Looking for the best brunch in Las Vegas? We’ve got you covered from bagels to dim sum.
Gone are the days when Las Vegas buffets were all the range.
Many of the city’s best restaurants are now located off the strip. The same can be said for the best Las Vegas brunch spots.
To clarify, buffets are still a thing for people who want to be gluttonous in sin city or to quell their hunger after a big night of partying or both. However, the rest of us can now eat the best meal of the day in Vegas without risking a food coma.
Our Picks For The Best Las Vegas Brunch Spots
A week was just long enough for us to explore Las Vegas’ sprawling brunch scene. We gladly skipped casino buffets but still ate it all from omelets to dim sum in neighborhoods like DTLV (Downtown Las Vegas) and Henderson. To us, this is the best way to eat brunch in Las Vegas.
We get that you may be staying on the strip and would need to take a taxi or Uber if you don’t have access to a car. However, we challenge you to leave your comfort zone and explore the Las Vegas brunch scene beyond the strip. Not only will you see new parts of the city, but you’ll also start your day with excellent food.
Whether you’re looking for a hangover cure or simply want to eat well, these are our favorite spots for brunch in Las Vegas:
1. Rainbow Kitchen
Las Vegas is a Asian food fantasy land at all hours of the day and night – including brunch time when tasty options include Soup Dumplings at ShangHai Taste and Pho at District One. We ate both and they were great. However, if we had time for just one Asian brunch in Las Vegas, our choice would easily be dim sum at Rainbow Kitchen.
Located in a Spring Valley strip mall about three miles south of Vegas’ Asia town on Spring Mountain Road, Rainbow Kitchen offers a diverse selection of dim sum dishes that rival those we’ve eaten in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and San Francisco. The restaurant does this without showy dim sum carts. Instead, it offers a vast menu with dozens of selections in both Chinese and English.
While we get the temptation, it’s not feasible to order everything on the menu. That’s why we recommend ordering typical dim sum dishes like Har Gow (shrimp dumplings) and BBQ Pork Buns as well as more unique dishes like XO Sauce Scallop Dumplings, Alaska King Crab, Abalone Chicken Sou (abalone tarts) and Peking Duck. We ate all of these dishes and there wasn’t a clunker in the mix.
Don’t skip Rainbow Kitchen’s nationally lauded abalone tarts. Slowly cooked for seven to ten days and served over puff pastry cups filled with chicken and mushroom, they’re a must-order.
Rainbow Kitchen is located at 7537 S Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89139, United States.
2. Siegel’s Bagelmania
Not surprisingly based on its name, Siegel’s Bagelmania is a good spot to eat New York style bagels. Beyond the obvious, other popular options include blintzes, cinnamon challah french toast, noodle kugel, maple bacon banana pancakes and waffles. Sure, it’s a lot of carbs but you’ll need them after a night out in Vegas.
During our visit, we towed the line by ordering a bagel with a schmear as well as challah french toast. However, we abstained from ordering ‘pretty in pink pancakes’ since one of us has a thing against red (or, in this case, pink) velvet pancakes. These particular pancakes are topped with a donut, which he finds extra egregious.
Our challah french toast was big. Really big. But we added fruit for a healthy touch. Our bagel, while not amazing, was solid enough that we’d likely buy them by the dozen if they were available where we live.
If you eat brunch at Siegel’s Bagelmania, we say go for big plates like the aforementioned french toast plus fish platters, salami & eggs, matzo brei and blintzes. Not only are these dishes big enough to share, but they’re also ideal for curing hangover woes. And, of course, you should eat a bagel too.
Although Siegel’s Bagelmania is walking distance from both the Las Vegas convention center and Resorts World, you’ll want to drive if you have access to a car.
Siegel’s Bagelmania is located at 252 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States.
3. Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge
Located on the strip but not in a casino, the Peppermill will seem familiar if you’ve ever seen the movie Casino or watched CSI: Vegas on TV. Despite its fame (or maybe because of it), the local hot spot offers a slice of Vegas life, circa 1972, that you just can’t experience at a chain restaurant.
You’ll know you’re not in Kansas, when slot machines welcome you to the Peppermill’s space dimly lit with neon and fake Tiffany lamps. Beyond lighting, the decor is a hodgepodge of mirrored ceilings, plush purple booths immersed in a forest of fake trees. There are even fire pits inside the adjoining Fireside Lounge.
Most important, at least to us, the Peppermill serves both breakfast and cocktails at all hours of the day and night. This is key whether you’re a tired showgirl or simply dealing with jet lag or a hangover.
We don’t know what Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone ate at the Peppermill. However, we do know that its most its popular brunch dishes include a monster of an egg scramble called Joe’s San Francisco Special and a stick-to-your-ribs version of southern fried steak & eggs.
During our Peppermill bunch, we shared a Maserati omelet made with ground sausage, two cheeses and mushrooms. Served with crispy hash browns and buttered bread, it was smothered in meat sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It was big enough to share which was exactly what we did.
Order a fruit plate with seasonal fruits, banana-nut bread and creamy marshmallow sauce if you’re seeking a sort-of healthy brunch dish.
Peppermill Restaurant is located at 2985 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States.
4. Saginaw’s Delicatessen
Almost four decades after co-founding the iconic Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor back in 1982, Paul Saginaw brought decades of experience to downtown Las Vegas along with special corned beef that he sources from Michigan. His Saginaw’s Delicatessen offers solid food and friendly service in a comfortable tin ceiling space just off the Circa casino floor.
And, as a bonus, Saginaw’s Jewish-style deli serves bottomless cups of terrific coffee roasted by Zingerman’s in Michigan.
We skipped that famous corned beef during our brunch at Saginaw’s Delicatessen. We also skipped tempting items like ginormous cinnamon buns and smoked salmon platters. Instead, we ordered a Loco Moco.
PublicUS was a pioneer when it opened in 2015. Not only did it champion downtown before the urban neighborhood was cool, but it also served third wave coffee and avocado toast before those were cool (at least in Vegas) too.
Today, PublicUs has plenty of competition, both in the neighborhood and in other Vegas neighborhoods. That doesn’t stop crowds from queueing each morning, especially on the weekends.
Our PublicUs brunch experience included waiting in a rapid moving queue, ordering food, finding two spots at a table and chowing down on a loaded breakfast burrito and a blueberry scone. Two excellent cappuccinos, one hot and one iced, completed our mid-day meal and primed us for a full day of culinary exploration.
Eat brunch at PublicUs on a week day if you want to avoid inevitable weekend brunch crowds.
PublicUs is located at 1126 E Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States.
6. Honey Salt
Married owners Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla clearly had a vision when they opened Honey Salt in 2012. More than a decade later, locals haven’t yet tired of the Summerlin restaurant’s varied menu filled with ‘market inspired’ dishes fit for both vegans and carnivores. The same goes for its weekend brunch menu.
Despite dishes like Egg White Frittata and Grain Power Salad, don’t worry that Honey Salt’s brunch menu is too healthy. Instead, focus your efforts on ordering a Monkey Bread starter smothered in bourbon caramel sauce.
Breakfast Poutine is another decadent brunch dish at Honey Salt. Unlike classic versions we’ve previously eaten in Montreal, Honey Salt’s poutine has herb roasted potatoes, bacon gravy, smoked bacon and cheese curds plus a sunny side farm egg for good measure.
Bring along a designated driver so that you can partake in Honey Salt’s ‘bottomless therapy’ involving bubbles and a range of ‘bloody’ beverages. If that doesn’t happen, you can order a glass of Green Goodness Juice made from a variety of fruits and veggies instead.
Honey Salt is located at 1031 S Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145, United States.
7. Cafe Breizh
We won’t blame you if you head to Cafe Breizh specifically to eat macarons. After all, this Las Vegas cafe sells a colorful rainbow of the french confections. We also won’t blame you if you choose to pair a bigger French pastry with a cup of coffee brewed with La Colombe beans.
However, this approach isn’t the only way to start the day at Cafe Breizh. Pierre Gatel, a Brittany native who previously worked for Alain Ducasse and François Payard, has culinary tricks up his sleeves that transcend viennoiseries and coffee.
Galet stays true to his French roots at Cafe Breizh with a menu that features a half dozen Breton galettes (savory buckwheat pancakes) and even more sweet crepes. Other dishes like Nicoise Salad and Croque Monsieur similarly channel those roots.
It may seem odd to eat an authentic galette or crepe while sitting on a rattan chair at a Sumerlin strip mall but that’s how things roll in Vegas. Gatel opened Cafe Breizh in 2016 and his concept still works despite its spartan space and location. And, at the end of the day, it’s a lot easier to drive to Sumerlin than it is to fly across the ocean to eat similar food and pastries in Paris.
Bring your laptop if you want to check your emails while you wait for your galette or crepe. Cafe Breizh provides complimentary wi-fi for its customers.
Cafe Breizh is located in the Apache Center at 3555 S Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147, United States.
Located at a Henderson strip mall since 2015, CRAFTkitchen is an ideal spot for brunch. Not only does the family-friendly cafe serve breakfast and lunch dishes all day every day, it also has a bottomless Mimosas option on its menu.
Sure, those bottomless Mimosas currently come with a 90-minute time limit. But one could hypothetically do some serious eating and drinking in that amount of time.
We’re not saying how many glasses we did or didn’t drink during our brunch. It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that the restaurant offers a range of sandwich classics and iconic American food favorites as well as healthier food options fit for vegans, vegetarians and diners with allergies.
Not all dishes are savory. In addition to freshly baked pastries, notable sweet dishes include “Creme Brûlée” stuffed french toast and churro-style waffles.
Order from CRAFTkitchen’s curbside and delivery menu if you prefer to each brunch in the privacy of your hotel room or apartment.
CRAFTkitchen is located at 10940 S Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052, United States.
9. The Stove
Don’t judge The Stove’s second floor location at a Henderson strip mall before you experience it in person. Airy and open, this suburban location offers great views, both mountain and urban, depending upon which direction you look.
Chefs Antonio Nuñez and Scott Commings opened The Stove in 2018 where they continue to serve an eclectic selection of brunch dishes plus libations. They may sound familiar – Nunez opened The Kitchen Table (see below) and Commings won the 12th season of Hell’s Kitchen.
Popular dishes include modern brunch classics like croque madame, chicken & waffles, peach bellini french toast and a burrito so epic that it’s named the Big Boy Burrito. However, it’s fair to say that The Stove’s beverage program sets the restaurant’s vibe, especially during festive ‘party brunches’ each weekend.
Not only do Mimosas and other bubbly beverages flow freely during those boozy brunches, but The Stove also proves that dreams do indeed come true with its Unicorn Hot Chocolate – a non-alcoholic drink that tops mocha hot chocolate with marshmallows, whipped cream, cotton candy and sprinkles. It’s up to you to decide whether this crazy concoction is a happy dream or a sunlit nightmare.
Order bananas foster if you have a sweet tooth. Served tableside, the flaming dish tops either pancakes or waffles with sliced bananas, vanilla bean ice cream, dark rum and banana liqueur. It’s a show to watch and a pleasure to eat.
The Stove is located at 11261 S Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052, United States.
10. Kitchen Table
Chef Javier Chavez exclusively serves breakfast and lunch at Kitchen Table, his laid-back Henderson restaurant. But, despite its chill vibe, don’t expect to quickly get a seat. This popular local spot attracts crowds five days a week. It’s closed the other two days.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple by ordering buttermilk pancakes at Kitchen Table. There’s also nothing wrong with ordering more internationally inspired dishes like pork belly chilaquiles smothered with spicy sauce (red, green or mole).
However, it would be wrong to start brunch at the Table without an order of cinnamon monkey bread. Topped with caramel sauce and served on a skillet, the popular starter pairs well with drinks like its honeycomb cappuccino and white chocolate lavender latte.
Kitchen Table doesn’t take reservations. Arrive early to avoid a potentially long wait in the scorching Las Vegas sun.
Kitchen Table is located at 1716 W Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012, United States.
11. Island Sushi and Grill
Dining at Island Sushi and Grill without eating poke may sound inconceivable to sushi fans. However, there’s nothing odd about starting the day with dishes like Portuguese sausage and Hawaiian corned beef hash – especially if you pair them with poke.
There’s nothing wrong with eating both a chunky tuna poke bowl and a dish like spam-fried rice during your Island Sushi brunch. While the two dishes are likely too big for one person to eat without leftovers, they’re ideal to share. Plus, you may have room for malassadas, doughy Portuguese donuts, if you follow the sharing approach.
Go crazy and order a Loco Moco at Island Sushi and Grill. The restaurant offers four versions – classic, roast pork, Portuguese sausage and spam.
Island Sushi and Grill is located at 9400 S Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89123, United States.
Additional Las Vegas Brunch Spots
Las Vegas’ brunch game is strong! Consider the following additional spot if your personal choice for the best brunch in Las Vegas:
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Brunch has become one of the most popular things to do in Las Vegas.
Typical brunches in Las Vegas run the gamut from brunch classics like pancakes and waffles to global foods more typically eaten in countries like Mexico and France.
Brunch is available every day of the week in Las Vegas. Weekends tend to be busier which could be a good or bad thing based on your brunch goals.
Since Las Vegas has numerous brunch options, the best place to eat brunch is likely the one closest to where you’re living or staying.
Most locals pair brunch with coffee and cocktails.
No. Expect to spend less than $20 when you eat brunch in Las Vegas. Cocktails will increase this approximate amount.
Yes. Plan to leave a 15-20% tip.
About The Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers their unique taste of the world.
Original Publication Date: May 13, 2023