Los Angeles Father's Day Ideas 2010

He taught you how to ride a bike, operate a grill and encouraged you to be the best you can be. The man deserves a little attention, don't you think? From an old-school barber shop experience to cool gear at L.A. shops to meaty meals at manly restaurants, check out our recommendations for the best ways to spoil Dad on Father's Day.

Updated: May 26, 2010

Father's Day Ideas: Restaurants for Dad


Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

Feast fit for a king and his favorite writer: If it was good enough for Hemingway, surely it's good enough for your papa.


Ford's Filling Station

9531 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Treat him to casual, New American fare with a fancy twist from Indiana Jones's son, chef Ben Ford, at this Culver City favorite.


Soot Bull Jeep

3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

If you can't separate the man from his grill, at least get him out of the backyard. K-town's smokey dive is perfect for lovers of good Korean 'cue.


Wolfgang's Steakhouse

445 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Turns out this town is big enough for two Wolfgangs: Your carnivorous father will enjoy getting in on the fancy steakhouse action just down the street from that Puck guy's establishment.


Rivera Restaurant

1050 South Flower Street #102, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The hand-ground, homemade tortillas may have pressed flowers, but surely your pops will appreciate the hard work that went into this sleek downtown spot with a Latin-eccentric menu and impressive wine list. Even better, the prices are reasonable.


Picanha Churrascaria

269 E Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

Churrascaria! Slabs of meat on swords! Burbank! Indulge Pa's inner carnivore at one of this mellow city's meat-loving paradises.


Vinoteque

7469 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Does Dad need a drink? Look no further than this Melrose wine bar and restaurant that is celebrating Father's Day with an all-day happy hour on Sunday, June 20. Dad will receive a complimentary glass of beer or wine that'll pair perfectly with a menu featuring playful tapas like Kobe sliders, mini corn dogs and headcheese tacos.


The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles Pasadena Hotels

1401 South Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

If you really want to toast the big guy in style (and aren't afraid to pay the price), the Annual Distinguished Dad's Brunch is just the ticket. On Father's Day, the hotel will turn its Horseshoe Garden, Lobby Lounge and surrounding terraces into a lavish space where you can enjoy an exquisite brunch, a vintage car exhibit, cigar rolling and golf on the plasma TVs. Price is $105 for adults, $75 for ages 13-20 and $35 for children ages 4-12.


Taste on Melrose

8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

If your dad's a hepcat who likes a cool scene (and good food) take him to this WeHo favorite. If you're doing brunch, try the "Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar." For dinner, treat Dad to a scotch flight ... after all, he deserves it.


Andaz West Hollywood

8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Live it up with Pop on the Sunset Strip with the all-day ?Like Father, Like Son? menu at this cool eatery serving French-tinged fare. Enjoy a free TRU Gin Fizz and cigar with brunch, lunch or dinner. Pricing for the special menu is $32 for the veal chop, $38 for the French cut beef chop, $26 for the Korobuta pork chop and $30 for the lamb chop.


Father's Day Ideas: Gifts for Dad


Apple Store

6301 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The other apples of his eye: Keep your old man on the right side of the digital divide with some of the coolest contraptions around. He can even sign up for in-store classes to help with his new doohickies and thingamabobs.


Hollywood Hatters

6905 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Combat Dad's hat wackiness with sophisticated, old-school styles he'll love from Sal Rovero's Hollywood outlet.


Porsche Design

236 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Gear for gearheads: Watch Dad swoon over the cutting-edge gadgetry at this sleek Beverly Hills tribute to every man's dream car.


Baxter Finley Barber & Shop

515 N la Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

A "spa" day for Dad: Despite its sleek, well-designed interior, long history in the industry and impressive product line, this La Cienega ode to male grooming offers good, clean shaves and cuts without a lot of the silly bells and whistles common to the city's newer barbershops. Not a lot of fuss, but a real treat ... Call it "pampering lite."


Moods of Norway

113 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If your dad likes to "peacock it out" when it comes to his wardrobe, this shiny, happy Robertson apparel store is the perfect place to score him something fun, young and lively. Once you tell him there's a golden tractor in the window, he may even want to go in with you.


Father's Day Ideas: Bonding Activities with Dad


Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

This Father's Day's home game is where the Dodgers will be duking it out with the Angels of Anaheim. You don't have to totally understand the rules (or where the opposing team is really from), just know that your pops will enjoy being taken out to the ballpark. And those Dodger dogs and ginormous beers make for the perfect guy meal.


Lucky Strike

6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 143, Hollywood, CA 90028

Roll out! The big guy will be bowled over by this Hollywood-style, high-tech take on a classic American pasttime. Bring the whole family and reserve one of the cool VIP lounges. Hey, doesn't Dad deserve it?


Los Angeles

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Be the ball: Put on your funny plaid pants and tee-off with Dad on one of two expansive 18-hole courses at this gorgeous public course.


Scribble Press

1109 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Young, creative dads and the little kids who love them can now get crafty together at the Westside Pavilion's cool "printing press," where drawing outside the lines is a noble pursuit.


Ciel Spa at SLS

465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Perfect for sons & dads: Settle back into the white chair, close your eyes and bask in an array of steamed towels, oils, temple massaging, gels and an old-school shave, followed by a new-school haircut by master barber Tim Yanchun. Then head downstairs for a wondrous brunch at the SLS hotel. Father's Day Special is $118 per person.