Friday, May 10, 2013
15 restaurants in DFW to make mom happy
Say "I love you" with food.
Reservations may be required or recommended at some locations below. All events are for Mother’s Day, May 12, unless otherwise noted.
Abacus - The specialty a la carte dinner menu includes hickory-smoked mussels with venison chourico, pecan-crusted pork tenderloin, Copper River salmon, grilled ahi tuna, coconut cream tart, and lemon poppy seed shortcake. A portion of Mother’s Day sales will benefit the Dallas County affiliate of Susan G. Komen. May 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at 4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Prices vary. 214-559-3111. kentrathbun.com.
Andiamo Italian Grill - This prix fixe brunch includes a choice of salads or soups, tilapia, stuffed shrimp, chicken artichoke, veal piccata, eggs Benedict, trout almandine, amandine, chicken marsala, spaghetti, chicken cordon bleu, lasagna, or poached salmon for the main course and cappuccino pie, tiramisu, cheesecake, and more for dessert. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4151 Belt Line Road, Addison. $25.95 per adult; $12.95 for children under 10. 972-233-1515. andiamogrill.com.
Blue Mesa Grill - The buffet brunch includes a street-taco station, adobe pies, enchiladas, glazed ham, an omelet bar, fried chicken and waffles, a salad station, and a dessert assortment. May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, and at Addison and Plano locations. 214-378-8686. May 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Park and four other area locations in Addison, Arlington, Plano and Fort Worth. $18.95 per adult; includes sparkling wine, mimosas, coffee, tea or soft drinks. $6.95 for children 6 to 10; free for children 5 and under. 214-378-8686. bluemesagrill.com.
Cook Hall - Chef de cuisine Rick Graff’s specialty weekend brunch includes small plates to share such as asparagus-cheddar quiche ($18), seared sea scallops ($24), grilled beef tenderloin ($32), roasted rainbow carrots ($9), peas and prosciutto fritters ($6), and strawberry shortcake ($8) for dessert. May 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at W Dallas- Victory Hotel, 2440 Victory Lane, Dallas. Prices vary.//no need to say this when we have listed prices above// 214-397-4111. cookhalldallas.com.
Dallas Fish Market - Highlights from the a la carte brunch menu include a green-pea soup appetizer ($8), roasted beet salad ($8), shrimp cocktail ($12), pan-roasted salmon ($16), pan-seared striped bass ($18), soft-shell crab sandwich ($16), lobster Benedict ($22), and chocolate bread pudding, marscapone figs or strawberry shortcake for dessert ($8). May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1501 Main St., Dallas. Prices vary. 214-744-3474. dallasfishmarket.com.
Hotel St. Germain - A New Orleans-style buffet brunch features traditional favorites such as eggs Benedict, oysters Rockefeller, Belgian waffles, salads, desserts, and more. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas. $55. 214-871-2516. hotelstgermain.com.
Jasper's - Chef Kent Rathbun’s three-course menu begins with of duck pastrami, chicken and masa soup or a choice of salads; second-course options include crab-cake Benedict, griddle cakes with salmon, a vegetable frittata, French toast, fried chicken, salmon, barbecued pork tenderloin or steak and eggs; and a dessert trio. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7161 Bishop Road, Plano. $35. 469-229-9111. kentrathbun.com.
Komali - Chef Anastacia Quiñones will offer the regular contemporary Mexican cuisine brunch menu as well as specialty menu items such as lump crab and rainbow chard quiche. Drink specials include $2 tamarind mimosas, $5 house margaritas and Bloody Marys, and $6 white or red sangrias. May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 4152 Cole Ave., Dallas. Prices vary. 214-525-0200. komalirestaurant.com.
The Landmark - The brunch buffet includes assorted breads, muffins and pastries; salads and appetizers; a seafood station; hot items such as fried chicken, grilled mahi-mahi, roasted pork loin, seafood pasta, eggs Benedict and sides; a ham station; a beef station; made-to-order omelets; a children’s station; cakes; pies; chocolate-dipped strawberries; and more. There’s also a special station for children. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Warwick Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas. $55 per adult; $24 for children 5-12; free for children under 5. 214-224-3152. landmarkrestodallas.com.
Lavendou Bistro Provencal - Executive chef and owner Pascal Cayet will offer a three-course brunch menu that includes a choice of vichyssoise, tomatoes and mozzarella, salad, or mixed seafood in pastry to start; poached eggs with smoked salmon, fillet of sole, grilled beef tenderloin or chicken breast for the main course; and tiramisu, chocolate mousse, or a raspberry tart for dessert. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 19009 Preston Road (between Lloyd Circle and Lloyd Drive), Dallas. $36.95. 972-248-1911. lavendou.com.
Mimi's Cafe - Every Mom who dines on May 12 will receive a $10 gift card for use on a future visit within six weeks after May 13 (minimum $25 meal after 4 p.m.), and all bottles of wine will be 50 percent off after 4 p.m. May 12 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1449 State Highway 114 West, Grapevine. Prices vary. Additional area locations in Allen, Arlington, Fort Worth and Lewisville. 817-410-7270. mimiscafe.com
Nasher Sculpture Center - Featured items at brunch include poached-pear salad, brioche with poached egg, biscuits and jalapeño sausage gravy, chilaquiles, wild salmon, lamb burger, chicken potpie, lemon gnocchi with shrimp, French toast, fruit salad, breakfast fare, assorted pastries, desserts, and more. There’ll also be a Chandally Jewelry trunk show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and moms will receive a free gifts from Mary Kay. May 12 Seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 2001 Flora St., Dallas. $60; free for children under 12; price includes museum admission. 214-242-5144. nashersculpturecenter.org.
Nora Restaurant and Bar - The restaurant will be serving brunch and dinner with a Patz and Hall Chardonnay special running all day. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m. at 1928 Greenville Ave., Dallas. Prices vary. 214-828-0065. noradallas.com.
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The Pyramid Restaurant - The specialty brunch menu includes breakfast dishes, made-to-order omelets, antipasto, soups and salads, a chilled-seafood station, carved salmon Wellington and prime roasted strip loin of beef, desserts, a children’s buffet, and one free mimosa per adult guest. May 12 At the Fairmont Dallas, 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas. Seatings at 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. $65 for adults; $55 for seniors; $30 for children ages 6-12; free for children ages 5 and under. 214-720-5249. pyramidrestaurant.com.
Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen - This three-course brunch features a variety of starters and entrees, including stuffed avocado with lump crab, spring panzanella, lettuce wraps, bacon and eggs, a white cheddar-spinach fritatta, seasonal fish, chicken-fried quail, migas, crab cake Benedict or “three little piggies.” Diners can choose between strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse or Key lime tart for dessert. May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6130 Luther Lane, Dallas. $35. kentrathbun.com.