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The 6 Best Dallas Brunch Spots
Plan a weekend brunch at one of these local favorites.
Top Knot offers brunch specialties such as miso salmon rice bowls and cheese, potato and mushroom frittatas.(Courtesy of Cultivate PR)
If you wake up craving a hearty brunch and a sparkling mimosa during your Dallas vacation, you're in luck: Brunch in this city is a "varsity sport," says Robert Case, concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Whether you're looking to try something new or indulge in classic brunch fare, one of these spots, handpicked by local experts, is bound to satisfy your appetite.
Bread Winners Cafe
Enjoy brunch and the New Orleans-inspired vibe at Bread Winners Cafe, which has a half-dozen locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The portion sizes are large and the pastries are fresh at Bread Winners Cafe. Locals rave about the many eggs Benedict variations offered and the fried chicken and waffles, which includes jalapeno bacon cheddar waffles served with crispy chicken, creamy gravy, hot sauce and syrup.
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"Bread Winners has long been the go-to for brunch for many years," says Eloy Rey Calvo, concierge at The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton. "It has multiple varieties of each popular brunch dish."
The locations in Uptown and Inwood Village are open for brunch from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The NorthPark Center location is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
"Good food. Strong drink." is the motto for Henry's Majestic, and with a varied menu and a mimosa bar, this restaurant in the Knox-Henderson area is worth a visit.
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Order the avocado toast or shrimp and grits for the table. Favorite main dishes are the chicken and waffles, which are buttermilk-fried and served with syrup, and Henry's Marrow Spiked Burger, which comes with bacon and an egg served on a brioche bun. Enjoy your brunch and a custom mimosa – made with champagne, fresh juices and seasonal fruits – inside the rustic restaurant or outside on the covered patio.
"It's actually a really big restaurant," says Susan Tilley, concierge at The Westin Galleria Dallas. "They have a mimosa bar. It's a great spot. They're good with big groups, too."
Henry's Majestic is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are available.
For Southern hospitality and what the restaurant's owners call "low country" charm, Hattie's is the place to go. This upscale brunch spot in the Bishop Arts District is a favorite for its tasty food and impeccable service.
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Hattie's has traditional breakfast staples like sourdough French toast with bananas Foster sauce – and other less traditional brunch fare, like pecan-crusted catfish and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. For Southern-style comfort food, try the buttermilk-fried chicken, served with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes.
"This is where you go for a traditional brunch experience," says Frank Everet, W insider at the W Dallas - Victory. "The menu is so incredible that you just overeat and you do not feel guilty about it."
Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are available.
Top Knot(Courtesy of Cultivate PR)
Featuring flavors from Latin America, Japan and Southeast Asia, this spot serves up shareable and fun dishes in the Uptown district of Dallas.
Top Knot, located just upstairs from its sister restaurant Uchi, offers brunch specialties such as miso salmon rice bowls and cheese, potato and mushroom frittatas. However, hungry patrons will still find traditional favorites on the menu, like baked French toast, and yummy pastries, like monkey bread with pecans and buttermilk biscuits lathered with miso honey butter. Tilley says her favorite is the hot fried chicken Benedict.
Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Le Bilboquet Dallas
Le Bilboquet Dallas(Courtesy of Bruno from Snap the Picture)
Le Bilboquet came to Dallas as an outpost of a New York City bistro, offering French-inspired fare. The brunch menu includes the much-raved-about blueberry pancakes and eggs Norwegian. "The pancakes are piled high and to die for," Case says. But if you're not feeling breakfast food, try the burger and fries.
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Le Bilboquet Dallas also has a covered patio area with views of the city, and best of all, the mimosas are $5.
Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are accepted.
Smoke(Courtesy of Smoke)
Craving meat for brunch? You can get it at Smoke. This down-home restaurant serves up brunch dishes with a Texan flair: pulled whole hog barbecue eggs Benedict, smoked brisket cornbread hash, and the eggs and brisket breakfast taco. Pancake lovers will want to order the blueberry and house-made ricotta cheese pancakes.
"Barbecue for brunch? Yes," Case says. "Order the pulled whole hog barbecue eggs Benedict with goat cheese potato cakes."
Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are accepted.
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