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Best Brunch in Dallas
In our book, "brunch" defines a weekend only meal so for this list, only those restaurants with a specialty brunch menu were considered for this list of our top five favorite brunch spots in Dallas. The everyday breakfast restaurants, while awesome, were not included here. You will quickly see these selections offer more than just great food: it's is all about the well-rounded brunch experience.
The Grill Oscar Eggs Benedict at Nick and Sam's
Nick and Sam's Grill: Located on Fairmount St. in Uptown, Nick and Sam's Grill is a trendy restaurant that offers some of the best people watching in the city, most especially on a Sunday. Unless you arrive right when they open at 10AM, expect to wait 30 minutes to an hour for a table as this gem was voted the best brunch in Uptown. The menu consists of your traditional classics like The Grill Oscar Eggs Benedict mixed in with the chef's own creations such as Captain Crunch French toast. The atmosphere is very loud and crowded, so this is not the place to enjoy quiet conversation or personal space. However, the patio serves bottomless mimosas for you and your friends to meet and mingle together enjoying the tree-lined streets of uptown Dallas.
The original Breadwinners on McKinney Avenue
Breadwinners: The original Breadwinners location is in the heart of Dallas, immediately off the trolley line on pedestrian friendly McKinney Avenue. Breadwinners has expanded into University Park as well as Plano, however you the best experience. The restaurant itself sits in a remodeled 1920s brothel, creating an atmosphere of mystery, and there is also a fantastic indoor garden. Do not attempt to stick with your low carb diet and enjoy brunch here as immediately upon being seated your table is set with a plate full of warm, in house-baked breakfast breads. The blueberry and pumpkin are two personal favorites. You cannot go wrong ordering anything off the menu and the espresso bar is on point here. As a side note, be prepared to valet park as there is very limited street parking in the area.
Drag Brunch the last Sunday of the month at Dish in Oak Lawn
The Drag Brunch at Dish: By night, Dish is one of the hottest clubs in town, with a sleek, colorful bar, shimmering chandeliers, and a DJ booth thumping out beats well into the early morning hours. All of that makes the contrast even more surreal on Sunday mornings when the club turns into a sophisticated restaurant serving what is heralded as Oak Lawn's best brunch. On the last Sunday of the month they offer four seatings for a special Drag Bunch that you do not want to miss! The menu offers all manner of remedy for your throbbing headache, from the lighter, diet-friendly fare such as a Cobb Martini salad to heartier diet-busting fare such as a scramble of short ribs, potato, onion, tomatoes, and a chili hollandaise sauce. A signature breakfast sandwich comes piled high with smoked ham, bacon,a fried egg, and white cheddar cheese. The bacon-fried chicken and soft, fluffy malted waffles—covered in warm maple syrup, of course—are tasty enough.
Sunday School Brunch at Hotel Zaza
Sunday School at Hotel ZaZa: With free flowing Champagne and a Catholic school girl theme, the Sunday School brunch at Hotel ZaZa is a memorable experience for all. Think rave plus brunch and you have the right combination for a party that won't stop. The menu is a good mix of eclectic and traditional fare and the services is also top notch. Reservations are highly encouraged as hotel guests get first priority for seating but if you wind up on the waitlist it is well worth it. In keeping with the Sunday School theme, all of the servers carry rulers to help you mind your manners.
House of Blues - Gospel Brunch on holidays and special occasions
House of Blues famous Gospel Brunch. Come feed your spirit, soul and body at the famous Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues. This is a buffet to beat all other buffets in the city complete with inspirational Gospel music and entertainment. Offered on select Sundays and holidays only, a reservation is required and you must bring an appetite. Although the menu changes often, the monstrous buffet never lacks variety. My personal favorite buffet station is one with a down-home country theme including baked macaroni and cheese, cheesy grits, and fried chicken.