The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino isn’t what you’d call your run-of the mill hotel, and the same goes for its buffet. Called the Wicked Spoon, it’s much different and much better than most of the buffets in the city. That’s appropriate, as the Cosmo has earned a sterling reputation for excellence as well.
Below are the latest Wicked Spoon Buffet menu prices.
|Adults (Per Person) (Monday-Thursday Brunch)||$28.00|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Monday-Thursday Brunch)||$16.00|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Monday-Thursday Brunch)||$0.00|
|Adults (Per Person) (Friday-Sunday Brunch)||$36.00|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Friday-Sunday Brunch)||$16.00|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Friday-Sunday Brunch)||$0.00|
|Adults (Per Person) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$42.00|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$20.00|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$0.00|
Friday-Sunday, 3pm-10pm and Sunday, 3pm-9pm
|Adults (Per Person) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$49.00|
|Children (5 to 10 Years Old) (Per Child) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$20.00|
|Children (4 and Under) (Per Child) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$0.00|
|Line Pass (Monday-Thursday)||$10.00|
|Line Pass (Friday-Sunday)||$15.00|
|Line Pass (Holidays)||$25.00|
A Brief History
The Cosmo opened in in 2010, and within a few years industry experts were hailing it as one of the top hotels in the whole world. Its two towers features more than 3,000 rooms along with a huge casino space, a big convention area, a much larger space for restaurants and retail spots, a spacious fitness facility, and a theater with 3,200 seats. It also offered 3 different types of swimming pools.
The hotel seems to offer just about everything a guest would want, and the same can describe the Wicked Spoon buffet. When you enter the place it doesn’t feel like a buffet. Instead, its vibe is more like the one you get when you’re finally able to get inside a hip New York restaurant after months of waiting. You have fine artwork on the walls along with large glass fixtures from the ceiling, and the place is simply oozing with elegant serenity.
What They’re Famous For
This is simply a classy joint, and the prices will reflect this. The regular pricing for brunches charges $28 for adults from Monday to Thursday, while kids at ages 5 to 10 pay $16 each. On Fridays to Sundays, the prices for adult brunches jump to $36.
For dinner on weekdays, the adults pay $42 while the children pay $20 each. On weekends, adults pay $49 for dinners.
The brunches start from 8Am to 3PM every day. Dinner lasts until 9PM from Sundays to Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays it goes until 10PM. There’s also a happy hour from 3 to 5 PM every day.
Yes, kids younger than 5 years old don’t have to pay, but they have to be accompanied by a paying adult. As you can see, the prices aren’t exactly in the budget buffet range. Your entry fee also doesn’t cover the bottomless beverages, which you have to shell an extra $17 for. Once you do, you have 2 hours to enjoy unlimited servings of Modelo draft beer, house red or white wine, Bloody Marys, mimosas, and champagne.
If you don’t pay for bottomless beverages, then you will pay a much larger price for individual drinks at the Wicked Spoon. The main exception is during the Happy Hour, when standard drinks, along with mojitos, Wicked Margaritas, and Cosmopolitans cost just $5 each. The same goes for the Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, and Fat Tire. However, glasses of wine aren’t part of the happy hour.
These are the regular prices, and on holidays the prices can increase even more. During the Christmas holiday season, brunches were available for $45 on weekdays while the dinners went for $53.
Despite the comparatively higher costs, the place is often packed. It’s not rare for people to wait 2 hours in line before they can finally eat. However, you can just skip the long wait by getting a Line Pass, which costs $10 from Monday to Thursday. On weekends, this pass costs $15 and on holidays this goes up to $25.
People come to the wicked spoon because the food here is absolutely unique. It’s not like anything else you may find in a Las Vegas Strip buffet. This place emphasizes gourmet dishes despite its buffet status. You also get individual plates for entrees, instead of the standard steel pan and tongs.
Why Eat Here?
You come here for the unique dining experience, as it’s like paying buffet prices for a fine dining event. In the carving station, you get bone marrow with kimchi along with prime rib, lamb, and beef cullote. You can try Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce, or Jamaican chicken tacos. As you can see, the extraordinary is common in the Wicked Spoon menu.
Here you don’t just get mac n’ cheese. Instead, they offer angry mac and cheese with a chipotle flavor. In the Italian section, items include tomato and asparagus risotto, goat cheese ravioli, and asiago gnocchi in lam ragout. You have eggplant parmesan, Troffie pasta, and rigatoni with lamb Bolognese. The toppings for pizza include lamb sausage along with fig and pear.
In the Asian section, the sushi and Korean barbecued ribs are also joined by orange chicken. Here the fried rice is also served in tiny to-go boxes.
The desserts are unique, as you get the usual favorites along with 18 different flavors of gelato and ice cream bar. Strawberries aren’t just dipped in chocolate; they’re dipped in Oreo cookies or crunchy chocolate Heath candy bars.
So come here for a unique experience. The Wicked Spoon buffet is truly wicked in its gourmet offerings, and here you’ll find dishes that you just won’t find in any other buffet. That’s the reason why people flock to this joint, despite the high costs. Ultimately, it’s worth every dollar.
To learn more about Wicked Spoon Buffet in Cosmopolitan, visit their website at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.