Where to Take Dad for Father’s Day in Toronto

From a hearty steak dinner to BBQ and brews, explore the many ways to treat Pops

Father’s Day is just around the corner and few things sound better than “This one’s on me, Dad.” Whether Dad is a steak connoisseur, a BBQ enthusiast, or a big brunch guy, we’ve rounded up dining options to suit every style and taste. Join us as we explore some of the best spots to indulge in quality time over a memorable meal this Father’s Day.

While the below spots are sure to please, we have even more Father’s Day offerings city-wide. To explore more options, check out all our restaurants across the city preparing Father’s Day specials. Prepare to feast, celebrate, and spoil!

Happy dining, Dad!

Guests wearing Blue Jays jerseys drinking Lost Craft beer

For the Sport-lovers

If baseball is Dad’s game, there’s no better spot to grab some grub than Canteen. Located a short walk from Toronto’s Rogers Centre (which happens to be hosting the Guardians on Father’s Day), pair an afternoon at the Jays game with an epic burger and some brews at this fast, fresh, and casual spot. Not only are Canteen’s game day specials wallet-friendly and delicious, but their approachable menu features plenty of mouthwatering options for the whole family. Grab a bite inside or opt for the street-side patio and celebrate Dad during the perfect afternoon out.

For the Beer and BBQ Fan

There’s nothing quite like downing a couple of cold pops with Pops himself. If Dad is a beer drinker, he’ll love sharing stories over a frosty glass at Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery. Located in Liberty Village, this comfy and TV-clad gastropub serves a delightful weekend brunch plus an incredible menu of BBQ favourites. Give Dad a break from grilling duties and treat him to expertly crafted barbecue, a spread of meat dishes, or the finger-licking LC BBQ Platter that offers it all. Best of all: you can chow down under the sun on the sprawling patio.

For the Steak and Potatoes Guy

Few Dads are immune to a good steak dinner, and nothing beats the presentation and taste of Aera’s sky-high offerings. Each USDA prime steak that leaves the kitchen is truly a cut above. From tenderloin to rib eye, strip loin, porterhouse, and wagyu, Aera is the place to treat Dad this Father’s Day (check out their Father’s Day feature roast and dessert too!). Not only can you choose from sumptuous vegetables and sides to accompany a perfectly cooked cut, but you can also take in soaring 38th-floor views at every turn. If your evening plans are already sorted, Aera’s weekend brunch will also impress.

For the Dapper Dads

If Dad likes pints and pub culture, The Dorset is the spot. Inspired by England’s charming coast and countryside, our newest restaurant to open at The Well takes British cuisine to new heights. Reserve a table downstairs in The Dorset Bar for elevated classics with seaside flair or explore the airy second-floor dining room for refined dishes brimming with coastal English flavours. Open all weekend for daily brunch and Happy Hour specials, there’s no better way to show your appreciation for the man of the hour.

Sugo Sunday offerings at Parcheggio

For the Pasta Papa

If Italy is calling, or if Dad just appreciates the art of freshly extruded pasta, head to Parcheggio for the ultimate Father’s Day feast. Not only is brunch on offer, but the menu of juicy steaks, chops, and seafood has a homey Italian flair. And while we’re all about an à la carte meal, Sugo Sundays is an incredible family-style dinner deal! From 5:30pm, gather your loved ones and enjoy a feast as the team dishes out a delicious spread of apps, pastas, and dessert for sharing. Perfect for mouths big and small, celebrate Dad with Nonna’s recipes and raise a glass to a family affair.

Save the Date to Celebrate

Can’t celebrate together this time around? Send Dad an Oliver & Bonacini gift card and save the date for a Father’s Day meal on you. Available in a quick click, send it directly to his inbox and let him choose from over 25 O&B restaurants in Toronto and beyond.