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Old 08-31-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Yeah, but this thread is about Wynn & Bellagio, not Hilton, Stations or other locals casinos. Rio may very well be better than those other middle-of-the-road places, but it is laughable to compare it to Bellagio or Wynn. You started your post asking if Buzz has ever eaten at the World Buffet. I don't even have to ask you if you've ever eaten at Wynn because your post itself is self-evident. There is no way that you could have judged Rio better or even on a par with Wynn if you had eaten there,
Sorry, Pink. I have to agree with him. Have you ever eaten at Bellagio or Wynn? Worlds apart from the World Buffet.

To the OP: If you want to try one of the best restaurants anywhere, go here: Pamplemousse Restaurant Las Vegas Nevada

It's behind the Sahara Hotel, about a block away on Sahara Ave., left side as you go east past the Hotel.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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There has never been a buffet anywhere like the Bellagio buffet. At least when I used to go there. I imagine it's about the same. And I'd bet that Wynn is even better.
As someone who's eaten at both recently, I think it it safe to say that you'd win that bet.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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As someone who's eaten at both recently, I think it it safe to say that you'd win that bet.
Before my granddaughter came along we used to have a tradition of going out on Christmas Eve with my daughter for dinner. One year we decided that one of the few places that was sure to be open was the Bellagio buffet. We decided that not many people would be out on Christmas Eve so it wouldn't take long. We forgot that most Japanese are Buddhists. We only waited about an hour and 45 minutes. Almost learned to speak Japanese.

Another time we met a guy from Ireland who very seriously invited us to come visit him and stay at his house. I imagined a thatch roof and sheep. Never got to go.

Waiting in line for the Bellagio buffet is like a social event. Plan on being there for a while. You might want to go to Bass Pro Shop first for a camp stool to sit on.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:34 AM
 
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good thread...ive now lived in beautiful las vegas for a little over a year now so i guess that qualifies me as a 'local' even though i never wanna be associated with most of the people i run into here lol...as to the buffets...
ive had both the bellagio and wynn buffet within the past 2 months, had bellagio in June and Wynn in July...both were very good and worth the money imo to splurge...especially if you like to try a variety of different things, multiple courses and more food than a standard restaurant...if you wanna be waited on, obviously a formal place would be better...
wynn is a couple bucks more expensive, but a good bit better than bellagio imo....i literally had 7 courses of food at wynn lol and was in a massive food coma, got to practice portion control! start off, they have a huge salad bar with delicious caesar ingredients, cobb salad, everything...then, which nowhere else has, they have a station with fancy italian meats (proscuito, good salami, mortadella, etc) and fancy cheeses like parmigana reggiano and good stuff, and good bread....then, the motherload, the HUGE station of shrimp cocktail, great crab legs, and sushi (which is just ok, sushi is never that good at buffets imo)......if you still have room for more and actual dinner, theres a fresh pasta station with everything, and fresh sliced prime rib and all that...and the obligratory good desserts and ice cream...just too much food, hard to eat buffets too often imo...
fwiw, bellagio good too...same salad stuff, same seafood stuff just not quite as good imo, and doesnt have the italian station...great kobe beef though, fresh....however, both have huge lines, so idk the right time to time it, maybe right when dinner starts? if you get there 7-8pm it will be a long wait so far as ive seen...anyway im done rambling, hope this helps a bit..
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Went to both the Bellagio and Wynn buffet when the in-laws were in town 2 weeks ago and I have to say that the Wynn was slightly better than the Bellagio. The Bellagio was good but IMO the Wynn was better. The food selection was great at the Wynn and very fresh. The best thing I liked about the Wynn was the portions were small which gave you an opportunity to sample all their selection without wasting a ton of food. Went around 4:30 during a weekday and the place was packed. Also went to the buffet at Aria and it was nothing to write home about. Should have walked when I saw sandwiches as a selection for dinner. Very disappointing!
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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Skip the rest and go to the Rio World buffet. The best yet, food from all over, and fresh. Nothing can compare.
Interpretations of meatballs from around the world doesn't deserve such lofty titles, I'm afraid.

Its not a bad buffet, but it's not in a league even close to what Wynncore and Bellagio offer.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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So, everyone agrees that for $35 I could not go to a restaurant in Las Vegas and have a large meal consisting of appetizer, main course, soda/coffee and a fancy dessert that would be better quality than the quality of buffet food at Wynn or Bellagio?
Here are a few tips. Listen to KSHOP radio. The callers are mind numbingly indecisive at times and it can be a real pain in the arse, but you can get 25-50 dollar vouchers for 2-10 bucks (at times) for great restaurants. The other deals are fantastic as well. Fortunately, I know someone who cares enough about me to listen to it for us.

Restaurant.com - same as above. Great deals on good food. Me and a friend just ate like a king at Cajun Crawfish (the antithesis of fine dining, but expensive nonetheless), which would have been a $55 dollar bill, for 15 bucks thanks to that website.

Pay attention to food related events, such as Taste the Nation and the currently running Restaurant Week, which benefits organizations like Share Our Strength and our local food bank, threesquare.org, respectively. You can get a fine multi-course meal for around 30-50 per person. The list of participating restaurants is a who's who of our food scene.

Taste the nation put on a great spread at the Palms recently, which was amazingly good. Carnevino, RM Seafood, Rosemary's, American Fish and Alize had set up shop there, just to name a few. Sure, you had to walk around and nosh, but thats a pretty fun way to determine which high end restaurant will get your fine dining dollars.

Many restaurants are offering some amazing price fixe lunches as an ongoing event and even more have signed up for the round robin of tasting shindigs that are becoming more popular.

There are also brunches in town that give you more of a fine dining experience over that of a buffet, such as the Sunday Brunch at Jasmines in the Bellagio, Zeffirino at The Venetian and Wynn's Jazz Brunch. All of them rocked my palate senseless.

Last edited by Spraynard Kruger; 08-31-2010 at 03:59 PM.. Reason: Mixed up like my crayons.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Wynn and Bellagio Buffet wins HANDS DOWN! The quality of food and freedom to eat small or big in all sorts of gourmet varieties such as Alaskan King Crab, prime rib, tri-tip etc... NO CONTEST, these two buffets are amongst the best in the world and well worth the few extra bucks compared to most (almost all) of the other buffets in town.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: lost wages
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Skip the rest and go to the Rio World buffet. The best yet, food from all over, and fresh. Nothing can compare.
Lots of quantity, but little quality! Use to be good when it first opened, but the last time I was there, about 6 months ago, we said that was the last time! Red Rock is much, much better. Just my opinion.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: lost wages
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To the OP: If you want to try one of the best restaurants anywhere, go here: Pamplemousse Restaurant Las Vegas Nevada

It's behind the Sahara Hotel, about a block away on Sahara Ave., left side as you go east past the Hotel.[/quote]

I'll second the Pamplemousse, but I'll also add Michael's at South Point. I know this wasn't the intent of the OP, but just wanted to add my favorite restaurant.
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