Autumn in Las Vegas is the most wonderful time of the year for brunch with options aplenty indoor and outdoor. In many ways, Las Vegas is a Brunch Capital of the World — here are four noteworthy brunches, three on the Las Vegas Strip and one in Summerlin:
Searsucker at Caesars Palace
Brian Malarkey and Stephen La Sala’s Searsucker is not your typical Sunday brunch spot, as the NFL shares the
stage with brunch food-and- beverage specials. Are you ready for some pigskin and pig ears?! The nearby sports book is jam-packed for the gridiron games, but why not move the party mere feet away and enjoy the Game Day Menu of $5-$6 drinks (Michelada, Hail Mary, Verde Bloody Mary, mimosa, tropical Bellini and seasonal local tap). Searsucker’s food scores a touchdown! During a recent brunch, the mid morning meal included tomato and Burrata salad, short rib, fried pig ears (they were lime-flavored, crispy and awesome), California breakfast burrito, chocolate chip cookies and milk, and a $20 burger, the most expensive item on the GDM. It’s so, so good and exclusive. Only 20 are made each day; once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Lavo at The Palazzo
Last year Lavo Party Brunch introduced a ginormous, $800 boozy ice cream sundae to the menu. This year, it’s all about a giant Bloody Mary. The over-the-top cocktail is available in two sizes and features a lobster, shrimp skewers, crab legs, bacon skewers and celery sticks. Priced at $500 and $250, the Bloody Mary is served to the table in an ice sculpture and includes a bottle of Tito’s Vodka.
Lago at Bellagio
Julian Serrano’s hotspot is known for its spectacular views of The Bellagio Fountains, chic design, inspired global small plates and a prix-fixe brunch that, at $38 for three courses, is a steal for the Strip. The dessert buffet setup, including a chocolate fountain, is decadent, and bacon-wrapped seared scallop and shrimp served with saffron rice is new to the menu.
Honey Salt (1031 S. Rampart Blvd.)
A recent tasting of new chef Anthony Taormina’s brunch menu included Cocoa Puffs French toast, monkey bread, vegetarian eggs Benedict, chicken sandwich and fries, blood orange mimosas, a signature brookie (brownie + cookie) and cappuccinos. Upcoming: Friendsgiving on Nov. 14, a new and updated private dining room and brunch on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.