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The "Patio Brunch" offers plenty of outdoor seating and people-watching on the Strip, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm. Enjoy signature dishes like the banana and mascarpone stuffed French toast while sipping a bloody mary (or maria) crafted table-side with your choice of frozen vodka or tequila for $18 each.
Bobby Flay’s spot has $10 Bloody Marys with a spicy kick that complement the Southwestern style breakfast platters, including but not limited to: the blue corn buttermilk waffle and scrambled eggs chilaquiles.
The newest brunch on the Strip definitely fits among the best. STK Brunch Club offers a party atmosphere with live music and a fun bloody mary service where you can walk up to the bar to pick out your own garnishes (or choose a green tomatillo mix as an alternative). Even better than the smoked salmon or pork belly Benedict you'll find on the menu is the rolling coffee cart, where you can have a cappuccino or boozy java drink made table-side to wrap up your meal.
A three-course brunch is just $38 and includes the waterside view of the Bellagio fountains. The first course is a nice selection of baked pastries followed by a lighter dish (such as the quinoa salad) and then a more savory option (like an eggplant Parmesan Benedict). The bellinis are almost a little too sweet, so go with the all-you-can-drink bloody marys for $28 instead.
The Mariachi Brunch runs 11am-3pm Saturday and Sundays with two-for-one margaritas and breakfast food served with a little inspiration from south of the border. The breakfast burrito comes loaded with scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, Oaxaca cheese, lettuce and salsa for $13.
On the Strip (cont'd.)
Proving to be much more than the best chocolate factory in Las Vegas, Hexx is serving up a brunch menu that includes five unique bloody mary creations including the Farmers Market, made with bacon-infused gin or The Colossal, which is so big, it comes in its own pitcher. As for the food, you have to try the savory carnitas hash and the sticky sweet baked French toast made with mascarpone and the restaurant's signature house-made dark chocolate.
Michael Mina's latest Las Vegas restaurant offers a fun French take on brunch, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm. Your best bet to wash down the foie gras parfait or prime steak tartare is the bottomless rosé.
Available Friday-Sunday from 7am-2pm, this French bistro from Thomas Keller offers a nice take on the traditional beignet, as well as a tasty Poulet et des Gaufres (which is just a fancy name for roasted chicken with a bacon and chive waffle). And don't forget... Dom Pérignon by the glass.
The popular spot from Giada de Laurentiis expanded its menu last summer to include brunch with cool stuff like lobster hash or a chicken cacciatore with a parmesan polenta waffle. Limitless La Marca mimosas are available for $30, but you can shell out a few extra bucks and upgrade to Moet & Chandon, Ferrari, or Veuve Clicquot.
Enjoy a twist on traditional brunch dishes like the English bagel tacos and lobster Eggs Benny 9am-2:30pm Saturdays and Sundays. Go crazy and design your own creation from the Bloody Mary cart, where the garnish includes everything from chicken wings to cheeseburger sliders. The price depends on how much stuff you load on your drink.
The Sterling Brunch may seem pricey at $90 but it also includes American sturgeon caviar, stone crab, lobster omelets, and best of all, unlimited pours of Perrier-Jouet Champagne which is almost worth the price alone.
One of the best buffets in Las Vegas has a weekday brunch from 8am-2pm and a weekend version that goes an hour longer until 3pm. Take advantage of the complimentary glass of champagne, Bloody Mary, or mimosa.
The Party Brunch takes place every Saturday from 2pm-6pm. It’s designed for people who like an expansive selection of Champagne, salmon and scrambled eggs on their pizza, and are waking up on the late side after a wild night at the club.
Unlimited small plates include huevos rancheros and egg white Oysters Rockefeller for just $35, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm on the poolside patio. Wash it down with $10 bottomless mimosas and enjoy a view that overlooks the Beach at Mandalay Bay.
The weekly Sunday brunch offers up bacon carved on the spot and an amazing antipasto selection among five stations, from 10:30am-2:30pm. Add $14.95 to the bill and you get your choice of bottomless sangria, Bloody Marys, Bloody Caesars, selected beer, frozen cocktails, and wines by the glass.
From 12pm-2:30pm on Sundays you can indulge in one of the most unique brunch menus in Las Vegas. The food offers sushi and other high-end Asian or Indian cuisine to go along with Perrier-Jouet Brut Champagne for $35, or mimosas for $19.
On Sundays from 10:30am-2:30pm there's veal short rib hash, mushroom grits, pancakes with berry compote, and other tray-passed bites for $48, making it one of the best brunch deals on the Strip. Add on another 20 bucks for bottomless sparkling wine, bloody marys, or build-your-own mojitos.
Stop by everyday 8am-11am for morning bites like huevos de nachos, croissant French toast, and a tasty breakfast quesadilla. Bottomless mimosas and bellinis are $24.99, but you can never go wrong with a Cabo Wabo margarita... even at 9am in the morning.
A lot of Vegas buffets tend to look the same after a while (or a couple days), but Le Village Buffet stands apart from the others with a one-of-a-kind crepe station that nearly makes the $31 brunch price worth it... and perfect with the Champagne that’s included.
The Jazz Brunch on Sundays comes with (as you may have guessed) live jazz music, a relaxed atmosphere, and an appetite for the finer things like a shellfish station with king crab legs, Louisiana crawfish, and wild caught shrimp. Don't forget to try the French toast bread pudding.
The brunch also has unlimited Veuve-Clicquot Yellow Label Brut for $65, or endless pours of Bertrand Rose for $25.
Aside from being one of the best things about the rejuvenated downtown area, Pizza Rock also offers a Sunday Acoustic Brunch 10:30am-2pm with live music and dishes like the meatball hash n’ eggs. For $10 you can get a 22oz bacon Bloody Mary or bottomless mimosas with a juice selection that includes orange, strawberry, mango or blood orange.
Why wait for the weekend? Bottomless Bloody Marys are available all day, everyday for $15. Due to the liquor license, they’re actually made with sake instead of vodka -- but it works perfectly with a housemade Bloody Mary mix and the chef’s own specialty pickles.
The Patio Pounder is a bottle of Mumm Champagne and a carafe of OJ for $20. Otherwise, for an extra buck you can get a pitcher of the Skyy White Peach Sangria.
From Saturday and Sunday -- 10am-3pm -- you can grab an outdoor table on the second floor of the Container Park and order up sticky monkey bread dripping in brown sugar and butter, steak and egg tacos, and brioche French toast with cappuccino cream. Finish it all off with an Irish coffee.
One of the most inventive brunches in Las Vegas takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm, with fun dishes like poached duck egg and wild mushroom toast Benedict or the roasted squash and asparagus quiche. But the best part is the bloody mary table-side cart, with two bottles of 50 Bleu vodka, jars of garnish, and bloody mary mix for $70.
The Sunday brunch (10am-2pm) gets off to a good start with an order of house-made donuts followed by inventive dishes like a caramel custard French toast or the world's greatest grilled cheese sandwich with brie, cranberries, and apples on whole wheat bread. There's also a choice of three bottomless Champagne cocktails for $19.
The Jazz Brunch comes around on the first and third Sunday of each month. It includes live music, a selection of traditional breakfast favorites, and choice of one JW Signature Pomegranate mimosa or bloody mary included in the $24.99 price tag.
Brunch is from 10am-2pm on weekends, but usually lasts a little longer on Sunday. The menu is divided into categories like “sweet” (chocolate chip pancakes) and “savory” (jerk fried chicken & waffles) and can be washed down with $20 bottomless mimosas.
The brunch on Saturdays and Sundays (from 9am-3pm) make the most of the in-house butcher shop, with dishes like the short rib hash and steakhouse scramble. Bottomless mimosa are $16.
Dishes like the Farmer’s Toast with crushed avocado, radish, carrots, fennel, and grilled wheat bread are among the tastiest farm-to-table items you will find during any brunch. Stop by on Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am-2:45pm and order the Green Goodness juice with kale, apple, fennel, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger... or booze it up with $20 bottomless mimosas or $25 bottomless bloody marys.
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Need something to wash down your Vienne schnitzel with poached eggs? The weekend brunch runs 10:30am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Mix moscato with either strawberry pulp, mango punch, or peach juice for $8 a glass or $30 a bottle. Traditional mimosas are $5.
While the breakfast tacos and asparagus egg scramble are pretty awesome, the best reason to stop by would be the four champagne and sparkling wine choices by the glass... or you can not think about it too much and just go with $20 bottomless mimosas. Weekend brunch runs Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-3pm.
Henderson’s best buffet offers a Champagne brunch on Sundays from 8am-4pm (with the bubbly included).
The brunch menu will officially be introduced in mid-February, but there's no need to wait. Henderson's one of the best new restaurant of 2015 and only does breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. So you can't go wrong with anything on the regular menu, whether it's a waffle topped with foie gras or a wickedly authentic Monte Cristo.
Need a good drink (or three) to start the day? The mimosa trio sampler is made with your choice of three fresh fruit purees, including orange, white peach, pomegranate, passion fruit, lychee, guava, and cherry for $10. As for the famous crepes, if you come up with your own creation, it may get added to the menu and named after you (maybe).
Off the Strip (cont'd.)
The Liquid Brunch offers “almost bottomless” Bloody Marys or mimosas every Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm and comes with a complimentary order of the signature arancini -- which is a fancy word for stuffed Sicilian rice balls. New brunch items include chilaquiles, "Mama's Fried Chicken" and croque madame.
The restaurant in front of the Hard Rock resort is hosting a gender-bending "Drag Brunch" 10am-1pm during the fourth Sunday of each month, with unlimited mimosas for $20. Consider the drag show a bonus.
Pink Taco has revamped its Sunday brunch with a menu of Mexican-inspired dishes like huevos rancheros, plantain French toast, and chicken enchiladas. Drinks include the $15 Bloody Sunday with Jameson, Sriracha, Pink Taco's own bloody mary mix, crispy costilla, and escabeche. All margaritas and sangria are available by the pitcher.
Wake up with their “Eye Openers" for just $10. That nets you bottomless mimosas or bloody marys 10am-3pm every Sunday. Perfect on the patio with bananas Foster French toast.
You get more than just a buffet on Saturdays and Sundays. You also get a Champagne brunch 7am-3pm that’s only $10.99 with a Players Club card.
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1. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro3325 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
2. Mesa Grill3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
3. STK Las Vegas3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas
4. Lago3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas
5. Luxor Hotel & Casino3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las vegas
6. Hexx3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
7. BARDOT Brasserie3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
8. Bouchon Bistro3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
9. Giada3595 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
10. Todd English's P.U.B3720 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
11. BLT Steak3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
12. Wicked Spoon3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
13. Lavo's Champagne Brunch3325 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
14. Border Grill Las Vegas3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
15. Buddy V's RistoranteShoppes at Palazzo, Las Vegas
16. MOzen Bistro at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
17. La Cave3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
18. Cabo Wabo Cantina3663 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
19. Le Village Buffet3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
20. The Country Club3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
21. Pizza Rock Las Vegas201 N 3rd Street, Las Vegas
22. MTO Café500 S Main St, Las Vegas
23. Park on Fremont506 East Fremont, Las Vegas
24. The Perch707 Fremont St #2170, Las Vegas
25. Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas
26. Andiron Steak & Sea1720 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas
27. Ceres Restaurant221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas
28. DW Bistro6115 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas
29. Echo & Rig440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas
30. Honey Salt1031 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas
31. Bernard's Bistro2021 W Sunset Rd, Henderson
32. Sammy's Restaurant & Bar1501 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson
33. Feast Buffet1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson
34. Kitchen Table1716 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste 100, Henderson
35. Crepe Expectations9500 S Eastern Ave Ste 150, Las Vegas
36. Double Helix6599 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
37. Hard Rock Cafe3771 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
38. Pink Taco4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas
39. Elements Fine Casual Dining & Cocktails4950 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas
40. Aliante Medley Buffet7300 Aliante Pkwy, Las Vegas
At this French-inspired steakhouse in The Palazzo you will find corn-fed Iowa steaks aged for 28 days, one of the largest selections of cheeses on this side of the planet (we're talking more than 60 farmhouse artisanal cheeses), and a full iced seafood bar that's as fresh as it gets. Not to mention an emphasis on high-quality service and the best patio seating you’ll find anywhere on the Strip.
Bobby Flay's spot in Caesar's Palace serves up killer Tex Mex. Check out the shrimp tamales, New Mexican spiced pork tenderloin sandwich or the chilaquiles if you go for brunch.
The Cosmopolitan’s fashionable steakhouse is designed to be a one-stop-shop for those looking for a fun night on the Strip with DJs, and of course, delicious meat-based dining.
Enjoy the Bellagio fountain shows during dinner thanks to the floor to ceiling windows.
The Luxor offers some of the finest accommodations on The Strip and a rotating array of diverse performance options, plus killer bars and restos like Tacos & Tequila and Rice & Company.
Open 24 hours a day, Hexx Kitchen & Bar in the Paris Hotel is a destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks, and cocktails. The menu airs on the side of comfort: breakfast comes in varieties of healthy (maple Greek yogurt parfait), savory (bacon and egg pizza with scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese), and sugary (cinnaroll waffle with cream cheese frosting, cinnamon, and sugar), while dinner globetrots from the Mediterranean to the South, with dishes like tagliatelle shrimp scampi and spicy jambalaya. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, you’ll want to order the Colossal Bloody Mary, formulated with basil-infused vodka, jumbo shrimp, Alaskan king crab, bacon, beef stick, peppers, and pickled vegetables, all served in a mini pitcher. As if Hexx needed to further impress, it offers a tour of its state of the art chocolate-making exhibition kitchen that churns out small batches of gourmet cocoa.
Chef Michael Mina's Bardot offers upscale French cuisine inside a swanky, 1920s' inspired brasserie. Classic cuisine is dressed to the nines: prime steak tartare, garnished with a farm egg yolk, is ground to order and French onion soup includes périgord truffles and braised oxtail. Its location within the plush Aria Resort & Casino accentuates its opulent charm.
Thomas Keller's French bistro serves up elegant French plates in a true Parisian bistro atmosphere. You'll come for the steak frites, and stay for the incredible wine list.
This new Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired resto has floor-to-ceiling views of the busiest intersection on the Strip. Call for a reservation because everyone else wants eat here too.
Todd English's brings you the deliciousness of English pub fare without having to leave Vegas. Be sure to check out the carving station too!
Inside Bally's, BLT Steak is serving up nothing but Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato sandwiches alongside steaks. Just kidding! They've got all the usual steakhouse favorites (aged NY Strip, seafood options like Dover sole) plus ridiculously good brunch eats like lobster tails and caviar. Yes, for breakfast.
Cosmopolitan's high-end buffet, Wicked Spoon, offers a wide variety of food in smaller portions with the same quality you'd find in a nice restaurant. The idea is to sample a little bit at a time and leave with a more rewarding experience. It also doesn't hurt that an in-house team of butchers is responsible for some of the most mouthwatering meatballs, prime rib, and bone marrow on the Strip.
Start your Saturday right with a Champagne brunch loaded with 15 varieties poured from formats as large as a Melchizedek (30 liters), a mimosa bar, gold-painted girls, mysterious costumed hosts, confetti showers, and food from white polenta pancakes, to spaghetti w/ Kobe meatballs, as making hilarious sodomy jokes is mad easy.
The Border Grill stands out from other modern Mexican spots with food that is made with fresh and organic ingredients and a ceviche bar that by itself is better than most other restaurants in Vegas.
This Italian eatery serves up all the classic boot foods (chicken Parm, garlic bread, etc) but also creative twists, like their carbonara mac & cheese with fontina, peas, and pancetta. Ever had Italian brunch? The correct answer is yes, because that means chowing down on bites like their salumi board, maple-glazed ham, and spicy Italian sausage all cooked up into delish breakfast dishes.
MOzen is a high-end Asian and Indian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We recommend going around brunch time for a very unique and satisfying Asian brunch experience.
Walk through a glass entryway into this wine bar/resto (which features cobblewood oak flooring and a large red LED sign reading "In Vino Veritas") to enjoy a massive wine list available by the whole/half bottle, glass, or even ounce, plus paired modern American fare.
This combination booze-shack and live music venue is the 2nd stateside outpost of the franchise that somehow combined Cabo San Lucas sleepy-town laid-back attitude with Vegas' live-fast-die-young one. The result: a mid-Strip joint with grass awnings, full Mexican lunch and dinner menus and a whole lot of tequila. Any spot on the Strip is sure to be crowded at any time, but the wait to get on the patio is worth it to chow down on damn-near-perfect guacamole, idly drink a massive margarita and watch as drunken tourists and Vegas' eccentric crowd stumble past below.
Modeled after a small French village with a town square and country homes, Le Village buffet, located in the Paris Hotel, combines traditional favorites with made-to-order stations that represent the five provinces of France. For example, quiche Lorraine with steamed mussels and clams represents Normandy, while prime rib, turkey, and leek mashed potatoes offer a tip of the hat to Burgundy. At the center of it all, you'll find a dessert display with French crepes, crème brûlée, and a macaroon tower.
The Country Club is a quite escape from the madness that is the casino and Strip, serving prime cut steaks as well as New Orleans-inspired fare.
This brick-walled pizza joint, Pizza Rock, boasts an extensive menu of gourmet pies, speciality cocktails, plus a plethora of delicious desserts. There are four different kinds of ovens making a wide range of pizzas that include Sicilian, thin-crust Chicago, and New York/New Haven. The casual and hip venue also has arcade games and regular DJ sets.
MTO is a pleasant spot to grab breakfast or lunch (or both!) because of a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere, made-to-order options like pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, soups, and salads.
This hip little eatery on Fremont boats great cocktails, sharable plates, and eclectic decor, all meant to convey a vibe of friendly unpretentiousness. To that end, the food is made of bar favorites like wings and corn dogs, or signature dishes like the chicken and waffle sandwich or the Philly mac and cheese—messy comfort foods meant to bring people together. The back patio of this place is where the action is, with 2,5000sqft of space, a seesaw, and salvaged metal art galore. Cocktails like the Stranger Danger and the Trophy Wife display their sense of humor, while packing a serious wallop at the same time. This place is pretty popular, but easy enough to walk in and find a seat.
This may be a tourist trap, but it is totally worth visiting at least once. You'll regret not stopping by.
90% of the dishes are wood-roasted in one of two oversize hearth ovens at this appropriately named rustic eatery on The Strip. Hearthstone also offers great shareable appetizers truffle popcorn, meat and cheese charcuterie; entree selections include poached Alaskan salmon and Wagyu short ribs.
Blending contemporary and classic, Andiron Steak & Sea presents patrons with the best of both worlds; perfectly cooked steaks and creative seafood plates that don't sacrifice quality. Owned and operated by big league LV restauranteurs Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau, this upscale, flashy eatery brings refined East Coast style surf and turf to downtown Summerlin.
Encircled by gardens and waterfalls, this airy breakfast spot is a great way to start your day.
At this longtime locals' hangout, the Jamaican influence is felt not only in the food but also with the cocktails, in offerings like the New Amsterdam vodka combined with jerk-spiced bloody mary mix.
This Tivoli Village double-decker meat-haven boasts an in-house butcher shop on its ground level, ensuring you're getting the freshest steaks possible. The restaurant on the second floor offers a solid wine list in addition to their affordable cuts of prime, grass-fed steaks, plus boasts a killer outdoor view to boot.
This farm-to-table eatery wants to ply you with family-style eats and hand-crafted cocktails. Don't miss 'em for brunch where they're dishing up innovative fare like breakfast pizzas and more.
Chef Bernard Tordjman makes a point to be personally involved in most of the preparations at Bernard's... which is a Las Vegas rarity in itself. Regular theme nights make every evening at this eatery inventive and exciting.
The Brioche French Toast is filled with Orange di Stefano Mascarpone and topped with almonds, whipped butter, and maple syrup. It’s the perfect excuse to carbo-load while you enjoy the breeze from the floor-to-ceiling windows that open up for the weekend brunch.
Henderson's best buffet offers a huge selection of cuisines for a breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner feast. You'll definitely want seconds and don't be shy about getting thirds, don't worry, we won't judge.
A self-described "social eatery," the Kitchen Table in Henderson promises good food over quality conversation. Serving three square meals, you're bound to experience service with a smile over breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Crepe Expectations serves up, you guessed it, sweet and savory crepes in a sophisticated setting. Turn your crepe experience boozy with the trio mimosa sampler or come up with your own crepe creation and they might name it after you and add it to the menu.
This swanky bar right on the Strip features the holy trinity of fancy indulgences: wine, whiskey, and cigars. A menu of sharable plates, charcuterie, and cheese selections keeps the focus on the expensive drinks being poured behind the bar. With over 100 different whiskeys, ryes, and bourbons, not to mention the exhaustive wine list, you could stay here trying different drinks for days. The staff have created many a themed flight of whiskey or wine in case that's what you want to do, including the Rye Not? flight of ryes and the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) flight of white wines. A lengthy happy hour makes this rather upscale place more affordable, so you can end your meal with one of their 14 varieties of cigar.
Located right on the Strip, Hard Rock Cafe captures all the bombastic pizazz of Vegas: blazing neon lights, rock and roll memorabilia mounted on every available square inch of wall, with an open-air dining room that offers an unobstructed view of Las Vegas Boulevard. The electrically charged ambience proves enthralling, whether you’re here to catch a show at the music venue or simply craving a bite from their New American menu (pro tip: with its beer-battered onions, chipotle major, and garlic ketchup, the Atomic! Burger is one of the best in the city). Bonus points if you can make it into their VIP lounge.
All inappropriate jokes aside, this place serves up some delicious Mexican food.
With a huge menu and long list of creative cocktails (espresso martini, I'm looking at you), there really is something for everyone at Elements.