Mom always said you should start your day off with a complete breakfast. Was she ever right. When you just don’t feel like making breakfast yourself, check out these restaurants that make eating your first meal of the day a real treat.
Every hotel has a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, but at Wynn Las Vegas, the term cafe doesn’t do justice to the food within at Tableau. Chef Joseph Liebowitz creates elegant breakfasts with his American cuisine with French influences. You’ll feel like you’re dining in a private dining room surrounded by gorgeous poolside and garden views. Look for huckleberry buttermilk pancakes and white chocolate and orange bread French toast at this quiet respite tucked away in the Wynn’s Tower Suites. Each is the perfect way to start the day.
Create your own doughnuts. Need we say more? Breakfast at Verandah at the Four Seasons Hotel includes tasty dishes such as the citrus ricotta pancakes with cranberry compote, huevos rancheros with black beans and chorizo or a health-conscious entrees such as low-carb omelets, Atlantic salmon and tofu dishes. Request one of the outdoor tables overlooking the pool area and you’ll feel like you were whisked away from Vegas. But do insist on making one of your own doughnuts.
3 Society Cafe
Frosted Flake French toast with carmelized bananas and chocolate cream. Oscar Benedict with poached eggs, crab cakes, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. The ultimate steak and egg sliders on bacon cheddar muffins. If these menu items don’t get you in the mood for breakfast, you can hold out for lunch or dinner at Society Cafe at Encore Las Vegas. Executive Chef Kim Canteenwalla keeps diners on the edges of their seats with his culinary creations that keep changing with the seasons. Not enough for you? Esquire magazine dubbed this one of the best new restaurants in America in 2009.
4 Canyon Ranch Grill
We had to include one healthy option on our list. Canyon Ranch Grill at the Palazzo offers up dishes made with organic ingredients including dairy, grains, oils and greens. Stay svelte with dishes such as the frittata del giorno with veggies and cheese at 285 calories or the sweet potato hash with natural ham and a poached egg for 230 calories. Even the Caribbean French toast with rum-flavored French toast, banana, pineapple and maple syrup only has 315 calories. Your waistline will thank you.
5 Hash House A Go Go
You imagine that co-founders Craig "Andy" Beardslee, executive chef, and Johnny Rivera grew up on farms in Indiana among Paul Bunyon-types. The portions are massive at Hash House A Go Go. The pancake takes up an entire plate. Scrambles make you wonder just how many eggs you can cook at once. But the lines waiting to get in let you know that the twisted farm foods within are going to leave you wishing you had brought along a wheelbarrow to cart yourself out.