When it comes to brunch, Las Vegas restaurants play to win when it comes to putting the “wow” factor in the size, quality, and look of sometimes over-the-top dishes. And that’s before you even stop to think about the crazy number of choices. So, you think choosing the best brunch is a challenge? Well, then — challenge accepted! Here are the top contenders for Sin City’s best brunch crown.
Jardin at Wynn Las Vegas
Gigantic, colorful flowers in gorgeous gardens — Wow! Looks like someone took the French definition of Jardin (garden) seriously. The brunch menu suits anyone’s taste buds, from the health conscious to the extra hungry ready to spoil themselves in a big way. Order a drink from the juice and smoothie bar, enjoy the kale scramble for a light option, or treat yourself to the country ham and cheddar omelet. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, remember? The menu doesn’t stop at the usual brunch dishes. Order more off-the-wall but tasty things like grandmother’s chicken meatballs, bigeye tuna poke, and avocado toast.
Bouchon at The Venetian
If you like your brunch with a super-sized menu, the choices at this buzzing bistro — run by award-winning chef Thomas Keller — go way beyond eggs and toast. The menu includes everything from pastries, beignets, and crepes to smoked salmon, raw bars, and roasted chicken with a bacon-chive waffle. Serving up starving visitors since 2004, Bouchon is tucked away in the Venezia Tower at The Venetian.
Echo & Rig
Cavemen would go cray-cray for Echo & Rig’s brunch. It’s heavy on the meat dishes, like steak fries and short rib hash, and even has a butcher shop. You know it’s the real deal when it comes to choosing cuts of meat at a spot like that! Other tempting dishes to dig into at this Tivoli Village steakhouse include fried oyster sliders and blueberry buttermilk pancakes.
Aria Resort and Casino
Like some variety when it comes to brunch? Be sure to give Aria Resort and Casino a try. With five brunch eateries — Bardot Brasserie, Lemongrass, Herringbone, Julian Serrano, and The Buffet — Aria is at the top of the list for variety.
Herringbone’s brunch menu gets creative with orange ricotta chocolate chip pancakes and a favorite called Loco Moco Benny. If you’re craving dumplings, don’t miss Lemongrass’s weekend dim sum cart. It’s loaded with goodies like steamed BBQ pork buns, egg custard tarts, and chive shrimp dumplings.
Julian Serrano spices things up with a Spanish twist on brunch. How does a half lobster with potato, egg, broccolini, and Spanish fresh chorizo sound? Exactly! The buffet is stocked with amazing eats from all over the world, with stations for Asian, Mediterranean, tandoori, and American comfort foods, a meat carvery, a fish market, and sweets piled a mile high.
Go big at brunch at Aria’s Bardot Brasserie with a dive into a raw bar that includes caviar and King crab. If French food is your jam, you’re in luck! The fancy dishes include crepes, escargot, waffles with duck confit, and poached eggs. Too fancy? Stick to house-made croissants and Danishes.
Tableau at Wynn Tower Suites
Wynn Las Vegas’ exclusive Tower Suites is home to Tableau, an upscale restaurant that springs for breakfast on the house for guests in suites. It’s just steps from the private elevators, which is pretty darn handy when you’re hungry. Tableau raises the Vegas brunch bar, taking pampering to new heights. Get ready to be treated like royalty, right down to your own stool for your handbag.
Enjoy the sweet stuff like strawberry blintz buttermilk pancakes or white chocolate French toast. Need some protein to get you up and moving? Order the Eggs Benedict with beef tenderloin and blue crab or the corned beef hash with eggs. Enjoy the Las Vegas weather while chowing down on the patio or in the colorful conservatory for great views of the garden.
Boosting its brunch menu with over-the-top flair, Boteco is heaven for folks who dig hearty inventive dishes like grilled cheese with seared bananas and molten guava. That’s right — molten guava. Too over-the-top? No worries, Boteco still has you covered. Order up stick-to-your-ribs dishes like steak and eggs and apple cinnamon French toast. This low-key restaurant — located outside of the casinos and resorts — has a warm, relaxed vibe, with wood floors and high ceilings.
Lago at the Bellagio
Brunch gets an Italian spin at Chef Julian Serrano’s Lago at the Bellagio, starting with a basket full of fresh-baked zeppole, cornetto, and bombolone. (Those are pastries if you’re Italian is rusty.) You can’t go wrong with first courses like mac carbonara with pancetta, raw ahi tuna, and duck and polenta, followed by hearty main courses like an Italian sausage fried egg burger or lasagna with a poached egg. If you still have room — right? — top off your meal with an Italian dessert like panettone pudding or tiramisu.
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