Bottomless mimosas, breakfast all day, and a great view of the Strip. All that and more at Tom’s Urban in New York-New York, Las Vegas
Earlier this month I did a Las Vegas weekend with friends. I rarely leave Stillwater once August hits, because I’m so busy getting ready for football season. But I couldn’t pass up Reilly’s birthday weekend, and I knew I was in pretty good shape work-wise. We flew to Vegas on Saturday afternoon, and had an amazing dinner at Searsucker, in Caesar’s Palace. We called it a very early night for Vegas standards, as we were back at the hotel by just after midnight. I woke up super early Sunday morning, no surprise with the time change. I took full advantage, and ran 4 miles on the Strip. We stayed at the Tropicana, and did Cabana day on Sunday.
If you’ve never done cabana day, you are missing out. The cost is very reasonable, especially with a group. The cabana is yours all day, and you get constant, and wonderful, service.
Sunday night we were back on our game, and didn’t get back to the hotel until about 4:30AM. By the time we all got up and moving Monday morning, it was time for lunch. April raved about the bottomless mimosas at the Tropicana pool bar. We had planned to do it during cabana day on Sunday, but it never happened. So we went to Beach Cafe, the poolside restaurant. We sat, ordered coffee and water, and then found out that the bar wasn’t open at all because something was “broken”. We couldn’t figure out what could possibly be broken enough to prevent the bar from being able to serve mimosas, so we left.
It was blazingly hot that week, even for Vegas, so we didn’t want to walk too far. I had seen Shake Shack on Saturday, and have been dying to eat there. However, the line was super long…so long that we would have had to wait outside for a little bit. None of us wanted to do that, so we walked next door to Tom’s Urban, located in New York-New York.
Like most Vegas restaurants directly on the Strip, Tom’s Urban has 2 covered outdoor patios, and the bar has seating both inside and outside. There are misters out on the patio, but with the heat even that wasn’t enough to entice us to sit outside. I love the decor and colors
Tom’s Urban has locations in Denver, LA, Connecticut and Las Vegas. Much like many Vegas restaurants, Tom’s Urban is open 24 hours a day. Well, they officially state they are open “3:00AM or later”, but at that point you might as well stay open all night.
The Tom’s Urban menu is quite large and diverse. The menu features small plates, sliders, road trip sandwiches, from the grill, entrees, urban pizzas, salads and sides. Tom’s Urban also has an all day breakfast menu, featuring platters, benedicts, omelets, and french toast. The drink list is also large, featuring beers, cocktails, shots, wine, and Urban inspired shakes.
I forgot to take a picture of our mimosas, but they were fabulous. And bottomless.
Barbara went breakfast, with an omelet
I didn’t try any, but she said it was very good.
Matt and Shawn also went the breakfast route, as they both got the breakfast burrito, both with chicken
I didn’t try any of the burritos. Shawn finished his in record time. Matt said it was good, but not great.
April got the street taco trio, one each of carnitas, sticky belly, and lobster/shrimp
April said the sticky belly was a clear cut #1, and carnitas was a close second. She said the lobster/shrimp combination was just okay.
After a lot of back and forth, Reilly got the BLT lobster roll with a side salad
Reilly wasn’t a fan of the sandwich. April and I tasted it, and both liked it, but the seafood mix was quite bland on its own. I added pepper, which helped, but it still needed some spice and spunk. There was very little bacon for a BLT, which was surprising. I understand that the lobster was supposed to be the star of the show, but a BLT should have a generous portion of bacon.
Michele got a side of the brussel sprouts and al carbon steak nachos
I was never a fan of brussel sprouts growing up, but it’s probably because my mom never fried or sauteed them. I don’t ever buy them at the grocery store, but will be adventurous when someone else orders them. These brussel sprouts were fabulous. I’m not sure what ingredients are in the vinaigrette, but between that and the frying, it is a huge win. I found myself continuing to help myself throughout our meal.
The nachos were really delicious. The steak is very tender and has a wonderful flavor. The salsa has a nice, but not overpowering, kick. The menu says “tons of cheese”, but to me it was just enough.
I don’t do well with large menus, so I had a very hard time deciding. After a lot of back and forth, I went with the lobster and shrimp mac & cheese
I fully expected the seafood to be cooked into the dish, so I was caught off-guard. They are very generous with the lobster and shrimp but, like the lobster BLT, the seafood was very under-seasoned. The mac & cheese was hot and bubbly, and very rich, but it lacked a depth of flavor as well. I have to say, I was sadly disappointed.
Reilly and I were the only ones in our group who failed on our choices. The funny thing is, our server wasn’t very high on either of the dishes when Reilly asked about them. Normally I immediately listen to the server, but for some reason, I decided to be a rebel. As I’m writing this post and looking at all the other menu items, I realize that we definitely failed big time.
Will I go back to Tom’s Urban? Yes I will. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, and our server was friendly and very engaging. And I have to try some other menu items.
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