We're all still trying to figure out what the new normal is as far as restaurants go, but regardless of COVID-19 and its aftermath, pretty much everyone still loves their mom and Mother's Day is traditionally the day we show it. Restaurants are tentatively gearing up with special menus for classic Mother's Day brunch and/or dinner, with most offering options for dining-in or taking-out.
In 2021, the date falls on May 9, and the opportunity to make reservations is already underway.
Here are the Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants serving Mother's Day feasts:
Al Biernat's. Special brunch includes strawberry pancakes, brioche French toast, crab cake benedict, lobster scramble, and garlic cheese grits. 10 am-2:30 pm. Dinner includes pear salad, sea bass, chicken parmesan, and filet mignon. Vegan options include portabella enchiladas or butternut squash mac & cheese. Desserts include coconut cream pie, pecan pie, and tiramisu. 5-9 pm. For reservations or curbside pickup call Oak Lawn 214-219-2201 North Dallas 972-239-3400.
Asador. Restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel will serve special Mother's Day family brunch menu from 9 am-2 pm with dishes from new executive chef Joe Graffeo, $3 mimosas, and $4 bloody Mary. $60, or $30 for 12 and under. 214-267-4815.
Asian Mint. Mother's Day to-go kit included edamame, noodle salad, shrimp & chicken basil with jasmine rice, chocolate flourless cake, and pineapple mimosa kit. $119, feeds 4. Order online by May 8 at 3 pm for pickup on May 9.
BarNone Bar and Restaurant. Moms eat for half price and all patrons get $2 mimosa and $3 bloody Mary. 11 am-9 pm. 214-924-3742.
Blue Mesa Grill. Mega-brunch with biscuits & sausage gravy, migas, chicken & waffles, omelets, carving station with brisket and red chile salmon, street tacos, adobe pie, cheese enchiladas, sweet corn cake, Southwest mac & cheese, salads, chimayo corn, champagne, mimosas. 8 am-4:30 pm. $28, or $7 for 11 and under. Brunch to-go includes migas, breakfast potatoes, biscuits & sausage gravy, build-your-own tacos, sweet corncake, cheese enchiladas, French toast, and breakfast bread pudding. $70, serves four. Order by May 6 at bluemesagrill.com. Pickup or delivery May 8 all day, May 9 from 10 am-2 pm. Addison 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407.
Bonefish Grill. Featured Mother’s Day dishes for dining-in include Alaskan black cod topped with spinach and lump crab; or sirloin with five jumbo shrimp. Takeout family bundles include bang bang shrimp tacos, mahi + shrimp, salmon, mahi mahi, or chicken with goat cheese, artichoke hearts, and sautéed spinach. Bundles come with salad, bread & pesto, and cookies. $30 and up.
Bulla Gastrobar. Celebrate at brunch starting at 10 am or dinner starting at 4 pm. Moms receive roses, a box of chocolate clusters, an exclusive paella menu at dinner and a $20 gift card. 972-805-4590.
Capital Grille. Special brunch options include lobster frittata, NY strip steak & eggs, and filet mignon, 11 am-2 pm, plus regular à la carte menu served all day. Three-course dinner for takeout includes beef tenderloin, lobster tails, salad, mashed potatoes, flourless chocolate cake, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Serves four to six, ready to warm at home. $165. Pickup May 8 12-5 pm, or May 9 10 am-12 pm. Uptown 214-303-0500, Plano 398-2221.
Carrabba's Italian Grill. Featured entrees include salmon topped with jumbo lump crab meat, chicken topped with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, half-moon ravioli with chicken, ricotta, romano, and spinach in tomato cream sauce, brownie with chocolate mousse, and tiramisu. Available for dine-in, carside carryout, or delivery starting Tuesday, May 4. Plano 972-516-9900.
CBD Provisions. Mother’s Day brunch specials include crab benedict with English peas on a housemade English muffin, and bread pudding French toast, plus a loaded bloody mary with candied bacon, pickled shrimp, pickled green bean, cocktail onions, olives, celery, and a bellini bomb with a peach infused ice sphere and choice of bertrand brut rose or stellina prosecco. 10 am-3 pm. 214-261-4500.
City Works Eatery & Pour House. Rock n' roll themed brunch lets guests build their own Momosa flight of four mimosas such as Mulemosa, Aperol, and Rosé. May 8-9 from 10 am-3 pm. 469-850-1850.
Commissary. Picnic at The Eye includes a picnic box for two for $50 with turkey sandwich or veggie banh mi with crispy tofu and enoki mushroom, potato salad with mustard seed, cucumber-tomato salad, chips, brownie, pink lemonade. Plus a kids option for $15. 1601 Main St. Pick up picnic box when you check-in at The Eye during your selected seating time. Additional amenities include picnic blanket and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Order by May 5 at 1530main.com or shop.commissarydallas.com.
Commissary Takeout. Mother’s Day to-go options include a breakfast package with French toast kit, quiche Lorraine, and mimosas for $135; a lox package with French toast kit, lox box, and mimosas for $150; lox and mimosas for $85; or a complete mother’s day with French toast kit, quiche lorraine, lox box, and mimosas for $170. Kits & packages feed 4 – 6. Individual kits also available a la carte. Order by Thursday May 6 on shop.commissarydallas.com. 214-827-2927.
Commons Club. Virgin Dallas hotel restaurant is hosting brunch for Mother's Day on May 8-9, 8 am-2 pm. partnering with Rose Gold Rose for complimentary bubbles for all mothers. 469-359-7003.
Crescent Club at Hotel Crescent Court. Brunch features Belgian waffles, omelet station, mini vegetarian quiche, BBQ pulled pork biscuits, Yukon gold potatoes with parmesan & gremolata, bacon, sausage, fruit, salad bar, seafood station with shrimp, snow crab claws, oysters, honey mustard turkey breast, swordfish, prime rib, macaron tower, fruit tarts, strawberry cheesecake, mini eclairs, and lemon poppy seed gateaux. 10:30 am-2:30 pm. $125, or $60 for 12 and under. Reservations at www.crescentcourt.com/dining/crescent-club/ or 214-953-4343.
Cru. Three-course brunch menu with appetizer, entree, and dessert is $45 for dining-in 10 am-3 pm. Take Home Brunch for Two includes two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts, $80. Order by May 8 at 4 pm.West Village 214-526-9463, Plano 972-312-9463, Allen 972-908-2532, Fort Worth 817-737-9463.
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. Brunch includes filet mignon benedict, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs & sausage, and Maine lobster roll. 10 am-1 pm. Dinner includes truffle-ricotta ravioli, seared duck, halibut, and filet mignon with crab, smoked cheddar polenta, and asparagus. 1-9 pm. Prices a la carte. 469-772-4810.
Dive Coastal Cuisine. Salad platters and cheese boards include hearts of palm, kale & parmesan, quinoa & goat cheese, spinach, crunchy Asian, chopped Cobb, and Cajun curry shrimp. Feeds 6-10 people. Order by May 7 for pickup May 8. 214-891-1700.
Dragonfly. Hotel ZaZa restaurant brunch includes omelets, crabcake benedict with breakfast potatoes, and Mediterranean tuna salad with arugula, grapes, olive, cucumber, tomato, and goat cheese. 6:30 am-2 pm. 214-550-9500.
Eatzi's Market & Bakery. Special Mother's Day menu for takeout includes zucchini & goat cheese quiche, asparagus tart, chateaubriand filet, Wagyu sirloin roast, citrus herb turkey breast, raspberry Key lime pie, and Mother's Day Tower of Power Cake. Order at eatzis.com/mom by May 8, pickup May 7–9.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood. Three-course brunch includes steak & eggs, lobster quiche florentine, and smoked Norweigan gravlax and avocado, 10am-2 pm, plus regular à la carte menu served all day. Four-course dinner to go serves four to six and features shrimp cocktail, tenderloin or sea bass, asparagus, truffle macaroni & cheese, au gratin potatoes, bananas foster butter cake, and chocolate covered strawberries. $150. Pickup May 7 or 8, 11 am-4 pm. 214-890-1500.
Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge. Menu includes a la carte selection of starters, entrees, desserts, and kid-friendly dishes such as deviled eggs with smoked bacon jam, coffee chile spiced American Waygu tenderloin with duck fat smashed fingerling potatoes, and sweet treats from Joy Macarons. 10:30 am-2 pm. Reservations can be made with a credit card hold at 972-629-0924.
Fearing's. Three-course brunch at Ritz-Carlton Dallas with choices from crab cake benedict, Maine lobster salad and poached prawn, chicken fried quail on cornbread pudding, scallop with ziti pasta, halibut on English pea/mint puree, poached king salmon with heirloom tomato-fennel salad, cognac pepper-glazed filet mignon and lobster omelet, lamb chops al pastor on mole rojo with queso empanadas and sweet corn elotes, and Corey's dessert trio. $135, $45 for 12 and under, and $85 for vegetarian. 11 am-3 pm. 214-922-4848.
Fish City Grill and Half Shells. A half-dozen specials will be available throughout Mother's Day weekend including seared Georges Bank scallops, bacon-wrapped shrimp, watermelon margaritas, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. May 7-9.
Haywire. Brunch for dining-in is from 10 am-4 pm. Brunch kit feeds four and includes chorizo migas, coffee cake, cheddar jalapeño biscuits, and jalapeño cheddar sausage kolaches with queso. $95. Order by May 5 at 12 pm for pickup May 7-8 from 1-5 pm. 972-781-9473 or email email@example.com.
The Henry. Brunch specials for Mother's Day include a giant cinnamon roll to share, ham & cheese quiche, and roasted prime rib & eggs. 10 am-4 pm. 972-677-9560.
Herd & Hearth. Restaurant at The Westin Stonebriar will offer a family-style brunch featuring Southern-inspired entrees, sides and desserts. 11 am-3 pm. For reservations call 972-668-8000.
Houlihan's. Four-course special menu for Mother’s Day weekend includes choices from lettuce wraps, spicy cauliflower, shrooms, spinach dip, potstickers, house or Caesar salad, tomato or potato soup, salmon, stuffed chicken, Georges Bank scallops, fish tacos, Impossible burger, filet mignon, apple croustade, or vanilla bean cheesecake. 11 am-10 pm. $25. May 7-9. 660 Town Center Blvd, Garland. 972-530-7804.
Jalisco Norte. Brunch features a special Mother's Day prime rib chilaquiles with beans eggs. Three-course menu at dinner includes choices from Negra modelo black bean soup, Texas redfish with hominy, short rib with birria sauce, and Mexican chocolate mousse cake. $50. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-443-5183.
Joe's Crab Shack. Four-course meal for dine-in includes choices from crab-shrimp dip, panko-parmesan-crusted mozzarella, house or Caesar salad, seafood platter with tilapia, shrimp, fish & chips, popcorn shrimp, coleslaw; steamed mussels, clams, & shrimp with garlic bread; surf & turf sirloin with shrimp; cedar roasted salmon; apple crumble, or s'mores. May 7-9. $36. Mesquite 972-329-7111, Cedar Hill 972-460-4656.
Knife Steakhouse. Special brunch menu with mimosas in a variety of flavors plus pork belly Benedict, brioche French toast, steak & eggs, burgers, and steaks. 11:30 am-2 pm. Reservations at knifedallas.com/#reservations. 214-443-9339.
Lada. For Mother's Day, free mimosa or dessert with purchase of any enchilada, salad, or two tacos, and free dessert with purchase of any kids' meal. On delivery, take 10 percent off all delivery orders using promo code LOVEMOMALADA. 469-372-7076.
LAW Restaurant at Four Seasons. Four-course a la carte brunch with breakfast and brunch favorites plus specialty dishes from executive chef Christof Syré and the culinary team including seafood platter and strawberry-avocado salad. 10 am-3 pm. $95 or $45 for 12 and under. Vegan menu and takeout are also available; order by May 5 for pickup on May 9. Reservations at 972-717-2420.
Legacy Food Hall. Drag Diva Brunch will feature a cast of queens who put on a safe, unforgettable show. Menu includes shrimp & grits from Dock Local, breakfast sandwich from Whisk & Eggs, chicken & waffle tacos from Velvet Taco, chicken & biscuit from Roots Chicken Shak, and quiche and cinnamon roll from Leila Bakery. $45 per person, sold by the table, includes entree and mimosa or bloody Mary. Check-in begins at 11 am, the show begins at 12 pm. For 21+ only. See menu and buy tickets here.
Logan's Roadhouse. Two special dishes for Mother's Day include a 12-ounce Prime rib with two sides for $26; and Surf & Turf featuring an 8-ounce filet, mashed potatoes, creamy spinach sauce, and blackened grilled shrimp for $27. Logan's will open early at 10 am on May 9; the first 50 moms who dine-in get a free limited-edition koozie. Other menu offering included loaded potato skins, mozzarella sticks, spinach-artichoke dip, NY strip, ribeye, and shrimp-stacked salmon. Order to-go at orders.logansroadhouse.com.
Mexican Sugar. Brunch features a mimosa board with four juices for $24, and a Mimosa Tray for $75 with juices and fruit.
Mirador. Mother's Day tea on Saturday May 8, with savory and sweet fare, teas, and bubbly. Joule egg with osetra caviar and truffle custard, avocado toast baguette with fava avocado hummus, fried chickpea cake with mango beet chutney, peach tart with prosciutto, smoked salmon rillette, potato cake with osetra caviar, cucumber toast, hibiscus pistachio shortbread, lavender scone, opera cake almond sponge, rosé madeleine with raspberry icing, spring macaron with matcha ganache. Two seatings at 11 am-1 pm or 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Reserve by May 6 on 1530main.com. 214-945-8200.
Miriam Cocina Latina. In addition to regular menu, Mother's Day brunch will feature Mexican specialties including Chile Relleno with choice of chicken, shrimp, or vegan Impossible Meat; chilaquiles; carne asada con huevos; and breakfast brisket enchiladas. Dine-in and patio as well as curbside pick-up. All Moms receive a complimentary slice of chocolate abuelita cake. 11 am-3 pm. 214-855-5275.
Morton's The Steakhouse. Dine-in offerings include steak & lobster Oscar for $59 and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake for $12. 4-9 pm. For takeout, dinner for two + a bottle of wine for $179 includes Caesar or Morton's salad, filet mignon & lobster tails, choice of creamed spinach, carrots, or sour cream mashed potatoes, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Preorder by May 8 at 3 pm, pickup May 9 10:30 am–12:30 pm. 214-741-2277.
Ocean Prime Dallas. Special brunch includes blood orange mimosa, lobster toast with avocado & peas, blackened salmon salad, French toast, crab & eggs, and short rib surf & turf with short rib, lobster claw, and Gouda potato cake. Dining in 11 am-3 pm. Dinner is from 3-8 pm, for dine-in or takeout. A special takeout menu serving 4-6 includes rack of lamb in pine nut crust ($249) or salmon ($189), with salad, garlic fingerling potatoes, lemon asparagus, sourdough rolls, and pretzel bread. 11 am-8 pm. Order online by May 7. 214-965-0440.
Olive Garden. Family-size pans of fettucine alfredo, chicken parmigiana and more (starting at $35), or family bundle with large pan of lasagna, house salad, and breadsticks (starting at $50).
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille. Specials include salmon on braised fennel and leeks, and brunch cocktails such as mimosas, brandy milk punch, and bloody Mary. 11 am-4 pm. Three-course Sunday supper includes choice of soup or salad, pork chop, and dessert trio. 4-9 pm. $39. 214-855-5151.
Princi Italia. Three-course brunch includes choices from avocado-smoked salmon bruschetta, crawfish tortelloni, lobster-crawfish risotto, lemon sole piccata, tiramisu, New York cheesecake, or pistachio panna cotta. 10 am-3 pm. $45. Take-home package feeds two for $80; order by May 8 at 4 pm. Preston-Royal 214-739-5959 or Plano 972-378-9463.
Rainforest Café. Three-course menu for dining in includes choices from soup, salad, flat iron & coconut shrimp, rasta pasta alfredo, aloha salmon & shrimp, fried shrimp, tribal cheesecake, and Key lime pie. $35. 972-539-5001.
Ranch at Las Colinas. Brunch for dining-in is from 10 am-3 pm. Brunch kit to-go feeds four and includes chorizo migas, coffee cake, cheddar jalapeño biscuits, and jalapeño cheddar sausage kolaches with queso. $95. Order by May 5 at 12 pm for pickup May 7-8 from 1-5 pm. 972-506-7262 or email email@example.com.
Seasons 52. Brunch features crab-cheddar quiche, French toast, apricot-glazed spiral ham, and shrimp & grits. 10 am-2 pm. Regular dinner menu served all day. Three-course to-go boxes include choice of cedar-plank salmon, spiral ham, or beef tenderloin, with salad, green beans, additional side, and mini desserts. pickup on May 7-8. NorthPark Dallas 214-361-5252, Plano 972-312-8852.
Scout. Statler Dallas hotel restaurant features special brunch with meat-carving station, kids' station, salmon, spring vegetable primavera, and cauliflower au gratin. 11 am-4 pm. $55, or $15 for 12 and under. 469-320-8993.
Sea Breeze. Three-course menu will be available for dine-in or to-go from 11 am-9 pm for $80, with choices from mini crab cakes, tuna nachos, shrimp cocktail, sea scallops with saffron butter, red snapper with shrimp étouffée, cedar planked salmon with herb salad, flounder schnitzel with crab mushroom velouté, lobster thermidor, asparagus & sugar snap peas with radishes, scallion potato cake, Key lime pie, and chocolate coffee panna cotta. Optional wine pairings for an extra $25. 972-473-2722.
Second Floor at The Exchange. Three-course menu available for dine-in includes choices from crab deviled eggs, French onion soup, Ounce salad, avocado toast, prawns & grits, steak & eggs, Ounce burger, and crème brûlée. 11 am-4 pm. $40. 972-268-7605.
Sfereco. Italian-American restaurant at Statler Dallas hotel features breakfast n’ bed pizza with scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, mozzarella, and sriracha ranch, plus Mimosa Kit. Available for dine-In, pick-up and delivery. 469-320-8999.
Silver Fox. Open specially on Mother's day for an elevated brunch from 11–4 pm for dining in or to-go by preordering and picking up May 8–9, for $49. Regular menu from 4-9 pm.
Sloane's Corner. Special menu for dining-in or to-go includes choices from lobster avocado salad, raspberry ricotta pancake, prime beef burger, croissants, pomme dauphine, deviled eggs, tomato bruschetta, and an assortment of mini desserts. 11 am-3 pm. $38, or $19 for 12 and under. Order to-go online via Toast. 214-484-1395.
Son of a Butcher. Limited-time Strawberry Chocolate Shake (can be made boozy for an additional $2 at Lower Greenville location), and Juicy Lucy Slider, with cheese-stuffed Wagyu, lettuce, pickle, SOB sauce, and fried onion strings. Greenville Avenue 469-862-8780, Plano 469-592-8842.
III Forks. Open early for brunch from 11–3 pm with choice of entrée and breakfast breads for dining in or to-go by preordering and picking up May 8–9, for $49. Regular menu from 3-9 pm.
TJ's Seafood. Four-course brunch for dine-in or pickup includes choices from lobster bisque, garden salad, mini pancake, shrimp & avocado crostini, beef tenderloin medallions with eggs, smoked salmon hash, brownie a la mode, or bread pudding with bourbon icing. $65. Preston-Royal location only; regular menu at Oak Lawn location. 214-691-2369.
Truluck's. Featured dish of seafood lasagna with Maine lobster, blue crab, shrimp, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, whipped mascarpone, and ricotta for $58. Special cocktail is the Cosmosa with Tito's vodka, Cointreau, lime, cranberry, raspberries, and Cava for $14.50. 11 am-9 pm. Dallas 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
Tulum. Brunch special dish is garlic-poached lobster with puffed taco, quail egg, and habanero black beans. 11 am-3 pm. Dinner features a three-course meal with choices from corn crab soup, salmon, brisket with sweet potato puree, and coconut panna cotta. 4-9 pm. $50. 972-677-9747.
12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse. Three-course meal includes cheese bread, beef empanada, salads, Brazilian side dishes, churrasco meats, pineapple, and chimichurri. $49. Take-out includes a four-course meal family package for three with cheese bread, beef empanada, salad, tenderloin, pineapple, broccolini or asparagus, mashed potatoes, chimichurri, chocolate cake, or flan. $89. 11 am-9 pm. 469-779-7012.
Vestals Catering. Takeout menu feeds four to six for $225 and includes shrimp skewers with green goddess, pine nut crusted goat cheese and strawberry salad, artichoke and spinach stuffed chicken, orzo with tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, haricots verts and asparagus, pimento cheese with crostini and lavash, sweet rolls, lemon squares, itty-bitty ginger molasses cookies, and strawberry basil soda. Order at Order.VestalsCatering.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5 at 12 pm for pickup on May 7, 3-6 pm.
Vidorra. Regular Sunday brunch on Mother's Day, plus complimentary tamale for mom on May 7 and complimentary mimosa on May 8. Deep Ellum 972-215-0640, Addison 972-499-5248.
Yardbird. Specials include beet salad with shaved fennel, scallops, filet with crab butter hollandaise, spring pea risotto, and lemon raspberry meringue pie. May 8-9. 469-208-2441.