BY SUZANNE ZUPPELLO
Las Vegas gets a bad rap as a city that only gets going once the sun sets. While it’s true that many Vegas visitors prefer a more nocturnal lifestyle and thrive on neon instead of vitamin D, there are still early birds looking to fill their mornings with a good meal. And, of course, brunches last well into the afternoon for the late-sleeping set, so anyone can start their day with bottomless bloodies. (Hair of the dog, anyone?) Below are the best brunch spots in Las Vegas.
Whether you’re an early riser or haven’t gone to bed yet, Hawthorn Grill at the JW Marriott opens at 6 am daily for breakfast and switches over to their brunch menu at 10 a.m. On Sundays, diners are treated to live entertainment, which you’ll want to bear in mind depending on how the night before went. Regardless, their menu of juices and smoothies will give you the boost you need to make it through a day on the strip.
This French bistro sits on Lake Jacqueline—the perfect place to relax after a few days and nights of blinking neon, spinning slot machines, and shuffling decks of cards. The menu offers an array of French-meets-French-Quarter dishes like Truffled Grits and Beef Grillades and Croque Madame. If you really want to luxuriate, the caviar menu is an enticing way to spend your winnings. Now that's brunch in Las Veags.
Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar
You’ve probably heard of tableside guac, but how about a tableside bloody mary cart? Yes, that’s a thing, and you’ll find it at Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar; at $70 it may be a better use of your money than the hours spent on dollar slots. The rest of the menu is standard brunch fare: eggs and sandwiches peppered with a few lighter options like watermelon salad.
Mon Ami Gabi
Steps inside the Paris Hotel is Mon Ami Gabi, which has prime views of the Bellagio fountains on the strip, so outdoor seats are a must. The menu is limited, offering a handful of options for brunch, including eggs benedict and french toast, during weekend brunch hours. An expanded menu is available between 7 and 11 a.m., if multiple types of crepes, waffles, and eggs Benedict are more your style.
Flock & Fowl
Brunch is a weekend-only affair at Flock & Fowl, starting at 11 am. The menu boasts filling and cheap options, plus bone broth and turmeric and apple cider vinegar shots if you’re feeling rundown after a few nights of Sin City mayhem. The Hainan chicken is the move and makes for the perfect fuel before walking 15 minutes up the street to the Neon Museum. Oh, and did we mention it’s cheap?
Tacos El Gordo
Open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Tacos El Gordo has multiple locations across the city to sate your appetite for tacos. Each location is open by 10 a.m. daily because it’s never too early for classic Tijuana-style beef tongue tacos on fresh corn tortillas…right?
Park on Fremont
Vegas can be overwhelming, to say the least. Park on Fremont provides the perfect escape. The restaurant is carved into a man-made park with living walls and massive art installations. The menu is heavy on the avocado, which comes with egg rolls, toast, and a turkey club. You can work your way through each dish with a different style of bloody mary to wash it down.
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