The saying "families who eat together, stay together" holds especially true at breakfast, when maple syrup spills can stick relatives to the table for up to 12 hours. Do some literal family bonding with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comfort food at The Maple Tree.
The Maple Tree mixes up batters and sauces daily, imbuing everything on its homestyle country menu with the fresh, made-from-scratch taste that inspired Best of Las Vegas to name it Best Diner/Coffee Shop. The restaurant models itself after rural syrup-producing sugarhouses, enhancing breakfast and lunch platters with imported New England maple syrup so authentic it writes fan letters to Tom Brady.
In the morning, slices of bread plunge into freshly made cinnamon-vanilla egg batter and return from the griddle transformed into fluffy, golden-brown french toast, ready for a syrup bath ($7.95). Skip the sweet or savory breakfast debate by indulging in the ham- and turkey-stuffed Maple Tree monte cristo, deep-fried and smothered with a choice of raspberry purée or maple syrup ($8.95). Sticky tree-borne syrup migrates to the lunch menu on the maple swiss burger, glazing the charbroiled beef patty and soaking into the crispy toasted bun for the perfect counterpoint to a thick slice of swiss cheese ($7.25). The Maple Tree's cooks hand-bread and fry a tender steak, nestling it up to mashed potatoes and mixed veggies before blanketing the platter in rich country gravy for a comforting meal to ease the pain of failed tests, bad hair days, and blown sports mascot auditions ($9.25).