Celebrate your favorite moms this Mother’s Day by taking them out for a special meal at one of these Dallas-area restaurants on May 12. Our roundup has something for everyone, including brunch buffets, multiple-course menus, casual cocktails and a traditional tea time. Reservation policies vary by restaurant; contact restaurants individually for more details.
Chef Kyle Baker will celebrate Mother’s Day with seasonal brunch specials including grilled asparagus with poached eggs, crispy ham and hollandaise; a loaded BLT with a fried green tomato and garlic aioli; and a churro waffle with mixed berries and whipped cream. The restaurant’s regular a la carte menu also will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A three-course prix fixe menu, with options such as roasted beets and apples, Texas chicken-fried steak and lemon chess pie, will be featured starting at 5 p.m.
May 12 with a la carte menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and prix fixe menu from 5 to 10 p.m. for $45 per person with optional wine pairing for $25. 155 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 817-332-2473.
Feeling like Italian? In addition to a menu of starters, salads, pizza, brunch dishes and entrees, executive chef Luciano Salvadore will offer a signature dish this Mother’s Day. Build your own brunch, and choose from options such as the torta rustica, a puff pastry quiche with asparagus, bacon and mozzarella; Italian pasta dishes such as fettuccine alla carbonara and seafood ravioli; and margherita pizza.
May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1281 E. State Highway 114, Southlake. 817-251-8798.
The Mother’s Day prix fixe menu will include appetizer selections such as a deviled egg trio and Norwegian smoked salmon and entrees including steak and eggs and shrimp and grits. Each table will also get fresh-baked cinnamon rolls to share. Dessert choices include bananas Foster cake with butter pecan ice cream and butterscotch panna cotta with salted caramel and biscotti. Choose from the restaurant’s award-winning wine list of more than 300 selections, as well as mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys for $9.
May 12 with brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($49 per adult, $15 for children) and a la carte dinner from 2 to 8 p.m. 4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 214-890-1500. 3100 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. 817-336-8000.
Executive chef Dean Fearing will present a three-course menu of Texas favorites with his signature spin. Choose from decadent options such as braised duck ravioli with oyster mushrooms and wild ramp pesto; cornmeal-crusted trout Benedict with smoked caviar and hollandaise; cognac pepper-glazed filet mignon and creamy lobster omelet; and mesquite-grilled Australian lamb chops with Oaxaca queso empanadas and sweet corn elotes. Finish with a trio of desserts: chocolate and caramel cake “flower pot,” honey-yogurt panna cotta and lemon meringue pie.
May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. $125, $85 for vegetarian menus, $35 for children. The Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214-922-4848.
The Reunion Tower restaurant will serve Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes as part of its three-course Mother’s Day meal set against the backdrop of the Dallas skyline. First-course dishes include crispy shrimp and lobster spring rolls, a sashimi tower, avocado toast and a spinach salad topped with a warm bacon vinaigrette. Entree selections include steak and eggs, crab cake Benedict with a Thai curry béarnaise, and Korean fried chicken and waffles. Dessert choices include rhubarb-ginger cheesecake and five-spice chocolate mousse pops.
May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $51-$58, depending on entree choice. 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas. 214-571-5784.
Chef Chris Ward will present a buffet-style brunch at the upscale American eatery. Menu items feature main dishes ranging from fried chicken and prime rib to oysters and assorted sushi; classic breakfast options such as eggs Benedict, build-your-own omelets and pancakes; and accompaniments including kalamata bread salad, chilled asparagus with Champagne vinaigrette, and macaroni and cheese. Pecan pie, danishes and chocolate-covered strawberries are among the dessert choices.
May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $64.95, $44.95 for children 8 and younger. 11909 Preston Road, Dallas. 972-960-7774.
The restaurant and music venue will offer its family-style Jam and Toast Brunch this Mother’s Day with classic brunch offerings such as cheddar grits, baked eggs, small-batch doughnuts, and Nashville-style spicy fried chicken and dill pickles. Cocktails are meant to be shared at this casual spot, with options such as the house-made Bloody Mary pitcher and horchata mama carafe. Jade & Clover and Petal Pushers will be on site for guests to create flower and succulent arrangements, and Jenna Clark and Harper Grace will perform live music.
May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3656 Howell St., Dallas. $16.95 per person for brunch, not including drinks. 214-730-0596.
The two North Texas locations will open early on Mother’s Day and serve their complete dinner menu and savory brunch specials. Mother’s Day dishes will include lobster avocado toast, crab cake Benedict, crab and shrimp frittata, Lost Bread French toast and Mediterranean seafood salad. Don’t miss out on the restaurant’s mom-inspired specialty cocktail, The Matriarch, with rum, Montenegro amaro, shochu, orgeat and lime juice.
May 12 with brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the dinner menu served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-220-2401; 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake. 817-912-0500.
MORE MOTHER’S DAY OPTIONS
ABACUS The restaurant will offer a family-style Mother’s Day dinner. May 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. $75 per person, $45 for children 11-15, free for children 10 and younger. 4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-559-3111.
BELLAGREEN Enjoy $2 off beer and wine and $2 mimosas. Moms will receive complimentary flowers. May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 8041 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, 972-639-5164, and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 5717 Legacy Drive, Plano, 972-546-0402.
BILLY CAN CAN The Texas saloon in Victory Park will offer an a la carte dinner menu. Moms will get a complimentary glass of Texas wine and a free dessert. May 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. 2386 Victory Park Lane, Dallas. 214-296-2610.
BLUE MESA GRILL Guests can fill their plates with items from the buffet’s various food stations. Brunch also includes two mimosas or glasses of Champagne for guests ages 21 or older. May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $24 per adult, $7 for children 6-11, free for children 5 and younger. 14866 Montfort Drive, Dallas, 972-934-0165; 612 Carroll St., Fort Worth, 817-332-6372; 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 214-387-4407.
BULLION The French restaurant will serve a three-course brunch for Mother's Day. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $95 per person, $35 for children 12 and younger. 400 S. Record St., Dallas. 972-698-4250.
CARSO The hotel restaurant will offer artisan charcuterie and cheese, various breakfast pastries, carved meats, a grill station, made-to-order omelets, seafood dishes, mimosas and a Viennese dessert table. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $62 per person, $20 for children, free for children 4 and younger. Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, 5805 Granite Parkway, Plano. 469-353-5016.
COOL RIVER CAFE The steakhouse and southwestern grill will offer a three-course special with an optional mimosa or Bloody Mary for $5 extra, or mimosas for the table for $25. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $36.95 per person. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving. 972-871-8881.
CRÚ FOOD AND WINE BAR The restaurant will offer a Napa-style prix fixe three-course meal. $3 mimosas and Bellinis. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $38 per person, half-price for children 12 and under. 842 Market St., Allen, 972-908-2532; 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-526-9463; 5188 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth, 817-737-9463; 7201 Bishop Road, Plano, 972-312-9463.
DALLAS CHOP HOUSE The restaurant will serve a three-course a la carte menu, Bloody Marys and mimosas. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1717 Main St., Dallas. 214-736-7300.
DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE The restaurant’s brunch will feature three dishes: lobster Benedict, filet mignon Benedict and slow roasted prime rib. May 12 at 11 a.m. $45-$55. 2323 Olive St., Dallas, 972-490-9000; 812 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-877-3999; 5905 Legacy Drive, Plano, 972-312-9115.
DAPHNE'S The Mediterranean restaurant will offer a buy one, get one 50% off deal for entrees. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7949 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, 469-726-2855; 8445 N. Beltline Road, Irving, 972-887-3360.
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE A special brunch menu will be available. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3232 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 972-807-6152; 154 E. Third St., Fort Worth, 817-887-9900; 7200 Bishop Road, Plano, 469-661-8012; 1200 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-410-3777.
EATZI’S MARKET AND BAKERY The European-style market is offering a special menu for takeout. Through May 12. Six locations in Fort Worth, Grapevine, Dallas and Plano.
EL BOLERO COCINA MEXICANA The restaurant will offer Mother’s Day specials in addition to its regular brunch. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1201 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 214-741-1986; 2722 N. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, 214-238-2211; 2933 Crockett St., Fort Worth, 682-250-7583.
EL FENIX All locations will offer $1 8-ounce Margaritas for moms on Mother's Day. May 12. Multiple locations.
FAJITA PETE’S Bring home fajitas to go with all the fixings. May 12. $16.99-$21.99 for half-pound fajitas, $30.99-$42.99 for 1-lb fajitas. 1008 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, 972-695-6000; 6090 Campbell Road, Dallas, 972-818-3900.
THE FRENCH ROOM The restaurant will offer afternoon tea with three courses of finger sandwiches, sweets and teas. May 11-12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $59 per person, a la carte options available for children 12 and younger. 1321 Commerce St., Dallas. 214-651-3615.
GORGI The no-tipping Mediteranean restaurant will serve a three-course dinner menu. May 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. $75 per person. 5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas. 972-503-7080.
THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY The Galleria restaurant will offer a Mother’s Day brunch. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 13270 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas. 214-459-1601.
HAYWIRE The restaurant will serve a buffet-style brunch with multiple stations. Add access to the Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for $9. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $46.95, $18.95 for children 9-13, $10.95 for children 5-8, free for children 4 and younger. 5901 Winthrop St., Plano. 972-781-9473.
HILTON DALLAS/PARK CITIES A full brunch buffet will include a meat-carving station, made-to-order omelets, French toast and mashed potato stations, seafood, baked goods and mimosas. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $49.95, $14.95 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and younger. 5954 Luther Lane, Dallas. 214-368-0400.
HUMPERDINKS Moms will receive a complimentary grande mimosa or glass of Champagne with a brunch entree purchase, and the restaurant will offer brunch specials and a kids’ four-course menu. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the dinner menu will be available all day. Starting at $11.99 per adult, $5.99 for children 12 and younger. 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, 817-640-8553; 2208 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 214-358-4159.
JASPER’S The restaurant will offer a family-style Mother’s Day brunch. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $45 per person. 1251 State St., Richardson, 214-716-2610.
THE KEEPER Specials will include the Chambord Royal drink special for $6 and the New York strip roast chef special for $38. The full menu will also be available at the seafood eatery. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 5840 Legacy Circle, Plano. 469-210-5337.
LAW RESTAURANT Mother’s Day brunch offerings include traditional treats, specialty stations and a bubbly bar. There will be a balloon artist and crafts for kids. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $95, $45 for children ages 11 and younger. Four Seasons Resort and Club, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. 972-717-2420.
MAGGIANO’S The Italian American restaurant will serve a special brunch menu. May 12 at 10:30 a.m. NorthPark Center, 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas, 214-360-0707; The Shops at Willow Bend, 6001 W. Park Blvd., Plano, 972-781-0776.
MERCHANT HOUSE Brunch will be served family style. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $30 per person, $10 for children 10 and younger. 4040 Maple Ave., Dallas. 972-807-2174.
MESO MAYA The Mexican restaurant will serve a menu featuring Oaxacan dark chocolate cake and a strawberry mango margarita. May 12 at 10 a.m. Locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano. mesomaya.com.
MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE The restaurant is serving a steak and lobster special and the Violet Blush specialty cocktail for Mother’s Day. May 12 from 5-10 p.m. 2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214-748-6360.
MUDHEN MEAT AND GREENS This eatery at the Dallas Farmers Market will have brunch, dessert and cocktail specials in addition to the a la carte menu prepared by chef Suki Otsuki. Mother's Day entree specials $9-$18. May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 900 S. Harwood St., Dallas. 214-698-7000.
NORTH ITALIA The menu at this newly opened restaurant will feature four special dishes for Mother's Day. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2301 N. Akard St., Dallas. 972-619-3770.
OAK The restaurant will serve a four-course prix fixe brunch. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $65 per person, $10 for children 10 and younger. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas. 214-712-9700.
THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM The restaurant will open early for brunch and serve brunch classics and new items like the Sugar Bear cocktail. May 12 at 11 a.m. The Galleria, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. 972-759-2277.
OCEAN PRIME The restaurant will serve an a la carte brunch menu. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 214-965-0440.
OPEN PALETTE The restaurant will offer a buffet brunch with a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $50 per person, $17 for children. Sheraton Dallas, 400 N. Olive St., Dallas. 214-922-9000.
PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE AND GRILLE The steakhouse will offer off-the-menu specials and cocktails and its regular dinner menu all day. A three-course Sunday supper special will be offered from 4 to 9 p.m. May 12 starting at 11 a.m. $34.95 for the supper special. 2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-855-5151; 2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco, 214-494-4645; 2400 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine, 682-477-2261.
PINSTACK The family friendly restaurant will offer classic brunch dishes and shared plates, mimosa carafes and a Bloody Mary bar. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 635 Central Expressway N., Allen, 972-869-2695; 2750 W. Interstate 635, Irving, 214-765-2695; 6205 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 972-781-2695.
PLUCKERS WING BAR Moms eat free at all Texas locations; includes an entree, side and nonalcoholic beverage. May 12 all day. Up to $15 value. Seven locations in D-FW.
PRINCI ITALIA This Tuscan-inspired bistro will offer a three-course prix fixe menu. May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $38 per adult, $19 for children 12 and younger. 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas, 214-739-5959; 3300 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 972-378-9463.
THE RANCH AT LAS COLINAS A brunch buffet will include various food stations. For $9, add access to the Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $46.95, $18.95 for children 9-13, $10.95 for children 5-8, free for children 4 and younger. 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving. 972-506-7262.
SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The festival will offer a Mother’s Day brunch buffet. This is a separate ticketed event in addition to festival admission. May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. $20 per person, $10 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. Festival admission is $26 per adult and $13 for children. 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie.
SCOUT The restaurant built for large groups will offer various food stations and games. April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25 per adult, $10 for children. The Statler, 1914 Commerce St., Dallas. 469-320-8993.
SEA BREEZE FISH MARKET AND GRILL The restaurant will offer a Mother’s Day four-course prix fixe menu. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.. $80 per person, optional wine pairings for $20. LakeSide Market, 4017 Preston Road, Plano. 972-473-2722.
SILVER FOX The steakhouse will offer a special brunch menu with a choice of beverage. May 12 from noon to 3 p.m. $45, $18 for children younger than 12. 1651 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-332-9060; 1303 Legacy Drive, Frisco, 214-618-5220; 3650 Shire Blvd., Richardson, 972-423-8121.
SLATER'S 50/50 Guests can enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas with he purchase of an entree. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2817 Greenville Ave. and 1161 Preston Road, Dallas.
STIRR The restaurant will host a St. Germain-inspired buffet brunch. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $39 per person, $12 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. 2803 Main St., Dallas. 214-983-1222.
STREET’S FINE CHICKEN Grab dinner for four and receive a plant from Oasis Plant Shop for Mom. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. $80 per group of four. 3857 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 469-917-7140; 5211 Forest Lane, Dallas, 972-803-5181.
TABLE 13 The 1960s Vegas-inspired spot will serve a three-course prix fixe brunch menu and $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys, and live music will be performed. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $39.99 per person, $15 for children. Table 13 will serve its regular dinner menu from 4 to 8 p.m. 4812 Belt Line Road, Addison. 972-789-9558.
TEXAS DE BRAZIL CHURRASCARIA All locations will open early at 11 a.m. and serve a full dinner menu all day, and each full meal purchased will include nonalcoholic beverages and a dessert. May from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 15101 Addison Road, Addison, 972-385-1000; 2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 214-720-1414; 101 N. Houston St., Fort Worth, 817-882-9500.
III FORKS The steakhouse will open for lunch and offer a three-course brunch menu. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $49 per person, $18 for children 12 and younger. 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. 972-267-1776.
TULUM The restaurant will open on Sunday for Mother's Day. May 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. 4216 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas. 972-677-9747.
UCHIBA The restaurant will open early to serve a special Mother’s Day brunch menu. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2817 Maple Ave., Dallas. 214-855-1354.
UPSIDE WEST VILLAGE The rooftop lounge will offer a brunch buffet with mimosas. May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $55 per person. 2950 Cityplace W. Blvd., Dallas. 214-522-2929.
VIDORRA The Mexican restaurant will offer complimentary items and discounted meals for moms May 10-12: Free tamale entree, May 10; free mimosa, May 11; half-off brunch, May 12 at 10 a.m. May 10-12. Brunch is $35 per person, $17.50 for mothers. 2642 Main St., Dallas. 972-215-0640.
WATER GRILL The seafood eatery will offer two featured entrees and a special dessert in celebration of Mother’s Day. May 12 from 4-10 p.m. 1920 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214-306-7111.
ZAYTINYA The Mediterranean restaurant will offer prix fixe, chef’s experience and regular brunch menus. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $45 per person, prix fixe menu; $65 per person, chef’s experience. 6655 Winning Drive, Frisco. 972-324-3060.
CORRECTION, 5:05 p.m., May 10, 2019: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House would give mothers a free gerbera daisy plant and a gift from jewelry designer Kendra Scott on Mother's Day. That promotion is not being offered.