The Mandalay Bay buffet is relatively priced, particularly compared to other Strip buffets, given its opulent settings and location in a very affluent property.
Given the wide range of options for breakfast and lunch and the inclusion of limitless champagne, this holiday brunch is a particularly good value. More on it in a moment.
The Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay, situated outside the casino, is one of the city’s most visually appealing buffets. Columns, high ceilings, plants, and plush booths and chairs make this restaurant’s decor stand out from the crowd.
The best part is that customers can enjoy stunning views of the resort’s pool and gardens from the restaurant’s big windows.
The Bayside Buffet’s menu timings are shown below. I often repeat this, but Mandalay Bay’s buffet doesn’t appear to rotate or remove food as regularly as other buffets on the Las Vegas Strip.
Breakfast is served buffet-style at this establishment.
This omelet bar features all the usual suspects: herb-crusted salmon, apple-smoked hog bacon (as well as the more traditional turkey bacon), ham, whole turkey breast, a variety of egg dishes, and corned beef hash.
It is hard to go wrong with buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffles, blintzes, and the usual assortment of fruits and pastries at a quality breakfast buffet.
Mandalay Bay’s buffet lunch and supper menus include a lot of overlap. For example, the pasta station and the salad bar are available for lunch and supper. Miso soup and clam chowder are among the soup options.
Panko-crusted fish, mashed potatoes, Korean flank steak, and fried chicken are some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.
Salted-and-pepped shrimp; Swedish meatballs; mushroom ravioli; pot-stickers; barbecue-sauced pork; shredded pork carnitas; corn on the cob; Loredo beans; and fresh veggies cooked to order
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, steamed Alaskan crab legs, roasted asparagus spears with roasted tomatoes, and grilled pork chops make up the dinner menu.
These dishes include Hawaiian BBQ chicken, couscous, a roasted lamb shank, and tempura shrimp, and swai fish fried in salt and butter. It turns out that a “swai fish,” for those of you who don’t know what it is, is a river-farmed catfish native to Asia.
Baked tilapia with teriyaki glaze joins the regular shrimp cocktail on the menu.
I’ve never seen fried (but not battered) jalapenos before at a buffet; they were misspelled as “Fried Jalapeno” on the placard. The little Mexican area comprises chicken chimichangas, Spanish paella, tamales, and fried jalapenos.
Besides pepperoni, you’ll find three more pizza variations, Italian chicken, cheese lasagna, and cheese ravioli, under the Italian section of the menu.
Sweet and sour pork, fried rice, broccoli, spring rolls, Singapore noodles, and orange chicken are just a few Asian specialties available. As far as I can tell, there were eight varieties of sushi.
There will be grilled flank steak, prime rib, and roast turkey to pick from for those of you who want to carve your meat.
The dessert section of Bayside’s Sin City rivals is smaller than at Bayside’s lunch and dinner buffets, but the dessert options are identical.
This variety includes the typical suspects like cheesecake and fruit cobbler from previous Strip buffets, such as bread pudding and brownies.
If you’re a coconut fanatic like me, you will fall in love with these desserts: chocolate-dipped chip cookies, chocolate fudge cake, and coconut cake.
Ice cream and frozen yogurt are available for self-service in a bowl or a waffle cone.
The brunch menu at Mandalay Bay is simply described as “a blend of Breakfast and Lunch” on the hotel’s website.
The buffet prices and operating hours at Mandalay Bay
Breakfast (Monday – Thursday) 7 AM to 11 AM: Adults $19.99 (Children $12.99)
Lunch (Monday – Thursday) 11 AM to 2:30 PM: Adults $21.99 (Children $13.99)
Dinner (7 days a week): 4:30 PM to 9:45 PM: Adults $32.99 (Children $21.99)
Brunch (Friday to Sunday): 7 AM to 4:30 PM Adults $25.99 (Children $20.99)
A child is described as being between 5 and 12 years old. Kids under the age of four dine for free, while those under 14 must pay adult fees.
All meals are subject to an additional 8.25 percent tax. Including taxes and gratuity, the cost of a two-person supper buffet is $71.42.
The Bayside Buffet, like other Las Vegas Strip buffets, raises costs during its “Seasonal Pricing” periods, like most other buffets on the Strip.
These rules apply to all major holiday weekends (including New Year’s Eve, Good Friday, and the Fourth of July), as well as the weekends surrounding both Mother’s Day (March 8th) and Father’s Day (June 21st).
During the holidays, the Brunch Buffet is typically priced at $30.99, while the Dinner Buffet is often priced at $35.99. Non-holiday pricing for children stays unchanged.
Option for unlimited drinks at Mandalay Bay Buffet
Guests at the Bayside Buffet may spend $10.99 for unlimited beverages during the supper buffet.
These do not include mixed cocktails, but you may choose from quality beer, draught beers, wine, and champagne. While this is only accessible for dinner, the weekend brunch does provide an endless champagne option.
For $7, you get unlimited servings of Sparkling Brut champagne. Only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday brunches can you get it!
Phone number: (702) 632-7200
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