Best Dallas Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch, Specials and More | Dallas Observer

Toast to Mom: Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style

We've scoured North Texas for the best spots to take Mom for Mother's Day.
That's not French toast on steroids, it's souffle French toast from Knife.
That's not French toast on steroids, it's souffle French toast from Knife. Courtesy of Knife
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Updated: We've updated our original list with a few places that have caught our eye over the past few weeks.

As Mother’s Day approaches, the quest to find the perfect dining spot in Dallas to celebrate the moms in our lives begins anew. From quaint cafes exuding charm to elegant eateries boasting culinary masterpieces, Dallas offers many dining options fit for honoring the queen of the day. We’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of places to celebrate mom this year, as she deserves only the best. A word to the wise – make reservations soon; many of these restaurants will fill up quickly.

Al Biernat’s

Oak Lawn, North Dallas
Both the Oak Lawn and North Dallas restaurants will be open for brunch and dinner service on Sunday, May 12. A special brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner is from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Hurry, as reservations book fast. Both Al Biernat’s locations offer idyllic patios to enjoy the spring weather. To make a reservation call the Oak Lawn location at 214-219-2201 or the North location at 972-239-3400.

Barcelona Wine Bar

5016 Miller Ave.
Three words we know Mom will love: Barcelona, wine and bar. Brunch at this Knox-Henderson neighborhood spot includes paellas and other Spanish dishes like fideos with chorizo, gaucho sausage and sunny eggs with garlic aioli. There are also traditional options with a twist like olive oil pancakes with cinnamon butter and maple syrup. And, of course, all the wine. Make reservations online.

Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery

Multiple Locations
Bread Winners, a longtime Dallas brunch stalwart, will have a Mother's Day brunch that starts with an assorted pastry plate to help soak up $9 glasses and $35 bottles of La Marca Prosecco. Check out the full menu online, which includes cinnamon rolls, a warm caramel pecan roll, croque madame and chicken fried steak and eggs. Beat the line by getting on the waitlist.

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If mom is a tea time kinda gal, with a side of Champagne, Coupes may be the place.
Courtesy of Coupes


4234 Oak Lawn Ave.
This Mother's Day, the swanky new Champagne lounge, Coupes, is offering a taste of France in the heart of Highland Park. The new brunch menu was created by local pastry chef Diana Zamora. In addition to the brunch menu, the Mother's Day menu will include a beautiful tea tower with tea sandwiches, scones, petit fours and lobster Benedict. Two sparkling float cocktails will also be available, one with a scoop of house-made lemon thyme sorbet floating in Faire la Fete and another with berry sorbet floating in Gratien & Meyer Rose. Reservations can be made via Tock, but walk-ins are always welcome.

click to enlarge Uova Benedettine at Eataly
Eataly will have an Italian-inspired brunch that includes Uova Benedettine.


8687 N. Central Expy. (NorthPark Center)
Terra, an Italian restaurant inside the Italian marketplace Eataly, is launching its new brunch. On Mother’s Day seatings begin at 10:30 a.m., when guests can treat Mom to Italian-inspired brunch dishes like tiramisu pancakes with cocoa powder and topped tableside with caffe espresso, Uova Benedettine (poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, housemade croissant, Italian ham and spinach), cakes di granchio (homemade lump crab cakes, spicy Calabrian aioli, seasonal greens), Pane, burro e marmellata (toasted homemade sourdough bread, butter, mascarpone, apricot and cherry jam). Guests will also have the option to add on brunch cocktails including mimosas per tutti, espresso martini, brunch punch or a classic bloody Mary.

El Bolero

1201 Oak Lawn Ave.
El Bolero will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu on Mother’s Day in addition to the regular menu and special Mother’s Day cocktails. The prix fixe menu includes items such as Mexico City gazpacho, prime filet with chili pequin jamaica, linguini with spicy shrimp and chipotle chicken. There will also be a special menu for kids. The prix-fixe menu is $65.

Jalisco Norte

2858 Oak Lawn Ave.
Jalisco Norte, the modern Mexican restaurant rooted in inspired cuisines from Oaxaca, Puebla and Yucatan, will be open for Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with carnitas, birria tacos, migas, grilled salmon, carne asada, tres leches pancakes and much more. Call 214-443-5183 for reservations or visit the website.

Knife Steakhouse Dallas

5300 E. Mockingbird Lane
Toast Mom in style at Knife Steakhouse Dallas. All mothers get a complimentary glass of Champagne, and brunch will include popular dishes like brioche French toast, pork belly Benedict and te steak and eggs.

La Parisienne French Bistro

6740 Winning Drive, Frisco
La Parisienne at The Star in Frisco offers a four-course prix fixe menu for $75 with items like French onion soup or lobster bisque, poulet frites, saumon aux amandes, spicy rigatoni pasta, boeuf bourguignon and steak frites. Specials start Monday, May 6, and end Sunday, May 12 (with Sunday only offering the regular brunch menu and the special preset menu for dinner).

Leela’s Wine Bar – Uptown

2355 Olive St.
Mom would LOVE Leela’s! The Uptown location has a special Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a complimentary build-your-own flower bouquet cart (while supplies last) and a MOMosa Bar with cold-pressed juices and fresh fruit. Bottles of wine are $25 and include Cinzano prosecco or Miraval Studio rosé. A bottle of house Champagne is $15, and drink specials include the Scarlet Spritz ($11) and the Espolon Royale ($11).

Margaret’s (at the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District)

800 N. Harwood St.
In addition to the existing brunch menu, Margaret’s at the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District will offer a special four-course prix fixe menu with compressed watermelon amuse, tomato gazpacho and lobster crepes, block-cut strip loin and scallops. Plus there will be three spring-inspired cake options for dessert. Brunch is $95, and reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling 214-736-7760.

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Mexican Bar Company will be partying all weekend.
Mexican Bar Co.

Mexican Bar Company

6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano
Mexican Bar Company is celebrating Mother's Day from May 10 to May 12 with a special menu for two for $100. Families can enjoy a five-course meal with birria tacos, braised short ribs and a berry tres leches.


1401 Elm St., 49th Floor
You’ve always been mom’s favorite so of course you’re making reservations at Monarch. Their Mother’s Day brunch is $120 per person and includes pastries, smoked salmon and caviar and seasonal fruits. That’s just to start. Then move on to Island Creek oysters and an oven-roasted king crab leg (for extra). The black truffle cacio e pepe or Maine lobster and avocado toast make for great mains, then get the royale French toast for brunch dessert.

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Namo will have a special binchotan meal Mother's Day weekend.


3699 McKinney Ave.
Namo, the sushi bar in West Village, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a binchotan lunch from noon to 2 p.m., May 10 – May 12. Binchotan is a type of coal that burns hot and clean, which is ideal for seafood. The menu is a la carte and will include items such as Maine lobster with garlic butter and yuzu, A5 Wagyu with garlic sauce, Hokkaido scallops with Japanese romanesco and Kushi oysters. Namo’s regular full lunch menu will be available as well. Reservations can be made through Resy.

Perry’s Steakhouse

Uptown, Frisco, Grapevine
Perry’s Steakhouse will open early for a special Mother’s Day weekend. Get mom a 10-ounce filet with sauteed spinach, wild mushrooms, garlic, onions, fresh herbs and three cheeses, served with a truffle merlot demiglace. This is available for dine-in and to-go. Pre-ordering begins April 13 for $49 per person. Pair your filet with one of the off-the-menu brunch-inspired cocktails, the bloody Mary, rosé sangria or Mimosa for $13 each.

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

4150 MacArthur Blvd., Irving
The Parisian-inspired brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas in Las Colinas has a build-your-own crepe station, fromage and charcuterie board, tapas and a seafood station. That checks a lot of boxes. Of course, there are French pastries and elevated American classics. Brunch is $150 per person. Purchase tickets on OpenTable here.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
The Mansion will offer a three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day Brunch menu on Sunday, May 12, for $160 per person/$65 per child. The full menu, found here, is curated by the new executive chef, Charles Olalia, and includes jumbo lump crab cake Benedict, sea bass Provençal, spaghetti Bolognese, smoked beef short rib and lemon meringue pie.

SER Steak + Spirits

2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
SER Steak + Spirits, the 27th-floor upscale steakhouse in the Hilton Anatole, will have Mother's Day brunch along with some of the best views in Dallas. Indulge in brunch favorites, carving stations, a beautiful pastry display and special brunch cocktails. It’s $85 per adult and $45 for children 12 and under.

Southfork Ranch

3700 Hogge Drive, Parker
For Mother’s Day, Mom certainly deserves the best, and the most luxe and festive Mother’s Day brunch this year will be held on the lawn at the famed Ewing mansion at Southfork Ranch. Mother’s Day brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a buffet replete with fruit and cheese, salads, an omelet station, French toast and chicken and waffles. There will be two carving stations: prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream and brown-butter pineapple glazed ham. Then finish off a chef’s selection of sweets for dessert. The brunch service includes a complimentary mimosa. Additional alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, including a bloody Mary bar, will be available for purchase. Reservations for the Southfork Mother’s Day Brunch must be made in advance. Adults dine for $60 and children ages 6–12 for $25.

Shodo Japanese Kitchen

1628 Oak Lawn Ave.
Shodo Japanese Kitchen is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will showcase a four-course menu with wagyu burger, Japanese eggs benedict and salmon with yuzu beurre blanc. There's a kids menu as well as special cocktails and Mother’s Day mocktails. Burnch is $70 per person for the prix fixe menu.

Sushi | Bar Dallas

2111 Jackson St.
Sushi | Bar Dallas is the place for a luxurious dinner for mom with the 17-course omakase experience. Special Mother’s Day items include a strawberry lavender spritz upon arrival, caviar and truffles on select bites, a Mother’s Day-inspired additional nigiri bite and dessert, a take-home gift for Mom as well as special wine or sake pairings available for purchase. Seatings are available throughout the day for $225++ per person. Make reservations here.


4216 Oak Lawn Ave.
Tulum, the rustic yet refined coastal Mexican restaurant in Uptown, will have some special dishes for Mom, including roasted chicken “encacahuatado”, el pastor BBQ ribs, wood-grilled prime ribeye, cochinita pibil, breakfast tacos, suadero and a robust specialty cocktail list. Call 972-677-9747 for reservations or visit their website.


3699 McKinney Ave.
UnaVida, the modern Mexican restaurant in West Village, offers a special Mother’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with mango tangerine mimosas for $5 and the concha French toast with horchata chantilly and fresh macerated strawberries for $14.
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