Wynn buffet leads to rare second servings

Oct 13, 2015 3:00 AM

It’s been quite some time since I did a review of a Vegas buffet so this week I ventured out to one.

Las Vegas buffets are as famous as the lights on the Strip. Every time I have family or friends in town and take them to one they are just amazed. The Vegas buffet has changed over the years. Back in the day they were cheap and you got a lot of average food for a small price. It was more of a loss leader to bring you into the casino to gamble.

Today the buffet is still used to get you into the casino but now instead of a cheap price and average food the cost is around $40 for a gourmet feast. I decided to go to the Wynn and try theirs.

It had been a few years since I had been to the Wynn buffet and I have to say it was better than I remembered it from before.

Wynn has a very nice soup and salad section. Now for me these are not high priority sections, as I want to fill up on some pricier items. I was impressed with their meats and cheeses for a nice light start to my meal. They had several different cubed cheeses along with salami’s and other Italian meats.

Next I went with shrimp and crab legs, as you never can have too many. Nothing new as you will find these items at all of the high-end buffets on the Strip. What separates the buffets is what they do with the rest of what’s offered. Here is where the Wynn buffet impressed me.

They had a great carving section with Prime Rib, Lamb Chops and Roasted Turkey. I had a nice cut of the prime rib and it was excellent. The Rack of Lamb was cooked to perfection as they cut the chops off fresh right there for you.

The item that caught my attention and had me go back for a second serving was the Beef Ribs. They had a mound of these ribs and, if you ever have read any of my reviews on steaks, I always say get your steak with the bone in as all the flavor is in the bone.

So now set a mound of beef ribs in front of me and, well, I’m going to look like a dog chewing on a bone, getting every last bit of meat off the bone. These were absolutely fantastic.

I generally don’t get a second serving of anything because I want to try other things but these were that good and it’s an item you usually can’t get on most buffets. If you like grilled sausage they had three different kinds available at the carving station as well.

There were two other stations that I thought were nice touches. They had a Ramen Bar where you could custom create your bowl of ramen and they would freshly prepare it for you. The other was a Street Taco station. Street tacos have become very popular, especially with the food truck industry.

They freshly prepare your taco just the way you want it with the meat and toppings of your choice. It’s always a nice touch to see something prepared fresh in front of you at a buffet.

Finally, the other staple of a gourmet buffet is an incredible dessert section. Wynn’s did not disappoint from crepes, cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, and gelatos to even candied apples. There was something for everyone’s sweet tooth.

The Wynn Buffet has always been one of the best on the Strip. I give it a rating of 3.75 Forks.

Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner and Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper and Bettor. You can find Marco at WagerTalk.com and Twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Email: [email protected]