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Old 09-19-2010, 12:48 AM
 
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I think a year is enough time to become a local. But you are truly a local when you know how to go clear across town in any direction without taking the freeways.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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I've eaten at the Bellagio Buffet($35+tax) and Planet Hollywood Buffet(~$25+tax)

I do not believe you can get app + dinner + drink + dessert + tax + tip and get out for under $40 anywhere that has food quality as good as the Bellagio Buffet. You MIGHT be able to do it at Mon Ami Gabi, across the street at Paris, and while the patio atmosphere in the early evening is nicer, the food quality is not the same.

Basically at the Bellagio Buffet you can get crab legs that are very delicious, as well as a variety of other sort of exotic stuff that is not commonly on menus, and all of it is prepared well. You do not get the impression that you are eating buffet items.

The reason I mention the Planet Hollywood buffet is because it is also very good. Not as good as Bellagio and Wynn(I'd imagine), but much better than any other buffet priced at $18-25. Better than Rio, better than Mirage, better than Mandalay Bay, better than GVR, etc. Also very good crab legs, good seafood selection, several stations of food, great deserts. I've been told by some friends that they did not like Bellagio Buffet because its food they would never normally eat. They are plain eaters and simply aren't adventurous. But everyone loved the Planet Hollywood buffet.
I was going to go to the Bellagio next to see if it was still as good as I remembered, but I didn't have time to go through the time consuming process of eating at the buffet.

Regardless of the "quality" of some of the food at the Wynn buffet, cold food that was supposed to be hot was a big turn off.
I know I have spent less than $40 at many restaurants where I have a more enjoyable meal. It wasn't expensive items such as filet mignon, oysters and sushi, but it was a better tasting meal overall.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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I think a year is enough time to become a local. But you are truly a local when you know how to go clear across town in any direction without taking the freeways.
I'm not there yet. I've had my place down there almost a year. I've been down there 3~5 time a year for 15 years and 9 time in the last year. But I still haven't figured out all the cross town streets yet.

But I'm getting closer. BTW, I almost never visit the strip anymore. So much more to do. Next month we plan to do Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston. In March we'll bring the kids again and maybe do the Grand Canyon.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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One of the BEST newer buffets we've been to is at the M Resort. It includes all you can eat sushi, beer and wine. It's much less to eat, can't remember but closer to $15 (lunch) bucks a person with seafood, prime-rib and gourmet selections. It's the all you can eat sushi, wine and beer that did it for us. Most buffets don't include the alcoholic drinks. However.......for close to $35 you can do the live cooking show at the M's buffet, Studio B, and let me tell you how great that is!! You are in a private room(group of people) with a chef teaching you how to cook everything and a great view of the city from panoramic windows. Foods fantastic They were voted best buffet in town.

The M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas • Dining • Studio B Buffet
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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One of the BEST newer buffets we've been to is at the M Resort. It includes all you can eat sushi, beer and wine. It's much less to eat, can't remember but closer to $15 (lunch) bucks a person with seafood, prime-rib and gourmet selections. It's the all you can eat sushi, wine and beer that did it for us. Most buffets don't include the alcoholic drinks. However.......for close to $35 you can do the live cooking show at the M's buffet, Studio B, and let me tell you how great that is!! You are in a private room(group of people) with a chef teaching you how to cook everything and a great view of the city from panoramic windows. Foods fantastic They were voted best buffet in town.

The M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas • Dining • Studio B Buffet

In all fairness, Studio B pricing is just a few dollars difference from the Strip buffets that are being discussed. It is $30 on teh weekends.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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One of the BEST newer buffets we've been to is at the M Resort. It includes all you can eat sushi, beer and wine. It's much less to eat, can't remember but closer to $15 (lunch) bucks a person with seafood, prime-rib and gourmet selections. It's the all you can eat sushi, wine and beer that did it for us. Most buffets don't include the alcoholic drinks. However.......for close to $35 you can do the live cooking show at the M's buffet, Studio B, and let me tell you how great that is!! You are in a private room(group of people) with a chef teaching you how to cook everything and a great view of the city from panoramic windows. Foods fantastic They were voted best buffet in town.

The M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas • Dining • Studio B Buffet

I keep hearing about the beer & wine at the buffet. Now what do they actually serve ? Will I get a Heineken or Becks or will I be stuck with Bud or Miller Lite on draft ?
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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I was going to go to the Bellagio next to see if it was still as good as I remembered, but I didn't have time to go through the time consuming process of eating at the buffet.

Regardless of the "quality" of some of the food at the Wynn buffet, cold food that was supposed to be hot was a big turn off.
I know I have spent less than $40 at many restaurants where I have a more enjoyable meal. It wasn't expensive items such as filet mignon, oysters and sushi, but it was a better tasting meal overall.

Oooooh...i forgot, Planet Hollywood will heat up the crab legs for you. Never checked at Bellagio.
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