I don’t know what you gave up for Lent, but I gave up my biggest weakness: cheese. In every form. And do you know how many delicious things are covered in or filled with cheese? That is why this Easter has a special meaning for me, and for the rest of you who sacrificed one of your vices for 40 whole days. To celebrate this glorious holiday in whichever way you see fit, look below for the best brunches in town, guaranteed to satiate any appetite.
Usually not open for lunch on weekends, Ocean Prime is serving their dinner menu starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday. So if you’re not looking for the typical brunchy dishes and are searching for a little more hearty post-lent meal, grab a seat at its gorgeous outside patio and chow down on some Chilean Sea Bass, Pork Porterhouse with caramelized Brussels sprouts, and finish it with their Baked Alaska or 10-layer Carrot Cake.
Ocean Prime is located at Rosewood Court, 2101 Cedar Springs
Dean Fearing’s place inside the Ritz is a hotspot for nightlife, but that doesn’t mean he can’t deliver in the daylight hours. Already a popular brunch location, Fearing’s is upping the ante for Easter with a three-course prix fix menu, filled with some of his delectable selections like Chicken Fried Texas Quail on Cornmeal and Honey Waffles, Almond French Toast with Vanilla Bean Crème Anglais, and a take on the classic Eggs Benedict with a Dry-Aged Sirloin and Poblano Hollandaise. And that’s just the first course….
Fearing’s is located inside the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 2121 Mckinney Ave.
Although you usually need a miracle to get a table at Mattito’s for brunch on Sundays, what better day to get one than Easter? Its buffet is second to none, with the traditional waffle and omelet stations together with Mexican food faves like Migas, a Taco Bar, Breakfast Quesadillas and Tamales. Add bottomless mimosas to that and you’re likely to be there all day.
Mattito’s is located at 3011 Routh St.
It’s going to be gorgeous this weekend, so enjoy the panoramic views of downtown at Nana, high atop the Hilton Anatole. Offering a four-course prix fix meal for $79 (kids get a three- course for $24) that features everything from a Lobster Scramble to a rack of Colorado Lamb, Nana is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the entire family. Of course, bottomless champagne should help with any stressful family scenarios.
Nana is located at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway
This restaurant is the epitome of fine Southern dining. Screen Door has a great outdoor patio in the arts district, where you can enjoy their prix fix Easter Brunch menu that includes typical southern dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes, Crawfish Fritters, Shrimp and Grits, and Big Mama’s Fried Chicken. Great place to bring in-laws visiting from north of the Mason Dixon line.
Screen Door is located at One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St. #132