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Orleans Alder & Birch Review

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by MGinCO, May 1, 2017.

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  1. MGinCO

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    Open Table Reservation for 3 @ 5pm on a Thursday

    Arrived at 4pm for "Happy Hour" in lounge. Ordered "Lavender Kiss" and 2 Miller Lites.
    2 appetizers, Mushroom/beef and bacon-wrapped dates.
    Small plates china and cloth napkins for serving.

    I had previewed the menu earlier. So, I knew I wanted that Lavender Kiss cocktail.
    What a buzzkill when the bartender told me they were out after the 1st drink,
    Ok, a 2 hour Happy Hour on a weekday, and they are already out of a signature drink???
    Price was a tad over $44, I paid cash of $52, I think.
    Once we got to the dining room, it got a little nosy with the millennial's partying.

    Dinner @ 5pm.
    Nice quiet dining room, near a huge fireplace. (Too close to lounge, see above)
    Service was timely, well-paced, but not intrusive.
    Prices were not cheap but a lot less than strip prices.
    Huge ribeye about 1-in thick was $41
    NY strip was $43
    There also was a salmon dish, I was going to order, until I noticed it had crawfish tails on it.
    Everything else was a-la-cart.
    Dishes were large enough to share.
    My $7 asparagus dish was excellent, as were the steaks, as ordered.
    The onion soup looked divine. Something I may have to try later.
    Desserts were bread pudding and raspberry champagne sorbet.
    Both were excellent.

    Total bill was $187, which I charged to my room, which was then comped via play.
    Tip was 20%.

    Would I go again? Probably, or just use the lounge for a drink and app.
    I still want to try the Cornerstone Steakhouse @ Gold Coast.
     
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    I always stop at the Orleans at least once to play craps, thanks for the review!

    At 5 on a Thursday was it busy?

    When you said they were "out" of the Lavender Kiss after the first one, what were they out of? The drink is Dehydrated Lavender Flower, Ketel One Vodka, Grand Marnier, Champagne, I assume it was the flower they were out of?
     
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    One last question, you said, " Once we got to the dining room, it got a little nosy with the millennial's partying" and then you said "Nice quiet dining room", I'm confused :)
     
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    Sorry, it was quiet, until a group came into the lounge.
    We were the first table inside, close to the lounge.

    No, It was no busy, even at 4pm. We were the first and only ones there, until close to 5pm.
    Yes, out of the lavender flower.
     
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