The Dallas Morning News
Make plans now for brunch, buffets, barbecue and more
Easter Sunday is April 21 this year, and we’ve put together a sampling of brunches and specials for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you want to take part in a fine dining experience or prefer to bring home the barbecue, DFW has something for you. Reservation policies vary by restaurant; contact restaurants individually for more details.
Blue Mesa Grill
At this buffetstyle brunch, guests can build their plates with items from five food stations: street tacos; breakfast offerings like omelets and Belgian waffles; salads and Southwest mac and cheese; enchiladas and adobe pie; and desserts including an ice cream sundae bar. Brunch also includes two mimosas or glasses of Champagne per guest. April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $24 per adult, $7 for children 611, free for children 5 and younger. 14866 Montfort Drive, Dallas, 9729340165; 612 Carroll St., Fort Worth, 8173326372; 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 2143874407. bluemesagrill.com.
Normally closed on Sundays, the French restaurant has curated a onedayonly menu from chefowner Bruno Davaillon and pastry chef Ricchi Sanchez, both recent James Beard semifinalists. Your meal features a choice of hors d’oeuvre and entree plus a trip to
the dessert bar. Hors d’oeuvres include options such as oysters, steak tartare and grilled asparagus with prosciutto, and entrees include omelets, ricotta pancakes with mascarpone and blueberrylemon compote, grilled salmon and more. The kids’ menu has offerings like macaroni and cheese, banana chocolate chip pancakes and cordon bleu bites.
April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $95 per person, $35 for children 12 and younger. 400 S. Record St., Dallas. 9726984250. bullionrestaurant.com.
Crú Food and Wine Bar
Build your own threecourse Easter brunch at Crú. The Napastyle prix fixe menu includes appetizer selections such as mini Belgian waffles and entrees including herbroasted lamb loin with Mediterranean stuffing. Dessert choices include molten chocolate lava cake. Bonus: The restaurant serves $3 mimosas and Bellinis every Sunday, and all bottles of wine are onethird off.
April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35 per person, halfprice for children 12 and under. 842 Market St., Allen, 9729082532; 3699 Mckinney Ave., Dallas, 2145269463; 5188 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth, 8177379463; 7201 Bishop Road, Plano, 9723129463. cruawinebar.com.
The hotel will offer a menu of local and seasonal favorites including soft poached eggs with green pea and kale pesto; French toast custard with jam; and shrimp and grits. Each table will receive seed packets of mint, thyme or rosemary along with a small terra cotta planter to take home. The Easter Bunny will hop by for visits and photos, and customers will be able to fill boxes with items donated by local businesses for the hotel to deliver to Sharing Life, a local nonprofit that supplies donations to the North Texas Food Bank.
April 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $69 per adult, $35 for children. 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas. 2147205249. pyramidrestaurant.com.
House of Blues Dallas
This Easter Sunday edition of the music venue’s popular Gospel Brunch offers showtimes at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The familystyle buffet features a carving station, Southern specialties and desserts.
April 21 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. $45 per person. 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. 2149782583. houseofblues.com.
Take advantage of photo ops with the Easter bunny, $5 mimosas at all bars from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. and a buildyourownmimosa bar at Blush Wine Bar. Choose from 20plus restaurant stalls for your meal, including places offering traditional brunch items like Press Waffle Co., Whisk and Eggs, Berrynaked and Degenhardt’s Brat Haus.
April 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission; firstcome, firstserved. Food prices vary. 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. 9728464255. legacyfoodhall.com.
The restaurant’s 21 North Texas locations are offering three family meal options to enjoy at home: the Chuck Wagon for two to three people, the Super Chuck Wagon for four to six people and the BBQ Party Pack for 10 or more. Choose from meats like beef brisket or chicken and sides like spicy creamed corn and macaroni and cheese.
Order by April 18 for April 20 pickup. $24.99 for Chuck Wagon; $46.99 for Super Chuck Wagon; $12.49 per person for the BBQ Party Pack. Multiple locations. soulmans.com.
MORE EASTER OPTIONS
BIRD CAFE Seasonal brunch specials and an a la carte menu will be offered. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 155 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 8173322473. birdinthe.net.
EATZI’S MARKET AND BAKERY Easter and Passover menu items are available for takeout. April 1821. Six locations in Fort Worth, Grapevine, Dallas and Plano. eatzis.com.
THE FRENCH ROOM The restaurant will offer an Easter buffet brunch. April 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $90 per person, $35 for children. 1321 Commerce St., Dallas. 2146513615. thefrenchroom.com.
HAYWIRE A brunch buffet will include various food stations and a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for $9 extra. April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 5901 Winthrop St., Plano. $46.95 per person, $18.95 for children 913, $10.95 for children 58, free for children 4 and younger. 9727819473. haywirerestaurant.com.
HILTON DALLAS PARK CITIES The hotel will offer a buffet brunch. April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. $65 for adults, $20 for children 412, free for children under 4. 5954 Luther Lane, Dallas. 4692324962. dallasparkcities.hilton.com.
HUMPERDINKS The restaurant will offer a kids’ fourcourse menu and a brunch special for adults that includes an entree and choice of specialty drink. April 21; the dinner menu will be available all day. $14.99 per adult, $5.99 for children 10 and younger. 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, 8176408553; 2208 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 2143584159. humperdinks.com.
IL CALABRESE A limited menu with starters, salads and soups, pizza and entrees will be available. April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1281 E. State Highway 114, Southlake. 8172518798. ilcalabrese.com.
PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE AND GRILLE The steakhouse will offer its dinner menu all day, plus brunch and cocktail specials until 4 p.m., and a threecourse Easter supper
special from 4 to 9 p.m. April 21 starting at 11 a.m. $34.95 for the threecourse special. 2000 Mckinney Ave., Dallas, 2148555151; 2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco, 2144944645; 2400 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine, 6824772261. perryssteakhouse.com.
PRINCI ITALIA This Tuscaninspired bistro will offer a threecourse prix fixe menu. April 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $36 per adult, $18 for children 12 and younger. 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas, 2147395959; 3300 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 9723789463. princiitalia.com.
THE RANCH AT LAS COLINAS The restaurant will serve a buffetstyle brunch with multiple stations and a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for $9 extra. April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving. $46.95 per person, $18.95 for children 913, $10.95 for children 58, free for children 4 and younger. 9725067262. theranchlc.com.
SECOND FLOOR REGIONALLY INSPIRED KITCHEN The restaurant at the Westin Galleria Dallas will serve an Easter buffet and host Easter egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny. April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $59 per adult, $25 for children 612, free for children 5 and younger. Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. 9724502978. secondfloorkitchen.com.
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. April 21 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 15101 Addison Road, Addison, 9723851000; 2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 2147201414; 101 N. Houston St., Fort Worth, 8178829500. texasdebrazil.com.
VIDORRA The Mexican restaurant will offer a brunch buffet. April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35 per person, $9 for children. 2642 Main St., Dallas. 9722150640. vidorradallas.com.