mamat
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December 26th, 2016 at 7:19:54 PM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

Harrah's Rincon's Diamond Lounge just serves small snacks. Can someone recommend how much I should tip if I order just one cola from the server?

I often tip $1 for minor service.

SoCal (formerly Rincon) is self-serve for sodas. And no free alcohol in California (except for invitation-only private events)

4-8 pm Food hours
4 pm? They bring out chips & salsa, and fruit plate (I think chips come out before fruit plate).
-> They restock the fruit plate until 6 pm, but afterwards when the fruit disappears, it's gone.
4-6 pm Finger food (only one type each day), which a server brings to each person (empanadas, meatballs, wontons, etc...)
-> As much as you like, but it's a pain that it isn't self-serve.
6-8 pm Dessert plates (cakes, dessert cups), also brought individually to each person.

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Las Vegas: Paris always has celery, chips, dip, bread, desserts
4:30-6:30 pm Chicken wings (pretty good, juicy, not overcooked) & a second item (potato skins, etc...)

Haven't tried the other Diamond Lounges this trip. One lady says Harrahs (food begins at 4 pm) has more variety than Flamingo & Paris (and Bally's is still closed).

Caesar's has a Seven Stars lounge (at least it did last trip in April) open 24 hrs/day.
Drinks below $35 comped without using pts. Fresh watermelon juice.
Depending on what I order, I tip $1-5.
RS
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December 26th, 2016 at 9:42:51 PM permalink
Self service soda at Rincon? Is this new?

Caesars (as of a few weeks ago at least) still has the pitiful seven stars lounge, if you can even call it that. Last time I was in there, although pretty late, had some chips and pretzels I think and that's it. Had to settle and eat at the peasant lounge ;) (what do they call it, "diamond lounge" or something?)....that was equally as sad.

I usually tip $1/drink in general. When eating at Diamond lounge, although rare, I'd tip $2-3.
djatc
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December 27th, 2016 at 12:34:26 AM permalink
self serve soda machines are the bees knees

#fight for 15 so i can get more automated service machines

it's great to go to a grocery store nowadays, no need to deal with cashiers and their jibber jabber

hopefully mcdonald's does this soon, with customizable options for my burger.
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mamat
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December 27th, 2016 at 3:01:25 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Self service soda at Rincon? Is this new?

Not sure. I've only used the Rincon lounge in late 2016.

Quote: RS

Caesars (as of a few weeks ago at least) still has the pitiful seven stars lounge, if you can even call it that. Last time I was in there, although pretty late, had some chips and pretzels I think and that's it.

Caesar's used to spend $2 million/yr on food in their seven stars lounge, but they might have cut back (Mirage closed their HL lounge in the past few years).

24 hrs: They used to have congee with a few condiments (Asian breakfast food), teas, litchi gummies, (maybe pretzels)

Some day time off-hours: Sandwiches (sliced into very small pieces), fruit

Meal times: 2-4 entrees (decent).

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Last time I checked (April 2016), there were maybe five 24-hr Elite lounges left in Vegas (Caesar's, Bellagio, maybe MGM, Venetian, maybe Wynn).
coilman
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December 27th, 2016 at 5:49:23 AM permalink
Diamond Lounge at Caesars in WINDSOR proved to be too popular ...thus cutting sales at the pitiful market square buffet (food sucks) and other dining choices in the casino. DL would be lined up on the better food nights while the buffet just outside had NOBODY in line to dine there.

So the solution to the DL being too popular??

Effective January 9, 2017, the Diamond Lounge will be open Friday through Sunday* every week.

Friday: 3pm-11pm
Saturday: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

*The Diamond Lounge will also be open on select holidays and any mid-week show nights between 3pm-9pm. Please continue to enjoy the Market Buffet, Artist Cafe, Legends, Pronto Cafe and Johnny Rockets - all open 7 days
vegas
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December 27th, 2016 at 6:46:30 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

Diamond Lounge at Caesars in WINDSOR proved to be too popular ...thus cutting sales at the pitiful market square buffet (food sucks) and other dining choices in the casino. DL would be lined up on the better food nights while the buffet just outside had NOBODY in line to dine there.

So the solution to the DL being too popular??

Effective January 9, 2017, the Diamond Lounge will be open Friday through Sunday* every week.

Friday: 3pm-11pm
Saturday: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

*The Diamond Lounge will also be open on select holidays and any mid-week show nights between 3pm-9pm. Please continue to enjoy the Market Buffet, Artist Cafe, Legends, Pronto Cafe and Johnny Rockets - all open 7 days




It was bad enough at Windsor that you needed 25,000 points just to get into the diamond lounge for free. Now this. Really no reason to get diamond in 2017.
50-50-90 Rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you'll get it wrong
mamat
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December 29th, 2016 at 6:10:28 PM permalink
LINQ has a 3535 club (Diamonds & Seven Stars): Visited today for 1st time
Food 4-7 pm - Prime Rib & Fingerling potatoes for next few days
Beer, wine, well spirits free
Top-shelf/Name-brand liquor cost money.

Flamingo Diamond club also had Prime Rib & Fingerling potatoes today.
Boz
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December 29th, 2016 at 7:05:38 PM permalink
Quote: mamat

LINQ has a 3535 club (Diamonds & Seven Stars): Visited today for 1st time
Food 4-7 pm - Prime Rib & Fingerling potatoes for next few days
Beer, wine, well spirits free
Top-shelf/Name-brand liquor cost money.

Flamingo Diamond club also had Prime Rib & Fingerling potatoes today.



I wonder if charging for Premium is going to be a new CZR Thing? They never think these things out, only do them.
mamat
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December 30th, 2016 at 12:45:07 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

I wonder if charging for Premium is going to be a new CZR Thing? They never think these things out, only do them.

Back in 2010, Caesar's charged for drinks over $35, but cheaper drinks were comped without charging your account. For Bellagio, $25 was the limit on no-charge comps.
mamat
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December 30th, 2016 at 6:21:59 PM permalink
LINQ 3535 - cook changed her mind, and got fancier today.
Beef short ribs, dimsum, raw oysters, big cocktail shrimp, sushi rolls

Tomorrow maybe salmon & rice.

NO lines at LINQ (unlike Flamingo with 15 min wait)

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