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Wicked Spoon Buffet Yea or Nea?

Foodandwine May 20, 2012 08:47 AM

Hi there,

Visiting Vegas just for the day in a few weeks. Plan on meeting a few friends for a Friday Brunch at the Wicked Spoon. At $22 I hear great things about this Buffet. What are your thoughts? Thanks and Happy Eating..

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    Dave Feldman RE: Foodandwine May 20, 2012 08:06 PM

    The ambiance at the Wicked Spoon is more conducive to hanging out with old friends and chatting than most of the buffets in town, including the upscale ones. I don't think the food quality at WS is quite as high as the Wynn or Bellagio and possibly even Planet Hollywood, but the food is beautifully presented and the price is slightly lower. I've only been to the WS once, but it's my impression it is quieter, too.

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      Eric RE: Dave Feldman May 21, 2012 08:30 AM

      While Wynn's buffet is better then most, it is not as good as it use to be. As of now, I'd put the Wicked Spoon ahead of the Wynn.

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        Dave Feldman RE: Eric May 21, 2012 08:28 PM

        Very well could be true. I haven't been to Wynn's buffet for a few years, but this is the first "downhill" report I've heard about it.

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          Eric RE: Dave Feldman May 21, 2012 08:45 PM

          I've been to the Wynn buffet four times over the last eighteen months. The buffet no longer serves Alaskan King Crab legs but snow crab legs. They've cut back on the number of dishes served. They've also cheapened a lot of other dishes. It's still a good buffet but not nearly as good as it once was. I can't comment in the Spice Market buffet since it has been over ten years since I've been there. As of now I'd go to Bellagio, Aria or the Wicked Spoon before the Wynn.

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            eastbaysanfranman RE: Eric May 31, 2012 05:31 PM

            Below is my Wynn buffet "experience". MMmm looks runny, uh, I mean yummy. Eat up. Which looks better, that mess or this de bœuf au poivre de Malabar which I probably could of gotten away with not chewing at all but it tasted so freakin good. I'm done with buffets, done.

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              TDS1 RE: Eric Jun 3, 2012 03:59 PM

              I agree definitely not as good as it used to be. Alaskan King Crab is gone. Last time I was there the amazing lamb chops were also gone, replaced with a lamb loin chop or something like that. I still enjoy eating there, it's just not as exciting as it used to be. In my opinion, Bellagio's quality has stayed much more constant.

      2. Foodandwine RE: Foodandwine May 25, 2012 09:02 AM

        Thanks for the replies. Seem that the Wicked Spoon gets some good marks. I plan to try it out next week. Are their any special dishes that stand out? I will be doing Brunch on a Friday..

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          Foodandwine RE: Foodandwine May 31, 2012 09:18 AM

          Going tomorrow, any one else like to chime in.. Thanks in advance..

        2. Foodandwine RE: Foodandwine Jun 2, 2012 09:56 AM

          Hi there, went at 11:00 on a Friday. It was good, not great.. I think the time to go is when there is a line to get in. I say this as many of the dishes in the small servings did not get taken right away and they looked kind of tired.. Good value, but Im not going to return. Next??

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