Dexter's Winter Park

Sunday Brunch and More at Winter Park’s Dexter’s

By in Cuisine on July 1, 2011

I learned something new recently — Dexter’s in Winter Park has absolutely fabulous eggs benedict! Last weekend Laura and I stopped by the restaurant for a little Sunday brunch, and I ordered the dish for the first time. When it came and I took the first bite of my poached egg drenched in Hollandaise sauce, I was falling all over myself. It was absolutely delicious and I know other patrons thought so too. We ran into a friend and her husband while there, and he admitted that the eggs benedict is what he gets every time he comes for brunch. The dish is definitely a must try!

Laura ordered the Organic Blue Corn Pancakes with fresh peach compote which she too enjoyed. She did mention she would have preferred a little less butter and a little more compote on top, but regardless it was still a great meal. We sipped on mimosas while we dined (one of us may have had a double) and just enjoyed the relaxed Sunday morning atmosphere that Dexter’s provides.

If brunch isn’t your thing, Dexter’s is also a great place for lunch or dinner. I’ve been several times before, for both meals, and I’ve never had a bad dish. They have great sandwiches and salad options. The Summerset Spinach salad, which is filled with fruit and nuts, is refreshing and healthy, and I’m dying to try the Rustic Cast Iron Skillet salad too! For dinner, the portions are generous in size and the meals are even more delicious.

The ambiance at Dexter’s is great too. The restaurant has a warehouse gallery feel (which I’ve noticed we’ve seen in a few restaurants we’ve visited lately) with concrete floors, neutral color walls and tons of artwork displayed on the walls. They have a full bar in the center of the restaurant and a wall of sliding glass doors that they open on nice days, which is something that I always enjoy. They also have great live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

For those of you interested in budget friendly options, the restaurant has several awesome weekly specials that may just entice you to visit on a regular basis. Every Tuesday Dexter’s has $1 burgers ($.50 toppings) and every Thursday is ladies night featuring $1 champagne.

So if you are looking for a place where you can have a great meal at anytime of the day, Dexter’s in Winter Park is definitely your place!

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