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Where to Eat Brunch Right Now: Winter 2014

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It's time once again for a fresh edition of the Eater Dallas Brunch Heatmap — aka where to hunker down with a pitcher of mimosas and a plate-sized chicken-fried steak right this moment.

We've assembled several of the best and brightest new brunches, along with a few long-time favorites that remain destination-worthy. Now get to making those Sunday plans — those Bloody Marys aren't going to drink themselves. (For more top-notch brunch options, scope out our previous Brunch Heatmaps.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bolsa

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
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When the weather is nice and sunny, there are few places better suited to brunch than Bolsa's covered patio, especially when Wagyu steak and eggs or duck fat biscuits with sausage gravy are involved. (The sausage is made just a few doors down at Bolsa Mercado, naturally.) Killer cocktails by Kyle Hilla and bottomless mimosas don't hurt, either.

2. Boxwood Tap + Grill

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2901 Thomas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 220-2901
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The casual TABC replacement from Candleroom owner Tommy DeAlano is drawing brunch crowds in for hangover-perfect dishes like peanut butter pecan pie pancakes (trying saying that five times fast, seriously) and the Morning Glory burger that's topped with a fried egg, bacon and hollandaise. Go classic with a mimosa--here spiked with a little Grand Marnier--or spice it up with a jalapeno-and-bacon Boxwood Mary.

3. Cane Rosso

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2612 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1188
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Brunch at Cane Rosso remains mighty popular for a reason -- okay, several reasons: The big, dog-friendly patio; ricotta pancakes with Nutella-freaking-mascarpone; $3 mimosas; and last but not least, biscuits with spicy JImmy's sausage gravy. Need we say more?

4. CBD Provisions

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4500
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The brunch menu at The Joule's hot-hot-hot new restaurant strays from the usual with dishes like braised tripe with chorizo and a fried egg, and an unusually tasty smoked fish salad with citrus and avocado; of course, you can always play it safe with Nutella-banana French toast or one of the best damn burgers in town. The Tex Trinity (bourbon shot with a pickleback and a Lone Star) is ideal if you need a little hair of the dog.

5. Company Cafe

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2104 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2233
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Company Cafe recently relocated just up the street to fresh new digs, but the excellent (and gluten-free!) brunch remains largely the same: Killer chicken-fried steak with jalapeno-honey gravy, migas with cage-free eggs and feta, and if you really want to gild the lily, a fat slice of butterscotch or chocolate peanut butter cake crowned with fluffy icing.

6. Malai Kitchen

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3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 599-7857
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This ever-popular West Village haven for Thai and Vietnamese food recently revamped its brunch menu with dishes like chicken and poached egg congee (seriously, try it) and a ham and egg banh mi with spicy aioli. There's also pho for the hungover, plus $5 Jason Kosmas-designed cocktails and $3 mimosas.

7. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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Sure, the Moth has a lovely sunny patio, but the big comfy booths in the dining room are a much better place to drink away a hangover -- and drink you will, with the always-excellent tap selection. Don't miss the awesomely-named Mother and Child Reunion, which pairs fried chicken with poached eggs (get it?), grits and jalapeno gravy.

8. Pakpao

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1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
We fully support the concept of Thai food for brunch, and Pakpao is doing it right: cheap drinks (hello, tamarind mimosas and lemongrass-infused Bloody Marys) and hearty dishes like pork congee and taro pancakes with spiced maple syrup.

9. Resto Gastro Bistro

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3011 Gulden Ln Ste 104
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 584-6747
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Will Trinity Groves turn out to be the hottest new brunch destination in Dallas? Maybe so -- for now, it's worth a trek over the bridge to scope out chef DJ Quintanilla's brunch menu with unique dishes like lemon sole with polenta croquettes and tempura shrimp wraps, in addition to more typical brunch fare like creme brulee French toast and a well-stocked Bloody Mary bar.

10. Savor

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2000 Woodall Rogers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 306-5597
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For brunch with a fantastic view, look no further than Klyde Warren Park's newest restaurant. Plus, a walk in the park would do you good after chowing down on chicken-fried steak with maple-bacon gravy or Nutella beignets--especially if you also order the salty caramel pudding for dessert, which you most definitely should.

11. Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

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2929 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-9900
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Okay, so Sissy's only offers brunch on Saturdays, but it's worth reworking your weekend schedule a bit to enjoy the adorably Southern setting, not to mention the down-home dishes like waffles with that famous fried chicken and better-than-grandma's chicken and dumplings.

12. Smoke

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901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 393-4141
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When it comes to brunch in Dallas, it's tough to do better than Tim Byres' Smoke--and the crowds clearly agree. Go early for fantastic blueberry pancakes or show up after 11 for barbecue. Mimosas are stout, with just a splash of OJ.

13. Village Kitchen

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32 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 522-6035
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Brunch with the chichi Highland Park Village crowd at chef Andre Natera's cozy but chic neighborhood spot. Lemon-ricotta pancakes or fish and chips are certainly worthy of blowing your Sunday calories on, but we wouldn't judge you a bit if you skip all that and go straight to the amazing doughnut croissants (aka cronut wannabes).

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1. Bolsa

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
When the weather is nice and sunny, there are few places better suited to brunch than Bolsa's covered patio, especially when Wagyu steak and eggs or duck fat biscuits with sausage gravy are involved. (The sausage is made just a few doors down at Bolsa Mercado, naturally.) Killer cocktails by Kyle Hilla and bottomless mimosas don't hurt, either.
614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

2. Boxwood Tap + Grill

2901 Thomas Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
The casual TABC replacement from Candleroom owner Tommy DeAlano is drawing brunch crowds in for hangover-perfect dishes like peanut butter pecan pie pancakes (trying saying that five times fast, seriously) and the Morning Glory burger that's topped with a fried egg, bacon and hollandaise. Go classic with a mimosa--here spiked with a little Grand Marnier--or spice it up with a jalapeno-and-bacon Boxwood Mary.
2901 Thomas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

3. Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
Brunch at Cane Rosso remains mighty popular for a reason -- okay, several reasons: The big, dog-friendly patio; ricotta pancakes with Nutella-freaking-mascarpone; $3 mimosas; and last but not least, biscuits with spicy JImmy's sausage gravy. Need we say more?
2612 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

4. CBD Provisions

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
The brunch menu at The Joule's hot-hot-hot new restaurant strays from the usual with dishes like braised tripe with chorizo and a fried egg, and an unusually tasty smoked fish salad with citrus and avocado; of course, you can always play it safe with Nutella-banana French toast or one of the best damn burgers in town. The Tex Trinity (bourbon shot with a pickleback and a Lone Star) is ideal if you need a little hair of the dog.
1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Company Cafe

2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Company Cafe recently relocated just up the street to fresh new digs, but the excellent (and gluten-free!) brunch remains largely the same: Killer chicken-fried steak with jalapeno-honey gravy, migas with cage-free eggs and feta, and if you really want to gild the lily, a fat slice of butterscotch or chocolate peanut butter cake crowned with fluffy icing.
2104 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Malai Kitchen

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
This ever-popular West Village haven for Thai and Vietnamese food recently revamped its brunch menu with dishes like chicken and poached egg congee (seriously, try it) and a ham and egg banh mi with spicy aioli. There's also pho for the hungover, plus $5 Jason Kosmas-designed cocktails and $3 mimosas.
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75207
Sure, the Moth has a lovely sunny patio, but the big comfy booths in the dining room are a much better place to drink away a hangover -- and drink you will, with the always-excellent tap selection. Don't miss the awesomely-named Mother and Child Reunion, which pairs fried chicken with poached eggs (get it?), grits and jalapeno gravy.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207

8. Pakpao

1628 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
We fully support the concept of Thai food for brunch, and Pakpao is doing it right: cheap drinks (hello, tamarind mimosas and lemongrass-infused Bloody Marys) and hearty dishes like pork congee and taro pancakes with spiced maple syrup.
1628 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

9. Resto Gastro Bistro

3011 Gulden Ln Ste 104, Dallas, TX 75212
Will Trinity Groves turn out to be the hottest new brunch destination in Dallas? Maybe so -- for now, it's worth a trek over the bridge to scope out chef DJ Quintanilla's brunch menu with unique dishes like lemon sole with polenta croquettes and tempura shrimp wraps, in addition to more typical brunch fare like creme brulee French toast and a well-stocked Bloody Mary bar.
3011 Gulden Ln Ste 104
Dallas, TX 75212

10. Savor

2000 Woodall Rogers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
For brunch with a fantastic view, look no further than Klyde Warren Park's newest restaurant. Plus, a walk in the park would do you good after chowing down on chicken-fried steak with maple-bacon gravy or Nutella beignets--especially if you also order the salty caramel pudding for dessert, which you most definitely should.
2000 Woodall Rogers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

2929 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Okay, so Sissy's only offers brunch on Saturdays, but it's worth reworking your weekend schedule a bit to enjoy the adorably Southern setting, not to mention the down-home dishes like waffles with that famous fried chicken and better-than-grandma's chicken and dumplings.
2929 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

12. Smoke

901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
When it comes to brunch in Dallas, it's tough to do better than Tim Byres' Smoke--and the crowds clearly agree. Go early for fantastic blueberry pancakes or show up after 11 for barbecue. Mimosas are stout, with just a splash of OJ.
901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

13. Village Kitchen

32 Highland Park Vlg, Dallas, TX 75205
Brunch with the chichi Highland Park Village crowd at chef Andre Natera's cozy but chic neighborhood spot. Lemon-ricotta pancakes or fish and chips are certainly worthy of blowing your Sunday calories on, but we wouldn't judge you a bit if you skip all that and go straight to the amazing doughnut croissants (aka cronut wannabes).
32 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205

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