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These Fort Worth restaurants are preparing Easter brunch and dinner to-go

Fort Worth restaurants preparing Easter brunch and dinner to-go

Las Ramblas Easter Brunch
This Easter will be curb-to-table. Photo courtesy of Las Ramblas

There’ll be no dining in for Easter brunch this year, but that doesn’t mean restaurants are taking the day off. Many eateries have fine-tuned their to-go operations in no time flat since the COVID-19 outbreak forced curbside service only. Now they’ve added Easter feasts that’ll be ready for convenient pick-up with an order in advance.

Here’s a list of Fort Worth brunch and dinner specials available for the April 12 holiday. We'll continue to update as more are announced. Some deadlines come up fast, so don't delay ordering.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant
Upscale a la carte menu items range from ready-to-roast rack of lamb with jalapeño jelly ($38.50 per pound), Dr Pepper bourbon-glazed ham ($10.99 per pound), and pork crown roast ($75). Also choose from several ready-to-reheat sides that serve two. Or get a full meal deal that feeds five to seven, with prime rib, whipped potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding. for $300. Pick up Friday, April 10 through Easter Sunday with 24 hours’ notice.

Bird Café
Chef Brian Olenjack’s hearty brunch menu includes chicken and waffles, biscuits and sausage gravy, cheesy pepperjack grits, asparagus with balsamic glaze and parmesan, spinach and strawberry salad, and apple crisp. An order for four is $50 and six is $70. Alcoholic add-ons include mimosas (four for $12), bloody Marys (four for $22), and cold brew by glass or growler. Order now for Easter Sunday pickup. Note that after Easter, Bird Café is going into “hibernation.”

Blue Mesa Grill
The popular Southwest-inspired brunch will be available in to-go form for $60, which serves four. The smorgasbord includes migas; smoked brisket hash; cinnamon French toast casserole; a “taco bar” including chicken fajitas, pulled pork, and smoky black beans; chicken enchiladas; poblano mac and cheese; corn cakes; fruit salad; and brownie bites. You can also add a mimosa kit for $15. Order by Wednesday, April 8 and plan for pick-up on Saturday or Easter Sunday.

Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
Order fast (by noon Monday, April 6) to secure an Easter feast from chef Jon Bonnell. The $180 menu feeds four and includes smoked prime rib, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, dinner rolls, and a garden salad.  Plan for pickup on Easter Saturday from 12-4 pm.

Buca di Beppo
The Southlake restaurant is offering three package meals featuring a variety of Italian specialties, with choices from Caesar or mixed green salad, linguine and clams, shrimp scampi, lasagna, baked rigatoni, spicy chicken rigatoni, spaghetti marinara, fettuccine Alfredo, penne alla vodka, baked ziti, chicken parmigiana, chicken limone, and eggplant parmigiana. All packages include house bread and chocolate chip cannoli. $55-$130 for 10 people. Order online; available for pickup, curbside, or delivery on Easter.

Central Market
Both the Fort Worth and Southlake locations of the gourmet grocery are prepping Easter meals now. Easter brunch for six ($60) includes Italian sausage and arugula quiche; challah French toast casserole; spinach and strawberry salad; berries and melon; six French butter croissants; and orange juice. Dinner for six ($80) includes a spiral sliced ham; whipped russet potatoes; green beans with toasted almonds; spinach and strawberry salad; and eight brioche rolls. A la carte main dishes and pies may be reserved, too. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 9 for pickup on Friday or Saturday. Note that all Central Market stores are closed on Easter Sunday.

Chef Point Bar & Restaurant
Both the Watauga and Colleyville locations are offering many a la carte dishes that serve two people. They include smoked sliced turkey or baked ham; mac and cheese (including a lobster version); what nots; coconut rice; mashed potatoes, bread pudding, and more. Wine and bloody Marys are available, too. Fill out the menu form and email it to orders@chefpointcafe.org. Order by Wednesday, April 8 for Saturday pickup. 

Chef Tim Love
The chef's Easter Brunch spread includes tomato and spring greens quiche; marinated fruit salad; and avocado toast with charcuterie and hard-boiled eggs. The $150 deal feeds six to eight people. Add a mimosa package with orange and grapefruit juices for $32, or a bloody Mary kit with a bottle of vodka or tequila for $55. Pick up at River District restaurant Gemelle on Friday, April 10 from 12-6 pm.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Del’s delights with its four-course Easter dinner menu to-go, which includes sous-vide bacon and crab cakes; Caesar or garden salad; prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream; potatoes; and broccoli with garlic butter. The deal is $60 per person and also includes strawberry cheesecake. Order by Thursday, April 9 and plan to pick it up on Easter Sunday.

Del Frisco’s Grille
The $60 per-person memu includes lots of choices: smoked salmon platter or cheese and charcuterie; Caesar salad or the signature salad; glazed ham, roasted turkey breast, New England haddock, or leg of lamb; and for sides, choice of three from mac and cheese, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and roasted baby carrots. For dessert, choose from lemon cake or Nutella bread pudding. Order by Thursday, April 9 to pick up on Easter Sunday.

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
The gourmet grab-and-go market is considered a grocery store, therefore the general public is allowed inside so long as they socially distance. Order both Easter and Passover items in advance for easy pickup, including orange bourbon vanilla glazed ham ($28.99) and sweet and sour braised brisket ($29.99). Each serves three to four. Sweets run the gamut from hot cross buns ($6.99 for four) to Easter bunny cupcakes ($2.99 each). Order in advance online. 

Ellerbe Fine Foods
Chef Molly McCook will prepare a family-size feast featuring at five-pound pork loin roast glazed with Texas honey and Creole mustard. The meal comes with deviled egg profiteroles, roasted spring vegetables including asparagus and green beans, scalloped potatoes, and a strawberry spinach salad. The spread is $132 and feeds six, or grab the sides for $85. There’s also McCook’s famous Maw Maw’s bread pudding, with whiskey sauce and praline pecans, for $6 a slice. Suggested wines for pairing range from $15 to $20 a bottle. Order by Thursday, April 9 and plan for pickup or delivery between 1 and 8 pm on Saturday, April 11.

Feastivities
The gourmet-to-go market is offering brown sugar glazed ham ($10.75 per pound) and beef tenderloin ($180, serves eight to 10) as meaty mains; quiche Lorraine ($24); sides of mac and cheese, broccoli-cheese rice, potato salad, brown butter-roasted carrots, and classic pea salad ($12 per quart); deviled eggs ($15 per dozen); desserts of chocolate bunny tail cake ($28), lemon cream or coconut cream pie ($20); and more. Find the full menu here. To order, call 817-377-3011 or email feastivities@gmail.com. Orders are due by 3 pm Wednesday, April 8 for Saturday pickup.

FnG Eats
The Keller eatery's brunch menu includes a "hangover party bowl" egg casserole, ham and cheese strata, or French toast strata that feed four ($28); pancake pack for four ($22); and macadamia chicken and cornbread waffles that serves two to three ($18). There's also a brown bag lunch for two, featuring turkey bourbon jam sandwiches and trimmings ($20); and a pot roast dinner for two ($30). Mimosa and bloody Mary kits and wine are available, too. Order by 12 pm Thursday, April 9 to pick up before 2 pm on Easter Sunday.

Hot Box Biscuit Club - UPDATE: Sold out as of April 7
The buzzy South Main biscuit restaurant is preparing dinner for four for $85. It includes: Hot Box deviled eggs, maple thyme glazed and sliced ham, white cheddar mashed potatoes, buttered roasted baby carrots, cheddar herb biscuits, and peach TX Whiskey biscuit cobbler. Order online by Thursday, April 9 to pick up between 9 am and 2 pm Saturday. 

Lettuce Cook - Gourmet on the Go
The gourmet takeaway options for Easter include sliced raspberry chipotle or honey pecan pork tenderloin; sliced prime beef tenderloin; sides like roasted organic vegetables, green bean almandine, honey-glazed carrots, mac and cheese bake, or mashed or roasted potatoes; and desserts of cheesecake, almond tart, and brownies. For pricing information, pickup instructions, and to order, call 817-821-1621. Orders must be placed by 3 pm Wednesday, April 8.

Magdalena's
Chef Juan Rodriguez and team are offering a special Easter week menu that includes many a la carte items, including chicken salad deviled eggs ($8 for six eggs); mixed greens salad and chicken noodle or vegan tomato basil soup ($5-$13 and serves one to three people); and taco meat by the pound. Shareable mains (for two to three people) include enchiladas; beef Wellington; and orange zest and herb pork tenderloin with feta and dried cranberry orzo pasta ($18-$24). A Spanish charcuterie board comes with a complimentary quart of Sangria ($30), and sides and desserts include tamales, creamy Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, carrot cake, TX Whiskey bread pudding, and more ($6-$14). Find the complete menu, ordering, and pickup directions here. The restaurant will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Meyer & Sage
Those looking for a la carte items will find them here. Options include orange marmalade-glazed uncured ham ($14 a pound); herb-rubbed pork tenderloin with spring pesto (four for $50); and sides like roasted asparagus piccata with artichokes; cheesy Brussels sprouts gratin; maple orange-glazed carrots; and loaded mashed potatoes with Niman Ranch bacon. All sides serve four to six and are $30. Other specialty items include deviled eggs ($8 for four); green chile pimento cheese ($20 a quart); and triple citrus tiramisu ($30 serves four to six). Order by Tuesday, April 7 at midnight for Friday and Saturday pick-up.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
The Grapevine steakhouse is doing a three-course meal to-go that includes choices from wedge, Caesar, or kale salad; pork chop, Prime rib, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, salmon, spaghetti squash primavera, or chicken parmesan with orecchiette pasta and broccoli rabe; orange vanilla cream cheesecake or butterscotch budino chocolate crunch. $39. Additional sides are $5 and include asparagus, creamed spinach, mac and cheese, and chargrilled vegetables. Call or go online at perryssteakhouse.com to order for pickup on April 12. 

Saint-Emilion
The longtime French restaurant is offering rack of lamb, prime rib, and salmon Wellington for two, along with asparagus soup, salad, potatoes, a vegetable side, a French baguette, and dessert. Prices range from $49.50 for just the sides to $89.50 for the prime rib, which is going fast. Order now for Easter Sunday pickup. 

The Capital Grille
The indulgent Easter dinner features a whole rack of bone-in filet with accompaniments like grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a field greens salad. The $185 menu also includes apple crostata and feeds four to six. A two-person option is $95. Reserve a pickup time from 12-8 pm on Friday, April 10.

Tributary Café
The Race Street restaurant is serving up home-style flavors with entrée choices like ham and scalloped potatoes; turkey and dressing; and fried chicken and mashed potatoes. The $55 meal deal feeds four and also includes deviled eggs; tomato cucumber salad; green beans or asparagus; and choice of Key lime pie, buttermilk pie, or chocolate cream pie. Order by Wednesday, April 8 for Saturday pickup.

Wishbone & Flynt
Chef Stefon Rishel will prepare hickory-smoked leg of lamb served with minted peas, brown sugar carrots, and herb-roasted potatoes. The meal will feed to six to eight people and is $150. Order by 12 pm Thursday, April 9 for pickup on Saturday.