There's not a better way to celebrate springtime than a luxurious Easter brunch with friends or family. In 2013, Easter is Sunday, March 31. DFW has many great restaurants offering special menus and buffets. Here are some tips and reminders to make your dining experience more pleasurable. This is a very popular day for dining out, so make a reservation whenever possible. Buffet prices do not include tax or tips. Some places may charge for parking.
All brunches are for Sunday, March 31, 2013 unless otherwise specified.
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What: Asador, the farm to fire restaurant located in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel will offer Easter brunch March 31 from 11 a.m. TO 4 p.m. Brunch will include a variety of action stations such as a Hudspeth Farm carving table, charcuterie table, seafood and salad bar, a buffet with breakfast and lunch items and a desert room. Bottomless mimosas will be available for $5 and Bloody Mary’s will be $5 each. Enjoy music from an electric harpist from noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Asador, 2222 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
When: Sunday, March 31, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: $35 adults; $20 for kids 12 and under; tax and gratuity not included.
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What: Colorful Southwestern-style Brunch Buffet complete with bottomless mimosas. Adults $18.95, children $6.95 (ages 6-10), free for children five and under.
Where: Addison, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake
When: Special Easter hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reservations: They call it "call ahead" but you can get a reservation up until 9:30 a.m. You basically get your name on a wait list. If you call ahead, you're on the list but they don't guarantee anything. It's better than showing up without being on the list and having to wait longer. Expect a wait on Easter Sunday.
Don't Miss: Glazed Ham, Roasted Brisket, Adobe Pie stuffed with chicken, cheese and roasted peppers and limitless sweet potato chips and guacamole, Mimosas or champagne.
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What: Regular Sunday Brunch menu. Ranges from $9.99 to $16.99; kids $4.99 to $6.99. BW's Eggs Benedict is my personal favorite brunch item!
Where: Three locations: 4201 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75093; 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204; 5560 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209.
Reservations: No reservations for Sunday Brunch.
Sounds Great: Cake decorators and bakers make over 100 varieties of cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, bars and brownies that are almost too pretty to eat. Great salads, sandwiches, breakfast items.
Don't Miss: Chicken 'n Waffles. They rock.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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What: Buffet, kids buffet and Easter Bunny. Adults $70, children $28 (ages 5-11), free for children four and under.
Where: Four Seasons Resort and Club, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038
When: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Reservations: 972-717-2420. Fills up quickly. Reserve in advance.
Sounds Great: Crab claws, jumbo shrimp, Texas-honey baked bone ham and lamb at the hot carving station and an entire room of desserts.
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An Easter Brunch celebration featuring traditional breakfast items and an array of Chef-inspired lunch selections. Complimentary Mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary's. Dessert Buffet, Kids Buffet, Breakfast Buffet, Appetizer Buffet and Featured Selections.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Adult $47.95, $22.95 children 5-12, free under 5. Complimentary Valet.
Where: Cast Iron, Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. 817-535-6664.
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Executive Chef Graham Dodds is offering scrumptious springtime favorites for Easter Brunch at Central 214, featuring natural, locally sourced ingredients from his favorite farmers and purveyors. The a la carte menu, plus $5 specials on Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, will be offered on Sunday, March 31, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
When: March 31, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Central 214, 5680 North Central Expwy. at Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75206. 214-443-9339
What: Breakfasty stuff, sandwiches, entrees.
My Pick: Either the Deep d+Dish Quiche, chorizo, chard, oaxaca cheese + salsa verde $12; or the Hot Smoked Salmon, maple glaze, spinach + breakfast potatoes, $18. Yum!
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Fearing'sFearing’s Restaurant will present a sumptuous three-course Easter Brunch featuring all your favorites.
Cost: $75 for adults; $30 for children 12 years of age and under, exclusive of tax, beverage and gratuity.
Fearing’s Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.
Reservations: 214-922-4848 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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What: Get dressed up in your Easter best for the 2013 Easter Buffet because Kodak will be on hand to photgraph your family. You won't have to hunt for eggs this year; they will be handed out as you walk in the door.
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort, Texas Ballroom, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reservations: 817-722-9024. Seating every half hour.
Champagne Brunch Cost: Adults $71, children $29 (ages 4-12), free for children three and under.
My pick: Awesome seafood bar and excellent herb crusted prime rib, Texas Cinnamon Ham with Apple Compote, carved-to-order rosemary and garlic leg of lamb, chilled salads, smoked fish, sushi.
For the Kids: Chicken fingers, breakfast items, a chocolate fountain plus sugar free dessert bar.
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What: Easter Buffet with complimentary mimosas and champagne.
Where: The Hotel Intercontinental, Crystal Ballroom, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75001.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Adults $65, children $25 (ages 4-12), free for children 3 and under. 50% off for Active Military (with ID).
Sounds Great: Crab Cake Station, Pepper Crusted Prime Rib, Honey Glazed Spiral Ham and more. The Chocolate Fountain comes with everything from fruit, marshmallows, cookies and more for dipping.
Good to Know: Free Valet Parking
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House of Blues Gospel Brunch
The House of Blues is the perfect place to sample some wonderful Southern dishes (fried chicken, smoked meats, grits, biscuits and gravy, corn muffins) and get your gospel on. Ticket price includes the buffet, gospel show, tax/tip/non-alcoholic beverages.
Where: House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202. 214-978-2583
When: Easter Brunch Seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 adults (ages 13 and up), $24 children (5-12) under 5 free.
Parking: Allow extra time to park and pick up your tickets at the box office. Valet parking is available. Bring photo ID & the credit card used when picking up tickets from box office.
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Hop on over to the Landmark Restaurant inside the Warwick Melrose Hotel for an eggscellent Easter 2012 brunch buffet filled with an assortment of delicious items. Start the morning off with an assortment of breads, muffins and breakfast pastries before nibbling on appetizers like the Thai Beef salad and Acini di Pepe pasta salad. The chilled seafood station comprised of shrimp, crab claws and assorted sushirolls, as well as the made to order omelet and waffle station, will have you popping out of your rabbit hole for seconds and thirds. A nice selection of hot displayed items are all but rabbit food, ranging from herb crusted pork loin to Pasta Puttanesca with rock shrimp and bay scallops to chef carved beef steamship with creamy horseradish. Make sure to save room for dessert because treats like carrot cake, raspberry cheese cake, fruit and berry trifle and warm caramel bread pudding are not going to eat themselves!
Where: Warwick Melrose Hotel's Landmark Restaurant
When: Seatings... from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Adults $60, children (5-12) $24, under five years are free. (Tax & Gratuity are Not Included.)
Sounds Great: Pasta Puttanesca with rock shrimp and bay scallops
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13 of 21On Easter Sunday, celebrate your love of Mexican breakfast food with four delicious Mexican-inspired specials at Lazaranda. Chef Antonio Marquez has crafted an Easter menu that will be offered Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in addition to the regular menu. The special items include Chilaquiles in a red or green sauce with two eggs sunny side up for $10.95, Pozole with white corn and pork for $8.95, a super breakfast taco with eggs, chorizo, and cheese for $7.95, and Arrachera Barbacoa, enough savory meat to assemble five tacos, for $16.95.
Where: Lazaranda, 5000 Beltline Rd. Suite 850, Dallas, TX 75254
When: Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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What: A fabulous Mexican buffet with a taco bar and much more.
Where: Dallas, 3011 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201. 214-526-8181.
Frisco, 6129 Main Street, Frisco. 214-872-3411
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $17.99 adults, $6.99 children 4-12, free children three and under.
Reservations: Not required but accepted. Dallas 214-526-8181 and Frisco 214-872-3411
Sounds Great: Carved ham, tamales, Baja Chicken, bottomless mimosas.
15 of 21Chef Patrick has a new take on some old classics this Easter. Deviled Eggs $6. Country Eggs Benny $14. A twist on a classic with two poached eggs atop sliced country ham, on a French country loaf with a smoked paprika hollandaise. Yum! Roasted Leg O’ Lamb $21. Served with swiss chard and goat cheese polenta and nicoise olive jus. Don't forget the house-made classic Easter sweets! Click the link for my review of Max's.
Where: Max's Wine Dive, 3600 McKinney Ave. (West Village), Dallas, Texas.
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Where: Mignon, 4005 Preston Road, Suite 518, Plano, Texas 75093
When: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $39.95 per person
Reservations: Recommended 972-943-3372
Sounds Great: Tenderloin Medallions, Poached Eggs & Béarnaise; White Chocolate & Grand Marnier Bread Pudding with Butter Pecan Ice Cream; Molten Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Ice Cream.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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What: Well, there will be no Easter Egg Hunt this year and no buffet but you will find a set menu price for $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.
When: Easter Sunday 2013
Where: Mi Piaci, 14854 Montfort Drive, Dallas, TX
Sounds great: House specialties like fresh Italian style eggs; king crab and truffle omelets; roasted prime rib, smoked turkey breast, house made pastas.
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NYLO Dallas South SideSpend Easter Sunday at NYLO Dallas South Side and enjoy Chef Jerry de la Riva’s three course menu. Brunch items include crepes with blood orange sauce and vanilla mascarpone, Texas chicken and pancakes with buttermilk pancakes and sweet and spicy sauce, the NYLO benedict with a toasted baguette, arugula, corned beef and bacondaise sauce. Brunch at NYLO is $45 per person.
Where: NYLO Dallas South Side, 1325 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215.
When: Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person
Sounds Great: Crepes with Blood Orange Sauce and Vanilla Mascarpone, Potato Rosti - Poached Lobster, Fennel Salad, and Strawberries with Olive Oil and Sorbet.
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The Pyramid Restaurant & BarThe Pyramid Restaurant & Bar is serving up a special Easter brunch menu on Sunday, March 31st. Traditional brunch selections will be served, including omelets made to order and complimentary mimosas. The Easter brunch menu will also offer savory soups and light salad, pastas, seafood, sushi, herb roasted prime rib and a selection of decadent sweets. The diverse cuisine offered for Easter brunch incorporates fresh, high-quality ingredients, many of which are sourced from The Fairmont Dallas’ 3,000 square foot rooftop herb and vegetable garden.
Cost: $62 for adults, $52 for seniors, $29 for children 7-12 and no charge for children 6 and under.
When: Seating times are 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 214-720-5249 or visit OpenTable.
Where: 1717 N Akard St Dallas, TX 75201. 214-720-5249.