The Bellagio Buffet (Las Vegas) – Caviar and King Crab?!

Soo…. I went back to the Bellagio Buffet. Again. It was way too good the first time for me not to come back again. If you missed my first experience, click here. Otherwise read on… because this one is epic.

So as you know, Bellagio Buffet is known as one of the classic, a bit boring, typical buffets in Vegas. Their decor is nothing special and it might even look pretty old and outdated at first glance. However, their food makes up for it in my opinion.


The day I treated my parents to this buffet, they had a ‘special event’ going on so the price got jacked up to about $50 CAD. Crazy, I know. My wallet was feeling a world of hurt so I was determined to stuff my face until I explode. Good thing that had Alaskan King Crab or else I would’ve been really sad. They replenish the stash quite often so you’ll always be able to grab some good ones.

Their desserts were alright. Nothing to rave about.

Strawberry and cheese tarts. Interesting.

 

 

I quite enjoyed their kale/butternut squash/lentil concoction, gnocchi (back), and pesto mash potatoes (right).

As I was walking around, I saw the coolest station ever. It was a caviar/tartare/poke station! On the very left is a beef tartare on toast which was quite good and didn’t get me sick. For caviar, they had red tobiko (the fish eggs they use in sushi), salmon roe (also called Ikura in Japanese), and traditional English caviar (most likely sturgeon).

The caviar gets served on a pancake or waffle disc with some cream cheese. The pancake was merely a tool to get the caviar in your mouth so it was essentially tasteless. All in all it was okay and made me feel slightly better about paying $50/person because I’ve never gotten the opportunity to try sturgeon caviar before.

Watermelon and feta salad.

I have never been to Hawaii before so it was my first time trying ‘poke’. For those of you who are not familiar with poke, click here.

It was absolutely delicious! I already love the individual flavours of soy, sesame, chili, garlic, and seaweed so when this was combined, WITH raw fish, it was heaven.

Some other items include Southern crawfish boil, meat and cheese platter, individual cups of mac and cheese, and creamed spinach.

 

The Alaskan King Crab.

Mushroom gnoochi, homemade ravioli, prime rib, and shrimp cocktail.

 

The chocolate raspberry mouse in waffle cup (right) was to-die for. It’s a must get item!!

The creme brulee was solid but nothing compared to the one at Wynn.

Even though this buffet is not a fancy one and is pricey considering how old it is, it’s always reliable and the flavours blow me away each time. Also, if you really want all-you-can-eat Alaskan King Crab, you can be sure you’ll get it here.

Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 4/5
Price: $$$$+

Overall Rating: 4/5

Happy Eating!

For a list of my Vegas eats, check it out here:

Jean Philippe – post
BurGR by Chef Ramsey – post
The Buffet at Treasure Island – post
The Cheesecake Factory – post
Wicked Spoon Buffet – post
Hard Rock Cafe – post
Lobster Me – post
Earl of Sandwich – post


Anyone else have to roll out of the buffet like me?

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