Welcome to the ultimate guide to brunching in Dallas-Fort Worth! If you're a brunch enthusiast or just looking for the perfect spot to indulge in a delightful mid-morning meal, you're in for a treat. We've got the dish on best brunch spots in the DFW area, each offering a unique and delectable dining experience. From the eclectic Meddlesome Moth and the charming Georgie to the upscale elegance of The Glen and the Southern comfort of Whistle Britches, these brunch destinations are sure to satisfy every palate in the Metroplex.
1. Kitchen & Kocktails
If you’re looking for a spot to brunch with your girlfriends or to take a date, might we recommend the Insta-famous Kitchen & Kocktails? It's the perfect brunch destination for your weekend get-togethers with friends! We strongly suggest kicking off the weekend by ordering the 24K Magical Mimosa Tower or the Clase Azul Flight.
2. KNox Bistro
Knox Bistro is the perfect place for your next lunch, brunch or date night in Dallas! The bartenders here are simply the best, ready to recommend you that drink you didn't know you needed in your life that becomes your next obsession at first sip! They won Best French Restaurant in D Magazine's yearly awards in 2021, and then followed it up with a Best Burger win from the Dallas Observer in 2022, so you know everything on the menu is worth trying.
3. Meddlesome Moth
Dallas’ first true gastropub, Meddlesome Moth in the Design District marries the world’s best beers with a diverse menu of share plates, unique takes on traditional pub offerings, and full entrées for those who refuse to share. Rich Brazilian wood walls, a pewter-top bar and an earth-tone palette give it a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. If you haven't brunched at Meddlesome Moth, can you really say that you're from Dallas?
Georgie is a true original. Curtis Stone's masterwork of a menu collides with a style and panache in the air of the place that is truly unique. The menu changes seasonally, which makes for a dining experience that can never be replicated. Another point that sets this place apart is The Butcher Shop — a specialty shop offering high-quality cuts of meat that doubles as a sandwich shop at lunch and a breakfast corner in the morning.
5. El Encanto
If you’re looking for a unique spot to brunch with your girlfriends or to take a date, then you have to check out El Encanto! This tucked-away cafe in Northwest Dallas is serving the best brunch vibes and dishes! The Chilaquiles, Mexican sweet bread, and fresh juices are all musts!!
6. The Glen
The Glen puts the "Extra" in "Extravaganza," and we are so pumped that they are now open for brunch! Located at the Star in Frisco, this elevated restaurant is such a fun vibe for a girl’s day date! The floral ambiance is beautiful and makes a great place to take Gram-worthy photos! The shareable drinks are so huge you will need at least three friends to finish one! If you’re not in the mood to share, we recommend the “Flirt Bird” cocktail that comes with an adorable rubber ducky on top!
7. Boozy Social
We love a good neon sign, as you know, and Boozy Social in the Bishop Arts District has so much fun with theirs, we can't resist coming back! This is a truly insane, over-the-top brunch spot, so get ready to have a good time as soon as you walk through their door. Choose a few eats off their brunch and lunch menus to share with the table, like Berries + Nutella French Toast or the Boozy Bun Sliders. But, don’t forget one of the GIANT mimosa towers so your whole crew can raise their glass to the weekend!
8. Restoration Hardware
Because you deserve a bougie rooftop wine brunch more than you even know, there's The Rooftop Restaurant at Restoration Hardware on Knox. Chandeliers and olive tree branches create a canopy above diners and the walls are high enough to hide passing cars and foot traffic. Instead, you’ll see the peaks of neighboring buildings and a beautiful stretch of sky as you dine. The menu evolves with the seasons, but expect to see things like truffle grilled cheese, burrata with charred tomatoes and sourdough, or roast chicken with garlic confit and potato purée.
9. The Common Table
Now with locations in both Frisco and McKinney, the weekend Hip-Hop Brunch at Common Table is synonymous with Sunday Funday on the North side of town. It's one of Dallas' best craft brew pubs, with more than two dozen constantly rotating beers on tap, a global selection of wines, innovative cocktails and a menu of upscale pub grub to match. We're talking Kobe beef corn-dogs, Philly cheese steak egg-rolls and Bavarian pretzel bites with beer cheese fondue alongside blackened grouper sandwiches, Thai chili glazed salmon and chicken fried ribeyes.
10. Barley & Board
When you're more in the mood to sip and graze during the brunch hour, Barley & Board is the perfect place. They've got locations in both Denton and The Colony, and we LOVE their mimosa flights and charcuterie options! From nuts to fruit, breads, crackers, meats and cheeses we were loaded with an immaculate spread.
Sadelle's in Highland Park Village is a brunch institution in New York, and we are thrilled to have their bagels and their brunch service in Dallas! Some even say they make the best bagels in the country — so you HAVE to try them! The bright atmosphere and award-winning brunch and bakery will keep you coming back. Trust us.
12. Whistle Britches
Whistle Britches serves up the best Southern-style brunch in DFW, hands down! A margarita in one hand and biscuits smothered in gravy in the other? That sounds like the PERFECT brunch to us! Everything on the menu reminds us of the great southern home-cooking we grew up loving with country fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and even fried green tomatoes! whether you stop by the location at Southlake Town Center, The Shops at Willow Bend, or the corner of Frankford and Preston, you HAVE to try one of their amazing cocktails like the Blood Orange Martini or the Smooth Criminal if you prefer bourbon.
Ziziki's in the Park Cities serves the Greek grand slam: spanakopita, pastichio, souvlaki and baklava. This crisp Mediterranean-style bistro also has Italian inspirations, an award-winning wine list and a God's platter for those with megalomaniacal appetites. Ask about their all-you-can-indulge brunch buffet option that INCLUDES MIMOSA refills!
Ellie's is the best bougie brunch spot in Downtown Dallas, and it's inside the gorgeous Hall Arts Hotel. But we love starting a nice night out here, too, and it's COMPLETELY decked out for the Holidays right now! The twinkling lights, dazzling decor and delicious menu keep us coming back time and time again. With festive cocktails that are sure to fill you with holiday cheer and Instagrammable holiday moments from the second you walk in the door, you need to make plans to experience Ellie's for yourself.