The Mirage Buffet (also known as the Cravings Buffet) isn’t really for the late night crowd. That’s because they open at 7AM and then close at 9PM. Their celebrated Chef’s Table experience starts at 4PM. Basically, you need an early start if you’re dining here.
At first glance, it’s a buffet that’s best described as middle of the road. It’s not as expensive as the other buffets, but they offer a wider selection than the cheap but barebones buffets. It actually offers pretty decent value. That’s especially true if you like to enjoy alcoholic beverages.
Below are the latest Mirage Buffet menu prices.
|Adults (Per Person) (Breakfast)||$18.99|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Breakfast)||$12.99|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Breakfast)||$0.00|
|Adults (Per Person) (Monday-Friday Brunch)||$23.99|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Monday-Friday Brunch)||$17.99|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Monday-Friday Brunch)||$0.00|
|Adults (Per Person) (Saturday-Sunday Brunch)||$28.99|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Saturday-Sunday Brunch)||$22.99|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Saturday-Sunday Brunch)||$0.00|
|Adults (Per Person) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$30.99|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$22.99|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$0.00|
|Adults (Per Person) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$32.99|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$24.99|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$0.00|
A Brief History
This is another Steve Wynn hotel, and this time it has a nice and relaxing Polynesian vibe. Many insiders consider the opening of the Mirage in 1989 as the start of the Vegas Renaissance. When it first opened, it was the largest hotel in the world at the time. It sure was an expensive building to build, as the eye-catching gold windows were actually that color because they used real gold dust.
Since the place is huge and prestigious, they need a lot of fantastic restaurants to match the vibe of the hotel. But then not everyone here wants super-elegant fine dining at outrageously high prices. Most of the guests here probably just want a place where they can eat at leisure. That’s what the Mirage Buffet is for. The fact that it’s located right on the casino floor tells you something about who their intended patrons are. This was built to make it convenient for gamblers to fuel up with an eat-all-you-can buffet.
What They’re Famous For
They’re famous for the stress-free environment they provide when you enter the Mirage Buffet. It’s that simple. Come on in and take a load off.
First of all, the location is very convenient for gamblers. It’s right there on the casino floor. Then you can come in without taking too much off your gambling money, as the prices are very reasonable. It’s not as expensive as the other buffets, but it’s not too cheap either.
It’s not too cheap because aside from the food stuff you can get, your entry to the place also automatically grants you unlimited wine or beer. The beers are either Bud Light or they’re seasonal beers. The wines are good, as you can get a chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and white zinfandel from Liberty Creek.
On weekends, the champagne brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM to 3PM. That gives you unlimited champagne.
The food is actually not bad either. You have 11 international cooking stations, so you can satisfy your urge for a particular type of cuisine. If you’re a gambler, you may even want to try out the other cuisines you’ve never tried before if you’re from one of those small towns in the “flyover” states. There’s an Asian station with the regular faves, the Latin section with excellent breakfasts, an American station that includes St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, and an Italian station where there’s a chef’s station that can get you past that’s made-to-order.
You also have plenty of seafood, and here you really ought to try the steamed snow crab legs that have already been split for your convenience. There’s a salad station, of course, along with desserts with rather uncommon choices to go with the usual favorites. On some days you may get a Mexican wedding cookie, on other days you can pick the Amour pistachio raspberry cake.
It’s easy enough to feel comfy here as you sit back and enjoy the food. The décor is very relaxed and contemporary, and the layout is quite open. It feels easy to breathe here, even if there are plenty of people trying to enjoy their buffets.
Why Come Here?
You come here because it’s an easy place to visit if you’re a gambler. Yet even if you’re not, you can always try it out because you get full value for your money. The buffet charges you reasonable fees. On weekdays, breakfast goes for just $19 while brunch is just $24. The dinner from Monday to Thursday is just $31.
On weekends, the brunch goes for $29 while the dinner is still reasonable at $33. Don’t forget—you can get unlimited wine or beer. You won’t get drunk as easily if you can fuel with up with lots of food that can absorb the alcohol.
Kids younger than 11 years old get a $6 discount for breakfast and brunch. For dinner, the price is $8 lower than the adult price. For kids younger than 5 years old, the meal is free.
All in all, the good food is matched perfectly with the bottomless wine, so it’s all good. The food offers a nice range of variety, and they’re prepared nicely enough. It’s a great place to relax for a while when you take a break from all the gambling. With what you get with your money, the Mirage Buffet actually makes you feel like a winner.
To learn more about Mirage Buffet, visit their website at www.mirage.com.