An established favorite and one of the very best buffets in town, Bellagio’s take on the all-you-can-eat experience takes the concept and elevates it to a new level of style, sophistication and elegance.
Fortunately, The Buffet at Bellagio is one of those that has managed to bounce back after the enforced closures due to the covid pandemic – albeit on more limited hours than previously – so here’s everything you need to know before you visit.
Overview and a Bit of Background
For a long time, piling your plate high and eating your fill in a buffet was an integral part of the Vegas experience, and no trip to Sin City was complete without taking in at least one of the town’s many famous buffets.
At one point, there were up to around 70 different options to choose from, meaning there was something for all tastes and budgets.
However, that was before the pandemic struck, forcing Las Vegas’ hotels, casinos, restaurants and bars to close down temporarily in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.
Unfortunately, due to the inherent difficulties of running a self-serve buffet in covid times, with people jostling for food and social distancing all but impossible, many of the buffets have struggled to remerge, and quite a few have been lost forever.
At the same time, a pioneering few – including some of the most popular – are doing what they can to get things up and running again.
The buffets that have reopened have all put various new covid-friendly sanitary measures in place, and many are still operating on limited hours compared to the past.
However, fortunately at least a few have managed to return, and the situation at present is starting to feel more like “business as usual”.
The Buffet at Bellagio is one of those that has reopened, although they are currently offering a daily brunch sitting only – it is to be hoped that more extended opening hours will follow soon.
This means that visitors to Vegas once again have the opportunity to enjoy the impressive selection of beautifully crafted, high-quality dishes for which this buffet is rightly famous.
The Current Situation
Before the pandemic, The Buffet at Bellagio was open throughout the day, with sittings from breakfast in the morning right through to dinner in the evening.
However, for the time being at least, the only current option is brunch, from 8am to 3pm.
However, you can still expect a decadent spread of mouth-watering morsels and beautiful culinary creations to choose from.
Furthermore, there’s also the option to add an unlimited drinks package that includes beers, wines and cocktails to really get the day off to a great start!
The Buffet at Bellagio is one of Vegas’ premium, top-end buffets, which means you can expect to find a whole range of gourmet food items that are both meticulously prepared and beautifully presented.
Since the buffet is only open for brunch, you can expect to find all the usual breakfast and lunch classics along with a few more interesting surprises. There are also several live kitchens where food is prepared fresh as you watch.
Among the most popular sections is the made-to-order omelet station where you can choose the ingredients and watch the cooks put it all together before your eyes.
Of course, there’s a plentiful spread of sweet breakfast options too, as well as healthier choices such as cereal or yoghurt – although let’s be honest, most people eating at this buffet are unlikely to be filling up on corn flakes.
There’s a full range of pasta and pizzas – although we recommend avoiding loading up on too much of these or you won’t have room for much else.
One of the undoubted highlights is the carving station, and there’s also a seafood area along with an Asian station.
To finish, there’s also a dessert area, and you can wash it all down with as many sodas as you like – or alcoholic drinks if you choose the unlimited drinks package.
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Some Dishes to Look Out For
Although Bellagio can’t match somewhere like the Bacchanal Buffet as Caesars Palace for the sheer range of dishes on offer – because nowhere really can – you’ll still find enough dishes to more than satisfy your hunger.
There’s no way you can sample everything in just one visit – but here are a few of the items to look out for while you’re there.
As mentioned, the cook-to-order omelet station is always popular, and the eggs Benedict is also not to be missed. Eggs with chorizo is also something worth a try.
You can also find crêpes, waffles and French toast if you prefer something sweet, and a particular highlight is the giant pancake that is cut up into squares for serving once it’s ready.
The carvery is the place to head for dedicated carnivores, and you can expect to find succulent rotisserie chicken, prime rib, marinated steak and St Louis-style ribs alongside much more.
Seafood highlights include Alaskan king crab, poached shrimp, smoked salmon, scallop ceviche, shrimp cocktail and clams. Also, look out for the mussels in garlic and white wine sauce.
The Asian section offers classics such as fried rice, fried noodles, Hong Kong steamed buns and shrimp siu mai. There’s also a selection of sushi if you’re more of a fan of Japanese cuisine.
- Other highlights
Some other food items to look out for include the gourmet mac and cheese, the mini gyros, the charcuterie section and the delicious fried chicken.
Desserts include delights such as chocolate mousse, assorted gelatos, doughnuts, a wide range of pastries and many other enticing treats.
Bellagio offers an unlimited drinks package that includes the following beverages:
- House wine
- Draft beer
- Bloody Mary
The drinks offer last for two hours from the time of purchase.
Opening Hours and Prices
|Mon-Thur brunch: 8am-3pm||$44.99|
|Fri-Sun brunch: 8am-3pm||$49.99|
|Fri-Sat dinner: 5pm-9pm||$79.99|
|Sun dinner: 5pm-9pm||$66.99|
Kids 6-11 half price, kids below 6 free.
Bottomless drinks $24.99 per person.
Reservations and Wait Times
It’s possible to reserve a VIP pass to skip the line by following the link on the official homepage. Without a reservation, wait times can be long during peak hours.
The dress code is “resort casual” – tank tops and swimwear are not permitted.
Both valet parking and self-parking are available at Bellagio, but both options are relatively expensive.
If you prefer to save yourself some money and don’t mind a short walk, you can park at the nearby Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino for free.
How to Find It
- Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Telephone: 702-693-8112
The Buffet at Bellagio is located next to the O Theatre. To reach it, go to the resort’s main lobby and follow the left path around. Go past the Petrossian Bar and continue past the Baccarat Bar. You will find the buffet on the left, just before the Cirque du Soleil store
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A High-end, Top-quality Treat for the Tastebuds
Since it opened, The Buffet at Bellagio has stood out from the crowd through the quality of the food prepared in small batches and beautifully presented – and along with just a handful of others, it is, without doubt, one of the classiest places in town to enjoy a buffet.
Of course, this is not one of the most affordable options – but it was never meant to be. However, if you don’t mind paying a little extra for something special, The Buffet at Bellagio is one of the few places in Las Vegas that truly delivers. Just make sure you bring your appetite!