Carvings Buffet

Casino:Harrah's Reno
Type:Buffets
Cost:$$, Inexpensive. Most entrees under $15.
Menu:Salads, Italian, Mexican, Asian, American, Dessert
Last Visit:May, 2010

Summary

A huge variety of food, casual atmosphere and a reasonable price make Carving's Buffet at Harrah's Reno a reasonable choice. Just remember you're going to a buffet. Summary Review: B

Food

The counter at Harrah's Buffet seemed to go on, and on, and on. Mexican, Asian, American, omelette station, carving, desserts, and more. Probably the longest food counter in Reno. Most of the food was good, but as expected in a buffet none of it was excellent. The Prime Rib was dry, but that was probably the only miss on the food quality. Desserts were fresh and moist. Food Review: B

Atmosphere

Carvings Buffet underwent a large renovation in the last few years, and the entire area feels very new and clean. The tables are spread out and you don't feel like you're eating right next to someone else. The food serving area is incredibly long, and there's a very large tiled area around it, so getting around is easy. The booths can be a little too deep and squishy, and the chairs are more comfortable than they look. The entire buffet has a large footprint. Atmosphere Review: B+

Service

We were seated immediately for lunch on a Friday, but noticed a large waiting area lined off, so we're guessing they can get crowded on busier nights. The staff behind the counter was friendly, and the serving areas were all clean and full. Unfortunately, our table server didn't come by often, and let our drinks get to the bottom more than once. Since the wait staff doesn't play as big a role at buffet as compared to a sit-down meal, more value goes to the overall food serving area and presentation. Service Review: B

Value

Two adults for lunch on the particular Friday we visited was $10.99 per person - a good price for such a full-service, large buffet with a huge variety of food. If you're looking for a large variety at a reasonable price, this might be the buffet for you. Value Review: B