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Bellagio Buffet on MOTHERS DAY (5/12)

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by -(J)-, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. -(J)-

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    We're pretty much dead set on going to the Bellagio buffet on Mothers Day (Sunday May 12th). I would guess that were setting ourselves up for a very crowded night at the buffet!

    We have tried to eat dinner at the Bellagio buffet several times on our last couple trips but to no avail! The lines were always so long. One time the line was so long into the casino at 8pm they cut it off and wouldn't let anyone else line up!

    So I'm wondering... is Mothers day a slower type of holiday in Vegas? Or will the buffet be even more packed than usual?
    I do have a Pearl Mlife card (your supposed to be able to "pass the buffet line" with one of these) but I have heard MANY reports saying you must have a Gold Mlife card to pass the line at Bellagio (???)


    Also.. The regular dinner rate is $31.99. The "Holiday pricing" for Mothers day says $40.99-$47.99. So with the increase in price, is there in increase in the food? Do they roll out anything special, have a different menu or anything else? Or do they just flat-out charge more because it's a "Holiday"?


    And just out of curiosity.. how long of a wait is it in line from the buffet entrance (where the blue "BUFFET" sign is) to be seated?


    Looking forward to being full of Bellagio Buffet in 2 weeks (if we can make it in!)
     
  2. VegasDave

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    From the fact that room rates are significantly cheaper on mother day weekend I have to guess that it is not a big Vegas weekend. I would call and ask, but all the yelp reviews seem to mention king and snow crab legs, prime rib, St. Louis ribs, Kobe beef and lamb. I am not sure which of those are not on the regular menu, maybe all of them? Anyone?
     
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    The line will be very long. It is often very long at Bellagio. On Mothers Day it will be huge, stretching out well into the casino. I wonder why people queue for so long just to get to a buffet!:rolleyes2:

    A Pearl card used to be enough to bypass the line, with Gold required for the cafe. I'm not sure if that is still the case, whether it is strictly enforced and whether Mothers Day is an exception.

    This is one of those questions where you will need to contact the hotel to get the info. I would recommend finding an alternative if you cannot cut the line. Even if you can, the place will be packed. At $40-$50 per person surely a nice restaurant is a better option.
     
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    My mom likes to go to Vegas for Mothers' Day. The rooms are cheap, but the locals are out in full force, treating mom to a nice meal. Anticipate every restaurant being packed on Mothers Day proper. That has always been our experience, and we plan around it.
     
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    You may have to be Gold for the Bellagio line. Are you staying at the Bellagio? If so at checkin you might ask if they have any line passes available for your special occasion?
     
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    I have been in LV on Mother's Day more than once, and it is a slow weekend overall. However, restaurants are full and buffet lines looked beyond appalling. Mother's day itself I would not plan to go anywhere without a confirmed advance reservation. Make it now and go to the buffet some other day.
     
  7. -(J)-

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    Thanks for the insight everyone!

    We're just going to go for it! I'll anticipate the pearl card wont skip the line but it's still worth a shot (sucks because I'll most likely hit gold by the end of this trip :grrr: )

    Worst case... if this Buffet is totally packed out... what is the better back up buffet? Aria?? Or Planet Hollywood?? No Wicked Spoon/Cosmo! Been there enough already!
     
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    I find that mothers day is the WORST day to dine out...long lines, terrible service and not so good food. Many restaurants will have a special menu that day to get you in and OUT ASAP...take her the day before or the day after and you will enjoy your dinning experience.
     
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    Happy Mother's Day!

    Which do you prefer?

    Hi Mom! We're going to spend a fun filled afternoon walking from Bellagio to Aria to Planet Hollywood checking out huge buffet lines, dodging strollers, and having porn cards slapped in our faces. After that, we'll try to get a reservation at a real restaurant only to find that they are all completely booked. Then we'll have dinner at the Earl of Sandwich since the line will look short compared to the buffets.

    or

    Hi Mom! We're going to have a great meal at _________ at the ________ hotel. We'll stroll right over there, have a cocktail at the bar, and get seated at ______. We'll take our time and check out the Bellagio fountains after.
     
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    Who said anything about my mom being there?
     
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    HaHaHa! Knock yourself out.
     
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    Dankyone,

    Earl of sandwich rocks!
     
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    Just reporting back...
    Contrary to most of the feedback the buffet was dead on mothers day!
    There was NO line at 7pm. They were in fact accepting Pearl Mlife cards to skip the line but it was not even needed since there was less than 5 people waiting in the regular line. We just walked right in. Couldn't have worked out better!

    I will say this... the Bellagio buffet was very good!! Crab legs, Beef Wellington, Lamb, excellent Prime Rib and outstanding dessert. Overall great food quality and selection!

    I was totally unimpressed with the buffet venue/decor/setting.. It didn't quite seem to be on par with the quality of the Bellagio. Seems pretty worn and outdated in there.

    I'm glad we were able to check it out but without a doubt the Wynn still holds down the best buffet!
     
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