Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Le Village Buffet at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas

After the kids spent their 1o dollars at Circus Circus in order to win 2 pillows, 4 bouncy balls, and a light up toy, we met up with the rest of the family at the Paris Hotel for our New Year dinner.

Le Village Buffet, along with the buffet at the Bellagio, are two of my favorite buffets on the strip, although I haven't tried the one at Wynn's yet. The ambience here is wonderful and brings me memories of me and hubby sitting outside a cafe in the real Paris sucking on escargot. Well, just me with the escargot bit because hubby would never eat snails.

The snow crab legs and cocktail shrimps are always good here, and this time around they had Jonah crab claws. I was surprised to find out that Jonah crabs used to be considered a nuisance to New England lobstermen, as I found them sweet and delicious. There were delicious baked oysters too, but no raw ones.

The dessert section is wondeful. Their creme brulee is perfect, and they have a crepe bar where they will make your crepe to order. We always seem to end our dinner with soft serve.

They also have good flan, nice and light. That brown thing there is one of the kids' brownies, which was too sweet for me.

My mom was able to have her crab legs warmed up by the waiter, although I prefer my snow crab legs fresh and chilled as I find them juicier that way. The waiters, of course, bring you all the drinks you want.

Le Village Buffet is located at the Paris Hotel at 3655 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV (888) 266-5687


Marie said...

I've always wanted to try the buffet at Paris, but have been unable to resist the ones that run the gamut from Italian pastas to crab rangoons. But, perfect creme brulee sounds very enticing! I must make an effort to include the Paris buffet next time I'm in Vegas.

EatTravelEat said...

Food looks great and very high quality! Crepes are hard to find and although I have read reviews on this place before I haven't seen any photos.
I am certainly impressed with the interior; it does not look like a buffet at all until I looked at it several times!
The Wynn buffet is really good but there are WAY too many people waiting! What happened after Christmas day was shocking. The line went out from the buffet entrance, and when you go inside the buffet entrance there is already a huge snaking line area for people to wait. For the line to go out probably meant a 2-3 hour wait for the people at the back of the line!
I have heard the Planet Hollywood buffet was good too; the hotel says they have awards on it. But I've never been to it so can't offer anything on it. Our most recent visit to ph ended up negatively, as the fire drill went on, which I have never seen before! It smelled like gas outside, and so it was time to leave.

Food For Tots said...

The buffet spread sounds fantastic especially the escagots, crab and those yummy desserts!

shavedicesundays said...

Marie, it's not cheap, but it's good to try at least once while you're in Vegas.

EatTravelEat, yes I love the interior. Pretty unique. My cousin just told me about the line at Wynn- how she was one of those in the three hour line. Sorry you had a bad experience at Planet Hollywood. That's just awful when something like that happens.

Food For Tots, it was a decadent New Year dinner!

EatTravelEat said...

Wynn at times can have such long lines, but at sometimes there can be little which is nice. Wonder if they have a reservations line.
ph was weird! Some people said though it was just a regular fire practice but we could hear the fire trucks coming later on. We were lucky though and left fast! The noise the alarm makes sounds more calm compared to school alarms, which have sharp tones.