April 28, 2017

Sunday Best

Mirador, downtown’s most fashionable restaurant, opens for brunch

On the fourth floor of Forty Five Ten, Mirador is already the fashion/foodie hot spot for weekday lunches, date nights, and after-shopping cocktails. Staring this weekend, it’ll also be the gathering place for Sunday brunches through the month of May.

Over mimos and coffee, brunchers can start with the sweet and savory pastry board (Bonjour, cinnamon kouign-amann.) Then it’s on to mains like herb-cured salmon and eggs, caramelized brioche with vanilla crème, and a soft scramble with crème fraiche, osetra caviar, and asparagus. Reservations are recommended, even more so in the wake of Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner’s recent four-star review. So book a table and take note of these five can’t miss-details.

  1. Designer Elements
    With custom Knoll fabrics, rose gold accents, Artemest hand-made Murano glasses, and Jose Noe Suro dinnerware handcrafted in Guadalajara, the space offers serious design cred along with its stellar menu.
  1. The Farro Bowl
    Dotted with cherries and Marcona almonds, Chef Junior Borges’ take on a grain bowl will have you addicted at first bite. (Add the soft-boiled egg for even more umami goodness.)
  2. The View
    When you’re not taking in the larger-than-life Juergen Teller food photos from his book Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano, take a look outside. The balcony perch overlooks Tony Tasset’s all-seeing Eye and offers a great view of the increasingly vibrant downtown street scene.
  3. The Libations
    Mirador’s adjacent lounge is the place to imbibe Cucumber Gimlets and Strawberry Words midday or après store-closing. The Lounge also offers top-notch bar snacks like warm rosemary olives, and whipped ricotta toast with marinated fruit and olive oil.
  1. The Intimacy
    In search of the perfect place to host a friend’s bridal or baby shower, or a festive mid-week lunch just because? Mirador’s private event space can accommodate up to 40 people. (Just shoot an email to events@mirador-dallas.com for info.)

The Details: Mirador, 1608 Elm Street. Open for lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Saturday. Afterwards, The Lounge is open 2:30–5 p.m. Dinner is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only, 6–10 p.m., with The Lounge staying open until 11 p.m. Brunch is Sundays only from 12­–3:30 p.m. Head to mirador-dallas.com for more info and to make an OpenTable reservation.