South Florida treats for dad on Father’s Day

There is still time to find a great place to celebrate Father’s Day in South Florida. Here’s some ootions:

Maska (Miami)

Brunch will run from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm featuring traditional tunes from a live Tabla Percussionist and a cigar roller for a little something extra. Maska’s brunch starts at $55 and will offer flavors fresh out of the tandoor kitchen, as well as unlimited Prosecco and signature cocktails, such as the Maska Mule. Kids are also welcome to brunch for just $40.

Stations will include dishes originating from different regions of India. The South Indian station is dedicated to foods from the coastal regions of India, dishes amongst them include live cooked Neer Dosas with fresh seafood, chicken or a variety of seasonal vegetables.

Anticipate items such as Chef Hemant Mathur’s Lamb Chops, whole fish of the day and Rosemary Paneer at the carving station from the Tandoor oven. Try Maska’s Dum Biryanipot accompanied by savory basmati rice, and a variety of savory Chaats for a more traditional dish.

Urbanica The Meridian Hotel (Miami Beach)

Photo: The Meridian Hotel


A redesigned 1930’s boutique lifestyle hotel located in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. Minibar offers innovative craft cocktails using local ingredients, an eclectic wine list, and locally crafted beers, mini bar bites and lush outdoor seating.

Minibar will host  a mini bourbon lesson and $6 Old Fashioned and Bourbon specials all day. Experience a class presented by Mixologist, David Cedeno on the versatility of bourbon and the variety of cocktails you can make other than the typical Mint Julep or Old Fashioned this Father’s Day. Minibar features a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Diplomat Beach Resort (Hollywood)

Known for its beautiful sandy white beach and calm, clear water, The Diplomat Beach Resort stretches from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Dad can Vacation like a King and enjoy VIP status with unique experiences tailored exclusively for him. Offer includes:

 Room upgrade (based on availability)
 $100 resort credit (valid for F&B, spa, golf, pool/beach cabana, water activities, kids program, etc.)
 Complimentary valet parking at the resort
 Booking link on resort website for Vacation Like a VIP package
 Complimentary valet parking at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills and discount book with exclusive offers
 Summer Savings 2-for-1 card, sunny.org/summer, provided by GFLCVB

For lunch or dinner, choose from one of the eight culinary concepts, such as Point Royal, featuring coastal American cuisine by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Monkitail, a modern Japanese izakaya by restaurateur Michael Schulson and Playa, a poolside, beachfront Nuevo Latino restaurant with a rum and tequila bar and fresh juice drinks.


The Diplomat Spa + Wellness offers the Gentlemen’s Facial that includes a cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating process for a duration of 50 minutes. Dad has the option of enhancing his facial with a variety of add-ons.

 Gentlemen’s facial – Cleansing + Exfoliating + Hydrating 50 min. – $175

At the resort’s great Diplomat Prime steakhouse, Diplomat Prime’s bar special includes a Wagyu Foie Gras burger paired with Rodney Strong Winery Alexander Crown Cabernet Sauvignon for $75. Available at the bar only. Diplomat Prime is open daily from 5:30 – 10:30 pm.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

The property’s NYY  steakhouse will offer a signature brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $85 per person. The brunch will feature  array of dining options including fresh seafood, made-to-order pancakes, omelets and prime rib. Special Father’s Day tasting selections will include steak and eggs, Bell & Evans fried chicken and lamb lolli chops. There will also be an endless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.

From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Father’s Day dinner features will include seafood Louie salad, grilled swordfish steak romesco, dry-aged prime rib, 60-day dry-aged 30-ounce porterhouse, 60-day dry-aged 12-ounce New York strip and chocolate peanut butter mousse cake for dessert.  

At Sorrisi, the property’s fine dining Italian restaurant,  Father’s Day specials from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.will include cioppino (soup), stuffed artichoke (appetizer), porcini-crusted sea bass or veal Pomodoro (entrées) and frozen chocolate chip meringata cake (dessert).


Meanwhile, Fresh Harvest at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek  will serve a Father’s Day brunch between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. for $42 per person ($17 for children 10 and under). The menu will include oven-roasted turkey, prime rib, brown sugar and mustard-glazed ham, house-made sausages, slow-roasted brisket, lobster bisque, seared salmon, peanut butter and chocolate French toast, cheese steak eggs benedict and assorted sushi. Endless mimosas and sparkling wine are also included, along with one pound of crab legs.

Feature Photo: Diplomat Beach Resort



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