Like seeing a show or waking up in an animal enclosure, every visitor to Vegas has to eat at a buffet at least once. Once a culinary dead zone, in recent years the Vegas buffet has undergone a transformation and, these days, some are serious dining destinations. Most serious of them all is Bacchanal. With more than 500 different offerings from nine themed kitchens, Bacchanal matches quantity with quality. Gone are the steaming slop buckets of burgers and blancmange – dishes here are served tapas-style on small plates and include everything from truffled potato au gratin to freshly shucked oysters. At weekends there are extra treats (and prices) like King Crab. But be aware: the queues can be punishing. Try Sunday night when the fancy stuff is still served but many tourists have already moved on.
Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
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