1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Best dinner buffet for MyVegas?

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by TIMSPEED, Sep 15, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4,570
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    001
    Just curious, my wife and I both have accounts and points...and we're going to Vegas in late December, so we expect we'll have enough points for each ONE dinner buffet..
    I'm thinking Mirage (as it's the most points cost)
    BUUUT I heard Bellagio is the best?
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  2. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Messages:
    705
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Bellagio is seen as the best MLife buffet. The Cravings buffet at Mirage is also very good. However based on reward cost alone, the Aria buffet would be the most expensive. Now a whopping 156,000 LP for 2 dinner buffet reward opposed to 112,000 at Mirage and 91,000 at MGM. Aria is also regular ranked ahead of Cravings and MGM on the lists of best Vegas buffets.
     
  3. Topanga

    Topanga Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    HI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    The only buffet award currently listed for Bellagio is for lunch.
     
  4. npom

    npom High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    central NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    The mirage has excellent prime rib and king crab legs. It is easy to get to and hardly ever has a line. The Aria is a wonderful buffet with lots of choices with a very large seafood selection. When we went to Aria there was a long line but it move quickly and we were in and seated in about 20 minutes. The only problem I have with the Aria is that it is a long hike to get to it. M life desk is in the back of the casino and the buffet is upstairs by the Zarkana theatre. The Bellagio buffet award is for lunch only but is still very good. I ate way to much at this one. It also includes a line pass or at least it did when we went.
     
  5. jackpot22

    jackpot22 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    Flint Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Mandalay Bay has a good buffett. a little unknown. but good
     
  6. Jade88

    Jade88 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    595
    Location:
    Fargo ND
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Good to know..I have the breakfast pass for 2 and was trying to decide if i want to go or not.
     
  7. donfairplay

    donfairplay Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    305
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    imo: Aria dinner buffet > Bellagio lunch buffet

    Lots of crab selections, meat selections, and Aria seats more people without much of a line.

    Plus you can use Aria dinner buffet on Mon-Thu. Although Bellagio let me use the lunch buffet on the weekend and let me pay the difference, but I'm not sure if they'll let me do that again.

    Most of the buffet passes are restricted to certain days.
     
  8. landsburger

    landsburger Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    381
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    I recently posted a not so nice review of the Aria buffet. Some may like it though, and my favs are outside of Mlife for the most part.

    Mandalay is decent, but I don't think I've ever heard it described in glowing terms.

    I'm not a huge fan of the Bellagio buffet, but that's because I'm not a seafood person. Most people that love it do for that reason I believe. My suggestion would be Bellagio for you, but food is subjective.

    Good luck and enjoy.
     
  9. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,226
    Location:
    DMV
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    We recently did the reward for the Aria dinner buffet (and also the one for the bottomless beverage pass). That's now one of our favorite buffets. The abundance of crab legs may have had something to do with that - but really we enjoyed pretty much everything there.
     
  10. donfairplay

    donfairplay Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    305
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    I saw someone with no less than 15 crab legs on her plate at the Aria buffet. I think I'm easily influenced or something, because I tried a few of the steamed and already opened crab legs. They're really quite good.

    I also got the fish and chips, that wasn't very good, the fish was kinda dry and had too much batter.

    The prime rib/roast is very good, and they'll give you small half slices upon request.

    Desert options were better than Bellagio too, lots of variety, and a rotating ice cream/gelato (i think) machine. Seems very high class for a buffet.
     
  11. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    772
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    We did the Aria buffet reward ealier this month and thought it was very good. Belagio may be better but I'd put Aria on par with or better than Mirage (hard to say because its been a long time since we had Mirage).

    FYI, we were staying at Mandalay Bay and chose the Aria buffet isntead because of the reviews of read of the MB Buffet. Check out Yelp if you are considering it. I got the impression if was WAY down the list of MLife Buffets.

    As for the line, I'm not sure if we were supposed to but we went to the short line and got right in. It was makes "sky suites" but I didn't see any other VIP/Platinum/etc. line. I was under the impression that our MyVegas reward was also a line pass and they didn't say anything othewise.
     
  12. sapphirevegas

    sapphirevegas Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    436
    Location:
    Northeast, Ohio
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    I know you are looking at buffets. We did the aria lunch buffet in september (thanks MyVegas!) It was very good. I must say however that we did the Excalibur Steakhouse $50 credit when you spend $50 and it was fantastic. I was not expecting much as I have always thought of Excalibur being on par with the IP:evillaugh...I was very pleased. The staff was stellar, and the food was great. I got the meatloaf and the bf got a ribeye. Mine was the prix fixe menu...meatloaf with asparagus, mashed and delicious gravy, soup or salad and creme brule for $35. I would highly recommend.
     
    wedding trip!!!
  13. bigwill

    bigwill Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    125
    Location:
    b.c
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    I used the Cosmo breakfast reward showed up just before lunch well worth the time good buffet.
     
  14. vegasqc

    vegasqc VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,856
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Since when is Cosmo affialiated with MGM properties?
     
  15. BklynLatina76

    BklynLatina76 Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    So if you go just before lunch ends and dinner begins you basically getting both of them for one?
     
  16. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,069
    Location:
    6 Hours from Vegas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    I have the dinner buffet there in a few weeks. Good to know. I've tried all the others and needed something new from MyVegas this trip.
    Thanks!!!!
     
  17. npom

    npom High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    central NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Cosmo is in there now?
     
  18. mephisto2000

    mephisto2000 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    158
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    No. And why should it, it's not a Mlife property.
     
  19. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,035
    Location:
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    I had Bellagio for lunch and it was good, a little boring, but the food was good. I guess I expected more for such a classy place. I had Mirage for dinner last month (I paid for it) and didn't like it. If literally all you wanna eat is crab legs and prime rib.. then fine (The prime rib was excellent!), but everything else was mediocre and picked out... like none of the bread stations had butter, they have a really tiny salad bar. All the entrees were dried up and many needed to be replaced... For free, I'd do it again, but I wouldn't pay for it.

    Honestly, buffets are NOT worth the price on the strip in Vegas. Free comps, great, go for it. But it's ridiculous to pay $30 to eat one of these places, and wait in a Disneyland-esque line, you can have a nice sit down meal at tons of places for the same price.
     
  20. Jane42

    Jane42 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Messages:
    145
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    I purchased the MGM Buffet from MyVegas - going in December.

    We plan to be there on Tuesday night, which is their seafood night. Anyone been there on that night? Is it as good as the Aria?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.