Plano represents well, with two on the list: Haywire and Whiskey Cake.
The list was created by synthesizing 12 million reviews of more than 30,000 restaurants in the U.S., according to an OpenTable statement. What results is a list of happenin’ brunch spots in 24 states. It starts with Texas: The No. 1 restaurant, a’Bouzy, is in Houston.
The highest-ranking brunch restaurant on the list in North Texas is Haywire in Plano. The three-story restaurant is in the posh Legacy West development. When Haywire opened, this is how we described it: “If your rich friend had a home in Marfa, Texas, it’d look like this: inviting, indulgent and eccentric.” Notably, a second Haywire in D-FW is expected to open in Uptown Dallas in June 2021. Haywire ranked No. 47 on OpenTable’s list.
The final Dallas-area restaurant on OpenTable’s best brunch list is Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, at No. 99. We called Yardbird one of the most exciting restaurants to open in Dallas in 2020, and it made its debut in September after coronavirus-related delays. The first Yardbird is in Miami. The restaurant has grown to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Singapore, Washington, D.C. and Dallas.Sneaking in near the end, at No. 97 out of 100, is Whiskey Cake. Yes, that’s another restaurant in Plano — and one owned by FB Society, the same parent company that owns Haywire. Whiskey Cake is named for its gooey, delicious cake, but the brunch menu also includes cinnamon roll pancakes, whiskey-braised short rib hash, and a “hangover burger” with bacon, a sunny-side up egg and comeback sauce. Whiskey Cake has a second restaurant in D-FW, in Las Colinas, plus five others in Texas.