Easter has always been one of the bigger eating holidays of the year — a payoff for going to Mass for the big service on Easter Sunday.
While the vaccines for the coronavirus give us hope, we're still in taxing times — maybe that's why these annual rituals feel all the more dear.
Regardless of whether you're a faithful churchgoer or just looking for an excuse to feast, these Dallas restaurants have whipped up something to eat.
Al Biernat's. Brunch includes strawberry topped pancakes, crab cake benedict, prime rib, and sea bass, for dine-in and curbside takeout, at both locations on Oak Lawn and North Dallas. 11 am-3 pm.
Blue Mesa Grill. Brunch with glazed ham, brisket, red chile salmon, street tacos, huevos rancheros, omelets, enchiladas, adobe pie, chicken & waffles, biscuits & gravy, salads, desserts, champagne, and mimosas. 9 am-4 pm. $28, or $7 for 11 and under. Brunch to-go includes glazed ham with pineapple-mango salsa, beef brisket, tomatillo chicken tacos, migas scrambler, biscuits & sausage gravy, mac ‘n cheese, sides, and desserts. Serves 4, $100. Order by April 1 at bluemesagrill.com/blue-mesa-to-go. Pickup April 3-4 from 10 am–2 pm.
Bonefish Grill. Mahi and shrimp family bundle serves up to five, with choice of house or Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, bread, and cookies, for $50. Order takeout online at order.bonefishgrill.com/ or delivery via UberEats and DoorDash. April 2-4.
Boston Market. Baked cod individual meal with two sides and cornbread for $9, plus cod sandwich on a brioche bun for $7.50. Every Friday through April 2.
Bulla Gastrobar. Three-course brunch includes chicken & waffles, hash, steak & eggs, huevos bravos, Bulla benedict with chorizo, avocado toast, garbanzo frito, hazelnut waffles, blueberry-ricotta pancakes, churros with chocolate, and more. 10 am-3 pm. $27. Reservations: email@example.com or 972-805-4590.
Cantina Laredo. Family-style fajitas include beef, chicken, black beans, queso, tortillas, chips & salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo. Serves 4-5 people, $50. Pickup on April 4. Addison 972-458-0962, Frisco 214-618-9860.
Capital Grille. Three-course family-style dinner for takeout features bone-in filet, field greens salad, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and flourless chocolate espresso cake, plus optional add-ons such as lobster tails, shrimp cocktail, and lobster mac & cheese, starting at $150, serving either two or 4-6. Pre-order for pickup on April 3 or 4. Dine-in brunch includes lobster frittata and Wagyu strip steak & eggs. Order or make a reservation at TheCapitalGrille.com.
Carrabba's Italian Grill. Specials through April 4 include lamb chops, mahi topped with artichokes, and chicken piccata. Also available as a Family Bundle served with salad and bread for up to five, for curbside takeout or delivery.
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Family Bundles feature entrées like baby back ribs, breaded chicken tenders, salmon, or a combination, with two family-sized sides, and six honey butter croissants, starting at $25, plus cheesecake topped with strawberry purée, $5 a slice. Beer, wine, and cocktails to go such as margaritas. Order online for curbside pickup at Cheddars.com or download the Mobile App.
Commons Club. Virgin Dallas hotel restaurant is hosting an unconventional Easter Drag Brunch, with Dallas diva Jenni P, gospel-inspired acts, pancakes, lip-syncing, and sky-high heels. Two showtimes at 12 and 2 pm. Reservations are required wih a minimum $50 per person; reserve online or call 469-359-7003.
Cotton Patch Cafe. Four Easter holiday meal heat-and-serve options include the Ultimate Holiday Spread with ham, dressing, gravy, fixin's, and choice of carrot cake or cobbler, serves 8-10 for $99. Classic Holiday Spread without dessert is $66, served 8-10. Festive Fixin's Feast with choice of 3 Fixin's, dressing, and gravy, no ham or dessert, is $33. Holiday Trimmings & Trappings is à la carte. Order at restaurant or online by April 2.
Cowboy Chicken. Holiday Package feeds up to 10 and features an eight- to 10-pound spiral-sliced ham, twice-baked potatoes, salad, sides, and peach cobbler, for $125. Ham-only option is $65. Available until April 4 at participating locations. Order early online or by phone.
The Crescent Club at Hotel Crescent Court. Brunch on April 4 features Belgian waffles, omelet station, spinach benedict, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, salad bar, seafood station with Gulf shrimp, snow crab claws, & oysters, honey-pineapple glazed ham, prime rib, leg of lamb, sea bass, blood orange meringue tarts, carrot cake, raspberry creme puffs, salted caramel chocolate tarts, mango & coconut mousse, and a macaroon tower display. $125, or $60 for 12 and under. 10 am-3 pm. 214-953-4343 or visit www.crescentcourt.com/dining/crescent-club/.
Cru Food and Wine Bar in Watters Creek. Three-course brunch includes mini Belgian waffles, crab cake benedicts, and crispy chicken sandwich plus $3 mimosas, bellinis, and ciprianis. $36. Cru’s To Go Brunch Package includes two set appetizers, entrees, and desserts, with optional $25 mimosa kit. 10 am-3 pm. Easter themed dinner includes pan-seared Scottish salmon with fingerling potatoes or rosemary roasted double lamb chops with black truffle gratin potatoes for dine-in or carry out.
Davio's The Colony. Easter Sunday brunch specials include crabmeat-asparagus omelet, filet mignon benedict, cinnamon-raisin French toast, and smoked salmon. 10 am-2 pm. Dinner specials include lamb shank with lentils and collards, spaghetti carbonara, sea bass with oysters and polenta, and filet mignon with shishito peppers and mushrooms. Regular menu also available. 2-9 pm. Davio's Easter to go includes roasted ham ($55 per person) and lamb shank ($55 per person). Order by April 1 for pick up April 3-4; email Ben@davios.com or call 469-772-4810.
Dive Coastal Cuisine. Salad platters and cheese boards with cheeses and meat, $75-$125. Order by April 2 for pickup April 3 by calling 214-891-1700.
Dragonfly. Brunch at Hotel ZaZa Dallas eatery includes French toast with brioche toast and bourbon sauce, crabcake benedict with blue crab, chicken & waffles, breakfast tacos, omelets, spicy chicken sandwich, lamb with mint pesto, and molettes with French bread, refried black beans, bacon, sunnyside up egg and queso fresco. 214-550-9500.
Eddie V's. Four-course family-style Easter dinner for takeout features shrimp cocktail, choice of tenderloin or sea bass, asparagus, au gratin potatoes, and bananas Foster cake. Starting at $150, each dinner serves either two, or 4-6 people. Pre-order for pickup April 2-4. For dining-in, there's a prix fixe brunch with lobster quiche Florentine, crab omelet, and chicken-white cheddar jalapeno biscuit. To place an order or make a reservation, visit EddieV.com.
Fearing's. Three-course brunch includes Waygu beef brisket BBQ + Gruyere quiche, shrimp cocktail, trout benedict, glazed lamb T-bone steaks, Prime beef filet with lobster-spinach soft taco and queso fresco-corn potatoes, and dessert trio with carrot cake, chocolate caramel pot de creme, and coconut cream pie. 11 am-3 pm. $125, $85 for vegetarian, and $45 for children. Reservations on Open Table or call 214- 922-4848.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Special three-course meal includes golden beet salad, plus filet mignon paired with choice of crab-stuffed shrimp or lobster tail scampi. Desserts include choice of chocolate gooey butter cake, New York cheesecake, or Key lime pie. April 3 and 4, 11 am-9 pm. $80-$90. Dinner menu and three-course kid's menu also available. 972-543-2141.
Fogo de Chão. Special brunch menu is served from 11 am–2 pm, then dinner from 2 pm–9 pm at all locations. A ready-to-eat Easter Day To-Go package serves six and includes choice of two fire-roasted meats, sides, salads, pão de queijo (cheesy bread rolls), and cocoa fudge brownies. Order by April 1, for delivery and pickup on April 3-4.
Foxtrot. Market is offering series of Easter basket with chocolates, wine, single-origin chocolate eggs, sweets, and desserts. $35-$100.
Golden Corral. Easter Meals To-Go includes glazed ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, two sides, a dozen yeast rolls and honey butter, and choice of carrot cake, cookie cake, or pie. Feeds six to eight, starting at $65. Fried chicken meal starts at $40. Order by April 3 with pickup available through April 4.
Haywire. Brunch from 10 am-4 pm, plus Take-Home curbside kits that feed four with choice of tenderloin ($200), smoked turkey breast ($125), or Texas maple ham ($125), with garlic mashed potatoes, jalapeño sausage gravy, candied sweet potatoes with Texas pecans, cornbread muffins, garden salad, bread pudding, and a bottle of prosecco. Pre-order Take-Home Kits by March 30 at 12 pm. Call 972-781-9473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickup April 2-3 from 1-5 pm.
Herd & Hearth. Restaurant at The Westin Stonebriar is hosting brunch for dining-in or to-go with deviled eggs, popovers, smoked lamb, blistered corn & jalapeno crab cakes, Windy Meadows chicken, braised radish & turnips, horseradish sweet potato puree, bananas Foster, and Almond Joy panna cotta. $59, or $32 for 12 and under. 9 am-4 pm. Order by April 1 a 4 pm for to-go. 972-668-8914.
Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar. Four-course menu includes choices from spinach dip, crunchy spicy cauliflower, ahi tuna, firecracker shrimp, famous ‘shrooms, Caesar salad, tomato bisque, French onion soup, Cajun salmon, Georges bank scallops, chicken piccata, Kansas City burger, Impossible burger, Cajun filet, cheesecake, apple croustade, brownie batter cake, plus a special Easter chocolate martini for $9. For dining-in and carryout orders. Regular lunch and dinner menu also available.
Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden. Easter brunch available for dine-in or pickup. 10:30 am–4 pm. 214-838-1422.
Kai. Legacy West restaurant is open specially for Easter, with three-course brunch including sushi platter, baby kale salad, deviled eggs, banana mango pancakes, tempura French toast, okonomiyaki Japanese omelet with bacon & shrimp, bacon kimchi fried rice with sunny-side egg, and desserts to share. $45. Also open for dinner. 469-910-8112.
Kona Grill. Dine-in options include honey ham brunch with honey-glazed ham, breakfast potatoes, & 3 eggs for $20; an Easter ham dinner (honey-glazed ham, whipped mashed potatoes & roasted root vegetables with truffle oil) available all day for $30; lobster potstickers at dinner for $19, mimosa specials, and carrot cake. Easter ham dinner is also available to-go for two for $70 (or $30 for single serving). For reservation or to-go, visit KonaGrill.com/Easter.
LAW. Easter bunny will be present at Four Seasons hotel restaurant brunch, featuring salad and seafood platter with crab, shrimp and sushi, churro pancakes, glazed ham, lamb, honey-chipotle salmon, coconut-mango torte, mixed berry shortcake, and two mimosas or Bloody Marys. 10 am–3 pm. $95, or $45 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.
Lockhart Smokehouse. Family-style options feed 6 to 8 people and include smoked hams and prime rib, green bean casserole, mac & cheese, and s'mores bread pudding ($35-$150). Meals will be served cold and vacuum-sealed with heating instructions. Order by March 31 for pickup April 203 from 11 am-5 pm.
Mercat Bistro. Brunch with croissants, quiches, and the Péché Mignon cocktail. April 3-4, 10 am-3 pm.
The Mercury. Easter menu includes choice of appetizer, entrée, side, brunch, and dessert, such as prime rib, fried chicken, pork enchiladas, salmon with stirfry vegetables, sushi, oysters, spiral ham, eggs benedict, chilaquiles, omelet station, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, smoked salmon, chicken salad, tomato mozzarella salad, kalamata bread salad, Caesar, deviled eggs, potato puree, creamed spinach, macaroni & cheese, creamed corn, pecan pie, rice pudding, flan, chocolate mousse cake, carrot cake, white chocolate cheesecake, brownies, apple cobbler, biscuits & cream gravy. 10 am–3 pm. $70, or $50 for 8 & under. For reservations call 972-960-7774.
Mexican Sugar. Easter brunch with fresh, Latin-inspired twist including Cajeta French toast, vanilla cinnamon pancakes, and chicken chilaquiles. Reserve on OpenTable or call 972-943-0984.
Miriam Cocina Latina. Brunch from 11 am-3 pm with specials including carne asada con huevos and huevos los compadres with avocado, chimichurri breakfast potatoes, and black beans. Mimosa por Cuatro features prosecco poured over frozen balls of Aperol liquor, fresh fruit, and orange juice. To order curbside pick-up, go to www.miriamcocina.com or call 214-855-5275.
Morton's The Steakhouse. Easter to-go package for 4 includes spring mixed green salad, shrimp cocktail, crabcakes, Berkshire hog ham, maple-glazed baby carrots, spiced apple cornbread stuffing, garlic green beans, sour cream mashed potatoes, and cherry swirl cheesecake. $159. Dine-in specials from April 2-4, in addition to the full menu, include spring mixed green salad with sugar snap peas and asparagus tips, prime rib signature "Chicago-cut" with au jus, maple-glazed baby carrots, and cherry-swirl cheesecake.
Nine at The National. Breakfast-lunch restaurant at the Thompson Dallas is doing a brunch with build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, caviar waffle bites, sourdough pancake with blueberries and lemon curd, and Nashville hot chicken sandwich with scrambled egg. Reservations at resy.com or call 469-726-4121.
Oceanaire Seafood Room. Easter Dinner Kit includes spring berry salad, shrimp cocktail, korabuta ham, creole cornbread, garlic green beans, au gratin hashed potatoes, and Key lime pie. Orders by April 2 at 3 pm, for pickup April 3 from 1-4 pm or April 4 from 10 am–3 pm. brunch from 11 am–4 pm features lobster eggs benedict for $39.
Olive Garden. Family-Style Meals to go include lasagna, jumbo house salad, and breadsticks starting at $50, or Family-Size Pans of favorites such as Fettucine Alfredo and Chicken Parmigiana, starting at $35. Bottles of wine start at $15. To order online for delivery to your car, visit www.OliveGarden.com.
One90. Vacuum-sealed meats to go include spiral ham, whole brisket, half brisket, smoked tenderloin, and smoked Atlantic salmon, $60-$145. Order by April 2 for pickup April 3 from 12-5 pm. For delivery, order by March 29. Order online or call 214-346-3287.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille. Special brunch items include filet Creole benedict, crabcake benedict, mimosas, bloody Marys, and brandy milk punch. To-Go packages includes prime rib ($159), lamb ($129), or chicken cordon bleu ($89), with choice of seafood tomato bisque, Caesar or chopped salad, and choice of mac & cheese, whipped potatoes, chargrilled vegetables, potatoes au gratin, creamed spinach, and bread. Available April 2-4.
Primo's MX Kitchen & Lounge. Take & bake meals with salads, grilled salmon, roast chicken, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, focaccia bread. All items a la carte. Order online by April 1 at 5 pm, pickup April 3 rom 11 am-6 pm. Statler Dallas 469-320-8996, Hillcrest 469-730-2400.
Ranch at Las Colinas. Brunch from 9:30 am-3 pm with special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Take-Home curbside kits that feed four include tenderloin ($200), smoked turkey breast ($125), or Texas maple ham ($125), with garlic mashed potatoes, jalapeño sausage gravy, candied sweet potatoes with Texas pecans, cornbread muffins, salad, bread pudding, and a bottle of prosecco. Pre-order Take-Home Kits by March 30 at 12 pm. Pickup April 2-3 from 1-5 pm. Call 972-506-7262 or email email@example.com.
Rise + Thyme. Easter basket includes deviled eggs, biscuits, hummus & crudité, pasta salad, ham & cheese sliders, asparagut quiche, La Casita pastries or cookies, and bottle of sparkling wine. Feeds 4–6, $95. Order for takeout or picnic setup in the AT&T Discovery District with blankets and pillows by April 1. 972-268-7605.
Romano's Macaroni Grill. Full menu from chicken Parmesan to Mom's ricotta meatballs & spaghetti is available for dining in or takeout. Feast for Five for $25 includes choice of spaghetti Bolognese, chicken fettuccine Alfredo, sausage rigatoni, or pasta Milano with Caesar salad and rosemary peasant bread. For takeout/delivery or reservations, visit www.MacaroniGrill.com.
Ruth's Chris. Special at-home Easter celebration feast for four includes choice of salad (Caesar or steak house), beef tenderloin, garlic-mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and cheesecake. Preorders run throughout the month of March for pickup on April 4. $180. Guests dining in can order the regular menu plus spring featured items such as Tomahawk for two. For a to-go order or reservation, visit www.ruthschris.com.
Scout at The Statler. Brunch buffet includes carving sations, ham, sirloin, antipasti salad, roasted chicken with lemon and rosemary, salmon, mac & cheese, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, green bean casserole, and Brussels sprouts with bacon & onions.11 am-3 pm. $40, or free for 12 and under.
Seasons 52. Easter Green Box To Go features three courses including choice of glazed spiral ham, cedar plank salmon, or beef tenderloin, with salad, green beans, additional side, and Mini Indulgence desserts. Serves from 2 to 6 people, starting at $55. Easter Brunch in the dining room includes options such as crab & cheddar quiche, French toast, and shrimp & grits. Visit Seasons52.com to make a reservation and to place an order for pickup on April 2 or 3.
Silver Fox. Brunch with filet mignon benedict, lobster benedict, crabcake benedict, and bananas Foster French toast. 11 am-4 pm, available for dining-in or to-go. $49. Mimosas for the table with Schramsberg blanc de blanc, $50. Limited dinner menu from 4-10 pm. Richardson 972-423-8121, Fort Worth 817-332-9060.
Soulman's Bar-B-Que. Classic Easter feast includes 2 pounds of smoked sliced ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dinner rolls, and whole pecan pie; $46, feeds 4-6. Order online, pickup April 2-3. Soulman's will be closed on Easter day.
Table 13. Three-course brunch with choices from deviled eggs, potato-corn chowder, lobster bisque, wedge salad, Caesar, pecan-crusted salmon, filet mignon, lemon-caper chicken, lobster benedict, shrimp scampi, crab cake, lamb chops, creme brulee, and chocolate torte. 11 am-4 pm. $40. Also open for dinner from 4-8 pm. Reservations recommended, info@Table13Addison.com or 972-789-9558.
Taco Lingo. Brunch featuring cinnamon rolls with horchata icing, churro doughnuts, nachos, enchiladas with choice from beef, chicken, or spinach-mushroom; quesadillas with choice from steak, chicken, veggie, or brisket; tortilla soup, Cobb sald, Santa Fe chicken sald, breakfast tacos, steak & avocado tacos, brisket tacos, cheeseburger tacos, and sweet chili shrimp tacos. 10 am-3 pm. 214-613-4041.
Taverna. Brunch with special Easter dishes include pancake arogosta with lobster sauce, poached egg, and orange hollandaise; rack of lamb with goffredo potato, peas, and mint sauce; ravioli with short rib, shrimp, scallops, and mushroom; and lemon tart. $3 mimosas. 10 am-3 pm. 469-969-0099.
Texas Spice. Omni Dallas hotel restaurant features brunch with salads, omelets to oder, chef's carving station with honey ham and roasted striploin, and desserts such as Texas sheet cake and sweet potato pie. 10:30 am-4 pm. $36 or $12 for 12 and under. Reservations available every half hour through OpenTable.com or call 214-652-4529.
III Forks. Brunch features filet mignon benedict, lobster tail benedict, shrimp & grits, vegetarian "Steak & Eggs" with cauliflower steak and avocado toast, and breakfast breads. $49, available for dining-in or takeout. 11 am-3 pm. Regular menu from 3-10 pm. 972-267-1776.
Toulouse. Brunch with special Easter dishes including chicken & waffles, rack of pistachio-crusted lamb with baked rosemary potatoes, and banana bread with bourbon gelato. 10 am-3 pm. 972-943-6216.
Truluck's. Featured dish of wild Alaskan halibut with truffled corn sauce, sautéed frisse, roasted potatoes, and bacon vinaigrette is $48 and available April 2-4. An Easter Blossom cocktail has Old Forester Bourbon, Aperol, Montenegro Amaro, and lemon juice for $14.50. Dallas 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
12 Cuts Steakhouse. Three-course meal $46.85 per person includes cheese bread, beef empanada, salads, churrasco meats, grilled pineapple, broccolini, and mashed potatoes. $47. Take-out includes family package for three also includes chocolate cake or flan. $89. 11 am-3 pm. Curbside pick-up 11 am-9:30 pm. For orders of $90 or more, receive one complimentary lunch or dinner. 469-779-7012.
Vestals Catering. Re-Heat Ready Easter Menu feeds four to six for $250 and includes hummus trio with crudité and crostini, caramelized onion tarts, pimento cheese with crostini and lavash, spring vegetable salad, lamb with lemon aioli, honey-orange carrot and zucchini ribbons with pistachio, mashed potatoes, sweet rolls, lavender lemonade, strawberry pound cake, and ginger molasses cookies. Order by March 31 at 12 noon at Order.VestalsCatering.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pickup April 2 from 3-6 pm from Vestals at Parkway and Leila Bakery.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Easter specials for dining-in include bread basket, hash browns, lamb shoulder with garlicky greens, whole snapper, and hummingbird cake. To-go options include Bunny Brunch Bash with fried chicken, cheddar cheese waffles, bacon, potato hash, scrambled eggs, and biscuits & gravy, $78 feeds 4; mimosas to-go; and Yardbird Cinnamon Roll with bourbon salted caramel. 469-208-2441.