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STK’s Sunday Brunch Club sets a stellar standard

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The smoked salmon at STK’s Sunday Brunch Club.
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The shrimp and grits at STK's Sunday Brunch Club.

The shrimp and grits at STK's Sunday Brunch Club.

Finding the right spot between sexy and playful is no easy feat. With STK’s sensual, sophisticated vibe and curvaceous, ultramodern design, one might wonder how the Cosmopolitan steakhouse could pull off a cheekier theme for brunch. How about servers in pajamas? Rap and R&B hits from the ’90s floating overhead? Football on the flatscreens? Of course, a stellar menu helps, full of savory and sweet options like pork belly Benedict with yuzu hollandaise or a giant vanilla-bean waffle.

STK’s new Sunday Brunch Club is where this playful magic happens, and it’s the perfect blend of rich, flirtatious fun.

If the previous night kept you out until morning, jump straight to the make-your-own bottomless Bloody Mary bar. STK offers two types of Mary mixers, a traditional red and a chunky, spicy, tomatillo-based flavor. Add any number of hot sauces (Frank’s? Cholula? Tabasco?) plus celery, carrots, cheese cubes and peppered bacon, and you’ll be good as new in no time.

The pancake at STK's Sunday Brunch Club.

The pancake at STK's Sunday Brunch Club.

Boosting the brunch vibe, which swaps the clubbier atmosphere for a down-tempo one, is singer Christina Amato and her live band between DJ sets by Roger Gangi. The strolling coffee cart? That only adds to STK’s laidback luxury.

Next, try the smoked salmon, five slices atop crispy bagel chips with cream cheese and onion—or the, sweet, “STKy” monkey bread. Of course, STK’s take on traditional steak and eggs is bound to be a classic, with a juicy 12-ounce ribeye and perfectly seasoned breakfast potatoes. Lighter fare includes the king crab quiche with tarragon, fennel and asparagus, or the airy and sweet pancake with vanilla, butterscotch, coconut and peanut butter chips. Sunday Brunch Club at STK at Cosmopolitan, Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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