It’s brunch season, y’all.
The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the spring is in the air. If Benadryl isn’t doing the trick on your allergies, you can see how the mimosas fare at one of our top 10 favorite brunch spots in Dallas! [Featured image: @mapleleafdiner]
Bishop Arts Southern European escape, Paradiso, is a multi-sensory experience every brunch should aspire to be. Adorned with colorful artwork, bespoke furniture, and lush greenery – not to mention their gorgeous garden terrace – Paradiso offers a lovely quaint setting to enjoy french toast, breakfast pizza, and croque madame.
Specializing in Southern Fare, the award-winning and James Beard-nominated restaurant and bar in Dallas is home to brunch for the soul. Off the corner of Klyde Warren Park, Yardbird offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a gorgeous interior fit with high ceilings and spacious windows as well as a floral terrace dappled with suspended lighting fixtures. Brunch favorites include their Funfetti Pancakes, Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles, and Maine Lobster Benedict.
Maple Leaf Diner was founded out of the necessity for Canadian cuisine here in Dallas – and, buddy, are we glad they did. Maple Leaf might not serve brunch per se, but the culinary Canucks do serve breakfast all day with dishes that will inspire the envy of every single one of your IG followers. See their sky-high Chicken, Bacon, and Waffles that will set your right the morning after. Their Flagship Chicken Sandwich, as seen on Food Network, is nothing to wave a (hockey) stick at either!
Saint Ann closed their doors last year during the brunt of the pandemic. However, its officials were not sitting idly by in wait. In the meantime, the bar and restaurant set to renovating their space, incorporating a lush new garden experience, revamping their bar, and adding an open-concept kitchen to their indoor space.
5. Ida Claire
Weighted blankets are all the rage right now, and for good reason: they’re soft, warm, and comfort you from the chaos of the world. Ida Claire is something like that. The Addison bistro at 5001 Belt Line Rd offers a cozy oasis for top-shelf drinks, yummy eats, and much-needed vinyl hours.
6. Sky Blossom
Perched on a rooftop in the heart of downtown, Sky Blossom is a vibrant Vietnamese Bistro and bar that offers customers the chance to dine in the clouds. Their brunch menu, slated to drop this spring, is set to feature a Vietnamese twist on brunch staples with their Steak and Egg (Bo Ne), Pandan Waffles, and Blossom Parfait. While you’re there you might as well add a splash of color to your afternoon with their dazzling variety of fruity cocktails.
Home to a Texas-sized patio, Rustic in Uptown is truly a “backyard under the stars.” Perfect for a spacious, open-air mid-afternoon brunch or late night foray, the Rustic offers a boot-stomping selection of Southern fare and homecooking. Brunch, served on Saturday and Sundays between 10 am and 3 pm, ranges from sweet to savory, with Baby Fried (French) Toast, fresh-baked Daily Donuts, Butchershop Skillet, and and Hot Chicken options for the taking. Mimosa and Bloody Mary pitchers are also available if needed.
With the motto: “Good food. Strong Drink.,” it’d be difficult not to find the appeal of Henry’s Majestic. Designed in an industrial contemporary style, the bar and restaurant offers an oft Bourbon-infused mix of brunch dishes that which include their mouth-watering Henry’s Favorite, composed of jalapeño cheddar sausage, House Pork Jowl Bacon, espresso maple syrup, and maple bourbon sausage, and their equally-enticing Majestic Egg Double Double – maple bourbon sausage, jalapeño alioli, sunny up egg, and more on a brioche roll.
With an exquisite blend of comfort food and innovative dishes, Yolk brings more to the table then just eggs. House favorites include, but are not limited to, their Pot Roast Benedict, Red Velvet French Toast, and Breakfast Mac and Cheese. The eatery also serves a refreshing selection of specialty coffee and premium coffee to put a little pep in your morning step.