Following my recent post, five days and nights in Las Vegas, I thought a dedicated eating out post on the city was warranted as my husband and I are both HUGE foodies. Las Vegas has such a vast choice of eating establishments to indulge in, from fine dining to fast food, across all cuisines. We didn’t even scratch the surface but here are some thoughts on some of the places tried.
The Buffet at Wynn
We paid for this buffet as part of a show and dinner pairing and the food was incredible. There were endless dishes from around the globe with pre cooked options and around 15 live cooking stations. This made it easy to tweak the ingredients or level of spice if you wished.
The dessert selection was also dangerous; it’s probably the largest assortment of cakes, pastries, mousses and all things chocolate that I’ve seen!!! I often find fancy looking desserts can be a let down in terms of taste but this definitely wasn’t the case here! Plan in advance and wear a loose fitting outfit if possible!
The setting was a bit of a mixed bag. Where we were seated was very cafeteria like whilst the bigger area had lovely (artificial) flower displays when we visited. This didn’t detract too much from our enjoyment of our dinner however!
Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace
Regularly awarded “best buffet” accolades, the Bacchanal Buffet is highly rated. We waited in a very long queue for a very long time before we were shown to our table, such is the popularity of this buffet.
The food selection was expansive – almost everything you could think of was available and beautifully presented including prime rib beef, crab legs, dim sum, salads and numerous chef specials.
The food and the glam setting, having had a major refurbishment a few years ago, were great but we were comparing it to the Wynn’s buffet offering which we felt was far superior. It’s hard to convey why exactly, I think we just preferred the atmosphere at the Wynn.
Hooters, Hooters Casino Hotel
Hooters is not everyone’s cup of tea but somewhere we wanted to try and were glad we did. We went for chicken wings coated in hot buffalo sauce (boneless option also available) which were so tasty and came with plenty of fries. It was just what was needed after a night of partying!
Whilst the waitresses were wearing hot pants and crop tops we didn’t find it offensive, intimidating or degrading. They were all really friendly and we had a fun bite to eat. It’s well worth the extra walk beyond the main strip.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Palazzo
CUT was by far our most expensive meal and was certainly a high end dining experience. Before ordering, the waiters paraded the different cuts of meat to us, giving an indication of the taste and texture we could expect from each which was a nice touch.
The surroundings were very stylish with a contemporary vibe, perfect for a romantic dinner date or an evening out with friends. Although we certainly enjoyed our meal we felt that it didn’t have the wow factor to justify the price tag.
THE Steak House, Circus Circus
We had a fab evening at this old school steak restaurant that’s been a Las Vegas institution for over 30 years. The steak was superb quality and excellent value for money compared to other steak houses. Unusually, included in the price of the steak is freshly baked bread, a starter of either soup or house salad, vegetables and a choice of potato or rice.
It’s a few minutes taxi ride from the main section of the strip and the hotel surroundings are a bit rundown but don’t let this put you off as you won’t regret it!
Trattoria Reggiano, Venetian
We stumbled across this Italian restaurant situated in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian on our first evening, wanting something straightforward and quick after the long flight. The location wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste as essentially it’s in a shopping centre but it’s perfect for a quick bite to eat or a more relaxed meal.
The restaurant has a charming Italian vibe with the usual pasta and pizza offerings and other specialities such as their signature “Filet Mignon” meatballs.
Feeling a bit sluggish after the flight, I decided on a tasty chicken salad that was absolutely huge and delicious!
The Venetian (poolside)
Before our flight back to the U.K. we had a few hours to enjoy relaxing by the pool. Wanting to make the most of every minute of sunshine we could, we grabbed an early lunch at one of the Venetian’s casual bars by one of the pools. The club sandwiches (and the Corona) went down a treat!
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