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Top 10 Places to Splurge on Breakfast in Las Vegas

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Where to splurge on the most important meal of the day.

Whether you’re craving eggs before beating the crowds at the slot machines or looking for a late hair of the dog brunch, breakfast in Vegas is a meal to remember.

You can’t go wrong with any buffet in Vegas – it’s tradition, after all – but Bacchanal wins points at breakfast. Even though the Caesars Palace hot spot can garner quite a line in the evening, expect little of that in the am, when you can belly up to the serving stations for amazing skirt steak and eggs, impressive carving stations, Chinese specialties, and fresh juices. Those with a sweet tooth will love the red velvet pancakes, fresh fruit, and full dessert bar.

Border Grill
All you can eat (but served, not buffet), Border Grill’s weekend brunch is a tapas-style, Mexican-inspired favorite that’s meant for sharing dishes. To sweeten the deal even further, add $8 limitless mimosas. And this isn’t one of those places that skimps on the booze either – the cheery staff will make sure that “all you can drink” is actually “bottomless.” The new blue cheese and fig quesadilla is a stand-out, while old favorites include shrimp and grits, chilaquiles, and a unique jalapeno and bacon PB&J. Finish with the melt-in-your-mouth sweet potato pancake and bread pudding French toast. Order one of each for the table; that’s the beauty of an all-you-can-eat feast.


Photo credit: Courtesy Venetian Las Vegas

Photo credit: Courtesy Venetian Las Vegas

In-the-know locals use Thomas Keller’s Bouchon as a power breakfast spot Monday through Friday and as a lively brunch affair on weekends. Why not follow their lead? Open for brunch until 1 pm (2 pm on weekends), the French bistro at Venetian is elegant and sun-soaked, whether dining on the poolside patio or in the main dining room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows that are left open during good weather. Dig into eggs with brioche or croissant, a smoked salmon entrée, or any of the daily specials – and don’t skimp on the champagne cocktails. Feeling guilty? Stop by the bakery on the way home to bring home treats for those you left behind.

Fountains Brunch
Bellagio’s lake, with its “dancing” fountains, is one of the most famous landmarks in Vegas, and the hotel capitalizes on the notoriety during its Fountains Brunch every Sunday. Served at Jasmine, this luxe buffet kicks off with a pastry presentation to die for, before inviting guests to its shellfish bar and hot and cold stations. The spread includes everything from gorgeous fresh fruit to eggs Benedict with lobster potato cake, and classic Peking duck with hoisin sauce and scallions. Save room for dessert, as the brunch is most famous for its fondue served from overflowing chocolate “fountains.” Get it?

Four Seasons
Local power players hit up Verandah’s Sunday brunch, so keep your ears peeled for important deals being made at the next table. Its donut station garners headlines, but every bit of this buffet will make you drool. Sit outside during summer (misters keep you cool), and arrive hungry. While sipping champagne, it is easy to dig into bagels, pancakes, omeletes and more, all served with the elegance of the Four Seasons, one of the only non-gaming hotels on the Strip. It is easier throughout the week, during normal breakfast service, to not blow the diet, but Sunday requires putting all of that nonsense aside.

Hash House A Go Go
While not a splurge on the pocketbook, Hash House will definitely blow anyone’s calorie budget. A favorite of Vegas natives, this chain out of San Diego serves up mind-blowing portions of breakfast favorites at five Sin City locations. The menu is as enormous as the servings, and house hashes and farm scrambles are available until 5 pm. Hash House’s signature side is its biscuit the size of a soccer ball, with its breakfast is so hearty that it includes six one-pound burger options.

Jazz Brunch at Wynn
The live Dixieland jazz band starts every Sunday at 10 am at Wynn’s Country Club, which transforms into a NOLA-inspired, gumbo-serving brunch on God’s day. With its gorgeous views of the Strip’s only golf course, an unlimited sparkling wine option, and over-the-top serving stations (plus a la carte menu), it’s no wonder that Vegas’s elite do brunch here. Big Easy specialties include “Egg Versailles” (poached eggs over smoked salmon with caviar), BBQ pork, and grits.

Jean Philippe Patisserie
For a luxe breakfast on the go, grab a pastry, fruit, or muffin at this French outpost, at both Aria and Bellagio. Often voted “best” coffee, Jean Philippe has gorgeous display counters of tasty grab-and-go treats, including, of course, buttery croissants. Open at 6 am, it’s an enticing option for dedicated gamblers hitting the floor before the crowds; come back later for an indulgent dessert.

Breakfast is served 24 hours a day at this Vegas bastion of cheerful gluttony. You’d be hard-pressed to find any Vegas-loving celebrity who hasn’t noshed here late-night, on country-style ham and eggs or biscuits and gravy. Come early enough in the morning, and you’ll mix in nicely with the club crowd soaking up the booze from the night before or having a nightcap in the Fireside Lounge.

Simon (Closing on May 22nd, 2015)
Local celebrity chef Kerry Simon hosts brunch for nightlife elite and other trendy customers weekly during his Sunday brunch. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Palms Place pool, it’s not that surprising that the cool kids often don sunglasses while dining. While waiting for orders from the a la carte menu (don’t miss the pigs in a blanket), hit up the buffet, which focuses on sushi and crepes. Feel free to go LA-style casual, as the servers all wear their pajamas, and watch out for Simon’s favorite dessert, cotton candy. During the rest of the week, Simon opens at 7 am; expect a much quieter atmosphere.

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