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Just me or is the cosmo buffet awful?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Colesc15, Jul 22, 2017.

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  1. Colesc15

    Colesc15 High-Roller

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    Tonight I ate at the cosmo buffet for the first time ever because I had two free ones comped. Is it just me or is their buffet awful? I felt like there was nothing to eat, the prime rib was terrible, and the "crab legs" were tiny and ice cold. I would have been really bummed of we actually paid the $49 bucks a piece for the two of us.

    Golden nuggets buffet was bad but I felt like it was way better than cosmo.
     
  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    IMHO, it's just you. I have eaten there several times and always left satisfied. I rate the Wicked Spoon as one of the top 3 buffets In Las Vegas, along with the Wynn, and the Baccahnal at Caesars Palace.
     
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  3. hillwood24

    hillwood24 High-Roller

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    I ate at Wicked Spoon with a friend (also on a comp), and I honestly wasn't that impressed either. There were a lot of complex foods, and I'm a simple man myself.
     
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  4. greekjim

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    I've stayed at the cosmo 3 times now and never made it to the buffet
     
  5. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    My impression was that it wasn't awful at all. It was great, actually. But that's the thing about buffets in general. You'll get the whole spectrum of opinions because everyone's tastes, budget, and expectations are different.

    And that's perfectly fine. There isn't a right or wrong answer.
     
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    It's my absolute favorite buffet on the strip, BUT it has some unusal food choices, which is why I like it...I have access to things I wouldn't make on my own (roasted bone marrow, oxtail soup, shrimp and grits in a bearnaise sauce, etc.)

    BUT what counts is how you liked it, sorry it was a bust for you, but glad you didn't pay!

    If it's food selection, it just might not have the right options for you. If you liked the options, but the food was not great, maybe it was an off day. All buffets can have them, which sucks if you hit one. I only ate at MGM once (2 years ago), and it was literally the worst buffet I've had, worse than Harrah's, but others say it's great. ..so maybe I hit it when the chef was mad and quitting :)

    I hope your next buffet is better, and that the rest of your trip is great! !!!
     
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  7. JosieCat

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    As someone who has the appetite of a 12 year old, I agree. On my first trip, I tried it - and didn't care for the choices, with the exception of the French onion soup. The deserts were impressive as well. I also ate at the MC buffet on the same trip, and was much happier with the choices.
     
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  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    We finally made it there on our last trip at lunch. We thought it was great.
     
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    We loved it.
     
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    I am holding onto the LVA coupon and debating using it. I am wondering if the a late breakfast or lunch might have more normal food for more plain eater?
     
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    I fully understand OP's opinion.
    Breakfast usually has some normal food.
     
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    It was worth it for the Angry Mac-n-Cheese and dessert alone.
     
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  13. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I love the Wicked Spoon buffet...specifically for the great job they do with complex dishes. My motto is, "If I can cook it at home, I'm not looking to get it when I'm at a restaurant. I want something that I'm not able to make at home." Items with complicated ingredients that you might use a teaspoon of and then it sits and rots in the house or complicated cooking processes....like they take more than 2-3 pans to put together. I just don't cook that complicated at home and I want to try that kind of stuff when I eat out. That's what I'm paying for.
     
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    It's an awesome buffet. But I'm also not a plain eater at all.
     
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    Cosmo buffet is good, but I wouldn't say it's much better than most of the other buffets I've tried on the strip.
     
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    I wasn't impressed with the Cosmo buffet. In my humble opinion I think Mandalay's Buffet tops Cosmos with Caesars Bacchanal being my top.
     
  17. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Wicked Spoon is right up there with our top buffet choices. Cosmo, Wynn and M Resort all get our buffet business regularly.
     
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    We had breakuthere 4 years ago. Who can mess up breakfast right? Wicked Spoon! Selections were minimal, there were no eggs and no oat the egg station the whole time we were there.
    We will go back, one day. I always give a restaurant the benefit of having one bad day.
     
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    This is exactly why I avoid restaurants that advertise "Home Cooking." If I wanted home cooking, I'd eat at home!
     
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    This is marketed as small portions? I've seen food in small deep fry baskets and such.But, if it is an all you can eat I suppose you could keep returning for more and more? I've never eaten there yet.
     
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