As we have stated in different reviews on our website, we’re not all that into buffets. We prefer to have a meal in a restaurant and order our meal from a menu. Especially since there’s 100’s of restaurants on the Strip alone which offer great meals in various price ranges. Trying new restaurants gets you on your feet and out of your hotel so it’s a great break from all the gambling action as well.
Prices for buffets have increased a lot in recent years up to the point where they’re not neccesarily a much better deal than eating at a restaurant. Having breakfast at a buffet is a little bit of a different story though. As long as you get a breakfast buffet comped (through your players club offers or through the MyVegas Facebook game for example) or you get a nice 2 for 1 deal somewhere, jump on it! It’s kinda difficult to screw up breakfast items like bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, waffles, hash browns or fruit. At the same time you get the chance to try a variety of different foods. So with this in mind (and using a MyVegas comp) we decided to give the MGM Grand Breakfast Buffet a try.
We visited the MGM Grand Breakfast Buffet on a weekday early in the morning (around 7 a.m.). Needless to say, we were one of the first people to be seated. The MGM Grand Buffet isn’t completely self service, They have servers walking around, showing you to your table and taking your drink orders. First thing we did was walk around the buffet, take some pictures for this review, and have a look at the different items they were offering. You don’t want to fill your plate with food too fast. Before you know it, you’re completely full and haven’t tried half the items you wanted to try.
The MGM Grand Breakfast Buffet offers more than enough variety. You’ll find basic breakfast items like French toast, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruits, salads, yogurt, cereal, pizza, croissants and a nice selection of desserts. Since we’re not used to eating a large breakfast we didn’t try half of the items that were in the buffet. At home, we don’t eat more than a sandwich or a baggle for breakfast so it’s nearly impossible for us to digest an enormous amount of food this early in the morning.
We had a couple of croissants, some bacon and scrambled eggs, tried some Mexican chicken & veggies and a slize of pizza. The pizza didn’t have a lot of flavor. It was kinda bland and could have been a piece of cardboard with some toppings. The croissants were crispy and fresh, the bacon and scrambled eggs were as to be expected. The desserts were all very tasty. Especially the apple crumble cake and brownies were very tasty. The presentation of the food was good. The area where the food is displayed was very clean but since we were one of the first customers of the day that doesn’t really say much. The section of the buffet area where you are seated has no atmosphere. It’s boring and doesn’t invite you to relax and take your time to enjoy your meal. The lighting is way too bright, like in an office cafeteria. The meal was ok and since it was free it was a great deal. Would we pay full price for this breakfast buffet (or any breakfast buffet for that matter)? Absolutely not!