Isn't it time to give your mom a Mother's Day that doesn't include burnt breakfast at home? Instead of stressing over making meals and doing dishes, treat her to a Mother's Day feast that mom and the family can enjoy.
There's charcuterie trays and cinnamon sugar doughnuts, and free (yes, free) drinks for all moms. These restaurants make it easy to make Mother's Day as special as she is.
The downtown Dallas restaurant is offering something extra special this Mother's Day: eggs benedict pizza. The Italian eatery is also celebrating mom with bucatini carbonara and a blue crab and asparagus frittata -- two dishes that simply can't disappoint. May 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1530 Main St., Dallas. 214-261-4600. american
A raw bar, char bar and "sweet endings" await at Asador this Mother's Day. Oysters on the half shell, assorted local meats, smoked Texas brisket and desserts ranging from cheesecake to fruit tarts are included on the special menu at the New American restaurant. Just don't show up without a reservation: Plan ahead by emailing email@example.com to make sure there's a table with your name on it. May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $65 per person, $24 for children under 12. 2222 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. 214-267-4815. asadorrestaurant.com.
Have a mom who doesn't like over-the-top celebrations? Try taking her to Bird Cafe in Fort Worth, where the Mother's Day specials are unfussy and delicious. Enjoy rainbow trout with citrus-parsley cous cous and vegetables; lamb porchetta with Texas caviar and herbed pesto; or grilled veal porterhouse with an array of veggies. For the mom who shies from celebration, a delicious dinner beats any bottomless brunch buffet. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 155 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 817-332-2473. birdinthe.net.
Blue Mesa Grill
For just $22, you can kick off Mother's Day at Blue Mesa Grill's award-winning brunch, where wine, mimosas, coffee, tea and soft drinks are included in the price of the buffet. Sip on your drink of choice as you and mom make your rounds to the street taco station, omelet bar, dessert station and more. With a selection of just about every Southwestern food you can imagine, you're destined for a relaxing day after starting at Blue Mesa Grill. May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (only at Addison, Arlington, Dallas, and Plano locations), and May 14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (at all locations). $22 per person, $7 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under. 7700 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 214-378-8686; 14866 Montfort Drive, Addison, 972-934-0165; 550 Lincoln Square, Arlington, 682-323-3050; 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 214-387-4407; and 612 Carroll St., Fort Worth, 817-332-6372. bluemesagrill.com.
French toast made with peanut butter, apple butter and cinnamon whipped cream on brioche bread? Mom won't be able to resist. And that's just one offering at Cafe Momentum's epic Mother's Day brunch. The menu also includes some scrumptious savory dishes like corned beef hash, chicken and dumplings, and cured salmon with bagel chips. The only work mom will have to do is deciding what to order. May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1510 Pacific Ave., Dallas. 214-303-1234. cafemomentum.org.
Carso Mediterranean Grill
Not sure what mom has a taste for? Treat her to a brunch with serious options. At the Hilton Granite Park Hotel, Carso is offering a brunch buffet of eye-popping proportions: We're talking charcuterie, artisan cheeses and breads, breakfast pastries, baked-to-order pizzas, ceviche, grilled lobster, frittatas, made-to-order omelets and waffles and a pastry table with more than a dozen delectable desserts. May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $55 for adults, $20 for children ages 6 to 12. 5805 Granite Parkway, Plano. 469-353-5000. dallasplanogranitepark.hilton.com.
Here, classic brunch favorites are reimagined at Mother's Day brunch. There's avocado and English pea toasts, and while spring vegetable frittatas. But those aren't the only options: The restaurant's full brunch menu will also be available for those who want a larger selection. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1530 Main St., Dallas. 214-261-4500. cbdprovi
Cool River Cafe
Better than treating mom to Mother's Day dinner is treating her to a three-course dinner — particularly if it comes with lobster bisque, sliced beef tenderloin and black forest cheesecake with bourbon cherry glaze. Those are just a few of the options that guests can choose from at Cool River Cafe's prix fixe Mother's Day experience. May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $35.95 per person. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving. 972-871- 8881. coolrivercafe.com.
Crú Food & Wine Bar
Spoil mom with wine country classics on her special day. Grub on goat cheese beignets, dig into lobster BLT sliders and indulge in cinnamon sugar donuts with strawberries and warm chocolate sauce. Those are but a sampling of the dishes included on the sophisticated restaurant's Mother's Day menu that also includes Belgian waffles and crab cake benedict. Y'know, the classics. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-526-9463; 7201 Bishop Road, Plano, 972-312-9463; and 842 Market St., Allen, 972-908-2532. cruawinebar.com.
What could be more picturesque than spending a spring morning at the Dallas Arboretum? Just be sure to take pictures with mom before your meal, because you may be reluctant to stand and pose for photos after digging into the Arboretum's smoked salmon display, roasted sirloin and honey baked ham, scrambled eggs and chicken fingers with mashed potatoes and gravy. The scenic Dallas institution hasn't forgotten the little ones, of course: A kids mini buffet is available as well, serving items like PB&J sandwiches and milk and cookies. May 14 with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required. $68 for adults, $30 for children ages 5-12, free for children 4 and under. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. 214-515-6615. dallasarboretum.org.
Del Frisco's Grille
The Mom'osa: just what mom needs this Mother's Day. The sweet cocktail is available at Del Frisco's Grille and made with rosé and strawberries, just for mom's special day. No need to worry if you can't celebrate with mom that day, because Del Frisco's will be serving the Mom'osa and the Mother's Day special — a crab-stuffed lobster tail with asparagus, roasted pepper cream and broiled lemon — starting the day before Mother's Day. May 13 and 14. 3232 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 972-807-6152; 154 E. Third St., Fort Worth, 817-887-9900; 7200 Bishop Road, Plano, 469-661-8012; and 1200 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-410-3777. delfriscosgrille.com.
For some of us, treating mom to brunch doesn't begin to show how much we appreciate all that she does. So Fearing's is offering a personal spa gift to all mothers who dine at the hot spot in the Ritz-Carlton. Back to brunch, though: It's West Texas mopped filet mignon, petite lobster omelets, wood-grilled Moroccan spiced lamb chops and more. May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $115 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under. At the Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214-922-4848. fearingsrestaurant.com.
Treat mom to a brunch buffet with a "killer biscuit" display, country-fried chicken and waffles and a free glass of sparkling wine. She can happily fill her plate at the prime rib carving station, or dine on lighter fare with charcuterie, fresh fruit and scrambled eggs. With a brunch this special, all that's left to do is give her a card. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $58 for adults, $28 for children. 1555 Elm Street, Dallas. 972-232-1728. graysonsocial.com.
Humperdinks Restaurant & Brewpub
Picture this: It's the morning of Mother's Day, you've got a bloody mary or mimosa in hand, and the whole family is happily noshing on omelets, steak and eggs, breakfast tacos and New York-style cheesecake. But you didn't have to cook! You're at Humperdinks, where Mother's Day brunch features a prix fixe menu with drinks and entrees for everyone in the family, especially the woman of the house. May 14 starting at 10 a.m. $19.99 per person, $5.99 for children 12 and under. 6050 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-368-1203; 2208 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 214-358-4159; 3820 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972-484-3051; and 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, 817-640-8553. humperdinks.com.
The Mansion Restaurant
You don't need us to tell you that The Mansion Restaurant is serving the most exciting Mother's Day menu items in town. But we will anyway. There are too many interesting dishes to count, but we'll name three: lime yogurt panna cotta, rouen duck, and an apricot-rosemary macaron. May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $125 per person, $55 for children 12 and under. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. 214-559-2100. rosewoodhotels.com/mansion.
Prime rib, chicken enchiladas, and biscuits and gravy are among the many menu options available at the Mercury's prix fixe Mother's Day brunch. Guests can choose from a number of salads for a first course including oriental chicken salad and kalamata bread salad, then select from the aforementioned entree options or one of more than 10 additional plates of brunch (and non-brunch) fare, and finally pick one of five accompaniment, including creamed corn and deviled eggs. Of course, a Mother's Day meal wouldn't be complete without a sweet ending, so the Mercury also offers a handful of dessert options made to satisfy any sweet tooth. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $54.95 for adults, $34.95 for children 10 and under. 11909 Preston Rd., Dallas. 972-960-7774. themercurydallas
Moxie's Grill and Bar
Choose from a bowl of soup or a salad to start, then dig into your choice of sweet and smoky chipotle mango chicken, grilled lobster and shrimp linguine, Scottish salmon or USDA New York strip steak. Top off a memorable meal with a dessert as sweet as mom herself: Choose from a white chocolate brownie with vanilla-bean ice cream or a warm, sticky toffee pudding with candied pecans and bourbon crème anglaise.
May 14 from 11 to 12 a.m. $39 per person, add $15 for orders including the Prime Rib Eye. 100 Crescent Court, Dallas. 469-687-0050. us.moxies.com.
This Mother's Day, show mom just how much she means to you by treating her to a brunch with more than 40 light and hearty favorites. Whether she likes chicken-fried steak or chicken and waffles, every mom is sure to find her favorite dish at the contemporary Texas restaurant. As an added bonus, every mother in attendance will receive a rose and an entry into a raffle with a chance to win a Four Seasons Spa treatment. May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $46.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 9-13,$18.95 for children 9-13, $10.95 for children 5-8, free for children 4 and under. 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving. 972-506-7262. theranchlc.com.
SER Steak + Spirits
Listen to live music and walk away with a sweet treat for mom at SER's Mother's Day brunch buffet. Enjoy a carving station, an assortment of charcuterie, seafood specialties and a bloody mary and mimosa bar to mark the special occasion. To top it all off, all mothers will receive a "sweet treat takeaway" from executive pastry chef Joe Garza. May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $75 per person, free for children 5 and under. Reservations are required. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. 214-761-7479. sersteak.com.
Feast your eyes on III Forks' Mother's Day four-course meal: one that includes asparagus soup, III Forks salad, an entree choice of aged Midwestern beef tenderloin, pan-seared Alaskan halibut or chicken veronique, and a handful of dessert cakes and tarts. Is anyone else's mouth watering yet? May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $49 for adults, $18 for children under 12. 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. 972-267-1776. 3forks.com.
Water Grill, one of Uptown's newest restaurants, is celebrating Mother's Day with all-day brunch. Special dishes will be available to mark the occasion, including roasted Alaskan halibut with lump crab, lemon nage and glazed asparagus, and a drool-worthy strawberry sable (read: French biscuit) served with strawberries and lemon curd. There's no doubt any mom would enjoy celebrating her special day with dishes this delectable. Just don't expect her to share. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 1920 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214-306-7111. watergrill.com.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Southern cuisine is what's for brunch this Mother's Day at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse. Build your own three-course meal by choosing from a variety of starters, entrees and desserts, including green pea bisque, a Texas Hill Country omelet, shrimp and grits, and a Texas pecan pie spiked with Jack Daniels. Hoo-boy, by the time brunch is over, you can bet your mom will feel as appreciated and loved as she is full. May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $45 per person. 702 Ross Ave., Dallas. 214-744-3287. yoranchsteakhouse.com.
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Update on May 6, 2017 at 12:50 p.m.: Moxie's has changed one of its menu items from a prime rib eye to a New York Strip steak. The change is reflected above.