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Bacchanal Buffet Review – Take a Look Inside!

Key Points:

  • Put bluntly, Bacchanal is the best buffet in Las Vegas, and it isn’t particularly close.
  • What makes it great is the assortment of high-end food with various cultural influences and signature items like seafood and prime rib.
  • Items I enjoyed most included quesabirria tacos, lamb gyros, and roasted bone marrow.

Buffets have been a staple of the Las Vegas experience for decades.

While some visitors still equate buffets with the nightmarish one featured on “Vegas Vacation”, high-end options like the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace have turned that perception on its head.

Although the price point is no joke (more on that below), Bacchanal consistently delivers a high-quality and diverse culinary experience.

The buffet’s main draw (for me at least) is the ability to experience multiple upscale meals for a price that’s comparable to dinner at a nice traditional restaurant.

As a fan of upscale buffets, I’ve personally made several trips to Bacchanal, never leaving unsatisfied.

In fact, I’ve never even left uncomfortably full, as gorging yourself to the point of discomfort isn’t necessary to get your money’s worth.

As it had been a while since my last visit, I figured it’d be fun to swing back into the Bacchanal Buffet to see what’s new with the intent of sharing my experience, alongside plenty of pictures!

Exterior of the Bacchanal Buffet which is constructed of real, and glass bricks, giving it almost an icy appearance
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Bacchanal Buffet Pricing and Hours

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is open nightly for dinner, and over the weekends for brunch service. Pricing and hours are as follows:

  • Dinner is served nightly from 3:30 pm – 10 pm and costs $84.99.
  • Brunch is served Thursday – Monday from 9 am – 1 pm and costs $64.99.
  • Crab Brunch is served Thursday – Monday from 1 pm – 3 pm and costs $79.99.

Related: Sticker Shock? Check out the most affordable buffets in Las Vegas.

How to Make Reservations at Bacchanal Buffet

While walk-up customers are accepted, reservations are highly recommended due to the buffet’s popularity. Trust me – You don’t want to be a walk-up customer. The line is egregious.

Reservations at Bacchanal can be made in advance here.

Bacchanal Buffet Menu Items

As an upper-echelon Las Vegas buffet, Bacchanal at Caesars Palace is a far departure from cheaper options that offer value in the form of a massive meal at a low price point.

Instead, Bacchanal delivers by giving guests the opportunity to sample high-quality cuisine options that span the culinary spectrum.

Global influences represented at the buffet included Asian, Filipino, Italian, American, Mexican, French, and Mediterranian, among others.

Unlike lesser buffets, most of Bacchanal’s food options are served individually vs. in “Vegas Vacation” style troughs.

Shrimp and Grits with a BBQ drizzle served on a small individual plate with a shell poking up out of the back of the dish.
Just look at that presentation.

Another feature that set this buffet apart from its peers are the abundance of live-action stations which include:

  • Asian soup station
  • Pasta & risotto station
  • Crepe station
  • Quesabirria Tacos (My favorite – pictured below)

I ate no less than 5 of those tasty little sons of guns.

A chef folds tacos on a large griddle behind the counter at Bacchanal.

Of course, the “heavy hitters” like prime rib and crab legs drew the most fanfare.

The main carving table was stocked with prime rib, grilled tri-tip, espresso-rubbed striplin, beef steamship, and smoked brisket.

Bacchanal's carving station stocked with prime rib and other large chunks of beef.
That’s a lot of meat.

A selection of pork, chicken, turkey, and grilled quail were also available.

A display table with quail, turkey, chicken, and pork displayed.

In a separate area of the buffet, there was even an entire roasted pig which was cubed for easy consumption.

An entire roasted pig, which has been cubed after cooking is on display with serving tongs.
Whole roasted pig

Seafood options were impressively presented, of high quality, and included clams, Jonah crab claws, mussels, whelks, lobster claws, shrimp, and crab legs among others.

The steamed crab legs were fat, in great condition, and in demand.

A pile of undamaged, thick steamed crab legs.
Steamed crab legs
Cajun poached prawns, whelks, and Lobster Claws piled up separately on a bed of ice.
Cajun poached prawns, whelks, and lobster claws
Chilled crab legs, shrimp, and crab  claws served on ice.

The dessert counter was a work of art, almost evoking guilt for disturbing the display. With options including donuts, cheesecake, brownies, cookies, and cupcakes, there’s something for all.

Creme Brulee, and other assorted desserts on display.
An assortment of colorful dessert options laid out on trays.
Cupcakes with pink frosting and colorful sprinkles.
Cheesecake squares topped with a single raspberry and a single blueberry.
Circular chocolate pie desserts, each topped with small chunks of fruit.

Here are a bunch more photos I snapped of unique food options throughout the buffet!

A single serviing of Harissa Girlled Octopus.
Harissa Grilled Octopus
A single serving of a kimchi BBQ oyster served on a small bed of ice.
Kimchi BBQ Oysters
Wood Grilled Tbone single serving on a small plate at the Bacchanal Buffet.
Wood Grilled Lamb Tbone
Pan Seared Salmon single serving.
Pan Seared Salmon
2 Stuffed Risotto Balls on a skewer.
Arancini (Stuffed risotto balls)
A large selection of Asian dishes that include potstickers, spring rolls, garlic clams, and carved duck roast.
Asian selections
A diverse selection of Asian dishes that include fried rice, General Tso's chicken and Bang Bang Shrimp.
Fried Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, and Bang Bang Shrimp among others.
Kimchi Fried rice dipslayed in a large bowl next to other Korean inspired dishes.
Kimchi Fried Rice and Korean Chicken.
3 rows of small gyros on display.
Lamb Gyros
6 different varieties of prepared salads.
Prepared salads
Smoked Salmon Mousse, which look like mini ice cream cones (minus the ice cream).
Smoked Salmon Mousse
Burrata and Apricots Crostini
Burrata and Apricots Crostini
Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs on individual plates.
Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Crudite with carrots, broccoli, and a tomato served in a glass.
Ahi Tuna Poke in individual dishes.
Ahi Tuna Poke
Lomi Salmon Poke in individual servings.
Lomi Salmon Poke
BBQ Trainwreck fries, which are a single serving of french fries topped with BBQ sauce, ctomatoes, and meat.
BBQ Trainwreck Fries
Individual serving of gumbo, which has a pile of rice and a crawfish visible.
Individual plates lined up, each with a small hamburger on it.
A single small waffle topped with a piece of chicken, pickle, and sweet and spicy sauce.
Individual servings of bone marrow, each served with a crusty piece of bread as well.
Roasted Bone Marrow
3 vegetarian dishes next to each other that include a spring vegetable medly, Impossible burger stroganioff, and soiyrizo chili.
Vegetarian options – Impossible Burger Stroganoff, Soyrizo chili, and a vegetable medley.
Duck quasadillas, fried plantains, and street style hot dogs on display.
Duck Carnitas Quesadilla, Fried plantains, and Street Dogs
Al Pastor Tacos, Churros, and Shrimp Totadas.
Al Pastor Tacos, Churros, and Shrimp Totadas.
A chips and Salsa station at Bacchanal Buffet.
Chips and Salsa

Is Bacchanal Buffet Worth the Money?

Even at the buffet’s elevated price point, Bacchanal is worth spending up for.

From a quality perspective, the buffet ranks as the best in Las Vegas, a hair ahead of other top options like The Buffet at Wynn, The Buffet at Bellagio, and Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan.

The buffet’s sheer variety is unmatched – Dishes are available from around the globe and range from basic (pizza, pasta, etc.) to adventurous and hard to find (fried octopus, bone marrow, lamb t-bone, etc).

The live-action stations are truly special, and I found myself eating way too many of the Quesabirria Tacos, which were made with braised beef, a corn tortilla, Oaxaca cheese, cilantro, and onion.

Ultimately though, the answer to whether or not Bacchanal is worth it boils down to what you’re looking for. If you’re seeking a meal that offers a wide range of high-quality options, then this could certainly be for you.

While I tend to be a buffet eater who focuses on the “heavy hitters” like prime rib and crab legs, Bacchanal’s other dishes are so compelling that I found myself branching out much more than normal.

I wholeheartedly endorse the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace to anyone looking for an upscale all-you-can-eat option while in Las Vegas. Yes, the price tag may be on the high side, but there’s a darn good reason for it.

On the flip side, if quality isn’t as important to you, and you’re content with decent, less original food options, I’d consider cheaper options like the Buffet at Luxor, Buffet at Excalibur, or Buffet at MGM Grand where you can save $20 – $30 per person when compared to Bacchanal – They won’t blow you away, but they’ll do the trick.

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Sunday 8th of October 2023

Do they serve the same food at the Bacchanal on Thursday night as they do on Friday and Saturday. I'm trying to find out if there is different food on the weekend dinner buffet. Specifically, all the crab, crab legs, lobster claws, prime rib clams.

Jake Hoffman

Monday 9th of October 2023

I believe so - I think the pricing difference reflects supply & demand vs. drastic menu changes.


Monday 19th of June 2023

Hi Jake, we're going to LV in August and have to decide between Bacchanal or Wynn. Is there a possibility to save some money on these, I read about Groupon options?


Monday 19th of June 2023

@Torsten, unfortunately, you won't be able to find a discount on these buffets as there's a ton of demand. You can't lose with either of those options, but I personally would lean Bacchanal!


Tuesday 28th of June 2022

Do they still offer all you can drink for $20 ?

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