Call this the first fall issue of Eat, and featured are two patio and brunch dining options, to take advantage of the perfect autumn weather in Las Vegas for outdoor weekday, weeknight and weekend dining — yes, every day and evening of the week — plus fall picks for spirts and beer. The brand new Hamptons by Wild Thyme Restaurant Group — it opened Sept. 6 — mixes leisurely lounging and luxurious dining of modern American cuisine with a twist at Tivoli Village in two levels of industrial-chic interior design with vintage touches.
With patios on the ground and second floors, Hamptons is ideal for Saturday and Sunday brunches, power lunches, afternoon bar and cocktail hours and leisurely dinners. The second-level private dining room accommodates as many as 97 guests for dining or 150 for events.
“Whenever I travel, I always ask the locals for recommendations for any new hotspots in town with an appetizing menu, a cool vibe and excellent service. It always impresses me to see each restaurant’s creativity, and I believe Hamptons will be that place on the west side where people will be able to comfortably enjoy dishes inspired by fine-dining cuisine in a unique atmosphere,” Wild Thyme Restaurant Group founder and CEO Heinrich Stasiuk said in a news release.
Hamptons is Stasiuk, business partner Howard Klubeck and “Chef Jay” Bogsinske, formerly of Saint Marc in Huntington Beach, California. Menu highlights include Little Havana Cubano, Mary’s Free Range Chicken & Biscuits, Brussels Sprouts & Bacon, Market Vegetables & Black Jasmine Rice, Scottish Salmon Mignon, Short Rib & Fried Egg Sandwich, Peanut Butter & Banana Waffle, Overstuffed Bacon & Eggs, Buffalo Onion Rings and Avocado Fries.
And don’t forget dessert. The selections include Peach Cobbler, Banana Fosters Split and Pineapple Carrot Cake. A Saturday brunch at Hamptons a week ago was exemplary, especially considering that Hamptons has been open only one week.
The food and service were spot on — there wasn’t one false step among the food, a rarity for such a new restaurant — and the weather cooperated for prime patio dining, with the natural light adding to the casual chic indoor dining space of bar, booths and tables.
The menu for this leisurely and truly enjoyable brunch: Lemon Ricotta Beignets, Overstuffed Bacon & (Deviled) Eggs, Avocado Fries, Cinnamon Roll a la Mode, Short Rib & Fried Egg Sandwich, Peanut Butter & Banana Waffle and Cherry Mimosas, the latter flavor not often seen on brunch menus. A return visit — soon — is in order to experience other menu items.
Hamptons, 440 S. Rampart, Tivoli Village, is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., bar menu from 4 to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Hamptons also offers a brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., bar menu from 3 to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. More: (702) 916-1482; HamptonsLV.com.