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5 of the Most Lavish Hotel Breakfasts in the U.S.

By Bennett Kleinman
Read time: 5 minutes

Most hotel breakfasts, while delicious, feature simple, tried-and-true favorites like sausage patties, scrambled eggs, and steaming pots of coffee. But then there are certain hotels whose extravagant breakfast platters stand out above the rest — ones serving up indulgent morning feasts worthy of any five-star restaurant. Even if you’re not a hotel guest, it’s worth checking out these lavish hotel breakfasts across the United States.

Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry – San Diego, California

Diners enjoying the Ostrich Egg platter at the Pendry in San Diego, California
Photo credit: Tim King

Provisional Kitchen at the five-star Pendry San Diego is the perfect place to start your day before heading out to explore San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. No matter what day of the week it is, the Provisional Kitchen serves up regionally inspired breakfast fare like chilaquiles and omelets made to order. And on weekends beginning at 7:00 am, diners can opt for a curated five-course brunch experience for $65. 

Perhaps the real highlight from the menu, though, is a platter simply called “the Ostrich Egg.” This one-of-a-kind breakfast serves three to four hungry guests, requires advance reservations, and costs a whopping $135 — but each ostrich egg is roughly equal to about 16 chicken eggs. The eggs are surrounded by other delicious breakfast staples like crispy bacon, plump sausages, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and pieces of artisanal bread that you can dip into that gooey, tasty yolk.

The Americano at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel – Atlanta, Georgia

Diners enjoying a seafood tower
Credit: Tiffany Bell/ Shutterstock

The Americano at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta serves up breakfast classics like fluffy pancakes smothered in maple syrup and rich plates of eggs Benedict. But on Sundays, this eatery in Atlanta’s trendy Buckhead neighborhood seriously elevates the morning meal with their special Sunday brunch. Diners can enjoy a selection of decadent dishes like seafood towers, steak and eggs, as well as bloody marys presented tableside with a variety of toppings according to preference. 

The seafood tower comes with shrimp, oysters, a daily market selection, and an ounce of caviar for an additional $60 if you’re feeling extra fancy. But for many diners, the highlight of the menu is the steak and eggs, which features two eggs prepared to your liking along with a choice of filet, porterhouse, or ribeye along with truffle jus. Adding to the elegant ambiance, the hotel’s Sunday brunches are accompanied by live jazz music.

The Buffet at Wynn – Las Vegas, Nevada

Tables in front of the buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
Photo credit: Barbara Kraft

The Wynn Las Vegas is one of Vegas’ most popular buffets, and for good reason. The restaurant opens its doors every morning at 8:00 am, though you may want to arrive even earlier as there’s often a line out the door. Once inside, diners have dozens of gourmet options, including a newly installed made-to-order eggs Benedict station. You’ll also find items such as unlimited biscuits and gravy, red velvet waffles smothered in Nutella, and birthday cake-flavored pancakes made right in front of you.

Such a high-quality buffet does come with a steep price tag, however, and adults can expect to pay at least $60 per person (or $30 more for unlimited mimosas). But if the popularity of the Wynn buffet is any indication, the dining experience is well worth it.

The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel – New York, New York

Ornate dining room of the Palm Court Restaurant at the Plaza Hotel in New York City
Photo credit: The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel

Located at the southeast corner of Central Park, the Plaza Hotel is one of New York City’s most famous hotels. It’s also where you’ll find the equally lavish Palm Court restaurant. The dining room features ceiling-high palm trees and custom furnishings, along with an elegant stained-glass dome that’s reminiscent of the original one that was installed in 1907.

Only hotel guests can make breakfast reservations, but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Once seated, you may have a hard time choosing from the wide variety of popular dishes on the breakfast menu. Highlights include the Arabic breakfast, which contains eggs, roasted tomatoes, and Mediterranean fare such as pita, hummus, labneh, and halloumi. The Palm Court’s signature dish is Dungeness crab cake eggs Benedict — a rich and delicious, start to any morning.

Amangiri Restaurant – Canyon Point, Utah

Close-up view of pancake dish with fruit at Amangiri restaurant overlooking Utah landscape in background
Photo credit: Aman

Located amid the spectacular reddish terrain of Canyon Point, Utah, Amangiri encourages guests to reconnect with nature and enjoy relaxing activities such as desert yoga. And there’s no better way to kick off a stay here than with one of the more lavish breakfasts in the country. Amangiri’s breakfast menu draws inspiration from the American Southwest and incorporates many unique regional ingredients. Even better, the restaurant is located in a spectacular poolside setting enclosed by the surrounding rolling hills. 

Start your breakfast at Amangiri with a refreshing juice cleanse; there are several energy and immunity-boosting juice options on the menu. Then order one of the restaurant’s signature benedicts, which include a classic option with Canadian bacon, one topped with lobster and caviar, and another containing elk and boar sausage. For the diner with a sweet tooth, Amangiri serves pancakes that are made in a cast-iron pan inside a wood oven, which are then topped with maple syrup and fresh berries. Or, you can enjoy some French toast topped with locally made prickly pear compote. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a treat.

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