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.
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.
Mon Ami Gabi
Located inside of The Paris, Mon Ami Gabi features sinful food and a killer location. Grab your sunglasses and head to the large patio which overlooks the Bellagio Fountains and settle in for a chocolate hazelnut waffle. With a large selection of egg dishes (including gluten-free options), crepes, waffles and breakfast specialties like the popular steak frites, Mon Ami is definitely one of best breakfast joints in town. For you non-breakfast lovers, they also have non-breakfast items on the menu like onion soup. Serving breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., you can also indulge in creating the perfect Bloody Mary, too, thanks to the make-your-own Mary cart.
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.
Located Downtown, eat. has emerged as one of the most popular breakfast spots for locals and visitors, thanks to offerings like the shrimp and grits, which is quickly becoming the talk of the town. Start with cinnamon biscuits and then move on to any of Chef Natalie Young’s offerings, like the fluffy pancakes with maple syrup. Yes. Real. Live. Maple syrup. Or, go for something different, like eggs motuleños with green and red chiles and black beans.
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.
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 $15 for 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 steak & egg 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.
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 brunch options, like house hashes and farm scrambles, are available all day and all night until 11 pm.
Egg & I/Egg Works
Cheap eats and greasy, good food is the name of the game at this Vegas breakfast spot. Serving breakfast and lunch, the Egg & I gives you a fantastic choice of, you guessed it, egg-loving options to soak up the alcohol and give your day a kick start. You get never-ending coffee refills and a nice little injection of sweet, thanks to the complimentary coffee cake that comes with the meals. With plenty of locations throughout the Valley, it’s an easy choice for those looking for an inexpensive and tasty option in town.
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.
For a tasty breakfast on the go, set your alarm and head to this Cosmo favorite. This Los Angeles staple is focused on offering fresh, quality products cooked to order. Don’t get there too late though. Lines can be long. Yes, you heard us right, people spend valuable vacation time waiting in long lines for these delicious egg sammies.
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