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If you are wanting to show your love for dad this year, why not take him out for a dinner that he’s sure to love. It means less cooking for you and more time to chat and spend quality time with him. No matter what dad’s taste in food from casual to upscale, here are some great places to enjoy a relaxing father’s day dinner.

Burgatory
299 W. Bridge St.
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 461-2200
www.burgatorybar.com

Located in Homestead, Burgatory is the perfect dinner spot for the dad who loves burgers. At burgatory dad can choose from one of the tasty burger combinations on the menu or create his own burger with just the right toppings. If he’s watching his weight, Burgatory also offers chicken and veggie burger options. The rosemary seasoned French fries and the deep fried portabella mushrooms are also a must-try. Don’t forget to treat dad to a tasty shake, like the ‘Old Grandad,’ which is spiked with bourbon and drizzled with caramel.

Bocktown
690 Chauvet Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 788-3333
www.bocktown.com

Located in Robinson, Bocktown is a great spot to take the dad who loves craft beer and the cozy atmosphere is perfect for spending an afternoon or evening chatting with dad. Bocktown has a huge selection of beer on draft plus many more options in bottles as well as specialty infused beer. Try the fresh cut fries with your favorite combination of toppings. Dad will find so much to love on the menu, including mussels, sandwiches, burgers and wraps.

Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse
983 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15238
(412) 781-7600
www.ichibanhibachisteakhouse.com

Located in Fox Chapel, Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse is a fun place to take a large group. Watch your meal being prepared in front of you with sizzling flare; the hibachi chefs at Ichiban put on quite a show. Dad can enjoy a special meal such as steak, lobster or shrimp, or all three if he prefers. All of the meals are served with fried rice, noodles, vegetables soup and salad. If Fox Chapel is not convenient for you, Ichiban also has locations in Robinson, Cranberry, Wexford, McMurray and Washington.

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Grand Concourse
100 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-1717
www.muer.com/grand-concourse

Located in Station Square, the Grand Concourse is the a great place to enjoy a luxurious meal with dad. Enjoy a decadent meal of Alaskan king crab legs, filet mignon or New York strip steak in this beautiful Pittsburgh landmark. Grand Concourse also offers a fabulous Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  if dad would prefer to dine early. The brunch buffet features an omelet station tasty dishes such as smoked salmon, prime rib, bacon, muffins and cakes.

Mad Mex
2 Robinson Plaza
Pittsburgh, P A15205
(412) 494-5656
www.madmex.com

Located in Robinson, Mad Mex is a great option for the dad who likes food with a spicy Mexi-Cali flair. Dad can enjoy a large selection of craft beer, margaritas or tequila flights. Fresh chips and a trio dip such as spicy bean, guacamole and queso are the perfect way to start your meal. Then, move on to freshly made burritos, tacos and wraps. On the lighter side, Mad Mex has a great seleciton of fresh salads and zingy wings. If the weather is right, you can enjoy Father’s Day dinner on the outdoor patio.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.