Built in 1998 on the former site of the Dunes, the Bellagio has come to symbolize the luxury Vegas casino getaway. It’s the hub of poker action in the city, with some of the highest limits and a regular cast of professional players coming through. And when all these visitors get hungry, the in-house cafe serves them up a wide range of American diner food at any hour. The menu extends beyond just the sort of fare you’d find at a Denny’s, however.
You’ll find good burgers, fries and steaks on hand, but also a range of specialties from around both the United States and the world: Maryland Crab Cakes, Atlantic Salmon, Seared Monkfish, Crostini, Greek Salad, Mushroom Tacos, Spaghetti Bolognese, and French Onion Soup for a few examples of menu diversity.
If you’re staying at the Bellagio or anywhere on the strip, it couldn’t be simpler to get to. The cafe is open 24 hours and also serves breakfasts, but the highlight is probably a range of delicious desserts served in very generous portions: Tiramisu, Creme Brulee, Black Forest Cake, Carrot Cake and Banana Cream Pie are some of the biggest hits.
Prices are high even by Vegas standards, but the food quality also tends to be on the high end with most menu items. Soups and salads start at around $9, entrees run between $15-25, coffee is $4.50 (though a full pot is brought to the table and the quality is on par with the price), and desserts are about $10 apiece.
Like the rest of the Bellagio, it’s technically casual, but the atmosphere is a higher-end sort of casual dining as a lot of high rollers frequent this property. If you aren’t dressed at least a little bit nicely you’ll likely feel out of place. There’s a nice view of the Bellagio’s Conservatory Gardens to enjoy as you dine and you can expect full table service. If you’re dining at peak hours be prepared for a wait of up to 15 to 20 minutes to be seated, however.