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Where to Eat Brunch Right Now: Summer 2013

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It's time once again for a fresh edition of the Eater Dallas Brunch Heatmap. While it may be a bit too hot to comfortably post up on a patio with a pitcher of mimosas all afternoon, there are plenty of air-conditioned spots (and patios with misters) ready to receive you for a lazy Sunday meal.

We've assembled the best and brightest new brunch spots, along with a few holdovers from last fall's list. Now get to making those brunch plans — those Bloody Marys aren't going to drink themselves.


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Belly & Trumpet

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Chef Brian Zenner is dishing up unique brunch dishes infused with global flavors, like hanger steak with a kimchi omelette and 'nduja deviled eggs alongside fresh honeydew mimosas.

Bistro 31

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Alberto Lombardi's classy Highland Park Village spot does brunch justice with lemon-ricotta pancakes and crab cake Benedict, but the best part might be the vast drinks selection: Try the elderflower or blood orange mimosas, or a Ciocolatta Calda (rich hot chocolate with whipped cream) or Viennese cappuccino.

Cane Rosso White Rock

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The second location of Jay Jerrier's Neapolitan pizza phenom is doing big brunch business. The patio is amazing if you can stand the heat, and while the pies are always excellent, there's also great pancakes.

Del Frisco's Grille

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The trendy Uptown crowd congregates here on lazy Sundays for banana-mascarpone French toast, red velvet Belgian waffles, chicken-fried steak and eggs and $10 mimosa carafes (or the build-your-own Bloody Marys).

Ellen's Southern Kitchen

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Who says the West End has no good restaurants? Ellen's is doing down-home classics (including a flawless chicken-fried steak and fantastic cheese grits) right in a relaxed but upscale setting; add bottomless mimosas for $12.99.

Malai Kitchen

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This West Village spot presents brunch dishes with South Asian flavors like French toast with tamarind maple syrup and curry scrambled eggs. There's pho for the hungover, and all-day happy hour means $5 handmade cocktails.

Max's Wine Dive

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Max's slogan of "Fried chicken and champagne?... Why the hell not!?" also applies at brunch, when mimosas are just three bucks. For something sweet, try the "RVP" (red velvet pancakes) with lemon cream cheese frosting.
Hit up Mesa's brunch for high-quality renditions of homestyle Mexican dishes like gorditas and chilaquiles. All-you-can-drink mimosas for ten bucks don't hurt, either.

Peak & Elm

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On Sundays the Moreno family dishes up breakfast tacos, hangover-relieving menudo, and chilaquiles, plus free mimosas. (Yes, you heard right -- FREE MIMOSAS.)
When it comes to brunch in Dallas, it's tough to do better than Tim Byres' Smoke. Go early for fantastic blueberry pancakes or show up after 11 for barbecue. Mimosas are stout, with just a splash of OJ.

Ten Bells Tavern

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This low-key Oak Cliff pub is the perfect setting to nurse a Sunday morning hangover with classic eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, or a traditional English breakfast complete with blood sausage and baked beans.

Tried & True

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Nick Badovinus' Henderson Ave. hot spot recently started serving a killer brunch. Expect bourbon-pecan sticky buns, beer biscuits and gravy, and a damn fine chicken-fried steak.

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Belly & Trumpet

Chef Brian Zenner is dishing up unique brunch dishes infused with global flavors, like hanger steak with a kimchi omelette and 'nduja deviled eggs alongside fresh honeydew mimosas.

Bistro 31

Alberto Lombardi's classy Highland Park Village spot does brunch justice with lemon-ricotta pancakes and crab cake Benedict, but the best part might be the vast drinks selection: Try the elderflower or blood orange mimosas, or a Ciocolatta Calda (rich hot chocolate with whipped cream) or Viennese cappuccino.

Cane Rosso White Rock

The second location of Jay Jerrier's Neapolitan pizza phenom is doing big brunch business. The patio is amazing if you can stand the heat, and while the pies are always excellent, there's also great pancakes.

Del Frisco's Grille

The trendy Uptown crowd congregates here on lazy Sundays for banana-mascarpone French toast, red velvet Belgian waffles, chicken-fried steak and eggs and $10 mimosa carafes (or the build-your-own Bloody Marys).

Ellen's Southern Kitchen

Who says the West End has no good restaurants? Ellen's is doing down-home classics (including a flawless chicken-fried steak and fantastic cheese grits) right in a relaxed but upscale setting; add bottomless mimosas for $12.99.

Malai Kitchen

This West Village spot presents brunch dishes with South Asian flavors like French toast with tamarind maple syrup and curry scrambled eggs. There's pho for the hungover, and all-day happy hour means $5 handmade cocktails.

Max's Wine Dive

Max's slogan of "Fried chicken and champagne?... Why the hell not!?" also applies at brunch, when mimosas are just three bucks. For something sweet, try the "RVP" (red velvet pancakes) with lemon cream cheese frosting.

Mesa

Hit up Mesa's brunch for high-quality renditions of homestyle Mexican dishes like gorditas and chilaquiles. All-you-can-drink mimosas for ten bucks don't hurt, either.

Peak & Elm

On Sundays the Moreno family dishes up breakfast tacos, hangover-relieving menudo, and chilaquiles, plus free mimosas. (Yes, you heard right -- FREE MIMOSAS.)

Smoke

When it comes to brunch in Dallas, it's tough to do better than Tim Byres' Smoke. Go early for fantastic blueberry pancakes or show up after 11 for barbecue. Mimosas are stout, with just a splash of OJ.

Ten Bells Tavern

This low-key Oak Cliff pub is the perfect setting to nurse a Sunday morning hangover with classic eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, or a traditional English breakfast complete with blood sausage and baked beans.

Tried & True

Nick Badovinus' Henderson Ave. hot spot recently started serving a killer brunch. Expect bourbon-pecan sticky buns, beer biscuits and gravy, and a damn fine chicken-fried steak.

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