Holiday Brunch

These Dallas restaurants are ready to serve 2018 Easter brunch

These Dallas restaurants are ready to serve 2018 Easter brunch

Del Frisco's Grille brunch
Brunch is a popular option for Easter. Photo courtesy of Del Frisco's Grille

Going out for brunch is a popular thing to do every weekend, no matter what's going on. But it's especially popular on certain holidays, and Easter is one. Say the word "Easter" and "brunch" automatically follows.

Say the words "Easter brunch," click your heels, and voila: You've magically summoned a list of restaurants around Dallas that are offering it.

Here's that list:

The Adolphus
Brunch in the Century Ballroom features mimosa bar, house-made pastries, raw bar, Wellfleet oysters, crab claws, shrimp cocktail, chicken & waffles, leg of lamb with garlic confit, lemon-blueberry tart, pineapple upside-down cake, strawberry rhubarb cobbler, and liquid nitrogen gelato. 10 am–2 pm. 214-651-3516.

Al Biernat's
Special brunch menu at Oak Lawn original and new North Dallas location includes calamari, Maine lobster cobb, Italian sausage scramble, Texas Wagyu cheeseburgers, Chilean sea bass, prime rib hash, crab cake benedict, pancakes, beef tenderloin, and short ribs. 10 am–3 pm. 214-219-2201.

Blue Mesa
Legenday all-day brunch features six exhibition stations including a huevos rancheros/omelet bar; Mexican and breakfast favorites like smoked chicken enchiladas and adobe pie; a Southwest mac ‘n cheese bar; a taco stand with salmon, chicken, and housemade tortillas; carving station with BBQ brisket and ham; salad station with a new apple-kale salad, jicama slaw, and the classic Southwestern Caesar; and an ice cream sundae/dessert bar with Belgian waffles, churros, and brownies. Brunch includes sparkling wine and mimosas with fresh OJ. Extended hours 8 am-4 pm. $22. Phone numbers and locations are at

City Works
Both locations in Fort Worth and Frisco will offer two specials for Easter: crab benedict with crabmeat, poached egg, hollandaise, English muffin, arugula, and habanero hash browns; and tres leches pancakes. Churchill bloody Mary is a 20-ounce goblet with spicy bloody mix and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, crowned with a skewer with pepper jack cheese, shrimp, cornichon, tomato, cocktail onion, and Slim Jim. 11 am-3 pm. 469-850-1850.

Three-course brunch at his small wine bar chain includes white asparagus soup, goat cheese beignets, smoked salmon bruschetta, lobster and asparagus omelet, mini Belgian waffles, steak and eggs, crab cake Benedict, leg of lamb, and lemon sole. Desserts include creme brulee, Meyer lemon mascarpone budino, and profiteroles. 10 am-3 pm. $30. 214-526-9463.

Dallas Chop House
Shrimp Cocktail, chilled cantaloupe Soup, heirloom Tomato Salad, corned Beef Hash, beef Carpaccio, rack of Lamb with cous cous, steak & Eggs, bucatini Carbonara, Nutella stuffed French Toast, striped Bass with truffle-corn pearled barley, strawberry Short Cake, chocolate Tart, lemon Cream Bar with almond streusel, blueberry sorbet. 11 am–3 pm.

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
European style market features to-go menu of braised brisket with horseradish gremolata, pomegranate glazed snapper, succotash, and hot cross buns. Oohh, hot cross buns. Entrees and sides are available March 29-April 1. Desserts March 26-April 1. Stuffed chocolate eggs March 23-April 1.

El Bolero
Regular brunch menu is enhanced with Easter specials including chilled pea soup with lobster, poblano pepper stuffed with scrambled eggs and chorizo, bacon and egg tacos with black beans, and carrot cake with cajeta ice cream. 10 am-3 pm. 214-741-1986.

Eddie V's
Three course brunch includes choices from smoked salmon, fried green tomatoes, deviled egg trio, steak and eggs, lobster quiche Florentine, shrimp and grits, crab omelet with Hollandaise, chicken white cheddar jalapeno biscuit, cinnamon rolls, banana foster cake, butterscotch panna cotta, and berries with cookies. 11 am-4 pm.

Three-course brunch at Ritz-Carlton Dallas has brisket, shrimp and heirloom tomato napoleon, chicken-fried quail on sweet potato waffle, trout on jalapeño grits, scallops, blackened red snapper and Gulf prawns, jambalaya with elk sausage, lamb chops on molé rojo with empanadas, short ribs on scalloped potatoes, carrot cake, and lime curd with macadamia nut crunch. 10:30 am-3 pm. $125, $35 12 and under. 214-922-4848.

Ferris Wheelers
Easter to-go options at this fun BBQ spot include brisket, smoked boneless ham, burnt ends, smoked Atlantic salmon on a cedar plank, St. Louis pork ribs, brined turkey breast, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, smoked BBQ beans, smoked green beans, BBQ mac & cheese, jalapeño bacon cole slaw, Southwestern potato salad, garlic mashed potatoes, cream corn casserole, and jalapeño cheddar grits. Order 36 hours in advance no later than March 30. Pick up at restaurant or delivery for an extra charge. Email

Brunch buffet includes oysters on the half shell, peel 'n' eat shrimp tower, fruit with honey lime yogurt, cheese with dried fruit and nuts, low country salad bar, smoked salmon & orange-tarragon gravlax, deviled eggs with bacon fig jam, omelet station, patty sausage, thick-cut bacon, eggs Hemingway, chilaquiles and scrambled eggs,O-jonny cakes, shallot green beans, roasted new potatoes, fried chicken, fried catfish, honey-mustard glazed yard bird, pork loin, bananas foster station, and mini-dessert garden with petit fours.11 am-3 pm. $35. Build-your-own bloody Mary bar, $9. 214-297-3475.

Hotel Crescent Court
Brunch includes honey glazed ham, Belgian waffles, deviled eggs, prime rib, smoked salmon, chilled shrimp, crab claws, oysters, lemon meringue pie, Nutella torte, and a sundae bar. 11 am-2 pm. $95, $55 for 12 and under. 214-953-4343.

Lark on the Park
Downtown Dallas restaurant is doing seasonal brunch specials in addition to the a la carte menu including poached salmon with pears, shrimp piccata with spaghetti, braised rabbit with arborio rice, and French toast casserole with peach, blackberry, and blueberry. 214-855-5275.

Lavendou Bistro Provençal
Three-course brunch includes cold cucumber soup, prosciutto and melon with sangria sauce, Caesar salad, seafood cassoulet, poached eggs on English muffin with crab and asparagus, salmon with vegetable julienne in crispy pastry, grilled lamb chops, beef stroganoff with fettuccini, medjool dates cake, marble cheesecak, mixed berries in puff pastry, or chocolate-raspberry cake. 11 am-3 pm. $43. 972-248-1911.

Meddlesome Moth
Ffull brunch menu plus holiday offerings prepared by Chef Robbie Lewis include chicken quiche, leg of lamb, brown butter toffee pancakes, pork cheek hash, and eggs Creole benedict. Brunch cocktails include the popular Hefe-Mosa, mimosas, and spicy bloody Mary’s. 10 am-3 pm. 214-628-7900.

Four-course brunch includes choices from Oriental chicken salad, chilled asparagus with champagne vinaigrette, kalamata bread salad, tomato mozzarella salad, caesar, prime rib, fried chicken, salmon with stir-fry vegetables, pork enchiladas, chilled shrimp, oysters, sushi, eggs benedict, omelet station, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, smoked salmon biscuits with cream gravy,  creamed spinach, potato puree, macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, fresh fruit, deviled eggs, pecan pie, chocolate mousse cake, white chocolate cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberries, and caramel flan. 10:30 am-3 pm. $60, or $40 for 12 and under. 972-960-7774.

Meso Maya
All seven DFW locations will feature specials of huevos borrachos, croquet señors, huevos motuleños, chorizo migas, Mexican toast, serrano berry margaritas, Mexican martinis, and mojitos. Choice of mimosa, bloody Mary, or house sangria is $3. 11 am–3 pm. 972-231-3031.

Mexican Sugar
Brunch includes favorites such as cajeta French toast, breakfast Americano, benedictos rancheros, vanilla cinnamon pancakes, avocado toast, mesquite chicken, pork chop, mesquite-grilled salmon, and chicken chilaquiles. 10 am-3 pm. 972-943-0984.

Morton's the Steakhouse
Uptown steakhouse has a steak & lobster special. $59. 214-741-2277.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Seafood restaurant at Galleria Dallas has a brunch featuring crab omelet. 11 am-3 pm. 972-759-2277.

Ocean Prime Dallas
Brunch at Uptown steak-and-seafood spot has a la carte selections including bloody orange mimosa, bloody Mary, blackened salmon salad, French toast, quiche, crab & eggs, and short rib surf & turf. 11 am-4 pm. 214-965-0440.

Regular brunch menu will be enhanced with specials including Bangkok-style bubble waffles. A sweet version will have Valrhona-almond spread, banana ice cream, and palm coco caramel; a savory option will have moo yang nom kahn, condensed milk marinated pork loin, sunny eggs, nam prik ong, and red eye gravy. 10 am-3 pm. 214-749-7002.

Paul Martin's American Grill
Brunch menu at Park Cities favorite comes with choice of brunch entree, white cheddar biscuits, cocktail or juice, and coffee. Entree options include crab cake benedict or garden frittata with avocado and mashed potatoes. 9 am-3 pm. $24. 214-521-0116.

Perry's Steakhouse
Opening early for brunch at 11 am, plus a three-course pork chop dinner special from 4-9 pm. 214-855-5151.

Princi Italia
Three-course brunch menu at this Italian restaurant chainlet includes lobster bisque, lobster tortellini, smoked salmon and potato cake, egg white omelet, eggs benedict, crab cake, fried chicken and pancetta waffle, lemon sole, mascarpone French toast, and leg of lamb. Dessert includes tiramisu and lemon gelato with anise biscotti. 10:30 am-3 pm. $36. 214-739-5959.

The Ranch at Las Colinas
Brunch with traditional breakfast items plus 12 dining stations including waffles, flatbreads, carving station, tacos, and desserts. Entrees include chicken fried steak, herb-roasted chicken, blackened snapper, and mac and cheese. 10 am-3 pm. $47 for adults, $19 for kids 9-13, and $11 for kids 5-8. 972-506-7262.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Three-course brunch menu includes indulgent dessert display featuring orange crème brûlée, praline lollipops, pistachio financier, strawberry panna cotta and more. 10:30 am-3 pm, 5:30-9:30 pm. $125, or $55 for 12and under. 214-443-4747.

Savor Gastropub
Klyde Warren Park spot will feature Easter specials including asparagus salad, shrimp cocktail, spring green salad with strawberries, herbed goat cheese, local spinach, candied walnuts, herb roasted leg of lamb with polenta, Dr Pepper and pineapple glazed ham with sweet potatoes, blackened gulf grouper with jalapeno and cheddar cheese grits, carrot cake with cream cheese icing, and savarin cake. 10 am-8 pm. 214-306-5597.

Brunch at Statler Dallas hotel will feature stations with omelets and fried chicken. 10 am-3 pm. $50. 214-741-2414.

SER Steak + Spirits
Brunch at Hilton Anatole steakhouse includes smoked chicken and sweet potato hash, pepper rib eye, frittatas, crêpe station, and pastries 10:30 am-2 pm. $79, or $39 for 12 and under. Reservations required. 214-761-7479.

Stampede 66
Three-course brunch includes choices from breakfast tacos, yogurt parfait, spring salad with strawberries and arugula, fried green tomatoes with crab salad, tortilla soup with cumin funnel cake and shredded chicken, Mexican corn bread, grilled hanger steak with sweet potato hash and coddled egg, chicken-fried chicken with mashed potatoes, Elvis-style French toast with bourbon bananas, peanut butter, and bacon, BBQ pork steak with green beans and mushroom-mashed potatoes, coconut cake with sesame ice cream and peanut brittle, butterscotch pudding, and chocolate crème brûlée napoleon. $45. 214-550-6966.

State + Allen
Pair the bloody Mary bar and build-your-own-mimosa with bioche French toast, chicken & waffle, crab cakes & eggs, waffle christo, and poached eggs & prosciutto. 10 am–3 pm. 214-239-1990.

Table 13
Addison restaurant offers special menu with bacon-wrapped dates, deviled eggs, calamari, crab cake, shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, Caesar, wedge salad, pork chop, Prime rib eye, filet mignon, lemon caper chicken, salmon Meuniere, sea bass, crab cake benedict, garlic mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach, asparagus, chocolate Kahlua cake with espresso gelato, and crème brulee. 11 am-4 pm. 972-789-9558.

III Forks
Four-course brunch includes choices from asparagus soup, III Forks salad, wedge, tenderloin, mahi mahi with coconut jasmine rice, lamb Provencal, chicken breast in Creole mustard sauce, lemon torte, strawberry Shortcake, peach streusel pie, chocolate mousse. 11–4  pm. $49, or $17 for 12 and under. 972-267-1776.

In addition to their regular menu, Truluck's will showcase special offerings including short rib hash browns topped with eggs, crab cake on broiled tomato with french fries, Mediterranean seafood salad with crab, shrimp, and calamari, rainbow trout with rice pilaf, and Wagyu chicken-fried steak and eggs with mashed potatoes. 12-5 pm. $24-$28. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.

Victory Tavern
Three-course brunch at Victory Park tavern includes smoked salmon, hummus, mini-waffle station, quinoa salad, butter lettuce with avocado salad, pineapple-glazed ham with hash browns, leg of lamb with Yukon gold potatoes, crab-asparagus omelet, lemon sole with basmati rice, flatiron steak with cheddar scramble, Bay of Fundy salmon with wilted spinach, key lime pie, chocolate-hazelnut budino, and carrot cake bread pudding. 10:30 am-3 pm. $28. 214-432-1900.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Brunch menu at West End steakhouse has three courses, with options such as green pea bisque, moo shu venison, steak & eggs, and farfalle smoked salmon. 11 am-4 pm. $49. 214-744-3287.

Brunch buffet at Deep Ellum restaurant includes more than 20 sweet and savory items, including fried shish tawook and waffle, eggplant shakshuka, grilled kata skewers and rice, shawarma eggs benedict, kale salad with candied nuts, Lebanese French toast, hummus, baba ghannouj, falafel, Zatar pies, egg popovers, and dessert buffet. 11:30 am-3 pm. $34, or $18 for 12 and under. 972-863-7100.