Last Sunday we hopped over to Dallas for brunch at the new City Hall Bistro inside of the Adolphus Hotel.
We arrived a bit early to brunch (is 11am early??)... Apparently so, because we had the entire back dining room to ourselves for the first few minutes. We decided to take advantage of the charming interior before the place filled up. I loved the clean, white subway tiled walls, cognac tufted sofas vintage-toned art, and retro light fixtures. Not to mention the sweet caned chairs! There's a special place in my heart for a good cane chair, thanks to my grandma's dining set of my childhood.
While the interiors were worth the entire visit, the food was equally as irresistable! While I forgot to snap photos of our meal, I assure you it was superb. We started by sharing hazelnut waffles topped with banana and real maple syrup. I had the juice of the day, watermelon pineapple, which was the most refreshing drink I could have ever dreamed. Followed by a Fattoush salad that was SO simple, but the fresh heirloom tomatoes, mâche, and yogurt dressing made it sing. Stephen's Eggs Benendict was fabulous, but my favorite part was the crispy potatoes served alongside. This meal was indulgent, a rare treat for us. We enjoyed it immensely!
I am really loving the whole lifestyle concept recently being implemented in hotels like the Adolphus and the Statler just down the street. Of course, the Joule is kind of the OG in Dallas as far as the concept goes. In these three hotels you'll find not only incredible interiors that beg to be lounged in, but picturesque coffee shops, great brunch spots, luxurious dining, barber shops, rooftop bars, exquisite boutiques, and fine art. It's a fabulous concept that serves not only those staying at the hotel but also locals seeking out amazing food, secretive cocktail bars, and killer interiors.
Isn't this place so charming?