Thursday, June 19, 2014

Las Vegas Buffets

There are many good deals at Las Vegas buffets, depend on the day of the week, depend on the kind of deals are available on Saturdays or Mondays. For example, at the Carnival World Buffet, locals with Nevada ID and player card receive 25%-50% off. If you signed up with The Palms' player club, you will get $7 off your buffet price. Stratosphere offers 25% off buffet with their players card. It is always a good idea to sign up for a free casino Player's Card before heading to a buffet. At most of Las Vegas buffets children 4 to 8 receive a discount and children 3 and under eat free.

From Sunday, Jun 22 through Thursday great buffet deals for locals
Dinner buffet for only $7.77 at: The French Market Buffet (The Orleans), Ports O' Call Buffet (Gold Coast), St. Tropez Buffet (Suncoast) and Firelight Buffet (Sam's Town)

Ø Aria Las Vegas - The Buffet 
Aria features steamed fresh crab legs (cold are also available, but we liked the hot ones best), jumbo shrimp cocktails, rack of lamb, mussels in garlic wine sauce, very tender prime rib, made-to-order pastas and omelets, sushi, pizza, and prime meats grilled and carved (including NY Strip) to your specifications, oysters on the half shell (gourmet nights). Delicious kabobs, BBQ, freshly-baked naan (garlic naan was delicious) and other savory dishes are prepared in the only Tandoor Oven in a Las Vegas buffet. 
Breakfast - Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 11:00 am $18.99
Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $22.99
Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm $29.99. Dinner: Sun - Thurs 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm $33.99. Gourmet Dinner: Fri and Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm $39.99

Ø Bally's - Sterling Brunch
Bally's offers its Sterling Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Brunch $90 (reduced price for children). Reservations are highly recommended.

Ø Bellagio - The Buffet
The array of foods is fabulous, with one ethnic cuisine after another (Japanese, Chinese that includes unexpected buffet fare like dim sum, build-it-yourself Mexican and more). There are elaborate pastas and semi-traditional Italian-style pizza from a wood-fired oven. The cold fish appetizers at each end of the line are not to be missed--scallops, smoked salmon, crab claws, shrimp, oysters, and assorted condiments. Other specialties include breast of duck and game hens.
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am $17.99  (bargain)
Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm $21.99 
Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm $32.99 
Sat & Sun Champagne Brunch 7:00am - 4:00pm $38.99. Friday and Saturday Gourmet Dinner 4:00pm to 10:00pm $38.99. Children ages 3 and under are complimentary.

Ø Caesars Palace - Bacchanal Buffet
Bacchanal is an an over-the-top ($17 million dollars to build) feast created by a team of master chefs, offering the most variety on the Las Vegas Strip. It takes the traditional Vegas buffet experience to the next level. The Buffet features more than 500 items from classic favorites 
Breakfast 8:00am - 11:00am $25.99  
Weekend Brunch 7:00am - 3:00pm $41.99 
Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm $32.99 
Dinner 3:00pm - 10:00pm $45.99  
Fri/Sat Dinner - $50.99
express line pass available for $15 extra. 

Ø Cosmopolitan - The Wicked Spoon Buffet
Food is served in individual small portions on plates, but you can take as many as you like and create your own 10 course meal. While they did not have crab legs or shrimp cocktails, but you will find many nicely prepared dishes such as, sweet potato fries, gyros, great lamb ribs, dim sum (try the pork belly steamed buns), Korean beef, very tasty mini chicken pot pies, Steak with chimichurri sauce (very tender), excellent short ribs tossed with pasta, Kalbi beef, fried shrimp balls, risotto, sushi, huevos rancheros, and French toast stuffed with cinnamon apples and walnuts. Desert includes chocolate covered strawberries, apple dipped in chocolate, crepes, gelato, and fudge.
Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm $34 
Dinner:  5:00pm - 9:00pm $38 

Ø Circus Circus 
Circus Circus Buffet: breakfast, 7 to 11:00 am, $11.49 (kids 4-12 $7.99); lunch,  11:00 am to 2:00 pm, $13.49 (kids $9.99); Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm, $14.49 (kids $10.99). Offers All-Day buffet pass for $25.99 flat rate. Buffet favorites including salad bar, carving station, fried shrimp and desserts. 

Ø Excalibur
RoundTable Buffet: breakfast, 7:00 to 11 am, $14.99; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, $15.99; dinner, 3 to 10 pm, $19.99. Kids 5-11 get $4 off. Free for children younger than 5. $24.99 All-Day buffet pass. Offers a carving station and basic buffet fixings such as prime rib, fried shrimp and chicken. Good breakfast selection. Excalibur strikes the perfect balance of cheap prices, forgettable decor, and adequate food. It's what you want in a cheap Vegas buffet. But they don't always have mashed potatoes or macaroni salad, which are essential for an archetypal buffet. The plates are large, so you don't have to make as many trips to the buffet tables. Buffet is a low cost buffet and still gives you the shrimp and prime rib that the more expensive ones do. 

Ø Flamingo - Paradise Garden Buffet
7am-11am Breakfast, Monday-Friday $14.99
11am-4pm Lunch, Monday-Friday $16.99
4pm-10pm Dinner, Daily $24.99
7am-4pm Brunch, Saturday and Sunday $24.99 (first Bloody Mary is included)
Salad and fresh fruit bar along with mounds of shrimp on ice, Snow Crab Legs at dinner and Assorted International salads. Sushi. Carving station serves Herb Crusted Prime Rib of Beef and Slow-Roasted Breast of Turkey. Roasted Leg of Spring Lamb is available, along with Miso Glazed Duck, Sautéed Clams and Mussels, Double Breaded Southern Fried Chicken, our Chef’s Catch of the day. Over 60 breakfast items: Omelets, Honey-Glazed Ham, Smoked Norwegian Salmon, Roasted Breakfast Sausage, Smokehouse Bacon, Buttermilk Biscuits, made-to-order Malted Waffles, Country-Fried Potatoes and Freshly baked Breakfast Pastries.

Ø Four Seasons - Verandah Restaurant
Breakfast Buffet from 8 am to 1 pm Sat.-Sun., $36; Offers indoor and outdoor seating. Beautiful view and environment you would expect from the Four Seasons. Smaller selection, but very high quality items, such as omelets with crab and lobster meat, fruits, lox and bagels. The donut station is a must.

Ø Harrah's - Flavors, The Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, and dinner, 3 to 10 pm. $17.99 to $29.99. Flavors features continuous live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood, all-you-can-eat crab legs and fresh cut Prime Rib, plus an array of delectable side dishes, traditional comfort foods and a variety of pastries prepared to perfection. Flavors, The Buffet represents cuisines from around the world, including Churrasco, or Authentic Brazilian BBQ, pizzas and Italian casseroles prepared in a wood burning oven, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken, piping hot steamed crab legs and tasty Asian selections such as hand rolled-sushi, Maki Rolls and homemade wonton soup as well as traditional Southwestern dishes. Flavors is one of the most diverse buffets on the Las Vegas Strip. For dessert, Flavors features a gelato station with homemade sorbet, gelato and ice cream.
Above-average food combined with an extremely friendly staff makes this one of the better buffet choices. Excellent crab, prime rib and shrimp. The Chinese dishes were very good. The breakfast buffet was great. Omelets, bacon, biscuits and gravy and everything else.

Ø Las Vegas Hilton (LVH) - The Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am, $13.99; lunch, 11 am to 2:30 pm, $14.99; dinner, 5 to 10 pm, $19.99. Brunch 7 am to 2:30 pm, $18.99. Breakfast features include eggs and omelets made-to-order, sirloin steak, smokehouse bacon, country sausage, corned beef hash and blintzes along with a breakfast bar filled with items such as smoked salmon with all the trimmings. Lunch has a large variety of dishes which include carved prime rib of beef and roasted breast of turkey, steak, chicken, seafood and pasta entrees. Dinner specialties include prime rib, carved turkey, steaks and chops, pasta dishes cooked to order, a variety of Chinese wok entrees, fresh seafood, peeled shrimp, sushi. Deluxe cakes, pastries and more. Complimentary beer and wine are served daily, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Their champagne brunch is above average – serving select breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet items with Champagne and Mimosas. 

Ø Luxor - MORE, The Buffet at Luxor
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am, $16; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, $17; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $22. Children younger than 4 are free.  All You Can Eat All Day Weekend Brunch Pass $35 ($25 kids 5-11) is valid for Excalibur and Luxor's buffet. 30-foot salad bar, homemade pizza station, two carving stations, omelet station, and specialties from around the world.

Ø M Resort - Studio B Buffet
Breakfast, 8 to 10:30 am, $10.99, children 5-8, $7.99; lunch, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, $15.99, children 5-8, $11.99; dinner, 4 to 9 pm, $23.99 (children 17.99), Fri-Sun Seafood Dinner 2:30 pm - 9 pm (4 pm - 9 pm on Fri) $39.99, children, $26.99. Weekend Brunch 9 am to 2:30 pm, $39.99, children $26.99. Children younger than 5 eat free. Studio B is a locals’ favorite: It is about 20 minutes south of the Strip in Henderson, but worth the drive. The Las Vegas Review Journal voted them as being a best buffet. The all-you-can-drink wine and beer and espresso drinks with shots of liqueur included in the price are a unique feature. Featured dishes include chimichurri shrimp, green curry chicken, BBQ ribs, and generous slabs of prime rib, crab legs, and New York strip. With over 200 menu items, there is something for everyone. Be sure to save room for their excellent cheesecake, creme brulee, gelato or mousse. For what you get, it is an excellent value.

Ø Mandalay Bay - Bay Side Buffet
Breakfast: Daily, 7 am - 11 am ($15.99); Champagne brunch: Sunday, 7 am - 2:30 pm ($23.99); Lunch: Daily, 11 am - 2:30 pm ($19.99); Dinner: Daily, 4:45 pm - 9:45 pm ($26.99). Gospel Brunch $40. Prime rib, crab, pizza, salad bar, carving station, hot seafood, ethnic food, pasta station, desserts. Combined with sweeping views of the 11-acre tropical lagoon, this extraordinary buffet features live action stations and delightful culinary cuisine. Bay Side Buffet offers one of the most attractive buffet areas in Las Vegas. It is completely isolated from the casino activity, and though it can seat 500 customers, its mostly small, partitioned seating areas create a real feeling of intimacy. The effect is made even more luxuriant with lots of natural and artificial foliage in a garden-like setting. This is topped off with a special dining area at the south end of the buffet, which features richly polished wood floors and a lovely view overlooking the resort's tropical water garden. Items include Dungeness crab legs; chilled peel & eat shrimp; cocktail sauce; opillio crab legs; Dover lox; smoked trout; sliced tomatoes; assorted cheeses; assorted cold cuts; fresh cut fruit (mostly melons). Mexican serving station. Carving station. Asian station. Italian serving station. The dessert area is separated from the primary serving area and features a modest variety of soft-serve ice creams with toppings, pies, cakes, tarts and cobblers. Lots of sugar-free desserts, including chocolate cream pie, carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and lemon meringue pie. 

Ø MGM Grand - MGM Grand Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am, $16.20, children 4-12, $11.71; lunch, 11 am to 2:30 pm, $18.99, children 4-12, $12.77; dinner, 4:30 to 9:30 pm, $25.90, Fri/Sat $28.68 children 4-12, $19.15. Weekend Brunch 7 am to 2:30 pm, $23.50, children $13.83. Children younger than 4 eat free. Buffet items include crab legs, oven-roasted turkey and prime rib, sea bass in yellow curry sauce, diablo seafood stew, pasta, pizza, and an extensive dessert bar.

Ø Mirage Las Vegas - Cravings
The ubiquitous carving station is complimented by a fajita station, an Asian station, and a pasta station. The pasta station features made-to-order sauces, starting with either a cream or tomato base. Note the standout salad bar, which features surprises like hummus, baba ghanou, and couscous, plus a variety of veggie-intensive dishes. And there's gefilte fish, which is not something commonly seen on a Vegas buffet. Put your plate-loading emphasis on the salad bar, with some selections from the aforementioned special stations. The already peeled shrimp was very fresh. They also have a great salad bar. Desserts are better than the foam-rubber average, including bread pudding, chewy peanut-butter cookies, and an unexpectedly intense chocolate mousse.
Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:00am $16.99  (kids 5-10 reduced price)
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm $22.99 (kids 5-10 reduced)
Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00pm $29.99 (kids 5-10 reduced)
Saturdays & Sundays Unlimited Champagne Brunch: 
8:00am - 3:00pm $31.99 (kids 5-10 reduced).

Ø Monte Carlo - The Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11:30 am Mon.-Fri., $14.95, kids $10.95; lunch, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm Mon.-Fri., $15.95, kids $11.95; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $19.95, kids $15.95. Features a large salad bar, fresh-made pasta bar, grill stations or carving stations serving excellent prime rib, crab legs (weekends), Asian, pizza, Mexican, seafood, sushi, and roast beef wrapped in bacon. Lunch buffet has a build your own Philly sandwich station. 

Ø Palms - Bistro Buffet
Breakfast, 8 to 10:00 am, $7.99; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, $11.99; dinner, 4 to 9 pm, $18.99. champagne brunch $18.99; seafood night $24.99. Great warm crab legs, Lebanese-style chicken, tabbouleh, hummus and babaghanoush, slow-roasted prime rib, made-to-order English Trifle. Free beer, wine, and sodas. Dessert highlights are bread pudding and cheesecake.

Ø Paris Las Vegas - Le Village Buffet
Buffet stations are grouped according to French regions, and though in theory entrees change daily, there do seem to be some constants, including most of the following dishes: In Brittany, you'll find things like made-to-order crepes, surprisingly good roasted duck with green peppercorn and peaches, and steamed mussels with butter and shallots. In Normandy, there's quiche and some dry bay scallops with honey cider. The carving station shows up in Burgundy, but distinguishes itself by adding options of chateaubriand sauce and cherry sauce Escoffier. Lamb stew is a possibility for Alsace, while Provence has pasta to order and a solidly good braised beef. 
Breakfast 8:00am - 10:30am M-F $21.99
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm M-F $24.99
Dinner 4:00pm - 10:30pm $34.95
Weekend Brunch 8:30am - 3:30pm $36.95.  

Ø Planet Hollywood  - Spice Market Buffet
Breakfast, 8 am-10:30 am Mon.-Fri., $13.99; lunch, 11 am to 2:30 pm Mon.-Fri., $16.99; dinner, 4 to 9:30 pm, $24.99. Champagne brunch $20.99 ($23.99 with unlimited champagne). Discounted prices for children 5-9 and free for children 4 and under. Mexican, Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern and American. Seafood station. Lamb, Hummus, baklava. Dessert selection includes cotton candy.

Ø Rio All-Suites HotelRio's Carnival World Buffet 
This buffet has often been voted by locals as the best in town. The buffet looks like an upscale food court, with stir-fries, Mexican taco fixings and accompaniments, Chinese fare, a Japanese sushi bar and teppanyaki grill, a Brazilian mixed grill, Italian pasta and antipasto, and fish-and-chips. All this is in addition to the usual offerings of most Las Vegas buffets. An array of oven-fresh cakes, pies, and pastries (including sugar-free and low-fat desserts) is arranged in a palm-fringed circular display area, and there's also a make-your-own sundae bar. This buffet has, by far, the most choices of any buffet in Vegas. The prime rib was good, the Amazon Grille was quite unique and nice. 
Breakfast 8:00am-11:00am $20.99 
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $22.99 
Dinner 3:30pm - 10:00pm nightly $29.99. Champagne Brunch Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 3:30pm $30.99. Children four to eight years of age receive $5 off lunch and $9 off dinner. Children three years of age or younger eat free.

Ø Rio All-Suites Hotel - Village Seafood Buffet
Seafood fans flock to the Rio's nautical-theme buffet, complete with American, Mexican, Italian, and Chinese serving stations. At the American station you can load up on seafood salads, snow-crab legs, oysters on the half shell, peel-and-eat shrimp, seafood gumbo, grilled salmon, broiled swordfish, oysters Rockefeller, poached roughy, steamed clams, and lobster tails. Then come the ethnic ocean entrees, such as seafood fajitas, cioppino, seafood cannelloni, squid chow fun, and kung pao scallops. Awesome lobster, crab and sushi. Definitely worth the price if for only the sushi or the lobster. They had lobster tails prepared three different ways, and I probably ate the $35 charge in lobster tails alone. Menu included salmon, swordfish, oreo dory, crab legs, and stuffed crabs to name a few of the selections. The peeled shrimp were delicious. For meat lovers, they also offer prime rib, BBQ beef ribs, and chicken dishes. To top it all off, the Village Buffet has one of Las Vegas' best selections of high-quality desserts.
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 3:30pm - 10:00pm
$44.99 per person

Ø Riviera - Garden Fresh Buffet
Breakfast, 6 to 11 am,  7 to 10 am Sat/Sun, $8.99; lunch, 11 am to 2 pm, $11.99; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $12.99; champagne brunch 10 am to 2 pm Sat/Sun, $11.99; One of the most affordable buffets in Las Vegas. Four themed stations include Mexican, Italian, Chinese and American. Beef ribs, mac 'n cheese, grilled Italian seasoned chicken, chicken patty with tomato sauce, Mexican rice, roast beef, fried chicken, bacon, sausage, egg station. Dessert selections include sugar free items.

Ø Stratosphere - The Courtyard Buffet
Brunch, M-Th 7 am to 2 pm, M-Fri 7 - 4 pm $14.99; champagne brunch, 7 am to 4 pm Sat-Sun, $19.99; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $19.99; Seafood buffet, Fri and Sun, $19.99. Global cuisine, including Pan-Asian, Southwestern, American comfort foods, regional European flavors, carving station, deli display, omelet bar, freshly baked pastries, prime rib, brisket of beef, roast chicken, roast turkey. Seafood nights include shrimp, oysters, and crab legs. An All Day pass is available for about $20. 

Ø The Orleans - The French Market Buffet
The Orleans' all-new action buffet featuring Italian, Mongolian, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, as well as an oversized dessert bar. This all-you-can-eat, every-meal-every-day restaurant is sure to satisfy any appetite. From eggs prepared before your eyes just the way you like them to finger-licking-good house smoked ribs, and scrumptious desserts, it's all here.

Monday - Thursday
reakfast: 8:00am-10:00am -   $7.99* ($8.99)
Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm -  $9.99* ($10.99)
Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm • Featuring Prime Rib - $14.99* ($19.99)
Sunday - $16.99* ($21.99)
Summer Sizzling Southern Crab & Shrimp Boil
Brunch: 8:00am-3:00pm • Featuring Champagne      
Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm • A Free Beer

Ø The Quad - Emperor's Buffet
Brunch 7 am-2 pm, $12.99; dinner, 4 pm-9 pm, $18.99. Economical buffet featuring a good breakfast selection, fried chicken, prime rib and crab.

Ø Wynn Las Vegas - The Buffet
They have excellent prime rib. The Chinese dumplings were very good for a buffet. Great sushi and salad, including a delicious Caesar salad. You will find many kinds of homemade pasta, including pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi in brown butter sauce. Wonderful curry dishes, such as chicken curry and chick peas. Other dishes of special note include scallops and coconut milk ceviche, lamb chops (perfectly done), jerk chicken, and excellent soups made with real stock, gazpacho, amazing pizzas, good Mexican food. Even their breakfast is a real special treat with apple wood smoked bacon, chicken and apple sausages, hash browns cooked to perfection, cheese blintzes, and smoked salmon.
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am $21.99
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $25.99 
Dinner 3:30pm - 10:00pm nightly $38.99 
Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $47.99

by Bea Taylor

Location: Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, USA