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 $12, you get a comfort-fare meal for two at The Maple Tree (up to a $26 value). The meal includes:
- Two entrees (up to a $10 value each)
- Two cups of coffee, tea, or juice (up to a $3 value each)
The friendly chefs at The Maple Tree mix up batters and sauces daily, imbuing everything on the home-style country menu with the fresh, made-from-scratch taste that inspired Best of Las Vegas to name the eatery Best Diner/Coffee Shop in 2007. 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, which can be doused with syrup or decorated with a cabal of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and powdered sugar ($7–$9). Red-velvet pancakes tickle taste buds with three batter discs topped with maple-cream-cheese sauce and toasted pecans ($8). Guests can lunch on maple-glazed ham steak ($10), or they can excavate layers of thinly sliced steak loaded in the hot cheesesteak sandwich ($9), a hoagie roll blanketed by a meat-mound, onions, bell peppers, and gooey swiss cheese. The Maple Tree deparches throats with beverages such as hot tea, fruit juice, and maple coffee, which is so piping hot that snowmen hang its mug shot in their post offices.