All hail the return of the buffet in Las Vegas. Just as Bacchanal Buffet reopens at Caesars Palace, the MGM Grand announces plans to reopen the MGM Grand Buffet on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 a.m.
The MGM Grand’s buffet — closed since last year in March when the state ordered nonessential businesses such as casinos, restaurants, and bars to close to slow the spread of COVID-19 — features breakfast, lunch, and a weekend brunch. Hot and cold stations offer dishes such as made-to-order omelets, buttermilk pancakes, breakfast sides, and pastries for breakfast, as well as pasta dishes, seafood, barbecue ribs, lasagna, salads, soups, and a dessert bar with cookies, doughnuts, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, and more for lunch.
Initially, the buffet plans to be open Thursday through Monday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices start at $25.99 every Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and $29.99 every Saturday and Sunday. Kids age 5 and younger eat free.
Casinos are just starting to reopen their buffets, with the massive Bacchanal Buffet leading the charge with its remodel and reopening. Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas also reopened on the Las Vegas Strip in March, while off Strip, the Garden Buffet at South Point is the only buffet inside a casino open daily.
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