I have tried almost every buffet on the strip.
Decided to take the hit and paid $50 for dinner.
Bacchanal is definitely the best on the strip. They have everything and their Asian food is actually very good! Jumbo shrimp, king crab, tiny lobster, sushi that is not full of rice, noodle soup that actually tastes very good, very delicious dessert, etc.
They even take a picture of you before you enter like it’s an attraction.
Here are some tips that may help.
#1. Avoiding the line. The wait times at Bacchanal on a weekend can be horrible.
You can buy a line pass for $20 to bypass the line or
Plan ahead and use their FreshTxt kiosks. At these booths, you can input your phone number and # of people in your party. They will give you a time estimate and text you when your table is ready.
#2. Discount. Show your Total Rewards card to save $1 off your entry. Total Rewards cards are free to make at any Caesars casino.
#3. Transforming meal. You can eat dinner for the brunch price. Brunch prices end at 3pm and you can obviously get in at the end of brunch, but they don’t actually start serving the next tier until a hour after. So if brunch ended at 3pm, dinner will start to be served at 4pm and onward. Enter before 3pm and take your time.
#4. Tipping. If you have a party of 8 or larger, they will charge you a mandatory 18% tip. If you want to tip according to the service you get, you may want to break your party apart. By tipping at the cash register, your receipt will be marked with a “TIP” to notify the waiters that you have tipped already.
#5. Seating, if you want a better view, request to sit where there is a pool view. This will make you far away from the food, but there will be plenty of lighting for your food pictures and not much foot traffic.
#6. 2 Hour Limit. Bacchanal gently asks that you limit your experience to 2 hours, but I think this can always be stretched. Chances are you’ll be full after 30 minutes.
#7. Bathroom. Speaking of staying for a long time, the bathroom is right outside the buffet to the right of the exit. Yes, you can unload and re-enter to load up again.
#8. Buffet Pass. Caesars sells a 24 hour buffet pass that works at all Caesars properties for $60. Keep in mind that this Buffet of Buffets pass does not include Bacchanal or the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet. If you want to add Bacchanal, you have to pay an extra $15-35.
A fully loaded weekend dinner goes up to $57.99, but they recently introduced a early bird brunch price of $29.99.
If you can get there before 10am on a weekday, this is what their $29.99 early bird brunch looks like.
They start serving the next tier starting an hour later. So, if their early bird brunch ends at 10am, you want to hang out until 11am to see regular brunch come out and look what they added.
Bacchanal opened in 2012 and it’s the top result you get on Yelp when you search the term “buffet.”
They serve more than 500 items daily and the chefs seemed to care about the quality of their dishes. If you can only eat at one buffet in Vegas, this should be the one.
BUT I can’t recommend it at $50. The value is just not there. You will be just as happy at the Wicked Spoon or the Wynn buffet or the Bellagio buffet for 20%+ less.
You’ll be busy trying to get your moneys worth. The people around me were done eating, but it seemed like they were waiting to digest so they can fit in more. The receipt states to “please limit your stay to 2 hours”
The restroom is to the right of the exit and yes, you can re-enter after you unload.
Your friends will be excited to go, but won’t talk about how good it was. They’ll just talk about how they went to this $50 experience. Ask them which food item specifically was better than other buffets?