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Though it serves 4,000 patrons a day, the Bellagio buffet manages to balance quantity and quality. The dining room’s high traffic requires constant turnover at the 12 food stations, which range from seafood to pasta. So you’ll see chefs pulling pizzas right out of the oven, carving fresh roasted prime rib, or throwing a sauce on a stir fry. Don’t like the ready-made ahi tuna salad? Have a chef toss a fresh one. And if you have dietary restrictions, a staff member will help you make the rounds. Be sure to try the gourmet dinner on weekends, when the kitchen brings out the Kobe beef.
Price: Weekdays: breakfast, $14.95 per person; lunch, $19.95; dinner, $27.95. Weekends: brunch, $23.95; dinner, $35.95.
Save Room for: The king crab legs, with a side of drawn butter, a brandy cocktail sauce, or a squeeze of fresh lemon.