Of all the brunches out there, Mother's Day is the biggest of them all. Restaurants testify to this truth; no other holiday meal draws a bigger crowd.
Brunch is a celebratory event on its own. Combine that with your official honoring of the person who got you here, and that translates into a communal, mimosa-toasting meal like no other.
You know what that means: Better get your reservation in soon. Scan our list, study the options and make the call.
Brunch with salmon, peach-mascarpone French toast, pappardelle and pomodoro with squash, zucchini, goat cheese, parsley and pistachio pesto, fruit, assorted breads, raw bar, char bar, omelets, waffles, carving bar, bloody Mary bar and complimentary champagne and mimosas. 10:30 am-3 pm. $55 adults, $20 children 12 and under.
Specials include cornbread-crusted trout with poached egg and bloody Mary hollandaise sauce, roast beet and blackberry marinated quail with mascarpone polenta and creamed spinach, and lemon pudding cake and elderflower panna cotta. Mother's Bouquet cocktail has rose hip and honeysuckle infused Reyka vodka, clementine juice, honey simple syrup, prosecco and Bittermen's orange cream citrate. 817-332-2473.
Specials include vegetable frittata, crab cake and poached eggs with fingerling potatoes, salmon and sweet potato risotto, halibut with fava beans, lamb and more. 9 am-10 pm. 214-420-3900.
Bisous Bisous Patisserie
Gifts include a macaron tower with seasonal flavors honey lavender and rose petal. $99 for 45 macarons, tower and case. Decorated shortbread MOM cookie gift sets are $15. 214-613-3570.
Canary By Gorji
Three course meal with Caesar or spinach salad, pork chop with gnocchi Gorgonzola and grilled vegetables, Arctic char & poached shrimp with grilled vegetables, berry sorbet or chocolate liqueur cake. 5-9 pm. $45. 972-503-7080.
Cast Iron at Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Breakfast buffet, sausage cheese display, seafood and ceviche corner, prime rib, redfish, pork loin, tomato mozzarella casserole. Complimentary mimosas, $5 bloody Marys. 10:30 am-2:30 pm. $57 adult, $29 children 5-12, free under 5. 817-350-4106.
Cool River Cafe
Three-course dinner with soup or salad, choice of tenderloin, chicken or salmon, and for dessert, choice of red velet cake or creme brulee cheesecake. 11 am-5 pm. $33. 972-871-8881.
Dallas Fish Market
Three-course à la carte menu includes clam chowder, beet salad, crab melt, trout amandine, black linguine and clams, pork chop, and desserts such as orange Creamsicle and yogurt panna cotta parfait. 11 am-3 pm. 214-744-3474.
Dee Lincoln Steak Bar
Special menu includes Frosted Flake French Toast, tenderloin eggs Benedict, bananas Foster pancakes, chicken and waffles, shrimp & cheddar grits, crab cake eggs Benedict, steak & frites, Wagyu burger, "Benedict" burger and more. 10 am-3 pm. 972-519-1642.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Brunch buffet includes eight stations with breakfast breads, cold shellfish, carving station with roast beef and pork loin, omelet station, chocolate-chip waffles, ginger-glazed salmon, salads and soups, and a dessert station with bananas Foster and a kids' sundae station. Dallas 10 am-2 pm; Fort Worth 11 am-2:30 pm. $49 adult, $12 for 12 and under. 972-490-9000 or 817-877-3999.
Del Frisco's Grille
A la carte brunch includes red velvet Belgian waffle, banana and mascarpone-stuffed French toast, crab cake Benedict, croque Madame, chicken-fried steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, oatmeal, pork burrito, and carbonara flatbread. 11 am-3 pm. 972-807-6152.
Dish Cedar Springs
Four-course meal includes shrimp & grits, short ribs, salmon, bacon Benedict, cauliflower steak, and for dessert choice of caramel pecan cheesecake, semi-frozen lemon bar or strawberry shortcake. 10 am-3 pm. $45. 214-522-3474.
Dish Preston Hollow
Four-course meal includes options such as salmon croquettes, spinach salad, asparagus soup, filet, salmon, chicken, and for dessert, chocolate-peanut butter trifle or white-chocolate panna cotta. 10 am-4 pm. $45 adult, $15 for 12 and under. 214-363-3474.
Mother's Day weekend, everyone receives a complimentary flower-shaped sopapilla, served at the conclusion of the meal at all area restaurants.
"Mother Knows Best" cocktail features sparkling wine, Ballast Point Fugu Vodka, pomegranate simple syrup, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur, $12.
Brunch includes halibut on cauliflower purée, scallops over Texas field pea/sweet corn "risotto," lobster omelet and filet mignon with West Texas mop sauce, lamb chops on "spiked" mint English pea purée, French toast, chicken-fried quail on baby spinach salad, dessert trio with lemon buttermilk pie, chocolate cupcake with salted caramel sauce, and mango-ginger sorbet float with vanilla pineapple fizz. 11 am-3 pm. $100 adult, $30 for 12 and under. 214-922-4848.
Menu includes Peking duckling, pot stickers, sushi and nigiri, fried rice, lo mein, Shanghai noodles, pork stir fry, short ribs, eggs, and assorted mini desserts. 11 am-7 pm. $55 adult, $30 child. 214-741-5560.
Flying Saucer Addison
A few special rose beers will be released, including an exclusive rose beer fusion and a unique, one-off brew using rose petals. 5 pm. 972-991-7093.
Brunch features steak and eggs, eggs Norwegian, shrimp & grits, brioche French toast, plus $5 bloody Marys and mimosas. 11 am-3 pm. 214-824-3343.
Brunch with green eggs and ham, crab eggs Benedict, pain perdu and pork carnitas with cheddar grits. 11 am-2 pm. 817-877-3388.
Grain at the Park Cities Hilton
Buffet Champagne brunch includes pulled pork eggs Benedict, cheddar grits, biscuit and sausage gravy, omelets, prime rib, turkey, fluke, shrimp, crab claws and more. 11 am-3 pm. $59 adults, $30 children 6 to 11, free 6 and under. 214-368-0400.
Hotel St. Germain
New Orleans-style brunch with seatings at 11 am, 11:30 am, noon, 1 pm, 1:30 pm and 2 pm. $60 per person. 214-871-2516.
Special menu items include Mom's flower tower with salmon, tuna, flounder, cucumber and rice for $29; Mother's sunshine roll with soft-shell crab wrapped in soy paper with crab, avocado, cucumber, masago and radish sprouts for $19; and a filet with lobster tail dinner with soup, salad and vegetables for $42. 11 am-10 pm. 972-620-3474.
Brunch buffet with maple bourbon waffles, deviled eggs, smoked ham, roast beef, omelets, mac & cheese, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, dessert station and more. 10:30 am-4 pm. $45 adults, $18 children under 12. 214-377-0757.
Brunch features more than 50 items, including fruit salad with coconut yogurt dressing, omelets, pork loin, chicken à la king, sushi, carving station and cold seafood display. Dessert table has zuccotto, chocolate cake, peach and blueberry bread pudding, assorted mini-desserts, and more. 11 am-3 pm. $60 for adult, $24 ages 5-12, free for 5 and under. 214-224-3152.
Lark on the Park
Brunch specials include tuna poke with mango, avocado, watercress, cucumber and sweet onion, and shirred eggs baked with tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime creme. For dinner, options include rack of lamb with English peas, celery root purée, pea tendrils and salsa verde. 10 am-3 pm. 214-855-5275.
Three-course brunch includes vichyssoise; tarte Provençale with eggplant, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese; frisée salad; poached eggs on an English muffin with smoked salmon, spinach and Hollandaise sauce; sole with crab and champagne cream sauce; beef tenderloin or stroganoff; and tiramisu cake, chocolate mousse cake, white chocolate cheesecake or raspberries with chantilly cream. 11 am-3 pm. $40 per person. 972-248-1911.
Max's Wine Dive Dallas
Extended brunch includes spinach frittata, heirloom tomato salad, seasonal quiche and free dessert for moms during dinner. 10 am-4 pm. 214-559-3483.
Max's Wine Dive Fort Worth
Brunch features omelet with tomato, goat cheese and kale; lobster Louie salad; strawberry shortcake; and seasonal specialty mimosas for $4.75. 10 am-3 pm. 817-870-1100.
Oso Food & Wine
Three-course menu with choices such as bacon-wrapped dates, butter lettuce salad, blueberry pancakes, chicken with grits, tenderloin with rosemary fries, crab cake Benedict, date cake and chocolate caramel tart. 11 am-3 pm. $35 per person. 972-789-1630.
Penne Pomodoro Lakewood
Specials include gazpacho, salad with shrimp, fettucine with lobster, shrimp, mussels and bay scallops, beef tenderloin medallions topped with eggs, and more. 10 am to 10 pm. 214-826-6075.
Penne Pomodoro Preston
Specials include avocado bisque, arugula salad, tenderloin, rib eye with mushroom sauce, eggs, breakfast potatoes and more. 11 am-10 pm. 214-368-3100.
Penne Pomodoro Snider
Specials include lobster bisque, blackened shrimp with arugula, avocado, peppers, red onions, feta cheese and apple, crab and lobster cake with poached eggs, spinach and hollandaise and more. 10 am-10 pm. 214-373-9911.
Pyramid Restaurant & Bar
Brunch features omelets and crêpes made-to-order, banana and Nutella-stuffed French toast, soups, salads, oysters, sea bass, carved meats, and an array of sweet desserts. Complimentary mimosa or glass of sparkling wine. Seatings at 11 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2 pm. $75 adult, $59 senior, $35 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. 214-720-5249.
R Bar & Grill
Four-course menu comes with appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and Amaretto crepe for dessert. Options include scallops tamales, garden mix greens, lentil soup, short rib and lobster tail, or tenderloin and shrimp. 11 am-11 pm. $48. 817-640-4711.
Specials include leek and asparagus soup, avocado with lobster, shrimp omelet with asparagus, tomatoes, onions and manchego cheese, chocolate bombe and more. 11 am-9 pm. 214-520-4863
Brunch with omelets, eggs Benedict, corned beef hash and chocolate bar. 11 am-4 pm. $58 adult, $26 children 6-12, free for 5 and under. 972-450-2978.
Silver Fox Steakhouse
Three-course meal includes soup or salad, choice of tenderloin, salmon or chicken, and for dessert, choice of pecan cake, Mandarin orange cake or chocolate lovers dessert. 11 am-5 pm. $47 adult, $17 children under 12.
Three-course dinner features options such as crab cakes with poached egg, lemon caper chicken, pork chop, steak Diane, salmon Meuniere, potato crusted sea bass, filet Oscar, shrimp scampi and chicken fried ribeye. Desserts include bread pudding, Kahlua cake or sStrawberries Romanoff. 11 am-10 pm. $40. 972-789-9558.
Specials include tomato bisque, zucchini blossom frittata, prime rib, eggs with potatoes and green beans almondine, gianduia chocolate mousse with strawberry compote, and more. 10 am-10 pm. 214-520-9933.
Brunch with sausage, breads, griddle station, carving station with 44 Farms strip loin, pot roast, Gulf fish filets, chocolate cake, cheesecake and Texas Spice cookies. 10 am–2 pm, seating every 15 minutes. $55 adult, $19 kids. 214-979-4529.
Four-course dinner includes asparagus soup, III Forks salad, choice of tenderloin, flounder or chicken & crab cake. Dessert choices include Mandarin orange cake, strawberry Shortcake, chocolate Marquis torte or praline parfait. 11 am-5 pm. $47 adults, $17 children under 12. 972-267-1776.
Specials include Belgian waffles with peaches and berry compote, chocolate crepes with Nutella filling, quiche with mushroom, bacon, onion and gruyere, lamb lollipops with ratatouille, and more. 9 am-10 pm. 214-520-8999
Three-course Hill Country brunch includes smoked salmon omelet, chicken and waffles, chicken-fried lobster and eggs Benedict, green-pea bisque, lemon blueberry cheesecake, and more. $37 per person or $50 with unlimited mimosas or bloody Marys. 214-744-3287.