Las Vegas’ Top 11 All-You-Can-Eat Buffets (Slideshow)
October 31, 2013
They’re not just buffets, they’re temples of gluttony
11) Wicked Spoon, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The hip Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan is one of the most sophisticated-looking buffets on the Strip, with low lighting, elegant décor, and food served in trendy vessels like mini fryer baskets. As for the food, it’s plentiful and tasty, with lots of buffet staples, some seasonal specialties, and a great salad bar. Food is served in individual small portions instead of the traditional steam table setup, and may include some unique items like lamb ribs, short rib pasta, fried shrimp balls, and mini chicken pot pies.
10) Todai, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
Located in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, Todai offers what’s most likely the city’s largest variety of Japanese food. More than 40 different varieties of sushi are offered, along with lobster on the half-shell, snow crab legs, shrimp, calamari, and green mussels. If you’re more interested in seafood than pizza and prime rib, then Todai is for you.
9) Flavors, Harrah’s
They house one of the least expensive buffets on the Strip (topping out at $28.99), and Harrah’s also claims that Flavors serves the widest variety of dishes in the city. The offerings are about what you’d expect, but still delicious: prime rib, crab legs, pizza, Italian fare, rotisserie chicken, sushi, Southwestern specialties, and a chocolate fondue fountain for dessert. There are also seasonal specials, such as summer items that included fried chicken, brisket, burgers, and hot dogs. They also offer all-you-can-drink Coors or Miller, wine, Bloody Marys, or mimosas for $9.99.
8) The Spice Market Buffet, Planet Hollywood
Located in Planet Hollywood, this buffet has Mexican, Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern American, and dessert "action stations," and their Sunday brunch includes unlimited champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Marys. They’re known for offering 20 different types of cupcakes, and they also offer seasonal specialties. For example, this past summer they served seafood including Buffalo fried shrimp, crawfish jambalaya, barbecue pork ribs, and other summery fare.
7) The Bellagio Buffet, Bellagio
At the Bellagio’s buffet, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, seafood, and American cuisine are offered daily (with an emphasis on Asian and seafood), and the a champagne brunch is served during the weekend. A standout feature is its Gourmet Dinner Service every Friday and Saturday, when guests can guests can eat all the caviar they want.
6) The Buffet, Aria
Eleven stations at this buffet in the relatively new Aria serve a rotating selection of fresh fish; naan straight out of a tandoor oven; grilled, smoked, and roasted meats sliced to order; diner fare like grilled cheese and tomato soup; a killer salad bar (select your items and they toss it for you); authentic tacos, made-to-order pasta; cured meats and artisanal cheeses; dim sum; scratch-made soups; and rice congee with preserved eggs and BBQ pork. There’s also an option for bottomless beer, wine, and sangria.
5) Studio B, M Resort Spa Casino
More than 200 dishes are available daily at this buffet in the M Resort Spa Casino (located on Las Vegas Boulevard off the Strip), and the special holiday dishes will include roasted turkey, prime rib, crab legs, Cajun seared salmon, BBQ chicken, pork osso bucco, and shrimp with lobster sauce. The airy, light-filled room makes for a pleasant dining experience, helped along by all-you-can-drink wine, beer, and boozy espresso included in the reasonable price.
4) Le Village Buffet, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
The buffet at the Paris has a decidedly French twist, and the dining room is a beautiful replica of a Disney-fied French village. As opposed to an assortment of ethnic stations, stations here are grouped according to French villages: quiche in Normandy, chateaubriand and rotisserie chicken in Burgundy, pasta to order and braised beef in Provence, lamb stew in Alsace, steamed mussels, crepes, and roasted duck in Brittany, and macarons for dessert. Not only is it a delicious tour through the birthplace of high-end gastronomy, but it’s also a lesson in French regional cuisine. They also offer all-you-can-drink specials for $11.99, and it’s the only buffet in Vegas to offer reservations on OpenTable.
3) The Buffet, Wynn Las Vegas
Steve Wynn, the man behind Bellagio’s legendary buffet, outdid himself with the stunningly gorgeous Wynn Buffet, full of fresh flowers and lots of light. With a whopping 15 cooking stations, it’s easy to get lost in the selection, but you can’t go wrong with prime rib, sushi, homemade pastas, ceviche, lamb chops, soups, pizza, Mexican food, jerk chicken, Thai beef, made-to-order crepes, brisket, crème brûlée, waffles, and tiramisu. On second thought, just have one of everything.
2) Sterling Brunch, Bally’s
The Sterling Brunch is one of the most expensive in the city, at $85, and is only available on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but it’s nothing short of a wonder to behold. Held in Bally’s Steakhouse, the best way to describe it is to simply list off what’s available: unlimited Perrier-Jouët and Mumm’s champagne, whole lobsters, crab legs, caviar, filet mignon, truffles, prime rib, rack of lamb, oysters, sushi, and made-to-order desserts. It’s the ultimate in luxury, and also quite possibly the best Sunday brunch buffet in the country.
1) Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace
The Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet is nothing short of mind-blowing. Opened in September 2012 after a $17 million build-out, it’s stocked with nine cooking stations turning out more than 500 individual dishes and about 15 daily specials. Seating about 600, this buffet looks like an upscale restaurant, and the quality of the food served here would feel right at home at any of the city’s top eateries. Top-quality carnitas tacos are made to order; you can take your pick from a mound of meat including prime rib, lamb chops, and barbecue brisket; the dim sum and sushi are some of the best in Vegas; and soufflés are baked to order. There are wonders around every corner at this buffet, and if you can only hit up one while in Vegas, it should be the Bacchanal at Caesars.