Wicked Spoon

The Wicked Spoon Buffet is an upscale buffet at an upscale resort. It’s one of the top buffets in Las Vegas, even though someone said it best when they said it didn’t even seem like a Las Vegas buffet.

That’s because the Wicked Spoon buffet does things a little differently. Sure, there is the sophisticated and upscale look at feel to the restaurant, but beyond that, the overall buffet style is done a little differently here.

The servings are smaller, with most dishes served on an individual plate, rather than forcing you to scoop up a heaping helping out of the typical large metal tub of grub. This “smaller is better” concept has the dual benefit of seemingly making the food seem tastier, while at the same time, helping to prevent food waste.

It is also has dishes that are – for lack of a better word – “fancier” than other buffets in town. This is not the place where you chow down on cheap pot roast until the top button of your pants pops off. It’s the type of place where you can get your fill of tasty crab legs, but where you can also sample many dishes you may not normally try. One professional San Francisco food reviewer glows on and on about the “tender gnocchi” served at the Wicked Spoon.

The Wicked Spoon buffet menu includes smoked salmon, dumplings, fresh and flavorful chicken dishes, pasta dishes, pork belly sliders, Korean short ribs, your standard seafood dishes and requisite carving stations, a unique take on an old favorite called the “angry mac-n-cheese,” butternut squash ravioli, and highly-rated fish and chips.

On the dessert front, the Wicked Spoon Las Vegas has a delightful array of sweet choices including, mango parfait, huge chocolate-covered strawberries, and several unique varieties of ice cream and gelato, including a salted peanut gelato. They have waffle bowls for your ice cream, including chocolate-dipped waffle bowls.

At $35 for dinner, the Wicked Spoon buffet price is most definitely on the higher end of Las Vegas area buffet prices. And indeed, those who subscribe to the stuff-your-face-full-of- cheap -crab-legs-til-you-pass-out theory of buffet dining should probably head to cheaper pastures. However if you’re the foodie type who loves culinary experimentation, who salivates at the idea of “currant pilaf” and zucchini-based desserts, the Wicked Spoon is a dining experience for you.

The Cosmopolitan skips breakfast and lunch for a brunch that runs seven days a week. It opens at 8 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. on weekday, and until 3 p.m. on the weekends. The well-regarded dinner buffet begins at 5 p.m., seven days a week, and closes at 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

The Wicked Spoon Buffet price structure is straightforward, with the dinner buffet costing $35 each night of the week. The weekday brunch buffet costs $22, whereas the weekend brunch buffet runs $29.00

This new buffet is generating a lot of buzz, so you’ll want to arrive very early to avoid having to wait in a long line. Once there, you will not be disappointed as the Wicked Spoon Buffet is one of best that Las Vegas has to offer.