“Based upon guest feedback, we found that many guests prefer a more traditional buffet experience over the served all-you-can-eat format,” says Michael Weaver, spokesperson for Wynn Resorts, in a press statement. “We will continue to assess the situation and will make a determination on reopening at the appropriate time.”
The buffet originally reopened on June 18 with unlimited servings of 90 different dishes, only instead of a customers walking up to the buffets to serve themselves, they ordered dishes from a menu in unlimited quantities. Diners have two hours to order, and reorder, as much as they want.
But the venerable buffet model with customers choosing their own double-cut lamb chops with truffle spinach or steak and lobster topped with a Bearnaise sauce seemed to be the preference.
That leaves Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Garden Buffet at South Point as the two remaining options. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace still plans to reopen after a remodel, but a spokesperson for the resort does not have a reopening date.
Wynn was one of the first resorts on the Strip to close its buffet to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Buffet at Wynn featured 15 live-action cooking stations with rotisserie grilled steakhouse cuts, coast-to-coast seafood, and more than 120 artfully presented dishes.