Food & Drink

Best Brunches in Every Neighborhood of Las Vegas

Herringbone
Huevos Rancheros | Herringbone
Huevos Rancheros | Herringbone

After arriving at the airport in Las Vegas, visitors immediately ask two questions: "Where can I charge my phone?" and "Where can I find a good brunch?" The art of mixing breakfast and lunch is a high-stakes endeavor in Sin City. What you eat is just as important as where you eat -- for tourists and locals alike. That's why we're not only overloading you with the hottest brunch destinations around the valley, but breaking them down by neighborhood. Each spot offers something more than just a hearty Bloody Mary, although having one on the menu doesn't hurt.

Boulder City

Coffee Cup Cafe
Busy, diner-style breakfast spot with character and history

A longtime locals favorite in Old Town Boulder City, the Coffee Cup Cafe packs in regulars for heavy omelettes, giant burritos, and locally roasted coffee. This is a quirky spot where skis, license plates, and other odd decorations only add to the atmosphere. 

Americana
The patio at Americana | Americana

Desert Shores

Americana
Unlimited plates and romantic views by the lake

Americana is hard to beat when it comes to both food and scenery. The Sunday brunch is $42 per person and includes unlimited plates that range from beet-infused hummus to octopus ceviche. Whether sitting indoors or out on the patio, you'll soak in spectacular views of the lake at Desert Shores. Take note if you're looking for a date spot for brunch.

Marche Bacchus
Wine and cocktails with a French menu by the water

The French Bistro makes the most of its Sunday brunch, which runs until nearly 4pm. Grab a seat on the large lakeside patio and take advantage of a diverse menu that includes a short rib Benedict, lobster salad croissants, and Bananas Foster pancakes. The restaurant built its reputation on a stellar wine collection, but has broadened its craft cocktail program in recent months. In the mood to splurge? Indulge with full caviar service. 

Esther's Kitchen
Esther's Kitchen

Downtown

AmeriBrunch Cafe
A quick-stop for brunch near Fremont Street

Order a cookie butter latte to go or hang out for a while. The intimate spot, two blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience, is a pleasant surprise -- and a welcome retreat from the nearby tourist-driven chaos. Brunch is served Monday-Saturday with a menu that includes a spicy bacon and egg sandwich, an overstuffed breakfast burrito, and fruit smoothies. 

Eat
Comfort food made with focused, simple recipes 

The restaurant that put Chef Natalie Young on the map features breakfast and lunch all week long -- although a more efficient brunch menu shows up on weekends. Don't be surprised if there's a crowd by the front door, but it’s worth the wait. Highlights at Eat include addictive cinnamon biscuits with warm strawberries and huevos motulenos buried in spicy red and green sauces. Young recently opened a second Eat in Summerlin and also operates two other Downtown concepts: the Asian-influenced Chow and Old Soul at World Market Center, which mixes in a speakeasy-style atmosphere and cocktails.     

Esther's Kitchen
Inventive dishes and house-made ingredients in the Arts District

After quickly establishing itself as not only the best restaurant in the Arts District, but one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas, Esther's Kitchen took its time before debuting a brunch menu that's just about perfect. The house-made bread is put to good use as toast topped with smoked ocean trout (similar to a lox and bagel, but better) and pistachio butter and raspberry jam (basically the best PB&J you've ever had). If you prefer to stick with eggs, try the delicate French-style boursin omelette or a pair served sunny-side-up on polenta and mushrooms. Aside from rosé sangria and mimosas, Esther's doesn't mess around with brunch drinks. But that just gives you another excuse to take a deep dive into the restaurant's stellar cocktail program. 

Makers & Finders
Makers & Finders

Makers & Finders
Come for the coffee, stay for the Latin Brunch

The coffeehouse competition is fierce Downtown, but Makers & Finders is setting itself apart with an adventurous Latin Brunch that's now served daily. Specialties include a variety of empanadas, a sliced ribeye and jalapeño lomo saltado, and an arepa short rib Benny. Of course, java is the drink of choice around here -- and you can't go wrong with the lavender latte with house-made syrup. A second location is in Downtown Summerlin.

Smashed Pig
Smashed Pig

Smashed Pig
Gastropub keeps the party going all day long on Fremont Street

This Fremont Street gastropub just introduced a new weekend boozy brunch (10am-3pm) specifically for those looking to either recover from the previous night -- or keep the party going. Kick things off with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast shot of Fireball and Rumchata before diving into the poppy-seed French toast or chicken-fried steak and eggs with country gravy. The plant-based Impossible Burger is also making its way into brunch now by showing up in the Smashed Pig's breakfast burrito.  

Henderson

CraftKitchen
Meticulously plated dishes and indulgent pastries

This small family-owned operation serves breakfast and lunch (and yes, $16 bottomless mimosas) all week long, but mixes things up a bit for the weekend brunch -- always evolving based on the availability of seasonal ingredients. The dishes tend to be on the adventurous side, whether it's a chile relleno breakfast burrito, fried avocado tacos, or short rib grilled cheese. The attention-to-detail carries over to the pastry department where carb-loading has never been more satisfying.  

Kitchen Table
A mix of savory and sweet options in opposite ends of the valley

The menu at Kitchen Table has streamlined a bit over the years, but is still overloaded with a diverse selection of pancakes, French toast, and eggs -- including the fresh and light Egyptian plate with dukkah. A daily selection of muffins, cinnamon rolls, and other pastries are available to grab-and-go from the front counter, but it's best to pull up a seat at either the communal table or on the outdoor patio. For a different kind of "bottle service," order the Social Bucket -- a bottle of bubbly and two juices for $28. A second location with a similar menu but more booze, Kitchen Table Squared, is at the Gramercy near Summerlin. 

Served
Served

Served
A global mix of flavors and a wide range of compelling Bennys

With its sparse, barebones dining room, Served isn't big on atmosphere. It's all about the food and talent of the man in the kitchen, Chef Matt Meyer. Benedicts are front and center -- with at least 15 on the menu -- made with everything from Louisiana hotlinks and jerked pork to diver scallops and bone-in Ribeye. The hollandaise sauce, with a high percentage of yolk, is among the best you'll try anywhere. The rest of the menu experiments with Asian, Mexican, and South American influences. There's nothing else quite like it in town. 

The Stove
Playful breakfast spot that covers all the bases

Open for breakfast and lunch all week long, this playful restaurant by Antonio Nunez (of Kitchen Table) and Scott Commings (of Freedom Beat) has something for everyone. Go bold with a short rib omelette or duck hash and balance it with sweeter stuff like pecan pie pancakes. Just make sure you have a go at the "Flam-Bong-O" --a flamingo-shaped "bong" for chugging champagne. Come in early for a "bed-to-breakfast" happy hour 7-9am Monday through Friday (with bacon, eggs, toast, potatoes, and coffee for $4.50 or bottomless pancakes for $10).

Northwest

Rise & Shine
A deep breakfast menu with a focus on steak and eggs

Don't be distracted by the servers in pajamas at this morning-themed spot open daily from 7am-3pm. This place is all about the steak and eggs, whether prepared with a spice-rubbed Ribeye or chicken-fried New York Strip. Mix it up with a peanut butter and blueberry French toast or lox and cream cheese omelette. A second location can be found in Southern Highlands. 

Cinnamon's
Hawaiian-style brunch with charm and character

Cinnamon's does a daily all-day brunch inspired by Hawaiian culture. That means your Benedict can come with fresh vegetables or salty house-smoked pork. Yet the most difficult part is choosing between the savory pistachio pancakes or the tangy guava version. The house-made ginger ale is a nice touch. How's this for incentive? Wear a Hawaiian shirt on Friday and receive a free short stack of pancakes.

Greene St. Kitchen
Greene St. Kitchen | Mike Kirschbaum

Off-Strip

Broken Yolk Cafe
Deep breakfast menu with a fun, boozy touch

This Town Square restaurant knows its specialty -- breakfast all day, every day. The menu is vast, ranging from a cinnamon roll reinvented as a stack of pancakes or savory crepes stuffed with shredded chicken. Indecisive diners can order a mimosa or Bloody Mary flight. Playful ones can order an Old Fashioned made with Dr. Pepper. 

Greene St. Kitchen
Colorful party brunch shares the KAOS dayclub experience

There's a new party brunch in town. Greene St. Kitchen -- one of the dramatic new additions at the recently revamped Palms -- likes to go big and the weekend "Brunch'n" events are no exception. Make an investment in mammoth $95 pancakes smothered in pink frosting or a $325 sushi "yacht" presentation -- both large enough for big groups to share. Even some of the cocktails are designed for more than one person. (Don't worry, smaller, more traditional items, like avocado toast and Belgian waffles help keep budgets in check.) The brunch is basically an extension of KAOS dayclub, kept to Greene St. Kitchen's back patio overlooking the pool. (You can even stick around at KAOS after you're done eating.) Costumed performers, sparklers, and rounds of Jello shots only add to the atmosphere. 

DW Bistro
DW Bistro

Southwest

Black Sheep
A subtle Asian twist on brunch in an intimate, modern dining room

After making a splash as one of the best new restaurants of 2017, Black Sheep took its time before recently debuting a Sunday brunch that runs 11am-2pm. Just like on the regular menu, the dishes combine American favorites with thoughtful Asian influences. Try the duck confit pancakes with crispy shallots or the challah bread French toast. Omelettes come with a choice of braised short rib or house-smoked salmon.  

DW Bistro 
Caribbean spin on brunch with spicy food and cocktails

With a blend of Jamaican and Latin-inspired cuisine, DW Bistro has one of the busiest brunches in the west valley. Favorites include jerk chicken and waffles (with just the right amount of heat) 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.

La Strega
La Strega

La Strega
Ingredient-driven brunch that relishes authentic Italian flavors

Chef Gina Marinelli continues to defy expectations with La Strega. The new Sunday brunch builds on her preference for authentic Italian ingredients and preparation, including a poached egg insalata and bruschetta with sunny-side egg. Ask about the caviar service. The brunch cocktails stay on the light side, especially the Piper mix of limoncello and prosecco. 

Squeeze In
Quirky atmosphere, great mimosas, and an eclectic menu

This Reno import is quirky and fun, with pop-culture images (and crayon graffiti) on the wall. Most importantly, the pale mimosas are heavy on champagne -- just the way we like 'em. Begin with a plate of chocolate-covered bacon and continue with the Racy Tracy omelette stuffed with avocado, bacon, and mushrooms. A second Vegas-area location is in Henderson. 

Bardot Brasserie
French Toast at Bardot Brasserie | Kevin McCullough

The Strip

Bardot Brasserie
Endless rosé highlights a French-style brunch at the Aria

Michael Mina’s casual (but not too casual) French spot at the Aria knows how to put a fun twist on traditional brunch favorites, including five different takes on eggs Benedict, served with sautéed kale and croissants. The Brioche French Toast is sticky sweet, topped with mascarpone and a crunchy almond brittle. The wine list is surprisingly deep for a brunch menu, with four bubbly choices alone. Or you can just keep things simple with endless rosé for $25.

Beer Park
French Toast Sticks | Beer Park

Beer Park
All-day brunch with rooftop Strip views
Don't worry if you wake up late. Beer Park has an all-day weekend brunch that runs 9am-4pm -- with high-energy DJs providing the entertainment. The rooftop bar at Paris Las Vegas has awesome views of the Bellagio fountains across the street and more than a hundred beers ready to serve, but you may want to give the Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas a shot. Beer Park knows that any good egg sandwich is even better stuffed in a pretzel bun. Order one along with the French toast sticks for the perfect balance of savory and street. 

BLT Steak
Lobster, caviar, and Champagne for when you want to splurge

Tucked in a back corner of the Bally's casino, the Sunday Sterling Brunch at BLT Steak has been a staple on the Strip for more than 30 years. It's gone through some changes, but it remains famous for unlimited servings of high-end items like caviar, stone crab, filet mignon, and lobster. The price tag has crept up to $125 per person over the years, but that also includes all the Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne you can handle.

Border Grill
Border Grill

Border Grill
Unlimited Latin-inspired small plates designed to share

The Border Grill takes a variety of flavors from Latin America, crafting a menu of small, shareable brunch plates for a fixed price of $42.99 per person. Executive Chef Mike Minor carries out Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's concept with expertise and compelling creations like Peruvian shrimp and grits, lobster cachapas, and fried yuca. You can stick with an endless mimosa upgrade, but the coffee drinks and cocktails are worth exploring. 

Buddy V's Ristorante
Salumi and Cheese Board | Buddy V's Ristorante

Buddy V's Ristorante
Buffet-style brunch with sweets from the Cake Boss

If you want chicken parm sharing a plate with your scrambled eggs, you've come to the right place. The weekend brunch at Buddy Valastro's restaurant at the Grand Canal Shoppes is set up buffet-style with different stations throughout the restaurant. You may even be tempted to start with the dessert section, thanks to cannolis made famous by the Cake Boss himself, but take your time and work your way up to the sweet stuff. The brunch recently introduced a rotating selection of "Chef's Culinary Treats" -- dishes served tableside outside the buffet. Bottomless upgrades include sangria, as well as the typical Bloodys, mimosas, and bellinis. 

El Segundo Sol
Chilaquiles Plate | El Segundo Sol

El Segundo Sol
A Mexican-style brunch with an epic chilaquiles station
El Segundo Sol at the Fashion Show Mall specializes in south-of-the-border cuisine, and its new weekend brunch is no exception. The centerpiece is a build-your-own-chilaquiles bar (priced at a very reasonable $16.95 from 11am to 3pm). So feel free to load up with fresh scrambled eggs, cheese, and a choice of salsas.

Herringbone
Marie Buck

Herringbone
Fresh, ingredient-driven food served at an outdoor patio by the pool

With a comfy outdoor patio overlooking the Aria pool, Herringbone scores points for atmosphere alone. Fortunately, the food matches the surroundings, especially during brunch, which mixes individually served dishes with a carving station, brine and poke bar, juice bar, and Bloody Mary bar. With a nod toward fresh seafood and sustainable ingredients, the innovative menu offers up items like orange ricotta chocolate chip pancakes. The everlasting mimosas and bellinis are $35 -- although you can upgrade from prosecco to Veuve Clicquot for an extra $30 (and Moet & Chandon for an extra $60). Hey, it's your money. Spend it how you want.

Jemaa
Jemaa

Jemaa
Rooftop Dayclub with a great food menu is now mixing in brunch on Sundays

Jemaa is fast becoming one of our favorite pool parties in Las Vegas with a killer combination of food, cocktails, and rooftop views. NoMad's dayclub at the Park MGM is now serving brunch on Sundays 11am-3pm. Familiar fare like avocado toast and fruit bowls are served alongside falafel burgers and hamachi ceviche.    

La Cave
Breakfast Pizza | La Cave

La Cave
Wine bar takes a passed-apps approach to brunch

Ready to elevate your brunch game at the Wynn? La Cave promises tray-passed bites served “butler-style” throughout the dining area, including the recently expanded covered outdoor patio. The format allows a lot of variety without overstuffing yourself. The quail egg and bacon flatbread and veal short rib hash are both especially addictive. Not a bad deal for $42 per person. Plus, sip on bottomless drinks for $29 -- including mimosas, wine, cocktails, beer, and a Bloody Mary bar.   

Lakeside
Lakeside

Lakeside 
Live music, fresh seafood, and unlimited dishes by the water

The Wynn's famous Sunday Jazz Brunch at the now-closed Country Club was given new life (and a menu reboot) when it moved to Lakeside. It's pricey at $68 per person, but you get a lot for your dollar -- unlimited individual dishes plus seafood and dessert stations. You may even get a few passed hors d'oeuvres here and there as well. You couldn't ask for better atmosphere with live musicians playing Dixieland-style jazz in a wide open dining room and patio overlooking the Lake of Dreams. 

Lavo
Lavo

Lavo
Palazzo's Party Brunch is now a buffet all year round

The Palazzo's Italian restaurant recently revamped its brunch as an all-you-can-eat $49.99 buffet with stations serving made-to-order eggs and pasta (including lobster and truffle fettuccine from a cheese wheel). A few direct-to-your-table dishes are included in the price, but you can upgrade to higher-end fare like branzino, New York Strip, and the one-pound Wagyu, sausage, and veal meatball -- as well as bottomless drink options. Don't worry. Lavo's infamous high-energy Party Brunch still runs fall-to-spring -- a spectacle that mixes the atmosphere of a nightclub with bites of French toast and pancakes.    

Primrose
Mediterranean Plate | Primrose

Primrose
Grab a seat on the patio for endless rosé and a week-long brunch

Primrose recently refreshed its brunch menu with a new take on French toast -- soaked overnight in custard -- and all-day rosé until 5pm. We're glad to see champagne now poured tableside for the mimosas. (Gotta keep that ratio of orange juice in check.) The Mediterranean plate of fresh vegetables, avocado, eggs, and seasoned Greek yogurt is the perfect start to any meal. If the weather is just right, ask for a table on the tree-lined outdoor patio.  

Sadelle's
House Salmon and Salmon Salad Tower with signature bagels | Sadelle's

Sadelle's
Smoked seafood towers offer a new spin on lox and bagels

Sadelle's doesn't really "do brunch" since it serves breakfast all day, but it's one of your best options on the Strip. Next to the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the restaurant over-delivers on an authentic Jewish deli menu. House-made everything bagels show up in smoked seafood towers and as croutons in the savory French Onion soup. Feel free to add your choice of caviar to the scrambled eggs.

Yardbird
Yardbird

Yardbird
A Southern-style brunch with sugary sweet options

Southern influence is felt throughout the brunch menu at Yardbird, from the fried green tomato in the crab cake Benedict to the creole seasoning in the steak and eggs. Sweeter options include fresh-made pies and a devilish peach cobbler that requires a 20-minute advance notice, but you may prefer to pick your dessert from the tableside doughnut tree. The restaurant's signature fried chicken and waffles is equally good for brunch or dinner. 

Sugarcane
Brunch all day every day

Don't worry about the weekends. Sugarcane does brunch all day every day, from 9:30am-4pm, which probably explains why the $25 bottomless mimosas have a two-hour time limit. As for the food, chef Timon Balloo draws inspiration from a variety of global destinations, putting together an intriguing menu where duck confit is served with waffles, and black truffles are added to the Toad in the Hole combo of sausage and Yorkshire pudding. 

Echo & Rig
Echo & Rig

Summerlin

Echo & Rig
A hearty emphasis on red meat, thanks to an in-house butcher shop

You know the steak and eggs are going to be good when the restaurant has its own in-house butcher shop. One of the best reasons to visit Tivoli Village also has a notoriously good short rib hash and fluffy pancakes with house-made blueberry syrup. About half the menu is small plates, so feel free to share the portobello mushroom fries and thick grilled bacon with someone special. 

Public School 702
Social, affordable brunch with comfortable second-floor patio

Public School 702 at Downtown Summerlin is one of the more affordable brunch options around, especially when you factor in the choice of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, Micheladas, or Beer-mosas for $15. As for the food, stick with the eggs Benedict pizza or fried chicken with green-chili cornbread waffles. Ask for a seat on the restaurant's expansive outdoor balcony. 

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Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than five years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Modern Luxury, Leafly, and Luxury Estates International's seasonal publication. He just wants coffee in the morning. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.