ahiromu
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March 2nd, 2017 at 3:20:07 PM permalink
If you want the best buffet experience in the city, I recommend Caesar's. You'll most likely wait in a line and pay $60, but its quality is consistently high.

That said, the value is extremely low. Buffets only get so good and I can't justify paying that much anymore. Go to a steakhouse or other sit down, food has gotten really good on the strip if you do a little research.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 3:40:11 PM permalink
My favorite is Cosmo. I haven't eaten at Bally's or any of the other brunches, but I hear Bally's brunch is top notch.

Still though, just about everything at Cosmo's "Wicked Spoon" buffet is very good. It's not like a typical buffet, where some food is really good but the majority is mediocre. It's all top notch. Well, I'm not including the nasty sh** like chicken paws or some of that wonky oriental food.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 3:50:46 PM permalink
Aria stepped up big time. It used to be meh, but I think they've realized getting 3 stars on Yelp for their flagship property was not acceptable. They don't have as many variety as Caesars, but it's cheaper and good quality.
ahiromu
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March 2nd, 2017 at 4:36:11 PM permalink
Quote: RS

My favorite is Cosmo. I haven't eaten at Bally's or any of the other brunches, but I hear Bally's brunch is top notch.



I was very underwhelmed with Bally's Brunch. Do not recommend, this was last October.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 5:46:11 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Aria stepped up big time. It used to be meh, but I think they've realized getting 3 stars on Yelp for their flagship property was not acceptable. They don't have as many variety as Caesars, but it's cheaper and good quality.



Aria has been our go to lunch buffet in recent trips (partly thanks to myVegas). We have thought it was pretty good for the price on the strip. We think it is better than Wicked Spoon, which was a bit too exotic for us at least when we tried it.

Also even though the Station buffets were slammed earlier. I think Red Rock and GVR (owned by Stations) are actually pretty good, and very good considering the price.

We almost tried Riviera in Dec. 2011 once because they offered a free buffet for new members. I initially agreed to it, but thought we should check it out first. When I saw one person in there...I changed my mind. Probably the right move it sounds like...
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March 2nd, 2017 at 5:56:48 PM permalink
I'm stunned so many people like the Aria buffet. I had it as one of the worst on the strip when I lived in Vegas 2013/2014. My main poker room was Aria so I had hundreds of dollars in comps at all times. I went twice and both times were horrible food and service. I had a talk with the manager and told her that I wouldn't ever be back and would tell everyone who mentions it how bad it was. She didn't seem to care much, I got the impression she got complaints like that a lot. By the way I wasn't angry this was a disappointed customer talk not an angry one.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 7:48:47 PM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I'm stunned so many people like the Aria buffet. I had it as one of the worst on the strip when I lived in Vegas 2013/2014. My main poker room was Aria so I had hundreds of dollars in comps at all times. I went twice and both times were horrible food and service. I had a talk with the manager and told her that I wouldn't ever be back and would tell everyone who mentions it how bad it was. She didn't seem to care much, I got the impression she got complaints like that a lot. By the way I wasn't angry this was a disappointed customer talk not an angry one.



I never ate it before 2015. They may have made a significant turnaround in food versus 2013/2014. Service, meh. We often ask for 2 drinks at a time because they use stupid small glasses.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 8:03:39 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Aria stepped up big time. It used to be meh, but I think they've realized getting 3 stars on Yelp for their flagship property was not acceptable. They don't have as many variety as Caesars, but it's cheaper and good quality.



Hope this is recent. I went about a year ago and it was no good. I expect it as good as Caesers seeing as it's mgms nicest property.
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March 3rd, 2017 at 12:20:16 AM permalink
Aria buffet sucks. Bacchanal at Ceasars is top notch. Bellagio is right up there with Wynn. I don't find Cosmos Wicked Spoon all that great, for value anyways. They have alot of individual serving stuff which I like. Mirage is better than Aria, lol. There's another horrid place called Market something in the belly of Planet Hollywood. Stations either can't cook meat properly or it is janky. Sterling brunch is cool if your a foodie. Personally, I just like a good sit down steak anymore.
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March 3rd, 2017 at 6:17:34 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

There's another horrid place called Market something in the belly of Planet Hollywood.

I like the shish kabobs at the Spice Market Buffet at PH (hard to find at buffets). Yeah, I skip most of the food there.

It's hard for me to consider the strip Vegas buffets unless they are comped. Might as well eat at regular restaurants.
If you like prime rib, Orleans Prime Rib Loft is $32 for 24 oz bone-in aged prime rib ($24 for 10 oz).
Back when buffets were $8-12 with unlimited prime rib, it was a great deal. Now. Not so much. Try Orleans, M Resort, Main St Station for lunch. Caesars Buffet is $30-50 for brunch (cheaper than $56-58 dinners).

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Some California $20-30 buffets are comparable to the Vegas Strip $50-80 ones (The $56-58 Caesars buffet used to be $10-12.).
http://gamboool.com/the-bacchanal-buffet-at-caesars-palace-menu-price-hours

The four best in CA are:
South CA (Pala, Valley View, Barona)
North CA (Red Hawk)

Valley View has $10 lunch specials on Mon-Thu. $20 dinners with unlimited lobster tails & stuffed lobster, sushi hand rolls, desserts that taste like real desserts (not buffet junk) - cheesecake rocks! And you can put on your own unlimited blackberries, raspberries, blueberries.

Pala lobster buffet (Thu) has 4-6 different types of lobster (unlimited), (Tue) has a 1 lb lobster tail (only 1/customer)

...and heavy players in CA have two free buffets/day at many casinos.

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I miss the $1.99 steak & eggs on graveyard shift at Orleans...
The Wynn $40-50 buffet was cool when it began in 2005 (and mondo expensive). Luxurious back then. Now junk strip buffets are $35-50.

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