Picking a place to eat on Easter shouldn't be harder than hunting eggs. And it's all about the Bs, starting with bunny, of course. The Easter Bunny will find time to visit a couple of Dallas restaurants for photo ops and Easter egg hunts. Then there are buffets (and fixed-price and a la carte menus, too). Sometimes the best holiday dining is at a favorite brunch spot, so we've included some of those as well. And let's not forget the Bloody Marys and Bellinis. And beagles and Bichon Frise. Yes, there's even a brunch where four-legged friends are welcome on the patio. Find additional listings at guidelive.com/things-to-do/easter.
All four locations of this bastion of brunch will serve their regular Sunday menus. Why mess with a good thing? The offerings will include biscuits and sausage gravy, breakfast club sandwich, Beeman Ranch steak and eggs, breakfast tacos, croque madame and chicken and waffles. Drink specials will include Bloody Diablo with jalapeño bacon, frozen Bellinis and brunch punch. In addition, the bakery will have Easter-themed sweets, including iced sugar cookies, cupcakes, cake balls and carrot cake. March 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3301 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-754-4940; 5560 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 214-351-3339; 8867 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, 469-232-9798; and 4021 Preston Road, Plano, 972-312-9300. breadwinnerscafe.com.
This Italian spot in Bluffview will serve three-course lunches with a choice of entree from ravioli primavera, crab cakes, capelli d'angelo with shrimp scampi, baby lamb chops, chicken francescana, grilled salmon, tilapia, fettucine alfredo, chicken Parmigianino and lasagna. A children's menu will include pizza, spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken fingers with French fries. March 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 per person, $16 for children ages 12 and younger. Bugatti will reopen at 5 p.m. to serve its regular dinner menu. 3802 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas. 214-350-2470. bugattis.net.
The Crescent Club
Rosewood Crescent's 17th floor dining room will host an Easter celebration that will entertain children with visits from the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, and more. Parents can skip the Bunny and visit the Bloody Mary, Bellini and mimosa bar instead for $10 per cocktail. Activities are included in the cost of the brunch buffet, which also will feature breakfast items, soups and salads, seafood, carved meats, pastas, sides, desserts and a children's station with chicken tenders, quesadillas, French fries and mac and cheese. March 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $95 per person, $40 for children ages 7-12, free for children ages 6 and younger. 400 Crescent Court, Dallas. 214-953-4343. rosewoodhotels.com/crescent.
To enter this downtown restaurant, take a glass elevator down to a dining room looking out into a garden with a waterfall. For Easter brunch, there will be a three-course menu with the main-course options of bananas Foster French toast, steak and eggs, grilled chicken club, seared salmon, eggs Benedict, and two scrambles. The children's menu will include French toast sticks, mac and cheese, and chicken strips with French fries. March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $44.95 per person. $12 for children ages 12 and younger. 600 N. Akard St., Dallas. 214-740-4001. dakotasrestaurant.com.
This year-round brunch favorite will offer their regular weekend menus, which include chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, butter brioche French toast, torta Cubana and other a la carte Latin breakfast and lunch dishes. Drink specials include La Duni Mary with roasted tomato mix and Deep Eddy Vodka for $9.75 and La Duni Mimosa with sangria, sparkling wine and freshly pressed orange juice for $7.75. March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4620 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-520-7300; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, 214-987-2260. laduni.com.
Lavendou Bistro Provencal
This Far North Dallas French restaurant celebrates Joyeuses Pâques with a three-course, fixed-price brunch. The entree choices will be poached eggs on an English muffin with crab, asparagus and hollandaise sauce; fillet of salmon with Champagne cream sauce; grilled lamb chops with potato gratin dauphinois and ratatouille; and traditional beef stroganoff with fettuccine. March 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $39.95 per person. 19009 Preston Road, Dallas. 972-248-1911. lavendou.com.
Nick and Sam's
This elegant Uptown steakhouse will host a family-friendly Easter brunch buffet with photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts and more. The brunch spread will include chilled seafood, including oysters and crab claws; beef short ribs; maple-orange glazed ham; salt-crusted prime rib; seafood paella; apple-cinnamon French toast; eggs Benedict; chicken and waffles; a dessert station with cakes, pies and petit fours; and a kids' menu with cocktail wieners and meatballs. March 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $65 per person, $25 for children ages 6-10, $15 for children 5 and younger. 3008 Maple Ave., Dallas. 214-871-7444. nick-sams.com.
Resto Gastro Bistro
Dogs are welcome on the patio of this Modern American restaurant in Trinity Groves. Just be sure pets don't mistake the Easter Bunny visiting for photo ops for a giant chew toy. The a la carte Easter brunch menu will include crème brûlée French toast, short rib omelet, chicken and waffles, soft-shell crab sandwich and BLTE burger (E is for "egg"). Bloody Mary bar will be $10, while a classic mimosa will be $5. March 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary. 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas. 214-584-6747. restogastrobistro.com.
Easter brunch at chef Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaiian fusion restaurant will start with house-made brioche sticky buns and include a choice from four appetizers and nine entrees. Main-course options will include macadamia nut pancakes ($35.95), eggs Benedict with either filet mignon or crab cakes ($39.95), and steak and eggs with kimchi ($42.95) The children's menu ($12.95) will include a fruit cup, a sundae, and a choice from cinnamon French toast, scrambled eggs and pancakes. March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices vary; each party will receive a $20 card to use later. 2840 Dallas Parkway, Plano. 972-473-6263. roysrestaurant.com.
Tacos and Tequila
This Southwestern spot in the Quadrangle will have a brunch buffet with a taco bar with house-made tortillas; huevos rancheros; a carving station featuring brisket, ham or turkey; grilled fish; Belgian waffles; migas; and a dessert bar. Sparkling wine and mimosas are included for those 21 and older. A DJ will perform in-house, and there's seating on a rooftop patio. March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (reservations will be taken from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) $22 per adult, $7 for children ages 6-11, free for children 5 and younger. Guests can park for free in the Amli garage. 2800 Routh St., Dallas. 469-518-7888. tacosandtequilatnt.com.