Mother's Day Meals

The best brunches in Dallas to impress Mom on Mother's Day

The best brunches in Dallas to impress Mom on Mother's Day

Mimosas
Mimosas are a must for Mother's Day. Courtesy photo

Ah, Mother's Day — the guilt trippiest of all the Hallmark holidays. Well, we're here to make sure that at least brunch goes off without a hitch. Forget breakfast in bed. On the big day (that's May 12, BTW), wow your mom with a meal at any one of these top Dallas restaurants. The cleanup will be easier too. 

Asador
The highlights: Asador offers Mother's Day brunch from 11 am-3 pm. It includes a variety of stations, with Texas strip loin, waffles and omelets made to order; charcuterie table; seafood and salad bar; buffet with breakfast and lunch items; and dessert table. Mimosas are $3; Bloody Marys are $5.
Cost per person: $35 for adults and $20 for children under 12
Reservations: 214-267-4815

Belly & Trumpet
The highlights:
Enjoy a three-course brunch with plates such as Nduja deviled eggs; smoked salmon with fennel, potato, egg and hollandaise sauce; and crepe Suzette with orange and Grand Marnier.
Cost per person: $25
Reservations: 214-855-5551

Bistro 31
The highlights: Bistro 31 adds some select brunch menu items, including chilled zucchini soup and sweet ricotta-stuffed crepe, to its normal brunch menu.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-420-3900

Canary By Gorji
The highlights: Celebrate Mother’s Day dinner from 5-9 pm with choice of salad from Caesar or spinach; choice of entrée from pork chop with gnocchi or Arctic char and shrimp; and choice of sorbet or chocolate cake.
Cost per person: $39
Reservations: 214-503-7080

Central 214
The highlights: Chef Graham Dodd’s a la carte menu includes starters like scotch egg with fleur de sel and frisee and entrees including bavette steak and goose egg with marble potatoes and creole mustard jus.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-443-9339

Cook Hall
The highlights: Cook Hall has à la carte small plates such as asparagus-cheddar quiche with shaved apple salad, scallops with beets, tenderloin with peppers and harissa yogurt, rainbow carrots with cumin and chili, pea and prosciutto fritters with Manchego cheese, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The restaurant is doing brunch Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, from 11 am to 3 pm.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-397-4111

Dallas Fish Market
The highlights: Executive chef AJ Joglekar’s special menu for Mother’s Day brunch features chilled spring green pea soup with mango crème fraîche and mint oil; Scottish salmon tartare; roasted beet salad with mango, feta, orange and mint; Prince Edward Island steamed mussels with coriander and citrus; soft-shell crab sandwich; and more. Brunch is from 11 am-3 pm.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-744-3474

Dish Restaurant and Lounge
The highlights: Dish is serving a three-course brunch menu from 10 am-3 pm, with options such as Gulf Coast shrimp and white hominy grits, chicken and waffles, and short rib Benedict with buttermilk biscuits. Also enjoy $3 mimosas and $8 Bloody Marys.
Cost per person: $45
Reservations: 214-522-3474

Dragonfly
The highlights: Dragonfly at Zaza hosts a three-course brunch from 11 am-3 pm, with dishes such as corn soup with crab cake “croutons” and roasted duck Caesar wedge.
Cost per person: $60 for adults and $20 for children under 12
Reservations: 214-550-9500

Eden
The highlights: Buffet from 11:30 am-9 pm includes eggs Benedict, carving station with prime rib, and a large assortment of salads: pasta primavera, baby greens, marinated mushroom, artichoke and roasted red pepper, potato salad, cucumber and tomato, and carrot raisin. Plus breads, cheeses, fruits, bagels, smoked salmon, and numerous desserts ranging from cheesecake to tiramisu.
Cost per person: $35 for adults and $15 for children
Reservations: 972-267-3336

Ellerbe Fine Foods
The highlights: Three-course brunch will run from 10:30 am to 2 pm and will include pimento cheese crostini; spinach and sorrel salad carrot soup; croque monsieur with biscuits, ham and arugula; chicken couscous; Arctic char; and strawberry vanilla cake.
Cost per person: $40
Reservations: 817-926-3663

Fearing's
The highlights: Fearing's has a three-course brunch with favorites such as halibut, citrus-spiced lamb chops, petit lobster omelet, and filet mignon on jalapeño cheese grits.
Cost per person: $95 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under
Reservations: 214-922-4848

Five Sixty
The highlights: Five Sixty features its popular dim sum brunch menu plus a three-course Mother’s Day menu with dishes such as "bacon and eggs" with scallop, bacon and quail egg; halibut with bok choy; and Benedict with tenderloin, egg, chili hollandaise and sweet potato hash. Desserts include red velvet waffle sundae and chocolate balloon cups with chocolate mousse. There's a kids menu too.
Cost per person: $63 for adults and $35 for children
Reservations: 214-741-5560

The Gin Mill
The highlights:
Celebrate Mother's Day from 11 am-3 pm, with brunch specials such as house-made crepes with blueberries and Texas pecan bacon, and the Farm Egg Nest: potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon, eggs, hollandaise sauce and caviar. The à la carte brunch menu is also available, with Bloody Mary and mimosa specials and a complimentary cocktail for Mom.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-824-3343

The Grape
The highlights: The Grape celebrates Mom with a brunch from 10:30 am-2 pm. The regular à la carte menu includes some specials with items for kids.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-828-1981

Hotel St. Germain
The highlights: Celebrate Mother’s Day from 11 am-2 pm with a New Orleans-style brunch. Beignets, we hope? Enjoy brunch favorites overlooking the garden courtyard.
Cost per person: $55
Reservations: 214-871-2516

InterContinental Dallas
The highlights:
Enjoy a full buffet from 10:30 am-2 pm, featuring breakfast and seafood stations; hot carving station; made-to-order pastas, crepes and omelets; and desserts.
Cost per person: $65 for adults, $25 for children ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under
Reservations: 972-386-6000

Komali
The highlights: The regular brunch menu is enhanced from 10:30 am-3:30 pm with special items such as lump crab and rainbow chard quiche, $2 tamarind mimosas, $5 house margaritas and Bloody Marys, and $6 sangrias.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-525-0200

Landmark Restaurant
The highlights: Chef Mike Pacheco and staff are serving 50 brunch menu items from 11 am-3 pm, such as fried chicken, roast beef, grilled mahi mahi, sushi and Thai-style vegetarian noodle salad.
Cost per person: $55 for adults, $24 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5
Reservations: 214-224-3152

Lazaranda
The highlights: Brunch includes pozole ($8.95) with white corn and pork, chilaquiles ($10.95), beef barbacoa ($16.95) served on banana leaves with handmade corn tortillas, breakfast burrito ($7.95), Mexican French toast ($8.95) glazed with cajeta, mimosas ($6), and a Bloody Mary bar ($9).
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 972-866-8900

Max's Wine Dive
The highlights: Max’s celebrates Mother's Day with a blue crab Benedict — Texas blue crab and Swiss chard on a baguette with eggs and champagne hollandaise sauce — for $16. The restaurant is also serving its regular brunch menu from 10 am-3 pm.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-559-3483

The Mercury 
The highlights: The Mercury has a buffet with brunch items like smoked salmon, omelet station, pancakes and waffles, and biscuits with cream gravy and eggs Benedict. Or choose entrees such as prime rib, oysters, pork enchiladas, and salmon with stir-fry vegetables. Lighter options include five salads; the restaurant is also doing 12 desserts. Brunch runs from 11 am-3 pm.
Cost per person: $59.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids 10 and under
Reservations: 972-960-7774

Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck
The highlights: Enjoy gourmet brunch and a mimosa bar with seatings at 10 am and 1 pm. Dishes include pomegranate poached pear salad, asparagus-toasted brioche with poached egg, biscuits and jalapeño sausage gravy, roasted corn and black bean chilaquiles, chicken pot pie, lemon gnocchi with Texas shrimp, Nutella-stuffed French toast, and bread pudding with chocolate croissant.
Cost per person: $50 for members; $60 for non-members. Free for children under 12. Price includes admission.
Reservations: 214-242-5144

Oak
The highlights: Enjoy a three-course brunch from 10:30 am-2:30 pm, with dishes such as chilled English pea soup with curry shrimp and jalapeños, Scottish salmon, and Jonah crab omelet with orange and avocado.
Cost per person: $55
Reservations: 214-712-9700

Original Pancake House
The highlights: Mother's Day brunch takes place Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12. Special dishes include migas ($7.69); Mediterranean omelet ($10.49) with spinach, olives, tomatoes, onions and feta cheese; coffee banana maple crepe ($5.49); and egg white omelet ($7.49) with oatmeal, bacon and fruit.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: Call individual stores

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
The highlights: Pappas is open on a Sunday for the first time ever in honor of Mother’s Day. Its surf-and-turf special includes house or Caesar salad, lobster tail, prime filet in port wine shiitake sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans. The restaurant is open 11 am-9 pm for lunch and dinner seatings.
Cost per person: $56.95
Reservations: 214-366-2000

The Porch
The highlights: In addition to the regular lunch menu, chef Adam West will serve brunch items such as biscuits and brisket, papas bravas, pancakes with cream cheese and berries, and bruleed oatmeal with berries and candied pecans. Reservations are available for three seatings at 10:30 am, 10:45 am and 11 am. First-come, first-seating will be offered from 11 am to 10 pm.
Cost per person: A la carte
Reservations: 214-828-2916

 

Pyramid Room
The highlights: Brunch includes breakfast dishes, omelets made to order, savory soups and light salad, seafood, carved meats, decadent sweets, and complimentary mimosas. Seating times are 10:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 1:30 pm.
Cost per person: $65
Reservations: 214-720-5249

Second Floor Bistro
The highlights:
Second Floor hosts a $5 bottomless mimosa bar with pomegranate, cherry, peach and mango juices and a buffet with specialties such as pork belly eggs Benedict, prime rib carving station, omelets and duck confit hash. Each mother receives a special small treat. Brunch runs 11 am-3 pm; regular dinner menu resumes after 4 pm.
Cost per person: $50 for adults, $25 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under
Reservations: 972-450-2978

SĒR
The highlights: From 11 am-2 pm, enjoy classic breakfast dishes like French toast and eggs with bacon, as well as steaks, pork chops, salmon and burgers. Desserts include Valhrona truffle cake with orange emulsion, pistachio cake, and lemon meringue pie. Kid menu has burger with fries, French toast with strawberries, eggs with bacon, and an ice cream sundae.
Cost per person: $49 for adults and $16 for children under 12
Reservations: 214-761-7479

Stampede 66
The highlights: Enjoy a three-course menu with special items for Mother's Day, such as popovers, banana bread, biscuits with honey, migas, Creole hash, griddle cakes, and ham and eggs with red eye gravy and cheddar-scallion hash browns.
Cost per person: $40 for adults, $20 for 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under
Reservations: 214-550-6966

Stephan Pyles
The highlights: The celebrity chef is doing brunch from 11 am-3 pm, with three courses filled with dishes such as bear claws, blueberry coffee cake, asparagus soup, smoked salmon, spinach salad, sous vide flat iron steak, Gulf snapper, and trout with grits and avocado fries.
Cost per person: $50 for adults, $20 for ages 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under
Reservations: 214-580-7000

Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar
The highlights: Enjoy a three-course meal from 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Dishes include beignets with apricot filling and mascarpone cream, pork sausage pigs in a blanket with maple mustard, Beeman Ranch steak and eggs, and coconut cream tart.
Cost per person: $37
Reservations: 214-522-6035