The only buffet open on the Las Vegas Strip temporarily closes in January. Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas closes on January 10 after a seven-month run at the resort.
“Effective January 10, Wicked Spoon will temporarily cease operations. We are hopeful that business levels will improve into the new year, from which operations will continue to be reevaluated,” the resort says.
Wicked Spoon closed in March when the state ordered nonessential businesses to temporarily shutter to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In June, after casinos reopened, Wicked Spoon returned later in the month with mandatory reservations, reduced seating, and dishes served by staff. With the state ordering restaurants to reduce capacity to 25 percent in November, operators up and down the Strip found it difficult to maintain staff levels, stay open, let alone make money.
The Cosmopolitan’s buffet includes less common menu items such as bone marrow, squid ink pasta, and elote, plus an incredible gelato selection for dessert.
The buffet asks diners to stand six feet apart while waiting to be seated and at food stations. Staff at one of six food stations hand out the dishes, while beverages are still served by employees. Diners have a two-hour limit to eat. The buffet is open from Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with brunch only for $36 for adults an $20 for children age 4 to 10.
Once Wicked Spoon closes, Garden Buffet at South Point will be the only buffet open in a casino in Las Vegas.