Combining breakfast with lunch – and most likely mimosas – sets the pace for a relaxing Sunday. And while most of the casino buffets offer brunch items and bottomless champagne on Sundays, here’s where to get your brunch on when you’re in Las Vegas.
The lively jazz brunch at Country Club overlooks the waterfall of the Wynn golf course, one of the most picturesque settings on the Strip. Listen to a live Dixieland band while making your way between the shellfish station, brimming with king crab legs, oysters and cocktail shrimp, to the carving station stocked with Andouille sausage, beef tenderloin and brown sugar pork chops. Once you’ve grazed the buffet, have a seat and order an entrée from the kitchen. Egg lovers swoon over dishes such as Eggs Versailles, poached eggs with smoked salmon, brioche, caviar and hollandaise; and the Southern-influenced poached eggs with barbecue pork, bacon cheese muffins and charred chile hollandaise sauce.
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
As one of the most exclusive properties on the Las Vegas Strip, Four Seasons has one of the top brunches around. Its restaurant, Verandah, is like a private oasis, with palm fronds and other greenery shrouding guests from the craziness of regular Vegas life. The weekend breakfast buffet is perfect for guests who are just looking for a continental start, with pastries, yogurt and fruit and a doughnut station. Or for those who want the full-on American breakfast, help yourself to buttermilk pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, huevos rancheros with black beans and chorizo, and a selection of sausages that would make a butcher blush, including chicken apple, sage and even vegetarian links.
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Border Brunch at Border Grill
Yes, in Vegas it’s possible to get a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine thanks to Border Grill chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. The pool-view dining room is a perfect weekend spot to sip bottomless mimosas, margaritas, sangrias and Bloody Marys. The menu of over 20 small plates is all-you-can-eat and made to order — so there’s no bellying up to a buffet for your machaca chilaquiles, made with slow cooked beef and topped with an egg, or Peruvian shrimp and grits.
3950 South Las Vegas Blvd.
—Grace Bascos, Brand Publishing WriterCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times