The city’s top spots to sip, sup, and be seen
For those who consider “brunch” a verb, it’s no longer enough to roll into your local greasy spoon for an overdone omelet. Instead, the stylish set head to this short list of essential eateries.
This industrial chic gastropub in the Design District wins style points with an inlaid-wood bar and guillotine-style windows that roll up to let the outside in. Diners can observe New York-based artist Daniel Arsham’s striking 18-foot sculpture Moving Figure, while sampling craft cocktails and house-made sausages and pretzels. Also on the wide-ranging menu: caramelized banana bread, pork belly tacos, avocado toast, and the signature Wheelhouse hash.
The Details: 1617 Hi Line Drive, wheelhouse-dallas.com
You can’t deny it—Italians do it better, and that goes for brunch, too. Art-adorned and airy, The Joule’s Americano has an interior inspired by ’60s Italiano cinema. The menu at this neighborhood joint for downtown dwellers boasts eggs alla puttanesca, torta rustica, and breakfast pizza. Snag a spot on the patio and watch the world go by for your own slice of la dolce vita.
The Details: 1530 Main Street, americanodallas.com
Above the Uptown hotspot Uchi, Top Knot blends its older sibling’s Japanese roots with a fusion of flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Sophisticated palates will enjoy onigiri, curried tomato frittata, a miso salmon rice bowl, or pork belly chilaquiles. Pop by on Sundays and grab a seat on the balcony to enjoy the all-day, half-price rosé.
The Details: 2817 Maple Avenue, topknotdallas.com
FRONT ROOM TAVERN
Bringing a warm, mid-century modern vibe to The Lumen, Front Room Tavern is located right across the street from Southern Methodist University. Among the eclectic crowd you’ll find parents of college kids and fedora-clad hipsters sitting alongside the mimosa brigade. And the food’s inclusive too—order anything from lobster hollandaise eggs benedict to buttermilk pancakes.
The Details: 6101 Hillcrest Avenue, frontroomdallas.com