Brunch season is in full swing, and let’s be honest, half the fun of brunch is in the fact that it’s usually a pretty picturesque meal. While we love a good pancake or waffle, Vegas does things a little differently—even off the Strip. Here are five fantastic off-Strip brunch options.
One of the most picturesque new spots in town, Casa Calavera at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas serves up Latin flavors at their La Mañana Brunch (we got a little hosted press tasting when brunch first began this summer). Try out their main menu staples like the Mexican Street Corn and the Ahi tuna tostada alongside brunch fare such as the chimichurri New York steak and eggs or the Juanito cakes stack (or order all of it, we promise we won’t tell).
BRIO Italian Grille
Located inside Town Square Las Vegas, BRIO Italian Grille is the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch before or after some weekend shopping. We attended a hosted press tasting of the new brunch menu that consists of two different scrambles (a “Garden Veggie” and a “Tuscan Sausage” version), the “Berries and Cream French Toast,” avocado toast, and the “Bistec Alla Romano.” The regular lunch menu is also available during weekend brunch, so you can still get your pasta fix if that’s what you’re craving.
Brunch at Kona Grill in Boca Park is a fantastic prelude to an afternoon of shopping or enjoying the local parks. We got to sample some of the brunch menu during a recent press visit—Kona Grill has been a Summerlin favorite since this editor's college days. The "Spicy Lobster Avocado Toast" is a great item for sharing as are the "Ricotta Cheese Fritters." If you're hoping for an ideal photo op, the "Daybreak Sandwich in a Spam Can" is perfectly Instagrammable. If you're not feeling particularly "brunchy," the lunch menu is also served during brunch hours.
Located inside Ferguson's Downtown, Peyote brings a Southwestern flair to weekend brunch. The colorful aesthetic and fun flavors are refreshing and delicious. We visited on a recently hosted media day and sampled several offerings (if you love potatoes, you're going to have an extra fantastic time). Brunch menu standouts include the "From the Grill Eggs Benedict" and the "Roasted Banana French Toast." The menu also includes several plant-based items and gluten-free dishes as well.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Located inside Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar serves up a brunch that’s sure to please any palate. Nosh on contemporary favorites like avocado toast and Southern staples like chicken and waffles. The menu also has imaginative flavors like the “Red Velvet Oreo Waffles” and comfort food classics like “Warm Cinnamon Sticky Bun.” Make sure to check the restaurant's social media too—limited edition specials sometimes pop up.
Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge
You might not think of a wine and whiskey lounge when you think of brunch, but Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square Las Vegas serves up traditional brunch staples and modern twists on classic breakfast items. If you’re visiting with a group, try out the Ultimate Brunch Platter—it has a four-person minimum and costs $12.99 per person. The platter is served on a three-foot board and includes seasoned home fries, bacon, scrambled eggs or an omelet, chicken and waffles, fresh fruit and a toasted baguette.
The Front Yard
One of the best places in town to watch the game is also a great spot to grab brunch on Saturdays and Mondays (especially perfect if you’ve been partying all weekend). The Front Yard inside Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery serves various brunch classics like steak and eggs and avocado toast alongside reimagined flavors like the “Stuffed Crust French Toast” and the brisket Benedict. Round out your meal with the bottomless Mimosas or one of their brunch cocktails like the “Old Vegas Knight” or the “Raspberry Refresher.”