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$17,000,000 Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace offers a feast, that looks so delicious and boasts more than 500 items, it will be a force to be reckoned with in a the battle of Las Vegas buffets. Bacchanal Buffet premiered on September 11th after a complete wall-to-wall renovation from the previous Lago Buffet. The mega buffet is a mainstay of Las Vegas, since the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Casino Hotel opened The Carnival World Buffet over 20 years ago.

When you think of where to eat while visiting Las Vegas, many want to try out the best buffet. Buffets in Las Vegas offer so much variety, it would be time and cost prohibitive for the regular visitor to experience half of the restaurants that are represented in a single buffet.

The Bacchanal Buffet has a direct view of Caesars Palaceís Garden of the Gods pool oasis, nine open kitchens, three distinct rooms, 25,000 square feet of space with seating for up to 600 people. Similar to other buffets in Las Vegas, it serves breakfast on weekdays, brunch on weekends, lunch on weekdays and dinner daily. Unlike most buffets in Las Vegas, it has chefs that ìownî each station. That way, guests who return, should get a similar experience and food quality.

Open kitchens are the new trend in Las Vegas restaurants and its buffets are no different. During my three separate visits, I was greeted by the chefs at almost each station with a smile. My brother, who attended all three meals with me, observed a dessert chef with an almost permanent smile and very eager to assist in dinerís requests.

Usually when I visit a buffet, I notice that guests are removed from what the cooks are preparing at their stations. Engagement from the chefs was delightful and almost surprising the first time I experienced it. I knew it was not opening day excitement after my subsequent visits.

Caesars Palace hired the Japanese firm Super Potato to create intimate dining areas, with their own unique design elements such as glass, wood and steel. Constructing a vast space like the new buffet, design and building companies needed to be environmentally conscience. To meet these construction needs, materials that are natural, recycled and reclaimed were used.

Bacchanal feels expansive and bright during the day, especially in the first section that I entered with glass walls and sparkling chandeliers. The wood in the warm feeling room was designed with stacks of wood blocks that allow light to flow through them, depicting sunlight pouring through tree branches. The steel in the urban influenced room was reclaimed from factories and warehouses and it has a cooler feel than the other two rooms.


Lunch Tour

Dining at a mega buffet, like Bacchanal, is on par with those at other five star resorts in Las Vegas. They are similarly priced as well. Breakfast is $19.99, Lunch is $24.99, Weekend brunch is $31.99, Dinner on Sunday ñ Thursday is $34.99 and dinner on Friday ñ Saturday costs $39.99. If you happen to be a Total Rewards member, it drops the price of each meal by $3. The Caesars Entertainment Buffet of Buffets pass can also be purchased at the time of arrival. The 24-hour passes cost $49.99 or $44.99 for Total Rewards members. An additional $10 is added to the final bill on each visit to Bacchanal.


Dinner Tour

I decided to purchase the 24-hour pass for the Bacchanal buffet when dinner service started after 3pm, because I knew I was going to return. I went back for lunch and dinner on the following day. The pass, even with an additional visit charge, saved me close to $11.

I am a fan of the staff and food at the new Bacchanal Buffet in Caesars Palace. What I learned about the buffet after three visits: the food is fresh, the staff is genuinely friendly and the selection may be enough to convince people visiting Las Vegas, to dine at the new buffet.