By Heather Turk
There may be plenty of delectable brunch options on the Las Vegas Strip, but some of the city’s best places to enjoy this mid-morning meal are actually found off-strip. Next time you’re hungry for a mouthwatering brunch experience your taste buds won’t soon forget, check out one of these local favorites.
ANDIRON STEAK & SEA
One of the city’s most popular brunch spots, this Downtown Summerlin steakhouse serves a chic brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can feast upon such savory items as the Shrimp & Grits made with Anson Mills grits, aged white cheddar, jalapeño crème fraîche and crispy bacon or the Chef’s Cut Steak & Eggs, the latter of which comes with a succulent 9–ounce steak, while enjoying music from a live DJ and cocktails from a strolling champagne cart. Whatever entrée you decide on, start your meal with The Donut Plate—five seasonally inspired, fresh-made donut holes in a variety of flavors like cinnamon-sugar and maple bacon—and help yourself to some complimentary candy from the candy bar on your way out. andironsteak.com
This flavorful eatery just relocated to a more spacious venue at The Gramercy so that it could accommodate its ever-growing fanbase. Famous for its unique style of Jamaican meets New Mexican cuisine, brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While nothing on the menu disappoints, the Jerk Fried Chicken & Waffles served with DW’s signature maple syrup seasoned with clove simply bursts with flavor. The spicy Chicken Flautas is also a must, as is the beautifully presented Pesto Torte: a combination of cream and goat cheese with roasted nuts served with flatbread crackers. It’s so pretty, you’ll be reluctant to take a bite—but it’s so tasty, you won’t be able to stop eating! dwbistro.com
RISE & SHINE: A STEAK & EGG PLACE
Serving an extensive selection of breakfast items daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., this locally owned restaurant has two locations to choose from: one in Southern Highlands and another off of Flamingo and I-215. Known for its hearty portions, fresh-squeezed juices and delightful dishes, brunch favorites include the Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes, S’Mores Campfire Waffles and Lox & Cream Cheese Omelette. Lunchtime fare is available, too, starting at 11:30 a.m., including the delicious made-from-scratch Tomato Soup topped with garlic-cheese toast. bestbreakfastvegas.com