Where To Dine on Mother's Day

The best Dallas restaurants for Mother's Day brunch 2016

The best Dallas restaurants for Mother's Day brunch 2016

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Make your reservations for Mother's Day 2016. Photo by Ed Earles

In the annals of brunch, few Sundays reign more supreme than Mother's Day. It's one of the most brunch-arrific days of the year.

You know what that means: Better get your reservation in soon. Scan our list, study the options, and make the call.

Alexander Mansion
Special three-course Saturday tea menu created by Sharon and Mack Yarbrough, formerly of Maudee’s, with tours of the Alexander Mansion given by “Miss Birdie Alexander” at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Tea is May 7 at noon. $45. 214-823-4533.

Special dishes include heirloom tomato caprese salad, sea bass with spring pea pesto, crab and asparagus frittata with morel mushrooms and fontina, and lemon ricotta torta with raspberry and almond crumble. 214-261-4600.

Brunch with omelets, prime rib, raw bar, salads, pastries, dulce de leche crepes, smoked salmon benedict, fried chicken, snapper, waffle bar, cookies, cheesecake, and more. 11 am-4 pm. $55, or $20 for 12 and under.

Bird Cafe
Special dishes include crab and basil cake with pickled sweet chiles, Arctic char with spring bean and tomato salad and celery root puree, heirloom tomato salad with burrata, passion fruit pavlova, and strawberry rhubarb pie with Mexican vanilla ice cream. 10 am-10 pm. 817-332-2473.

Bistro 31
Special dishes include halibut with asparagus, morels, and pomme puree; risotto with peas, pancetta, egg yolk, and scallops;and ribeye with vadouvan curry, spiced carrot puree, artichokes, and olives.

Blue Mesa Grill
Trademark brunch with fried chicken and waffles, glazed ham, roast brisket, omelet bar, migas, huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, street taco station, adobe pies in both chicken and black bean, fruit cobbler, flan, goat cheesecake, churros, raspberry-cajeta pudding, mimosas, and more. 8 am-8 pm. $22, or $7 for 11 and under.

Canary By Gorji
Three-course dinner with Caesar or arugula salad; pork chop, Arctic char and shrimp, lamb and quail, or beef tenderloin; and flourless chocolate cake or berry sorbet. 5-9 pm. $45. 972-503-7080.

Capitol Pub
Specials include Mom's Benedict, a potato pancake with asparagus, grilled salmon, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce ($12) and lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup ($8). 11-2 am. 214-887-9330.

Cast Iron
Brunch includes kids buffet, breakfast items, seafood display, charcuterie, chef carvings, market vegetable platters, roasted chicken forestier, wild salmon “en papillote,” Nutella triple chocolate bread pudding, lemon raspberry cupcakes, and more. 11 am-2:30 pm. $60, or $28 for 12 and under. 817-350-4106.

CBD Provisions
Special dishes include roasted chicken with raclette potatoes and a strawberry-chia meringue bar with pecan pistachio crumble and white chocolate. 7 am-10 pm. 214-261-4500.

Crescent Club
Brunch menu includes pastries, Belgian waffles, granola parfait, salads, omelets, Gulf shrimp, crab and lobster cocktail, prime rib, agnolotti and ravioli, salted caramel chocolate tart, crème puffs, eclairs. There's also a bloody Mary, mimosa, and bellini bar. Balloon animals, caricature artist, face-painting, live harp and piano. 11 am-2:30 pm. $95, $40 for 12 and under. 214-953-4343.

Dakotas Steakhouse
Three-course brunch with choice of fruit, field greens, Caesar salad, smoked salmon, bananas Foster French toast, omelets, eggs benedict, steak & eggs, chicken Club, brownie ala mode, cheesecake parfait, or Key lime pie. 10 am-2 pm. $55, or $12 for 12 and under. 214-740-4001.

Dallas Fish Market
Three-course a la carte brunch includes cauliflower soup, heirloom beets, grilled clams, lobster roll, salmon, trout Meuniere, smoked salmon and eggs, peanut-crusted chicken, orange creamsicle, or chocolate souffle. 11 am-3 pm. 214-744-3474.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House — Dallas
Brunch buffet with chef menu and glass of champagne. 10 am-3 pm. 972-490-9000.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House — Fort Worth
Prime rib with mashed potatoes and choice of soup or salad. 11 am-9 pm. 817-877-3999.

Del Frisco's Grille
Mimosa carafes, chicken and waffles, and all moms will receive a free lemon cake jar. 10 am-3 pm. 972-807-6152.

Dish Preston Hollow
Three-course brunch with farrow salad, asparagus bisque, deviled eggs, crostini, smoked salmon, crab cake benedict, crocque madame, prime rib, cauliflower steak, coconut cream pie, rhubarb buckle, chocolate decadence, salted caremal pot de creme. $45, or $20 for 12 and under. 10:30 am-3 pm. 214-363-3474.

El Bolero
Specially menu features sopes with smoked salmon and chipotle hollandaise, brunch quesadilla with scrambled eggs, chorizo, poblano peppers and queso oaxaca, and bread pudding with Mezcal apricot ice cream.

Three-course brunch choices include scallops carbonara, filet mignon and lobster omelet, halibut, Moroccan spiced lamb chops, dark chocolate cake, lemon buttermilk pie, and strawberry sorbet. 11 am-3 pm. $115, or $30 for 12 and under. 214-922-4848.

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Three-course menu includes dim sum trio, spring sashimi plate, "bacon and eggs" bao bun duo, okonomiyaki with confit bacon and an over easy egg, halibut, and lamb stir fry. 11 am-2:30 pm. $65, or $29 for 12 and under. 214-741-5560.

Front Room
Three-course brunch with spring pea soup, deviled eggs, smoked salmon, mixed greens, salmon, Tavern benedict, quiche, croque madame, dulce de leche French toast, banana cream pie, Key lime cheesecake, chocolate tart, and blueberry buckle. $45. 214-219-8282.

Special dishes include lobster and Chateaubriand; crab wrapped in salmon with orange ponzu sauce; and Korean barbecue roll with asparagus, cucumber, radish. 12-10 pm. 972-620-3474.

InterContinental Dallas
Brunch with smoked salmon, Romaine salad, arugula salad, sushi rolls, shrimp and crab claws on ice, tenderloin, cod, pork loin, chicken breast, short ribs, crab cakes, peanut butter and banana French toast, cheese blintzes, pork eggs Benedict, breakfast pastries, carrot cake, Bailey's bread pudding, and more. 10:30 am-2 pm. $80, or $30 for 12 and under. 927-386-6000.

Three-course menu with chicken-masa soup, Caesar salad, spinach-kale salad, chopped wedge, vanilla Texas toast, gouda omelet, crab cake benedict, roast beef sandwich, rotisserie chicken, salmon chilaquiles, cheddar shrimp ‘n’ grits with poached eggs, steak and eggs, dessert trio with pound Cake, chocolate decadence, and lemon bar. 11 am-10 pm. $42. 469-229-9111.

Three-course brunch with vichyssoise, frisée salad, ceviche, smoked salmon benedict, sole with crab and champagne cream sauce, tenderloin with potato gratin, pork chop, linguini, chocolate mousse cake, white chocolate cheesecake, strawberries with vanilla ice cream. $43. 11 am-3 pm. 972-248-1911.

Three-course meal includes choice of butter ettuce salad, corn chowder with potato croquette, croque madame, chilaquiles with duck confit, smoked salmon benedict, or violet churros andcChocolate bar. Includes mimosa. 11 am-3 pm. $49. 469-513-2505.

Max's Wine Dive Fort Worth
Bruschetta with ricotta cheese and pineapple-bacon chutney, fried chicken, fried egg sandwich, and more. 817-870-1100.

The Mercury
Brunch with prime rib, oysters, sushi, eggs benedict, omelets, pancakes, waffles, biscuits with gravy, chicken salad, caesar, tomato mozzarella salad, kalamata bread salad, cream spinach, macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, and 12 desserts including lemon shortcake, white chocolate mousse, pecan pie, and German chocolate cake. 10:30 am-3 pm. $55, or $35 12 and under. 972-960-7774.

Mimi's Cafe
Three-course menu includes choice of French onion, corn chowder, tomato basil, house salad, or Caesar salad; quiche Florentine, mushroom Brie burger, turkey with mashed potatoes, chicken cheddar mac, chicken chop salad, or salmon; and chocolate chip croissant bread pudding, strawberry shortcake crêpe cake, or Key lime pie. 11 am-9 pm. $17. 817-466-3212 or 817-731-9644.

Nick & Sam's Grill
Cap'n Crunch French toast, Nutella waffles, smoked salmon platter, eggs Benedict, Caesar salad, carving station, omelet station, raw bar, beef tenderloin, pork loin, oysters, salmon, sea bass, dessert station, separate kids station, face painters, balloon artists. 9:30 am-3 pm. $55, or $20 for 12 and under. 214-379-1111.

Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse
Brunch includes chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and buffet with seafood, omelets, carving station, desserts, kids buffet, face painters, balloon artists, and a photographer.10 am-2 pm. $65, or $25 for 10 and under. Dinner options include Japanese Wagyu beef and chateaubriand and lobster. 6-10 pm. 214-871-7444.

Oak Restaurant
Three-course brunch buffet with vanilla French toast with bacon; Parmesan gnocchi with mushrooms; and almond streusel poached peaches, mango cremeaux, and almond sorbet. 10:30 am-3:30 pm.

Ocean Prime
Brunch highlights include crab and eggs, blueberry French toast with bacon, smoked salmon, and short ribs over poached eggs. An artisanal candle from Seventh Avenue Apothecary is included. $14-11 am-8 pm. $18. 214-965-0440.

Penne Pomodoro Snider Plaza
Beef Filet Marsala with mashed potatoes and rapini; halibut and saffron risotto; tagliolini with oobster au gratin; and ricotta pie.

Pollo Tropical
Special meal deal for two offers combination of two entrees including a small TropiChop & quarter chicken with rice and beans, plantains or fried yuca, and two fountain drinks. $10.

Princi Italia
Three-course menu with lobster bisque, goat cheese beignet, fried calamari and shrimp, crab salad, Brussels sprouts salad, eggs benedict, chicken and pancetta waffle, lemon sole piccata, fettucini and lobster, egg white scramble, tenderloin, apple-cinnamon French toast, chocolate mousse, tiramisu, ricotta cheesecake, or gelato. 10:30 am-3 pm. $35.

Proof + Pantry
Three-course meal with choice of rainbow carrots, beet salad with arugula, duck egg with Brussels sprout, country ham, and beech mushroom; rock shrimp risotto, salmon, or beef tongue ravioli-kale; and Nutella brownie, oats with brown sugar, almond, apricot, and mascarpone, and lime parfait. 11 am-3 pm. $49. 214-880-9940.

Queenie's Steakhouse
Brunch includes momosas, doughnuts, smoked fish, caviar, Romaine salad, fried quail and waffles, omelet, burger, pulled pork eggs benedict, mushrooms and eggs, shrimp and grits,or steak and eggs. 10:30 am-3 pm. $35. 940-442-6834.

The Ranch at Las Colinas
Brunch includes flatbreads, salads, carving station, tacos, shrimp cocktail, chicken-fried steak, chicken and waffles, roasted chicken, smoked salmon, blackened snapper, mimosas, and bloody Marys. 9:30 am-3 pm. $45, $19 for 13 and under. 972-506-7262.

R Bar & Grill
Four-course menu includes strawberry-spinach salad, potato-leek soup, sea bass and hager beef, and cream cake with vanilla caramel sauce. 11 am-11 pm. $48. 817-640-4711.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Brunch includes Grand Marnier French toast, beef tartare, halibut, salmon, tenderloin, mushroom tortellini, peach macaron, raspberry crème brûlée, and chocolate composition. Dinner includes salmon gravlax, beef tartare, halibut, salmon, tenderloin, mushroom tortellini, coffee cheesecake, banana bread pudding, Snickers bar, rhubarb and pistachio, and bergamot crème brûlée. $105, $45 for 12 and under. Brunch: 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Dinner: 5 and 7:30 pm. 214-443-4747.

The Rustic
Family-style brunch includes choice of cheese and fruit, baked eggs with white cheddar, Rudolph’s Market bacon and sausage, Nashville-style fried chicken, fried toast, cheddar grits, and small-batch doughnuts.

Savor Gastropub
Brunch includes deviled eggs, lobster puffs, croque open-faced sandwich, smoked salmon quiche, and lemon sole Milanese. 10 am-10 pm. 214-306-5597.

SĒR Steak + Spirits
Brunch buffet with fried green tomato Benedict, shrimp and grits, raw bar, prime rib, and more. 10:30 am-4 pm. $65, or $35 for 12 and under. 214-761-7479.

Stampede 66
Three-course brunch with tacos, fried green tomatoes, quiche, tortilla soup, brisket hash, chicken and waffles, fish and grits, duck chilaquiles, pork chop, eight-layer carrot cake, strawberry shortcake, and coconut panna cotta. 11 am-2 pm. $45, or $20 for 12 and under. 214-550-6966.

Special menu items include crispy rock shrimp, Vietnamese beef carpaccio, salmon, truffle-teriyaki Chicken, filet and lobster dumplings, strawberry shortcake, lemon cream cheesecake, white chocolate mousse cake. 5-9 pm. 214-219-9908.

Table 13
Three-course meal includes lobster bisque, tomato soup, or spinach salad; Oscar filet, crab cake and poached egg, salmon, potato-crusted sea bass, steak and eggs, pork chop, steak Diane, lemon caper chicken, or shrimp scampi; bread pudding, chocolate-covered strawberries, or Kahlua cake. 11 am-9 pm. $40, or $15 for 12 and under. 972-789-9558.

Tomato bisque, filet mignon with shrimp, scallops over rice, farro, and barley risotto, branzino with Meyer lemon butter sauce, and chocolate dessert with hazelnut, dark chocolate sauce, cherry and vanilla gelato.

Texas Spice
Brunch menu includes sausages, breads, Gulf coast seafood, eggs, French toast, breakfast pastries, carving station, dessert station, and separate kids' buffet. 11 am-2:30 pm. $65, or $19 for 12 and under. 214-979-4529.

TNT Tacos & Tequila
Brunch with eggs, French toast, Belgian waffles, huevos rancheros, omelet bar, adobe pie, carving station, salads, guacamole, street taco bar, dessert station, mimosas, and more. 9 am-3 pm. $22, or $7 for 11 and under. 469-518-7888.

Chilled zucchini-basil soup, soft shell crab lettuce wraps, Diver scallops, filet Oscar with asparagus and potato au gratin, and strawberry-rhubarb parfait.

Victory Tavern
Three-course brunch includes antipasto table with smoked salmon, pastries and muffins, tomato cucumber salad, quinoa tabouli salad, mini Belgian waffles, brisket hash with scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, steak and eggs, goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken breast, Key lime pie, dark chocolate mousse, S’mores bread pudding. 10:30 am–3 pm. $27. 214-432-1900.

Vivo 53
Weekend brunch features Italian frittata with crispy prosciutto, Italian sausage, peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, burrata and Parmesan; crispy cardamon waffles; and smoked salmon pizza with herbed crème fraiche. Saturday 11 am-3 pm, Sunday 9 am-3 pm. 682-207-8700.

Warwick Melrose
Truffle farfalle with peas and bacon, eggs Benedict, kale and grape salad, Belgian waffle station, made-to-order omelets, mango peach cobbler, and kids' menu. 11 am–3 pm. $60, or $24 for 12 and under.