3 New Brunches in Houston

From seafood crêpes to pulled-pork hash, Sundays just got a delicious boost
December 4, 2014
by Marcy de Luna

From seafood crêpes and creative omelets to Bellinis by the pitcher and hot buttered rum, Sundays just got a delicious boost thanks to these new brunch options.

Hearsay on the Green

The just-opened sister of Downtown's Hearsay Gastro Lounge recently launched Sunday brunch. Sleep in and linger when you get there — this midday food and booze affair runs for 12 hours, from 11 AM-11 PM. The menu of New American dishes features the likes of buttermilk fried chicken and Belgian waffle, your choice of three omelets (jumbo lump crab, baby spinach or bacon-mushroom) and a massive burger topped with a fried egg, aged cheddar and chipotle aïoli sauce. Bar highlights include a housemade Bloody Mary, and mimosas and Bellinis by the pitcher.

Tony Mandola's

There's a brand-new brunch menu at this upscale coastal seafood kitchen that's worth checking out on Sundays between 11 AM-3 PM. Get the party started with $12 carafes of mimosas or made-to-order Bloody Marys and music spun by a live DJ. Oh, and there's a roster of tasty dishes too. For seafood lovers, we recommend the tarragon seafood crêpes — filled with shrimp, crabmeat and lobster and smothered in hollandaise sauce — or the Creole classic of jumbo Gulf shrimp and stone-ground grits (pictured at top). Looking for something sweet? Go with the Frangelico French toast, made from thick-cut brioche bread with warm hazelnut syrup, bacon, fresh berries and powdered sugar.


While you can still order signature brunch dishes (like the XI Madame sandwich and apple caramel crumble French toast) on Sundays between 11 AM-3 PM, chef Kevin Bryant has added a number of new must-try items. Along with a pulled-pork hash covered in salsa verde and two fried eggs, recent additions include grilled salmon served with a jumbo lump crab salad, a rotating quiche and grilled teres major (tender beef shoulder tossed with green onions and bell peppers). Order the hot buttered rum with your feast — this delicious, boozy, warm drink goes with just about anything.