A few days ago I reviewed the food buffet at The Aria, so today I’m writing up our experience at The Wynn Hotel buffet! I can’t actually decide which I enjoyed more – they both have their plus points and minus points.
One area The Wynn does have up on Aria, is the dining experience. The dining room at the Wynn is beautiful, it feels like a big conservatory with lots of natural light flooding in through the glass ceiling. It reminds me a bit of the castle in Beauty and The Beast – you know at the end when the castle turns all cheerful again? LIke that.
If that reference went over your head, then Google it. It’s so pretty!
The food at The Wynn is lovely too, with the same kind of choices as the Aria, so lots of oriental food, sushi, roasted meats and of course… lots of dessert.
Mini waffles were so cute. You could have them with the fried chicken, or with syrup and ice-cream. Winning both ways if you ask me.
The pasta bar (below) was a real treat, with lots of choices. I think there were 4 options, but only 3 are shown in this photo. Of the 4, I tried the Mac and Cheese… yum!
As you can see, there are loads of meat options. Pork Belly, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Beef, Bacon, Sausages, etc. Then there are dips and sauces and pickles for you to choose from (below) to go with it. Oh, and they had pickled and roasted peppers and chiles! Amazing.
As you can see below, the buffet never feels crowded. You don’t need to queue for the food or wait around. I think I waited around for service only once at the Wynn, and that was when I was waiting for meat to be carved. It’s not like those buffets in over-crowded hotels where you’re pushing through the crowds for the best stuff.
Now onto the desserts (which deserve a special mention…!)
My personal favourite, the marshmallow squares! I had to pick the hundreds and thousands off though (I hate those things)!
You can see the prices below:
I only have two bits of negative feedback for the Wynn buffet.
First of all, I didn’t think there were enough ice-cream choices. At the Aria you had a choice of about 12 flavours, but at The Wynn you only got to choose from about 5/6.
My other bit of feedback is the queuing time – which was pretty bad. We queued for about 45 minutes during lunch time (we arrived at 12pm) – and I imagine it would be even longer for the dinner sitting. The queue got longer as we waited too – so it’s not like we’d arrived at a bad time. I think the people behind us might’ve ended up waiting an hour or longer.
There is the choice to upgrade to ‘alcohol included’ and skip the queue – but this costs an addition $16 – which is quite a lot if you weren’t even planning on drinking too much in the first place. I only bring this whole queuing time up because at The Aria we didn’t queue at all, either time we went there.
Have you been to a Vegas buffet? How did it compare to The Wynn?