Have a big appetite? A buffet is the perfect place to satiate your hunger. While buffets have a bad reputation for serving old food that’s been sitting under a heat lamp for hours, these NYC spots are sure to change your mind. These restaurants all have their own all-you-can-eat offerings, and each is as delicious as the last. Next time hunger strikes, visit one of these five restaurants and get the most bang for your buck.
Located on the Lower East Side, recreate the iconic “Lady and the Tramp” scene with bottomless spaghetti and meatball dinners at Tre. On Monday night’s from 5-11 p.m., for just $29, enjoy the classic Italian dish, along with all-you-can-drink Sangria. While it may make waking up Tuesday morning and dragging yourself to work difficult, it will make your Monday night all the more bearable.
Take your wing night to the next level with a trip to Mudville 9. With five or more friends, you can enjoy two hours of all-you-can-eat wings, french fries and beer at this Tribeca hotspot. You can order up to four different wing flavors at one time and choose from sauces such as buffalo, Bonelick BBQ and Jamaican Jerk. The price is $32 if you stick to domestic beers or $38 to upgrade to premium beer.
Call ahead at this elegant restaurant located in the Theater District and treat yourself to the day’s “Sinfonia di Paste,” a trio of unlimited pasta dishes. While the restaurant chooses the pasta of the day, past dishes have featured spaghetti alla chitarra with tomato & fresh basil and gemelli alla Bolognese with spring peas. The cost for a pasta lunch is $20, and for those visiting during dinner hours, the price is $25.
This Indian spot in Jackson Heights offers a buffet featuring classic Indian dishes from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Expect to see foods such as tandoori chicken, saag paneer and a variety of curries, all for just $11.95. Hillary Clinton even visited the spot during her 2016 presidential campaign, being sure to take two to-go bags on the road with her.
Sushi rolls, sashimi, salad, sake and beer are all on the menu at this all-you-can-eat sushi spot in the West Village. For $35, or $45 if you want alcohol included, you have two hours to eat made-to-order sushi rolls from the menu. The casual atmosphere, combined with the price, make it a great spot to hold a birthday party or simply a get together with friends.