Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The Cosmopolitan
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- 65%Nightlife Lovers
- 64%Luxury Travelers
- 60%Business Travelers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (51)
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanJan 08, 2013
This is my new favorite buffet in Vegas! Yes, it's around $35 for dinner ($44 if you come with a large group and added gratuity) and yes, there is a long wait, but it's amaaaaaazing.
This buffet is more creative than any of the other ones on its level. It seems to cater more toward foodies and people who appreciate well-prepared and innovative food, than to your standard AYCE buffer-goers.
From the other reviews, it seems like the menu changes often, too. I was sad they didn't have the mac and cheese buffet, fried chicken, or more types of seafood.
The buffet offered:
- sushi and made-to-order hand rolls (Sushi was just ok)
-"Angry" Mac and Cheese
- bone marrow
- prime rib
- ceviche (too spicy and everything was chopped up too small)
- crab legs
- tomato and corn risotto
- truffled scalloped potatoes
- goat cheese and grilled peach bruschetta (among other kinds)
- lamb ribs
The dessert section was one of the best I'd ever seen, including gelato (try the Almond Joy or salted caramel peanut!), fudge, chocolate-dipped strawberries with toffee, macarons, fudge, cake pops, and everything else you can think of.
Everything is served in cute sample-size plates, mini pots, or baking dishes.
The staff was extremely friendly, pulling out our chairs for us and picking up plates for us. I can't wait to go back, probably for brunch.
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanJan 08, 2013
I have eaten at Wicked Spoon Several times now. It is pretty much your typical Las Vegas Buffet. The food is decent but not extraordinary. Like most buffet it's about quantity over quality.
My friends and I ate there this past weekend with a large party. In total we had 26 people. Dinner on Saturday night is $39 plus tax and 21% service charge added on for our party.
The food is decent. The have selections pretty much from every genre: Asian, Italian, American, etc. My favorite dishes were the Kalbi Short Ribs and the Crab Legs. Let's be honest the only way to get your money's worth is to fill up on meet and crab!
One thing I do like about this place is that some dishes are portioned into small servings. This helps me control the amount of food I take, which leaves space for the good stuff.
Service is not that great. In, fact that is why I'm giving them 3 instead of 4 stars.
First, our drinks were not promptly refilled. I only got one, while others at our table never got a refill. Glasses were empty most of the night. Might be because our party was already required to pay the 21% service fee. Kinda sucks.
Second, My buddy anticipating that we would have a large party called ahead to make reservations. When he called he made reservations for 28. Ultimately only 26 of us showed up. However, they squeezed us into tables not meant for a party of our size. That was not the issue.....
When the bill finally came. They tried charging us for all 28 people. Seriously?! I understand the spirit of the rule, but we were only 2 short in a party of 26, service sucked and you charged us 21% gratuity. I would understand if we were 5+ short or something. After speaking to the manager and him calling someone else they finally agreed to charge for the 26. BUT definitely a waste of time. We sat there for like 30-45 mins while they figure that out.
Overall its a decent buffet. My preference when visiting Vegas is to eat at a regular A la carte restaurant. However if you like buffets Wicked Spoon is OK. Just beware if you have a large party reservation.
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Jan 05, 2013
I liked how all the portions at this buffet are ready to go, so you get to try each dish in their own separate little cauldron of sorts. We went when they were about to close and they didn't skimp out or start closing down stations early, everything was still pretty fresh and being tended to. The space was pretty fun. I loved the gelato here.
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversDec 26, 2012
This has been on the Vegas to-eat list for some time now, and it was something I was glad to finally have checked off. My favorite items were the Korean barbecue, Duck Confit ravioli, and the short ribs. Had to get second helpings of the last 2 because they were just that darn good. Out of the desserts, I liked the panna cotta and espresso mousse. This is right up there with the buffet from The M. I gotta go back!
Helpful hint: If you're a mobile user on Foursquare, follow The Cosmopolitan on their app. And if you unlock the hotel badge when you check in, use it! Why? It gets you entry via their VIP line to the buffet, which means you bypass the regular queue and get to all that pheNOMenal goodness even faster. You're welcome.
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesOct 12, 2012
I went with my friends for brunch, and I have to say, it was just okay.
I've heard a lot about it, and it looks promising. Very pretty and lovely presentation. I love that they serve individual portions - it makes everything easier to grab without being wasteful! Some of the standouts were the mac and cheese, as well as the french toast.
The dessert section looked like heaven, but it was NOT very good. A lot of the dessert shots were disappointing or tasted funny, and I was very disappointed.
Still, I'd say give it a try if you haven't and see if you like it for yourself.
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanSep 25, 2012
$40 pp for dinner. The best part is the gelato bar. Tried just about all of the approximately 15 flavors and loved all but maybe 1 or 2. The other stations range from Asian to Seafood to Pasta and more. Interesting menu items like duck ravioli (a table favorite), lamb ragu gnocchi, soba noodle salad, etc. but many of the items fell flat in execution or were disappointing like the giant crab legs where the meat tasted dried out and a bit old.
- Wicked Spoon Buffet -- The CosmopolitanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 25, 2012
The best buffet in Vegas. I wasn't having high hopes about this buffet because it has always been disappointing, but boy was I wrong. This buffet already serves most of its dishes in individually, which makes the counter clean and makes the food look appetizing! Also, I think because of the fact they portion their food, each piece has to be cooked individually, so it perfectly cooked!
My favorite was their prime rib and their bone marrow; it's a must try item.
So why 1 star off? The desserts were HORRIBLE! It's either too sweet or not sweet at all. So if you're a big person on sweets, this is not the buffet for you!