10 Best Bets for Easter Brunch in DallasBy Farah Fleurima
April 10, 2014
Those of you who gave up something edible or drinkable for Lent will no doubt be ready for some prime feasting in the form of a superb and satisfying Easter brunch. Regardless of religious affiliations and practices, here are 10 standout meals everyone can enjoy on April 20.
Another holiday, another large and divinely curated buffet from the downtown New American destination. Breakfast will be represented by eggs, a waffle station, pastries and morning meats, while a cheese and charcuterie spread and seafood and meat entrees bolster the lunchy side of things. With a deep list of salads and dishes like sauteed fiddleheads with squash, carrots and romesco sauce, vegetarians should find plenty to enjoy (seatings at 11, 11:30, 1:30 and 2 PM; $65).
The Landmark Restaurant
The venerable fine-dining destination presents chilled shrimp and crab claws, prime rib and Easter honey ham carving stations, made-to-order omelets, salads and numerous sides (11 AM to 3 PM; $60).
The Westin Galleria restaurant is adding a touch of pizzazz to their Easter dining proceedings with selections like a Belgian waffle bar with toppings both savory and sweet, pork belly eggs Benedict, duck confit hash, omelets and sides and salads galore (11 AM to 2 PM; $58).
The Grill on the Alley
The steakhouse is serving its first Easter buffet since opening in 2006, with offerings like prime rib, herb-crusted leg of lamb, chorizo and cheese scramble and pan-seared salmon. Added bonus: mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $5 and a meal that extends far into the afternoon (11 AM to 4 PM; $45).
Wolfgang Puck’s Easter spread will be largely Asian-inspired, with Thai shrimp cocktail, sushi, Shanghai fried noodles and lemon pepper pork stir-fry among the offerings. For those in a breakfasty mood, made-to-order eggs will be on hand (11 AM to 3 PM; $55).
Prix Fixe Meals
Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
Be aware that the Addison seafood restaurant isn’t offering much in the way of breakfast items (there’s a grilled filet with a fried farm egg), but there’ll be plenty of meats and, of course, seafood including a grilled rainbow trout topped with a shrimp and crabmeat sauce, mini crab tacos and almond-crusted lemon sole. Enjoy a blood orange mimosa ($8.95) or the Easter Mocktail ($3.95) if you’re the DD (10:30 AM to 2 PM; $39.99).
The menu at this steakhouse with a view features some choices for the health-conscious, including scrambled organic eggs, Greek yogurt parfait and egg white crepes. If your calorie restrictions went out the door with the end of Lent, however, feast on ricotta pancakes, brioche French toast and wasabi-crusted filet (11 AM to 4 PM; $65).
Enjoy an Italian spin on Easter brunch at this bright and dapper North Dallas eatery. The three-course meal includes options like a strawberry-fig flatbread or caprese among several starters and lemon sole piccata and fried chicken and pancetta waffles as main dishes (10:30 AM to 3 PM; $29.95).
The Design District restaurant’s three-course holiday brunch will feature all the haute touches you’ve come to expect, spotlighted in a beet-cured salmon appetizer and wild salmon with spring bean ragout and morels. The carrot cake is a must (10:30 AM to 2:30 PM; $55).
Solidifying its hold on the title of priciest holiday meal, the Uptown, Southwestern institution (pictured above) will highlight the flavors of the region, with plates like slow-smoked prime rib with a broccoli-bacon-cheddar casserole and a chicken-fried quail on a sorghum-oatmeal waffle (11 AM to 3 PM; $85).