There’s been plenty of speculation and gossip about changes that could be coming soon to the Palms, the off-Strip casino resort opened in 2001 and acquired by Station Casinos parent company Red Rock Resorts Inc. a year ago. The chatter continues, but at least now we know what some of the restaurant spaces at the Palms will become.
Lucky Penny, an updated version of the classic 24-hour casino café, is set to open July 1. According to last week’s announcement, Lucky Penny will feature “an around the clock menu featuring extensive breakfast options perfect for a late night snack or the morning after a big party night,” along with soups, salads, pizzas, wok dishes, burgers, sandwiches, boozy shakes and cold-pressed juices. It will be located in the former café space right off the east parking garage.
The gigantic restaurant space formerly occupied by the world’s largest Hooters will become Social Table in mid-July, combining "alfresco poolside dining … with craft beers, grilled specialties and bar favorites.” Social Table appears to be a temporary concept, however, as the statement says it will run through the end of the year.
The Palms’ Bistro Buffet will close on June 30 to make way for a new buffet slated to open in December. The rest of the resort’s dining offerings include fine-dining spot Alizé; Palms Place burger eatery Café 6; China House, previously known as Lao Sze Chuan (and perhaps primed for another revamp); institution N9NE Steakhouse; and well-regarded Italian restaurant Nove.