Drinks are great overall atmosphere great! But poor service!
Very smokey..I wouldn't recommend it if you sensitive to cigarette smoke!
This place is horrific. It's easily one of the worst casinos in the Reno/Sparks area. Barry Phillips is notorious for running casinos into the ground by tightening their machines and driving customers out of there. Baldinis is no exception. Stay away from one of the worst Casino managers in the area and go to GSR.Barry Phillips is one of the worst casino managers in the gaming industry today. His idea of raising marketing dollars exponentially while tightening slot machine payouts has led to one of the worst financial years in Baldini's history. His rudeness and inappropriate behavior towards women is questionable and his talent as a leader is lacking at best. Barry Phillips does not belong in the gaming industry and should seek employment elsewhere. He has repeatedly defied the gaming industry by making illegal changes to machines and should be arrested for his actions.
There are 3 great restaurants: Bellini's, Steakhouse (try Blackened Prime Rib), and Pancho & Willie's (4-9 pm) (99 cent margaritas).
The Baldini's Empire Diner is a comfortable and spacious diner with a touch of class.Over the years Baldini's Sports Casino has gone through several changes in their in their view towards food service. Just over a year ago the Fallen Leaf Buffet closed leaving two remaining options for having a meal there. Baldini's Brickyard sports bar is for the more relaxed crowd that wants a quick bite while watching sports on their many wide screen TVs and their main restaurant, The Empire Diner, which caters to seniors and is reminiscent of railroad car dining.Normally you think of railroad car dining as cramped and loud, but the Empire Diner is spacious and quiet. Serving breakfast 24 hours a day, their specials are very reasonably priced for the budget conscious. On a weekday brunch time, a guest and myself decided to use a two for one coupon and have breakfast.Upon standing in line to be seated, we were greeted within seconds by the hostess and led to our table. The hostess took our drink orders, and informed us of our waitresses name. While not being too busy, the waitress only came to the table three times during the meal. The first to take the order, deliver the food and finally halfway into the meal to deliver the check. Typical mediocre service, but the hostess made up for our waitresses lack of being there.We both ordered the chicken fried steak and eggs. The meal comes with toast and a choice of home-fries or hash-browns. The meal arrived within 10 minutes, hot and appetizing. Normally I find white gravy in most restaurants execute a Béchamel poorly as the flour used to thicken the gravy overpowers the taste of the pan drippings. We have all had it, a country gravy that is pasty and simply unappetizing. Since a chicken fried steak rests on a country gravy, it can either make or ruin the dish. In this case, the cooks at the Empire Diner executed the country gravy to near perfection, allowing the superb steak to shine. The meat was without any gristle and was a joy to eat.Nothing remarkable about any other part of the meal, all satisfying and I left my plate with food remaining as the portion was quite large. I am a large young man, that can throw down a large meal with ease, so it was unsurprising when female senior companion had enough to put ask for a to go container.I have eaten at the Empire Diner perhaps 5 or so times all with the same female senior companion, as she frequents this restaurant mainly due to the comps she receives. In the past I have not been too impressed with either the service or food in general. Today I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself. No, the service was far from stellar, but the food made up for this. I left full and with a smile on my face.
Don't'' Go to this casino I got accused of being a prostitute for no go reason I'm a paralegal and was there hanging out with my girlfriend! I asked them who accused me and exactly what it was a said an the security refused to tell me any information! they just told me I had to get off the property. as usual the security officers were fat dumb and happy. Who the hell do they think they are? I make more money in week then they do in a month, the legal way! I flagged down a police officer and he treated me like I was trash!! Reno is NOT a good place to visit as they obviously treat a typical patron like they are trash. it is no wonder they are going bankrupt! they treat a normal customer like this! I am going to take them to court. at the highest level. if I were you, Reno would be the last place I would visit.