3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Prices: $40-$50 per person
We usually never eat at a buffet. There are only three exceptions that I can think of: The Peninsula Bangkok’s over-the-top dinner buffet; the breakfast buffet at the now defunct Le Meridian Hotel in Los Monteros, Spain, and the buffet at the Wynn.
When in Vegas, the Wynn Buffet is a must, at least for brunch or lunch. While we’ve noticed a slight decline in the food quality over the past couple of years, it’s still a great place to get your food on. Put all of those things that come to mind when you hear “buffet”. This is unlike most others and you won’t be disappointed.
A buffet is a buffet and the atmosphere here is what you’d expect. Of course, it’s done in the Wynn style, so it’s a cut above. Several “dining rooms” exit off of the main atrium dining area, so there’s room for an amazing amount of people. However, don’t be fooled that you can just walk in anytime and sit right down. It’s best to arrive early or at “off times” to be seated quickly. It’s not uncommon to have over 100 people in line waiting to sit. And sometimes, that line moves at a glacial pace at peak times.
Service here is good. They can be a bit slow refilling drinks and clearing plates, but they do a pretty good job considering the amount of tables a single server takes care of.
If you can’t find something to eat here, it’s pretty much hopeless. The buffet at the Wynn has just about anything you could want. All of the food is laid out in a huge, spacious area. It features hot and cold breakfast items, fruit, soups, salads, pastas, every sort of meat you can think of, fresh seafood, sushi and lots of other “entree” style meals. Because of the huge crowds, the food turns over quickly, keeping it hot and fresh. After you’re done with a few visits to the regular food lines, you’ll want to visit one of the largest dessert buffets around. With around 30 different selections, plus ice cream and espresso, even the hardest to satisfy sweet tooth will walk away happy.
It doesn’t hurt to starve yourself a bit before hitting the buffet at the Wynn. And remember, take it slow. There’s a lot to take in and a lot of things you’ll want to try. It’s one buffet, you don’t want to miss.