Brunch and More at the Woolworth

01.04.2014 by: Shelly Markey
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Main Dining Room

Library Dining Area

There is a cool, new spot looking over downtown from a perch on the second floor of the former Woolworth Building. Walk up the stairs and into this sleek, retro restaurant and cocktail bar called, appropriately, The Woolworth. Couches, booths and simple table setups atop a wood floor, surrounded by brick walls and lots of windows give it a cozy feel and an ambiance we instantly loved! Off to the side is one of the coolest dining areas we have seen-a library with comfy couches and a fireplace that opens to a dining nook with a table for 14. Doors can close this area off for a private dining event where you feel like you are dining in an elegant home instead of a restaurant.

Eggs Benedict with New York Strip on Toasted Focaccia

The "Hangover"

Bottomless Mimosas {The Woolworth Facebook Photo}

We decided on brunch for our first visit to The Woolworth. The menu is small but covers all the bases, from egg dishes like Huevos Rancheros and a Healthy Omelet to a decadent French Toast made with a creme brulee battered cappucino chocolate chip bread. A mimosa is always a nice way to start your day and they come "bottomless" here for $10.We decided on the Eggs Benedict-a dish that deviates from the norm by substituting New York strip for the Canadian bacon and toasted focaccia for the requisite english muffin. Add the roasted heirloom tomato & jalapeno jam and lemon-scented hollandaise and you may have a new favorite if you are an Eggs Benedict afficianado. Grabbing a morning or mid-day meal after a fun night out on the town? Then you might try The "Hangover" along with the aspirin. Start with a jumbo (and we mean BIG!) buttermilk biscuit and fill it with layers consisting of habanero fried chicken, "Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract" maple syrup, fried eggs, country ham, sausage, pecan bacon, hash browns and pepper gravy. This is a "Knife and Fork" Sandwich that pretty much has everything you would want in a breakfast plate. The combination is great and the syrup and gravy really brings out the flavors in a nice way.

We are looking forward to coming back for starters at the bar, choosing apps like Ahi Tuna Wontons, Caprese Lollipops and Lobster Fondue complimented by a classic cocktail like Smoke and Spice or Sweet Bombshell Blonde. The lunch menu has a mixture of sandwiches, street tacos and Smart Fit Bowls where you choose different ingredients to create your own bowl.

The "Eye"

Finding The Woolworth can be a little tricky. The address is 1520 Elm Street but it is really situated in the breezeway between Elm and Main. If you look for the iconic EYE you will find The Woolworth. Downtown Dallas is starting to buzz and The Woolworth is a great spot to sip, dine and watch the activity.

The Woolworth {Official Website}

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