Review: The Food Buffet at The Aria Hotel, Las Vegas

I thought I’d blog about something a bit different today, mainly because I wanted to re-look at all the gorgeous food from Las Vegas… That’s an OK excuse to blog right?

When we were in Vegas this time round we definitely made the most of the world famous buffets. Last we visited I was so jet-lagged I could barely eat – so going to a buffet seemed a bit stupid on most days. We did squeeze in the Bellagio buffet though – which didn’t meet my expectation (if I’m being honest!).

This time round we went to the Aria buffet and the Wynn buffet. BOTH WERE AMAZING.

These photos are from the Aria buffet (which we did twice in 5 days…)

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

I’ve started with photos of the desserts (because that’s the bit you care about most right?) and because the desserts at Aria were epic. I won’t go through and list everything they had (only my favourite bits) – but just browse through the photos and you realise how much variety there is.

The kind of variety that literally means you can’t try it all in one sitting. No chance.

Also bear in mind that I’ve only photographed about 60% of what was on offer. There was way more than what you see here.

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

I forgot to photograph them, but they also RICE KRISPIE SQUARES.

This was the highlight of my life. I snuck like 10 pieces back to our hotel room and had them for snacking the rest of the time we were there.

When you’re done ogling over the desserts, you have about a million choices for savoury food. Here are a few of my favourite food stations:

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

I’m not a shellfish eater (allergic!) but even I could appreciate the amazingness of all the shellfish and seafood they had on offer. These basins that they kept the prawns, crabs, etc in were huge and were literally overflowing with food.

You know those lame hotel buffets you’re used to, where things run out hafway through and never get refilled? This is never a problem in Vegas. They are all over it.

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

BREAD GLORIOUS BREAD.

Now here’s a piece of advice: Don’t fill up on bread, as tempting as it might be! I love bread – but at a Vegas buffet, you avoid it. The more bread you eat, the less room you have for all the good stuff; like steak, pork belly, chicken, sushi, fish. So save the bread for last! If you still have room for it after you’ve tried everything else… then go for it.

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

I say all this, but the bread if still my favourite part. I freaking love bread. 

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

And one last photo of the actual dining hall…

Aria Las Vegas food buffet

The tables are pretty spacious, and not crammed in. It’s actually a lovely room to eat in – as it looks out at the pool area and has loads of lovely big windows. The service staff are good and pretty quick.

There are two options price-wise, so you can either get unlimited alcohol included (for an extra $12 I think it was), or just stick with the unlimited soft-drinks. Soft drinks includes all fizzy drinks like Coke, and fruit juices and hot drinks – so it’s not like you’re short of options if you don’t opt for the alcohol choice.

Also – on a week day the buffet is cheaper by about $10 – and the price goes up on the weekend. So keep that in mind if you’re trying to save pennies!

Monday – Friday
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
$23.99*

Saturday and Sunday Brunch: $29.99

Dinner:
Monday – Thursday
3:30 PM – 10:00 PM
$34.99* ($39.99 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

All day, add $12.99 for unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys, Sangria, Champagne, Premium Beer and Wine on TAP.

Also, lastly, I figured I’d copy and pasta in all the ‘food stations’ they mention on the website. Just so you can see the variety! More info here on their website

Fish Market – Fresh Seafood, unlimited Crab Legs, Fish & Chips, Paella and more

Asian – Dim Sum, authentic dishes from Thailand, China and Japan

Italian – Made-to-Order Pasta, Cured Meats & Cheeses featuring a Mozzarella Bar and Gluten-Free Pasta

Pizza – Authentic pizzeria style pies in New York Style, Gluten Free & Stromboli

Mediterranean – Dishes and Salads from countries including North Africa and the Middle East, a great Healthy Choice

Tandoori – Live Tandoor Oven cooking including Naan, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb, Vegetables & a wide range of authentic Indian cuisine

Latin – Not just Mexican, this section contain dishes from across South America & Spain along with an authentic Taco Bar

Carvery – Enjoy a bounty of Grilled, Smoked & Slow Roasted meats featuring our 75 lbs. Beef Steamship, Tri-Trip & Free Range, Turkey Breast carved to order

Diner – All-American comfort food taken to an extraordinary level. Enjoy Spiced Meatloaf, Chicken Fried Steak, Grilled Corn on the Cobb and our signature Red Velvet Stuffed pancake

Salad – Create your own salad and chose from our large array of toppings and indulge in our new Baked Potato Bar

Sweets – The ultimate in indulgence. Sample delicious Pastry Creations made fresh daily along with our unforgettable Gelato, Cookies, Candies, Cakes & much, much more

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