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The Best Brunches in Las Vegas

Updated On 03/30/2017 at 04:50PM EST Updated On 03/30/2017 at 04:50PM EST
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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 Champagne choices alone. Or you can just keep things simple with endless rosé for $25.

Standard & Pour

Standard & Pour

Henderson

The "Mimosas, Muffins, and Marys" Sunday brunch offers a little something for everyone, although we suggest taking the famous 2lb almond, blueberry, and lemon "Real Big Muffin" to go. Your body can only handle so many calories, so save room for the Fat Elvis French Toast (made with peanut butter and banana, of course) and the world's best take on an English muffin egg sandwich, topped with bacon, Cheddar, and a fresh touch of basil. An extra $25 gets you a choice of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or PBR, because why not? A Bloody garnish table sits in the middle of the dining room, loaded with plenty of choices for hot sauce alongside fun stuff like pickled asparagus, celery spears, and packaged Slim Jims.

Buddy V's Ristorante

Buddy V's Ristorante

The Venetian

If you want chicken Parm sharing your plate with scrambled eggs, you've come to the right place. This longtime Sunday brunch recently extended its service to Saturdays and is set up buffet-style with different stations throughout the restaurant. You may be tempted to start with the dessert section -- with cannolis made famous by the "Cake Boss" himself, Buddy Valastro -- but you're better off taking your time. There's a lot of variety in the selection, from mac & cheese with smoked mozzarella to orecchiette, sautéed perfectly with olive oil and Italian sausage. While you’re at it, steal a slice of cheese pizza from the kids’ station.

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Andre's Bistro & Bar

West Valley

By transforming itself from a fine-dining spot on the Strip to a casual bistro in the West Valley, Andre's has crafted a new identity and fan base for its French cuisine -- without the parking headaches. The pastries and beignets are a good start while the waffles offer a similar sweetness with fruit and maple cream. The house-made sausage is diverse enough, with lamb, duck, and pork in one serving, adding up to some fierce competition for the sugary maple bacon as your favorite side dish. But what about drinks? Go with the bottomless punch, made with grapefruit juice, chamomile tea, and Tito's vodka. It's very strong -- and very good.

Morels

Morels

The Palazzo

This French steakhouse not only has one of the best cheese selections in Vegas, it also has a patio perfect for enjoying the Strip in all its weekend glory. The people watching is even more fun with a table-side Bloody Mary cart, or bottomless mimosas for $25. As for the food, bananas Foster pancakes or cornflake-crusted chicken and waffles may be just the right thing to start the day (or cure a hangover) along a serving of single-estate coffee.

DW Bistro

DW Bistro

West Valley

After changing locations and refining its menu, DW Bistro has found a new home at The Gramercy and is earning new fans for its blend of Jamaican- and Latin-inspired cuisine. Favorites during the weekend brunch include a jerk chicken and waffles (with just the right touch of spiciness) and a pesto torte made with goat cheese and macadamia nuts. Save room for all those pastries, especially the white chocolate scones. For drinks, the DW Bloody Mary packs an extra kick with jalapeño bacon.

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Herringbone

Aria

With a comfy outdoor patio that overlooks the Aria pool, Herringbone scores points for atmosphere alone. Fortunately, the food matches up with the surroundings, especially during brunch, served seven days a week with expanded hours on weekends. With a nod towards fresh seafood and sustainable ingredients in all categories, you can have fun mixing things up without going overboard. So start with Mexican prawns or a combo of East and West Coast oysters before moving on to orange ricotta chocolate chip pancakes or bacon and egg ravioli. Everlasting Bellinis are $28 with a choice of peach or strawberry-yuzu. If you prefer to share, vodka passion fruit lemonade, strawberry ginger margarita, or Bloody Mary pitchers are $55.

Della's Kitchen

Della's Kitchen

Delano

Located in the relatively quiet casino-free hotel lobby of the Delano, Della's Kitchen doesn't need an official brunch menu because it serves nothing but breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Everything is prepared with responsibly-raised fresh ingredients, often homegrown on Nevada farms (yes, there is such a thing). The regional influence is also found in the northern California goat cheese in your kale salad or the grass-fed flank steak from Idaho used in the carne asada huevos rancheros. Herbs are grown in the Delano's own greenhouse, and seasonal fruits and vegetables are cold-pressed into juices daily.

Makers & Finders

Makers & Finders

Downtown

The coffeehouse competition is picking up in the Downtown Arts District, but Makers & Finders is setting itself apart with an adventurous Latin Brunch. Specialties include a perfect shrimp ceviche with jalapeños, a variety of empanadas, and Bennys made with pulled beef or chipotle chicken. New menu revisions include more vegan dishes. Try something new with the stellar coffee drink lineup -- perhaps the lavender latte with house-made syrup?

Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table

Henderson

Kitchen Table wants you to know that it's OK to have foie gras in Henderson -- and is ready to add it to burgers, pancakes, and French toast. 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 the communal table or otherwise -- and enjoy the creativity and depth found within the full brunch menu on weekends. The patio has plenty of room and offers a nice rustic touch during breezy weather, and there are a lot of mimosas: orange, blackberry, prickly pear, guava, pineapple, cranberry, and mango. Otherwise, go for the "social bucket," which is a bottle of bubbly and choice of juice for $30.

Cafe Americano

Cafe Americano

Caesars Palace

This 24-hour spot doesn't really have an official brunch, but it's recently revamped breakfast menu is more than a worthy alternative and available seven days a week. Four variations on the Bloody Mary can compete with the best in Vegas, but our favorite is the Bloody 'Merica -- put together with Tito's vodka, pulled pork olives, and a BBQ-inspired smokey touch. It's the perfect choice for washing down the house-made corned beef hash or the "Hair of the Hog" -- a jalapeño waffle loaded with eggs, ham, bacon, shaved pork, and cheese -- that's (almost) guaranteed to cure any hangover.

Echo & Rig

Echo & Rig

West Valley

You know the steak and eggs dish is going to be pretty good here because the restaurant has an in-house butcher shop. The best reason 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 order shareable items like portobello mushroom fries and thick grilled bacon to complement your main. Bottomless mimosas are $16 and bottomless Bloody Marys are $22.

Border Grill

Border Grill

Forum Shops at Caesars

The Border Grill at the Forum Shops has a south of the border-inspired brunch with unlimited small plates like Peruvian shrimp and grits, tres leches French toast, and roasted plantain empanadas for a fixed price of $34.99. Switch between bottomless micheladas, Bloody Marys, and mimosas for an extra $20. (Border Grill's sister location at Mandalay Bay has a similar setup at Mandalay Bay for $38.99.)

Lavo

Lavo

Palazzo

Lavo's famous high-energy Party Brunch runs from October to March, but you're still in luck if you want some fun during the rest of the year, as the Italian restaurant is now offering "Beach to Brunch Sundays" with a $55 prix-fixe menu. It includes bottomless mimosas, a fruit plate, and a main dish like Nutella and banana crepes, chicken and waffles, or almond-crusted French toast. Eat up and head over to Tao Beach at the Venetian before 1pm for a free daybed with no minimum. Just show your restaurant receipt for that crazy good deal.

SushiSamba

SushiSamba

Palazzo

By combining Asian flavors with South American cuisine, SushiSamba serves up some of the most unusual brunch items you'll find on the Strip. Your best bet may be the feijoada, a Brazilian beef and black bean stew with rice and vegetables. For something more familiar, try the vanilla-cinnamon quinoa waffles or the lobster eggs Benedict.

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1. Overlook Grill 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

This go-to American eatery tucked inside the Cosmopolitan offers "hints of the Riviera"... so maybe bring a swimsuit? Or, just your appetite as you chow down on delicious staples like burgers and fish tacos, plus next-level brunch eats like red velvet waffles.

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2. MTO Café 500 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

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.

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3. BLT Steak 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

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.

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4. Culinary Dropout 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (Strip)

Chill, live music and bar grub are kiiiind of oxymorons in Vegas. But Culinary Dropout will slap you across the face with these things, because they're done on a much larger scale. Unique libations are a great add-on to any of the menus options. Warning: you may feel slightly less cool upon dealing with the tatted, laid back staff, sparking you to think that your life could be pretty damn great if you picked up and moved to Las Vegas...

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5. Honey Salt 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145 (Off Strip)

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.

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6. Buddy V's Ristorante Shoppes at Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

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.

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7. Park on Fremont 506 East Fremont, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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.

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8. Simon Restaurant and Lounge 4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (Off Strip)

This resto inside Palms Place serves sea- and comfort food (sweet corn & lobster pasta, sushi pizza, lamb porterhouse) behind all-glass walls that look out over the Palms' high-luxe pool area. Don't miss their solid dessert options, like their famed Junk Food Platter.

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9. Tacos & Tequila 3900 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Luxor's T&T is 8000sqft of aluminum-walled, skeleton-bedecked haute-sombrero, rocking a massive, 65x25ft mural of a lady bullfighter, and serving classic Ameri-mex (nachos, tamales, enchiladas), plus nuevo tacos filled with the likes of lobster & more.

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10. Double Helix 6599 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Strip)

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.