Six New Brunch Spots For Your Weekend Recovery

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Jack's Southern Comfort Food

Dallas certainly knows it's way around a brunch. What use to be an occasion-driven affair, has taken on the role of a more casual, sobering three-hour revival. With Dallas' always-expanding restaurant population, here are some new spots you should consider.

Jack's Southern Comfort Food
There's one (really important) key word about the menu here: biscuits. Lots of 'em. This charismatic spot brings a touch of upscale, down-home country fare with Cajun touches to lower Greenville. The "Pigs in a Pashmina" come with apple smoked beef sausage snuggled in a puff pastry with pepper jack, cheddar cheese and jalapeños, served with a strawberry jalapeño mustard and Jack's breakfast potatoes. And Jimmy's sausage gravy open-faced biscuit will surely quell whatever ails you.

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Catherine Downes
Chicken Scratch
Yes, there's the fried chicken, but this outdoor haven has also recently added 8 different kinds of chicken and biscuit sandwiches, in addition to chicken and coconut waffles. The $10 bottomless mimosas from noon to 3:00 p.m. certainly don't hurt any.
Brunch hours: Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Boulevardier
If the dinner prices at Boulevardier are a bit intimidating, try their brunch service. With the exception of the $23 hanger steak plate (with a béarnaise sauce), dishes range from $8 to $14, including a Gruyere omelet ($11); "Legs and Eggs" with duck leg confit, duck eggs, ground grits cake and huckleberry sauce ($14). For a little hair of the dog, try the Maple Bourbon Flip with Redemption High Rye bourbon, Fernet Branca, maple syrup and egg. Brunch hours: Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Lori Bandi
Ten Bells Tavern
OK, we admit we have a slight crush on this restaurant and bar in the Bishop Arts District. It's inviting, offers dimly lit corners for hunkering down inside or bright communal picnic tables outside, plus a great beer selection. The food is never an after thought either. For brunch the kitchen puts out plates of stuffed pancakes, egg Benedict, and two-handed sandwiches, all made with large, plump organic eggs from Vital Farms.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Lori Brand
Outpost Ham and Cheese

Outpost American Tavern
The subject of this week's review from Scott Reitz, the spot at on Beckley is the latest reincarnation of Campo with the same owners, but a completely new, more casual concept. On nice days, the large porch out front is packed with brunchers, who Reitz writes are "wrist-deep in sloppy breakfast burgers topped with runny fried eggs, and buttery johnnycakes topped with savory roast pork and sweet syrup." There are also ham and cheese sandwiches smothered with béchamel, chilaquiles laced with braised chicken "capable of dismantling the worst hangovers." Best yet, nothing on the brunch menu is more than $10.
Brunch hours: Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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START
The new fast-casual spot on Greenville serving "good for you" food just recently started a brunch service along with live music (Sundays only). New items for brunchers include a Brunch Burger with topped with an organic free-range egg; a cobb frittata with bacon, chicken, blue cheese, avocado and cilantro cream sauce; a breakfast tart with an egg custard. Naturally the mimosas are made with fresh-squeezed oranges.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Location Info

Jack's Southern Comfort Food - CLOSED

1905 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Chicken Scratch

2303 Pittman St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Boulevardier

408 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ten Bells Tavern

232 W. 7th St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Start

4814 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Outpost American Tavern

1115 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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milesd6942
milesd6942

When I arrive back to Dallas....

getrichindallas
getrichindallas

You had me until Outpost and those tasteless flapjacks, unimaginative plating and slacker service. Plus, no brunch drink specials (on my visit)? Pass.

gabe48
gabe48

The Grape on Greenville has an excellent Sunday brunch, great biscuits, and their burger is only available on Sun. and Mon.  The desserts are divine.  Brian Luscher does so much for charity, great guy.

jamessavik
jamessavik

So good I get chest pains just looking at it.

Really35
Really35

Seriously? You're a professional writer and you insist on making nouns plural with an apostrophe and an "s" (e.g., "Ten Bell's")?

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

A good article for C of A;  great places to eat that are BYOB !

Maureen79
Maureen79

And Jack's Southern Comfort is BYOB!  Bring in a bottle of champagne, and they'll provide the OJ for your mimosas!

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

@Maureen79 


I love BYOB places; but Jack's Southern Comfort is a consumer RIPOFF !  They charge a $10 corkage fee;  so that $15 bottle of wine ends up costing a couple $25 for a glass or two....



Really35
Really35

@danielslauren Your finger did not slip, as with a typo, and enter an apostrophe. Inclusion of the apostrophe is intentional, even if it's unconscious intent born of practice. Perhaps you were taught that way or did you pick up the habit of other sloppy bloggers?

gabe48
gabe48

@CitizenKane 

Thanks for letting us know about the outrageous corkage fee, this is the WORST rip off I have ever heard of, would never eat at Jack's Southern Comfort now that i know.  Crossroad Diner on Walnut Hill has a great breakfast, and they are not ripping anyone off.  Cafe Brazil has those amazing rosemary breakfast potatoes, and homemade bread for toast.

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

@CitizenKane I have to agree with you...Cafe Urbano which is slightly "fancier" offers a $2pp corkage fee. A high corkage fee is usually becuase they do offer beer/wine on the premises. We wont go to Jacks if its just the 2 of us, but if there is 5 or more, sure $10 is about what you would pay at $2 per head....so Im afraid we dont go to Jacks that often because of that.

Maureen79
Maureen79

Corkage fees are pretty customary.  You should also tip the waiter as if you had ordered the alcohol through them.

todd
todd

@Maureen79 Should I also tip The Valet when I park my own car?

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

@Maureen79 

I can name alot of places that DON'T charge;  my current favorite being  20 Feet Under..........

And No, you should not feel obliged to tip the waiter "as if you had ordered the alcohol through them"...a tip is appropriate but a 20%% gratuity on top of the $25 bottle for wine ??  Nope !

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