We visit Las Vegas every year, tagging along with my husband who goes to a conference, and we start our visit by getting a Buffet of Buffets pass and hitting several of the buffets that are included. Flavors has never been a favorite, but this year Spice Island at the Planet Hollywood was mostly closed and the Rio’s buffet didn’t seem to be worth traveling to. We hit Harrah’s buffet for dinner, and it was worse than I remembered.
I started with the New York steak, though the roast was so grayish that I wasn’t particularly sure that’s what I was getting when I asked for a slice. It was flavorful enough, but it lack juiciness. I had a slice of roasted pork which was as pedestrian, a very generic piece of beef with snap peas, and not much else. My daughter was very disappointed with the pizza. My husband ate mostly shrimp. The bread pudding wasn’t bad for dessert, but the ice cream was so low quality that even my daughters (who are not exactly picky in this department) rejected it. Instead try the canoli, which was actually quite tasty.
My favorite part of this buffet is that you can actually get your own drinks so you don’t have to wait for them to be refilled. That’s sad.
Again, this is not a buffet I’d pay for or bother going to again. Others seem to feel the same way. We got there around 6:15 PM on a Friday night and we didn’t have to wait in line to get in.
Flavors The Buffet
Harrah’s Las Vegas
475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV
Weekday Breakfast $21/12, Weekend Breakfast $23/12, Weekday Lunch $23/16, Weekend Brunch $28/16, Weekday Dinner $28/16, Weekend dinner $30/16. Groupon deal often available. Children price = 10 & under, Total Rewards members save $1. Available with the Buffet of Buffets pass.
This review is from July 2012.
This is probably the first breakfast buffet I’ve had aside from those that are complimentary at some hotels, and I was very happy with it. It offers plenty of choices – your standard American fare, some Mexican and Chinese stuff (though the latter seemed like left overs from the night before) and plenty of sweets. That’s what I went for, and I was quiet happy.
The mini lemon cheesecakes, raspberry pudding cups, cheese blitz and apple crepes were all excellent – you’d be happy if you got them at a 5-star restaurant. Also nice were the bread pudding with vanilla sauce, the cinnamon roll and the brownie. Less successful was the custard (not sweet enough), the croissants (a bit dry) and the bacon (good flavor but dried out). The sausages, on the other hand, were great. Skip the heavy, cakey doughnuts and the chewy bagels, though there is lox if you want them. The pancakes and French toast could have been better, I wouldn’t bother with them. The biscuits were good, but look for the ones in the warm tray.
Don’t skip the fruit, while the strawberries were tasteless, the watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon were perfectly ripe and sweet – they were a hit with my husband and kids. The pineapple was the canned type, but my youngest enjoyed it.
There is also a carving station (ham, I think) and make-to-order omelets, which we didn’t try. You can order ice cream as well – I wasn’t too fond of the strawberry one.
As for drinks, the coffee was fine, the hot cocoa standard, I felt the chocolate milk was weak but my daughter liked it.
The minus part of the buffet is that we got it as part of the “Buffet of buffets” deal, but we were so full after eating it that we couldn’t take advantage of the lunch buffet that was included in the price.