Peaches and Cream Pancake – buttermilk pancakes topped with powdered sugar, warm peach slices and fresh whipped cream
Bananas Foster French Toast – Thick challah bread dipped in crème brûlée batter, griddled and topped with powdered sugar, caramelized banana slices and warm Foster’s sauce
Caramelized Apple & Walnut French Toast – Thick challah bread dipped in crème brûlée batter, griddled and topped with powdered sugar, caramelized apple slices and candied walnuts
Warm Cinnamon Roll
White and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding – Homemade White and Chocolate Pudding with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate, caramel
At some point intending to visit each and every one of The Strip’s 24/7 eateries it was largely as a result of my participation in the 2014 Dress For Success Power Walk that I ended up at Planet Dailies just after 6:00am on Saturday and although much could be written of the inebriated eye-candy still lingering after a long night of drinking and dance it was actually the food as well as the service that proved even more remarkable, a pleasant surprise to say the least. Clearly not a typical pre-dawn patron for the Los Angeles import whose vast size only serves to magnify the sound emitted from LCDs displaying videos of top-40 hits it was with a request for a table toward the rear of the restaurant that I sought solace from the post-club ‘scene’ and graciously assenting to my appeal despite the section being otherwise unpopulated I was no sooner seated than a young woman named Deidre arrived along with a menu and all the right answers to questions regarding an order meant to make the most of my morning. Happily offering a true “All Day” experience inclusive of breakfast favorites straight through sandwiches and steaks to dessert it was with gluttonous eyes focused more on variety than the costs involved that I inquired about single serving options and after confirming with the cook that such an order could be compiled it was in a quintet that I partook, a bottomless cup of coffee never coming close to half-empty throughout my sixty minute stay. Opting to proceed in two courses with the first consisting of three a la carte griddle favorites plus a decidedly dry cinnamon roll it was undoubtedly the eggy French Toast that shined the brightest of the selections and with fresh fruit toppings all made in house along with hand whipped vanilla cream I’d be hard pressed to suggest which accoutrement was actually ‘best,’ though the juicy ripe peaches and boozy bananas foster certainly made an equally strong case. Undoubtedly a substantial order given the heft of the custard laden challah it was unfettered that I moved on to a choice of desserts and although the restaurant’s signature carrot cake certainly warranted a second look it was in the ‘Heaven n’ Hell’ style bread pudding that I placed my trust – the juxtaposition of black and white batons proving absolutely delightful with the former resembling a semi-set brownie while the later featured laminated layers soaked in butter and cream that slowly melted on the tongue.
THREE AND A HALF STARS: Far better than expected both in service and cuisine Planet Dailies is a formidable entry in the Las Vegas 24/7 dining scene and although the music could afford to be turned down by half the prices are more than fair for the experience offered, something not always common in casino based dining outside the graveyard special.
RECOMMENDED: Bread Pudding, French Toast
AVOID: Cinnamon Roll
TIP: With plates of three pancakes or three slices of French Toast offered between $11.99 and $15.99 depending on toppings and individual ‘plain’ portions priced $4.50 each it was a very nice gesture that my server offered to simply ring up my trio of griddled goods at the cost of the $15.99 Bananas Foster – a bonus $1 off when presenting my Total Rewards Card that equally applied to the bread pudding.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor