Any spot overlooking the Bellagio fountains is going to be popular. Luckily, Hexx delivers delicious food that backs up the great location. Created by Matthew Silverman, executive chef of Vintner Grill, Hexx has taken over the Sugar Factory space with a beautifully elegant and modern dining room and patio with an adjacent bar and retail store. It’s a clear upgrade from its predecessor.
They’re proud to tell you that they’re the only bean-to-bar chocolate shop in town and with a kitchen area with large windows, you can view them harvesting cacao seeds to produce several dark varieties in house.
But, this spot is so much more than chocolate. They have one of the better brunches in town with well crafted classics like a large, flaky croissant overflowing with ham and cheese ($13.95) and a side of potatoes or brioche French toast ($11.95) that looks rather pedestrian compared to their other options.
If you’re looking for something sweet to start your day, the chocolate pancakes ($12.95) are the way to go. They’re made up of four thick, cakey and dense chocolate pancakes with a caramel sauce. They might be called pancakes, but make no mistake, it’s essentially like eating chocolate cake for breakfast. Even better, in my opinion, were the carrot cake pancakes ($12.95). Fluffy, well spiced, full of shredded carrots, and much lighter than the chocolate pancakes, they can also be very sweet if you consume the entire mound of cream cheese frosting that tops it. Another sweet option is the cinnaroll waffle ($13.95). Just like a regular cinnabun, but cooked in a waffle press, the texture is as dense and chewy as expected and finished with a mound of cream cheese icing on top.
Aside from the ham and cheese croissant, the only other savory dish I tried was a side of their “overcooked bacon ($7.95).” As the name implies, it was a half pound of gloriously crispy bacon strips covered in a maple glaze.
Due to its location expect high prices. My biggest gripe is the outrageous prices of non alcoholic drinks such as milk, orange juice, and apple juice. All run $5.95 with no free refills. My kid had two glasses of milk during one visit, meaning we could have purchased three gallons of it from the local grocery store for the same price.
But, despite the dent a trip to Hexx will leave on your wallet, I can see this place being popular. People may come for the view, but the food is a good enough reason to stay.
Paris Hotel and Casino
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109