Hallelujah, brunch worshipers! We bring you good tidings of great food. Now please be seated for the benediction. The eggs benediction, that is. We may have just found the perfect specimen. On Lower Greenville, of all places.
You heard that correctly. The part of town synonymous with frat boys getting drunk and peeing on people’s lawns is also home to a most excellent brunch haunt, dude: The Libertine. From the people who brought you the Meridian Room by Fair Park, this neighborhood pub follows in the footsteps of its older sibling by putting out some seriously good bar grub.
The Bananas Foster Pancakes are divine. The chilaquiles, refreshingly original. But it’s the Eggs Benedict, the litmus test for any good brunch menu, that truly shines. Traditional or with the addition of fresh spinach (go Florentine!), the generous portions of thinly sliced ham, perfectly cooked eggs and a velvety, delicate hollandaise sauce that’s light in color yet pleasingly rich is Heaven on a plate.
And though it’s not on the menu, if you’re feeling extra carnivorous, ask them to make your Bennie with flat iron steak. Yum.
The only pitfall of our experience was a truly dreadful Bloody Mary, but $2.50 champagne drinks and the scrumptious food more than made up for our salty-tomato withdrawal tremors.
Give us Libertine, or give us death!
Brunch served Sundays, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
2101 Greenville Avenue, Dallas