Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

The majority of Las Vegas buffets are pretty much the same. Given the nature of a buffet, the food from one to the next is going to be standard, non-descript fare. Reviewing Las Vegas buffets is pointless unless the food is comically bad (like the one at the Rampart Resort in Summerlin), or notably good. The newly renovated and re-defined Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars is notably good. At $45.99 for the dinner seating, it’s not the cheapest buffet on the Strip, but when it comes to buffets, you’re likely to get your money’s worth.

If you are a meat-eater, you’ll stand a very good chance to get your money’s worth at the dinner buffet. On the evening we dined at Bacchanal, the prime rib was very good, as was the sirloin. Lamb chops were an overcooked, dry disappointment, but there were at least six other grilled, roasted or barbecued meat choices that looked impressive. We actually went back for seconds for the truffled scallop potatoes that were a good choice with our prime rib.

Other notable stations on the buffet line were the Mexican, Italian and Asian offerings (nice little dim sum selection and noodles cooked to order). The bread, cheese and charcuterie sections midway through the buffet were also outstanding, and would have been a great way to begin our meal if they had been closer to the start of the line. We went back for seconds for the raw oyster shooters from the seafood bar, but wished we hadn’t put the crab legs on our plates. They were watery, salty and a few days past their prime.

Any buffet worth its price of admission should end with a memorable choice of deserts and Bacchanal certainly stands above many of the other buffets on the Strip in the desert department. An endless assortment of very fine pastries, brulées, and gelatos was a fun way to top off what really is a outstanding buffet (we loved the creme brulée that we topped with fresh fruit).

The hits outweigh the misses at Bacchanal. To maximize the cost of admission do what seasoned Vegas buffet diners do and cruise down the line to check things out before you grab a plate and start loading up. Very often the treasures in a buffet are near the end of the line.

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

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