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Aria Buffet vs. Bellagio Buffet

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by DReynolds86, Feb 16, 2014.

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  1. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    How do they compare? They're both available on myVegas for differing prices (78K for Aria, 136K for Bellagio). What's everyone's personal preference and what are the main differences between the two? Thanks.
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Definitely Bellagio.
     
  3. RiddickBull

    RiddickBull VIP Whale

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    Second Bellagio
     
  4. gmoney590

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    I haven't eaten at the Bellagio Buffet since 2005; but, I did eat at Aria's buffet in October and was truly underwhelmed. I had read other reports about it not being that good. It's not that the food is bad; it's just that it isn't at the quality level that you would expect from a property like Aria.
     
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    firstkill High-Roller

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    Bellagio, not even close

    Unless aria is free.

    Fk
     
  6. IowaRyan

    IowaRyan Low-Roller

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    Not trying to hijack this thread but how would the MGM buffet compare to Bellagio since it's available for quite a bit less on my Vegas.
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Bellagio is the best of the mlife buffets. After Bellagio, I would say Aria, MGM Grand, and Mirage are the next best. I wouldn't eat at any of the others
     
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    mgill1974 Low-Roller

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    Bellagio
     
  9. numeno

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    There was a time where I thought the buffets were a decent deal on MyVegas. I just think they raised the prices too much. 136k for 2 lunch buffets at Bellagio seems way too high.

    While I don't think the Aria is as good, I feel a good deal is the Aria BOGO lunch buffet pass for 8k. The 2 for 1 at Mirage for Dinner I also think is a good deal at 13k. I put the Mirage buffet above Aria. It may be personal preference but I just liked all the staffed stations(mainly salad and pasta) and other food sections were just better to me.
     
  10. marillo

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    Last year we got 2 Lunch Buffets @ Bellagio for 21.500 LP !!!!
    (and a line pass from the mlife desk) :Þ
     
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    lithium78 High-Roller

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    I have had both and the Bellagio buffet is clearly superior. Bellagio also has quite an excellent breakfast buffet. The best in Vegas.
     
  12. aliasyoshi

    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    I have also had both. I was slightly underwhelmed with Bellagio and thought Aria was slightly better than expected. For the LP cost on MyVegas, I would go with Aria.
     
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    pressitagain Low-Roller

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    Here are my rankings:

    Breakfast-Mandalay Bay- Overall. More choice.
    Aria- Close to MB but not quite.
    Bellagio- Can't comment. Haven't been there for breakfast.


    Lunch- Aria- Better choice. Need to pay for alcohol.
    Mandalay Bay- Very close for taste and selection to Aria. Free
    alcohol.
    Bellagio- Not even close to my expectations. Lacking something...


    Dinner- Aria- Lots of different cuisine. Not bad for a buffet
    Mandalay Bay- On par with Aria. Might not have quite as much but
    free alcohol.
    Bellagio- Disappointed again. The second time...

    I think that it all depends on where you are staying. I think that they are all close in quality...it's a buffet.

    If alcohol is your thing with dinner but you are staying close to Aria. Go with Aria. The cost of a cab outweighs the alcohol. If you are in between both, then Mandalay Bay. Free alcohol.
     
  14. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    I have 530,000 LPs so cost really isn't an issue on this trip. I'm planning on getting the buffet passes, a ticket to Love and something else that's kinda pricey.
     
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    Bellagio is better than Aria but I don't think it's twice as good! The points required for Bellagio buffet are not worth it.
     
  16. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Bellagio is right across the street at least. Haha.
     
  17. Smo

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    Just got back from both buffets with MyVegas for both.

    Bellagio for sure. I've done it twice!

    Got the Aria dinner buffet, what a disappointment. I waited for the prime rib to come out, it was late, and it showed why. The damn thing was gray all the way to the center. No rare, medium-rare, not even any medium meat in it. I actually cried. :cry:
    Went and filled up on potstickers and cilantro rice which were the highlights of the Aria dinner buffet IMHO.


    A surprise here for the second best dinner buffet from MyVegas would be at Mandalay Bay. I'm going again in a few weeks. :licklips:
     
  18. Avsman17

    Avsman17 High-Roller

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    Is it just me or did the cost of Bellagio buffet on myvegas double recently.
     
  19. MisplacedTexan

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    Thanks DReynolds, for asking this question and thanks everybody for the responses. I've been wondering the same thing. We've been to the Bellagio buffet a few times and really like it, but didn't know how it compared.

    Personally, I think almost 300k is overpriced for dinner, but 138k for lunch seems tolerable.
     
  20. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Yeah, I'm definitely not popping for the dinner buffet but the lunch buffet seems okay.
     
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