Visitors to Las Vegas are dazzled by the bright lights, enthralled by the incredible entertainment, and mesmerized by the poker tables, roulette wheels, and slot machines. A few hours of this non-stop amusement can leave a person exhausted and hungry. Luckily, the strip includes some fabulous buffets that will satisfy any gastronomic craving. These buffets vary in price and menus to suit every budget and taste. Here are the top ten buffets to be found on the Las Vegas Strip.
This buffet, located in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, does indeed feature foods from around the planet. From down-home American fare to mouth-watering Italian, spicy Asian, and hot Mexican, load up your plate with your favorite cultural chow or sample a little from each cuisine. You can even find a Middle Eastern section vegetarians will love, with two two salad bars, grilled vegetables, and wonderful hummus. The desserts range from fun cotton candy to baked goods, with a selection of sugar-free cookies.
If it's decadence you crave, head to the buffet at the Bellagio, one of Las Vegas most upscale locations. This dining option features a host of talented chefs who set out some of the most interesting dishes from around the world. Using only the freshest ingredients, their creations range from Italian to Asian to American cuisine, with something to titillate any taste bud. The buffet has an unlimited drinks option, which gives you bottomless glasses of your favorite cocktails, wine, or beer. Perhaps it is not a good idea to hit the tables after indulging in this option, however.
You'll find the most amazing collection of culinary delights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, one of several luxury hotels along the Strip. Featuring well-prepared standard dishes and ingenious seasonal fare plucked from the best regions of the globe, this buffet can satisfy even the most jaded foodie while keeping those with a simple palate satiated. The Wicked Spoon does offer a bottomless beverage package, as well.
Voted the Best Buffet in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association, whose members must be well-versed in every buffet along the Strip, this restaurant features 15 live-action cooking stations that present more than 120 incredible dishes, including rotisserie-grilled steakhouse cuts and a selection of seafood from oceans around the world. The Buffet at Wynn Resort and Casino advertises itself as a casual dining experience with fine dining sensibility.
The Romans were noted for their excesses, and that is exactly what you will find at the Bacchanal in Caesars Palace. Visitors can take advantage of unlimited mimosas and all you care to drink upgrades for a small price. Health-conscious folks will find freshly squeezed specialty juices such as watermelon, cucumber, and carrot before 11 a.m. Here, visitors can indulge in fresh sushi, noodles, dim sum, and stir-fry at the Asian station. The always-popular crab legs are served after 3 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.
Parlez vous francais? Don't worry, you're not required to speak French at this authentic French village you'll find -- where else? -- at Paris Las Vegas. The buffet features foods from the five provinces of France, with live-action stations where talented chefs cook your meal to order. From Provence, savor penne alla puttanesca. Rotisserie chicken with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes is inspired by the province of Burgandy. Are crepes the essential French food? Find out, with a selection of original crepes from a traditional Brittany recipe. And who will not find infinite pleasure in the celebrated vanilla bean crème brûlée? Guests can take in the scenery from each province in the various cottage rooms, and choose from a table outside in the town square or inside, near the fireplace in the casual dining room.
Cravings may be located at the Mirage Hotel, but the food is anything but a mirage. Here, you will find the usual food stations featuring Mexican, Chinese, and Italian dishes expertly prepared. But Cravings adds such specialties as a Raw Bar, Noodles, and Rotisserie. The eatery also features one of the only Dr. Pepper fountains on the Strip.
Of all the specialty buffets on the strip, none can compare to Todai, where you will find more than 40 kinds of sushi and an ocean's worth of fresh seafood, such as salmon, halibut, green mussels, calamari, snow crab legs, and lobster. Located in Planet Hollywood, sadly, this restaurant closed recently with no word if or when it will re-open.
Diversity is the name of the game at Flavors, the Buffet at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Here you can bite into Brazilian BBQ or Churrasco, sample authentic Italian casseroles or pizza prepared in a wood-burning oven, or go Asian with hand-rolled sushi, maki rolls, and wonton soup. Check out the fire-roasted chicken or the all-you-can-eat crab legs. For dessert, head to the gelato station for homemade sorbet, gelato and ice cream.
Want a wide selection of tastes? The Buffet at Aria serves comfort foods like meatloaf and chicken fried steak that will remind you of Mom's cooking. For a change, enjoy authentic Asian dim sum, delectable Indian fare made in the Tandoori style, New York-style pizza, and healthy dishes created in the Mediterranean fashion. The buffet also features a large variety of fresh seafood, including unlimited crab legs, paella, and fish and chips.