Last Friday we told you about the first Saturday brunch special at La Grange in Deep Ellum and we were so excited about the story we made plans to join the excitement and share with you our finds.
When we first arrived we found a very long line standing outside the building. This discouraged us but we parked with the idea we might actually be having brunch somewhere else. I was already setting my tasters on the chicken fried steak and eggs at All Good Café. As we approached La Grange, which typically we only hit when we are wandering Deep Ellum late nights while recovering from a concert at the neighboring Trees, we found the line moving as they began seating patrons.
The reason for the line was they actually opened a few minutes later than the 11am start time they announced. No problemo.
It didn’t take long before we were seated at the bar (preferred seating for Crave staffers as we can watch all the action and listen to the bartenders). The patio is another great option since its shady and cool. Once seated we were told to enjoy the buffet set up in the adjoining room. This wasn’t a problem as that line moved swiftly as well.
Once we made it to the buffet we were visited with numerous choices including pancakes, made-to-order Belgium style waffles, a variety of scrambled eggs and tortillas, Texas eggs Benedict, beef and green chile chicken enchiladas, a variety of breakfast pastries and much more. There were a few vegetarian options, but certainly not vegan.
Sampling a wee bit of everything we were impressed. Not only was the brunch 99 cents (normally ten dollars more), but the food was prepared in a fast pace keeping everything fresh. Let it be known now that breakfast buffets are not normally crave-worthy, but this was a kind exception.
There were a variety of drinks to enjoy as La Grange is really a bar. I might suggest the 10 dollar bottomless mimosas, but certainly the bloody Marys were spicy, powerful and spot-on delicious.
Check out this brunch each weekend, but keep an eye out for the first Saturday 99 cent bargain. Our tab for two with three drinks and brunch was a whopping 12 bucks.La Grange 2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX (214) 741-2008