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TJ's Seafood Market at Preston and Royal.
TJ's Seafood Market at Preston and Royal.
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Solid Mother's Day Dining Options in Dallas, Mapped

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TJ's Seafood Market at Preston and Royal.
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Don't be the ungrateful child who forgets about Mother's Day and shows up with last-minute gas station roses (tsk, tsk). If you're not planning some elaborate home-cooked breakfast-in-bed situation, consider enlisting the help of professionals. Just don't try to show up at high noon on Sunday without a reservation, or you're gonna have a bad time.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Knife

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5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 443-9339
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John Tesar's steakhouse at The Highland Dallas will serve an la carte menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring "non-traditional brunch items" including rack of Colorado lamb, Asian barbecue salmon, and Sriracha pork belly with steamed buns. Every mom gets a special surprise of some sort, too.

2. Pakpao

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1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 749-7002
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Pakpao is serving a three-course menu for $35 per person; menu options include a coconut yogurt parfait with mango, salmon spring rolls, Thai tea French toast, Thai fried chicken benedict, and a fried banana split with green cardamom ice cream.

3. El Bolero

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1201 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 757-9653
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The newest addition to the Design District will serve a three-course Mother's Day menu for $35 per person ($20 for kids 13 and under). Each course will include three different options such as tuna tartare, squash blossom cream soup, lobster enchiladas, pollo con mole, and coconut tres leches cake.
1628 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 712-9700
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Oak is keeping it simple this year with a three-course menu for $55 per person ($20 for kids 13 and under). Three options per course include deviled eggs, Caesar salad, banana-stuffed French toast, hanger steak and eggs, and flourless chocolate cake.

5. Grace

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777 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 877-3388
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This swanky downtown Fort Worth staple will offer a la carte service for both brunch and dinner. Highlights include filet eggs benedict, pain perdu with Texas berries, and "green eggs and ham" with house-cured ham and salsa verde.

6. Canary By Gorji

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5100 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 503-7080
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Addison's Mediterranean gem will serve dinner only from 5 to 9 p.m. $45 includes choice of salad (Caesar or spinach with berries), entree (pork chop with gnocchi gorgonzola or Arctic char with poached shrimp), and dessert (berry sorbet or chocolate cake). Pre-payment required to lock down a reservation.

7. Table 13

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4812 Belt Line
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 789-9558
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Addison's retro Rat Pack-inspired dining destination will offer a three-course Mother's Day meal all day (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) for $39.95. Start with soup or salad, then proceed to choice of nine different entrees including chicken-fried prime ribeye, steak Diane, or potato-crusted sea bass, followed by dessert. Live entertainment all day, too.

8. Fearing's

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2121 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
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If your mom is exceptionally awesome, perhaps splurge and take her to Fearing's. Brunch (served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) is a cool $100 per person, but that includes three courses plus a gift and a $25 savings certificate from the Ritz-Carlton's swanky spa. Food-wise, expect scallops over field pea and sweet corn risotto, halibut on cauliflower puree, and grilled lamb chops, plus a very deluxe dessert trio. Kids 12 and under are $30.

9. TJ's Seafood Market

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Preston Royal Shopping Center, 6025 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 691-2369
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Both TJ's locations will be open for Mother's Day, but only the Preston-Royal outpost will serve a special Mother's Day brunch menu till 3 p.m. $55 per person gets you four courses, with options like smoked salmon poblano quiche, chardonnay-poached salmon, and a croque madame.

10. OSO Food and Wine

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11910 Preston Rd Ste 209
Dallas, TX 75230
(972) 789-1630
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OSO is serving a three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; start with bacon-wrapped medjool dates, smoked salmon mousse, or a salad, then move onto an entree like crabcake benedict or blueberry pancakes, followed by spiced date cake, panna cotta, or a chocolate caramel tart.

11. Five Sixty

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300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-5560
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The Wolfgang Puck-branded restaurant in the sky will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mother's Day to serve a very fancy brunch buffet that will include Peking duck, suckling pig bao buns, sushi, lo mein, eggs made to order, and plenty of desserts. $55 per person and $30 for kids.

12. Princi Italia

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5959 Royal Ln, Ste 707
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 739-5959
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This Preston Hollow fixture will serve a three-course brunch menu for $35 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with menu items like Brussels sprout salad, calamari with truffle aioli, strawberry flatbread with mascarpone and mint, lemon sole piccata, and chianti-braised short ribs.

13. San Salvaje

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2100 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-9922
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Stephan Pyles' colorful pan-Latin restaurant is serving a three-course brunch for $45 per person, or $20 for kids under 12. $5 mimosas and bloody marys ensure a good time.

14. Stampede 66

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1717 McKinney Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 550-6966
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Stephan Pyles' ode to down-home Texas cooking is offering a three-course brunch for $60 per person (kids under 12 $25), plus $5 mimosas and bloody marys.

15. Y. O. Ranch Steakhouse

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702 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 744-3287
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When's the last time you went to the West End? Take Mom to Y.O. Ranch for a three-course brunch for $37 per person — or $50 with unlimited bloody marys or mimosas. Options include house-smoked salmon, fried chicken with wild rice waffles, chicken-fried lobster, and buffalo filet Oscar.

16. Dee Lincoln Steak Bar

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4701 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 519-1642
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Dee Lincoln's swanky West Plano spot is doing an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect dishes like a Benedict burger, tempura avocado fries, and Frosted Flake French toast with Nutella, maple-caramel sauce, and sea salt (holy crap).

17. DISH

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8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-3474
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Both DISH locations are serving a four-course brunch menu for $45 per person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preston Hollow chef Andrew Bell will serve dishes like salmon croquettes, a grilled petite filet, and chocolate-peanut butter trifle. At the Cedar Springs outpost, chef Garreth Dickey will counter with Gulf shrimp and grits, bacon benedict with togarashi hollandaise, strawberry shortcake, and more.

18. Front Room Tavern

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6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 219-8282
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Hotel Lumen's laid-back dining destination will offer up its usual a la carte brunch menu, plus an array of Mom-friendly specials: spinach risotto croquettes, morel and asparagus quiche, chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake, and more.

19. The Grill on the Alley

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13270 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 1155
Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 459-1601
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Allow us to stereotype for a moment: Moms love shopping, ergo Moms would love brunch at the Galleria. The Grill on the Alley is doing an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $7 bloody marys and mimosas, and specials such as lobster salad, seared scallops with orange-fennel beurre blanc, and crab cake benedict.

20. Kitchen LTO

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3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 377-0757
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If your mom's a fan of chef Blythe Beck's "naughty" style of cooking, perhaps this $45 brunch buffet will be right up her alley. Expect maple bourbon waffles, deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, mac and cheese, an omelet station, and plenty of desserts. (Kids 12 and under are $18.)

1. Knife

5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
John Tesar's steakhouse at The Highland Dallas will serve an la carte menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring "non-traditional brunch items" including rack of Colorado lamb, Asian barbecue salmon, and Sriracha pork belly with steamed buns. Every mom gets a special surprise of some sort, too.
5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

2. Pakpao

1628 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
Pakpao is serving a three-course menu for $35 per person; menu options include a coconut yogurt parfait with mango, salmon spring rolls, Thai tea French toast, Thai fried chicken benedict, and a fried banana split with green cardamom ice cream.
1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

3. El Bolero

1201 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
The newest addition to the Design District will serve a three-course Mother's Day menu for $35 per person ($20 for kids 13 and under). Each course will include three different options such as tuna tartare, squash blossom cream soup, lobster enchiladas, pollo con mole, and coconut tres leches cake.
1201 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

4. Oak

1628 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75207
Oak is keeping it simple this year with a three-course menu for $55 per person ($20 for kids 13 and under). Three options per course include deviled eggs, Caesar salad, banana-stuffed French toast, hanger steak and eggs, and flourless chocolate cake.
1628 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75207

5. Grace

777 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
This swanky downtown Fort Worth staple will offer a la carte service for both brunch and dinner. Highlights include filet eggs benedict, pain perdu with Texas berries, and "green eggs and ham" with house-cured ham and salsa verde.
777 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

6. Canary By Gorji

5100 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Addison's Mediterranean gem will serve dinner only from 5 to 9 p.m. $45 includes choice of salad (Caesar or spinach with berries), entree (pork chop with gnocchi gorgonzola or Arctic char with poached shrimp), and dessert (berry sorbet or chocolate cake). Pre-payment required to lock down a reservation.
5100 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254

7. Table 13

4812 Belt Line, Addison, TX 75254
Addison's retro Rat Pack-inspired dining destination will offer a three-course Mother's Day meal all day (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) for $39.95. Start with soup or salad, then proceed to choice of nine different entrees including chicken-fried prime ribeye, steak Diane, or potato-crusted sea bass, followed by dessert. Live entertainment all day, too.
4812 Belt Line
Addison, TX 75254

8. Fearing's

2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
If your mom is exceptionally awesome, perhaps splurge and take her to Fearing's. Brunch (served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) is a cool $100 per person, but that includes three courses plus a gift and a $25 savings certificate from the Ritz-Carlton's swanky spa. Food-wise, expect scallops over field pea and sweet corn risotto, halibut on cauliflower puree, and grilled lamb chops, plus a very deluxe dessert trio. Kids 12 and under are $30.
2121 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201

9. TJ's Seafood Market

Preston Royal Shopping Center, 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75230
Both TJ's locations will be open for Mother's Day, but only the Preston-Royal outpost will serve a special Mother's Day brunch menu till 3 p.m. $55 per person gets you four courses, with options like smoked salmon poblano quiche, chardonnay-poached salmon, and a croque madame.
Preston Royal Shopping Center, 6025 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

10. OSO Food and Wine

11910 Preston Rd Ste 209, Dallas, TX 75230
OSO is serving a three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; start with bacon-wrapped medjool dates, smoked salmon mousse, or a salad, then move onto an entree like crabcake benedict or blueberry pancakes, followed by spiced date cake, panna cotta, or a chocolate caramel tart.
11910 Preston Rd Ste 209
Dallas, TX 75230

11. Five Sixty

300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
The Wolfgang Puck-branded restaurant in the sky will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mother's Day to serve a very fancy brunch buffet that will include Peking duck, suckling pig bao buns, sushi, lo mein, eggs made to order, and plenty of desserts. $55 per person and $30 for kids.
300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207

12. Princi Italia

5959 Royal Ln, Ste 707, Dallas, TX 75230
This Preston Hollow fixture will serve a three-course brunch menu for $35 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with menu items like Brussels sprout salad, calamari with truffle aioli, strawberry flatbread with mascarpone and mint, lemon sole piccata, and chianti-braised short ribs.
5959 Royal Ln, Ste 707
Dallas, TX 75230

13. San Salvaje

2100 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Stephan Pyles' colorful pan-Latin restaurant is serving a three-course brunch for $45 per person, or $20 for kids under 12. $5 mimosas and bloody marys ensure a good time.
2100 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

14. Stampede 66

1717 McKinney Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75202
Stephan Pyles' ode to down-home Texas cooking is offering a three-course brunch for $60 per person (kids under 12 $25), plus $5 mimosas and bloody marys.
1717 McKinney Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75202

15. Y. O. Ranch Steakhouse

702 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
When's the last time you went to the West End? Take Mom to Y.O. Ranch for a three-course brunch for $37 per person — or $50 with unlimited bloody marys or mimosas. Options include house-smoked salmon, fried chicken with wild rice waffles, chicken-fried lobster, and buffalo filet Oscar.
702 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202

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16. Dee Lincoln Steak Bar

4701 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
Dee Lincoln's swanky West Plano spot is doing an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect dishes like a Benedict burger, tempura avocado fries, and Frosted Flake French toast with Nutella, maple-caramel sauce, and sea salt (holy crap).
4701 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093

17. DISH

8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75225
Both DISH locations are serving a four-course brunch menu for $45 per person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preston Hollow chef Andrew Bell will serve dishes like salmon croquettes, a grilled petite filet, and chocolate-peanut butter trifle. At the Cedar Springs outpost, chef Garreth Dickey will counter with Gulf shrimp and grits, bacon benedict with togarashi hollandaise, strawberry shortcake, and more.
8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75225

18. Front Room Tavern

6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Hotel Lumen's laid-back dining destination will offer up its usual a la carte brunch menu, plus an array of Mom-friendly specials: spinach risotto croquettes, morel and asparagus quiche, chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake, and more.
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

19. The Grill on the Alley

13270 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 1155, Dallas, TX 75240
Allow us to stereotype for a moment: Moms love shopping, ergo Moms would love brunch at the Galleria. The Grill on the Alley is doing an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $7 bloody marys and mimosas, and specials such as lobster salad, seared scallops with orange-fennel beurre blanc, and crab cake benedict.
13270 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 1155
Dallas, TX 75240

20. Kitchen LTO

3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108, Dallas, TX 75212
If your mom's a fan of chef Blythe Beck's "naughty" style of cooking, perhaps this $45 brunch buffet will be right up her alley. Expect maple bourbon waffles, deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, mac and cheese, an omelet station, and plenty of desserts. (Kids 12 and under are $18.)
3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212

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