4611 Montrose Blvd.
11AM – 4:00PM

For the ultimate in original, spend your Sunday listening to Houston’s top blues musicians and eating award winning Gulf Coast cuisine at Danton’s, the cool Montrose spot that boasts the only live blues brunch in the city. On Sundays Chef Danton adds brunch specials like eggs Benedict Danton, French toast, migas, garlic soup, pork tenderloin, baked oysters, fish of the day and more to compliment the already wonderful regular menu selections. Thirsty? How do $2 mimosas, $6 Bloody Danton’s or Margarita’s Barbara Lee, champagne specials and happy hour drink pricing sound?


1600 Westheimer Rd.
10AM – 2.30PM

For $27 a person you can indulge in the flavors of Mexico on one of the most beautiful patios in the city. The spread is some of the most sumptuous Mexican in the city, as the succulent Lobster Taquito pictured at left will testify. And while you’re there, do yourself a favor and try their Red Plum Mojito, you won’t be sorry.

Mockingbird Bistro

1985 Welch Street
11AM – 3PM

The Mockingbird’s casual country-French/ American menu and atmosphere make for an elegant yet laid-back Sunday morning, with Brandy Alexanders and Espresso Martinis alongside the classic Mimosa and Bloody Mary stand-bys.


4611 Montrose Blvd.
11AM – 3.15PM

For the ultimate in original, spend your Sunday eating Gulf Coast seafood and listening to Houston’s top blues musicians at Danton’s, the cool Montrose spot that boasts the only live blues brunch in the city. $30 buys you an all you can eat buffet and a live show, alcohol is extra.


3755 Richmond Ave.
11AM – 3PM

The atmosphere is exquisite. The fine Italian food is the best in the city. The service is unparalleled. The cuisine ranges from sashimi to classic pasta dishes to soufflé, added to that, they offer over 1,000 wines to choose between. Your mother will surely feel like a queen, but as you might guess, Tony’s books fast, so get your reservations in now!

Ciao Bello

5161 San Felipe

As you might expect, Tony Vallone’s newest eatery is a hands-down winner and a great place to take mom or dad for lunch or dinner on the upcoming holiday. Ciao Bello offers the freshest seafood and vegetables, hand-made pasta, beautiful settings inside and out—just the quality that is synonymous with the Vallone name, only in a more casual setting.

Dharma Café

1718 Houston Ave.
10AM – 2PM

Dharma is undoubtedly one of the hippest places to catch Brunch on a Sunday in the city. Housed in a cool historic building between midtown and the heights, this perennial pet features a delicious spread packed with fresh ingredients and a complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa, all for $17 a person. While you’re there, be sure to try their famous homemade blueberry scones, definitely a must.


2015 W. Gray p.713.522.1330
11AM – 3PM

For something a little more exotic, try Tapas at Tinto’s. Alberto Alfonzo’s Spanish cuisine is modestly priced ($6 - $9 for Tapas) and the location is lovely while being convenient- right around the corner from River Oaks Theatre. The small Tapas portions will leave you satisfied without being over-full and their drinks pack a flavorful punch.

Brennan’s Redux

3300 Smith St. p.713.522.9711
11AM – 2PM Saturday,
10AM – 2PM Sunday

When it comes to brunch, there is no comparison to this Houston landmark. Back this year after Hurricane Ike’s devastating electrical fire, Brennan’s is better than ever. Actually, it’s more than better, it’s magical. They have new paint, new carpet, fab new chairs. They have opened up one whole wall and glassed two others so the place is more gorgeous than ever. At night, the yellow and gold palate makes the restaurant glow. The bar has been enlarged and now flows onto the courtyard, which has freshly-laid slate. It’s a little pricier than others on our list, but you have to realize brunch at Brennan’s is not just a meal, it’s an experience.

The Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Boulevard
10.30AM – 4PM

Brunch at the Height’s classic Rainbow Lodge embodies the notion of first class food and atmosphere at coach prices. They offer the best of Gulf Coast cuisine with 99-cent Mimosas on a huge beautiful deck, need we say more?

Ouisie’s Table

3939 San Felipe St.
11AM – 2.30PM Saturday and Sunday

Ouisie’s blend of traditional American foods with those of a more ethnic flair culminates with Saturday and Sunday brunch in their Bear’s Garden, whose fountains and greenery epitomize a tranquil setting for early bite. The fare, with options such as Shrimp and Cheese Grits, Seafood Crepes and Best Egg Benedict echoes this delicate balance between the traditional and the exotic.

Tacos a Go Go

3704 Main St.

For a cool, casual brunch, head to Tacos a Go Go in midtown, right next door to the Continental. The Tex-Mex is good and cheap, the décor of old Mexican b-movies paired with Virgen de Guadalupe statues is unlike anything else you’ll find in Houston, and the Mimosas and Sangria are plentiful.