Ten Las Vegas Restaurants For a Fun and Filling Brunch

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

You can enjoy a Las Vegas brunch any day of the week, although the weekend is the place to really experience this middle-of-the-day meal. Since you're in Vegas, you can expect to find plenty of libations to go along with your food, even if it is before noon.

Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris is a sidewalk bistro with a great view of the Strip. Weekend brunch is served until 4 p.m., giving you plenty of time to rest up after an evening out. If the night before was a little too much, you may want a place like Bar + Bistro Hangover Brunch, where great food can help you get past any ills from the previous evening.

You may want to just keep the party going, and if that's the case, LAVO at the Palazzo has a brunch for you. LAVO just transplanted their New York City brunch to their Las Vegas location, adding a touch of nightclub flair to the event.

For old style Vegas, wait until Sunday and visit the Sterling Brunch at Bally's. This brunch has been around for a couple of decades, and its selection of food leans toward the upscale: lobster, filet, and caviar. Wynn Buffet also serves a first-class brunch, and on the weekends adds champagne.

If a buffet sounds just right, you'll find plenty in town. This traditional Las Vegas brunch spot can be found at almost every hotel, although some brunch favorites include Le Village and Green Valley Ranch's Feast Buffet.

10. The Cracked Egg
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When you're off the Strip, the Cracked Egg is a great place to stop for an old-fashioned breakfast served in a casual setting. Four locations in Las Vegas serve the population throughout the Valley. Judging from the restaurant's frequent listing on "best of" polls in the Las Vegas press, the locals find plenty to keep them coming back. As you might expect from the name, this is a restaurant dedicated to egg-based dishes. You'll find a full selection of basic combinations of eggs and meats, but the "Eggs With Attitude" section is full of scrambles that mix up eggs with all kinds of tasty foods into one big plate of food. You'll find a few varieties of Eggs Benedict here, as well as Huevos Rancheros.

9. Eiffel Tower Restaurant
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The food here is good, but the atmosphere is integral to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant's appeal. French and American food is served high atop this replica version of the famous Parisian landmark, and across the street, the Fountains of Bellagio offer the perfect backdrop for a romantic setting (special proposal packages are available). House specialties include the Grand Seafood Platter, Beef Wellington and Roasted Rack of Lamb. Lunch and weekend brunch menus give diners the option of a more casual and less expensive meal, as does the bar and lounge, which also has a small menu. A la carte and tasting menus are offered for dinner. This is the place to impress that special someone, whether it's to pop the question or celebrate an anniversary or other special event.

8. The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
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If brunch is all about merging the standard offerings of two meals into one, then what better place to enjoy brunch than a Vegas buffet, a place that strives to leave no food behind? The upscale Wynn resort offers diners a first-class buffet on any day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A weekend champagne brunch is offered, although you can also opt for no champagne. This is a spacious buffet with food artfully presented, as befits a buffet striving for gourmet quality. Live-action stations include crepes made to order. This is not a cheap buffet, but what better meal to splurge on than brunch?

7. Cravings Buffet at the Mirage
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The Cravings Buffet at Mirage has a sleek modern design to complement its selection of international foods. Instead of focusing on a single type of cuisine, Cravings offers everything from pizza to barbeque, with stops along the way for sushi, Chinese food, turkey, and prime rib. Quality variety is the idea here, which is appropriate for the Mirage, a property that remains a cut above the middle-of-the-road Las Vegas hotels without going overboard on its luxury quotient. Cravings can get crowded on the weekends. It's a moderately-priced buffet, so do expect a bill that reflect the variety of food available. Special menus are offered during holidays.

6. Ports O' Call Buffet

5. Le Village Buffet
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Every Las Vegas buffet has a specialty of some kind, and at Paris' Le Village, diners will find French food and a large breakfast and brunch offering. The faux-village theme offers a fun atmosphere for your meal. Le Village's popularity means that you might encounter some lines getting in, or at the crepe station inside, where crepes are made to order. A large array of breakfast foods like prime rib hash gives you the chance to fill up so thoroughly that you may not need another meal until dinner. Champagne brunch on the weekends adds the a touch of something bubbly with a kick. Le Village's breakfast offering are a consistent favorite on any day of the week for those who enjoy buffets. Live-action stations bring the chefs out of the kitchen, adding to the feeling that this buffet believes in quality.

4. Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ
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Hash House A Go Go describes itself as "twisted farm food," which is an inventive way to express the restaurant's approach to fresh food. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Hash House A Go Go gives diners large, hearty portions of stick-to-your-ribs food. The brunch menu offers House Hashes, meals that include generous portions of crispy potatoes, eggs, fruit and a biscuit tossed with something like smoked salmon, cream cheese and scallions or perhaps corned beef, red onions and Swiss cheese. Flapjacks, waffles, sandwiches, burgers and five variations of Eggs Benedict ("Farm Benedicts" at Hash House) fill the menu with a selection of dishes that's sure to make it difficult to decide what to have.

3. Sterling Brunch

Every Sunday Bally's Steakhouse transforms itself into the Sterling Brunch, an opulent and expensive brunch buffet that many regard as the ultimate Vegas brunch. The Sterling Brunch is a rarity in Las Vegas, a long-running event (25 years) that isn't showing any signs of going away. An aura of old-fashioned exclusivity gives the Sterling Brunch an atmosphere that's great for special events and holidays like Mother's Day. This is definitely not a bargain-buy brunch. At $85 per person, it's very expensive. You do get a full array of upscale food choices for that price: caviar, lobster, sushi, and filet, for instance. If you have a big appetite for these types of pricey food, the price tag is reasonable.

2. The Buffet at Bellagio
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Kobe beef, fresh tuna, venison...what else would you expect from a buffet at the luxurious Bellagio? Bring your appetite for unlimited seafood, carved meats, Asian delicacies, sushi, Italian fare, salads and of course, decadent desserts, including chocolate-dipped strawberries and peach cobbler. Lots of fresh vegetables and piping hot breads are available, too. Prepare to fight the crowds at this popular eatery.

1. Mon Ami Gabi
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It's the weekend, you're in Las Vegas and you're ready for brunch. Mon Ami Gabi, the sidewalk bistro in front of Paris Las Vegas, offers food every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but on the weekend they offer a menu dedicated to brunch. Opt for an outside table (first come, first served--reservations available for indoor seating only) and you can spend your Saturday or Sunday enjoying a street-level view of the Strip while indulging in rich and delicious breakfast food until nearly dinnertime. The brunch menu includes Eggs Benedict, Pineapple Waffles, French Toast, fruit and Corned Beef Hash & Eggs.