Cafe Sierra

Casino:Grand Sierra Reno
Type:Casual Dining
Cost:$$, Inexpensive. Most entrees under $15.
Menu:Burgers, Sandwiches, American, Breakfast.
Last Visit:December, 2009

Summary

Cafe Sierra is the Grand Sierra's 24-hour coffee shop, seating over 200 people and having a wide variety of items on their menu. It delivers a fine, but not memorable, experience. Summary Review: C

Food

Our order was an appetizer of spinach-artichoke dip, and a french-dip sandwich with fries. The "spin-art" was not your typical dip - much creamier with a slightly mexican-queso flavor and sausage, and we're not sure that was a good thing. We still ate it, but won't order it again. The sandwich was fine, although it was already a little mushy when we got it. The waffle fries were the biggest surprise as the menu didn't specify anything other than regular fries. Overall, nothing was horrible but it wasn't outstanding either. Food Review: C+

Atmosphere

Cafe Sierra is very spacious, both in it's overall footprint and in the space between tables. There are three large, separate areas, and lots of space between the tables and booths. You definitely won't feel crowded in here. That being said, it's not a fancy place, and the weird vinyl table covers were a bit out of place. Atmosphere Review: C+

Service

Seating was fast and friendly, and our waitress checked in on us several times and did a good job. There was also a very attentive beverage girl who seemed to stand by in waiting for the drinks to fall to half full (or half empty as you prefer) before rushing over to replenish them. Our plates arrived as ordered, but our sandwich took a long time, especially considering the place was almost empty. Service Review: C+

Value

Our food was fine, and the prices weren't inexpensive. For an experience that's just "fine", we want it to be cheap. We're willing to pay more when we have a great time and/or great food. It just didn't come together for us here. Value Review: C-