Family coming into town and now there are too many people to cook for? Burnt Easter dinner and now you need a back-up plan? Want a relaxing Easter brunch for two? Just want an excuse to indulge in the vices you gave up for 40 days? Here are some suggestions for a delicious Easter meal out, no matter what you are looking for.
3301 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
Sunday Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Brunch at Breadwinner's Cafe is always delicious, whether you prefer indulging in a bananas foster waffle or munching on a Caesar salad. There is always a crowd waiting outside the Uptown location, and the other locations are just as popular on holidays. The restaurant doesn't take reservations for Sunday brunch though, so be prepared to wait, especially if you go close to noon. For large parties, check out their reservation policies. Don't forget about the locations in Inwood Village and Plano.
14854 Montfort Dr.
Dallas, TX 75254
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to Mi Piaci's Easter champagne brunch, the restaurant is known for its Easter egg hunt when kids can take a break from their brunch to search the lawn for surprises. The food is far from a traditional Easter meal since this is an Italian restaurant, so if you are looking for something different, this may just be your spot. Reservations are a must.
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Blue Mesa Grill
7700 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225
Easter Brunch: 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Sunday brunch at Blue Mesa is served 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $17.95 per person ($6.95 for children 6-10 years old, free for 5 and under). It includes the buffet and champagne, Mimosas, coffee, tea or soft drinks. The brunch buffet has everything from enchiladas to omelets to salad. If brunch isn't your thing, come for quesadillas and nachos later in the day.
8687 N. Central Expy #1516
Easter Brunch: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dinner menu available after 3.
La Duni makes more than just cakes and cookies. It also has a scrumptious restaurant menu full of treats like a BLTA popover ("A" for avocado) and butter brioche french toast. There are two more locations in Dallas, as well. Some locations have a prix-fixe menu with seatings every 30 minutes, so reservations are required. The size of these restaurants lends themselves best to couples or small groups.
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Café on the Green
4150 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
Sunday Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cafe on the Green is the priciest option on this list, but one to keep in mind, nonetheless. Dinner or brunch is available at Café on the Green, the dining experience at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas. The herbs and vegetables on your plate are truly fresh since they come from an on-site garden. Your whole family can enjoy this feast in one of the private dining rooms that hold up to 20 people. Call ahead for inquiries about one of these or to get the special Easter menu. Children menus are available as well.
Emilie DesJardins currently works in Dallas television and worked with KRLD Restaurant Week for several years before that. She is always trying new places around the Metroplex to find the best food and unique things to do. See her work here.
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