On June 19, fathers everywhere will be honored as the primary patriarch in the family unit…the individual that has not only raised sons and/or daughters in an increasingly complex world, but who has brought the family together in a way only those sons, daughters and wives could understand. As a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society, Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day; the holiday’s formal history can be traced back to 1910 where a Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Today, it’s as much a recognized American tradition as baseball and consuming apple pie a la mode.
Woodland Hills Magazine has put together the following roundup of places to treat dad to brunch this Father’s Day, so if you don’t already have plans, take a gander at this list and be prepared for one knockout good time…and full stomach! Behold, our suggestions for Father’s Day Brunch in Woodland Hills…
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Woodland Hills has been named “Best Steak House” by the Daily News for 10 years in a row…and for good reason. From a beckoning light wood interior that boasts copper overtones yielding an atmosphere of utter sophistication and easy elegance to private dining rooms that offer a variety of settings for private parties – such as Father’s Day gatherings – this L.A. favorite delivers superior service and an unforgettable dining experience. Whether your Father’s Day afternoon-into-evening foray includes a show at the nearby IMAX theater or a stroll through The Village, a handcrafted cocktail fused with a fantastic meal at Ruth’s Chris is the perfect way to make the celebration extra-special for dad.
Leo & Lilly brings European and Mediterranean flavors to a boiling forefront to create healthy, unique and delicious dishes to share this Father’s Day. While the smell of freshly-baked goods will lure you in and tempt your taste buds, it’s the incredible range of pastries, breads, full breakfast/lunch/dinner menu and thirst-quenching beverages that will delight dad as soon as he glances at the extensive menu. There’s something for everyone traveling with you for this Father’s Day celebration at Leo & Lilly, starting with appetizers and “small plates” and going on to include entrees, burgers, salads and talked-about sides.
Angel City Café has been an institutional favorite amongst Los Angelinos, sitting proudly on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills and offering everything from scrumptious Shrimp Scampi and Ahi Tuna Taquitos starters to Champagne Mushroom Soup, Cajun Clam Chowder, Tortilla Soup, Chicken Enchilada Soup, Sun-Dried Tomato & Forest Mushroom Bisque, Caprese Salad, Beet Salad, Spinach Salad, mixed greens, BBQ Ranch Tri-Tip, Angel City Chopped Salad, Caesar Salad, Tex-Mex-Style Salad, a bevy of sandwiches and burgers and much more. If dad can’t find anything on Angel City’s menu, you’re going to need to have a talk with him!
Is dad a Scotch drinker? Then there’s no better place in all of L.A. than The Tipsy Cow in Woodland Hills, where the English Scotsman has been the talk of the liquor circuit for years – this Chamomile-infused Scotch bursts with flavor courtesy of its other delicious ingredients, including lemon, honey simple and Coriander, a mixture that has catapulted it to nee-legendary status among Woodland Hills area Scotch fans. But beyond the delectable craft cocktails, Tipsy Cow remains an eclectic urban “eating house” specializing in the most interestingly refreshing beers in town and freshly-ground burgers. And while the kitchen serves up a formidable selection of superior California cuisine – including Short-Rib Poutine Fries, Tarragon Deviled Eggs and Creamy Blue Crab Dip – the centerpiece of Tipsy Cow’s menu is what dad will be most interested in this Father’s Day: The burger. The restaurant’s Angus beef boasts not only free-range and all-natural elements, but is prepared in vegetarian methods and always sustainably and humanely raised with no hormones and no antibiotics.
The Runway Restaurant & Lounge at the Hilton Woodland Hills is a place where “beauty meets flavor,” offering one of the most unique backdrops for this Father’s Day on our entire list. Here, dishes designed to “make a statement on the palate” are showcased on a “culinary catwalk”…a restaurant where the cuisine Los Angelinos love transforms into beautiful-tasting dishes to be savored. Contemporary American food infused with bits of intercontinental culture is what The Runway is all about, and dad can bask in the gorgeousness of California flavors with farm-to-table dishes and sharable plates perfectly styled and all boasting ingredients that have been locally-sourced.
Clean, bold tastes. Shaken-up herb-infused cocktails. The perfect local brews to enhance elaborately-designed menus. It’s all waiting as a reality for dad for Father’s Day Brunch in Woodland Hills.