Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino 3.0

The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
After extensive remodeling, the 2,885-room resort has pulled back from its pirate persona. But some things stayed the same: The wide variety of pizzas are still cooked in a rustic oven.

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 After extensive remodeling, the 2,885-room resort has pulled back from its pirate persona. But some things stayed the same: The wide variety of pizzas are still cooked in a rustic oven.
Since it opened in 1998, the 3,933-room Bellagio, one of the most luxurious resorts on the Strip, has been a wildly popular destination for Vegas tourists. Its attractions -- the 1,200-plus dancing water fountains, the butterflies in the botanical garden, the on-site Chanel and Prada boutiques -- have become a must-see for anyone visiting Vegas. And its buffet is one of Vegas's best. The buffet's carving station goes beyond the usual prime rib to include St. Louis barbecue ribs and chicken Wellington. The large variety of cuisines includes Italian, Japanese, Chinese seafood, and American. The Bellagio's buffet may not be the cheapest -- $14.95 breakfasts, $19.95 lunches, $23.95 weekend brunches, $27.95 weeknight dinners, and $35.95 dinner Saturdays and Sundays, when the buffet includes Kobe beef -- but it's worth it. Studio B, the buffet at the M Resort in suburban Las Vegas, doesn't skimp on the desserts, or anything else: It serves upwards of 200 dishes a day. The food is on par with that at other top Vegas buffets, including the highly-rated Bellagio buffet, but the prices are lower (breakfast is $11, compared with $14.95 at Bellagio). Huge video monitors fill the dining area, letting buffet guests watch cooking demonstrations from the pros while they eat. Diners get personal service from the chefs at some stations. Other perks include free beer and wine with lunch and dinner. The Rio's remarkable Village Seafood buffet serves up international flavors from Latin America to the Mediterranean. With crab legs, Cuban shrimp stew, Baja fish tacos, and mussels, the buffet bests the 300-plus mediocre dishes at the hotel's Carnival World buffet. You'll find clams on the half shell, freshly shucked oysters, shrimp, and more (all flown in daily) on ice at the crustacean station. The buffet at the Rio is well worth the short trip from the Strip, but at $38, it's pricey. Load up on crab legs and lobster tails to get your money's worth. You can expect to find cupcakes, cookies, creme brulee, and more at the popular dessert bar, which one Yelp reviewer called "the best dessert bar ever." The scantily-clad cocktail waitresses in the casino make the hotel appear adults-oriented, but the kid-friendly buffets and family-size suites say otherwise. The revolving wheel of gelato, conveniently located next to the other desserts, is a favorite among buffet-goers. The hotel's Carnival World buffet offers 70 kinds of pie, but its gelato bar doesn't spin. In contrast to most Vegas buffets, the serving and dining spaces at the 2,716-room Wynn are large and airy. The rest of the hotel is equally impressive: Every inch of the 2,716-room property is meticulously designed to dazzle. The Las Vegas Review-Journal staff named the Wynn's buffet the best in Las Vegas in 2009, and high quality doesn't come cheap: It costs $34.95 on weeknights. Diners can browse 16 staffed cooking stations, including ones serving seafood, Italian, Mexican, and American cuisine, and an impressive dessert spread that includes a gelato station. The whimsical, Disney-esque Le Village Buffet at the Paris -- voted best buffet by the Las Vegas Review-Journal three years in a row -- has five cook-to-order stations, each serving a different regional French cuisine. Lines can be long, and the gooey pie filling on top of the Belgian waffles is no substitute for real fruit, but Francophile diners with American appetites won't find such a vast spread of French food at a better price ($15 breakfasts, $25 dinners). This buffet is family-friendly, hooking kids up with $9.99 breakfasts and $3 off lunch and dinner. And it's popular, too -- diners are willing to wait as long as 20 minutes in line to sample French dishes. Unlike most Vegas buffets, which tend to be dark and windowless, the scenic Paradise Garden Buffet at the fun, iconic Flamingo Hotel on the Strip overlooks the streams, gardens, and live flamingos of the hotel's wildlife preserve. The buffet counters include a salad and fresh fruit bar. The crustacean corner, with shrimp, Alaskan crab legs, and seafood salads, is the best part of a $22 dinner spread that's no better than average overall. Your best bet for a good meal is the $20 champagne brunch, which includes some 60 different breakfast foods, including made-to-order omelets and waffles, corned beef hash, and smoked Norwegian salmon. The pies, cakes, and pastries at the dessert bar are freshly baked, according to the hotel. The buffet at reasonably-priced, newly rebranded Treasure Island hotel is not the biggest on the Strip, but it's definitely a notch above the typical Vegas all-you-can-eat spread -- and all for a fair price ($14-$22 breakfasts; $22-$26 dinners). The buffet includes salads made to order, a custom pasta station, sushi chefs on the floor, and barbecue. Plus, the food is fresh and the servers are attentive. The dessert selection includes creme brulee, chocolate-covered strawberries, fruit tarts, and cupcakes. After dinner, head to the hotel's free pirate show out front or the longest-tenured Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas inside. After extensive remodeling, the 2,885-room resort has pulled back from its pirate persona. But some things stayed the same: The wide variety of pizzas are still cooked in a rustic oven.