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For the Desperate: Last-Minute Father's Day Tables

Take Dad to dinner — here are some of Eater's picks with reservations left

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When grilling out or a festive activity isn't an option, restaurants are always a solid back-up plan for where to take Dad for Father's Day. Didn't get around to planning something special? Here are some standout, brand new or particularly dad-friendly restaurants available on D.C.'s restaurant reservation sites, including OpenTable, Table8, and Resy (note that some services charge a fee for last minute reservations). Apps like Reserve could provide additional options. This search is for a table for 4 for dinner around 7 p.m. — brunch is always an alternative as well.

Eater's highlighting some particular favorites, but if none appeal, do some additional searching — Father's Day isn't as ridiculous of a day to dine out as, say, Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, so options are less limited. But act quickly; these slots won't stay around forever.

Newish and Noteworthy:

Centrolina (Several Available Times)

Whaley's (Several Available Times)

Alta Strada (6:45, 7, 7:15)

DBGB (Several Available Times)

The Sovereign (Several Available Times)

Garrison (Several Available Times)

China Chilcano (Several Available Times)

Nazca Mochia (Several Available Times)

Ottoman Taverna (Several Available Times)

Succotash (8:15, 8:30)

BKK Cookshop (Several Available Times)

Purple Patch (Several Available Times)

Convivial (Several Available Times)

Classic/Consistent:

Graffiato (Several Available Times)

Daikaya ((Several Available Times)

Jack Rose (Several Available Times)

Proof (Several Available Times)

Osteria Morini (7:15, 7:30)

Cava Mezze (Several Available Times)

NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Several Available Times)

Oyamel (Several Available Times)

Zaytinya (8, 8:15)

Bombay Club (Several Available Times)

Jaleo (Several Available Times)

Boqueria (Several Available Times)

Casa Luca (Several Available Times)

701 (Several Available Times)

Neighborhood Gems:

Chez Billy Sud (Several Available Times)

Floriana (Several Available Times)

Maple (Several Available Times)

Peter Chang Arlington (8 p.m.)

DGS Delicatessen (Several Available Times)

Cork (Several Available Times)

Doi Moi ((Several Available Times)

Kapnos (Several Available Times)

BlackSalt (8:15, 8:30)

Et Voila (Several Available Times)

Ardeo/Bardeo (Several Available Times)

Table (Several Available Times)

The Fainting Goat (Several Available Times)

Tico (Several Available Times)

Soi 38 (Several Available Times)

Mandu (Several Available Times)

Ripple (Several Available Times)

Belga Cafe (Several Available Times)

Dino's Grotto (Several Available Times)

Ethiopic (Several Available Times)

Al Crostino (Several Available Times)

Thally (Several Available Times)

Granville Moore's (Several Available Times)

Bar Civita (Several Available Times)

Perry's (Several Available Times)

Buck's Fishing and Camping (6:16, 6:45, 7:15, 7:30)

Mokomandy (8, 8:15, 8:30)

SER (Several Available Times)

Meaty Fare:

The Partisan (Several Available Times)

Medium Rare (Several Available Times, both locations)

Birch & Barley (Several Available Times)

Hill Country (Several Available Times)

Del Campo (Several Available Times)

Rural Society (Several Available Times)

Joe's Seafood, Steakhouse, and Stone Crab (8)

Mastro's (Several Available Times)

Splurge on Dad:

Fiola Mare (8:45)

The Grill Room (Several Available Times)

Bourbon Steak (7, 7:30, 7:45)

Marcel's (8, 9)

Fiola (Several Available Times)

Iron Gate Tasting Room (Several Available Times)

The Palm (Several Available Times)

For Less Adventurous Fathers:

Ghibellina (6:15, 6:30)

Firefly (Several Available Times)

Clyde's of Georgetown (Several Available Times)

The Hamilton (Several Available Times)

The Riggsby (Several Available Times)

The Occidental (Several Available Times)

Ris (Several Available Times)

G (Several Available Times)

District Commons (Several Available Times)

Art & Soul (Several Available Times)

Central (Several Available Times)

Carmine's (Several Available Times)

Woodward Table (Several Available Times)

L'Auberge Chez Francois (7:15, 7:30)

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