In Dallas, we brunch. From 11 AM to 3 PM, young Dallas professionals occupy every restaurant and bar patio, sitting around tables adorned with bottomless mimosa carafes, eating breakfast flatbreads and various renditions of chicken-n-waffles. Check out my top three best places to brunch in Dallas: places where I love to kick back with my sunglasses low, and champagne flute filled to the brim.
#1 – Nick & Sam’s Grill, Uptown
The Brunch experience at Nick & Sam’s Grill is not for the faint of heart. For a brunch newbie, it can be rather overwhelming, as this is the quintessential, upper-echelon brunch spot. Perfectly positioned on the corner of Fairmount and Cedar Springs in Uptown, N&S Grill is the best place to do some good people watching. There’s a reason they’ve been voted the #1 Best Brunch Spot in Dallas: $10 mimosa carafes, extended patio and brunch delicacies like the Breakfast “BELT” and Build Your Own Belgian Waffles make Nick & Sam’s Grill the prime spot for late-morning-to-early-afternoon eating and sipping… but only if you can handle it.
#2 – Prime Bar
Just a few steps down from Nick & Sam’s Grill is another local favorite. With one of the largest raised patios in the area, Prime Bar adds a little boogie to your brunch with a live DJ playing the best mashups and Top 40 hits. Their horizontally extended bartop tables and oversized circular booths make Prime Bar the IT location to brunch in large groups (they also allow reservations for parties under 15). You get more bang for your buck at this joint, as $8 gets you BOTTOMLESS mimosas. Oh, and the Gumbo Benedict? Honey, get your life right and pair your mimosa with this off-the-chain dish.
#3 – Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar
In the Knox-Henderson area of the Big D, You have to stop into world-renowned restaurateur Alberto Lombardi’s European-inspired restaurant, Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar. This spot is a hit because of their unique take on the traditional eggs and potatoes brunch meals of their competitors with dishes like Beef Piccadillo Cubano Style, made with pimentón hollandaise and Spanish Omelets with piquillo peppers, manchego cheese and chorizo. Of course, given their name, the brunch cocktails menu includes two types of sangria: one with red wine and other made with champagne. Yes, you heard it right, CHAMPAGNE. To top off their quaint patio dining experience, Sangria provides for your dining pleasure a live band duet that takes new and old favorites and sings them in their own unique style.
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