An early morning start was mandatory as it is a long drive back to Southern California. A hearty breakfast was definitely in order. Located on the first floor, Heritage is Whitney Peak Hotel’s restaurant. Described like the extended version of an INXS song, “Cultivate. Congregate. Celebrate.”, Heritage sources food from local area farms and ranches. Scratch kitchen dishes are inspired by the seasonal foods and show inventiveness with a culinary flair. The interior is inspired by the mountains and woods that surround Reno and uses reclaimed wood furnishings to provide an outdoorsy feeling with rustic décor. Floor to ceiling windows provide ample lighting during the day. The service is friendly, courteous, and attentive.
Here are some amazing breakfast options:
Smoked Fish ($11) includes smoked salmon, mackerel, capers, red onion, low-fat cream cheese, hard-boiled egg, and pumpernickel bread. The smoke mackerel has just the right amount of smoky flavor. The fatty fish almost tastes like “pork belly of the sea”. The smoked salmon is succulent and not overly salty. Capers add a nice vinegar acidity. Combining it all together on the pumpernickel bread is the perfect match to its hearty nutty flavor. Rating: 5/5
White Trash Croque Madame ($9) is a grilled cheese toad-in-a-hole with chorizo gravy and potatoes. This is a fantastic combination of flavors and textures from the rich yolk, creamy, spicy chorizo gravy, gooey cheese, and crunchy grilled sourdough. Nothing in this dish is wasted, even the cutout bread for the hole is made into a tiny grilled cheese and used as a topper. The breakfast potatoes wedges are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Use the chorizo gravy for dipping them. No ketchup necessary. Rating: 5/5
Blueberry Muffin ($3) is visually appealing with perfectly rounded top and spots of caramelized blueberries. The interior is fluffy. It just needs a side of butter. Rating: 5/5
Fresh Berries ($3) are surprising to see in snowy Reno. They add a refreshingly sweet and tangy flavor to breakfast. Rating 4.5/5
Hub Coffee ($3) is a great breakfast blend to start the morning. It has a smooth flavor with a roasted, nutty aroma. Rating: 4/5
With tummies full, it was time to get back to the room, finish packing, and start our road trip back to Southern California.
- Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – $3 wells, $2 off draft beers, half-off select bar menu items
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
For more information:
Heritage at Whitney Peak Hotel
255 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501, United States
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Parking: Complimentary valet parking when dining at Heritage