Brunch is a weekend institution in Dallas. But sometimes even the best brunch experiences can be derailed by weak mimosas and substandard eggs, something that luckily never happens in Uptown’s West Village.
A charming collection of walkable restaurants offers a variety of dining options. From boozy brunches with classic cocktails to the perfect simplicity of bacon and eggs, the hardest part might be deciding where to go.
Crú Food & Wine Bar just launched a three-course Wine Country brunch menu. If you’re indecisive, we suggest the scrumptious goat cheese beignets with a fresh berry compote, organic honey, and chocolate sauce; Crú crab cake Benedict; and decadent crème brûlée with almond biscotti. Be sure to score a table on the patio if you can.
At Eureka! Dallas, it’s all about the pairing of brunch and beer, like a refreshing pint of Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s Rye Pils with the all-day breakfast burrito, stuffed with juicy carnitas, potatoes, peppers, ranchero sauce, cheese, sour cream, and fried egg.
Nibble on something you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas: banh mi French toast at Malai Kitchen. Thick-sliced Vietnamese baguettes topped with flambéed bananas and coconut syrup are to die for.
At Max’s Wine Dive, go full throttle with the fabulous peanut butter-banana stuffed French toast. It’s made with two thick slices of soft brioche, then jam-packed with peanut butter, honey, and bananas, and served with warm maple syrup. Make it an Elvis — and why wouldn't you? — by adding bacon.
You’ll earn an “A” for effort if you hit brunch at Public School 214. Top students order the juicy chicken sausage and cheddar grits with two fried eggs, blistered tomatoes, grilled corn, bacon, greens, and a tangy beer-blanc sauce. Extra credit for the “just about bottomless” drinks, including mimosas and spicy micheladas.
Taco Diner scores big points for its inventive cocktails. Count your Scoville units with the jalapeño agave margarita, made with agave nectar, jalapeño salsa, and lime juice. Another crowd-pleaser is the sangria, laced with Presidente brandy, fruit juice, Pinot Noir, and fresh fruit.
Make your next brunch a total win in West Village.