The only buffet on the Las Vegas Strip temporarily closes in January. Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas closes January 10th after a seven month run at the resort.
“With effect from January 10th, Wicked Spoon will temporarily cease operations. We are confident that the level of business will improve in the new year when business operations will continue to be re-evaluated, ”says the resort.
Wicked Spoon closed in March when the state ordered non-essential businesses to temporarily close to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In June, after the casinos reopened, Wicked Spoon returned later in the month with mandatory reservations, reduced seating, and meals served by staff. With the state urging restaurants to cut capacity to 25 percent in November, operators up and down the Strip found it difficult to maintain staff numbers, stay open, let alone make money.
The Cosmopolitan’s buffet includes less common menu items such as bone marrow, squid noodles and elote, plus an incredible selection of ice cream for dessert.
The buffet prompts guests to stand three feet apart while waiting to be seated and at food stations. The employees of one of the six food stations distribute the dishes while the drinks are still being served by the employees. Diners have a two-hour limit to eat. The buffet is open from Thursday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is only $ 36 for adults and $ 20 for children ages 4 to 10.
Once Wicked Spoon is closed, the Garden Buffet in South Point will be the only buffet open in a Las Vegas casino.
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