The Best Restaurants for Brunch in Las Vegas
Do brunch. And do it right.
Over the past year, the phrase "back to brunch" has come to symbolize (sometimes politically) a return to normalcy after the worst moments of the pandemic. Of course, the ability to enjoy eggs Benedict with bottomless mimosas is no real indicator we've truly turned the corner in overcoming the crisis. Here's what we do know: vaccination rates are going up while hospitalization rates are going down in Nevada. If we continue to be smart about this, we can all go back to brunch as much as we like. For now, it's possible to support our local restaurants while keeping a few things in mind. Dining room capacity remains restricted to 50% and customers are expected to wear masks when not seated. If you can play by the rules, there's a Bloody Mary calling your name. So check out the top spots for brunch in Las Vegas:
This longtime locals favorite, a proprietorship between Chef Kim Canteenwalla and wife Elizabeth Blau, has only gotten better over the years with an expanded dining room and a covered patio out front. But the food is what keeps regulars coming back for more—especially during brunch. Indulge your cravings with a fried chicken eggs Benedict and Coco Puffs-crusted French toast or stay on the healthy side with a bright, tangy power salad with quinoa and avocado, Greek yogurt topped with chia seeds, and fresh-made Green Goodness juice with kale, apples, fennel, and cucumber (plus an optional shot of vodka, depending on your hangover routine). What really stands out, however, are the deep, golden yolks from eggs sourced locally from Desert Bloom, a farm just outside Las Vegas.
How to order: Book a table online or request delivery via DoorDash.
Downtown Arts District
James Trees helped put the Arts District on the culinary map with Esther's Kitchen, but continues to mix up the menu with the input of Chef de Cuisine Stephen Lee. Recent brunch additions include a juicy chicken-fried steak (plump and tender instead of flattened) with eggs and a hefty chive and fontina biscuit. The pancakes are thick and fluffy with pecans and a bruleed banana, while harissa lamb sausage gives the pizza a burst of North African flavor. For maximum social distancing, request a seat in one of eight tents (or "pods") in the courtyard behind the restaurant—decorated with local art and bistro lights.
How to order: Make a reservation online with options to select patio, pods, or the main dining room.
Border Grill takes inspiration from south-of-the-border, crafting a menu of unlimited shareable brunch plates for a fixed price of 39.99 per person (a few bucks less than pre-pandemic rates). Yucatan pork eggs Benedict, Peruvian shrimp and grits, and plantain empanadas lead a lineup of compelling dishes. In a town short on buffets these days, it's nice to still be able to enjoy as much (or as little) as you like. Ask about the short rib breakfast burrito and other "secret" off-menu items that occasionally pop up for brunch. Endless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or Micheladas are available for an extra $26.99, but the coffee drinks and cocktails are also worth exploring. Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's concept serves brunch 10 am–3 pm on Saturday and Sunday with two levels of seating that overlook the lazy river at Mandalay Bay.
How to order: Book an online reservation.
Downtown Arts District
One of the best restaurants in Las Vegas right now continues to impress on Sundays with a small selection of brunch dishes complementing the regular menu from open to close. Unlisted specials are common (like a recent fried avocado toast with BBQ sauce) and the eggs Benedict changes weekly. You may get one topped with Wagyu filet and roasted tomato hollandaise or another with country gravy over "Kentucky-fried" foie gras. Whatever Chef Justin Kingsley Hall has up his sleeve, you're always getting local Desert Bloom eggs with those deep orange yolks. The Shrub a Dub Dub is the best choice among the brunch cocktails, mixing bourbon with the fruit flavors of strawberry and limoncello.
How to order: Call the restaurant directly at 702-457-0111 to book a reservation.
Open for breakfast and lunch all week long, this playful restaurant by Antonio Nunez and Scott Commings has something for everyone. Go bold with a short rib omelette or duck confit hash with sweet potatoes and balance it out with sweeter stuff like pancakes made with pecan pie filling, birthday cake sprinkles, or Bananas Foster (prepared tableside). The infamous flamingo-shaped "bong" for chugging champagne has been replaced with a squirt gun in the age of social distancing. Come early for a "bed-to-breakfast" happy hour from 7–9 am on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (with bacon, eggs, toast, potatoes, and coffee for $4.50 and bottomless pancakes or mimosas for $10).
How to order: Call 702-625-5216 to make a reservation.
Michael Mina's semi-casual bistro at the Aria knows how to put a fun French twist on a traditional weekend brunch, proving it's never too early in the day for seafood or caviar. A tender Creekstone Farms New York Strip is used in the steak and eggs while braised prime short rib makes for a flavorful hash with cage-free eggs. The brioche French toast is sticky sweet, topped with mascarpone and crunchy almond brittle. Just know—there's nothing wrong with a cheese plate for brunch, especially when paired with champagne from the restaurant's extensive wine list. Otherwise, try one of four variations on a Bloody Mary, including a newer recipe with mezcal.
How to order: Head online to make a reservation, join the waitlist, or order mobile takeout.
With a blend of Southwest, Jamaican, and Latin-inspired cuisine, DW Bistro has one of the busiest brunches in the southwest valley. Favorites include jerk chicken and waffles (with just the right amount of spiciness) and a pesto torte made with goat cheese and macadamia nuts. Save room for the white chocolate scones in the pastry basket. For drinks, the DW Bloody Mary packs an extra kick with jalapeño bacon. The restaurant makes the most of its location at the Gramercy with overflow seating in the courtyard when the weather allows it.
How to order: Walk-ins may encounter a wait, so online reservations are suggested.
When Vetri Cucina ceased operation at the (still-closed) Palms resort during the onset of the pandemic, Marc Vetri and his team didn't miss a beat in moving over to Osteria Fiorella at the Red Rock Resort. Under the day-to-day direction of Executive Chef Joel Myers, the restaurant was initially a temporary pop-up concept, but is now permanent. A brunch was introduced late last year, taking Fiorella's modern Italian cuisine in new directions. The house-made pastries are a great start, but save room for a woodfired Cacio e Pepe pizza with egg and bacon or a biscuit egg sandwich that's given a spicy kick with Vetri's own Fiorella Sausage. Champagne and mimosas are poured tableside.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
Brunch doesn't always have to be a big deal. The Goodwich—responsible for some of the best sandwiches in Vegas—recently introduced an ultra-casual low-key brunch menu at its location on the ground floor of the Soho Lofts building. The smoky Fried Eggy is a burger topped with fried egg, swiss cheese, and pepper bacon, while the Prosciutto Happiness combines scrambled eggs with prosciutto, parmesan, and arugula pesto on a soft croissant. The fluffy Stacked-Rite Pancakes take inspiration from the souffle pancake trend in Japan. Egg whites are folded into the batter, creating a tall, sponge-like tower of pancakes that comes with candied bacon, sprinkles, and fruit. Bottles of wine are available on their own or with a flight of mimosas.
How to order: Just show up or place an order online.
Family-owned Chicago import Sunny Side Up took the risk of opening right as the pandemic hit, but is already proving to be a hit with the Summerlin crowd at the busy Boca Park shopping center. The restaurant operates seven days a week until 2:30 pm, serving a breakfast-focused menu that includes 11 variations on an eggs Benedict, hearty egg burritos, French toast "stuffed" with berries and cream, and pancakes topped with salted pretzel crumbles. The only downside is no booze—at least not yet—but there's plenty of coffee for a caffeine buzz. Request a seat in the formal dining room or outdoors on the patio.
How to order: Call 725-777-3737 to make a reservation or order online for delivery.
Don't worry about the weekends. Sugarcane is one of the few restaurants on the Strip that does brunch all day every day, from open until 4 pm, which probably explains why the $25 bottomless mimosas have a two-hour time limit. Originally founded in Miami by Timon Balloo, Sugarcane draws inspiration from a variety of global flavors, adding up to an intriguing selection where duck confit is served with waffles and black truffles are added to the Toad in the Hole combo of melted brie, egg and brioche. Begin your meal with a crispy pig ear, papaya and pickled vegetable salad and make sure to mix in some fresh seafood from the raw bar.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
The French Bistro makes the most of its Sunday brunch, which runs until nearly 4 pm. Grab a seat on the large lakeside patio and take advantage of a diverse menu that includes a smoked gouda and bacon burger, lobster salad croissants, and Bananas Foster pancakes. All entrees come with a salad and potato dish. The restaurant built its reputation on a stellar wine collection—with bottles ready to take home from the retail shop—but has broadened its craft cocktail program in recent years. In the mood to splurge? Enjoy the perks of full caviar service with toasted blinis and toppings.
How to order: Call 702-804-8008 to make a reservation and browse bottles of wine for sale via the online store.
Saginaw's Delicatessen is the first restaurant outside Michigan by Paul Saginaw, who co-founded Zingerman's Deli (and its affiliated network of dining concepts) in Ann Arbor nearly 40 years ago. While it's a great spot for matzo ball soup and pastrami sandwiches, the deli also serves breakfast around the clock, making it one of the best spots for brunch-when-you-want it along the Fremont Street Experience. The corned beef (from a favorite Michigan supplier) works just as well in an omelette with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese as it does in a sandwich—or even better, a hash with thick chunks of red bliss tomatoes and bechamel sauce. Round out your meal with a vanilla-cinnamon French Toast (crusted in matzo meal), a smoked salmon platter, or latkes with sour cream and applesauce (advertised as a "side" dish, even though the portion is huge, much like everything else here).
Cost: It's a walk-in, order-from-the-counter kind of place.
By serving comfort food with focused, simple recipes, Chef Natalie Young turned Eat. (period included) into one of the most in-demand women-owned restaurants in Las Vegas. Eat. specializes in breakfast and lunch Thursday through Monday (although a more efficient brunch menu shows up on weekends). Don't be surprised if there's a crowd by the front door. It's worth the wait for a table. Highlights include addictive cinnamon biscuits with warmed-up strawberries and huevos motulenos buried in spicy red and green sauces. Young recently reopened another restaurant, Old Soul, which mixes speakeasy-style cocktails with hearty Southern-style recipes, for limited lunch hours at World Market Center. Expect those hours to expand as trade shows pick back up in Vegas.
How to order: Just show up for a table or order online for pickup.
This Reno favorite actually got its start in Truckee, California, before spreading throughout Nevada with two locations now in opposite corners of the Las Vegas Valley. No matter where you go, each restaurant has its own quirky decor with pop-culture images (and crayon graffiti) on the wall. The menu is deep and diverse, but full of fun dishes. Begin with a plate of chocolate-covered bacon and continue with the Racy Tracy omelette stuffed with avocado, bacon and mushrooms. Most importantly, the mimosas are always pale in color, which means you're getting a favorable ratio of bubbly to orange juice.
How to order: Head online and select a location in Ft. Apache or Eastern with options for pickup and delivery—or to be added to a waitlist.
Wynn Las Vegas
Ready to elevate your brunch game on the Strip? La Cave has tray-passed bites served "butler-style" throughout the dining room, including the photogenic covered outdoor patio, which overlooks the immaculate Wynn landscaping. The format allows for plenty of variety without overstuffing yourself. The veal short rib hash and cream cheese pancakes with ube jam are especially addictive. Not a bad deal for $49 per person. Add on bottomless drinks for $34, which include mimosas, wine, cocktails, beer, and a Bloody Mary bar.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
Every day is brunch at Distill and Remedy's—sister tavern concepts throughout the valley—with a new lineup of breakfast items 24 hours a day. Corporate Executive Chef Jeffrey McCartney makes a point to keep things fun, starting with a deep-fried Adult PB&J—thick Texas toast coated in a creme brulee batter with jalapeno jelly, strawberry jelly, and crunchy peanut butter. The Hendertucky Moco Loco is a new twist on the Hawaiian favorite with an angus steak patty, sunny-side-up egg, sriracha aioli, white gravy, and crispy onions over chicken-fried rice. When it comes to sweet stuff, go with a peach cobbler Belgian waffle or Lucky Charms French toast with a cereal-milk frosting and Irish Whiskey syrup. Wash it down with a house-made Michelada that balances spicy Cholula with lots of lime and pickled jalapeno brine.
How to order: Just show up… anytime you like.
Kitchen Table has seen some changes over the years, but continues to be a hot destination for the brunch crowd in Henderson (Thursday-Monday) with the kitchen led by Chef Javier Chavez. "Breakfast in Bed" tableside preparations of guacamole, discada (a Mexican dish of grilled meats), or a chorizo omelette with fresh-pulled Oaxacan cheese is available for up to four guests with a 24-hour advance reservation. House-made mimosas are served in a pouch. Think of 'em like an adult version of a Caprisun. If you need something warmer, ask for a Mexican Hot Chocolate or Creme Brulee Latte.
How to order: Call 702-478-4782 to book a reservation.