Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Palms

We live about 6km west of Las Vegas Boulevard commonly called the ‘Strip’, where most of the big casinos are located. We can’t see the tall buildings because of the houses across the street, but between the buildings and down the side road we can see the glimmer of neon, and at night all of the lights down there keep things bright. Even though we can see adult Disneyland down there doesn’t mean we go there often. Once in a while we feel like a special meal, or just to take some time walking and there is no better place for us than down with the crowds. We can go in the other direction to Red Rock Canyon for alone walks in the hills for a different perspective.

When we feel like a nice breakfast we love the Bouchon at the Venetian, but it is rather fancy and expensive and a long casino walk to get to. For quicker we usually hit the coffee shop at the Palms. The Palms is also west of the Strip, a bit away from most of the tourists, it is a little too far to walk over to from the main action, and so attracts a bit different crowd. The Palms is home to the only Playboy club left, a lot of actors and sports stars and music people like to go there. They have a very good recording studio, used by a lot of artists, in addition to the Pearl hall, great for mid size presentations. It’s also very easy for us to get to on the back roads.

We tried the buffet once, it’s OK, but not as large or as good as some of the others. The Rio’s buffet is still our favorite, but we hear the one at Paris is the best on the Strip.

They do have a fair assortment, and it was pretty good, a recommendation if you are staying at the Palms but not a dining destination from the Strip. The Palms 9 Steakhouse is great though, if you are feeling rich and want to mingle with the famous.


WhisperingWriter said...

I've always wanted to check out The Palms.

SOL's view said...

It looks interesting. If I ever get to travel to the US, then Vegas is definitely the place to go, yes? :)

JoeinVegas said...


Don said...

Just put the Palms up higher on my list of casino's to visit. It looks pretty empty though. Hope that's just because of the time of day or something.

JoeinVegas said...

We hit the buffet just before they closed the lunch line. It's shut down for an hour to switch over to dinner, so most of the shots were while we lingered (and probably made the staff mad)