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Black Palm Restaurant

Black Palm Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackpalmrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (727) 360-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Black Palm Restaurant
Enjoy innovative Latin cuisine in an elegant yet casual environment. Experience a fine-dining affair or mix and match our tapas and create a culinary masterpiece of your own. Join friends in our bar and sample our handcrafted cocktails!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This is by far one of the Best Latin American restaurants I have been to in SW Florida. The food was delicious, service impeccable and the wine list fairly priced."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We loved Black Palm when it was on Pass-a-Grille Beach, but hadn't been in a number of years, so for our 17th anniversary, we decided to check out the new location in the historic Jungle Prada area. We were not disappointed. I ordered the HUGE deep sea scallops and my bride ordered the salmon. I was a little surprised to observe that the menu offered fewer sea food dishes than in the past. The musical entertainment (classical guitarist playing authentic Spanish music, for the most part) was just a tad loud, but I think our proximity to the set might have been partly responsible. The server was a bit brisk but courteous, efficient and very professional. Do yourselves a favor and check out this tastefully classy new location!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our anniversary dinner from the tapas menu. Each and every dish was excellent. These servers work on a team approach, which gives everyone excellent service. We will be back on our next trip to the greater St Petersburg area. Thanks for the great memories."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We met another couple for dinner. It was fantastic! The presentation of the food was terrific. We went on a Tuesday night which was advertised as $5 wine and $5 tapas. Our friends had the tapas which looked great. I had the filet which were delicious and my wife had the scallops which she really enjoyed. The servers were attentive and gave us the history of the restaurant. We had such a good time that we will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant reasonably accommodated 6 friends saying goodbye to one without feeling rushed though we were there for hours. The location was convenient and the atmosphere was perfect. The menu items were a little pricy and that would preclude me from dining here as often as I'd like. However, the specials offered were terrific and moderately priced."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very nice meal. Attentive service. Good menu including tapas. Especially enjoyed coffee encrusted filet"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal. Their address is wrong on Tripadvisor, so we almost went to the wrong location. They are now located on Park."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our group of 6 had a lovely birthday celebration at 10pm. Service was outstanding, as was the light meal and appetizers that we enjoyed. We were the only ones in the restaurant and never did we feel rushed or that we were intruding on the staff's personal time. We would highly recommend The Black Palm and every member of our group will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "First time to this restaurant. Food was outstanding. Service was first class. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed another great meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a good gourmet meal. Excellent customer service!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Walking in I was impressed wirh the building and decor. The wait staff was pleasant and very professional. However the food was mediocre at best. For the price I was expecting a higher level. What a disappointment as this could be a hidden jewel, but they must kick up their game in the kitchen if they are to succeed. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by friends on several occasions. So we expected a good experience. The restaurant has recently relocated and the new venue is lovely. Our service was great! The wine list was lean and could certainly be revisited to improve selections to better suit the menu. I ordered steak medium rare, I received about the worst over cooked tenderloin I have ever had. It was coffee crusted but it seems the coffee grounds must have been rubbed on after it was cooked. I felt I was eating mouthfuls of sand. Just awful. I also ordered calamari which had a wonderful twist which included yellow chili peppers, great add, however also over cooked."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The place is beautiful. Service was very good; food was excellent; the servers did not hover, but were attentive to how our our meal was progressing. It was a Sunday night and pretty empty. but that was just fine with me, as it was quieter and, since tis was a special occasion for my brand-new significant other, it was that much more romantic. The music was perfect for the place as well."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "For starters, Most restaurants in St Pete that would be in the same category as Black Palm (Salt Rock, Middle Grounds, Beach Dr. DT) that have limited parking offer complementary Valet. Here they take all the parking and require you to pay for Valet. The environment seemed old and not really impressive. So both of these things can be easily overcome with a good experience, however that didn't happen. We ordered the Chipotle Deviled Eggs and my Fiancé asked to make sure they were vegetarian since they also have a lobster deviled egg on the menu. They confirmed for us that they were. When we got them we each took a bit and they were NOT Vegetarian. The only response we got was that we were wrong they were and don't worry they took off"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for our anniversary. The food was excellent as well as the service. Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting a great meal that we both enjoyed. The only complaint I have is the noise, it's very loud. And the seating. We like booths and there aren't any, the seating is close to other people/tales. But overall we really like it. We will most likely be back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Presentation was very good. Wait staff was also very good, and knowledgeable. The Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir suggested by staff was a hit with wife, who often isn't a fan of red wines, but when the staff listened to her likes and dislikes and suggested it, they nailed it. Definitely are looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I was a frequent visitor to the restaurant when it was in Passe Grille Beach. The new restaurant ambiance is fabulous, but the noise level is too high for intimate dining. It would behoove them to put down carpeting in the main dining area, to absorb some of the sound. (I know, it is a shame to cover that great terrazzo...) They do need some kind of sound barrier.. Don't know if they will ever get this opinion...Just a suggestion. Regardless, I will definitely return to the restaurant. Judy"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Our first meal at the Black Palm a few weeks ago was just so so. We had some friends who wanted to try it so we reluctantly made a reservation. It was like dining at a different restaurant! The food was much better and the service a lot less hovery. Even the drinks were stronger. We will return! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good food but too pricey in my opinion. The tapas selection is good and if I returned I would stick to that and the dessert menu. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The location and atmosphere are nice, staff friendly. The problem is no one at the helm in the kitchen. The food was no less than horrible. Bland dishes with no seasoning whatsoever. The pork chop was like a warmed hockey puck served with rice that was most certainly Uncle Bens instant straight out of the box (not even salted). Try hiring a real chef and preparing food with fresh ingredients and some seasoning."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • " The minute you walk it, it is so so loud. The music was also loud. We had one good server Lee Ann (I think) and the rest were not great. We waited over 1 1/2 hours for our food and were just told 4 times when we ask where our food was that they had a wedding party there and so they seem to be putting their attention to the wedding party. When the food did arrive, my pork chop (25.00) was dried out. Our friends food lacked flavor. My husband had a steak (35.00) and it was very good. We will not go back. We did ask for a manager and it took quite a while but he finally came over. Also, they charge for valet and with the price of meals we were not happy about that either. Not a good experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were seated at 7pm, the time of our reservation. Our food didn't arrive until about 9:15pm. Apparently the kitchen was overwhelmed by a wedding reception. It was so loud, we had a hard time carrying on a conversation at our table. We were given an appetizer and a round of drinks at no charge (this was only offered AFTER we had to ask how much longer it would be before our food was served as we were about to leave and go elsewhere) but that really wasn't enough to make up for the excruciatingly long wait time. At the very least, we should have been given a significant discount on our bill. While the food was good, it wasn't good enough to offset the long wait and lack of concern by the staff/management about the wait time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My new wife and our three kids went for dinner after our beach wedding. We need to move up our reservation by almost an hour, they found a way to accommodate us. Once we arrived the staff was friendly and very helpful, management surprised us with complimentary champagne. The food was wonderful, the chocolate lava cake is a must! If you are anywhere near the Black Palm do yourself a favour and join them for dinner!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Drinks were very wak, calamari was excellent, entrees were goof, but not great. Service was a bit overbearing. We will try it again because they seem to be trying to improve."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "While we really enjoyed our food and Sangria, the real gem was the service we received from Lorelai. She is a fantastic server, extremely attentive and personable. Her service made the food better, the night a joy and place we will remember to return to as long as she is there."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We were a group. The restaurant was not full and the service slow for the amount of people in the restaurant the food was ok. The servers were all very attentive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed dining at the Black Palm. Food and service was impeccable. It is a place that I highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Still the great restaurant it was before with a fabulous new location and decor. Same wonderful food with the owner's eye for making each meal special. The owner made a point of walking the tables to personally check on his patrons. We were past patrons And can honestly say we LOVE IT even more!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have been going to Black Palm every spring for years and at first were disappointed to find out they moved. This year we were in St Pete for 2 weeks in March and went to the new Black Palm three times. My wife and I went on a week-night for dinner and our meals were outstanding, she ordered her favorite dish the Chilean Sea Bass and said it even better at the new location. I had the marinated tenderloin tips they were great. We went back another night for happy hour drinks and small plates. Our last night in St Pete we brought my wife’s sister and her husband with us. They live locally and will be returning soon. The staff was outstanding Lee and Eric were our waiters on our multiple visits and couldn’t have been move helpful."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The Black Palm was celebrating its one month anniversary in this new and historic location. A former prohibition speak easy with visitors such as Marylin Monroe and Babe Ruth. Recently renovated to still hold the original charm, the menu is fantasist and delicious. We tried several choices from the tapas menu and enjoyed a few of the signature coctails. Everything was very good. My only suggestion is to re-think the team service approach. One wait person and one food runner would have been enough. We had a team of two wait staff who didn't seem to communicate well and it became a bit repetitive. Overall, a great find and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent and Original Paella highlights a menu of South American dishes that the Black Palm excels at. It's in a neighborhood of high end and historic homes, so the ride there is fun, too."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Black Palm is in a lovely new building on Park St. The staff is very welcoming. We started with empanadas and rollito de carne, both excellent. For our entree we split a paella; loaded with fresh calamari, shrimp, scallops, salmon, mussels, peas; we added chorizo, which spiced it up nicely. Could have used a bit more saffron orzo due to the large amount of seafood (orzo used in lieu of rice per the chef's preference). The wines were also very good; an Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc, and the house sangria, made with cinnamon and fresh fruit. We will definitely return, perhaps on a night with music. Kudos to all staff and the chef...it's a warm, inviting, tasty place, better than ANY of the Latin restaurants we've been to in the Bay Area."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We found this place because of Open Table. We were looking for a place to have dinner and it showed availability so we tried it. Food was very tasty and the tapas style was appealing to try new items. The chicken vegetable soup was yummy and the ceviche was a must. Next times will try some of the delicious sounding steaks. The tres leches and the flan were outstanding and the guava cheesecake was a hit as well. I think the prices are a bit high and I hope it doesn't keep people away. I also thought it was a bit too loud with the band and bar so close to the dining area but the band was good and the service was very good. I will return for sure."
    Dined on 2/28/2014