Las Vegas Buffet Guide

The Las Vegas Buffet is an institution. Nearly every resort and casino has its own version of the tour of cuisine known as the buffet. Serving numerous dishes, from soups, salads, and seafood, to international affairs, a trip to Las Vegas seems incomplete without visiting an all-you-can-eat buffet. I recently traveled to Sin City with my boss, in order to suss out which buffets are worth the time and which ones are worth skipping. We begin on a Sunday, with brunch, but for the majority of our stay we focus on breakfast, with some spill over into lunch. To rate the buffets, we utilize a table of 10 categories: Food, Service, Ambiance, Selection, Value, Beverages, Wait, Location/Access, Price, and an Overall rating. Each category is worth 10 points. The Total Rating is the sum of these categories. So let’s get on with the show!

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  1. Cosmopolitan - Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan 83/100
  2. Caesars Palace - Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's Palace 82/100
  3. Bally's - Sterling Brunch 80/100
  4. Rio - Carnival World Buffet at Rio 75/100
  5. M Resort - Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet at the M Resort 73/100
  6. Mandalay Bay - Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay 73/100
  7. Planet Hollywood - Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood 72/100
  8. Mirage - Cravings Buffet at The Mirage 71/100
  9. Palms - Bistro Buffet at the Palms 70/100
  10. Bellagio - Buffet Bellagio 69/100
  11. Wynn / Encore - The Buffet at the Wynn 66/100
  12. Aria - The Buffet at ARIA 66/100
  13. Paris - Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas 62/100
  14. LVH - The Buffet at LVH 61/100
  15. MGM Grand - Grand Buffet 61/100
  16. Stratosphere - The Buffet at Stratosphere 59/100
  17. Monte Carlo - Big Belly Buffet 51/100

1. Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan 83/100

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(877) 551-7772

The Wicked Spoon Buffet at The Cosmopolitan does things with a bit more style than some resorts in Las Vegas. The modern décor greets diners with an eye for aesthetic. A carving station, multiple ethnic offerings, and an omelet bar that features lox, prime rib, goat cheese, and avocado all allow guests plenty of options. Instead of breakfast, Wicked Spoon offers diners a daily brunch, which is available from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for $25.00 plus tax as well as Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for $33.00 with unlimited champagne. Dinner is served Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Weekend Dinner on Saturday and Sunday runs from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The cost $38.00 per person.

Service: 10
Upon arrival, I am greeted by a smiling hostess and my server seems cheerful as I take my seat at the table. Wicked Spoon sees to it that a server pours my coffee fresh, and my waitress checks on me constantly to be sure everything is good. My coffee never goes cold or empty and my plates are cleared quickly.
Food: 9
The food at Wicked Spoon is excellent. The quality of ingredients is top notch, and the selection is wide and varied. Every plate I enjoy is fresh, hot, and flavorful. Attention to detail plays a powerful role here.
Beverages: 8
The coffee is both hot and bold. It is poured into a large mug, which for someone who drinks coffee as quickly as I, is a nice change from the single serving cups at most buffets. Also, I must note that the coffee is actually served, not left on the table in a big carafe.
Selection: 9
From Asian cuisine to Mexican, and all stops in between, the selection at Wicked Spoon is impressive. The omelet station features goat cheese and feta, differentiating this buffet from the standard fare. The dessert island has something for everyone as well, from cookies and pastries, to ice cream and pie.
Ambiance: 9
The design of the hotel carries over into the buffet, and for those who have not visited The Cosmopolitan, the décor is modern chic. Shining chrome work, dark wood, earth toned cloth, and good music (in my opinion) all add to the chic atmosphere of Wicked Spoon.
Location: 8
From the entrance of the hotel on the strip to the buffet is a bit of a walk, but signs are plentiful and well labeled. The layout of the hotel makes it simple to reach your destination.
Wait: 9
It takes fewer than 5 minutes to pay and be seated before 9:00 a.m. Can't beat that!
Price: 5
Utilizing the criteria of minus one point per five dollars of price increase from free, Wicked Spoon loses five points at $25.00.
Value: 7
This is one of the most expensive breakfast buffets, but Wicked Spoon bills the meal as weekday brunch, if that makes a difference. Either way, considering the quality of the food and the breadth of the selection, Wicked Spoon is a fine value for those willing to shell out a few extra dollars.
Overall: 9
Wicked Spoon is a solid buffet. It may not be the least expensive, but the food is good, the service is attentive, and the ambiance is cool. If these three points are important to a diner, I think it’s a no brainer. Wicked Spoon should be checked out, especially if lodging in The Cosmopolitan or anywhere near.

Total Rating: 83/100

2. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's Palace 82/100

3570 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 731-7110

After a 17 million dollar overhaul, the newly reopened Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace offers diners one of the finest buffet experiences Las Vegas has to offer. With more than 500 different dishes prepared on a daily basis from more than 800 recipes, Bacchanal Buffet is hard to top. International dishes abound with American, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine as well as Seafood, Pizza, Deli, and an impressive Dessert Station. Each offers an action station as well as plated and “mini” dishes. Breakfast is available from Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will set you back $25.99. Lunch, offered Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. costs $32.99. Dinner, served daily from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. is $45.99 through Thursday and $50.99 Friday and Saturday. Weekend brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. costs $41.99.

Service: 10
Not only is the service attentive, but everyone we encounter seems genuinely happy to be here. All the staff is welcoming, friendly, polite, and gracious.
Food: 9
The food at the Bacchanal Buffet is simply unbelievable. The quality, the attention to detail, the selection, and the sheer scale is breathtaking. After my first round, I am overwhelmed with the scope of the buffet. On my second round, I discover that what I thought was the entire buffet, is only the front portion. I walk further down the line to discover a wood-fired oven for pizzas, as well as a full Chinese restaurant, presenting dishes in buffet format. I mean, there is a honey bar! That is right, a section of the buffet dedicated to only honey. Unfortunately, since our first visit, many items are no longer available therefore we have to deduct one point.
Beverages: 9
The decaffeinated tea is accompanied by a small glass jar of premium honey. The coffee is hot and bold. A juice bar features individual serving size bottles of freshly squeezed carrot, cucumber, kiwi, orange, pineapple, beet, and watermelon juices.
Selection: 8
It may just be better to list what is not available, which in my case is mushrooms for my omelet. I don’t know if this is just on the particular morning when I visit the Bacchanal, but out of everything they have, to not have mushrooms for an omelet seems odd. But hey, even the mighty Caesar slipped up now and then. Again, since our first visit, some items are no longer available which is unfortunate especially since the price for breakfast jumped from $19.99 to $25.99!
Ambiance: 10
World famous design firm Super Potato of Japan is responsible for the layout and decor. The vision they have brought to reality is a remarkable sight. Shining chrome, blonde wood, neutral cloth, and artfully executed glasswork all add to the elegant casualness that encompasses the Bacchanal. Wide and tall windows face the pool at Caesar’s Palace and the natural light adds to the open feeling of the dining area.
Location: 8
From the parking structure to the buffet, it’s a bit of a trek. We follow signs and ask a security guard to be sure we are heading in the right direction. There are a few twists and turns, but we don’t get lost, and never have to turn around.
Wait: 8
From arrival to seating, it only takes us 15 minutes at 8:30 a.m., well before the morning rush. The early bird gets the worm!
Price: 5
Utilizing the criteria of minus one point per five dollars of price increase from free, Bacchanal loses five points at $25.99.
Value: 7
Since the prices have recently increased for breakfast, the value of Bacchanal has decreased, but it still remains one of the best values in town for the quality of the experience.
Overall: 8
There is very little that needs improvement here. I would say that the 17 million dollar renovation and complete overhaul yielded fantastic results. Even if a buffet is not on the agenda, if you find yourself in Las Vegas, the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace is not to be missed.

Total Rating: 82/100

3. Sterling Brunch 80/100

3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 862-5138

Housed in the Steak House at Bally’s Resort and Casio is one of the most opulent buffets Las Vegas has to offer. The décor harkens back to old Vegas, with polished marble floors, a crystal chandelier, striped wallpaper, and white linen-covered tables. Dishes such as lobster, crab legs, caviar, and filet mignon are readily available at the buffet, as are a high end sushi bar, a dessert station featuring gold leafed confections, and a carving station with rack of lamb and prime rib. But these are only the tip of the buffet iceberg. Servers dressed in black tie, formal attire serve Perrier-Jouët Champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Marys to every patron's content. Only available on Sundays, from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. The Sterling Brunch costs $85.00 per person. The Sterling Brunch is available by reservation only, so book a table in advance!

Service: 10
A smiling hostess greets my arrival and warns me that I only have about an hour to eat, because my reservation is the last of the day. My waiter, dressed elegantly, is sure that my coffee is always fresh, and upon each return from the buffet, checks in to make sure I don’t need anything. Finally, each time I return to my table, I find my cloth napkin folded. Top notch!
Food: 10
The quality of the food at the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s is luxurious. The fresh carved rack of lamb is simply fantastic, and the Filet Mignon is a quality cut of beef that is second to none. This buffet goes above and beyond anything you will find at some run-of-the-mill chain.
Beverages: 8
The coffee arrives hot every time, but is not boutique quality. I am somewhat of a coffee aficionado, and while the beans used at the Sterling are above general restaurant quality, they are by no means high end. I guess most people visiting the Sterling Brunch opt for the Champagne, bloody Mary, or mimosa to accompany this meal, but I’m a coffee guy, and I was hoping for a little better cup, considering how high end the brunch is.
Selection: 8
While the quality remains high, there is not a huge variation in dishes. A crepe station turns out hot crepes, a sushi bar features hand rolled sushi, and the carving station has rack of lamb and prime rib. Lobster, crab legs and filet mignon are all available for hungry diners to pile high on their plates and desserts range from masterfully executed pastries to four types of crème brûlée.
Ambiance: 10
The Sterling Brunch is loaded with old Las Vegas class and charm. The shining marble floor, the crystal chandelier, and the striped wall paper all add to the elegance of the Sterling Brunch. The dim lighting lends an air of romance to the dining room.
Location: 7
I make a couple of wrong turns before I finally ask a person where the Sterling Brunch is. For someone not well versed in the layout of Bally’s, the location of the Sterling Brunch is not exactly straightforward.
Wait: 9
Being the last reservation of the day, I walk right up to the host stand before I am escorted to the waiting area as my table is prepared. This takes about five minutes, so I have to deduct a point.
Price: 0
Anything over $50 is going to rate a zero on the scale we use for all buffets. At nearly $90 after tax, the Sterling Brunch zeroes out this rating, and then some.
Value: 9
The price of $85.00 per person, though daunting at first, is actually a great value, because the dishes offered are all of exceptional quality. Considering the cost of a nice surf and turf dinner at a high-end steakhouse, a buffet featuring all-you-can-eat steak and seafood illustrates the true value of the Sterling Brunch.
Overall: 9
While the Sterling Brunch is expensive, it is exclusive. The fare offered is pure luxury, with the service and the décor to match. If someone is looking to experience the finest Sunday Brunch available is Las Vegas, they would be hard pressed to do better than the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s. Just keep in mind, the price tag reflects the experience.

Total Rating: 80/100

4. Carnival World Buffet at Rio 75/100

3700 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 - Tel:(702) 777-7777

The Carnival World Buffet at the Rio offers a tour of cuisine from Asia to Latin America, and all places in between. Tamales, omelets, pot stickers, and cream of wheat are just a sample of the variety of items available at the Carnival World Buffet. Breakfast is served from Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will only set you back $20.99. Lunch, offered Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. costs $22.99. Dinner, served daily from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. is $30.99 Sunday to Thursday but on Friday and Saturday the price is $35.99. Weekend brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. includes Champagne for $30.99. Children ages four to nine receive discounted prices for every meal.

Service: 10
Beginning with the hostess, I was greeted with a friendly smile and given a description of where I could find what I was looking for. My server continued the good-natured service and topped off my coffee even when I had only taken two sips. She even brought extra napkins despite my not asking for them. They were certainly needed though, so kudos to her.
Food: 7
The Carnival World Buffet is essentially the polar opposite of the Sterling Brunch, that is to say, the selection is vast, but the quality is not great. There is more offered here than I could ever sample in one sitting, from a carving station, to cream of wheat, and everything you can imagine in between. The dessert station was not the best, but the pie I had was pretty good, all things considered.
Beverages: 7
The coffee is hot and of good restaurant quality. I had more than my fair share, and can say that the first cup is as good as the last. Not to mention, no coffee mug goes unfilled, a definite plus. In true Vegas style, Weekend Brunch offers an endless supply of champagne included in the price of $27.99; not as costly as some buffets in Vegas but definitely not something to brag about back home.
Selection: 8
As already stated, the selection is vast. The “wow” factor isn’t present though, as everything offered is typical fare for any buffet. But there are a lot of options, from French toast and omelets with jalapenos, to Asian and Mexican dishes.
Ambiance: 7
The Carnival World Buffet and the Buffet at the Bellagio have similar décor. The Rio may trail just slightly behind the more upscale Bellagio, but the Rio doesn’t bill itself as luxurious, less is detracted from the rating. The décor reminds me of a mid-range chain restaurant.
Location: 8
I made the tactical error of parking at the wrong end of the resort, which required me to walk the entirety of the building to reach the Carnival World Buffet. Had I parked on the buffet side, I would have only had to enter the building and turn left.
Wait: 9
Although I find only one party ahead of me when I arrive, just before 9:00 a.m. on a Thursday, I utilize the automated kiosk system which is easy enough to navigate. After collecting my receipt and making my way to the front of the restaurant to be seated, I am at my table in less than five minutes.
Price: 7
One point is deducted in $5 increments, so at $17.99, the price of the Carnival World Buffet at the Rio receives a 3 point penalty.
Value: 6
The price isn’t terribly high, but the quality is lacking in the dishes. The freshness of everything offered seems more on the “sitting out for a while” side than the “freshly prepared” end. I prefer my dishes to be of the latter.
Overall: 6
The selection is good, but the quality is average at best. I have certainly had worse, but if I’m going to be completely honest, I feel a six is fair.

Total Rating: 75/100

5. Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet at the M Resort 73/100

12300 South Las Vegas Blvd., Henderson, NV 89044 - Tel:(702) 797-1000

Just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, The M Resort features one of the finest Buffet values in Vegas with the Studio B Buffet. Highlighting live-action cooking at all stations, guests can enjoy complimentary beer and wine at no additional cost. Children four years and younger eat free. Breakfast is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m and is $10.99 for adults and $7.99 for children 5 to 8 years old. Lunch, from Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. costs $15.99 for adults and $11.99 for children. Dinner, which runs from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday is $39.99 for adults and $26.99 for children. The Seafood Dinner on Saturday and Sunday starts earlier at 2:30 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m. for the same price. Seafood Brunch, on Saturday and Sunday will set adult diners back $39.99 for adults and $26.99 for kids.

Service: 9
We are enthusiastically greeted by a smiling hostess upon our arrival. Studio B is also the only buffet where our server pours my coffee, instead of just plunking down a carafe on the table. My water never had a chance go half-empty. Our server is that on top of his game.
Food: 8
The quality of the food at the Studio B Buffet at the M Resort is good and the selection, while not deep is wide. That is to say, they have many different styles to choose from, but not too many selections from each style. Expensive details such as the macadamia nut French toast show how Studio B presents simple dishes with a luxurious flare.
Beverages: 6
While my coffee is nice and hot, and if I am not mistaken, has a hint of chicory, the decaffeinated tea options are less than stellar. Basically, they have Lipton Black tea, in decaf form.
Selection: 7
As previously stated, there is a good variation in dishes, but the depth of that variety is a bit shallow. The Mexican food offering during breakfast is good, but only has a half a dozen or so items from which to choose. This is the only buffet where I notice turkey bacon and turkey sausage available. While not as flavorful as the pork alternative, for those looking to keep an eye on cholesterol, it is nice to know that the folks behind the menu at Studio B have low fat choices in mind. Many other buffets offer dessert during breakfast hours; Studio B however, does not. I walk over to the ice cream case with an eye on a scoop of pistachio and a scoop of vanilla bean to wrap up my final Vegas breakfast buffet experience. I immediately have my hopes dashed by a manager who tells me the dessert station does not open until lunch.
Ambiance: 7
The Studio B dining area is expansive, with a capacity of 1,062 guests. The ceiling, lined with art glass, casts a warm yellow hue on the space below, and the far wall has windows that allow natural light into the dining area. The color palate is pleasing to the eye, and the décor is inviting.
Location: 4
Located fifteen minutes outside of the Strip by car, the M resort is not accessible to those without transportation, unless they want to take a taxi.
Wait: 10
We walk right up to the cashier, pay, and sit immediately. With no line and no wait, the Studio B Buffet knocks this rating out of the park.
Price: 7
While just above the cutoff for taking off an extra point, the Studio B buffet is an amazing value, so I decide to round down. $10.99 plus tax is all you need to gain access during breakfast. However, keeping in mind the prices for dinner: $39.99 for adults and a whopping $26.99 for children, the rounding is undone and three points are removed for the category.
Value: 7
The price of $10.99 per person is an exceptional value. Even without being able to enjoy ice cream during breakfast, the inherent value of an all-you-can-eat buffet for the price of a couple boutique coffee drinks is impressive. But, if you plan to check out dinner service or the seafood brunch, the overall value drops due the rather high price for young children. An extra point must me taken away.
Overall: 8
The Studio B buffet at the M Resort is an unbeatable value. The only major drawback is the location. The setting is delightful, the food is all of the utmost quality, but it's rather far from the heart of Las Vegas. If the same buffet were to be on The Strip, it would be much closer to the top of the list. I suspect that if it was on The Strip though, the price would be higher, the wait longer, and the overall value a bit lower.

Total Rating: 73/100

6. Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay 73/100

3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119 - Tel: 702.632.7402

With a tropical décor featuring natural lighting from large bay windows and a view of the famous Mandalay Bay pool, the Bayside Buffet at the Mandalay Bay is one of the best values in Las Vegas. Every meal of the day allows kids under four to eat for free. Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., breakfast is available for $15.99 for adults and $12.99 for children 12 and younger. Lunch, during the week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., costs $19.99 for adults and $13.99 for children. Dinner, which runs from 4:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., is $27.99 for adults Monday through Sunday and $21.99 for children. Weekend Brunch is Saturday and Sunday, and is a bargain at $24.99 for adults and only $20.99 for children. Unlimited Bloody Marys and Champagne is available for an additional $5.00.

Service: 7
I return from a trip to the buffet to find my water glass refilled. I thought this was due to a proactive server, but it turns out my boss requested the refill. The man working the omelet bar is extremely friendly. I have to wait around at the carving station for a few minutes before the man working there notices the line forming at the unattended slabs of meat.
Food: 7
The Eggs Benedict are not fresh, but we arrive during the transition to lunch, so the tray available is likely the last of the day. The omelet station provides a good product. The cheese blintz has an apple raisin filling that is a nice change of pace. The blueberry pancake, while dry around the edges and slightly undercooked in the middle, has a wonderful flavor. The ham steak is good, but suffers from the same fate as the Eggs Benedict, that is to say it is a little dried out by the time I have a chance to enjoy it. After the switch to lunch, the fresh carved New York Strip, cooked medium is tender. The fresh horseradish is eye-water inducing strong, which is a win in my book. The fresh carved turkey breast is moist and cooked to perfection. The frozen custard surprises me with its rich flavor and smooth texture.
Beverages: 7
The coffee, served hot, is of standard restaurant quality. The selection of decaffeinated tea for my boss is again, not expansive, but features a Mint and Chamomile selection. Fruit juice such as orange and apple is served in large glasses.
Selection: 7
The variety at the Bayside Buffet is not the best, but what is available is good, when considering the price. Asian, Mexican, Italian, seafood, American, fruit, salad, pastries, soups, it’s all touched upon, but the depth of selections is not quite as strong as the bigger buffets.
Ambiance: 7
While the overall atmosphere of the Bayside Buffet is not as fancy as the Wynn, the laid back tropical vibe, and natural light from the windows facing the famous Mandalay Bay pool, adds a nice touch to the dining experience.
Location: 8
A straight shot from the parking structure to the buffet means it is only a few minutes’ walk from parking spot to buffet line.
Wait: 7
The combination of automated kiosks and cashiers allows the line to move quickly. From entering the line, to being seated at our table, the wait is only 20 minutes at 10:30 a.m. on a Monday morning.
Price: 7
Utilizing the criteria of minus one point per five dollars of price increase from free, the Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay, priced well at $16.99, loses only three points.
Value: 8
The low price, good selection, nice ambience, and short wait all earn the Bayside Buffet a high Value score.
Overall: 8
The Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay is a pleasant surprise. The nice price, the fine selection, the good quality, short wait, and light and airy ambience, all add up to a strong overall rating.

Total Rating: 73/100

7. Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood 72/100

3667 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 785-5555

Among the many fine dining establishments located within the walls of Las Vegas casinos, many all-you-can-eat buffets are steadily raising the bar, and the Spice Market Buffet inside Planet Hollywood is no exception. Take the escalator down below the hustle and bustle of the lively casino floor and drift past the ornate hanging glass chandeliers to begin a memorable and valuable meal. Spice Market Buffet is open daily, serving breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the weekends. Lunch is available Monday through Friday only, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and the weekend Champagne brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The price of brunch includes access to the extensive dessert bar as well as bottomless Champagne, mimosas, and bloody Marys. Dinner service is offered nightly from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. With a vast offering of international cuisine spanning America, Italy, Mexico, Asia, and the Middle East, everyone is sure to find a variety of delicious dishes to enjoy. When it comes to good bang for your buck, pick a place that everyone in your group will love, and take a trip to the Planet Hollywood Hotel. The Spice Market Buffet has everything you need!

Service: 8
Our server quickly greets us and takes our drink order right when my guest and I are seated. Our server, in addition, frequently checks up on our status and refills our drinks many times.
Food: 7
The breakfast selections are an overall treat. I had some bad choices—Eggs Benedict—but it seemed it was because of the time the food sat on the buffet line. However, I did have some wonderful breakfast and lunch options—waffles, tri-tip, kielbasa, create-your-own crepe, and yogurt.
Beverages: 7
Spice Market Buffet’s beverage selection has a choice for everyone. A collection of soft drinks and juices are readily available, in addition to hot coffee and an assortment of teas. If your dining experience calls for an endless supply of food and beverages, an all-you-can-drink alcohol option is available for an additional $11.99. On the weekends, Spice Market Buffet is a contender in the bottomless adults-only beverage game with a champagne brunch that includes Domaine Ste. Michelle Champagne, Bloody Mary’s, and mimosas.
Selection: 7
The Spice Market Buffet has a wide array of the usual pedestrian—style breakfast choices, such as pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, cereal and toast. It also features something they call the “Taste of Nations” where they feature four regions—American, Italy, Asia, and the Middle East—and its flavors and spices. The buffet, in addition, features a carving station, which is a rare for breakfast, but great for carnivores.
Ambiance: 7
The Spice Market's dining area is a mix of casual and elegant. The beautiful medium shades of grey alongside the champagne colored walls in the dining room are accented by the dim lighting. Rock n' roll blares through the speakers while the televisions show sports highlights and music videos from current artists.
Location: 7
The journey from the parking garage to the buffet is a bit of a trek. However, the casino signs navigate our excursion well, and we were at the entrance of the buffet in no time.
Wait: 8
Our wait in line was a little over 15 minutes. We beat the buffet rush, but still had to wait in line for a bit.
Price: 6
Breakfast at The Spice Market Buffet cost $21.99. A modest price for a breakfast buffet yet standard compared to other buffets' rates on the strip.
Value: 7
The atmosphere is unique and inviting, there is a great selection of different regional cuisines, the service is on point, and the quality of the food is quite good. Spice Market Buffet definitely shines when it comes to a good value for your money. The experience is well-worth my twenty bucks.
Overall: 8
Spice Market Buffet accommodates me with exactly the kind of morning meal I need: solid breakfast choices with some surprising additions, such as the carving station, handcrafted smoothies, and create-your-own crepe station. The rock n' roll music environment and televisions playing various sporting events is a plus for me as well. The fun atmosphere suites my taste and reflects the rest of Planet Hollywood's memorable aesthetic.

Total Rating: 72/100

8. Cravings Buffet at The Mirage 71/100

3400 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 791-7111

Cravings Buffet is a hidden gem located within the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, any time is a good time to stop by and enjoy the scenery of this beautiful hotel and indulge in the finer side of all-you-can-eat. Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., breakfast is available at $15.99 for adults and $11.99 for children under ten. Midweek brunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at $20.99 for adults and $16.99 for kids. Dinner is served daily from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. priced at $30.99 for adults, $21.99 for children, and the weekend Champagne brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., at $25.99 for adults or $19.99 for the kids. With a diverse selection of international cuisine and top-notch service to back it up, Cravings offers one of the best buffet experiences on the Las Vegas Strip.

Service: 8
From start to finish the service is on cue. The cashiers are fast, friendly, and efficient, making sure that the line keeps moving, and the hostess immediately leads us to our table. Our server is well put together and never skips a beat from taking our drink orders to filling my coffee so regularly that I never see the bottom of my mug. Also, a separate bus-boy is sure to clear our dirty plates quickly, never allowing them to pile up.
Food: 7
The food at Cravings Buffet is just above average. There is an extensive selection of dishes that covers a broad spectrum of different cultural influences, and each plate I devour is full of items that differ from those prior. Every station rotates the food regularly making sure that diners enjoy fresh, hot cuisine at every turn.
Beverages: 7
The coffee is high quality, served hot, and never-ending. Cravings Buffet also offers a fairly large assortment of teas with both caffeinated and non-caffeinated variations. The juice is fresh squeezed and there are several to choose from. Lastly, unlike many buffets I have come across, there is a fully equipped bar situated in back that is fully stocked ready to prepare just about any drink request you can imagine.
Selection: 7
Different preparation stations include Omelets, Latin, Carving, Rotisserie, Italian, Salad, Fishmonger, Barbeque, Raw Bar, Noodles, Sushi, Chinese, and last but not least, Dessert. Each station offers no less than ten different items, and some offer even more.
Ambiance: 6
Even while waiting in line, Cravings Buffet tantalizes my appetite with a series of high-definition monitors mounted along the wall to the left that display videos of bacon frying, hot biscuits being buttered, pancakes on the griddle, and other items to look forward to. Once inside, rich wooden trim and shining chrome food stations along with marble accents and a ribbon of gold flowing across the ceiling add to the feeling of modern elegance. There are even live fish on display in vibrant blue tanks above the raw bar.
Location: 7
From the self-park garage, we walk for just under ten minutes, navigating our way through the front lobby and following the signs that lead us to the opposite end of the casino. For those who take a taxi or use the valet, the walk is much shorter. Also, the Mirage is right on the strip, making this a convenient destination for hotel-goers.
Wait: 8
We arrive ten minutes before service even begins and already find a line forming. But as mentioned previously, the cashiers are very good at keeping things moving. We wait about ten minutes from the time they open.
Price: 7
At $25.99 plus tax, this is no cheap buffet. With a deduction of one point per five dollars, we round down and take away five points.
Value: 7
Being one of the most expensive breakfast buffets I have ever experienced, it is hard to justify spending so much money when there are certainly comparable buffets for lower prices. But, it is a weekend, so the reality is that I have paid for a full brunch, not just breakfast. Overall, I love the atmosphere, the food, and the service, but the value for the cost is just not the best in town.
Overall: 7
The numbers speak for themselves. Cravings Buffet is certainly a contender on the all-you-can-eat dining scene. The service is good, the selections are vast, the food is of good quality, and the environment is clean, modern, and subtly elegant. Points are lost for the high price of admission, but at the end of my meal, I must say that this is one of my new favorite buffets.

Total Rating: 71/100

9. Bistro Buffet at the Palms 70/100

4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 - Tel:(702) 942-7777

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Las Vegas Strip is the Bistro Buffet. Located within the Palms Casino and Hotel, this all you-can-eat, one stop shop offers cuisine from all four corners of the globe in a sleek and trendy setting. Dining at the Bistro Buffet is easy with breakfast, lunch, and dinner available Monday through Saturday, as well as a Champagne brunch and dinner on Sunday. Breakfast costs runs from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and features a “Build Your Own” Omelet bar. Lunch runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a variety of hearty buffet favorites. Dinner is nightly from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. During dinner, guests can feast on specialties like crab legs and an elaborate dessert bar. End the weekend with some bubbly during the Champagne brunch, which includes unlimited Champagne with the price of admission. Brunch is served Sunday only, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and corrals the crowds of hungry patrons every week. If the food is not enough of a draw you in, Club Palms members receive a discount on valid buffet entries. The Bistro Buffet is the perfect excuse to step away from the bustling Las Vegas Strip for a meal full of fun and feasting at the Palms Hotel.

Service: 7
Our server quickly took notice of us right when we sat down and asked what we would like to drink without hesitation. In addition, our server cleared our table every time we had an empty plate, which made our table comfortable and not cluttered.
Food: 6
The quality is above average compared to other breakfast buffets on the strip. The handcrafted breakfast sandwiches are both delicious and delightful to see. They make me feel like the buffet wants to offer the best breakfast possible. The create-your-own eggs & omelet station with its plethora of toppings is pleasing, too. However, The Bistro has nontraditional breakfast selections, such as Asian style beef stew, which might be a better choice during lunch or dinner. But for breakfast, most diners bypassed these selections.
Beverages: 6
The beverage selection includes the usual suspects like soft drinks, juice, coffee, and teas. During the day, only non-alcoholic drinks are included in the price, but at dinner, guests can enjoy unlimited beer, wine, and champagne at no additional cost. Sunday Brunch includes unlimited champagne for patrons as well.
Selection: 6
The Bistro Buffet offers selections from cuisines around the world, such as a spread of steamed and cold crab legs, roast beef from the craving station, and Lebanese-style chicken during lunch and dinner. The breakfast selection at the Bistro features typical favorites from bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, and sausage to handcrafted goodies like hand-crafted breakfast sandwiches and create-your-own eggs and omelets. Healthy choices such as an assortment of fresh fruits, oatmeal, grits, and cream of wheat are present. Asian options, in addition, are available for those who want to venture for international cuisine.
Ambiance: 7
The Bistro's décor is powerful, and its color palette is energetic. A geometric pattern, resembling animal spots, garnishes the walls and ceiling. The design of the buffet mimics the style of the Palms Hotel: flashy, eye—catching, and enticing. However, the dining area was packed with tables. I can see diners invading other diner's personal space during busy hours—Sunday Champagne Brunch for example.
Location: 5
The Bistro is located near the parking garage. Our walk from the garage to the Bistro is easy to navigate because of the casino signs. However, the buffet is a ways off the Strip, making the journey less enticing for people that aren't staying at The Palms.
Wait: 9
My guest and I waited less than 5 minutes to be seated, which is amazing.
Price: 9
The cost for breakfast is $8.99, a great deal compared to other breakfast buffets.
Value: 9
The atmosphere is unique and inviting, there is a great selection of different regional cuisines, the service is on point, and the quality of the food is quite good. Bistro Buffet definitely shines when it comes to a good value for your money.
Overall: 6
The Bistro Buffet at the Palms Hotel Resort is a solid pick. The price is a steal and if I were staying at the Palms, I would definitely make it for the Sunday Champagne Brunch and the Seafood Dinner featuring all–you–can–drink domestic beers, wine, and champagne. However, its distance from the Strip might make me think twice about dining at the Bistro Buffet, no matter how much I can drink on the house.

Total Rating: 70/100

10. Buffet Bellagio 69/100

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 693-8111

The Buffet Bellagio offers bistro style dining and a wide array of dishes to guests looking for a hearty meal. Located in the heart of the resort, and offering guests fine options such as a high end omelet station and fresh baked pastries, Breakfast at Buffet Bellagio is available from Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for just $17.99. Lunch, offered Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. costs $21.99. Dinner, served Sunday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. is $32.99, and the Gourmet Dinner, served on Friday and Saturday is $38.99. Weekend Brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. costs $27.99, and if unlimited Champagne is desired, the cost of the buffet rises to $38.99 accordingly.

Service: 7
My server is friendly, but has a large section, which leaves my coffee empty on a couple of occasions. A fresh cup of coffee would have been nice as I was eating my delicious pastry for dessert. The folk at the omelet station are equally warm, as is the hostess.
Food: 8
I expected more from the Bellagio. All of the dishes I sample are good, but not great. The quality of ingredients are not bad, but nothing leaps out as spectacular. The omelet station does include crab and shrimp, so for some that may be a plus, but for me, not so much. The use of Bonne Maman for the toast is a nice touch though, and shows that the Bellagio is willing to spend a little money to offer their guests quality condiments.
Beverages: 8
The coffee, served extremely hot, is of better than standard restaurant quality. Perhaps due to the temperature, but I did enjoy the few cups I was privy to.
Selection: 8
The standard buffet fare is all available at Buffet Bellagio. The addition of seafood to the omelet station wins a point, but cold toast with the omelet deducts that point immediately. The pastries were all delicious, and the food was good, but nothing caught my attention enough to make me think, “wow!”
Ambiance: 6
Considering the opulence of the Bellagio, with all of the art and hand made blown glass everywhere, the décor of the buffet is a bit of a let down. There is nothing special about the dining area, and overall, the ambience is reminiscent of a mid-level chain restaurant.
Location: 6
I make quite a few wrong turns, double back a couple of times, and seem to be walking in a circle when I pass the entrance to Buffet Bellagio, before doubling back yet again to get in line. Signage needs to be improved.
Wait: 6
I arrived in line before 9:00 a.m. and found about a dozen people in front of me. It took about 20 minutes to be seated at my table. However, on previous occasions the wait has been much longer. During a busy rush, wait times may exceed two hours, and for this reason, Buffet Bellagio receives only 6 points for the wait.
Price: 6
Utilizing the criteria of minus one point per five dollars of price increase from free, the Buffet Bellagio is priced well at $17.99, and loses only four points.
Value: 7
I expected more from Buffet Bellagio. It certainly wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. The good all were counter balanced by something not up to par, and due to the way the Bellagio bills itself, the buffet was simply lacking something.
Overall: 7
Again, taking into account the overall picture of the Bellagio resort, the Buffet leaves plenty to be desired. It is good, but not great. I was honestly expecting great. From long lines and getting lost to going without coffee, Buffet Bellagio could be better.

Total Rating: 69/100

11. The Buffet at the Wynn 66/100

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 248-3463

The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas is expansive. Featuring 16 live-action cooking stations and 365 unique dishes including desserts, quality meets quantity at this upscale buffet. Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. breakfast is available for $20.99. Lunch during the week from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. costs $25.99. Dinner, which runs daily from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., is $38.99 on weekdays and $39.99 Friday and Saturday. Brunch, available Saturday and Sunday, runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the price of admission is $47.99 or $32.99 with no bottomless Champagne. The VIP package, which places you at the front of the line, is available for an additional $12.00.

Service: 5
The buss staff clears plates with efficiency, as per the Nevada mandated health code regarding buffets. In contrast, we were at our table for nearly two hours, and my water glass remained empty for 90 of those minutes.
Food: 8
While the majority of dishes are of high quality, a few are misses. The Eggs Benedict features a Hollandaise sauce with an extra ingredient that I could not quite place, that elevates the traditionally straightforward dish to a new level. The prime rib is cooked medium, and the fresh horseradish has a strong bite. The pepper crusted slab bacon is both sweet and bold. The vanilla gelato is smooth and creamy, while the mint chocolate chip gelato is strong in both the mint and chocolate departments. The misses include the chilaquiles and enchiladas made with flour tortillas instead of corn. Anyone who likes traditional Mexican food knows this is a major faux pas. One fishy bite of fried chicken reveals that poultry and seafood do not have separately dedicated fryers. Both the pancakes and Belgian waffles are dry, even when covered in syrup.
Beverages: 8
The coffee is hot and of good restaurant quality. The selection of decaffeinated tea for my boss was not expansive, but the three choices: English, Mint, and Chamomile, allowed for a bit of variety. Fruit juices such as orange and tomato are served in large glasses.
Selection: 8
The selection of dishes is vast, with 365 unique offerings including dessert. From seafood, pizza, and prime rib, to candy apples and gelato, nearly every culinary style is touched upon at the Wynn.
Ambiance: 8
There is no denying the elegance of the Wynn, but the lack of natural lighting detracts from the overall experience. Details such as the butterfly print wallpaper, powder blue accents, and elegant flower arrangements are all executed with the utmost care, but the fact remains that patrons dine in a windowless box.
Location: 8
We found parking quickly, and the walk to The Buffet from the parking structure is a quick jaunt through the casino of the Wynn.
Wait: 4
Sure, it is Sunday Brunch, and yes, we arrive just before noon, which is likely one of the most crowded times to queue up, but we wait just shy of an hour to be seated. Our system deducts two points every 15 minutes spent standing in line. We do round down, so at just under an hour, The Buffet at the Wynn gets minus 6 points for wait time.
Price: 4
Sunday Brunch is always an expensive venture when it comes to a buffet. One point is deducted in $5 increments, so at $32.99, the price of The Buffet at the Wynn’s Brunch receives a 6 point penalty.
Value: 6
Lack of natural light, fishy chicken, dry pancakes and waffles, Mexican dishes made with flour tortillas, a lack of water refills, and a price of $31.99 per person means the value of Sunday Brunch at the Wynn is less than spectacular.
Overall: 7
The lack of service, long wait, and high price knocks three points from the overall rating of The Buffet at the Wynn.

Total Rating: 66/100

12. The Buffet at ARIA 66/100

3730 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 590-7111

For a buffet that offers a high-end selection of international cuisine in a fashionable, sophisticated setting, look no further than The Buffet. Located within the ARIA Resort and Casino at the CityCenter, The Buffet offers sustenance to all those with hungry stomachs walking the Strip. Opened from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day, dining at The Buffet is always an option. For the weekday crowd, breakfast is available from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner is offered every night from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a slight price increase on the weekends when The Buffet offers their "Gourmet Dinner". As a bonus, add bottomless premium wine and beer to any meal for an extra $12.99. Continue the festivities with brunch for Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Indulge in bottomless bellinis, bloody Marys and mimosas which are available for an extra $7.99. Featuring a vast selection of cuisine from around the world as well as an enormous dessert bar with premium gelatos and sorbets, The Buffet can accommodate the tastes of many, making it an easy choice for family outings, business brunches, and early morning breakfast before check-out. Dine in style and enjoy the classy design of this premium buffet just inside the ARIA Hotel.

Service: 5
Service is where The Buffet falls short. My guest and I wait an unacceptable amount of time for our server's acknowledgement, to the point where I have to ask for a beverage. However, it does not stop there. My guest and I are not checked on throughout our brunch. Yet, we see our server refilling a large party's glasses with mimosas next to us. Our server was able to do her job, but she just didn't want to serve our table.
Food: 8
The Buffet's spread is comprised of favored entrees categorized in familiar stations: The Fish Market, Asian, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Tandoori, Latin, Carvery, Diner, Salad, and Sweets. Guests will witness items that are synonymous to Las Vegas buffets during brunch: Alaskan king crab legs, cocktail shrimp, and carved prime rib. Yet, The Buffet goes above and beyond a diner's expectations by offering uncommon dishes, such as fresh steamed clams and garlic naan made traditionally in a clay pot, usually not found in other buffet's on the strip.
Beverages: 6
For the price of $30.99, The Buffet at Aria could afford to throw in more than the complimentary standard non-alcoholic drinks available everywhere. Instead, guests can upgrade from the regular brunch admission and receive all the mimosas, champagne, bellinis, bloody Marys, and sparkling wine they desire for an extra $12.99.
Selection: 7
The Buffet's selection has a wide array of entrees from different parts of the globe. The dessert portion is where The Buffet shines. It offers delicious end of the meal treats from peanut butter cake pops to gelato.
Ambiance: 7
Its furniture and design has light maple wood accents and a color spectrum that mimics autumn on the East Coast. Glass cylinders hang from the ceiling in multiple areas, like a modern chandelier. The atmosphere is refreshing. Three different seating areas are filled with four and two tops and booths. Large parties could easily be accommodated, too. The space is quite large and ample space allows moving around to be effortless.
Location: 8
The trek from the parking garage to the buffet was short lived. Signs pointed us in the right direction to The Buffet with no problems.
Wait: 7
From the back of the line to our seats, it took roughly 20 minutes. Since it was brunch on a weekend, the wait was justifiable.
Price: 6
Breakfast at the buffet cost $18.99, and brunch is $29.99, which is a bit pricey and drops the rating by four points.
Value: 5
At nearly $30.00 after tax and gratuity for Brunch, The Buffet at Aria is pushing the higher end of the price scale, but the price of breakfast is significantly less. The restaurant itself is well-designed, spacious, and full of different high quality food. The selection is large and everything seems fresh. This is definitely a buffet that I would consider high-end, so the higher price is expected, but the pour service definitely puts a damper on things.
Overall: 7
The food is fantastic; it serves its purpose by filling my stomach with appetizing food from around the world. The atmosphere is comfortable and large enough and I don't feel disconnected to the buffet. The service, however, is terrible. Nonetheless, The Buffet is a quality establishment.

Total Rating: 66/100

13. Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas 62/100

3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 946-7000

Tucked away in the hustle and bustle of the simulated streets of the Paris Resort, Le Village Buffet offers patrons a Francophile restaurant experience. A tour of French cuisine is on offer, with regional dishes from Alsace, Brittany, Burgundy, Normandy, and Provence, as well as succulent French desserts. Breakfast is available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m for $21.99 per adult and $12.99 per child between the age of 4 and 8. On Friday and Saturday, the cost is $23.99 for adults and $14.99 for children. Lunch, from Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., costs $24.99 per adult and $14.99 per child. Dinner runs from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday then until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. During the week dinner costs $29.99 for adults and $17.99 for kids, but on Saturday and Sunday, the price increases to $33.99 per adult and $19.99 per child. Champagne Brunch, featuring Saint Hilaire Champagne, is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for $30.99 per adult and $19.99 per child.

Service: 7
My water only goes empty once, and when the server realizes I am drinking water like a duck, it remains filled. I drop my fork on the ground as soon as I sit down. I walk around looking for someone to replace it. When I do find someone, in spite of my asking politely for a replacement, there is a bit of attitude aimed in my direction. The man at the crepe station is wonderfully friendly, and goes out of his way to suggest his personal favorite crepe when I cannot decide on which to choose. The man at the omelet bar quickly denies me an omelet as soon as I line up. He tells me the two he is currently making are the last two of the day. I would not mind not getting an omelet if he had already begun breaking down the station, but everything is right there and ready to go. Oh well, I guess there has to be a cutoff sometime, and I was on the wrong side of the clock.
Food: 5
We arrive at the buffet near the end of breakfast service, thus only allowing one trip to the buffet before the full switch to lunch occurs. An egg white frittata with mushrooms, sun-dried tomato, spinach, and feta is delicious. The French toast, made with cinnamon raisin bread, is the best of the trip. The Bavarian sausage benefits from additional herbs and spices that differentiate this German style sausage from the standard pork affair. The hash browns are cold, under-cooked, and rubbery. My fresh crepe was quite good. My boss on the other hand, orders “the monkey” crepe. In theory, this crepe has bananas and Nutella. As it turns out, Nutella is not used. Instead of the rich, brown, chocolate and hazelnut spread, a black chocolate sauce is poured over the crepe. The staff insists that this sauce is made with Nutella, but anyone who has enjoyed the spread knows, this is no Nutella. Poor form.
Beverages: 6
When I order my coffee, our server points out that a carafe is already on the table when we arrive. This gives me the impression that the previous guest has left me their coffee to finish, and the staff is perfectly fine with this notion. The coffee is warm but not hot, and this confirms my suspicion of left over coffee. The brew is basic restaurant quality, but considering how seriously the French take their coffee, this is a disappointment. Two decaf tea options are available as well, one an herbal tea blend, the other a mint tea.
Selection: 7
The buffet is not expansive, but the selection is good considering the scale. The inclusion of a crepe station, omelet station, and carving station add points. The desserts are not as varied as some buffets, but offerings such as crème brûlée and crème caramel are unique to Le Village.
Ambiance: 7
While the amusement park theme of Le Village Buffet is a bit tacky, there is no denying the effort put forth. The detail of the buildings in the courtyard is impressive, as is the ceiling painted to resemble the sky. I am far from believing I am in a quaint French Village, but the atmosphere is nice none-the-less.
Location: 8
From the parking structure to the buffet is a quick five minute walk without any confusing twists or turns. Essentially, it is a straight shot in and out.
Wait: 6
It takes about a half-hour from the time we arrive until the time we are seated at 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Standard two points per 15 minutes deduction applies.
Price: 6
With the criteria of minus one point per five dollars of price increase from free, Le Village Buffet at Paris loses four points at $21.99.
Value: 5
At $21.99, considering the offerings and the price, Le Village loses big points due to the bogus Nutella and the denial of an omelet.
Overall: 5
On the plus side, our servers are friendly and our waters remain filled. The other side though takes into consideration the coffee, the Nutella issue, and the omelet denial. We are left wanting more for the premium paid.

Total Rating: 62/100

14. The Buffet at LVH 61/100

3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 732-5111

The Buffet at the LVH is a good value for those staying at the hotel. It’s a smaller scale than the grand offerings of some of the larger resorts. However, it offers a comfortable setting for guests in search of a convenient, casual dining experience. Lunch is offered Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for $16.99. Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. during the week, and until 10:00 p.m. on weekends for the price of $21.99. Weekend brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. costs $19.99.

Service: 7
My coffee stays filled for the most part, and dishes are cleared when I return from trips to the buffet. The service isn’t top notch, but considering the price, setting, and food offerings, the service is in step with the entire experience.
Food: 5
The food here is essentially cafeteria quality. There is little reason to go out of the way to visit this buffet. Powdered eggs, canned corned beef hash, and store bought quality desserts are all unimpressive. The omelet was made with care though, so not all is a loss.
Beverages: 6
The coffee has a weird nutty taste, but not in a hazelnut way, but more in a weird artificiality way. That doesn’t stop me from drinking too much of the stuff, but I certainly am not enjoying the cups I consume, the simple fact is, I have a terrible caffeine addiction, and the ends justify the means.
Selection: 5
The buffet is not expansive, and the selection is not great even considering the scale of the buffet. The omelet station is the highlight. The desserts are not varied and are of low quality.
Ambiance: 5
The décor is similar to any number of discount diner style chain restaurants that can be found all over the United States. The LVH is not going out of its way to wow guests with the ambience of the Buffet. I am reminded of any breakfast buffet at any two and three star hotel I have stayed at, although there is more offered than a “continental breakfast”.
Location: 7
The Buffet is deep in the belly of the LVH. Signage makes it straight forward enough, but in spite of the signs, I wondered as I wandered if I was heading in the right direction. It is a bit off of the beaten path.
Wait: 9
It only takes a couple of minutes from entering the line to being seated before 9:00 a.m. at the LVH Buffet. There is only one party in front of me when I arrive.
Price: 6
With the criteria of minus one point per five dollars of price increase from free, the Buffet at the LVH loses four points at $19.99.
Value: 6
Even at the lower price of $19.99 for brunch, the offering does not carry over to any type of value. The omelet station alone keeps the Buffet at the LVH from slipping lower than a six on the value scale.
Overall: 5
One positive thing I can say about the Buffet at the LVH is the gentleman making omelets is a pro. He made a great omelet and was friendly while doing so. Otherwise, the Buffet at the LVH should be left to those staying at the hotel looking to grab brunch before heading to the convention center. If there are any other options available, I would recommend skipping this buffet.

Total Rating: 61/100

15. Grand Buffet 61/100

3799 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 891-7433

MGM’s Grand Buffet captures the decadence and glamour of Las Vegas, serving up generous portions of both daily. Breakfast stations run the gamut from the Heart-Healthy Station with fruit compotes and yogurts to the more indulgent offerings like honey-baked ham, smoked salmon, and made-to-order omelets. Prices and hours vary depending on which day of the week it is. Monday through Friday, is served from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. for $17.25. Brunch offers a similar variety for the price of $19.99 Monday through Friday and $25.99 on weekends. The hours vary as well, with the Grand Buffet running brunch service from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, yet opening earlier at 9:00 a.m. on weekends. Spend a meal with the Grand Buffet team and you are in for a treat. Dinner features a staggering display of delicacies like Alaskan Crab Legs, Roast Prime Rib, and Grilled Marinated Beef Kabobs that are sure to satisfy the palate and appetite. Dinner is available nightly from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the price of $29.99 during the week and $32.99 on Seafood Night.

Service: 5
Though quick to greet us and take our drink orders, we don't see much of our server throughout the meal. Plates are left on the table for quite some time while my coffee and juice remain empty until I request refills from a passing server covering a different section.
Food: 6
Save only a few items, all of the dishes I try are fresh and satisfying. The quality of the ingredients for the omelets is great, and the breakfast options are better than average. The French toast and the waffles are thick and fluffy, the biscuits are hand-made, the bacon is thick, and the sausage is juicy and tender. The healthy options are fresh, especially the pineapple, and the desserts are worthwhile.
Beverages: 5
The coffee is good, but the juice is obviously from a frozen concentrate and there are only two types. There are several hot tea selections, which is a plus, but most of them are caffeinated. Overall, the selection is very average.
Selection: 6
It's not the largest selection I've come across, but the Grand Buffet definitely offers a significant variety of different cuisine. Covering all of the breakfast basics from griddle items, bacon, sausage, and biscuits to fresh granola, cereal, oatmeal, and fruit, the spread is satisfactory. Extra points are also given for the huge selection of desserts.
Ambiance: 6
The dining space is open and quiet, but this could be due to so few people dining at this time. The décor and the granite tabletops are a nice touch, and the buffet line is designed for efficiency. This is definitely above the average, but not what I call fancy.
Location: 7
The MGM is hard to miss. Right on the strip, it's within walking distance of several major hotels. The self-park garage is about a ten minute walk from the entrance to the buffet and there are plenty of signs leading the way so it was no trouble finding it.
Wait: 7
With less than ten minutes of total wait time we are lucky because in the past we have waited more than 30 minutes on several occasions. We arrive while breakfast is in full swing, but the hostesses are quick and efficient.
Price: 7
At $17.25, the breakfast buffet is not too hard on the wallet, but you may need to give your belt a break afterwards.
Value: 6
The quality of the food at MGM's Grand Buffet is definitely above average. All of my food is hot, fresh and well-prepared. The coffee is decent and the setting is relaxing, but whether the experience is worth the money is debatable.
Overall: 6
While the service and beverage selections could use a bit of improvement, overall I am happy with my experience at the Grand Buffet. The food is decent quality, there is plenty to choose from, and the ambiance is comfortable, quiet, and relaxing.

Total Rating: 61/100

16. The Buffet at Stratosphere 59/100

2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104 - Tel:(702) 380-7777

The Stratosphere Tower is possibly the most notorious landmark in Las Vegas, and for those who find themselves at the northern end of the strip, this hotel is home to a splendid all-you-can-eat buffet. Unlike many other buffets in the area, The Buffet at the Stratosphere offers brunch during the week for just $14.99 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Champagne Brunch is $19.99. Dinner service is available daily from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the price of $19.99. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy bottomless Champagne, included in the weekend brunch price. With a broad selection of global favorites and classic buffet staples, the Stratosphere offers the perfect place for family gatherings, special celebrations, or just a good old fashioned feast before the long way home. The service is friendly, the food is delicious, and with a price of just $14.99 for weekday brunch, The Buffet at Stratosphere is a good choice for your next all-you-can-eat excursion.

Service: 6
Right after we are seated, our server greets us and takes our drink orders. Our empty plates are quickly cleared from our table, making our eating area comfortable.
Food: 6
The taste of the breakfast options was a bit lackluster. The items seem like they have been sitting out for too long, losing flavor and distinctiveness. The Buffet's breakfast options do have some high points. The omelet station is where The Buffet really shines. There is a wide selection of ingredients to make a fresh omelet to the guest's liking. The healthy options are good as well.
Beverages: 5
The Buffet offers the usual breakfast beverages: juice, coffee, and teas. Fountain drinks, in addition, are available for diners that want to start the day with a Coke or Dr. Pepper. Alcohol options, such as domestic and imported beers and canned mixed drinks, were available when you pay at the register. To be honest, I've had better coffee at Denny's.
Selection: 5
The Buffet at Stratosphere offers a global culinary excursion, featuring entrees from Pan-Asia, Mexico, America, and Europe. For brunch the spread features the basic morning options: eggs, bacon, French toast, pancakes, and sausage. There is also a wide selection of doughnuts.
Ambiance: 5
The décor has no frills. Its style is the quintessential image people think of an American buffet. The interior reminded me of my neighborhood IHOP, Denny's or Hometown Buffet: simple, somewhat stale, and outdated. The dining room size was quite large with tables and booths, and it could accommodate large parties.
Location: 6
The trek from the parking garage was not a bad one thanks to the signs pointing in the buffet's direction, but it is certainly a trek to say the least. We arrive in due time with no problems.
Wait: 8
We arrive early, and there is no wait whatsoever. We pay and sit in less than five minutes. But just fifteen minutes later, we watch as a relatively short line slowly trickles through the cashier line, taking up quite a bit of time.
Price: 7
Breakfast at The Buffet costs $14.99, which is a steal when compared to some buffets. AcePlay card members will get a discounted price, sweetening up the deal even more.
Value: 6
Though the selections are fairly limited when compared to some of the larger scale buffets on the Strip, you are almost hitting $15.00 after tax, which is not a huge bargain. The quality of the food is decent and the service is friendly making the buffet at Stratosphere an overall good deal.
Overall: 5
Aside from the bland breakfast options, The Stratosphere's breakfast buffet is clear and concise. It does what it needs to do: fill up guests' stomachs with suitable breakfast options. The omelet station is a must have, and the healthy options are spot on. Plus for the price, it's a place to consider for people on a budget.

Total Rating: 59/100

17. Big Belly Buffet 51/100

3770 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 - Tel:(702) 730-7777

Big Belly Buffet inside the Monte Carlo is an affordable way to enjoy a broad selection of different delicious items. Whether you are out looking for a great deal or in need of a satisfying early-morning meal before a busy day, Big Belly Buffet is open for service daily from seven until ten. Unlike many all-you-can-eat restaurants, Big Belly serves brunch every day with great breakfast offerings like thick, fluffy French toast, buckwheat pancakes, bananas foster and spectacular omelets, in addition to lunch items like pizzas, mac and cheese, build-your-own tacos, Asian entrees and a carving station. This whole spread only costs $17.99 per adult during the week, with a special gourmet brunch on weekends at $20.99 each. For children ages 5 to 11, the price of each meal is reduced. Dinner, running nightly from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. sets diners back $21.99 each on weekdays, and $25.99 over the weekend. A great feature of Big Belly is the all-day dining pass, which allows you unlimited access to the buffet during brunch or dinner, from open until close. Enjoy an assortment of dishes ranging from classic American breakfast and lunch favorites to adventurous Asian specialties and Mexican snack foods in the comfort of expansive dining space just steps from the casino floor at the Monte Carlo.

Service: 2
There are literally no servers. After being seated, the entire experience is self-serve aside from the bus-boys who clear our used dishes. The beverages, from coffee and tea to juice and soda, are all situated in one area where everyone must fend for themselves. The lack of such a basic element as friendly service is quite disconcerting.
Food: 6
While the breakfast items are definitely the shining stars of my early brunch, the various lunch entrees spanning American, Latin, and Asian style dishes are less than impressive. Extra points are given for the superb omelet bar with a friendly, talented cook and the option of whole eggs, scrambled, egg whites, or egg beaters. Also, more rare offerings such as buckwheat pancakes and bananas foster for topping are a plus.
Beverages: 4
As previously mentioned, I am unimpressed with the beverage situation at Big Belly. The coffee is extremely generic and the variety of tea is meager to say the least. The juice is from concentrate and the entire beverage area makes the restaurant seem much less extravagant than the unique décor implies.
Selection: 4
Sadly, in comparison to just about every buffet I have come across in Las Vegas, Big Belly provides the smallest number of selections. The only real variety can be found in the breakfast items which cover all the basics and then some. But, as a whole, I feel that I simply do not have much to choose from and the other sections have very limited offerings.
Ambiance: 6
Despite drawbacks such as very small booths and no server, the atmosphere of Big Belly Buffet is quite enjoyable. The décor makes the dining space feel quite large and partitions provide a bit of privacy. The tall pillars and expansive archways are an impressive touch.
Location: 7
The entrance is easy to find, located adjacent to the restrooms near the other fine dining establishments at the Monte Carlo. You enter directly from the casino floor, and no matter where you may be, you can find a sign leading to the restaurants. From the parking garage, it is a short five minute walk.
Wait: 7
Less than ten minutes in line is fine by me, but it should not have taken so long with only two parties ahead of us. The cashiers were quite slow and there was only one hostess available to guide parties to their tables which made the process much longer than it needed to be.
Price: 6
This buffet is over-priced. For $17.99, I expect at the very least to have a staff member available to take drink orders, provide refills, and set out fresh silverware. I also expect a much larger selection of food, with more emphasis placed on quality as a whole. If you call yourself a brunch, don't make breakfast the only portion of the buffet that is worthwhile.
Value: 4
I feel that the buffet is definitely overpriced for such a small offering of different cuisine. The lack of any service also knocks off points here. Not only must I continuously rise to fill my own coffee, the quality of the beverages available is sub-par.
Overall: 5
All said and done, I will likely not return to Big Belly. There are simply too many other options with much greater value. The menu is too small, and the lunch dishes are stale in comparison to the breakfast items. Points are awarded for ambience and accessibility, but for the most part, this buffet is very much lacking in several key elements to an ideal buffet.

Total Rating: 51/100

Bottom Line

In 1st place, we have the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan with 85/100. The taste of the dishes is fantastic, and the selection is vast. The attentive service adds to its high rating, and the setting is sharp and modern. Taking 2nd place, with a score of 81/100, is the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace. The quality of dishes is top notch, as is the ambiance. The superior service matches the elegance of the restaurant. In 3rd by one meager point, The Sterling Brunch at Bally’s is nearly unmatched in the level of service and the quality of food, scoring 80/100. But the limited selection affects the rating somewhat. For the ultimate luxurious experience with regards to rare and expensive items, the Sterling Brunch is tops. In 4th place is the Studio B buffet at the M Resort and Spa with 76/100. The Studio B buffet is a great value, and has a wonderful selection and quality, but accessibility for those without transportation from the Strip is limited. In a surprise 5th is The Carnival World Buffet at the Rio with 75/100. The quality of dishes is not exactly stellar, but the price, service, and lack of wait time give the buffet at the Rio an edge. This is another location that is not on the Strip, so keep transportation in mind.

The Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay takes 6th at 73/100. The quality of dishes is hit or miss, with the hits being very good and the misses being quite a bit off. In 7th, with 72/100 is the Spice Market Buffet inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel. The location is unique, just below the casino floor, but the walk to find it is a bit long. The service is above average, as is the quality of the food, but the selections could use a boost. The Mirage hosts the 8th place selection. Just barely outdone by The Spice Market Buffet, Cravings Buffet at the Mirage receives 71/100 overall. A line forms before the buffet even opens, but talented cashiers handle themselves well, making sure to keep everyone moving. The food is definitely high end, and the selection is considerably larger than many of the buffets I have previously enjoyed. Not far behind, Bistro Buffet at the Palms occupies 9th place with 70/100 total. The line was very short, and the price was beyond reasonable, meaning that the monetary value was good. But the location and poor food quality along with a limited selection of different beverages lost major points.  Next, we have the Buffet Bellagio in 10th place at 69/100. The wait was surprisingly long considering it was early on a weekday. The selection is just okay, but the overall taste of the food is good. The service is where the Bellagio really loses out though. A server with too many responsibilities leads to an empty coffee mug when I need it most.

Taking 11th place is The Buffet at the Wynn, scoring 66/100. The wait is not bad considering the popularity of Sunday Brunch, but is still too long a time to be standing in line for a buffet. The selection is impressive and the quality of the dishes is good, but the service is lacking. In 12th place, The Buffet at Aria scores 65/100 due to a major deduction for poor service, which also hurts the value. Aside from this, the food is fresh, the dessert bar is impressive, and the dining room is unique. In the end, the price and the service take a large toll on the total score. Following in 13th is The Buffet at the LVH with 63/100. Considering the only thing I really enjoy is the omelet, there is no reason to visit the Buffet at the LVH unless you are a hotel guest in search of a convenient buffet to grab a decent meal. The value of dishes is subpar and the price is relatively high considering the lack of quality and selection. At 14th is Le Village Buffet at the Paris, scoring only 62/100. Advertising Nutella but serving chocolate sauce, coffee that could have belonged to a previous guest, denial of an omelet, and cold, rubbery hash browns are all indicators of low quality. MGM’s Grand Buffet lands in 15th with 61/100. Losing points for slow service and poor beverage selection, the Grand Buffet turns out to be somewhat of a bust. I expected a bit more from the well known resort, but alas, the buffet is average at best.

Closing out the final two in 16th and 17th we have The Buffet at Stratosphere with 58/100 and Big Belly Buffet at Monte Carlo with 51/100. At the Stratosphere, the dining area is plain, the selection of international cuisine is limited, and the quality of the food on display is subpar. At Big Belly, we have no service whatsoever, knocking off big points. The selection is the smallest I have seen, and even the drinks are self-serve. I consider neither worth going out of the way for.

The next time you find yourself in Vegas and a buffet is on the agenda, do yourself a favor, and check out the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan or the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. I can also whole heartedly recommend the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s, Studio B Buffet at The M Resort, or Carnival World Buffet at the Rio. Some are a little pricey, but worth it. If money is no object, and the finest is what you desire, these top five are sure to impress. For those who don’t need a fancy experience, but still want a great selection of food, Bayside Buffet at Mandalay, Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood, Cravings Buffet inside the Mirage, Bistro Buffet at the Palms, and Buffet Bellagio close out the second half of our top ten. Dropping below the 70/100 range, The Buffet at the Wynn, The Buffet at Aria, The Buffet at the LVH, Le Village Buffet at Paris, and the Grand Buffet inside MGM can be considered good for the convenience of people staying at each respective hotel, certainly not destinations to consider going out of the way for. Finally, The Buffet at the Stratosphere and Big Belly Buffet at Monte Carlo, the only two rated at less than 60/100, are worth skipping, especially if you only have time for one or two buffets during your stay. We hope this guide will help you explore the finer side of all-you-can-eat dining in Las Vegas!

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