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Price hike at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by LAURLUVS2BOWL, Jan 23, 2017.

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  1. LAURLUVS2BOWL

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    https://www.caesars.com/caesars-palace/restaurants/bacchanal-buffet#.WIbqjrYrJyw

    'Old' pricing:
    Weekday breakfast - $30.99
    Weekday lunch - $38.99
    Weekday (Sun-Thurs) dinner - $54.99
    Weekend (Fri-Sat) dinner - $57.99
    Weekend brunch incl. champagne - $49.99

    'New' pricing
    Weekday brunch - $39.99
    Weekend brunch - $49.99
    Weekday (Mon-Thurs) dinner - $54.99
    Weekend (Fri-Sun) dinner - $57.99

    I'm a big fan of the Vegas buffet, but a $9 increase for the cheapest meal by having brunch instead of breakfast/lunch is a little much. That coupon from Las Vegas Advisor for $10 off basically cancelled itself out.
     
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  2. Drewm1972

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    Whole concept of buffet in Vegas was due to feed such large crowds at reasonable price .... I wonder CET idiots understands that? $58 for buffet??? Lol
    I'm so glad I can get it comped I don't think I would pay in cash. I think $39 is a lot. What's gonna happen in few years? Raise it up to $99??? Lol
     
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  3. Boogaloo

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    Gotta say too, I think the quality's definitely gone down from when it opened as well.

    Don't get me wrong, it's still quite good as far as buffets go, but I don't think it's worth the money anymore as it was three or four years ago.
     
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    man that is outrageous. I have always wanted to check it out, but I don't see it happening. call me cheap, but I just cant justify it. if they comped it for me after blowing X amount of money in the casino, I would go. that wont happen either because I don't play at CET properties.
     
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    Totally disagree. I always look forward to visit this buffet once per trip. I compare to what I would get for 40 or 60 dollars somewhere else, and for me Bacchanal is a clear winner in that comparison. I cannot have a similar 5-7 course meal at any other restaurant including drinks. But as always it might depend on what kind of food you like and at what quality.
    For example I think the much too big low quality meals at HHAGG are an example what I would call wasted money
    Different expectations and tastes obviously
     
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    Oh wow , this is outragious , call me frugal but im not paying 60 bucks for a buffet.
     
    Hope one of the two will work out.......
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  7. Rush

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    They charge what the market will bear. If they have a line out the door, they up the price. When enough people say, "I'm not paying that much", the price will drop.
     
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    "5-7" ?? Only that many?

    Heck, I'll try that many desserts! :feedme: :D
     
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    The brunch menu is much more extensive then a breakfast menu, so that is part of the price I am sure. The dinner is the same (or up one dollar) and the food is very good, with a larger selection. Unfortunately the pricing is there because the selection and the stations are huge. The selection is too much for me to really get my moneys worth from but our kids do a wonderful job of and we do usually eat there one time. Outstanding prime rib and a great carving station. There are many less expensive options and as stated Bacchanal is always packed...............Rick
     
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    The "brunch" menu is also to defeat guys like my BFF, whose strategy (passed down from his uncle in-law as he likes to claim) was, go at 10:30 and pay the breakfast price, stay through the menu change and eat lunch.
     
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    You are so right, it was a good strategy. Just did not want to sound too cheap...:>)............Rick
     
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    Agreed. My casino buffet theory: paying customers subsidize those who are comped. Excepting the Bacchanal buffet, these kitchen make batches, dump into warming trays, and its self serve, labor costs are greatly reduced. I am not big on buffets because I won't wait in line more than 15 minutes and frankly it bothers the sh!t out of me to see higher tier folks cut in line. And I am not envious the least bit, those with high tier status have contributed dearly for this benefit. The quicker you're seated at the dining table, the quicker you can get back to the other table.

    I would love to hear VMB's resident buffetologist, Chef, chime in.
     
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    I've eaten there 4 times, the first 3 were fantastic. Last time was in June, it was not as good as the first 3 times. I was planning to give them another shot in May but will probably pass at the new prices, even though I'll be using rewards credits.
     
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    And the Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan, which serves "single servings".
     
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    Im fine with the COSMO brunch for $27....always leave full and happy.
     
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    With the quality and decline of buffets in Vegas, I have just about completely skipped them. I still do a breakfast buffet at the Flamingo multiple times per trip (mostly for the view). For $30 bucks and higher
    I can enjoy a drink and decent entree at a bunch of great restaurants in Vegas. $57 dollars and I can have a great meal at Hash House a go go, DuPars, Peppermill, etc etc.

    Not to mention the crowds at Bacchanal buffet. The only value I find is redeeming TR points for meals, take that away and the real dollar cost doesn't live up against the hype.
     
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    Hell for $57 I can get two meals and two drinks at Hash House.
     
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    price increase + quality decrease = no more bacchanal for me(loved it when it first opened though)
     
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    When I went to vegas a few years ago I was put off by the price of Caesars buffet then. We had already been to the Paris buffet and while I loved it my Mrs hardly ate any of it, she's fussy and Paris had too many "fancy" dishes for her taste so I wasn't paying for an expensive buffet again. I'm sure the bellagio buffet was cheaper than Caesars to which I was surprised about.
     
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    Ive paid cash for that buffet twice, but there are better places...
     
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