Elegant without being stuffy.
Laidback without being boring.
Charming without trying too hard.
Yes, we know. Those descriptions all represent our personal traits (and dating profile bullet points), but they also perfectly apply to the brunch scene at Elm & Good inside the Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Deep Ellum.
This genteel spot under the culinary leadership of chef Graham Dodds has been a fantastic spot for an evening nosh ever since it opened (the low-key live music’s always a nice touch). But we hadn’t had the opportunity to try brunch until a recent weekend.
And after a long Saturday night of boozing it up around the neighborhood, it was just what the hangover doctor ordered.
On the menu, you’ll find crowd-pleasers including a loaded avocado toast with a poached egg; Scottish smoked salmon on an everything bagel; buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and lemon curd; brisket hash; and cornflake crusted French toast.
Of course, anytime Graham Dodds is involved, we seek out anything on the menu with one of his famous biscuits, so when we realized our go-to brunch dish of eggs benedict features one of his melt-in-your-mouth discs of golden-brown deliciousness, we might have let out a happy little squeak. Shaved country ham and a velvety, rich hollandaise provided the punch of salt we needed and a nice variety of textures to compliment the buttermilk beauty.
Two other favorites during our visit might appear to be mere B-list guests, but the Yukon gold breakfast potatoes that accompany most of the savory dishes and a side of crispy applewood smoked bacon both proved to be actual superstars. Rarely are brunch potatoes worth a second glance, let alone all those carbs, but these are pure perfection.
As is everything we’ve ever tasted at Elm & Good.
So not sure why we’d ever act surprised.
Elm & Good BrunchMain photo by Alison McLean; Brunch spread photo via facebook.com/elmandgood
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Inside Kimpton Pittman Hotel
2551 Elm Street, Dallas