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Orleans buffet renovations

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by npom, May 16, 2017.

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  1. npom

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    I read the Orleans buffet was closed for remodeling but would be open in a different location for breakfast and lunch only. Has anyone heard how long this will be for?
     
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    French Market Buffet
    Effective Monday, May 15th, we have temporarily relocated across form our current location during our remodel. We will be offering Breakfast and Lunch only, we apologize for the inconvenience.
     
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    I've looked but can't find details of the remodeling. All the Orleans site says is that it was closed May 15 and relocated for only breakfast and lunch. I'm staying there for 5 days in June and hoped to try it once maybe twice with a LVA coup. Oh well, there are more than enough good places to eat in Vegas. I don't eat enough to make buffets worth the price anyway. Maybe I can get a free refrigerator at check in for the inconvenience. Worth asking for. Hope someone has more info than I could find.
     
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    It's most likely directly across in the space where that the cafe and Prime Rib loft used during their remodels. It would be large enough for breakfast or lunch crowds but not for dinner. There are a ton of restaurants at the Orleans so it shouldn't cause that much disruption.
     
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    Wow! I had no idea that this was happening. I wonder how long it will take to complete the renovations? I guess it depends on how extensive they are.

    I was about to type that I was surprised there was no warning, but then I caught myself.I've given up trying to figure out what's going on with Boyd these days.

    I'll bet it's a cluster #@^& tomorrow once all the "old farts" figure this out on Young at Heart day!
     
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    I was there Monday morning and it is closed for remodeling
     
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    There has been conversation off and on for a good while about nearly every restaurant at Orleans getting retooled. They were down to the buffet and Big Al's. It wasn't clear if they are doing anything about Friday's or to the food court but everything else was in play.
     
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    Didn't eat at the old buffet yet but sure hope it doesn't turn out like their old café transformation.
    Have not eaten there since. What a shame.
     
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    Anyone been to Orleans Casino recently and can share buffet experience since renovations are going on. Thanks
     
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    My local friend went last week. He was quite disappointed. Said there were very few choices and it wasn't very good.
     
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    I would say probably best to avoid it until after the renos are complete.
     
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    Anyone know when renovations will be done?
     
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    I emailed the marketing dept and they said it would be closed for 4 months.
     
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    I'm guessing the profit margins on the buffet aren't too stellar, otherwise I can't imagine they'd shut the place down for 4 months just for a visual overhaul. The buffet could even be a loss leader for the casino, drawing in crowds who spend elsewhere on the property. I ate there in January and thought it was pretty solid, and I was definitely surprised at how cheap it was. I don't know if they can profit at those price points, but I guess part of their benefit is that they cater to an older crowd which, on average, may have a smaller appetite.

    I'm sure they're thinking they'll make up some of the lost revenue at other property eateries, too.

    Still, 4 months seems like a crazy timeframe for a cosmetic change.
     
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    I would not visit the Orleans during these 4 months.
     
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    When they spoke if renovations, they never really went into details about what they were doing but the impression given was that it would be more upscale. For the size of it, four months makes sense. It makes sense to do it now because fall should be busier than summer so they will miss less business.

    Disturbed by the folks who won't stay there while tghw buffet is closed. It was a good value but wouldn't make or break a trip for me.
     
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    Anyone know when they will reopen?
     
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    Rumor is sometime in September.
     
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    I'll be there in 3 weeks September 4-7 and staying at The Orleans...hoping the buffet is open then?!?!?
     
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    any update on the progress of the French Market Buffet remodel? If they were targeting a return to service of mid-September, will they make it and when do you think the grand-reopening will actually occur?
     
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