Greene St. Kitchen, the new restaurant inside the Palms, is so much more than a place to eat and drink. The front of the venue is an old-school video arcade, and guests enter the dining room through a giant, vintage Coca-Cola refrigerator. There’s an actual Banksy painting near the host stand, and the restaurant’s multiple dining areas—Greene St. takes up a whopping 5,000 square feet—are all decorated with different, unique murals, each from a renowned artist, like the LA-based Kenny Scharf.
Greene St. Kitchen’s menu is “globally inspired,” borrowing from Asian, Mediterranean and European cuisines. It has ambiance in spades, with an electric, lively vibe perfect for a pre-show dinner or a place to bring friends. The cocktail list will get you off to a great start. If you’re about presentation, the Rook ($16)— gin, pesto syrup, lime and pink peppercorn—is served in a flowerpot. If you’re more spirit-forward, the Dope Hat ($16), with jalapeño-infused whiskey, agave and blood orange juice, is a spicy but balanced concoction that doesn’t need to mellow before you can begin drinking.
Food-wise, there are a few things you must order. Tuna Pizza ($17) might not sound amazing, but these thin slices of sashimi-grade tuna, black garlic soy aioli, micro shiso and white truffle oil on top of a crisp corn tortilla, could change your mind. If you feel like splurging, the Legs and Eggs ($59) is delectable: butter-poached king crab legs topped with Kaluga caviar and served on a bed of melted leeks and roasted garlic butter. And speaking of melted leeks, they also make an appearance time paired with a whole steamed striped bass ($42).
Greene St. doesn’t bill itself as a “healthy” restaurant, but most everything on the menu feels, at the very least, health-conscious. If you’re looking for a nice night out without sacrificing your dietary needs, it’s a great add to your rotation.
Greene St. Kitchen Palms, 702-942-7777. Daily, 5 p.m.-midnight.