To anyone with gluten or multiple food allergies - the Buffet at the Aria is FANTASTIC! After mentioning my list of food allergies (gluten, eggs, dairy, corn), Chef Ray gave me a personally guided tour indicating which items were safe, which items to avoid, and which dishes may have cross contamination. He even offered to provide items from the back if they were remotely near a wheat containing item. I am very sensitive to gluten and this buffet was great. My favorite breakfast item was the blueberry-stuffed buckwheat pancakes. I strongly recommend it to anyone in the area!
Lots of variety. Came in a little before noon and Chef Reinaldo Cruz came out and took all the time we needed to show us what was safe, what was risky due to cross contamination, and what was definitely not safe due to rues and binders. He also told us something new... Not only is the sushi rice sometimes not safe due to flour based vinegars but the seaweed paper (nori) can be unsafe as well as some manufacturers use wheat flour to coat the nori so they don't stick! Chef Cruz, thank you for the great info and your time. Gluten free dessert choices were excellent. For celiacs to be safe, you MUST speak to one of the chefs.
Celiac friendly. I was hesitant to try a buffet. We asked the cashier about gluten free options before we paid. She suggested we go in, have a look around, and talk to the chefs. We did and found they were very knowledgeable and the system to mark items containing gluten with a "G" was helpful. The chefs assured me that they were trained and very careful about cross contamination. Every dish has a separate serving piece and separate knives are used for cutting. There was a sign offering to make gluten free pizza. The chef was very careful. He even opened a new bag of cheese. He was not at all bothered by my barrage of questions regarding cross contamination. There were 3 dessert options - oatmeal cookies, creme brulee and gelato. There are many gluten free options on the buffet. I highly recommend it.
I asked if the meatballs had gluten because they were not marked. The cook said no. I ate them and started feeling a bit off so I asked the other cook. They had bread crumbs and now I get to spend my vacation sick. They took care of my food and probably ruined my vacation.
Based on other reviews, we decided to try this buffet and I'm so glad we did!! I really don't like buffet food in general (before going GF) so I was skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised. The quality of food was great. They had amazing stations and the fresh seafood station was top notch. Every item has a little placard and if it has a "G" it contains gluten. They mark Dairy, nuts, Seafood and vegetarian. So it's easy for all of us to see what we are eating. They have a sign that says GF pizza available on request. So I asked. OMG. They made me a WHOLE PIZZA!! It was beautiful. I wish I could of brought the rest back to my hotel with me. For dessert yesterday they had beautiful ice cream/sorbet options and 3 other desserts. Flan, oatmeal cookie and tiramisu. I haven't had tiramisu since going GF and it was amazing. For Gluten eaters the buffet is paradise... And for GF it was a super safe mini paradise. I really enjoyed it.
I am extremely sensitive to cross contamination and I've eaten both lunch and breakfast here and had no issues! They offer tons of options and mark things with a G if they contain gluten. They also offer to make a glutenfree pizza and gave me a whole pie! Very yummy and didn't feel sick at all!
As a local I eat here (especially when we have visitors) because they offer lots of safe options and the chef will come out and talk to you if you have any questions.
Very disapointed, we where looking forward to go to buffet and be "normal". But we where confronted with blank blackboards, no astrix to be found. Made it no better than any other buffet for a celiac. We had to ask the cooks for everything if it was gluten free. Could have gone to any buffet for that. Pizza cook was great and made us a GF pizza.
The label the gluten free items with an asterisk. There were so many options for a hungry celiac that I left full and satisfied. They don't have any GF substitutes (breads, crackers), but it was a delicious spread nonetheless.
all breakfast meats Gf . Ask for a chef. crab is Gf lots of choices!!
While not everything is correctly marked, ask for a chef to walk the line with you and you'll be SO happy with all the gf options here! I heard the chef has a wheat allergy. They have gf muffins, cakes and sandwich bread (have to ask/behind the line for the sandwich bread) and it's all SO good! All the meats and BBQ are gf, even pot stickers :) Happy gluten free eating!
Lots of choices. All the gluten free food was marked with a star. Three gluten free desserts! Flan, tiramisu, and oatmeal cookies!!
They make it real easy for you... GF food has an astric by it. Chefs were very helpful. I highly recommend it.
Only items labeled gluten free are on the outskirts. Most of the food isn't labeled. Is that a chicken or pork sausage? The music is too loud.
Gluten free buffet without having been cross contaminated - unheard of. And the food was good, don't pass on the smoked salmon and tandori chicken! Only problem was the lack of coordination between shifts and properly labeling the gluten free dishes. I sat waiting for 20 minutes before getting up to talk to the hostess. At the same time, our waiter had gone to get the head chef who preceded to apologize and take me on a personal tour of the buffet.
Huge buffet with many different stations to choose from. Most items are clearly marked with GF. Staff are very friendly. Ask for a seat by the windows with the pool/trees view. Went for breakfast & they had some GF banana nut muffins that were the best muffins I've ever had, My non-GF husband ate 2 & took one for the road! Will definitely go back to try their lunch & dinner as well.
Most things are clearly marked. Cross contamination would be the concern as it is a buffet. Was NOT impressed in the slightest with the dessert options. Oatmeal cookies. Really? Do you think that because I walk by all the Asian food, pizza & pasta that I should be punished some more with no chocolate? Not my favorite meal. As a side note, the decor is close to that of IKEA's cafeteria...
Good food. Most marked as gf or not. Staff not as knowledgable as they should be.
Great gluten free choices. The chef has a gluten allergy so everyone is very knowledgable and everything is very clearly marked!
fabulous place! go there as much as I can to celebrate with friends visiting in Vegas!
So nice to have a buffet with so many choices. Everything was clearly marked. I was told chef has to eat gluten free. Even had desert choices. We got there at 3:55 & paid lunch price & got dinner menu since they were switching over. Will go back!!
Highly recommend! It was so nice to be able to walk into a buffet with everything labeled Gluten Free!