16 Restaurants You Should Visit for Weekend Brunch in DFW

Everything's bigger in Texas, including brunch. These DFW restaurants are the cream of the crop.

You don’t have to go hungry in Dallas-Fort Worth, and certainly not if you’re a brunch lover. Indeed, brunch makes the weekend go round. So whether you have a craving for French toast, a Benedict variety or even a homemade bloody mary, one of our 17 brunch destinations in honor of 2017 has an entrée or cocktail you can’t refuse.

Americano is a modern Italian-American restaurant with an inviting atmosphere and an open-air patio. Guests are treated to a $10 mimosa carafe with an order of the $10 breakfast pizza (pictured) during its weekend brunch. Locals also love the ciabatta French toast with almonds, lemon-whipped ricotta, and cranberry maple syrup, as well as the breakfast Bolognese with pappardelle, chili oil, farm egg and pecorino cheese. Brunch cocktails include the basil balsamic bloody mary with house-made basil and balsamic mix, as well as the bergamot breakfast cocktail served with earl gray gin, lemon and orange marmalade. 

Best Breakfast Pizza Dallas Americano Joule Hotel
Americano's baked-to-perfection breakfast pizza. (Courtesy Americano/Joule Hotel)

For a great bloody mary, try El Bolero in the Dallas Design District for brunch on Saturday or Sunday. (We're in Texas, after all, so why not indulge in some amazing authentic Mexican food first thing in the morning?) Go for the sopes con smoked salmon or huevos benedictine con jalapeno crab cakes. You can also dance to the beat of live music that will make you feel like you've landed in your favorite south-of-the-border destination. 

A modern Texas brasserie in the heart of downtown Dallas—inside the Joule Hotel—CBD Provisions focuses on offering local and sustainably sourced options that are made in-house. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday with signature items such as the Braised Tripe with house-made chorizo, smoked paprika, and a fried egg as well as house-made Sweet Corn Johnny Cakes with Fresno peppers, smoked bacon and maple syrup. The signature brunch cocktails include easy drinkers such as the "Tea Thyme," made with thyme infused gin, French amer, maraska, lemon and club soda.

Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas' signature restaurant Fearing’s begins with chef Dean Fearing’s famous bloody mary. The traditional Southwestern brunch menu includes Dean’s huevos rancheros, his Granny Fearing’s "Paper Bag Shook" fried chicken, which is in high demand and only available during brunch, as well as Jaxson and Campbell-style pancakes, named after his sons. The menu is updated seasonally, but you’ll always find Dean’s tortilla soup as well as the banana pudding with homemade vanilla wafers, toasted meringue, bananas Foster sauce and warm beignets. 

Huevos Rancheros Dallas Fearing's Ritz Carlton
An egg-cellent presentation of huevos rancheros at Fearing's, located within the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. (Courtesy Ritz-Carlton)

Greenville Avenue's longstanding neighborhood bistro The Grape has been a staple in the area for years and will celebrate its 45th anniversary this October. Chef-owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney purchased the restaurant from the original owners in 2007, and soon began serving Sunday brunch. Reservations are highly recommended—and don’t be surprised if you see local celebrity chefs dining alongside you, savoring dishes like the popular shredded oxtail and banana pepper hash, biscuits and gravy, "The Haystack" or classic cheeseburger (only available during brunch). 

It’s packed on Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Mudhen Meat and Greens. The healthy eatery anchors the revamped Dallas Farmer’s Market and serves up the freshest cuisine. Try a fresh-pressed juice, sangria or mimosa along with popular dishes like the James Bond Breakfast, Green Eggs and Ham Benedict and Mudhen Migas. 

Cedars Social will start you off with a $1 mimosa to get your eyes open. From there you can choose from a marmalade collins with gin or vodka or the house-made bloody mary, and then add something of an egg variety. Don’t leave without trying the Cedars Social Deviled Eggs, which are touted as "the best in Dallas." And yes, you can order those deviled eggs for brunch.  

Brunch at Hash House A Go Go is said to be the perfect hangover cure. Located in Plano, Hash House is home to monster portions that are best shared. The restaurant has even been featured on Man v. Food. Try the fried chicken Benedict and pair it with the O'Hare of the Dog or a Budweiser in a bag with five pieces of bacon. 

Hash House A Go Go DFW Plano
The "Tractor Drive Combo" from celebrity-approved Hash House A Go Go in Plano. (Courtesy Hash House A Go Go)

Moxie’s Grill and Bar is the answer to an Uptown brunch in style. The Crescent’s newest restaurant and bar highlights a pancetta and aged white cheddar Benedict with pancetta bacon, Hollandaise, hash browns and fresh fruit, and the Sicilian sausage hash with poached eggs topped with Hollandaise, rösti potatoes and multi-grain toast. Alongside the dish offerings, drink menu highlights include the pomegranate beet soda with pomegranate, beets, fresh cucumbers, cranberry juice and sparkling water and the signature Caesar with vodka, clamato and house-made pickled veggie skewer.

Pizza pie lovers unite: Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar just added a full-service weekend brunch. The brunch features new breakfast-forward dishes in addition to Pie Tap favorites. Standouts range from classic brunch items like French toast made with house-made sourdough, local honey, vanilla crème fraiche, spiced pecans and seasonal berries topped with maple syrup, or the Truck Stop Biscuits + Sausage Gravy with house-made biscuits and house sausage gravy, served with two sunny farm eggs and roasted Calabrian potatoes. New Pie Tap creations such as the eggs Florentine pie with house mozzarella, spinach and a farm egg drizzled with Hollandaise, and the smoked salmon pie, featuring Icelandic smoked salmon, house lemon ricotta, red onion, dill and capers topped with house-cured egg yolk, are also worth a taste. Cocktails to add to the experience are the $3 mimosas, $4 frozen bellinis and $5 bloody marys. 

IVY Kitchen, a full-service restaurant located within Addison's boutique theater LOOK Cinemas, offers extensive brunch specialties and drinks on the weekend. Guests can enjoy offerings like cinnamon-crusted French toast, chicken-and-waffle sliders and the signature IVY Crab Cake Benedict, made with jumbo lump crab cakes, poached eggs and creamed spinach on brioche toast and topped with Hollandaise sauce. Created specifically for those looking for a reprieve from overindulging the night before, try “The Cure” breakfast sandwich and recovery drink options and feel revived. 

Grayson Social just launched its new “Killer Brunch” in January. Start your your meal at this downtown restaurant with the Killer Biscuits, a big favorite all around (it could be the most “obscene” amount of butter used, but who's counting?). Even more flavorful is the Killer Biscuit Benedict: it’s a great way to kill the entire afternoon eating. Brunch is available on Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. 

Grayson Social Brunch Biscuits
"Killer Biscuits" at Grayson Social. (Courtesy Grayson Social)

A European-style café, Bistro 31 serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Specializing in cuisine with French, Italian and Spanish influences, chef David Garwacki has created a delicious menu. Choices include lemon-ricotta pancakes and Benedicts, as well as pastas, soups and salads. The main dishes highlight the bistro burger and chicken Paillard. Lounge 31, above Bistro 31, offers Social Sundays with a bloody mary bar and discounted sushi and appetizers. 

Cast Iron at Omni Fort Worth offers a Sunday brunch that comes complete with complimentary mimosas. The wide selection of savory and sweet choices allow for indulging in the mac-and-cheese station before heading to the smoked brisket option, followed by the espresso-rubbed steak. 

One of the city’s most popular new openings, Deep Ellum's Stirr has quickly become a staple for brunch. Guests can opt to enjoy brunch in the beautiful dining room, or on the rooftop bar. Dishes include crave-worthy, savory plates like the lobster claw omelette with chervil, melted brie, chive oil and chef's hash, the Southwest Beni, featuring fried green tomatoes, chard, crab cakes and chef's hash, and the Prince Edward Island mussels, accompanied by jalapeño champagne butter and a charred baguette. Those looking for something sweet can enjoy Go-Nuts, a bag of hot, fresh mini donuts with cinnamon sugar, a giant cinnamon roll boasting cinnamon brown sugar butter or the cranberry-walnut bread French toast, served alongside decadent pecan brown-sugar syrup.

Brunch in Deep Ellum at Stirr
Brunch at Stirr in Deep Ellum consists of fresh (yet still filling) dishes like the "loaded egg sammich." (©Thomas Garza)