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May 18, 2008 06:47 AM

Seeking Breakfast & Lunch Spots in or Near MGM in Vegas

We're staying at the MGM in Vegas and need a couple of suggestions for Breakfast & Lunch. We were burned our first day when we had the most disgusting lunch at Studio Wok (no research, hungry from our long plane ride). Fortunately, we had a much better experience at Shibuya for dinner. We're set for dinner the next three nights Robuchon, Alex, Bartolotta), but unfortunately I did not do advance research on the other meal spots. Any suggestions? Again, we want to stay fairly close to the MGM for these meals, unless we can hop on the monorail.

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  1. One of my favorite breakfasts is at the Verandah at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay. You can cross the street to Excaliber and take the free monorail from there to Mandalay Bay.

    I highly recommend Huevos Rancheros.

    1. Peppermill for breakfast. Not terribly close, but easy to reach via the Deuce bus or Strip Trolley.

      BJ's Cocktail Lounge on Tropicana just east of Koval. (Street right behind the MGM.) Not family friendly, (bartenders and waitresses dressed in lingerie) but surprising good food for a bar.


      Peppermill Inn
      2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

      B J's Cocktail Lounge
      218 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

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      1. re: shamu613

        You are confused. The Peppermill is next door to The Riveria. Great place!

      2. Agree 100% w/suebro. Great setting at the Verandah in the Four Seasons and the Huevos Rancheros are AWESOME. If not on the menu ask them, they are always willing to make them. A place that is not close, Tableau in the Wynn, is certainly worth the ride, especially for the braised kobe beef short rib take on eggs benedict. It is a MUST IMHO. As far as the Peppermill suggestion, I believe it is good to see but the food is less than average. It may have been good back in its day but certainly not in the last 2-3 yers.

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        1. re: LVI

          I didn't think the Monorail went to the Wynn.


          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            No, it doesn't... But The Deuce does. It's just $7 for a Deuce day pass, so it's actually cheaper than the monorail AND goes farther (South Strip Transit Terminal near Town Square to Fremont Street Downtown).

        2. For Lunch I have always loved Border Grill in the Mandalay Bay. Consistantly good it has never failed to satisfy.

          1. bouchon at venetian, burger bar at mandalay place (mall connecting luxor and mandalay bay), verandah at four seasons (separate part of mandalay), mon ami gabi at paris.
            you've got a great lineup of dinners so please report back on those meals.