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Happy Mother’s Day: If you’ve got a reservation, DFW is the place to be

Somehow Mother’s Day has gone from making her an ashtray in metal shop class to feting your mother with brioche French toast and bellinis.

Yes, Mother’s Day is now the most popular day to dine out for brunch, and if you don’t have reservations, get to Denny’s or IHOP early.

You’re missing out because North Texas has two restaurants in the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America 2017 list from OpenTable, the online restaurant reservations provider.

Three of these restaurants are in this area:

• Cafe Modern – Fort Worth

• Restaurant506 at The Sanford House – Arlington

• Café 43 – Dallas

These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“Brunch has become as synonymous with Mother’s Day celebrations as it has the weekend, and the repertoire of dishes associated with the midday meal has expanded exponentially,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “No longer an after-thought, this meal at these winning restaurants has become a showcase for culinary diversity, with restaurants serving everything from classic Eggs Benedict and buttermilk pancakes to succulent fried chicken with waffles, chorizo scrambles, and luxe buffets with made-to-order stations and raw bars that would delight even the most avid eaters.”

The other restaurants in Texas:

• Cafe Benedicte – Houston, Texas

• Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant – Camp Verde, Texas

• Chez Zee – Austin

• Galvez Bar & Grill – Galveston

• Porch Café – Galveston

California had 10 winning restaurants on the list, followed by Texas and Virginia with eight each, Florida and North Carolina with six a piece, and Pennsylvania and Washington both claiming five.

Because brunch has become such a decidedly American pastime, it isn’t surprising that the majority of winners specialize in American fare. However, Creole, French, fusion, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisines are also present on the list.

The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America list is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2017 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/m/best-brunch-restaurants-in-america-2017.

100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2017

187 Rue Principale – Emmaus, Pennsylvania

ACQUA – Forest Lake, Minnesota

Aksum – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Baker House – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Beachcomber Cafe – Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California

Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida

The Bistro at Childress Vineyards – Lexington, North Carolina

Blue Ridge – Asheville, North Carolina

Boulevard Bistro- New York, New York

Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Brennan’s – New Orleans, Louisiana

Café 43 – Dallas

Cafe Benedicte – Houston

Cafe Modern – Fort Worth

Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina

Cafe Pacific – Palos Verdes, California

Café Sebastienne – Kansas City, Missouri

Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant – Camp Verde, Texas

Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Tucson, Arizona

Chateau Morrisette – Floyd, Virginia

Chez Zee – Austin

Chicken and the Egg – Marietta, Georgia

Circle Brunch – The Breakers – Palm Beach, Florida

Claire’s at the Depot – Warrenton, Virginia

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain – Dickerson, Maryland

Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow (Calverton), New York

Dante Next Door – Cleveland, Ohio

The Davenport Signature Buffet – Spokane, Washington

Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington

El Techo – San Francisco, California

Eleven at Crystal Bridges – Bentonville, Arkansas

Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado

Farm & Table – Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Fieldhouse – Billings, Montana

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant – Arlington, Virginia

The Frog and Turtle – Westbrook, Maine

Galvez Bar & Grill – Galveston, Texas

Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel – Englewood, Colorado

Gertrude’s – Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland

Golden Mast – Okauchee, Wisconsin

Grand Cafe at Omni Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California

Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel – Jekyll Island, Georgia

Grand Finale Restaurant – Cincinnati, Ohio

The Greenhouse Bistro & Market – Homosassa, Florida

Harding House – Nashville, Tennessee

Home Restaurant – Silver Lake – Los Angeles, California

Hotel Del – Crown Room – San Diego, California

The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel – Malvern, Pennsylvania

Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm – Holicong, Pennsylvania

Iron Rooster – Annapolis, Maryland

Italia Trattoria – Spokane, Washington

J Graham’s Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky

Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Lake Terrace – The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Lakehouse – Mandeville – Mandeville, Louisiana

Lilac – Billings, Montana

Lucille at Drury Lane – Oak Brook, Illinois

LuLu’s – Richmond, Virginia

M ST. Cafe – Saint Paul, Minneapolis

The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant – Woodstock, Georgia

Market Street Grille – Harrison, Ohio

Michele’s – Dover, Delaware

Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Nasher Cafe – Durham, North Carolina

Oasis Cafe – Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City, Utah

Old Mill Room at The Boar’s Head – Charlottesville, Virginia

The Old School Farm To Table – Nashville, Tennessee

Oxford Exchange – Tampa, Florida

Palace Bar – Miami Beach, Florida

The Palmetto Cafe – Charleston, South Carolina

Porch Cafe – Galveston, Texas

Post & Beam – Los Angeles, California

Provence – Carrboro – Carrboro, North Carolina

The Pump House – Fairbanks, Alaska

Queen Mary Tea Room – Seattle, Washington

The Rainbow Room – New York, New York

Red Gravy – New Orleans, Louisiana

The Regency Room – The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center – Roanoke, Virginia

Regi’s American Bistro – Baltimore, Maryland

Region’s 117 – Lake Frederick, Virginia

The Restaurant at Burdicks – Walpole, New Hampshire

Restaurant Pomme – Gordonsville, Virginia

Restaurant506 at The Sanford House – Arlington, Texas

River Crab – St. Clair – St. Clair, Michigan

The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York

Salty’s on Alki Beach – Seattle, Washington

Seasons At The Ocean House – Westerly, Rhode Island

Seaview’s Main Dining Room – Galloway, New Jersey

SpringHouse – Alexander City, Alabama

Sterling Brunch Buffet – Bally’s Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida

Taste of Belgium – Clifton – Cincinnati, Ohio

Terrain Garden Cafe – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Timmer’s Resort – West Bend, Wisconsin

TJ’s at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia

V’s Italiano Ristorante – Independence, Missouri

The Veranda Restaurant – Fallbrook, California

West Cafe – Portland, Oregon

The Westgate Hotel – Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room – San Diego, California

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