More information is slowly coming out of the Palms about the big dining and drinking changes expected in the new year and into 2019. Clique Hospitality plans to open two venues at the off-Strip resort.
Both upgrades are part of a second phase of renovations at the resort with a $485 million budget that bring in chefs Bobby Flay, Marc Vetri and Michael Symon, along with a new nightclub, year-round pool party and restaurant, Vandal, from Tao Group.
Clique Hospitality’s Andy Masi, along with nightlife partners Ryan Labbe and Jason “JRoc” Craig, say Camden Cocktail Lounge should open in early 2018.
“A lot of people miss the heyday of Vegas when it was about the room and the energy and not just the talent,” Labbe says in a press statement earlier in November. “We're bringing those days back.”
The former Bistro Buffet should re-open by the end of the year with a complete overhaul that will change the entire dining area with new furniture, walls, ceiling finishes and electrical and lighting fixtures. The replacement for N9NE Steakhouse should also open by the end of the year, along with a noodle bar. Earlier, the Palms indicated that former N9NE Steakhouse chef Barry Dakake would head up the steakhouse. The Noodle Bar occupies 960 square foot space, with a maximum occupancy of 49.