Food Roll Call: Father’s Day Dinner

Food + Travel Aficionado Jon Meyer with his father.

Show your old man some love — and some top-notch cuisine — this weekend.

Dad, Pops, Padre, Per, Abba, Vader, Babbo – however you say the word, it signifies the man who raised you. For Father’s Day, here are some dining spots sure to make him understand your appreciation.

Food + Travel Aficionado Jon Meyer (age 11) with his father.

The Local Vine | 1410 12th Avenue, Seattle | (206) 257-5653

Celebrate Dad with some vino! Join Chef Dekle and the The Local Vine wine team for a four-course market-fresh dinner with wine pairings. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. with family-style seating; $45 per person.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse |  621 Union St., Seattle  |  (206) 494-4442

Thinking dinner and a movie for the evening? Start out at Sullivan’s, where meat is the highlight. Carnivorous options include a 10-ounce filet and the very hearty 23-ounce rib-eye. In addition to meat consumption, pops will also be entered into a drawing to win a Nike golf bag filled with man stuff.

Salty’s1936 Harbor Ave. SW, Seattle  |  (206) 937-1600

An abundant spread of fine cuisine is a fair trade-off for all the gifts and high-fives your father has bestowed upon you, so why not pay him back with the omelet bar at Salty’s? The food is great and the view is fantastic — but the smile on dad’s face will be the best.

Etta’s |  2020 Western Ave., Seattle  |  (206) 443-6000

With all of Tom Douglas’ new haunts on the map, it’s nice to revisit one of his timeless classics. Utilizing the neighboring market, Etta’s still boasts some of the best seafood in the city. It would definitely behoove you to make a reservation at this place.

Portage Bay |  391 Terry Ave. N., Seattle  |  (206) 462-6400

Portage Bay invites you to “eat like you give a damn!” Well, I say act like you give a damn about your pops and shuttle him to one of the three PB locations. A pioneering force in the local organic movement, the eatery’s walls are similar to those of the house you grew up in boasting picture frames filled with their family members, or rather local producers.