The Bacchanal Buffet: A Review

Photo: Courtesy of Caesars

By Rob Goald

Restaurant Critic

Having listed Bacchanal Buffet as one of Las Vegas’ best in my survey of buffets  review, it was time to actually see if it lived up to its hype. Well, ladies and gentlemen, fear not, it delivers without question!

The Bacchanal Buffet is nine distinct restaurants in a modern setting as conceived by the Japanese design firm Super Potato. The buffet features comfort foods of every persuasion and has 500 dishes to choose from.  Every day, for example, the buffet features 11 home-made soups!  A team of seven specialized chefs oversee the preparation of many dishes in front of the customers.  Among the many choices there is prime rib, turkey, flank steak,  chilled King Crab legs, South Carolina style shrimp and grits,  a wide variety of salads, sushi , fajitas,  hand- made dim-sum and a vast array of house baked deserts including baked-to-order soufflés. The entrée that won me over were the tender and medium rare, oak- grilled lamb chops!  The breads are prepared by the same baker that services the top-end French restaurant Guy Savoy

The restaurant has three distinct atmospheres housed in its 25,000 square feet.  The first and largest area is Glass and has shimmering chandeliers and layers of colored glass as partition walls.  The Wood area includes a private dining room and has different sized blocks stacked to create patterned walls and ceiling.  The third area is Steel and is repurposed to house weathered plates from factories and warehouses.

The restaurant seats 600 and so far has been serving about 1,600 guests per evening with wait times to get a table approaching two hours! Before attending make sure you pick up a Total Rewards card from the casino so you can receive a $3 dollar discount and speaking of money here are the prices for meals served from 7a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week:

  • Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at $19.99 ($16.99 with TR Card)
  • Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at $39.99 (TR price $36.99) Brunch includes unlimited champagne/mimosas
  • Lunch: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at $24.99 (TR price $21.99)
  • Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. at $34.99 (TR price $31.99)
  • Dinner Friday & Saturday 3 p.m.-10 p.m. at $39.99 (TR price $36.99)

Complimentary valet parking for guests of Bacchanal is available at the main hotel entrance. Regular self-service parking is free and behind the hotel.

Everyone in our Valley should experience this amazing buffet!

Rob Goald

Rob Goald has over 30 years’ experience as a journalist, author, filmmaker, broadcast studio specialist, radio producer and educator.  He owned a production company called Painting with Light Productions and produced commercials, industrials and documentary films.  He was a broadcast studio specialist for the USDA Graduate School. He was a DGA associate on the Hollywood features “Streets of Fire“, “Johnny Dangerously” and “The Flintstones“.

He was inducted into The Las Vegas Critics Society in 2010. Rob has been a “foodie” since the 1970’s when he moved to San Francisco from Baltimore and has dined extensively all over the United States, Canada and Europe. He has contributed to Zagat Guides in Baltimore, Washington, Boston and San Francisco.

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