Easter brunches now span well beyond the country club buffet. Those who wish to dine and sip on the sacred Sunday, April 1, have myriad options — from a buffet at a winery on the outskirts of town to a downtown hotel smorgasbord complete with a petting zoo. Here are some enticing Easter brunches in and around Fort Worth.
Chef Point Bar & Restaurant
The gas station gourmet restaurant will serve seasonal specials like lamb chops with mint sauce and crab meat-stuffed swordfish along with menu staples like chicken and waffles and lobster mac and cheese. Kids’ menu available. Brunch to be served from 10 am-8 pm.
Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
Four-course menu options at this inaugural Easter brunch range from huevos rancheros to banana nut bread pudding French toast. Dessert course is included in the $50 per-person price, but tax, gratuity and alcohol are not. 10:30 am-3 pm.
Craft & Vine
The third-story Roanoke wine bar and restaurant will host an Easter brunch buffet with a charcuterie station, omelet bar, slider station, and more. Reservations would be wise. 10 am-3 pm. $36 (includes a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary), or $19 for children under 12.
Easter dishes, from braised brisket with horseradish gremolata to pomegranate glazed snapper, are available for the taking at this European style market. Don’t forget the hot cross buns. Entrees and sides are available March 29-April 1; desserts, March 26-April 1; and sweet treats like stuffed chocolate eggs, March 23-April 1.
The upscale downtown restaurant will open from 10:30 am-2:30 pm to serve its regular fine dining menu along with a selection of brunch items, the latter of which include quiche Lorraine, pork carnitas with white cheddar grits, eggs benedict over a petite filet with lump crab, and pain perdu with Texas berries and Vermont maple syrup.
Located on an expansive property with vineyards in far northwest Fort Worth, the winery will host an Easter brunch buffet with prime rib, lamb, salmon, shrimp, salads, and sides. There’ll also be a dessert buffet. Sit in the barrel room, on the covered pavilion, or under an umbrella on the terrace. 11 am-2 pm. $42 or $21 for children 5 to 10.
Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
The downtown Grapevine winery brunch buffet will include staples like an omelet bar, waffle station, carved ham, bacon, smoked salmon, roasted potatoes, and fruit. A mimosa bar is included in the $49.95 price (plus tax and gratuity). Children under 13 are $17.95. 11 am-1:30 pm.
The Colleyville dining destination will serve a three-course prix fixe menu for $39.95 plus tax and gratuity. A kids’ menu will be available, and reservations are required. 682-325-4046
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Completely kid-friendly (there’s a petting zoo), the downtown highrise hotel’s brunch will run from 11 am-3 pm in the banquet rooms on the second floor. The expansive menu ranges from smoked, coffee-rubbed beef brisket and crab claws to clove-studded ham and eggs made to order. $65, or $35 for children 6 to 12.
A drive to Denton is in order for Tim Love’s three-course Easter brunch, which includes huckleberry foie biscuits with rattlesnake gravy, wood-fried oysters, chicken fried quail, and mesquite carrot cake with goat cheese butter cream. 11 am-8 pm. $38 plus tax and gratuity.
To be prepared by a team of volunteers at this pay-what-you-can, non-profit restaurant, brunch will be served from 10 am-2 pm.