Beyond its significance as a religious holiday, Easter has come to represent certain things: bunnies, bonnets, and brunch. Bonnets and bunnies are cool, but our mission here is brunch, and the restaurants around Fort Worth that serve it.
Here are your choices for dining out on Easter:
Seasonal brunch specials include Texas breakfast with brisket, jalapeño cornbread, sunny side egg, and poblano hollandaise; lemon poppy seed waffle with fried chicken breast; and spinach quiche with wilted spinach, roasted garlic, grana padano and citrus salad. Regular menu is also available. 10 am to 3 pm. 817-332-2473.
Blue Mesa Grill
Celebration runs all weekend long with an all-day brunch on Sunday and brunch on Saturday, as well. Huge variety of stations includes made-to-order huevos rancheros/omelet bar, Mexican and breakfast favorites like smoked chicken enchiladas and Adobe pie, a street taco bar with grilled red chile salmon, Latin chicken, brisket, and housemade tortillas, Belgian waffles and fried chicken, local sausage and skillet potatoes, a salad station with southwest Caesar, apple-kale salad, mango-jicama with spring greens and tequila-orange vinaigrette, and a dessert station with double chocolate fudge brownies, build-your-own ice cream sundaes, churros, and homemade cookies. Champagne and mimosas with fresh OJ are included. Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm; Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm. $24. Fort Worth, 817-332-6372; Dallas, 972-934-0165; Plano, 214-387-4407.
Brunch includes crab cake rancheros, avocado toast, seafood Johnny cakes + eggs, tuna steak + eggs, shrimp benedict, crème brûlée French toast, and carrot lava cake. 10 am to 3 pm. Allen, 972-737-3018; Southlake, 817-421-3263.
Regular brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, plus special brunch features including Southern fried chicken with applewood smoked bacon and bourbon honey butter on a biscuit and a benedict with smoked ham, sautéed asparagus, and poached eggs on a toasted English muffin, topped with tomato hollandaise. 10 am-3 pm. 682-207-1500.
Three-course brunch menu includes choices of appetizer, entree, and dessert. 10 am to 3 pm. $35 or $16.50 for 12 and under. Fort Worth, 817-737-9463; Dallas, 214-526-9463; Plano, 972-312-9463; Allen, 972-908-2532.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Regular menu plus three special Easter brunch offerings: lobster benedict, filet mignon benedict, or herb-crusted prime rib. 11 am to 3 pm. $45-55. Fort Worth, 817-877-3999; Dallas, 972-490-9000; Plano, 972-312-9115.
Del Frisco's Grille
Special brunch menu features filet benedict, as well as a special dinner menu all day including lemon doberge cake. 10 am to 3 pm. Fort Worth, 817-887-9900; Dallas, 972-807-6152; Southlake, 817- 410-3777; Plano, 469-661-8012.
El Bolero Cocina Mexicana
Regular brunch plus holiday features such as lobster huevos rancheros, brunch torta, and cochinita y huevos tacos. 10 am to 3 pm.
Brunch at this Italian restaurant in Southlake includes dishes such as buschetta, focaccia Calabrese, calamari, mussels, crab cakes, tomato-mozzarella salad, steak salad, minestrone, torta rustica, fettucine alla carbonara, fritelle con fragole, margherita pizza, orecchiette alla Calabrese, ravioli, lasagna, cannelloni with chicken and spicy sausage, rigatoni, chicken parmiagiana, and Sicilian salmon. 11 am to 4 pm. Prices a la carte. 817-251-8798.
Law at Four Seasons
Omelet bar, ramen noodle station, raw bar, hand-rolled sushi, poke station, carved meats, French toast, waffles, bubbly bar, caffeination station, and a room dedicated to desserts. Easter Bunny, balloon artist, and kids' craft station. 10 am to 3:30 pm. $95 or $45 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.
Three-course meal with choice of ham, turkey, cheese & bacon penne with chicken, or Atlantic Salmon, salad or soup, and choice of triple berry crumble, lava cake, or apple pie a la mode. $20, or $11 for 12 and under. Take-home offerings including ham feast for $105 (serves 8-10); sides a la carte; and brunch ($42-$84, serves 6 or 12). Pre-order for pick-up April 19-21. 11 am to 8 pm.
Mudhen Meat and Greens
Brunch, dessert, and cocktail specials in addition to regular menu include deviled eggs, 44 Farms prime rib benedict, and Lillet Lady cocktails. 9 am to 4 pm. 214-698-7000.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
All-day dinner menu plus special brunch dishes include Creole benedict with 8-ounce filet mignon; crab cake benedict; bloody Mary, mimosa, and brandy milk punch. 11 am to 4 pm. Grapevine, Uptown Dallas, and Frisco.
Brunch menu features chicken & waffle sliders, French Toast stuffed with cream cheese, pancake tower, bloody Mary bar, and mimosa carafes. Three locations in Las Colinas, Allen, and Plano.
Buffet includes endless spread of Easter favorites, including carved prime rib, seafood, waffles, made-to-order omelets, salad bar, desserts, and more. $4 mimosas and $7 bloody Marys. 9:30 am-3 pm. $28 or $15 for 12 and under. 682-352-0808.
The Easter Bunny and Cha! Cha! will be hosting an "egg-cellent" breakfast buffet at this Grapevine eatery, with all the breakfast favorites as well as a special goodie bag for the kids. During the event, kids can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt and Easter basket raffle. April 13 and April 20 8-10 am. 972-539-5001.
Ranch at Las Colinas
Brunch buffet includes chilaquiles, scrambled eggs, angel food cake French toast, jalapeño cheddar sausage, cast-iron cinnamon rolls, hash brown potato casserole, biscuits with jalapeño sausage gravy, chicken fried steak, Texas Gulf snapper with chimichurri orzo pasta, chicken breast with Andouille jambalaya and cilantro rice, Texas seafood bar, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, prime rib, Dr Pepper glazed ham, taco station, dessert bar, and more. 10 am to 3 pm. $47 or $19 for 12 and under. 972-506–7262.
Easter treats include bunny- and chick-shaped frosted sugar cookies, and chick-themed and Happy Easter cupcakes. Available through April 21. 214-983-2253.
Texas de Brazil
Opens early at 11 am to serve full dinner menu all day. Specialty brunch items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, croissants, and Danish pastries will be available through 3 pm. Each full meal purchased will also include non-alcoholic beverages and an indulgent dessert.
In addition to regular menu, special a la carte Easter offerings include lobster avocado toast, crab cake benedict, crab and shrimp frittata, French toast with andouille and apples, steak and eggs with tenderloin medallions and poached eggs, Mediterranean seafood salad with crab, shrimp, and calamari, and a special menu for young adults with grilled cheese and tomato, bacon mac 'n cheese, chicken tenders, or fried shrimp, with chocolate bunny in a glass for dessert. 11 am to 8 pm. Southlake, 817-912-0500; Uptown Dallas, 214-220-2401.
Modern American restaurant with beer will celebrate the holiday with a twist on traditional deviled eggs, with candied bacon, spicy tomato sauce, sweet chili and chives starting at $3.95. 11 am-midnight. Addison 972-716-4004, Las Colinas 214-496-0151.