Scrumptious breakfasts on the Las Vegas Strip
Breakfast is more an afterthought than a destination in Las Vegas. Your options used to be café, buffet or Starbucks. While that may be acceptable to most, foodies and business travelers are looking for something much tastier. There are now a number of options with menus, service, and atmosphere to provide an excellent start of your day or provide background for an important breakfast meeting.
Our top 5 options for a luxurious Las Vegas breakfast
- Verandah, Four Seasons
Placed on a shaded, leafy patio next to the hotel's private pool, Verandah mixes old world finery such as Villeroy & Boch plates and cutlery with new age tastes. Together classics like eggs benedict and cheese blintzes are options such as egg-white frittatas, chicken and herb sausage, and vegetarian hash browns.
However, the real stars here are the cinnamon raisin French toast in brandied banana sauce, huevos rancheros, and a corned beef and pastrami hash that's oh-so-tender. This is breakfast bliss.
- DJT, Trump International
Designed specially for breakfasts, DJT's secluded and classically elegant breakfast room offers upholstered arm chairs, fresh cut flowers, and excellent service. The rooom harkens back to an idealized 1940's New York or Hollywood. There are inventive dishes like banana French toast, wild mushroom omelettes, Mr. Trump's own favorite cut fries with peppers and onions. This and the juice of berries and root vegetables are the standouts on the menu by the chef that used to work exclusively for Donald Trump himself.
- Payard Bistro, Caesar's Palace
In a small tucked away dining room at one end of his patisserie, the French chef Francois Payard offers classic Gallic petit dejeuner made in a central cooking station. His breakfasts include large fluffy omelettes with field greens, quiches, croque monsieurs and madames. But there are also decadent chocolate waffles with Nutella and caramelized bananas.
Amazingly, Payard Bistro is only a few dollars more than the average café, and well worth it just for the intimacy. Francois Payard also has restaurants in NYC, Japan, and Brazil.
- Bouchon, The Venetian
Chef Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame has recreated a high-ceilinged European café that overlooks the Venezia tower's secluded pool. Seated on the outdoor terrace you can hardly believe you're deep in the Nevada desert. The menu at Bouchon is dominated by decadent dishes like oeufs au gratin, boudin blanc, omelettes, and quiche. The healthiest option to go with the complimentary pastries will be the berries, granola, and yoghurt you find in a mason. There's also some very good coffee.
- Tableau, WYNN
Placed off the Spa Tower's reception, Tableau serves up a beautiful breakfast in a airy rotunda or, if you'd prefer, on a patio overlooking the pool. Tableau does breakfast with soft linens, exotic flowers, and five-star service.
Tableau's take on the classics include Kobe beef short ribs with eggs, smoked salmon and mascarpone cheese with the usual trimmings, and a lobster benedict special that is pure heaven. Sides like the the silver dollar sized spiced beignets served piping hot and with 3 sauces and the Nueske bacon, also known as "the Kobe of bacon" are must trys.
Beverages on offer include a wasabi Bloody Mary, Bellinis nearly as good as in Harry's Bar, or fresh juices such as carrot and watermelon. This is not just the best breakfast on offer in Las Vegas, but probably one of the best breakfasts you'll ever eat. Expensive, but most certainly worth it.
There you have it, eyeflare.com's most highly recommended breakfasts in Las Vegas if you got he money to spend.
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Last updated by mike on 28 September, 2010 in Food And Drink.