Hands down, the best Chinese food my family has found in Reno. Palais De Jade is a little off the beaten path for the average out-of-towner, but definitely worth the effort.
Located in a strip mall a few miles of the interstate, this place is a medium sized restaurant. Once inside you’ll find a nice sized bar, plenty of booth style seating with dark wood and white tablecloths. There is a back room with the large tables for bigger groups.
We were greeted with an extensive menu with all the usual dishes. Everything we ordered was wonderful. The hot and sour soup was loaded with goodies and had a wonderfully rich stock, that seemed to have layer after layer of flavor. The house chow mien, house fried rice, Mongolian beef and kung pao chicken were so flavorful and full of crisp fresh veggies, and huge portions of meat. The only dish not to hit it out of the park was the beef and mushrooms. Still good, just lacking a little flavor compared to other dishes.
The staff was very friendly and attentive, keeping glasses full, dishes bussed and making sure we were enjoying ourselves. Portions are average as were the prices. I certainly wish we lived closer, Palais De Jade would be a regular on the rotation!