Carmine’s: Abbondanza takes on new meaning at family celebrations in this mega-Italian in the Penn Quarter where group sized portions mean that guests leave with doggie bags. Reservations are still open for 11:30 AM – 5 PM tables; 202-737-7770.
Green Pig: Take Dad on a road trip of all-American vino (possibilities include Hawaii’s pineapple wine and a Brooklyn bottled Chardonnay) at this up and coming Clarendon New American. 5:30-9 PM; tickets are $26 ($22, advance) for six pours, plus snacks; full menu also available; 703-888-1920.
Hill Country: Stop by this Texas-themed roadhouse in the Penn Quarter for meaty BBQ and homey sides. Pit smoked hot links with Hill Country kraut will be a special ($19.50/lb.) that can be paired with a flight of seasonal Shiner drafts; 11:30 AM- 10 PM; 202-556-2050.
Kellari: Go for a big fat Greek Father’s Day at this festive bit of Athens in the Golden Triangle, where brunch with live jazz will include unlimited champagne or mimosas ($25.95). Guests can also choose from the lunch (or dinner) menus that offer steak, lamb chops, fresh fish. A three-course lobster feast, offered all day and evening ($35.95), is another option; brunch/lunch; 11:30 AM- 4 PM; dinner from 4 PM; 202-535-5274.
2100 Prime: This sumptuous brunch at the New American on Embassy Row, near Dupont Circle, includes appetizer and dessert buffets, and entrees like prime rib or crab benedict, plus a Bloody Mary bar; 12-5:30 PM; $65, $25, children 6-12; 202-835-2100.