It’s been a while since we did a buffet review so this week we are going to talk about the Le Village Buffet at Paris Hotel & Casino.
Regular readers of my column know I like to play poker as much as I can. If you are a poker player, Caesars Entertainment is running a promotion in all their Las Vegas poker rooms right now. If you play 1.5 hours of live poker at Caesars Palace or 3 hours at any of their other properties you will earn a free buffet comp.
All of their buffets are eligible for the free comp except for the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars and the Seafood Buffet at the Rio. The Carnival Buffet at Rio is eligible, which is really a great deal for poker players as most of these dinner buffets are $30 or more. The free buffet voucher is good for 48 hours from the time it is issued.
It had been years since I was at Le Village Buffet. There is no question the best buffet of the Caesars properties is Bacchanal, but it’s also twice the price and for good reason.
Of the mid-priced buffets I found Paris to be the best value. First off, just from its interior look, which is that of a little village, hence the name. The concept of Le Village is that it brings foods from the five provinces in France at the different food stations.
Like any Las Vegas buffet there was an ample supply of crab legs and shrimp. Those are always my go to items to start, one because they are so good and two you don’t get filled up right away. If you go for prime rib or pasta dishes right out of the gate you will fill up fast and not get to try a lot of different items.
When you do get around to pasta try their Truffle Mac n Cheese, as it’s a very tasty dish. The Prime Rib is good but I can tell you it’s usually going to be on the rare side. If you don’t like it that way just ask the chef at the carving station to throw it on the grill for you. They also had lamb, which was good as well.
Be sure to save room for dessert as the French are known for their breads and pastries and there are many choices here. The signature dessert at Le Village is the fresh made-to-order crepe station. They have several standard combination crepes or you can create your own with the fillings you want. Crepes are a great ending and a nice highlight to your meal.
Le Village Buffet is one of the better mid-priced buffets on the Strip and with the current promotion Caesars is running earning a free buffet is easy. I give Le Village Buffet a Rating of 3.50 Forks.