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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
March 31, 2012
From journal Viva Las Vegas
Brooklyn, New York
March 23, 2006
From journal Spring Break in Vegas on a Student Budget…
May 17, 2006
From journal Life in Luxury at the Bellagio
December 20, 2004
Think "Bellagio opulence," and then think "Vegas buffet." The two images don’t go together, do they?
Well, technically, this is a buffet in Las Vegas, but before you vomit at that thought, get that image out of your head, because The Bellagio Buffet is more appropriately described as "fine dining, self-served." You will never find a $7.99 prime rib dinner here. Actually, forget prime rib—that’s not good enough for the Bellagio—instead, try the world’s most tender and expensive meat, Kobe beef, or perhaps some rack of lamb, free-range turkey, or beef Wellington.
These most expensive foods are only available for the Gourmet Buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. For $33.95 per person, you can eat more worth that that just in pre-cracked Alaskan King Crab Legs. Note: don’t plan on comfortably walking anywhere after this meal!
My boyfriend and I went right before dinner on a Friday, when the waiting line hadn’t started forming yet. We were almost turned off by the steep price because the first sign we saw advertised the dinner at $25. At our hesitation, the employees gladly let us check out the food before we decided to pay. One glance at the crab legs was all the convincing we needed! I have serious doubts that anyone could find better-tasting fine foods, at such a variety, for this much money, anywhere else in the world. If Vegas didn’t have so many other restaurants to sample, I would just eat every meal here.
A sampling of the food that I remember:
-Seafood included various preparations of jumbo shrimp, oysters, scallops, mussels, swordfish, and many other fishes. Our favorite seafood dish was a shrimp/oyster/scallop combination in a garlic butter broth.
-Pizza flavors included four-cheese, Hawaiian, chicken/bacon/cheddar, seafood, cheese, pepperoni, and mushroom, respectively. The thin crust, texture, and flavor made for some of the best pizzas I've ever had. (If a picky eater doesn’t want to try all the fancy foods, at least he or she can have a really good cheese pizza).
-Large selection of exotic cheeses and unique hors d'oeuvres. Not my kind of food.
-A whole section devoted to various sushi rolls, Asian noodles, and stir-frys. Not so great for low-carb diets.
-Fruit/salad bar with Caesar and two other unusual types of salad. I tried the Caesar, but it seemed to have finely crushed nuts in it, which ruined it for me.
-The desserts were all artistically presented. My favorites were a dessert cup layered with chocolate truffle, chocolate mousse, and whipped cream, and the chocolate raspberry truffle pie.
The Bellagio Buffet has no dress code. The attire spans the gamut from casual street clothes to brides still in their wedding gowns. I doubt reservations are accepted, because a long line had formed by the time we left. No matter how small your Las Vegas budget is, every trip to Las Vegas should include at least one meal at The Bellagio Buffet.
From journal Getting the Most Out of My Money in Las Vegas
October 14, 2004
The Bellagio Buffet was our one and only buffet of the week. That’s probably a good thing because had we gone there first, we may have never ventured out to any other restaurants!
As was expected, the wait was about 30 minutes and the spread was enormous. We were like kids in a candy store who didn’t know where to go first! There was a salad bar with both salad fixings & prepared salads, a soup & bread section, a seafood bar with king crab legs and shrimp cocktails, a sushi bar, a "meat" (for lack of a better description) section, and a dessert area. Once I was able to take my eye off of the food, I looked around at the décor. As could be expected in a place like the Bellagio, it was tastefully decorated and didn’t make you feel like you were slumming it by eating at a buffet (and at $25 a person, you’re definitely not).
The wonderful part about a buffet is you can sample as much as you want. I tried the tomato & mozzarella salad, king crab legs, shrimp cocktail, sushi, roast beef, pork tenderloin, corn on the cob, and then wrapped it up with key lime pie. The only thing I was not impressed with was the pork tenderloin, but I may have gotten a not-so-prime piece. One of our friends said that his was delicious and it was actually on his recommendation that I got it. The sushi was fabulous. They didn’t have a wide selection, but what they had was excellent.
If you’re not in a hurry (and don’t mind waiting in line) and you want a lot of really great food at a price similar to other buffets on the strip, go to the Bellagio! You can then wander outside and watch their wonderful water & light show.
From journal Vegas Alternatives
Coconut Creek, Florida
July 9, 2004
From journal Suite Vegas, Part Two, Six Months Later
November 29, 2002
It was nearing the end of our trip and we had certainly over-indulged in the tradition of eating crappy food. Today, our second to last day, would be different! Problem: we had no significant amount of money. We had budgeted Vegas down to the last dime, and only allotted $10 a day for lunch. The buffet at Bellagio was around $20, but we over counted how many days we’d need to buy food (last day we ate what they gave us on the plane). So, armed with our extra ten dollars we entered Bellagio.
At first glance their buffet looked much like the many others that we "enjoyed" the past week, but as soon as we sat down we saw the difference. The server smiled and was actually polite. Also, the plates were washed!!! Anyway, this pattern of not being crappy extended into the actual buffet selection. Simply put, the food was varied. There was everything I could imagine from Gulf Shrimp to pastas, varied cheeses, sushi, salads, and just about anything else I wanted to eat. I especially liked the teriyaki flan steak. Not only was the food good, but it was presented nicely, in fact, the desserts had cream around them and had the Bellagio logo sprinkled on top of chocolate discs with confectioners sugar. I was in all-you-can-eat heaven. Over all, the restaurant was very clean, had nice décor and a pleasant ambiance (décor and ambiance are two words I never thought I’d use in the same sentence with all-you-can-eat-buffet), and was a real treat to my palate.
I really recommend that you eat there at least once. Lunch is relatively cheap, but dinner is expensive. Nights designated as "Gourmet Buffet" are extra expensive and can cost as much as $45 per person. Either way, I promise you will not be disappointed. If I’m ever back in Vegas this is one of the first places I’m going to visit.
From journal A week in Las Vegas...
by Free Spirit
May 4, 2002
From journal Las Vegas for a Special Anniversary
Santa Barbara, California
March 25, 2008
July 8, 2007
From journal Out on the Razzle in Las Vegas