Nothing says you love food more than a visit to a buffet restaurant, and for good reason. When you’re at an eat-all-you-can buffet, you can eat to your heart’s content – whatever you like, as much as you like. There’s literally stopping you from consuming anything that suits your fancy, and this is why most people look at the buffet restaurant experience as a treat.
This is not to say that you should eat at buffets all the time, because too much of something is never good. Yes, that includes food. But during the special occasions, you should know the best buffets to pick. Buffet restaurants range in price as well as in the food that the offer. For some, you pay around $20 (or even less) to have access to everything, while there are those that come at a hefty $100.
If you’re a certified buffet fan, these are the 4 restaurants from all around the country that you should not miss:
Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas is the king of buffets, and if you visit this city you’ll quickly note that there are buffets in every single corner. From the majestic hotels to standalone buffet restaurants, Las Vegas certainly knows that if you want to have a good time, food should always be in the equation. But if you want to get the best buffet possible, then head to the Caesars Palace for the Bacchanal Buffet.
The Bacchanal Buffet can seat about 600, so you can only imagine how big it is. Because it’s inside the Caesars Palace, you’ll definitely feel like you’re in a fancy, upscale restaurant and that you’re in for a special treat. The Bacchanal has 9 cooking stations, and these turn out about 500 dishes for you to try, as well as 15 daily specials.
The quality of the food is simply mind-blowing, and there are wonders and surprises at every corner. From prime rib and barbecue briket to sushi and soufflés, there’s nothing more you can ask for if you’re at the Bacchanal.
1899 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
If you think vegetarians are always in the losing end when it comes to buffet restaurants, then you haven’t been to Gaia’s Garden. Touted as the “Best Vegetarian Restaurant” in Sonoma Country, Gaia’s Garden is in essence an international vegetarian buffet. So if you think eating at a buffet is too sinful, maybe Gaia’s Garden will change your mind.
A visit to Gaia’s Garden is not just a fun experience, it will open your eyes to the many wonders that you can do with vegetables. Some people think that there’s only so much you can do with veggies, when in fact some of the most delectable and sophisticated dishes only have vegetables in the ingredient list.
Gaia’s Garden will give you delicious servings of salads, soups, vegetable curries, and special dishes like coconut tofu, eggplant Parmesan, enchiladas, quiche, and even lasagna. You will never look at vegetables for granted again.
Red Apple Buffet
3121 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
This award-winning buffet restaurant in Chicago gives you the best of the best in European fusion. You basically get a wide array of food options sprawled across three full rooms, and even if it will for the most part seem like you’re eating European fare, Red Apple Buffet is actually Polish. This means that if you’re not familiar with Polish cuisine, the Red Apple Buffet is the perfect place to try it.
While the restaurant is certifiably Polish, Red Apple Buffet has mastered the art of European fusion, so you’ll get Polish sausage, potato pancakes, and Pierogis but you’ll also get schnitzel, roast beef, roast turkey, pork stew, pork shanks, blintzes, stuffed cabbage, potato dumplings, and many more. Don’t even get me started on the dessert.
Rockefeller Center, New York City
When you eat at the Rainbow Room, you’ll never see Sunday brunch the same way again. Famous all over the city not just for the food and the old-school New York ambience but also for the breathtaking views that you get, the Rainbow Room is 65 stories high. Set atop 30 Rock, you get some of the best views of New York City’s skyline from this place, so you might as well stuff yourself while you’re at it.
From sweet and savory crepes to the famous bacon bar, this is Sunday morning like you’ve never done it before. Book your Sunday brunch as early as six weeks ahead, and you’ll definitely get the weekend of a lifetime.