day also features live music and 30-minute narrated boat cruises around Lake Pocotopaug at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. for $10. (Seating is limited; advance registration is recommended.) 860-267-1276, angelicoslakehouse.com.
Fleming's, 44 South Main St., West Hartford, hosts brunch June 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a $39.95 three-course prix-fixe menu. Entrée choices include eggs Benedict with smoked salmon or filet mignon, baked brioche French toast, Brentone omelet, prime rib with a trio of sauces or porcini-crusted filet mignon. Featured cocktails are $8.95. 860-233-1116, flemingssteakhouse.com.
Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford, hosts a Jazz Brunch with the June Bisantz Trio June 19 with two seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The buffet includes chef's egg special of the day, home fries, bacon, sausage, and ham; New York bagels and lox, stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles, assorted breakfast pastries, fruit, coffee and tea, along with one complimentary mimosa or bloody mary. Cost is $35 ($25 for members) and gratuity is extra. Buy tickets online: thewadsworth.org.
Dads receive a free Father's Day meal ($23.95 value) at Vito's By The Park in Hartford and Vito's By The Water in Windsor. One promotion valid per table; dine-in only; not combinable with other offers. Information: vitosct.com.
Max Chef to Farm hosts a Lobsterfest event at Simsbury's Rosedale Farms & Vineyard June 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Full lobster dinners with clam chowder, clams and mussels, potatoes, corn on the cob, chorizo and salad are $59, plus tax and gratuity. The event also features a la carte offerings of local oysters and clams, Baltimore-style shrimp, burgers and fries, and a cash bar offers cocktails, beer and wine. The festival also includes live music and entertainment. Children's meals, including clam chowder, hot dog or hamburger, salad and french fries, are $19. Information: maxcheftofarm.com.
Dads who dine at any Max Restaurant Group location on Father's Day receive a voucher good for a free entree (up to $25 value) on a future visit. maxrestaurantgroup.com.
Sunset Meadow Vineyards, 599 Old Middle St., Goshen, hosts a "Smoke n'Vines" cigar, wine and barbecue night June 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The $65 ticket includes a buffet by Hog Wild BBQ, three premium cigars from Butthead's Tobacco Emporium and wine specials. On Father's Day (June 19), buy one glass of wine and get one free for dad. 860-201-4654, sunsetmeadowvineyards.com.
Thali, 4 Orange St., New Haven, hosts Sunday brunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. ($21.95 for adults; $13.95 for children) and dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Dad receives a complimentary beer or lassi. 203-777-1177, thali.com.
Thali Too, 65 Broadway, New Haven, offers its all-you-can-eat tiffin and lassi brunch Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. ($17.95 for adults; $8.95 for children) and Dad receives a free mimosa. 203-776-1600, thalitoo.com.
Oaxaca Kitchen, 228 College St., New Haven, is open from noon to 10 p.m. and offers dads a buy one, get one free deal for all beers on tap. 203-859-5774, oaxacakitchen.com.
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