As the pandemic comes to a close, Las Vegas is officially back open for business at full capacity for gambling, entertainment & fine dining. As the strip attracts tourists back to Sin City, an important question lingers in every foodie’s mind: When do the buffets open back up?
Buffets are Back
One by one, the signature buffets that locals and tourists love are slowly opening up their doors for the public to indulge in their favorite dishes once more. Aside from reopening, buffets have taken the opportunity to give their restaurants a noticeable revamp. With new interior decor and updated menus with new delicious meals, the buffets are sure to make a splash this summer. Here are a few noteworthy buffets on the Las Vegas Strip that are newly ready for wining and dining.
Known as one of the most luxe buffets on the strip, Bacchanal Buffet inside Caesars Palace opened its doors on Thursday, May 20, and it’s even better than ever. After a renovation of an estimated $2.4 million, the transformation is a stunning representation of the fantastic food that can be found inside. When visiting the buffet on the day of its reopening for our hosted press preview, we were greeted with a stunning array of seafood such as crab legs, shrimp cocktail, lobster and other delectable hot pescatarian dishes.
Venturing inside, you will find various cuisines to satisfy everyone’s palate. The buffet has added about 100 new dishes to their menu alongside 100 new vegan and vegetarian meals. The buffet is huge, so make sure to visit the back room that contains Mediterranean cuisine, charcuterie, Asian dishes and Italian favorites!
Some new dishes to highlight are the moving dim-sum style food carts filled with a signature dish, cheeseburger bao, quinoa-stuffed baby sweet potatoes with fried kale, duck carnitas quesadillas, earl grey mousse, salted caramel popcorn, ube chiffon cake and over ten natural gelato flavors.
Bacchanal Buffet is now part of Open Table, where foodies can make advance reservations for their own dining experience to make dining even more convenient. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars is now open Thursday - Monday from 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. For pricing and hours of operation, check out the details here.
MGM Grand Buffet
Open since May 26; the MGM Grand Buffet at MGM Grand Las Vegas is a favorite for foodies. With hot and cold stations, the menu selection offers various options that the whole family can enjoy, such as fresh omelets, breakfast sides, multiple types of pasta, soups and salads, BBQ and a large selection of dessert options for everyone’s sweet tooth. Not only does the Grand Buffet offer quality food, but the buffet also offers quality pricing, making it one of the most cost-effective buffets to enjoy on the strip.
For the safety of guests, the MGM Grand Buffet has implemented convenient safety procedures, such as sanitation stations in between buffet stands. The staff also upholds thorough cleaning protocols while guests are encouraged to use new dishes after every buffet round.
For pricing and hours of operation, see below and check online in advance as pricing and hours are subject to change:
Thursday – Monday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, Thursday, Friday: $25.99 per person
Saturday and Sunday: $29.99 per person
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
Known as one of the best indulgences on the strip, The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas will be opening with a new look and a new Executive Chef, Jason Duarte. Chef Duarte is not only known for crafting five-star menus but creating culinary experiences that make a fine-dining experience like no other—just as one would expect from Wynn Las Vegas.
Featuring meals that will complete your cravings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the buffet aims to please anyone’s taste buds with 16 new food stations. Some of the new food options include an eggs Benedict station, a pancake making station, a Mexican food station, a Southern Italian food station, a BBQ station and a delectable dessert station with unlimited ice cream.
As an option for guests who are dining with caution, the buffet will offer options to pay at the table and will allow reservations. For pricing and hours of operation, check out the details below and make sure to check online for updates as hours and pricing are subject to change:
Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Breakfast is held from 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. at $38.99 per person
Brunch is held from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at $45.99 per person
Dinner is held from 3 p.m.- 9 p.m. at $64.99 per person
Weekend Brunch is held Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at $48.99 per person.
The world-famous Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas reopened its doors on Thursday, July 1, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.