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Sterling brunch?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Srvanwyk, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. Srvanwyk

    Srvanwyk Low-Roller

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    We are goin to Vegas for labor day and we've always wanted to do ballys Sunday brunch. Can anyone shed some light on what's served and quality? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. techie223

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    We did it last year, and while the $85 may be a little steep, I'm pretty sure we drank that much in champagne :eek: They serve the real stuff, by the way.

    I though the items served were very good. There were crab legs, salmon, preparations of lamb, chicken, turkey and beef, caviar with all the fixings (blinis, egg yolks, etc), eggs benedict and one other egg dish, bacon and a ton of sides. There was also a good selection of desserts, including cooked-to-order bananas foster and crepes.

    I would definitely go back again :licklips:
     
  3. thenuke1

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    christ 85 ????

    why not just go down to Main Street Station in downtown and do the 10.99 champagne brunch. Great quality food for the price and bottomless champagne. You can get nice a sauced for 11 bucks
     
  4. luckylinda

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    Food is great but price is high since I do not care for champagne. Went with others that did drink several bottles. Lobster tails were good.
     
  5. djegators

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    In my opinion, Sterling Brunch is well worth doing at least once. Doubt I would do it again any time soon, but it was a great experience when we tried it. Granted, if you don't do champagne, then you are missing out on a lot of what you get for the money. They serve Perrier Jouet, among other champagnes, which would cost you at least $30 a bottle in your local liquor store. The food was quite nice, lamb, lobster tail, crab legs, caviar, filet mignon, just to name a few. The dining room is rather small and intimate, and has the feel of a more traditional time. It is a nice contrast to the mega buffets that seat hundreds and hundreds at a time.
     
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    My wife and I ate there a couple of years ago and we thought it was well worth it in both quality and service.
     
  7. jrinct1

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    Kinda agree. 85 $ is a lot for a buffet.
     
  8. Candy Apple

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    Too rich for my blood.
     
  9. sikotyk

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    I do the sterling once a year. If I didn't drink champagne I would not. The food alone is very good. But if I was a non-drinker it wouldn't add up for me value wise for me. But again I would say you should try it once. The lobster and lamb is mainly what I consume and sake too. :licklips:
     
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    Even without the champange, it's still worth $50+ for the food and service they offer. And there is a real difference getting sauced on cheap sparkling wine and the real deal. I wasn't hurting the next day!
     
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    I shouldn't post this......but I think the Sterling Brunch is the BEST deal on the strip.......people are paying $150 - $250 per person for a tasting menu and here you get one for only $85 with ALL the champagne you can drink.....

    One big tip..........get there EARLY......we got there at 9:15 and got seated in the VIP Section because of my wife's CET Players Card Reservations........our waiter "Duff" was FANTASTIC.......we stayed away from all the salads, breads and other filling carbs......dined on smoked salmon, caviar, lobster, crab legs, roast lamb, fillet mignon, sushi, sashimi......and then the desserts that made you eyes roll back into your head with a FANTASTIC cup of fresh brewed coffee served by Duff......

    If we can get back to Vegas for a Sunday early morning brunch we will do the Sterling Brunch in a heart beat.......here is some more info on it.....

    http://lasvegasblog.harrahs.com/las-vegas-casinos/ballys-las-vegas/can-a-las-vegas-buffet-possibly-be-worth-85-bucks/

    We REALLY took our time and spent 3 hours dining and drinking 3 bottles of that expensive Champagne...the stubbled back to our hotel room at the IP for a nap.......then later we had dinner at Harrah's Oyster Bar........another great place to eat.
     
  12. technolight

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    We are going on our next trip in Sept, looking forward to it,but just a quick question , as we come from the land of " what the hell is a tip ", btw we do tip when in Vegas , but what do you tip for an $85 plus tax , Buffet.
     
  13. leo21

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    With that level of service, A LOT! I don't know what the appropriate tip is but think in restaurant terms, not typical buffet terms when you make a decision.
     
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    Not to start a war........but for 85$ plus tax and tip..... I could quite easily and well eat for 2 WHOLE DAYS! ( maybe more). But then again i dont do snoooooty places for the the price reasons.
     
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    For $85 (OK, a little more) the two of us will get 24-hour buffet passes so we don't have to eat/drink ourselves sick in one sitting just to get our money's worth.
     
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    I agree.........but this is a special buffet brunch like non other.......believe me....I am as frugal as one can be..................you know what.........you're right...........it's expensive and not necessary......too bad you still can't get some Ho Dogs....$85 worth of them would be enough for more then a week in Vegas.
     
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    I almost did it in June with my youngest son, but we had eaten Thurs. at the M, Fri. at the Bellagio and Sat. at the Aria all buffets. Lobster Tails, :beer:Filet Mignon, Lamb and good Champagne it can be worth it and I am pretty frugal.
     
  18. Wanger1969

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    This place is worth every penny. Its not the kind of place I'll eat at regularly, but doing this once or "once in a while" is completely ok.

    They have fabulous food and the service is second to none. Crab Claws. Lobster Bisque. Omelets made with Cognac. Lobster, sushi, caviar (which I thought was yucky) and desserts that are just over the top. More than you could possibly imagine.

    And the Champagne. Holy cow. Yes, you can get champagne at other buffets, but this is the good stuff.

    Worth a visit.
     
  19. Srvanwyk

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    I can't wait sounds amazing
     
  20. CinnamintStick

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    I have reservation for Labor Day at 9:30. I love the brunch and it is a deal to me. I like the early morning. I like to beat the crowd. My first visit was later in the day. Every time they brought out the lobster they where gone before I could get any. I don't have any problem if I have a early reservation. You can take your time and stay as long as you want.
     
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