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The Best Brunch Spots In Las Vegas

Boozy party scenes, power breakfast patios with killer views, and more of our favorite places in Vegas to start the day.

Sometimes, breakfast or brunch in Vegas consists of hotel coffee and a granola bar that now looks more like an Airhead after spending 24 hours at the bottom of your bag. But sometimes, you want a better start to the day—one that includes chocolate chip pancakes and a side of bacon, because you’re on vacation and you can do what you want.

Here’s our guide to the best brunch spots in Las Vegas for dressing up and drinking out of champagne flutes or eating an iconic smoked salmon pizza. It includes options across the city, with spots near or on the Strip and some that require a drive just long enough to shake off the hangover and start the party all over again. And at least this time, it won’t be on an empty stomach.



If you’re looking for an excuse to wear your new sundress and gossip about whatever unhinged thing you saw on the Strip last night, Bottiglia’s sundrenched room accented with floral curtains and upholstery (not to mention the boxwood picture backdrop) is just the spot. 

The portions are great for sharing, so start with a shellfish tower and avocado toast, and don’t hesitate to order the enormous, gooey orange caramel pecan sticky bun (because you’re sharing, remember?). And, whether you have room for it or not, order the tirami “shoe,” which is exactly what it sounds like: the Italian dessert, but in the shape of an edible pump.

There are very few guarantees in Las Vegas, but something you can always count on is that brunch at Bouchon will be the best of your trip. And even though it's more casual than The French Laundry, you’re still going to spend a lot (think a barebones minimum of $50 per person). But if you choose one place to go all out for brunch, this should be it. It’s great for large groups that want to start the day on a high note before your friends start throwing back shots of tequila. Even though the brunch menu is classic French, make sure you order the merguez hash or at least get a plate of it to share.

For an all-day boozy brunch fest with your friends, stand in the Costco checkout-sized line at this local favorite (don’t worry, it moves fast once the doors open). As if the delicious Jamaican and New Mexican flavors weren’t enough, the pastry basket of freshly baked croissants and scones blows us away every time. Although the food is excellent, this place is basically a sexy day club without a swimming pool, where restaurant industry people blow off steam and self-proclaimed influencers let loose. Embrace that energy and make sure to order a signature Bloody Mary with Jamaican jerk seasoning.

There’s that moment on weekend mornings when a decision has to be made: add to your sleep deprivation to make it to brunch, or go back to sleep and annoy your Type-A friend who made all the reservations. Echo and Rig, an upscale butcher and steakhouse in Tivoli Village, makes your decision a bit easier by serving brunch until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Focus on the small plates portion of the brunch menu and order things like portobello fries and half-inch-thick bacon, plus the challah french toast with cinnamon crunch from the mains.

This Italian spot has become so wildly popular that it’s practically synonymous with its Arts District location. The atmosphere is definitely Downtown Las Vegas, though, which basically just means the people may look or think they’re cooler than you, but they’re still friendly. You can also find local artists and tourists looking to escape their hotels on the Strip and nurse their hangovers with plates of porchetta benedict with Calabrian chili hollandaise and french toast made with cardamom orange swirl bread and housemade nutella. Be sure to reserve well ahead of time, since everyone wants to eat here and the space isn’t that big.

If you want ambiance over everything else at brunch, Kassi Beach House is the move. There’s always a DJ blasting loud pop and electronic remixes, while aspiring swimsuit models are there to take pictures in the indoor-outdoor upscale beach shack before they party at the day club. If you actually want to eat, the coastal Italian-inspired menu includes basics like avocado toast and ricotta pancakes, but the plate of soft scrambled eggs with squash, zucchini, avocado, arugula, parmesan, and salsa verde is a standout. 

For the ultimate boozy brunch, enjoy your meal on a daybed by the pool and order their bottomless rosé. This is not the place for a quiet start to the day, but if you want to both party and eat scrambled eggs, come to Kassi. 

Every time we go to La Cave, we wonder why nobody else does a butler-style format like they do. What this means is that for $54 per adult, you can help yourself to adorable little portions of brunch foods like cinnamon apple waffles, filet mignon eggs benedict, and tiny stacks of Snickers pancakes that servers bring to your table on trays.

Although the dishes are bite-sized, we still recommend sharing with your group, since it’s easy to fill up before you get to taste all the options. Ask for a table near the living plant wall, where you can snap photos and sip bottomless sangria and cocktails (for an additional $34 per person) before lounging at the pool.

It’s hard not to be distracted by the iconic view of the Bellagio fountains, but the Italian menu at Lago—and the best frittata in Vegas—will do a good job of keeping your attention. It’s definitely more of a honeymooners and grownups scene, where everyone gets a little more dressed up for brunch than usual. The seafood linguine and the Mediterranean salad with tuna, endive, marcona almonds, olives, and mustard vinaigrette will probably inspire you to come back for a romantic dinner. They also serve brunch on Friday, so book a spot then for a better chance at prime seats.

Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel is always a good idea, especially since this popular bistro consistently serves great food, and its Strip-side patio is one of the best people-watching spots in town.

The brunch menu of five classic dishes—eggs benedict, housemade corned beef hash, phenomenal french toast, avocado and green bean toast, and a smoked salmon platter—is available Friday to Sunday from 11am to 2pm, but they also serve a more extensive breakfast menu every day. The impossibly nice staff does their best to accommodate walk-in guests, but the space is always packed with starry-eyed newlyweds and international families on vacation, so reserve ahead to play it safe.

Original Sunrise Cafe serves a straightforward, classic American breakfast daily that’s worth venturing off the Strip. Order the Cajun Prime Rib Beni topped with cheddar cheese and a generous serving of Cajun hollandaise on a hoagie roll, along with the Crunchberry french toast that brings us right back to when reading cereal boxes was still a thing. Even though the portions are large, it’ll be hard to share, because everything is just that good. It’s a great place to bring the family, but not on weekends—they don’t take reservations, so expect to wait an hour or more Saturday and Sunday.

This retro spot feels like it was plucked straight out of Palm Springs. Located a few blocks from the Fremont Street madness, the patio with hundreds of potted cacti and pastel furniture will make you want to rush to the nearest nursery to replicate this space in your own yard. We can’t get enough of the perfectly battered and fried shrimp tacos, and the plant-based and gluten-free options like roasted beets and heirloom tomatoes dressed in epazote cotija pesto on a bed of queso fresco. Bring a group, and spend your whole afternoon working your way down the delicious cocktail menu.

“Grand” is an understatement to describe the Vegas outpost of this NYC spot. The massive, sunny European bistro is the perfect place to catch up with a friend while you stare at the view of the gardens and contemplate which gigantic seafood and bagel tower to order. The house salmon is a classic, the bruleed grapefruit cocktail will make you want to buy a blowtorch, and if you’re really looking to ball out, you should add trout roe or caviar to your soft scrambled eggs. No matter what, don’t forget to buy some sticky buns from the to-go cart up front.

Spago opened in the early ‘80s serving chinois chicken salad and smoked salmon pizza, and both items are still on the menu today. Unlike some of the music from that era, though, these dishes still hold up. There’s also something about sitting on the patio in front of the Bellagio fountains with a pineapple ginger mojito that makes everything taste that much better. 

Although it might not scream brunch, the juicy prime burger dripping with melted cheddar and charred onions is one of the best on the Strip. Order a little bit of everything to share, and save room for the Basque cheesecake with fresh berries.

You won’t be the first person to walk into The Bagel Cafe, see the deli counter and pastry cases, and forget that you came here for bagels. But that distraction (and temptation) won’t last long when the host seats you at a table and you look at the menu printed as a newspaper. Get any of the 20 different types of freshly baked bagels at this New York-inspired cafe paired with one of their spreads or as an egg sandwich—just make sure you get at least one order of potato pancakes for the table. It’s the ideal place to bring a group of friends together to complain about the heat and start planning the day.

We aren’t doctors, but we are confident (through many non-FDA-approved trials) that the freshly-made mini bagels at Veranda can cure any hangover. With its location inside the Four Seasons, you might worry about being underdressed for this buffet, but the atmosphere is more come as you already are. (Though you might want to remove your new collection of bead necklaces and the bridesmaid sash that definitely doesn’t belong to you.) You’ll likely find yourself sitting next to another group of friends, all still in their pajamas, trying to shake off last night over a plate of huevos rancheros.

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