By Steve Beauregard
The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino’s buffet, called “Crafted”, is your typical casino buffet, albeit a little smaller than most and lacking the seemingly endlessly variety of dishes found at the larger, more expensive buffets down the Strip.
The Crafted Buffet makes up for this however, with very reasonable prices.
The weekend brunch, in particular, seems like a pretty good value in that unlimited champagne and/or mimosas are included in the price of admission. More on that below.
The Stratosphere is home to a very affordable buffet
Stratosphere Las Vegas Buffet Prices & Hours
Here are the current Crafted Buffet prices.
These do not include the discount you can receive for having Stratosphere’s player’s card.
The player’s card is free to sign-up for, and it’s worth your while as even a brand new player to Stratosphere will receive at least 10% off of these prices. (More on that below).
Monday – Friday: 7 AM to 2 PM: $16.99
Saturday & Sunday: 7 AM to 2 PM: $22.99
Seven Days a Week: 4 PM to 10 PM: $22.99
Please note that these prices do not include the Las Vegas sales tax of 8.25%.
As such, dinner for two at the buffet will cost you a total of $49.77 after tax (but before tip).
Kids prices are $5.99 for every buffet, even for dinner and the more expensive champagne brunch. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Stratosphere Player’s Card Buffet Discount
The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino calls their player’s card the “acePlay” card. Like every other casino, the sign-up for a card is free.
There are four levels: Blue, Orange, Green and the top one, Red. Everyone starts off at the blue level.
If you have a Blue acePlay card, you’ll receive 10% off of the prices shown above. However if you’ve played enough to get to the Orange, Green or Red levels, you’ll receive 25% off of the buffet prices shown above.
Stratosphere’s Crafted Buffet Menu Items
During brunch, you’ll find a made-to-order omelet station, eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, and your typical breakfast buffet standards of sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, etc.
There’s also a chorizo scrambled egg dish, corn beef hash, stuffed crepes, and a pretty good selection of donuts.
The Weekend Champagne Brunch includes (surprise!) champagne and/or mimosas. And unlike other meals, cold crab legs are served during this weekend brunch.
You can start at their very modest salad area, in which you’ll find three types of lettuce, six dressings, sixteen topping choices by my count, along with a couple of soup choices.
The deli area’s fruits include melon, watermelon, cantaloupe, and pineapple.
In addition to salami, ham, turkey, there are a few freshly sliced cheeses available. Here you’ll also find pre-made chilled salads, olive dishes, mushroom dishes and the like.
There’s nothing too ground-breaking here, culinary wise, as the Crafted Buffet is fill with typical American buffet fare including the following:
Crafted Buffet at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino
Fried chicken, barbecue ribs, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed carrots and a steamed vegetable medley, corn, beef stroganoff, mac n’ cheese, and steamed Brussel sprouts.
You’ll also find a decent baked potato bar with your choice of a chili topping and/or nacho cheese, along with nine other toppings ranging from salsa to grated cheese, onions, sour cream, etc.
The carving station serves us roast chicken, ham and roast beef, while their small Asian-themed section includes steamed white rice, fried rice, egg rolls, kung pao chicken, and a very modest sushi area with two different types of sushi.
In the Mexican food area, there is the usual make your own taco and nachos area, with your choice of beef, chicken or pork carnitas, complete with all the usual toppings, including guacamole.
Other dishes found at the Stratosphere buffet include shrimp pasta, chicken marsala, fish rolls, seafood paella, and pasta and meatballs.
Desserts include nut fudge, lemon bars, cheesecake, five different types of fresh cookies, individual pudding dishes, a variety of cakes, bread pudding, pies, delicious-looking cupcakes along with some sugar-free offerings.
Stratosphere Buffet Phone & Email
For general information or questions, please call:
However if you have a large party, (defined as 12 or more people), please call this number:
Alternatively, you can email the Crafted Buffet here:
(Top photo courtesy of mariordo59 via Flickr, bottom photo courtesy of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino).