If there’s one city that knows how to do brunch, it’s Las Vegas. Sumptuous menus and atmospheric lounging beckon brunch lovers near and far to descend upon the city’s glittering boulevards in droves, uncovering for themselves just how good Sin City foodies have it.
The brunch scene on the Strip seems to get more incredible each time I visit, and the following restaurants are the best I’ve experienced yet. Check out which spots made the cut, and let me know if you decide to visit any of them!
For suggestions on where to eat the rest of the day, check out my full Las Vegas dining guide here.
Lago by Julian Serrano
The lowdown: I think I may have seen heaven the day I dined at Lago. The Julian Serrano-helmed restaurant overlooks the Bellagio fountains, and features one of the best brunches in town. For $38 a person, you receive a 3-course meal, beautifully presented and featuring such sumptuous options as ratatouille bruschetta, eggplant parmesan benedict, an egg scramble with asparagus, and a mouthwatering dessert buffet – complete with Nutella crepes, mini tarts, and a chocolate fountain. An absolute MUST.
Mon Ami Gabi
Location: Paris Las Vegas
The lowdown: If you ever feel like donning a floppy hat and chewing on a baguette beneath an Eiffel Tower replica whilst gazing at the Bellagio fountains as they dance the day away, this is the place to do it. Mon Ami Gabi feels like that foreign exchange student you crushed on in high school – dreamy, accented, and oh-so-charming; not to mention, a great cure for hangovers. I’ve eaten breakfast and dinner here, and while both were great, I recommend it for breakfast. The pricing isn’t completely absurd (especially for Vegas standards), the portions are filling, and there are tons of options for delicious French-inspired cuisine. Keep in mind that while they do take reservations, seating on the patio is first come, first served.
The lowdown: Like many of TAO Group’s swanky dining experiences, this lavish Italian eatery was born in New York City and fits in beautifully with the indulgent personality of Las Vegas. Though it’s known for its wild Saturday party brunches, I visited during its regular brunch operations and was instantly blown away. For one thing, the restaurant is beautiful. Two stories high and filled with intricate detailing like a candle wall made of real candles (as in, they spend an hour hand-lighting each one prior to opening), LAVO is every bit as decadent for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. With menu items like breakfast mac and cheese, lobster benedict, lemon ricotta waffles, and almond-crusted french toast, your heart will bursting out of your chest with culinary joy (and don’t forget about the $30 bottomless mimosas!).
Location: Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
The lowdown: Menu aside, Jardin is stunning. The conservatory-esque, poolside locale alone makes for a dining experience that is downright lovely – and definitely feels like vacation. Add to that its incredible food and drink selection (mouthwatering smoothies, a bloody bar, avocado toast, adult grilled cheese, kale scramble, to name a few), superb service, and fresh vibes, and you’re on track for a brunch that’s one for the books. Try their seashore fries!
Grand Lux Cafe
Locations: Palazzo, Venetian
The lowdown: I’ve been here at some odd hours of the day (11am, 3pm, 4:30am…), and it’s never once failed me. In fact, Grand Lux Cafe is kinda like the best friend secretly in love with the protagonist in rom coms – maybe not the most edgy or exciting, but still comfortable, definitely enjoyable, and always reliable (and they usually get the girl in the end, right?). With locations in both the Palazzo and the Venetian, the 24-hour hotspot offers something for literally everyone, no matter the dietary restriction or culinary occasion – think omelettes, sandwiches, burgers, and other American cuisine. Talk about a trusty steed.
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Have you experienced an incredible brunch in Vegas? Leave me a note in the comments so I can check it out the next time I’m in town!