A year ago, just a handful of restaurants ventured to open for dine-in on Mother’s Day (and that was at 25 percent capacity), with many more opting to only offer meals via curbside pickup. Mom had to pour her own mimosas at home. This year, Mother’s Day brunch is back, with festivities ranging from multicourse fine dining menus (with real mimosa flutes) to live music and even live longhorns at one popular restaurant. Here are Fort Worth’s best places to brunch on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 9. The list will continue to grow as more are announced.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The Clearfork steakhouse is giving moms what they really want: someone to entertain the kids. There’ll be a balloon artist on-site for Mother’s Day Sunday brunch, along with live music and a couple of Texas longhorns out front for family photo opps. Each mom gets a complimentary mimosa to go with brunch dishes like the crab cake Benedict, coconut-crusted French toast, chilaquiles, and old fashioned omelets. Brunch will be served from 10 am-3 pm. 817-737-5212.
Blue Mesa Grill
The busy brunch spot will open early at 8 am to offer its usual mega-buffet featuring biscuits and sausage gravy, migas, chicken and waffles, omelets, a carving station with brisket and red chile salmon, street tacos, adobe pie, cheese enchiladas, sweet corn cake, Southwest mac and cheese, salads, chimayo corn, bubbly, and mimosas. Brunch is $28 per person, or $7 for 11 and under, and will be served until 4:30 pm. Or order brunch to-go by May 6 ($70, serves four) for pick-up Mother’s Day weekend. 817-332-6372.
Capital Grille. Special brunch options include lobster frittata, NY strip steak & eggs, and filet mignon, 11 am-2 pm, plus regular à la carte menu served all day. Three-course dinner for takeout includes beef tenderloin, lobster tails, salad, mashed potatoes, flourless chocolate cake, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Serves four to six, ready to warm at home. $165. Pickup May 8 12-5 pm, or May 9 10 am-12 pm. 817-348-9200.
Both the Watauga and Colleyville locations of the restaurant and bar will offer a special Mother's Day menu all day, 10 am-9 pm. Highlights include lobster mac and cheese, Maple Leaf duck, grilled stuffed swordfish, shrimp & grits, and more. There are a few kids' menu offerings, mimosa flights, and bloody Marys, too. Colleyville, 817-482-5030; Watauga, 817-656-0080.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
Rock n' roll themed brunch lets guests build their own Momosa flight of four mimosas such as Mulemosa, Aperol, and Rosé. May 8-9 from 10 am-3 pm. 682-207-1500.
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke
Upscale Roanoke restaurant is offering a special Mother's Day menu to-go only. Choices include a three-course meal featuring salmon, beef medallions, pork jagerschnitzel, vegetarian pasta, ribeye, or beef tenderloin with sides ($30-$55). One-course meal options include gumbo, beef bourguignon, or chicken fried steak ($14); add a children's plate, appetizer, French bread, wine, and more. Order online by May 6 for pickup on May 8 only. 817-430-8185.
Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
Chef Marcus Paslay's kitchen is serving four-course Mother's Day brunch, 10:30 am-3 pm. Courses include Bacon & Gravy Croquettes; Cucumber Green Apple Gazpacho, Knife & Fork Caesar, or Eggs in Purgatory; French Toast, CP Burger, Shrimp & Grits, or Eggs Benedict; and Cereal Milk Panna Cotta for dessert. $50 per person or $15 for kids 12 and under. 817-882-8065.
Three-course brunch menu with appetizer, entree, and dessert is $45 for dining-in 10 am-3 pm. Take Home Brunch for Two includes two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts, $80. Order by May 8 at 4 pm. Fort Worth, 817-737-9463.
Eatzi's Market & Bakery
To-go specials for Mother’s Day include zucchini and goat cheese quiche, asparagus tart, chateaubriand filet, Wagyu sirloin roast, citrus herb turkey breast, raspberry Key lime pie, and a special pink Mother's Day Tower of Power Cake. Order by May 8 for pickup May 7-9. Fort Worth, 817-945-9095; Grapevine, 817-527-4007.
Eddie V’s Fine Seafood
This multicourse meal at the fine steak and seafood destination starts with warm, house-baked cinnamon rolls. Choose from salad, lobster bisque, or shrimp cocktail for the first course; and steak and eggs, lobster quiche, or smoked gravlax for the entrée. Choice of bananas Foster cake or fresh berries with cookies round out dessert. There’s also a children’s brunch menu, as well as a four-course menu available exclusively to-go. 817-336-8000.
Ellerbe Fine Foods
The beloved West Magnolia Avenue farm-to-table restaurant will open early for Mother’s Day Sunday brunch. Three courses ($56 per person) include choice of soup or salad; an entrée choice of braised brisket tartine, sautéed salmon with coconut basmati rice, or eggs and avocado with browned butter cornbread; and strawberry and ricotta cake for dessert. There’s even a children’s menu if the kiddos are tagging along. Brunch will be served from 10 am-3 pm. 817-926-3663.
There are two seating times (10:30 am and 12:30 pm) for Mother’s Day brunch at the Keller scratch kitchen, which will serve a la carte dishes like French toast strata, macadamia nut chicken salad, and blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Or order by Thursday, May 6 for family-sized brunch dishes to-go, including chicken and cornbread waffles; DIY mimosas. 817-741-5200.
The downtown fine dining destination was one of the few restaurants open on Mother’s Day last year at 25 percent capacity. This year, reservations are going fast for Sunday brunch dishes, including eggs Benedict with petite filet and lump crab, quiche Lorraine, and pork carnitas with white cheddar grits and lime crème fraiche. Grace’s regular dinner menu will also be available. Brunch will be served from 10:30 am-2:15 pm. and dinner only will run from 4-9 pm. 817-877-3388.
Joe's Crab Shack
Four-course meal for dine-in includes choices from crab-shrimp dip, panko-parmesan-crusted mozzarella, house or Caesar salad, seafood platter with tilapia, shrimp, fish & chips, popcorn shrimp, coleslaw; steamed mussels, clams, & shrimp with garlic bread; surf & turf sirloin with shrimp; cedar roasted salmon; apple crumble, or s'mores. May 7-9. $36. 682-286-1000.
The Magnolia Avenue bistro is hosting a Mother's Day brunch with live piano music, 10:30 am-2:30 pm. They offer a full menu of a la carte brunch specialties, including crab benedict, baklava crepes, coffee cake bread pudding, ham-brie-cherry compote "monte cristo," and more. Reservations are recommended. 817-877-0700.
Chef Juan Rodriguez's kitchen is serving up a fixed-price, four-course brunch, $50 per person. Courses include fresh fruit salad; Churro and Lox- Smoked Salmon with Herbed Cream Cheese and Prickly Pear Pickled Onions; Breakfast Casserole with Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado, Salsa Roja, Sausage, and Croissant; and Pancake with Passion Fruit, Condensed Maple Syrup and Whipped Cardamom Cream. Reservations include fresh fruit juice for BYOB mimosa flights, chocolate-covered strawberries, and complimentary valet parking. Reserve here. 817-740-8085.
97 West Kitchen & Bar
Texas-infused brunch crafted by executive chef Grant Morgan features a variety of elevated stations including an omelet bar and breakfast favorites such as house-made biscuits with smoked sausage gravy and chicken apple sausage. $60, or $18 for 12 and under. 682-255-6497.
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
The downtown hotel's Cast Iron restaurant is doing a chef-served buffet featuring an array of salads; assorted breads; chilled seafood; made-to-order breakfast; a chef’s carving station featuring home-smoked coffee rubbed brisket and salmon encroute; spice rubbed chicken entrees; an assortment of sides; desserts; and personalized cupcakes for Mom. It's $68 for adults and $35 for kids; ages 5 and under are free. Hotel valet parking will be complimentary. Reserve through OpenTable.com or call 817-350-4072.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
Mother’s Day specials at the Grapevine steakhouse include fennel-crusted salmon; brunch cocktails including mimosas, brandy milk punch, and bloody Marys (11 am-4 pm); and a three-course Sunday pork chop supper with dessert trio (4-9 pm, $39 per person). 682-477-2261.
Treat Mom to bowling, bocce ball, and brunch at the Shops at Clearfork dining and entertainment venue, where Mother’s Day brunch will be served 10 am-3 pm. Menu highlights include the egg white “Momlet” with kale, roasted red pepper, goat cheese, and avocado toast; and the lobster and egg bruschetta over a grilled baguette with truffle oil. Menu is also available for takeout. 682-352-0808.
Three-course menu for dining in includes choices from soup, salad, flat iron & coconut shrimp, rasta pasta alfredo, aloha salmon & shrimp, fried shrimp, tribal cheesecake, and Key lime pie. $35. 972-539-5001.
Open especially early just for Mother's Day, the prime Fort Worth steakhouse will serve an elevated brunch including choice of Benedict: filet mignon, lobster tail, or crab cake; or Bananas Foster French toast with Neuske’s bacon and fingerling potatoes. Brunch is $49 per person and will be served 11 am-4 pm. Brunch will also be available to-go. 817-332-9060.
The Worthington Renaissance Hotel’s Latin-inspired steakhouse and bar will serve its bottomless brunch menu ($29 per person) with $3 brunch cocktails. Go for short rib birria tacos, salmon ceviche, huevos rancheros, baby back ribs, and Belgian waffles. 817-210-2222.
Featured dish of seafood lasagna with Maine lobster, blue crab, shrimp, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, whipped mascarpone, and ricotta for $58. Special cocktail is the Cosmosa with Tito's vodka, Cointreau, lime, cranberry, raspberries, and Cava for $14.50. 11 am-9 pm. Southlake, 817-912-0500.
The snazzy Sinclair Hotel’s high-end steakhouse will open for Mother’s Day Sunday brunch, offering an a la carte menu of comfort food favorites. Choose from shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, grilled beef breakfast tacos, and even Nutella-stuffed French toast. Save room for olive oil cake, black cherry cheesecake, and one “Wicked Sundae” piled with caramel corn, brownie chunks, chocolate ice cream, and caramel sauce. The restaurant will be open 11 am-3 pm. 682-231-8214.