Where to Eat Brunch in Las Vegas Right Now
After a night out on the town, here's where to get the best brunch in Las Vegas.
Some people consider the weekend a time for rest and recovery. The rest of us see it as the perfect excuse for food and booze. Las Vegas is full of great restaurants, giving us plenty of options for mixing breakfast and lunch in Las Vegas. Whether on the Strip, the streets of Downtown, or throughout the surrounding neighborhoods, the best dining spots for brunch go above and beyond with atmosphere, culinary creativity, and, most of the time, a welcome combination of both. A few of them even offer brunch beyond the weekend. So raise your mimosa and toast to some of the top picks throughout Las Vegas.
Between an in-house dry-aging program and careful sourcing of beef and other ingredients, 138° is one of the most ambitious restaurants to open in Las Vegas in recent months. That spirit carries over to the weekend brunch, which runs from 10 am to 2 pm. Try a benedict with a house-baked English muffin and salmon cured for 48 hours, tacos made with the same dry-aged ribeye served at dinner, or a decadent burger with a patty ground in-house with ribeye, New York strip, and filet scraps. The gluten-free blue corn pancakes arrive at the table with sweet fermented blueberries. 138° has an excellent cocktail program but sticks to classics during brunch, so take advantage of the whiskey selection and ask for Nevada's own Frey Ranch bourbon or rye in your Old Fashioned or Manhattan. Otherwise, go with a Bloody Mary or French 75.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
Kassi Beach House
As the weather warms up this spring and summer, Kassi Beach House is an enticing spot for daytime lounge vibes at Virgin Resorts. Brunch runs daily from 11 am to 3 pm, whether in the main dining room or soaking in the atmosphere of the hotel's courtyard promenade from a partially shaded patio. Kassi Beach House even has exclusive daybeds by the pool, with the restaurant's entire menu available. Start with a Mediterranean spread of Oven Roasted Puccia Bread, ricotta, eggplant, and white bean dip, and follow up with newly introduced brunch items like a roasted golden beet salad with kale and pistachios, Pear & Formaggio pizza with honey, and a savory Mushroom Carbonara. Order a draft Aperol Spritz in three different sizes, including one large enough for a group to share or go with the restaurant's signature bottomless rosé deal.
How to order: Go online to book a table or poolside daybed. The latter has a $300 food-and-beverage minimum for parties of 2-6 people.
Good Morning Kitchen
Good Morning Kitchen puts a serious spin on day drinking. The restaurant is open from 9 am to 3 pm seven days a week with a craft cocktail bar (sporting photogenic pale-green shelves and jars of dried-fruit garnishes) serving inspired drinks to complement the brunch cuisine of chef Jhon Castro Rivera. The Early Fashion is a lighter take on an Old Fashioned with housemade bitters balanced with chai tea and candied bacon, while the house sangria is rosé infused with fruit for two weeks. Mimosas come in fun flavors like hibiscus and guava. Solo diners or couples may just want to sit at the bar's granite countertop and hang out. Larger parties will have just as much fun in the main dining room, nibbling on pancake towers (with stacks of mini pancakes and toppings like jams, fruits, and marshmallows), pork belly omelets, or lightly breaded "country-fried" eggs with bourbon bacon jam that's better than any maple syrup. Good Morning Kitchen makes a point to have vegan dishes well represented, which is no surprise because the ownership is affiliated with plant-based concepts Tacotarian and Underground Burgers.
How to order: Call 702-867-7129 to inquire about wait times.
The menu at Rosa Ristorante reflects chef Rob Moore's East Coast Italian-American heritage in pastas like a spicy Rigatoni Alla Vodka and entrees like Chicken Milanese. Those dishes happen to be available during the restaurant's Sunday brunch, which runs generously long from 10 am to 6 pm. Other highlights include a poached egg and bacon salad, brioche French Toast with Granny Smith apples, and lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote. Moore's appreciation for fresh produce—inspired by his own at-home backyard—is enjoyed equally as pizza toppings or ingredients in bright, crisp salads. The cocktails are lighter, more refreshing takes on classics.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
La Neta Cocina y Lounge
La Neta nails the ever-growing "vibe-dining" trend in Las Vegas, where atmosphere and presentations are a priority, but in this case, never overtake the importance of the food. The restaurant serves a fresh take on Mexican cuisine, including eye-catching large-format tacos, with a stylish bar area, music at just the right volume, and tall windows that open wide to welcome the fresh air of Downtown Summerlin. Check it out during Sunday brunch from 11 am to 3 pm with inventive dishes like Hot Honey fried chicken with waffle bread pudding, Pozole Verde chicken stew, and gold-topped coffee pancakes with Licor 43 frosting. An order of red velvet churros is a great dessert if you still have any room left. House margaritas are fueled with Casamigos and agave syrup. Still, if you want an extra wow factor, order Roses Are Red, a gin and champagne cocktail poured tableside over a red sherbert rosé.
How to order: Visit the restaurant's website to book a reservation.
Skip the meat this weekend. Tal Ronnen's Crossroads Kitchen is one of the few 100% plant-based restaurants on the Strip, giving vegans a place to enjoy full meals inside a stylish dining room decorated with black-and-white photos of rock stars. Brunch runs from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday and Sunday with plant-based takes on chicken and waffles, stuffed French Toast, and a bagel tower with dairy-free cream cheese and other toppings. Just like during dinner, the pasta and pizza are the restaurant's greatest strengths, with the latter given a Neapolitan-style char in the crust. The restaurant gets creative with both cocktails and mocktails while offering bottomless deals on mimosas and sangria.
How to order: Book a reservation via SevenRooms. Plant-based burgers are also available on the fly at CB (Crossroads Burger), a sister fast-casual concept next door.
This small, family-owned operation serves breakfast, lunch, and $18 bottomless mimosas all week long but mixes things up here and there with monthly brunch specials. The dishes by chef and owner Jaret Blinn tend to be adventurous, whether it's a chile relleno breakfast burrito, fried avocado tacos, or a Korean-style fried chicken sandwich on an ube bun. The attention to detail carries over to the pastry department, where carb-loading has never been more satisfying. A second, smaller version of CRAFTkitchen recently opened Downtown as part of the Fremont Food Hall, with a few special items given a Hawaiian spin to meet customer demand.
How to order: Call 702-728-5828 to check on the latest wait time.
Fuhu is primarily known as a party spot with a high-energy location next to sister venues Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub, but the menu is a vibrant collection of contemporary Asian dishes under the direction of Zouk Group executive chef Joseph Elevado. The dishes are as photogenic as the faux cherry blossom entrance, but grab a seat on the outdoor patio when the weather's right for Saturday brunch (starting on the late side at 12 noon for the hangover crowd). It's the best spot for enjoying stacks of ube pancakes, tamarind chili octopus with black garlic aioli, and a wave of sushi platters. The Szechuan Bloody Mary packs serious heat with a peppercorn rim and skewered shrimp garnish.
How to order: Make a reservation online.
James Trees helped put the Arts District on the culinary map with Esther's Kitchen and continues to mix things up with menus that evolve with the season. Check out the weekend brunch for a juicy country-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 apples, while harissa lamb sausage gives the breakfast pizza a burst of North African flavor. The restaurant offers backyard dining tents when the weather is cold and is getting ready to move into a larger next-door space later this year. Trees is also in the process of rolling out brunch items at Ada's, a smaller concept in Tivoli Village that's one of the best places to drink wine in Vegas.
How to order: Make a reservation online with options to select the patio or 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 44.99 per person. Yucatan Pork Eggs Benedict, Peruvian Shrimp and Grits, and Plantain Empanadas lead a lineup of compelling dishes. Enjoying as much (or as little) as you like without relying on a buffet for variety is nice. 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 $27.99, but the coffee drinks and cocktails are also worth exploring. Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's concept serves brunch from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday, with two levels of seating that overlook the lazy river at Mandalay Bay.
The Stove has seen a few chefs come and go over the years but remains a top brunch destination in Henderson with an elevated perch to enjoy sweeping views of the Las Vegas Valley. The atmosphere is more traditional and family-oriented during the week but picks up on weekends with a livelier "party brunch" mentality. The champagne flows freely, whether in a glass stuffed with cotton candy, part of a bottomless mimosa package or shot out of a water gun for $4 a shot "for as long as you can take it." Sake-based cocktails tend to be on the sweet and fruity side. Pancakes and waffles are given the Bananas Foster treatment with a flaming tableside presentation. If you prefer stronger, more robust flavors, go with the Mesquite Short Rib Sliders and ask for a side of fried potatoes that are like a cross between potato chips and french fries.
How to order: Call 833-337-8683 to book 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 at least a half-dozen variations on a Bloody Mary, featuring a choice of two mixes by Mina's wife, Diane, made with veggie juice blends that taste like they're straight from a garden.
How to order: Head online to make a reservation or join the waitlist.
By serving comfort food with focused, simple recipes, Chef Natalie Young turned Eat. (period included) into one of the most popular 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 delicious cinnamon biscuits with warmed-up strawberries and Huevos Motulenos buried in spicy red and green sauces. Young also operates Old Soul, with speakeasy-style cocktails and hearty Southern-style recipes at World Market Center, but hours are currently limited to private buyouts.
How to order: Just show up for a table or order online for pickup.
Kitchen Table continues to be a hot destination for the brunch crowd in Henderson (Thursday-Monday) with a menu by chef Javier Chavez that often mixes inventive modifications with south of the border touches. The chilaquiles, served with a choice of sauces, combines scrambled eggs, Oaxacan cheese, tortilla chips, and black beans with tender, flavorful pulled pork that's smoked on the patio for ten hours over mesquite, and braised with chile verde. The taquitos come stuffed with chorizo, potatoes, and poblanos for a savory, spicy bite. The Cinnamon Monkey Bread is a popular starter, served on a skillet with a salted caramel sauce. When it comes to drinks, ask for the "Chef's Bloody" (a Michelada with a choice of Mexican beer) or a latte with milk soaked in Apple Jacks cereal.
How to order: Call 702-478-4782 to book a reservation.
This longtime locals' favorite, a proprietorship between chef Kim Canteenwalla and wife Elizabeth Blau, has only improved over the years with an expanded dining room and covered patio out front. But the food keeps regulars returning for more, especially during brunch. Indulge your cravings with a Fried Chicken Benedict and French Toast glazed with cookie butter, or stay on the healthy side with 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. Honey Salt always has new cocktails to show off and offers so many vegan brunch dishes now they dominate an entire menu page.
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.
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.
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.
La Cave Food & Wine Hideaway
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.