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The Eater Dallas Brunch Heatmap, October 2012

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Dallas residents certainly do love their brunch, and understandably so—at what other time of the week is it acceptable (or even possible) to order a bottomless alcoholic beverage, possibly while sporting yoga pants and sunglasses? Whether you opt for an egg white omelette or chicken and waffles, that Sunday breakfast-lunch hybrid is the most gloriously lazy of all the week's meals, and one that many folks look forward to all week long.

So naturally, Eater is back with an all-new map of the city's hottest and most delectable brunch spots. From simple breakfast tacos to artfully plated riffs on eggs Benedict, it's all here. Let the countdown to Sunday begin.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nick & Sam's Grill

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2816 Fairmount St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 303-1880
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Nick & Sam's is known for their massive steaks with prices to match, but its lower-priced, more casual counterpart shows its sweet side with sticky buns piled high with roasted pecans and raisins and gluten-free banana pecan French toast. To settle any residual urges for beef, try the steak and eggs with corned beef hash.

2. Rosemont

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2912 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-6066
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The second Deep Ellum restaurant by chef Tracy Miller serves up scrumptious plates of blueberry compote pancakes, mini powdered cake donuts, and steaming scrambled eggs with warm cherry tomato pan-jus in a clean, modern, Martha Stewart-esque setting.

3. Five Sixty

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300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-5560
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For those weary of the typical eggs Benedict and stuffed French toast, Wolfgang Puck offers a dim sum brunch menu with some Asian-inspired alternative like duck bao buns and char siu hash, plus libations like mango mimosas or the Texan Mary with beef jerky garnish.

4. Sundown at Granada

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3520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-9933
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Sundown's new brunch menu puts inventive twists on classic lazy Sunday fare. The Hammered Goat frittata features "drunken" red wine mushrooms, goat cheese and truffle oil; there's also an eggs Benedict riff with barbecue hollandaise sauce. Top it off with a Bloody Mary featuring one of the house infused vodkas.

5. Malai Kitchen

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3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 599-7857
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This West Village spot presents brunch dishes with South Asian flavors like french toast with tamarind maple syrup and scrambled eggs with a scratch curry “salsa.” Traditional favorites make their way onto the menu too, like the hangover-curing giant steaming bowl of pho.

6. SISU Uptown

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2508 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-2888
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Hyped as “the ultimate party destination for Uptowners,” this poolside resort also serves a killer brunch with a bacon, arugula, and tomato sandwich, a Gulf Coast croque madame with smoked red fish, and tiramisu French toast. All proteins are sourced with sustainability in mind.

7. Ten Bells Tavern

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232 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-2677
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Ten Bells Tavern is all about the details: in the prime rib that's roasted and sliced on site for an impossibly tender French dip, and the minced chives that finish many dishes including the eggs Benedict on a compelling brunch menu. The cherished meal of the hangover set features pasture-raised, organic eggs from Vital Farms that are turned into impossibly large sandwiches and other breakfast plates, many flanked with finely diced and crunchy home-fried potatoes.

8. Village Marquee

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33 Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 522-6035
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While Marquee's brunch menu is probably best known for its Bacon and Waffles, served with a hearty helping of pork belly, the Highland Park Village spot has also gotten attention for its $8 carafes which are filled to the brim with your choice of mimosa, sangria, or their Mulligan Brunch Punch, prepared with Cava, St-Germain, iced tea, and housemade lemonade.

9. Crossroads Diner

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8121 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 346-3491
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The diner has gotten national attention for its breakfast, which is served from 7 a.m. until close (2 p.m.), and rightfully so. The menu sports a range of items from frittatas to waffles to biscuits and gravy, but Crossroads clearly has its priorities straight: Under the heading “1st Things 1st” it lists housemade cinnamon sticky buns, rumored to be the best in Dallas.

10. Oak

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1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 712-7400
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The ultra-hot Design District destination offers elevated versions of brunchtime classics, like chorizo biscuits with saffron gravy and wild mushroom omelets with truffled fromage blanc. Like the spot’s modern, sleek interior, dishes are always beautifully executed and clean.

11. Parigi

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3311 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-0295
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The neighborhood bistro’s menu changes seasonally, but also keeps favorite dishes around for its regulars, like the Brie and apricot French toast with tarragon-maple syrup. Gourmet Live lists the restaurant as one of its “10 Unbeatable Brunch Spots.”

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1. Nick & Sam's Grill

2816 Fairmount St, Dallas, TX 75201
Nick & Sam's is known for their massive steaks with prices to match, but its lower-priced, more casual counterpart shows its sweet side with sticky buns piled high with roasted pecans and raisins and gluten-free banana pecan French toast. To settle any residual urges for beef, try the steak and eggs with corned beef hash.
2816 Fairmount St
Dallas, TX 75201

2. Rosemont

2912 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
The second Deep Ellum restaurant by chef Tracy Miller serves up scrumptious plates of blueberry compote pancakes, mini powdered cake donuts, and steaming scrambled eggs with warm cherry tomato pan-jus in a clean, modern, Martha Stewart-esque setting.
2912 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

3. Five Sixty

300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
For those weary of the typical eggs Benedict and stuffed French toast, Wolfgang Puck offers a dim sum brunch menu with some Asian-inspired alternative like duck bao buns and char siu hash, plus libations like mango mimosas or the Texan Mary with beef jerky garnish.
300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207

4. Sundown at Granada

3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Sundown's new brunch menu puts inventive twists on classic lazy Sunday fare. The Hammered Goat frittata features "drunken" red wine mushrooms, goat cheese and truffle oil; there's also an eggs Benedict riff with barbecue hollandaise sauce. Top it off with a Bloody Mary featuring one of the house infused vodkas.
3520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Malai Kitchen

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
This West Village spot presents brunch dishes with South Asian flavors like french toast with tamarind maple syrup and scrambled eggs with a scratch curry “salsa.” Traditional favorites make their way onto the menu too, like the hangover-curing giant steaming bowl of pho.
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

6. SISU Uptown

2508 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Hyped as “the ultimate party destination for Uptowners,” this poolside resort also serves a killer brunch with a bacon, arugula, and tomato sandwich, a Gulf Coast croque madame with smoked red fish, and tiramisu French toast. All proteins are sourced with sustainability in mind.
2508 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Ten Bells Tavern

232 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
Ten Bells Tavern is all about the details: in the prime rib that's roasted and sliced on site for an impossibly tender French dip, and the minced chives that finish many dishes including the eggs Benedict on a compelling brunch menu. The cherished meal of the hangover set features pasture-raised, organic eggs from Vital Farms that are turned into impossibly large sandwiches and other breakfast plates, many flanked with finely diced and crunchy home-fried potatoes.
232 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

8. Village Marquee

33 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
While Marquee's brunch menu is probably best known for its Bacon and Waffles, served with a hearty helping of pork belly, the Highland Park Village spot has also gotten attention for its $8 carafes which are filled to the brim with your choice of mimosa, sangria, or their Mulligan Brunch Punch, prepared with Cava, St-Germain, iced tea, and housemade lemonade.
33 Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205

9. Crossroads Diner

8121 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231
The diner has gotten national attention for its breakfast, which is served from 7 a.m. until close (2 p.m.), and rightfully so. The menu sports a range of items from frittatas to waffles to biscuits and gravy, but Crossroads clearly has its priorities straight: Under the heading “1st Things 1st” it lists housemade cinnamon sticky buns, rumored to be the best in Dallas.
8121 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231

10. Oak

1628 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
The ultra-hot Design District destination offers elevated versions of brunchtime classics, like chorizo biscuits with saffron gravy and wild mushroom omelets with truffled fromage blanc. Like the spot’s modern, sleek interior, dishes are always beautifully executed and clean.
1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

11. Parigi

3311 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
The neighborhood bistro’s menu changes seasonally, but also keeps favorite dishes around for its regulars, like the Brie and apricot French toast with tarragon-maple syrup. Gourmet Live lists the restaurant as one of its “10 Unbeatable Brunch Spots.”
3311 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

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