Restaurant Spotlight

Dexter’s

J. and I spent the weekend in Orlando and before we headed home this morning we of course had to stop for brunch. On one of our last trips we tried out Dexter’s (in Windermere) and couldn’t wait to go back!  They have a few other locations within the Orlando area, but this location is the most convenient to the Disney area and for us heading home.

When we arrived they were busy but we were seated right away. The restaurant is upscale but welcoming – very open layout and contemporary art on the walls and natural light shining through the windows. The restaurant has a full menu of pastas, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and of course – Sunday brunch.

IMG_4862My favorite thing about this place is their fresh flavored mimosas. Raspberry, Mango, Peach, Orange, Cranberry, Pineapple or any mix thereof can be mixed with champagne for a delicious morning beverage. J. went for the classic orange and I went for pineapple. Their “doubles” are also served in wine glasses – now that’s my kind of mimosa!

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J. ordered their Classic American Breakfast bowl made with potatoes, peppers, onions, bacon, cheese, and two eggs any way you like (J. got scrambled). I find it always nice to know restaurants can tackle oddball brunch dishes, but can still serve the classics up well. Everything in this bowl was cooked well – and the crispy bacon and melted cheese on top melded everything together.

I couldn’t resist ordering their chicken and waffles and it did not disappoint. The waffle was soft, fluffy and had a nice sweetness (without having to add syrup). The chicken – which was a fried boneless breast – was moist on the inside and crisp on the outside. To top it off – the chicken was served with a honey bourbon and bacon compound butter (YUM!). This butter added the perfect level of salt to accompany the sweetness of the waffle. It was a pretty perfect dish that I will be dreaming of for days.

Now I just need to find an excuse to go back to Orlando so I can return to Dexter’s!

Until next time!

–BrunchBabe

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