If you haven’t been to the Palms Hotel and Casino in a while you might not recognize it. Since Station Casinos took over the Palms a couple years ago it’s been a constant makeover to the property and its image.
The Palms was once a very hip destination in Las Vegas and with the addition of a new nightclub and new restaurants, the Palms is quickly becoming that hip destination once again.
Recently, a friend and I went to Greene St. Kitchen, and I hate to admit it, but it took us five minutes for us to find the entrance to the restaurant. Sadly, I’m dead serious.
Now I could let you go try and find it yourself or I could be a nice guy and tell you. Sorry but it will be more fun letting you find it on your own. I will tell you it will be part of the fun of the experience and will be worth it once you are inside.
Once you find the door, you will enter a restaurant that blends together art, delicious food, and an atmosphere that salutes New York City’s Soho district. You will find rooms plastered with graffiti echoing the hip hop, punk, and pop culture that thrived in the early 70s in the Soho District. It feels like you are in a cool club and not just a restaurant.
Greene St. Kitchen has a very large selection of Appetizers or Sharables as they refer to them on the menu. This is a great place to stop in before going to the nightclub at the Palms and enjoy a beverage and some appetizers.
There are 16 different appetizers to choose from with something for everyone. You have classic favorites such as Fried Calamari and Buffalo Wings to eclectic dishes like Legs and Eggs. This dish is Crab Legs along with Kaluga Caviar served with garlic butter. Mini Lobster Rolls and Philly Cheese Steak Eggrolls are just a few of the other interesting items on the Appetizer menu.
There is even a section with some Vegan options as well as a Raw Bar and sushi items.
But now it’s time to decide on an entree and there are plenty of interesting options to choose from. Hungry for steak? You can have a 10 oz. Filet for $42 which is reasonable considering most steakhouses on the strip it would be $55 or more.
They have one item called the Big Ass Stuffed Lobster. The Lobster is stuffed with lump crab meat and Ritz cracker mix served with drawn butter. I didn’t order it but a table by us did and it looked amazing. This dish is $78.
What I did order was the Spaghetti Lobster-Homard. This dish was awesome as you got half a lobster, applewood smoked bacon and spaghetti in a cream sauce. The flavor was so good!
Save room for dessert and order The Space Invader whose nickname is Phil. The dessert is $24 and is big enough to share but the fun part in addition to tasting good is the presentation. Trust me, you haven’t seen anything like it.
Greene St. Kitchen is more than just good food. It’s a fun dining experience. I give it a rating of 3.75 Forks.