In that space’s previous life, as Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Five Sixty, brunch was a years-long tradition, often popular on holidays like Mother’s Day and Easter. Five Sixty closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Crown Block opened in its place in April 2023.
Diners will get a mimosa at the bottom of the elevator during brunch. (At dinner, it’s a ranch water.) Then it’s up, up, up to the 18th floor. The restaurant atop Reunion Tower no longer spins, but seats are available all the way around “The Ball.”
Crown Block has sweeping views of Dallas and sushi and desserts on display in the middle of the dining room. Brunch seems like a reasonable addition at a place with big theatrics. A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, mimosa flights, buffet stations and a candy bar are a few of the brunch additions.
Sunday brunch will cost $80 per person for one plated entree and the option to walk through the dining room and select oysters, sushi, breakfast meats, roasted striploin and other bites. The 10 options for entrees include fried chicken and waffles with caviar, a masa pancake with berry jam and maple butter, and Wagyu Benedict.
Husband-wife team Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla, from Las Vegas, created Crown Block. Blau loves stylish desserts, and Crown Block’s brunch will go big: doughnuts, cakes, pies and candy.
Drinks are not included in the $80-per-person price. The Bloody Mary bar will cost $29 per person. A full bar is also available for a la carte drinks like espresso martinis.
Crown Block (at Reunion Tower) is at 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas. Reservations are available on OpenTable and recommended for brunch or dinner. Brunch is Sundays only, 10:30 to 2 p.m. The restaurant is open seven days a week for dinner, 5 to 10 p.m.