Bellagio’s Buffet offers a large dining area, pleasantly lit and decorated, and including the requisite Keno runners. But it’s not the décor that you’ll be writing home about. The emphasis here is on food. Let’s just say that it may well be more economical to list what you can’t find at Bellagio’s buffet rather than what you can.
From prime rib to pizza to pastry, almost nothing is amiss. The Buffet’s food stations are set up in the center of the restaurant with hot foods lining the back wall and cold foods in front. Hot foods include standard breakfast fare, such as scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Omelets and eggs can also be made to order. But The Buffet goes beyond what you would probably prepare for breakfast, like hot, juicy slices of prime rib or roast lamb carved for you upon request. Delectable thin crust wood-fired pizzas are also available by the slice, topped with the usual pepperoni slices and mushrooms or more inventive combinations such as jalapeno, jack cheese and fresh-chopped cilantro.
An impressive variety of chilled seafood is also available and, by glancing at the plates of other diners heaped with discarded seafood shells, this is clearly the hallmark of the buffet. We sampled huge, juicy American Gulf shrimp, gargantuan king crab legs and delicious pieces of tender smoked sturgeon.
An array of breads, muffins and pastries is displayed just in front of the hot food stations. You’ll also find a full salad bar, and large bowls of fresh fruit, such as strawberries, melons, and ruby red grapefruit sections. Of course, you’re in Vegas, so don’t forget about dessert, even if you are having breakfast! Make a hot fudge sundae at the soft ice cream station topped with rich bits of toffee, or take that slice of apple pie. You’ve eaten enough for three already, why stop now?
Note that no reservations are taken, but expect to wait in long lines during peak mealtime hours before being seated. Bottom line? If you’re going to do a buffet while in Vegas, go a little upscale and choose the Bellagio. You won’t regret it, although you may need to be rolled back to your room.
We give The Buffet at Bellagio 4 Stars – Excellent!
The Buffet is located in the Bellagio Hotel, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information visit www.bellagio.com.