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Which Restaurants Have the Best Breakfast in Las Vegas?

Last updated: October 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. 4 Comments on Which Restaurants Have the Best Breakfast in Las Vegas?.

If there’s one defining meal in Las Vegas, it’s breakfast. Sure, dinner usually gets the attention, especially at all those award-winning restaurants up and down the Strip. But breakfast is the common meal that binds us: It equally fuels business travelers before a long day of meetings and partygoers after a long night in the clubs on the Vegas Strip. So which are the best restaurants in Las Vegas for breakfast? We rounded up our favorites, ranging from celebrity chef hot spots to bottomless buffets of culinary indulgence.

Giada

Emmy Award-winning Food Network star chef Giada De Laurentiis’ eponymous restaurant at The Cromwell Las Vegas might be known for its refreshing spins on classic Italian fare, but what you may not realize is that Giada serves up a delicious breakfast menu daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. True to classic Giada style, the restaurant takes familiar dishes and reimagines them using fresh, quality ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations. And, of course, every meal comes with one of the best views of the Strip, thanks to the massive windows that form the exterior wall of this second-floor restaurant. Breakfast highlights include:

  • Salmon Cake Benedict – A savory take on a classic with wilted spinach and piquillo peppers
  • Polenta en Cocotte – Creamy polenta mixed with spicy sausage, dried cranberries and Calabrian chili, served with poached eggs and toast
  • Strawberry Polenta Waffle – Made even more delicious accompanied by grilled pineapples and Nutella
  • Fresh pastry assortment that includes to-die-for creations like vegan chocolate donuts and rosemary scones

Bacchanal Buffet

A lot of buffets focus on quantity over quality. However, Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace—named the “Best Buffet in Las Vegas” by USA Today—proves you don’t have to choose one over the other. As grand in scope as it is in design, this chic, modern Las Vegas buffet offers bottomless breakfast selections, including not only the usual suspects—made-to-order omelets, silver dollar pancakes, steak and eggs—but also a bevy of globally inspired specialties, including:

  • Mini churros – Bite-sized versions of the cinnamon-y Latin treat
  • Breakfast quesadillas – Small in stature, large in flavor, loaded with carne asada and eggs
  • Lobster Benedict – A claw-fisted twist on the Hollandaise-drenched classic

Of course, just because it’s breakfast time doesn’t mean you can’t also nosh on a variety of anytime dishes, ranging from fresh sushi to a Cajun-style crawfish boil—or selections from the Bacchanal Bloody Mary menu. And if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free or other specialty diet, the talented chefs will be happy to whip you up a special plate or show you where to find items that will meet your dietary restrictions. The Bacchanal Buffet breakfast hours are 7:30 to 11 a.m. weekdays, with a Champagne Brunch on weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Payard Patisserie & Bistro

coffee at Payard the Best Breakfast in Las Vegas

Coffee and a pastry … what more do you need?

If you’re on a low-carb diet, you might want to skip over this one, or even better, sneak in a “cheat day,” because Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace is all about the pastries. This honest-to-de Gaulle French bakery—which first found favor among Manhattan foodies—features the creations of Chef Francois Payard, a third-generation pastry chef whose sweet creations earned him “Pastry Chef of the Year.” So, yeah, pastries are the highlight at this French café—croissants, danishes, muffins, you name it. But the carb-y goodness doesn’t end there. Check out these other fantastique breakfast delights:

  • Brioche French toast (available in a decadent, chocolate version with Nutella, sautéed banana compote and whipped cream)
  • Savory quiches, in both vegetarian-friendly and meat-loving versions
  • Croque sandwiches, including a Classic Madame with sunny-side up egg
  • Eggs Benedict served on, of course, a croissant

Mon Ami Gabi

patio at Mon Ami Gabi the best restaurant in las vegas

Mon Ami Gabi’s patio is the perfect place to break your fast, French-style.

There are few settings in Las Vegas as delightful as Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. The French bistro offers an authentic, European café setting, replete with a Strip-side open-air patio—perfect for relaxing upon while enjoying handmade, griddled English muffins, made-from-scratch waffles and fluffy egg omelets. Some of our favorites at this Las Vegas restaurant include:

  • Smoked salmon platter served with rustic toast or a bagel
  • Classic Quiche Lorraine with bacon, Jarlsberg and caramelized onion
  • French toast (for real French) with blueberries, warm blueberry syrup and whipped cream
  • Gluten-free eggs benedict with Canadian bacon

Mon Ami Gabi is open for breakfast daily from 7 to 11 a.m.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

It might not surprise you that Guy Fieri’s restaurant at the LINQ Hotel & Casino serves up a breakfast of epic proportions, both in terms of size and flavors. So if your hunger for breakfast is driven by the need to soak up a little of that overindulgence from the night before, Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar has everything you need, including a full menu of Bloody Mary options to assist with your hangover recovery. Some choice selections include:

  • Chicken Fried Bacon Biscuits & Gravy – Chicken-fried bacon, folks. We won’t tell your cardiologist if you won’t.
  • Carne Asada Chilaquiles – A little south-of-the-border flavor with roasted rojo salsa and fire-roasted poblanos to wake up your tastebuds.
  • Shortbread Pancake & Berry “Pot Pie” – SPOILER ALERT: There are crunchy shortbread cookies in the center of this carbolicious treat.

Off the Strip Bistro & Bar

The LINQ location of local favorite Off The Strip serves up fresh spins on classic American dishes 24 hours a day, and it’s definitely no slouch in the breakfast area, offering two distinctive brunch menus for both weekday diners and weekend warriors. The regular brunch menu, offered from 5 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, includes a number of a la carte items, including:

  • R.I.P! Sandwich – An appropriately-named baguette sandwich with fried eggs, hickory bacon, smoke ham, smoked cheddar cheese and arugula
  • OTS Breakfast Wrap – Off The Strip’s version of a breakfast burrito, with potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, tomato chorizo and avocado in a grilled wheat tortilla.
  • Vegetarian Skillet – Looking for something on the lighter side? This combo of egg whites, veggies and waffle potatoes will hit the spot.

The Just Real Food Brunch, served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers guests a heck of a deal: For $25, you can choose one item each from a menu of starters, entrees and desserts, with bottomless breakfast cocktails available for just $20 more. Starters include a smoked salmon platter, seasonal melon & berries or rolled NY strip with asparagus. Entrée options range from a berry-topped Belgian waffle to the restaurant’s signature M.O.A.B. Burger, made with grilled sirloin, hickory smoked bacon, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. And dessert choices include donut hole dippers, a chocolate sundae and Al’s cheesecake, served with raspberry and chocolate sauces.

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4 Responses

  1. Charlie snyder

    hash house a go go at the quad is excellent also. Grand lux in the Venetian is also very good.

  2. wendy evans

    Mon Ami Gabi- Best coffee and wonderful French toast

  3. Rick Sheeley

    …Only because the Four Mile Bar no longer serves breakfast. It was a locals bar next to a Laundromat on the Boulder Highway, and people would wait in line to eat breakfast there.