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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.

            1. A little bit further, but lunch and brunch (weekends only) at Mesa Grill at Caesars is very good. The spicy chicken/sweet potato hash on weekends is phenomenal. To get to Caesars, take the Monorail to Ballys or Flamingo and cross the bridge.

              1. 'Wichcraft in the MGM, just pass the food court. Great breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

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                1. re: brisket

                  Agree that 'Witchcraft has great fare, but they no longer serve breakast...there are still breakfast items on the menu board, but they weren't open the three days we were there. A great lunch spot though.

                  1. re: TypeA

                    That's too bad -- their fried egg sandwich with gorgonzola, bacon and frisee is one of my all-time favorites.

                    1. re: brisket

                      According to MGM website, 'Wichcraft opens at 10am. Was never there that early on our last trip so I can't confirm that directly.

                      1. re: brisket

                        The online menu indicates that this sandwich (& three other breakfast sandwiches) are still available. It also indicates that Wichcraft opens at 10:00am & that their breakfast sandwiches are available all day.

                        So I think TypeA was saying that while the breakfast sandwiches are still there, you just can't get them before 10:00am. Instead, you have to eat them for late breakfast or lunch or dinner. Please do clarify if I'm wrong.

                        I'm looking forward to trying one myself later this summer when my wife & I make our quasi-annual trip to Las Vegas.

                  2. Let's see...

                    Red White & Blue at Mandalay Bay is a good breakfast spot that far south. Border Grill at Mandalay Bay is great for lunch.

                    And if you can go a little to the north, try MOzen at Mandarin Oriental (at CityCenter) for delicious and elegant breakfast and lunch fare. Silk Road at Vdara (also at CityCenter) is another great choice.

                    1. Breakfast :

                      1) @MGM - the Jumbo Pecan Roll Roll in the Studio cafe is pretty good and is truly jumbo. Just split it and order coffee - your other food agendas are big enough for the rest of the day!
                      2) Il Fornaio - NYNY - a chain but a decent one - pastries or the french toast.
                      3) The American Cafe in NYNY is a better standard breakfast than Studio Cafe.
                      4) Better still is Ellis Island. GREAT cheap eats.
                      5) Bouchon's in the Venetian - two can share a pastry basket, coffee and the protein sides are big enough to split (the ham is very good and huge!) and the reg. menu is good and worth the $, particularly the sourdough waffle.


                      Check the menu @ Earl of Sandwich in Planet Hollywood. Mesa Grill will be bigger food and is very good - particularly the margaritas and the desserts. At Enteco San Marco, you can order smaller plates as your dinner plans look great and I would want to show up with my appetite fully on. BLT in the Mirage has great burgers.