This week I went across town to try a place my friend Glenn, who was visiting from Pittsburgh, told me about.
Glenn said it’s worth the trip to go to The Bagel Café (301 N. Buffalo Drive) just off the Summerlin Parkway and try the French Toast.
On my visit I went with breakfast in mind and did try the French Toast, which was amazing. It is made with Challah Bread, thick cut, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Just an amazing, naturally sweet taste. I highly recommend the Challah French Toast.
The Bagel Café is also a full deli, bagel and pastry shop in addition to being a restaurant. So, with all the egg or omelet breakfast entrées you can have a fresh bagel, and believe me there is a huge selection to choose from.
The portions here are enormous! When I say I can’t finish my plate you know it’s big.
The lunch menu contains all of your deli favorites and the sandwiches are made with their homemade breads, rolls, bagels or on a wrap. Just like the breakfast portions, the sandwiches are even bigger and overstuffed.
You really may want to think about sharing a sandwich. They have corned beef, pastrami, fresh roasted turkey, roast beef and brisket.
The Bagel Café offers several smoked fish platters and their fish is flown in weekly from New York. Some of the offerings are sliced nova or belly lox, baked salmon, whitefish, sable, sturgeon and barbecue cod.
All of the fish platters come with a bagel and cream cheese. You can’t have a good New York Deli without homemade matzah ball soup and, of course, that’s a staple on this menu.
They also offer traditional homemade comfort food like stuffed cabbage, hot open-faced roast beef or turkey, meatloaf, brisket, potato pancakes plus corned beef and cabbage dinners.
Be sure to save some room for dessert or better yet head over to the bakery and take some sweets home. When you stand in front of the bakery case it’s like a kid in a candy store. So many choices and all looking so good.
Good luck making a decision or in not buying 2 or 3 different items. I have to admit I took a couple items home to share with the family later.
The Bagel Café has a second, smaller location for sandwiches, bagels and pastry items at the Del Mar Deli located next to the sports book inside the South Point Hotel & Casino. I can tell you there have been many times I was playing poker at South Point and picked something up to take home from Del Mar Deli.
If you want the full New York Deli experience you need to head over to Bagel Café. I give it a rating of 3.50 Forks out of 4.
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