Top 5 Brunch Spots :: Vegas
There is nothing better than having an unscheduled Sunday morning to enjoy brunch. And, I’m not talking about full access to a line pass for a hotel buffet and gorge yourself until you can’t move. I’m talking a quiet Sunday, sipping a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary, while chatting away about future plans and goals, or recounting the activities of the night before, while jazz music plays in the background, and the company is delightful. I love brunch. I especially love brunch in Vegas. It’s a great way to end an unforgettable week or weekend. All of the locations listed below are great for both a family getaway or adults only. As always, reservations are recommended.
- Jasmine at The Bellagio: The world class restaurant at the Bellagio featuring Cantonese, Szechwan and Hunan cuisines transforms into one of the most beautiful places to brunch on a Sunday morning. Upon entering the room, your eyes won’t know where to look. Delicate butterflies and garden scapes decorate the walls and fixtures, while enticing displays of fresh seafood, pastries, and live-action food stations beckon your name. Don’t be fooled by their regular menu, the Brunch menu includes traditional breakfast items, as well as a carving, omelet and waffle station, in addition to several traditional Asian breakfast items. The décor of the room gives way to the lake front view and the music from the Bellagio Fountains Show is piped in for your pleasure. Speaking of fountains, make sure to explore the decadent dessert room filled with handmade chocolates, cookies, marshmallows, an ice cream sundae bar and a chocolate fountain that will put you over the top. Not many people know that in addition to their exquisite dining menu, Jasmine also serves Sunday Brunch, so this is a local’s secret I’m sharing with you. Don’t tell anyone else!
- Verandah at The Four Seasons Hotel: There are so many reasons to love the Verandah. One of the best reasons is for the Breakfast Buffet they serve on Saturdays and Sundays. The Four Seasons itself is just such a great escape from the crowds and noise found in the big name casinos on the Strip, (it’s a non-gaming hotel) and after a long 2 or 3 days of playing in Vegas, the Verandah offers a great escape to regroup. You can eat from the buffet, which offers the regular breakfast fare, or order off their menu. Since you are in Vegas, take a gamble and go with the buffet where you can indulge in their out of this world bread pudding, the never ending selection of pastries or the Make-Your-Own donut station. If the weather is nice, sit poolside. You’ll never want to leave this little sanctuary.
- Bouchon at The Venetian: The dishes at Bouchon are delectable. A James Beard Foundation Award Winning Chef, Thomas Keller, combines flavorful food sensations taking you on a trip through Napa Valley and France. You won’t know where to stop or where to begin. All bakery items and pastries are made daily, and there’s always the looming choice of whether to order the Pain au Chocolat, Chicken and Waffles or the Brioche with Jam. The Bouchon French Toast is literally to die for, but Bouchon never disappoints with their daily specials, and it’s always worth the shot to give one a try. Especially if you are with someone who likes to share their food! Ask for a table outside in their garden overlooking the Venezia Tower pool.
- Simon at Palms Place: Looking for something a little less stuffy and more playful? At Simon you can come dressed in your jammies and eat cotton candy! Not kidding. Chef Kerry Simon is always injecting something fun and familiar with the comforts of home into his creations. The brunch price includes items ordered off the menu as well as the buffet selection. Talk about stretching your dollar, you can order one of everything off the menu and the price doesn’t change. Made to order sandwiches, smoothies and sushi awaits you at the breakfast buffet. The kids can order vintage style sugar filled cereals or pancakes shaped like the Mouse himself. A Champagne Bar or Bloody Mary Bar are available for an additional cost, but the drinks are unlimited. Simon is definitely a great place to continue the party, or get it started!
- Sugar Factory American Brasserie at The Paris: If you enjoy reading a book to peruse your selection of meals, then the Sugar Factory American Brasserie is the place for you. Pages upon pages of savory Candyland-esque creations including everything from cocktails, milkshakes, appetizers, meals and desserts. The Sugar Factory doesn’t have a brunch menu, per say, but you can order breakfast seven days a week. For pure indulgence, try the Red Velvet Buttermilk Pancakes or one of their delicious crepes for dessert. If you are too full to dive into dessert right away, you can talk a walk through their retail store featuring the famous couture lollipops, retro candies and apparel. Stop by their bakery case loaded with cupcakes, cookies and all kinds of dreamy bars to grab and go.
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