'Swinging' tomahawk for two (Image: Park Ave Kitchen by David Burke)

Father’s Day falls on June 16 this year. If you haven’t yet made plans on how or where to celebrate your Dad’s special day, here are some restaurants you might want to consider.

Is Dad into steak? Then reserve a table at Park Ave Kitchen by David Burke (or at its sister restaurant, David Burke Tavern) and watch his eyes bug out when his 40-ounce tomahawk is paraded into the dining room swinging from a hook anchored to a custom-made stand and accompanied by two sides of the guest of honor’s choice. (Be sure Dad doesn’t miss the “Happy Father’s Day ’24” message branded into the steak’s frenched rib bone.) The Flintstonian slab of beef is the centerpiece of a three-course dinner for two that also includes a whole chocolate cake. The price is $200. (Yet another option for grill master dads is the At Home Grill Kit — the same 40-ounce tomahawk ready for the coals plus a set of four David Burke Santoku Steak Knives, a bottle of the chef’s B1 Sauce, and a $50 gift certificate redeemable at David Burke Tavern or Park Ave Kitchen.)

You say your father prefers his red meat stuffed between slices of rye bread? Then think  Katz’s Delicatessen. The Lower East Side landmark, which has been feeding hungry New Yorkers since 1888, is marking Father’s Day this year with a “classic package” consisting of a pound each of its hand-carved pastrami, corned beef, and brisket. The $160 feast, which will feed 6-8, also comes with two loaves of rye, two 8-ounce jars of deli mustard, a quart of half sour pickles, a quart of full sour pickles, and to make the day memorable a Katz’s Deli T-shirt or Hat.

We say “innovative Korean-inspired cuisine using New York City as inspiration and stage.” And you say “Ataboy.” The NoMad restaurant, whose name is derived from an ancient Korean word meaning “gift,” has been mesmerizing palates since 2016 with its imaginative cross-cultural offerings. Sweet shrimp are plated alongside white kimchi, beurre blanc, and peas. Pork belly is mated with cauliflower, jeotgal, and kale. A dessert of semifreddo is made with barley, rhubarb, and the jouncy Japanese sponge cake castella. The prix fixe of $75 includes the cost of service.

Father’s Day need not be restricted to dry land. Not if Liberty Cruises has anything to say about it. The cruise line is conducting a 2-hour brunch cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Sip on bottomless mimosas and tuck into an all-you-can-eat buffet menu of creamy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, desserts, and more. Don’t forget to take a family photo in front of the Statue of Liberty when the boat passes by. It will make for an unforgettable keepsake of the day. Admission ranges from $135 to $175 for adults and $115 to $135 for children aged 4-12.

Another brunch (or dinner) possibility is the Latin bistro Cómodo, in Rose Hill, known for its vibrant flavors and warm ambience. Specialties at brunch include an intriguing Huancaina Benedict, in which the traditional Peruvian cheese sauce blankets poached eggs and pork belly. Duck confit chilaquiles combine heritage corn tortilla chips, tomatillo-chipotle salsa, crema, and cotija cheese. Main courses run from $17 to $32.

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