Vegas has established the reputation as one of the best destinations for foodies in America. Top steakhouses can be found in every restaurant, fusion concepts are scattered up, down, and off the strip, and world famous chefs bring their most successful ventures to delight the nearly 40-million visitors to Las Vegas each year.
But the culinary craze for Las Vegas started at the back of a buffet line, offering
Gone (mostly) are the days of the $1, 24-hour smorgasbords, but the Vegas buffet lives on. You can still find shrimp cocktails, T-bone steaks, ribs and crab legs which were always a staple, but they now offer a variety that will quench the pallets of even the most discerning guest.
The prices have increased, but the promotional aspect of the “all-you-can-eat” buffet still lives in Vegas lore. Without further ado, here are our favorite Vegas buffets that you should try in 2019.
Wicked Spoon – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Wicked Spoon changed my mind about Las Vegas Buffets. My first buffet experience in 2005 was what I would have expected; loads of marginal food for a cheap price. I received Wicked Spoon Buffets as part of my Cosmo package and waited till the last day to use them, expecting a similar experience. I am obsessed with the food scene at The Cosmopolitan, so I was expecting to waste a meal (at least it was brunch) on the “free” buffet.
I was very, very wrong. We got The Wicked Spoon around brunch and I was impressed from the start. The plates on the buffet all had individual servings that would have been a fine meal in their own right. The eggs benedict rivaled the best I’d had (and I have
We had sushi, salads, and samples dishes across the entire spectrum of taste. Each station offered a taste of something different and flavors from around the world. After plenty of adult beverages and more food than I expected to partake, I remembered that you should always expect something special in Vegas. The Wicked Spoon is special.
From The Wicked Spoon website: A bustling culinary food hall, the Wicked Spoon delivers well-crafted original selections for every appetite. With its mix of top quality, familiar staples and imaginative seasonal dishes, this Las Vegas buffet satisfies cravings and invites discovery.
The Wicked Spoon 2019 Pricing
Brunch – $28 (Weekday) | $36 (Weekend)
Dinner – $42 (Weekday) | $49 (Weekend)
All You Can Drink Brunch (Mimosas, Champagne, Bloody Marys, Draft) – $17
All You Can Drink Dinner (House wine, Moscow Mules, or Drafts) – $17
Bacchanal Buffet – Caesars Palace
Bacchanal is what happens when the best and brightest culinary minds get $100 million budget to reimagine the Las Vegas Buffet. Everything you thought you knew about buffets should go out the window when you visit Bacchanal, one of the titans of the Vegas buffet industry.
Each time you go back to Bacchanal (and you will), there will be a new flavor or experience that will indulge your taste budgets. At any point in time, 15 chef’s specials will be featured with top ingredients and the freshest fare.
What should you try? For breakfast, don’t skip the acai breakfast bowl, red velvet pancakes and lump crab avocado toast. We also recommend the gree applewood smoked wagyu, seafood laksa, and truffle deviled eggs. Crab legs are available after 3:00 pm on weekdays (all day on weekends) and are a must try if you love seafood. And save room for dessert with the made-to-order dessert crepe bar, homemade gelato/sorbet, and everyone’s favorite creme brulee.
From the website: Feast your eyes on the succulent presentations from your seat in the air, water, or wood-themed section of the dining rooms. Choose from hundreds of daily offerings, with many dishes uniquely displayed on small plates. Bacchanal Buffet’s team of specialized chefs oversees the preparation of the majority of the food in front of the guests while cohesively working to present nine distinct restaurants in one location.
Can’t choose between the rosemary marinated tri-tip and dry rubbed smoked spare ribs? Try both! Mini salads, such as the watermelon with sweet vinegar dressing, let you try individually presented items.
Fill your plates to the top with prime rib, chilled crab legs, and oysters or opt for char-grilled t-bone Australian lamb, hand-made dim sum, pho, and baked-to-order chocolate lava cakes.
The Bacchanal Buffet 2019 Pricing
Brunch – $39.99 (Weekday) | $54.99 (Weekend)
Dinner – $54.99 (Weekday) | $64.99 (Weekend)
All You Can Drink (Draft Beer, House Wine, & Mimosas) – $15
$98 Dine #LikeACaesar Reservation Special
Includes a dedicated buffet line, full access to the buffet, all-you-can-drink package, & VIP Seafood Tower
The Bellagio oozes class, so a caviar bar shouldn’t be out of character for the crown jewel of the Vegas strip. Made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, corn beef hash benedict, and assortments of yogurts and desserts offer a classic take on America breakfast.
You can explore classics like prime rib, snow crab, chilled shrimp and more modern takes on paella and kalbi brisket. The buffet offers a wide variety of seafood, asian fare, and even legs of lamb on gourmet nights. The Bellagio buffet takes the classic Vegas buffet to a new level, but keeps with many of the classics that made buffets famous.
From the website: Leave your misconceptions of buffet dining at the door, because The Buffet at Bellagio is an experience like no other in Las Vegas. Here, our talented chefs bring together the freshest ingredients and the best dishes from around the world, including Italian, Japanese, Chinese and American cuisines plus a whole lot more.
Be wowed by the talent on display at our live-action cooking stations and take your taste buds on a journey of discovery as you sample favorite dishes and new temptations.
The Bellagio Buffet 2019 Pricing
Breakfast – $24.99 (Weekday)
Saturday/Sunday Brunch – $33.99 (Weekend)
Saturday/Sunday Unlimited Champaign Brunch – $48.99
Lunch – $27.99 (Weekday)
Dinner – $38.99 (Weekday)
Gourmet Dinner – $43.99 (Friday – Sunday)
Chefs Table (Add $68.99) – Reservation Required
The Buffet at the Wynn
The Wynn is known for their impecable presentation and the Wynn Buffet lives up to the lofty expectations. This is a beautiful buffet that offers quick bites, fares from across the world (Italian, French), a plethora of tasty seafood, and a dessert bar that will wow you.
If you’re looking for excellent seafood buffet, the Wynn Buffet offers calamari, salmon, herring, trout, sushi, and crab claws. You will find a great amount of variety and high-quality dishes made from fresh ingredients.
From the website: Indulge in a feast for all your senses amid the resplendent surroundings of The Buffet at Wynn, voted “Best Buffet” in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association. Sample tastes from around the world at the 15 live-action cooking stations presenting rotisserie grilled steakhouse cuts and over 120 artfully presented dishes.
Visit the sweet patisserie, featuring warm pastries, chocolate fountain dipped specialties and an assortment of cakes and confections made daily by our dedicated pastry chefs. Every Friday and Saturday The Buffet offers
Imaginative décor and impeccable attention to detail imbue what is traditionally a casual dining experience with a fine dining sensibility.
The Wynn Buffet 2019 Pricing
Weekday Brunch – $28.99
Weekend Brunch – $36.99
Weekday Dinner – $42.99
Weekend Dinner – $52.99
Endless Pour Add-On – $19.99
The Buffet at Aria
From the website: The Buffet at Aria offers a truly awe-inspiring dining experience filled with market-fresh produce, gourmet recipes
Those looking for the sweeter side of the buffet may feast their eyes upon attractive world-class desserts including individual candies, pastries and cakes.
The Buffet at Aria 2019 Pricing
Weekday Breakfast (7:00 am – 9:00 am) – $24.99
Weekday Brunch (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $28.99
Weekend Brunch (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $33.99
Weekday Dinner (3:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – $38.99
Weekend Gourmet Dinner (3:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – $43.99
All Day Pass (24-hours) – $60
All You Can Drink Add-On (2-hours) – $19.99
includes mimosas, bloody mary’s, champagne, rum punch, premium beer & wine, & strawberry mint spritzers
Le Village Buffet in Paris Las Vegas
Have dreams of wandering through the French Countryside sipping coffee and eating local Parisian fare? Well, call your travel guide and hope on a plane to Paris, or visit the Paris Hotel in Fabulous Las Vegas for Le Village Buffet.
Le Village Buffet offers the timeless Vegas classics like prime rib and snow crab legs, but truly shines with the culinary tour of France, featuring fare from regions across the country. You can expect crepes to order, seasonal dishes, and desserts… Oh, the desserts! Pastries, pies, and everything you’d expect from a French theme buffet.
From the website: A departure from the traditional expectation, Las Vegas buffet dining is taken to a higher echelon at Le Village Buffet. The incredible French village setting is highlighted by live-action stations and food cooked to order. From the chefs’ culinary expertise, Le Village Buffet brings to life the five provinces of France for a dynamic, multi-flavored meal. It’s also the only buffet in town to offer reservations on OpenTable.
The buffet features traditional dishes from each province. There’s penne alla puttanesca from Provence. Homemade Yukon gold mashed potatoes and rotisserie chicken are inspired by Burgundy. And a selection of signature savory crepes are a nod to Brittany.
Here for dinner? Don’t leave without sampling a few macaroons along with the buffet’s highly acclaimed vanilla bean crème brulee.
Quaint, village-like seating options allow guests to eat outside in the town square or near the fireplace in the casual dining room. Take in the scenery as each province’s cottage room is decorated for its region.
Le Village Buffet 2019 Pricing
Weekday Breakfast (7:00 am – 11:00 am) – $21.99
Weekend Breakfast (7:00 am – 10:00 am) – $23.99
Weekend Brunch (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $30.99
Weekday Lunch – (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $24.99
Weekday Dinner (3:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – $30.99
Weekend Dinner (3:00 pm – 11:00 pm) – $30.99
All-You-Care-to-Drink Special (beer, wine, Bloody Marys) – $12.99
MGM Grand Buffet
American breakfasts done right, the MGM Grand Buffet breakfast offers made to order omelets, eggs, biscuits & gravy, pancakes and waffles and everything you’d expect for an All-America breakfast.
MGM Grand offers the traditional buffet choices for dinner including prime rib, hot or cold crab legs, shrimp cocktail, bbq ribs, fried chicken, sushi, and all the sides and massive salad bar you’d expect. MGM Grand Buffet offers everything you’d expect from a Vegas buffet and trends towards a more traditional offering than Aria, Wicked Spoon, and Bacchanal, but for many, that’s a good thing.
From the website: The MGM Grand Buffet’s enormous array of cuisine is sure to grant your culinary wishes. From the Champagne brunch to the endless beer and wine with our dinner Prime Rib and Crab Legs, guests will find plenty of favorite dishes.
MGM Grand Buffet 2019 Prices
Early Bird Breakfast (7:00 am – 9:00 am) – $18.99
Weekday Brunch (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $21.99
Weekend Brunch* (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $29.99
Weekday Dinner (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm) – $32.99
Weekend Gourmet Dinner (3:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – $39.99
* Unlimited Champage & mimosas included with Brunch.
Cravings in The Mirage
If it’s good enough for Clark Griswold, it’s good enough for me. Plenty has changed since Vegas Vacation was filmed in Vegas, but the Cravings buffet is still one of the best values on the strip. Offering unlimited beer, wine and champagne with every buffet experience
Cravings buffet offers eggs Benedict in multiple ways, French Toast, Champagne pancakes with chocolate cream, and more for breakfast, with a number of soups and Italian dishes added for weekend brunch. Dinner offers a number of additional options including gnocchi in mushroom cream sauce, penne with prawns, and linguine with saffron lobster sauce.
This buffet also offers a generous 40% off for active military and up-to 3 guests.
From the website: With eleven international cooking stations, a street of restaurants serving all-you-can-eat dishes, the only buffet to offer enhanced self-service beverage stations with 150 Coca Cola flavors, and unlimited beer & wine with every entry, Cravings Buffet satisfies even the biggest appetites and thirsts!
Cravings Buffet 2019 Pricing
Weekday Breakfast (7:00 am – 11:00 am) – $18.99
Weekday Lunch (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $23.99
Weekend Brunch (8:00 am – 3:00 pm) – $28.99
Weekday Dinner (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm) – $29.99
Weekend Dinner (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm) – $32.99
* Unlimited beer & wine with every buffet experience. Unlimited Champage with Brunch.
Sterling Brunch at Bally’s – Sunday Brunch Only
If you want to experience the finer things in life and lots of them, the Sterling Brunch should be on your to-do list if you are in Vegas on Sunday morning. This experience starts at $95 (which is why it’s at the end of our list), but it’s a culinary adventure unlike anything else on the strip.
You will find lobster, filet mignon, oysters, caviar, crab legs, duck, sushi, fish, and gourmet sides galore at the Sterling Brunch and you can wash it down with unlimited pours of Perrier-Jouët Champagne and super-fancy mimosas. Visiting the most expensive buffet in Vegas is more of a novelty than a must-do, as there are other ways to spend $95 on a great meal, but if you struggle to decide between lobster and caviar, this is the only place you can have both without breaking the bank!
From the website: For more than 30 years, the renowned Sterling Brunch at Bally’s has been a go-to stop for Vegas visitors looking to splurge. Year after year, diners have enjoyed the endless pours of Perrier-Jouët Champagne—a pinnacle of the Strip’s most famously indulgent brunch.
Through the transition of the space from Bally’s Steakhouse to BLT Steak, this beloved weekend brunch has made a triumphant return. It features the same excellence in service and fare but in a more modern and stylish presentation synonymous with BLT Steak. Sterling Brunch is offered every Sunday morning and is showcased in a sleek built-in buffet space with roll-top chafers.
As soon as you sit down to dine, champagne is poured along with a presentation of BLT Steak’s signature oversized, Gruyere cheese-flavored popovers.
A buffet line allows guests to feast like royalty on endless Alaskan king crab legs, lamb, lobster tails, prime rib, sushi and fresh-shucked oysters. Melt-in-your-mouth truffle mashed potatoes, banana bread pudding French toast, creamed spinach, yogurt parfait with granola, a custom omelet station, a charcuterie plate and a mozzarella and tomato dish also set the scene.
In addition to the self-serve line, an array of items can be ordered with your server, including lobster bisque, Caesar salad, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and BLT Steak’s famed chopped vegetable salad.
Sterling Brunch Buffet 2019 Pricing
Sunday Brunch (ONLY) (9:30 am – 2:30 pm) – $95.00
Did we miss any of your favorite buffets? Tell us in the comments below. And be watching for our Best Buffets in Downtown Vegas coming soon.