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 11 restaurants with new menus to try.
This suburban export recently opened in its fancy new digs at the Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas and rolled out brunch in late-April. The restaurant is known for its pizzas, pastas and salads, which you can still find during brunch hours. But if you're craving A.M. eats, go for an avocado eggs Benedict (ciabatta, avocado smash, eggs, togarashi Hollandaise), pineapple upside down pancakes, or the egg white and goat cheese frittata. Sixty Vines has dozens of wines, including some sparkling, on tap to pair with your meal. It also has an espresso machine if you need a caffeine boost.
Sixty Vines serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 500 Crescent Ct., Suite 160, Dallas.
Fort Worth diners now have a Mesero restaurant to call their own at the spiffy new Shops at Clearfork development. The Mexican eatery opened in March, but only recently rolled out the full brunch menu. You'll find classics like breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and a house scramble listed next to dishes with more American flare, including avocado toast and a breakfast sandwich. Pair your meal with a mimosa, Bloody Mary cocktail or sangria. Fun fact: Mr. Mesero, which is in the same family of restaurants, is one of Charlotte Jones Anderson's favorite places to dine.
Mesero serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 4955 Gage Ave., Fort Worth.
Hook, line and sink into brunch at this seafood-focused spot in Plano. Opened in 2017, Hookline is now serving familiar plates with their own flare, such as the crab cake Benedict, which comes with a Florida-style crab cake. Or go for the eggs Hemingway, poached eggs served with smoked salmon, sauteed spinach and Hollandaise sauce. There are other savory plates such as the O-Johnny cakes, cornmeal pancakes with half-popped corn, sorghum butter, bourbon maple syrup and candied pecans, and pork belly beignets, New Orleans-style pastries filled with pork and finished with maple syrup to add a little sweetness.
Hookline serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 5872 TX-121, Suite 104., Plano.
This Northeastern-inspired restaurant specializes in American dishes, which is also true of the brunch menu. It's coastal flare shows up in dishes like the eggs Benny, which comes with buyer's choice of country ham, smoked salmon or lobster. Other items on the modest menu include toasts, oatmeal and granola bowls, and sweet options, such as French toast and pancakes. Thirsty? Go for one of the prosecco cocktails, such as Dad's Cure (blanco tequila, lime juice and prosecco), Mom's Cure (vodka, Lillet, lemon juice and prosecco) or Barry's Cure (vodka, orange juice and prosecco). Another drink called the Morning Cure features vodka, orange juice and ginger beer.
Hudson House serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 4448 Lovers Ln., Dallas.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill
If you need an excuse to check out the new Toyota Music Factory in Irving, consider brunch at Thirsty Lion. The restaurant recently added brunch and breakfast items to its already extensive menu of food. New dishes include a pork Benedict with jalapeno corn bread, red chili pork, and chipotle Hollandaise sauce; the Farmer's Hash featuring bacon, tomato, Italian sausage, potatoes, peppers, onions, cheese and egg; and a massive-sounding burrito stuffed with three eggs, chorizo, peppers, bacon, black beans, and several different cheeses. Pair it with one of three different Bloddy Mary cocktails: the classic, one with Sriracha or one with wasabi.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 350 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving.
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.