Food & Drink

The 12 most important brunch dishes in Dallas

Published On 05/14/2014 Published On 05/14/2014
Boxwood Tap and Grill
Jason Moore
Smoke
Coffee House Café
The Original Pancake House
Jason Moore
The Woolworth
The Grape
Komali
Vickery Park Bar
Flickr User bovinity
Kozy 2 Day
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1. Boxwood T+G 2901 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 (Uptown)

A collabo between the dudes from The Dram and Oak, a Kosmas-trained 'tender to used to mix drinks at NYC's Employees Only, and a chef from Cafe 43 and Whiskey Cake, Boxwood T+G serves up delicious brasserie eats, has 10 beers on tap, and features the finest patio on all of Thomas Ave.

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2. Zenzero Bakery & Cafe 171 N Denton Tap Rd, Ste 600, Coppell, TX 75019 (North Dallas)

Here you can find a wide array of fresh-baked goods made from scratch, from biscuits to scones to cakes and tarts. And to wash it all down, try their coffee, which is sourced from the local Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters.

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3. Smoke 901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208 (Oak Cliff)

Smoke, as you might have guessed, is a restaurant that takes its barbecue very seriously. Locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes are part of what has won Smoke the various awards it's garnered in the past, so why not stop by and see for yourself?

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4. Coffee House Cafe 6150 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75252 (Far North Dallas)

More than just a cafe, this coffeehouse/restaurant/caterer provides an extensive menu of health-conscious plates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to a full-service espresso bar and other energizing libations. A spacious outdoor patio and regularly scheduled live music, speaking series, and happy hours are added bonuses of this local favorite. The convenient drive thru window for breakfast items and coffee is an additional plus if you're on the go and craving joe.

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5. The Woolworth 1520 Elm St #201, Dallas, TX 75201 (Downtown)

Truffle fries and lobster fondue sneak their way onto the menu of this Downtown cocktail bar where the man behind the bar is more "bar-chef" than just a mixologist. The Woolworth's brunch menu features flavorful, Southern dishes like habanero fried chicken and jumbo buttermilk biscuits, all of which you can enjoy on the spacious outdoor patio with a ice cold pitcher of Pomegranate Mimosas.

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6. The Grape 2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 (Lower Greenville)

Helmed by Chef/Owner Brian Luscher (of Luscher's Red Hots fame), The Grape was originally opened in 1972 and has served approachable, European influenced fare at affordable prices ever since. The menu changes monthly, though, so the Grape never feels stodgy or old-guard. The charming, bistro-like interior and homestyle fare (blueberry pancakes, shrimp and grits) make The Grape a great brunch option

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7. Komali 4152 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 (Uptown)

From the man behind Salum, Komali serves up authentic Mexico City dishes in a long, airy room accented by white, fabric-treated walls and a bar that's filling up specialty cocktails like the eponymous Komali -- a mix of Cointreau, Herradura Reposada, mango, and prickly pear.

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8. CBD Provisions 1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201 (Downtown)

This handsome Downtown modern Texas brasserie, adjacent to The Joule Hotel, is dressed completely in wood, exposed brick, marble, and vintage lighting, with an attractive menu to match. Treat yourself to the family-style Wagyu Rib Steak or the Pig Head Carnitas, and pair it with something from their unique cocktail menu.

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9. Kozy 2 Day 4433 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75244 (North Dallas)

BYOB and gluten-free, this restaurant offers anything you might need for brunch: omelettes, three types of French toast, and the Hangover Helper (grass-fed buffalo, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, scrambled eggs, topped with house-made salsa and guacamole). With diver sea scallops and buffalo tacos, the lunch and dinner menus are nothing to scoff at either.

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