How do you start the day in Las Vegas? Well, look at the person next to you, if you recognize them you're off to a good start. Now, start your day with a good meal, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Here is a list of a few places that I enjoy, some are cheap and some are outrageously expensive.
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Breakfast delivered to your senses in such a way that your body will refuse to ever eat a morning meal anywhere else. It's the best breakfast in Las Vegas because everything is done precisely as it should be. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day then you should start it at Bouchon because your day will be set of with perfection. Service, food, atmosphere. It is the complete package.
There is a spot in West Maui where I can indulge in two giant banana Macadamia nut pancakes along with this creamy, buttery, macadamia, sweet happiness that I pour over the top that is reason enough for me to hop on a flight and head across the Pacific Ocean. I don't have to anymore. Well, I still want to head to Maui but if I'm looking for breakfast I can head to Citizens at Mandalay bay and have what I need. They have to add the fried rice to the menu and maybe that will keep me from going to Hawaii.
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Huge portions and a decadent trip into the world of sweet and savory. Share something because everything seems to come out in huge portions.
Take a seat on the patio, order an omelet, a bowl of fruit, a giant sticky bun and drink way too much coffee. I'm not sure you can find a better place to see Las Vegas in the morning on the Las Vegas strip. The patio is feet away from the Las Vegas strip so the sidewalk is populated with all the action that great people watching requires. The people who decide they'll run every morning they are in Las Vegas, the walk of shame crowd, the guy and girl who fell in love the night before, the three drunk guys who are walking back to their room after a very long night. I love Las Vegas!
Gravy! I know I can get excited about the little things but at Hash House A Go Go breakfast is elevated to a huge platform where you can feast for hours until your jeans pop a button. Lots of flavor, a lot of food and when you share you end up saving money. At breakfast order a side of biscuits and you won't have to pay a split charge.
The Country Club at Wynn will impress you simply because the place looks great, the view of the golf course is very un-Vegas and the customer service is even a notch above the regular Wynn hospitality standard. What you don't realize when you are having a great time listening to some Sunday morning Jazz is that the food is really on a different level. This is breakfast for the privileged so treat yourself to an amazing meal and morning.
Listening to Volcano as I sip my coffee I could easily be on the Big Island or Montserrat but instead I'm down the street from an erupting volcano on the Las Vegas strip. I order up a Key West Mary, nothing like a shrimp garnish in the morning, and I sing along to "Living on sponge cake..."
Find Jean Phillipe at the Bellagio or Jean Phillipe at Aria Resort and indulge your cravings. I'm a fan of the croissants, the chocolate pastries and the sticky buns. I also tend to indulge in the crepes and the sandwiches. I know I have a problem with eating and enjoying too much of a good thing.
My opinion has changed about the Rainforest Café over the years. It could very well be that having children has made me more patient with the never ending action in the restaurant or they may have improved their menu. What used to be a tourist trap has evolved into a legitimate choice for a dining option in Las Vegas.
Denny’s is a simple, casual, dining room that serves good food at reasonable prices. If you are looking to save a few dollars while in Las Vegas Denny’s might be an option. With locations right on the Las Vegas strip they are very convenient.
Sit at the large booths and look around at the décor and try not to judge and instead feel it. That is what Las Vegas was once like before corporate America came in and decided to run the casinos.