Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
At a Glance
What is it?
One of the most expensive, and best, buffets in town.
Where is it?
At Wynn Las Vegas on the North Strip.
What kind of food is served?
You name it, they probably got it.
What is the atmosphere like?
A beautiful garden setting with small-ish rooms giving the place a more intimate feel.
How is the service?
Both the serving station staff and the wait staff are very attentive.
What are the prices like?
Very expensive for a buffet – heck, it’s expensive period. Expect around $25 for breakfast, $29 for lunch, and $40-$50 for dinner and brunch.
What else do I need to know?
The buffet recently got a multi-million dollar makeover of the decor and the food.
What’s the bottom line?
There’s a reason people rave about the experience of eating here.
The battle for the most extravagant buffet in Las Vegas got more intense a couple of years ago when Caesars opened its Bacchanal Buffet, an over-the-top experience both from a size and cost perspective. It edged out the Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas, which for years had been at the top of the pecking order when it came to luxurious buffet experiences.
So Wynn fought back in 2015 with a multi-million dollar makeover that changed not only the look of the place but the food that it serves and the result is pretty spectacular.
I was worried when I heard they were going to redo the room, which I always thought was one of the most beautiful spaces in Vegas. The good news is that it was just a bit of cosmetic details – a palette that features more green and vibrant splashes of pink, red, and orange in whimsical touches here and there – leaving the overall effect in place. Flooded with natural light and tons of blooming flowers and trees, the space is broken up into various dining rooms that provide a more intimate feel. You may not be able to totally fool yourself into thinking you’re having dinner in a traditional restaurant, but it definitely has none of the eating in a barn feel of many big buffets.
The food spread was epic before but seems even more so now. To try to list all of the food offerings would be silly, not just because the list would be so long but because the menu items change regularly. But like most modern buffets, the various stations serve up a wide variety of dishes from all corners of the globe plus plenty of fresh salads, fruits, and desserts.
It was brunch when we visited so I focused mainly on the breakfast style items. Special shout-outs go to the made to order omelets and pancakes, the latter of which come in buttermilk, chocolate, or red velvet varieties with everything from authentic maple syrup to chocolate chips as toppings.
A carving station served tender slices of a variety of meats including turkey, ham, thick bacon, sausage, brisket, and more; a Chinese station had plenty of Asian favorites and a teppanyaki grill allowed you to get a custom made dish; a seafood station had piles of crab legs and shrimp; and that was just the beginning.
Unlike most buffets, this one is highly interactive, with many of the dishes made just for you to your specifications. Even the stuff sitting under the warming lamps appeared to be recently prepared and I didn’t experience a hint of the “warmed over” taste you’d usually expect.
The dessert area was one of the largest I’ve ever seen, a satisfying change of pace from what most buffets offer in this part of the meal. Baked goods of all stripes were present plus hand-scooped ice creams, made-to-order crepes, Bananas Foster, bread pudding, and more.
In all more than 120 new items were added to the menu and although I certainly didn’t sample them all, I couldn’t find any that weren’t fantastic. The quality is obvious as is the care in preparation.
Yes, it’s still expensive, unsurprisingly. Breakfast is $25, lunch $29, brunch is around $36, a regular dinner is over $43, and their “gourmet” dinner on Friday and Saturday is $50. Remember when an all-you-can-eat buffet on The Strip was one of the cheapest meals you can eat? Yeah, neither do I.
Even though there are less-expensive buffets there are few that offer the level of food quality, selection, and atmosphere as this one. You absolutely get your money’s worth here.