BobDancer
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February 26th, 2017 at 12:01:52 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

STUDIO B BUFFET
Chefs prepare delicious appetizers, entrees and patisserie desserts. Also, enjoy complimentary beer and wine.



A nice feature of the M Buffet is that you get it their seafood meals "free" for a modest amount of slot or vp play. Assuming you're playing their loosest games, you can get a dinner buffet ($40 retail --- I wouldn't pay that --- but I would pay $20 and consider it an excellent value) for about $10 in EV --- and considerably less on 2x point days.
Toes14
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February 26th, 2017 at 1:32:17 PM permalink
My wife and I ate at the buffet at Imperial Palace back in the day. I can't for the life of me remember why. I guess we thought "how bad can a buffet be?". It was not worth the $9-10 each. Nearly everything was fried, overcooked, dried out, and either over or under seasoned. Most of the items had been sitting out under heat lamps for too long. They even messed up the salad bar section with wilted and/or browned lettuce,, slimy vegetables, etc.

The only thing I remember actually being good was the banana pudding.
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JohnnyQ
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February 26th, 2017 at 2:03:52 PM permalink
Quote: Toes14

Imperial Palace Buffet.... Nearly everything was fried, overcooked, dried out, and either over or under seasoned. Most of the items had been sitting out under heat lamps for too long. They even messed up the salad bar section with wilted and/or browned lettuce,, slimy vegetables, etc.

Yep, that's my recollection too !
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February 26th, 2017 at 7:52:42 PM permalink
I just ate the Fremont Casino buffet and it was the worse crap I ever ate. It was steak night and I could not see any, so I asked the chef where the steaks were? He said how do you want it and I said medium. He then reached in a pot of hot water and gave me a steak...... They grill them and then put them in a pot of hot water to keep them warm. They do the same with hamburgs. The rest of the food was just as bad. It was free and I still complained.
zippyboy
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February 26th, 2017 at 9:15:52 PM permalink
Quote: Toes14

My wife and I ate at the buffet at Imperial Palace ......
The only thing I remember actually being good was the banana pudding.


Because it was out of a can.
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FleaStiff
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February 26th, 2017 at 10:19:51 PM permalink
I don't know what the situation is now; but quite some time ago the worst buffet in Vegas was the free sausages and free scrambled eggs served to the dealers each morning. Undoubtedly rejects from the Hotel Guest's buffet. Things that had been on the steam table too long or something and were sent to the dealer's buffet.

Day after Day... ALWAYS those tiny lttle pork sausages and scrambled eggs. Nothing else. Ever.

One dealer speaking to his fellow crew members at the craps table said that Seven-Elevens were beginning to look attractive to him (meaning robbing one) because the tokes were non existent since the casino was often utterly deserted. I usually hit the craps tables early and I think I was the only one in the casino at the time.

I don't recall which casino it was, I'm sure its long gone now.

Mistakes can happen at any casino, even relatively new and well equipped ones that are reasonably well run. I know one casino, half way to California, where a poker dealer called out "FLOOR" and then said 'sit down and take over my game, NOW'. Dealer then walked in as dignified a manner as he could manage to the men's room and while he was in a cubicle heard another dealer come tearing in. The first dealer soon phoned the Casino Shift Supervisor and said 'shut down the employee buffet immediately or you won't have any dealers at all for the rest of the shift'.
mamat
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March 2nd, 2017 at 9:42:04 AM permalink
Quote: BobDancer

A nice feature of the M Buffet is that you get it their seafood meals "free" for a modest amount of slot or vp play. Assuming you're playing their loosest games, you can get a dinner buffet ($40 retail --- I wouldn't pay that --- but I would pay $20 and consider it an excellent value) for about $10 in EV --- and considerably less on 2x point days.

If doing the daily "free buffet" for pts (redeem by 7 pm), remember to allow time to play & eat. Can't use the buffet on the next day.

M Buffet for weekday lunch ($16.99) is a great deal.
300 slot base points (or 850 VP base points). Should be the same on 1x & 8x/3x days.
Advertising suggests you can do pts for both free lunch & dinner, but in practice, I couldn't do twice in one day (Maybe the right cashier can do it).
http://www.themresort.com/promo-free-buffet

Beers on Tap (and rootbeer) included.
Wine included.

I like the "tuna poke" & "salmon lomilomi". Those alone could cover the entire cost of the buffet for me...
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March 2nd, 2017 at 11:20:36 AM permalink
Quote: StevenHowdin

Haha this is good to know... I'm heading to Vegas in the next few weeks! Out of interest, where's the best buffet?



In my opinion, the top three, in order, are Wynn, Caesars, and Cosmopolitan.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 11:50:17 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

In my opinion, the top three, in order, are Wynn, Caesars, and Cosmopolitan.

I've eaten Caesars and Cosmo's from that list, and in my opinion Caesars blows them out of the water.
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MrV
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March 2nd, 2017 at 1:19:00 PM permalink
Has the Bellagio's buffet fallen upon evil times?

It used to be great, but I haven't eaten there for several years.
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