My Review of Wicked Spoon in Las Vegas
If you’re a fan of food, I’d definitely recommend adding this to the foodie bucket list. It might not necessarily be the best meal in the city, but it’s the perfect way to try a ton of different foods you wouldn’t normally see on a menu, and the entire experience is a lot of fun.
We particularly enjoyed the brunch buffet at Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan Resort.
It offered a chance to sample breakfast and lunch items, was significantly cheaper than a dinner buffet, and gave us the pleasure of getting to watch people who were struggling their way around the tables while still trying to recover from the festivities of the previous night.
The Cosmopolitan is located on the Las Vegas Strip and the restaurant is tucked away inside the resort. I don’t know how to give directions to it - just follow the signs or ask someone.
It was reasonably priced at $26 per person, received positive reviews online, offered nice selection and wasn’t overly crowded.
I tried to take notes about everything we ate during our two-hour feasting experience, but it just wasn’t possible. However, I did make sure to remember the highlights and things to avoid.
We started out with the more breakfast-type items. My favorites included the fruit smoothies served in shot glasses (it’s a buffet so take as many shot glasses as you want!), shredded beef benedict and shrimp cocktail.
I didn’t eat the Hollandaise sauce on the English muffin in the benedict because I avoid rich items like that in all-you-can-eat settings, but the shredded beef was amazing.
The shrimp were also large, juicy and tasted incredibly fresh. There’s a good chance I ate $26 worth of shrimp.
Some of my other favorites included the roasted brussels sprouts, fried chicken, lamb ragu and the smoked sausage and bacon that were served to order at a carving station.
That’s right. BACON. CARVING. STATION.
Take note, Lord. We’d better have those in Heaven.
We weren’t even remotely hungry for dessert, but that still didn’t stop us from trying nearly everything at the dessert bar, which included an assortment of cakes, cookies, pastries and multiple flavors of gelato.
Of all the desserts I tried, the two that stood out the most were the cheesecake and salted peanut gelato.
As with any buffet, not everything is going to be great. For my tastes, I wasn’t a fan of the different Asian options, meatballs, cookies, or bone marrow.
I’m glad I tried the marrow because it was fun to taste it for the first time, but it isn’t something I plan to eat again.
One other aspect I really liked about Wicked Spoon was how many items were served individually. Whether it was the shot glasses, ramekins, metal containers or other fun presentations, it seemed like most things were served as individual units. It’s a small touch, but makes such a difference when you compare it to a typical hotel buffet or Golden Corral, where everything feels like it’s being produced on a mass scale.
In this instance, presentation goes a long way.
For the amount we ate and the quality of food offered, $26 per person seemed like a very good deal. It also included soft drinks and coffee.
When we knew we’d be visiting Las Vegas, one of the things my wife and I were most looking forward to was eating at a nice resort buffet.
With the Wicked Spoon brunch buffet, we both agreed we made a great choice.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109