Where to Take Dad for Father's Day? Ask the Chefs!
Photobucket Chefs love their dads, too.
Unlike Mother's Day, which is basically synonymous with "brunch," Father's Day isn't really a foodie holiday. But Dad still probably wants to get wined and dined by his brood, no? But where to take him for his special day? Rather than dole out our own suggestions, we asked several New York City chefs where they'd take their father for Father's Day. Excluding their own restaurants, naturally.
"I would love to take my father, Scott, to Soto, the two-Michelin-starred sushi restaurant here in New York. There is no menu to choose from, so we can sit back, talk quietly, and enjoy unpretentious, amazing food." --Jesse Schenker, Recette
"I would bring [my dad] to Fedora because he loves tongue, he loves fried chicken, and he loves steak, and they serve the best fried chicken, the best tongue, and the best steak I've had under one roof. Their rice is also spectacular. I could eat it for days on end." --Daniel Holzman, the Meatball Shop
"I would take [Dad] to Maialino at the Gramercy Park Hotel. I grew up in an Italian-American family that loved food. Pastas, roast pork, and big Italian wines were my dad's favorites. After dinner, maybe a double espresso and a grappa at Rose Bar." --Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill