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Nick’s in Fondren: Brunching in Style

Looking for a brunch to remember? Look no further than Fondren, and Nick’s Restaurant.

A longtime lunch and dinner hotspot, Nick’s recently started offering brunch, Saturdays and Sundays. They were determined to pull out all the stops, and they certainly did. It’s quite impressive, from the decadent dishes to the amazing ambiance to the 101 ingredient make-your-own-Bloody-Mary-Bar.

NicksBrunch-BloodyMaryYou read that right: a Bloody Mary Bar with 101 ingredients, which you can select and portion on your own, perfecting your personal Bloody Mary recipe. The 101 ingredients include your choice of top-shelf vodkas, from locally distilled Cathead Vodka to Pearl and Absolut, and in-house infused vodkas like lemon-cucumber and bacon (yep, bacon vodka). You also have your choice of mixers, from plain tomato juice to spicy brand-name mixes to house-made concoctions like Pineapple Habanero – my personal favorite. There are also hot sauces, pickled everything (pickled okra, pickled green beans, pickled baby corn – you get the idea), stuffed olives, candied jalapenos, and so much more.

Oh, and did I mention the Bloody Mary Bar is only $9, and is unlimited? Plan wisely: know your limits, bring a designated driver, and/or enjoy plenty of food so the drinks don’t hit you too hard.

Speaking of the food, prepare to be wowed.

If you’ve brought an appetite, start with some appetizers – Beignets can be served with mascarpone, blackberry compote, or, if you ask nicely, both! Ooey, gooey, Monkey Bread, packed with nuts and sweetness, is another scrumptious starter on the menu.

When it comes to main dishes, you can build your own omelet or waffle, if you want to stick to the basics. But if you’re seeking something inventive and beautifully presented, try one of their signature specials. The Duck Confit Hash is out of this world – potatoes, onions, smoky tender duck meat, served with a purple port-wine-poached egg and a citrus-hollandaise sauce. Heavenly. You can also try the Fried Chicken Benedict, the perfect balance of savory and sweet, with perfectly poached eggs, fried chicken, and the hollandaise sauce all resting atop a scrumptious Sweet Potato Biscuit. Or, if you want to go a little more minimal, try the Bagel Breakfast, a deconstructed take on bagels and lox – less rich but no less appetizing, this spread gives you a pretty palate of salmon, cream cheese, red onions, crumbled egg, all surrounding your awaiting bagel.

One thing to note: having been there a few times now, service can often be pretty slow. Don’t plan on a quick brunch. This is a leisurely outing, and if you want to really enjoy it, you need to know that going into it, and remind yourself that every moment should be savored, not rushed.

NicksBrunch-CoffeeEven the coffee at this brunch is a treat, presented beautifully on its own little serving plate, with a rock crystal stirrer to add some class to your sweetening routine. Perfect note to start and end your brunch with, in my opinion: coffee and great conversation. Add in a great setting, exciting menu, and that unlimited Bloody Mary Bar… well, let’s just say weekend brunch can’t come soon enough!

Have you tried Nick’s for brunch? What’s your favorite dish? Or, tell us your favorite ingredient on the Bloody Mary Bar!

Nick's on Urbanspoon
Nick’s
3000 Old Canton Rd
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 981-8017
nicksrestaurant.com
Price: $$$$

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31 Responses to Nick’s in Fondren: Brunching in Style

  1. Jessica March 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I can’t wait to try the fried chicken benedict. Wow! This sounds wonderful.

  2. Jordan Mason March 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Nick’s brunch is the best!! The steak and hash is amazing.

  3. weiss March 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    you had me at make your own Bloody Mary bar !!!

  4. David March 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    That all sounds great, I will have to swing by and try them out for brunch.

  5. Chris Myers March 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Nick’s brunch is one of the best deals in town. Not only are the entrees very reasonably priced, they’re delicious works of art. Bagels & Lox is my favorite.

  6. Avery March 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    One of my favorite places for brunch! I love their pancakes. And even people who don’t like Bloody Marys will be impressed by their awesome Bloody Mary bar! Yum!

  7. Peter Chase March 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Looking to try this out tomorrow. Sounds great!

  8. ACT March 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Nicks has the best brunch in town, without question! And you can’t forget about the amazing Bloody Mary Bar…my favorite Saturday stop!

  9. Scott March 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Brunch is my favorite meal of the week! Great article!

  10. Stacey March 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    You can’t beat Nick’s Fried Chicken Benedict!!

  11. Sally March 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Nick’s brunch is excellent! Love it!

  12. Meg March 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Had no idea they had brunch. Can’t wait to try! :)

  13. Shannon March 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Have heard wonderful things about Nicks! That duck confit hash sounds delicious! :-)

  14. Shannon March 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Have heard wonderful things about Nicks! That duck confit hash sounds delicious! :-)

  15. Lauren riviere March 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    I’m ready for brunch! Love the atmosphere at Nicks

  16. Amanda March 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to try this place. That’s a very motivating post ;-)
    Will stop by during spring break!

  17. Caleb March 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Nick’s brunch is so good, I still have to come back and try to monkey bread. It sounds excellent!

  18. Carl Black March 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m thrilled to have a brunch option in Fondren! Look forward to exploring this while I’m visiting town.

  19. Karen Easterling March 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to start off Spring Break week

  20. Bethany March 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Nick’s brunch is great. I’ve gotten the West coast omelette each time and it’s always delicious.

  21. Deb March 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this out. Bloody Mary bar?! Yum!!

  22. Anthony March 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    One of my favorites!

  23. Christen March 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    I got the West Coast omelet, and it was awesome! And I love the coffee with the rock candy. Can’t wait to go back!

  24. hrmajsty March 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Always wanted to try Nick’s. Even more reason now!

  25. Shelia March 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    This brunch sounds so good! Definitely have to try it!

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