Although Las Vegas lacks not for brunch, the old saying suggests that “there’s never too much of a good thing,” and while CRAFTkitchen, The Stove, Rosallie and Lulu’s Bread and Breakfast continue to thrill locals just as Bardot Brasserie, Herringbone and HEXX rule The Strip, these five newcomers all look to put their own unique spin on the weekend’s favorite meal.
From its great view of Bellagio’s fountains to a family-friendly atmosphere for watching sports, Beer Park has all the atmosphere one might want, and beginning spring 2019 they also added brunch. A partnership between the creative minds at HEXX and Anheuser-Busch Corporation, Beer Park invites guests at its Paris Hotel & Casino venue to dine on everything from open-face lox to French toast sticks every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For brunch, the restaurant has added up-tempo music, but smartly kept several lunch and dinner signatures on the menu. Visitors 21+ may rest assured that plenty of booze is flowing, but even the most ardent lager-head shouldn’t miss out on Beer Park’s fried pretzel with beer cheese, or an Elvis-inspired PB&J sandwich.
The Black Sheep
Tucked away at the corner of Durango and Warm Springs, it is immediately on entering The Black Sheep that diners realize there is something different about the space. From a serene mural to soft organic flourishes, everything about the restaurant – headed by Jamie Tran – attests to elegance without an ounce of pretense. Offering cuisine best described as French-Vietnamese, and staffed by impeccable servers, The Black Sheep invites guests to drink bottomless mimosas while dining on thirteen plates ranging savory to sweet on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Big on flavor, but also on value, the menu’s highlights include a smoky heirloom beet salad, chilaquiles and cast-iron pancakes. Those in the mood for something truly outstanding must not miss Chef Tran’s scallion pancake with duck confit.
The Broken Yolk Café
Opened early April of 2019, but a known entity near San Diego for forty years, The Broken Yolk Café promises to capture Las Vegas’ attention by offering “high-quality, homemade food with large portions.” An expanding concept, with over thirty locations across six states, Sin City’s first resides adjacent to Total Wine at Town Square on South Las Vegas Boulevard, and brings the outdoor mall its first viable breakfast. Already busy, with wait lists at peak times frequently surpassing thirty minutes, The Broken Yolk boasts outstanding service, from free coffee while waiting to the modestly priced bill presented at meal’s end. Serving from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily, with a full bar complimenting cuisine that includes everything from tacos to pancakes, the eatery offers sope Benedict with house-made Ranchero sauce that those seeking a taste of Mexico shouldn’t miss. The menu veers more American with swirled “Cinna-cakes,” and lives up to Las Vegas’ reputation as Hawaii’s “Ninth Island” through Tiki toast. Its biggest surprise, though, is delivered by a health-conscious acai bowl featuring the superfood as sorbet amidst berries and granola.
The Factory Kitchen
Imported from Los Angeles, and slowly building a reputation for great quality and fair prices, The Factory Kitchen now serves brunch Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Named for its original downtown space, and featuring Chef Angelo Auriana’s regional Italian recipes, it is in addition to several dinner plates Factory Kitchen invites guests to indulge in house-cured salmon with buckwheat pancakes, as well as pancetta-wrapped fillet mignon, all while indulging in bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys and bellinis for just $28. Certainly not skimping on pasta, Chef’s signature mandilli di seta can’t miss. There may be no better way to eat eggs than inside raviolo with greens, pancetta and brown butter at about half the price of what other casino eateries charge.
Named for creator Scott Slater and his blend of 50% beef plus 50% bacon, Slater’s 50/50 took Sin City by storm in July of 2018. Known for craft beers, over-the-top shakes and creative plates like “vampire dip” or a sandwich painted in edible gold, what many may not know is that the restaurant at 467 East Silverado Ranch Boulevard also offers breakfast on weekends. A limited-time affair, Slater’s brunch only lasts from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., so those arriving later can wrap their hands around a juicy burger. “Wake N’ Bacon” attendees should not miss fried chicken atop bacon pancakes. For those not feeling like poultry, there is also a pork belly benny with buttermilk biscuits and chipotle pepper hollandaise that brings plenty of heat, ready to be washed away by bottomless mimosas or a broad list of beers both foreign and domestic.