Best in Class: Las Vegas Buffets

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Best in Class: Las Vegas Buffets

When it comes to all-you-can-eat dining, some might say that “something’s got to give.” You can’t have great prices, top quality and a lot of food, all in the same place. But in the land of possibilities, there are buffets that prove that logic to be completely wrong. Here are some of the can’t-miss buffets in Las Vegas.

Bacchanal Buffet 
Just behind the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, you’ll find THE largest buffet in Las Vegas − the immaculate Bacchanal Buffet. Its chic, upscale décor with its bright, contemporary vibe, seem like the kinds of things you’d only find in an intimate, high-end brunch space. But this is much bigger and filled with gourmet goodness. We dare you to try to make your way to the table without grabbing a bite from the wagyu beef carving station or fresh-baked soufflé. The food – from nine globally inspired food stations – is served on portioned plates, but don’t let that stop you from getting as much as you want. The chefs, led by Leticia Nunez, concoct 15 different specials daily, based on the season and whatever inspires them. Grab those before you’re too full. Plan to get in before 11 a.m. so you can partake in the freshly squeezed juices including watermelon, cucumber, carrot and more. And if you’re a serious foodie, check out the VIP reservation package, complete with dedicated reservation time, all-you-can-drink package and seafood tower.

The Buffet at Wynn 
Bright, cheery, energetic and, yet, still soothed is how you feel walking into the floral-forward, sweet-smelling Wynn Las Vegas buffet. You’re technically allowed to dress casually, but this place is no casual dining experience. You’ll see the chefs preparing the 120-dish spread at their 15 live-action stations. Walk along the sleek marble floors to craft your charcuterie plate or fill up on fresh shellfish. You might even be tempted to start with dessert − the deliciously overpowering scent of the fresh-baked patisseries and warm pastries is enough to tempt even the most conscientious eaters. While you’re searching for your selection, pay attention to the décor cues − gilded sausage hangs above the meat section, while gold-covered fish dangles above the seafood. You’ll want to remember the seafood section for the crab legs during the gourmet dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Oh, and did we mention that you can get spaghetti and meatballs from Frank Sinatra’s family recipe? Elaborate décor, chef-forward fare, high quality, and recipes from a Las Vegas icon make for great dining.

The Buffet at Bellagio 
Food utopia awaits you at Bellagio. Royal columns, golden accents and a skylight atrium get you into a mindset for a full-on culinary immersion. A team of chefs is on hand, preparing made-to-order pancakes (gluten-free, if you so desire), seafood dishes, meats, seasonal vegetables and more. If that doesn’t suit your fine tastes, make a reservation for the Chef’s Table − an exclusive experience that sits up to 18 in the heart of the action. The lamb, table-carved prime rib, artisanal cheeses, and house-made fondue for dipping fruit and marshmallows will make you forget forking up the extra fee. Or attend a Gourmet Dinner on Friday or Saturday night to savor some of the world’s finest caviars, house-made blinis and hand-rolled sushi. It doesn’t get more exclusive than this.

Sterling Brunch
We might as well say it. This is one of the top brunch buffets in Las Vegas on a Sunday morning, and only on Sunday mornings. BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas hosts this exquisite experience in its sleek, dark marble-accented space. Ask for a guided tour of the selections before you start on endless pours of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne. You’ll be greeted by a waiter or waitress in a tux who will try to hold your attention while you count every second you wait to indulge in this enticing display. As you sit down, a basket of giant Gruyere cheese-flavored popovers will make their way to your table with the champagne – or mimosas if you’re feeling extra brunch-y. Then jump into line and fill your plate with prime rib, lobster tails, freshly shucked oysters, king-sized crab legs, truffle mashed potatoes, custom omelets, and banana-bread-pudding French toast. Elegance and indulgence, all in one place.

A.Y.C.E. Buffet 
The Palms Resort Casino upped the buffet ante with this cleverly named (A.Y.C.E. = all you can eat) renovated space. The nearly 10,000-square-foot, brightly lit food hall features hedge-topped low walls, plenty of striking design motifs, and the cleverly named food sections: The Roastery; The Greenery; The Hearth; The World Pan; Smoke & Fire; Sweet & Light; Revival; and Dessert. For those not looking to completely overdo it, the Revival station is devoted to eating well, not eating more, with vegetarian and vegan specialties such as rainbow chard hash, zucchini noodles and fresh-pressed juice, while The Greenery offers salads, fruits and a variety of greens. For a more traditional buffet feast, international flavors at The World Pan include Moroccan lamb, congee and bao buns, while The Roastery has a 900-degree, white oak- and mesquite-chip burning grill for all of those delicious meats you can’t pass up. Upgraded spins on familiar buffet fare include smoked brisket Benedicts, a mini pail of crawfish boil, and the fan favorite, salt and pepper chicken wings. All you can eat, indeed.

Wicked Spoon
A bustling culinary experience at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this buffet delivers avant garde selections for those who may be bored of traditional buffet offerings. With its mix of top quality, unexpected and imaginative dishes, your taste buds are sure to go on a journey of discovery as you sample unique twists on classic favorites and new seasonal dishes. Enjoy less common menu items such as bone marrow, squid ink pasta and elote, plus an incredible gelato selection for dessert. In true Cosmopolitan fashion, there is a happy hour $5 drink menu during the week, as well as the option to add a bottomless beverage package – brunch includes mimosas, champagne, bloody Marys or Bud Light Draft, while dinner includes red or white house wines, Moscow mules or, again, good ol’ Bud Light. Wicked Spoon is surely the cure for the ordinary buffet.

Content courtesy of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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