City Hall Bistro
Tucked into The Adolphus Hotel, this Euro-style bistro shines at noon, with house-baked breakfast breads ($5), a French omelet with mushroom duxelle ($15) and spicy shakshuka ($16). Plus, the entire menu can be enjoyed in the lobby from a plush blue velvet sofa.
Transport yourself to the sun-kissed beach clubs of the Amalfi Coast at this blue and white Italian oasis, where a glass of Ferghettina Rosé and authentic torta salata ($18) are paired with the tunes of their Sunday DJ Brunch Series.
This East Coast-inspired eatery just started serving brunch, and quick standouts are the famous cheeseburger ($12), made more breakfast-y with a sunny-side egg and bacon, and the off-menu “hot” lobster roll ($22), with fresh knuckle.
Traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist shine at this new restaurant by chef José Meza Arróyave, a disciple of René Redzepi’s Noma. Brunch favorites include build-your-own chilaquiles ($12), which pair perfectly with the Jalisco Bloody ($8), made with the chef’s own salsa.
Up On Knox
Just steps from the Katy Trail, this posh American brasserie is known for its crispy fries, tossed with espelette pepper and fine herbs, and a decadent selection of caviar. Ladies who love the Rosé Royale ($15), a refreshing cocktail made with sparkling rosé, pisco, St-Germain and citrus, can now share it at brunch, when it’s served in a punch bowl ($45) on ice, with as many straws as needed!
For those up before noon, this chic spot is a go-to thanks to its 8am open time. It’s known for its modern Italian cuisine, but brunch is positively continental, thanks to a selection of pastries ($4) and the best smoked-salmon bagel ($11) in town.