The chef walked around with me and showed me what was and was not gluten free. He even got me gf soy sauce for the (non fake crab) sushi. Grape leaves were awesome. All the carving station options were gf too. Felt great after. And I didn’t over eat so that was a bonus!
I LOVE this buffet. Although things are not labeled, Chef Craig who also eats GF walked me around and showed me what was safe. A TON of GF options (more than half the buffet is GF). Including GF ravioli (awesome), corn tortillas, French toast (awesome) and pancakes (awesome) but you need to ask for them, and in “5-7 minutes” you’ll have it! Also- if you want something that you think could have been cross contaminated, they’ll get you a fresh one from the back and they’re happy to help. The food is DELICIOUS.
I was excited to go here because of the great reviews. They let me talk with the chef before buying a ticket to the buffet. I informed him I have celiac and can’t eat dairy. His first words were, “you know this is a buffet, right?” The chef then walked me though to show me all of the “safe” items. The chef pointed out which specific foods were ok. However, upon further questioning, he told me I could eat foods such as chips that we made in a shared fryer. He did not discuss any methods to help prevent cross contact. I did not stay because there were too many red flags going off that I would get very ill. It did not seem celiac safe.
Terrible experience. After we read so many positive reviews we were so excited. The chef came out to greet us as advertised, but then it went totally downhill. He was pointing out what items were GF which was great, but mid conversation for some reason he swapped with another chef who was to finish the tour. That second chef said that there was no way he could guarantee that ANYthing was GF due to cross contamination...and proceeded to cite that he just saw a guest take tongs from one area to another and touched everything. We asked if anything could be prepared in the kitchen separately in a clean space and he said no. He then shared that they make GF pizzas then place them on the same oven rack (unprotected) as gluten pizzas. What?!?! He then went to get a manager to see if they could do anything for us...like make a special arrangement to prepare something separate in the kitchen. The manager said there was nothing he could do. So my family of 5 was escorted by the manager to the cashier for a full refund. So, so, SO disappointing to get your 11 year old celiac son excited about a buffet then walk out with spirit broken. Boo “The Buffet”.
Tell server you have dietary restrictions and would like to speak to the chef... Chef immediately said they cannot guarantee cross contamination blah blah (of course, it’s a buffet!) he walked us through what we could eat and there is quite a few options... had prime rib and lots of other stuff for $28 for lunch. Didn’t try deserts as seemed to risky for me.
The first thing the chef said to me was that everything is contaminated because of the spoons, makes sense at a buffet. Didn’t see anything marked GF except for the Tiramisu and oatmeal cookies. The chef walked me through and pointed out what was safe etc.. plenty of options that were GF, but I wouldn’t say they’re “safe”, for example: the chicken is safe, but it’s right by the gravy that’s unsafe and people made a mess with it so it was ON the chicken...as the chef said, the risk for cross-contamination is HIGH. He mentioned a gluten free pizza, so I asked him if it was prepared separately and he said no, it might have a little gluten on it, but it would probably “burn off in the oven” 😩 giving this 2 stars because he was nice enough to make me some plain grilled salmon and steamed veggies which I really appreciated, wasn’t worth the hefty price though.
Chef personally delivered to my table gluten free French Toast. There were other options that could be made GF, pancakes, pizza, etc. But I didn't try them. Everything was super delicious, but I did end up with a stomach ache at the end. I don't know if it was from cross contamination or just from eating so much 😂 if I had to guess what it was though, it might have been the spinach artichoke dip.. So good but super dairy filled. Overall an amazing buffet experience!!
I didn’t have a great experience. It was difficult to get someone to help me go through the buffet and point out gluten free foods (nothing was marked). The chef that finally helped me warned me that everything was at risk for cross contamination right out of the gate. He seemed to be knowledgeable, said the fryers are shared, etc. then took me around and pointed out which things I could have. But, when we got to the pasta section he said gluten free ravioli was available and I asked if it was boiled separately from regular pasta. He said “no”... 🤨 He asked me if it needed it to be boiled separately (not sure how he understands contamination in fryers but not boiled water) and then asked the pasta chef to boil the raviolis in a separate pot for me, which he did. But then the pasta chef took my boiled ravioli and tossed it in a pan with sauce... and it was an unwashed pan he was using for the regular pasta dishes. I didn’t eat it. I mostly ate lots of crab legs which made the 40.00 lunch worth the price but I was so very disappointed after waiting in a line for over an hour to be seated, another 1/2 hour to get someone to help me, and having to stick with boiled seafood in the end. I’d eat there again for the crab legs & fresh fruit, only if there wasn’t a long line. **Just to clarify, the chef pointed out a good number of things that were gluten free but because of the issue with the pasta and the cc warning upfront, I didn’t trust this place and chose to eat things that were naturally clean, boiled seafood and fruit.
When we were paying I asked if the items were noted gluten free on the tags and she immediately let someone know I was gluten free. The chef came out and walked me through the whole buffet to point out gluten free items. All their meats but one was gluten free, lots of seafood options, gluten free pasta, ravioli and pizza (which unfortunately I didn’t have enough room to try), sushi (the chef even brought out tamari for me!) and desserts! Gluten free tiramisu, creme brûlée, oatmeal raisin cookies, gelato and so much more. Such a great dining experience!
Ate lunch here. Lots of GF choices, from salads to turkey and prime rib. I loved the crab legs with butter. I didn't like that they put GF breads in same area as other breads, so I avoided it. I also avoided things next to crutons, but had no problem with blue cheese dressing. Had GF crème brulee and tiramisu for desert, which was great. Chef will take you around. He was also patient when I went back to ask about a few things just to be sure. They made me a special order, but someone grabbed it before I got over to pick it up at the omelet station. However, there was so much I could eat that it didn't matter. I highly recommend!
I was nervous to eat at a buffet but the chef came out and showed us around, pointing out what to eat and what to avoid. The seafood, Latin and Tandoori options were excellent and as we were finishing up, the chef came back to check on me to make sure I had found enough to eat and make sure my husband and I had enjoyed our meal. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and when we return to Vegas in the future, we will definitely make a return trip here!
I was so excited to eat here for lunch since it's gotten eave GF reviews. I had the chef take me around to see the options and was ready to get a GF pizza. I asked the server behind the counter and watched him take a GF crust out and put it on the same flour-coated pizza peel as the other pies. I asked him if he could use a separate pan to cook the GF pie and he just put a pan under it despite the cross contamination. I got another chef to make another, which took 30 min and ended up being worse than the udis ones I make at home. lots of seafood options but not much else. oatmeal cookies were good.
We ate here twice on our trip. The chef came out and walked us around, pointing out things that were gluten free and was very friendly. The food was good earlier in the morning than later on, with steak and eggs being available early and the bacon being almost solid later on. Definitely get there early to get the best food.
I just want to say how incredible this place is. I'm very picky in where I eat because of all the allergies I have. The Chef personally walked me through every row, and was very thorough. He had a positive approach and was happy to explain in detail some of the ingredients that I asked about. Very good and recommend if you're picky about foods.
We have eaten here several times over the past couple of years and it's always been great! While GF items are no longer "marked" as such, all you have to do is tell your server that you HAVE to eat gluten-free and someone (usually the head chef) will come out and personally walk you through the buffet and explain which items are safe for you to eat (and he will make sure you get fresh items from behind the counter if there is ANY possibility of cross-contact with tongs used by other guests for gluten items). This is also GREAT for those with multiple food issues...the chef is super knowledgeable and will be incredibly helpful in making sure you have a safe, delicious meal! Highly recommend.
Good options! I ate here for breakfast and the chef have me a personal tour, pointing out even the obvious no-no's and the yeses. He also let me know what items I could specially ask for from behind the line. Things are not marked so you need to ask for the chef to show you what you can have. Many things are not obvious- I would have had no idea if I was walking around on my own. Examples of things I could have: blueberry pancakes, pizza (with any toppings I wanted they would make), oatmeal cookie, Rice Krispie treat, cheese grits, eggs, bacon, seafood, gluten free toast! Very good- did not make me sick at all.
Well worth the money. As we were seated at our table I asked about gluten-free options and I was asked if I would like the chef to take me to the stations. Chef Jared explained my choices and also told us that we came at a good time since it was close to 3:00 and they change the items. If you leave hungry it's your own fault.
The chef came to speak with us and was very nice, although we questioned on some things he said if he was being overly cautious. Outside of Seafood there were limited options. Vegetables were all mixed, would like to see some more simple vegetables. It was great that they had dessert. Overall a great experience and we would not hesitate to return.
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!
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.
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!
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.