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Which buffet and the best deli

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by jamie73, Sep 7, 2015.

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  1. jamie73

    jamie73 Tourist

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    Hi all,
    On our trip we are thinking of trying a buffet or 2 on the trip. Caesars looks great just pricey to me. Is it worth the money? I have heard some good things with Bellagio, Cosmopolitan and Aria.
    Also, what do you consider the best deli on the strip? I've at a a few with differing opinions.
     
  2. JeJas

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    Those good buffets on the strip are not cheap at all. I would never pay out of pocket to eat at any of them. None of them worth the money.
    But I eat at those each and everyday when I am in Vegas because they are comped.
     
  3. Bommen

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    Cosmo is the best imo and is definitely worth paying for.
     
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    i think Caesars is really good ... I like the Alaskan king crab legs and last time I was there they'd do them hot or cold for you. Great selection of many things - and, in my opinion, Paris has one of the best breakfast buffets.
     
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    I think the thousands of people that pay for the buffets out of pocket would indicate that the buffets are worth the money to them. Haven't been there is a few years, but Zoo Zoo Crackers at Wynn was solid deli.
     
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    The Wynn buffet was excellent last time I went there about 3 years ago. Moderate priced ones I like are [email protected], Paris buffet, Bellagio buffet. Never had an issue with [email protected]'s, price notwithstanding. Of course, the only buffet I've ever actually paid for was Wynn. Otherwise, all others were paid with reward points.

    Only deli I really like is Carnegie Deli at Mirage. Tried ones at MGM and New York New York but wasn't satisfied.

    Good luck with your choices.
     
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    You might as well just go ahead and try the Bacchanal Buffet so you can say you have and praise or complain about it on the board as you prefer (like the rest of us). Bellagio is my preferred and Mirage is for when I'm wanting a cheaper lunch buffet... though as noted most of it can be comped.
     
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    When I think of delis, I thinks of NY-style. And the only one I know of in Vegas is Carnegie Deli in Mirage. They did have Stage Deli a few years ago in Caesars Forum Shops, and I liked that better, but it closed. The one in NY was a couple of streets down 7th Avenue from Carnegie Deli in NY, and it closed too. There's a place named Stage Deli at MGM, but it's nothing like a deli to me. I also thought NYNY would have a decent deli, but it doesn't either. So unless someone informs me otherwise, Carnegie Deli is your only true NY-style Deli in Vegas.
     
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    I saw this place at MGM near the sportsbook years ago, and unless they've changed, it was nothing like the Stage Deli in NY, nor the one that was in Caesars Forum Shops. I don't think it even has any relation to it except in name only. True delis to me have pastrami, corned beef, brisket, etc,, and they pile it on rye and use deli-style mustard.
     
  11. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    If you want to experience a buffet, my recommendation is bite the bullet and pay for Bacchanal. Its big, good, and just an experience.

    Cosmo, Aria, and Wynn are all good buffets, but smaller.

    I've never been impressed with Bellagio's personally.

    Some cheaper ones that are decent are: Paris, PH, Mirage and Harrahs.

    But if you want an experience, do Bacchanal, with Aria or Cosmo as backups.
     
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    I do Wicked Spoon typically for dinner. Atmosphere is nicer than others IMO.
    Caeser's is overpriced for dinner. My preference is late breakfast near time of switchover to lunch.
    For king crab, Bellagio dinner buffet is best as many other places are serving snow crab.
     
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    Bacchanal for buffet, even though it's crazy expensive. We usually wait until we get enough comps to pay. The best Deli we have eaten in Vegas is Backstage Deli at Luxor. We try and eat there every time. Carnegie Deli was underwhelming when we ate there last week. backstage Deli is way better at half the price.
     
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    I second the Cosmo. Everything is in sample size which allows you to try more of everything.
     
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    I like Aria or Wicked Spoon for dinner and Bellagio or Spice Market for lunch. Still haven't made it to Bacchanal.
     
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    Guess I will try it on our next trip. Any recommendations?
     
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    Everything we have tried at the Backstage Deli has been good. We had two breakfast sandwiches with egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato on Foccacia bread. We have also had the California wrap with turkey, guacamole, cheese with Ranch Dressing sauce, and the Chinese Chicken Salad. All have been delicious.
     
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    Stage deli in MGM is ok but nothing special. On the other had, we just had Carnegie Deli this weekend in the Mirage. It is not cheap, however it is well worth the price. around $20-25 for a sandwich, but it can easily feed 2 people. I got the Woody Allen which has corned beef and pastrami (they must have had at least a pound of each and both were excellent) and my buddy got the turkey club(it had at least a 2 inch stack of Turkey and 2 inch stack of bacon on it). Also, they have the best pickles. Its a brined pickle not a vinegar based. Total for 3 sandwiches, 3 beers and an order of fries was around $100 with tax.
     
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    Carnegie will give you extra bread if you ask. make a sandwich to go
     
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