Updated December 3rd, 2021
The Buffet at the Bellagio is open, albeit only for brunch. (More on that below).
Located in the back of the resort, near the “O” Theater, The Buffet at the Bellagio was the first real gourmet buffet in town, and while it may have fallen down a notch or two, it is still widely regarded as one of the better buffets in Las Vegas.
The spacious and inviting dinning space provides guests with a diverse and delicious array of international offerings in several live-action cooking stations. You can even sit at the center bar, for quicker drink service if you prefer, however champagne and mimosas are included in the price of admission.
Bellagio Buffet Prices & Hours
|Monday – Thursday (8 AM to 3 PM)||$41.99|
|Friday – Sunday (8 AM to 3 PM)||$49.99|
The price increases significantly during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, however as of this update, holiday pricing has yet to be announced. Please also keep in mind that these prices do not include server tip, nor the 8.38% tax Las Vegas civic leaders generously imposes on its visitors. Generally, the tax will be in the $3 to $5 per person range.
In fact, a weekend brunch for two would cost you a total of $108.35 after tax.
In a gracious gesture on the part of MGM Resorts (who own the Bellagio), there is a 10% discount to members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Bellagio Buffet Children’s Prices
As with almost every other buffet in Las Vegas, the Bellagio does not charge toddlers to eat. Kids ages five and under are free. Kids 6 to 11 years old will pay half of the adult prices posted above. And anyone 12 or older pays the full adult prices shown above.
Bellagio Buffet Brunch Menu
For those of you who have been here before, the post-pandemic Bellagio Buffet is not the one of old. By that I mean: no sushi nor caviar.
In addition, due to a reported supply chain issue, crab legs are not being served (at least as of this update).
Here’s a rundown of the breakfast and lunch items you are likely to find, keeping in mind these dishes can change per the Chef and Bellagio management at any time.
You’ll find four different individually served varieties of fruit juices, (watermelon, carrot, etc.), next to a modest selection of fruits (honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, bananas).
This is near a small self-serve yogurt area with toppings. In addition to yogurt there’s chia pudding.
On the bread front, there a three varieties of bagels and other breads. These are spread out in different areas and breads elsewhere include everything from basic white bread toast to Kalamata rolls, cranberry bread to a multi-grain roll.
The make-your-own bagel section includes cream cheese, Scottish smoked salmon, capers, eggs, red onion, chives, cocktail onions and pico de gallo.
Of course you’ll find waffles and pancakes, however there are two kinds: regular pancakes and smaller square pieces of pancake cut from one enormous pancake.
You’ll also find French toast (with strawberry sauce and blueberry sauce options), along with apple crepes, cheese blintzes, biscuits and gravy, a Mexican egg dish with tortillas.
Next to this area is the made-to-order omelet station. Other breakfast staples include scrambled eggs, egg whites, bacon, sausage, potato dish, and a poached eggs in tomato sauce dish.
Unique to the Bellagio’s brunch buffet is the toast bar.
You start by choosing among either a sourdough or whole grain bread, whereupon the station attendant will ask you how you would like your bread toasted, (i.e. “lightly,” “dark” etc.)
After the toast is cooked, he or she will ask you to select from the variety of toppings, which include: egg cookery, crushed avocado, cream cheese (both sweet and whipped), basic ricotta, sour cream bacon, prosciutto, Nutella, sprouts, capers, strawberries, bananas, pistachio honey butter and spiced honey butter.
More on the lunch side of things, the deli area has goat cheese, mortadella cheese, Salami, capicola cheddar cheese and brie.
In the very popular carving section, meats included roast turkey (with cranberry sauce option on the side), rotisserie chicken, flank steak, prime rib, assorted sausages and pork ribs.
In this area you’ll find common sides, such as mac n’ cheese, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Vegetarians can select among a hot assorted vegetable dish (including caramelized carrots), a hot mushroom dish, roasted cauliflower and asparagus.
At the salad bar: you start by choosing among either mixed greens or romaine salad or spinach.
Salad bar toppings include: crumbled blue cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pico de gallo, garbanzo beans, whole hard-boiled eggs, red onions, and cucumber. I counted six different dressings, with all the usual suspect, (ranch, Caesar, Thousand Island, Balsamic, etc.)
Pre-made salads include a Caesars salad, watermelon salad, a tomato & mozzarella salad, and a potato salad, among others.
Soups on this day were tomato and clam chowder. In-between the two soup choices is a hot tray full of cheesy bread.
This modest station features, pork buns, including curry chicken buns, fried rice, baby boy chou, and a Chinese donut, (among other dishes).
Again, there no crab legs here as of this update (nor lobster). Instead, you’ll find oysters Rockefeller, seared salmon, Chilean sea bass, clams and a seafood pasta dish. There’s also shrimp cocktail and poke ahi.
Next to these seafood dishes was a mini-Italian station, were you can select among three different pizza flavors, and chicken alfredo.
The selection of desserts are too many to mention, however we can start with one of my favorites: gelato, of which there are six varieties. Choices on this day included vanilla, lemon, strawberry and chocolate sea salt caramel.
Next to the gelato are Mini lemon meringue tarts, carrot cake, chocolate mousse, raspberry mousse, panna cotta, a flour-less chocolate cake, and cheesecake – all served on individual plates.
Other sweet options include mini-croissants, creme brulee, along with a small selection of cookies, and donuts.
Drinks are self-service via the drink station and multi-option pop dispensers.
As mentioned earlier, your buffet entry includes unlimited champagne and/or mimosas.
Bellagio Buffet Pricing During Holidays
Prices will change for various holidays throughout the year. And when I say “change” I mean, “increase.”
Like many buffets in Las Vegas, prices for the buffet are increased for holiday buffets at Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas.
But in addition to those three standard holidays, the Bellagio increases the admission price for an amazing 13 other holidays as well, including St. Patrick’s Day and the Chinese New Year.
Increased pricing applies to the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Super Bowl weekend, President’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day Weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Father’s Day weekend, the July 4th weekend, Labor Day, Mexican Independence day weekend (apparently in mid-September), Columbus Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.
These holiday buffet prices are not specifically listed on the Bellagio’s website, as the menu will change depending on the holiday. However generally a holiday buffet will cost from $4 to $8 dollars more than the normal buffet, depending on the holiday.
Christmas holiday pricing starts in mid to late December and runs to early January. The New Year’s Eve Buffet is typically the most expensive buffet of the year.
Finally, as with other all-you-can-eat options in Las Vegas the menu here is subject to change.
Bellagio Buffet FAQ
Bellagio Dinner Buffet
Editors’ Note: Below is the pre-Covid writeup of the Bellagio Buffet’s dinner menu. We’ll update this once the dinner buffet returns.
For you carnivores, you’ll find kobe beef, carvings of ham, prime rib, chicken, lamb, venison, quail, and roasted duck.
Sides include vegetables, breads, and varieties of mashed potatoes. Get them plain, with pesto, or sweet mashed potatoes.
Seafood offerings include fresh salmon and tuna poke. There are snow crab legs of course, as well as dishes not found at every buffet in town, such as salmon mousse cups, crab cakes, smoked trout, mahi mahi, crawfish, seafood paella and even a seaweed salad.
Other items I have yet to see at other Vegas buffets include eel.
The Mexican station features a make your own beef or chicken tacos, along with prepared beef sopaipillas.
The Asian station includes sashimi and a variety of fresh sushi. There’s also a make-your-own Pho area. The duck fried rice gets high marks here too.
Bellagio Buffet’s pasta station includes everything from plain, but wood-oven cooked cheese pizza to pasta marinara, to a highly-regarded mushroom ravioli.
You already know what to expect in the salad area, but there are extras like beef tartare, and a selection of pre-made salads, like Caesar salad, etc.
The Gourmet Friday and Saturday night buffets include a few extras which are not available during the less expensive weeknight dinner buffets. Here I’m talking about Jumbo king crab legs (versus the snow crab legs served during the week), beef Wellington, osso bucco, Chilean sea bass, and what the Bellagio says includes “some of the world’s finest caviars Ikura and Tobiko..”.
Delectable desserts at the Bellagio buffet include tiramisu, banana foster, key lime pie, chocolate covered strawberries, fudge walnut brownie, crème brulee, flan, macaroons, fruit tarts, a mango mousse and an area offering several different gelato flavors.
There is also a selection of sugar free desserts. Also, you now refill your own drinks at the drink station here.
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To fully savor this buffet, you may want to arrive right at opening (3 p.m. for dinner). Sure, it’s early, however you’ll avoid the notoriously long Bellagio Buffet lines that have been known to stretch out into casino. Wait times exceeding an hour aren’t that uncommon.
In addition, an early arrival will ensure yourself of not missing out on any of the extremely popular dishes you wanted to sample, (see the aforementioned chocolate-covered strawberries).
Also, you may want to try to avoid going to the buffet the hour right before a popular show, as many attendees will dine before the performance. This is especially true here, since the restaurant is situated near the O Theatre.
The cost of the Buffet at the Bellagio will depend on the day of your visit.
By that I mean the Friday through Sunday night dinners are more elaborate (and expensive), while Saturday and Sunday mornings have only one brunch, rather than a separate breakfast and lunch each day.
Bellagio Buffet Unlimited Drinks (dinner)
For each buffet, guests can have the option of buying an all-you-can drink package costing $22.99 per person.
Your drink options include Bloody Mary’s, house margaritas, sparking wine, or draft beer.
During Holiday weekends, the unlimited drink package increases a few dollars.
The Bellagio Buffet receipt you will receive has printing on the bottom which reads: “Thank you for limiting your dining experience to 2 hours.
Parties of 8 or more will have an 18% tip included in the bill.
Chef’s Table at the Bellagio Buffet
(Editor’s note: this remains unavailable as of this update. If and when it returns, I will update this accordingly).
If so inclined, you can pay an additional $71.99 (on top of the regular buffet price), to have a seat at the Chef’s Table, where the Bellagio’s executive chef will spend time with you. According to their website, guests will have selections not available at the regular buffet, and that there will be “table side carving of succulent meats from the rotisserie oven and exquisite desserts.”
The Chef’s Table option is only available at the dinner buffet, and runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. A reservation is required for the Chef’s Table.
Bellagio Phone Number & Website
(866) 259-7111 or (702) 693-8865
Website: Bellagio Buffet