With a nickname like Tour Guide Barbie, it should come as no surprise that I frequently receive text messages from my friends asking me what to do in Las Vegas. One of the most popular questions I get is “What’s your favorite buffet?” Nearly every resort in town has one, so it can be hard figuring out which smorgasbord is the best.
While it may not be the most bountiful buffet, Le Village Buffet inside Paris Las Vegas (caesars.com/paris-las-vegas/restaurants/le-village-buffet) has been my favorite since I moved from Los Angeles almost 14 years ago. Not only can guests can dine in a charming French village setting while feasting upon a selection of dishes from prominent regions of France, but the buffet also serves the most succulent prime rib in town for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. There’s a made-to-order crepe station, too, offering a selection of sweet and savory crepes throughout the day including my personal favorite, Le Pomme: apples in brandy and cinnamon topped with caramel, whipped cream and powdered sugar.
For those with a sweet tooth, the Buffet at TI (treasureisland.com/restaurant/13/the-buffet-at-ti) undoubtedly has the best desserts. Guests will find everything from cotton candy to an assortment of fresh homemade mini donuts in its country bakery. Try the chocolate-covered donuts topped with sprinkles — yum!
Studio B at M Resort (themresort.com/dining/studiob.html) offers an extensive spread of sweets among its 200-plus dishes as well, including éclairs and cannoli. Guests can even enjoy complimentary beer, wine and cordials with their meal. Be sure to stop by on Friday, Saturday or Sunday for the seafood buffet, featuring an array of delicacies from the sea like Alaskan snow crab legs and fried calamari. Although this locals’ favorite can sometimes get crowded, trust me — it’s well worth the wait!
— By Heather Turk, LA Times Content Solutions
A rare Las Vegas local who spends most of her days and nights on the Strip, Heather Turk has written about Las Vegas for a variety of media outlets, including USA Today 10Best, CBS Las Vegas and Allegiant’s Sunseeker magazine.