2012 Best Buffet

The “Best Buffet in Las Vegas 2012” is an award given out by the Las Vegas Review Journal. It actually consists of two categories: the top buffet choice amongst (A) the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and (B) the newspaper itself.

First off, the reader’s pick for best buffet in Las Vegas 2012 is the Studio B at the M Resort. (You can read the Las Vegas Review-Journal here

As one of the newer hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, the M Resort is a boutique hotel in southern Las Vegas. Unlike its competitors, the majority of which are located in strip hotels, the M Resort is almost ten miles south of the strip. It’s buffet, however, is worth the drive.

The Studio B Buffet at the M Resort is actually called the “Show Kitchen and Buffet.” That’s because they offer cooking demonstrations that are broadcast on wide screen televisions in the dining area. Another unique feature of this restaurant is the fact you’re given free wine and beer with each lunch or dinner buffet, at no extra cost. (Maybe that’s why the locals love it so much.)

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Prices at the Studio B Buffet range from the $10.99 fee for weekday breakfast, to $34 for their Friday-Sunday weekend seafood buffet. Again, the lunch and dinner buffets include the unlimited beer and wine option makes this a fantastic value considering the quality you receive for your dining dollar.

Like most buffets, there are a number of tasty stations, and the Studio B’s international offerings are well-regarded. From salads, to traditional meat offerings, to fried tofu, you’ll find a solid variety of dishes to satisfy you. The seafood buffet on weekends (actually starting Friday night), may not be as plentiful and as highly-rated as the Village Buffet at the Rio, yet counting the price savings and free drinks, this is a great second-place choice for you seafood lovers out there.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s official choice for the best buffet in Las Vegas 2012 is the Wicked Spoon at the beautiful Cosmopolitan Hotel on the strip. Read more from us about the Wicked Spoon here.

This sparkling new hotel is now home to one of the finest buffets in Sin City, overtaking some of its more established competitors, such as the Bellagio buffet and the Rio’s Carnival Buffet.

The Wicked Spoon offers a simple pricing structure:

Brunch: $22

The Weekend Brunch: $29

Dinner: $35

You’ll notice we didn’t include lunch. That’s because the Wicked Spoon doesn’t have a separate lunch buffet, as most others do in town. The brunch covers everything, and runs from eight in the morning to two in the afternoon on weekdays, and eight to three p.m. on weekends.

The buffets described here at the M Resort and Cosmopolitan are new entries on the list of best buffets in Las Vegas. Click here for the 2011 best buffet winners.

Our personal favorite for the number one buffet in Las Vegas remains the Bellagio, but you won’t go wrong if you skip the Bellagio and instead head to either one of these two Las Vegas Review-Journal Best Buffet in Las Vegas 2012 winners.