Easter comes on the late side in 2019: April 21. This is good if you're not a planner. It gives you three weeks to figure out what you're doing, where you're going, and what you're eating.
Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants are better planners than you are. They already have their Easter brunch menus locked and loaded and ready to roll.
Here are your choices for dining out on Easter:
Seasonal brunch specials include Texas breakfast with brisket, jalapeño cornbread, sunny side egg, and poblano hollandaise; lemon poppy seed waffle with fried chicken breast; and spinach quiche with wilted spinach, roasted garlic, grana padano and citrus salad. Regular menu is also available. 10 am-3 pm. 817-332-2473.
Blue Mesa Grill
Celebration runs all weekend long with an all-day brunch on Sunday and brunch on Saturday, as well. Huge variety of stations includes made-to-order huevos rancheros/omelet bar, Mexican and breakfast favorites like smoked chicken enchiladas and Adobe Pie, a street taco bar with grilled red chile salmon, Latin chicken, brisket, and housemade tortillas, Belgian waffles and fried chicken, local sausage and skillet potatoes, a salad station with southwest Caesar, apple-kale salad, mango-jicama with spring greens and tequila-orange vinaigrette, and a dessert station with double chocolate fudge brownies, build-your-own ice cream sundaes, churros and homemade cookies. Champagne and mimosas with fresh OJ are included. Saturday 10 am-2 pm, Sunday 8 am-4 pm. $24. Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Dallas 972-934-0165, Plano 214-387-4407.
Brunch includes crab cake rancheros, avocado toast, seafood Johnny Cakes + Eggs, tuna steak + eggs, shrimp Benedict, crème brûlée French toast, and carrot lava cake. 10 am-3 pm. Allen 972-737-3018, Southlake 817-421-3263.
Normally closed on Sundays, Bullion is hosting a brunch with special dishes including choice of hors d’oeuvres, entree, and dessert bar with tarts, pastries, and other treats. 11:30 am-2:30 pm. $95 or $35 for 12 and under. 972-698-4250.
Regular brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, plus special brunch features including smoked salmon benedict, migas with house-made chorizo and habanero hash browns, and prime rib sandwich with provolone cheese on a hoagie roll. 10 am-3 pm. Frisco 469-850-1850.
Easter feast on the 17th floor of the Crescent Complex's center office tower in Uptown Dallas includes honey-glazed ham, chive whipped potatoes, deviled eggs, charcuterie platters, prime rib, shrimp, Caprese salad, snow crab claws, oysters, and build-your-own sundae bar. 11 am-2:30 pm. $98, or $125 with bottomless mimosa or bloody Mary bar; $55 for 12 and under. 214-871-4343.
Three-course brunch menu includes choices of appetizer, entree, and dessert. 10 am-3 pm. $35 or $16.50 for 12 and under. Dallas 214-526-9463, Plano 972-312-9463, Allen 972-908-2532, Fort Worth 817-737-9463.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Regular menu plus three special Easter brunch offerings: lobster benedict, filet mignon benedict, or herb-crusted prime rib. 11 am-3 pm. $45-55. Fort Worth 817-877-3999, Dallas 972-490-9000, Plano 972-312-9115.
Del Frisco's Grille
Special brunch menu features filet benedict, as well as a special dinner menu all day including lemon doberge cake. 10 am-3 pm. Fort Worth 817-887-9900, Dallas 972-807-6152, Southlake 817- 410-3777, Plano 469-661-8012.
El Bolero Cocina Mexicana
Regular brunch plus holiday features such as lobster huevos ranchero, brunch torta, and cochinita y huevos tacos. 10 am-3 pm.Design District 214-741-1986, Fitzhugh 214-238-2211, Fort Worth 682-250-7583.
Brunch will include poached eggs with green pea and kale pesto, sourdough pain perdu with blackberry and maple jam, shrimp & grits, cornbread panzanella salad, smoked ham with mustard glaze, and desserts including an Easter egg display, carrot cake whoopee pies, lemon trifle with berries, peep cupcakes, and coconut macaroon nests. 10:30 am-2 pm. $69 or $35 for 12 and under. 214-720-5249.
Three-course menu features beloved brunch, holiday, and dessert selections in an à la carte menu with choice of starter, main course, and dessert. 10:30 am-3 pm. $125 or $35 for 12 and under. 214-922-4848.
Three-course menu will offer various options for each course including crispy shrimp and lobster spring rolls, sashimi tower, avocado toast, and warm spinach salad. "Steak & eggs" features filet, poached egg, caviar hollandaise, watercress, and truffle vinaigrette. Maryland-style crab cake benedict comes with poached egg and red Thai curry béarnaise. Maitake mushroom quiche has black truffle, scallion, cheddar, and Profound Microfarms greens. Korean fried chicken and waffles has doenjang waffles, gochujang honey, sesame, and scallion. Dessert is choice of rhubarb ginger panna cotta or chocolate mousse cake. 11 am-2:30 pm. $51-$58, depending on entrée. 214-571-5784.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Three-course menu includes choice of starter, entree, two sides to share, and dessert. Entrees include eggs benedict with filet mignon, crab cake, surf & turf, brioche French toast, and salmon Cobb salad. 10 am. $30 and up. 972-543-2141.
The French Room
Brunch buffet in the Salon with bites from the Adolphus’ culinary team to be enjoyed in the main dining room. Ttwo seatings: 11 am and 1 pm. $90 or $35 for 12 and under. 214-651-3615.
Brunch buffet includes chilaquiles, scrambled eggs, angel food cake French toast, jalapeno cheddar sausage, cast-iron cinnamon rolls, hash brown potato casserole, biscuits with jalapeno sausage gravy, chicken fried steak, Texas Gulf snapper with chimichurri orzo pasta, chicken breast with Andouille jambalaya & cilantro rice, Texas seafood bar, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, prime rib, Dr Pepper glazed ham, taco station, dessert bar, and more. 10 am-3 pm. $47 or $19 for 12 and under. 972-781-9473.
Brunch at this Italian restaurant in Southlake includes dishes such as buschetta, focaccia Calabrese, calamari, mussels, crab cakes, tomato-mozzarella salad, steak salad, minestrone, torta rustica, fettucine alla carbonara, fritelle con fragole, margherita pizza, orecchiette alla Calabrese, ravioli, lasagna, cannelloni with chicken and spicy sausage, rigatoni, chicken parmiagiana, and Sicilian salmon. 11 am–4 pm. Prices a la carte. 817-251-8798.
Brunch includes choice of carnitas de lechon, a 72-hour suckling pig confit; beef barbacoa pulled meat, a braised barbacoa style beef short rib; or roasted chicken. All items are to be shared and come with nopales salad, onion, and tortillas. Sides are a la carte and include rice, refried beans, ranchero beans, chicken, beef, shrimp, chorizo, and bacon. 11 am-3 pm. $30-$40. 214-443-5183.
Law at Four Seasons
Omelet bar, ramen noodle station, raw bar, hand-rolled sushi, poke station, carved meats, French toast, waffles, bubbly bar, caffeination station, and a room dedicated to desserts. Easter Bunny, balloon artist, and kid's craft station. 10 am-3:30 pm. $95 or $45 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.
Mansion on Turtle Creek
Three-course menu includes an indulgent pastry display featuring lemon meringue tartlets, raspberry white chocolate cheesecake, and hibiscus-lime panna cotta. 11 am-11 pm. $130 or $50 for 12 and under. 214-443-4747.
Family-style brunch includes muffins, scones, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, bacon, and smoked sausage. 11 am-4 pm. $30 or $10 for 10 and under. 972-807-2174.
Three-course meal with choice of ham, turkey, cheese & bacon penne with chicken, or Atlantic Salmon, salad or soup, and choice of triple berry crumble, lava cake, or apple pie a la mode. $20, or $11 for 12 and under. Take-home offerings including ham feast for $105 (serves 8-10); sides a la carte; and brunch ($42-$84, serves 6 or 12). Pre-order for pick-up April 19-21. 11 am-8 pm.
Mudhen Meat and Greens
Brunch, dessert, and cocktail specials in addition to regular menu include deviled eggs, 44 Farms prime rib benedict, and Lillet Lady cocktails. 9 am-4 pm. 214-698-7000.
Four-course menu includes chicken fried quail & waffle, open-faced omelette, coffee & doughnuts, and featured cocktails. 11 am-3 pm. $60, or $20 for 12 and under. 214-712-9700.
Paul Martin's American Grill
They'll open early at 9 am for a brunch that includes white cheddar biscuits, organic dark-roasted coffee, a hand-crafted cocktail or juice, and an entrée of choice such as crab cake benedict. 9 am-3 pm. $27. Full dinner menu and $9 children’s menu will also be available, all day. 214-521-0116.
Perle on Maple
Three-course menu at Le Meridien restaurant includes spring pea soup, tuna tartar, little gem & beet salad, lobster ravioli with spring peas, Colorado lamb with mushroom-barley risotto, sea scallops on asparagus risotto, opera cake, carrot cake, and complimentary glass of champagne. Seatings are available at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm. $52. 469-375-5846.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
All-day dinner menu plus special brunch dishes include Creole benedict with 8-ounce filet mignon; crab cake benedict; bloody Mary, mimosa, and brandy milk punch. 11 am-4 pm. Uptown Dallas, Frisco, and Grapevine.
Brunch menu features chicken & waffle sliders, French toast stuffed with cream cheese, pancake tower, bloody Mary bar, and mimosa carafes. Three locations in Allen, Las Colinas, and Plano.
Three-course brunch menu includes choices of appetizer, entree, and dessert. 10:30 am-3 pm. $36 or $18 for 12 and under. Dallas 214-739-5959, Plano 972-378-9463.
The Easter Bunny and Cha! Cha! will be hosting an "egg-cellent" breakfast buffet at this Grapevine eatery, with all the breakfast favorites as well as a special goodie bag for the kids. During the event, kids can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt and Easter basket raffle. April 13 and April 20 8-10 am. 972-539-5001.
Ranch at Las Colinas
Brunch buffet includes chilaquiles, scrambled eggs, angel food cake French toast, jalapeno cheddar sausage, cast-iron cinnamon rolls, hash brown potato casserole, biscuits with jalapeno sausage gravy, chicken fried steak, Texas Gulf snapper with chimichurri orzo pasta, chicken breast with Andouille jambalaya & cilantro rice, Texas seafood bar, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, prime rib, Dr Pepper glazed ham, taco station, dessert bar, and more. 10 am-3 pm. $47 or $19 for 12 and under. 972-506–7262.
Two-course menu for bunch includes Hawaiian seafood omelet with scallop, shrimp, crab, and lobster essence; Kalua pork benedict with crispy potato cake and shiso bernaise; and Wagyu beef "loco moco" with pineapple fried rice and egg lomi tomatoes. Dinner includes misoyaki butterfish with Alaskan black cod, baby bok choy and furikake rice; or macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi with lobster cream sauce. Brunch 9 am-3 pm, dinner 3 pm-9 pm. $29 for adults, and $13 for 12 and under.
Three-course brunch features choice from five entrees including Prime steak and eggs with marble potatoes and roasted asparagus; lobster with eggs on cheddar polenta; French toast with bacon; scallops with asparagus and rice pilaf; Cornish hen with garlic broccolini and marble potatoes. Starters include black bean and bacon soup, split pea and kale soup, spinach-strawberry salad, and Romaine and kale Caesar 10 am-2 pm. $30.
Second Floor Kitchen
Brunch buffet includes omelets, silver dollar pancake station, Danish, croissants, muffins, fruit, eggs benedict Florentine, country potato hash, biscuits & gravy, lobster deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail shots, smoked tomato bisque, chicken & waffle bites, salads, carving station with prime rib and ham, dill salmon, chicken breast with wild mushroom glaze, lamb Bolognese ziti pasta, linguine with vegetables, cauliflower moray, kids' table, and dessert buffet with cupcakes, cake pops, trifles, cookies, brownies, and more. 11 am-3 pm. $65 or $25 for 12 and under. 972-450-2978.
Easter treats include bunny- and chick-shaped frosted sugar cookies, and chick-themed and Happy Easter cupcakes. Available through April 21. 214-983-2253.
Three-course meal includes choices from bacon-wrapped dates, deviled eggs, calamari, jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, Caesar or wedge salad, prime ribeye, surf ‘n turf with 6-ounce tenderloin filet and 5-ounce lobster tail, filet mignon, lemon caper chicken, salmon meuniere, sea bass, crab cake benedict, pork tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, loaded fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach, seasonal vegetables,grilled asparagus, chocolate Kahlua cake with espresso gelato, crème brûlée, or bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream. 11 am-8 pm. $56-94. 972-789-9558.
Texas de Brazil
Opens early at 11 am to serve full dinner menu all day. Specialty brunch items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, croissants, and Danish pastries will be available through 3 pm. Each full meal purchased will also include non-alcoholic beverages and an indulgent dessert.
In addition to regular menu, special a la carte Easter offerings include lobster avocado toast, crab cake benedict, crab and shrimp frittata, French toast with andouille and apples, steak and eggs with tenderloin medallions and poached eggs, Mediterranean seafood salad with crab, shrimp, and calamari, and a special menu for young adults with grilled cheese and tomato, bacon mac 'n cheese, chicken tenders, or fried shrimp, with chocolate bunny in a glass for dessert. 11 am-8 pm. Uptown 214-220-2401 or Southlake 817-912-0500.
Brunch buffet with special chef menu. 10 am-3 pm. $35 or $9 for 12 and under. 972-215-0640.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Three-course brunch includes choices from green pea bisque, smoked salmon, moo she venison, steak & eggs, chicken & waffles, pork chops, pecan-crusted rainbow trout, smoked salmon carbonara, chicken-fried lobster benedict, wild boar sausage omelet, shrimp & grits, flourless chocolate cake, lemon-blueberry cheesecake, and Snookies peach cobber. 10 am-3 pm. $45. 214-744-3287.