It’s a tradition in Vegas to pig out on “all you can eat” buffets. Today, it’s no longer quite as cheap (unless you’re a comped gambler), but then the quality of the food has improved significantly.
Here are the sure winners when it comes to high quality Las Vegas Buffets:
Bacchanal Buffet. This is one heck of a food oasis, and it’s a tribute to excess that Vegas is known for. It cost $17 million to build, it has lots of chefs from many cultures, it offers 9 cooking stations that produce more than 500 dishes a day, and the place has almost 600 seats.
The goal is ambitious, as they aim to satisfy Average Joe who prefers quantity as well as the foodies who prioritize quality above all. It doesn’t quite look like a cafeteria at all. Instead, it has the vibe of an upscale restaurant with comfy chairs, cool music, and lots of intimate dining rooms.
The quality of the food matches the vibe as well, as many of the dishes are cooked right before your eyes. The most popular options here are the lobster/corn chowder and the Mexican pork carnitas with multiple homemade salsas. You also need to try the Chinese roast duck.
It may be a bit expensive, and the lines may be long. Yet it’s a real winner.
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas. Here the standout options include Korean chimchi, Thai beef, beef brisket, crab legs, and the watermelon salad with feta cheese. Get the custom crepes with strawberries, homemade whipped cream and chocolate drizzled on top.
The vegan options here are also plentiful, and what’s more they’re tasty. In fact, dedicated meat lovers also love these vegan options.
The place is also elaborately decorated to match the premium quality of the food. All in all, it’s a feast for all your senses.
The Buffet at Belagio. This buffet is known for long lines and extended wait times. Even VIPs have to deal with half-hour delays. Yet for many, the food is worth the wait.
The most notable options here include the tasty prime rib, which goes best with horseradish sauce. You also shouldn’t miss the heavenly Lyonnaise scalloped potatoes. The crab legs are good, but the piles of shrimp are even better. You also need to get the warm bread pudding, while you should also try the smoked trout.
Studio B. The tourists may have their favorites, but the locals are partial to this buffet at the M Resort Spa Casino. It may be about 20 miles south of the Strip, but it’s worth the trip.
The place is bright and airy, and it’s easy to relax here. Of course, it helps that the buffet price includes all-you-can-drink wine and beer, and the espresso drinks come with liqueur shots.
Try the crab legs and the shrimp, but the real winner here is the premium prime ribs in large slabs. For dessert, the favorites are mousse, gelato, or crème brulee followed by a foamy latte.
Wicked Spoon. Some think that the food here can be very inconsistent, so it’s pretty much a gamble when you visit. Yet even when your luck is against you, you can rely on getting mouthwatering crab legs while you’ll probably ask for a second serving of the creamy corn risotto.
If you’re lucky, then the dish of truffled scalloped potatoes is a good bet. For dessert, try the balsamic strawberry and espresso flavors when it comes to the gelato.
Le Village Buffet at Paris. Patrons enter a village setting to try the dishes from 5 different French provinces. It’s not your ordinary restaurant, as you have cooked to order options and live-action cooking stations.
The traditional French dishes you can try here include rotisserie chicken, homemade Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and penne alla puttanesca. There’s also an exciting range of signature savory crepes. The meal also isn’t complete until you sample the vanilla bean crème brulee and a macaroon.
This is the only buffet in Vegas that lets you secure a reservation. There’s also an “all you can drink” offer that includes draft Blue Moon or Miller Lite beers, Bloody Marys, and red and white house wines.
Cravings. You’ll find this on the casino floor of The Mirage Hotel, and it offers a relaxed atmosphere for its world-class cuisine. There are 11 international cooking stations, a street of restaurants with “all you can eat” dishes, and unlimited beer and wine. There are even self-service beverage stations with 150 Coca Cola flavors!
Las Vegas loves winners, and for foodies the buffets here can offer world-class options. There’s a time for gambling, but when it comes to food these buffets are the closest thing to a sure bet.