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The Bellagio buffet.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Mirageluvr, Aug 19, 2015.

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  1. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

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    My wife and I had dinner at the Bellagio buffet last week and were a little disappointed. First of all, the line was very long which I can accept. When we reached the cashier we asked for the all you can drink option with dinner. The cashier told us if you want that option, just tell your server, because they don't accept payment for that at the desk? Are you kidding me....the Mirage and Aria do, why is the Bellagio different? When we reached our table we asked the server for the all you can drink option, and she replied, what wine do you want? I asked her if there we're other options, as I knew that on their website other options were available. She said maybe I can get you a beer. At his point I passed. The food was good, but IMO, not significantly better than other buffets, and not as good as the Aria. What disturbed me the most was the size of the buffet serving area....tight, and crowded with customers. You could barely take two steps without running into someone. The seating area was ok. Frankly I expected more, and was disappointed. By comparison
    the Mirage buffet serving area is probably three times the size of the Bellagio. As far as the Aria, while not large, the food was good, and the atmosphere was comfortable. The Bellagio buffet is now off our list. :nono:
     
  2. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Sorry you had a bad experience, but the bellagio buffet is the best buffet in Vegas.
     
  3. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

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    I went in expecting that to be true...for us it wasn't. Maybe it was just a bad night, but both parties next to us also expressed concerns about the service....unsolicited from us.
     
  4. Motorcat

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    We also had a disappointing visit to the Bellagio Buffet. It really was nothing that special in my opinion. Was it good yes, great no.

    I'll take MGM Buffet or even Mandalay Bay's Bayside Buffet which I think is vastly under rated
     
  5. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

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    We had lunch at the Mandalay Bay buffet about 5 years ago and it was good, and the view/atmosphere was very nice. We will definitely revisit the MB on our next trip, which might be this December.
     
  6. pd54

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    We had breakfast in the Bellagio buffet on Thursday. It really wasn't good. I had low expectations and they weren't even met. We have two MyVegas 2 for 1s. We used one on Thursday. We won't be using the other one.
    We ate in the Aria buffet on Wednesday. It was a nicer environment. Better selection and the food felt less greasy. We really enjoyed the Aria.
     
  7. Bommen

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    Maybe 10-15 years ago this statement would be true. Nowadays is just not very good imo, pretty far from the top tier Bacchanal and Wicked Spoon.
     
  8. keno60

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    On fridays, I vote for the Bellagio! King Crab, rack of lamb, beef wellington, Kobi Sirloin, Salmon, african bluenose, chilean sea bass. Last time I had the MB dinner buffet it was fair, not worth the money. The MGM has a round roast for lunch not prime rib. But each to his own!
     
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    Nowadays, Bellagio's holiday dinner buffet is still good, much better than the regular dinner.
    It also costs an extra $10 or even more.
     
  10. Krh2o

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    I was recently there too. It was very crowded. They were over filling tables, putting 5 and 6 at a 4 top table, etc. food was good, but very crowded. The walkways at Bellagio as a whole were packed and the conservatory was a madhouse. I got my foot run over by a stroller 3 times at Bellagio when I went over for dinner and play some. Would have played more but walking across the casino was packed with strollers and the like.
     
  11. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

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    I totally agree with you. It was so crowded in the buffet area that we were uncomfortable. The food was good, but not worth the trouble of having to dodge in and out of traffic....it felt like a game of Frogger/Seinfeld for those old enough to remember.LOL

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    I totally agree with you. It was so crowded in the buffet area that we were uncomfortable. The food was good, but not worth the trouble of having to dodge in and out of traffic....it felt like a game of Frogger/Seinfeld for those old enough to remember.LOL
     
  12. Reel Investor

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    Bellagio is my favorite still. Getting Pearl MLife will let you skip the vast majority of the line (at this and all MLife properties). I rarely wait long even on their busiest days.
     
  13. zignerlv

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    I've been to the Bacchanal a few times recently, and Wicked Spoon, and both were very good, but I slightly favor Bellagio over those, and it is a better value too (lower price).
     
  14. Reel Investor

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    Exactly. Bacchanal is good but huge price discrepancy. And I don't think that the quality is any better than Bellagio, its just that they have a bigger selection of stuff. Wicked Spoon had a couple of neat food and drinks special to their buffet but I don't think general food quality was equal to Bellagio or Bacchanal. All personal opinions of course!
     
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    The line pass is real nice. The last time I was there, I would have waited probably 30 to 45 minutes if I wasn't able to pass the line. As for my rankings of buffets that I've had, it stands as:

    1.) Wicked Spoon
    2.) Bellagio
    3.) Wynn
    4.) Luxor

    Just felt like Wicked Spoon had more diverse options. Bacchanal would be the next buffet I would like to try.
     
  16. chef

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    Both the Bellagio and Wynn need bigger dining rooms with different designs.
     
  17. KevinF2020

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    Luxor #4 really? I haven't been in years. I remember it being pretty standard fare.Has it gotten better?

    My personal list by tier would probably be something like:
    1) Bacchanal, Wicked Spoon, Bellagio
    2) Wynn, Aria, MGM
    3) Mandalay Bay, Studio B (@ M)
    4) Red Rock, Spice Market/PH, Cravings/Mirage, Palms
    5) Rio, Paris

    I'd be curious to try Sterling Brunch at Bally's. Anyone been?

    Also, worst buffet I've eaten: Bonanza Buffet at Gold Strike (Jean, NV - buffet now closed). I've eaten a lot of bad buffets in my day, but man that was just terrible!

    Sorry, I sort of went off the rails on the OP's Bellagio buffet topic. I like Bellagio buffet, but agree it's a little small and can get crowded. Food is very good though IMO.
     
  18. JoJoR

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    It's the only 4 buffets I've eaten at... so it's at the bottom... haha. Ate there 5 or 6 years ago, wasn't bad.
     
  19. kingpasty

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    Also remember that you can skip the line w/ a MyVegas comp...regardless of your MILF level. We ate there in May, and while it didn't blow me away, it was very good. The service was great too, especially at the seafood station. Talking to you Oscar!
     
  20. Mirageluvr

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    I couldn't agree more, Chef. The food was fine....the traffic around the serving areas was off the hook. I actually had a woman with a double stroller roll over my left foot, and my toes all shifted to the right. After that incident, I had to buy two right shoes. :wink2:
     
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