If you’ve always thought that buffet restaurants are about cheap and bountiful food, it’s time for a change in perspective. There are lots of upscale all-you-can-eat restaurants that will let you stuff yourself with high-price food items at a solid value. It promises to let you eat a lot of the stuff you’d usually consider as a splurge on a regular day.
So what are these high-end buffets that you should give a try? Here are a few to take note of and will get you acquainted with AYCE restaurants that are very different from HomeTown Buffet:
Waldorf-Astoria’s Endless Brunch
Everyone knows that the Waldorf-Astoria is one of the fanciest places in the country, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their buffet offering is just as nice. In fact, they don’t even call it a buffet. Those who are in the know just know that their endless brunch is a sophisticated way to say all-you-can-eat brunch. In any case, it’s the definition of opulent and comes with a price tag to reflect just that.
Must-haves: Lobster tails and claws, caviar, oyster, bacon, cured meats, champagne
Wynn’s The Buffet
Considered as one of the top 4 of the finest buffet restaurants in the Sin City, the Buffet at the Wynn Las Vegas is a popular item in tourist itineraries if they want the total Vegas experience. The copious amount of high-quality food will definitely impress you. And in combination with its wonderfully detailed interiors, your time dining here will surely be an experience like no other.
Must-haves: Spaghetti with meatballs (Sinatra family recipe), lobster ravioli, fried chicken
Fogo de Chao
A foreign cuisine buffet is not a new concept and once you get to know Fogo de Chao, it’s not surprising that it’s a high-end all-you-can-eat restaurant. This diner basically brings the churrascaria concept to the US which is a Brazilian-style steakhouse. They take the opulence to the next level by making the expert-cooked meats plentiful and first-rate tableside service.
Must-haves: Picanha, medalhoes com bacon (bacon wrapped steak), cheese bread rolls
Caesars’ Nero’s Italian Steakhouse Sunday Brunch
A popular dining destination for tourists and locals alike is Nero’s Sunday brunches. Touted for being one of the most decadent in Atlantic City, it will let you wine and dine lavishly with gorgeous views of the water.
Must-haves: Fresh-made sushi, prime rib, crab legs, mimosa
Breakers Palm Beach’s The Circle Brunch
Since the late 1800s, the Breakers have been a famous high-end destination so the same can be expected from its dining options. Their Sunday brunch is hailed as one of the most spectacular because of the Circle’s opulent beauty, its long-standing tradition, and an ambience set by a roving harpist. The food, of course, is worth the splurge and will definitely live up to its price and hype.
Must-haves: Caviar, Alaskan king crab legs, carved-to-order ham and beef tenderloin, lamb chops,
Aria’s The Buffet
The Aria Resort and Casino’s in-house buffet restaurant may be relatively new but it did well in its efforts to stand out from the crowd. Here, the attention to detail should be noted. Not only do they serve high-quality food but the fact that they will assist you and offer fresh food makes it feel extra luxe.
Must-haves: Fresh fish, items from the Tandoor oven, made-to-order pasta
Bally’s Steakhouse’s Sterling Brunch
As one of the priciest brunches in Las Vegas, you can definitely expect a lot from the Sterling Brunch. It’s described as a seafood buffet but there’s so much to it that you can enjoy as well. For many, it’s the very definition of luxury.
Must-haves: Whole lobsters, unlimited Perrier-Jouët Champagne, rack of lamb, made-to-order dessert
Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet
The Bacchanal is the definition of excess from the amount of food available to its overall vibe and history. Its beginnings alone spells bounty as it started out as a $17 million build out. This is why it makes perfect sense that it comes with some of the finest dishes in what is one of the widest spreads in Las Vegas.
Must-haves: Prime rib, sushi, lamb chops
Paris Las Vegas’ Le Village Buffet
French cuisine is a common theme of many fine dining restaurants so it shouldn’t be surprising that an upscale AYCE diner will also have similar offerings. Aside from the great food, this place also offers an entertaining and even educational way of presenting food. They group dishes according to their places of origin, so dining here will be like exploring the different regions of France through their food. It’s a fun and delicious experience for everyone who tried it.
Must-haves: Truffle macaroni and cheese, steamed mussels, roasted duck, crepes
While these upscale AYCE restaurants are not much like your Michelin star eateries like Alinea or Per Se, the opulent experience that they can bring to the table will surely let you enjoy something new. Give them a try and you’ll understand why they’re so popular.