The Las Vegas Review Journal reported today that The Buffet at Wynn is scheduled to reopen this Thursday, June 18th, being the first buffet on the Las Vegas Strip to announce reopening since all resort buffets were closed due to COVID-19 concerns.
A New Way to Buffet:
The buffet will now be more like a hybrid of a traditional full-service restaurant with the experience of an all you can eat buffet. In the news release, Wynn stated that now the buffet dishes will be brought by servers, where guests will order from a menu. Guests will have the ability to reorder as many times as they would like inside of a two hour period. In my view, it seems a bit like how they do it on a cruise ships’ main dining room.
Reservations for the Buffet at Wynn are required, and instead of paying before entering the buffet, guests will now pay at the end of the meal to expedite entry. Single-use and downloadable menus are available as well.
New dishes at the buffet now include double-cut lamb chops with truffle spinach and crispy onions, steak and lobster topped with a béarnaise sauce, lobster ravioli and Old Bay braised shrimp and scallops.
I’ve visited the Buffet at Wynn in January as well as a few times in 2019 and enjoyed my dining experience. The food quality was good and there was a large selection as well.
Operating Hours and Pricing:
The Buffet will open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Weekday brunch and dinner are $36.99 and $59.99, respectively, while weekend brunch and dinner will be $48.99 and $65.99.
I’ve had some great meals at the Buffet at Wynn during my visits earlier this year and in 2019. I personally like this new concept with the full-service and not having to touch communal serving utensils. Not sure when I’d be ready to visit a casino (or buffet), but I would like to see how this plays out!
What are your thoughts on the buffet’s reopening and their new plans for operations? Comment below.