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Tell me your experience at the wicked spoon

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Homelessnyc, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Homelessnyc

    Homelessnyc MIA

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    I want to hear your recent experience with the wicked spoon for lunch and dinner

    Would you go again? Was it horrible? Etc

    Thanks
     
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    I consider it to be one of the top four buffets I've eaten at in Vegas, along with Wynn, Baccahnal at Caesars and Bellagio. Everything prepared in single serving portions, all of the food that I ate was very tasty. I would go0 there again . . . .

    A comment in your post makes me want to think that you had a bad experience . . I've eaten there twice and enjoyed it both times.
     
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    Then you misread. I have never been and want to try it but want to make sure it's good and if so. For lunch dinner or both...

    Just on the lookout for good old opinions from people who have experienced it.

    Thanks for your feedback. Did you each both twice for lunch only, dinner only or a mix?
     
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    We usually go for lunch. We have been several times over the last few years, and it's always been really good.
     
  5. MGinCO

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    Been there for lunch.
    Overpriced, and weird food.
    Won't go back.
     
  6. Snidely

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    What's so weird about the food?
     
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    Yes, please give more details about why you thought it was overpriced and weird
     
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    too much stuff I couldn't even pronounce.
    I want real food!
     
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    We had brunch there once and I wasn't impressed. There was no one at all behind the counter where the eggs should have been and there was one lonely little serving of scrambled eggs. We were there for probably an hour and that station sat empty. Really disappointing when you're hungry for breakfasty stuff,
     
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    That reminds me of futurama:

    Elzar: Here you go, big spender. Foie gras and caviar.

    [Zoidberg sniffs the food.]

    Zoidberg: Goose liver? Fish eggs? Pah! Where's the goose? Where's the fish?

    Elzar: Hey, that's what rich people eat. The garbage parts of the food
     
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    We consider it one of the top 3 or 4 buffets in town. It generally gets high marks from "adventurous eaters" as they serve many things you won't find many other places. Bone marrow comes to mind quickly (turned out to be delicious). Items are pre served in small plates or baskets. If all you want is prime rib, fried chicken and crab legs, you will probably be disappointed, though they have those as well. More diverse items at dinner than at lunch. I can't really address the above comment about the egg service since I've never tried to eat any kind of eggs at a high end gourmet buffet. I try to save room for things I can't get anywhere else. Don't forget the great desserts as well.
     
  12. Snidely

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    A buffet is the best way to try new things. Don't like it? Go get something else.
     
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    was just there this past weekend for the first time and despite some negative reviews online I thought it was quite good. Some of the food was prepared in single service metal plates. That was appreciated because I would have taken too much. The chicken wings were delightful and crispy.
     
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    I've been to Wicked spoon once for dinner. I enjoyed it a lot! What I like about it is the single portion servings that are creative and visually appealing. I remember eating out of a little tin pail that had corn, clams, and shrimp; supposedly a rustic Cajun style presentation.

    They also had dim sum in mini steamer baskets, along with the usual prime rib and crab legs.

    I guess I don't like to waste food so when this buffet offered these small portion dishes I enjoyed the experience since I could try many different things and don't feel like I'm wasting food.
     
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    It's the only buffet (brunch) I have gone to 5 times the last 2 years. I will be there this coming Monday or Tueaday as well. I'm never ever ever ever ever disappointed. There is not one morsel of food that has entered my mouth that I haven't been happy with. I will try just about anything... and there is a plethora of items here that are unique, beautifully presented, and portioned perfectly.

    In my opinion, $27 for brunch is quite a steal. Many won't bat an eye at $20 eggs and bacon bc it makes them feel special. That's fine. But for the quality and price, I think it's hard to beat....
     
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    so so good...

    it was pretty expensive (maybe $65 or $70 pp??) but it was definitely worth every penny.
    I probably ate about $200 worth of honey sirracha chicken wings anyways.
     
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    $65 a person? I have never seen the price that high.
     
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    my favorite buffet and I only way dinner there and I believe it's like $43 with tax. Have no idea where $65 comes from. Unique and tasty.
     
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    It is my absolute favorite on the strip! I have eaten there for both lunch and dinner, June 2016. I have not eaten at Wynn so can't include Wynn, but it knocks both Aria and Bellagio out of the water big time for me.

    Wicked Spoon DOES have PLENTY of great traditional comfort foods...
    --Their mashed potatoes are the ONLY buffet potatoes that I've found that you can tell are hand-smashed and taste like what you'd make from scratch for the holidays.
    --Their red meat is fork-tender and slow cooked, delicious...
    ---Their chicken dishes are succulent, tender and juicy, not the dried out stuff you can find even at some better buffets
    --the veggies are all extremely well done, which sounds simple, but so many buffets over-under cook them, over-under flavor them, etc.

    The desserts are amazing, lots of fruit infused custards, flans, just google "wicked spoon desserts". I'm not even a dessert person, and I went a bit nuts.

    All in all, just great food in my book, and they do a great job of expanding past traditional buffet food, and offering patrons really solid foodie/gourmet options you don't usually see at buffets.

    But, if you're looking purely for a traditional menu only, the comments on "weird food" can be a valid point depending on what you're looking for. I am not talking really crazy stuff, but you'll see things like bone marrow (sounds gross, but amazing,), truffle-infused dishes, pork belly sliders, fusion dishes, etc. If you're looking for pure home-cooked traditional goodness, they have that too, but their brand/uniqueness is serving more gourmet/specialty items at a buffet. I'd say they lean towards the more "conservatively" adventurous side of things.

    For us, Bellagio and Aria were good, but nothing mind-blowing. Wicked Spoon conversely, for a buffet, was amazing for our personal tastes.

    I'd say go for lunch. It's around $25, so if you DON'T like it, you're not mad about paying dinner prices.
     
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  20. Brad8173

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    Best buffet I have had - that said have only had Mirage & Bellagio buffets in last.
    Smaller than others but variety still good with all food high end.

    Funny mention of prime rib and crab legs - yes it's there but I've been 3 times and have yet to try those things.

    Bone marrow soup & seafood stew(?) were the best 2 items I had.

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