Brunch is arguably the most important meal of the weekend. Scratch that — it's definitely the most important meal. It's the only opportunity diners get all week to kill two birds with one fork. It's there for the early risers at 11 a.m. and the late sleepers at 3 p.m. Plus, mimosas.
Dallas is a brunch happy city with plenty of options, but here are six restaurants with new menus to try.
Commissary in downtown Dallas is something of a culinary engine for Headington Cos., a local real estate powerhouse with about a half-dozen restaurants in the city. Here, chefs bake bread and slice charcuterie to supply trendy eateries like CBD Provisions at the Joule Hotel. But wouldn't you know, it's a delectable restaurant in its own right. Commissary launched all-day brunch in late March, featuring items like the butcher's hash (poblano mushroom, onion, potatoes, fried eggs, cilantro and rotating meats) and cheese grits with glazed bacon, arugula, espelette pepper, and a soft egg. Prefer lunch? Go for one of the many sandwiches, salads, or pastas.
Commissary serves brunch Saturdays 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 1217 Main St., Dallas.
Fixe Southern House
This restaurant, which is new to Fort Worth's Shops at Clearfork development, comes by way of Austin and specializes in Southern comfort food. For brunch, that means an eggs Benedict with crispy sopes, refried red beans, mushrooms and candied garlic; a fried chicken sandwich with sunchoke; brioche French toast; and grits that come with diner's choice of veggies, shrimp, or quail. Pair your meal with a a house mimosa, michelada, or BBQ Bacon Bloody, which features Ketel One vodka, Fixe's house barbecue sauce, lime and bacon.
Fixe Southern House serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 5282 Marathon Ave., Suite H-350, Fort Worth.
B&B Butchers and Restaurant
Another addition to the Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth, B&B Butchers and Restaurant specializes in all things meat. So when it comes to brunch staples, you can expect a hearty twist, like the butcher's Benedict that comes with blackened filet steak. The menu includes burgers and other deli sandwiches, as well as morning meals like steak and eggs and chicken and waffles. Because this joint rocks a steakhouse vibe, it also serves a prime cuts of beef, pastas and seafood during brunch, too. Expect live music on Sundays.
B&B Butchers and Restaurant serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 5212 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth.
Mille Lire is an Italian restaurant in Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood, and the country's influence is evident on the brunch menu. Appetizers include sweet crepes with ricotta cheese, figs, honey and berry compote, and savory strudels with spinach and ricotta cheese. There's the obligatory eggs Benedict, but because this is Italian food we're talking about, there are also pasta dishes, like the spaghetti con vongole e 'nduja (spaghetti with little neck clams, spicy sausage and garlic bread crumbs). And pizza, sort of. The saltimbooca is a Neapolitan pizza sandwich served with French fries.
Mille Lire serves brunch Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas.
Al Biernat's North
Al Biernat's steakhouse used to be a treat for diners near Uptown Dallas, but as of last fall, residents in North Dallas can indulge at its sister location, Al Biernat's North. The latter recently debuted brunch, which means you can expect an upscale twist on familiar dishes. Seriously, where else are you getting a lobster scramble with goat cheese? The restaurant also offers a prime rib hash, crab cake Benedict, Chilean sea bass, a smoked salmon omelet, and carne asada-and-eggs. Or you could go sweet with the buttermilk pancakes that come plain with maple syrup or dressed up with Grand Marnier strawberries and brown sugar.
Al Biernat's North serves brunch Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 5251 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas.
Paul Martin's American Grill
This restaurant on Oak Lawn in Dallas revamped its brunch menu to include six items ranging from a garden frittata with mushrooms, peppers, arugula and avocado to a Monte Cristo sandwich, which puts ham, gruyere cheese and provolone cheese between two slices of brioche before its fried and served with fig jam. The menu of drinks seem to compliment spring weather. For example, the champagne lemonade comes with lemon-infused vodka, basil, lemon juice and sparkling wine. And the blackberry spritz features blackberries, vodka, lemon and soda water.
Paul Martin's American Grill serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The restaurant/bar is located at 3848 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas.