Easter Sunday jumps around from year to year, depending on a variety of factors such as the equinox, the solar calendar and the lunar calendar. Complicated! All we know for sure is that it must occur between March 22 and April 25 — placing this year's April 5 date right in the middle.
Make a plan and call in your reservations. Here's our list of Dallas restaurants for dining out on Easter:
Brunch with fruit, raw bar with oysters, char bar, carving bar, omelets, waffles, desserts, bloody Mary bar, and complimentary champagne and mimosas. 11 am-4pm. $55 adult, $20 12 and under. 214-267-4815.
A la carte options such as vegetable frittata, crab cake and poached eggs, salmon and sweet potato risotto, prime rib, lamb loin, and cassoulet. 214-420-3900.
Brunch includes omelets; surf and turf eggs Benedict with crab cake and beef medallion; baked eggs with feta cheese and meatballs; mezze plate with pita bread, yogurt cheese, olives, cucumber, avocado and hummus; and bloody Marys and mimosas. 9 am-3 pm. 972-745-1300.
Dallas Fish Market
Three-course à la carte brunch with clam chowder, scallop tartare, quinoa tabbouleh, tuna club, crab Benedict, French toast with hazelnuts and Nutella, airline chicken with French green lentils, olive oil cake, plum tart, and white-chocolate crème brûlée. 11 am-3 pm. 214-744-3474.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Buffet with eight stations featuring dishes such as pork loin, ceviche, omelets, eggs Benedict, waffles, soups, salads and desserts. $49 adult, $12 for 12 and under. 972-490-9000.
Three-course menu includes choice of starter, main dish and dessert. Choose from such options as chicken-fried quail, Georges Bank sea scallops and Wagyu beef. 11 am-3 pm. $95 adult, $30 for 12 and under. 214-922-4848.
Buffet with Peking duckling, bao buns, pork belly pot stickers, satay, sushi, nigiri, fried rice, lo mein, stir fry, short ribs, eggs and mini desserts. 11 am–7 pm. $55 adult, $30 for children. 214-741-5560.
Brunch features beef sirloin; pecan-crusted ruby red trout; carving station; sushi bar; and dessert room with chocolate caramel pecan fudge cake, apple blueberry galettes, pineapple brown butter cake and more. Easter bunny will make an appearance for family photos. $74 adults, $35 ages 6-12, free for 5 and under. 972-717-2420.
Celebrate Easter all weekend (April 3-5) with a special entrée of leg of lamb with mint sauce, petit pois, roasted potatoes and salad for $18. 214-824-3343.
Lobster tail and New York strip with appetizer, house salad, steamed rice and vegetables for $36. Two special sushi rolls include Easter Egg Roll with soft-shell crab and the Joy Roll with crab and tuna, both $18. April 5 from 11 am-10 pm; sushi rolls will be served April 3-5. 972-620-3474.
Hotel St. Germain
Brunch menu includes eggs Benedict, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, spinach and chicken crepes, beef tenderloin Bordelaise, bananas foster trifle, apple tart tatin, chocolate pecan pie, doberge cake, berry cobbler, profiteroles. Seatings at 11 am, 11:30 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm and 2 pm. $60. 214-871-2516.
Buffet features maple-bourbon waffles, deviled eggs, smoked ham and roast beef, omelet station, mac and cheese casserole, creamed corn, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, dessert station, and more. 11 am–2:30 pm. $45 adult, $18 for 12 and under. 214-377-0757.
Buffet includes Thai chicken, garbanzo bean salad, vegetarian noodle salad, shrimp, crab claws, sushi rolls, ham, beef round, leg of lamb, pork loin, salmon, pot roast, deviled eggs, eggs Benedict and omelets. 11 am-3 pm. $60 adult, $24 for 5-12, free for 5 and under. 214-224-3152.
Three-course prix-fixe brunch with cucumber soup, prosciutto and melon, Caesar salad, crab Benedict, salmon, leg of lamb, beef stroganoff, lemon tart, profiteroles, mixed berries in puff pastry, white chocolate and passion fruit mousse cake, and more. 11 am-3 pm. $39. 972-248-1911.
Kalamata bread salad, prime rib, fried chicken, salmon with stir-fry vegetables, chicken enchiladas, eggs Benedict, omelets, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, creamed spinach, mac and cheese, and an array of pies and desserts. 11 am-3 pm. $50 adult, $25 kids 10 and under. 972-960-7774.
Three-course brunch includes choices such as vanilla yogurt parfait, Caesar salad, salmon tartare, spinach and goat cheese omelet, chicken with biscuits and gravy, and hanger steak with wild mushroom ragout. For dessert, choose strawberry shortcake or chocolate panna cotta. $55. 214-712-9700.
Three-course brunch includes choices such as garlic shrimp, yogurt parfait, lamb sausage, eggplant satay, Thai fried chicken Benedict, sausage hash, coconut milk pancakes, Thai donuts, and taro root ice cream sandwich. 10 am-3 pm. $40. 214-749-7002.
Brunch with omelets, bacon, banana bread French toast, soups, salad, carved meats, and mimosa or sparkling wine. Seating times: 11 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2 pm. $69 adults, $59 seniors, $35 for 6-12 and free for 5 and under. 214-720-5249.
Brunch buffet with stations such as flatbreads, tacos, desserts and more. 10 am-3 pm. $43 adults, $19 ages 9-13, $11 ages 5-8. 972-506-7262.
R Bar & Grill
Pre-set dinner with candied walnut apple salad, mushroom bisque, pork belly, brisket with polenta or black cod, and chocolate bread pudding. $41. Noon-11 pm. 817-640-3322.
A la carte Easter menu includes leek and asparagus soup, lobster ceviche, corn omelet, eggs Benedict, lamb chops, and tres leches cake. 214-520-4863.
Brunch buffet with Easter egg hunt plus salads, quiche, omelets, carving station, waffles, sushi, ham, crab Benedict, corned beef hash with asparagus, blueberry French toast bread pudding and an array of desserts. $58 adult, $26 ages 6-12. 11 am-4pm. 972-450-2978.
Four-course brunch with choices such as tomato bisque, egg white crepes, quiche, brioche French toast, lamb, fried chicken, carrot cake and Cadbury's cream egg with pistachio cake. 10 am-2 pm. $75. 214-761-7470.
Silver Fox Steakhouse
Three-course meal includes asparagus soup; choice of wedge or III Forks salad; choice of entrée from châteaubriand, redfish or chicken; and chocolate lovers dessert. 11 am-5 pm. $47 adult, $17 under 12. 972-423-8121.
Four-course meal includes asparagus soup; choice of wedge or III Forks salad; choice of entrée from châteaubriand, redfish, lamb or chicken with oyster mushrooms; and choice of lemon cake, strawberry shortcake, red velvet cake or poached pear. 11 am-4 pm. $47 adult, $17 under 12. 972-267-1776.
A la carte Easter menu includes Parmesan-asparagus tart, tomato-basil gazpacho, soft-shell crab lettuce wraps, shrimp-asparagus frittata and smoked salmon with sautéed spinach. 214-520-8999.