Father's Day Planner

Forget the necktie. Our editors recommend top spots to treat Dad this year.

Updated: May 30, 2008


Il Postale

127 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Show your padre some amore with the hearty pastas at this Italian bistro.

Tied House Brewery

65 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95113

Relax with Dad in the happening beer garden, where he can enjoy creative pub grub and hearty beers.

Sam's Bar-B-Que

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

Fathers will go hog wild over the mouthwatering variety of ribs at this down-home eatery.

Grill On The Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Your dad is sure to appreciate the prime-cut steaks at this upscale chophouse.

Island Grill @ Clarion Hotel San Jose Airport

1355 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112

It's a tropical paradise for Pops at this island-themed eatery that serves exotic fare.

Wine Cellar

50 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Fathers with class will enjoy dining on one of the specialty cheese fondues at this cozy Mediterranean restaurant.


1700 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Take Dad out for the fresh catch of the day at this casual, friendly fish spot.

Cazuelas Mexican Bistro

337 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

Papa will say "Ole!" after sampling the premium tequilas and indulging in authentic Mexican cuisine.

Chez Tj

938 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

The Victorian setting and classy service at this French restaurant will make Dad feel like a king.