It feels like Dallas restaurants are still cleaning up the dishes from Easter, and yet Mother's Day is already on the horizon. In 2022, the date is May 8 and there are all sorts of ways to show you care, but the one we care about here is dining out.
Restaurants are hosting brunch and/or dinner, with some still offering options for dining-in or taking-out. The opportunity to make reservations is already underway, and some events may already be sold out.
Here are the Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants serving Mother's Day feasts (celebrations take place on May 8 unless otherwise noted):
Al Biernat's. Brunch features smoked salmon breakfast nest, crawfish etouffee benedict, and prime rib hash. 10 am-2 pm. Regular dinner menu also available 4:30-9 pm. Oak Lawn 214-209-2201, or North Dallas 972-239-3400.
Anise. Regular menu, along with one special, what that special is, they do not say, plus half-price wines. 10 am-3 pm, 5-10 pm. 469-659-6376.
Beckley 1115. Mother's Day Tea features four courses of savory and sweet traditional tea bites along with tea service. $39, with optional bubbles add-on. Two seatings at 12 and 2 pm. Sunday four-course brunch is also being offered with cucumber bisque, mixed green salad, chicken & mushroom crepes, and lemon ricotta pancakes. $49. Three seatings at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. Reserve at www.opentable.com/r/beckley-1115-dallas.
Blue Mesa Grill. Brunch features biscuits & gravy, migas, enchiladas, Adobe Pie, omelets, migas, huevos rancheros, chicken & waffles, chimayo corn, salads, fruit, and house-made desserts including churros and strawberry shortcake. Includes mimosas. $30, or $7 for 11 and under. Extended hours: 8 am-4:30 pm. Dallas 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407.
Bonefish Grill. Special dishes and drinks include Caprese Dip with artisan bread, shrimp skewer, smoked old fashioned, strawberry citrus martini, and seasonal carrot lava cake with a cream cheese molten center, topped with whipped cream.
Carrabba's. Special entrées include filet Marsala featuring a 9-oz filet mignon with mushrooms and Lombardo wine sauce, and a tomato Caprese with fresh burrata. The Tramonto in Tuscany cocktail has Lunazul Blanco tequila, sour mix, OJ, and Bonizio Rosso, and there's Berries & Butter Cake for dessert. Dine-in or takeout.
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Special Strawberry Sweet-tart cocktail features vodka, raspberry, pineapple juice, strawberry puree, and sliced strawberries for $7.49, available only in-restaurant, served in a limited edition, take-home glass. Family Bundles feeding 4-6 include choice from chicken tenders, salmon, or a combo with two sides and croissants, starting at $27.
Copper & Steel. Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas restaurant is serving brunch with complimentary glass of rosé for mothers and specialties such as cocktail shrimp & snow crab claws, black pepper crusted prime rib with horseradish créme & rosemary au jus, omelet station, petite lemon meringe pie, and French macarons. 8 am-2 pm with live music from 10 am-2 pm. $48, or $26 for 12 and under. 469-598-1335.
Corner Bakery. Moms get a complimentary sweet bakery item with the purchase of any lunch or dinner entrée. May 7-8.
Crescent Club. Brunch buffet at Hotel Crescent Court includes omelet station, waffle station, carving station, pastrami with horseradish cream, seafood display with gulf shrimp and oysters, kids' menu, dessert display with pomegranate-champagne opera cake, citrus entremets, lemon poppy seed gateaux, and strawberry cheesecake. $125, or $60 for 12 and under. 10:30 am-2 pm. Reserve on Open Table.
Dakota's Steakhouse. Three-course brunch features basket of croissants, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, tomato bruschetta, lobster omelet, crab Florentine benedict, steak & egg, bananas Foster French toast, chocolate-covered strawberries, brownie bites, mini lemon tarts, mini hazelnut cakes, and free chocolate truffles for mom. $68. 214-740-4001.
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. Special brunch includes scrambled eggs with ham & English muffin, frittata with sausage & goat cheese, filet mignon with poached eggs, and a Prime 8-ounce flat iron steak with eggs. $14-$37. 10 am-1 pm. Dinner menu is also available 10 am-10 pm. 469-772-4810.
Dive Coastal Cuisine. Special to-go menu with cheeseboards and bottles of wine available for pickup May 7, 10:30 am-11 pm. Closed on Mother's Day. 214-891-1700.
Eddie V's. Three-course brunch menu includes lobster quiche, avocado with jumbo lump crab, and cocktails such as mimosas, bloody marys, and bellinis. 10 am-2 pm. $49, or $15 for 12 and under. 214-890-1500.
El Bolero. Brunch includes scallop aguachile, grilled chipotle chicken, filet mignon, lava rock seafood maolcajete, and corn tamales. 10 am-3 pm. 214-741-1986.
Electric Shuffle. Brunch includes bacon jam breakfast pizza and the ultimate brunch board with avocado toast, mini chicken & waffles, bacon, fruit, pastries, live DJs, and shuffleboard. Everyone gets a bottle of bubbly. Saturday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm. $50.
Ellie's. Jazz brunch at Hall Arts Hotel features duck fat fried chicken, fried green tomato eggs benedict, pork belly "ham steak" & eggs with poblano Gristmill grits, and banana bread French toast. Mothers receive a complimentary glass of Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé. 6:30 am-3 pm. 972-629-0924.
Elm & Good. Buffet includes made-to-order omelets, seafood display, bloody marys, mimosas, live music, plus complimentary flower and pink cocktail or rosé for every mom. $75, reservations recommended. 10 am-3 pm. 469-498-2525.
Fearing's. Three-course brunch menu features choices from crab cake benedict, lobster salad, fried quail on cornbread pudding, ziti pasta with pancetta, cognac pepper-glazed filet mignon & lobster omelet, and dark chocolate mousse "flower pot". $135, $35 for 12 and under. 11 am-3 pm. 214-922-4848.
Fish City Grill. The restaurants will feature Kalamata Crusted Alaskan Halibut with almond basil pesto, heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese and lemon-scented rice for $28.99. They will also feature their fresh Watermelon Margarita for $9.
Fleming's. Three-course meal includes choices from Caesar or Fleming's salad, filet with shrimp scampi or lobster tail scampi, and chocolate gooey butter cake, cheesecake, or Key lime pie. Saturday-Sunday, regular menu also available. $. 972-543-2141.
Fogo de Chao. Brunch 11 am-2 pm, dinner 2-9 pm with fixed dinner pricing all day. To-go package is available for pickup or delivery May 7 all day, or by 10:30 am on May 8 (minimum 24-hour advance order notice required).
400 Gradi. Brunch includes ricotta omelet, steak & eggs, pancakes with berry compote, steak or shrimp salad, mixed breads with salted maple butter & hazelnut spread, pastas, and pizzas including a brunch pizza with salami, eggs, cherry tomatoes, fontina, fior di latte, and garlic. 11 am-3 pm. 972-850-9053.
French Room. Spring Tea with bites, champagne, and live harp music. May 6–8. 11 am-2:30 pm. $65, or $30 for 12 and under. 214-651-3615.
Georgie. Open for brunch with three-course meal featuring breads and choices from Ora king salmon rillette, French toast, Yorkshire pudding, chestnut agnolotti, French vanilla soft serve cone, and chocolate tarte. 10:30 am-3 pm. $90, or $45 for 12 and under. Dinner features choices from burrata, beef tartare, chestnut agnolotti, pork chop, rack of lamb, heritage NY strip, 12-ounce boneless rib eye, with optional caviar. 6-9 pm. $90. 469-466-8263.
Gorji. Four-course meal includes choices from escargot, garlic & Bulgarian feta, chili & yogurt over avocado, smoked salmon & arugula, baby greens salad, Romaine & kale Caesar, lamb & quail, bone-in pork chop, beef tenderloin with Gorgonzola gnocchi, spinach & goat cheese lasagna, flourless chocolate cake, or Kefir cheese with dates. Free bottle of Prosecco for parties of two or more. Dine-in $99-$115, from 6-8:30 pm. Takeout is $83-$99, from 4-6 pm. 972-503-7080.
Harper's. Brunch spreads, accompaniments, cocktails, and omelet station. 11 am-4 pm. 469-998-0013.
Hawthorn. Brunch includes kolache board, French toast, stuffed squash blossoms, croque madame, and beignets. 11 am-3 pm. 214-760-1554.
Haywire Plano. Brunch with carving station, taco bar, dessert station, and bloody Mary bar. 10 am-3 pm. $50, or $20 for 12 and under. 972-781-9473.
Herd and Hearth. Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa hosts a Texas-style tea party brunch with hot & cold miniature tea sandwiches, bite-sized pastries & tarts, and loose leaf hot teas French-press style, carving station with beef tenderloin, bone-in turkey breast, garlic chive marinated snow crab claws, and shrimp with cocktail sauce. 11 am-3 pm. $75, or $32 for 12 and under. 972-668-8000.
Knife Dallas. Brunch with pork belly benedict, brioche French toast, steak & eggs, and burgers, plus complimentary mimosa for mom. 11:30 am-2 pm. 214-443-9339.
Kona Grill. Brunch with macadamia nut French toast and lobster avocado toast, plus $8 glasses of Miraval Rosé and Chandon Brut Rosé. Dinner specials include prosciutto asparagus, lobster potstickers, filet Oscar, and lemon bars. Every mom receives a complimentary rose. Reservations at KonaGrill.com.
La Madeleine. Bakery cafe chain has two heart-shaped cheesecakes for Mother's Day: Raspberry cheesecake topped with raspberries, and chocolate ganache cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust, chocolate cheesecake filling, and chocolate ganache on top. $9.29 each. Mimosas featuring a single-serving carafe of orange juice and a mini-bottle of J. Roget champagne are $6.
La Stella Cucina Verace. Brunch in Arts District features baby arugula salad, poached lobster salad, crab cappellacci with peas & asparagus, and chantilly with berries. 11 am-5 pm.
LAW. Brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Las Colinas features eggs benedict, shakshuka, omelets, pork loin, lemongrass-ginger honey salmon, roast chicken, top sirloin, risottos, sushi, soup & salad bar, corn & pea succotash, flourless chocolate passion fruit cake, vanilla crème brûlée, strawberry profiteroles, freshly-made crullers, glazed funfetti donuts, milkshakes, and ice cream. 10 am-3 pm. $125, or $55 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.
Le Bilboquet. Brunch menu includes choices from smoked salmon, tuna tartare, Cajun chicken, petit filet au poivre, eggs benedict, burger & fries, biscuits with duck confit gravy. Dinner includes choices from crab & avocado, warm goat cheese salad, tuna tartare, escargot, Cajun chicken, angel hair pasta with lobster, filet au poivre. $90, or $45 for 12 & under. 9:30 am-9 pm. 469-730-2937.
Legacy Hall. Drag Brunch on the third floor features specialty brunch dishes, themed cocktails, fabulous drag show, and meet-n-greet. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-drag-brunch-at-legacy-hall-tickets-314769392727. 11 am-2 pm. $60. 972-846-4255.
Malai Kitchen. Special brunch menu includes seared scallops, Alaskan halibut, soft-shell crab curry, Vietnamese coffee cake, strawberry lemongrass martini, and botanical garden cocktail. 11 am-3 pm. Dallas Preston Center 972-373-4434, Dallas Uptown 214-599-7857.
Mercat Bistro. Specialty brunch entrees include lobster benedict, smoked salmon crepes, duck confit, and special orange tart for dessert. Regular menu also available. $12 - $32. 10 am-3 pm. 214-953-0917.
Mesa Mezcal. Mexican restaurant at Westin Irving-Las Colinas is featuring a brunch buffet with a waffle bar, prime rib carving station, omelets, street tacos, DIY mimosa and bloody mary station, plus much more. Live music by local artist Jacob Johnson. 10 am-2 pm. $55, or $15 for 12 and under. Reserve online. 469-472-0700.
La Mina. Regular menu plus one special whose identity is TBD, plus $5 specials on bloody Marys, bloody Marias, and Tepache mimosas. 469-659-6375.
The Mercury. Brunch buffet with prime rib, fried chicken, enchiladas, shrimp, sushi rolls, oysters, eggs benedict, chilaquiles, omelets, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, smoked salmon, Oriental chicken salad, tomato mozzarella salad, deviled eggs, pecan pie, rice pudding, flan, chocolate mousse cake, carrot cake, white chocolate cheesecake, brownies, chocolate covered strawberries, tarts, biscuits & gravy, apple cobbler, mac & cheese, creamed spinach, Caesar salad. 10 am-3 pm. $85, or $65 for 10 and under. 972-960-7774.
Meridian. Four-course brunch with choices from grilled "beach cheese" on a stick, lyonnaise salad, smoked ora king salmon, scrambled egg with caviar, laminated brioche French toast, sausage with potatoes, black beans, and egg, quiche Lorraine, Wagyu picanha & eggs, ricotta ravioli, cheesecake, yucca-coconut cake, and brigadeiro ice cream. 11 am-3 pm. $65 or $25 for kids menu. 469-659-6382.
Monarch. Modern Italian dinner menu with beloved favorites such as meatballs, veal chop parmesan, and yellowfin tuna tartare, as well as an exclusive Mother’s Day entrée: Georges Banks scallop with crab arancini, English peas, and morels, for $56. 4-10 pm.
Nuri Grill. Four-course menu with bread crumb shrimp, dumpling soup, ribeye, tenderloin, hanger steak, marinated short rib, and raspberry white chocolate tartelette. 11 am-2:30 pm, and 5-9:30 pm. $60. 972-241-3900.
Ocean Prime Dallas. Ocean Prime is only open for brunch on special holidays, with a special menu of holiday creations including warm cinnamon bread with cream cheese icing, lobster toast with avocado pea puree, crab cake eggs benedict, brioche French toast, short rib surf & turf with lobster and Gouda potato cake, smoked salmon latke, Prime 6-oz NY strip with poached egg, blackened salmon salad, candied bacon, fruit with Greek yogurt, truffled potatoes, and breakfast sausage. 11 am-3 pm. 214-965-0440.
Open Palette. Sheraton Dallas Hotel is hosting a buffet style brunch with omelet, waffle, pasta, and salad bar stations, charcuterie table, salmon, prime rib, pork loin, and dessert display. $55, or $28 for 12 and under. 10 am-2 pm. 214-922-8000.
Pakpao Thai Food. Brunch includes salmon and avocado toast, khai jeow – crab omelette, lychee bellini, mint chocolate marquise, and kids' items such as silver dollar pancakes. 11 am-3 pm. 214-749-7002.
Perry's. Mother’s Day feature consists of Perry's Filet Stuffed Roast: Filet mignon stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, garlic, onion, fresh herbs, and three cheese for $49. Brunch cocktails including brandy milk punch, bloody Mary and mimosas, 11 am-4 pm. Family-style filet stuffed roast meal for four for $179 or an individual filet stuffed roast for $49 to-go.
Pluckers. Wing chain with 28 flavors of sauce is giving moms a free meal, although the offer is valid only for Pluckers Club Members. A membership costs $20, which gets you other free things if you join. Way to use Mother's Day as a membership pitch, Pluckers.
Postino Wine Cafe. Brunch with croque monsieur, cast-iron sticky bread, smoked salmon carpaccio, panettone French toast, and brunch cocktails. 9 am-3 pm. 972-210-2102.
The Ranch at Las Colinas. Brunch buffet includes shrimp cocktail bar, smoked salmon, taco bar, chicken & waffles, cheddar green chile grits, salads, bread, and dessert stations. $50, or $20 for 12 and under. 972-506-7262.
Razzoo's Cajun Cafe. Two special dishes returning for Mother's Day include shrimp en brochette with bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with jalapeno; and Creole pork chops with two boneless pork chops, breaded and fried, then topped with jalapeño cheese sauce. (They'll be available through July.)
Romano's Macaroni Grill. Italian chain will be serving two specialty dishes in honor of Mother’s Day from May 6-8: Gorgonzola steak featuring a 10-ounce sirloin with a gorgonzola butter topping, sautéed spinach with roast garlic, and mashed potatoes, $30; 8-ounce Atlantic salmon over capellini pasta with artichokes, mushrooms, capers, and citrus lemon butter sauce, $26.
Ruth's Chris Steak House. Three-course feast with choices from steak house salad, Caesar, lobster bisque, steak & shrimp, steak & lobster, twin tails, creamed spinach, or garlic mashed potatoes. $57-70, available May 6-8. Plus Veuve Clicquot Brut by the glass, or Flowers Chardonnay/Flowers Pinot Noir by the bottle. Takeout feast for four comes with salad, entrée, two sides, and dessert for $195. Preorder for pickup on May 7 or 8. 972-250-2244.
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Three-course brunch features smoked salmon bagel, red velvet stuffed French toast, short rib & avocado benedict, and strawberry shortcake. $70. 10 am-3 pm. 214-782-9807.
Sambuca360 Plano. Brunch selections include Belgian waffles, eggs benedicts, omelets, fruit & cheese, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy, sweet breads, eggs, shrimp cocktail, salmon with dill cream sauce, chicken, roast beef & ham carving stations, mixed salad greens, and desserts. 10:30 am-3 pm. $35, or $13 for 10 and under.
Scout. Statler Dallas restaurant is hosting a brunch buffet with eggs benedict and prime rib. Each mom receives glass of bubbly. 11 am-3 pm. $50, or free for 12 and younger from a special kids menu. 469-320-8993.
Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill. Three-course dinner for dine-in or takeout includes choices from salmon dip, tuna nachos, shrimp cocktail, sea scallops, horseradish potato crusted halibut, blackened red snapper with shrimp garlic butter, flounder with crab butter & arugula pesto, lobster thermidor, asparagus, Brussels sprouts with maple & bacon, whipped potatoes, key lime pie, chocolate cappuccino cheesecake, and carrot cake. 11 am-9 pm. $80, plus $40 for wine pairings. 972-473-2722.
Seasons 52. A la carte brunch includes crab-cheddar quiche, French toast, and shrimp & grits. 10 am-2 pm. Mother's Day box to-go serving 4-6 features choice of spiral ham, cedar plank salmon, or beef tenderloin, plus salad, sides, and dessert. Order by May 2 for pickup on May 7.
Second Floor at the Exchange. Brunch buffet with breakfast pastries, smoked salmon station, ceviche, eggs, omelet station, bacon, pork sausage, twice cooked potatoes, pork hash, and prime rib carving station. A Flower Cart by Petal to the Metal will be set up outside to create custom bouquets, flower crowns, and single stems for sale. May 8. 10:30 am-2 pm. $50, or $25 for 12 and under. 972-268-7605.
Silver Fox. Brunch features filet mignon benedict and lobster tail benedict. 11 am-4 pm. $55, or $18 for 12 and under. All items also available for in-restaurant dining and curbside to-go.
Sloane's Corner. Three-course brunch features basket of croissants, brie & fig crostini, deviled eggs, yogurt parfait, lobster avocado salad, lox & bagels, eggs benedict, bananas Foster stuffed French toast, crème brulee crepes, mini dessert bites, and free chocolate truffles for mom. $48. 11 am-3 pm. 214-484-1395.
Smoky Rose. Brunch menu features avocado toast, chilaquiles, burnt ends & grits, breakfast tacos, bananas Foster French toast, Belgian waffles, and brisket biscuits & gravy, plus $30 mimosa carafes, $28 sangria pitchers, $5 mimosas, and $9 bloody Marys and Texas 75s. Price a la carte. 11 am-3 pm. 469-776-5655.
Stirr. Brunch features salads such caprese, Caesar, greek pasta, watermelon & feta, plus beef tenderloin, glazed ham, omelets, cheddar au gratin potatoes, creamed spinach, salmon, chicken, blackened redfish, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, cheddar cheese grits, cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and cookies. $42 or $15 for 12 and under. $10 am-4 pm. Dallas 214-983-1222, Addison 214-903-0543.
SusieCakes. Mother's Day treats include wreath decorated cake, cupcake box, and daisy decorated cake. Available May 2- 8, 11 am-5 pm. 214-983-2253.
Terra. Eataly restaurant will celebrate La Festa della Mamma with brunch toast, asparagus frittata, and a special build-your-own bollicine, a classic Italian sparkling drink with prosecco and two fruit juices. A personal bollicine bar will be served tableside to create a unique refreshing cocktail experience. 10:30 am-3 pm.
Texas Spice. Brunch at Omni Dallas Hotel restaurant with omelet station, chocolate chip waffles, lemon-ricotta blueberries, crab cakes, crawfish bisque, spring pea ravioli, cheese & charcuterie table, carving station, prime rib, scones, raspberry swirl cinnamon rolls, rhubarb pistachio bundt cake, strawberry rhubarb tart tatin, petit fours, and kid buffet with turkey and mac & cheese. 11 am-2 pm. $49, or $25 for 12 and under. 214-979-4529.
III Forks. Special brunch features steak & eggs, filet mignon benedict, crabcake benedict, and lobster tail benedict. Plus breakfast breads from the restaurant's local bakery, and a limited a la carte menu of III Forks favorites. $55, for dine-in or curbside to-go by preorder. Children's brunch with pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs is $18. 11 am-3 pm. Regular dinner menu from 3-8 pm.
TJ's Seafood Market. In addition to regular menu, TJ's Preston Royal is featuring specialty items such as challah French toast, migas, lobster rolls, sangria, and $5 white cranberry mimosas. 11 am-3 pm. Preston Royal 214-691-2369, Oak Lawn 214-219-3474.
Toussaint Brasserie. Brunch featurees boeuf bourguignon hash, banana macadamia nut pancakes, lobster benedict, pain perdue, frozen French 75, pineapple upside down French toast with macadamia nuts. 11 am-3 pm. Prices a la carte. 214-765-2311.
Truluck's. Holiday special is Dungeness crab pappardelle pasta with parmesan and peas in a creamy tomato sauce with Indian spices for $59; and blueberry vanilla cake with cream cheese icing and passion fruit creme anglaise for $18. Exclusive Floradora cocktail has Hendrick's Gin, raspberry syrup, and Fever Tree Ginger Beer, $14.50. 11 am-9 pm. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake, 817-912-0500.
Up On Knox. Special brunch menu includes beet salad, beef tartare, kampachi ceviche, French toast, chicken & waffles, crab & spinach quiche, hanger steak frites, and strawberry & rhubarb semifreddo more. Special dinner menu includes smoked fish dip, cheese souffle, beet salad, gnocchi with asparagus, filet au poivre, mussels with pomme frites, chocolate cake, and mango baked Alaska. $75, or $30 for 12 & under. 469-250-4007.
Vidorra. Brunch features guacamole, queso, barreled nachos, soups, salads, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and specialty items such as steak & eggs, chilaquiles, and churro toast. 11 am-4 pm. Addison 972-499-5248, Dallas 972-215-0640.
Wits Steakhouse. Brunch includes crab cakes, wedge salad, hot cakes, bagel & lox, steak & eggs, and South African milk tart. 11 am-3 pm. 214-712-9700.