I am not a fan, per se, of buffet’s but I do enjoy brunch. In Vegas, your breakfast options in most hotels are the 24-hour coffee shop or the buffet. Most hotels offer a champagne brunch on weekends, especially on Sundays. Back in the early 00’s the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas used to offer the Larry Manetti Celebrity Champagne Brunch. I never made it there before Manetti packed up and moved back under his post-Magnum P.I. rock.
We hit breakfast/brunch buffet’s on three days this past trip.
Las Vegas Hilton – Very nice, well rounded breakfast buffet. All the breakfast regulars, but no waffles. Eggs made to order were available and the fruit and pastry sections were extensive. $13.00
Sunset Station – This is a “locals” casino located about 15 miles from the Las Vegas strip. It’s a newer hotel and has a fabulous brunch buffet 7 days a week. In addition to every breakfast standard you can think of, they had extensive southwest and mexican breakfast options, and two whole stations of savory options including meatballs, burrito fixings and an extensive salad bar. The buffet included all you can eat churros which made me very happy. At $8.00 this was the best deal in Vegas.
The Golden Nugget – In downtown Las Vegas, the Nugget is by far the nicest hotel (with the absolute coolest pool). The champagne brunch on Saturday was nicely appointed with all the champagne you could drink (and all other non alcoholic beverages included, a nice touch). Carved turkey and beef, sushi, breakfast, soup, salad bar, you name it. If there was a real attraction to this brunch, it is the dessert counter. Instead of laying it all out on trays, there is a display case, manned at all times, and you just tell them what you want. They are much classier, tastier desserts. The mini lemon meringue pie was insanely great. For $18.00 this champagne brunch was on the cheaper side. Definitely worth your time if you’re downtown on a weekend morning.