Babycakes Cafe sustains eager brunch-munchers with a selection of breakfast and lunch fare from the classic to the anomalous. Daredevilish diners can roll out their tongue ramps for the red-velvet pancakes, which come topped with chocolate crumbles and thick whipped cream, sidekicked with cream-cheese syrup ($5.25–$7.95). If more savory fare beseeches your belly, feel free to nosh on Babycakes' traditional breakfast offerings such as country-fried steak and eggs ($10.95) or huevos rancheros ($9.95), all served with a choice of baby cakes, toast, or a scoop of white rice.
Zagat-Rated French Cuisine
Lauded for its brunch?which CBS Las Vegas listed as one of the best in the area?Master Chef Alex Stratta and Executive Chef Jose Aleman oversee the French-influenced Sunday morning fare at Marche Bacchus French Bistro. Dotted with offerings such as classic quiche lorraine and croque madame, the Zagat-rated cuisine is an off-the-strip favorite among locals. It's even owned by a local couple who took the restaurant over from the original owners in 2007.
A Short Trip, Worlds Away
Though it's just a short ride from the Vegas strip, Marche Bacchus French Bistro "feels worlds away," according to USA Today's 10Best. Situated on the shores of Lake Jacqueline, the restaurant's breezy patio is dotted with lush palm trees and looks out over the sparkling water, while inside leans upscale with crisp white tablecloths under a dramatic chandelier.
The Wine Shop
Before heading to a table, visit the wine shop. There, guests find more than 950 labels to choose from?all of which can be enjoyed inside the restaurant for a $10 corkage fee. On Saturdays, drop in between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to take part in a wine tasting; pours vary from week to week and follow themes such as varietal, region, and top 10 lists.
Ten years ago, executive-chef Craig “Andy” Beardslee and pal Johnny Rivera set out to bring country-style cooking to an urban environment. Today, the duo’s award-winning eatery Hash House A Go Go has expanded from its original San Diego home into five Vegas locations, including a spot inside The M Resort Spa & Casino Las Vegas. Drawing from his work with agriculture and livestock, chef Beardslee kicks up house-made farm favorites, adding innovative flavors to fried chicken, french toast, and meatloaf recipes. The generously portioned entrees pair well with creative concoctions, such as a BLT bloody mary, a far more successful drink than its predecessor, the grilled-cheese martini.
The chefs at Levy's Bagels & Deli craft a menu of homemade deli fare using family recipes that date back generations. Breakfasters can play three-egg monte with an omelet or allow taste buds to delight in the stuffed challah french toast. The bagel benedict tops any of the more than one dozen varieties of bagel with two poached eggs and canadian bacon, then douses the creation in hollandaise sauce. Owner Robert Levy personally makes the eatery's bagels from scratch using a traditional boiling and baking method that leaves the center chewy and the outside as crisp as freshly-ironed lettuce.
Regularly considered one of Las Vegas’ best breakfast spots, The Cracked Egg is something of a Valley institution, with four locations throughout the city. This Northwest outpost sits inside a strip mall that faces Cheyenne Avenue, with a bit of front side patio space for outdoor seating when the days aren’t too warm. The specialty inside the sunny, friendly space is eggs, always eggs; served as an eggs benedict or fluffy omelet, or scrambled alongside skillets of fresh breakfast meat, the namesake egg is this eatery’s most popular choice by far. The coffee cake is a best seller too, of course, as are the pancakes, waffles and housemade corned beef hash, but the perpetually smiling staff will always recommend something with eggs – and for good reason.
Rosemary's infuses French-inspired new-American cuisine with a cornucopia of flavors from Creole, Southern, and Midwestern culinary traditions. Stick your tongue's toe into a steaming-hot bowl of sweet- corn soup ($8) before diving face-first into a principle plate of seared sea scallops with parsnip-potato purée ($36) or a grilled pork chop with Hoppin' John ($34). Patrons seeking surprise can order the ever-changing three-course prix-fixe menu ($55), for which chefs Michael and Wendy Jordan whip up whatever their entwined hearts desire that day. A seasonally focused Friday lunch menu changes weekly, ensuring that luncheoners' tongues never wear white after Labor Day, and a list of small plates—featuring such delectable comestibles as prosciutto-wrapped jumbo asparagus and chocolate cream pies—provides a tasty sponge to soak up the lounge's alcoholic offerings.