Peppermill Restaurant - Breakfast Review
I've been hearing about the Peppermill since my very first trip to Las Vegas. I'd heard they have very large portions, and that the Fireside Lounge is quite popular and an interesting sight you to see. I was finally able to verify both things.
Because it's really a much longer walk from Harrah's to the Peppermill than many people think (like most things in Vegas), we decided to take a cab to save my mom's legs. We planned to take our time after breakfast by visiting all the casinos along the way back to Harrah's, so it wasn't too bad to spend $6 for the taxi ride.
The Peppermill Restaurant is located between The Riviera and Encore Las Vegas, in the middle of a strip mall parking lot, not too far from the Guardian Angel Catholic Church. It's quite inconspicuous, and I wouldn't notice it if I were driving by in the daytime because it looks like another building in a strip mall parking lot...on the outside.
I'd almost forgotten it was Halloween when we were dropped off at the door, but the zombie who opened the restaurant door for us with a low moan made me give a little scream of "EEP!" His was the best costume in the restaurant, and he posed for a picture.
|Tell me that wouldn't freak you out - |
he's got an eyeball on his cheek!
|Breakfast drinks, anyone?|
|The view from our corner booth.|
After looking over the entire menu, mom and I decided to share two dishes so we could try more things. We chose the Mediterranean Omelet and French Toast Ambrosia. Guess what? They were both HUGE!
|The Mediterranean Omelet takes up most of the plate.|
It's a big plate.
|The French Toast Ambrosia-|
Enough food to make a whole 'nother breakfast.
We took our time eating and ordered coffee and juice, people-watching and chatting about our trip so far and what we planned to do. When our waiter brought the check, I asked if it was okay to check out the Fireside Lounge because I didn't know if anyone could just walk in or if it was even open during the day, and he said, "Of course! Go right in." So I paid and left a tip ($32+tip for two huge meals, plus coffee and juice) and we headed back to the Fireside Lounge entrance I'd noticed when we entered the restaurant.
I'd rate our breakfast experience at Peppermill as a strong 7 out of 10. The large amount of food is overwhelming, though, and we should have shared one plate instead of two to avoid wasting so much. Lesson learned.
Visit the Peppermill's website for more information and menus: Come Hungry!
A visit to the Fireside Lounge
|I don't know what I was expecting. Not this.|
|An interesting combination that somehow works.|
There is a long bar with video poker (of course) taking up the right side of the lounge, and a nice lady in a white tuxedo shirt polished glasses and smiled the entire time we walked around checking things out and taking photos. There were a few patrons at the far end of the bar, but I tried not to disturb anyone with my photography. I try to keep unsuspecting tourists and other people out of my photos.
|Bar seating looks comfy, too.|