The best brunches in Las Vegas
Morning-after syndrome? Roll out of bed and into one of these awesome Las Vegas brunch hot spots
Even in a 24/7 town like Las Vegas, brunch has a rightful spot in a diner’s calendar. That magical time between 11 and 2 on Saturday or Sunday gets the respect it deserves here, perhaps more so than any other city, given the breadth of culinary choices in the offing. The best places for brunch can be found all over the Valley, from neighborhood favorites to marquee destinations on the Strip.
A good place to start? MOzen Bistro’s all-you-can-eat Sunday jazz brunch at the Mandarin Oriental. Fresh sushi, a seafood station serving crab claws and Kumomoto oysters, and traditional dim sum merely whet the appetite. You also get an entrée—choices include Black Angus strip loin, pan-seared diver sea scallops and eggs Benedict, among others—and dessert. If that’s not enough to get you out of bed, the free-flowing Champagne and mimosa options may just be the ticket.
If you like a taste of down-home Southern hospitality, the Gospel Brunch at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay is a weekend must. Creole-Cajun favorites such spicy jambalaya, build-your-own mac and cheese, creamy cheese grits and more fill the body, while gospel music performances fill the soul. And did we mention it’s all-you-can-eat? This is one brunch spot that’ll make you say “Hallelujah!”
For those who say Vegas is more sass than class, clearly a trip to Bouchon for brunch is in order. The elegance of the restaurant and the unrivaled view of the Venetian pools may transport you to another world, but the classic French bistro fare brings you right back, and you’ll be glad for it. Artisan pastries, bread pudding style French toast, steak frites and quiche? Oui, s’il vous plait.
For something completely unexpected, locals’ favorite DW Bistro is a collision of flavors—Jamaican and New Mexican, to be exact—resulting in such brunch favorites as Jerk fried chicken and waffles and New Mexican slow-cooked pork. This is home-cooking like you’ve never had before, and worth the effort to get out and about on a Sunday. In fact, you might just want to round up any family members you have in town, because this is the kind of brunch that needs to be experienced with the ones you love.
Another locals’ favorite that’s worth getting out of bed for? Honey Salt in Summerlin, serving brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Menu standouts include a citrus brioche monkey bread, the New England Fry (Ipswich clams and calamari, blistered shishito peppers and sriracha and lime aioli) and pancakes with seasonal fruit. If you’re suffering from a hangover, the bloody Mary caddy, with ingredients such as Stoli hot jalapeño and 2nite vodkas, housemade Bloody Mary mix, farm fresh vegetables, Tabasco, fresh horseradish, manchego cheese and Slim Jims, will make you right as rain.
The best brunches in Las Vegas
Though this is just one of several folk-art-filled locations across the US, the House of Blues” exciting mix of up-and-coming and established artists makes it feel like a home-grown champion. The multi-level main floor is surrounded by three bars and tiered balcony
- Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (at W Hacienda Avenue)
- Rated as: 4/5
- Price band: 3/4
Inside this bistro and oyster bar, the much-heralded Thomas Keller serves authentic French country fare modeled after the cuisine served in the original bouchons of Lyon. Indoors or on poolside seating in the gardens, indulge in Bouchon French toast for breakfast,
- Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (between Sands Avenue & E Flamingo Road)
For an entirely novel brunch experience, locals’ favorite DW Bistro is the place to go. The menu here is a collision of flavors—Jamaican and New Mexican, to be exact—resulting in such brunch favorites as New Mexican slow-cooked pork and Jerk fried chicken and
- Suite #112, 6115 S Fort Apache Road
Of the smattering of local brunch joints that are worth getting out of bed for on Sundays, Honey Salt is the fanciest and arguably the best. Menu standouts include a citrus brioche monkey bread, the New England Fry (Ipswich clams and calamari, blistered shishito
- 1031 Rampart Blvd, 89145
Sin City abounds in sinfully scrumptious brunch options, but a good place to start exploring is the all-you-can-eat Sunday jazz brunch at the Mandarin Oriental' MOzen. Fresh sushi, a seafood station serving crab claws and Kumomoto oysters, and traditional dim sum
- 3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (at E Harmon Avenue), NV 89109