Get Your Brunch on at These 10 Las Vegas Restaurants

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Brunch in Las Vegas generally happens on the weekend, although you’ll find a few places serving a daily brunch. No matter what day of the week (or time of day), you can count on having at least a few adult drink options available, most commonly mimosas, Champagne and Bloody Marys. Beware the endless or bottomless pours of these easy-to-drink beverages. You might wind up taking a nap earlier than you planned if you’re not careful.

The granddaddy of all Las Vegas brunches is the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s. This lavish $95 per person brunch has been around for decades. Although the price might seem high, when you consider the array of high-dollar dishes like lobster, filet, caviar and sushi, it’s actually a pretty good value.

While you’ll find plenty of places on the Strip for a great brunch, if you head off the Strip you can find a place that’s more relaxed and a little easier on your wallet as well--with food that’s just as good as anything on the Strip. For instance, Andre’s Bistro is in a small strip mall (as so many off-the-Strip Las Vegas restaurants are), but its French and American food transcends location. Brunch here is a delightful meal and worth the drive out to the Vegas ‘burbs.

Keep scrolling to read our list of Las Vegas restaurants serving up deliciously enjoyable brunches.

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. Mesa Grill
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Chef Bobby Flay is one of today's most well-known celebrity chefs, and Grill showcases the culinary style he's known for. Southwestern flavors exert major influence on the menu here, for instance in brunch dishes like the Crispy Bacon and Hash Brown Quesadilla, Ranch Style Eggs Tostada or the Blue Corn Buttermilk Waffle, which comes with blackberry bourbon syrup and vanilla creme fraiche. At brunch, two delicious burgers are offered. The Mesa Burger comes with double cheddar, grilled Vidalia and horseradish mustard and the Green Chile Cheeseburger has queso sauce, roasted poblanos and pickled red onions. Sides include both chorizo and hominy grits, and chances are you won't find cactus pear iced tea on many other menus. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

8. Culinary Dropout
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Culinary Dropout takes traditional pub fare in some new directions, all of them delicious. The restaurant is widely known for its juicy Fried Chicken, which is available on their regular menu and at brunch. Brunch is served on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is when you can enjoy a Bacon Bloody Mary, made with bacon-infused vodka. Naturally, you'll want something tasty to go along with your drink, and you can choose from breakfast dishes like an egg sandwich or an egg white frittata, or you can order lunch, with choices like The Pub Burger or the delicious prime rib dip. That's the beauty of brunch--it's so flexible. The restaurant also features an outdoor patio, complete with a view of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's pool.

7. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
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With its Cuban-influenced decor and globally inspired food, SUGARCANE offers guests a comfortable dining experience filled with delectable food. The restaurant offers a raw bar, food from the grill and traditional kitchen dishes. Brunch at this acclaimed eatery is served daily, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch dishes are also available during this time, giving guests a wide range of choices. Raw offerings include dishes like the blue fin tuna tartare, salmon poke and West Coast snapper ceviche. Caviar, oysters and a large seafood selection are also offered. You'll find brunch favorites with the restaurant's innovative flavors, like the Oxtail Benedict, Duck and Waffle or Truffled Toad in the Hole. Other typical brunch selections include avocado toast, beignets and huevos rancheros, as well as a bottomless mimosa.

6. Border Grill
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Celebrity Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger give Mexican food a few new twists at Border Grill. You'll certainly find standards like tacos and enchiladas, but most dishes have a bit of a twist to them. There's an definite emphasis on sustainability here with organic black beans and humane certified, antibiotic and hormone free meats and poultry. The Border Brunch happens every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when you can indulge in unlimited small plates for $38.99, or bottomless mimosas, micheladas and Bloody Marys for $20. You'll find plenty of dishes with Border Grill's signature style: Yucatan Egg Benedict, for example, with a manchego cheese biscuit, Yucatan roasted pork, a slow cooked egg and hollandaise sauce, plus pickled onions. The vibrantly decorated restaurant overlooks Mandalay Bay's pool area, and its colorful ambiance lends itself to casual meals.

5. Yardbird
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Yardbird feels like a combination of honky-tonk and family dining room, which is the perfect atmosphere for its Southern food. They're most well-known for their fried chicken, which is amazingly juicy. Food is served on platters that make for easy sharing. Each of their menus is filled with traditional dishes and sides that come with a twist, like deviled eggs with smoked trout roe, burnt ends with blue cheese fondue, or the skillet cornbread with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeno. While you'll find salads on the menu, the true stars here are proteins, like the smoked brisket, Virginia Ham, pork ribs and chicken. For weekend brunch, look for dishes like the Fried Green Tomato BLT, a maple glazed bacon doughnut or Chicken 'N Watermelon 'N Waffles, which comes with honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon, Vermont sharp cheddar cheese waffle and bourbon maple syrup.

4. DW Bistro
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With its mix of Jamaican and New Mexican cuisine, DW Bistro sets itself apart from other restaurants in Las Vegas. One of the restaurant's most popular meals is their weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday, when this off-the-Strip eatery can get really busy. DW Bistro's relatively recent move to its current location in The Gramercy prompted a new menu from this long-time local favorite, and the combination of sweet and savory flavors is a distinctive element. At brunch, look for a host of dishes that show off big flavors, like the Jerk Fried Chicken and Waffles, the Jamaican Curry Bowl or the Chilaquiles. Blander fare like pastries and oatmeal are available, but they're outnumbered by dishes like the Pesto Torte with goat cheese, pesto, macadamia nuts, chili oil, lavash and crackers.

3. Sterling Brunch

Every Sunday Bally's BLT 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 (over 30 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 $95 per person, it's very expensive. You get a full array of upscale food choices for that price: caviar, lobster, sushi, filet, and endless pours of Perrier-Jouet Champagne, for instance. Considering the quality of the offerings, especially seafood, the price tag actually is reasonable.

2. Andre's Bistro and Bar
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The original Andre's in Las Vegas was well-known for wonderful French food, and the tradition of great food lives on at the recently opened Andre's Bistro & Bar. The "Andre" in the title is Chef Andre Rochat, who's had acclaimed restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas, on the Strip and at The Palms. The dinner menu at his bistro-styled tavern includes a variety of dishes, even a burger, but you'll also find seared foie gras, Frog Legs Provencal and escargots on the menu. Brunch is served on the weekend and offers a wonderful array of delicious dishes. For starters, try oysters on the half shell or the cheese and charcuterie board. Egg dishes include Quiche Lorraine, Croque Madame and a classic Eggs Benedict. Bottomless mimosas, rose and house made punch are available, as well as a full drink and wine menu.

1. Kitchen Table Squared
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Kitchen Table Squared is the second restaurant in Las Vegas for Chef Javier Chavez, who had great success with his first restaurant, Kitchen Table in Henderson. Located in The Gramercy, a new multi-use complex in southwestern Las Vegas, KT2 blends Latin and European styles with familiar dishes. For brunch, look for dishes like the Breakfast Taquitos with chorizo, potatoes, roasted chilies, cabbage, avocado, crema and salsa. The Smoked Salmon Caviar comes with a quail egg, blinis, crema and micro greens--and those are just starters to a great menu with other dishes like Duck Hash, the Chorizo Omelet and an Eggs Benedict made with braised short rib. The menu keeps on with sweets, sandwiches, salads and soups. Brunch is served on the weekend; breakfast and lunch are served during the week.