I had read a mention here on chowhound that this is one of the better Jewish-style delis in Vegas, and when I looked at the address and realized it's only a mile or two from where I live..well, Sunday breakfast seemed like a plan!
We arrived around 10:30am to find that we were not the only folks with this idea; the parking lot was packed. Fortunately, the restaurant is quite large inside, and we were seated immediately (at what might have been the last available table!). The waitress immediately brought us some excellent coffee and we took our time perusing the (long) menu. There are a number of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items: lots of smoked fish plates and combinations, classics like Matzoh Ball soup, grill items, omelettes, sandwiches, etc etc. As soon as I saw "home-made corned beef hash" as a choice, I knew my decision was made. DH went for one of the daily specials, oatmeal pancakes.
The food did take a little longer than I would have liked to arrive. I will say this for the waitress; just when I was starting to get impatient she came over and let us know it would be "out in a minute or two" (it was)...and she did keep our coffee cups full. I decided to cut them a break; after all, they were busy and I'm quite sure everything is made to order.
Our food did arrive as promised and all was forgiven. The corned beef hash was delicious, and it came with three perfectly cooked sunnyside-up eggs (with perfectly runny yolks to mix in with the hash). The hash is light on potatoes (seems to be mostly meat and onions, finely minced) but there was a generous serving of home fries on the side. My meal also came with my choice of bagels. DH's oatmeal pancakes were very good, with a hint of cinnamon. His was also a HUGE serving....he was only able to finish about half. There were three or four HUGE pancakes.
We left stuffed, but not before we stopped at the take-out counter for more bagels to take home for later. They might not be NY quality, but they are as good as any I've had in Vegas and are made inhouse. Next trip I'd like to try some of the smoked fish (a number of varieties are available) to go along with my bagels.
Recommended. And a (sort-of) celebrity sighting to boot: the area's Congresswoman (and Senate hopeful) was enjoying her breakfast there as well. The Bagel Cafe is on N. Buffalo Drive just a block or two south of the Summerlin Parkway. Breakfast for two was around 25 dollars, but it would have fed three!
301 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
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