Weekend brunch destinations in downtown Dallas are as plentiful as they are delicious. Whether you’re looking for a low-key place to meet up with friends for a Saturday morning mimosa or somewhere to take the whole family after Sunday service, the culinary artists that call our urban center home offer a little something for every taste.
Fans of fabulous hotel brunch spreads will enjoy Texas Spice at the Omni Hotel at 555 South Lamar. The restaurant’s weekend brunch buffet is stuffed with both savory and sweet choices. CBD Provisions inside The Joule at 1520 Main is another hotel brunch option, one where sweet corn Johnny Cakes, braised tripe and duck hash entrées share the menu with artisanal versions of Texas staples like biscuits and sausage gravy.
Fuel up for a weekend afternoon of hunting and gathering at the Farmer’s Market shed at Mudhen Meat and Greens (900 South Harwood). Healthy plates for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters happily coexist on Mudhen’s brunch menu. Choices range from Groatmeal (made from oats, wheat berries, farro, nuts and fruits) to a Carnivore Scramble loaded with eggs, ham, bacon and pork sausage.
Ellen’s Southern Kitchen in Dallas’ Historic West End (1701 North Market) is another popular spot offering down-home cooking with a local twist. In addition to a wide variety of egg dishes and griddle favorites, their brunch menu holds such surprises as pork tinga tacos and Cajun shrimp and grits.
Looking to pair a casually elegant dining experience with innovative brunch fare? Explore Klyde Warren Park’s LARK on the Park restaurant. Chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley have cooked up some inspired choices, such as pork belly fried brown rice and grilled asparagus and eggs. Any thirsty members of your dining party looking to branch out from the Bloody Mary should ask about LARK’s signature Brunch Punch and its rotating blend of seasonal ingredients.
The buttoned-up charm of Grayson Social at 1555 Elm perfectly complements a menu that alternates healthy options — such as superfood oats — with more decadent fare. Try the “boozy peaches and cream” version of a traditional Dutch baby pancake or the Killer Biscuit Benedict, the latter smothered in chorizo sawmill gravy, for a brunch-time adventure.
Over at 2803 Main in Deep Ellum, Stirr brings its own distinctive style to brunch as well. Starters such as the gorgonzola waffle fries, tuna poke tacos and (wingless) Deep Ellum hot chicken threaten to steal the show before the entrees make their entrance. Stirr keeps the weekend fun flowing with a selection of “large format” brunch cocktails. And, if a toast is in order, a round of ginger-beer based Giant Mules will more than meet your celebratory needs.
Sharing brunch with friends or family at any one of the many excellent downtown dining options is a great way to explore all that our great city has to offer. Have a favorite downtown Dallas brunch destination of your own? Share your recommendations with us on Facebook or Twitter.