A few months ago I was invited by a PR firm to check out Cafe 6, the new casual spot occupying the late Kerry Simon’s eponymous restaurant at Palms Place. Overlooking their pool, it doesn’t look like much has changed. Aside from them using the former wine rack wall to store beer, the place is the same with it’s lightly colored decor and accents of bamboo over what was the sushi bar.
Their menu skews a bit too casual, with almost all hamburgers and sandwiches on the menu and only two entrees. That might be fine for lunch, but the lack of refined options doesn’t make it a dinner destination.
Based on early online reviews, their pretzel ($9.95) was a must. It didn’t disappoint with it’s butter-brushed, warm and soft blistered exterior making it a wonderful appetizer, if not highly original. The large size is a thing to behold and the cheese and mustard sauces are irresistable.
Burgers may look a tad small, but they’re plenty filling. The smoke out burger ($17.95), with its meaty and densely packed patty were well executed. Paired with a pretzel bun and a tangy BBQ sauce it’s a solid burger that’s only downfall was fatty and tough brisket. It was tough to eat in the metal basket that it arrived in, but that’s a small drawback for a good burger and deliciously crisp waffle fries.
If you’re not enticed by the burgers on the menu you can build your own. My wife opted for a “Build your own selfie” done protein-style. The price can add up, though, as individual ingredients are priced separately.
There’s no kid’s menu (or more importantly, kid-sized portions) but there are options for them. Chicken tenders are typically a favorite for any kid. Mine, however, was turned off by the abundance of pepper and paprika that proved too much for his young palate.
There’s potential here. The execution was good for the most part, but the menu is too casual for the vibe of Palms Place. It’s in need of higher class fare — at least that would be my perception if I stayed here. At the very least they should consider expanding their menu to have separate breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
4381 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103