Hop to It: Your Guide to Easter Dining Around Dallas
Here are some of the best places to indulge in Easter dining in Dallas. Pro tip: make your reservations soon as a lot of these places will book up quickly.
1303 Legacy Drive, Frisco
One of North Texas’ most iconic dining destinations, III Forks is rarely open before dinner. One notable exception is Easter Sunday. III Forks will offer its standard menu all day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. along with a special Easter brunch meal: roasted beef tenderloin Benedict served with poached egg with hollandaise, asparagus and fingerling potatoes. The special dish is $60 per person and will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drink specials include a Tito’s bloody mary for $18 and mimosas for $12. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling the restaurant.
8305 Westchester Drive (Park Cities)
New to the Easter dining scene this year, Au Troisieme (or AT Bistro) will offer an Easter brunch, with a few specials outside of the regular brunch menu. It will be the spot’s first Sunday dinner service and it will stay open until 8 p.m. And the newly renovated private dining room will be open if you’d like a private room for your Easter festivities. Reservations are recommended.
In celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 9, select Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will feature brunch with a signature modern Mexican flair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu includes crab cakes Benedict topped with crumbled bacon and queso fresco, chilaquiles and chorizo con huevos. To make the Sunday brunch complete, guests over 21 can enjoy their choice of a complimentary mimosa, bloody mary or bloody Maria with the purchase of an entrée. Cantina Laredo has free kids’ meals for children 12 and younger with the purchase of an adult entrée all day long.
Dive Coastal Cuisine
3404 Rankin St. (Uptown)
The seafood restaurant known for its clean, light, honest and flavorful fare, Dive is featuring specialty items available to-go for Easter this year. The menu includes herb-crusted prime rib roast, grilled side of salmon, Not-Your-Moms potato salad, Cajun deviled eggs, crispy cauliflower bites, crudite platter with hummus, Easter-themed charcuterie, salad and key lime pie. Order for pick-up the Saturday before Easter by calling the restaurant at 214-891-1700. Dive will be closed Easter Sunday.
2950 N. Harwood St. (Uptown)
Dolce Riviera is hosting an all-you-can-eat Champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter. The dining room will come to life with a made-to-order omelet station, bruschetta bar and carving station with a whole roasted leg of lamb. Guests will also be able to order from an extensive menu of brunch specialties including mini lemon ricotta pancakes, eggs benedict, avocado and burrata toast, cacio e pepe and lasagna. The Champagne will be flowing, and guests will be able to enjoy mimosa and rosé specials too. Adults pay $95, and children 12 or under, $35. There’s no charge for children 5 and under. Call 469-458-6623 for reservations or book on the website.
Hotel Crescent Court
400 Crescent Court (Uptown)
This Easter season, indulge in a lavish brunch complemented by picturesque views of the Dallas skyline at The Crescent Club, set on the 17th floor. Brunch will include custard-baked French toast, an omelet station, freshly baked grains, slow-roasted herb-crusted prime rib, bourbon glazed ham, a dessert station and kids’ corner. Easter Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is open to members and non-members alike (wait, there are members?). The price is $145 per person. Children 6 to 12 are $65 and children 5 and under are free. Reservations are required.
5300 E. Mockingbird Lane (East Dallas)
Chef John Tesar’s Dallas Knife outpost will offer its newly returned brunch for Easter from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy brunch dishes such as steak and eggs, beef cheek Benedict, baguette toast, avocado, hollandaise; soufflé French toast and more. Additionally, Knife has added some new brunch cocktails to the menu that would ensure that Easter Sunday is a fun day. Reservations are recommended and can be made here
6121 W. Park Blvd. (Plano)
In Plano, Chef John Tesar’s acclaimed steakhouse will offer its signature steakhouse favorites for lunch and dinner. Easter diners can enjoy Knife’s dry-aged steaks, along with handmade pasta, burgers, seafood dishes and more. Knife’s menu is best enjoyed family-style, so this Plano steakhouse is perfect for a meal with family or friends for the holiday. Hours are 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Reservations are recommended and can be made here.
La Parisienne French Bistro
6740 Winning Drive, Frisco
La Parisienne French Bistro at The Star in Frisco is catching a lot of buzz lately. This new spot will have a prix fixe Easter menu from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with entrée options of seared salmon, seared scallops or filet Oscar. Make reservations by calling the restaurant at 469-200-5411 or emailing [email protected]
For a fresh and unique take on the typical Eater brunch, Malai Kitchen, which specializes in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, will have brunch entrees including banh mi French toast, Thai eggs benedict, fried rice “over easy,” spicy bloody mary’s and mimosas. Price varies. The Easter menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 9.
2501 N Harwood St. (Uptown)
Mercat Bistro’s chef Wes Willard offers a selection of Easter Brunch specials, like ham and gruyere croquettes, pastrami hash, roasted lamb and chocolate pot de crème. This is in addition to the regular brunch menu, which will be available all day. Mercat Bistro will also offer Champagne and rosé specials. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website. Price varies.
Mexican Bar Company
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano
With a festive atmosphere, traditional flavors, unique cocktails and a lively patio, Mexican Bar Company is the perfect Easter dining destination for a memorable meal. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, Mexican Bar Company will offer some special dishes just for Easter from 3 to 9 p.m. These specials include ahi tuna tostadas (creole avocado, salsa Negra); tacos de birria with calabacitas (traditional style slow-cooked goat, cilantro and onion, slaw and consommé); pan-seared scallops (flambeed in Casa Madero rose wine, manchego cheese, on a bed of angel hair pasta with a light Mexican roasted tomato sauce); lamb shoulder chop (two herb marinated lamb shoulder chops, cilantro rice and spring vegetables) and tres leches. Reservations can be made online.
1401 Elm St. (Downtown)
Dress in your Easter best and ride the elevator to the 49th floor of The National in Downtown Dallas for a luxurious Easter Sunday. Monarch, the Italian culinary hotspot led by two-time Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant, will feature its modern Italian menu with beloved favorites such as wood-fired meatballs, crispy veal chop Parmesan and yellowfin tuna tartare, as well as an exclusive lamb chop feature. For dessert, try a Key lime cheesecake in a chocolate nest paired with pineapple orange sorbet. Monarch will be serving guests from 4 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Book a reservation for dinner online.
400 Crescent Court (Uptown)
Nobu will offer its regular Sunday Brunch for groups to gather and enjoy delicious entrees including the Nobu Eggs Benedict with Snow Crab or Beef Tenderloin with Egg and Yuzu Soy Butter (Steak ‘n Eggs Nobu Style) at $68 per person. Available 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9.
Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar
2501 N. Harwood St. (Uptown)
This family-friendly Easter celebration features a special all-you-can-eat Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saint Ann will have an extensive spread, from French toast and lobster frittatas to short rib hash or chicken and waffles along with themed cocktails and specials on Champagne and rosé. Adults pay $65 and children 12 or under, $20. Complimentary for children 5 and under. Call 214-782-9807 for reservations.
2405 Dallas Parkway, Plano
Head to Terra Mediterranean to enjoy a lunch buffet with classic and authentic Mediterranean dishes. The robust buffet will have menu favorites like gyros, roasted chicken, chicken kabob, baked kafta, vegetable moussaka, beef moussaka and falafel. All of Terra’s recipes are developed from old family recipes making. Brunch is $25 for adults, $12 for children (aged 4–10). Reservations can be made via Open Table.
TJ’s Seafood Market
In addition to the regular menu available at both locations, TJ’s Seafood Market will have specialty items such as challah French toast, migas, lobster rolls, $5 white cranberry mimosas and more. Price varies.
In addition to signature dishes, Truluck’s will have miso-glazed sea bass served with crab fried rice and chilled cucumber slaw, sesame seared tuna, prime king crab, and South African lobster tails. All locations will showcase a specialty cocktail called Spring Fling made with vodka, Ramazotti rosato, cava, raspberries, fresh lime, almond syrup, mint ($15). Reservations are not required but are highly recommended, and can be made via Open Table or by calling the location of your choosing.
2405 Dallas Parkway, Plano
Chef Omar Flores will have fried chicken and biscuits for Easter with brunch at Whistle Britches. His pickle-brined bird, farm-fresh ingredients and soulful cooking is some of the best in town. Guests can enjoy brunch classics such as chicken n’ waffles, family tenders, challah French toast and chicken Benny from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made here.