As Kelsie mentioned, we brunch like it’s our J-O-B on the weekends. A job we’ll gladly show up for every Saturday and Sunday. Somehow, on the long list of brunches we’ve tried, a Dallas staple’s was absent – Nick & Sam’s Grill. We finally learned what we’ve been missing out on after digging into their menu and washing it all down with boozy breakfast drinks.
There is rarely a weekend when we drive past N.S.G. and the patio isn’t packed with people finishing off carafes of mimosas. We followed suit and sat on the covered patio, kicking things off with classic OJ and Champs. The crowd was lively and the waitstaff attentive – allowing for a long, fun brunch with girlfriends without being rushed through the meal.
In no surprising turn of events, we went family-style on the meal and ended up trying a variety of starters, entrees and cocktails. Although you’ll want to save room for the main courses, don’t pass up the appetizers. We tried the following and it was a delicious intro to brunch:
- Brisket Deviled Eggs: Deviled eggs are a Southern favorite of mine, and these were incredible with smokey brisket incorporated in the classic, creamy filling.
- Warm Cinnamon Rolls: Two warm Texas-sized cinnamon rolls with gooey centers and swimming in a heavenly dulce de leche glaze.
- Watermelon salad: This seasonal salad special was a crowd favorite. Bright and refreshing with sweet watermelon, chunks of crumbly feta and topped with fresh mint.
We stopped there in an effort to make it to the entrees, but next time I’m totally trying the buttermilk biscuits. Honey butter and strawberry-thyme preserves? Um, yes.
In between courses, it was time for another round of drinks. And while I’m partial to mimosas in the morning, N.S.G. also has an awesome DIY-style Bloody Mary Bar. You’ll get a generous pour of vodka and can choose from a variety of mixes and garnishes to make it just how you like ’em.
I have to say, the burgers and sandwiches looked tempting (I’m talking to you, Kobe Burger), but we all went with breakfast dishes and passed around these plates:
- BBQ Breakfast Benny: I’m a huge fan of eggs benedict and loved these which were topped with tender, smoked brisket. Bravo on the eggs benny!
- Nutella Belgian Waffles: Cripsy, golden waffle cut into quarters, drizzled with the hazelnut-chocolate spread and topped with fresh berries. Honestly, they had me at “Nutella.”
- Build Your Own Omelette: Just what it sounds like – choose your style of eggs, one protein, one cheese and two vegetables. Nothing crazy here, and good if you’re looking for a simpler option.
- A.B.C. Scramble: Similar to the omelette, the egg scramble with avocado, bacon and cheddar cheese is straight-forward. Accompanied by a generous portion of roasted potato hash.
- Captain Crunch French Toast: I’ve never been big on super-sweet dishes in the morning, but this cereal-coated french toast topped with cinnamon whipped cream and syrup will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.
N.S.G. also provides a few gluten-free options, including a different take on the french toast.
We had a great time experiencing N.S.G. brunch for the first time, and you can bet we’ll be back soon to try other menu items I had my eye on.
xo – lexi
Nick & Sam’s Grill graciously paid for our meal, but opinions are our own!