Omelet House – Las Vegas – Review

Mika, my 9 yo, really wanted to go out for breakfast on our last day in Las Vegas.  I thought about doing the breakfast buffet at the MGM Grand, but the buffet gets terrible review in Yelp plus it’s quite expensive.  So I decided to stop at a run-of-the-mill family restaurant on our way out of Las Vegas.  As it turned out, after packing, putting the stuff in the car and finding a bank, it was 11:30 AM before we were ready for breakfast.  The Omelet House on West Charleston was the first restaurant that we came across so stopped there.

The Omelet House is yet another old-style all-American restaurant, with the type of ambiance and menu you can expect from that type of restaurant, albeit this one seemed a bit more crowded and run down than most.  It has great atmosphere, however.  They serve breakfast all day, the standard fare you can expect from this sort of restaurant.  I ordered the “stuffed french toast” ($8.40), which consisted of two slices of French toast with some blueberry compote between them. It came with two slices of bacon and two eggs.  The French Toast was pretty good, nothing out of this world but it was tasty enough.  The bacon was your average kind, again not particularly special, as were the eggs.  A satisfying meal, all in all, and one that kept me until we had dinner, well past 8 PM.

Both kids had pancakes with chocolate chips. Camila had a single one ($3.70) and Mika the “flap special” ($8.50) which consisted of two pancakes, two pieces of bacon and two eggs.  They both liked the very large pancakes. The chocolate chips came on the side, but they melted on the very hot pancakes.  The accompanying butter was salted, which I personally don’t like on sweet foods.

Mike didn’t get anything, thinking that the girls were going to leave a lot of food, but it turned out that the girls were hungrier than we thought.

In all, the Omelet House was a fine, though not particularly outstanding, choice for breakfast.  I’d go again, but would not seek it out.

Omelet House
2160 West Charleston
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 384-6868
http://www.omelethouse.net/

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Pyramid Cafe – Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas – Review

Last weekend, I stayed at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas with my family while my husband attended a conference.  Saturday evening, Mika, my 9 year-old, got a craving for pasta.  I searched for an Italian restaurant within walking distance to the Luxor, but all the ones I could find were higher end restaurants with more “adult” pasta dishes.  Mika just wanted some spaghetti with meatballs, and really the only place we could find it was at the Pyramid Cafe in the hotel, so that’s where we headed.

The Pyramid Cafe is your basic all-American restaurant serving burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and the sort of entree you can find at coffee shops and diners all over this country.  The prices are moderate (for Vegas) and the portions generous.  We were seated right away (we were there around 7:30 PM) and service by our waiter was very good.  The restaurant follows the understated Ancient Egyptian theme of the hotel, and was pleasant enough in a chain-restaurant sort of way.

The Pyramid Cafe does not have a children’s menu, so I ordered dishes for the girls and figured I’d eat the leftovers.  Mika got the spaghetti and meatballs ($14) an Camila, my 6 year old, got the five cheese pizza ($12).   The spaghetti came with a light tomato sauce, a little bit too acidic for my taste.  Mika thought it was OK, but Camila didn’t really like it.  The two meat balls were medium sized and they were pretty good.  Indeed, Mika pronounced them “the best meatballs ever (sorry, mom)”.  She would have been happy to eat just the meatballs without the spaghetti.  The dish came with some unremarkable garlic bread.

Camila, unfortunately, did not like the pizza.  The cheese blend was a little sharp, I think there might have been some smoke gouda there, and I guess it was too adult for her.  I thought it was OK, better than I expected.  The pizza was 10″ and almost deep-dish, so it was large enough to feed two adults.

In all, it was an OK dining experience.  I wouldn’t rush back to the Pyramid Cafe if I had other choices, but it’s not a bad place to go in a pinch.

Pyramid Cafe
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV
702-262-4852
http://www.luxor.com/restaurants/pyramid_cafe.aspx

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