The Gin Mill
For my 27th birthday recently, I knew I wanted to do brunch since it's my favorite meal of the day. Seriously, what is better than delicious breakfast food you don't have to get up early to enjoy?! So, in searching around the interwebs, I came across the menu for The Gin Mill and thought it looked fun and hoped it wouldn't be too crowded like Breadwinners and the more popular places.
It was a good choice! The location is super fun. It's a big spread out building with lots of patio space, a nice interior space, and what looked like a great bar area. We were the first ones there right when they opened at 11 a.m., but more people quickly joined us spreading out between the bar and the patio. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful, giving suggestions, and even hunting down what herbs were in a herbed hollandaise for a friend who has food allergies. I had the special for that day which was the Steak Benedict. It was delicious, really fresh and not overwhelmed with a heavy hollandaise. It was also a the perfect amount of food where I felt satisfied, but not stuffed when I left.
Everyone else at my table seemed to enjoy their food as well. I tried some of the flatbread pizzas and they were very yummy! The only complaint I would have was that the drink I ordered, also a summer special, was just so-so. Nothing to write home about, and with Dallas prices, I want to be wowed with my cocktail choices. Next time, if I happened to bring a DD with me, I would be up for trying the $15 bottomless mimosas. ;)