So Wicked at Wicked Spoon Buffet

  • August 22, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Buffet $25.00

Buffets have been a tradition in Las Vegas for decades. Nearly every major hotel offers a buffet filled with salad, a carving station, the sides and desserts.

The Cosmopolitan has turned tradition on its ear with the Wicked Spoon buffet.

As soon as you walk in you'll notice that it's not like any other typical buffet in town -- it feels more like an elegant sit-down restaurant. The buffet is tucked away in a back corner of the hotel near its convention space. As a result the atmosphere is calm and quiet. The room is tastefully decorated in warm browns, golds and oranges. There are several large artistic glass fixtures hanging from the ceiling and walls are adorned with some of the modern artwork The Cosmopolitan is known for.

At the Wicked Spoon you don't need to worry about filling up on one thing too quickly or accidentally getting a large helping of something you don't really like. Most items are served in a reasonable portion on a small individual plate or in a tiny individual metal saucepan.

Much like any buffet, the Wicked Spoon is divided into sections, beginning with a salad area. Don't expect the traditional bowl of lettuce with dressings and toppings, though. Instead you'll find items like Italian panzanella bread salad, chickpea salad, hummus and pita slices and a nice selection of pungent cheeses.

A seafood station serves a variety of shellfish, as well as grilled salmon and a mini basket of fish and chips. The breading on the fish is crisp and flavorful and it is served with tartar sauce or a tasty remoulade.

The Wicked Spoon has a traditional carving station, serving things you'd expect like prime rib and pork, but you'll also find out-of-the-ordinary items like roasted bone marrow and lamb.

There are a wide variety of side dishes to accompany the meat. Don't miss the truffled scalloped potatoes. Other choices include "angry" mac and chesse, which has a smoky, chipotle flavor. Vegetables include a delicious brown butter roasted cauliflower and a ricotta creamed spinach.

An Italian food station is filled with a variety of pizzas and pastas you'd see in the finest Italian restaurant including an asiago gnocchi in lamb ragout; a goat cheese ravioli; and a tomato and asparagus risotto.

The last station is an Asian food bar that offers items like orange chicken, Korean barbecued ribs, sushi and tiny Chinese takeout containers filled with just the right amount of rice or noodles.

Drinks to accompany your meal are plentiful. Each table is set with a bottle of water and soft drinks are available from your server. You can order cocktails and wine is available from an enomatic machine that dispenses three different sized pours, priced accordingly. The table is also set with a bottle of Rodney Strong merlot, which you can purchase for $20.

With all of the amazing food choices at the Wicked Spoon, it is hard to pace yourself and save room for dessert, but trust us, you must.

The dessert bar features an impressive and colorful array of treats including enormous chocolate-covered strawberries, red velvet cookies and pastries. For those with health concerns, there is a large case of sugar-free desserts.

Dessert highlights include a decadent Godiva cake pop and a molten chocolate lava cake -- a somewhat bitter dark chocolate cake swimming in a pool of warm caramel. The absolute must-try is the Wicked Spoon's gelato bar, which serves the rich, creamy Italian treat in a wide variety of flavors including strawberry balsamic and a mouthwatering salted caramel peanut. The refreshing mint chocolate flavor is the perfect way to end your meal.

Check out the reviews, this is a great buffet. I have been once and love all the little bite size portions.

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  • Sandra

    Excellent buffet. Loved the smaller portions.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    GREAT!!!Very nice group of ppl...Thank you all for the WARM WELCOME...Until next time

    August 23, 2013

  • HELEN W.

    I waddled out very happy; another winner for Barbara! Such a nice lunch and good people.

    August 22, 2013

  • Barbara

    Great food and conversation.

    August 22, 2013

  • Wendell O.

    Loved it! Better than Wynn buffet which I just had two days ago. Food much tastier. Excellent company as always :)

    August 22, 2013

  • Judee

    Really enjoyed the Wicked Spoon. Food was great, atmosphere very upscale and the company even better.

    August 22, 2013

  • Joy

    It was excellent.

    August 22, 2013

  • Barbara

    Tomorrow we dine at Wicked! Please be on time. The buffet closes at 2pm so I will be there at 12:30pm to greet everyone and see that we get to sit together as much as possible. They do have 2 valets, east and west, so don't forget where you parked. This is a large venue so give yourself TIME to park and find the buffet.

    August 21, 2013

  • Barbara

    I have cancelled my reservation with Wicked Spoon. They wanted too much money as a guarantee. We will just take our changes on sitting together. So please be on time. Everyone pays their own way in and for their drinks. We will not get a table together but I will make sure we can sit with others from our group. DO NOT SEND ME YOUR CHECKS NOW. IF YOU DO, I WILL RETURN THEM. SORRY for all the confusion but the buffet was very uncooperative. See you on Thursday August 22nd.Any problems call me[masked]

    August 11, 2013

  • Barbara

    Alright, Just got the contract and I will be charged $400 if we do not meet the number of diners that I give the Wicked Spoon. Please send me your payments in advance $32.03 (Buffet $25, Tax $[masked]%, tip $[masked]%) for this one. 10098 Gold Thorn St., Las Vegas, NV. 89183. This does NOT cover alcoholic drinks. You will need to pay for those at the buffet. Only those paid diners will attend. If I do not receive payment by Tuesday August 20th you will need to come another time. Sorry but CYA.

    August 8, 2013

  • Judee

    This sounds delicious. I'm in

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New development. Daughter visiting from New York. See you next time.

    August 8, 2013

  • LeslieJoy

    I'm sooooooo sorry I have to change my plan to attend this wonderful buffet! I've been looking forward to this for a long time. However, my daughter, grandaughter, and I are going to visit my mother in Oregon.

    July 31, 2013

    • Barbara

      Have a wonderful trip. We will go again sometime.

      August 6, 2013

  • Barbara

    OK Diners. I just confirmed price and it has gone up to $25 during the week for lunch. This is just an FYI in case you cannot go. I must have confirmation by Wednesday August 21st. Due to price increase I am waiving the meet up fee. Thanks.

    August 6, 2013

  • HELEN W.

    You sold me when we were at Stripburger so I'm game. You've not gone wrong so far (how many years?)

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Wendell O.

    Yes! I've been hearing that this is one of the best buffets in town, and have been wanting to try it. Barbara, you choose the best places!

    June 10, 2013

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