Mothers are the reason we all got here, and so it's fitting we give them their day. One day a year, we make them our focus. We ply them with chocolates, flowers, and cards that have been thoughtfully composed by Hallmark.
Restaurants are there to help us, with brunches and chocolate-covered strawberries and mimosas. Bring on the mimosas.
Here's where to take Mom for Mother's Day Brunch:
Brunch will include choices such as crab cake, crab and corn chowder, prime rib hash, smoked salmon tacos, lobster scramble, avocado toast, banana pancakes, brioche French toast, chicken salad sandwich, Wagyu cheeseburger, and French dip.10 am-3 pm. Oak Lawn 214-219-2201, North Dallas 972-239-3400.
Blue Mesa Grill
All-day buffet observes extended hours, with choices from street taco station, adobe pie, chicken enchiladas, carving station with ham and brisket, omelet bar, huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, migas, chicken & waffles, King Ranch casserole, salad bar, Belgian waffles, tortilla soup, sweet corn cake with ginger rice, and dessert bar with new ice cream bar, layered flan cake, raspberry-cajeta pudding, Jack Daniels pecan tarts, lemon tarts, and more. 8 am-7 pm. $22, or $7 for 12 and under. Addison 972-934-0165, Arlington 682-323-3050, Dallas 214-378-8686, Plano 214-387-4407, Fort Worth 817-332-6372; Addison and Plano will also host Saturday brunch 10:30 am-3 pm.
Canary By Gorji
Three-course dinner features choices such as field greens with pomegranate vinaigrette & roasted pistachios; traditional Caesar with egg yolk; beef tenderloin with gnocchi gorgonzola; cod and poached shrimp over cauliflower puree with English peas; pork chop and shrimp; lamb T-Bone and Texas quail with tzatziki and tabbouleh; 3-cheese spinach lasagna; Kefir cheese butterfly; and flourless chocolate cake. 5-9 pm. $69. 972-503-7080.
Dallas Chop House
Brunch includes a la carte specials such as shrimp cocktail, tortilla soup, heirloom tomato salad, jalapeno hush puppies, beef tataki, brisket enchiladas, steak & eggs, bucatini carbonara, lobster roll, Nutella French toast, eggs benedict, vanilla-black pepper souffle, chocolate tart, yogurt panna cotta, and blood orange sorbet mimosa. 11 am-3 pm. $9-$29. 214-736-7300.
Three-course menu includes items such as tuna tostaditas, lobster huevos rancheros, and tira de asado. 10 am-3 pm. $40. 214-741-1986.
Three-course brunch includes trout benedict, crab and prawn "campeche," BBQ Texas quail and greens, sea scallops and gnocchi with Englis peas and morels, filet mignon and lobster omelet, halibut, lamb chops, and strawberry shortcake bar. 10:30 am-3 pm. $125, or $35 for 12 and under. 214-922-4848.
Three-course menu includes choice of a dim sum trio; spring sashimi plate; avocado toast; pork belly bao buns flat iron steak benedict on toasted bao bun; Maryland-style crab cake benedict; okonomiyaki with confit bacon and egg; spring lamb stir fry; Korean fried chicken and waffles; rhubarb-ginger chiffon cake; or chocolate lemongrass cake. 11 am-2:30 pm. $48-$58. 214-741-5560.
Grill on the Alley
Brunch includes prime rib with creamed spinach and baked potato, lobster benedict, and Alaskan halibut with fava beans. 11 am-3 pm. 214-459-1601.
Lark on the Park
Special brunch offerings include tagliatelle with heirloom tomato and eggplant, calamari salad, sweet potato chip-crusted fried chicken, and brown-butter blueberry pancakes. 10 am-10 pm. 214-855-5275.
Legacy West Barnes & Noble Kitchen
Three-course meal includes braised short ribs with risotto Milanese, brick-cooked chicken, and blackberry mousse Napoleon. 11 am-9 pm. $35. 972-474-1074.
Brunch includes lunch favorites and special features including tomato soup, whipped ricotta toast, deviled eggs with caviar, potato latke, kale kalad with poached egg, lobster roll, duck toast, steak and eggs, orecchiette with san marzano tomatoes, chicken paillard with sunchokes, and trout a la meuniere. 11 am-3 pm. 214-945-8200.
Mudhen Meat and Greens
Farmers market restaurant adds brunch, dessert, and cocktail specials in addition to the a la carte menu, including roasted mushroom and leek tart, proscuitto and egg over buttery pastry with braised cremini mushrooms and melted leeks, house-made cinnamon buns with sticky pecan topping, and chocolate mousse cup with chocolate-covered strawberry and scoop of ice cream. 9 am-4 pm. 214-698-7000.
Four-course menu at with specialties such as a croque madame, open-faced omelet, and brown sugar biscuit. 11 am-3 pm. $65. 214-712-9700.
Ocean Prime Dallas
Special menu items include French toast, crab & eggs, blood orange mimosa, quiche, salmon salad, and short rib surf & turf. 11 am-3 pm. 214-965-0440.
Three-course menu features mango toast, poached lobster soft scramble, and strawberry buckle. 11am-3pm. $35. Design District 214-749-7002, Preston Hollow 214-484-8772.
Paul Martin's American Grill
Brunch with white cheddar biscuits, choice of brunch entree and cocktail or juice includes veggie frittata with smashed potatoes, short rib hash tacos with scrambled eggs, brioche French toast with cinnamon sugar spiced bacon, crab cake benedict, or monte cristo sandwich. 11 am-3 pm. $24. 214-521-0116.
Three-course brunch includes choice of deviled eggs with raisin bread, sourdough French toast with green eggs and ham benedict, orange cranberry muffins, and old fashioned doughnuts. 11 am-2 pm. $40, plus $15 for endless mimosa or bellini. 972-707-8077.
Full dinner menu will be served throughout the day. Cocktail specials include bloody Mary, mimosa, and brandy milk punch for $5 each from 11 am-4 pm. Sunday Supper Special offered from 4-9 p.m., featuring pork chop, salad, and dessert trio.11 am-9 pm.
The Ranch at Las Colinas
Extensive brunch features 12 dining stations. 10 am-3 pm. $47, or $19 for 12 and under.
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel
Brunch in Crystal Ballroom with array of stations featuring hot entrees, seafood, omelets, salads, and desserts, plus bloody Marys and mimosas. Dishes include mixed berry stuffed French toast with caramel maple syrup, beef tenderloin, spiral ham, sea bass, blackened chicken breast with lobster beurre blanc, and short ribs with chive cheddar mashed potatoes. 10:30 am-2:30 pm. $83, or $20 for 12 and under. 972-386-6000.
RJ Mexican Cuisine
Three-course menu includes Atlantic salmon with spinach, portabella mushrooms, and lump crab; and steak and lobster with pepper crust tenderloin and lobster tail. 214-325-9607.
In addition to their normal brunch menu, Klyde Warren restaurant will feature lamb chop, pork prime rib with whipped Yukon Gold potato, and shrimp & cheddar grits. 10 am-3 pm. 214-306-5597.
SER Steak + Spirits
unch includes chicken & waffles, pork belly hash, rib eye carving station,seafood, charcuterie, and more. 10:30 am-2 pm. $79, or $39 12and under. 214-761-7479.
Three-course menu includes breakfast tacos with pork belly and scrambled eggs, yogurt parfait, fried green tomatoes with crab salad, tortilla soup, hanger steak with sweet potato hash, chicken-fried chicken with mashed potatoes, Elvis-style French toast with bananas and peanut butter, BBQ pork steak, coconut cake, butterscotch pudding, or chocolate crème brûlée Napoleon. 11 am-3 pm. $45.
State & Allen
Special bruncn will feature build-your-own mimosa and bloody Mary bar. 10 am-3 pm. 214-239-1990.
Mother's Day celebration runs all day and includes special entrees like crab cake benedict, filet and lobster tail, pork chop, rib eye, shrimp scampi, lemon-caper chicken, sea bass, mac and cheese, craemed spinach, grilled asparagus, and more. 11am – 8pm. 972-789-9558.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Brunch features new items such as Irish whiskey French toast, Spanish chilaquiles, and breakfast burrito. Mothers will receive a complimentary box of chocolates. 10:30 am-2 pm.
Special entrées include short rib hash browns with eggs, crab cake on broiled tomato with cheddar and french fries, Mediterranean seafood salad with crab, shrimp, and calamari, trout amandine with parmesan mashed potatoes, and Wagyu chicken-fried steak and eggs. 11 am-9 pm. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Three-course brunch features starter, entree, and dessert, with choices such as shrimp & grits, smoked pork chop, smoked salmon, and moo shu venison Street. 11 am-4 pm. $49. 214-744-3287.
Mezze brunch features three dishes from choices such as chicken skewers, beef-lamb meatballs, beet salad, spring pea tzatziki, Brussels sprouts, lamb shoulder horta with poached egg, ground lam, spicy soujouk sausage with egg, yogurt with apricots, or chocolate custard with rose ice cream. 11 am-4 pm. $35.